Yeah, I am reviving my Tumblr account.
Yeah, I am reviving my Tumblr account.
“I’m gonna treat you so nice, you’re never gonna let me go.”
- Vivian Ward, Pretty Woman
So… After that Island Cove incident, panay ang kwento ko sa mga ka-team mates ko about Pag-Ibig. Di ko na matandaan kung paano ko siya ikinwento, pero I’m pretty much sure may kasamang kilig. I’ll walk away from my station to get coffee or to pee, and as soon as I come back, may chocolate na naghihintay sa table ko.
If I remember it correctly, the first chocolate that I received was a Ferrero. Yung tatluhan. :)
I’ve never received a chocolate from a guy… ever (yeah I know, I’m a sucker. haha!), until that time. Kaya naman I was really really happy! Sinimulan ko na ring ikwento siya sa nanay ko, na natatawa na lang sa akin. Ang mga teammates ko naman, panay ang kantyaw, but I was really happy.
Malapit nang matapos ang summer noon, kaya naman nagdecide ang team na mag-team building kami sa beach. Never pa akong nakakapunta sa beach, and that will be my first time. Sobrang excited ako, nang may magpropose:
“Muning, bakit hindi mo ayain si Pag-ibig?”
Syempre, natigilan ako at nagdalawang-isip.
He’s a nice person, but I didn’t know him that much. I mean, wala pang isang buwan mula nung magkakilala kami. On the other hand, exciting siguro na makasama siya with the team, and to share my first beach experience.
At dahil I seldom back out from a dare, I walked to his station, poked him on his shoulder, and said:
“Uhm, may team building kami sa katapusan… Gusto sana namin ikaw ayain. Pwede ka ba?”
I literally saw his face light up, but I can tell he was kinda suprised with the invitation as well. He asked me:
I gave him the details. We talked for a while. And as soon as I approached my team mates, I said:
“Sama daw sya”
Dumating ang May 29. We went to Dorothy Beach in Morong, Bataan. I literally jumped out from the van and headed to the beach as soon as we parked. Ang ganda ng beach, sobra!
And then we had activities done. I was too absorbed with my first beach experience (yeah, I’m selfish, I know), kaya I was not with John all the time. Pero he seemed to be at ease… I guess. We were partying when we noticed that he’s gone. Yun pala, nakatulog!
But he woke just in time for the team games.
NEXT UP: OUR FIRST KISS…
If you love someone, you say it; you say it right then, out loud. Otherwise, the moment just… passes you by.
- Michael O’Neill, My Best Friend’s Wedding
Most of you guys probably know that I used to keep a blog about my everyday life and love… but mostly it’s all about my wailing because of a lost love. I’ve deleted that blog, by the way. I really sounded like a psychopath back then!
Dapat sana matutulog na ‘ko dahil may pasok bukas, pero di ako makatulog. Parang may something na naguudyok sa akin na sumulat ulit.
This time, it’s not about my lost love, but how I came to find love again. (ohyea sa cliché!)
At dahil idol ko si Ma’am Daye, I will divide this story into parts. Ohaoha.
Part One - Here goes!
I can vividly remember how I came to meet him. We were at Island Cove last May 1 (or was it May 2?) para sa 5th CVG CMW summer outing/anniversary and I saw him talking with another agent about beef jerky… in English! Although I was with my friends Coach Muy and Jen at that time, I can’t help but to stare at him.
Out of the blue, bumanat si Coach Muy ng
“John… Si Monmon oh. Uyyyy~…”
Syempre parehas kaming natigilan at “poker faced”. (Kunwari wala lang, hahaha!)
Since ala akong kasamang teammate noon, no choice ako kung hindi sumama sa kanilang group. The team’s a very nice bunch of people, and I made a lot of new friends… including him.
After exploring the wonders of Island Cove, we headed for the pool. I’m not really sure where he is at that time. But at the poolside, I was daintily (daintily as I’ll ever be… oha!) sitting by the poolside when he approached me. He was wearing this white sleeveless shirt and googles, and he’s so damn wet… from swimming, of course. He extended his right hand to me and said…
“Hi, I’m John!”
Syempre kunwari pa-demure ako. Sabi ko,
“Uhm… I’m Monica”
…sabay abot ng kamay ko for a handshake.
He asked me about my SRs. Not too much, I guess I told him.
I asked him about his age. Feeling ko kasi antanda na nya… mga 25-26, na sinabi ko rin sa kanya. I was wrong, he’s around 21 at that time, and I’m turning 21 the following month.
What triggered my interest was when I found out that we’re batchmates at PUP. BAPr sya, BPAG naman ako. Syempre, pag galing sa PUP, feeling ko kakampi ko… Kumbaga sa isang OFW, para kang nakakita ng kababayan.
So we talked. Di ko matanggap na SAMASA ang binoboto nya, kasi nga I ran under Kilos!. Sabi nya, mas may dating daw sila. I was willing to engage in a heated debate, but that ain’t a good way to start a friendship, isn’t it?
And we talked about things that I already forgot. Probably they’re just trivial things. He’s really got good conversational skills. Probably our comm coaches are so freakin’ proud of this guy, I thought.
Magkatabi pa nga kami sa bus paguwi. Found out that he’s an anime person as well. Pinakitaan pa nya ako ng mga anime pics sa phone nya. At nagtatagalog naman pala sya… Plus… yeah I have to admit… MEDYO na- cute-an ako sa kanya. MEDYO lang, OK?
As a flirting tactic, I let him have one of my earphones so that he can listen to what I’m listening to. And I “slept” along the way. A gentleman that he is, he stayed still in his seat. J
Nanghinayang pa nga ako kasi I found out that though he’s also from Bulacan, taga San Jose Del Monte pala sya. It means magkaiba kami ng biyahe pauwi.
Ang aming parting words sa isa’t isa: “See you around.”
At mula noon, tinawag ko na syang… PAG-IBIG.
TO BE CONTINUED…
Kapag hinabol mo, lalayo sa’yo pero kapag tinalikuran mo, susundan ka.
It’s night right now.
There’s something else you should be doing at the moment.
You ate chicken today.
There’s a nearby TV on.
You get along with your neighbors.
Twilight is a horrible series.
You’re hungry right now.
You have worked out today.
Running a mile sounds awful.
You have a job.
Your parents are still together.
You woke up before 11 this morning.
Baths are better than showers.
You are 5’5” or shorter.
You hate British accents.
The 60’s sucked.
Your favorite color is either blue or purple.
Your hair is short.
You are by yourself right now.
You’re in your PJ’s right now.
Your hair color is natural.
You don’t drink soda.
It’s cold out.
Orange juice is better than apple juice.
Video games are awesome.
You have read works by Shakespeare before.
You’ve been professionally diagnosed with a psychological disorder.
You know someone in the hospital right now.
You know someone who has beaten cancer.
Sneakers are your favorite shoes to wear.
Chocolate is better than vanilla.
You’re allergic to peanuts.
You’ve never been to New York City.
You want to go to Europe.
You’re using a laptop right now.
Plastic surgery is a good idea.
Vanilla is the best scent a girl can wear.
You’ve made yourself throw up.
You’ve cheated on someone before.
Your friends do drugs.
Your nails have nail polish on them right now.
You have a tan right now.
You’ve been on a diet before.
There are socks on your feet right now.
Cheesecake is delicious.
You have gotten your hair cut in the past month.
Your birthday is within the next 2 months.
You’ve been rejected.
Comedies are better than action films.
You are fluent in more than one language.
You like Asian food.
You consider yourself a picky eater.
You have more than 3 pillows on your bed.
You live with at least one parent.
You’re happy right now.
You are a high school graduate.
You have a pet.
You were born before April 5th, 1991.
Pugs are cute.
You have brown hair.
You have blue eyes.
You are in a relationship.
You can count to 20 in another language.
You have studied a foreign language.
You have worked in a fast food restaurant.
You drove somewhere that was further than a half hour away today.
You live in New Jersey.
Your last name begins with an ‘M’.
Your first name begins with an ‘S’.
You are an only child.
You have more than one sibling.
You are a vegetarian
You have a gym membership.
You are in the military.
You have a relative in the military.
You have been to Europe.
You are currently enrolled in college/university.
You have done something you told yourself you wouldn’t.
You have braces.
You have a tattoo.
You have a lip piercing.
You have a tongue piercing.
You have your nipples pierced.
You have curly hair.
You are engaged.
You are married.
You have children.
You are an aunt or uncle.
Your bedroom walls are blue.
Your bedspread is red.
Your bedroom carpet is beige.
You have been out to eat at a sit-down restaurant in the last week.
You have been drunk in the past 24 hours.
You are bisexual.
You watch Scrubs.
You watch American Idol.
You have been to the movies within the last month.
You have cursed in front of your grandparents.
You had a lunch box with a cartoon character on it when you were little.
You actually pay attention to politics.
You have kissed someone within the last week.
You have kissed three or more people this year.
You were told you looked cute today.
You were hugged today.
Your best friend is the opposite sex.
You are a good speller.
You are always on time.
You have done something illegal within the last 24 hours.
You have ridden an elevator within the last 3 days.
You have spent the night at someone else’s house within the last 2 weeks.
You have been out of the country within the last year.
You love Mexican food.
You love country music.
You love hip hop.
You love punk rock.
You love hard rock.
You love metal.
You love classic rock.
You love techno.
You love instrumental music.
You know someone younger than 10 who passed away.
You have taken pictures of yourself just because you were bored.
You have been in a car wreck.
You have had stitches.
You have a savings account
You are Catholic
You are Mormon.
You are Buddhist.
You are Agnostic.
You wish at 11:11.
You have had your heart broken.
You broke someone else’s heart.
You felt bad about it.
You have an Uncle Bill.
You know a Danielle.
You have hugged a Tiffany.
You have kissed a Blake.
You have had class with a David.
You have been neighbors with a Hannah.
You have done something just for the fact that you were old enough to.
You have been to a cemetery at midnight.
You have been a vampire for Halloween.
You have been a pumpkin for Halloween.
You have stayed up for 48 hours straight.
You own a cowboy hat.
You own a leather coat.
You are missing someone right now.
You have been let down recently.
You have had someone you thought you could trust betray you.
You would rather have a one-night stand than a relationship.
You have met someone famous.
I am worth 615 pesos! You look it over the following list and see how many of these things you have done. BUT you have to ADD up the money amount along the way. Then post the amount that you are as the title of the bulletin.
PS: the smaller the better!
1. Had sex: P30.00
2. Smoked: P100.00
3. drank alcohol: P100.00
4. Went skinny dipping: P20.00
5. Kissed someone of the opposite sex: P90.00
6. Kissed someone of the same sex: P10.00
7. Cheated on a test: P10.00
8. Fell asleep in class: P10.00
9. Been expelled: P10.00
10. Been in a fist fight: P40.00
11. Given oral: P60.00
12. Got oral: P60.00
13. Prank called the police: P10.00
14. Stole something: P10.00
15. Done drugs: P20.00
16. Dyed your hair: P50.00
17. Done something sexually with someone older (like a few years): P20.00.
18. Courted by someone OVER 18 (if your under 18): P50.00
19. Ate a whole bag of oreos: P60.00
20. Cried yourself to sleep: P10.00
21. Said you love someone but didnt mean it: P95.00
22. Been in love: P90.00
23. Got caught doing something that you shouldnt have been doing: P80.00
24. Went streaking: P5.00
25. Got arrested: P10.00
26. Cuddled: P95.00
27. Peed in the pool: P5.00
28. Played spin the bottle: P30.00
29. Done something you regret: P70.00
eto yung mini kitkat cake… :)
Birthday ni Cai (bunsong kapatid ni John) nung September 3.
Syempre, gusto ko syang bigyan ng something special.
Sooo… nagresearch ako.
Ayon kay John at Paolo (boyfriend ni Cai), mahilig sya sa chocolates.
So i made this:
I decided to make a no-bake, mini version.
Eto ang mga ingredients:
1-2 pieces Baker’s Fair Mamon, large
16 fingers KitKat (bale 4 na apatan)
2-3 balot ng Nips Milk Chocolate or Nips Peanut (di ko alam kung ilang grams yun, pero basta yung rectangle na malapad ang balot)
Krim Stix Chocolate (substitute: peanut butter)
teaspoon/small bread knife
1 yard super cute na ribbon
Small platito, mga kasinglaki ng donut ang diameter (sorry, im not good with numbers kaya I can’t provide the diameter)
It is IMPORTANT for you to follow these steps IN ORDER, ok?
1. Kunin ang platito at ipatong ang mamon.
2. Pahiran ng Krim Stix or peanut butter ang gilid ng mamon. Dito didikit ang KitKat.
3. Pag mejo dumikit na, itali na ang ribbon. Pag di mo ginawa, magiging mabuway ang KitKat pag sinalin mo na ang Nips. Tatumbling ang mga chocolates mo, sige ka.
4. Dahan-dahang isalin ang Nips.
5. Top with a birthday candle or a small design. Refrigerate pero wag sa freezer.
Voila! You’re done! Siguro mga 15-20 minutes ka dito, depende kung gano ka ka-OC.
Ingredients: Mga 200-300 lahat.
Expression on your loved one’s face upon seeing your labor of love: Priceless. :)
1. Work in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
2. Ingredient Alternatives:
- Pwede ang M&Ms kung mayaman ka.
- Wag nang atimin na gumamit ng choko-choko stick, masyado kasi syang thick. Madidismaya ka lang.
3. Wag masyado diinan ang hawak sa KitKat, baka matunaw sa daliri mo.
4. Arrange all ingredients within reach para mabilis kang gumawa.
5. Take pictures!
O sya, send me a message kung nagtagumpay kayo! :)
Sharon is the mega star.
It was a slap in the face
How quickly I was replaced
Are you thinking of me when you fcuk her?
To my John Henri,I am not proud to admit that I didn’t like you at first. I am even ashamed of myself for giving you the cold treatment back last year. However, you stood firm. You may have kept your distance before, but you have maintained your presence in my life. And for that, I thank you.
Thank you for accepting me for who i am, despite my imperfections and mood swings.
Thank you for making me feel loved all the time.
Thank you for introducing me to your family as your girlfriend, despite my fear and apprehensions.
Thank you being the best lover (wink).
Thank you for assuring me of your love when I am in doubt.
Thank you for being my piece of mind.Thank you for being proud of us.
I came to realize that had I not met you, my life would have been dull.
I came to realize that I will not be able to feel what it is to love, and to be TRULY loved in return.
I came to realize that I may have survived the past 22 years without you, but I cannot imagine my future without you.Yes, at this early, I picture myself growing old with you by my side. And for that, I am afraid… I’m terrified that if you leave, everything will fall down…
But then again, I guess this is where our promise falls in…
Remember our promise last July 10?
We will make this work!I know there will be rough times (which may be caused by my moods.. and for that, I apologize), but I will hold on to that promise.
I love you, my John Henri.
My friend and confidante.
I wanted more than just a man
I needed a friend
Someone I could talk to
Someone who’ really listen
When you touched my hand
The sun got brighter then
Trusting you I close my eyes
And felt our love begin…
John says to Monica:
Monica, I am John. That geek you met at the pool who asked how many SRs you had. I followed you and never stopped believing and loving you. I am confident that I can say I love you more than that day I saw you at Island Cove.
Relationships get built and fall down just like a house of cards pero one thing I can assure you is that I will stay in love with you until the day your heart stops beating for me and til that day you dont want me to stand by you…
I love you, Monica. It goes beyond the hugs, kisses, holding hands and even beyond….
I will stand by this promise until that day you decide that you dont love me anymore.
Woke up with a sore throat and has been sneezing non-stop.
Ok lang, masaya naman kagabi. :)
would it be bad if i admit that i’m not happy with my current work anymore?
that would be a pen, so i could leave my mark. :)