7.08.2011 | 00:51

Manila, Manila

Earlier this week, I went to our Manila campus to scout for not-so-popular reference books and  Board Exam reviewers.

The easiest ride to go there from our house is an FX. When I reached the loading stop, a cute, tall, somehow chubby, fair guy on civilian garb got my focus. He looked like a student, and his destination, I had no idea. The stop accommodates jeepneys and FXs routed to three different major places so instead of trying to get his attention, I patiently waited for an FX going to Quiapo.

Alas, ten minutes of standing yielded a middle-seat boarded FX. I chose the back ride for it was empty and I rather thought that it would be a hard thing to squeeze myself in the driver's right seat for the long trip. To my surprise, the guy I was eyeing got to the back of that car first, which means I would see more of him along the trip. He sat on the right seat, I chose the one opposite him.

I was listening to my iPod songs via earphones (ones tucked in the earlobe) so technically there is no way that he would notice my interest on him. After a few meters of acceleration, I took a check over. The guy looked better in a short distance. He was beaming at his cellular, probably reading a funny SMS. He looked cuter.

I was content with just stealing glances. When we reached Ortigas, he was getting restless. I caught him looking back once or twice, but I'm not that malicious to interpret those riffles through as something to entertain or consider. I passed it as there-is-dirt-on-my-face.

Along Shaw Boulevard, before the intersection with Edsa, he was already extending his hands over the recline of the middle seat across my hands which were rested above the same portion. Additionally, he was also moving his feet unnecessarily, which bumped with my shoes, our knees had contact. I was suspecting something sinister.

I didn't ecstasize his intermittent shifting because I was not into him. I just noticed that he is cute. Period. I even closed my eyes to pretend listening deeply branching to a nap, but all the same. He was fidgeting.

When we reached Nueve de Febrero, I took my earphones away and started texting. I SMSed bloggers and classmates and even those defunct PR usernames on my phonebook just for something to do. He poked my knees and I looked at him, directly in the eyes. It was awkward but he had to have some confronting.

"Pre, anong meron? Likot mo eh," I told him.

"Wala naman dude, baka pwede lang makipagkilala," he said in wavering notes.

"Sorry, my mom told me not to talk to strangers," then I plugged my earphones back and looked at the window. I was half-laughing at the back of my head. It is never easy to avoid boys.

Good thing he took off at JRU. I didn't have to endure that awkward moment of pretending not to notice while someone is looking (read: examining ) at you.

20 comments:

  1. ang harsh mo naman! nakakatakot ka..

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  2. Rusell: di naman ako ganun lagi. :(

    aminado naman ako, sa profile text ko pa lang, suplado talaga ako sa personal.

    that person just annoyed me a bit kaya ganun.

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  3. kaw naman nalungkot ka agad.

    suplado? medyo halata nga.. hihi!

    parang ayaw na kita ma meet in person *if ever*

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  4. mga malupitang aura-han? haha bakit mo naman inasiman? ;p

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  5. pag ako nakasabay mo sa fx wag mo ko supladuhan ng ganyan ha! :)

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  6. angas mo ah! ano? sapakan?


    chos!!! hahaha! ang tuhruy lang ng linyang "Sorry, my mom told me not to talk to strangers" lol.

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  7. Nag-iwan lang ng kalat dito.

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  8. kolehiyalang-kolehiyala ang dating.ang tarush! na-imagine ko yung pouty lips mo haha

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  9. maybe sa lakas ng dating mo, the guy got carried away. he did not know when to stop. if I were the guy, i would already give up after my initial moves were not reciprocated.

    just wondering: would this have a totally different ending if you were into the guy? lols.

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  10. taray naman!hehe kawawa naman ung guy, ang lufet ng dating sa kanya ng linyang 'sorry, i am not just into you!' hahaha

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  11. Base sa karanasan ko, kapag nagtaray akong ganyan, lalong nate-turn on ang guy. CHOS!!!

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  12. ay tarush naman nito.. gusto lang naman makipagkilala di ba?? ahhahaha...

    pero yes, dont talk to strangers.. pak!

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  13. @GB: you are rude.. like really rude.. :( and, nakakatakot ka.. slight lang naman.. :|

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  14. You Already, :)
    gusto ko yung linya mo sa dulo... PANALO, heheehe

    bat kasi ang harot niya pede naman silip silip lng, di nakatiis hehe :D

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  15. shooray mo pala friend... dapat kasi nag-brit accent sya lolz

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  16. buti pa sayo me nakikipagkilala.. eh ako pag namamasyal jan.. wala.. lolz hahahaaha... pero tama ka dont talk to strangers... hehehehe :)

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  17. haba ng hair!hahaha ganun naman talaga minsan.
    diplomacy nalang siguro green next time :)

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  18. BIATCH!

    sungit mo naman bespren. haha
    sampalin kita e. chos. haha

    e di ikaw na!

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  19. shenanigans: sorry naman! nakakalungkot lang isipin na hindi na pala normal sa mundo ang maging suplado. dapat laging friendly, ganyan? kasi. para lang naman bumagay sa propesyon ko in the future.lol

    CB: wiz ko type eh. choz. cute siya no. pero ewan ko ba, ayoko lang sa mga ganun. masyadong malikot at di mapakali. parang pusang di maihi.

    Zaizai: oo naman! haha. pag nakasabay kita sa fx ako naman ang kakalabit sayo. hahaha

    JC: ano ba gusto mo pre, away o gulo? bwahaha choz.

    ang taray ba teh? feeling ko nga napatid siya sa haba ng hair ko eh.

    Diamond R: i appreciate your dropping by. :) feel free to overload my page with whatever inspires you. :)

    Bienvenido Lim: HAHA! pouty talaga teh? nawindang siguro siya. actually nagworry ako baka kung ano gawin niya sakin since matangkad siya at medyo mataba. :(

    Travis: maybe he didn't stop because he saw that i was not able to notice him.

    but what if I was into the guy? all the same. I got a boyfriend and you know, hindi yun magandang gawin, ang mag-entertain ng ibang tao.

    Xiany: ang lupit ba? after reading comments here naisipi ko na kawawa naman yung guy. naawa bigla eh noh.

    DB: talaga! bakit kaya? nacurious daw ako. ahhh. kasi you are worth persevering. hihi ikaw na!

    Ceiboh: ang tarush nga eh. pakihawi nga yung hair ko. lolz. at tama naman si mudrakels, diba? malay ko ba may MLM business lang pala siya at balak niya ako i-recruit, edi I put myself in a difficult situation pa.

    Nate: huhu, ganun, edi ayaw mo na sa akin? :( choz.

    sorry na ah. pero di ko na ata mababago to. ganito ako pinalaki eh. :/

    Pong: TUHMUH! dapat kasi tingin tingin na lang gaya nung ginagawa ko sa kanya. bwahaha!

    Clarence: shufatid, british accent yun! haha choke.

    muntik lang mapa-bigkas ng "it hurts!" in british accent nung magtama ang tuhod namin. haha

    Eg: ewan, this is exemplary. siguro kasi mahaba ang trip at dalawa lang kami sa likod ng FX? ganyan. di ko shor. hahaha

    Kiro: oi brad, I employ diplomacy as always. akala ko naintindihan mo ako! hmp.

    Bespren: tara! magsabunutan tayo bespren. hahaha. ECHOZ!

    edi ako na! sinabi ko bang ikaw? diba ako? edi ako na talaga! hahaha

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  20. @GB: it's ok.. no worries.. i still like you.. i just thought what you did was rude.. oh sya, tahan na.. wag iyak ang baby boy.. :P --- "huhu, ganun, edi ayaw mo na sa akin? :( choz. sorry na ah. pero di ko na ata mababago to. ganito ako pinalaki eh. :/ "

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