Last few days na ng best friend kong si Pinky dito sa Manila. She’ll be starting a new chapter of her life as a professor sa UP Baguio.
Ha! Who would’ve thought?!
Don’t get me wrong… I think Pnx will make a great teacher. It’s just… ewan… parang weird lang kasi just two years ago, we were marching to the tune of Pomp and Circumstance accepting our diplomas, being all merry and nostalgic like there’s no tomorrow, tapos ngayon… she’s gonna be a college teacher!
As usual, ‘pag nagsama kaming tatlo, hindi kami nauubusan ng pag-uusapan.
Napag-usapan namin kung ano gagawin ni Jih ‘pag siya ang naging president ng Pinas. Ang first resolution niya daw ay dapat lahat ng tao nakasuot ng green, tapos lahat ng bubong (bahay man o sasakyan), lahat ng kalsada, LAHAT ay dapat pinturahan ng green. Bakit? Para daw naka-camouflage ang Pinas. O.O
Ok na rin yun… kesa naman kay BF… Pink and Blue. Magmumukhang pang-Barbie ang buong Pilipinas.
Napag-usapan din namin kung anong hayop kami (ugh… don’t ask why… basta pinag-usapan naming un!) Si Pinky ay squirrel or chipmunk. Ako ay cow or hippo. Si Jihan ay penguin (slash whale slash shark slash Marlin).
We also covered the Maguindanao Massacre sa conversation namin. Sabi ni Jih nagsasawa na daw siya sa lahat ng news about it kaya pinagtaasan ko siya ng kilay, sabay sabi – with full taray effects – “If I were a part of the victims’ families, I would never want anyone to forget what happened.” Natuloy kami sa isang bonggang patriotic speech (from yours truly). Noong natapos ako, sabi ni Pinky I should run for office daw.
My response? “Yes. I should. Ako Ay Pilipino! Ako Ay Bayani!” >.<
Tapos ngayon… we realize that we’ve grown up. We’re not the same people who came here two years ago. We’ve matured, become more independent… we’ve gained a clearer view of what life is about and what we want to achieve in life. Then we move on to chase our own personal destinies… and there are times when chasing your destiny requires you to walk alone.
I’m sad that Pnx is going, but I’m both proud of and happy for her.
Sabi ko nga sa kanila habang papalabas kami ng Starbucks… “Dang… susunod niyan, we’ll be receiving wedding invites from each other.”
Of course, ‘di pinalampas ni Jihan ang opportunity na barahin ako: “What makes you think you’ll be invited to my wedding?”
I hope you continue to pursue God no matter what life throws at you. Remember always that through Him, and only through Him, will you be able to reach the greatness that you were destined for.
You’ll be missed! Love you lots! This metropolitan nightmare of a city just won’t be the same without you…
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