Serendipity [ser-uhn-dip-i-tee] - let me tell you mine.
(FINISH READING FIRST) pics at the bottom.
Summer of 200X J3 showed me a couple of multiply accounts of prospective FEMALE I.E. freshmen. I was particularly struck by this one girl and how interesting her photos were. It seemed to me that she liked to make weird faces. By weird I mean like “GUY”-weird. Faces that only guys make. She didn’t have all those vain pictures of her face with only varying angles differentiating one picture from another. She didn’t have ANY vain pictures! Not one! Instead, she had “sabaw” pictures, open-mouth-tongue-out-flared-nostrils-kind of shots... the kind of shots vain girls delete from their cameras hoping no one sees them “unfabulous”. She was exactly my type, and NOT vain? A little too good to be true I told myself. Oh yeah. She looked like a lesbo. I’d been viewing her account a few times and to make sure she didn’t see me as a stalker, I did it anonymously (i.e. naka-logout). (DUDE. Maganda eh. Stalking na ba agad yun? ANYWAY.)
Come June 200X, I was eagerly waiting to catch a glimpse of this vixen. During the first few weeks of June, I heard rumors that she was dating this guy from Ateneo, she had a crush on this guy from highschool, she was kind of malandi etc... The usual bevy of rumors that pretty freshmen girls get from inggiteras/ros. I first laid eyes on her during the general freshmen orientation held by IEClub, she was sitting smack in the middle of around 5 guys. “Malandi nga”, or so I thought. Our eyes met for the first time there- and I had to avert mine. “Play it cool”, I told myself. “4th year ka na. you’ve got it going on my friend.” I’m usually pretty gosh darn smooth with the ladies- if I say so myself but I didn’t want anything to do with this girl. I was just “asking for a heartbreak if I liked her” I kept repeating. So then, I tried my best not to be near her or interact with her. All we had was eye contact, nothing more.
I automatically stereotyped her into the “all-girls-school” category of typical ladies. You know, maarte, konyo, rich kid, hindi down-to-earth, malandi, user, shallow, vain, player etc. all the nasty stuff you hate in women. I did this so that I’d automatically dislike her. We had like 1 (ONE) conversation in the whole month of June- this was when she asked me to sign her sigsheet. Okay, not maarte. We had common interests, and the conversation was smooth. “Wow. She has good ‘game’ ah. (nods head in recognition) she definitely knows her way with people. Much like me ah!” hmm... player nga siguro.
July 1, 200X. Serendipity.
After class, I usually walk the MH-BA-Vinzons route going home. I NEVER pass by the main library. As in NEVER. But today I told myself, “hmm… daan nga ako sa main lib. Pancit cantooooon?” Going out of MH, usually ernest goes with me, but today of all days he didn’t join me. Weird. Anyway, as I was almost at ate marie’s, I saw a familiar face. Alone. Big white bag on the right shoulder. =|DAMN. It was her. Should I talk to her? If so, how? Do I open up with one of those lines that I know will make her laugh and start a petty conversation? “Let’s just get this over with so I can eat.” I thought.
“So, what’s a beautiful girl like you doing in a place like this…. No, no.. not right.. damn. Must think straight. C’mon good ‘ol charms and wit, don’t fail me now!” -was running through the back of my head, all while my feet were taking me closer and closer to her. She didn’t see me until- before I could utter a word, she looked and said “uy!”. That was it for me. Screw plans, screw lines, screw prepared speeches. I didn’t have any. For the first time I was at a loss for words, I was caught off guard- so to speak. I was gonna be“me”.
Oh my God, we talked.
We talked for almost 2 hours. We were standing there for almost 2 hours just talking. Everything was just so spontaneous and fun and lively. It was like talking to me. Err... a pretty, lesbo-looking girl version of me, but ME nonetheless. She took the lead and asked most of the questions, this alarmed me because usually I was the one asking all the interesting questions and getting the attention of the other person, she completely threw me off-guard. It was fun. I met my match! More than that, we told each other most of our secrets and kwentos during those 2 hours and we were so gosh darn comfortable with it. It was weird. I felt like I knew her already. Everything I used to think about her was blown away. When I got home, I had the guts to add her on multiply.
The following day, at exactly the same time I saw her yesterday I was there again- hoping to see her and talk to her. Trying to figure out if that was more than just a piece of friendly conversation that was meaningless on her part. I waited for 30 minutes. She never came.
Maybe I was just in the Friend zone?
That night we got to talk via multiply and then exchange YM IDs. I asked for her number. She told me to guess the LAST number. I was bad at guessing. Took me 8 wrong guesses. Wow. 8/10. Parang yung math exam ko na true or false, 1-10, zero ako. Nice. =| I didn’t text her for like 2 days para pa-cool effect. She told me she texted me, but I didn’t get anything. Yun pala she got the last digit of my CP number wrong. Galing.
Since that fateful day, I walked her to her classes, we were always talking and texting, we spent most of our afternoons together, I became frooty, things became happier and life was just better. I once wrote that “there isn’t a lightning bolt that slaps you on the *** and tells you ‘she’s the one’” I’d like to say now, that there ISN’T a lightning bolt. It’s more of a big volleyball (we were both varsity players dati) that gets you on the noggin’ and tells you “this girl is different, lalake sya.” Haha! As hitch said- you take that leap and hope to God you can fly. Well I leapt. And I’m flying. I’m soaring. There’s not a place in heaven that we can’t reach… (wait.. highschool musical na yan eh.) ampf. =| Basta. =)) And now, this girl I’ve been dreaming of since summer (the first time I laid eyes on her) is my girlfriend. She’s not a girl, she’s my man. DUDE!
WHY do I call it serendipity? Well for ONE, she ALSO never passes by the MAIN LIB going home. Nung araw lang din na nagkita kami. DUN lang sya dumaan sa main lib. TWO, the following day that I waited for her there, she was also there waiting for me- only i was on the other side kaya di kami nagkita. =D so there really was a connection. THREE, she also had a crush on me before we talked pa according to her. =D FOUR, we both never felt THAT comfortable talking to an almost complete stranger and revealing all your secrets in a single conversation. KISMET ladies and gentlemen, kismet. And FIVE, July 1 pa lang parang kami na eh. First time nagkita. Para kayo na, diba? Oh yeah. Pareho kaming babuy. HEHE. Syempre di ko na ikkwento in full ang lahat ng pangyayari. Astig talaga. =) you rock my world hunny!
S*** A*****, Vous voulez dire le monde à moi- je t'aime =)
Oh yeah, she’s the rarest kind of girl in the world.
sobrang humble at down to earth,
NAKAKATAWA (SOBRA! Parang lalake talaga),
VERY SPONTANEOUS like me,
OMG ang sexy,
WALA ding bisyo,
SOBRANG BANGO, at hindi materialistic.
Sa fishbolan lang kami kumakain tapos AYAW nya pag hinahatid ko sya ng kotse, mas sweet daw pag nagcocommute kami kasi she gets to hold my hand.
Ayaw din nya sa mahal na mga restaurants, gusto nya yung mura at masarap.
Tapos lagi syang pumupunta sa bahay ko, eh ang layo nya nakatira. WOW.
Lastly and most importantly, God-fearing. Madami pa.. lahat na ng SOBRA (na positive) na adjective ilagay mo. PLUS she wants to marry me! San ka PA?? of course I do my best to let her know she’s appreciated and loved and I DO notice the small things she does for me. O guys, pahalagahan ang mga girls sa buhay nyo! I love her to death! =) the best thing you can do for a girl is to NOT take her for granted- and I guarantee, mamahalin ka din nya ng buong puso! :“> unbelievable girl. Mali lahat ng first impression ko sakanya. Haha. Don’t judge a book nga by its cover. U.P. NAMING MAHAL! SALAMAT TALAGA! XD
This is her.
this is me.
this is us.