unforgetful you

(written on august 2 at gloria jeans coffee shop)

dear you,

i am here at gloria jeans coffee shop. people are minding their own business, while i sit here starry-eyed.

let me give you a backgrounder first.

20 hours ago, i was with my college blockmates, getting wasted on goldschlager and tequila rose.

15 hours ago, i talked to someone over my mobile phone for three and a half hours. i got high over countless stories, over a voice like no other’s, over a sweet buzz reminiscent of the movie elizabethtown.

6 hours ago, i burned money through shopping and salivated over shoes.

1 hour ago, i was with a visionary sharing with me his practical but innovative business plan.

now the main story:

15 minutes ago, i was given one of the sweetest kisses ever—more adventurous than the kiss stolen from me by my playmate, more lovely than my first kiss. this kiss i got was one of the most compelling ones i’ve received. i didn’t know his name, and he didn’t know mine. he was a 10-year-old-looking boy with Down syndrome. i was minding my own business when i saw him going up to his sister (this i assume) and his friends neck-deep in their medicine books. as if he owned their time, he started going around the table and giving each one of them a kiss.

afterwards, he made a beeline towards me seated at the next table. his lips were all puckered up, i remember. i welcomed him, his arms enveloping me. his lips were smooth and a bit cold from the airconditioning, but it was real, what he gave me. i felt he was the only person who mattered at that very instance. and then, just as quickly as he came, he was gone after a flurry of apologies from his guardians.

now, i’m here just enjoying the time, all starry-eyed because of a single kiss. i remember the tag of the movie one fine day: “she was having a perfectly bad day… then he came along and spoiled it.”

isn’t that something?



7 thoughts on “unforgetful you

  1. weight of words says:

    super “aww” moment, up… as in… btw, i owe pa rin a reply to your email. i think i have an answer to your question, just afraid of facing it.. i also heard about you heading a new travel mag. why the hell didn’t you tell me the great news? congratulations. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ i owe you a bear hug. πŸ™‚

  2. superupper says:

    And I’ve been waiting for that reply since forever. Come on, tell me. Tara, kape! At waffle! Yihee! Daming whipped cream at strawberry and chocolate syrup! πŸ™‚

    About the mag? Oh, that’s a suuuuper long story! I’ll tell you when we meet! Hahahaha! And am not the head naman. πŸ™‚

    Thankew! (grab a copy!) hehe bulong lang yun! πŸ˜€

  3. weight of words says:

    hi! ang cute, bulong lang ba yon? bat narinig ng katabi ko? πŸ™‚

    Starbucks tayo next week. πŸ™‚ mga afternoon, puwede ka? date mo ko. haha!

  4. superupper says:

    Hoooy! Just read this now! I-text mo ko kung san mo ko ililibre! Pero paos ako ngayon. Di pede malamig. Magagalit si Daddy Diane! πŸ˜€

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  6. weight of words says:

    πŸ˜€ demanding! πŸ˜€

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