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Open Ended

disclaimer: This is not a fantasy... this is a true story

I was on my way to meet a friend last sunday... nakasakay ako ng jeep. me fine arts student-looking guy na sumakay. At first, nasa kabilang end sya, then he transferred next to me.
My initial reaction was to hug my bag thinking, he must be a goodlooking holdaper. The next thing i know eto na ang scenario:

Cute na guy (na kamukha ni Matt Evans): Miss...
ako: "Huh?"(sabay talikod)
cng: "Miss, puede ko ba makuha number mo?"
ako: "Bakit?" (tingin sa kanya, then talikod)
cng: (with his cellphone in his hands, hands clasp together like in prayer) "sige na miss, Please"

I swear, if it wasn't for the fact that majority of the people in there were somehow "neighbors", i would have given him my number. It was so easy for me to blurt out those numbers but I was overcome with "hiya". You know how sucker I was for romantic meetings and unexpected beginnings. Still, part of me doubts the sincerity of those spontenuous meetings.
Looking back, I was thankful that I had that one time experience but at the same time regret that I have not lived up to my expected reaction.
This could have had a diffrent ending...

"Minsan mahirap maging dalagang Pilipina..."


" I didn't know if i could have been happy or miserable... but looking back, I would give everything now just to know for sure. There is so much pain in wondering, because you realize that you have missed the best that you could ever imagine."


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