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Of Text Messages and Hero Sandwiches...

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As I was half-heartedly listening to the speaker on stage in U.P., I got a text message:

"Buquir! Hindi mo pa ba ako kakausapin? Ang tagal na ha!"

Shit. Si Pumpkin.

I replied:

"Alam mo kung anong nakakatawa? Nakita ko kanina yung billboard ni Sam Milby, tapos naalala ko how you would always claim na kamukha mo siya. When in fact, mas kamukha mo pala si Toni!"

Reply naman ang gago:

"Kainis to. Andito ako Makati now. Job-hunting. Samahan mo ako. Kuwentuhan tayo."

I told him I couldn't at the time but that we could meet up later around 5pm. Inaya ko siyang kumain somewhere.

Nagreply naman siya:

"Maarte na ako, Buks. Weekends na lang ako kumakain ng carbs. A healthy sandwich would be perfect for later."

May matching smiley face pa. Di pa rin siya nagbabago. Artistahen pa rin.

I asked myself if I was nervous meeting up with him after so many years. I honestly couldn't tell you how I felt. I was, of course, excited. I mean, this was the guy who I considered the love of my life. But do I still feel that way about him? I dunno. But I can tell you this, I wasn't nervous at all to see him.

We decided to meet sa Earl's, dyan sa may Columns. Malayo pa lang, nakikita ko na siya nakatingin sa akin na nakapamewang pa ang puta.

"Ang shugal ha!" ang pagbati ng gago.

I took stock of how he looked. He was definitely thinner.

"Tignan mo oh! May biceps na ako!" Pumpkin said, smiling like a kid.

Ganun pa rin siya. Madaldal. Dire-diretsong salita na medyo bulol. He used to say "sheenyelas" instead of tsinelas.

"Alam mo ba? Umalis ako ng Bacolod kasi yung ka-housemate ko na babae na-in love sa akin! Na-obsess! Medyo awkward na kaya balik Manila na lang ako," Pumpkin said, while taking a bite of his roast beef sandwich, which he chose because it was the priciest sandwich on the menu. Artistahen talaga.

"Sayang nga eh, kasi sa Bacolod, para akong celebrity dun! Doble pa ang pagkasikat ko dun kesa dito sa PS!" he semi-joked.

While he kept on talking, I was texting someone. He noticed that I didn't have his full attention so he joked, "Uy! Pansinin mo ako!"

KSP pa rin ang lolo mo, aheheh.

I was continually asking myself all throughout our conversation how I felt about Pumpkin. To be honest? It wasn't like before. I saw him as I saw him before I fell head-over-heels with him. He was just someone that was fun to talk to and be around with. Dare I say it? Am I actually *gasp* over Pumpkin???

We left when his friend and neighbor came to pick him up. As I was walking towards the office, he texted me again:

"Thanks, Buks! See? No harm in seeing me again... :)"

No harm indeed... finally.

Posted by callboi 02:18 Archived in Philippines Tagged gay_travel

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before when you were sad i knew this person's face but i actually had it associated with the wrong name. i forgot who that was tho...

by etheREAL

Gudporyu.Ü

by krazysoul

Haaayyyy nako... I thought you were over na! Lately kasi, siya na naman ang bukang bibig mo. I don't know... I really don't know! tsk..tsk..tsk..

by hot-speedo

Che! Over na! Eh ikaw? Over ka na ba kay...?

by callboi

Pano mo naman nasabi you're over him na? I just wanna know kase parang luv of ur life tapos bigla ka na lang walang naramdaman? If u could tell me how you managed to do that, maraming tao could benefit from it...

by BlairWitch

Kung sino man yan nasa-isip mo.. OO over na ako.. matagal na! you know me bektas! Is it over... are you reallt over him... (jaya's nasal version)

by hot-speedo

To BlairWitch: I guess I realized that I was over him nung nalaman ko na wala nang kaba or kilig factor. It just happened. Hard to believe but true. Pero, I will say this, I think my being over him had something to do with the fact that I might be thinking of someone else. Haaay. Gulo na naman ito.

by callboi

So pano nga nalalaman...? So may idea ka din, hot-speedo?

by BlairWitch

Ewan! May natanggap akong email. Ang subject: Over ka na kay Pumpkin. Ayun!

by callboi

Thanks for the quick response callboi... So wla ka ng maramdaman kase you're feeling that 'certain feeling' for someone else? So you'll know it's over ONLY when there's someone NEW/RECYCLED/Kahit san galing? tangina ang sakit nun...

by BlairWitch

Haaay... my heart desires most what it cannot have...

by callboi

pareho lng tyo. cant get over this stupid team sup... sana ako din makatanggap ng email that says the same thing. pa-subscribe naman.

by BlairWitch

over ka na ba talaga sa kanya?! i have a feeling na pag may ginawa sya, maloloko ka nanaman sa kanya... and i bet you dont know who i am!

by zeroid

Hoy Zeroid! Kilala kita! Kala mo...

At over na ako kasi may mahal akong iba... Your brother!!!

by callboi

My brother? i am an only child! hello! lahat tayo magkakapatid sa harap ng Diyos. Anu man ang kasarian natin...

by zeroid

Only child, my ass! Asows! Tigilan mo ako!

by callboi

now this is what Paz Marquez Benitez calls a Dead Star!

by fulibooked

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