13.03.2008 -17 °C
I had just ended my shift and already at the corner of Ayala when I received a text message:
"San ka? Dito ako PS"
Hay. Si Pumpkin.
I was about to reply when I heard someone call me. Siya na nga. He was crossing over from RCBC. Naka-formal attire ang lolo mo. In fairness, bagay sa kaniya. Mukha siyang mapagkakatiwalaang insurance agent. Ewan ko kung bakit yun ang pumasok sa isip ko.
"May yosi ka?" ang agad na tanong ng lolo mo.
"Wala," sagot ko naman.
We headed over to uber-posh Jollijeep to buy some yosi.
"Bakit ka naka-formal?"
"I just came from an interview. Actually, I have another appointment in a company near Market Market in a couple of hours," Pumpkin added jokingly, "Alam mo ba, tuwang-tuwa ang mga interviewers ko because I'm so witty and have a fantastic twang!"
"Humble ka pa rin ano?" I answered.
"I always pray that I get female interviewrs. I seem to have more of an alluring effect towards them, you see," he smiled.
"So you're the typical discreet gay guy who is adored by females, I'm so happy for you," I said, sarcastically.
We got to talk about a lot of things.
"Anong bago sa PS?" he asked.
"Ayun, sikat ka na sa PS dahil sa blog ko," I joked.
"Hello! I've always been famous!" he replied.
"Artistahin ka pa rin talaga," I added.
"Do you know that I met your old crush Roy C. the other weekend in Club Mafia?" he asked.
"OMG! Si Roy? How is he? Cute pa rin ba siya? Does he still wear those cool Oakley's?"
"Yeah, he looked good, pero mas cute ako. Plus, I think he was hitting on me," Pumpkin said.
I snorted, "Assuming ka masyado."
"He invited me to go wake-boarding with him!" he said.
"Wake-boarding? Yun na ba ang bagong code for one-night stand?" I asked.
He laughed and then asked, "So musta naman sa Exp****?"
"Ayun, dami pa ring tsismis at scandals. Uso ang sup + agent relationships, may politika pa rin sa management, marami pa ring mga bading ang nagkukunyaring macho, may mga taong nabubuntis here and there, may mga nagsesex sa CR, may mga adik sa floor, at merong isang taong tulad ko na bino-blog lahat ng mga yan," I said.
"Shet, parang ang saya pa rin sa floor," Pumpkin said, "Ikaw kasi! Inaway mo ako kaya napilitan akong umalis!"
"Wag na nating balikan ang nakaraan, please," I laughed.
Sa iisang FX na lang kami sumakay kasi madadaanan din naman yung place ko papuntang Market Market.
"So, any flings lately?" I asked.
"Nope, and I am so not looking right now. I think I'll give it a rest for the meantime. Masyadong haggard ang mga last few relationships ko eh."
Before we parted ways, he promised that he would post a comment on my Friendster as soon as he got home.
And he did:
Buquoa!!!! That’s how we used to call him.. or biancs did.. and I just joined.. I can’t remember.. Oh well, anyhow! Buquir joined me once in my never ending quest for the perfect diet ( yup, parang si Oprah lang), I guess it didn’t work huh? (chuckles).. but hey, you now fit in your high school shirt, right? Or at least that’s what you told me (walang sarcasm na involve to, I swear).. Ay naku Buks, I miss PS a lot, fun memories… your fault I left (DAMN YOU!!! J).. So after the longest time, Buks and I are talking again (FINALLY!!.. arte mo kc e).. Like I’ve said Buks, “No harm in seeing me again.”, making me one person less of those you no longer or refuse to associate with… so panu buks? BASAGAN na to!!!.. on a more serious note, its nice were back.. Very nice indeed.. (pahirin mo luha mo, di bagay, para ka lang may pawis sa mata.)…
This was actually the second draft. The first one he sent me via email was too, ummm, juicy:
Buquir.. buquir.. buquir.. He is the guy that I always ask to check my butt if they looking pretty ok.. or if they pants I’m about to buy fits perfectly in my ass.. and well, he is more than willing and happy to oblige.. Buks, thanks for always CHECKIN my CHEEKS..
He hasn't changed one bit. Buti na lang.