I spent a lazy Sunday afternoon smoking packs of cigs in my apartment with a "controversial" friend of mine, whom we shall call Tigas. Yes, I call him Tigas, coz, well, he's tigasin. And no, it does not have anything to do with the phallus, people.
Tigas and I were trying to see if we could break our previous record of smoking two packs an hour. I was lying on my sofa and he was sitting sprawled on the floor. We were listening to Eraserhead's "Circus" album.
"So, are you gonna post that entry you wrote about your estranged friend?" he asked me, blowing smoke through his nostrils.
"Nakakatakot eh. I'm sure it's gonna cause a scandal," I replied.
"Bakit naman?" Tigas asked, "Ganon ba ka-scandalous ang topic?"
"Ummm... I think so," I answered, "Medyo medyo."
"Why?" he asked me again.
"Eh kasi it involves something that I never actually admitted to anyone," I said, "Although a lot of people already suspected it. Ngayon ko lang aaminin."
"You think he's gonna be mad?" he asked.
"Have you noticed that everything you say is always in the form of a question?" I asked him this time.
"Really?" he laughed, "You think I haven't noticed?"
"Hmp," I punched him.
"So, do you think he'll be mad if you come out with this?" Tigas asked again, "I mean, it is their secret you know."
"I think he won't be the only person who might react negatively about it," I admitted softly, "Dyosko, I can't believe I'm actually going to put this stuff in my blog."
"Well, kung magalit man ang mga taong involved, wala kang magagawa," he told me.
I snorted, "Of course there's something I can do about it. I can choose not to post the entry."
Tigas laughed, "Hay naku. If I know you, you won't be able to resist putting it in."
I smiled, "I just want to explain myself to everyone. I want them to know what happened and why I did what I did. If they get mad, then so be it. At least I tried, di ba?"
I thought about it for a moment, "Or maybe he couldn't care less if I write it in my blog. You never know, right? Or baka biglang magka-ayos kami. Hay! Ewan ko na. Basta ipo-post ko siya before the end of this week."
This blog is causing too much trouble, methinks.