The Late-Night Post: Entry 7 – Boyfriend

I want a boyfriend!!!

Everyone’s getting entangled in a relationship among my peers. How about me? Just here always having me time. (Yeah, that is the euphemism of forever alone.)

I rarely come to family reunions. They always ask me if I have a boyfriend already and remind me how old I am and how each of my younger cousins has boyfriend/girlfriend.

No matter how sharp-tongued I am or how vast my “imagination” and “knowledge” on NSFW stuffs are, I do not do those stuffs. Internet has ruined my innocence. Hahaha

I am really not pressured on these. It is just lately I think I am missing on a lot of things a young adult or late pubescent lasses are experiencing.

When I go outside and I see an unattractive person hold hands and is happy, they remind me how little my existence is. A little voice in my head tells me, “They have boyfriends, how about you?”

To counterattack it, I tell myself, “I am single by choice. The right one will come and the wait is worth it.”

Still I am envious of them, because man, I want to experience going to a date before I graduate! Hahaha. Of course, with the one I like so it’d be memorable.

I have to love myself first before loving others. That is the lesson I learned way back.

Nonetheless, I want to be in a relationship when I am ready. I mean when I graduated, passed the board exams, and have a stable job, because I want a serious relationship, that would last a lifetime. No matter how cheesy and romantic I think, I simply want that boyfriend to be my husband and love me forever. There is forever! Hahaha

Drinking Marathon

I was actually known as the girl who refuses bar and party invitations. One even said that I had no social life. Even my best friends had hard times making me drink alcoholic beverages.

But one fateful night, it all changed.

THE WEEK BEFORE:
We had stayed over a week at Reniel’s unit. Since we were partners, I stayed there together with our friends to finish our plates. I was very stressed with doing Steel Design plates. Our friends started their tequila drinking session. When they were sober, I felt like taking a shot. I invited Neb to drink with me.

TUESDAY:
The following week after the holy week, Jeff and I left our things (clothes and essenstials) in Reniel’s unit from the previous overnights. We went there to have a drinking session with Vee, Reil, Neb and Datan. But an unfortunate event postponed our inuman (drinking) session and that’s another story.

WEDNESDAY:
Both Jeff and I felt like not going home. We felt like drinking and invited Neb. For the part one of our drinking marathon, we had Emperador Light (brandy). Maybe two to three bottles. Then we had a movie marathon, too. Damn horror movies! Hahaha we started from midnight till dawn. We felt like the stereotype tambays drinking in a squatters’ area minus the videoke. Our pulutan was roasted chicken and the chaser was iced tea.

THURSDAY:
The part two was Red Horse Mucho (extra strong beer). Reniel said that beers are heavy for our stomachs. He does not look like it but I call him Booze Expert and Veteran Number One; Neb is Number Two. Since I was a beginner, he made me choose what to drink: with or without pineapple juice mixed. I tried drinking pure cold beer. I liked it more than with pineapple juice. Minutes later, I changed my mind. I liked the pineapple juice more. Hahaha again, we had a movie marathon. Another horror movie! Thai horror movie! My, these men wanted to kill me! I never liked horror movies. They even pulled pranks on me. Again we started from midnight till dawn.

What we do during mornings? We slept. We wake up around 2PM. Eat lunch (prepared by our resident chef, Neb) at 4PM. Wash dishes after (either Jeff or me). Watch whatever’s on TV. Internet. Share our latest chikas like neighborhood wives do. Sound trip (Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Billboard Top 100). Our favorites were Maroon 5 and Ed sheeran because those were what we always played. Cook food at 9PM (Neb). Eat at 10PM. Reniel did nothing. Jk. Hahaha. He provided the place, aircon, water, electricity, wifi, and bed for two weeks. Jeff and I cleaned the whole house and did the housework. Living there felt so good, all of us wanted that kind of life.

FRIDAY:
Part three was suspended because Neb left. He was depressed. He thought he failed a subject. But he did not. He confirmed it the next day. The three of us just watched a movie. Another horror movie, damn Reniel. We postponed our drinking marathon because we had Immersion the following day.

SATURDAY:
I went to Reniel’s unit to retrieve my things and go home supposedly. But Reniel welcomed me with a bottle of Red Horse Beer. The whole story is in another post. And this is supposedly the part four of our drinking marathon.

And that, kids, is how I had my drinking buddies. (Not met your father! Hahaha too early for that!)

Year-End Highlights: 2014

It is already summer but I don’t care. Hahaha! Presenting the year-end highlights for 2014!

I failed Soil Mechanics. Though I got a high grade in the preliminaries, it did not mean I would pass the subject. I failed (as in unimaginable figure) midterms so it was expected. I aced the finals nonetheless. But it is not enough to make me pass the whole semester.

The saddest birthday ever. Starbucks Market! Market! celebrated it with me. Guilt-Free Indulgence in the house. They sang the birthday song for me and managed to make me smile. A bit.

For the first time, I treated my friends because it was my birthday (not my real day though). The only ones with me were Ryla, Kirby and Homer.

Summer. It was the last time I was classmates with Vee. We separated from the gang. I became close friends with Reil and Reniel.

I, with Vee, used to visit my mates from the other Theory 2 class when we had breaks. Reil and Reniel were eating lomi outside so I made Vee come with me to support me with “visiting” my crush. Hahaha

First semester. Vee’s not my classmate in any subject anymore. My only friends there were Reil and Reniel.

Thesis. My groupmates were Reniel, Kirby and Ryla. The idea came from us all but Kirby had the idea of using the raw material for our product. Not telling. Hahaha. Reniel was very enthusiastic of the project organization we found inside our HQ during our practicum. He, of course, was the project manager (leader). I was the project-in-charge (assistant leader AKA his secretary pwe!). Kirby was the deputy engineer. Ryla was the finance manager/engineer. The good thing about our schedules was we were divided into two — internal affairs (also known as the TTh Team consisting of Ryla and Kirby) and external affairs (the MWF Team consisting of Reniel and me) — each team had the same schedule. The MWF Team handled any thesis-related thing outside the campus. It includes site visits, interviews, library visits, and searching for a certain someone. The TTh Team did the work inside the campus.

We also visited De La Salle Henry Sy Library. It was so amazing! Ryla and I loved the place. It was so admirable. I saw many books that I wanted. I’d love to visit there whenever.

Maleficent is the only movie I together with Fidi and Kirby watched in the theater last year. The rest were downloads.

And speaking of downloads, I had a 500-Gb collection of anime and movies. It was actually more than 500 gig. I had to delete 100 series to fit new downloads. Talk about the sad life of a poor girl.

And I finished my life as a poor girl.

I rented a room with Kirby, Gela and Jeno at Vito Cruz for the whole semester.

It was pouring hard when Gela’s nanay invited us spontaneously to have fun. We knew no flood just to meet nanay. The flood was actually knee-deep and it was like that everywhere until Reniel’s condo. The wind was so strong. In the end, we went to Harrison Plaze to sing at a local videoke hub.

A friend and I unconciously started to try different restos and food trips we could think of that moment. A lot of first times actually.

This year alone, we applied for two companies for our OJT. The reason for leaving the first one was we got tired of office works.

We thought of the craziest excuse for not taking up exam.

Kirby, Fidi, Vee, Reil, Chezki and I watched Gela’s final performance as Tinik ng Teatro‘s actress. She was the lead character.

Gela’s sister, Acel, and I became friends. On her 18th birthday, she kidnapped us (Kirby, Homer and I) to Pansol, Laguna. They rented a private hot spring resort.

I attended for the first time an anime convention! Best of Anime was truly great! I went there with fellow anime fan, Shee. There I finally found Uruhara Kisuke’s hat! I bought it because he is my favorite.

Neb was our hero of the first semester.

I started to drink booze. Lowin’s birthday. Just for the heck of it.

Christmas party with a different set of friends. I was invited by Ryla, Jeff, Neb and Reniel. Why not? Of course it was a drinking party! We had exchange gifts. It was the only gift I received for Christmas.

Catherine is now a certified public accountant. When she came to Manila to work, we spent a lot of time together. On our last day, I went with her to look for the building she would work at.

My high school barkada, as always, went to Catherine’s home to celebrate her birthday. On December 31, I had a rough ride. No regrets though.

Booze to Celebrate, Booze for Camaraderie (Reconciliation Part 1.5)

I went to Reniel’s unit to retrieve my things after having a mini-reunion with Camille and Elaine.

He and Jeff welcomed me with, “Ano nangyari? Inom na yan! Pa-Mucho ka naman, Cye!” (Rough Translation: What happened? Let’s drink to that! Buy us Mucho, Cye!) Mucho refers to a liter bottle of Red Horse Beer. (Sing: Extra strong beer! Number one!)

I find myself laughing. Really, my mates. Part four of our drinking marathon. I gave in. I did not want to go home either. I bought a Mucho with Jeff sharing the payment with me.

Our pulutan, an appetizer taken with booze, were just Ding Dong and Vinegar Cracklings. No attempts of mixing the beer with anything. Just pure cold beer. How we wished our another drinking buddy, Neb, were there.

I shared what happened to them. Then they also shared their past relationships. Gee, I never laughed that heartily before. I love these guys. They made me feel a lot better. Now I understand why booze makes people forget problems and unresolved issues in a way.

Then before we became intoxicated, we did our reflection paper in the Immersion we participated that day. How odd was that. That I felt we were quite drunk. Hahaha. We helped each other finish each’s paper.

Bottoms up and we were done. Two Muchos down. Off to sleep.