Monday, August 8, 2011

forever friends

Since yesterday is Friendship Day, this post is dedicated to my college barkada.

One sunny morning of June 1997, I was anxious to go to school... too excited to be in college; to be "out there", at the same time scared to death of what awaits me...

So finally after summoning all my courage, I went to the room assigned for 1T1, the room at the far end of 2nd floor near the girls' washroom, GREAT!

There I saw a tall morena girl with long black hair (naks, parang model description ko say Berna, dapat may bayad to! wahaha!) I instantly recognized her because we've met during the interview (for college admission). I don't have to worry, I have a friend. What a sigh of relief! Inside the room we chose to be seated 2nd row from the front. Then, one tiny girl sat beside me, introduced herself as Cla; and right in front of me sat a Mylene Dizon look-alike who was carrying a thick pocketbook. This girl would always looked at us and give out a wide grin. Eventually in the years to come, she would sat beside us so as not to have stiff neck from always looking at her back. (palagi kase nakalingon sa likod!)

neoprint mania
Seated at our back (3rd row) were a group of 4 girls; one stands out because of her bogartness quality though will not manifest yet in the years to come but you can still feel and identify her unique bogart like qualities. Also seated at bogart's back (4th row) were another group of girls , one has a goddess like aura which I can strongly identify with (di ba Goddess Nikki?!), Then there's really tall girl with beauty queen like stature; beside her was a really quiet laid back kinda girl and at the far end of the that row was a shy girl who was really fond of mickey mouse.

This is where it all started ....

Proximity might have something to do with it or maybe not, or maybe it must be fate that lead us to seat on that one side of the room...

OR maybe just maybe that's just the way it should be to find friends you know you'll treasure forever...

P.S. we made this pact that every year or every quarter we would meet up and/or travel somewhere. And it had always been like that since 2001 after graduation.
almost complete (si nicanor kase eh!)

more than a decade of friendship...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Something Borrowed

Movies are made to entertain us, to make us happy or sad, oftentimes it teaches us a lesson, and sometimes it mirrors our lives, some way or  another it reminds us of memories, good or bad that had happened in our lives. There are movies that evoke or awaken our feelings, feelings that we pushed aside knowing that it is better to have it stay hidden.

And so this is one of those movies. Last night, I watched Something Borrowed. I heard that it didn't receive good reviews in the US, still I like the movie. For others, this is just another chick flick but for me its more than that.

At first, I thought I was like Rachel, the 30 something terminally single girl who had feelings for Dex but kept her feelings to herself. The problem is Dex is getting married and he realized that he loved Rachel too but he isn't man enough to call the wedding off. I thought that part was a ripoff from my life minus the best friend part of course. And then there's this line that Rachel said "'s hard to see you with her..." kinda reminds me of what had happened a few years ago. At least in the movie, Rachel made a choice. 

But towards the end, I think I'm more like Ethan. The silent type who would still be there for his love even if it pains him to see her with someone else; who would push you to go after your one true love just to make you happy; who would keep all your secrets; the one who would fight for you and defend you, if there's a fight he'll always be on your side. And Ethan knows when to stop, and walk away, to not pursue things that aren't meant to be. 

So yeah, I guess I'm more of an Ethan than a Rachel.

And like in the movies, I'll have my happy ending too. :)

P.S. I think Colin Egglesfield stole my heart. hehe! Loved the sountrack too!