how it all began

suntok sa buwan chorus:

Itanong mo sa akin
At tatanungin ko rin
Kung ika'y aamin
Lahat ay gagawin

you could say that our story is somewhat a whirlwind romance. back in 2004, the one and half years that i have been in and out of the manila office, i've only seen jan a couple of times and never really noticed him. how can i when he was quiet and usually worked in the corner farthest from my space?

it was only because of a big conference here in davao sponsored by our foundation that jan and i had a chance to really interact. from obscurity, he became a subject of interest after i found out that he liked bong gabriel's "ang aking awitin." my interest further piqued when i discovered that he reads "Sandman" of Neil Gaiman and knows about the X-Men "Reavers" storyline.

after that night, i was sure i wanted to get to know this guy better. yes, yes... i am easily attracted to guys who read comics and neil gaiman. before he left for manila, i lent him a couple of books, including alan lightman's einstein's dreams. for christmas, i gave him bob ong's "A B N K K B S N P L Ko?" he got me a dave matthews mp3.

during the christmas break, there were some text exchanges to which i made a big boo-boo of calling him, "my friend." i have been cyber-bonked by tatit and erik and a couple of other friends for that. hehe.

anyway... january came. my boss, who was very kunsintidor, was able to whip us some work-related stuff so i can stay for a long time in manila. we ended up going out every night, either with friends or on our own. this was the time when suntok sa buwan was quite popular. and i kept singing it in my head, and somehow associated it with him.

"itanong mo sa akin, tatanungin ko rin..."
now, i never really thought any asking would happen. i mean, i've been so used to long courtship so a month of friendship didn't feel enough. at the same time, i was at a point of single bliss that if there was guy, enjoy. if there isn't, i'm still happy. so i thought i was going to come home to davao with kilig stories, but not a boyfriend.

"Kung ika'y aamin, Lahat ay gagawin"
apparently, he's not the kind of guy who likes ambiguity in relationships. (in everything else, he is and i'm not. which is another story all together). while it is usually the girl who asks the guy, "ano ito?", the reverse was with us. and i found it funny that he had to ask (but i kept it to myself, because i don't mind keeping him and answering with laughter might just make me lose my chances). i won't go into details. basically, i just had to know why he asked before having an answer to the question. because i really didn't have any at that point. after he explained, i thought, "what they hey... sige na nga." i mean that's what was on my mind and not how i answered him. that would have been strange. haha! i forget how i really answered him. (tat, would you remember? haha!)

basta as the evening january 19 of 2005 slowly crept into january 20, my friendster status changed unexpectedly.

Suntok sa Buwan
Session Road

Hindi mo ba alam
Damdamin ko'y pinagtakpan
Makasama ka'y suntok sa buwan

'Di mo nga alam
Mundo mo nga'y iyong tignan
Kung ganyan, walang pupuntahan

Hindi ko 'to gusto
Pero 'wag kang lalayo

Itanong mo sa akin
At tatanungin ko rin
Kung ika'y aamin
Lahat ay gagawin

'Di mo napapansin
Kailangan mo akong dinggin
'Di habang buhay ika'y aantayin

Ito'y aking hiling
At sana naman ay tanggapin
Ng puso ko'y 'di nabibitin



Toni said...

Friendster status talaga 'no!!! Hahaha! :)

rowie said...

nakakakilig naman 'tong mga post mo!