Pinagtitripan ko lang kayo. I have never been to France or to any place outside the country. Puro places sa Pinas ang napuntahan ko, so far. It's really my dream, however, to be in different countries in different continents especially in Europe. Parang romantic kasi dun. Char!
Anyway, the France I'm referring to is a friend of mine. This entry is about my nostalgic account of this unforgettable friendship and the many friendships I met in life (sa madaling sabi, isa 'tong walang kwentang ka-emohan sa life). Anyway, bago lang kasi kaming nagkita nung nagkaroon ng Teacher's Summit sa Cagayan de Oro. *sigh* Na-miss ko talaga si Churvz (screen name nya, joke...), kaya naman chika kami to the max. Well, she (yes! she's a she.) invited me in her wedding. She secretly disclosed to me that I'll be the Emcee sa wedding niya. It made me, "Huh?!" Ano naman ang alam ko sa Emceeing na yan? I admit I was once an Emcee in our variety show way back in college. "OK, Help me in welcoming (ngatal boses epek) the PERFORMANCERS!" Sheks! Wapek! Kaboom! Nalaglag ata ang panga ko kasama ang mga panga ng classmates ko at professor. Since then, I promised myself that I would not endeavor to be in this kind of limelight. This will be the end of my budding celebrity-wannabe dreams. Until dumating ang moment na eto. *sigh* *sigh* *sigh to the infinity* I'm sure hindi ito kakayanin ng powers bestowed upon me by the Department of Education. *sigh*
So, napatanong ako, "Churvz, are you sure na ako ang kukunin mo? Why, oh why?" "Sabi nya, (effortlessly confident) "Kasi nga, ayoko na maging serious masyado ang wedding ko. Kayong dalawa ni ******* ang magkasama. Kaya nyo kasing magpatawa without lifting a finger." *SIGH*
Churvz, you should've hired a clown instead. Kaya ngayon, aminin ko man na I'm excited to attend her wedding pero parang mababaliw ata ako everytime I imagine myself as the Emcee. Shucks! Paano na lang ang dignidad na pinanghahawakan ko? Naisuko ko na eto before, and now parang may sequel ata. Well, naisip ko din, "for the sake of friendship na lang".
Ika nga ni friendship Bernard Meltzer, "A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked." Katuparan na ba 'to ng propesiya? Well, again, naisip ko na, "for the sake of friendship na lang talaga ito." Marami-rami na din akong moments like this. One was when I invited my classmate for a boxing match. Inumbag nya ako sa ilong, kaya yun napa-cry me a river ako. Forgiven, kasi nga friends at fault ko din, I didn't inform him na asset ko ang ilong ko and I want it always in its pristine form. Actually, marami na talaga akong pinagdaanan na vulnerable moments dahil sa friendship churva na yan. I felt abused, molested and degraded by this (drama lang to, let me have my moment, please...).
But I still have apprehensions now. "Itutuloy ko ba ang momentous moment na eto?" Ika nga, "the greatest performance of my life." So far. Help!
pinirata ang picture dito (sorry, 'di natiis eh).