postscript to THAT day

February 16, 2005 at 9:50 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

so THAT day passed and went by, thankfully. i was going to say uneventful, but it was, terrorist attack and all. nevertheless, on a personal level i did find myself out on monday night, eating out with mom at baywalk along the now rehabilitated manila bay.

i was toying with the idea of coming out to her that night, but couldn’t. it wasn’t for anything other than two mishaps. one, walking around the seawall strip trying to find a table took out so much of my energy, and second, waiting for our food to arrive got both of us so pissed we hardly had time to talk once they did arrive on our table.

otherwise, it was an enjoyable night. nevermind that we stood out from the rest of the lovey-dovey crowd. there were no parent-children pairs i could see for miles, except for one, and the guy, who was with his mom, i presume, was cute, throwing me glances while we were passing by.

otherwise, if you really want to find cuties, the baywalk was NOT the place to be on that night.

as i recalled my date to eileen and nina, i wondered out loud ” i have no idea where the cuties all were!”

“they were probably all in bed with someone already,” eileen pointed out, and i see the logic in her conclusion.

yeah, well, it’s not as if i had a bad time. it was good to get away for a while — for mom. it’s been ages since we last went out, just the two of us, and since i have been working my ass off (on days like this one, for example), it was a chance to just take a walk and talk.

and besides, it did help that while we were walking i could feel some eyes on me, for whatever reason. it just felt nice. i couldn’t care less if people think me weird because of my “date”. i had fun. so i guess V-Day didn’t turn out all that bad. except for that terrorism thing earlier in the evening.

the day after it was back to good old friends, good old work, and the day past didn’t even seem to matter anymore. just as i had hoped.

now that the cupid cut-outs and the heart shaped chocolates are off the shelf, it is time to move along and get on with life, as it is and as it should be. single, yes. but not alone.


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