Estela, the bride, told me via email that I will be the commentator on her wedding.
“Kinakabahan ako… Ako ang centre of attention,” I told her.
“Ikaw talaga? Hindi ba ako!?”
“Ay oo ikaw pala.”
Yesterday morning, I tweeted this…
Obviously that was a mistake as some of my friends thought it was true: It’s real that we are running 5k for Red Crescent but we are not holding a bucket full of chicken while running. Here’s how it went via BBM.
Estela: How any chicken did you consume while running?? Hehe
Freida: Hahaha! Parang and weird lang talaga ng run na to.
Orlee: Weird dahil fastfood and host? Oo. Weird.
Freida: Hindi naman kaya. Di ba running promotes healthy lifestyle tapes may hawk ng bucket ng chicken. Hehe!
Estela: Ilan pcs of chicken? Sayo after ng run?
Orlee: Ay naku! Joke lang yung may hawak na bucket! Hahaha!
Estela: Hala! Nakwento na ni freida sa head office. Hahaha.
“Anong date ba ang gusto mo? Dinner?” I asked Estela.
“Sa akin ok lang ang coffee date. Kahit afternoon lang, yung ganun. Masyado kasing straight forward ang dinner. Mag-de-dress up pa and all,” she anwered.
“Syempre gusto mo umagang date – Chinese ka eh,” Freida commented.
I am planning to buy a Macbook Pro but I am still in doubt if it’s the best computer in the market. I just want one because of its aesthetic value.
I read the specs online but I needed first hand review from a user: I knew my former colleague and good friend, Eh-eh, bought one months ago.
“So… is it good?” I asked her in a chat.
“Tell me you love it.”
“Love talaga? It’s nice. Di ka madidissapoint,” she answered.
“Should I buy one?” I asked.
“I want you to tell me that you love it?”
“Talagang kailangang love? Wait… Yes. I love it.”
“Ok,” I answered.
“Infairness, I never declared love to anyone before, let alone a laptop computer…”
I called up Freida, my book clubmate and former colleague, yesterday to greet her a Happy Birthday. She was touched and she appreciated the gesture.
She then sent an email to our circle (which simply means adding Estela to the discussion), “O-oh! Thank you sa phone call! Na-touch ako. So sweet.”
Estella replied, “Hoy! Bakit ako ‘di mo tinawagan nung birthday ko?”
Then I replied, “Tumawag kaya ako, ulyanin ka. Choppy nga nun kasi nasa Marikina ka, mahina ang signal.”
“Excuse me, wala ako sa Marikina nun!” she answered, “Nasa Libis ako nun nag-pa-park sa basement kaya mahina ang signal. Saka hindi ko na birthday nun. Kinabukasan na ‘yun.”
I, not realizing this, used the ‘time difference’ card, “May difference kasi sa araw kaya siguro nalito ako,” and Estella bought it though it’s only a four hour difference.
Freida, the one who is celebrating her birthday, replied, “Hala! Napasama pa pala ang pag-‘Thank You’ ko.”