This is what I noticed about myself; whenever I have a pile of things to do, my mind would seem to find a way to escape from the stress it may cause. And so I always find myself working for something else. I don’t know but I consider this as my own way of self healing and relaxation. A sort of distressing mechanism to condition and prepare myself hours and minutes before the true stress hits in. Weird it may seems but that’s how I am all these years. It is quiet amusing for some while others ultimately find it funny. But my sister thinks that this is just a “palusot” because I m now feeling lazy again to do something for work. Afterall, it is a Saturday and I am supposed to relax. Writing is one way I find pleasure with. It brings back my memory in 3rd grade when when my nanay still pay me 5 pesoses for every experience I put into writing. It paved the way into me finding writing fun not just for the money. Now I wonder where those diaries I wrote are at this time. I hope I can stumble on one when I visit my parents’ house. I am thinking to let my kids read it even those I wrote about my crushes. I think my girls should read them.
So what will I write?
I made a promise to one of these good friends, so I will be writing about 4 amazing people I have meet along the road I am traveling at this point of my life. They have had a great impact to me aside from the circle of people I truly love and value, my family.
These four people have become my good friends. We’ve met in a national training for trainers in Cebu City four months ago and that is how it all started. I am posting a photo in here and I could not believe that despite the “closeness” I consider, this is the only photo with all the five of us together, with the additional presence of our trainer from UP. In short, we don’t really have a photo with only the five of us on it. That is how peculiar it is, but I find it funny. I have noticed that every time we take a photo of the group, there is always one of us who is not around.
So let me begin.
Maam Vange, Adorable woman.
Maam Vange is an adorable woman, a loving mother, a good friend. That is how I see her. She is the one who lends her ear to whatever each of us in the group wants to say. She listens more than she talks. But when something interests her, you can not keep her from saying something about it. There is something in this woman that I do not know but which makes her adorable for those who knew her.
This guy is an icon who goes for the saying “Life is meant to be celebrated each and every day”. People envy his honesty and carefree nature. He is the one who exactly knew what he wants and gets it no matter what. He loves, he cares, he gives, without expecting anything in return. And that is exactly one thing he has reminded me of, to never expect anything in return. Just give happily and be open to possibilities. I definitely love this guy. Every time we are together, we always end up laughing at just about anything. Last time we were together was at the ukay.ukay in Tacloban City. A heavy downpour suddenly came and we scrambled our way to Zamora St. wet, shouting and laughing. We never cared if somebody sees us. What we knew is we had fun while it was raining cats and dogs. I could kiss this guy when I see him again.
James, husband in the past life.
This guy is definitely one that you find some longing to be with. He is a walking encyclopedia, dictionary, and any reference you can think of- its him. He is definitely someone you can consider intelligent and witty, perfect combination. I have a crush on this guy. Sometimes, I think he’s my husband in my past life. It must have been a beautiful ride James. If he saves that one problem exam I shared with him, there was no joke with that second to the last line. But it is the other way around.
He has this talent to make each dull moment enjoyable. He can crack jokes and punchlines out of nowhere that would leave us laughing out loud until our stomach hurts. And his life is as wonderful as he is. Despite the very short time we’ve been together, the friendship remains in my heart. I wish him the best of the best because he deserves it.
Von, the team leader.
With these four lovable individuals, Von, our team leader, was the one I have spent most time with. He is one of the most brilliant, generous and wonderful guy I’ve met in DepEd. Young, yet he has experienced a lot in life. This, for me, makes him quiet an authority to say something about young adults’ life experiences. Name it and he has something to say about it. He speaks with wisdom despite the young age. Sometimes when I listen to him, seems like he has more sensible things to say than I do especially when it concerns about our jobs in DepEd. I always have a bunch of realizations every time we talk. What’s funny is it only sinks in a day or two after we part ways. I don’t know why. Sometimes I could consider him as one of my soulmates. Someone who gives a strike in my head in the form of a great realization, and then leaves. Despite all the challenges he has managed to face, the young boy in him is still alive. Full of life despite everything that he has been through. And that is what I exactly admire about him. He has not lost the vigor for adventure and bravery to confront uncertainties face to face. I love talking to him of just about anything, petty small things. You can trust his decisions and rest at an assurance that he is going to lead the group well. I thank him for all the efforts he has exerted for the group and the help he has given me since. Many young men and women has definitely a lot of things to learn from him. He is full of life and excitement. BUT he is strict, idealistic and a bit emotional, the very thing a woman would find attractive in a man. He is definitely hard in the outside but soft in the inside. He is one of my teddy bears, huggable and lovable. I can see that this guy is destined to do greater things. I hope that every decision he makes will help him find the ultimate desire of his heart. I wish him all the best that life could offer.
These four beautiful people I consider good friends have made great impacts in my life lately. And I thank God for giving me the chance to meet and know each of them. I believe each of us met for a reason. I hope that I have served my purpose in their lives.
Soon, maybe 10-15 years from now, my kids will stumble this blogpost and ask me who these guys are in the photo. I would be absolutely happy to tell them that they are the people I’ve met along the way who brought happiness and joy of friendship to my heart the time when I most need it.
I wish the best for all of your endeavors my friends. God bless!
And so now I can finally start twerking! All the best!