inaaya nya ako to go clubbing with Rizuan (oo si Mr. Stuttering hihi).
akshally, i hesitated to go out with them kasi magmumukha lang akong
eh kasi naman magjowa sila before and now they are starting to date again..maluluma ang Popoy-Basha love team sa kanila teh..!truth!
besides, alam nyo naman na hindi ko peg ang mga clubbing na ganyan kasi magagalit ang organizers ng Carousel Productions noh..
pero since ang middle name ng pinsan ng hipag ng pamangkin ng lola ko sa tuhod sa mother side ay Calladquareen, aba siyempre gumow na ako..hihi #alamnioyan
so bago kami pumasok sa club eh naginuman muna kami ni Jon sa soyaling lugar..sa ganda kong toh, dapat sa classy place nya ako dalhin noh!
dun sa sidewalk sa labas ng 7eleven na binilhan namin ng isang litrong sprite pang chaser sa vodka nyang nakalagay sa mineral water bottle..
pak na pak db?!sayang yung Vera Wang kong gown that night, dun lang pala kami magiinuman..
anyway, since muslim si Rizuan, hindi siya umiinom. so mega kwento lang sya at chat with his phone..
accidentally, napansin ko kung sino yung kachat nya sa phone..very familiar yung name, and since me picture dun sa tabi ng name, nakita ko din kung sino.
"hey Rizuan!are you chatting with Ricky..?" i innocently asked.
"yeah..?but hey you know him?" Rizuan replied.
"hey Athena, how did you know Ricky??" gulat na tanong naman ni Jon.
Athena: "..we have been chatting for quite sometime now..why??"
Rizuan: "huh?!really, but hey how did you know him ??"
Athena: "..we chatted and exchanged numbers through Bendr..you know Bendr right?just like Grindr..?"
Jon: "Oh my, Athena are you serious???"
Athena: "like hell yeah?halluer do i look like im making up stories here..?duh??" (chos)
Rizuan: "So it means Ricky is also gay..?"
Athena: "ay hindi siya beki teh! nagexchange nga kami ng numbers eh at plano pa naming magmeet and manood ng cine dati..of course noh!halleur?!my gosh ha, so slow.." (chos ulit)
aba, gulat na gulat nga ang dalawa dahil kilala ko si Ricky, si Ricky na walang malay, si Ricky na ang tanging kasalanan ay mabighani sa photoshopped kong photo sa Bendr..chos!
Rizuan: "hey Athena, can i borrow your phone and can i see you conversation with Ricky?"
siyempre dali dali ko namang inerase yung mahahalay muna..
we talked nothing about those..decent kaya ako..ako rin kaya ang reigning Bb. Dalisay sa sitio namin..hihi
Rizuan: "..wow im really surprised Athena..do you know where he lives?.."
Athena: "he stays at Bukit Panjang also, just near your area..you stay there too right..?"
Rizuan: "yeah..!and he just lives next to our place..he is my neighbor..and i have known him for like ten years already, and i didn't know that he is gay..!"
Athena: "huwaat?!then i could have seen him when i went to visit your place last time..!"
Rizuan: "yeah..and are you aware that he has a girlfriend..?"
Athena: "ahaha..huwaaaatt again?!?nooooooee, i don't know that he has a girlfriend..well, i shouldn't be surprised, obviously im more beautiful than his girlfriend..no wonder he wants to have my number before..aha-aha-aha..!"
Jon: "..Athena, you haven't met him yet, right..?"
Athena: "we haven't met yet, coz im zow beeshee with work and other stuff..why..?"
Jon: "..so i guess you are also not aware that Ricky is deaf and mute..right?"
Athena: "aha-aha-aha..of course noh! we haven't met pa nga eh..........."
and then there was a moment of silence...
suddenly i felt like i cant hear the sounds of the cars passing by...
suddenly the voices of people and music that emanates from the nearby clubs disappeared...
suddenly all i can hear is my heartbeat..and the blood that rushes through my veins...
i looked around everything seems to be moving slowly around me...
and then all i can see is Rizuan and Jon...
unconciously, i dropped the papercup of vodka mixed with sprite...
i am shaking my head while i slowly closed my eyes..
then i felt my warm tears flow out of my eyes...
i took few steps backward..
i covered my face with my cold hands and leaned on the wall..
alam nyo na ang nangyari...
nagpadausdos ako sa pader..
and guess what??
hindi kasi naka-tiles unlike sa banyo..
parang yung batong pang hilod ko lang dati nung naliligo pa ako sa batis..
seriously, i was really surprised when they told me he is deaf and mute..
maybe because Ricky didn't mention to me anything about his condition..i have known him for quite some time now..from time to time, we chat but we haven't got the chance to meet yet..
but honestly, i didn't feel sad when i learned about him, instead i felt very excited to see him..and i'm not scared on how are we gonna communicate when we meet..
FYI: i mastered the sign language for the Alphabet..(effective tool kasi yun para mangopya nung highschool especially pag multiple choice at matching type yung exam hihihi) and i know some of the basic words/phrases/sentences using the Sign Language..salamat sa Kapwa ko Mahal ko..natuto ako..hihi
i don't care if hindi niya marinig ang 12 seconds na pag sustain ko sa F#5 na note..
i don't care if hindi niya marinig ang halinghing ko at mapang akit kong ungol..
and i don't care if hindi nya masasabi sa aking ang mga linyang, "Oooh sh*t Athena ang sarap ng ginagawa mo..urrgghh.."
well, in my 25 years of existence (credits to ate Venus for that wonderful opening statement), i never had the chance to meet and to have a friend like Ricky..
he is way much different from others, and that what makes him more special..
"i know i will learn a lot from him..
i know he will make me realize a lot things..
i know he will give me a new perspective on how to live with a purpose..
i will learn lessons and gain wisdom that no words could ever define..
i feel lucky to know him..
he is a good guy..
i know he is..
i felt it.."
Oh dba pang beauty queen ang closing statement ko..??
aminin nyo yan..!
level up na si Athena..