as told with cartoons from http://www.stickgal.blogspot.com (cute, cute blog!)

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when i didn’t receive a reply to my friendster message to anton, i really thought we wouldn’t be seeing each other in beijing anymore. and i was fine with that (promise! hehehe.) to my suprise, he texted on wednesday morning (we arrived tuesday). he texted me using a philippine number so i was suprised when he identified himself. he asked me how long we were staying and i said till friday then he said he wasn’t sure if we could meet because he really didn’t know his schedule. but then on wednesday evening he called me up to ask where i was staying and that we could meet up the next day. so i said yes. then in typical kilig girl fashion, i texted a few (siguro mga 6) girl friends. hehehe.

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thursday afternoon, i texted him asking him if we were still on for the night. he didn’t reply. so i thought, hmmm… maybe he’s busy at work. by 7pm and still no call, i was starting to wonder. so i texted him again telling him that our tour was running a bit late and i might get back to the hotel by 9pm instead of the usual 8pm. still no reply. buti nalang masarap yung dinner (we had peking duck) at nakalimutan ko muna siya. when we got back to the hotel at about 9pm, and still no word from him. i started calling him up but he didn’t answer. (yes, i’m pathetic. :P) by about 930, i sent him my final message asking him to please reply. still no reply.

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so natulog nalang ako.

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the next day, as we’re on the bus to the airport, he texted me apologizing that he didn’t reply. apparently he stayed late at work and was sick so he went straight to bed. then he asked if we could have lunch instead. my first thought was, manong! bababa po ako ng bus! but i didn’t know how to say that in chinese. hahaha. so ayun, i told him that i was on my way home and that we should meet up nalang when he comes back to the philippines to visit.

you know what they say about the best laid plans. 🙂 and to think i was conjuring images very similar to before sunrise where we would be walking around beijing getting to know each other again and it would be morning before we knew it. i ended up being tuxqs from last order sa penguin. (if you haven’t read this book, read it please.) oh well… just another instance where reality falls far from fantasy. why do we fantasize anyway?! hehehe.

disclaimer: i just want to make this clear. i am over this guy. over! but i can’t deny that he’ll always have a special place in my heart and that i’ll always have a soft spot for him. he is, after all, my first love. the lady doth protest too much, eh? hehehe.