December 10, 2004. We started the night at the office talking about someone else's heartache coz the person failed at something mushy that I can't relate to. Anyway, we went out of the office and took an SUV bound for the LRT terminal. My friend was so beat that day, she slept on the way to LRT (I swear I heard someone snore) Anyway we took the LRT (Elevated Train) to the Central Terminal where we were supposed to eat at the nearby SM Manila. We skipped that and went exactly to Intramuros where we walked all the way to WOW Philippines. Honestly, I don’t know how to get there exactly but my instincts told me to just follow the lights and the quite expensive cars and keep heading south. And before we know it, we were there.
There aren’t many people around that night (considering it’s a Friday night). We ate at an open-air makeshift restaurant near the wall. It’s one of the many “ihaw-ihaw” restaurants found there. We chose the one with the most people figuring their food is the best. So we ate dinner there but were disappointed with the food. Anyway, went to the wall for a long awaited main event of the night, my friend’s revelation and the ever popular What’s new with me thingy.
Well I wasn’t that shock when she broke the news that she wants to resign from the office. She was looking for resignation letter templates earlier that day so I figured she wants to leave. Well she explained her reasons but in the middle of our conversation, a not-yet a young adult approach my other friend asking for her number. My friend replied sharply saying “What Number? One? Two? Three?” You could actually feel the embarrassment of the young man when he retreated and told his friends “Ayaw eh!” It was probably the worst pick-up line I’ve ever heard. I really laughed my guts out, I laughed so hard, I didn’t notice that the hands-free headset of my phone fell and I stepped on it (Damn! Now I have to buy a new phone ^_^)
We stayed on that centuries old city wall and listened to the really nice acoustic music. We talked about a lot of things. We talked about where our past relationships have taken us and where our presents ones are taking us. My friends are very happy for me, I wish I could also say that for them. But I’m really proud of how they handle themselves considering the pains and the hurt they’re currently experiencing. Suddenly I realized that I’m surrounded with two strong women, my friends.
We walked from Intramuros to the Baywalk. On the way we noticed that there are a lot of homeless people sleeping on the Quirino Granstand field, it came to us how blessed we are, although we have problems, we still have our homes and our families.
My friends and I needed to go to the bathroom but we cant find one clean enough to their standards so we stopped by Manila Hotel (hahaha! First time I ever did that, going to a five star hotel just to the soul purpose of relieving the bladders)
We weren’t able to complete the itinerary for the night because someone failed to call when he is supposed to and the other party was infuriated by the fact that he never called despite that deadline given to him. To make the long story short, we called it a night!