Bago tumatak sa isip niyong completely heartless ako, I'd like to share with you a picture of the sweetest bouquet I've ever receieved in my life.
Let's say it's from M.
I met M when we were college freshmen, dormmates in a residence hall aptly called "Kalayaan". We were both not from the Metro Manila area. He was from Bicol. Uragon. Visual peg : Hermes Bautista from PBB Double UP. He had the same body build, same facial expressions and same bad-boy appeal but a little bit shorter probably.
Nakilala ko siya nung second sem na, when he started showing up at dorm activities for which he looked extra tasty. We went out a few times and he made the mistake of giving me a phone when I lost mine. And I lost the phone he gave me after 24 hours. Saklap diba. Nag-sorry ako pero he even laughed about it, "Ano ba naman yan, bibigyan na nga lang kita ng 5110. Haha!"
There wasn't anything extraordinary about his personality. He was nice, not too sweet, sobrang galante and I was always the boss. He showed up to the culminating activity at the end of the year where um residents' academic accomplishments were recognized. Hindi naman siya mukhang matalino at nagulat ako nung tinawag yung pangalan niya para kunin ang certificate. Apparently, college scholar siya which meant that his weighted average was 1.75 or better.
After dinner, he gave me this:
A flower he just took from one of the tables' centerpieces and wrapped it with his certificate.
That was three years ago.
During the summer, I just stopped responding to his messages and we lost contact.
I haven't received a sweeter bouquet since.
And he probably hasn't made a bigger mistake than me.