Chapter 6: “Dati kahit isang kamay, kaya kitang buhatin.”
Joven coughed. He was in the middle of his Physics class, the drone of his teacher and the whirring of the fans the only sounds in their classroom. His throat itched and there was a chill that had settled down his back. He closed his eyes and put his head down on his desk, willing the low-key throb at the back of his head to go away.
“José Vicente, we are in the middle of a lesson.” Mr. Maragat, their ancient Physics teacher wheezed. Joven didn’t raise his head from where it now rested on his forearms. “Mr. Hernando.” he repeated again. Joven still didn’t look up. “Mr. José Vicente Hernando!” he rapped the desk angrily.
Joven gave a surprised jolt and blinked around. Some of the girls at the back tittered. “Yes, po?”
“I expect na 100 ang finals exam mo, Mr. Hernando, kung kaya mong matulog sa klase ko.” the old man barked.
Nagkasalubong kami kanina ng Boss ko sa lobby (Section Manager) . Pauwi na ako 7:46 am tapos siya papasok pa lang (late na).
Me: Good Morning Sir.
Sir: Pauwi ka pa lang?
M: Yes po. Late ka na Sir.
S: Haha! Oo nga e, nagcommute na nga ako. *Insert nickname ko*, advice na lang kita if kelan ka balik ng pang umagang shift. Mukhang ok naman walang support ng Engr. kapag gabi, mas kailangan ka ng team pag umaga.
M: Ay sige lang po. Haha. Sige Sir uwi na ako. Antok na ko. 😊
Hahaha! Yes! Nagbabalik na ang normal sched. Wag lang ako biglang pabalikin this week, kundi straight ang magiging shift ko from 10pm to 5pm ng next day. 😂😂😂
Feeling ko sobrang guilty na si Sir sa paglalagay sa akin sa graveyard shift. 😂
Hello guys, it’s still me. The person that you loved for those random posts and also you hated because of annoying ones. I feel like I’m blogging for good, I guess? Good thing I was given ample time (which is now) to write a lengthy blog post (for me.)
Now, what’s keeping me busy for the past few months?
First thing, I am already in my senior high school year. It kept me busy because of the demand of time. Projects here, activities there, assignments everywhere. It is how I describe the first four months of school. And that kept me away from my beloved blog for months.
Being designated as the Editor-in-Chief of our Year Book, I have to iron things out especially in the different schedules, and also maintaining constant communication lines with the other people needed to produce such.
I am to participate in the Radio Broadcasting Division - English for this year’s Division Schools Press Conference (DSPC - Davao City) on October 22, and I am currently the sound technician at the same time article editor for radio broadcast journalists from our school.
I am also joining a debate contest in Manila this November, so I had to stay late at school to have intensive training in preparation for the PSDC (Philippine Schools Debate Championships, November 2-7 @ ADMU).
Last but not the least, family and personal priorities. I have to do the dishes even though I come home late, do my assignments and do some research at the same time, all of those I need to enjoy, but I know that in the end, it is the experience that counts.
Ilang araw, buwan at taon na ang lumipas ngunit sa tuwing narinig ko ang mga bagay na may kinalaman sa'yo ay nagbabalik ang isang libo’t isang saya at ang dagitab na tanging sa'yo ko lang nakita. Hindi ito ang patuloy na pagtugudug ng puso, lilinawin ko lang, ngunit ito yung uri ng alaala na masarap uliy-ulitin, ulit-ulitin, at ulit-ulitin katulad ng pagkagusto sa paborito mong lasa ng sorbetes. Matamis. Linawin ko lang ulit, ayaw kong masundan at madagdagan ang nagtapos nating istorya. Gusto ko lang siyang sariwain, namnamin na katulad ng pagnguya sa bubble gum na kapag nawalan na ng lasa ay itatapon na lang. Sa ganung paraan ko gustong ubusin ang lahat ng saya at lungkot ko sayo. Ayaw kong itapon lahat ng bagay na meron ako mula sa'yo dahil kahit papaano, naging parte ka na ng buhay ko. Kahit bali-bali-baligtarin pa natin ang mga bagay na pwedeng baliktarin ay hindi na mababago at mawawala sa puso at isip ko. May sarili kang emosyon na ikaw agad ang unang maiisip pag ako'y nagbabalik tanaw.
Mahal pa nga yata kita ang tagal tagal na niyang naninirahan dito. *turo sa puso* Masisisi mo ba ako? Sana hindi mo ko ikinahiya at pinanghinayangan. Sana lang talaga.