Wednesday, July 29, 2009
A for Alwin
Bigla na lang may nagtext sa kin ng lyrics ng "Seasons of Love" mula sa musical na Rent. Eh favorite ko yun...Kaya medyo naintriga ako. Sino kaya itong taong ito na alam yung song na yun. Di naman pop yung song or yung musical. Medyo naging curious ako.
It turns out, nakuha niya ang number through his friend whom I met in a wedding. Kase parang napagkwentuhan namin yung song na yun at yung musical. Nagmagaling at nagkunwaring cupid kaya he gave my number to Alwin.
Matanda sa kin si Alwin. He was in his early 30's ; I was in my 20's. Physically, he was mestizo, clean, smooth. Cutey. On hindsight, napansin ko lang, parang mas nakakarelate ako sa mga matanda sa akin kesa sa mga ka-edad ko. In short, naging ok naman kami. Kumbaga, we hit it off right away.
He's a veterinarian working for an animal health corporation. But he always dabbled in the arts. Yun siguro yung pinagkasunduan namin. He was into photography. He collected comic books and action figures. He likes movies. He was into musicals. Ang dami namin napagkwentuhan. Marami akong nalaman mula sa kanya; at alam ko, marami rin siyang nakuhang kaalaman mula sa akin. Shared interest breeds compatibility.
Halos araw-araw pumupunta siya ng bahay. Medyo effort kase he had to take the NLEX just to see me. I appreciated the gesture of course, plus the fact that enjoy siyang kasama. Kulong lang kami sa car niya, kwentuhan while listening to songs that he wanted me to hear. Minsan pa, he would hold my hand. And then kiss me. Sweet. Parang movie, parang musical. Pero dahil nga ganun, may twist. May conflict. May catch.
May kalive-in partner na pala siya...E di biglang tinapos ko ang movie at ang musical...The end na. Closing credits kagad.
P.S. When I met Alwin, I was also in a relationship. But I wasn't really into the relationship, if you know what I mean. I was willing to lay it all on the line for Alwin...But what the hey, the good ones are always taken. C'est la vie.