I stood up and went by the window to open the curtain. Ahhh what a beautiful view! The sun was up and shining over the city. The sky was like painted in bright blue! And I thought, wow, this is what I miss! I never really got to enjoy anything like it on a daily basis because most of the time I am busy working.
I called Kuya Honey to see the view. When he did not respond, I turned to see him. He was no longer in bed — Guess he went to the bathroom, I thought. Anyway, I stayed by the window longer to enjoy the view. Few minutes after, he came out from the bathroom. He was already wearing his gym clothes. I looked at him confused.
Kuya Honey: Mag-gym muna ako ha.
Me: Ah ok sige.
Bat ganon? Maggym siya tapos hindi man lang nagyayaya? Akala ko ba he wants to do things with me? Hay nako, brush off bad thoughts! Napakababaw naman non para magtampo ako. Magcook nalang ako.
So I cooked breakfast for us then hit the shower to prepare. We didn’t really discussed the itinerary for the day but I’m just getting ready incase he will ask me to go out.
2 hours passed, wala padin si Kuya Honey. The food I cooked is already cold. Almost lunch na ahhh. Bat ang tagal naman niya. Hayyyy. So I just opened my laptop and started checking on my emails. Magtrabaho na nga lang ako. Hmp!
Mayamaya pa after almost 1 hour, he came back. His clothes were really wet from his work-out. Without saying any word he went straight to the bathroom to change. He came out and passed by me as I sat on the table with my laptop. He went to lie down on the bed and opened the TV. Nanood lang siya ng walang abog abog! I was like irritated …. “What the hell, nakikita ba ako nitong taong to o sadyang bigla akong naging invisible? Hayyyst, I tried to compose my myself and brush off my irritation thinking that he might be just tired from his work-out, I also thought that he thinks I’m working that’s why he didn’t bother to disturb me. —- Sige Paloma ganyan nga… positive pa more kahit obvious naman na ginagawa kang tao tauhan lang ng gagong yan! (As if my bad angel is whispering this in my head… )
Fine! I’ll talk to him!
Me: Hon kamusta work-out?
Kuya Honey: Ok naman, ayun dami kong pawis grabe, ang sarap ng pakiramdam. (He didn’t even looked, his eyes were fixed on the TV)
Even if I was annoyed with what he did, I stood up and sat beside him on the bed.
Me: What are you watching?
Kuya Honey: Ayan oh, “Wolf… “
Me: Ah ok, can you disconnect your headset so I can hear the audio too? Sabay smile sa kanya.
Kuya Honey: Ok, wait. He disconnected the bluetooth headset.
So there, I joined him watching this series. Sa totoo lang napanood ko na yun, pero I pretended not to know it —- all in the name of love!
An hour passed and we were still on the bed watching this show… Mayamaya pa,
Kuya Honey: Gutom kana? Tara kain tayo…
Me: Sige, nagluto ako….
Kuya Honey: Ha? kaya pala may ibang amoy sa room. Next time don’t turn off the exhaust until the smell is fully exhausted.
Me: Yeah, I did that. I even opened the window. Anyway, sorry, I didn’t know na medyo may amoy papala.
Kuya Honey: Ok lang, just make sure next time ganon.
Me: Ok , sorry ulit.
Kuya Honey: Ano ba niluto mo?
Me: Hotdog — TJ your favorite, hard boiled egg, buttered salmon and black rice.
Kuya Honey: ah ok.
He went to the table and sat there while I prepare the plates and utensils. Sa isip isip ko, medyo naiinis ako. Grabe, feeling ata nito is katulong niya ako! Di man lang tumulong magprepare. Hayyyyy!!! Tapos ang malupit pa eh kung mapagsabihan ako eh para bang napakabobo ko na hindi alam ang ginagawa! Nakakainis! —– Pero sige, baka mamaya exaggerated lang nanaman, ok, palipasin ko na to.
So after we ate, we cleaned the table. He put the dishes at the sink. I was expecting he will wash the dishes kasi nga ako naman na nagluto diba. Aba teka, hindi! After he put the dishes on the sink he went to bed and watch this gadddamn series! Sa isip ko, aaaahhhhh ok fine! Sige ako na maghuhugas! Nakakahiya naman kay Kuya Honey…. bwesit talaga! Pero again sabi ko nga baka naman OA lang ako. So ayun, I washed the dishes then went to the bed to join him.
Pag upo na pag upo ko, tumayo naman ang lolo mo.
Me: Ohhh san ka punta?
Kuya Honey: Ahhh may bibilhin papala ako sa labas. Kelangan ko pala ng parol para iuuwi ko. Saka yung mga pasalubong na pagkain.
Me: Ahhh ok, sama ba ako?
Kuya Honey: Ikaw kung gusto mo sumama?
Me: Sige sama ako.
Sa totoo lang naiinis na ako, nakakapikon kase! Imagine tanungin ako? Kung gusto ko daw sumama? Hay gago ba talaga siya? Eto ako nagcancel ng sandamakmak na trabaho para makasama siya bilang sabi nya na gusto daw nya na makasama ako at kung pwede daw na ayusin ko sched ko….. SO OBVIOUSLY… OO GUSTO KO SUMAMA! Pu#ˆ#$* talaga!
Anyway, I tried brushing off these feelings — again mamaya naman eh OA lang ako mag isip. Hayyyyy, hinga hinga Paloma!
So we went down and got inside my car. I googled the place where we can buy the things he needs. When I found it, we drove off. I struggled to open my spotify. Si Kuya Honey, deadma lang. Buti nalang naopen ko naman.
We arrived at the area. I looked around to check where I can park.
Kuya Honey: Hindi ka pala masyadong focus magdrive noh?
Me: Bakit naman?
Kuya Honey: Wala lang, naobserve ko lang sayo. Saka madalas gumigitna ka. Kanina nga gusto ko ng kunin yung munibela sayo nung may nag oovertake sayo. Kapag ganon kase, hit the gas! You are in the right way, wag mo silang pasingitin. Daladalawa kotse mo, dapat marunong ka. Sabi mo saken magaling ka?
Me: Exhaled… I never said na magaling ako, sabi ko lang marunong ako.
Kuya Honey: Sabagay iba yung marunong sa magaling…
Medyo naiirita na ako kay Kuya Honey. Naalala ko tuloy ginagawa ko kay ex dati. Kung paano ko pansinin pagdridrive nya and all. At dahil panay na nga pagpansin ni Kuya Honey sa pagdridrive ko, medyo naconscious naman ako. Suddenly parang hindi na ako marunong magdrive. Pati pagpark ko, sablay na din. Samantalang yung mga kaibigan ko laging bilib saken sa pagmamaneho ko kase nga magaling daw ako magdrive at magmanuever. Para nga daw akong taxi driver. Pero ewan ko ba, bakit bigla akong naging parang tanga nung kasama ko sya.
Kuya Honey: Tabingi yung pagpark mo. Pero sige di bale na, ok nalang yan.
Me: Are you sure? Ayusin ko nalang.
Kuya Honey: Wag na, pasok na tayo ang init kase.
Para akong tanga na sumusunod sa kanya. Ano ba to, napakadegrading naman. I don’t think I deserve to be treated this way.
I still helped him find the items he need but I have already decided to leave him that day. When we finished buying all the items, he said that we should eat something. We headed to this cafe and ordered food.
Me: Alam mo mas bagay pala tayo na magkaibigan nalang.
Kuya Honey: He did not say anything.
Me: Ganito nalang, after this, hatid kita tapos I’ll pack my things narin. You should enjoy your stay here. Besides, you still have 1 week to go.
Kuya Honey: Ok, basta if you need anything I am here. I’ll get in touch with you as well if I need help. Let’s have dinner later before you leave.
I felt relieved that everything turned out fine. Atleast I don’t have to force myself. And the feeling seems mutual.
He ask if we can visit this table tennis club and play muna. So we went there before heading back to the hotel.
We really had a fun time together. He was teaching me how to properly play table tennis. And just before we left, I caught him talking to this young boy. I moved closer so I can hear their conversation. Kuya Honey sounded so sweet to this boy. Hayyyyy, pogi points nanaman! Gustong gusto ko talaga sa lalake yung magalang at mabait sa mga bata…. So eto nanaman ako, parang may hearts hearts nanaman mga mata ko…. hayyyy Paloma!
We got back into the car. After I started the engine, Kuya Honey pulled a white small box behind him. It looks like a jewelry box.
Kuya Honey: Paloma, nga pala, I got you this.
My eyes we’re like popping out! I couldn’t believe he is giving me 2 beautiful bracelets! I guess he really knows me so well — There are only 2 kinds that I like — gold jewelries (Real) and Pandora! And he got me both! Ahhhhh, sabi ko pa naman non ang sign ko na siya na talaga yung lalaking para saken is kapag binigyan nya ako either of the 2. And so far, none have given me except him! And he is giving me both! Hayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
Me: Why are you giving these to me?
Kuya Honey: I just want to. Take it please.
Me: Ok sige, thank you ha. I really appreciate it.
Natutunaw na ako pero syempre diko pinapahalata. Bakit ba si Kuya Honey ganito…. nakakainis, kung kelan naman decided na ko eh…. hayyyyyst! Kinikilig nanaman ako sa kanya. I have mixed emotions.
We drove off and went back to the hotel.
To be continued….