The man saw the woman sitting on the bench. To him, the bench looked rather familiar, as if he saw it somewhere before, long ago. But he wasn’t really sure. He sits beside her, and felt the uncomfortable cold wood. He has this sudden heavy feeling on his chest that he just couldn’t explain.
He looks at his wristwatch, it was 2:15.
I’ll try to be chronologically accurate as much as possible. The good and the bad of 2012:
- Started taking boxing lessons at the start of the new year.
- Performed w/ a band on one of my best friend’s wedding day.
- Got so drunk on that wedding night (after party); can barely remember anything. Got voted out of the “circle”.
- Kicked my friend’s ass in boxing.
- Got my first boxing injury; it hurt for a couple of weeks, couldn’t turn my torso to either the left or right.
- Got my ass handed to me by my friend (same person) in boxing.
- Went to Tagaytay w/ the barkada. Got tipsy the night of our stay, but managed to partially get back into the “circle”. A friend tried to steal bagoong in a small dish, and got caught.
- Performed live acoustic in Marquee Mall. I wrote one number wrong (my own number) on our info sheet by accident.
- Auditioned for TV5′s Amazing Race later that day after the acoustic performance, and wrote one number wrong by accident, again.
- Attempted to make videos of cover songs to upload on Youtube. Failed!
- Was one of the Groom’s men on one of my closest friends’ wedding, got to wear a coat and tie.
- Was forced to dance Gangnam Style on the said wedding’s reception. Failed!
- Met amazing new people and made new (some crazy) friends!
- Finally finished our project!
I hope to have a happy and prosperous 2013.
Nowadays I find myself juggling (not shuffling) different things on a daily basis. I’ve got my company, which is my priority. But aside from designing and making games (which I absolutely love doing), and acting as admin for the company (which isn’t fun, believe me), I also have other things to keep me very well occupied every day of the week.
The sand felt ticklish on my feet as I was walking by the beach. The water felt a little cold, but it was a welcome feeling under the hot summer breeze. It was almost sunset but the very warm temperatures still made me take my shirt off. I stopped short of a small crab I saw skittering by my toes. It went into a very small hole a few inches behind my feet. As I looked up, I saw a familiar face walking towards me, someone who’s been with me ever since I could understand who he was and what he meant to me. I gave a slight sigh, then sat where I stood facing the water. The man sat beside me; this was going to be quite a talk.
As I opened my eyes, I felt some slight pain in my chest. My heart was beating fast, and the back of my shirt was wet with sweat. I lay on my bed, glum, from the very bad dream I just had. I looked for my smartphone on the nightstand and checked the time, it was 5:30 in the morning, just great. I know I wouldn’t be able to sleep again, so I stood up and went to the bathroom to wash my face.
Yep, I’m a geek, that much is obvious already. And this geek went boxing. I started a couple of weeks into January, not just because I wanted to try; some friends of mine are getting married and people are in “getting-into-shape” mode, and I was the one who suggested taking up boxing. I didn’t just want to talk the talk, I also wanted to walk the walk. I bought some boxing gloves (Bulls) worth P980 and some hand wraps (Bulls) for about P180.
The routine for training starts off with around 20-30 minutes of jogging to warm up. Me and my friends resorted to just running around a line of badminton courts ten times, non-stop. Full-body stretching exercises follow after that, and once stretching is done, the first mits sessions begins. In-between mits sessions/round, there are other boxing drills to be done; speedball, double end bag, weaving, etc. After my first day, my body hurt like hell and I wasn’t able to go back to boxing until after a week. But after that, my body adjusted and I was already able to go boxing every other day.
I’ve had a PC since the summer vacation before my freshman year in high school. Since then I’ve been in front of a computer every day of my life. I’ve never had any (serious) eye problems, and I currently have a 25/25 vision. But lately, I’ve been having severe headaches when I’m in front of the PC for extended periods of time, and my eyes become strained to the point of it being unbearable. I’ve heard and read about the awesome Gunnar glasses that protect your eyes when using a computer or playing video games (and they look really awesome), and I wanted one for quite some time now but it’s only available in the US and I don’t have any means to get my hands on one of them. So I just tried to find the best alternative.
Oh wow. Hello there, it’s been a long time. I’ve been busy, and haven’t really found any time to write. But now is the new year and I feel obligated to write something that would make me feel learned, at least for a while (lol). I came up with a very short list of things that I learned in the past year, that hopefully made be a better person. Of course this kind of post just had to be late, again. Anyway, here they are:
I lay on my bed looking up at the ceiling with wide open eyes, my head resting on my hands. It was already late, or should I say really early in the morning, and I couldn’t sleep. Not a moment later, out of the corner of my eye, I saw a figure suddenly forming by my bedside. As I propped myself up to sit on the bed, I asked the silhouette “Who are you?” it was the most appropriate question I could ask.
“Oh, you know who I am.” the shadow replied. I was at-a-loss by what he said, but somehow he was right. I did recognize him, vaguely; he’s someone I haven’t seen for a very, very long time.
A long overdue post about our trek in Pinatubo..
January 30, 2011
Junel arrived at our house, wearing a red long-sleeved shirt, and bringing a black backpack, which at first I thought was our food; too bad. We had some breakfast first and talked for a while about how excited we both were for the trip. We then played Bad Company 2 on my PC to pass time while waiting for the others to arrive.