23 June 2006

Meeting With An Old Friend

Right after work yesterday I hurriedly headed to Makati to meet an old friend. Along the way we decided where to meet excatly through sms. He got there first and he decided McDonalds at Glorieta would be the spot. I agreed.


As promised. Mark and me at Starbucks Greenbelt 3...


Nempsie, Allan Rey and Mark aka Mong... This picture was taken the last time they met. Too bad I wasn't there. I read the invite too late... (courtesy of Mark's Friendster)

Mark or famously known as Mong was a long-time friend, more like a childhood friend. We have been classmates since the third grade and the entire high school. We were close friends. Why Mong? Hmmm... Well, remember the post I had regarding MOCC where during the training we were given tag names? Mine was Pinokyo and his' was Mong. I really don't know what it means but it kinda stuck to him. Everyone started calling him Mong and even his friendster says Mong. Hahaha...

Actually the meeting was long due. Eversince he got here in Manila he had been texting me to meet him and the rest of our friends. I kinda drifted away from "the rest of our friends." I don't remember what exactly happened. Probably I grew out of it - the cheesiness of high school and stuff. I felt there were a lot of pretensions going on. But Mark, after high school moved to Iloilo where he studied Accountancy at UP Visayas. After graduation he went here to study for his board exams (good thing journalism studs don't have to go through with this... thank god!) and after six months he started working at SGV (or was it SVG--not really sure), an accountancy firm in Makati.

Yesterday morning, I was checking my Friendster and I saw a message from him inviting me to join him, Allan Rey and Nempsie on a night out. I was not exactly sure what it was but I read it too late. In my Yahoo I saw several messages from him the last having an attachment of their picture while on that "night out." (the pic above)

So I got his number and texted him that I was free yesterday after work though I haven't had sleep.

I stayed outside McDonalds and sent him a message and then out of nowhere this small guy in a corporate outfit (with a tie) came rushing to me with a big smile on his face. It was Mark. His face didn't change. He's still that adorable being that he was back in highschool -- only in longsleeves and a tie. We had dinner at KFC (I hate their chicken bbq btw) and headed to Greenbelt 3 and had coffee at Starbucks. We talked some more about what I have missed during the times that I was unofficially AWOL from the high school batch. Hahaha. And of course, being the nosy me, I couldn't help but ask about who in the batch has families and kids already. The journalist in me, I always have this apetite for news. (or chismis)...

After coffee we headed to Absynthe (tama ba spelling?) upstairs and had a bottle of beer. The conversation went from me telling all that happened to me (e.g. past relationships, sex epxeriences, college stories, work stuff etc) to me asking him how his lovelife is. He instantly said he didn't have one. Never had one infact. So I said, "Don't tell me you're still a V-I-R-G-I-N?!" He said no. He didn't want to tell me the story though. But I'll get out from him one way or another. Hahaha...

We are meeting again on Saturday pro'ly with other friends. Hmmm... I am thinking of Malate. I wonder if they'll be agreeable to that...

{still to be edited}
I had no time to upload our pics from last night but I promise to post them as soon as I can...

20 Comments:

  • Wow its really weird? first ako, i hate being first! just doing rounds nothing to post kasi. KEWLNESS HS renunion hehe! Total fun i bet!

    By Blogger Earth, at 11:19 AM  

  • @ earth - guess it's ur lucky day! wahehehe...

    By Blogger /iambrew, at 11:21 AM  

  • noh! i hate being first. hehe!
    online ka ba?

    By Blogger Earth, at 12:04 PM  

  • @ earth - bakit naman ayaw mo mauna?

    yup online ako kasi training ako ngayon eh. wahehehe...

    By Blogger /iambrew, at 12:22 PM  

  • add mo ako sa friendster wah! earth_suarez@yahoo.com

    By Blogger Earth, at 12:27 PM  

  • @ earth - cge ba...

    By Blogger /iambrew, at 12:36 PM  

  • Grabeh ha, Naging chatbox ang comment section! LOL! anyway, I'm still very close with my high school friends. I wish I have one or two childhood friend! But I'm good with the friends I have.

    Can't wait for your next post. You better get your journalistic juices flowing and interview that friend of yours! It's good to see that your course is still useful! :)

    By Blogger Jigs, at 1:32 PM  

  • malate is a lovely place. i was there briefly last year on my last phils holiday. *sigh* miss it.

    and you better get ur friend confessing next time. hehe.

    By Blogger R*Y A N, at 2:52 PM  

  • @ jigs - hahaha. journalistic juices? i dun think i ever had one. hahaha... yeah, i am gonna get that sex story outa him one way or another. wahehehehe...

    @ all of you - oo nga parang chatbox na to which is totally cool! i luv you people for always leaving traces here in my blog. at least i know people visit me di ba?

    anyways, keep hoppin here and see ya all soon. malay mo magkita-kita tayo...

    By Blogger /iambrew, at 2:53 PM  

  • did everyone just assumed Mark is gay?
    hahaha... i am not talking...

    @ r*yan - yeah Malate is a lovely place for PLUs but sometimes dami din crimes na nangyayari dun like nakawan... buti na lang di pa ako nagiging victim... scary...

    By Blogger /iambrew, at 2:55 PM  

  • oh we all wish... he sure is cute in the pic... hehehehe

    By Blogger XanFactor, at 3:22 PM  

  • so his a virgin ha... he better start reading me i guess... hahahaha

    By Blogger XanFactor, at 3:22 PM  

  • HEY I COMMENTED HERE A WHILE AGO. HMPPFF DAMN INTERNET. URGGHH..

    Now I forgot what I wrote.. :(

    Anyway it's great to meet up with old friends, you never know what to find out after years / months without meeting each other.

    That's all, urrgghh I had a longer post a while ago..
    Have fun!

    By Blogger juice is justine, at 3:36 PM  

  • @ lexan - hahaha... really now? want me to introduce you guys? wahehehe... i'll tell him u find him cute...

    and no, accrdg to him his not a virgin anymore...

    @ justine - hahaha... :þ sayang naman yung post mo dapat... yeah namiss ko rin si Mark. wahehehe....

    By Blogger /iambrew, at 3:49 PM  

  • Yes, high school friends.

    Haha! After graduation, there are the occasional get-togethers.. tapos nung middle na ng college, biglang nawala.

    To think na we are a very close batch.

    Haaayy... Oh well, that's life. I guess we all have our own lives.

    Buti pa kayo.. ;)

    By Blogger Jhed, at 5:43 PM  

  • @ jhed - yeah. we used to meet after highs school peo that stopped din. guess we grew out of each other. but its nice that i him kagabi. brought familiar feelings... hayyy... miss him...

    By Blogger /iambrew, at 6:15 PM  

  • haha, high school friends. i hope mine would be for forever, pero malayong mangyari yun.

    :D anyway, journalism pala ang course mo. ngayon ko lang nalaman, two months ko nang binabasa ang BLOG mo! :)) weird.

    ayun. :D dumaan lang. at nagcomment... http://utakgago.blogspot.com

    By Blogger utakgago, at 6:40 PM  

  • @ kevin - nothing lasts forever darling. wahehehe... at oo journalism grad ako... wahehehe... talagang u kept track of the # of months that u are reading my blog... sweet... wahehehehe...

    By Blogger /iambrew, at 6:43 PM  

  • so when can we start with 'the dare'? heheheh

    By Blogger allan, at 9:04 PM  

  • @ agc_dlsu - dare? what dare? wahehehe... :þ

    By Blogger /iambrew, at 1:36 PM  

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