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They are awesome!

 

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“They are awesome, believe me. They are totally awesome.”

I wonder why some people treat babies, children, men, and women with extra chromosomes differently when they should be treated the same as others. Some people even call them names. Or look at them strangely as if, these humans are going to eat them alive.

Just a little knowledge for us to know, ordinarily, a newborn baby inherits a total of 46 chromosomes divided into 2 chromosomes from both parents. These 23 chromosomes match the other 23 from both the mother and father. The biological inaccuracy of the baby’s chromosomes may happen during the early stages of the development of the baby, (if I am not mistaken) which may lead to having more than 46 chromosomes in one child. That totals 22 chromosomes + 23 chromosomes on the other half which doctors may find not usual. In this case, a baby has EXTRA CHROMOSOMES. Extra chromosomes may happen in different situations, it may be inherited, the genes, the blood, or you are just LUCKY enough to be chosen as the parents of these wonderful babies. Is it normal? Well, it may not be the same as an ordinary set of chromosomes a person may have. However, they must be given the same treatment or attitude that we do towards other people.

Say, I have friends who have children who have extra chromosomes, and they are totally lovely. I am a very weak person when I see one, and it makes me cry because I am always, always overwhelmed by meeting children like them.

They are humans too, and they are wonderful humans. We actually all have to be thankful for having them around. They give us extra happiness and extra love. Which in return must be given, extra love, extra care, and extra understanding.

Some of them even graduated from college. Some of them are working for companies. Some of them even have their own families. And even if I do not know these people personally, I am so proud of their achievements. I am always overwhelmed by seeing them succeed. And I wish the other hundreds of them around the world to find the true happiness of their own choices too.

Now, I’d like to introduce one of the AWESOME CHILDREN that I know…

Meet Margarette, people call her GARI, and she’s extraordinary… People love her and I bet you will love her too. Her journey started when she was born in 2016…

Here are the 10 fun facts that you will love about EXTRAORDI_GARI…

1. She loves ANIMALS…

2. She loves HUGGING CUDDLY TOYS…

3. She loves TRAVELING and GOING TO THE BEACH… Her parents even named their resort in Boracay, “Gari’s Place”, don’t forget to visit!

4. She knows her responsibilities and duties at a very young age, such as household chores, and visiting her doctors regularly…

5. She loves dressing up different characters…

6. She loves being a fashionista just like her mom and sisters. In fact, she even participated in the Miss Possibilities 2018 with Ms. Nikki Valdez (one of the famous actresses in the Philippines).

7. She loves studying with her teachers, exploring new things, doing yoga with her mom and participates well in her swimming class. Guess what? She just received her first Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Performance in class and achieving the Mister Cheerful award recently… Congratulations Gari!

8. She loves her awesome friends and they love her too…

9. She loves her family so much and they are also well-loved by Gari. And for them, she’s the best present ever!

10. She loves God more than anything else…

Now tell me, what’s not to love? Isn’t she lovely?

So guys out there, you have no idea, how families feel when their family members are being mocked only because others don’t see them the way they see themselves.

REMEMBER: We all have flaws too, you will never know what the future can bring.

Sending a lot of love and hugs to these AWESOME PEOPLE that I call.

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Kisses from Gariboo!

 

For more of Gari’s journey, follow her instagram account: extraordi_gari

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The monster CREATURE – “Cleveland Abduction” You took 11 years of my life and now I got it back. I spent 11 years in hell and now your hell is just beginning.

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The monster creature inside a sheep

     The survival of these 3 young women who were abducted for a decade just made an enormous impact to people not just around the neighborhood but also around the world.

What really happened inside the house on Seymour St. in Cleveland Ohio? Where have all the girls gone? Who is this little girl coming in and out of the monster’s house?

article-2358645-19d291f6000005dc-300_470x550.jpg     In 2002, Michelle Knight who was then a 21-year old single mom was abducted by a certain Ariel Castro who happened to be living just a couple of blocks away from her parents’ house. Michelle called her mother a few hours before she was abducted and was told to pick her son up in school. She asked a man if he can help her in giving directions on the way to her son’s school since it’s her mother’s duty everyday. The man said he doesn’t know how to go there. And there was this other man who came up to her and told her that he knows how to go to that area that she needs to reach this afternoon. When she looked at him, she recognized that the man talking to her is the father of her friend.

Ariel Castro offered a ride taking her to the school of Michelle’s son. On their way there, he kept on telling her things about life, dogs and his puppies which caught her attention. “Oh really? Maybe you can give me one for my son.” She cracked a joke. And he said “Sure! Let’s drop by my house so we can get one.”

Upon reaching the back door, Michelle had no idea that Ariel already locked the gate and told her that he placed the puppies at the attic because he didn’t want them to make a mess on the first floor when he isn’t around.

Michelle was a little nervous going up the stairs but she trusted Ariel knowing that he’s the father of her friend. And when they reached the room, finding the puppies, he shut the door, the windows, grabbed her arms, tied and hung her up on the ceiling with an extension. That is how she was abducted.

Amanda-Berry-Gina-DeJesus-found-in-Cleveland-after-missing-10-years (1).jpg     A year after, another girl named Amanda Berry was reported missing. A girl who just left work one afternoon of 2003. She was offered a ride by the father of someone who used to be Amanda’s former workmate in Burger King. A year after, another girl named Gina De Jesus was reported missing.

See that’s how they were abducted by this man who became even more famous for being called as a monster. Why and how in hell had he ever done this kind of cruelty?

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Ariel Castro, a school bus driver, was a man of music. He was known for playing bass guitar, went to church every Sunday. Greets people and waves hello and goodbye in the neighborhood every single day. He even had the guts to hug the mother and lit a candle for Gina De Jesus when her parents remembered her a year after on the same day she was reported missing.

rapimento-cleveland-01.jpg   What really happened inside the monster’s house for 11 years? How did the young girls live their lives inside this house of horror? And how were these girls found after 11 years?

Ariel Castro abducted the girls and gave them hell in this house of horror. Raped them more than 5 consecutive times a day, beat them, locked them, chained them, cursed them, starved them to death and most of the time treated them awfully especially when the girls try to escape. They realized one day that if they keep on showing Ariel that they are sad and they are furious, Ariel would most likely keep on doing the same things to them. So they just tried to accept things as it is. And that was the time Ariel unlocked them from the chains and let them roam around the house except when there are visitors.

Michelle Knight got pregnant for more than 5 times but Ariel Castro did a lot of things to abort the baby. He had a child named Jocelyn with Amanda Berry whom he treated like his own wife.

Ariel’s ex-wife and kids left him because he used to beat her with anything that he can hold. Ariel was never a good husband, but was a good father… At first.

Ariel’s ex-wife was as well abused. Unfortunately she died a couple of years before the abduction of the 3 young girls were found.

How did these girls manage to escape from the Monster at the House of horror? Ariel Castro treated his daughter with Amanda Berry well. He was a father to Jocelyn who is now around 10-11 years old. He used to take her out of the house of horror. Taking her to Mickey D’s once in a while and shows her photos to random people introducing her as his girl friend’s daughter or his grandchild.

One morning of May 6 in 2013, the perpetrator Ariel Castro told Jocelyn that he will visit his mother and will be back after a couple of hours. He forgot to lock the main door. Or did he really forget to lock it? Jocelyn ran to her mom and told her “Mommy, daddy went out and left the door open.” Amanda asked her if she’s sure that her father really wasn’t there? Or he might just be testing them again if they will escape if he leaves the door open. She slowly went down the stairs and checked if he was there. To her surprise, the screen was only padlocked outside and the main door was 2 inches open. She rushed to the door and shouted for help. Until a couple of neighbors from across the house ran and forcefully broke the door. She then called 911 and informed them that she’s Amanda Berry, the woman who has been kidnapped for 10 years and that she’s alive and free. She asked for help to release two more girls inside the house.

Fast forward, Ariel Castro was caught at Mcdonald’s along with his two other brothers, Onil and Pedro Castro who were both so surprised when they were being asked by the police. They had no idea about what was happening.

Ariel was sentenced 1000 years in prison for Attempted murder, Aggravated Murder, Kidnapping, Rape and Assault. From his last words inside the court, he said that he is not a monster. That he is also a human. That there was harmony inside his house when the 3 young women were there. That they lived a normal life. And that he is just sick. He kept on making people believe that he had this kind of disease called Sexual Addiction.

The girls wanted Ariel to experience the same pain that they had experienced with him inside the prison. But same day of September 3 when a note was found inside his cell, “will be saved, God loves you, for all are sinners, we all fall short of the glory of God. Christ is my savior and yours!!” he was found dead. He committed suicide.

VIEWS AND OPINIONS

I am a fan of watching documented films, regardless if it’s long or short. I love learning things about other countries and how they manage to deal with different kinds of people and situation around the world.

Until I was brought to this documented file of the abduction of three women in Ohio who were found alive after 11 years. I watched it right away and got interested until I found out that they also made a movie entitled “Cleveland Abduction.”

I am a single mother, just like Michelle Knight and I definitely wouldn’t want my child to be abducted by anybody. Same goes with putting myself in the shoes of these women, what are you gonna do if you were one of them?

I always remind my daughter not to be to gullible. Most kidnappers abduct children or even, sometimes adults whom they find vulnerable.

We can never blame the three women or question them why the hell they took the ride with this man whom they only got the chance to talk to because they knew that he is the father of their workmate or classmate or someone they know. Things happen for a reason. We all have to be clever in these kinds of situations. However, we also have to consider that they were young girls when they were abducted.

I remember Michelle Knight on the day when Ariel Castro was sentenced 1000 years in prison, she said “You took 11 years of my life and now I got it back. I spent 11 years in hell and now your hell is just beginning”. I admire Michelle for being able to face Ariel Castro and for being able to stand strong for the other ladies inside the house of horror.

Michelle Knight’s life was far more different than the other two. She was not ok with her mom before she was abducted. Nobody looked for her when she was missing. Nobody lit a single candle for her. Her son was given away for adoption by her mom believing that she just ran away and that she didn’t want to look after her kid anymore.

After the 11 years of abduction she was given a family lawyer to help her find her son and to fight for her rights because she never intended to have her child adopted. It was her mother’s choice. Until one morning, she talked to her lawyer and told him that she realized that her son is now living a good life, and that he belongs to a responsible family who can offer him everything that Michelle won’t be able to give. So she just asked for a single photo of her son and accepted how things have changed.

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This is the actual photo taken inside the house of horror. This was Jocelyn’s small classroom inside their bedroom.

Amanda Berry who happened to gave birth to Ariel Castro’s daughter was given a different treatment inside the house of horror. She was treated like his own wife. She was given her own room, a small room where she made a small kindergarten and taught her child everything that she could learn inside. She was a good mother, a perfect teacher and wonderful friend. She never taught her daughter to treat her father awfully. She never made her feel like they are captives inside the house. She taught her good manners. She learned to accept the fact that she will never ever get the chance to be free again and just learned that things won’t be the same again. She did that because she knew all along that she will be treated the other way around if she’d do that. I admire her for being one of the toughest mothers I know. She gave God her full trust that one day, she will still see herself getting married, have a wonderful family and live a normal life.

Gina De Jesus, who was the last person to be abducted never gave up seeing her family again. Amongst the three women, she has the funniest and coolest family. A year after she was reported missing, her family remembered her by having a vigil, praying and lighting candles for her. Ariel Castro even attended the vigil, lit a candle and hugged her mother saying, as neighbors, they are doing their best to find Gina. How cruel is that?

It was said that there was another woman who was abducted but was able to escape.

Now the house of horror was already demolished and became a park full of plants.

I may have not have the full story or even more detailed delivery of how awful Ariel Castro was when he was still alive, but which ever way around, he was a monster and will forever be considered as a monster. He took the 11 wonderful years of these young women, gave them pain and made them suffer for the rest of their lives, put his family in vain, gave embarrassment to his own children, his own mother and everyone else in the neighborhood. His body is already dead but what he did still remains and his soul still suffers. But we are just humans, God is the only person who has the right to condemn or judge someone. He even forgives. And these 3 young ladies will soon learn to forgive but I’m sure they will never forget, and let’s leave it that way.

To Ariel Castro’s family, his mother, his siblings, especially his children, your lives must not be judged based on what he has done in the past. I know that it is very difficult to find a better way to live a normal life, just like what he made you of. He made you guys corpses, walking dead, all eyes on you, judging you, and changed your lives in a snap.  But I still wish you all to have an ordinary life just like before. If we could change something in the past, we would’ve done better, but this is reality. All we can do is move on and continue living your lives. I admire each and everyone of you for being able to do your own part to the lives of these children after the abduction.

images (1).jpeg     To Michelle Knight, you are a superwoman. I am a Filipina and I only knew your story when I got interested in the documentary. And I am telling you that you are one of the most wonderful people in the world. You are loved, you are beautiful, and you will always be part of the prayers of the people who love you anywhere in the world. Continue to be a blessing, continue to be a good person, continue to help other people and guide them especially young women in the world, and I wish you all the best. I am looking forward to hearing good stories and updates about your life in the future.

amanda-berry-0fbdbe0f1417af54.jpgTo Amanda Berry, no words can describe how good you are as a person. You, being a strong woman who fought for the life of your daughter, you, who accepted the fact that the child you were bearing for 9 months is a child of the person who abducted you, raped you and made your life miserable. You, who set aside the feelings of being destroyed and disturbed and gave your child the chance to live a normal life. I adore how you changed the life of your daughter, thinking about what others would do, if they were you. Because 70% might do otherwise. I wish you and your child a perfect family in the future. A man who will be a father to her and a husband to you. You are beautiful in and out. Continue to be a wonderful person and an awesome mother to Jocelyn.

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To Gina De Jesus, you are one of the kindest people I’ve ever watched. With everything that happened to you in the house of horror, you showed your faithfulness to God and to your family that one day you will all be together again. At a very young age, you have become a fighter. What you have experienced inside the house of horror was really unacceptable, but how you handled it was extraordinary. I wish you and your family a stronger and a healthier life. You are a blessing to Michelle, Amanda and even Jocelyn. Continue to love your family. Keep your faith to God. Your personality is really admirable.

Kudos to these 3 women who have done so much in life at a very age and yet, became stronger and now helping people by guiding them, inspiring them, talking to them, reaching out to those who are in need and giving them the chance to live a normal life by being SURVIVORS.

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Security 

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When can you say that you are secured with your SECURITY?

We all want to be secured wherever we go. We all want to be safe all the time. We all worry about how we can be free from danger or harm. We all need a protection.

But these days, how can we not worry about the deaths all over the world? How can we sleep at night if people find ways on how to trespass your own house? How can we make sure that our children are safe at school? Can we still say we can be safe from danger or harm?

As much as we want to keep everything safe, as much as we want to free ourselves from danger and as much as we want to look after each member of the family, we can never escape from what is written in the book of the Lord. If it is meant to happen, it will according to his will. The only security we can consider is when we see ourselves living the eternal life with Him.

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BatanEscapade of Jus and Jayde

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It’s been ages since I last posted a blog.. And this is my very first post for this year.. Before I continue writing stories, I would like to share this wonderful bonding of my 2 friends in the Philippines. Cousins Jayde and Jus who visited one of the best places in The Phil. Batanes.. Check out the video and this is how you can get there.. ENJOY!

How to go to Batanes (IT – para sa mga nagtatanong po)

Airlines such as PAL and Skyjet fly from Manila to Batanes. As far as we are informed Skyjet flies on weekdays and weekends maliban sa TUESDAY. They only have flights in the morning. Ours was at 6:45. The plane left at exactly 6:45. Don’t be late. We arrived after an hour and 15 minutes. Batanes airfare can go as high as PHP10,000 one way but sometimes, you can score cheap tix whenever there are promos available or seat sale. Ours was 10k each (seat sale booked last year). Unlike in Boracay, there is 2go available or passenger boat that would take 10 hours. In Batanes there isn’t any available. However, manong driver told us that there is one which will take 5 days before you reach Batanes. (he didn’t mention the name though).

Arriving at the airport, you will have to pay P300 for the environmental fee in Basco. You will be given a map and a ticket, Make sure to keep it, you will use it later on.

Hotels and homestay abound in Basco. We stayed at Nanay Cita’s Homestay which is just a few minutes away from the airport. Just take a tricycle and pay for P30.00 to reach Nanay Cita’s. There are 5 available rooms. I suggest you rent the one on the rooftop. (Photo available here) All of the rooms are aiconditioned, but since it is very cold in Batanes, you can just tell Nanay that you will only use a fan. (3N4D, we only paid for 2100 for two.) It has it’s own restroom/bathroom and you are allowed to cook. She has a kubo where you can enjoy the relaxing view while having coffee or lunch. Since we arrived at 8ish, she prepared a free breakfast (egg, sinangag and tapa plus coffee).

We took a rest the morning we arrived and had our North Batan Tour after lunch. Nanay Cita will provide you a tricycle driver who will take you to your tour.

North Batan Tour – P1,000 (Don’t ask, you will understand when you get to experience it.)

> Valugan Boulder Beach (we didn’t swim LOL, mashadong mabato po). You will see different sizes of pebbles in layers. People in Batanes believe that if you make one yourself that day you visit Valugan Boulder Beach and it is still there the moment you get to come back, your wish will come true. (fingers crossed)
> Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel – show your ticket. (the one that you paid upon arriving at the airport)
> Fundacion Pacita – they say, this is the most pricey hotel in Batanes where most actors stay. (Approx 8-12,000 per night.) They will allow you to take photos and take a tour inside if there aren’t any tourists. But if there are, you are only allowed to take photos outside, and the garden. There are food and drinks available too.
> Pagasa Weather Station
> Tukon Church or the famous Mt. Carmel Chapel – believe me their churches are really awesome, old and new.
> Vayang Rolling Hills – breath taking.
> Chadpidan Boulder Beach – sister of Valugan
> Naidi Hills / Basco Lighthouse – wear flats or sneakers, you wouldn’t want to have your feet numb and heavy with fatigue.
> Basco Town Proper

END OF DAY 1 – our moms cooked and prepared adobo and tocino on our first day. There aren’t any resto close to Nanay Cita’s. So it’s either you cook or take time to find a resto. It’s really tiring manay! You’d rather stay at home after a long trip. :p

We were scheduled to have our Sabtang Island tour the next morning, unfortunately it rained. So we decided to just have the South Batan Tour instead and wished for a sunny third day for our Sabtang tour.

South Batan Tour – P1,500 (Again, don’t ask, you will understand when you get to experience it.) My cousin ( Jaydilyn and I decided to take the tour at 12:00pm hoping that the sun will appear after lunch and voila! It did. Thank God.)

> Chawa View Deck
> Tayid lighthouse
> Racuh a Payaman (The famous Marlboro Country) – Manong told us, that a few decades back, an American came to visit Batanes and said that, Racuh a payaman looks like the famous MArlboro country so he named it after it.
> Imnajbu Beach (It rained a little so we were not able to enjoy the view for a long time)
> Imnajbu Point (Alapad Pass and Rock Formation) – The ruins of the old USCG LORAN Station can also be seen which is set to be opened as a museum in the next couple of years. This is known as The Little America during the American Era.
> Ruins at Sitio Songsong
> Honesty Coffee Shop – unfortunately the owner wasn’t there when we visited. We were not able to take photos with them.
> House of Dakay and the old Spanish Bridge – Yay for the son of Dakay whom we met personally on our trip.
> Homoron Blue Lagoon and White Beach – Talking about aqua blue? See it to believe it.
> Diura Fishing Vilage
> Mahatao Boat Shelter Port – This serves as a shelter to vessels bound for Itbayat and other boats during inclement weather.
> San Carlos Borromeo Church – the first stone-made church in Mahatao, which has it’s small souvenir shop and the famous Batanes Blank book archive which holds hundreds of hardbound books with blank pages. You can pick any number of a book and you can write anything there. (BTW, you will have to pay P100 upon entering)

END OF DAY 2. – We had to get back home before dinner so we can take a rest and tuck ourselves in bed early for our 5:15am tour in Sabtang. Received a message from Kuya Jun Castillo (everybody knows him) informing us of the tryc number who will take us to our last tour.

You will have to get dressed as early as 5:15 in the morning. Nanay Cita will wake you up and will call you once the jeepney arrives. Make sure to bring BAON (water, crackers, juice or whatever)

Sabtang Island Tour – P1000. You will pay P54.00 back and forth. There is only one jeepney available. So the one who will drive you to the port is the one who will be there after your tour. You will be asked to register your name. Do not forget the number of bags you’re taking with you.

Here we go! The water between Sabtang and Batan is known to be rough, tough and frightening. I dare you to try it. (Take 1 bonamin before riding aboard the Faluwa/Falowa boat. A 30-minute boat ride to the unforgettable island.

Arriving at the port, I shouted Kuya Jun’s name and he was there waiting for us, guiding us to our tryc driver kuya Eugene. The tryc in Sabtang is different from the usual ones that we get to see in Manila. Theirs is made of wood.

You will then have to go to the Tourism office and will be asked to pay P200 for the environmental fee.

> Sabtang Church
> Savidug Vilage – this is where you can see a lot of stone-made houses built in a small barrio. Where people live by means of farming, fishing and alike.
> St. Thomas Aquinas chapel and old Beaterio. (PS: they have a restroom)
> Chamantad Cove and Tinyan Viewpoint – where you can rent a complete outfit of Talugong, kanayi, basket and Vakul for P25.00 and take as much photos as you like. There are some small souvenir shops as well, which sell drinks and snacks too. We bought buko and ate pansit bihon packed in a some kinda leaf (I forgot the name).
> Chavayan Village – The first Nipa hut on the right is where you can find some traditional Ivatan costumes and headdresses being sold. You will meet Nanay, who will teach you how to make a Vakul.
> Chavayan Chapel
> Morong Beach, Mahayaw Arch and Nakabuang Cave – the driver will take you here right after a long day. PREPARE P300 for your lunch. I think that is where they really take the tourists.
> Sabtang Lighthouse
> Conscience Cafe and Souvenir shop – this was our last stop for this tour. Where we bought some bukayo and waited for the 1pm boat ride back to Basco.

Some people stay here overnight. (You can stay at a homestay next to Sabtang Lighthouse. If I am not mistaken, you will have to prepare P300 for an overnight stay.) We chose to have a day trip instead since our flight back to Manila the ff day was early. Make sure to be at the port before 1pm or you will have to stay overnight. That is the only schedule going back to Basco.

Manong jeepney (The same jeepney driver that morning) will be waiting for you and will drop you off at Nanay Cita’s.

We arrived at 2pm and decided to take a nap since we woke up early that day. At 4pm we walked to a store a few blocks away from Petron Gas Station where bikes are for rent. For only P25.00 for an hour, you can go visit some places in Basco. We went biking to the plaza where some food stalls and souvenir shops can be found. We also tried Phil’s Brew Cafe. They offer sweets and coffee of course. Sabi nga ni kuyang kapitbahay -MUST TRY!-

This was our DIY/Tipid Tour in Batanes. I suggest you visit Batanes for a week, because we were not able to visit Itbayat Island which is approx. 3-4 hours away from Basco. Considering the pricey airfare, if you are already there, stay for a week.

For goodies, you can purchase Ube Halaya for P100 per container, P35-P45 for Camote chips, Prices ranging from 25-100 for bukayo (different sizes), P30-P250 for souvenirs.

If you are a nature lover, go and experience the relaxing view and places in Batanes. They actually have an internet everywhere, but right after Bagyong Ferdie, most places had a problem with the connections. There are some areas which do not have any signal as well. I don’t suggest kids, especially toddlers because it requires you to a lot of walking, hiking and trekking. They will not enjoy it yet. Mind you, it’s really tiring.

Batanes is a very clean province. I only saw 3-4 tourists who were smoking. People are all kind and not boastful. They smile a lot. They are all fair and they all follow the standard rates in everything. You won’t see any streetchildren. (Manong driver mentioned that everybody works. So they are all busy and earning) Life in Batanes is very simple. It felt like as if we lived back where technology wasn’t a big deal yet.

Make sure to have have water with you all the time. It’s really hot.

PS: make sure to have a perky, active and funny buddy with you. 😊👍🏻
So, para sa mga nagtatanong – I hope this one helps! 🙂

Should you have concerns – Meron pa ba? Naisulat ko na ata lahat dito – just pm me. 🙂

Nanay cita’s number : 0939 919 3616
Kuya Eugene Castillo (Sabtang Island Tour) : 0935 965 5317

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S.INGLE A.WARENESS D.AY

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This has always been one of my favorite songs. For some reason, haha it makes me feel like I am just okay being single… But whenever I hear this song it makes me laugh, getting confused if I really am okay being single or not.. Well, up, up for Joseph Vincent! He’s one of my faves… 

Well from the line “There’s always next year, just wait and see”

INDEED.. Let’s just wait for next year… haha Everything is just alright.. ^^

-S.A.D No valentine for me
And Imma be alright if you could only see
That today’s just a day and if it’s meant to be
There’s always next year, just wait and see

This ain’t a song about love, it’s the actually opposite I’m thinkin’ of
I don’t care about the cards, or candy hearts, oh no no no I’ll tell you right from the start
Oh, reminds of how I don’t have a date, the 14th of February gets in the
way cause for me, It’s Single Awareness Day-

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Contentment

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“Some people are already CONTENTED not because they do not want to achieve more, but because they are thankful having less but happy than having more, tired and unhappy.”

 

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Daily Post Challenge

How do you define SUPERHEROES?

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What does it really mean by the word SUPERHEROES

Do we really have SUPERPOWERS?

If you’d search for the meaning of the word SUPERHERO, you’d get the following definition…

  1. type of costumed heroic character who possesses supernatural or superhuman powers and who is dedicated to fighting crime, protecting the public, and usually battling supervillains. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superhero
  2. a benevolent fictional character with superhuman powers, such as Superman.  https://www.google.com.ph/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=superhero+definition
  3. a fictional character who has amazing powers (such as the ability to fly) http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superhero
  4. a hero, especially in children’s comic books and television cartoons, possessing extraordinary, often magical powers. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/superhero
  5. a character in stories or movies who has special powers, such as the ability to fly, that are used for fighting evil or helping people  http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/english/superhero

If you would notice, they are giving us the same definition. Maybe not the same set of words, but same idea. Wikipedia, Google, Merriam-webster, Dictionary, Cambridge and such. But do you really think SUPERHEROES are those wearing costumes, those who can fly, those who have amazing powers?

At one point in time, we believed. Especially when we were young. We believed that we can be superheroes and that we can have amazing powers. But as you grow older, you get to understand the REAL MEANING of SUPERHEROES…

This is when you do not have to wear costumes, you do not have to have video cameras and reporters just like what we see on TV. This is when you do not have to fly just to save someone.

Being a superhero would mean “HELPING”. Any act of helping, big or small, can already make a big impact on people. Helping poor ones, helping even the rich ones, helping animals or so – it is already an act of helping. HELPING is your SUPERPOWER. You can be a SUPERHERO yourself. Anybody can be a SUPERHERO, even without those capes and masks.

Now check this out! I met these people from the Philippines, who became superheroes themselves.

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So who are they?

They call themselves ZINCO BROTHERS. A brotherhood of young people who have been friends for almost 2 decades now. They have been together since they were young. Through ups and downs, they have seen each other’s downsides and are all very familiar with each other’s flaws. From rural to urban, they still come back to what they consider SECOND HOME.

A few years back, they decided to name the group ZINCO, where they used to hang out when they were young and where they met all the members. One day, they thought of something different from what they usually do. Almost every month, they would drink, hang out, party and all. And then they all decided to do something productive or fruitful. To HELP others who are in need. They can still remember the first time they donated to a certain Orphanage in the Philippines. They started young. The children from the orphanage were young too.

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And then they all decided to do it annually. So every year, they prepare goods, stuff, and food for the children of that Orphanage. They only started with a SACK OF RICE. That’s it. They only wanted to help. Their only concern then was to make other people smile. Nothing more – nothing less. 

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And now? They can already provide boxes of fruits, boxes of toys, boxes of clothes, boxes of rice and goods for each child and staff, they can now provide a day full of fun, games, and celebration. They participate yearly by preparing food and sharing money for them to be able to make the event for the kids successful. They all agreed to celebrate their anniversary every December with these kids.

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karlos bday 5.jpgFor a long time, they all kept this to themselves. They believed that they do not have to tell the world about their good deeds. Then again, I still tried my luck to have an interview with them because I believe that, we do not have to show this to people for fame, but instead to INSPIRE others in HELPING and doing good deeds.

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When they started it was just a sack of rice sent to the Orphanage. There were only a few of them. The orphans were young then. And now, together with the wives, sisters and their children, they all HELP each other to be able to make these waifs smile every Christmas Season. And the latest PHOTO? It was taken last year. Some of the kids are already adults. All the members participated in the said event wearing different costumes of SUPERHEROES. 

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See, they have been superheroes themselves since the day they started making these children happy. Wearing costumes last year was just a BONUS. To make them happier.

So, what does it really take to be a SUPERHERO? Nothing but A GOOD HEART. Giving without expecting anything in RETURN. 

Looking forward to having another interview with these people in the next few years. Let’s see what the theme is going to be like this December… 🙂

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This week’s Daily Post challenge is to write a post about a superhero who speaks to you. Shhhh, I have actually met all of these SUPERHEROES in person.. :p FLY HIGH GUYS! Till our next adventure ZINCO BROTHERS! Thank you for giving The Anonymous Writer the chance to know all of you. Keep it up! 

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Something I need (Love Story)

Something I need.. Chapter 2 

©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

“If we only die once? Who would you like to die with? If we only live once? Who would you like to live with?” What do we really need in life?

What happened to Phoebe and Lexie’s plan? Who is Mimi? When is Jerry going to ask Yassy to be his girlfriend? Why is Ronnie jealous? What’s going to happen to Jess and Chase? Will Cy get the chance to meet the Anonymous writer?

Link to Chapter I:  https://theanonymouswritersnotebook.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/something-i-need/

Chapter 2

One Saturday Morning – Jessica – messy hair tied up, nerdy eyeglasses, big shirt and a pair of booty shorts, went down to the kitchen. Turned the lights on, took a cup of coffee and sat down. Daydreaming – the phone rang.

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“Hello?” She answered

“Hey! It’s me, Chase, this is my sister’s number. You were not answering my calls so I decided to use my sister’s number. Can I invite you for dinner?”

“Dinner? Like, later?”

“Hmm Yeah?”

“But I just had dinner at your house the other night?”

“Is it an issue?”  He asked

“Ah, nah – I – ah.. I’ll let you know later” She answered in a very monotonous voice.

Chase tried asking why she suddenly felt a bit off and was about to ask why she suddenly left the other night.

“Ah, is there any problem Jes?”

“Ah, nah. It’s okay Chase. I just ah, I ah – woke up on the wrong side of the bed.” She answered.



TIFF’S HOUSE

Tiff preparing breakfast for the kids.

Tiff: “Darls! Carlo! Kids come on down.”Shouting. Calling the kids. While preparing for two cups of coffee. “Baby, Mimi has never changed. She still looks sexy”

“Babe, have you checked the latest iPhone?”  Matt, tryna change the topic.

“We just bought the latest two months ago..?” Tiff answered.

“I know, but it’s not for us. It’s for Darlene. I think it’s time to give her a cell phone. Besides she is already a teenager. It’s for her birthday anyway.”

“Awwww, that’s so sweet of you. But baby you don’t have to.”

“No, it’s okay. Let’s buy her one tomorrow.”

Matt — Tryna make things cool. He seemed like he’s hiding something from Tiff.

“So, whatchu think of Mimi? Dom dated her in college right?”

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Matt, turned the TV on and sat on the couch.

“Baby?”  Tiff

“Yeah? I dunno babe. I have no idea.”

Tiff (confused), holding two cups of coffee, one for her and one for Matt.

“You have no idea??? Are you okay? (Giving the other cup to Matt) You were the one who told me that before!? You told me that Mimi and Dom dated? And that Mimi was awesome, and she was good in bed and that is…?? Hmm she is.. ugh.” And suddenly stopped talking for a second.

“Is there anything that I need to know Matt?”  She asked.

“What? What do you mean? There’s none! What are you saying? Come on babe! It’s so early!” Matt became a little vex and for some reason, he decided to just leave Tiff’s house.

After a few minutes.

Tiff talking to Matt over the phone “What is wrong with you?!”

“What is wrong with me? Look, it is so early in the morning and you are such a nagger! Even in front of your children!” Matt yelling.

“I WAS JUST ASKING YOU, WHY WERE YOU SO ANGRY ABOUT IT? I DON’T UNDERSTAND! MY GOD.” Dropped the call.

Matt headed to the coffee shop right away.



Lexie: “Are you ready Phoeb?”

“I don’t think I can make it dude!”

“HAVE THE COURAGE… Remember? It’s better to try than not to. At least, you get an answer. What if it’s a yes?”  Lexie answered

“And what if it’s a NO?!” scaredy-cat

“Whatevs! Let’s just try it okay? Do not be a cowardly dog, you idiot! Get ready! I’ll be there by 1.”



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Cy: “Hmm, not sure yet. Maybe I will just go to the cafe and read some stories.”

Pots: “Alright, text me or call me when you are already there. I will ask Caleb to drop me off at the cafe after we finish the invites”

“Will do.”



RING.. RING..

“Jess! Coffee later? I hate Matt!” 

“Ugh. Okay. But Tiff I don’t have any plans of going out today, can we just have coffee at home? Come over here. Call Yassy and let’s talk it over a cup of coffee. What happened?”

“I dunno. I think he is hiding something.I hafta figure out. I’ll call Yassy and we’ll be there at 1.”



1PM – that same day (Phoebe’s house)

Honk! Honk!

(Phoeb, in a hurry, locking the door, with her black backpack, wore his cap and hopped into Lexie’s car)

Lexie: “Ready?”

Phoeb: “I dunno. But, do I have a choice?”

Lexie:  “THE FUDGE! Do you want this or not?”

“I do! I do! I was just kidding! haha Let’s go!”



1PM – that same day (Ronnie’s cafe)

Ronnie – about to sit at the table at the corner where Matt is. “Sorry dude, busy day. So what’s up? What happened?”

“It’s ok. Like as if I’m a customer here! I can manage. I even know how to prepare my own coffee.” Shaking his head. “Dude, I think I’m dead.”

“What the heck did you do?”

“I dunno, I got caught in the middle. I just showed Tiff like I got mad, but the truth is, I do not know what else to do. She kept on asking me about Mimi.”

“Uh-oh. You’re really dead man! I think it’s better if you tell Tiff right away.”



1PM – that same day (Jessica’s house)

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“So what made you think he is hiding something from you?”

“Come on Yas! He just got mad! Like as if I did something really bad! I was only asking him about Mimi. That’s it.”

Jess: “Oh okay wai-wait. You mean Mimi? Mimi the Do-you-have-a-car-girl?”

“Exactly!”  Tiff answered

“What do you mean Do-you-have-a-car-girl?”

“Well, Mimi, would always go for a guy who has a car. She won’t date you if you do not have a car. Regardless of your relationship status. Single, taken, married as long as you have a car. Old or new. handsome or not.. SHE- would date you.” Tiff answered.

“What the! For real?”

“Well, for the last few years that you were in the US Yas, that has been an issue. We even heard that she dated John Delos Reyes, Mark Felipe, Christian Lim, Anthony Ching, Carl, Nick and the rest of the gang. One group – one girl. The truth is – we didn’t mind. We never thought it’ll be an issue, besides we do not care. Plus, she never dated anybody in our group. But right after we saw her at the party of Dino..” (Shocked. Became a bit quiet. Thought of something.)

Yas: “Oh my God Jess! Do you think???” 

“Oh my! No girls!!!!”Tiff

Took their cups and sipped altogether.



CAFE 

Lexie and Phoebe hiding outside.

Lexie: “There she is!! Go to her now and I will just order. I will be the one to do the thing.”

“Okay! Wish me luck!” Phoebe — a little nervous.

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Phoebe: “Hey Cy!”

Cy, focused on the story, looked at her and greeted Phoebe. “Hey Phoeb! Who you with?”

“Ah, Lexie, he’s at the counter. Ordering some coffee.”  Answered timidly.

“Ah okay. oh. Ordering? Over the counter? But, he can order here? Why does he have to order there?”

“Ah oh yeah. Uhm, he needs to go to the restroom too.” WHEW!

Cy, still reading, didn’t actually mind. “Hmm would you like to move to a different spot?”

“Sure! I think we can just sit at the smoking area. You know, Lexie smokes.”

“Alright, no problem.” 

Heading outside of the cafe, Phoebe trying to look for Lexie, opened the door for Cy who is still reading some stories on her iPad.

AT THE COUNTER…

Lexie: “Boss Ronnie, we really need your help. Here’s the plan”

SMOKING AREA:

“You really like reading huh?” Phoebe asked Cy while grabbing one chair from the other table

“I am not a fan of reading. I love watching instead. And you know that. But the stories here do not always have a happy ending. REALITY you know.. Unlike in movies. These are like real stories. And I like the writer. Given the chance to meet her in person, I definitely would have the best day of my life.”

Phoebe smiled. “But it says here that she is an anonymous writer right? So how are you gonna see her”

“I dunno.”  She answered.

“Hey! What’s up what’s up?! Yours.” (Lexie, giving the coffee to Phoebe and pinched her finger to let her know that everything is all set. Sat down and took a stick of a cigar.)



INSIDE THE CAFE

Matt: “So what do I do? Should I tell her? How? When? I dunno. This is gonna be a very big issue. I mean, you know Mimi.” 

“Where is she now? I mean Tiff.” Rica asked. “Hon, can you get me a cup of coffee too, please. Thank you. (Talking to Ronnie)

“She isn’t responding. Kept on texting her and I even called her several times. But na-ah. Well, she usually goes to Jessica’s house.”



JESSICA’S HOUSE..

 Yass: “So you think?…… You really think it happened that time huh?

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Jess, slicing a piece of cake.

“Well, the only thing to figure that out is to call Chelsea.” Jess answered. “Try this out! Bought it in Laguna when I visited my grandma last Friday. 

“If that is so, then let’s call her now!” Tiff hurriedly took her phone and dialed Chealsea’s number.

“Wow! This tastes really good.” Yass took a bite.

“It is indeed. Brazo de Fernando from Tedz  Sta. Cruz, Laguna.”

“It’s just ringing! Is she busy?” Tiff asked.

“No idea. Or maybe she has an event today.”

“Maybe it’s better if we visit her sometime soon? Coffee maybe?” Yass suggested.

“That’s a great idea.”

“So where is Matt now?”

“I do not know. Or maybe at the cafe.” Responded Tiff.



SMOKING AREA

Rica: “Ladies? Excuse me.”

Phoebe and Lexie looking at each other. Cy was a bit confused. Put down her ipad and looked at Rica.

“Yes Miss Rica?”  Lexie pretended he doesn’t know anything.

Rica: “Ah, my husband gave handed these to me and asked told me that somebody came here yesterday and left this here. They were actually looking for you (looking at Cy)”

Cy, shocked: “Huh? Me? Left something? But I was here yesterday.”

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“Well, yeah, I believe, an hour right after you left. The person looked okay though.” (Handed the bouquet of flowers with a card that says “You always look beautiful with that smile, Cyril”) A paper bag which has a teddy bear inside, And this. Paid for it yesterday and asked me to give you the coffee that you always order here. — So enjoy your day girls! See you around. I’ll get back to work.” Gave Lexie and Phoebe a wink!

Cy – still shocked. “Who could it be? I mean, I never talked to anybody here except you guys!”

Lexie and Phoebe still looking at each other. Confused. A little tensed though.

“Maybe one of your stalkers? Fans?” Lexie said.

“I swear, I do not have any idea. But the flowers are beautiful though… Wait. You guys ain’t playing me a joke huh?”

“And why would we do that?” Lexie asked.

“Ugh. Nah. I dunno. I just thought of it.” 

Phoebe suddenly sent Lexie a message. “Where did you get the flowers???”

“I dunno! I only handed the bear and paid for the coffee and told Boss Ronie to pretend that someone was looking for her yesterday!”



Jessica’s house. at 6pm

Phone ringing.

Jess preparing dinner for the girls.

Yas: “Jess! Your cell phone is ringing!” Looked at it. “Hey!!! It’s Chase!”

Jessica, heard it. Heard that Chase is calling her. But she didn’t say a word.

Tiff: “Jess? Chase is on the phone?!”

Girls started to wonder why she ain’t responding. And not even answering the call.

Yas went to the kitchen and showed Jessica her phone. “3 missed calls, dear. Something wrong? I thought you guys are now ok? I mean you were there last time. You had dinner with his family? Right?”

“Something happened?” Tiff.

Jessica, preparing the table. “Ah. nah. I dunno. I just felt like, were okay that night. Yes. But.. (stopped for a moment). But I don’t think it is right. I mean yeah, we are friends.”

“I ain’t seeing anything wrong with that? Both of you are single.” Yas, While trying to taste the chicken on the table.

Jessica opened the fridge — And slightly closed it — looked at the two girls. “That’s what I actually thought as well.”

“Okay. So oh my God, you mean he is not single?” Tiff asked.

“I am not sure. But I do not know if I am interested in figuring out.”

Yas: “And why do you think is he calling you?”

“Oh we are always like this. Like we talk once in a while. Then a gap. Then talk again. Then a gap. Talk – gap -talk – gap. He was asking me dinner today though. Maybe that’s why he’s calling again. He called me this morning.”

“But courtesy at least Jess? Tell him you ain’t available?” Tiff.

“I dunno. I just don’t feel like talking to any guys today.”



CAFE..

Ronnie: “Hey! It’s been a long time. Heard that you and Jess are dating again. Or aren’t you? Whe’ where is she?”

Chase: “That’s actually the reason why I am here. I am looking for her. Didn’t she come here today? She told me she works here all the time.”

Matt: Nah dude. She didn’t. But most probably they are having a girls night out. My girlfriend is also there. Didn’t you call her?”

Chase: “I tried. But she didn’t answer.”

Ronnie: “Oh these girls. Uncontrolled huff you know. Anything to drink Chase?”

Chase: “Oh! Sure! Great, I’ll try your coffee of the day?”



“Hey, girls! Wow! What a beautiful set of flowers. Ugh. This is??”  Pots just arrived.

“Well, somebody gave it to me and I still do not have any idea who is it from,” Cy answered.

“Oh, my G! You have a stalker!!!! He must be very handsome, and hot and oh my God!!! This is it!!!! You better find him” Pots, very enthusiastic while thinking who the guy is — or it is really a guy?

Lexie and Phoebe looked at each other.

Phoebe felt a little bad about it. And Lexie suddenly sent him a message.

1 message received!

It’s okay. Don’t mind them. They actually do not know who the sender is. So that’s fine. Don’t feel bad. Let’s figure out who that is.



Ronnie: “Would you guys like to go out tonight? Catch up?”

Chase: “It’s fine with me. My treat!”

 “Sounds great!” Matt said.

The boys went out for a drink. Rica went home already. The three girls are still at Jessica’s house. The teens went home already.



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Phoeb: “Oh my g! What am I gonna do!!!!”

Called Lexie right away. RING! RING!

“Lex!!! the fudge. She texted me! She’s asking me if I can accompany her tomorrow. She needs to buy something for Pots’ wedding!”

“Girl! You know what to do. Push! Goodluck.” Lexie answered

“But I am still wondering who that asshole is?!” Phoebe talking about the flower sender.

“Phoeb I’m already sleepy. Let’s talk about it later.”  CALL ENDED

“Sure! I’ll be there tomorrow before lunch?” Phoebe replied to Cyril’s message.

“Oh great! Thanks, Phoeb! You’re the best! See you tomorrow! Goodnight! Kisses!” Cy replied.

PHOEBE – can’t breathe.



Matt: “So Chase, how long do you plan to stay here? Or are you staying for good?”

“I am still actually trying to weigh things first. Well, I will, of course, have to stay for my kid Yanna, as you know, her mother and I separated a few years ago. Her mother already has a new husband and I am only responsible for looking after Yanna.”  Chase answered.

“You are still good dad! I can’t believe Jessica let go of you in the past.” Ronnie butt in.

“Ah. Nope. It was actually my choice then. I never really noticed her. I was only into playing computer games way back and I was not into getting committed. And then one day, I saw a post from my friends on facebook and she was tagged in the photo. And I asked my friend if it’s Jessica. And they said yes. I tried finding her right away for some reason that I do not know, but things are getting really hard for the both of us. Fate leads us to a different path.” Grabbed a bottle of beer and took a sip.

“What do you mean?” Matt asked.

“Way back after I graduated from High school, I never saw her again. I got the chance to though, but she was with someone else that time. And when she was studying in college, I got the chance to see her at a bar in the metro but she was with her friends so I didn’t call her. When I added her on facebook and started talking to her again, I thought she isn’t interested in me anymore. And then I tried again when I got back home this month but something happened last week.”

Matt and Ronnie looked at each other.

“I invited her at home last week to hang out and catch up. My mom saw her and invited her over for dinner.” He explained.

“That’s it? I’m not seeing anything wrong with that.” Ronnie said

“But that’s just not it. That same night my sisters asked me to buy a drink for all of us and asked her to stay for a little while so we can bond more. It was okay at first. Heard my kid Yanna crying so I had to ran to her room and check her up. When I got back my sisters told me that she went home.”  He added

“But what was the problem? I mean, why did she suddenly leave?”

“I got mad at my siblings I thought they did something bad to make her leave but I realized that Jess and my sisters are very close friends. So I tried calling her again. But no answer. Sent her a message and asked her if something is wrong. Until I received a message late that night.” Took a deep breath. “It was Jess saying she received a message from Donna telling her that she saw Jess at the gate of our house and that she wants to fix things with us so its better for Jess to back off.” 

“Wow! That was close! So what did you do? What is your decision by the way?” Matt asked

“I actually do not have any idea. But as you know, Donna gave up on me the day I got back to Dubai and she chose to stay with a different guy only because she cannot stand a long distance relationship. Jessica has been there for me and is still a good friend of mine even if I never liked before.” Chase answered

“Well, dude, we know her well. Even if she really likes the person and even if she has already fallen in love with him, she’d still do the right thing. Well for at least that’s what we know about her.” Ronnie explained

“And she has gone through a lot but she never showed us that she is in pain. She is a very strong person. So you really wouldn’t know if she’s mad or not.” Matt added

The guys decided to just call it a night after a few more bottles. Left the bar and all went home.



The following morning.

Honk! Honk!

“Wow! You are so early! Why are you so excited?! But that’s okay. So we can still hang out later after I finish what I need to buy.”

“Let’s go?” Phoebe asked Cy with a smile while hopping into the car

While driving…

Phoebe: “Hmm? You ain’t holding your iPad?”

“Well, it’s just you and me inside the car. I don’t want to look rude reading and just let you drive. Besides, I might feel dizzy and let’s talk about stuff. You know what?” Stretched her left arm to the headrest of the car and sat comfortably. “I still do not have any idea who the flower sender is.”

“And are you interested in finding him?” Phoebe asked.

“Well only to find out who he is. Make friends or something? Or just to say thank you.” Cy answered

“If it is someone that you know, how would you feel about it?”

“Phoeb if it’s someone that I know, he must have a good reason why he chose to stay anonymous when he can just give the flowers to me personally.” Cy answered



1 new message received! 

Jess, just woke up and stretching. Scratched her eyes. And yawn. Took her phone and checked it.

“Ugh. 7 missed calls and 9 messages received!? Who are these people?” Checked her messages one by one.

“Tiff, ugh okay. Uncle Chi. Ryan. Gilbert and uh..”

Chase: good morning.

Chase: are you up already?

Chase: Can we talk?

Chase: please hit me up when you are awake.

Chase: please lets talk.

Put the phone down and went back to sleep. Opened her eyes again. Took the phone again and replied to Chase.

“Okay. Let’s see later”



Yawning. “Ugh headache. This is what I hate the most. I really don’t like this feeling.” Yas

“Hey, girls! The queen is up! Morning! Hangover sucks. Let me know if we will go to Chelsea today. I will have to drop by the cafe first. I will also bring the invitation for my birthday.”

Message sent!



Ronnie’s Cafe – morning

“Morning! Oh. It’s just you?” Yas

“Ah Ma’am no, sir Ronnie is inside.” Guard

“Oh. Okay. Can I just leave this here and just give it to —

“Yassy??” Ronnie saw her.

“Ahm. Yeah. I just dropped by to give this to you. Invitation. For my ah bday this October.”

“Would love to be there,” Ronnie answered excitedly.

“Ugh. Kindly tell Rica to come to.” Yassy added.

“Ugh isn’t ah – the group bonding?” Ronnie asked.

“Isn’t she part of the group? She is your wife so I believe she has to be there too.”

“Ah okay. If you say so.”

“Alright, I will leave now. I have a lot of client meetings today.”

“Oh! Ugh. Yassy? Coffee?”

“Ah it’s okay I already had coffee at home.”

“I insist. Please stay. Even for 30 minutes.”

Yassy just smirked, smiled, put down her bag on the table and sat down the couch.



At the mall..

“Is there anything else that we need to buy here?” Phoebe asked Cyril

“No, I don’t think so. I think we still have time to hang out. Coffee? My treat” Cy offered.

“Oh no! It’s okay. I’ll pay for it. Where would you like to hang out?” Phoeb insisted

“Whatevs Phoeb. My treat okay? Come!” Grabbed Phoebe’s hand and ran to the coffee shop.

PHOEBE: shocked.



Matt: Message sent!

Baby, pls. talk to me. I am sorry about what happened yesterday. I just really felt bad because you were nagging me in the morning.

Tiff: 1 New Message received!

Read the message, put the phone down and took a bath.



Honk! Honk!

Yassy shouting “Tiff!! Jess!! I am already here! Let’s go… It’s a 3-hour drive we have to go now”  honk! honk!

“Coming! Let’s go, Jess!” Tiff headed to Jessica’s house this morning and waited for Yassy there. The girls are leaving for a 3-hour drive to see Chelsea. The boys really do not have any idea about this vacay.



Chelsea’s house

“Mom, my friends will visit us today. We will be going out this noon to have coffee. Is there any errand that you would like me to run first?”

“Na-uh honey! You go, it’s fine. You can take a rest today and unwind. You deserve that.”

“Thanks, mom!” Chealsea answered

Who is Chelsea? Will the girls find out what happened to Matt and Mimi at Dom’s party? Who is the flower sender? What was Jessica’s reason why she suddenly felt off towards Chase? Is the 30-min talk at the cafe enough for Ronnie to tell Yas how he feels about getting jealous? Where is Jerry?

Featured Image (c) imjaydejavier (instagram)

Featured Article of the Month

“The featured article of the month” Create, Share and Inspire”

“I create.. I share.. I inspire people.. You do not need to be famous.. You only have to have one thing in your mind.. PASSION.. And everything follows.. Remember, it’s never too late to try.. You do not need an ALARM CLOCK, your PASSION will wake you up..”

-TheAnonymousWriter-

 

Since I have been meeting and seeing a lot of people who do have different skills and talents in different fields like Photography, Vlogs, Blogs and such, I decided to add a section here on my blog site where I will feature random people, places, food or anything that I’ll be proud of meeting, seeing or trying. I would love to share their stories with other people too. I love people who get to follow their dreams at a very young age… I love people who try their best in everything that they do whether or not they are paid.. I love people who do not give up on their goals… I love people who are confident to showcase their talent to inspire others even if they are already old… For me — AGE is just a NUMBER… You do not have to be afraid of what you can be… Why am I saying this? Because I myself used to be a frustrated writer when I was young. I never thought I’d be able to share my stories with the use of the internet in the future. It isn’t about fame because if so, I definitely won’t be an ANONYMOUS WRITER. 🙂 

I will still be posting my stories twice a month and my daily quotes and other articles.  And added to it is the newest section which is The featured article of the month”.. Get ready for the SEPTEMBER ISSUE! Again, let’s CREATE, SHARE and INSPIRE people TOGETHER… 

 

 

 

If you would also like your stories to be featured in this section please feel free to send us a message at singlemoms1214@gmail.com and let’s start choosing your month. 🙂

 

Daily Quotes by TheAnonymousWriter

Sex VS Making Love

“Find the light that will save you from the dark”

You love a person that’s why there’s love making.But you don’t say you LOVE a person only because you are having sex. There is a big difference. Love on top of everything. Love has no reason. You love a person because you LOVE a person. Love can be felt not seen.

 

photo (c) rchrdsl

Calaguas Island, Camarines Norte Philippines

Daily Quotes by TheAnonymousWriter

Love is..

©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

LOVE means fighting for someone that you want to spend your life with.

LOVE means accepting the flaws and learning to embrace the weaknesses of each other.

LOVE means being ready to take challenges.

LOVE means being patient.

LOVE means seeing the bad in you and still feeling faultless about it.

LOVE means “I am fat, I have a darker skin, I am short” – and would still hear “You are perfect”

LOVE means RESPECT.

 

Do not be in a hurry in LOVE… Let love find you… Never commit if you are only seeing the best in a person… Never fall for the looks – consider it as a BONUS… Remember, beauty fades away – attitude stays.

 

Featured Image (c) imjaydejavier (instagram)

Something I need (Love Story)

Something I need.. Chapter 1


©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

“Being SINGLE is not a PROBLEM.. Being ALONE is..”

Chapter I

Okay, a lotta people were hooked on the stories of Jessica, Tiffany, Yassy and Missy. And most of them sent me a message right after reading it asking for the PART II of each story to be posted right away. I too got hooked with these characters. Felt the pain in their hearts while writing the stories. But what if that is not the ending of the story? What if they had a wonderful ending? Is it going to be that way still? Well, there won’t be any part II I believe.

And who do you think owns this part II? Or is this really the part II that we have all been waiting for? Could it be Missy’s story? Tiffany of What might have been? Jessica of Why can’t it be? Yassy of Didn’t we have it all? Or we are having new characters here? Let’s find out!🙂

When can problems end? When can hurting end? Do we really learn from our mistakes? Does courage take us to where we really want to be? What do we really need in this world? Does being in a relationship mean you are happy? Does being single mean you are lonely?



“I had a dream the other night..About how we only get one life.. Woke me up right after two
Stayed awake and stared at you, So I wouldn’t lose my mind..

And I had the week that came from hell..And yes I know that you could tell, But you’re like the net under the ledge..When I go flying off the edge, You go flying off as well”

.One Republic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKCGBgOgp08



CHAPTER 1

“I know the feeling. I have been there. Done that. The same feeling……………….. when Ronnie told me that you guys………………….. were……………….. exclusively dating…………….. a decade ago.” Jerry said. 

SURPRISED.. Yassy never thought he’d say that. She felt like she was in the middle of nowhere when he said that. She does not know how to react.

(Part I: Didn’t we almost have it all)

(https://singlemoms14.wordpress.com/2016/08/13/didnt-we-almost-have-it-all-the-sumilon-island-story-cebu-philippines/)

“It’s okay Yassy. You do not have to say anything.” And he smiled.

After a few minutes, he assisted me back to the table. And he started explaining.

CAFE DOOR OPENED

“High Five!” Ronnie greeted them with a smile.

Jerry whispered, “These group of teens are always here. We call them the CAFE ADDICT and they know that.”

“Oh okay! ugh.. —How long has he been married?”  Yassy suddenly asked.

“Huh?” Jerry was surprised. He never thought she’d still ask.

Ronnie (stealing glances from a distance). “So how are you guys?” Talking to the customers.

“He has never changed. He still has that kind of humor that everyone likes.” Yassy added.

“The usual boss!” 

“That’s Phoebe. She’s kinda like the leader of the group.” Jerry explained.

“Phoebe? Her name doesn’t match her character..” The girl that they’re talking about is wearing a big shirt, nude chino shorts, with a short hair, a black bum bag, birks and has braces.

“Alright, so that would be 5 Mocha Cold Brew, 4 with milk and 1 which has no milk, 2 orders or a clubhouse and 1 Tuna Sandwich” Ronnie knows their order. Really.

“Sir yes sir!” 

“That’s Pots.”

POTS.. Boyish? Nope. A chubby girl with a white complexion, with a very charming face. She’s so cute like you’d want to squeeze her right now. Take note. She’s a chubby girl who is into a 7-year relationship and who is getting married soon.

“You really know each one of them don’t you?” Yassy asked.

“This is my second home. It’s like I am the other owner. I know who comes in and out of this cafe all the time. This cafe is one the witnesses of all the pain that Ronnie and I have gone through in the past. Even the last few tears that fell from his eyes before he decided to get married.” He added.

“Ugh. okay. I am sorry?” She whispered.

“Nothing to say sorry about Yassy” squeezed her fingers under the table and smiled.

She really does not know how to react to it. She remembered the last text message she received from Ronnie before he got married. “Yassy, just say you love me, and I will not go to the church.” She was trying to compose herself and constructing a response in her mind, until…

“YASSY??!!” A hot chic wearing a blue tank top and a pair of white shorts, like super shorts and a pair of white sneakers, was standing in front of them.

“OH..MY..GOD..JESSSSSIIIIIIICAAAAAAAAA!!!!! Excuse me, excuse me!”  Excused herself on the table and hugged her! She’s a friend way back in High School.

“Oh My God! It’s been a while. Didn’t know that you are already here!And why didn’t you tell me!! (punched Jerry on his left arm)”

“Ouch!” Giggling.

Ronnie serving the order to the table next to them “Why late Miss? We also have no idea that Yas is already here in the Philippines. This guy here found her in Cebu last weekend.” winked. “Coffee jelly for the hot chic here” Ronnie shouted raising his right arm to the staff.

Seems like they’re already familiar with the orders of these regular customers.

“What’s up with you? Did you and Chase end up together? Are you married?” Yassy was excited to catch up with her.

“Hahaha Chase. The guy from the past. (Rolled her eyes) Well, you know what? Since you guys are already here, I have a great idea, what about hmmmmm drinking sesh tonight? What do you say about it? G?”

“Oh, sure! not a problem with me.” Yassy answered quickly.

“Jerry?” She asked.

“Wherever Yassy goes, I go.”

Blushed. Rolled her eyes at him and giggled.

“Oh GREAT! Then let’s talk about these things later. I’ll just finish my story before we start.”

“Oh of course! Take your time” Yassy answered.

She went on a different table, turned her laptop on and started typing. She is still a workaholic person.

“This is where she spends most of her time. Sometimes, she’d send her kid to school in the morning and she will head here right away to finish some of her blogs.” Jerry added. “Now check out the 5 teens on the other table”

These teens were staring at Jessica.

“She’s really hot! Look at her.” Phoebe said.

Jessica grabbed her drink and sipped. Made a glance on her left side and smiled at the teens.

“She’s really nice. She said hi to me at the restroom two weeks ago. I think she’s friends with the owner.”  Pots explained.

“Shhhh, guys! Please be quiet! I ain’t done reading this story yet!” That’s Cyril, a petite lady with a long hair, white skin and charming face. “Ugh!I hate this character on this story! Jes seems to be like a really kind woman from this story. I wish she could find the right man for her.”

“Wait, what are you reading? Can I see it?”  Lexie, a typical gay who dresses up like a man but acts like a woman, took the tablet from Cyril and checked out what she’s reading. Looking at the blog site, the photo on the blog site in particular, then looking at Jes, looking at the blurry photo on the blog site again, and looking at Jes. Photo – Jes – Photo – Jes – Photo – Jes. “Oh my God!” He said.

“What??” Cyril was wondering.

“Oh my G, Cy! Would you like to meet The Anonymous Writer in person?? Pay for my tix to Bataan and I’ll introduce you to her!!!” Sounded really excited and expecting a good response from Cy.

Rolled her eyes. “Whatevs Lex! Gimme that. I ain’t done reading it yet.”

Jes suddenly giggled.



A few hours later. Almost no more customers left except for the gang and a few staff of course. 

“Guys! Smile!” Jessica posted a photo on facebook. (Right to left Ronnie, his wife Rica, Jerry, Yassy, Jessica)

“Wow this photo is really getting a lot of likes!” surprised.

“Well, it’s because everybody’s happy seeing us all together,” Ronnie answered.

“CHEERS!!!! Congrats Atty. Yassy, Congrats Ronnie for the cafe!” Jerry called for a toast.

Jes staring at Yassy like as if she wants to ask her a question which she’s not sure of. And she whispered. “What’s the score with you and Jerry? Oh..My..God.. Wait! I forgot!!!! What the… Are you and (pointing to Ronnie) now okay?”

“hahaha Yes. yes, everything is now clear,” she answered. She never showed people that she’s still in pain. “And you! You didn’t answer my question awhile ago. So are you single?”

“Well, fell in love with a perfect guy but had to let go. It was the most painful separation that I have ever had. I just needed to decide on that and chose to do the right thing. But I am okay now. Haha you know me Yas! I cry for two days without other people knowing and that’s it! I am all good.”

She’s one of the toughest people in the world.

“With Chase, well, I have never seen him yet since the last time, which I think was in High School haha”. She added

“Oh my God! That’s way too long”  Yassy answered

“Oh well yeah. Ooops! Hang on!.. (Phone ringing) Oh my! (showing her caller!) It’s Tiff!!!!”

“Girl!!” She went out and talked to Tiff on the phone.

Jerry held Yassy’s hand under the table. I think he’s a bit drunk already. As much as she doesn’t want to. She embraced the situation and welcomed him in her life. Little by little, she’s sure, she’ll get over Ronnie.

Ronnie giving them a glance suddenly excused himself on the table. “Hubby?” The wife asked.

“Ah yeah. I just need to talk to the staff before they leave. Please excuse”

A few minutes later, Yassy found herself leaning on Jerry’s shoulder. Only have a few bottles left and it’s almost 10 in the evening.

Jessica already left half an hour ago.

1 message received!

“Yassy, I am already at home and it was really nice seeing you today. Let’s hang out more soon. I’ll plan for another get together with our other friends. I had so much fun. I’m looking forward to seeing you again soon.”  Jessica.

“Bottoms up! Last bottle! Jerry shouted excitedly.

“CHEERS!!” Everyone.

Then he stood up. Gave Ronnie a salute, bid goodbye and a wave to the wife, grabbed Yassy’s right hand with his and put his left arm around her shoulders upon reaching his car. (Ronnie staring at them) That’s sweet though. Okay I mean the arm on her shoulders – not Ronnie staring at them – or maybe? Or nope definitely not – ugh.

Jerry opened the door of his car. And let her in. Engine on, AC on, sounds on.

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Held her hand and smiled. Off to somewhere which she does not know, she just felt like, she feels safe today.

 

 

She is sure, he’s taking her somewhere safe.

“So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover, that I know you can’t afford, Bite that tattoo on your shoulder. Pull the sheets right off the corner of the mattress that you stole, from your roommate back in Boulder, we ain’t ever getting older.” And they both found themselves singing together. Holding hands while driving and dancing inside the car.



Rica: “Hubby? Are you okay? Let’s just go home. Let the staff do it tomorrow.” 

Ronnie: “Yes, I am okay hon. I just think I am tired today.”

“Okay then let’s just clean the mess tomorrow. Or let the staff do it. Alright? Let’s go home now and take a rest.”

“Hon, I’m okay. I think you are the one who needs to take a rest. I will have the driver send you home today. You have to be early tomorrow. Remember you have a client meeting?” 

“And you?” Rica.

“I am okay. I have to make sure everything is okay and clean everything here before I go home and I will have to check the sales for today. Don’t worry, I’ll go home after.”

“Oh. Okay. Are you sure?”  Rica wanted to make sure her husband is okay, who has been quiet since they arrived this noon. “Okay hon, I’ll see you at home. I love you.”Kissed Ronnie goodbye.

Ronnie has been quiet the whole day. Thinking about his day. About everything that happened in the past. Everything that happened in the last few days. And today. He is jealous. Yes. Yassy is the one that got away. But, maybe, just maybe, there is a reason why they saw each other again. Closure? We ain’t sure yet.



1ish in the morning, Yassy felt like the car stopped. She felt cold. Slowly opened her eyes and saw Jerry staring at her inside the car. “Ugh. Why didn’t you wake me up? Where are we?”

“Somewhere in Batangas?” He answered.

“Ugh.”  Scratching her eyes, she slowly got up from leaning over the car seat and looked outside.

Hmmm.. Fresh Air. She is so loving it. She has never felt this for a long time. Got off the car and sat on the hood. Closed her eyes.

“Here.” And he put his jacket on her shoulder.

“This is life, Jerry. I have never felt this way for a long time. I have always been busy with work and dealing with my clients. Thank you.”

“Thank you? For?” He asked.

“Thank you for taking me here,” Yassy answered.

“No, Yassy. Thank you. Thank you for trying.” Leaning on his chest, he kissed her on her head.



The following day…

Ring! Ring!

Pots: “Hello, dude what time are you going to the cafe today?”

“Ugh. Hello Cy, I just woke up. I dunno. Maybe at 3 in the afternoon? Call Lexie and ask him, I am still sleepy. I slept late last night, I finished the story Why can’t it be? I’ll get back to sleep and I will call you later.”

“Alright! But send me the link first so I can start reading it too. And I’ll see you later”

https://theanonymouswritersnotebook.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/blog-post-title/

“I already sent you the link on your facebook account. Just go check it and I’ll get back to sleep now.”

“Alright talk to you later!” 

Ring! Ring!

“Lexie! What time are you planning to go to the cafe?” 

“Ano ba naman yan manay! Kakagising lang ng tiyang mo larga agad? Wit ko knora Jones atey. Baka mga alas jortro ng haponesa. Bahala na. Croling kita unya.” (Girl, I just woke up . I have no idea. Maybe at 4 in the afternoon. I’ll call you later.) 

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Message sent!

 

 

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1 Message Received!

 

And so she went back to sleep after reading the message.

 



1 in the afternoon.

Rica: “Why so early Jes?”

“Hey, Rics! I gotta finish some stories today. So I have to be here early.”

“Coffee Jelly?” Rica asked. 

“Yes please, dear. Thank you! Oh, and 1 Tuna sandwich please.” 

Eyeglasses check! Laptop check! Coffee check! Tied her hair up! And started blogging.

Ting! 1 friend request 

Chase Castillo

“Oh my God!” Called Tiff. “Tiffffff! The F! Chase just added me on facebook!!!!”

“Chase? Chase who?” Tiff asked

“Chase Castillo?! Duh. The one and only Chase”  Jes answered

“Wait, wha! For real? haha take your chance girl!” 

“Ugh. No, I was just surprised. Not a big deal really.”

“Whatever Jes! You at the cafe already? I’ll see you later. I’ll just pick up the kids and I’ll send them to mom before I go there. See you”  Call ended

Accepted!

Hmmmmm, so it’s him. He looks the same. Oh! He has a kid!

1 message received!

“Oh my God!” Hands are shaking.

“Hey! Thanks. How are you?”  It’s him. “I’m all good. What’s up? It’s been a while.”

“I know. It’s been like ages. How are you?”  The smile on her face. And they started chatting again.

After 2 hours

“Hahaha I know! I remember them looking at us that time. I was so shy then. But you know things are really different now. It’s been like 2 decades ago? I dunno. Really a long time ago.” She couldn’t finish her blog. Forgot about it, coz she ended up enjoying the chat with him.

“Yes. And you look really different now. You have grown to be a beautiful woman. If only.”

“What do you mean? haha No! I ain’t beautiful. I think, I just have a different aura? Or nope. Should I say, I only have a personality. That’s it. Nothing has changed. I am still the young lady way back in High School who had a crush on you.”

D’you get it? BLAST FROM THE PAST!



14169752_208352189568142_429056863_n “Oh fudge! The queen is up! She’s typing a message..”

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“Oh! My he’s up early.”

Message sent!

Jerry calling.

“Hello! Morning. Why up so early?”

“How’s your sleep Queen Yassy?” He’s the sweetest.

 

“Haha whatevs! It feels good. Thanks for last night. What time did you arrive home last night?”

“Right after I drove you home, maybe after 30 minutes? I was actually trying to call you when I arrived home but I think your phone got drained.”  He explained.

“Yes. Actually, I already fell asleep and was only able to charge my phone this morning.”

“Lunch later? Will you be busy today?” He invited Yassy again.

“I have a schedule today. Hearing this afternoon and ahh, dinner instead?”

“G! I’d love to. Will pick you up at 6? I will just go to the cafe. Have to get some files from Jes. update me.”

“Nope, it’s okay. I will just have the driver drop me off to the cafe and let’s just use your car later. Yes. Will do. Take care! Laters!”



CAFE.. 

Jerry: “Dude! So early!! Why you giggling? Who you chatting with?” 

“Haha Whatever! So what files do you need again?” Jes trying to change the topic.

Door Opened…

“Come on! Say hi! Just greet her” Pots pushing Phoebe to greet Jes.

“No! Dude please!” Phoebe feeling shy.  

“Hey, Miss Jes!” Pots greeted her with a big smile. “Said (pointing to Phoebe)”

“What the!Oh yeah. Hi”  (blushing pushing Pots to the table)

“Hey! Have a good day you two,” Jes answered

“See! She’s really nice! I told you!!” uttered Pots.

Door opened…

Cyril, with her eyeglasses on. Walking slowly while reading a story in a quiet voice, passing at the back of the table of Jes.

“Came January, SHE had to go to Aklan with HER mom and uncle to visit the wake of HER mom’s aunt. After the interment, they spent the last few days of their stay in BORACAY. “It’s January! It’s cold! Aren’t you freezing?” HER mom asked. “Nah!” SHE answered, wearing a two piece bikini in a cold night of the first month of 2014. Together with HER mom, uncle and cousins, they headed on to have a few bottles of suds. And guess what? As she was taking a gander at her left side, SHE saw HIM!” 

(https://singlemoms14.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/serendipity-or-just-a-planned-move/)

Jes heard it and blushed. That’s actually the story of “Serendipity or just a planned move?”

Approaching the table, Phoebe looking at Cyril walking towards them (there was a slow mo) and she felt something different. This is really different. They have been friends for a long time and she never felt this way towards her. Only now. How could it be?

“Hey!” Cheek to cheek with Pots and Phoebe.

“Hey! Are you okay?” She asked Phoebe staring at her

“Ah yes, Of course. I was, I was just ah… I was just thinking of something yes. yes. Okay. Of course! What do you want? Coffee of the day?” Phoebe asked Cyril.

Pots and Cyril looked at each other and looked at Phoebe. “WOW! What is up with you? Are you sick? haha This is the very first time you asked me if I want coffee. Okay, then I want to have the usual. Thank youuuuu baby girl.” She has no idea that Phoebe suddenly fell in love with her.

Cyril, wearing a pair of blue sneakers, white shirt, shorts and a cap, sat on the couch in the corner of their table next to Phoebe. Both legs resting on the armrest of the couch and her back leaning on the other end closer to Phoebe. And that made her stiff.



Door opened

Tiff shouting her order upon entering the door of the cafe.

“MACHIATTO FOR THE BESTFRIEND OF THE OWNER PUUHHLLLEAASSEEEE..”

“Oh my God! Oh my God! oh my God!!!!!! You are backkkkkk!!!!!” Ronnie shouted

Ran towards Tiff, hugged her! “How is life doing!!! You bitch! We never heard anything from you since the last time you had coffee here with Matt.”

“hahaha nothing’s new! Same old. Yeah. Driving the kids to school every morning. Working till noon, dinner with Matt once in a while. Date on weekends, hang out with the fambam on Sundays. Just the usual. How are you guys?” Looking for Rica, she whispered “Heard Yassy’s back. What’s up tell me stories!?”

“Talk to you later! haha I’ll just talk to my staff. I’ll get back to you later! Jes is there. Smoking outside. Go there.”

“Alright! laters! Don’t forget to prepare my Machiatto!” Shouting while going out to the smoking area to see Jes. 

“Will serve it soon Ma’am” winked.

“Heyyyyyy!!!!!haha Hi Chase! Ah. I mean. Hi, Jes. What’s up? What’s up?”  Was excited to talk to Jes.

“Why do you seem so excited today? Why so energetic?”  Jes asked.

“Nada. I just felt like it’s going to be a good day” She answered. “So what’s up with you and Chase?”

“I dunno. I think he is already married. He mentioned that he has a baby. And that he is working in Dubai. He’s coming home this September though. And ah. yeah, he asked for my number?”

“Oh, my G! so you guys are going out?” Tiff asked.

“No! I dunno. He only asked for my number, and I don’t think it has something to do with the past. Maybe he only wants to catch up?”

“Oh wait!”  Matt is calling. “Hey baby, are you already at the cafe? Jerry’s there?”

“Hi Baby, well, I haven’t seen him yet.”  covered the mouthpiece and whispered to Jes, “Is Jerry here already?” 

While seriously typing her blog, Jes answered “Ahuh”

“Yes baby, he’s here already. What time are you coming over? Babe, could you not drive your car on your way here? Is it okay if you just take a cab instead? I drove my car here and can you just please drive it later? pretty please baby baby??”

“Alright. No problem. I’ll be there in a bit. I love you!”

“Thanks, baby! See you, Take care. I love you”  CALL ENDED.



Over the phone

“Yes, Yas I am already here. Are you okay? Aren’t you sleepy? You want me to just go there?”

“No, it’s okay. I’m good. I’ll be there in a while. I will just ask my driver to drive me to the cafe.”

“Yes. Great and let him go home early. I will send you home later.” Jerry offered.

Ronnie overheard them talking on the phone.

“She’s coming over?” Ronnie asked.

“Yes, Dude! This is it. I think this is the day that I have been waiting for. I will ask her tonight if she can be my girlfriend. I have been waiting for this for a long time.” He was excited and suddenly felt awkward about it. “Ugh. Is it okay? I believe we have no hard feelings? Just like how I respected you and Yassy when it was your moment then?”

“Ugh. Yes. Of course! Goodluck dude. I know that she deserves you.” Ronnie answered. “I will just check the sales. See you around!” Tapped Jerry’s shoulder and left



Phoebe feeling uneasy wanted to send a message to her best friend Pots even if she’s just sitting across her. But she’s doubting that she might not understand.

“Guys, Caleb just texted me. Early out. We will just go to the church and finalize the date of the wedding. We’ll get back here as soon as we finish it.” Pots suddenly needed to leave the cafe and meet her fiance.

“Okay.” Cy was still busy reading the blogs of the anonymous writer and just waved her hand to Pots.

Phoebe, shocked and wasn’t ready that they will be left there on their own. Good thing Cy is reading some blogs. But oh wait!

“Oh! Great! Done reading.”  And got up from her position and smiled at Phoebe.

“Are you okay??? What is wrong with you? You have been quiet since I arrived.” Cy asked.

Stuttering, “Ugh, Yeah.Ugh, O-of course. I-ah, I’m okay.D’you want anything?”

“Wow! I wish we could hang out together more soon. This is really amazing!But Thank you. I am ah full today. Had lunch with Jed remember?”

“Ugh, okay. Are you guys dating?” Phoebe took the courage to ask.

“Hmm. Maybe? Or maybe not? I dunno if it’s dating. Like he only asked me to have lunch with him for a couple of times and nothing more than that. Why did you suddenly ask? Why are you suddenly interested?”  Cy trying to interrogate Phoebe.

“Hmm, nothing. You have been dating men for a long time and haven’t gotten into a relationship yet for a couple of years. Afraid to fall in love?”

“Hmm, I don’t think so. Maybe I just haven’t seen the best of them yet.”  She answered

“But seeing the best in them is not important. Seeing the worst in everyone is more important, dealing with it and learning how to accept their flaws.” Phoebe became a bit serious about the topic.

“Wow! Is that you Phoeb? Come on! What do you know about love?? You don’t even know how to court a girl. Hahaha” She said it sarcastically.

Phoebe felt a bit awkward about it. “You have no idea, what I can do to make a girl fall in love.”

“Okay, try me,” Cy answered courageously. “Let’s play”  Sat properly, moved closer, facing Phoebe. “We’re going to play the staring game! The first person who will wink will lose the game. Raise to 10 for a bucket of beer tonight! Okay? At the count of 3… One, two, three.”

Phoebe, without any reaction, found herself playing with Cy. It felt like everything stopped for a moment. They started staring at each other but not more than 10 seconds, Phoebe already lost the 1st game. One down! Cy became a little energetic. She moved closer to Phoebe again. And Phoebe felt even more tensed. She lost the second game. And the third and the fourth until Cy moved, even more, closer to Phoebe that they almost kissed. And you know what happened. “Haha 1 bucket for tonight! Woohoo!” Cy shouted happily. “Better luck next time.” Teasing Phoebe she took her tablet and started reading some blogs again. Phoebe excused herself and went to the restroom.



“Yassy? Where would you like to have dinner tonight?” Jerry asked

“Oh, it’s up to you.” She answered.

“You okay? You looked a bit tired today.”

“Ah yeah. I am okay. I just had a tough day.” 

“I actually talked to Ronnie this afternoon.”

“About what?” Yassy asked. 

“About… Us?” He answered

“Wai’ what? About us? What about us?” Yassy was a bit annoyed.

“Us. This. Yassy I have been waiting for this day to come. I respected Ronnie when he told me that you guys started dating and thought this day won’t come. See, it could’ve been us. It was supposed to be… US.” 

“Alright. Look Jerry I understand. But you do not need to ask permission to Ronnie.”

“It wasn’t a permission Yassy. It was a courtesy. I just think I have to tell him before other people do. Are you mad?”

“No, no. Definitely not. I’m sorry. I think I just feel really tired that’s why.”

“Okay then, let’s have dinner and I’ll drive you home so you can take a rest. Okay?”

“Alright thank you.”

Jerry decided to just discuss his thing with Yass some other time.



September

“Really? Oh my gosh! I don’t think it has something to do with it. But anyway, I’ll call you once I’m done working.” That’s Jes talking to Chase over the phone.

A couple of hours later

“Hey! Are you at home?” Jes called Chase. “Oh great! I’ll drop by your house”

Chase just got back to the Philippines a couple of days ago. Jes used to have a crush on him way back in High School. Thing is, Chase was too young then thinking nothing about girls and was only focused on playing computer games. He never really liked Jes then. He never noticed her.

Beep! Beep!

Jes getting off of the car while Chase was waiting for her outside their house. Stunned, he couldn’t even say a word.

“Hey! It’s been ages. How are you?”

“I-ah yeah I’m okay. Wow! Just wow Jes. You really look different”

“The fuck Chase. Shut up! This is still me.” 

Chase was a bit surprised seeing her again in person. Well after almost 2 decades. Catching up and updating each other. Chase’s mom suddenly went out and asked them to get in the house.

“Chase! Why are you not inviting Jes inside the house? Offer her a drink or something.”

“Hi Tita, good evening.  It’s okay. I’m leaving soon.”
“I insist. Come inside and have dinner here. I’ll cook something special.”

 “Wow! Alright, tita. Thank you.”

Chase and Jes found themselves on the couch leaning on each other while watching a movie.

“Oh my God! That is so funny.” Jes suddenly laughed while trying to sit properly. Took off the ponytail and slowly let her hair down.

Chase closed his eyes, “Wow Jes, you smell really good!” Staring at her, “Jes? What if?”

“Huh? What do you mean? What if what?”

“What if there I courted you in High School?” Chase asked.

“What if you courted me in High school? Hmm.. Then maybe we now live in a house together and we have kids? Why did you suddenly ask?”

“I just can’t believe it. You have grown to be a beautiful and smart woman” He added.

“Chase! I am still the old me. Nothing has changed!”

“Dinner is ready! Dig in!” Chase’s mom called them for dinner.

Jessica has been very close to the family of Chase. They lived in the same subdivision when they were young.



Phoebe: “Should I text her?” — “Okay, I will text her..”

1 message received!

Cyril: “Cy, can I see you today? I have something to tell you.”

“I’ll be at the cafe later at 4ish. Let’s meet up there.” She replied.

RING! RING!

“Cy!! Guess what?! I think I already know who the Anonymous Writer is!!!”

“Lexie, if you do not have anything good to say, just don’t bother me. I ain’t done reading the latest story yet.” A little-pissed off.

“Cy!!!! Okay here’s the deal. If I get a signature of the Anonymous Writer, you will pay for my tix to Bataan! G?”

“If you get to introduce me to the Anonymous Writer before the day ends, I will pay for your tix to Bataan.” 

“G!!!!See you at the cafe later” CALL ENDED



“So is everything done? We have this already. And this. Baby, which one do you think is better? This or this?” Tiff Asked Matt.

“Baby I think you should ask Darlene.She’s the one who will celebrate her birthday.”

“But this is a surprise party Baby. So I need your opinion about this.” Looking at some souvenirs at the mall —

“Tiff?!?!?! Matt?!?!” 

They both looked behind them. Surprised. “Oh my God! It’s true!” A friend back in college yelled.

“Hahaha oh, my Gosh! How are you, Mimi?” 

“So it is true! I thought it was just a rumor. How long have you been guys dating?”Mimi asked.

Well..

Real ending??? They saw each other at the restaurant.. Brian with his wife and 2 kids.. They got back from Australia. Tiffany? Dating Matt.

PART I: What might have been

https://theanonymouswritersnotebook.wordpress.com/2016/09/01/what-might-have-been/

“Well yeah, we have been together for a year now. We started dating last year and everything is okay. How are you?” Tiff asked.

Matt was a little off. He left the souvenir area and told Tiff that he will just look for some other thing around the place.

Mimi sniggered.

While looking at some souvenirs “Ah yeah really? One year huh? That’s nice. And how’s Matt as a boyfriend?” Mimi asked.

Holding one souvenir and looking for an assistant, Tiff answered “Oh he is really a wonderful boyfriend. The best boyfriend ever!”

Smirking from behind, Mimi whispered sarcastically. “Really! You wish”

Tiff: “I’m sorry?” 

“Ah, nothing. I said that’s good to hear.” She answered.“So I’ll see you around? Just say goodbye to Matt for me.” 

“Sure! See you around! Catch up more soon”



CAFE

Phoebe looking for Cy at the cafe found Jes. “Hi Ms. Jessica”

“Hi! It’s you.” Jessica greeted her and smiled.

She smiled back and looked for Cy. And she found her. Same spot.

“Hi, Cy!”

“Hi, Phoeb. Hey, check this out! The Anonymous writer has a new story. I just wish I get to see her in person. I really like her stories.” She said.

“If you get to meet her in person, what’chu gonna do?”  Phoebe asked.

“Well, I’d be the happiest person on Earth!”

Phoebe smiled. “I see. Excuse me I will just go to the restroom.”

RING!! RING!!

“I am on my way! Yes! Yes! Yes!” That’s Lexie.

“No, No wait! Lex, I need your help!!!!” Phoebe called Lexie trying to ask for help.

“Help? I do not have money.” Lexie answered.

“No, no, listen. You need money for your tix to Bataan right? Let’s make a deal. Tell me who the Anonymous writer is and I will pay for your Bataan tix.” Phoebe offered.

“FOR REALLL??” Lexie asked.

“Yes. Just tell me who she is and I will pay for it. Right away!”

“Why are you guys suddenly interested in finding the Anonymous writer??”

“Okay. I will tell you something. But please, keep it as a secret first. Not until I get the courage to tell her that I like her. okay? Promise?” Phoebe trying to tell her secret to Lexie

“Like her? Like who? Okay, I promise. And can we just talk about it there? I am almost there.”

“Wait! Wait no. Don’t – yet. She’s here.”

Lexie, CONFUSED.“Huh?”

“Okay. I like Cy. I like her a lot. I dunno, when, how and why. But I suddenly felt like I really like her. And she mentioned that she’s going to be very happy if she gets to meet the Anonymous writer. You know she’s a fan. And I heard you asking her to pay for your Bataan tix if you will be able to introduce her to the writer. Please. I want to make her happy. Please help me.” Phoebe explained.

“Wow! (singing) All my friends are wasted. Kidding! What the hell is happening here?! Okay okay. Deal.” Lexie agreed.



 

What happened to Phoebe and Lexie’s plan? Who is Mimi? When is Jerry going to ask Yassy to be his girlfriend? Why is Ronnie jealous? What’s going to happen to Jess and Chase? Will Cy get the chance to meet the Anonymous writer?

 

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