Here’s what I remember about May 22 (2008):
I remember having breakfast at Mom & Tina’s, C5 with The Breakfast Club (Missy, Naj, Yna, Kai and Corn)
I remember Cy texting me to go to Eastwood. She was there with a certain “James”.
I remember getting free passes to Lea’s concert (Thank you, Robbie Guevara. Haha)
I remember being in a VERY COLORFUL outfit— a green jacket, a blue-orange-brown top, leggings and green jelly flats. I also had a blue sling bag. (Don’t ask me what look I was trying to go for. Color blocking na lang kunwari. Haha) It was much later that I found out from Cy that James’ first impression of me was that I was “colorful”. Wew. Thanks. Hahaha.
I remember going up the escalator while checking my red Samsung phone (the back of which I painted with different colors of nail polish). Seriously, what was up with me? Pre-school??? Haha. It was a very “creative” time for me.
I remember looking up to find Cy and friend seated by the candy store.
I remember thinking “Hmmm have I met this guy? He’s cute, but too white for my taste.”
I remember us going to Cheesecake, etc to get… uhhh duh, cheesecake.
I remember the waitress saying that Cy looked like Bunny Paras, that I looked like Pauline Luna and that James looked like….get this… Carlo Aquino. (HAHAHAHA)
I remember excusing myself 30 minutes later to leave for Lea Salonga’s concert.
I remember feeling guilty about ditching.
I remember not expecting anything of that encounter.
(Insert 5 years worth of memories here.)
I remember waking up today with a big, dorky smile on my face
I remember waking up to a sweet post and reading it with one eye closed
I remember dozing off.
I remember waking up again and smiling even wider.
I remember realizing that the 5 years went by so fast.
I remember thinking “Wow. This is insane. I’m still so in love with this person.”
I remember thinking of him.
I remember smiling at random.
I remember wanting to rush out of class to see him.
I remember seeing him in the restaurant and thinking “Aww there he is.”
I remember him indulging my kajologans (3 celebrities happened to be in the same restaurant, and of course I made him pretend to use the bathroom so he’d see them).
I remember him insisting on serving me food before scarfing down his.
I remember going up the same escalator and seeing the same candy store.
I remember getting sentimental and yet wanting to hide the kilig at the same time.
I remember going home and realizing how truly blessed I am to be with him.
I remember May 22 like it was just yesterday.
I mean, I’m still the same Sab (only with an upgraded wardrobe). He’s still the same James (only with a bit more.. hair? sexy weight? Wenk Wenk.).
Overall, I was just reminded of how our little story began. I realized how far we’ve come and how much further and farther I want this to go.
So thank you, Mr. Gregorio.
You have made me incredibly happy, giddy, crazy-in-love the past 5 years.
Happy May 22. I love you.
Your Best Friend 😉