1) You were exactly an hour late, or maybe, I’m an hour early. You mentioned something about your deadlines. I remembered how I used to live my life, working till early mornings of Sunday. I didn’t mind. I studied while waiting.
2) Cobra Energy Drink! Pag meron ka neto, wala kang talo. Haha. You must have been really excited about Sunday! I love it too, but I display it in a taciturn way I guess.
3) Thanks for offering Buko Juice and the sharing about its ridiculous price in London.
4) We arrived late. We listened and listened, sang, and prayed.
5) I looked at the program, not so different from ours, but you still kindly explained how yours go.
6) There were introductions, and I received civil nods. I kind of felt embarrassed. These people must have wanted to hang out with you but due to a favor, you have to postpone? But still, you talked to them, like any older brother would do.
7) Your sister has a sweet smile. Your cousin has a cunning one.
8) My brother holds my hand whenever we cross the street. But he does not intertwine his fingers with mine. Instead, he sort of grabs my wrist like I’m a kindergarten! Well, you sort of reminded me of him. You tell me to go to your other side each time we have to cross the street.
9) No need to help me get off of the jeepney. I’m sure I could handle. But thanks anyway.
10) You are oblivious about why I was having brewed coffee for lunch/brunch. Haha. You said you just go for 3 in 1 and you wait for it to get cold before you drink it. Interesting.
11) I sat on the couch at the same time you sat on the…erm…couch. Turns out we uhm…both like to sit on the couch. And so we did, we’re on separate tables parallel to each other seated on our couch.
12) You took our order, I guard your spot. But it was Sunday. A couple approached me and asked if your table is free. Against my will, I said YE….S. I made the S dangle.
13) Another customer came and this time, I was not able to stop her. She sat on your couch.
14) From that, I just thought I’d just take the rigid chair so you could have your couch.
15) When you came with our McDonald tray, you did not question why I was not able to defend the couch. I told you to take mine but you insisted the chair is okay. Okay.
16) It’s 1 pm, I know your time, and your minutes are precious. So I, once again gave my apologies but you said NO! My next meeting is at 5 so it’s cool!
17) You took a hungry bite from your chicken and I started with my questions.
18) And you explained, and explained and computed and illustrated, and re-enacted and gave examples. (Repeat 4x)
19) I stared at the arrows, the shares, the graphs, your eyes and facial hair.
20) After almost 2 hours of explaining, I still could not understand this one figure. You showed it through your phone and kind of had a hard time showing it to me.
21) So you asked if you could transfer beside me.
22) I said yes.
23) Ahh. Now I get it. But maybe not yet in the way you understand it. You are very gracious in sharing all of these nitty-gritty figures with me.
24) There were more examples then I declared were finished.
25) You told me to just let you know in the future if a new concept bugs me.
26) Then we talked about our beliefs, our siblings, and our “children”. Mine was from college, yours was from today.
27) I’m inspired about you being a teacher to them, despite your schedule. I remember how I used to be one.
28) And oh, you shared with me how to properly tie my headset. I did what you instructed but mine still got tangled. So we did the tangling thing again, and you helped my hand. You held my hand.
29) I got it correctly and we both flashed our big smiles! Like I just figured how to do an actuaries’ job.
30) A phone beeped and you excused yourself. I thought that was the signal, the time I should say my thanks and bid goodbye.
31) But as accommodating as you are, you said it’s okay, no need to rush.
32) We walked out of McDonalds. We crossed the street, and again, you told me to go to your other side.
33) Let’s take the FX, you said. I panicked inside and you laughed. You said it’s normal that girls are GI. GI?
34) Geographical Idiot, you beamed. I punched you lightly. You said it is true and shared something about men having broad shoulders meant that they should lead the asdfkhgljhkjl, I drifted.
35) We rode the jeepney once again. You shared a trivia about the color green being prevalent in Greenhills. Uhm, okay. Haha.
36) I paid the fare this time. You asked if I was sure. Yes. You mentioned about us getting a cab instead, haha.
37) It was a fast ride. I sort of wanted to prolong it but that would be too much.
38) We walked towards the MRT, I asked where you will go now?
39) You said you’ll take the bus but continued walking with me. So I asked you again, where you will go now? You said you will just walk me to the platform and then you will go to the bus stop.
40) I said my thanks then proceeded to the turnstile. I remembered the first time when you offered me a pen. The second time, you shared your wifi password. The third time, you rode the bus with me. And this, the fourth time.
Thank you, my sibling in Christ. Thanks for your time. :)