It was arranged by our friends, Cee Cee and Sullivan. Guess they took pity on me, for lack of social life. I initially said no, but I figured out that they were right. I’ve been neglecting myself lately, and I needed a break from all the pressures I’ve been experiencing. Besides, I remembered what Lola used to say — In life, sometimes, there maybe no more second chances. So, I called Cee Cee and agreed on this blind date.
I was five minutes early, as Mimi’s Cafe was not too far from where I live. I decided to sit by the bar, situated near the exit. I thought to myself, if the guy was not to my liking. I can be discreet and simply walked out the door without being noticed. Hahahah! Style noh, bastoosh? And right on the dot, a guy wearing a corduroy jacket, faded jeans and crisp white shirt that says, freedom lies in being bold, came in. He looked around and then stared at me.
” Are you Nell, by any chance? “ He said. I didn’t expect for him to spot me right away in the crowd. So I had a stuttery voice when I said, ” Yes, that would be me. “
After our introduction, a hand shake, and a big warm hug. We decided to grab a table away from the busy and noisy flock of people. We ordered our food, asked each other the customary blind date questions and had a good laugh. We discovered a lot about each other, things we have in common, favorite tv shows, books we’ve read, blogging, and did I mention, poetry. It’s not everday that I get to meet a fellow literary buff. He even wrote something for me on a piece of tissue. Ayayay! I’d have to give him a hefty amount of pogi points for that. Hahahah!
Two hours in the restaurant, we decided to call it a night. It was fun and exciting date, I’d have to admit that. He’s good looking, smart, enthralling, genial and polite. Qualities in a man worth dating again. But then I didn’t have the balls to asked him out. Ano ba, dalagang Filipina ako. Hahaha! Good thing he’s intrepid enough to asked, and I was quick to say yes. We gave each other a kiss on the cheek, another hug and he saw me drove away from the parking lot. Truly, he was a gentleman.
Now, I can’t wait till Saturday…