Something borrowed, someone you blew."
For most people, the new year begun on the first of January. But for me, it started in December. December 26, to be exact.
It was 3:30 in the morning. W wanted to meet me after his work ends in a couple of hours.
K: Bro, next time na lang. Antok na kasi ako at matutulog na ako.
W: Hintayin mo na ako please. Libog na libog na ako.
K: Late na kasi ang 5:30.
W: Tawagan na lang kita pagpapunta na ako para magising ka. Okay ba sa iyo?
K: Sige. Kung magising ako, meet tayo.
At around 5:30 a.m., W called to wake me up and say he was on his way. That's when I learned that between being horny and being sleepy, something's gotta give.
We had sex as the sun rose. He worked. I tried to reciprocate and when I was about to cum, I said you either have to cum now or forever hold your peace.
W: Sige lang pare. Ako bahala sa iyo.
Eh ang dali kong kausap. When I woke up, I rushed to have lunch with some friends at the Fort. At around 5 p.m., another guy texted me.
Guy: Fuck kita.
And guess what I said?
K: Asan ka?
God, I'm such an easy girl. What will Mother say?
And that is why I found myself at a place called Bangkal in Makati, worried my car would be stolen any minute. His place was small, dirty, and smelly.
Sa couch pa lang, na ra rape na ako. Half of my clothes were left on the couch, the other half were strewn in the bedroom.
There was no electric fan. By the end of it, naghalo halo na ang aming laway, pawis at tamod.
Oh my God K!!! You're soooo dirty, my friends told me. But dirty sex can be fun, I forgot. Especially if it doesn't happen at your place.
V and I spent the whole day together. I told him all about what I did, who I did, and how I did it. He realized a week of vacation has ended and wala pa ring nangyayari sa kanya. He was still sad about his ex, sexless and joyless.
At 9:48 a.m., I received a text from V at work.
V: I did it. Hayy…
K: Did what?
V: I did a Britney single. Baby, one, two, three …
K: Oh My Fucking God! You did a threesome?
V: Yes baby. I finally tried PlanetRomeo, and you were right. It is the friendliest planet in the world.
From that day on, he was hooked. V now holds the title of the most active member of PlanetRomeo after sending the most number of messages and clicking the most most number of profiles.
V: I'm at the gym now and I saw my first crush sa gym dito. OMG. Na eexcite ako na kinikilig!
K: Then, what you wait, whatchu wait, whatchu waiting for?
V: No! Hindi pa ako ganoon ka pasugod!
K: Ano ba! Gooo say hi, smile. Go.
V: Hayyy… Nakakatense! Sana magawa ko. Parang kaya ko. Ano baaaaaaaaaaaaa! After last night, parang I can do anything.
K: Gooo! Remember, it's not who you did, it's how many you did.
V: And more importantly, how many you did it at the same time
K: OMG tumotodo ka na. "Good girls go bad, the city's full of them."
V: And for 2010, the city has to make room for two.
I remember E once telling me after my breakup that I can still be happy but it may be a different kind of happiness.
K: Honey, I hope you understand what I mean when I say this. I am glad that I think you are finally embracing your being single for the very first time after 16 months.
V: Walang choice eh.
K: Exactly! This is the only option available for us right now, and we can either take it or wallow in our misery. It is not necessarily more meaningful, or the kind that lasts forever, but it is good enough.
V: Yes, it is good enough for now.
So yes, ladies, the word is out. I'm back to my old, single, fun (and yes, occasionally sluttish) self. And my best friend has joined the bandwagon. (Three is not necessarily a crowd, we've discovered.)
We've learned you don't always get to choose the roles you play. Sometimes, you make do with what you are given. We'd really rather be Martha Stewart in her little kitchen and bake cookies for our loving husbands, but for now, we will be like nymphs and dance with fauns and satyrs. The show must, and will, go on. As someone once said. I'm a good old-fashioned lover boy.