Friday, December 31, 2010

When The Kingdom Falls

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"So this is it. You're off on your trip," V said while I was packing my clothes. I was running late for my flight and was hastily grabbing things from my closet.

"It's just going to be for a while," I replied. "So which pair of shades should I bring: this one or this?" V pointed to the purple-colored pair of shades. "Christian, of course." He lighted a cigarette and puffed.

I put it on and looked at myself in the mirror. I tilted my head sideways. It does look good on me.

"Besides V, I need some time to think. It's been a crazy year no? I haven't exactly been on my best behavior and people have noticed. And what's worse, some of them are actually upset. Whew."

"You haven't been exactly discrete about it, but come on. It doesn't matter. These people don't really know you," V replied. "But yeah, so much for honesty in writing. Turns out not everyone can handle the truth."

"I know! You know, ang tanda ko na (I am old) and at my age I still get surprised how judgmental people can get. Do they even know the whole story?" I said. I was referring to the story about Ron. That elicited reactions from a lot of people. Many got angry and some of their comments were craftily written attacks against me.

"Do they know that Ron has been badgering me to meet and have sex, and when I finally did, I'm still the bad guy. It's not like I forced him, more like I forced myself. And he obviously enjoyed it since he's been pestering me to meet again."

"Well, people will be people. And what you said stirred insecurities and forced everyone to acknowledge that the world is not fair. Yes, we all act nice to each other and act like we're all equals but we're not. Some of us are more beautiful than others. That's just the way it is."

I stopped folding my shirts and looked at V. "Really? Is that the way it is?"

"Honey, since we were little girls we both knew that. And so we learned to work with what God has given us. We may not be the most good looking people on the planet, fuck, not even in Manila, but we learned to work with our markets. We know eaxctly who we can get and who we can't."

I smiled mischievously at V. “Who we can’t?”

“Well, you are a special case. What can I say? You like pushing boundaries,” he replied.

“Hahahaha. Gago (Fucker).”

“You know, I wanted to comment on that entry of yours.”

“And what were you going to say?” I said.

Of all people, I should be the one who should be upset. My best friend just had sex with a fatty!!!!

We both started laughing uncontrollably.

“Gaga ka talaga (You’re such an ass). If you do that, everyone will think we’re mean girls,” I said.

“Oh wow, talk about being mean. Just look at what some of them said in your blog,” V replied.

"But that's the thing. Sometimes I think … my public image … what's that exactly? Binge drinker, party girl, mean girl, slut?"

"Honey, you don't need to explain yourself to others."

"I know. But still… I need to figure out how somewhere along the way I turned into a dirty little whore from a respectable housewife," I said and chuckled. "I kinda miss being a housewife, you know."

"Sooo... does this mean you won't be flirting while on vacation?"

I shook my head and smiled. "It's family time," I said.

V stared at me disbelievingly, with a knowing look.

"Well… okay, okay. I can't promise, but I'll try," I said, and again we both laughed uncontrollably.



The buzzer rang and I picked it up.

"Honey, the time for our parting has arrived. The cab's ready to take me to the airport," I said. "I will miss you."

I hugged him tightly. "I wish we can be together this Christmas."

"Me too. Be good okay?" V replied. "And remember, you're Kane. People don't tell you who you are. You tell them."

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20 comments:

john stanley said...

good thing i got back to the good housewife image, haha!

but V is right Kane. and of course, you know yourself better than anyone.

have a blessed new year.

kiel estrella said...

sabi nga ni john wayne: never explain, never apologise.

Mu[g]en said...

Ikaw ba yan Sailor Moon? And when will the Silver Millenium rise again? Lolz.

Happy New Year Kane!

M.I. said...

Keep moving forward Kane.

Happy New Year. :)

V1nC3 said...

Happy New Year Kane!

Désolé Boy said...

I f*ckin love the last line of your friend.
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A great new year to you Kane!

Sean said...

have a great 2011 kane.

Guyrony said...

Ah, such is the statement of a pop girl.

And no, you're not mean, it's what we plainly call - reality.

Which gnaws, not bites.

joelmcvie said...

And the winner for the best line NOT written by the blogger/author is...

“Of all people, I should be the one who should be upset. My best friend just had sex with a fatty!!!!”

...by V! OMG! Laff trip! When V is on a roll, he really is on a roll. Mabuti nga na bati na kayo uli ni V.

Yas Jayson said...

This reminds me of my blog tag line: Accept no one's definition of life. Define your self.

Bad girls are more honest than the others really (:

Kane kane, soon you return.

Yas Jayson said...

happy new year to all

♥N said...

It's so true. Only you know who you are really are. Everything else is just speculation.

Happy New Year, honey. Sending you all the best. ♥

iurico said...

I agree. Not everyone can handle the truth.

So Kane, how did YOU handle the truth that not everyone can handle the truth?

Happy New Year, Kane! I'm sure you'll return more fabulous than ever! Looking forward to it. :-)

Anonymous said...

what was it that Albus Dumbledore said to Harry Potter? 'it is not our capabilities that tell us who we are. it is our choices.'

esf

RJ Naguit said...

hypocrisy seems to be the most prevalent disease nowadays :/

Momel said...

Ohh, and somebody just can't get over that post, now can't they? I suspect they will be doing a lot of lingering here. Check your blog stats, Kane.

Cheers you, Pogi! Muahness from Pasig Citehh!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you're limiting the term judgment. You don't complain when it's positive, but when it's less so, people are suddenly judgmental? Only you can tell why you reveal yourself publicly, and the degrees you do so, but do accept how people will react.

In the end, however, you will have to reckon with yourself on what you do. Boasting about deigning to have limited sex with someone so "unqualified"--oh the utter disdain with which you did so!--may not amount to one of your shining moments.

--Michael

Anonymous said...

And indeed, what can one say about one who has no regard for the pride and dignity of those who are fat, ugly, old and all of the above combined? No wonder many readers were left speechless.

imsonotconio said...

i love the last statement

Kiks said...

i like v. he is like your superego - with an attitude.