Monday, May 16, 2011

Gossip Girl: Prêt-à-Poor A

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Previously on Gossip Girl:
While You Were Sleeping
"I was stunned. My mind was reeling. OMG. Chris???? And Mark???? And Arlan???? WTF. I was gripping the wine glass in my hand so hard it almost broke."

When K Met J
"...I was surprised when I saw him. Wow, he is cute. Hmmmm... make that really cute. I found myself drawn to Jim and his stories."

Click here to meet the cast.



It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Seems Dickens knew something about life on the Upper East Side. Where the only thing you can count on is that what goes around... comes around.



Sunday night

"I can't believe it," Arlan confronted me. He had discovered what happened the night before and was upset.

"What do you mean?" I replied. "You, of all people, should know how the game works. I mean, you slept with Chris remember?"

"It's not the same. I can't believe you're comparing that to this," A rebutted.



This just in: We hear there's a cold war brewing between our favorite girls. Wonder what or who lit the fuse.






48 hours earlier

My friends and I were excited to see each other and catch up after weeks of being apart. We had decided to spend our summers separately and we were eager to hear each other's adventures.

Carlo went traipsing all over the Great Wall of China.






Vackie and Arlan tested their resolves on Temptation Island.






Edward lazed by the white sand beaches of Amanpulo.






And I went on an Eat Pray Love pilgrimage in India.







Friday night

It was my friend's despedida party and I invited Arlan and Jim along. Jim was someone I went out with a couple of years ago and we decided to see each other and catch up.

Jim and Arlan, apparently, were a huge hit with the guests at the party.

"Guapo siya (He's hot)," Gary told me, motioning to Jim. "Are you guys dating?"

"No… I mean, we did… before," I said. I looked at Jim and realized Gary was right. Jim looked especially good tonight. His shirt showed off his lean body and tight muscles. Sometimes, when you're so used to seeing someone, you forget how beautiful they are.

"Eh si Arlan? (What about Arlan?)"

"Oh, we're best friends," I answered. "We went out before but that was ages ago."

"Mahilig ka talaga sa guapo (You really have a thing for goodlooking guys)," Gary said. "Tingnan mo (Look), everyone's crowded around them."

After we got tipsy, we hit the club to meet with our other friends. The crowd was raucous… and wild. When the club closed, we continued partying at my friend's place. We ended at two in the afternoon, the next day.



Saturday night

"What time is it?" Vackie groaned. We had just woken up and the sky outside was dark.

I checked my phone. My head was still throbbing, and my tummy was churning with hunger.

"It's past midnight. Come on, let's fix up and get something to eat before we go out."



"Where's Arlan?" Leo cried out for the forty seventh time that night.

Leo was the latest of a long series of men who had fallen for the charms of my friend. Arlan, apparently ditched him (and us) that night, and he was upset.

"Alam mo ba (Do you know) this is the second time he did this to me," Leo said. "The last time, he made me wait for him at the metro station for an hour!!"

"Come on… relax," Carlo said. "Just try to enjoy the night. He probably fell asleep."

"Do you know I was supposed to visit my mom this weekend? I didn't go because of him!" Leo said, continuing his rant.

"Hay naku Leo… mag move on ka na (You'd better move on)," V told him.

"Ayoko. Gagawin ko ang lahat. (I don't want to. I'll do everything to win him.)"

Oh well, I thought to myself. Another one bites the dust. Sigh. Ang pasaway talaga nitong si Arlan. He ditched the guy and left us to deal with him.

Leo was so upset he didn't notice the tons of gazes men were throwing at him. Three of my friends had asked to be introduced to him. He was tall, with beautiful eyes and thick eyebrows. He was clearly a looker.

When dawn arrived, I accompanied him to get a cab to bring him home. Ten minutes later, I was surprised to see Leo back and approaching us.

"I don't want to go home yet. Gaganti ako (I want revenge)," he said. "May cute ba diyan? Kunin natin. (Is there anyone cute? Let's get him.)"

"Leo… relax, come on. You're drunk and tired," I said. "You should go home. It's morning already."

"Ayoko! (I don't want to!)" He was adamant. "Gusto kong gumanti! (I want to get even!)"

V and I looked at each other and looked back at Leo.

"Well… if you really want to get even, then why look for someone else?" V said. "Don't you know… the best revenge is for you to sleep with his friend."

"Or... friends," I said.

And he did.



Sunday night

"I can't believe it," Arlan confronted me. He had discovered what happened the night before and was upset.

"What do you mean?" I replied. "You, of all people, should know how the game works. I mean, you slept with Chris remember?"

"It's not the same. I can't believe you're comparing that to this," A rebutted.

"How is it different? Look Arlan, the world doesn't work that way. The same rules apply to you too."



Spotted: A learning that when it comes to life's bitterest pills, the hardest to swallow is a taste of your own medicine.



Hours later

Arlan took out his phone and dialled a number. After a few rings, the person picked up.

"Hey Jim, kamusta (how are you)? Listen, I was wondering... do you want to go out sometime?"




Oh girls, you tried to play dirty at the dance. But you should know, nobody puts A in the corner. Gossip Girl's hardly a war buff, but I did cram for a quiz or two on the French Revolution. Heads up, ladies. Looks like a cannonball's coming your way.

But before everything falls apart, let me show you a glimpse of what life was like during the good old times. For it will surely be missed.












Every summer, vacationers traverse the globe in search of new sights and experiences. But when it comes to a scandal, I'll take Manila every time.

Welcome home, Upper East Siders. You know you missed me.





XOXO
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24 comments:

noelle_page said...

L-O-V-E!!!!

john stanley said...

looks like blair and serena are out for war. catfight! rawwr!

the geek said...

"change is one thing. acceptance is another."


—arundhati roy, the god of small things


welcome home, k.

nOx said...

This is just sad. sorry to hear about this, kane.

maybe PLU guys should make a bro/sis code or something.

Désolé Boy said...

Before I react on your story I just wanna say I LOVE YOU and THANK YOU for posting a picture of Edward. ;D
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I can relate much to Leo and felt a bit sorry for A. And you're right, the same rules apply to everyone.

Guyrony said...

Another case of boy wants the world, for himself.

Aren't we like that, K?

eon said...

the intrigue, the drama, better than gossip girl. :)

Peter said...

Parang eposode ng 'Desperate Housewives'.

Kiks said...

this one is for the books, kane. our little bad black books. ;-)

Lulu LaBonne said...

Wow - great pictures xxx

Spiral Prince said...

Oh the tangled webs you Upper East Siders weave, Kane. I do hope things get patched up between all of you. :)

Spiral Prince said...

Damn. I forgot what I'm trying to turn into a habit.

xoxo

orally said...

WICKEDDDDD!
that edward guy's really hot.

"here's to pretty boys who went to our heads
here's to witty boys who went to our beds"

thewanderer said...

Glen is looking good in this picture. I missed the guy! Who's the guy with him?

♥N said...

For a good drama, we need never look further than our own lives.

I'm sure you girls will work everything out. =]

Tank said...

Kane, this is ORGASMIC!

It must have been a jawbreaker for "A" to learn that in this cut-throat world (despite how gorgeous you are) he is NOT exempted from the rules after all. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Ruthless!

In a cold war of hearts and egos,no matter how bloodless it may seems, no one leaves unscathed.

Anonymous said...

@kane oh the drama! definitely better than gossip girl.. *clap clap*

wv: fighth

looks like A is going to put up a real good fight[h]..

JapaneseAdobo said...

super bongga than gossip girl...love ur posts... hehehehe

Anonymous said...

CAPITAL O_M_G. EDWARD IS LOVE.
I LOVE U K.

More about EDWARD please.

-CARLO

ron.angitawagmosaakin said...

:D

lovekillsboi said...

This blog! :D

Blakrabit said...

"Sometimes, when you're so used to seeing someone, you forget how beautiful they are."

"When it comes to life's bitterest pills, the hardest to swallow is a taste of your own medicine."


I love your lines! can I share them? oh, and have I mention reading your blog is like really watching a GG spin-off?

Cheers!

P said...

i definitely wouldnt comment much but i just saw "someone" in those pictures that kinda made me cringe. mmm. anger indeed.

hatred in the air. arent you just loving your silent war k?

anywho. we have to go out soon. i have someone for you. dont worry, i'll put him nicely in a box with ribbons and nothing more.

grrrr.. lovelove.
P.

Raft3r said...

How was India?
:)