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We Are Scared Of Each Other As Much As We Admire Each Other

I travelled all the way from Alabang to Makati to attend my friend's birthday dinner party. Sometimes the plan is so far from the story.

The club's preparing for its biggest event and tournament this coming February and so I've been working long hours for the past week. I finished around quarter to seven and so I decided to just take a cab, but then I've always been afraid of riding a taxi especially at night. But then it was too late when I realized I only have 30 Pesos in my wallet and the rest of my money are in a thousand bills. And so I just thought to take a cab all the way. Sometimes the plan is so far from what eventually happens. I took the Roxas road via an FX and went off at Buendia.

There did I wait for a cab. In front of Funline. I scouted an incoming taxi that dropped what seemed to be entertainers dressed in drag. I quickly went to the vehicle.

"Makati, Greenbelt."
"Boss, may barya kayo sa isanlibo?"
"Naku, buti na lang m…


I am one of those people christened with an unordinary name (it's not that unique, since there are several people I share the exact name with.)

Whenever people call me, or read my name, I always find myself correcting their mispronunciation, or misspelling.

Here is the exemption:
One of my office mates pronounce my name as Rossell, and before I can react, I already find myself caught in the net of her sincerity and sweet, enthusiastic smile. Her calling and recognition has the warmth of pure attention. I feel, then know it is me she is naming. That is enough.