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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Memories in Detention

I was looking for my Laptop Blog about something cause I wanted to include it in my new post. Waaah. Never found it. May have been lost somewhere on the pages of Microsoft One Note. Anyways. I just wanted to take note of the date it was written. No plans of posting the whole article.

After the lifehouse concert, (I'm not gonna brag about how cute Jason Wade is, its just that the concert rocked! Weee. I partly lost my voice. Yeah! Lifehouse rocks.) my friend went home. I accompanied her on the way home. We took a taxi and I dropped her off at Boni. Nung binaba ko yung kaibigan ko sa Boni, akala nung driver na bababa na kami. Sabi ko sa kanya, sa taft po tayo, tuloy nyo lang yung metro. Aba humirit, dapat daw may dagdag trenta. Ano yun parang kumuha uli me ng bagong taxi? Dahil lang sa binaba ko yung kasama ko? Parang di naman tama yun. Pero dahil nagmamadali na ako dahil inaantay na ako ng kasama ko, pumayag na ako.

Papunta akong Malate nun. Matapos ang ang mahigit isang taon na hindi ko nakikita ang Malate, muli akong babalik. Ano na kaya itsura ng Malate ngayon? Lalo na ng Orosa-Nakpil intersection? Ano nang bagong clubs don? Marami pa rin kayang mga taong nagpupunta don? Habang iniisip ko ang mga bagay na yun, muling nagbalik sa isipan ko ang mga nangyari nung huli kong punta.

Since I was a call center agent - customer service support, it is very rarely that you get a Saturday night off. You would either need to file for VL, perhaps go on an SL or to have a regular Saturday night off, you need to brag about how good your metrics and fight for it everytime a shift bid happens. If your metrics are bad and down, then forget about the good stuff (the weekend offs). It was a blue moon for me. It was the change of schedules - transition. And lucky for me, there was a Saturday night off for us - a chance, a SINGLE Saturday night. Chance to visit Malate. I invited a couple of friends. Sent them messages. Most of them declined. But my bestfriend didn't. So did a long lost friend that I met sometime 2005 in Yahoo chatrooms (I bet you've been there too). So we did set the time. And agreed to be there.

As hours passed I became more excited. It was my treat. It was a night for me. So we met, the three of us. We walked and walked towards Remedios and decided to try to out a club named FAB (that was the time when Fabuloush was still at its peak). We stopped in front, checked out the prices and then said "We'll come back." As we were walking back to Orosa, my bestfried said that he needed to go home. Cause he was tired. I understood that. Cause before that he was already saying that if he got tired, I would let go of him and he can go home. I was very clear about that, he just have to tell me.

At yun, dahil sa pagod na raw sya, pinauwi ko na sya. Nagpaalam sya at umalis. Bago sya umalis sinabi nya na kaya daw sya aalis eh dahil may kausap syang guy kung saan eh makikipagkita sya. Bigla akong nainis. Sobra. Nilayasan ko sya. Sinama ko si CC (pangalan nung isa kong kaibigan na kasama ko) at bumalik kami s FAB. Hindi ako nagpaalam sa kanya. Pumasok kami sa FAB. Nagyosi. Uminom.

Sobra ang pagkainis ko. Ang usapan kasi kapag pagod ka na, walang usapan don. Sige pauuwiin ko sya. Kaso hindi eh. Bakit kailangan i-dahilan na pagod ka na para makipagkita sa isang lalake? Tapos nung gabi pang yon. Eh halos araw araw nakikipagkita sya sa kung sino sino eh. Eh alam nyang yun lang ang Sabadong wala akong pasok. Sobrang nainis ako sabi ko kay CC kelangan uminom tayo ng sobra. Nasira na ang gabi ko. Buti na lang at nandiyan si CC. Sabi nya, i-enjoy na lang ang gabi. Sayang naman ang pinunta mo dito.

So took a couple of drinks. Smoked a couple of sticks. And went out. There was not much people in the club. We walked and went to Fluid (for all I know, this was a straight bar. and became a gay bar ever since the closure of NYC). Was surprised that NYC has changed to the Rainbow Project. Was a big NYC tambay before but now, I dared not to go to Rainbow Project. It just seemed different. Bed's still there. Ha ha.

So we went to Fluid. I paid for the entrance. And the night started. The music. The beer. The smoke. We spent most of the time there. We danced. We watched. We hunted. We enjoy. Tried to forget about what happened. Did it thru beer. So the hours passed. We danced the night away. And I got drunk. Was almost four when we got out of the bar.

Sakit na ng ulo ko nun. Sobra. Inaya ako ni CC na kumain sa malapit na tapsilogan (Malamang alam nyo yun!). Bumili sya ng tapsi. Ako coke lang. Dahil sa pagkahilo ko, nakapatong ang ulo ko sa mesa. Malapit ng makatulog. Maya-maya ginigising ako ni CC. Nagtatanong "Ok ka lang?" Ako naman, sabi ko, "Ok lang ako?" Nung matapos syang kumain, may dumating.

Two of his friends came. Fresh from Bed. They talked. I was introduced. And they talked more. I didn't seem to care. My head was aching. They kept talked. And they invited him to go to Bed. He wanted to go. And since he can't leave me alone, he made me stand up, dragged me, and we walked towards Bed. His friend was holding CC's hand, and CC was hold me. Dragging me. I can't stop him. Felt so tired. And so drunk. When we got to the entrance, the guy who was checking wrists for stamps tried to look for mine. But I guess he realized that I was too drunk to show it. And besides, I don't even have one. But then they let me and CC in.

When we got it. I'm surprised. The bar is still packed. It's my first time to come in that bar. Normally, by 4 am, people in Malate start to go home. But in Bed, people dance there like there's no tomorrow. People doesn't seem to look at their watches. They just dance the night away until everybody tires out.

I felt it was coming out. Anti-peristaltic movement, that is. So I told CC "Where's the CR. I need the CR." He asked his friend where the CR is. It was on the second floor. So we went up. Got dragged again. Said excuse me a couple of times. Didn't matter who I bumped with. Never got the chance to say sorry to some people I bumped to. My mind was just looking for the CR.

At ayun. Nakarating din kami sa CR. Maron ngang dapat papasok sa CR. Nag-excuse lang kami dahil eto na eh. Palabas na. Siguro naintindihan nung lalake na palabas na. Kaya pasok agad ako. Sunod si CC. Sabay labas ng kung ano man. Kasabay nun ang pagbaba ng luha sa mga mata ko. Si CC naman patuloy sa pag-comfort sa akin. Salamat CC. Nagsorry na lang ako sa kanya dahil sa nangyari. Sabi nya ok lang yun. Naintindihan nya ang mga nangyari.

Matapos non. Lumabas kami ng CR. Medyo OK na ako. Hinayaan ko na syang sumama sa mga kaibigan nya. Samantalang ako ay nakatayo sa harap ng rails. Tinitignan ang mga taong nagsasayaw. At nagkakariran.

It was the end of the night. And the end of my Malate days.

Akala ko lang.

Muli akong bumalik sa realidad. Nasa taft na pala kami. Bumaba ako sa Pedro Gil. Nilakad papuntang Rob Manila, at nakipagkita sa mga kaibigan ko. Ayun. Muling nabuhay ang nightlife ko.

Not too bad for someone coming back to Malate. A lot has changed. But the memories are still there.

It was the night of "Detention"

After that incident. Nagkaaway kami ng bestfriend ko. May mga issues na lumabas at napag-awayan. Hindi kami nag-usap ng matagal.

Pero kailan lang, mag isang buwan ang nakararaan. Ok na uli kami.

10 comments:

Mugen said...

Kaya ako, pag gumimik. Madalas soloflight.

erin de la cruz said...

August 1, maeexperience ko na rin yan! =) Surprise will still be a surprise. You'll know that soon.

Looking For The Source said...

<< mugen >>

gnun? kahit sa club? hala. panget naman kung mag-isa. samahan kita. choz.

<< erin >>

haha. goodluck.

naku ako kinakabahan sau. baka kung ano yan ha!

Chyng said...

After a month, bumalik din akme Malate last saturday! woohoo! Namiss koa ang ating hometown! Kaso nung pauwe anlakas ng ulan..

Aris said...

welcome back to the party scene! :)

MINK said...

whew, very detailed. once lang ako nakapunta sa Malate and im with my friends dito sa blogworld
it was so much fun! memorable indeed!

MINK said...

whew, very detailed. once lang ako nakapunta sa Malate and im with my friends dito sa blogworld
it was so much fun! memorable indeed!

Looking For The Source said...

<< chyng >>

nakakamiss talaga. welcome back sa atin. naku kahit ulan, walang pigilan! thanks!

<< aris >>

tenchu! sana makita kita dun. ha ha..

<< mink >>

saya dito sa malate. babalik balikan wahahahah... thanks!

joaqui_miguel said...

I miss dancing and listening to Malate music. I miss people watching there. lol

Looking For The Source said...

<< joaqui_miguel >>

then go go na sa malate! he he he..