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Monday, August 18, 2008

The after 6 habit...

If you have this habit of not taking dinner or not eating anything after 6 pm, for the sake of getting thinner or you are perhaps on a strict diet to get rid of your flabs, would you ask someone to go on a "dinner" date?

I met a guy, of course on G4M, we talked... exchanged numbers and finally decided to go out. He invited me on a dinner/movie date and so I agreed. Call time - 7 pm. Place - a place where you can watch and dine.

He works in a callcenter. So usually, he comes home at 8 or 9 in the morning that's why he decided to a dinner/movie date. Sabi nya gisingin ko daw sya ng ika-5 ng hapon, para hindi sya mahuli sa usapan at maabutan namin ang napag-usapan namin pelikula (straight Tagalog!). But I was never able to wake him up since I was dead asleep too. But I was able to send him a message arounf 5:30 pm. But he still woke up late.

So despite the time, he decided that we can just have dinner and bypass the movie. He has work by 11 pm by the way, so he can't stay long. Ok. Good.

Then goes the preparations. The travel. The heavy rain. The "where are you" messages. Then the "I'm here at... I'm wearing..." And finally the meet up.

Nang magkita kami, sabi ko na gusto kong kumain ng pasta. Ok, sige sabi nya. E di naglakad kami papuntang ikatlong palapag at pumunta ng Italianni's. Inihanap ng upuan ng waitress at ayun. Menus were handed over. I was looking at the pasta section of the menu when he stopped looking at the menu and placed it on the side of the table.

"Ikaw na lang umorder para sakin..."

"Bakit?"

"E kasi gusto ko yung light lang or burger, hindi na kasi ako kumakain after 6 pm..."

"Ah ok..."

It took me awhile to choose. Sabi ko sa sarili ko, "ah, bahala ka."

We ordered lasagna. Coke for me. Iced tea for him.

The conversation went well. Some little silent moments. But what I was concerned about is, he didn't even touch the food. Di nga nangalahati ung iced tea. Oh, well sige, wag mong kainin, kakain ako. Nagugutom ako eh. At the back of my mind it came to me, "hindi ka pala kakain, bakit nag-aya kang magdinner... or perhaps, you could've told me earlier you aren't eating after 6 pm para we could've done another thing rather than having dinner..."

Syempre ayoko naman maging bitchy sa harap nya. And hello, magmumukha naman akong tanga kung ganun. So sige, kain lang. Konti kwento. It was minutes past 10 when I got the bill. He was about to pay, sabi ko "ako na..."

(Kapal naman ng mukha ko. Ako na nga yung kumain ikaw pa magbabayad? Duh!)

Ang for the other lasagna that wasn't eaten, pinabalot ko!

Hinatid ko sya sa labas. When I was walking after he left, it never went off my mind na "bakit mo ako ininvite ng "dinner" date kung hindi ka pala kakain? Buti na lang I had friends waiting in Coffee Bean. We drank the night away....

7 comments:

boying said...

hindi ako "after 6" habit. pero three to four hours bago matulog kelangan hindi na ako kumain. umaakyat kasi ang mga kinakain ko sa lalamunan ko kapag hihiga na ako. bawal din sa kin ang coffe, chocolates, softdrinks, alcoholic beverages, maa-asim, maa-anghang, tomato products, etc.

tsk. tsk. tsk. mga masasarap pa naman ang mga ito.

Mugen said...

turn off ang ka-date. Haha.

enegue said...

hihi kainis ata iyon, siguro dapat nagschedule na lang siya earlier:) i bet next date mo tatanungin mo muna ng: are you on a 6pm diet?

peace:)

joaqui_miguel said...

True. Kinda irritating in a way. Oh, well prolly not the one. Next please. lol :)

Looking For The Source said...

^boying >> aw. malas mu nmn. daming bawal. masarap bawal.. nyahahaha...

^mugen >> o diba, katurn off tlga!

^eugen >> true! dapat sana lunch na lang. oo magtatanong na ako. ha ha

^joaqui_miguel >> ha ha. yeah. next please.

erin de la cruz said...

Naku paano na lang kung yung kaibigan kong si Gabby ang nakadate mo. Nung kumain kami sa Wendy's as in ako na nga ang nag-ooffer sa kanya ng pagkain (willing akong sumagot ng bill that time), sabi niya tubig na lang daw. Hahaha! No wonder why he's frail-looking.

Sayang! Italliani's pa naman. Kainisssssssssssssssssssssss!

Looking For The Source said...

^erin >> ha ha ha.. kawalang gana pa naman ung taong ayaw kumain kahit anong offer mo..