Someone Just Stole A Kiss!

It’s when they happen out of the blue that things turn out sweet, maybe sweeter. People love surprises, that’s it.

While I’m not trying hard to be off the common, I may be one of those few who don’t always find surprises…surprising. Not that I’m mean or rude or ungrateful. I’d sure appreciate the effort to bits. I just don’t always have the right kind of nerve to take in surprises.

But there are exemptions especially for those little ones I call “snap shots”. I mean those things that actually happened in at most three seconds at which you suddenly wished time to freeze.

Snap shots like this:

In the car, on the way to the bus station, a little girl seated to my left rested her head on my shoulder. Looking too tired perhaps from play, I let her. Then she tuck her face behind my arm like she was smelling my armpit. I looked at her. She straightened up and looked away.

Me: You smelling my armpit? Do I smell bad now?
Girl: No, you don’t smell bad. You smell good.

When I wasn’t looking anymore, she leaned to me again, twined her arm with mine, and smelled me once more.

Me: Are you okay?
Girl: Yeah.

Then she kissed my arm, bowed her head and looked away. She looked so shy, so I kissed her head.

Me: Thank you.
Girl: You’re welcome.

Then, I turned to my boyfriend seated to my right.

Me: She’s sweet.

He smiled.

And yet, little things are indeed sometimes more surprising. It’s when they happen quietly and spontaneously, without plans and preparations, that things become surprisingly sweet and sweetly surprising.

It’s when they happen without so much said – as if a child wanting to say or do something but to shy, too nervous to begin with her intention – that things become truly sweet surprises. Like my boyfriend’s little sister’s stolen kiss. — I doubt I’ll forget that. After all, it struck me as something unforgettable. 🙂
Someone Just Stole A Kiss!

He “made” (yes, MADE!) some flowers for me


It was a lovely day to begin with. Flowers bloomed at the tickle of soft rainshower, their colors bathing in raindrops and sunbeams. It seemed not so ordinary, but not necessarily extraordinary, with a long line of flower stalls snaking down the grove. If it wasn’t the girl carrying a bouquet of reds or whites and colors, it was the guy seeming to not know how to bring the flowers in such a way that no one would notice as if anyone would care.


Oh, right! It was February 14. You know. Lovely day.

Somehow, I knew the day would also be special for me because I had been told; no need to be surprised. But I wasn’t up to dressing up like I was to celebrate with everyone else. I put on a plain white shirt, a pair of micro-mini shorts, and red sneakers, which came along with a carefree mood, unmindful how Valentine’s Day would go and end.

The day had been planned anyway: we would have to spend it together, period. The details rested in the hands of spontaneity.

But I had to admit that one moment of surprise. He brought flowers for me: four reds, one yellow, all in a basket decorated with three little whites. All made of paper. Origami.
At first, my mind was like, “Flowers? On Valentine’s Day? For me? Peculiar.” I’m never used to it because I’d never wished for one, because I find the scenario too common, or somehow compulsory. So again I was like, “How do I handle this?”

“How do I handle this sweet piece of art from this man who looks totally masculine with his cigar, and who tries to be a little sweet without having to do so?”… “Stick to the status quo.” So all I managed was a “Thank you.” And a hug. And a smile that was trying hard to shut that bubbly mind up. Yeah, I heard everything I had to say…in my mind. He didn’t have to know. After all, he knows now.

He’d said enough with his artwork, even without the note that was supposed to stick on the other wing of the paper basket: It’s not a matter of quantity. It’s about the quality of time we spend together. Or something like that though.

Indeed, a surprise happened because I wasn’t prepared for that he-got-me-flowers part, and that made my day a threesome of kind: strange, sweet, and special.

And the “flowers”? Not fresh. And not so ordinary. Just the way I like’m!


Sidebar: My favorite part of the day was when he asked me to choose what flowers for his baby sister’s bouquet. I made a triple-tone of lavender, pale gold, and white Malaysian mumps. And without a card or a note, but a little prayer, “Hope she likes it.”


He “made” (yes, MADE!) some flowers for me

What A Girl Wants

More than fashion and everything I need to state it; other than a girls circle to count on, I want someone I can trust.

Because I want to tell some crazy little stories about my not-so-short life. The troubles and how I laughed at them; the joys and how I cried for them.
I want to share what I’ve learned from watching people, friends and strangers, and while things, small and big, happen in their lives and make up their faces. And I want to share what I believe in. Some sane, some silly – things I say about almost everything I see. I want to share how I do things. This way, that way, and the details for some.
Crazy little stories, life lessons, and personal beliefs may not be too much to worry about. But truth of the matter is they will last and grow in amount as long as life can go. I want to share how things were with me, how things are, and how they’ll be.
So I want someone I can trust. Someone with whom I can be the way I am, as he is to me, without having to put stories into words, so fabricated. Because ‘trusting’ ain’t just about storytelling and listening…or sharing secrets that are supposed to be kept until they’re secrets no more. It’s rather about making stories, life stories.
Well, I don’t always see the point of trusting, but I realize the point of loving when I start to trust. That’s cliche, but unfortunately, not everyone knows it. And not everyone believes it because that’s one good cliche on love. People rather say, “You be careful.” But I’ve passed judgment, and now I’m rather careless as if it’s needless to keep what I had to learn. In the very first place, what is there to mind? I have who I want, and Amen to that.

One time he asked me, “Bakit ka naniniwala sa’kin?” Simple, “Kasi gusto ko.”

Yes, it’s what I want.
*I don’t speak for all girls, but at least for my kind and for whoever agrees with me. And I’m only a little bit typical.
What A Girl Wants