15 October 2011
Friday the 14th Misadventure
we were choosing between 3 films: real steel, the other woman, and what's your number. we gave the underdog a shot. afterall, all we need is a predictable, funny, feel good movie. what we didn't expect was that there are only four of us in the theater. after some laughs and a lesson, the lights were turned on and we were surprised that the other couple watching was nowhere to be found. a little bit creepy since we didn't see them go out. it was a creepy, funny, awesome experience having the theater all to ourselves. just like we rented the place exclusively.
after the movie, we parted ways. she took a cab, while i took a jeep to cubao and then from there a bus to valenzuela. the jeep was the usual patok jeep that plies the stop n' shop - marikina route. it was pumping up hiphop beats in the middle of a sleeping metropolis but no one seems to care. i put on my ipod (thanks steve) with in ear headphones enjoying the sounds of the awesome cut copy (look it up).
i still had my ipod on when i transferred to the bus. i sat beside a lady in the front seat of the bus. she got off somwehere around north ave and then a guy took her seat. the guy had the typical manggagawang pilipino look most probably in his early 40s. he had a huge blue bag in his lap and seemed harmless. but i was bothered by the blue bag in his lap. for years, my simple strategy to find out crooks is to look for their hands. if i can see them then i am safe. but with this guy, i could only see his right hand. i immediately held my bag closer and checked all my valuables discreetly. everything was still there. i felt a few nudges but it didn't feel troublesome enough to make a scene. the guy got off in balintawak. when i got to my stop and started walking, i felt something's not right with my bag.
i'm still thankful though that nothing bad happened or at least nothing worse than a torn bag. though the bag holds sentimental value, it could still be replaced. Not like a life that once taken can never be replaced.
thank you God i'm still here writing. happy 19th!