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“We need to go back to what is more basic in us—persons endowed with a human spirit, full of potentials and capable of million possibilities. It is up to us to choose to be the persons that we are or want to be.” (Ernest Tan, in “Human Intimacy”).

Last January 2, I felt an urge to send Jason a text message to greet him a “Happy New Year!” Though I never expected him to reply, he did reply. For a while, we exchanged messages. I learned he has moved from Mandaluyong to Las PiƱas.

“Ang layo! “Pinaglalayo na tayo ng tadhana,” I replied in jest.

“Nasa magkabilang parte na tayo ng mundo.” He now lives in the south and I am from the north.

“Oo nga eh. Inilalayo ka talaga sa akin, ha ha ha!” Then he asked how my family is, and I replied that we are okay. “I texted you because I also remembered something today. Do you remember that we met last January 2? It was a Saturday.”

“Oo nga.” He laughed.


“So how’s your boyfriend?”

“Six months na kami.”

“Good to hear that! I wish your relationsh…