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February 27,1986 - A Day In Life

February 27, 1986

I could say, that this is also a significant day for me though I feel a bit of doubt on you-know-who.

Well, today in school at our Practical Arts subject we had a short exam with all the mathematical drawings and patterns. Tough. In our Biology subject, we listened to the report of group one which I could hardly understand I even forgot what it was all about.. and oh my, next week, it's our turn to give the report so I've got to work on the researching... bye to my social life for a  while,right?

In History class- just an ordinary day with the indestructible Mr. Miranda... an ordinary day I hoped, until the attention was given to me. See, I was chewing chiclet gum that afternoon while our teacher was discussing. Mr. Miranda was going 'round the room facing the blackboard, not even looked at me when he said "You're chewing bubblegum." ..like to no one in particular. He didn't point at me and my classmates were asking one another "who" he was referring to but I know it was me so I looked down and pretended to be reading. guilty? "Miss B, are you?" Whoa!! I looked at him like he was crazy or something but at the same time I swallowed my gum to get rid of the 'evidence'. :) [ I knew what would happen next and being the shy quiet type I don't want to be embarrassed infront of the whole class] I lied: "No,sir." and smiled a sweet smile.  And you know Mr. Miranda, he's a really funny guy despite being no-nonsense, saved me the embarrassment by joking along, "Then you must be chewing your tongue?" to which the class roared in laughter. I smiled but bent my head down, my face red. Thanks still, sir, you're nice to me. :)

Literature class and English class just sped by and it was dismissal time! Joey went ahead of me and I can feel she's upset at something. She does smile at me but I feel she's just pretending everything is ok just to ease the tension.

So I took the commute alone today, and as luck would have it, the jeepney stopped infront of Luzon Colleges for a long time. Ah, who else was there waiting for a jeep but Mr. Eeeks!!! [my 2nd accidental ex-boyfriend that time who was a college guy, Bacon's uncle] and as soon as he spotted me he approached the Downtown ride I was in. He just went near, and not ride along.. thank God!! He patted me gently and said, "How are you doing?.. hello..." I didn't respond and ignored him. People in the jeep were looking at us, maybe especially at me and thinking (hmm???) Aargh!! To just be truthful, I feel squeamish seeing him.. he's so... thankfully I just thought of PX and of how he is in contrast, and that made me feel better. After a long long long pause, the jeepney driver decided to move along.. thanks!! finally going further away!  and did I hear Mr. Eeeks say "Bye,Red"? ... :)

When I went down from the bus this afternoon at YOU BELONG TO THE CITY [that's the name I labelled our Mangaldan town in my diary] I went straight ahead to our town plaza to pass by Ate Marlyn's. Guezz what, Saldie, KCMar and Adel's magic show were already there! [These friendly guys/gals were the ones Lanie and I met last January 1986 during San Fabian's town fiesta. Saldie's been writing me ever since to keep in touch. Their family owns the Universal Productions from San Pablo Laguna that travels anywhere in Luzon whenever there is town fiesta. They present magic shows especially in busy towns like our place] As usual, we were making small talk as to where they've been before our town. I also let them know where Lanie and I reside, also Ate Marlyn's booth at the plaza so they know where to find us. I also asked about one of their friends Christine Vasquez, if they've met her again since the last time. She's their friend, I think Adel's crush coz she's his age. She's half-Pinay, half-Mexican.. a mestiza like me. They said I sort of resemble her, which made me more endearing to these fellows. Anyways, we'll be seeing them again now that they are here in town!


[I'm continuing the old diary entries today from 1986 this time, I feel it helps me retrospect a little of how I've changed and in what area of my life I may need the good qualities again. I beg for your indulgence, Your Honor/s.. so to speak]


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Presenting "A Day In Life" my series of texts from my journals that I kept between the ages of 14 and 17. I'll be adding new entries every now and then to share all my thoughts, ideas,events, experiences, memories, ideas I had during the eighties. It is for my continued amusement that I read and reread my old journals, even when there isn't much content, I still gain occasional insight how I'm still in the process of changing to maturity. Most of the names have been changed to protect the people I recently found on Facebook. A few are just partial entries, my bleeping and blinding exclamations have been removed and some entries have been modified to give way to my now correct spelling and grammar. Yet the mix of excitement, melodrama and pleasant memories from the eighties are still much felt :)I hope, as you read my old journal with me, you enjoy the same sentiments.