Things happened and they were many. Of them all, one stood out to me recently.
It was a very random afternoon at work, and I don’t know what led us (I mean me, one of my teammates and our acting admin assistant) to talk about relationships and starting a family. My lack of it prompted one to tell me:
Para kasing ang taas ng standard mo.
Kung binaba mo na dito (motions to the level of the table)…
Ibaba mo pa dito (motions lower, almost floor-level).
Panigurado, may makikita ka na.
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I long stopped explaining how and why I believe standards don’t exist because romantic feelings come as if a switch was powered on.
And as much as I am grateful that people see me as someone who must be lived up to, I still cannot see how it works in my favor.
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I smiled and turned away from the conversation. I needed to pee.