She said I tried to mind my own business
But that sad look on your face was a challenge to my faith 
Made me wanna chase the dark out of your room 
So she smiled and said hello; little did she know 
He would take hold of her soul and never never never let go
He was fine before he met her 
Eyes like faded jeans, soft and blue and he had seen 
Everything, and he had been everywhere 
Til he turned his gaze her way, longed to see it every day
Heard a voice inside him say you'll never never never be the same
Once in a while
Once in a blue moon
There comes somebody like you
They got fire and they got fever 
He was more than fine; she was more than young
And the orange setting sun was beautiful
Ever so at ease, in the summer evening breeze
They would talk and they would tease
And never never never want to leave
Once in a while
Once in a blue moon
There comes somebody
There comes somebody like you

-- Edie Brickell


I first took a glimpse of him last year when my good friend joined a contest on TV, he was also one of the finalists. They were 5. It was a stand up comedy contest that my friend is very passionate about.

As a friend, I exerted so much effort to support him all the way – including watching the finals in one of the busy districts in Metro Manila. My friend, an effortless comedian, got big laughs and applause for what he did on stage – making fun of himself and appearing like a complete idiot. Then there goes another man, they say he’s a doctor. I didn’t care a bit. To hell with that, I didn’t buy his jokes. They were pretty much horrible to my ears as he was speaking from a medical practitioner’s point of view. I love green jokes but not that green.. not that coarse. I was never part of his crowd. Everytime he would crack a joke I’d just talk to my friends, sometimes almost falling asleep. I wasn’t interested at all. But something crossed my mind at that time, just randomly – I will “meet” him someday. And he will play a role in my life.

It came as a surprise coz I didn’t even know him yet something strange subtly awakened my head. I didn’t like him, so what was that fuss all about?

A few months had passed and I got to “penetrate” the world of those comedians. My friend and his co-finalists have been doing Open Mic Nights in various bars/restaurants around the Metro. The supportive friend in me, of course, remains. I’ve been religiously attending their comedy shows, more often than that pervert doctor. He just comes once in a while, if his schedule permits him to do so. Surprisingly, I became one of the boys – I got closer with the other guys, even nearly developing romantic involvement with a few. Anyway, who are you to blame me? I am just a romantically challenged woman who yearns for attention and love.. vulnerability at its finest. But nothing genuine comes out of it. I will always be one of the boys. We can never step up on a romantic level. Probably because I just seek attention – but never felt this crazy little thing toward any of them.

During one of the Open Mic nights, I saw the pervert doctor. He sat beside me but a friend of mine likes him so much that I ended up doing something to give them privacy to talk while I was talking to somebody else – another guy who’s part of the Comedy Group, and who, they said was attracted to me (that I cannot validate, though). The night was full of fun, we were minding our own business… from time to time teasing each other due to our dates’ silly stories and actions toward us. My point: we were never an item.

A few days later, I saw him again in one of the shows. I came late because I met up with a friend before going to that regular show in a bar in Quezon City. He was done with his set when I came in. Good thing, remember I didn’t like his jokes. The usual set up: I was with my friends and he was with his. When I passed by his table, he smiled and tried to open a conversation. I just smiled. I wasn’t in the mood and famished at the time. While I was having my dinner I saw in my peripheral vision that he was coming my way, or was it just a delusion when in fact I think he was about to use the restroom then. Haha! :D He sat beside me while I went on with eating. I didn’t mind him, I told you I was starving. He began to tease me about my so-called “fans” including a lesbian in the group who was trying to get intimate with me. I so hate that pervert doctor for interrogating me as if we are friends. I hate that he always speaks green even when I say he’s kinda annoying and gross. He defended himself -- telling everything was just meant on stage. I entertained him, though. There was something in him that amused me – perhaps it was his being real. Something I haven’t seen in guys who always put their best foot forward whenever they talk to a girl. It was then that he asked for my number.

It took him weeks before he finally sent me an SMS. Again, teasing me and asking questions about my “fans” and my exs. Something that came as a surprise to me – Once more, I asked myself “Why is he asking me questions like those? We are not friends. We’re not even close.”

The answer came so soon. It was the usual event that we both attended together with our respective groups. I don’t know if it’s just me or he was really interested in knowing me. I remember one time I was sitting and was looking at the door from time to time coz I was waiting for my friend.. he was sitting near the entrance. When my eyes met his, I smiled. But there’s something in me that says he must have been looking at me even before I looked at his direction. Woman’s instinct, perhaps. Then our friends left, making us the remaining guests in that place. I felt so strange that GB (my friend) left me coz he never did that, not even once. The pervert and I had a lot of stories to tell each other.. little by little I felt comfortable. I began to let go of my refusal emotion toward him. When it was time to leave, I couldn’t remember how we went out.. I was just surprised to see his hand holding mine. We were walking en route to the parking lot while our hands were holding and swaying. I know it sounds quick but I couldn’t fight with my mind anymore, this is it.. I felt the leap of my heart. I can never be wrong again. It was the longest drive I had from Quezon City to Pasig. Probably because he didn’t want to let go of me yet.

Until that one last grasp of my hand.

Until that one stolen quick sweet kiss.

Until the dawn breaks….

Until now that we’re starting to sing beautiful songs together. And making wonderful memories together…

Until such time when I finally give in – 101%.

For now, I am just enjoying everything. Every little effort that he exerts. Every little proof that he's a real gentleman. Every little sweet nothing that he utters. Every little story that we share.. and every genuine smile that he plants on my face. Every little thing matters to me now. And everything just brings me to euphoria.

I remember what I told my good friend Nheng just a day before I “met” the pervert doctor (that sweet moment), "Alam mo give up na ako, parang hindi ko na makita ang sarili ko na may boyfriend. Sanay na akong mag-isa, na sarili ko lang ang iniisip at iniintindi ko at wala ng iba pa."

See, LOVE hits you when you least expect it. :)


  1. so lucky to post the first comment here!hehehe. showbiz ka talaga.corny pero nakilig ako.hahaha :)

  2. @totomel: hahaha! sa totoo lang nagdalawang isip ako kung ipopost yan. kase bukod sa talagang corny eh napakaprivate na bagay pa, diba? ewan ko kung ano nakain ko at naipost ko pa. wahahahah! :lol: showbiz nga eh, kita mo ba Facebook ko panay guessing game. hahaha! :lol:

  3. oo nga eh. in fact, i was b=very amused reading it. ipost ko rin kaya akin.hahahah

  4. if he can make you laugh, that's a good sign. hope it works out. ;)

  5. Ako ay nagbalik, at muli kang nasilayan... :)Kanta yan... Kanta ni Kupido para sa yo... hehehe... Napansin ka na nga niya....Kelan nga ba ako nagquote ng mga linya ng Desiderate dito? Hehehe...Congrats AC! And may your relationship flourish and mature... :)

  6. Really happy for you gurl. And to post something that might compromise your privacy only proves you have balls of steel. And it also proves you're really, really inlurv. : )

  7. congrats ac!Ü this is it....Ü mejo follower lang naman aq ng site mo, at mejo nabasa q lang naman yung buhay pag ibig mo dito sa site mo, kaya masaya q para sa u kahit di talaga tau magkakilala.Ü and at the same time, naiinggit aq sa u. kz until now, i'm still waiting for my mr right..:'(. may deadline naman aq eh.. pag lumampas na q sa deadline q, gudlak talaga... sana maging super happy ka sa bago mong lovelife. and you deserve it ac...Ü

  8. alam mo unang pumasok sa utak ko? pride and prejudice! :Dstay in love and enjoy every moments

  9. wends: yipeeeeee!!! :) enjoy SG naman for you hehe :)kuting: wow naman.. hmmm.. sa sobrang pagkacurious ko i checked your FB account. hahaha! thanks thanks. :)

  10. naalala ko page mo! miss ko na mgbasa...***do you still asking why did you post such cheesy topic like this? ^^coz you are really in Love!!!! yiheee.. ang saya saya nya! :)happy for you!

  11. musta naman pala ang pag check mo sa account q...Ü natutuwa lang talaga q sa mga entry mo at minsan nakaka relate aq.. kaya e2 regular reader na q ng blog mo at pa minsan nag co comment kagaya ngaun...Ü

  12. kuting: hahaha! ni-add nga kita eh naiintriga kase ako. hekhek! :lol:kasalukuyan akong nagsusulat ng bagong entry ngayon kaso bumabagsak na talukap ng mata ko.. hehehe.. salamat sa pagbasa! :) btw, ikaw wala url? para basahin ko din. hehe. :D

  13. hahaha, san ka naman na intriga?Ü cge cge accept q yung invitation mo...Ü mas magaling kz qng magbasa kesa magsulat o mag comment...Ü nakabisita ka na sa url q, nag iwan ka pa nga ng message eh...Ü may question po aq. may entry ka kz nung bday mo bout dun sa party para sa mga batang taga payatas. san ba kita pedeng i email? may plano kz yung team namen na mag charity work. 1st tym namen, so wala pa kameng idea kung pano gagawin namen... dami qng question about it..Ü

  14. kuting: penge ng url mo..balikan ko. hehehe. :)sige, baka sakali matulungan kita. my email addresses: anna.mangilin@yahoo.com or ac.mangilin@gmail.comthanks & ingat! :)

  15. cge po, email kita as soon as possible. thanks ac..:) stay in love...:)

  16. ahem..ahem.. congratz!


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