Saturday, May 28, 2005

Love hurts

Let me tell you a story. Falling in love is just so amazing, I wonder how it moves people into doing what they normally wouldn't do. Well, in the past days I was a witness to a love story unfolding right before my very own eyes. The characters are normal people; my room mate and his girlfriend. The situation is this, my roommate is with this girl for about three years now. At first I thought he really does not love the girl, especially when he talks about his flings but then the events that unfolded this past days kind of reminded me of things that have happened to another person in a different stage of my life.
Here in the Philippine Military Academy, we are the stars. When we walk, people look at us, they see us as if we're some kind of movie icons and mind you they ask us to be in a picture with them. Well, perhaps it is the uniform, maybe the PMA "thing" but this is the thing that kind of makes our life here a little bit interesting. When we see beautiful ladies roaming around our Camp and then ask for their numbers it is very seldom that they refuse and often times it is only because they are attached to someone else. So to put it simply, as cadets we are heart throbs. And so the story goes that my room mate, who is also a cadet, has had his share of being sought after by ladies. Of course, when loneliness sets in, we just can't help it, its there laid in a silver platter. But it is not to say that we are some maniacs who simply take advantage of the prestige we are accorded as cadets. And this is the point I am to drive at as I go on with this story.
The downside of being a cadet is when we have to bear the loneliness of being far away. We try to be the best that we can be despite of the separation from the people that love us, the people that support us, and the people that we want to be with. And this is what happened. My room mate had to bear the loneliness to be distant from his loved one. The conflict begins when his girlfriend eventually meets up with another guy from her place. Well, I could say that the guy was simply willing to listen. And then it happened. In one of the letters of my roommate's girlfriend she said that she went on "bonding" with this guy. This word actually caused so much stir that it lead to a series of sleepless nights for my roommate and also for me and my other roommates who just had to listen to his unending sonata of frustrations over his seemingly troubled relationship. And then finally, in one phone call, my room mate broke down-- he cried, as in he cried like a little baby. I wonder how intense his feeling thatit caused him to cry. At that point, I believed him when he said that he really loved his girlfriend. My roommate is some guy who has all the potential of being great at what he does. I mean we are to become soldiers, our spirits are solid rock, but then at the end of if all, love will melt that spirit. You see, here in the prestigious Philippine Military Academy, when the rest of the world thinks that we are some brat who waste the government's money, we are human beings. Although people may perceive as to be unfaithful, and our girlfriends always has this notion that we go around dating whoever it is that comes our way inside the halls of Fort del Pilar, we are loving individuals. Just like the rest of those who belong to the male species, we feel the same love that they feel, we are able to offer the same love that they are able to offer, and we feel devastated just like the way others are devastated when their relationship fails. Yes, love hurts and it hurts bad even from where we are...

8 comments:

inlove said...

yur right...sabi- the kind of love between a soldier and a woman- needs a league of faith...

considering that i liked this person since highschool, hes a 1st Class now, still sometimes i cannot avoid the thought of leaving him everytime im fed up with the situation...

how much more sa mga cadet...

but im not gonna do that with mine, ang palitan siya while hes still inside, nakaka demoralize yun, it will really affect his whole, sabi nga ng brother ko- pag nasaktan daw ang guy- hell try to get even with his next relationships...

had a date with my cadet few hours ago, may fieldtrip sila and allowed sila till 23:00, and he has to leave 30mins before- spending only 3hrs together- because its raining and the g*d*mn manila traffic.

bringing him back to V.Luna is the weirdest feeling... parang sa movie, you held his hand until the very last few seconds of being together..

Anonymous said...

"leap of faith" hindi "league of faith"

miss utang na loob yung grammar mo

alex said...

like hell naman yan oh.... anyway, never mind the grammar :)
I'm not really saying na lahat faithful in fact I would say na mas marami ang unfaithful but then just like the rest of the world its wrong to generalize because there are really those who do everything for their relationship despite the distance. Anyway sabi ko nga lagi to people, with a cadet most of the time its the lady that has to try harder to make it work

Anonymous said...

chos! talaga lang ha? di ba sabi mo dati the man is the one who has to work harder for the woman..and that this principle is in fact biblical?

and by the way...nothing is worth saying if you can't clean up your grammar. sorry na lang hehe

alex said...

like hell sige the grammar matters and yes it is biblical and that would take a lot of explaining for my part, anyway hayaan mo later when I have the time I'll write something about that. nakakatamad mag argue, hindi ka pa ba nagsawa sa pakikipagtalo sa akin hehehehe hayaan mo when I'm out we'll argue again just like noong unang panahon, yung tipong walang tulugan... hehehehe... grabe pag tungkol sa pag-ibig talaga with cadets masyadong violent yung reaction if I know naaalala lang ang mga nakalipas hehehehe and I thought you're over it..... :) peace tayo... ang ganda ganda mo.....

inlove said...

thank yous Teacher ANONYMOUSly perfect, but i was fine in row four and chosen to stick to my placement. in row four is everything enjoys to company of a smart persons like satellite engineer and pilot which flew airplanes but they is not genius as you and im apologized for that and also the writist of that muslim book that contents of about a soldiers wife story.

it was gave me opportunism to scan myself for wrongs that i make in my live. but i dont knew that even after alls i have foreign bestfriend and clients freelancly for XL payments, and aside to that to working of this call center then i asked americans to disengage off the laptops and desktop computers downstairs to the motherboard on the front of their body- spoke with them almost an approximation of 1000 hours of my employment i was still worsening my skillfullness in english language BUT i become proudly Filipino because you are the twos who correctly it.

and you are is very lucky you wasnt included a personal informations and email and kept yourself in anonymous status because i hack for sometimes i do these for the love of money but there is noone it will pay me and does not did me any good in the fast future and a waste in my time frame of activities. just kiddily.

whats up for you- its hears like somebody does something bad to you like lovelife or career or family matter because the opinions you say is a negation versus mine and the owner of the blog, only the grammar for you and the blogger became equal to each other versus me. im really apologize for this.

my want for my cadets birthday are world peace.
(last comment na 'to, astig kayong dalawa...)

Anonymous said...

alex: oo nga madami akong naalala...


inlove: peace tayo girl :)

alex said...

inlove: Huwag mong seryosohin yang anonymous na yan talagang brutally honest yan pero mabait yan masyado lang kasing matalino kaya she can't stand grammatical errors... hehehe.

Anyway, huwag na mag-away sa thread na ito remember my post is about love so lets leave it to that :)