It’s exactly now one week since I gave my valentines gift to a girl named Krish. If you know me, that simple process has always gone a long way. It takes a lot of time for me to do those things and I strategize a lot (although my strategies are fairly incompetent).
I always thought I was lucky to have a friend named Raymond Castillo. Why? Well he’s the one who buys the flowers for me. He knows where the best deals are and he’s really beneficial to me. I don’t think I can buy flowers myself. Anyways it all started out with him giving me the flowers in the mall Feb.13. I came in the mall real early and had to wait for an hour before getting the flowers.
I used that to my advantage. Instead of just waiting in the food court, I first checked the Sun Shop if she was on duty. Afterward, I went to the National Bookstore to buy the stuffs I need for making a card. Interestingly I went to that place as well the day before and bought some stupid scrap booking tools. I ended up realizing it was a lame idea and besides, scrapbooking isn’t really something I’ve ever done. Long story short, the purchase from the other day was a complete waste of time and money.
So after going to the National Bookstore, I proceeded to Papemelroti to buy some other papers. Papemelroti has been always my place in terms of choosing unique gifts and add-ons. I bought a stationary, a yarn and some scrapbooking stuffs (anew).
I wrote my draft of the letter I would give to her in the foodcourt. It was real embarrassing for me. The whole week has been a very busy stretch for me so I didn’t have the time to create one from home.
Finally after quite some time of waiting, Raymond and the flowers finally came. Again it was embarrassing because people were curious why a guy gave a flower to a fellow guy, yeah whatever! Another bad thing is that the flowers didn’t have a cover. So I have to carry them together while walking and ignoring people who were looking at me. I actually had a 6 piece red rose for her and a 3 piece pink rose for my mom. My original hope was that I can get tulips but it wasnt available.
Being a smart ass that I am, I immediately went to the supermarket, deposited the flower, pretended to buy something inside the supermarket but actually just went out in the other exit. That’s a good tactic because it spared me from the “looks” of some morons. I went back to the National Bookstore and bought a big paperbag so that flowers would be in there and I don’t have to carry that anymore.
So its now getting a bit late, I had to rush it now because maybe her shift is ending. Luckily another friend named Kevin Wally Monge gave me the details of the shifting schedule in SM. It’s amazing how your friends were just willing to help you in exchange for nothing.
Now I am about to write the letter. I went to the foodcourt but suuuucccckkkkssss, there are so many people out there that its obvious Im writing a love letter. I went out there and instead placed myself inside Wendys. I bought their stupid Frosty dessert and I sat at the farthest corner. Because not a lot of people eat at Wendy’s I was able to write the letter without being wary. I was also able to put the yarn and other add-ons to that letter as well.
Ok I had the flowers in my hands that time and am going to third floor, Sun Shop in particular. As expected I stayed there for more than 30 minutes. Shit, there were so many people there and she was really busy, everyone there is busy. So I waited and waited and waited to almost no avail. Then there’s this ugly guy who was like behind me observing the flowers. He was there for like 20 minutes for some probably lame reasons.
Because that guy annoys me ( and that he is ugly), I decided to change my place. I went instead farther, that is in front of the Sun Shop and close to Smart. That proved to be a great venue for me because I can observe without looking suspicious. why? Because people lurk there all the time, either looking down or looking at passersby.
I was being patient, waiting waiting waiting. As I was waiting, I contemplated on the SM Business Model. I was really so amazed on how SM can have so many stores out there and still fill it out with a lot of people. Do take note it’s paying customers. Sun Shop was no different, I probably have seen 100 types of people going in and out of that place. And the waiting part still continues.
Then annoyingly the sun rays have started to win the place where I am. Since in third floor, the ceiling was like translucent so the rays of the sun can enter w/o any problem. Oh shit, what if the the flowers wilt because of the heat. Immediately after that I changed place again and went back closer to the Sun Shop.
Waiting, waiting, waiting. If waiting is a game then probably I am easily the champion. Finally, the sun shop customers have went out and left only a few. I knew that was the time. No, I don’t think to feel scared and coward anymore. Im a big guy, I’ve done this for like 5 times in college to her, I should’ve grown in the first place!
And finally I was able to give it………
It’s funny how that simple task has become so daunting to me. How I spent sooooo much times in implementing something that would just last for less than a minute. In a cake, all seems to be icing, very small part is the cake itself.
I’m happy because I was able to give it using just myself. I didn’t have any friends with me, didn’t have any chaperons and stuffs. Boy I’m growing up, lols. 😀
Looking at her, secretly early in that day, I think she’s very attractive . I find her lovable and amiable, I find her the woman I admired the most ever since. Thats what I always think when I go to sun shop almost everyday anyway. I thank God I’m human and I get to be able to feel these things. And I know HE guided me, the outcome would’ve entirely been different if she’s not in duty, or maybe my friends didn’t help or I didn’t find that momentum. Thnx God.
I didn’t elaboarte how I gave it to her because it would probably uhm, take another 5 paragraphs doing so. …now back to normal life.