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3:05 am | answer the phone when it rings

Posted by Paurong sa Lunes, Abril 10, 2006

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore – while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.” — Edgar Allen Poe

It’s innate to me to watch television before going to bed. This time I’ve been up until twelve in the midnight. A quarter of an hour passed before I went to bed. Then another quarter of an hour passed as I was trying to fall asleep. Then, the phone rang. I wonder who it was. I hurriedly went downstairs and heard a not so familiar voice.

“Hello, pwede po kay Jonell?” he uttered.

“Sino ‘to?” I asked, still wondering who the heck the caller is.

“Si Matthew po,” he said.

“S-sino?” I smattered abundantly.

“Si Matthew po, friend niya–“

It took me a minute or two before I finally realized that I was talking to Matt whom I usually chat with through YM. I remembered last time, about two weeks ago, that he said he’ll call me up when he has time. I wasn’t expecting his calls since he didn’t promised me such. I didn’t even remember that I asked him last time if we can talk over the phone sometime. He told me he goes home late at night, but then I agreed that we can talk even during dawn. His voice was familiar; this was also his reaction, he said my voice is familiar. We just talked about some school stuffs since he studied at my school some years ago. He’s nineteen and also lives in Pasig, somewhere far away from here. What’s funny is that when I was about to tell him that my nickname is Manuel, he cried that his name is long because he has a second name. And guess what? It’s Manuel. I hope we can talk more next time. He’s intelligent, I assume. After our conversation over the phone, I decided to continue my conquest on trying to fall asleep yet the neighbors are so noisy. I tried to relax but my mind was guffawing things like “blog it, Manuel, blog it” and in the contrary “you have to quit on blogging, Manuel”. So, half-empty, half-full, I stood up and opened my pc and played Age of Empires II before blogging.

I want to slap my face right now.. I broke a promise! Darn! I told you yesterday that I’ll not be this up this kind of late. I promise–I can never do that. It appears to be innate on my part. Evening–awake, morning-asleep. Need to sleep now. It’s already three-thirty… Zzzzz.

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