As I bid farewell to my phone number for the longest time, these are the ten oldest messages I have kept in my Inbox, all through these years. Sob.
“Minsan ang pagkakaibigan, parang hawak na buhangin. ‘Di mo napapansin, nauubos din pala. Sa dami nga naman ng buhangin sa paligid mo, mapapansin mo kaya kung mawawala ako sa pagkakahawak mo?”
-Joy, June 20, 2003; 23:50:06
“I could regret not making the most out of the time we had together. I could sigh at the opportunities we missed. I could, but I won’t coz the time we had together, short as it was, is one of the best times of my life.”
-Ranna, July 23, 2003; 23:06:06
(a graphic design, which was supposed to look like three men) “Bodyguard mo yan ha! Kasi delikado ang mga cute ngayon!”
(why I kept this one? Shut up.)
-Vanessa, August 10, 2003; 21:44:18
“Sa mundo lahat may katapusan, nauubos... Lahat pwede pagsawaan at itapon pero sana sa pagkakaibigan natin, di natatapos... di nauubos.. Sana walang sawaan... walang tapunan...”
-Santy, September 11, 2003; 19:16:06
“If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone; one should keep his friendships in constant repair.”
-Julius, October 19, 2003; 15:11:48
“Today: I miss you… Tomorrow: I still miss you… Next week: I’ll miss you even more… Forever: Don’t let me wait that long or else… I’ll die missing you...”
-Donna, October 29, 2003; 06:55:40
“Minsan mas okay pa ang maging magkaibigan na lang kayo kaysa mahalin mo siya. Ang kaibigan kasi ‘di nang-iiwan, eh ikaw? Kapag minahal ba kita… Sigurado ba akong di mo ko iiwan?”
-Muriel, December 15, 2003; 17:02:38
“How I wish I can turn back time and stop it. Not on the day we met, but on the day we really got along. Why? Uhmm.. Nothing really! I just miss what it feels like to be spending time with you...”
-Ranna, February 3, 2004; 00:31:23
“I live by faith and not by sight. So whether I see you or not, I know you’re still the same SILVERSOUL worth keeping ‘til the end.”
-Ian, April 30, 2004; 18:08:24
“In Life, we don’t need lots of friends. What would you do with so many if only few of them are true? Me? I’m contented with one or two as long as one of them is ‘YOU’.
-Julius, May 9, 2004; 08:43:31
Now stop looking like that man! And pass me the tissue! (sneeeeeze) Hehe..