Friday, June 26, 2009

Men Everywhere

Friday, June 26, 2009

Suddenly, there are men everywhere. Were they there the whole time longing for attention, and I just was not aware of them? Or is it only now that they began to notice me? Or perhaps, the moment I stopped looking was when they started appearing.

I remember when I was still a dowdy college geek, oblivious to members of the opposite sex and disdainful of fashion trends. Closeted in my small world and totally naive, it took me a while to learn about the power of charms and physical appearance. Socially inept, snobbishly distant, terribly insecure, I kept mostly to myself and my small circle of friends. I attended my classes without talking to anybody. The presence--or absence--of guys never mattered to me, and I become noticeable to them only when they needed to borrow my notes or copy an assignment. Or so I thought.

Is it the lost pounds, the carefully painted face, the provocative clothes that make a girl visible to men? Perhaps not. They probably see us but we simply don’t see them. Men are there all along—like us, women--wanting and waiting to be noticed.

12 comments:

jacqueline said...

it's raining men for you, A.
lol

Angeli said...

it's raining men! that's a good way to describe it. hahahah

unstranger said...

Good stuff you, it's a people thing, always was. It's what we do, everywhere the same.

Amelia said...

so true ;) that's why some people is just waiting to be noticed

Artemis said...

ha ha ha! i bet even if we were classmates in college we wouldn't have talked.. we were once "colleagues" but you never talked to me!!

Angeli said...

yes, unstranger. it's something people have in common.

artemis, you may not believe it but when we were colleagues, i didn't talk to you because i was a bit shy. you looked so cool and confident then. remember you were even the one who taught me how to open my email account. tandang tanda ko yun no. :)

amelia, don't you think people, especially women should just wait to be noticed? how about acting on it, instead of just waiting? :)

Kayni said...

i think that amidst physical appearance and shyness, the one who's meant for you will notice you even if you're in the midst of thousands of tall, sexy models. or just don't listen to the hopeless romantic that i am.

Angeli said...

you are so right, kayni. looks aren't everything.

in our case, D and I fell in love without seeing each other in person. :)

Artemis said...

angeli, that's shocking, i don't remember that email account thing at all! :-) hindi ko talaga matandaan ha.. bka naman hindi ako.. I thought i have a photographic memory, but i don't ha ha!

Angeli said...

you forgot! hahaha.. how about this, you once went to the CSC office. you saw me typing in one of the NRMP computers then you complimented the earrings I was wearing then. sabi mo, my earrings (sliver hoop ones) suit my hairstyle (long layered).

what project were you working on then? must be under Ma'am Weng, like Mariz?

Anonymous said...

rain, wet, t-shirt, men, women. hmm... word association anyone? :)

Artemis said...

hah! i don't really remember but i could imagine you with that long layered hair and loop earrings and a red sweatshirt, ha ha.. i don't even remember which project i was doing there, could be ma'am weng's or RR, or somebody else. :-)

 
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