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Alam ko natatawa friends ko kapag sinasabi ko na gone are the days of my partying. But it is the reality of my very “tita” existence. What I had once thought to be my lifestyle, is now inching its way to a footnote in my life.
I can’t really pinpoint the reason for the change. Although mostly I think nagsawa na lang ako. Going home at 3am, hair smelling like cigarettes, smokey eyes, getting hit on (by men and women alike) having shallow conversations, decreased hearing ability after hours of blaring music, hoarseness of voice from even trying to carry on a conversation over the blaring music…
I’ve had a lot of fun, don’t get me wrong. It was pretty amazing while it lasted. I have met interesting people, I’ve danced all night, may isang time may natuwa lang sa akin binigyan ako ng painting, I usually got free drinks, nakahagap ako ng mga juicy na chika about this and that congressman (papasabugin natin sa tamang panahon), at marami pang iba.
Ngayon, bilang tita, I even end up staying home on Friday nights, while dati kahit Tuesday, makakahanap ako ng ganap somewhere. Now on Friday evenings, I’d rather catch up on work, go on a meaningful dinner and cocktails with good friends, support an event for a cause, spend time with CJ on the couch, read, or eat whatever CJ cooks up. Now most of my week nights are spent either working or meeting with partners and clients.
Do I miss it? Not really. I would go and have a big night out once in a while, but it’s not something I crave for. I do think about that former life every now and then, with faint amusement.
To the gimmikeras of today, go forth and party, party well and party safe. Take it from your tita na dating gimmikera, the ride is awesome, just make sure you know where you’re going.