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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.
Maaga yata ako naging tita dahil 25 pa lang ako pero suko na ako dyan. Hahahaha!
I tried being a gimikera because all of my friends tease me that I am “Ms. Minchin” or a “Manang”. I attended a common friend’s party that also lasted until 3am. Nasabi ko na lang sa sarili ko na, “Ay, pwede pa lang umabot ang birthday party ng madaling araw?” Sanay kasi ako sa kid’s party na hanggang 5 lang kasi mahal ang renta sa Jollibee. Hahaha.
Nanood kami ng friend ko ng concert sa MOA grounds. Walang upuan. Rakrakan sa unahan. Habang ang mga kaibigan ko ay tumatalon-talon sa indayog ng musika, matatagpuan ako sa likod at nakaupo katabi ng guard habang naglalaro ng Temple Run.
Minsan napapaisip tuloy ako if I was missing something. Wala naman siguro. Pero sa mga gimikera, go lang kayo! Enjoy being young because that’s what life is about. Just be sure makauwi ng ligtas.
I love this blog!
Dapat you know how youre going home… hehe wag ka naman mag full retire!!! 🙂
Semi-retire lang naman siguro… umiindak pa din naman ako paminsan minsan… and plus, na-discover ko ang Uber, and nakaprogram na pauwi. Hehehe!
Relate much! Maybe kase I age na or nagsawa na lng…
Nag evolve lang siguro tayo… whether for the better, well… bahala na si batman.
I like this post. Relate ako in some way pero hindi pa kasi ako sawa gumimik hahaha… Although I don’t do it often naman, pero siguro dahil late bloomer ako. In the time na dapat gumigimik ako eh masyado pa kong insecure sa sarili ko so I didn’t.
It is only now that I get to enjoy it, though because of my age and my friends’ age, hindi pwedeng madalas hahaha…
Enjoy lang! Naniniwala naman ako wala talaga sa age yan.
Glad you’re having fun sa gimik! Strut your stuff, keber sa iba!