When people knew I was dating my now husband, I received quite a number of reactions. Most were shocked but was happy, close family and friends were very excited that finally, their bet has won. But I cannot avoid the fact that some OR not all people agreed to my decision. In particular, it's because they did not expect me to date and marry a Filipino.
You stand in the middle of a crowd, aware of their existence but unable to feel them.
Are they real? Or is your mind in mayhem?
Then there's a throbbing pain inside you.
What is this? You try to think what it is.
Your brain is telling you that everything's alright
But you feel like you are being torn into pieces.
Anesthesia doesn't work like that, you say.
Anesthesia make your body numb, where are you drifting away?
You dived in deeper. Where are you going?
And what's that flowing?
Then you remember.
Remember him? Remember her? Remember them?
This, that, those. Do you remember?
No, I don't.
You do. But it doesn't matter.