My first date was in Shakey’s Greenbelt.
I met the girl through my one of my cousins. She was very cute. So I started paging her.
Yes, those were the days. When texting was still a thing of the future and paging was the latest craze.
After lunch, we headed for the movies.
We watched Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The movie was jam packed with kids. My date and I started to get cozy when she placed her head on my shoulder.
That’s when it happened.
Kids from the back started heckling. “Ang landi naman nyan (That girl’s easy),” they chorused.
My date started to feel uneasy. So I put my arms around her and assured she wasn’t the class tramp the kids were pertaining to.
The heckling grew louder. So we had to leave halfway through the movie. That bummed me out. How else would I know if Belle would get it on with the Beast, right?
But beyond the animated flick, a new real life love story was flourishing.
It appeared I did good on my first date. She said I made her feel safe. She gave me a good night kiss while we waited for manong (driver) to pick her up.
Our love story lasted for a full seven days after that. We were the sweetest couple. Ah, the joys of high school flings.
How did yours go?