I picked up this phrase, “stubborn optimist”, from my meeting with McCann. I liked it. I found the right phrase that would best describe how I am even when life has beaten me to a pulp. Until someone tried to rain on my parade…in vain. Hahaha to you, my friend!
ME (posted as my YM status): Wanted: extra positive people!
HER: ewan.. parang sakin walang katumbas na halaga ang isang taong extra positive.. don’t know if that person actually exists anyway…
ME: yan naman! pa-philosophical tayo. tama yan. kailangan ko din nyan
HER: hahahaha.. your status messsage just made me think if there is such a person.. extra positive??!!
ME: there is. minsan, ako yun. sa sobrang pagka-positive ko minsan, parang napa-plastikan na nga ako sa sarili ko e. Sa ngayon, medyo malungkot lang ang buhay ko kaya naghahanap ako ng neutralizer
HER: hahahaha.. so you’re a living proof.. but then again…if you know it’s not real.. can it still neutralize the sadness…giving hope to something that is hopeless..
ME: anything can seem real for someone miserable. who’s to know for sure what is hopeless? I told you i’m a stubborn optimist…kahit miserable na ako, naniniwala pa rin akong manu-neutralize din ito.
HER: well in some cases .. i think you know deep inside if something has no hope anymore.. just refusing to accept it. ewan siguro i’m not really as optimistic as you are… I’ll end it if i see there’s no hope and move on to the next.. i just let things surprise me..
ME: hopelessness comes to people who hang on to ideals
HER: well to that i agree… Sometimes it’s hard to accept that your fairy tale is slightly different from what you have imagined..
ME: kasi wag umalis sa earth. always keep things real para hindi ma-disappoint. kaya mas masaya ang mga taong mababaw e
HER: real naman ah.. mataas nga lang ang standard.. there is still life outside earth you know…hahaha natutuwa ako kasi we are not talking about specifics but i think we are understanding each other somehow.. kakatuwa to ha..
ME: fairy tales aren’t real. and who told you there’s life beyond earth?
HER: heard it from the news. algae exists in another planet
ME: asus, di ka maliligayahan sa algae noh!
HER: bwahahahahahahahaa!!! Ibang level yun… di lang international .. intergalactic pa.. hahaha!! Wag nga lang sana tatlo ang paa..
ME: ay, ayoko, baka hindi marunong mag-reciprocate yan (I edited the rest of what I said to save whatever is left of my reputation, hehehe)