I remember an event when I was still in first year college where a stranger treated me to 16 pesos worth or printing. I never found out who that girl was so I was never really able to show my gratitude (save for that awkward thank you) or repay her kindness...
At least not until now...
No, I wasn't able to meet her but I guess with what happened I could say that in some way I was able to repay the kindness done to me by a stranger.
Last Monday (september 4 i think) was one of those awkward weather days wherein it starts out with the sun blazing hot only for heavy rain clouds to form in the afternoon. I had one class for that day which was History 166, scheduled at 3:30-4:30. I got to class at around 3:20 I guess, I didn't go to the gym earlier so I came from my house experiencing the hot glaring sun on my way to that class only to notice that after around 10 minutes or so of class, rain was starting to pour quite heavily.
I was hoping that the rain would stop during the class so I could go home on with dry clothes but perhaps that was not the plan for today. So after class, bringin out my umbrella I just headed for home, passing through my usual SOM walkway route listening to my mp3 player/digital camera ( i dare not say the brand which might make some people snicker). I was nearing the parking lot area when I felt a tap on my shoulder, a girl asked me if I could share the umbrella with her. And I said yes, we exchanged names, some words a handshake before she reached her destination and I proceeded to go to mine.
Perhaps my story is not that unusual, perhaps it may even sound self-serving or akin to someone tooting his own horn, but you see I am writing this not really because I care about the act that I did but to try and fulfill a promise that I made to myself ever since that Glacial love event ( i originally typed incident but it does seem a bit negative).
After that event (GL) I told myself that no matter if i helped him/her or he/she helped me, no matter how small our small talk is, as long as I was able to interact with someone, then I would consider that person not just a stranger but actually an acquaintance. Someone who is not really a friend but could be one.
In reality I am writing this story to reach out to that girl, perhaps a friend of hers would read this story and pass iton to her and perhaps we could contact each other. I do remember I tried this same method for that Glacial Love girl to no success but perhaps I am a bit wiser now. At least now I have a name, a school, a year and course to work with (of course this is assuming that she was telling the truth) and not just a description of a cute smile and a class that she attended.
So to that UP Freshman girl named Ice? (Aiz?, Eys?, Yse? I really don't know but it sure sounded like that) taking up BA HIstory (this I remember quite clearly) if you could read this drop me a line. It would be nice to know how that rainy day turned out :)