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Funny Japanese Moment

On my way to work I would usually take a bus and just watch the world go pass by me through the window. There in that little moment of fleeting scenes, I will capture snipets of people's lives well lived and well, at times lived not. People with their neckties evenly adjusted or perhaps a bit loose, or sidewalk peddlers and vendors with their products on tow. Same happy people; same miserable bunch. Makes me reflect about life's inequities, that is, this daily ritual.

Today I was not anything near philosophical though. A Japanese guy and a Filipina in her late 20's would be in the bus seat next to mine flirting with each other like it's the end of the world. Like, may God have mercy on their souls, even if the world stopped or EDSA suddenly breaks loose with no traffic, they won't care or would at least even find out, I believe. So absorbed are they with themselves that even if both are speaking half-halted and broken English and barely understood each other, their eyes looked straight on each and seems filled with awe, admiration and well, is that love I see?

Anyways, everyone else on the bus recognize their voices and their laughter. Looks like a first date. After sometime they got tired of laughing and have nothing else to say, so to break the ice and possibly go back to heating it all up, the girl asked, "SO what is your Zodiac sign?" (darn. of all silly questions, she had to pick this line.)

Well it worked so, "What, you, say?" the guy asked haltingly, obvoiusly struggling for words to even explain his confusion. With lashes flashing, (my exaggeration) the girl asked, "SO what is your Zodiac sign? like, like, mine is Sagittarius, you..?"

Guy says: No I don't know music. (duh) But here's the clincher, guy invites: We'll go to Hard Rock Cafe. (WOW) And the innocent reply was "Ok, well have some coffee or something." Looks like they are very compatible. Indeed love can be found in strange places. (or maybe it's not love?)

posted by Jdavies @ 9/05/2002,


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Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.

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This blog is a depot of thoughts and observations on marketing trends which remain personally relevant to the Author as far as his marketing career is concerned. Having evolved from the personal blog of Jdavies, much of the earlier work contained herein are laced with personal speculation, political views, and similar advocacies. These posts are being kept for posterity's sake and for no other reason. No effort is being made to claim that the author will not contradict himself from his previous positions or that such advocacies are absolute.


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