part 3/3: the brightening flame

Posted on: March 15, 2010

on the road to batangas… the sun was in it’s ever glorious state but i was sleepy. we passed too many towns and buildings… until the pineapples started showing themselves on the road. my pupils’ diameter must have become larger. 37 kilometers… 11 kilometers… 200 meters… and i saw taal vista hotel once again. aaah memories…

this was where i celebrated my 23rd birthday and this was where i established… sorry could not find the right words… my family. well, at least in my heart. i always did find solace in them… there was one point my world only revolved in them. there was one point i declined a chance just to be with them.

the sun was starting to set… it was a fiery red now. when i was applying for si-bee-gi years back, the interviewer asked my fellow interviewee this question… “how will you describe the color red to a blind person?” thoughts of pain, anger, searing heat came to my mind… and then sadness…

the van kept treading on a winding path. till finally with an abrupt halt, we reached our destination. the sun had gone and there were mellow lights all over. laid on the sand and stared at the sky, which was clear and full of stars. imagine the mind snapshots i did, i have never looked up to a clear starry sky in three years. wasn’t there are quote about stars and friends? friends are like stars, you don’t always see them but they are always there… friendship and love… isn’t that what makes everything worthwhile?

i slept beside max, who was snoozing like a rock… a cute rock. i smiled as she turned over. one of my stars… i have got to make a choice, the right one… and i stared outside the window where i saw a familiar brightening flame marking an end to the dark night…

yun lang.

♥ melai


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hello, my name is melai and i write to document the places i’ve been to, the things i’ve seen, and the books i’ve read. sometimes, i also write about food.

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