22 August 2013

"Nasaan si Girlfriend?"

Initally a comment to Mamon's entry, but it turned out good enough for an entry.

Ang isang tanong ay maaaring makakuha ng iba't ibang kasagutan. Depende sa pakay ng nagtatanong o sa impresyong mayroon sila sa likod ng pagtatanong.
"Bakit wala kang girlfriend?"
  1. may nahuhumaling sa yo - kesyo dalaginding, muher, cougar, or sugar puffy, sila'y sadyang nang-uusisa sa pag-asang magkaisang palad kayo. Sa tono mahuhuli, "Bakit wala kang girlfrieeeend?" - malumanay at banayad, minsan pahaba, ang pagkakabigkas sa huling pantig ng "girlfriend".
  2. marahil ikaw ay SSB (singleton since birth, o sadyang solo sa buhay), ni kakambal sa uma wala - "Bakit wala ka pa ring girlfriend?" ang mas akmang tanong (sadyang ayaw nila ipamukha sayo ang kanilang pagkainip). Kadalasang setting: Family Gathering, Pistang Bayan, High school reunion, sa mga kasalan, binyagan, at birthday party ng inaanak. 
  3. kung nagkaroon na ng girlfriend subalit matagal nang wala - katulad sa #2 ang akmang pangungusap, "Bakit wala ka pa ring girlfriend?". Kadalasan mga matagal nang kaibigan o malalapit na tao na may alam ng Dating history mo ang nagtatanong nito. 
  4. mga Sgt. Snoops - ang kanilang pagtatanong e may bahid na ng pangungutya. "Bakit wala ka ngang girlfriend?" kung matalas ang pandinig mo. May hinala sa maaaring kasagutan (nothing specific, really), subalit may gusto silang tugon na marinig; tipong mapahiyaw sila ng "Tumpak!"...or in most cases, "Confeeeermed!" sabay kampay sa kumare.
  5. meron ding kombinasyon ng #1 at #4, fish combo meal ba ga - "Bakit hindi na lang ako ang girlfriend?", may halong fishing for answers for personal gain. Kampay ulit sa kumare sabay kagat labi.
Oh, and I've been asked before with the same question when i reached my early 20's (21 to 24) - by naive girl friends, clueless boy friends, my hopeful parents, and even some of my relatives during fiestas. Quick answer to family and relatives : "Studies and career muna." To friends and potentials: "Just haven't found the right one." -not in verbatim, but same point. My answeres then were not in evasion, but of honesty. Besides, those were the years that I focused more on myself. Call it YOLO, LOVEYOURSELF, or METIME; but these were the years I rediscovered myself and put first things that matters most.

And it ain't girlfriends nor boylets.

7 comments:

Mamon said...

cool. eto na :)

lol sa Confeeeeermed. geez :p

tama. meron ding mga hopeful parents na gusto kang ireto sa mga daughters nila kasi good catch ka raw. hehe

i love Metime :)

Jjampong said...

ayan nanaman ung malalalim na tagalog words ahaha

Basti said...

i totally hate it when people ask me that question. parang siyang million-dollar question na kailangan kong magcall a friend at ask the audience para lang masagot.

KULAPITOT said...

Ako nmn ako lng tanungin nian kasi may girlfriend ako while may boyfriend din , ibig sabhin handa ako sa gnyng tanong hihi

gillboard said...

when you reach a certain age, they just stop asking.

i think i'm finally free of that. :)

Victor Saudad said...

@Mamon, sayo ko nakuha yung idea. Thanks!

@Jjampong, maybe i should get you Filipino novels and even OPM.

@Basti, ito lang yung moment na feeling ko nasa "The Buzz" ako, at twing binabato ng tanong e pause, smile, tingin sa camera, sa audience, then balik ang tingin kay Tito Boy. Smile ulit ng matamis, saka sasagot... "Tito Boy, it's none of the public's business." :P

Victor Saudad said...

@Kulapitot,tama ba intindi ko, you have both gf and bf? so when they ask if you have a gf it's very convenient for you to answer. My question to you now is:
a)Do you volunteer the information regarding your BF? Or...
b)Do you keep a GF for the sole purpose of a coverup?

@Gillboard, well, you have crossed that milestone. For me, I'm still paving my steps ahead. :)