It was the first day of college orientation of 2002. Finster building was still being finished at that time, the old chapel and covered court were still standing. I was feeling high with enthusiasm for I knew that a big part of my future lies in what I’ll be learning and achieving in college. Except for the discipline I learned, I’ve set aside my past school achievements, for no matter how colorful they were college is a different story where anything you can’t imagine can happen.
Having this in mind, I first prayed at the chapel for God’s blessings. Afterwards, I went straight to the covered court for the orientation. I looked for my section, which fortunately was located at the bleachers (I would have perspired a bucket if we were to stay at the chairs). I was the first one to arrive. I was excited to see my classmates. After a few minutes, I saw someone hundreds of feet away going towards our area. I can’t seem to put away my eyes from her even as she was blocked from my line of sight. And then she arrived. Thinking that I should be more sociable than ever, I took the courage to introduce myself to her. And up to now, that was the only time that I introduced myself first to somebody. I shook her hand and she greeted me with a smile that I can still vividly remember. Right then and there I felt something special. I just made a hunch as I usually do and the exact words are “shox, baka in love na ata ako sa kanya.”
And a year after that, my “prediction” came true. I fell for her completely then she became my girlfriend. 4 more years after, she became mine forever. ^_^