Friday, February 6, 2009

My first grade year was spent "obsessing" with Roger. However, there was a boy in class who can't take his eyes off me too. Well, of course I didn't know at the time that Jay had a crush on me. We were the class A-1 students. A-1 is not about being the top in academics. A-1 has something to do with being the healthiest students in class. In the 60's, healthy meant "chubby". Yes. I was the chubbiest (and the cutest) girl in our grade-one-section-one class while Jay was fat, not chubby. I remember him looking at me with basset-hound eyes. Always. He was always in my peripheral - during class discussion, seatwork time, recess, etc.

At first, I was not irritated because I had no idea that he had a crush on me. The moment I found out though, I was annoyed. Even more so when Roger started teasing me about it! Roger! The love of my grade one year! What was I to do? I was 6.5 years old and was completely lacking in experience! Mothers were of no help then. It was unthinkable for a 6 year old girl to have a "heart" dilemma. Yes. I started young. I just let it go when moms today say that their kids are so emotionally advance because they have crushes in kindergarten. Big deal. I had a love triangle at age 6.

In grade two, Jay transferred to a private school. Problem solved. There were times that I saw him lurking about the school ground, probably looking for me. After more than 30 years I had the chance to see Jay in our elementary batch reunion. He said that he was an honorary guest. That was in 2005. The following year Jay succumbed to a heart failure.
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Posted by desperateblogger On 2/06/2009 09:47:00 AM 8 comments

8 comments:

  1. young love, sweet love! XD

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  3. That is a lovely story that should touch everyone's heart. So easy to identify with a story like this.
    It is really weird to get older and see that so many old friends did not make into their thirties or forties, or fifties.

    Memories are a wonderful thing, I think.

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  4. @ eMz" lol. puppy love!

    @ makoy: noted. tell me when i've to give my "donation".

    @ suzanne: memories make us. =)

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  5. Chapter 2...

    Love triangle in grade 1...now that IS something!!! Hahaha

    Waiting for Chapter 3...

    Huling

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  6. saklap naman nangyari kay jay. reading your stories made me want to remember my first crush...and guess what, i can't remember.

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