| Jared Yap
You know, when you start
moving out of the house, you realize a lot of stuff. You realized
that your parents won’t be there to cover for you when you’re in
trouble; you realize you have to start worrying about house rent and
the car’s down payment among other stuff. But, it took me that long
to also realize, that the girl that I like is right there in front of
me. Oh hey, my name is Wesley and this is a story about how I fell
for her. I’ve known her all my life but it took me long enough to
realize that she’s actually the one, as in, the one that I want to
spend the rest of my life with. She lived across the street in the
opposite house and we moved in about the same time. That was about 25
First, let me tell you a bit about myself. Well, actually, there’s nothing much about me that you will find interesting. I’m your everyday average person except for the fact that, I’m pretty much of what they would call a nice guy. You know the nice guy. The one you call when you’re stuck somewhere and need a ride, the guy who would fix your computer for you or the guy that talks to you when no one seems like they would. But the thing about nice guys is, unlike the jocks, they don’t really get the girl they like, at least most of the time, but when we do, we’re a keeper.
The girl that I was telling you about, her name is Kristy, Kristy Wang. She’s your average girl next door. Simple, kind and somehow beautiful in a way it takes twice to see. She naturally has silky black hair, long most of the time but she occasionally curls them or shortens them. She’s your romance novel geek that easily falls in love but she is also very smart. Heck, she even scored a higher CGPA than me in high school. Her laugh is so contagious but what’s more than that, it’s actually quite sexy and her smile, you’ll feel like the whole world just brightens up by her smile alone. Her eyes, I just love those eyes. They shimmer like the stars especially under the moonlight. She’s the girl of my dreams and best of all, she’s my best friend.
It all started about 5 years ago, when I was 20 years old. I was in college at that time and I was living with a friend of mine. Kristy was in university and she lived on campus grounds. We met every week and have our weekly lunches every Friday, where we both have the afternoons off. Well, one day, my housemate, Caleb came back home, complaining about his girlfriend, and it went on like this: