Batibot: Maskom Moments Day 1

Last January, Tinig ng Plaridel released a call for contributions of their stories of love and loss within Plaridel Hall, the home of College of Mass Communication students. Of all submissions, seven entries were chosen for a week-long run as a pre-Valentine’s Day series.

Last January, Tinig ng Plaridel released a call for contributions of their stories of love and loss within Plaridel Hall, the home of College of Mass Communication students. Of all submissions, seven entries were chosen for a week-long run as a pre-Valentine’s Day series. 

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“Batibot”

by Siomai (Journalism)

I gave him a present for his birthday. We agreed to meet at the Batibot. The words were few. I gave the gift to him and said goodbye. Not goodbye as in “See you soon,” but as in “Goodbye and thank you for everything.”

More than a year after, we met at the Batibot again. Not to rekindle an old flame but to eat siomai and swap stories from our colleges two buildings apart.

Yes, ex-lovers can be friends. But maybe one (or probably, both) is still asking “what ifs”, but doesn’t have the guts to ask for real.

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(Entries submitted to Tinig ng Plaridel are subject to technical editing by a member of the Features staff.)

Author: TNP

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