The time that I had my first Android phone – a birthday gift from my brother. That was also the time when I got myself hooked in reading stories. My sister’s friend sent us a copy of a story entitled, 548 Heartbeats by Peachxvision. Yay! I love it! Just the moment that I had finished reading it, I already considered it as my favorite ever! Not knowing that her other stories were as lovable as 548 HB was.
Days after, my sister’s friend sent us again another story, and this one called – Tossed Coin. Turning my world upside down with all the twists in this story. Who would ever thought that Jet would be the one for Chi? It was obviously a romantic war between the first love and true love. And somehow, many couldn’t just help but got related with the plot of this story. I guess, after reading Tossed Coin, I just have found myself surfing the internet, looking for her Facebook page, Twitter, Multiply and Teentalk accounts. I have known that she had also A Miracle and 22nd of April. During that time, This is Not A Love Story is still on-going and also Siya. I remember myself reading TNLS over and over again from the very beginning whenever there’s an update. I’ve literally memorized every Jappa’s line on it which makes him adorable and somehow makes me wish to have someone, to have someone like Jappa in my life. Someone who would honestly tell you what you need to hear and not just what you wanted to hear. Geez. Haha. If you have read my post here in WordPress entitled Hopeless Romantic, you’ll get what I mean.
I was really happy reading her stories. Sending nostalgic feeling over me. My high school life and the people that I have met back then. I also start liking Santan because of her. I remember how Xei and Chi loves Santan. How the Battle of the Bands went on. How Xai loves becoming a teacher someday. How Jappa points out CJ that she could get over with Wayne. How Nathan loves Mary. How badly Mary wants to cry. How emotional the song Tears in Heaven was. How pathetic CJ was whenever Wayne Agapito didn’t reply her text messages. How Kurt taken April for granted until he realized how much he loves her. How stuck Aiden was by the memories of Lenlen. How confused Chi was and assuming at the same time. Lol. And most of all, how every character of her stories learned how to love unconditionally. How to love someone without asking something in return.
I have read everything on her blog. And I guess, one of my favorites are Emotional Masochist, The House, Confession of A Public Teacher, Fiction Story, Inbox Message, Laplace Transforms, The Child Inside, Would You and most especially, Happy 2nd Anniversary. I swear. That was the sweetest. I can’t help but smile while reading latter. I mean, she did really remember everything! I love it.
I remember whenever a friend ask me what story is worth reading, I would immediately tell her to read 548 HB, TNLS, Tossed Coin, A Miracle, 22nd of April, Siya, Gaku and everything that Ate Jess will be doing. I’m not really a fan, am I? Haha
I have learned a lot of things because of her, because of her stories. And somehow, knowing her is like knowing myself. I felt like she was a friend. Her sentiments are my sentiments. Her pain is my pain. Her song is my song. Her love is my love. She really know the words. Because of her, I have been inspired writing in a blog (and having an account here in wordpress actually). I have been inspired also writing a story (that’s still on-going, I tell you. Haha) I have known the difference between in every ist – masochist, sadist, conformist, sexist and everything. I have been inspired to become a vocalist lead guitarist of one all-girl group band. Obviously, she’s an inspiration! If you were my friend, I can tell you that you might know her because of me, because apparently, I love telling stories about her to my friends.
That’s why, it saddened me a lot when she deleted all her accounts last January, and beyond happy when she revive them again last August. And last September 14, it tore me apart when I wasn’t able to meet her that day. One, because, I have a class. Second, even if I have no class that day, I still can’t because I’d rather go to church (Saturday is our worship day, I don’t have a choice but to attend school every Saturday that’s why I only get the chance to go church whenever there is). I am just really hoping that, that day wouldn’t be the last day. I want to meet her badly. Have pictures with her and talk to her. Such a fangirl huh?
I guess, I will be forever a fan. Until the day, she and Kuya JP get married. Until, I have found my own Jappa.
By the way, if I would get the chance to say this Ate Jess, I would tell you this..
You’re beautiful, just the way you are.