Thursday, April 23, 2009

17 Again? (not the movie)

I was one of the last to get to the 6Underground gig last night, but I found my friends still hanging out downstairs, making like rockstars, talking and smoking (cigarettes). And as I found my spot to sit amongst the boys, I got comfy on one of the ledges, ready to smoke myself, lighter ready, I realized the pack I had in my hand had run out.

Where’s the nearest 711? I asked. I have to buy cigarettes.

Friends pointed me to the right direction.

I walked alone, strutting just a little, the way I do when it’s just before a gig and I’m antsy to get to watch the live bands.

Walking, down the hall and to the left at the main road, at the corner, I found the convenient convenience store. Walked in and went straight to the counter. I said, “Ate, isang Marlboro Lights, soft pack.”

Cashier lady looked me up and down. Looked again. Frowned. Hesitated. And said, “Ilang taon na po kayo?” (Translation: “Wow you don’t look 23 are you for shizz buying cigarettes?”)

I don’t think I helped her suspicion when I stammered with the answer. “I’m twenty…? I’m twenty-three!”

She asked/insisted for an ID. And who knew, it was one of those nights I actually had one on me.

So, yeah, I got my cigarettes. But I hurried back to the boys, excited to pass on the story. I laughed my ass off over the cashier lady apologizing over and over. I laughed, telling the story, and retelling it now, still not knowing whether to be insulted or thrilled.

Okay, okay, so maybe more thrilled than insulted. So I can still pass off as 17, huh? *bats eyelashes*

I say, when I get carded just because I was dressed somewhat Jonas Brothers-esque, nothing’s really stopping me now from going on dressed like that. I mean, look at these pretty boys dressed as asexual, androgynous (also, in all likelihood, talentless) creatures:

See what I mean?

I was wearing something close to Joe’s — rightmost kid — outfit, except my vest was black and my shirt was pink. And — Holy gayness WTF? Is that a braided… THING, a.k.a. A HEADBAND dangling from his head???

… …

I’m too old for this shit.



  1. I’m too scared at the fucking headband to actually make a relevant comment.

    Comment by Ade — Sunday, April 26, 2009 @ 1:20 am | Reply

  2. Jonas Brothers = Hanson’s 2009

    Comment by aperockstar — Thursday, May 28, 2009 @ 12:06 am | Reply

  3. that’s a nice backhanded compliment — when people assume you’re actually younger than your age based on your looks :)

    Comment by onyxx — Friday, May 29, 2009 @ 10:40 pm | Reply

  4. WTF. Naghheadband na din ang mga lalake ngayon. feeling Blair Waldorf ng Gossip Girl?! Hahaha.

    Comment by Vikki — Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 9:30 am | Reply

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