I got inspired by @Janz for writing this article. So I'll share mine.
I was very young to have my first crush. I was actually 5 years old. Hahaha! We were in the same daycare center. I had no idea what was crush back then because I could not speak English. In Cebuano, it was called "ibog."
He was a good-looking boy. I remember that I got excited that I seat on his lap for quick seconds. Hahaha! I was very cheeky. My daycare teacher saw it.
We were in grade 1 when this boy and I started a good friendship. We were seatmates. We loved to draw. We could actually get along with each other. When I finished an assignment in school, I went to get a coconut husk to scrub the floor and he followed. He loved to do what I wanted to do.
Suddenly, his friend, our boy classmate, told me that our friend had a crush on me. The term again was "ibog."
"Naibog sya nimo." He said.
When I heard about it, I got awkward and I stopped being friends with him.
In grade 2, there was a taller boy looking for me. I had no idea who he was. A girl classmate approached me that this guy was looking for me. He asked me where is his little brother. I just said I don't know. Oh my, he told his brother about me.
In grade 3, I was checking the attendance of the students in our class. He was in his seat and he did a funny face to tease me. I got offended. I pinched his ear.
In grade 4, we were seatmates again. But it was still awkward. We became enemies.
It got awkward when classmates teased us. Sadly, he was not my type. His admiration was until grade 6, I think.
We were still in the same high school. 6 years of having a crush on me.
My crushes were from grade 2 to high school, the friends of my first admirer. I had crushes on his friends but not on him.
I got my first boyfriend when I was 18 years old. I was my legal age, I am so proud. We were both college students but we don't belong in the same school. We met through a group clan text when unlimited texting to different networks was a trend. So, you can actually send a group text to your clanmates. Then they had this EB or eyeball event. We met there. He was good-looking and was the same age as me.
We've been together for 6 years. He was my first and I thought my last. My ideal relationship was to have my first and long-lasting one.
My first breakup was with my first boyfriend. And it was me who finally initiated the breakup. It was getting toxic. We had on and off relationships. I cried because he threw something on my face and I said, that was enough.
After my first breakup, I never got involved in a new relationship with a Filipino guy. I felt so ugly so I have accepted the fact that I would be single forever. So, I wrote this article below:
Before I met my husband, I was ready to be an old-maid