The Asking Out and Answering It
After what happened to the 2009 prom, I told myself I wouldn’t ask anyone out on2010 prom because 1.) I don’t want to be responsible for my partner and; 2.) I just want tosee if someone likes me enough to ask me out to the prom (I had Jim in mind when I said thisto myself). When October came I was thinking of the prom already (again) when everyonewas busy studying for the first semester exams (because of the AH
and typhoons manyclasses were suspended that the first quarter exam was fused with the second quarter exam).Actually, I doubted if I really wasn’t going to ask anyone out. Since I have inferioritytendencies, I thought no one will ask me and well, I want to have a partner because it’s goingto be the last formal event of my high school life (you might think the graduation ball countsbut graduation ball is the formal event when you hang out with friends; besides, it’s notcommon to actually have a
grad ball date
). I thought of guys I could ask out and two peoplecame into my mind: Neale and Jim. But Jim, I think I have already given up on him by thattime so I didn’t want to ask him out. As for Neale, well he’s the one I want to ask me out.By the end of October some of my friends (like Christiana) are asking me if I’m goingto ask anyone out. I told them no, and I set a deadline: if no one’s going to ask me out by theend of 2009, then I guess I’ll have to go as a wallflower (female version of stag, as my friendonce said).But lo and behold, someone actually asked me out! You know who it was? It’s Greg!It was on the afternoon of November 9, 2009. At first I planned to sleep after my classended at 4:10 PM, but my roommate, Len, has a religious instructor that wants some surveyfrom high school students for her friend. So when Len asked us to fill up this survey, we wentto the chapel. It was pretty long, but we had fun answering the survey. It was a part-social,part-religious survey.At 5:45 PM, Greg suddenly texted me: “Go down :D” (by “go down” he meant that Ishould go down from my room on the second floor to the lobby of the dorm). I replied:“Haha, why? I’m here at the chapel, just finishing a survey.” He replied: “Let’s watchDetective Conan.” I replied: “Okay. I’m going to the dorm in 5 minutes.”So, I excused myself from Len’s instructor to go to our dorm. When I arrived, Gregwas already there. We talked for a while when a junior dorm mate (who was also a friend ofGreg) went down as I was about to go up. It was funny, her conversation with Greg:
Her: ..by the way, brother, have do you have a prom date already? Greg: Nah, not yet at least haha.