Monday, March 9, 2009

finding captain hook

yesterday, after work, i decided to go home immediately because of exhaustion. though the work load was relatively lighter from last week, i just find it tiring to work after rest days.


i hopped inside the train and found myself a spot, standing (ofcourse!) behind the steel pole. everyone was quiet and there was a good distribution of people inside. i was busy thinking of something to do by the time i reach home when suddenly i noticed these two guys exchanging glances. at first, i thought they know each other but when i realized that they haven't said a single word all throughout the ride, i figured that they were strangers.

i thought that hook ups might be different from how you read it from blogs to how they actually happen, so i have decided to observe them from where i was standing. luckily, the position that i am at was unnoticeable to them.

both of them were able to secure seats, almost facing each other. the first guy was wearing a sleeveless polo shirt and a pair of bleached jeans. he was typical looking, fair skinned, and slim. while the other one was wearing a body hugging shirt, a newspaperboy hat, jeans and flip flops that seemed to have came from one popular local clothing line, almost reminded me of someone i know, and i must say he was fairly attractive, if not only for his almost anorexic built.

from the looks of it, the latter was the more aggressive or rather obvious one. he kept on busying himself by checking his cellphone or fixing something inside his bag though his eyes would not drop away from the other guy for more than a minute. on the other hand, i could sense that the former was already uncomfortable from the latter's stare. most of the time, he would shy away his sight from the latter but would check him back once in a while.

suddenly, i noticed that the former brought out his phone from his pocket. he posed as if he was texting someone. then the latter immediately brought out his phone as well and also posed as if he was also checking something. in my surprise, the latter looked at the former and gave him a smile. the former just stared at him back and slowly moved his sight away from him.
from there, the answer just sank in, the two guys bluetoothed each other.

when the train stopped in shaw, the former stood up and dropped off the train. though there were a couple of men standing infront of the latter, they didn't stop him from checking the former as he walked his way to the stairs.

when the train began moving again, the latter took off his phone and texted someone. probably there were a couple of messages he received based from the times he brought off his phone out of his bag. when we reached our same stop in cubao, i let the latter passed infront of me so that i could still observe him from afar. when we were about to take the exit, i saw him turned the opposite flow and took the escalator going southbound. from there, i figured that it was definitely a hook up.

i realized that sometimes despite the absence of definite rules or processes, we humans are surprisingly capable in devicing ways and mechanisms in order to meet our needs even if it only requires non verbal communications. probably this event clearly confirms the saying, kung gusto may paraan, kung ayaw may dahilan.

17 comments:

the geek said...

non-verbal communication at its best...

come, hook me a tooth...hahaha

yas.tolentino said...

ehe.

at ito, mga kapatid, ang isa sa hiwaga ng teknolohiya.

bow.

Lawrence said...
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Lawrence said...

kung gusto, may paraan. pag ayaw, may dahilan........ naku! yan nga ang tumitira sa akin na kasabihan! kasi ganyan ako eh. ahehe! ;-]

Tristan Tan said...

I love these things. Hehehe.

lucas said...

you see people, ewik. napaka-observant mo. hehe!

Mugen said...

Galing mong mag-observe. Tama nga assessment sa iyo ni Dabo. Kahit ako hindi ko pagsasayangan ng oras yung ganung mga bagay. :)

Trip said...

at nahirapan ka pang isara ang bibig mo niyan ng matapos mong basahin ang the war entries ko. sabi ko naman kahit saan pwede magkaroon ng hook-up di ba?:)

isipipis said...

i miss this.

but i don't regret stopping it. ^_^

i'll be manila-based again in a month, inuman naman dyan.

Joaqui said...

Some people could really hook up with anyone at any place. I admire these kind of people cause I am such a coward for this kind of stuff.

gillboard said...

dami din akong napapansin na ganyan sa bus... natatawa lang ako...

Turismoboi said...

quite an observant~!

Denis said...

aba, akalain mo yun, may ganyan pala sa MRT

jeszieBoy said...

that was freakin' awesome. haha.

non verbal communications are the best!i actually have tried it a couple of times and man! it was just phenomenal.haha. :]]

ika said...

infairness di pa rin pala nagfefail ang stare strategy. made me remember another incident.

enhenyero said...

Interesting, you can be a good investigative reporter heheh...

Jinjiruks said...

haha. ayos yan ah. na-on nga rin ang bluetooth minsan