A Lovely Change (Going solo ain't so bad after all)
I decided to take a long walk today in the city and stopped by a restaurant to get a bowl of Mandarin Salad that I've been craving for all day. As I sat there and gobbled up my delicious meal I noticed that the place began to fill up quick. I was surrounded by families, friends, couples, perhaps they were all there because they were too lazy to cook or do anything after New year's eve.
I enjoyed hearing the little kids laughing, and watching families say "cheese" while taking group shots. In between those pretty distractions I continued eating and enjoyed my meal. It wasn't until I was done paying that I realized that for the first time in many years I had managed to be alone in a crowded restaurant in Manila and the whole time wasn't bothered by it at all. I used to detest that feeling, of being alone in public, especially in a movie house or a cafe, I always feared that people will pity me or feel sorry for me. So I always made certain someone accompanied me in my little activities. What a lovely way to start the year... I am amazed , and proud of myself for this small yet unforgettable act of courage I found in me. I guess I really am a big girl now.