Do you believe so?


                                                                  (My Photography)

               When I was still in my childhood years, I’d always believed that when you felt first love, you would carry that feeling throughout your life. I really lived with that believe until one year ago.

                I am now 21 years old and would turn 22 by the end of the year. I am presently with someone who keeps on asking me if I would marry him this year or the next but I am not sure. I don’t think about marrying at an early age yet but it doesn’t mean that I don’t love him. Anyway, I am writing this because I was woken by a dream about this guy I loved so long ago that I no longer see for over five years now. I hope I would not look like a traitor to the guy I am currently dating by sharing this memory to Triond. You would probably think “Who cares?” but I will just try to spread my unsolicited thoughts to you about first love using my own experience.

                I was in love with a man that I prefer not to name when I was still in my high school and I realized that it was not infatuation at all. We usually go on a vacation every summer to Bohol, a province somewhere in the Philippines that is known for its Chocolate Hills and cute Tarsiers. I remembered this guy having a fair toned skin, natural golden hair which is unusual for Filipinos who have black hairs (I have this notion that his parents have a foreign blood). He was not tall as a basketball player but his height is enough to make me look up to him, literally and I will not fail to mention that he was really cute especially when he gave me a shy smile every time we met at the long wide stairs down to a public swimming pool. Oh, don’t say ‘ewwww’ right away because that pool has seawater in it. The government officials decided to make a square wall in the beach that would make it look like a swimming pool and leave two holes in it for the water to flow. So during low tides, you can swim in the sand.

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  • momofplenty on May 24, 2012

    I don’t think first love actually dies… but it does fade in time, and when you actually find love again… the first love becomes nothing more than a black and white memory.

  • Safa on May 24, 2012

    I agree with momofplenty…First love never dies

  • Eiddwen on May 24, 2012

    I have to agree wiaht what has already been said.Thank you for these tender words.

  • Paul Kurt on May 24, 2012

    You know what as children we learn how to live our life and that is by what we experience, smell hear and feel both in real time and our heart.first love is with you forever due to the impact it has on your mind and soul, that first kiss that first hug- o my gosh how lovely that was, so you are right it stays with you. and if you are close to a mistake your guard is based on the safety of your first experiance in what you have learned.
    thanks for the memory

  • Martin Kloess on May 24, 2012

    my first kiss 7th grade Malona Gill ice cream parlor 24th & Castro

  • China Cancio on May 24, 2012

    Thanks for your thoughts guys! I’m so glad for your shares about first love too.

  • iva75cpb on May 26, 2012

    It can’t die, but it can get rusty sometimes… Anyway it always remains “THE first one…” :)

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