Our friendship has grown much stronger since then, though, and I have learned even more things about David Guison since that fateful Mercato day.
During our trip to Baguio for his birthday exactly a year ago, for example, I learned that he cannot haggle for shit, but that he is quite possibly the nicest and most humble guy alive. I also learned that he likes taking selfies with swan boats, and that he knows how to keep a secret:
Hahaha. Joke lang!
During our trip to Zambales for my last birthday, I learned that David isn't afraid to laugh at himself, that he has a fun drinking side to him - one that I plan to take advantage of whenever I can btw :p and that he isn't scared of getting dark:
He knows he's hot and just owns it. #naks
During numerous other instances in 2013, I learned that David knows how to listen, knows exactly what to say and when to say it, and knows how to make people feel better without even making an effort to do so.
He might be surprised to read this, but some of the best compliments that I've received in 2013 were courtesy of him - from the simple "ang hot ni Angel, noh?" that I heard him whisper to someone else from a distance when I cut my hair once (and in my head wanted to shoot myself for coz it didn't come out the way I wanted it to) to the "Wow! Ang ganda mo! Bagay sayo maging girly!" when I had to wear this girly dress that was so not-me and that I was completely uncomfortable in for a good two hours before I saw him.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that I now run to Dave whenever I need to feel good about myself or just need a simple pick-me-up after a bad day. (Ang user ko ba? Lol.) Although I don't run to him as often now as I did in mid-2013 (coz he's extremely busy and I've found myself in-like with another man *tee hee*), Dave holds a huge place in my heart and most probably always will. :)
Thank you, Dave. Not just for being the hot yet humble blogging inspiration that you are; but also for being one of the bestest and most supportive friends a girl could ever have. I am extremely blessed and grateful to have you in my life. :) Please don't ever change.
Happy birthday, Deej. I love you.