the dare

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“Lly, wakey wakey! Time to get up Ha Neullie! Open your eyes! There you go! Good morning, gorgeous!”

What the fu- si… No, hindi pwede yun!

I opened my eyes. Urgh that freakin alarm clock! It still does that? Really? Two years ako nawala, don’t tell me naman na ganun pa rin tunog nyan!

“Urgh paki baril naman yang talking clock na yan!”

“Lly, gising na! 10 am na kaya!”

“Seul, 8 hours pa lang tulog ko! Two more hours please!” I begged and burrowed myself under the duvet.

“Adrienne Llynne Yoon, gumising ka na! Marami tayong pupuntahan, two years ka nawala so marami na nagbago sa Myundong!”

“Urgh, fine! Bakit ba nakalabas yang alarmclock nay an? Alam ko tinapon ko na yan sa ilalim ng closet ko ah!”

“Erm, sorry, di naman kasi namin alam eh- nakita ni Emmy yan nung inaayos yung closet mo, so we thought na okay lang ilagay dito. Di namin narealize na yan pala yung wake-up clock na bigay ni ano.”

“No, it’s okay. It’s just that…”

“That it’s his voice. We know. Sorry Lly, we really didn’t know. Nagulat nga kami nung narinig naming yung wake-up call na yun eh. Ngayon lang din namin narealize yun pala yung gift nya sayo dati. Really really sorry!”

“It’s okay Emmy. I forgot about that too. Nagulat na lang ako narinig ko boses nya. I thought totoo na yun, nagulat ako. Sorry overreaction lang yun!”

“No, that’s okay. Anyway, nasa malayo na yun, wag na natin isipin si- whoever he is, kay?”

I nodded and went down for breakfast. It’s been a while since I had a full Korean breakfast and namiss ko yun! After eating, we got ready to go out na. I wore my favorite blue skirt and white tank top, white spx shoes and nilagay yung wallet and car keys sa minibag.

Paglabas ko ng walk-in closet, andun na yung dalawa, ready to go na rin.

“Wow, you still fit in that?” Emmy looked at me from head to foot, nodding in approval. I guess di ata ako tumaba the whole while na nasa Pinas ako- kasya pa rin sa akin ‘tong damit ko eh two years ago ko pa ata ‘to huling nakita eh!

It’s the end of summer and nagsisimula pa lang naman ang autumn so pwede pa ako gumamit ng summer clothes ko. But I definitely have to buy Fall clothes and Winter clothes- harsh kaya winter dito!

Since pagod ako, si Seul na ang nag drive. Ginamit namin ang black Volvo ko to fit all the shopping bags mamaya. When we arrived sa Myundong, tama nga sila, it’s changed! Mas dumami ang mga shops and sidewalk food stalls!

“Omona, food!! I miss this!”

“Hep, mamaya na ang food, Ly! Shopping muna!”

So, we shopped, and by that, I mean really shopped. Around 2pm finally, napagod din kami and went to scout for food.

“So, now, pig-out na tayo! Let’s put all these stuff muna sa car para makapaglibot pa tayo after eating!”

After putting all our shopping bags in the car, we walked empty handed towards the food shops.

“Choices: Samgyupsal, World Buffet, TGIF, Takinaga Place, McDonalds.” Si Emmy na nag tick-down ng mga lugar na pwede.

“Wag naman na ng McDonald’s, please! Nagsawa ako nyan sa Pinas eh!” I whined. “I want noodles! Ramen please!” I said, looking at the Japanese Food shop. Yes, I’m addited to Asian food.

“Yun lang pupuntahan mo there? C’mon Ally! Di ka pa ba nagsawa?” okay, tama si Seul. Parang may laman na patama din yung sinabi nya ah! Harsh!

“Oh, I know, KORYO!!!” I said, to redeem myself.

“YUUN! Yay, okay, Koryo na tayo!”

Korean barbeque is our favorite, yea, we’re food junkies! After lunch, we went around the shopping district again when my heard girls squealing. I looked around at what the commotion’s about and saw members of a Korean boy group.

“Omo, SHINe!!!” I heard Seul say.

“Uhm, who are they? They look familiar!” I asked her, she just looked at me like tatlo ang ulo ko.

“You don’t know them?” now Emmy said out loud in Korean. Few girls looked at us, well, me, disbelievingly.

Not wanting to get my head cut off, I changed language to English, baka kasi mapatay pa ako nung mga fans pag nag Korean pa kami eh- tapos di ko pa kilala yung mga yun!

“Well, I see them in music stores sa Pinas but I don’t really pay attention. So, sino nga sila?”

“They’re SHINee, one of the hottest boy groups’ dito. Sure ka di mo sila kilala?”

“Oo nga! I only listen to Chinese songs and Japanese songs. Nung una, nakikinig ako sa k-pop, lalo na nung nakita ko si Jessica and Tiffany sa isang group, So Neo Shi Dae ba yun? Di ba schoolmates natin sa Kent yun? Pero nung kumalat na sa Pinas, umayaw na ako. Lalo na nung nalaman ng classmates ko na Yoon talaga surname ko, I mean yung buong name ko. Now, lahat sila gusto na magpaturo ng Korean. Instant celebrity ako sa school and it’s really weird! Tapos pag maglalakad ako sa catwalk dun, maririnig ko na lang bigla may kumakanta or may nagsasalitan in hangul pero mali naman. Pinipigilan ko na lang tumawa pag ganun eh! Ang daming mga K-pop events dun tapos pag may mga pupuntang artists. Parang common instinct na nila ang tanungin ako kung pupunta ako or di kaya, magpapatranslate ng letters nila sakin.”

“Oh wow, hard teh! Anyway, ipapakilala naming sila sayo soon! Same company sila nila Jess and Tiff eh, minsan nakikita din namin sila around Myundong.”

“Wait, eh anong name pala gamit mo sa school mo sa pinas?”

“Nung una, I used Adrienne Llynne Redfield or Ally Redfield, kasi wala pa yung records ko from Kent. E nung naayos na, malaman nila na Yoon Ha Neul pala name ko, mga 2nd semester nay un.”

“Wow, kpop groupies sa school nyo? Haha that’s funny!”

“Super! Feeling nila SNSD member ako because of that! Erm. Ayun.”

“Oh my gosh, Ally, since di mo naman sila kilala, can you get me their autograph? Please? Malakas naman loob mo eh, besides, yun, di mo sila kilala! Sige na, please?”

“Urgh, Seul!”

“Please Lly? Para saamin ni Emmy!!!”

“Urgh FINE!! What do I have to do?”

“Ikaw na bahala, wing it!”

Eesh, eto yung hindi ko namiss eh, ang maging spokes person! So I walked towards where the five boys were standing. Man, tangkad naman nila! I’m only 5’2 so I’m dwarfed! Anyway, bahala na nga it’s not as if makikita ko pa sila ulit, right? Go Ally, fight!!”

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