Thinner and taller

“Lance, you look emaciated.”

I was in the process of hurriedly putting on my belt (without it, my pants won’t fit), and my brother was watching me. “You really have to eat, Lance,” he said.

“But I do eat!”

“Let’s see what Tatay will say when he sees you.”

* * *

Agnes, a former Chem 16 classmate last sem, saw me and said, “Lance, ang payat mo na.”

“Talaga? Di naman ako mataba nung first sem, ah,” I said.

“Pumayat ka lang talaga.”

“Baka sa damit lang—on second thought, ginamit ko naman ‘to dati. Teka, tumangkad ba ako?”

“Teka—oo nga, Lance. Tumangkad ka.” I beamed like the sun when I heard her. I am growing taller.

So it should not surprise you, dear reader, that as I write this, I am discussing blood paths with Wegs and Juanchi while devouring Kenny Rogers muffins which Art, my other roommate, brought us from a family surprise party.

I need to get fat before my parents see me when they come here for my brother’s graduation in April, and I need all the grow-food I can consume while I’m still in this sacramental stage of life called adolescence. My goal: the six-foot mark.


  1. Six feet? Asa ka pa, Lance. =D Hehehe. Naah, I'm kidding.

    Who knows, maybe your epiphyseal plates are still thick enough to allow a miraculous 1-foot growth spurt. =D

    Kain ka lang, Lance. Don't starve yourself, ha?

  2. yes, my epiphyseal plates. hahaha.

    oo naman, jwef noh? siyempre kumakain ako. :)

  3. at least the possibility of your growing taller is settled.. you can go overdose on cherifer while other people i know (that would be myself) are, in Bisaya - di na matabang. hehehehe!

  4. Just make sure you grow sideways too, Lance. Or else, you'll end up looking like Treabeard, that ent from LOTR. An ent with glasses! Imagine that. Wahaha!

  5. Oops, I meant Treebeard. Why do I always have typos? Hmmp!

  6. asa ka lance. hahaha!

  7. that's actually good. thin is better. that's why i refuse to eat. hehe.

  8. hahaha... Treebeard, i think lance you have something in commmon... hahaha... you're both wise... :P

  9. abi ko ang wala pagtambok sa mga ilongga lang... tan-awa si kami day bambi... pati ikaw?? hahaha....

  10. haha, i wish i'd get that comment! but no, sobrang hiyang ako sa stress at puyat.. haha!

  11. lancelot, parang sinabi ko na rin yan sa sarili ko noon. =P

    well, we can always dream on. di ba poy? hehehe. =P

  12. i wish would grow taller, too. =) some people have told me that i've become thin. =( haay. =)

  13. pag tumangkad ako, di siguro mahahalata na maypagka horizontally challenged ako...hehehe...

    sana ako rin. :))


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