Love Letter Dedication
V , who is the minder of the store downstairs, got a love letter today. It’s a for-real, “I Love You” love letter. A lady who lived across the street gave it to him. From what I was able to gather, this lady has long been sending languishing looks V’s way. They got to talking yesterday and exchanged cell phone numbers. V sent her a text message yesterday evening, and she gave V a love letter this morning. Fast worker, eh?
The love letter was typical of high school (and perhaps elementary school) love letters. It was written on a piece of ruled, loose leaf paper and folded into an intricate pattern. It was also full of text shortcuts (kasi has become “kac,” etc.) I won’t reproduce the letter here, but here’s its gist:
I’m sorry for not texting back; I had no load (airtime credit). I am writing this letter today because I don’t want you to think that I’m ignoring your text messages. Thanks for texting me; I appreciate your messages. I’m sorry for my “ugly” penmanship; I’m ugly anyway.
The body of the letter is entertaining to read, no doubt. However, the dedications part (written in a different orientation from the main letter) is even funnier.
[vocabulary note: the term “dedication” in this context refers to a short, memorable rhyme; plural is dedications]
One of the dedications has been taken up by the resident leprechaun in my brain; he has been chanting it on and off the whole day long. This particular dedication follows:
Ang sulat kong pangit
Itago ng pilit
Kapag ito’y napunit
Ikaw ang kapalit
O, di ba? Winner! Sa’n ka pa! 🙂
My ugly letter
If you tear it
You’ll replace it