Monday, September 26, 2005


Let me tell you a story. This story is not special, there are no exciting characters, no extraordinary setting. Just a simple story about 2 people. A boy and a girl who are like every other boy and girl in the world. So why do I want to tell their story? I don’t know, I guess I just have a penchant for tragedies, for sad stories. I guess I’m preceding the story by saying it is a sad one. I guess, this is also a warning for people who loves happy endings, I suggest you do not read this entry. So here it is:

Candy was a typical girl, she was smart, pretty and gets along well with other people. She comes from a rich family and has been spoiled by her parents by giving her all that she wants but even so, she still remains very humble and nice ( makes me think of the nursery rhyme: what are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what girls are made of). She was 14 when she saw the man she knew she would spend her entire life with. Yeah, I know, you will say she is too young to know that, too young to love. But that is what’s different about Candy, she is old for her years. And even if she was only 14, she knew. She knew it was going to be Poppy.

Now let me tell you about Poppy, he had a hard life because his parents are separated. He had to support himself and at his age, he was already independent. Poppy was really smart, really intelligent. He was good at Math and Science, and that’s why he wanted to become an engineer someday. He never had the time to do anything else but work and study. He never has time to look at girls. Eventually, God smiled on Poppy and he got a scholarship grant in a private high school. That’s where Candy first saw him, at school.

Their first meeting was a disaster. Candy introduced herself and Poppy just shrugged and turned his back on her. But Candy never gave up, all throughout high school, Candy pursued Poppy. She was determined to make him love her. But Poppy was never interested in her. He was in love with his studies. It was the first time that he did not have to work so he found himself having so much time to study and learn more. But he was lonely. Even if he knew he should be happy, he still felt that something was missing in his life. That’s when he started noticing Candy. By this time, Candy was already starting to give up on Poppy. Everyone was telling her to give up because loving someone who will never love you is not worth it. She wanted to be sure that giving up on Poppy will be the right decision so she set up a meeting with him. They met and as they say, the rest is history. I also don’t know what happen on that meeting, but when they went out of the coffee shop, they were holding hands and looked so in love. I guess, that’s one mystery of loving – You can fall in love in an instant.

Now, if you want a happy ending you can stop reading here. But if you want to know what happened after, then go on reading.

So as you already know, Candy comes from a rich family, and this is why when Candy’s parents learned about her relationship with Poppy, they immediately put a stop to it. Candy was sent to the province and nobody from school knew. For Poppy, it was as if, Candy had just disappeared. Candy and Poppy never saw each other again after that. Although, they tried to find each other… They never succeeded in finding each other.

I realize, my entry is becoming too long so I have to end it. I t would have been better if I could say that they met again and got married eventually, but that is not what happened. As I have already said, they did not meet again. So what became of them? Candy got married to someone her parents wanted her to marry although the marriage did not work out because she just did not love her husband. They divorced and Candy died shortly after. Poppy, on the other hand, wanted to prove to Candy’s family that he could take care of her so he worked really hard as a mechanic and in one machine that he was fixing, his hand got caught in the metal blades, and the doctors had to cut it off to prevent infection. He got addicted to painkillers after that, and when he couldn’t get them anymore, he used cocaine until he resorted to robbing convenience stores to finance his addiction. Eventually, he was killed by the police.

That’s the end of their story. Kinda like a modern Romeo and Juliet. So what am I trying to say? I suppose what I am driving at is that Candy and Poppy could have had a very different ending. If other people did not interfere then maybe they could have worked it out together. I believe that’s the power of love. You can survive anything, as long as you are with someone you love.

So what’s the point of this very long entry? I just want to give out a message to those people bent on destroying the relationship of others, why don’t you just mind your own business? You may say that you are only doing stuff because you believe it’s best for the people you care about but you are not sure of that. Do not act hastily, you are never sure if your decision is really what’s best for them. Sometimes, you might be right, but you have no right to make that decision for other people. Let other people decide who they want to love, if you care for them you will trust them.

*Note: This entry is not about me…Not every entry in this blog is about my life. Sometimes, they are just my works. So to those people who are wondering if someone is threatening my relationship, I am clarifying it now. I am very happy with who I have and he is too. Both our families and friends are happy for us too…. So, just a clarification. =) And by the way, If you really knew me, you would be able to distinguish which entries are really about me, and which entries are just my fictional works. =)