just before the date begins...
question: kanina ka pa?
translation: you are late. and being late for the first date is inexcusable. come on man, haven't you heard that first impressions last?
solution: forget your nationality, which i'm assuming is filipino, for a minute and be on japanese time which is 10 minutes before the actual meeting time.
it has begun...
question: anong gusto mong gawin?
translation: you don't have a plan, which means that you didn't exert any effort whatsoever in preparing for the date. hmmm... were you forced by your friends to go on this date?
solution: plan ahead. it's not a requirement that you get reservations for a resto just that you already have an idea what you will be doing and where you're going to eat. actually this question is quite harmless, given that you already told her of your plans for the date. this act will let her know that you are flexible and that you are open to her suggestions .
question: paano ka uuwi?
translation: i had fun but you're a gud. if you were to tell me not to ask this question about two(?) years ago i would be baffled then. but yeah, based on my friend's experience i'd never utter these words ever.
solution: offer to take her home, that is assuming that the date went well. it doesn't matter if she lives in bulacan and you live in cavite. what matters at this crucial point of the date is that you are willing to go the extra(x10) mile(s). thought counts, my friend.
hope that helps kids.
stay tuned next week when i tackle the merits of being single against being attached against being attacked by a shark.