To my favorite Pangasinense,
So today Troye Sivan released his sophomore album Bloom, and it made me think of you. You’ve told me in the past how important Blue Neighbourhood is to you as it captured your youth perfectly. Still studying in UST back then, the album served as somewhat of a soundtrack to your everyday life there. At hindi ko rin malilimutan ang mga kwento mo tungkol sa ex mo at sa mga kantang nagpapaalala sa’yo tungkol sa inyong nakaraan.
Hindi ko alam kung paano tayo napunta sa Blue Neighbourhood. Just like every night kasi, we talked about anything. I shared to you my love for Suburbia, Wild, and Lost Boy. I shared to you the stories why I love these songs. Pero sa totoo lang, gusto ko naman lahat ng kanta sa album. Blue Neighbourhood is a solid album for me. Then you told me your favorites and your stories. You told me the whys. You told me the hows. And then you told me about your past. And your ex.
Akala ko it will be just any other night but that truth changed it. You’ve told me about your ex before but that night was the first time you really opened up. You chose to be vulnerable.
You told me that before me, there’s your ex from DLSU. I know that. Sinabi mo na yun sa akin noon. But the next one hit me. You told me that even after 1 and a half years, you still cried for him. Kapag naaalala mo siya, it still hurts.
What I felt and thought about that truth is for another day na lang. I still need time to process things. And I don’t want to be sad today. This is to appreciate Bloom. 🙂 I know you’ll like the album. I know you’ll love The Good Side, Plum, Seventeen, and Animal. Those are my favorites. I really love the album. The Good Side made me think of you. Of what happened between us.
And to end this post, this is probably my favorite lyrics from Bloom:
I’m sure we’ll meet in the spring
And catch up on everything
I’ll say I’m proud of all that you’ve done
You taught me the ropes, and you taught me to love
Thinking of you,
R from Lucena