Sunday, July 08, 2012


"You've got Mail" was shown last night on Channel 19 (Second Avenue), it brought back so much memories. During my hedonistic days, I too had several online correspondences with the male species. Sometimes, I had several going on at the same time.

Well hey don't get me wrong. Most of them were platonic. The healthy exchange of ideas, opinions and observations through emails. I met a few of them for real and we've remained friends through FB. While others remained merely online since we were on different continents and time zones.

Ok so I'd have to admit, a few veered towards the romantic path. But we all know these online "romances" don't succeed for real. Several factors deterred our relationship so it was better to nip them in the bud before things got too complicated.

Strangely enough, these 'romantic' correspondence fizzled away faster than I could read the words 'You've got mail'. To this day, I still wonder what happened to them. I've searched on FB. Nothing. I've even googled but with negative results. It appears like they have vanished into thin air.

I know I sound like a stalker but hear me out. These 'relationships' started through the exchange of lengthy emails discussing common interests like movies and current events. Somewhere along the way, it progressed into emotions, and feelings. Then a time and a meeting place is set. But unlike Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks with their happy ending, they turn into an eerie episode of Twilight Zone. The creepy psychological TV series not the Bella and Edward variety. Thankfully, no vampires were ever involved.

I still have the emails all neatly stacked in chronological order in my inbox. I liked how my mind worked back then. I could compose really long emails with good grammar, accentuated with punctuation marks and correct spelling without the use of the spell checker. Ok, this paragraph just made me sound like a clinger. But I'm a sentimentalist, so sue me!

Maybe it is about time I deleted those emails. After all, I'm now happily married. Coincidentally, I ended up with someone I met online so I guess I got my happy ending after all, right?


witsandnuts said...

Taking into consideration your happy ending in real life, watching You've Got Mail probably is "more kilig". Panoorin ko nga ulit yan. :)

Photo Cache said...

My inbox is nearing 1000. I like to every now and then go back and see what was sent to me. Of course, none of these almost thousand emails come from almost romances, but still nice to be reminded of the news that once was shared with me but with the chaos of daily life I had forgotten.

I love Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks but you've got mail didn't speak to me the way Sleepless in Seattle did.

Daphn3 LaurA said...

Yes witsandnuts that movie now bears so much meaning to 'my happy ending'.

Daphn3 LaurA said...

Once in a while, it is very pleasant to recall moments in our lives which made us feel good about ourselves.

Oh "Sleepless in Seattle" was the 'handle' of someone I corresponded with through emails. Well he lived in Seattle and occasionally he had bouts of insomnia LOL

I've lost touch with him ergo he also belongs to the almost romance category ;)

Kayni said...

Absolutely, you got your happy ending after all :). I think I'm good at deleting e-mails :), but I love keeping old letters from my penpals.