Tut, tut, tut... An annoying sound that I don’t want to hear since it signals the beginning of the day. It was my phone alarming. I woke up and started to look for my phone. I reached under my pillow and there it was. I sinfully turned off the alarm and closed my eyes again hoping that I would be able to get a few more minutes of my cherished sleep. After ten minutes of struggle whether I should submerge myself into deep sleep or not I decided to get out of the bed. I put on my shirt and shorts and went down.
There onwards it was the same old routine that I am so tired of doing. Thinking “What will I cook for lunch today? What will I wear for work?” However on that day there was something different, something was out of place, something exist where it should not. After carefully looking at the sky then it came to me, it was the moon. The moon was there even though the sun was already out and shining its rays brightly. I then asked myself “Is this even possible?” I looked at the clocked in disbelief. The short hand is pointing at number ten and the longer one was pointing at number twelve. I hastily tried to look for the remote and switched the television on hoping to find news about this unnatural event that I just witnessed but there was none. I just thought to myself that maybe it was just a normal event that occurs every thousand years, an astronomical event. I glanced over at the clock again and it was already 10:45am. “I am going to be late!” I gasped. I hurriedly finished what I am eating, washed the dishes and ran into the bathroom. Within fifteen minutes I was done, fully dressed and ready to go to work. I looked at my watch and it was 11:20am “Yikes! I need to hurry.”
I rode a bus from Crossing to Paseo. The bus was old and makes small creaking noises when moving. It’s also air-conditioned but it is as if the bus has none but for thirteen pesos I can’t complain and I also do not have the luxury of time to wait for a more decent bus because I’ll be late. Inside the bus I noticed that everybody was busy talking about the unusual phenomenon that I also witnessed this morning, some were even pointing at the direction where the moon was. I heard different speculations and a series of explanations from the passengers. As I was listening to their stories I remembered two movies that I watched, 2012 and The Knowing. Suddenly fear started to swell within me, numerous questions started to run inside my head. “What if it was already the end of the world? What will I do?” As I was self debating about those things I looked outside and what I saw made me shiver. The moon has somehow increased in size, doubled and it was much larger than the sun. I was in awe the whole time that by the time I got hold of the reality again I was already in Paseo. I got out of the bus and headed my way to the office. While I was busy walking and thinking I noticed that a lot of people were outside talking and looking at the moon some were even taking pictures of it using their DSLR cameras. At that point in time I was shaking, I was trying hard to control it. I don’t want to lose myself with what was happening. I don’t want to accept that one possibility that maybe this is it. I was not prepared for this, the end of the world. Finally, there I was standing in front of our office building and decided to look at the moon again one last time before I go inside. The moon was so big. It literally covered the whole sky including the sun. Darkness covered the area. I instantly froze on the ground where I was standing and started to hear chaos in the background. Every important person in my life flashed back and made me realized that there were so many things left unsaid and done and my eyes started to well up because I know deep down that this is the end.
And then I woke up to the sound of my phone alarming...