I was having a lazy Sunday morning when I received an SMS from an unknown number with the following content:
Name: Marie VelascoGut feeling: it’s a hoax. The texter probably wants to slash money from me but I appreciate the creative part. One variation of sort is about an OFW who happens to be using a mobile in roaming, has zero load and badly needs somebody from the clan to help him(?). And of course, there are those offering loans for a minimal interest.
Birthdate: Feb 15, 1988
Hair: Long & Straight
Other: Joined some provincial pageants for allowance
Course: BS Information Management (Computer & Accountancy)
School: DOST Scholar in University of St. La Salle – Bacolod
Parents: Anna & Mario Velasco (both deceased)
Out of boredom, I clicked on the link and the picture there is, well, decent enough to challenge the singlehood in me. The whole hullabaloo is enticing, the website and the effort to get a nice picture that fits all the details (scholar and beauty titlist, whoa!).
So I texted back with “What’s this?” She(?) replied with somewhat similar to the details mentioned in the link, that she badly needs to go to Manila and she’s willing to do any favor in return. I said “You look hot.” On which she texted back with “Cn u help po?” Since I was starting to enjoy the texting game, I asked “How?” which gave me a long answer “Marami naman pong ways like smartpadala po o cebuana lhuiller po. Ok po un kc medyo1 sakay lng po frm my boarding haus. Magpepresent lng po ako ng 1 valid id ko po.. Para makasiguro rn po kau.” I won’t be sharing my reply to that but for sure, you don’t wanna know. The conversation ended right there. I hope she(?) she finds her(?) lucky victim to help her(?) get by.
Love Month is up in just a few hours. I’m not sure if this is such a fun way to welcome February. I’ll just take Annamarie as someone who got away.