We have a saying "Live your life as if it was your last day", but what if you only have a year to live, how are you going to face it? Let's be honest, when we hear someone speak of death we always pretend that we didn't hear it. The word death for some means the end of everything, it means sadness, but for someone who experienced this with a love one, every single day to them means everything. I've met this girl four years ago. She's 24 and I was 26. People find this girl so charming and most of the guys of her age that she know, fell in love with her. However, despite of the attention she's getting, she always ignore them. One time, I saw her in a locker room at our office, standing and just staring at the window next to her locker. I got so curious, so I walked near her and asked why she's staring at the window and she said: "I'm sorry, do I know you?". Sh***! I'm not sure how to reply, I don't even know her nor I know from what group she's in, I just met her that day. I looked again at the window but before a thought came right in, she spoke "Isn't the view so beautiful?". I stuttered as I uttered the word "Yeah!". Before I knew it, the girl that I was talking to is no longer there, she left as soon as she heard my answer. The second day, I saw her again in the locker room staring at the same window. I stood next to her and said "Sorry if I may be rude to ask, but why are you staring at the window if there's nothing to see but a water thank?" the gil laughed and asked "Sorry, I didn't get your name last time", I replied "I'm Jay and you are?" and the girl said "I'm Trish, please to meet you! I know you're curious why I'm staring at the window. Most people would just ignore the view because there's nothing good to see but a water tank. For me, whenever I look at the Window, I can see myself lying on the sand on a beach next to the man of my dreams". Ever since that day we started talking and exchanging stories. One day, she confessed and asked me if if I could be her boyfriend since we're both not dating anyone. We were both drinking coffee that day and I almost choke by her question. "We've known each other for just two months, and it feels like I knew you for hundred of years" said Trish. I was so dumbfounded that time and don't even know how to answer her. I know that we're mutual but her initiating the question shocked and confused me and then I asked her "You know, Trish. I really like you as a man. I know our time as friends isn't that long but my feelings to you is the same. It feels like I've known you for a very long time. So, let's see how this works". Trish and I became lovers January 31st of 2012. The next month, we've celebrated my birthday in a restaurant in Manila. While I was talking she interrupted me and said "Sorry, Jay. I have a confession to make. Please promise me that you'll listen and won't hate me for what I'm about to say". Suddenly, my heart beat raced as I softly nodded and said "Ok!". Tears started to build-up under her eyes and I was so confused. Several thoughts flew over my mind as I was waiting for her to start talking. I took a deep breath and hold her on both shoulders then said "It's OK, Trish. Whatever that is, I'm ready to hear what you're going to say. I'll just listen". "Thank you! And I'm sorry. Jay, I have cancer. The doctor said last October that I have cancer and I only have a year to live".