First Christmas-y Weekend

Dec 5 Friday
cimg2330After a relatively excruciating work week, I went to Megamall to look for gifts for my godchildren. It dawned on me why they say Christmas is for kids– in face value at least– because adults toil in managing time, effort, and money (especially money!!!) to make kids happy during this season! Fukk! I’m an adult! And double fukk! Ang gastos maging adult ‘pag Christmas! I made a list of what I wanted to get for my godchildren and decided to buy them the following day. I reasoned, before I spend money for other people, I’ll spend first for myself. Afterall, my birthday is coming up. Might as well start the happy part now! So I got me some gold shoes and fancy gold bracelet with blackstones for the Christmas party and tempura, sushi, and kani salad for dinner.

Dec 6 Saturday
cimg2316I went to St Francis Square first to buy a couple of pirated softwares and eat chipetix Hong Kong style noodles. Then off to Megamall to buy gifts for the kiddies. Toy Kingdom is the worst place to be in during a December weekend. Punyeta, never again! I hate Christmas shopping with a renewed and revitalized passion! I didn’t get to buy the other toys because I was already too tired and too bummed to go on. I had to eat two chocolate sundaes to replenish my strength. Okaaayyy… fine. I only had to eat one, but it was so good and I can get away with putting on a little weight this time of year! :p When Ate Dona said she’d meet up with me in Megamall, I pleaded, “Ate Dons, parang awa mo na, sa Shang na lang tayo. Hindi ko na kinakaya mga tao dito!” She said she had to buy something in Mega so I was forced to wait for her there. But when she saw the throng of shoppers at the entrance, she conceded, “Bukas na lang ako bibili! Tara sa Shang na tayo!”

cimg2319As expected, Shangri La Plaza wasn’t crowded. Thank heavens for small favors! After a pizza-pasta dinner, we went to Crepes de France for coffee, but she ended up ordering ice cream and me getting red wine. Para maiba lang. I-todo na ang pagka-Christmas-y.
Woke up earlier than needed to catch the Pacquiao-Dela Hoya fight. Haaaay grabe! Ibang level talaga si Manny! I’m close to thinking the man’s infallible! Oh well, there’s still the huge possibility of the Ricky Hatton fight. Yeah! Go,go,go!

xmasparty3 xmasparty1By 6ish, I took a deep breath and set off to A.Venue Hall for our company party. Woooooooooooooooow. Ang ganda! Loved the décor! Loved the people! Loved the Bizu food (well, yung carrot cake lang and salad with mandarin oranges and almonds)! Loved the broadway presentations of all the accounts! Loved the singing competition (which I didn’t join for the love of God)! Loved the thrill of the raffle (even if I didn’t win)! Loved the award I received ( I don’t remember what it’s for, parang something to do with being a top performer, I guess…)!

xmasparty2xmasparty4Loved pretty much everything except that I met my crush in the most old school (like 80’s old school) kind of way! I won’t share the sordid details anymore except when my friends introduced me to him I wanted the earth to open up and swallow me whole and never let me surface ever again!!! Basta, if you ask me what’s my most embarrassing experience, may answer na ako!!!

I’m still feeling holiday vibe swinging from lethargic to agitated, but it’s all good. This is my usual mode during the season. :p

Tomorrow night, I’m going to Eastwood for the Wolfgang concert. Yeah, well, sorta. Kinda.

After this entry, I’m going to commit into finishing my Christmas and birthday wishlists.
Yeah, yeah.

Ooooh… and I’m listening to Jason Mraz’s version of Winter Wonderland. Niiiiice!

Christmas is beginning to feel like Christmas. Joyful, shitty, exciting, depressing and all. 😀


listening to: Jason Mraz – Winter Wonderland


Here are some pics from the recent past.

From first row to last:
* Recruitment pictorial for our Facebook and Multiply accounts :p
* Reunion dindin with Mackie and Chie plus Oryx in Greenbelt
* Robert’s despedida dindin and drinks at Tiananmen
* Get-together with Coy and friends in Manila Pen
* Greenbelt and Metrowalk with Japjapjaps

More pics to come!


listening to: the dripping faucet

I wanna watch American Psycho again…

and eat christmas ham
and sleep more than 10 hours a day
and stop my present addiction to ****
and delete an inutil exbf’s no. permanently from my phonebook
and play pusoy dos
and buy vanilla cologne with a hint of citrus
and spend at least half of my 13th month pay


listening to: The Carpenters – Superstar

FW: A Love Story… Daw!

By Juan L. Mercado

It was jazz an ordinary day. The skies were clear and birds were chirping…Nasa SM ako noon at katatapos ko lang mamili ng groceries sa food core. Si Angel Locsin, nagpro-provoke ng movie niya. Pull-packed talaga! Nakipila na rin ako.

Then suddenly, out of the loo, may bumulong sa akin ng : “Indaaayyyyy. ..” Huh? It sounded like a familiar sound. Who can it benow? “Dodong!”, sigaw ko.

Napalakas yata ang voice ko. Kasi, the other fans turned their backs to their behind. At napatingin sa amin. Sabi ko: “Sorry: I didn’t mean to be loud and proud.”

Hinawakan na lang ni Dodong ang kamay ko. At lumayo kami from the crowd. “Kamusta na Inday? Do you come here open?” tanong nya.

“Bihira lang, Dodong. I’m just droppings by. Ethnic ang schedule ko eh” sabi ko.

“How can I forget to remember Dodong? Siya na may mata ni Piolo, dimple ni Aga, at bigote ni Rez Cortez. He’s every woman’s dreamboat. I was just starting my tour of duty kay ate noon nang unang makilala ko si Dodong. Contraction worker siya sa ginagawang bahay sa tapat namin. Naging kami for a while. Then after that we were not an item anymore.

“Tanghali na Inday. What did you say we have lunch together?” tanong ni Dodong. “I don’t mine” sagot ko.

Sa restaurant, sabi ng waiter: “What’s your odor sir?” “Do you have porkshop?” tanong ni Dodong.

“Yes sir” sabi nito. “Our porkshop with a resistance to the teeth of boast of our chef. Domestic careful selection of pork with little fat of female liking is used. The exquisite cooking, which repeated trial and error and was completed” Dagdag pa niya. It also has healthy vegetables with salad feeling fully”

“And you maam?” sabi niya at tingin naman sa akin. Hmmm….mukhang masarap yung porkshop. Pero I’m cutting down on my carbon.” Kaya pinigilan ko. I’ll just have water, Thanks. Liquidate diet ako ngayon eh,” sagot ko.

Pagkatapos kumain, nagyaya si Dodong manood ng sine. “Teka teka, this is going too far. Besides, it’s a long, long, way to run.”

“Reality chess, Dodong. May asawa na ako. Si Jay. As a mother of fact, I’m happily married” pagmamalaki ko.

“Di na pwede yung tulad ng dati. Sorry. Pero I didn’t expect you still have more feelings than I expected. I don’t want you getting the way. Past is fast. Therefore, cause and defect.” dagdag ko pa.

Tumahimik sya. Parang may language barrel na namagitan sa amin. The seconds that passed seemed like fraternity. Di nagla-on, nagsalita na rin sya. “I don’t care less!” sigaw ni Dodong.

Shocks, give me a brake! The nerd ng taong ito para sigawan ako! To think it’s his other woman that caused our separation to part.

Kinabahan na ako. I felt speed bumps all over my body and was having panic Tinalikuran ko siya at nagmadali akong lumakad palayo. Pero sumunod pa rin siya like a it’s all over. He’s like a monkey on my butt. Hanggang sa makakita ako ng security guard. Biglang nawala si Dodong.

“Excuse me kuya, pwedeng magtanong?” sabi ko sa mamang guard. “Of course miss, I can help you with my pleasure.” sagot niya.

“Saan po ba ang exit? tanong ko. I got lost in my eyes,.” “Diretso lang.”sabi niya. “Then turn right anytime with care.” “Thanks for your corporation” sabi ko.

Buti na lang nandun si kuya. Pero saglit lang, I smell something peachy. As I turned, nakita ko na namang nakasunod si Dodong! Delaying static lang pala kanina ang pag-disappear niya.

“Nyahahaha! You can run but you can hide, Inday. No matter where you go, there you are!” pananakot nya..

Oh no, is this the end? This is too much, I feel degradable. My world started falling afar. Then suddenly, Jay come from behind! Dodong was caught to the act! In the matter of minute, I am out of arms way.

“Thanks Jay, my love. But how did you…..?” Bago pa man ako matapos, sabi niya: “I was in the neighborhood. Fans din ako ni Angel Locsin, eh. I heard you shout. But at first I didn’t give it a thought. Pero nang makita ko kayong magkahawak ng holding hands, then I give it a thought. I know something is a missed.”

From then on, Dodong did not brother me again. In fact, he didn’t even sister me. As in platonic at wala na talaga. Pero kami ni Jay, heto, shoot sailing pa rin ang relationship. Lalo pa ngayon, open na kami sa isa’t-isa at walang exhibitions. I feel I’m on cloud line.


Putangina. Nakakainit ng ulo. Hahahaha.


listening to: Carmen Soo and Jericho Rosales in Kahit Isang Saglit

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