Valentine’s 2009 was everything and more I ever hoped it would be. Well, I didn’t have the ideal rooftop dinner for two with flowers, candles, wine, steak, and fondue, but let’s not go down that miserable road. May next year pa. Hahaha.
First item semi-checked in my Valentine’s list. Watch a romantic comedy to infuriate self. I was supposed to watch John Lloyd and Sarah G’s movie but I ended up buying a debede of MMFF entries plus new movies. So, I watched Tanging Ina Niyong Lahat and Status: Single. Ang masasabi ko lang eh ang batang masipag, pag laki, pagod! Kaya hinay-hinay lang para may energy pang lumandi ‘pag nagdalaga na. Hahaha.
Second, went to the Qtv 11’s Valentine’s fair in Eastwood to support Joko and Kwe with their chocolate biz and be with Kassy and Jessie and see Richard and Maia, too! Napagod ako sobra. Napagod ako magstaple ng calling cards sa flyers at kumain ng truffles, ganache, at toffee! Panalo ang mga tsokolate nila! Go order! http://manilatoffee.multiply.com
After the immensely tiring bazaar experience (haha feeling!) we went to Rufo’s for dinner. I didn’t want to order at first, because I already had some burger and fries in Eastwood and I have a self-imposed rule that I will only eat a lot when I am with my LLB Carla. So I told the waiter, “Kuya, hindi ako gutom. Something light lang. Coke at isang t-bone steak nga. Damihan niyo yung rice at gravy ha!” Sabay decide na ita-tag ko na lang si Carla sa Facebook sa picture nung steak.
Then, Joko, Kass, and I went to Joko’s Mom’s flat to rest and freshen up. Kwe went home already because our baby panda-bunny was dead tired. Jessie also went home because requirement ang ovaries para makatapak dun sa place nung mommy ni Joanna Katrina. Ewan ko lang kung may ovaries yung 2 gigantic na mga aso dun sa harap ng bahay na tahol ng tahol sa akin ‘pag nagyoyosi ako sa labas.
Third item checked: attend CJ’s party. We picked up Carlo in Makati Ave (haha parang ang sagwa ng dating) and joined Doc CJ and friends until the break of dawn. Highlights: yumyum mixed drink a la mudslide, Carlo’s dulcolax poker face, Kassy’s Binibinang Pilipinas mode, Joko’s killer 5 sec-time frame to cook up a new packaging method for the ganache, joke time with Van and Glen, southside namedropping with Sonny, and pang-aagaw ng GranMa shots from people.
This is definitely not item in my Vday to-do list: dahil sa sobrang dami kong nainom, sa sama ng loob ko sa isang area ng buhay ko (not lovelife, promise), at baka dahil rin sa Schumacher driving ni Joko, nagthrow up ako somewhere sa SLEX (without damaging Jake the car, of course) and may pahabol pa sa harap ng bahay nila Joko sa Laguna. Tumba na ako pagpasok sa kwarto ni Jokjok at ang chorva dyan, umiiyak (hagulgol level) pa ako habang natutulog at nina-nightmare. Salamat sa concern ni Joko at ni Visa. Nice to get drunk and cry it all out. It’s so hard to be a badass-goodgirl-workalcoholic talaga. Anyway, since part pa rin yan pala ng overnight ko kina Joko, fine. Item number 4 checked pa rin.
After a weird albeit yummy lunch of sinigang, ensaladang mangga, rice, at macaroni salad (at wag ka, may sunny-side-up pa si Joko) and watching the Grammy’s and Music & Lyrics, we went to Las Pinas to fetch LL Carla. Ang darkness nung trip papuntang Silang with my hangover, naghihilab na sikmura, uphill-downhill roads, and Joko’s slamracing moves. But but but when we arrived at Chateau Hestia, nawala instantly lahat ng sakit na nararamdaman ko. The place is so pretty! Mala Secret garden ang effect. Love it so much! Super sarap pa ng food. We had onion soup, osso buco, pizza marghreta, seafood pasta, panna cotta with passion fruit, chocolate with pears, and caramel bread pudding. Nagmistula kaming bookclub nung nasa labas kami. Very Jane Austen feel. Dapat next time pumunta kami dun complete with long dresses and corsets. Okay, 5th item checked.
At as if hindi pa enough ang togetherness namin, pumunta pa kami ng Rockwell to have dindin and see Kwe. Kakatawa yung moments ng Princess Riri (may herpes siya?!?) and Chris Brown concerns namin and the Mary J Blidge impersonation ni Joanna Katrina. Joko gave us heavenly cheesecake balls. I got the cookies and cream cheesecake ball covered with chocolate. Yum. Ang sarap mabuhay! Hahaha. Then, Grams Diner. The LLB tandem went for the kill again! As if hindi lumamon sa Chateau Hestia, nalagyan pa namin ni Carla ng Country Fried Chicken, Roast Beef, at Shoestring Onions and mga bottomless pits este mga tiyan namin.
Camwhore-an and wi-fi galore after. Then surf-surf ng NegativiTEE shirts in Multiply. Sutil! Echosera! Malib*g! Feeling! Antipatika! Kaliwete! Haha, ang saya!
Like I said, my Valentine’s 2009 was everything and more. Yaaay for more! Sana next year uli ganito, but I wouldn’t mind kung matuloy na rin ‘yung rooftop-roses-fondue-and-the-works dinner na ‘yan.
listening to: The Real Thing – You To Me Are Everything