Archive for May, 2006
One Fun Night
Posted on: 25th of May 2006 | Under: Life & Love

Throughout the many years I’ve been blogging and making personal websites (almost 7 years!), I’ve already made quite a number of online friends. But, among the long list, I’ve only actually met a handful.

I love meeting new people and I get thrilled at just the thought of seeing all my online friends. But, most of those I’ve met in person were actually just accidental meetings. Bumping into them at the mall, at a restaurant, or even just seeing them from a distance. Rarely do I make actual plans of meeting up and getting together with anyone.

That’s why when I got a meesage from an online friend that he was in town, I quickly grabbed the opportunity and planned for a dinner date.

Wanna know who I met up with?

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I Am Lonely Without My Real Friends
Posted on: 22nd of May 2006 | Under: Thoughts & Emotions

If there’s one thing that I still dislike about having to move back to the Philippines almost 7 years ago, then it would have to be the fact that I could not bring along my close friends with me.

In spite of already having made quite a number of friends back here (I’ve been to 3 different schools since we moved back and I have made considerable amount of friends in each school), there are still days when I long to see my old friends. Studying the last 2 years of Primary and all 5 years of Secondary in a different country makes it difficult, especially on days when I just want to spontaneously head out to the mall to meet up with a friend. It’s not that I don’t get my share of happy moments with current friends. No, not at all. I just envy those who have barkadas whom they can literaly reach every day and any time.

Most of my friends here live up north of the metro. The distance just makes it difficult to meet up, unless we plan ahead of time. I just miss having friends who are literally within my reach.

It makes it even harder that my real/close friends are scattered all over the world. The disadvantage of studying at an International School, really!

I’ve always wanted to fly out of the country just to meet up with old friends, but school was always in the way. I never got a proper vacation time that was in synch with my friends’ free time. It was always wrong timing. But, now that I have school out of the way, I made sure that I would finally make time to meet up with old friends. And what better timing too, because one of my closest friends is getting married in the middle of July!

So, I have finally planned for an out-of-the-country trip in about a month and a half’s time. I am beyond thrilled and I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited in my life! :)

Now I wish I had enough money for out-of-the-country trips to see my friends regularly. =P

31 Months
Posted on: 17th of May 2006 | Under: Palate Pleaser

It was sort of a spur of the moment thing. We hadn’t planned on doing anything special to celebrate our 31st month together. He was busy with his work, and I was busy with mine. Getting off work at 7 in the evening has been pretty tiring, and I didn’t think I’d have the energy to go out for the night.

But, during lunch time I was told that I would have to drive home alone after work (I usually ride with my mom, but she had to do some errands with my dad). I wanted to take advantage of having the car for the night, so we ended up deciding to have a quick dinner celebration afterall.

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Since we were hoping to try something new, this is where we ended up. Fish & Co. at Shangri-La Edsa Mall.

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It was a perfect choice, because we definitely enjoyed our order. Especially this: New York Fish & Chips. Every bite was just mouth-boggling-good! It was so good, that I was actually dreaming about it while I was driving home! Seriously!

The service was commendable too. Our server could not have been any more accommodating, because he practically checked on us every 10 minutes or so.

The interior did make me feel like I was by the sea. The walls were blue and there were shell ornaments everywhere. It was pretty big and spacious, but I did notice that the restroom was a little cramped. The ladder back chairs with rush seats looked a uncomfortable too. Good thing we chose to sit on the comfy cushion seats by the wall.

We talked, laughed and stuffed ourselves to the brim. I’m glad we decided to have the quick celebration. Our exhaustion from work was definitely nourished with great food and great company. <3

Morning Errands
Posted on: 11th of May 2006 | Under: Life & Love

Waking up early in the morning has become somewhat of a chore for me lately. Why burden myself with less sleep if I have the luxury to lounge in bed the whole day, right? Right. My new motto is “sleep all day while I still can.” I believe it’s the wisest thing at the moment because we all know I’m going to miss it and will probably end up eating the words in my previous post about being tired of doing nothing. Just wait ’til I start work for my mom on Monday.

But anyway, today was different. I mustered enough effort and energy to actually drag myself out of bed to run some errands.

Having the car for the day was probably why I didn’t have to think twice about going out so early. I love driving around alone. Whether its at the mall I’m heading or just running short errands for my mom. Being alone in the car helps get my mind running. Every step on the gas and every turn I took was actually a moment spent daydreaming about random things.

I dropped by my orthodontist, sat in the chair and had my braces adjusted. The whole procedure didn’t take long and I was already back on the road after 15 minutes.

My next stop was the BIR. Waking up early does pay off, because unlike my previous visit, I wasn’t greeted by a long line of tax payers at the counter. It was such a hassle-free time and I was overjoyed that I got my TIN confirmed in only 10 minutes! The whole drive even took longer. Hah! Luck must’ve been with me when I woke up today. :)

Right after, it was off to the supermarket for me. I went down the aisles, grabbed what I needed to buy and ticked them off my list. Grocery shopping is definitely love!

starbucks.gifBefore heading home, I ran off to Starbucks to treat myself. I did wake up early and I did finish running a couple of errands, it was time to reward myself. It was perfect, because I really enjoy sitting on my own in a corner of a coffee shop. Nothing beats spending a whole hour with yourself, armed with only a book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other.

The whole morning was definitely a great “me time.” I’m a very outgoing person. I enjoy going out and spending time with friends (and making new ones too). But, as much as I like socializing, I also love spending quality time with myself. And today I’m glad I did one of the things I love doing.