Sunday, September 26, 2004

No money but happy.

Who would ever thought that I could go out on a Saturday night, with only Php 300? I mean, sa totoo lang, if you go out nowadays, you'll spend around Php 500-1000. May inumin, pulutan, gas, at parking. Kailangan tiba-tiba ka kung aalis ka talaga. But lo and behold, when I met Mayette and Tricia at Sheila's party in Astoria, we found out that we were somewhat broke: Tricia had only Php5 in her bag, Mayette had Php20, and I had Php300. We were going to meet some friends later in the evening so we were discussing pano kami makakaraos sa gabing yun. Funny talaga. Anyway, we had to take Tricia home by 1am because she was going to attend a baptismal early Sunday morning, so our money decreased by 5 bucks. By 1:30am we were at Tiananmen in Makati Ave. We met Say, Norman, Maebelle, and Alvin. We weren't able to sit in the smoking section because it was consumable (Php1000... but with red wine... hooookay). We knew the others had money but we just settled dun sa non-smoking as Alvin and Maebs finished their 'modest' dumpling dinner.

Hahahha! Katawa talaga. We had to go down sa parking para lang makapag-yosi. While we were there, Bryan and Marco C. stopped by and nagyaya sa Dusk since Luigi was already there. So we said na wala talaga kaming pera pero what the hell, mag-tutubig na lang kame. Since I had more money than Mayette, I offered to pay for her parking which was Php 40. 8( So we were left with Php280. Haha! Bilang an bilang ba?! Ganyan talaga pag-gipit ka!

Anyway, off to Dusk. It was a sort-of-reggae-and-hip-hop-night, which was fine with me, since hip-hop is my second love (cheerleading, is my first). It really makes me groove. (I'm not really into trance, techno, or any of those...well, minsan pag maganda yung beat) Anyway, we asked for water. Then Bryan offered to buy us drinks, we declined but then opted to just get a Sprite. :D Luigi, who just came from Tagaytay, para mag-casino, bought us beer, because he won daw pero konti lang. So ligtas na naman. Hahaha! We just spent the next 2 and half hours standing and dancing (if you've been to Dusk, you know what I mean). Sarap! We didn't notice na 4:30am na sa sobrang saya. When we found out na malapit ng mag-5am, we decided to go home na because most of the girls had cars. While going home, Mayette and I were talking about how we missed night-outs like just the one we had. Yung tipong hindi mo namamalayan yung oras because you were having so much fun. No pressures, no hassles.


Oops. Forgot. So we had to pay for parking again, which was Phph10, then we had to get gas for Php90, since Taguig pa nakatira si Mayette and she was taking me home. So that's Phph180 left! Whew! Panalo pa rin! :D

Now if I could make Phph180 last until my next payday.....

Thursday, September 23, 2004


Boracay sunset. Sorry. Had to post it.
It's so beautiful.

Boracay holds some of my fondest memories, well, those that I can remember at least, for the past 2 summers. A few firsts in my life have happened on the island. I am not at liberty to list them down as other people were involved, and they may read my blog, but all I can say is, those things will remain 'firsts.' No more second or third helping.

How can some things be so overhyped? Maybe it was just the booze and the bump-and-grind rhythm. Or maybe it was the salty breeze and the rays of the full moon.
Must've been the sunset and the sunrise.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Sickly My suspicions have been correct after all. I fell ill in the middle of the night. I couldn't breathe properly, I was having a hard time standing up because of the dizziness. Ugh. That was around 3:30am (manila time). I drank lots of water and then I ate an orange. I fell asleep na around 6:00am. Bummer talaga. Good thing when I woke up around 9:00am, I was feeling much better. My baby was able to visit me before I went to work.

I like this 12pm-9pm shift, although I don't get to see my boyfriend of 5 years and 6 months, Allan, that much now. When I was on the 5am-2pm shift, we usually just have dinner with my family and then watch tv and then he goes home at around 9 or 10pm because I have to sleep early. We don't even get to 'play around' as much as we did before :( . It's okay naman, we try to talk to each other everyday but minsan hindi talaga so text lang. Makes me excited when the weekend draws near, that means we'll be able to spend more time together ;)

75 lessons that MUST be learned in relationships

Read this in daesdemona's blog. And I knew I had to post it in mine. Too true.

Check out her blog----->
Thanks daesdemona!

75 lessons that MUST be learned in relationships:
1. If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn't want you, nothing can make him stay.
2. Stop making excuses for a man and his behavior.
3. If you have ANY doubt in your mind about a man's character, leave him alone.
4. Allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache.
5. Stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that's not meant to be.
6. Don't force an attraction.
7. Slower is better.
8. Never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy.
9. If a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no you "can't be friends." A friend wouldn't mistreat a friend.
10. Have faith in God regarding your relationship, but don't let faith make you stupid. God does things decent and in order.
11. Don't settle.
12. If you feel like he is stringing you along, then he probably is.
13. If he keeps changing his mind about the relationship--take that as a BIG sign that he is unstable. Do you really want to be with a man like that?
14. Don't stay because you think "it will get better." You'll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better.
15. Honorable men take care of their business and aren't involved in a whole lot of mess.
16. The only person you can control in a relationship is you.
17. There's only one 'reason' a man dumps you; he doesn' t want you.
18. Avoid men who've got a bunch of children by a bunch of different women. He didn't marry them when he got them pregnant, why would he treat you any differently?
19. You really do have to kiss a few frogs before finding the prince.
20. Always put yourself and your happiness first.
21. Always have your own set of friends separate from his.
22. Maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you. If something bothers you, speak up.
23. Like from the show Sex and the City, if he doesn't call, he just isn't that interested.
24. Be honest and upfront.
25. Know when to cut the cord, don't be strung along.
26. Don't fall for the "I'm confused role." Remove yourself from the situation to let him figure things out (but don't wait for him, move on).
27. If you want to have a clue as to how he will treat you, watch how he treats the WOMEN in his family (not just mom).
28. There's more than physical abuse, there's emotional and mental abuse. If he causes any of them...flee.
29. You cannot change a man's behaviors. Change comes from within.
30. Don't let him place rules on you that he is not willing to follow himself -- double-standard.
31. Don't EVER make him feel he is more important than you are...even if he has more education or in a better job.
32. Do not make him into a quasi-god. He is a man, nothing more nothing less.
33. Demand respect and if he can't give it, he can't have you!
34. Don't compete with other women, but be aware that men are attracted to what they see.
35. If you think he is cheating, he probably is. Confront him right away and if you feel he's lying, let him go.
36. Actions speak louder than words.
37. Never let a man define who you are.
38. Never rely on a man for compliments, look to yourself for that.
39. Never borrow someone else's man.
40. If he cheated with you, he'll cheat on you.
41. Just because he says he loves you, doesn't mean that he won't hurt you and it doesn't mean that you are meant to be with him.
42. To use painful hard-won wisdom -- 'get it right' the next time.
43. Know that you deserve to be the number one person in the life of the #1 person in your life.
44. Love is a verb ...
45. Learn to give up your lifelong task of trying to make someone unavailable-available, someone ungiving-giving, and someone unloving-loving.
46. A man will only treat you the way you ALLOW him to treat you.
47. All men are NOT dogs.
48. You should not be the one doing all the bending...compromise is a two-way street.
49. If you don't love can't love anyone else.
50. You cannot mend someone else's broken heart.
51. You need time to heal between relationships...there is nothing cute about with your issues before pursuing a new relationship.
52. You should never look for someone to COMPLETE you...a relationship consists of two WHOLE individuals...look for someone complementary ...not supplementary.
53. Dating is fun...even if he doesn't turn out to be Mr. Right.
54. NEVER give more in a relationship than you are getting out of it.
55. Never become your man's "therapist".
56. When actions and words conflict, believe the actions. Respond to the actions.
57. A real healthy relationship requires two people. One person can end it - but it takes two to make it work.
58. Don't fall for the "I'm not the loving type"...when a man loves you there is nothing in this world (within reason) that he wouldn't do for you.
59. Make him miss you sometimes...when a man always know where you are, and you're always readily available to him he takes it for granted.
60. Give him his space...let him go out with his boys, don't pressure him to spend time with you, You can't force a man to hang out with you.
61. If you wouldn't allow your daughter to be with him YOU shouldn't.
62. Never let a man know everything. He will use it against you later.
63. Never move into his mother's house.
64. Provide financially for yourself and don't depend on anyone.
65. Never co-sign for a man.
66. Never believe you have the perfect guy and he is so innocent.
67. Never spoil your man; let him spoil you.
68. Never let a man mess up your credit.
69. When it's time to let go; let go.
70. Good men should be treated like good men.
71. Don't play games.
73. Don't fully commit to a man who doesn't give you everything that you need. Keep him in your radar but get to know others.
74. Compatibility in terms of educational attainment, values, beliefs, personal and career goals, and socioeconomic status, are important.
75. Never date a guy who wears colored contacts (hahahahaha).

Monday, September 20, 2004

What a way to start the week...

What a day. I was 1 1/2 hours late for work and I feel a cold coming on.

My nephew, 3-year old Raymund, woke me up. If he hadn't then most probably I would've woken up at around 4pm. What a God-given child that one is. He said to me 'Tita, anong oras na, tulog ka pa? Nahatid na namin si Kuya Nikki sa Ateneo." They leave the house at 10am to bring my eldest nephew to school. Right after he said these words, I was up and about, rushing to get my things in order. Grrr I was still dizzy and tired but I didn't want to miss a day of work for fear of having backlog that would force me to work on a weekend. Everybody loves Raymund!

When I was on my way to work, that was when I felt my throat being itchy and when I swallow, it was uncomfortable. That's usually a sign that I was going to have a nasty bout with the flu. Ugh.

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Back from Galera.....

It was a great weekend with friends in Puerto Galera. I've been to Galera before but usually with officemates or with relatives. This time I went to White Beach with some of my closest friends. Then, the next thing we knew we were a group of close to 30! A good thing was that I didn't have to pay for a drink, it was puro libre. Mapadaan ka sa isang table ng katabi mong room, sigurado may shot ka na agad ng Mindoro Sling! RAAAAAAAAAKKK!

Say was totally wasted (a first). When she woke Sunday morning, she turned to me and said 'I have a headache." I replied 'That's what you call a hangover.' Hehehehe! Mayette admitted that she was almost drunk, she opted to sleep it off (also a first, she never gets drunk nowadays). Mayette also brought her new skimboard but a friend accidentally broke it (Note to Mayette: have one made from fiberglass!). Mishee (you birthday girl, you!) and Tricia were both wasted. Carla, as usual was dramatic, but hopefully happy during Saturday night. Bianca and I, after Mayette decided to call it a night, remained the only 2 girls sober. We just danced na lang. Fats, pala, was also sober. Marco S. kept on buying drinks and pulutan because it was his birthday (Sept 19 naman, Mishee was born Sept 17). Luis, Bryan, Alvin and the others (Marco C. and Miguel, Shabba, Ryan) were keeping their eyes on all of the girls, making sure we were complete and safe (naks, mga bodyguards!).

Some members of the men's basketball varsity (CSB) were also there, some of my ex-officemates, and then some common friends back from high school or from someone's neighborhood. We also met new friends in Galera and we hope see them here in Manila. It was a blast that we wanted to extend our stay until Monday (tomorrow) but most of us had to work and we really didn't want to lose money na pang-Galera din sa susunod. Sarap. An absolutely great weekend.

It was all good.