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Monday, March 28, 2005


I know, I know. It's not right. I have been completely invisible for at least a week...maybe more. See, I haven't really noticed because of the barrage of things that's keeping me busy, not to mention the illness that consumed me for a week. Haha. Anyways, just so everyone knows what's been happening to me, here goes a very short ist of what I've done this March.

I've had the bathroom redone (retiled and all, with matching new shower curtain haha), my room painted in bright pink (yes, bright pink, due to a miscalculation on my part that I don' wish to relive here hehe), bought an awesome new computer table for my room for an unbelievable P790 at Megamall, a cool wooden dresser, a new bed, and beads to separate my bed from the rest of my room. Socially, I've gone out with office friends and done badminton at least once a week. Keeps me happy. Bought myself a second-hand badminton racket too woohoo, which helped to stop me from giving my wrist bruises trying to perfect the smash (fine, no, I haven't perfected that yet...but just you wait hmmmfff). We've also held parties for such things as "late housewarming", "belated birthdays", "advanced birthdays". We've also had dinner in Ongpin just because. Yours truly has also been super busy with work, seemingly always trying to catch my breath a little too late from the absurdly growing list of tasks I have to accomplish as the weeks wear on. Ah, no rest for the weary (oh drama haha)....

Also, for the holy days, we did a road trip to Vigan, Pagudpud, and Laoag. A trip that was very memorable for so many (oh so very many, my companions will agree) reasons. I set a personal record, driving 9 hours straight, stopping only thrice (less than a minute, less than a minute, 10 minutes). Took some wonderful pics though, so I won't complain too much. Just a word of caution to future Pagudpud visitors, don't expect Boracay. Especially during the peak season.

Hay, life is so nice. I'll get back to boring ol' me now. Must get back to boring ol' me. ;D

Saturday, March 05, 2005

Owing an Explanation

All is well, no one fret or call the cops.

I am still alive and well, just extremely busy with personal, social, and work goings-on. In the process, there has also been an undercurrent of mastering the art of multi-tasking, i.e. listening to a conversation over dinner while thinking about work, and answering text messages regarding household renovation tasks.

Pretty boring basic stuff, so no more of the really 'yawnable' (I just invented that word haha) details.

I just thought I should let you know.

Will try to write soon. So many things pop into my head every now and then, about stuff I most def have to write aboout. But by the time I sit down in front of my laptop, the thoughts have been replaced by more urgent, pressing ones (blah blah blah).

So, my dear blogger friends, be patient. I trust I shall have something of wit or value to write once the chaos of tasks in my head calms down and forms itself into a manageable To-Do List.

But just a snippet I couldn't resist:

I used to be really proud of my college education. It strengthened my conscience, I thought, because it taught me to have hope in all things, and stand for change for the better, instead of just standing in the way of it. I always assumed in my pretty little head that most other friends from the same college shared the same ideal and the same principles. Sadly, I was mistaken, and truth slapped me across the cheek just the other night when I found out that a dear friend of mine had only apathy for the current social situation in the Philippines, and, like most others, his idea of a better life was 'anywhere but here'. I couldn't help but sigh. The slap stung like truth always does, but disapoointment felt worse. It was a plane crashing into the waves of my soul. One less soldier for my friend, Manila, and 2 years of philosophy and theology, down the drain.

Just like that.

And then we went to a videoke and just sang the night away.