I am one of the few people who loves the rain. I'm in love with the rain so much - especially when it pours so hard. It really doesn't matter if what I'm wearing would get wet. I just enjoy it so much that I really don't care about the wet look the rain would give me.
And so earlier today it happened. I was supposed to join ser and his friends to buy their book at Cubao. We agreed to meet 5PM. All of a sudden there came darkness, thunder, lightning and the best part: heavy rain! I rode the jeep about 4:40PM. It would have been more than enough time for me to get to our meeting place if it wasn't raining. But since it was raining, you could expect heavy traffic. So as not to be late, I rode off the jeep and started walking and I got wet like REALLY wet. And I love it!
When I finally came there, my ser fetched me because his friends were like waiting for another one of their friend. It took about 30 minutes of waiting and then when they finally came, surprisingly they've decided not to go to Cubao anymore. Oh well.
So with nowhere to go to, my ser has decided to escort me to work (and this is SO sweet. nobody in my life ever has done this for me).
We were supposed to just ride the train but to my dismay, the line for the ticket is exaggeratedly long! So we took the cab instead.
Inside the cab, my bestfriend called me and then I noticed the speakers of my phone is broken! Almost destroyed my day. But when my ser touched the phone, like a miracle, it worked as good as new! Huwaw talaga. So to celebrate, we danced the 'Baby' dance in the tune of Justin Bieber's song Baby (This is sooo cute). :D
When we finally got to my office, it felt so bad that he has to leave so soon as I'm gonna be late for work. I was supposed to come in late for work on purpose to give him back the favor and join him for dinner or at least buy him paracetamol, but he refused. My ser didn't want me to be late. My ser flew like a bee, like ASAP.
Thinking about it, it was short-time but how often would it happen that the person you love, even though sick and hungry, would offer to escort you to office on a rainy Tuesday afternoon? What my ser did was very much appreciated, very much cherished. That added up another reason why I love the rain so much :]
My favorite movie ever: MEAN GIRLS (2004)! Last time watched: Just last night, 26-June-2010 Favorite Mean Girl cast: Karen Smith (Amanda Seyfried) Favorite line: "Gretchen, I'm sorry I laughed at you that time you got diarrhea at Barnes & Nobles; and I'm sorry for telling everyone about it; and I'm sorry for repeating it now." --Karen Smith
Girl it's been a long, long time comin', yes it has But I know that it's been worth the wait It feels like springtime in winter It feels like Christmas in June It feels like heaven has opened up it's gates for me and you
Every time I close my eyes I thank the lord that I've got you And you've got me too And every time I think of it I pinch myself cuz I don't believe it's true That someone like you loves me too
Girl I think that you're truly somethin', yes you are And you're, you're every bit of a dream come true, yes you are With you baby, it never rains And it's no wonder The sun always shines when I'm near you It's just blessing that I have found somebody like you
To think of all the nights I've cried myself to sleep You really oughta know how much you mean to me It's only right, it's only right that you be in my life right here with me
They say that making payments online is the best and most convenient way for you to get rid of your bills as it is hassle-free, electronic and only done with a few clicks on the mouse so there's no longer a need to rush in the payment booth and wait for so long. Half true.
Yes it is indeed easy as you stare on your monitor, click your mouse a few times and everything is going to be taken care of. But how reliable is that gonna be?
In my case, I made an online payment for my SmartBro Internet on the 12th (that is a Satuday) so I would really expect it to post not until Tuesday since Monday is a holiday too and banks are off on weekends. So I trusted that it shall post on Tuesday. But it's already Wednesday and the bill is still not taken care off so I was really in such panic and keep yelling like 'what iz thiz?"
I've never been late on my payments because I do value time so much, whether it'd be my time or your time. So being late on something that I know I already did my part is such a disaster for me.
What worsens it is that when I called SmartBro to ask why, the representative sounded like he really doesn't know what he's doing. He kept on saying I must call my bank to confirm but hey! It already cleared my bank, plus I already got the confirmation number you nuts. Some people are really not doing their job.
I feel bad because it's my first time making payments online and I didn't get that 'comfort' that they are boasting about. Makes me think like it's ANOTHER SmartBro issue again huh.
Well I'll just look into it and see where this issue goes. I just hope I am not marked late or charged for being late because I really wasn't, right?
At times, love could be the most annoying topic to discuss. It seems every detail sounds cheap and exaggerated. But when I think about it, there might be one good reason why they considered 'Love is greatest of them all'. And officially today, I feel it. :]
Lately, I've been into that good feeling again. Someone's entered my boring world again and brought it life. No, I didn't know that person for a long time. That person just entered my life in a zap, and I think we 'clicked'. They say that the best option for a person to be your lover is to choose among those who stayed in your life for a long time and who knows you very well. But watch me break rules.
Am I in love again? I don't know. But this person seems to be so special. My world stops whenever that person smiles at me. My day wouldn't be complete unless I receive a beep from my phone, displaying that person's name.
I'll never ever be that vocal as I'm really torpe. But that's just what I am. My feeling could be kept ocean deep under the abysmal depth though I know I would regret it in the end. But I'm really trying my best. I'm trying my very best. I guess I'm just waiting for that right moment so bahala na si Batman.
I apologize that I'm becoming cheesy guys and that I also don't tell you everything about this special person I've been mentioning like crazy. You know sometimes there are tendencies that when you tell others your story, the magic just flies away. So as much as I can, I'm keeping this one as a secret. I don't want this feeling to go away yet. Not while I am still savoring every day that we're connected.
And if ever this is it, I'll grab it with arms wide open and I won't let it go. If this might be what I've been praying for, I don't know. Let's just see where our story goes. I'm wishing that this is not just one-way feeling. I hope that the feeling is mutual and my fingers are crossed :]
Since me and my colleagues really don't want to go home yet after our uwian on Fridays, we have all agreed that we would go somewhere to chill out first. And for this week, we have chosen to go to Banchetto.
It's one nice spot at Ortigas where they serve succulent food for a very reasonable price. No wonder hip people from every corners of this urban world visit there. Banchetto is open Fridays from 11pm to 8am.
So I was with these cool guys (who I am with every single day of my life). They are the best officemates I had - the source of that willpower to go to work everyday. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome:
CHESKA. The Femme Fatale, ANTM geek and a model wannabe who takes inspiration out of her favorite ANTM contestant from cycle 14, Reina (her future). She doesn't belong to our bay, as all of us are from Latin America, but it really didn't matter. She always sits with us no matter what - even if it gets her into trouble (now that love's divine, right?). She is the eldest among us so you could expect her to be the smartest (like, how the hell did she know that Mount Taal used to be a tall volcano?) and the most reasonable. Her humors are the group's bomb - It's always mabenta. She is one of the good reasons to stay working at our dreaded workplace.
GENA. But her real name is Genalyn and she hates it so much so we call her Genalen* instead. She is my Little Miss Sunshine. Her laughter is our group's loudest, but it's so original like you'll see 'joy' as defined by Merriam-Webster's dictionary. Every joke is mabenta to this lady who also loves pastel yellow. Plus, she's always rockin' in style like every single working day of our lives. She's also the source of the juiciest secrets in town - especially in the world of show business - from Philippines to Hollywood. She's one of the sincerest friends I've got. No wonder her old friends are hunting us to get her back in their group. Well sorry girls, but she's mine :]
MARKEE. Now this tall, shy and timid guy is actually not shy and timid at all. I mean this guy has that ever changing mood. He is Mister Mood Swing of year 2010. One moment he's quiet, the next moment he's loud (like perky loud). He's a walking stick, but I wouldn't wonder if one day we'll just notice that he's already buffy and muscular as he goes to the gym (hot!). Plus this guy is sooo thoughtful. I remember I asked him one day about the chorus of our bathroom song (Robin Thicke's Sex Therapy) and then the next day, he gave me this note with the song's lyrics, all handwritten! What a walking gentleman. If I were a girl and this guy would court me, I'd say yes in an instant.
MAUI. If you could remember in one of my entries before, she is the girl that went to Singapore. She finally came back so we have one good reason to celebrate. She is the Queen of Sharing (whatever this means, we know). Dull moments do not exist whenever we're around her 'cause everything (I mean EVERYTHING) she does is funny. She's one geek when it comes to things of the past - like ask her whatever things from the 80's and she'll give you the answer! One time we played charades and the topic is old movies. Guess what, she's the winner! Now who's Manilyn Reynes' first boyfriend? She knows :D
VHIAR. This lady right here is my bessy from the beginning of my Stellar days. She is my soulmate. It's like wherever she is, I'm there too. She's number 2 in our group's loudest laugh (not to mention her trademark pleasure eyes whenever she does that laughing). I remember one time I was so sleepy, this 'innocent looking' girl laughed so hard that TL Marvin forced me to transfer stations because he thought it was me! Haha. You'll never consider this innocent-looking person to be bad, but think twice 'cause you might be wrong! Haha. Plus whenever I feel lost in life or needs counsel to move on, I never fail to ask her for pieces of advice. Her words work like wonders for me.
So for next Friday, I'm still thinking where our feet would lead us. But as for this Banchetto trip, I love it like it's hot :D
Let's keep working. For up until now, we still haven't accomplished anything yet.
Like every other Filipino worker, I'm dreaming to make it big. And the best option I think would be is to fly abroad and work there. There is definitely no future here in the Philippines working as a nurse. Well, I took nursing primarily to go abroad and get paid bigtime right?
And the dream starts now. My bestfriend and I are having this gameplan about going to Singapore. Employment rate is pretty high. We have a friend there (Hi Allen!) and he's our batchmate, and he's now a nurse there. Plus going there won't be that much of a hustle because it's just a 3-hour ride here, and also we have another friend who's going to share us her crib (Hi Maui). Something about this Singapore dream that gives me chills. I can see the future. I can feel it. Success! :D
I am so excited like I wanna pack my bags right now and leave. But halt - kept thinking about the things that I would leave here. My Dad and Mom whom I always depended everything upon (from the food to the laundry), my kuya and bunso that kicks boredom out of my life, my friends and of course, my heart. Lately I think I'm falling in love again. Haha. Here goes the hopelessly romantic me again. Whew.
Still I would stick to this plan. My target: within the next 6 months, I should already be there, working as a nurse. Wish me luck ok? :*)
Please I want you to press play for this one! I really wish July won't make me wait too long. I have been waiting to watch this movie for ages! Now check out Avatar: The Last Airbender's trailer here. It gave me chills, thrills and all that creepy feeling! Wee, let the airbending begin!
While I was surfing at MoTwister.com, I found this very cute discovery. Wee!
I told you that I am really a fan of that cutie little kid moment. You know, when that camera captures that cute kiddy actions (thank God for the technology, I get to watch this over and over again and feel destressed).
Now this cute japanese girl is cute and smart - I remember how I was when I was a kid. I'm this bibo see? Haha. Yeah!
NOTE: You may want to stop the music player on the right side before playing this video eh? Hehe.
So the rainy season finally started to invade the tropical island of the Philippines. Some fool people thought it would start to get cooler but nuh-uh. No change in the weather at all. Here comes the effect of that global warming that our scientists have foretold. So it's raining and we get wet - wet with our own sweat because the heat still lingers. Ugh.
Still praise the Lord for the rain! That gloomy dark clouds give me that cool feeling already even if the rain still hasn't poured down yet. I love the breeze of the air and its smell (you know it when it's really raining)! I may sound weird but I really love it whenever I go out and then it rains. I don't know. Maybe I just enjoy utilizing my umbrella? Haha. I really don't know but I love it when my shoes and pants get wet because of the rain.
The rain brings me old and sweet memories back. I will never forget that one time, I was with my 3-day love affair. I'm sending my love home (and it's raining), and we can't really fit in my small umbrella. You know what I did - I just kept the umbrella in my bag and let the cold but sweet rain wet our clothes! We were laughing on our way to my love's home. Yeah it was sweet, but after that, it's all gone. It's as if it didn't happen. My love decided to end it all up. Little did I know that what I did was just so romantic - only for me.
It happened about a year ago, yeah, but the pain that I'm feeling whenever I remember what happened is still fresh. I'm trying to stay positive, like maybe a year is not enough to heal the wounds I had. It was one of my biggest hearthbreak.
So now that it's raining, here I go in front of my computer, having that melancholy and chanting the song that reminds me everything about 'my love'.
"My whole life has changed, since you came in..."
Now we really don't have any more communication. So whenever I feel like missing 'my love', I got nothing to do but stare in the ceiling, just recall that 3 days of bliss, and then cry.
Haha. But I am that positive, trust me. In every single day that I live, I try to move on. Maybe now I still can't even though it has been a year ago. But I'm positive that someday it would all be just a memory that I would laugh about - a love story that came along in the season of rain. Good day everyone! :D