I really haven't had some downtime until tonight, starting Wednesday. After a media launch, I watched Big Bang's concert, which is the first major concert I ever watched. I thank God for my cousin, Precious, who drove us to the place. I never really pictured myself hanging out with cousins because we're all so far apart. And she's my only cousin who's about my age. And we didn't really plan on watching together, but we shared the same interest, so!
Thursday was a big of a downer. The effect is present until now. Haha. Well, I was supposed to go to work and document something in Laguna. So I hailed a cab to get to the place (yea the morning after the concert) only to find out they already left and they didn't even text me. Danggg. So much effort on a rainy morning. I was pissed and wished that I went to Square One instead of wasting my time there. So I did. Impulsive choice. My boss didn't allow me to, and she was a bit angry for me bailing out on a regular workday. But I threw my cares in the wind and said I'll deal with the consequences later (AKA tomorrow, Monday). I just thought, in ten years, I would probably regret not witnessing the baptism than going to work one day. Still short-sighted, but I can't be forced out.
It was my fourth Square One. I feel a little sad for not making it for a whole week, but no matter. Just that one day, the baptism, was worth it. Has it been four years since I celebrated loving back? Woah. And has it been only a few years that we were the "new people" and now there are newer new people. Woah.
Next morning was the most amazing day in the WORLDDDD. Chos. But I still smile as I remember playing Ultimate frisbee in the mud. First at the amphitheater and second at the track oval. I never really enjoyed Ultimate because I sucked at it and my teammates usually never pass the disc to me HAHAHA so I end up running to and fro, aimlessly. But for some reason I got better. Don't really know why because I avoid every chance of playing the game, but thank God I enjoyeddd. So much so that my limbs are still hurting and my arm has a small bruise.
We had a boodle fight for lunch. Another first! That meant lining up tuyo, tomato with salted eggs, lumpiang shanghai, and rice topped with Chooks to Go in a banana leaf. Homemade, or should I say, Mahiyain-made. Grateful for the people who provided for it! We chowed it down in less than ten minutes, with leche flan afterwards :))
Then I went to the Saved Festival at SM MOA (two concerts in three days. Did I mention it was still Friday?). Another first! No words for Saved. <3 a="a" above="above" check="check" just="just" p="p" song.="song.">
Saturday, my parents woke me up so we could visit my lolo's grave. I was supposed to go to a Halloween event for work, but we won't be going on November 1 so I chose the family trip. We took a trip to Laguna, to Lolo's grave, and to an amazing place in, I think, Calauan. We were taking photos of this wonderland like crazy, especially mom and me! Negligibly, I didn't text my boss that I will not go to "work".. I won't discuss the details here. But sleeping in my grandparents' place was nostalgic. I remember how there used to be chicken pens and leaky ceilings. Now everything is tiled, the rooms are air conditioned, and Dad's mini-office is installed there. All those childhood summer and Christmas breaks spent there.
Early morning we traveled back. I went to work (finally). That's today, Sunday. I went to Rockwell for a Halloween party. I'm not a photographer, at all, but I loved taking pictures there as I do a lot in my work. Just watching the kids dressed as the Avengers, as princesses, walking skulls, receiving candies with smiles on their faces and capturing them. Too sweet :> I laughingly thought to myself that when I have kids, I'll take them to these events. And I'd preferably have five boys and one girl to be Thor, Captain America, the Hulk, Iron Man and then Black Widow. HAHAHA. OKAY.
And now finally, Sunday night, I finally had time to pause. Wednesday-Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday, concerts, games, graves, events, food.... I was a roll but I like myself busy. Now I pray for what will happen tomorrow as I face, probably a lecture. But I hope it won't erase the good memories of the past days. God's grace will push me through another week.
Have a blessed week!! :)3>