Wednesday, December 24, 2003

The Long Weekend

Saturday involved me going to the funeral at the morning, and I thankfully managed to get home to get some rest. Which is a good thing because in the afternoon, I had to go back from Rockwell to Mega Mall to Greenbelt. Mind you, people, I don't have a car, and the walk from Rockwell to Buendia is quite a stretch.

Attended the Siglo launch party in the evening but I got off early because my ride had to leave (and she was paying for the taxi). Of course on the way home, I suddenly had some wanderlust and ended up at Gamer's Shop until early in the morning.

Sunday evening involved a Christmas party with a lot of people (Dean, Nikki, Vin, Marco, his cousin Jeremy, Carl, Cams, Alex, his girlfriend whose name I keep on forgetting, and Andrew) who I'm too lazy to link at the moment. It was a sleepover.

And thankfully Monday I got to watch Return of the King. And strangely enough, it was a premier that started on time: at 7:30 pm. Of course by the time the movie finished, the gate to our village was closed so it involved me taking a long walk to the other gate that's near the KFC branch along EDSA. From Mega Mall.

Social Calls

I discovered at the Siglo launch that I'm not really built for "social events". I'm not really a social person and I'm straining myself to keep myself and others entertained. There's a reason why I don't go to parties and well, the experience was like biting into a hamburger when you just realized your dentist tightened your braces earlier that day.

Perhaps the most embarassing moment there (which didn't seem embarassing at the time) was asking Gerry why he didn't go to C3. Of course when I got home and actual read his blog, well...


While a lot of people drink alcohol (wine, brandy, gin, beer, etc.) for lots of reason, my main reason is to literally warm myself.

This December I'm actually freezing (and I know many people find it hot). Mind you, this is coming from a person who has no ventilation whatsoever in his room, with all the windows closed, the wallpaper black, and there's a blanket covered around him. Yes, even in such conditions, I'm freezing.


Well many people find trouble deciding what to get their friends and relatives for Christmas, the Chinese have it easy. All they do is give you a red envelope with money inside. Gift checks? Naaah, we get the real thing. It's all simple and efficient, and you can add it to your bank account too (although that's not what I do).


What'll identify me as the anomaly that I am during this Christmas is the fact that I like fruitcake. Perhaps the best thing about this is that I have no competition whatsoever. I mean who else likes fruitcake?

Christmas in the Philippines

Perhaps the one thing I've been dreading is the chore of having to send a text message to everyone greeting them a Merry Christmas. The only thing worse is actually receiving those text messages. And by the end of the day, you've probably seen all the permutations of Christmas text messages possible, from all the jokes to the image-emulating letters. Sometimes, you can even tell who started which message and who're just passing it around to the same friends and family.


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