Which in fact isn't so bad since Elbert brought me and Leo to the house of famous scriptwriter Ricky Lee. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Leo talked with his best friend Antonio so much that the latter didn't bother attending the class he was there for. I mean we went into the den of where Ricky Lee gave a lecture and then we watched the first ten minutes of Guns of New York followed by The Godfather.
Didn't stay (only saw what, the first hour of Godfather?) since Elbert was leaving and I had no idea where in the world I was (actually had problems getting out of the den into the sala so I had to follow a couple who were leaving the den) and didn't know how to get to Katipunan, much less get home. Still, I did get to meet one of the prettiest Ateneans, Kyla, thanks to Elbert.
Kyla is one of the actresses for Blue Rep, a group in Ateneo that hosts plays aside from T.A. (Tanghalang Ateneo). I remember her from last school year since she strolls past SEC from time to time and she did acknowledge Elbert when we were standing duty for the Reading Corner last week. But since I am shy, I don't go up to every girl who catches my attention and introduce myself. I beleive in the firm philosophy of "If I was meant to meet him/her, I will eventually meet him/her". And well, this is proof that it works since Elbert did introduce me today (sorta) but I doubt if Kyla will remember me in the event that I do see her in Ateneo. And no, I do not keep a list of "people I will eventually meet". It happens if it happens. If it doesn't, oh well. It isn't such a major loss.
A Different Bookstore has two distinct advantages over National Bookstore when it comes to ordering books. While the final price for the books are nearly the same, you can apply the 10% discount to the former while the latter doesn't. And the second reason is that the former's order arrives faster. It takes ADB one month to acquire your book. It takes NBS two months. That's a four week gap. ADB charges you a P100 fee from the refund though if they weren't able to acquire the book but NBS, as far as I know, doesn't and gives you the full refund.
I was pondering on the idea of ranting and raving about the various bookstores in Metro Manila but that'll probably bore you so I'll stop here. =P