i'm in an internet shop in moalboal right now. we've had non-stop parties since i got here last december 20. grabe, if i see another lechon again i swear i'm gonna oink.
speaking of lechon, the slaughterhouse is near my grandpa's house and their (pigs not lechon) cries at night are almost enough to make me turn vegetarian. almost.
but really, it's so heartbreaking :C
alrighty, let me just shove all thoughts of dead pigs aside and wish you all a merry christmas!!
Monday, December 18, 2006
I was supposed to "stock up" on posts for Kikay Exchange today because I really doubt that I'll be able to make the daily posts during my one week stay in Cebu. Unbelievably, in this day and age, my aunt's house is not connected to the internet (To preempt any vitriolic comments, let me just say here and now that I'm being sarcastic. So the haters can relax.).
Unfortunately, for Kikay (and my bar review!) G sent me a new game, a ridiculously silly and useless game. Just the type I would spend hours and hours on, risking carpal tunnel syndrome and a briskly deteriorating eyesight.
Gah!!! Damn you PlayHouse!!!
My new addiction. But I still like Diner Dash better.
Char, it's really fun...
Come on, I know you want to try it too....hehehehe
Sunday, December 17, 2006
After today's mass, the choir went with one of the lectors for his weekly house visits to the ill and aged communicants within BF Homes.
We sang some carols, read the gospel to the bedridden grandpa and to the 52 year old father who suffered a stroke.
We chatted with the 60 year old lady who lost her eyesight a few years ago because of cataract.
We paid our respects to the housebound grandmas who could barely contain their delight in having a roomful of "bagets" visit them.
We went to 8 households, sang a total of 16 carols, 8 "Our Fathers" and read the gospel several times over.
I was hungry, tired and hot the entire time.
But I couldn't have been happier.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
some odious grunt criticized my baby and i just want to bash said grunt's head in.
so much for accepting criticism with grace :p
the shop is going great guns but i fear that it will get too big and become a full-time endeavor. which technically would be great but not when i'm supposed to be studying for the bar :C
i'm seriously thinking of giving it 2-3 months more and then slowing down operations and then to just reopen on october. of course, i worry about losing steam and losing the established customer base, but i guess they'll always be there. and i sure as hell don't want to do a take two. that would really prove my parents right, which is so wrong.
Friday, December 08, 2006
I woke up today with a throbbing head and tonsilitis. I've been having marathon Diner Dash and Delicious Deluxe sessions and, being historically sickly, those late nights probably took their toll on my poor body. Not to mention the fact that I'm also not exactly a healthy eater.
Hence, I could never do a Celine Lopez or Tim Yap and just party the night away.
Anyway, the age old remedy of gargling with warm salted water, vitamins, paracetamol and good old VCO coupled with sleeping the whole day, has more or less brought back my effervescent and ebullient personality (yadda, yadda).
The Kikay /Store is doing pretty well, thankyouverymuch. We've been receiving quite a lot of orders for bag organizers and knick knacks. Yey! However, I've come to realize (no thanks in part to G's constant prodding) that maybe my set commission is too small. We sold over P5,000 worth of bag organizers today and my commission is just a little over P250, it just doesn't seem commensurate. G thinks we should pattern our commission arrangement to those used in retail establishments. But I have no idea how they do it, any information would be enlightening at this point :)
On other good news, I received my EDM package today (thanks Char!). I'm so excited to start using my Premium Kabuki Brush tomorrow :)
It's so soft and pretty. My mineral makeup obsession just keeps on increasing as time passes by.
Now all I need is to find an eyeliner and mascara that won't make my eyes water and life will be ever so much sweller :p
Being kikay is so much fun! And I'm not saying that just because I'm the admin of the uber-great site Kikay Exchange (plugging!) but because really, it's just so dang enjoyable :)
Monday, December 04, 2006
Okidoki, I've booked my ticket to Cebu :)
I'm not sure though how long I'll be staying there. I'm definitely staying for Christmas but not sure yet about New Year. The return trip is still up in the air.
I should at least bring a codal for my reading pleasure (blech!).
I can't wait to hang out with my cousins, some of whom are coming all the way from Luxembourg to attend Kuya Ga's wedding.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
I was honestly disappointed that Reming hardly made its presence felt in Metro Manila. As long as I'm indoors with a steady supply of hot noodle soup, then the typhoon can rage on and on. I particularly enjoy listening to the wind whip everything into submission and once again proving what kind of a force to reckon with Mother Nature can be if she puts half a thought to it.
And then I see the following morning's headlines bannering the destruction wrought in Bicol. God I'm so shallow. Yeah, I'm one of those people who pray for nasty weather just to miss school. :(
G's been a little under the weather too because he's too thick and too much of a manly-man to follow his diet. Tsk-tsk-tsk
I'm still thinking of whether or not to spend Christmas in Cebu because while it would be great to touch base with my cousins in Ga's wedding, I'd really like to avoid another round of interrogation regarding you-know-who.