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Saturday, December 15, 2007
Adios Patria Adorada
to transfer to my new home.
See you there.
Sunday, December 09, 2007
Copy and Paste
Blogdrive's sudden death and resurrection has caused panic throughout blogosphere....at least for us, blogdrive users. So this has prompted me to register another blog in another blog host, thinking that all three hundred entries are gone. Fortunately, Blogdrive seems to be working just fine (again) as of the moment, nevertheless, since I started another blog, I might as well learn to copy and paste my archives and transfer it to the other blog.
Meanwhile, December is the busiest time of the year. Too many tasks at hand, too much work to do, and my train of thought(s) temporarily lost it's track. Just bear with me my blog mates, I'll be back as soon as I get out of this pickle.
Monday, December 03, 2007
It just dawned on me how dreams can affect your day. I woke up with a somber mood. And I can't stop thinking about it even on my way to work, because it somehow reminds me how freakin' real it was. It wasn't exaclty a bad dream, not even close to a nightmare. But remembering the dream and thinking about it toiled some nostalgic nerves to be up and working again.
It's the first week of December.
And it's getting really cold.
Monday, November 26, 2007
The Last of the Mohicans
My cousin's tying the knot this weekend. For most people, his wedding finally disproves silent speculations that he is a member of the third sex. Well you know how society thinks of people who nearly reach the age of forty and still single and unattached. Your sexuality is automatically at stake; or you have to endure a barrage of questions thrown at you like water spewed out of a fire hose that you either end up soaking wet or simply learn the art of dead-ma. Not to mention that condescending look on their faces like you are the fugliest human being on the face of mother earth, plus that tsk-you-have-a-very-serious-disease-dahling look they give you.
Well back to my cousin. Unfortunately he is the last male member of our generation to get married. I had a couple of male cousins who were resigned to never getting married simply because they prefer the same sex. At least they made it obvious without anyone asking them point blank. And being the last male in the family to wed, he is not about to be spared of another weight on his shoulders. Well, let's wait for about a couple of months after the wedding when people or elder relatives would begin to nudge him to produce male offspring in a desperate bid to carry on the family name.
As I say, such is life.
Endless questions and countless people sticking their nose out. Good heavens! Mind 'yer own bloody business.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Ho! Ho! Ho! Ho.....hum.....
'Tis the season to be jolly! Lalala!!!
These past few days I've been busy trying to beat the Christmas rush the earliest possible time. And one of the things I so l-u-r-ve to do is wrapping those presents. So this year, I decided to use indigenous material such as the brown manila paper, embellished it with fancy gold ribbons plus red and brown handmade paper as gift tags to add a more personal touch. So it turned out to be like this......
Whew! I'm almost done and Christmas rush is almost over....for me at least. A few more nights to stay up late and I can literally put my feet up and relax.
Those gifts may not be pricey ones....but hey, it's the thought that counts right?
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I was watching a TV soap by my lonesome last night when my folks decided to join me and watch as well. And as soon as they settled on the couch, I thought, prepare....brace yourself for a night of fun and amusement.
Well, watching TV with them automatically translates to....
Oh well....I must say that the family that "watches tv" together, stays together. Hahaha. Watching TV with my folks is like watching two shows at the same time. One on the tube, and one in real life.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I've just received an invitation for a debut from my niece. (yeah more and more god-daughters and nieces are turning 18 these days) And while leafing thru the content of the invitation, I noticed how far too different it is today and how it has evolved into something more practical and more direct to the point.
CASH ONLY - I've received wedding and debut invites where they bluntly indicate their intention to receive cash instead of gifts. And they sugar-coat it into sentences like "if you wish to give us a gift, a monetary one will be more appreciated"; or "if you intend to bring a gift, I'd be more delighted to share it with my favorite charity in the form of cash.".
Yeah right. Gives you an impression that you are compelled to pay for your food when you attend the affair. Lol. But hey, these days, it's better to be practical than having loads of unnecessary stuff adding up to the clutter in your house. And it also saves you from going to the mall and look for a gift while you can readily go to the nearest ATM in your neighborhood and withdraw cash.
TABLE FOR TWO - This sometimes become a major issue between close-knit families. While they already pre-arranged your seat, it also implies that you are not supposed to bring an extra mouth to feed into the affair. Believe it or not, I've had invites telling me "we've reserved 1 seat for you at table no. 1001." Again, practicality wise, this is a more polite way to ward off uninvited guests and avoid the hassle of paying for additional food and tables. But more often than not, guest turn out is lesser than expected.
RSVP - Always present in every invitation. RSVP. While this is a must in other countries such as the US, I guess our culture isn't ready yet for RSVPs. Though some more open-minded guests automatically respond upon receipt of the invite for the simple act of following instructions. And this is also a great favor for the celebrants - ya know, they can invite other people in lieu of your presence if you inform them ahead of time that you cannot make it.
DRESS CODE - whether it's a strictly formal affair or just a casual-come-as-you-please dinner, there will always be somebody who'd show up either over-dressed or out of place. But honestly, an invitation with a "strictly formal" dress code automatically discourages me from showing up. Well, from a self confessed tightwad, I find it unrealistic to spend a few thousand bucks for a formal dress that you only get to wear once or twice in your lifetime. But then again, regardless of the dress code, most people show up clad in anyway they like. Formal or Casual, what the heck right?
I must say though, that every time I receive invitations, there's only one thing on my mind - another unbudgeted expense coming up. Or in a more appropriate word -gastos na naman. Hahaha.