Thursday, August 6, 2009

August 5

That was yesterday which is my birthday. The morning was spent watching the funeral mass of former Pres. Cory Aquino and cooking our lunch.

The songs rendered by the artist on the mass were heartbreaking thus it made me cry. I felt that I was part of their family and I can relate to their pain and loneliness. What's more, the death of Mrs. Aquino reminded me of the death of my grandfather. The only difference is that he doesn't have cancer but he died while sleeping due to heart attack triggered by the side effect of the medicine his taking for his arthritis.

Randiej already asked me to change the channel on the TV since he too is getting teary-eyed but stubborn me, I don't want to. I told him that I don't want to miss this event since during the People Power Revolution I was not aware of what was happening around me. I was only 6 years old when Corazon Aquino was declared the new president.

Tears were streaming down my face especially when Kris Aquino gave her speech in behalf of her siblings. You can tell from her message that it was sincere and came from the bottom of her heart. I feel for them because not all of us are aware of what Cory is like as a mother. We only see her on TV talking politics.

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On a lighter note on that day as well, my college friends and I decided to meet up in Glorietta for a brief reunion. We set the get together at 3pm and luckily most of us came except for our 3 friends who are staying abroad.
(my college barkada - Joan P., Joan V., Rachel, Florence, Joanne M and Ella)

My BF whose name is Joan (as well) was here for a 3 weeks vacation from Dubai. She was accompanied by her husband, Nomer. I was looking forward to seeing their daughter Ayen but they didn't bring her since the rain is unpredictable.



We ate early dinner in Rockfeller in Greenbelt 3 and while waiting for our orders, we talk nonstop. I missed my friends. I missed the times that our only worries is to pass our exam sand thesis. In short life was less complicated compared today.
(Nomer (hubby of BF), Me and Randiej)

The food that we ordered was so delicious! What's more, we didn't order for their potluck. Instead we tried different dishes which is surprisingly we were able to share it with 8 adults and 1 toddler...hehehe.
(group pic)

The early dinner was a treat from Joan and Nomer. I can say that Joan never forgets us. It's been like a tradition of her to treat us dinner and give us "pasalubongs" whenever she comes back to Manila.
The couples (L-R) Nomer and Joan; Rachel and Cesar; Me and Randiej

After our early dinner, some of my friends decided to go home since they lived in Sta. Cruz Laguna while the other in Imus Cavite. One needs to go to work (call center) so it was indeed a brief get together.

Since me and hubby lived in Makati, we don't want to go home just yet. Same with my BF and her hubby as well. So we went to Glorietta 4 and checked out any new movies that we can watch. Luckily, GI Joe is having an advance screening and we get to watch it! Of course I treat my BF and her husband since that's my simple way of thanking her for being so kind and thoughful all this years.

I will be meeting with my BF and Ella this Sunday. I was hoping that we can just hang out in my BF's house since I would like to see her parents who are one of our godparents in our wedding. It's been a long time since I went there and I would like to see my god daughter Ayen who have grown up. I wish she still remembers me...hehehe.
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