Slept late so I woke up late. Hubby took care of Basti while I slept through half of the day. It was so hard for me to untangle myself from my pillows and comforter. I was really soooooooooooooo sleepy!!!!
Finally, after 100 years, I got up, had brunch and then lulled my son to sleep for his after lunch nap. He was so sleepy too that he just slumped on my lap and then dozed off.
Basti usually takes a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon so while he was sleeping, I fixed his things and prepared his clothes for his mini-vacation to his grannies’ place. As much as I didn’t want him to stay there that long, I just had to give in to the wishes of my in-laws.
I took a bath after preparing everything that he needed for his trip and just in time after I did that, he woke up.
We brought my son to my in-laws and stayed there for a couple of hours. He was driving everyone crazy with his kakulitan and kalikutan. He devoured 2 bananas in one sitting and ate pancit bihon afterwards. He was just all over their house yesterday. Oh well, it was hard for me when it was already time for us to go. I really didn’t want to leave him there but of course, I don’t want to be selfish either. It’s only then that I realized that things are different when there’s a child at home. No matter how hard it is to take care of one, a child will always take away the tired feeling after a long week of working – I’m sure this is how my in-laws feel.
Papa had a get-together with his ECJ and Northern Cement friends at Saisaki West Avenue. On our way home, I called him up and told him that hubby and I are having coffee at Starbucks just beside Saisaki. He told me that he’ll just meet us there so off we went and had coffee.
Of course, since Papa wasn’t with us, we took a place outside of the store to get my dose of nicotine and caffeine. Hubby and I were talking about the law students making tambay at Starbucks and reading all that they can with their highlighters in their hands when I saw a familiar face just beside us. She was one of my schoolmates from the lower batch in high school. I really didn’t have the guts to say “Hi!” to her but our eyes met and just acknowledged each others’ presence. I wanted to ask how she was but I guess the timing wasn’t really right. Incidentally, she is one of those just waiting for the results of the bar examinations come March or April. Hopefully, she’ll make it. 🙂
Papa came out of Saisaki almost an hour after we got there. I approached him and greeted Atty. Brillantes and Tito Sonny. The last time they saw me, I was still in high school. Well, they couldn’t help but ask me why I grew so big. Eh ano naman ang isasagot ko diba? Hehehe! I’m used to those questions and all I give them as an answer is a hearty laugh. Atty. Brillantes is a familiar face on TV – he’s the counsel of the late FPJ. You’ll never miss him because he has this all-white hair and despite the years, he still looks robust and strong. He never remarried after his wife died in an accident. But I was told that he has a very young girlfriend. Heheheh! Anyway, he has been quipped for making a not-so-intelligent statement after FPJ died. But nevertheless, he’s one of the more brilliant lawyers I know and what’s more, he’s a close friend of Papa’s.
We decided to stay longer in Starbucks to rest. I had another round of coffee and that made me bring home another Starbucks 2005 planner. I plan to give it to Via when we get home. Papa told me that I’ll be the one to drive going home so that will leave hubby alone in my car.
While we were discussing whether we’re already going home or not, I saw another familiar face enter the store. I told hubby about it but then I was afraid that I might have mistaken her for somebody else. I grabbed my phone and texted my friend to ask if she was at that particular Starbucks branch. While waiting for her reply, I tried to finish my coffee because Papa already wanted to go home. Papa then left to walk to Saisaki and asked for his car which was valet parked.
My friend replied and told me that she was indeed there with her family and asked where I was. I just told her that I’m outside just waiting for the car. She went out and then we said our hush-hush “Hellos” to each other. By the way, this friend of mine is my ex’s cousin.
On the way home, I still couldn’t believe that I’ll be seeing my ex’s cousin in a hush-hush manner. We’ve been planning to meet up for coffee but our schedules just never meet. You may be wondering why after all these years, we’re still in touch. My ex may have hurt me but his cousin didn’t. In fact, she was sympathetic and I know that she’s sincere. I don’t give up friendships just because of a bleak past. Besides, she’s a very good person. We rarely talk but when we do, it’s no crap at all.
When we got home I sent her an SMS saying how happy I was to see her after all these years. Too bad that we had to rush home already when we saw each other. She replied and said that we’ll just meet up at another time to catch up with each other.
Hubby slept early and I waited for Dhong. I picked him up at around 11 near SM Bicutan and then we bought a case of San Mig Light and drank ’til the wee hours of the morning with Gian and Via. I learned a new card game called In Between. I don’t normally gamble but last night was an exception. I shelled out 50 pesos for the game. Papiso-piso lang naman ang bet. Unfortunately, I lost because I was too brave to bet all most of the time. Hehehe!
The tables turned when I shelled out 100 and after 2 hours of playing, I won a total of 366 pesos. I was very happy because that 100 was my last money. Beginner’s luck? I really don’t know. But I don’t intend to do it regularly.
We drank Franzia red wine at 5AM and then walked down Doña Soledad Avenue to look for cigarettes. It was a great walk but it was cold.
It’s 6:30 AM and I have to sleep now. All I can say is, what a day!