Okay, I’ve been “missing” for a week now. I’ve just been a little busy and even though I have so many things to write about, it’s only now that I’m able to really sit and be able to write what I can remember.
I was overwhelmed and touched by the number of people who remembered and sent me messages on my special day. I apologize for not being able to reply, especially to those who sent me text messages, because my mobile account was redirected as I failed to pay the bills that I haven’t seen yet. As of today, my line is still redirected but hopefully by tomorrow or Monday, I’ve settled the bill and my mobile’s up and running again.
October 20th, we went up to Tagaytay for Papa’s faculty development seminar. We stayed at Hotel Dominique that’s about a kilometre away from Tagaytay Junction.
October 21st was spent at Picnic Grove where we trekked the Eco-Trail Adventure. Everyone enjoyed the trek though it got us all tired. Basti had his first horseback ride. MH didn’t want him to go because it was quite a rip off for just an hour’s ride. He eventually gave in and I just told him that the smile and happiness on Basti’s face is more than the worth of the hour’s ride that he paid for.
October 22nd, my birthday, we checked out and ended up having our birthday lunch at Dencio’s instead of Leslie’s. Leslie’s was just packed and Papa decided to just transfer to another restaurant where we wouldn’t have to wait very long. We decided to go to Dencio’s and although we waited for like 10 minutes for a table, the food service was quite fast and in no time we were full to the brim! LOL! This was Dencio’s treat for me and Nicole for our birthday…
I took close to 300 photos for this weekend getaway that you can view here.
Basti, MH and I watched Open Season at the IMAX Theatre last Thursday. It was my first time to watch at the IMAX and before the movie started, we took some pictures (even though cameras are not allowed to be used inside the theatre).
It’s just sad that Basti fell asleep in the middle of the movie. I guess he was tired and needed to take a nap. Anyway, the movie was good and if we have the time, we will be bringing Basti again to watch it.
I spent most days this week updating my resume and searching for jobs. Thursday and Friday were busy days for me because of the job interviews and exams I went to. I was able to zero in on 2 jobs that I wanted. However, I turned down the job offer I received yesterday because I wanted to see what the other offer would be before I sign anything. Yesterday got me all drained and tired because of the travel and interviews. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get this other job that’s left. If not then I’ll have to start searching again and try my luck. I just hope I wouldn’t have to encounter another HR personnel who’s just too feeling and too bossy! LOL!
I got an e-mail from my British boss asking me when I’ll be going back to resume my post. He told me that Sue asked for a week’s leave because her Estonian boyfriend came over to Swansea to live with her. However, earlier during the week, he got a phone call from her saying that she wasn’t going back anymore. I’m actually torn between leaving again and staying. He was kinda expecting me to be back in Wales this December but I told him that I really can’t commit to any return date. I haven’t replied to his e-mail just yet for lack of better words/statements to tell him. We’ll see what happens.
Half Day at the Salon
I had a wonderful half day at the salon today. It felt great to be pampered once again! I know that it will take a miracle to turn me into someone as beautiful as Julia Roberts or Demi Moore but at least I feel pretty again. LOL!
Last October 17th, I was able to buy this book written by Batjay and finally I was able to finish reading it!!!
Wanna hear an American read an excerpt from this book?
I wanted Kim to read the excerpt because she and my other sisters have been here for more than a year but she still can’t speak even one straight sentence in Tagalog. She has learned to pronounce and say some words but oftentimes we end up laughing. She laughs at her own mistakes and I think that’s a cool trait. She tries very hard to read Tagalog and we highly-appreciate her effort.
We went to Starbucks Thursday night and I tried their newest coffee called, Sweet Spice Latte. I loved it! It wasn’t too strong nor too sweet – just perfect for my taste. Incidentally, they told me that their Christmas flavors are coming out next week and the 2007 planner is something to look forward to! I was able to redeem 5 of their planners last year. And I wonder how many planners I’m going to get this year.
Ok, I guess that’s about if for now – at least that’s what I can remember for now! Have a great weekend everyone!