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my friend des texted me the other day that one of our friends is getting married in december. she asked me to attend. i told her, no problem. but when she said that it’ll be in davao… naco… i had second thoughts.

she told me that our friend packy was already looking for cheap packages as early as now. i told her, i don’t think money would be the problem. it’s still a number of months away and i could save for it. the problem would be, if i could get off from work. since i got married early this year, i’ve used up all my leave credits for the year (vacation leave, that is… sick leave, marami pa… pero alangan naman gamitin ko yung sick leave eh hindi naman ako sick). i told her i won’t commit just yet, but that i do wanna go.

i haven’t been to davao yet and i’d like to join them. so when i was talking to my hubby earlier (opposite work shifts kami, so we call each other up na lang), shempre, i mentioned it to him. and the conversation went a little something like this…

ako: ey, antuks, our friend jon is getting married in december. papayagan mo ba ako mag-attend?
mr antuken: baket naman hindi?
ako: sa davao kse yun.
mr. antuken: aba. eh gano katagal naman yun, if ever
ako: siguro mga 2-3 days?
mr. antuken: antuken naman, hindi ka na dalaga.
ako: huh? konek? eh alangan naman isang araw lang ako dun, sayang naman pamasahe ko.
mr. antuken: hindi ko pa alam. ewan ko. hindi ka na kse dalaga antuken.

and let’s cut it at that. we talked of other things but his statement sort of “stuck”. i don’t get it. does being married really wouldn’t allow me to go to other places (minus him)? maybe i should’ve asked him along? but, knowing him, he wouldn’t wanna go. why? he doesn’t have leave credits also plus it’s harder for him to get off from work than i do. and, he doesn’t really know my friend who’s getting married (he’s based in canada), they haven’t even met yet.

parang natanga talaga ako sa sinabi nya. ibig sabihin ba ngayon na may asawa na ako, wala na akong social life? ilang beses nya kse nahirit yung “hindi ka na dalaga, antuken”. wtf?!? parang bumalik tuloy yung isang conversation namin dati nung magboypren pa lang kami… he doesn’t allow me, correction, he doesn’t like it if i go out with my officemates and there are guys there. i wouldn’t say na insecure sya, kse hindi naman eh. sabi nya, iba raw kse ang lalaki pag nalapatan ng alcohol ang mga dugo nila. sabi ko nga parang mahihirapan naman ako nun, kse naturally, mas madali ko maging friends ang mga guys than girls. siguro dahil sa nag-iinom ako. at nagyo-yosi ako (noon, i sorta stopped already). na kung tutuusin eh hindi naman kakaiba di ba?  nasabi ko minsan sa kanya na: ‘ibig sabihin, pag mag-asawa na tayo, di na ko pwede gumimik?’ at sinagot nya ako ng ‘hindi ka pa ba sawa sa buhay dalaga?!’ sabi ko nga life doesn’t stop just because you’re married. gusto ba nyang sa kanya lang nagre-revolve ang buhay ko? sabi ko, i’d be one dull person kung ganun. i even asked him, pano pala if i wanted to go out with my friends, hindi pwede? dun, he sorta made an exception.

parang dapat ata, nung time na yun eh pinagusapan namin ng masinsinan yung topic na yun ah. hindi ko talaga maintindihan eh. alam naman nya na i drink. na iba-iba ang sets of friends ko (hs friends, friend from elementary, batchmates from my soro, college friends, former officemates, etc.). does he mean, na porke mag-asawa na kami eh i’ll cut myself off from them? nasabi pa nga nya kanina na what if he doens’t allow me to go to davao? i told him, i wouldn’t take no. i’ll explain it to him well why i wanted to go. at parang nakikinikinita ko na ang itsura ko. hehehe.

yan kse ang hirap. i was so used to getting my way. nabanggit ko na dati, i never experienced any curfew. sobrang bait ng parents ko. pag may gimik kahit cabanatuan, or somewhere na mas malayo pa, pinapayagan ako ng dad ko. that’s how much he’s trusted me. at siguro na-instill din samen to be honest about everything. i remember, nung hs kami, my schoolmate and friend’s mom used to ask me to bring his son’s allowance. hindi kse lagi umuuwi ng batangas yun eh, so pinapakisuyo saken yung baon (ako, regular na weekends ko batangas). na-mention ni tita na hindi nya pinayagan yung anak nya na mag-summer sa iloilo (as part of his elective class na… marine bio ata yun). nasabi ng dad ko na she should’ve allowed him to go daw. para ma-broaden ang kaalaman. kse nga daw, habang may chance/opportunity to travel, binibigay dapat. kse nga daw pag tumanda na at nagstart na mag-pamilya, baka hindi na magawa. haay. na-miss ko tuloy bigla ang tatay ko.

eniwei, so ang ibig sabihin ba: being married = limited social life? naman.

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tags tags tags

yan, magbabayad muna ako sa mga utang ko na tags…

tag numero uno: 12 months

Sexy mamaru tagged me… here goes…

Here are the rules:
1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months.
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY:Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality, Sexy, Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others.Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners.Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

(naka-red talaga yung isa, bukod sa naka-highlight. feeling ko kse sobrang strong ng mentalidad ko. hahaha)

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

grabe naman… tag 12 people?!? sige… i’m tagging:

1. milkcashcow

2. maldito

3. monet

4. ninang prency

5. angel

6. malen

7. gasti

8. ron

9. mikey

10. jeck

11. dhez

12. randomdemeanor

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tag numero dos: supermodel (kuno)

eto two months in the making… sorry talaga random, lam mo naman natagalan ang connection ko ha…

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baket kamo yang cover na yan ang napili ko? hindi ko rin alam… dahil siguro mukha akong pet jan… hahaha… at dahil ubod na ng tagal netong tag na to eh hindi na ako mantatag ng iba… hehehe…

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tag numero tres: friendship chain

eto naman galing sa pinsan kong si Nina

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3. Tag your friends as much as you can.

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eto isa pa ring ubod na ng tagal… i can’t seen to follow the rules, wala na ako ma-tag eh… neng, sensya na ha, tumigil saken yung tag mo… hehehe…

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one of my ka-batches is being posted in brussels, and last night we had a despedida for her. grabe. all-out tawanan all night long (until the wee hours of the morning actually). i actually missed that kind of gimik. yung tipong inuumaga na. i remember, during college, it was always like — thursday nights. umuuwi kami 5am na ng umaga. our dorm had a curfew at 12mn. they open again 5am, so dahil nga dormers ang iba samen, we stay till 5am. dahil ikaw nga ay pwedeng pumili ng sked mo, we seldom took classes during friday mornings… mainly due to this.

we just reminisced about a lot of things last night. sobrang napakaliit na bagay, tawanan agad. most of us were married at buti naman at pinayagan kami ng mga asawa namin na gumimik one last time. my ka-batch is leaving on the 28th na kse. kumbaga, last free weekend na nya ito.

ang sobrang napagkatuwaan namin eh yung mango/tuna concoction ni ruth. kakadating pa lang namin, nakita ko na ang container ng tinadtad na manggang hilaw. sarap sana. biglang etong kabatch kong si ruth, binuhusan ng tuna (canned).
antuken: batch, baket may tuna pa? wag mo na lagyan nyan.
ruth: recipe ko to, mas masarap kung may tuna.

so tahimik na lang ako. pero talaga, feeling ko, hindi masarap. in other words, hindi ko tinikman. kada may darating na bisita, napapansin ang ensaladang yun ni ruth. at halos iisa ang opinion naming lahat. hahaha. mga bandang madaling araw, napansin namin na aba, mejo kumonti ang ensalada. at ang nakakatawa, lahat kami pala, secretly, eh kitang si ruth ang kain ng kain ng concoction nya. para siguro masabi na mabenta! hahaha.

we went to bed past 3am na ata. maganda yung resort. homey, cozy. big beds. malakas ang aircon. may stove/ref na. mura pa (although, we didn’t pay for anything naman, sagot na ni consul yun, hehe).

batch, nawa’y maging masaya at makulay ang 6 years mo sa brussels. pag yumaman ako, invite mo ako para madali makakuha ng visa ng oyropa ha. hehe. naco. sobrang mami-miss namin ang malakas at malutong mong tawa. padalhan mo kami ng waffles. o di kaya tsokolate. hahaha. have fun batch and always take care!

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haay. bihira ko na ma-experience ang long weekend. kalimitan kse 6-day workweek kami. buti na lang holiday daw ang monday dito sa lugar namin. baket? celebration ng cityhood. 7 years na daw na city ang bagong siyudad na tinitirahan ko ngayon.

ansarap umuwi sa batangas. mejo may kainitan kse ang bahay na tinitirahan ko ngayon. plus, summer pa. ramdam na ramdam talaga. buti na lang may pool/swimming party akong pupuntahan tonight. despedida ng friend ko na nagwo-work sa dfa. she’ll be posted in brussels ata (if i’m not mistaken).

tomorrow naman bithday celebration ng pinsan ko, asawa nya at daddy nya. triple treat kumbaga.

sa lunes, plano ko sana pumunta ng sss to have my id pic taken. kaso mo kasama rin pala sila sa holiday. tsk.

nakakatawa. ilang buwan ko pinagkahintay-hintay ang dsl connection namin. last weekend pa kami nagkameron. pero nakapag-post ba ako kahit isang post the past week? deins din. sobrang toxic sa trabaho, na pagdating ko ang gusto ko na lang gawin eh matulog. i even got sick the other night. paguwi ko, nagtext agad ako kay mr. antuken if he could pick me up dun sa kanto pauwi sa bahay namin. mabait naman at sinabing sige daw. hala, paguwi, direcho kama na ako. sinabi ko sa kanyang kunin si thermometer. at ayun, pagkatapos ng ilang minuto, sinabi ni thermometer nilalagnat nga ako.

sobrang gusto ko nang uminom agad ng paracetamol. si hubby, pinagbawalan ako. baka daw nakabuo na kami e. wag daw ako mag-take. sabi ko: di ba ang biogesic ay safe even for pregnant women (sabi sa commercial). sabi nya, kahit na daw. kaya ang ginawa nya pinagluto ako ng sopas, pinainom ng vitamins at pinatulog. sweet ano.

kahapon nga paggising ko, tinatamad ako pumasok. sumagi sa isipan ko na valid naman if i call in sick, kse mejo may sinat pa ako. kaso mo, alam kong tatambak lang sa martes ang trabaho kung ipagpapabukas ko pa. kaya bumangon ako at pumasok. when i got to the office, maayos naman na ang lagay ko.

buti na lang di ako umabsent. nanlibre kse yung mga taga warehouse dep’t. nanalo kse sila na 6S winner. dapat inuman yun. dahil we’re trying to make a baby, di na ako naki-inom. umorder na lang ako ng halo-halo at nakikain sa food nila. hehehe. they specifically invited me. uuy, isipin nyo naman feeling vip ako. hindi. ako lang kse ang auditor nung nanalo sila. hehehe.

ang masaklap mo pa ngayon, na-issue-han na ako ng phone sa work. so meron na magbabayad ng phone bill ko pag-text at pagtawag sa mga tao ko at mga boss ko. yan ang upside di ba? ang downside, ano? well. i’m now on call 24/7. nyaay. parang ansarap isoli ng pribilehiyong ito. hehehe. sabagay my boss specifically told me naman na it’s not a privilege but a work tool.

lastly. feeling kinda sad. kse we had to issue memos to 5 people who aren’t performing well for the last couple of years. the management has decided to impose the policy regarding performance management (implemented nung 2006). at ngayon 5 people are ‘on watch’ for the next 6 months. ang sabi pa dun, any form of DA kesyo minor or major, the company will be compelled to decide on their employment. heads up na yun para sa kanila kumbaga to turn-around. madali lang naman kse makakuha ng magandang performance rating. pumasok ka lagi, magtrabaho ng tama. ewan ko ba sa 5 pasaway at baket sila eh hirap kumuha ng magandang rating. isa pa naman sa pinaka-ayaw ko sa trabahong to eh ang nagbibigay ng memo or DA. sus.

eniwei, looking forward to our gimik tonight. sayang di tuloy ako makasama sa eb ng GP. next time na lang. 😉

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what are you grateful for?

My Ninang Prency tagged me to do this one: “What are you grateful for?” (Or if you want, what are you complaining about?) Sorry Ninang if it took me this long to do this. Lam mo naman, hindi ako mashado nakakabisita. Especially lately cos your blog’s blocked (blogspot) at work. 😉

Well, here goes…

I am grateful for my health. Even if I get mouth sores (singaw) sometimes, and it makes it difficult to eat, at least I’m healthy (although a little underweight) enough to enjoy everything that life has to offer.

I am grateful for having inherited my dad’s genes of (I think) having a fast metabolism. Even if I eat a lot, I don’t get fat easily. 😉 (although my tummy is getting bigger lately — and not due to a baby!)

I am grateful for not having a sweet tooth. Otherwise, I might be prone to get diabetes. It sorta runs in the family (my lolo died from complications from this).

I am grateful for my parents. For guiding me into the person that I am now. For giving me freedom as I was growing up. I never experienced curfews or stuff like that. They always allowed me to go wherever and whenever I wanted to, as long as they know where it is, who I am with, how am I getting there, who will take me home, etc.

I am grateful for being blessed with a sweet, thoughtful, wonderful and wacky family and having close relations with my relatives. Weekends spent at home is really a lot of fun and full of hilarious moments.

I am grateful for our yaya — lolita, who takes care of everything at home, my dad, my blind brother and my mom. She really is a part of the family.

 I am grateful for my very makulet and really smart pamangkins — they always make me smile.

I am grateful for having such wonderful friends. Even if we don’t get to see each other as often as I’d like, they’re always there for me.

I am grateful for my mr. antuken. For letting me be who and what I wanna be. For understanding my moods. For always being there. For always making me laugh. Starting a life with him will not be all rosy, I’m sure. But then again, I never expected it to be

I am grateful for my job. It makes me insane sometimes, but at least I have one. There are a lot of people out there who always have jobs that aren’t permanent (contractual).

I am grateful for having a choice. Others do not.

I still have a ton of things to be grateful for, but putting ’em all here would make this post really, really long. 😉

To do the tag, please copy and paste starting from “Start Copy” until “End Copy”. Add your link at the last number on the list.

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In order to be able to achieve and maintain happiness we need to, actively, be able to do two things: Complain and then let go (Dump the baggage, the roadblocks to happiness.) Express Gratitude (The open expression of gratitude promotes happiness.) After all everyone has something to be grateful for and/or something to complain about. If you would like to share, please follow the appropriate link and do so: “Are You Grateful?”, “Complain Complain Complain.”

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 I won’t be tagging anyone, but feel free to do this meme if you like. 🙂

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dapat ngayon. actually hindi naman nag-iba eh. iniba lang ang holiday. imbes na ngayon, nung lunes walang pasok ang karamihan (although, hamak na factory worker lamang ako, may pasok kami).

eniwei, if i did my math right, ang pagkakaalam ko eh birthday ni mighty jon c ngayon. kaya’t itong post na to eh para batiin sya ng happy 28th (???) bithday! ‘sensya na, walang kasamang picture. alam kong ang gusto mo eh may picture. di ako makapag-upload ng pic dito sa ofis eh (wala pa rin ako internet connection sa bahay! grr…)

hope you get a day-ful and a night-ful of everything delightful! libre! hehe.

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false hopes

that’s precisely what i think pldt gave me a couple of weeks ago. they called us up (my FIL got the call actually) and told us that they’d be installing our internet connection within the next 3 days. so when my hubby told me about it, ecstatic naman ang malditang sarili ko. i was kinda excited. makakapag-blog na ako ng normal. mabibisita ko na ang mga nasa blogroll ko ng husay (na hindi ko nagagawa dito sa office).

but the 3-day period had passed. and until now, we still aren’t connected. i asked my hubby for pldt’s number so that i could follow it up (phone number A). when a lady answered, she gave me another number. and told me that follow-ups are done in the said number (phone number B). fine. called the new number. no one was answering. and because i was kinda busy at work, forgot to try to call again. in the next 5 days, i kept calling everyday. still, it kept on ringing. i even thought the lady that gave me the number must’ve given me a wrong one. grrr.

eniwei, tried calling them again today. got a surprise when after 2 rings, someone picked up the call. i waited for a few seconds while i was put on hold. maganda. here’s how the conversation went:

pldt guy: yes ma’am?

antuken: i’m following up our dsl application. a couple of weeks ago, someone from your office called us up and told us that we’ll be connected soon, in 3-days time, actually. but it’s been almost two weeks now and we haven’t seen any pldt guy.

pldt guy: sinong nakausap nyo mam?

(i got stumped there, i wasn’t the one who took the call)

antuken: wait, i’ll give you to my husband, i wasn’t the one who took the call (so give ko to hubby ang phone, he talked while i hovered).

pagkakita ko, he wrote a number on a piece of paper. narinig ko ang sabi nya…

mr. antuken: okei, tawagan namin ang number na to bukas to follow up. (then he hung up)

at anong number ang sinulat nya? phone number A. di ako nakatiis, tinawagan ko ulet ang pldt. lekat.

antuken: hi, i called a few seconds ago. nagfo-follow up.

pldt guy: yes ma’am.

antuken: you gave my husband a number to call kse. tomorrow. naman. that was the number i called a couple of weeks ago. and the lady there said na pag follow-ups ng dsl connection, dito ako tatawag. tapos ibabato mo ulet ako dun. ano ba talaga?

pldt guy: ay ganun po? eh, ganito na lang ma’am, tumawag po ulet kayo dito bukas and look for jeff. sya po kse ang makakasagot sa tanong nyo eh. holiday po kse ngayon.

antuken: ganun?!? fine. i’ll call again tomorrow. thanks.

sa totoo lang, magpipigil ako ng matindi bukas pagtawag ko. kse pag mamali-mali na naman ang sagot saken ng jeff na yun, eh matitikman nya ang mga talak ko. malakas pa naman ang boses ko. nawawalan lang kse ako ng gana. parang after i got married, nawala ang momentum ko sa blogging. dati kse, pagdating ko sa bahay, on agad pc. login sa WP. bloghop hanggang tawagin ako at kakain na daw ng hapunan.

andami ko pa naman gusto isulat minsan. di ko magawa kse panget ang pagload ng blog ko dito sa opisina. may websense kse.

nagbirthday ako’t lahat. gusto ko sana i-blog, di ko nagawa. wala kse akong kasipag-sipag mag-internet cafe.

excited pa naman ako magbirthday. 1st birthday ko kse ito na misis ba. ilang text ang natanggap ko mula sa mga kuya at pinsan, tita, etc. nagtatanong ng gimik. di naman ako makasagot agad kse i have no idea kung ano ba ang plano namin ni mr. antuken (besides, birthday din ng nanay nya the day after my birthday). tinext pa ako ng kuya ko na ilibre ko daw sila kahit pizza ang drinks na lang, ihahatid na lang nila ako pauwi. sumagot ako ng: baka magtampo ang mister at mga biyenan ko. so he replied back with: sige, sa sabado na lang.

paguwi ko, mejo traffic. i texted my hubby kung aabot ba ako sa mass (630pm). abot naman daw ako. sinundo nya ako sa kanto, at pumunta na kami sa simbahan. na sobrang tagal ng pinaghintay namin sa pari. ang dapat na 630 eh past 7pm na ata nakasimula. ayos lang sana. kaso ang pari eh yung tipong kinakanta pa pati mga linya lang —-  meaning, mahaba ang misa. past 8 na natapos shempre. pumunta kami pizza hut at nag-take out na lang. dinala pauwi at kumain. di naman mashado kumain ang mga biyenan ko. pagdating kse namin, kumakain na sila.

pagkatapos, lumabas ako sa veranda. mainit kse. sumunod si mr. antuken. nasambit ko, “tara couples tayo.” (sa hindi nakaka-alam, ang ibig sabihin nyan ay mag dalwang boteng beer kami)

supalpal ako sa sagot ni hubby—“baket ngayon mo lang sinabi? sana kanina pa nung maaga-aga pa. sarado na ang tindahan eh.”

ampowta, mga alasnuebe pa lang yun ha. at andaming 7-11 sa lugar namin. isang traysikel lang mararating mo na. shempre, dahil supalpal ako. tumahimik na lang ako. napansin siguro na mejo badtrip ako, kaya nagsalita ulet: “bukas na lang tayo mag-couples.” di ako nakatiis (although, pinigilan ko talaga ang sarili ko) at nasagot ko ng : “hindi ko na birthday bukas.” (period talaga yan at hindi exclamation point)

tahimik lang kami pareho. after sometime, napansin ko nakakatulog na sya. so sabi ko, pumasok ka na at matulog ka na. ganun nga ang ginawa nya. ako sa sobrang sama ng loob, nagtext na lang sa kaibigan. ayun, nakiramay naman.

sooper tempted ako to go out alone. kaya lang ang iniisip ko, baka magtaka ang mga in-laws, kaya ayun, sa veranda na lang ako nagpalipas ng oras. at ng mga oras na yun ang paulit-ulit na dumaan sa isip ko : “sana umuwi na lang ako sa batangas”

i went to work the next day really frustrated. sabi ko nga sa friend ko the night before: “i think this is the most uneventful birthday i’ve had. except for the times na holy week ang birthday ko. would you believe ang highlight ng araw ko eh yung binigyan ako ng aussie manager ko ng isang chocolate bar?”

thank god for friends talaga. the next day buti na lang inaya ako mag-inom ng mga kasama ko sa trabaho. dun ko nilunod ang sama ng loob ko. sanay kse ako na kahit konti eh maginom pag birthday ko. sa mga panahon na holy week, dun lang hindi pero after ng holy week, nagce-celebrate ako kahit papano.

 at ayan. dahil sa wala ako connection up to now, i feel stupid writing about something na nung isang linggo pa nangyari. haay.

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