Sunday, January 3, 2010

Party Weekend

My last weekend before the first work week of the year starts is full of fun get togethers (^^,)

(By the way, I spent most of my weekend computer-less because I had problems with my video card and monitor. I actually experienced withdrawal symptoms and anxiety! So anyway I’m here now *elle tone* XD Wide awake!)

Saturday noon I met up with my friend Cecille and her sister Cynch, to have lunch at Som’s (love the green curry) then shop and have coffee in Rockwell. I wasn’t in shopping mode but I enjoyed the walk and being with them. I only bought some makeup stuff and saline for my eyes (which have not been away from their lenses since New Year’s Eve hehehe). We then had coffee in Figaro, went around a bit more, then left to go home around 5:30 PM.

Back home, I was getting a little stressed out about the computer problem, so I decided to clean up the portion of my room where I work, and I dusted the corners and the back of the desks and the cables and everything. I didn’t want to turn the computer on and find it still problematic, so I decided to clean up the keyboard too (yes I took out each character and cleaned the whole thing up, except for the space bar and the enter key, because I did that with an old keyboard and was never able to put it back properly). Had dinner with my dad in the kitchen (I wasn’t hungry yet because of my anxiety but he cooked and called me over so I told him about my computer problem and ate a bit.) Then, as I continued to clean the keyboard, I suddenly felt agitated and wanted to go out, so, at the last minute, I decided to go to the mini reunion of my college psychmates. I finished preparing around midnight, at which time Peter and Emyr picked me up using Peter’s car. When we got to Rea’s, there were only 7 of us in total, the other four people being Lora, Anthere, John, and Rea. We went home around 3 am, but it was still fun and I was somewhat hyper because I was around real, living people whom I’ve known for a long time, plus everyone was in a nice mood and everyone was really pleasant, so I really liked it and was so glad that I went. 

Today, Sunday, I wanted to just stay home but my computer problem was starting to tick me off, so in the afternoon I took a nap with NHK on as some old Japanese guy sang, then when I woke up, I made myself fresh strawberries with milk and ice, took it out in backyard, and enjoyed it with the book I’m reading now (I finished “The Amber Spyglass” - I liked “The Subtle Knife” most), “The Thief” who sometimes sounds like me. I didn’t want to think of what I was going to do later in the day, because I was really experiencing withdrawal symptoms from being computer-less. Just then, my mom came out and told me I should just join her and my dad to this dinner party to celebrate the 88th or 89th birthday of a grand-uncle, and celebrate his 61st wedding anniversary with his wife. It was the father’s side of my dad, and I feel somewhat more comfortable with our relatives there even if I barely know them and usually, gatherings with my dad’s father’s side are more… relaxed, elegant, and simple yet fun. I guess it’s also because the people are more interesting since they come from all over the globe (which also explains why a lot of us do not know each other) and they all look more fulfilled and happier with their lives. So, in the end, I decided to go, and wore a new purple dress with the black tights I bought from Japan (and it’s the first time I’m wearing them because I am more often in slippers or sneakers if my feet are not in seiza or on the bed). As I stepped out of the room, I found my mom wearing black pants and a purple lacy blouse, so she laughed and said we ARE mom and daughter. We went out to the garage and found my dad wearing black pants and nice black shoes and a purple collared shirt, so he was annoyed that we all looked like eggplants. XD

So anyway we went to the dinner party (where 95% of the people are my parents’ age and the age of their parents) and I was just quiet and smiled at everyone who said hi to me because we are all related in one way or another even if we didn’t know each other. The food was great and there was LOTS of coffee and I felt comfortable in my clothes so it was all nice and fun. People who talked to my parents thought I was around 21 years old and some asked if I have already graduated from college and if I have started working already XD XD XD I told my mom that if I happened to bring a date who is around the same age as theirs then he would just blend in with everyone else and I would be assumed to be his daughter or something XD *thinks of someone in particular* So anyway, there were slideshows shown of old (and I mean really old) photos, way back from my dad’s grandparents until more recent years, and I was totally amazed at how beautiful everyone seemed to be during the 20s to 40s, and how much more elegant families appeared in photos that time. A photo of my great grandmother was shown, and my mom told me that it was the same great grandmother who foretold that I was going to be a girl, years before I was born XD That time, my sister was a newly born, so I wasn’t going to be born in another 6 years, but that time my great grandmother told my dad that his next child will be another girl. XD

So towards the end of the dinner party, more pictures were taken, and I regret not having taken a photo of the my grand-uncle’s side of the family, where my parents are included, and it would have been great to share their photo here showing how HUGE the family is (hindi pa kasama lahat ng wala dito sa Pilipinas), though I managed to take a photo of my grand-uncle and my grand-aunt with my parents and their cousin. Will post it next time (^.^)

After the dinner party (it was held in a hotel in Quezon City), we stepped out and realized it had rained while we were inside, and it all felt beautiful (^^,) The weather was so lovely and I felt so light and inspired by all the good and happy energies around me. (^^,)

Back home, my dad helped me fix the computer and I can only guess how EAGER he is to use his fast-drying contact cleaner on my computer parts XD After a while, ta-dah, it’s okay now (^^,) Have to catch up on stuff! XD

This weekend has been really nice and fun; I guess it was also good that I was kept away from my computer (^^,) And now it’s back to normal and I can work tomorrow and do normal stuff again. (^^,)

P.S. I loved the eye makeup I used tonight XD I blended very light beige, matte lavender (to go with my purple dress), and earthy brown which mixed well with the lavender shade.

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