Friday, March 30, 2007

First Day of Summer

My cousin, John, who is now based and working in Singapore went home to visit us (and to attend his friend's wedding) last March 10-12. We decided to take advantage of the weekend that he's here and planned an overnight trip to nearest beach-- Laiya, Batangas. And so my summer began.

I barely had time to sleep before we left off for the three-hour drive. I got home from work at about 4am. Well, I didn't work that late. I didn't ask my dad to pick me up that night so he can have a good night's rest for the next day's drive, thus I had the opportunity to join my officemates' Friday "drinkies" at Somethin' Fishy. I finished a glass of strawberry margarita, which was quite stronger than usual (or maybe I am not used to alcohol anymore) but nevertheless, I got home feeling really sleepy but instead of hitting the sack, I had to pack! Good thing I still had the sense to realize that I haven't prepared any of the stuff I have to bring for an overnight at the beach. I slept for only an hour (which felt like 5 minutes) and then we had to hit the road.

It was quite a fun drive because I was sitting in the car right next to my adorable nephew, Popi.

He points at every body of water he sees--including the Pasig river/floodway--and exclaims, "Tubig! Miming!" (Water! Swimming!).

We finally arrived there at around lunch time and the only thing I did right after eating was the only thing I ever wanted to do that day, I slept. Hehe. I went for a swim that afternoon and watched my nephew play by the beach.


Oh and I also played a silly volleyball game with my cousins, brothers, and Kuya John's friends who tagged along with us.

No, you won't see me in that picture. I was the one who took that using my cousin's overpriced SLR camera.

Well, I slept and ate and slept the next day until we had to leave the place. My crazy family decided to drive to Tagaytay for dinner, and when we got home, I felt like I needed more sleep and rest than ever. It was a short-lived vacation but we were all happy that for at least two days, we didn't have to think of work. And most of all, the fact that the family's baby (Popi) enjoyed it so much made us all feel happy and content. It was his first time to go a beach and his excitement at seeing such a wonderful body of water made me excited too.

And so my summer has started and I can't wait for my next trip to the beach!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Drinks, anyone?

I was organizing the pictures saved in my computer and I can't help but notice these shots. I am with Marielle in these photos--both of us caught holding an alcoholic drink! Uh oh! (Marielley, please don't kill me for posting these!)

This was taken last May 2006 at White Beach, Puerto Galera. You guessed right, we're holding our shots of Mindoro Sling. Take two:


We rarely went out for a drink (except for coffee drinks) after that summer. We are not really party animals. So this next picture was taken sometime in November 2006, where we went to have some drinks in Makati for my cousin's despedida.

That's a glass of lemon margarita. I am NOT gonna say how many of those we gobbled down. This photo was taken the same night--

Lesson learned on that WEEKnight: never ever order an alcoholic drink when you're thirsty. Especially when you have to go to work the next day.

I am holding a really awful-tasting margarita that I ordered in a Family KTV in Tomas Morato. It was our company Christmas party, so I drank it anyway. And then I ordered a Vodka Cruiser afterwards.

I'd like to say though that we are not drunkards who drown ourselves with alcohol. We only allow ourselves to drink and be merry because we know we are not driving ourselves home and that we are with good company (cousin and/or sister). We may be self-proclaimed dorks but we do know how to have fun.

There's one dorky picture where we are holding a non-alcoholic drink--

Want some?