Sunday, November 30, 2003
The last two days were a tad bit draining. I woke up at about 7:30 am yesterday to attend the baptismal of my friend's kid (co-worker at a different department). The event actually started at 10:30 am, but I had to leave early because it was all the way at Kalookan, near Monumento. I slept late (2:00am) the night wife and I met up with some college buddies, and we finished up late. I left the house at around 9:30am in a mad rush, after feeding the pair of ever reluctant puppies that we have. To be more specific, they're reluctant to eat...haaay jusko, ayaw kumain. What I usually do is just leave the food there in their dishes even if they don't start munching right away. They eventually chow down after a while. I'll be posting a picture of them soon (if they could only stay still for one good shot).

The sketch (for the way to the church) was incomplete...I mistakenly printed out only about half of it. So we were partially flying blind, but thankfully we didn't get lost and made it on time. The rituals finished at about 12pm and we headed over to Erwin's house for some good old grub. The selection was excellent; in no particular order:

-Beef and Mushroom with Broccoli
-Fruit Salad
-Leche Flan (always my favorite)

A lot of other company employees from other accounts showed up as well. I knew most of them from my earlier months at work. They're fun to be with -- they asked me if a certain co-worker of mine (and their former co-worker in the past) was promoted to a higher position. 'Hindi noh', I replied. I added in fact, he's in trouble for pulling some boo-boo. I wonder how that news came around? I have nothing against the guy honestly. He's a nice and friendly guy, but sometimes he's too chummy with people that he just recently met. He acts like he's already close to folks, including me. It makes me feel uncomfortable watching him talk and act around other people in a familiar way. I feel bad when his behavior annoys the hell out of me, but I can't help it.

Moving on, I had a small glass of Fundador and a smoke after our hefty meal. It was great. Going home was not. EDSA was packed with cars almost every step of the way (Christmas shoppers? thankfully we're done buying gifts), not to mention the buses weaving haphazardly along the road. Those moronic mammoths just cut your lane anytime they please, but when we civilians use their designated PUV lane, the boys in blue bust us. WTF is up with that?? It didn't help that I had a heavy spell of sleepiness on the road either. I was literally slapping myself to stay awake (and in one piece).

All in all though, it was a great day. I'm at the office now, cleaning up some customer emails sent over the weekend. I forgot to go online while answering a couple of them, hopefully that'll count in my stats still. On another note, I've taken only five calls as of this writing -- still slow at present.