Monday, September 28, 2009
My mother started texting me around 11am. She was going back home because their househelp told her water was going inside the house. A cousin helped the maid get some things inside their room but that was it. I think they only got some important documents and immediately left the house because the water was waist-deep. They went to my Tita's house. My mother never got to our house. The jeepney she was riding got them off a nearby intersection. She waited for a few hours then realized she had to check-in in a nearby hotel/motel. She was panicking a bit because my brother was not replying. We were texting back and forth the whole time. While she was worrying about my brother, I was wondering where my husband was. His last message said he can't ride a tricycle because the water was flooded and he was going back to wait for a cab. After an hour there was a knock on our door. My husband braved the flooded streets because he wanted to go home. I immediately told him to have a quick shower and we ate our late lunch afterwards. I wasn't at all worried about everyone else outside our little nook. Later on, my mother texted me that my father and brother are both OK. But that night they slept separately, mother in a motel, my brother with my cousins and my father inside his car parked in a supermarket. My husband and I were able to watch the Singapore qualifying around 12 midnight. The birthday hooplas were all cancelled.
The next day the sun was shining. I thought everything will be OK. My cousin called me asking me if he can go home. He slept with a classmate but I told him not to go home already. They didn't have electricity and the roads weren't cleared yet that morning. So I told him to stay put because he will be safer there. It was only last night when the impact of the typhoon really hit me after I talked to my brother. He was in a panic asking me where our parents where. It was then that I realized it was me who was connecting all of them. My mom was texting me, he was texting me, even my cousin was texting me. But they weren't able to contact each other. My brother told me our little chow-chow didn't survive the floods. Mini was gone. The other dogs were safe. He said the water inside our house was neck-deep, and nothing was salvaged. It was only then that I started to worry. I guess I'm sad for my family. I'm not sure if I could have done something for them. I couldn't even go to them because most roads were not passable. I could only pray that everyone will be safe.
It was also yesterday when friends started texting me how my family was. I think they saw it on the news. I wasn't even aware how they knew or what they've seen on the news. Thanks so much for the concern. It felt like you were more concerned with my family than I was. And for that...thank you! I am so so grateful my family's safe. Even though we lost every thing in our house, I know nothing will compare to the loss of a love one. I am grateful my family was spared from this disaster. No one was harmed.
Friday, September 25, 2009
It seems that the last photo I posted is not unique to the place we visited because you still did not get it right *teehee* Here's another clue. This is their FIFA World Cup Stadium. When we were there, a group was rehearsing for the 6th Asia Song Festival. *hint hint*
PS Can you tell that this is my way of postponing my travel posts? hehe I don't have all our pictures with me now so that will have to wait until next week.
PPS I'm glad you liked my little "Dear-xoxo" post. :)
So anyway, I've lost hope for Vettel to win the driver's championship after last week's race when he got only 1 point. And it was only because Hamilton who was in 3rd place lost control of his car during the last lap and wasn't able to finish the race. Plus the Brawn boys are back on top so the championship might be between Barrichello and Button. If it had to be the two of them then I'm hoping it will be Barrichello. He's just so much fun to watch when he wins and I don't really like Button hehehe. Oh by the way, the commentators mentioned that Hamilton and Nicole apparently has broken up that's why the Pussycat Dolls withdrew their participation in the show for the SG Grand Prix. A little chismax to make F1 more interesting hehehe.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sorry I haven't been updating this blog. But I'll eventually catch up. I hope to blog about these things:
1. Italian and SG grand prix
2. Metro Bar with Mek and Joy (was able to watch Kamikaze and Parokya in one night)
3. Our recent trip (can you venture a guess where we went?)
So yep those are the major things I have to blog about. Don't wanna bore you with posts about work although that's what's been keeping me busy busy busy.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Congratulations, D & J!!! We're so so so happy for you!!!
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
I really wanted this song because I liked the beat and the lyrics… "It's like I waited my whole life, for this one night. It's gonna be me, you and the dance floor" Grabe sobrang perfect! But I don't think we're hiphop enough to pull off this music. So I've let Joema choose another song and we finally chose "Honey, Honey" from the musical Mamma Mia. I'm not sure if I've mentioned here before that our term of endearment is honey so we thought this would be apt for us. We actually hired a dance instructor to choreograph our dance. Her name is Phyllis Lim (contact no: ) . She was really really patient with us. We only practiced for one session, that's for two hours. She would ask us if we can do this steps and if we're comfortable to do them before she teaches the steps to us.
And thank God, we were able to pull it off. During the reception, after our parents, principal and secondary sponsors were introduced, we were called in to enter the ballroom and was introduced the new Mr. and Mrs. And then from the entrance of the ballroom we immediately went to the dance floor and danced "Honey, Honey". Everyone was stunned! No one knew we were gonna dance, not even our families and closest friends. A friend was even telling us that they were all surprised, they didn't know if they should take pictures or video record our dance hahaha!
Photo and layout courtesy of Jayson Arquiza. The hug isn't part of the dance, we don't have that "sweet dancing" (as my PE high school teacher calls it) part. Joema was just absolutely embarrassed after the dance that he hugged me so tight and didn't want to let go of me ahahaha! (Happy 8th monthsary yesterda, honey!)
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Unfortunately, we weren't able to watch the qualifying last Saturday and had no news on who had pole position. So we were a bit surprised that Fisichella was in the first row for race day, with Trulli of Toyota. Then on second row was Heidfeld and Barichello. And another surprise was Button and Alonso didn't even qualify for Q2. Sayang talaga we weren't able to watch it. It must have been super exciting! We spent Saturday night at my parent's house and they don't have cable so no qualifying race for us. Boohoo!
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