I don’t understand why people insist on going out of Manila at this time…though it is exactly for these same folks going out that I get to enjoy being left here when there’s no traffic,no noisy vendors and no commuters jostling each other. I imagine that Manila during the Holy Week was like the 60s when the city’s population didn’t yet balloon to millions and the local transportation office didn’t yet give permits to every pesky jeepney and tricycle that applied to run the block. This is exactly what I wish the city to be, less of course the dirt, the pollution and the homeless, hungry people.
The only downside is that almost all of the establishments were closed for the most part during Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. I was hankering for a foot spa but which salon would open when you’re supposed to do your visita iglesia? I’d reason that I want a foot spa before I could even start the Stations of the Cross… “cleanliness” after all “is next to godliness.” 😛 Good thing that good ol’ outlets like 7-Eleven, Jollibee and the pares house next door remained open. And they didn’t have so many fish selections to begin with. The internet cafe near my place remained surprisingly open too, and I can only sigh since it’s hard being an “internet squatter.” Can’t wait to have a computer of my own again. Being without it is like having a chair with no legs, or a bed without a mattress… whatever.
Anyway, in the industry that am in, we unfortunately have only two days vacation which made every hour precious. Especially the ones spent with my loved ones… Mr. Game Boy and the twinnies. I still feel guilty that I will not be able to supervise them every step of the way, but (sigh) there is no other way.
Among other accomplishments, I got to:
– putter in the kitchen
– arrange our things
– wash clothes
– house-hunt ( & can’t believe that the ones they’re selling in the millions appear like shoeboxes to me)
– watched movies:
The Devil Wears Prada: I digested both the movie and the book in the light of having assisted a VIP Bitch recently. Liked it since am no whiner, even though the fashions in the film version didn’t totally rock and Meryl Streep’s characterization was in fact sedate compared to some media maven I know in real life.
Scoop : Can’t remember when I last saw a Woody Allen film and am too much of a fan not to like him each time. He appears to have aged so much though, and the situations in this whodunnit of a movie are too incredulous to be true. Still, I can relate since Scarlett Johansson plays a journalism stude (whoa)
Little Miss Sunshine – The ultimate depiction of the lengths individuals would go to to pursue their dream, with a touch of dysfunction along the way. Abigail Breslin was just adorable.
The Wedding Crashers – Can’t believe I wasted my time on this one. But ’twas funny.
Las Vegas (the TV series) – yay! good that my favorite pirate is now selling this, clear as a summer sky. Our boss told us to watch this show on casino life and I am. Josh Duhamel is cute! Presently addicted and determined to watch the entire three seasons.
Advanced Happy Easter everyone 😛