It's Lola's birthday today. :) Finally, she had a goodnight sleep yesterday so today she's expected to be back to her normal, jolly self. You see, my Lola has been sick for quite sometime. She had pneumonia and is showing signs of Alzheimer's disease. She was confined at the hospital twice, and since then, everything changed.
The pneumonia made her really weak--she can't do things on her own anymore, a fact that she really hates. My Lola is very independent. She likes being able to take care of her own needs and not bothering anyone to get things done. But that's impossible right now.
If pneumonia tore her physical health apart, the Alzheimer's messed up her spirit. It's really heartbreaking whenever she's having her usual "attacks". She will stay up for two consecutive days, won't eat, talk to herself, pick a fight with everyone she sees. She's tough to handle and if you don't have the patience, you'll definitely lose it.
But when she's normal, she's definitely endearing as always. I remember when she got back from the hospital, this was the first thing she asked from me:
Lola: Pangit na ba ako? Me: Huh? Lola hindi 'no! Maganda ka nga ngayon eh, mas healthy na itsura mo compared before. Pumayat ka lang pero kain ka lang ng madami tataba ka ulit. Lola: Asan na yung lalagyan ng cutix (nail polish)? Me: Baket Lola, gusto mo lagyan kita ng nailpolish? Anong color gusto mo? Lola: Red.
Lola and her red nails
She looks lovely, don't you think? I guess my love for fashion and beauty came from her. She loves to dress up, and hates it when people see her in her daster.
Now that she's 89 years old, I sincerely hope that she can fully recover from her sickness. I want her to be able to stand up again and do the things that make her happy--gardening, going to mass, and of course, dressing up and putting on makeup. Hehehe.
I turned 25 last June 3rd. It took me more than a while--2 months to be exact--to write about this because I WAS WAITING FOR THE PHOTOS!!! LOL. Thanks Vina, nahanap mo rin, finally! Phew!
I seriously need a digicam. Really.
Anyway, it all started with this:
Mitor: Hey we'll celebrate your bday on June 5 and 6. Free your sched, ok? Me: Baket 2 days? Mitor: Wala lang, para masaya. Me: Ok. :)
So June 3rd, we just had a simple dinner at home with my family. Then June 5th, he took me to my second home--Shangri-la Plaza Mall. LOL
Me: Ano gagawin naten dito? Sine? Bilhin naten gift ko? Sabi ko sa'yo GC nalang kasi. Mitor: Basta. Me: Fiiiine.
Lo and behold.. he took me to COLOR ME MINE! :-)
During our first few months as a couple, we made a list of to-do things together and this was one of them. I actually forgot about this lets-paint-project thing and I was surprised that he actually remembered.
Our finished artworks (before going to the oven)
Me: Baket lighthouse? Mitor: Kasi, when everything is dark, all you need to do is look for the light... and you'll remember me. Me: Ooooh. :)
Then he took me to another favorite, and a must-have everytime we're at Shang... YOSWIRLS!
Yogurt + Mango is the best!
After that we did a little window shopping and he took me home. :)
Next, June 6th.
Mitor: I'll pick you up around 6pm. Me: Ok, what do I need to bring and what should I wear? Mitor: Basta magpaganda ka. And I'm taking you to The Spa so just bring whatever. What kind of massage would you go for? Me: Ewan ko basta yung may oil. Yoko ng dry massage. Mitor: Ok, then we'll go to Manang's party after ha. Btw, bring a scarf. Me: Oks.
So he arrived. And first thing he looked for is the scarf. What for? To blindfold me.
He also told me to use his MP3 player and placed it in full volume just so I'd get distracted and won't figure out where we're heading
When we reached the place, he was holding my hand and we were walking, and walking and walking. Finally, the door opened...
I was in his lolo's house and MY FRIENDS were there! I was totally shocked. Bilib ako kay Mitor, I really had no clue that this was going to happen!
Thanks Kal, Dumol, Deb, Chippie, Vina, Jhel, Maita, Nix, Jep, Biggie, and Woshie for the super effort! Hehe, I missed having parties like these. I was super happy that day, as innnn.
And of course, my dearest Mitor.. thanks so much for making my 25th uber special. For the first time, your "schemes" were not busted. LOL. CONGRATULATIONS! (wowowee tone)
I haven't been posting anything lately because I'm kinda confused as to where I should really blog--multiply? wordpress? blogspot?--and blogspot won. I used to blog at Blogdrive since 2005 but I just felt that I needed an upgrade as some of the features there are kinda outdated or user unfriendly. Or maybe I'm just lazy to figure it out. LOL. I just like blogspot's no-brainer layout. Kung baga, hindi sya nangangain ng tanga. Hahaha.
I've been meaning to write about my freelance adventures for quite some time. Life has been good to me, so far. Although things are not as consistent as before, I'm pretty much having the time of my life, nonetheless. I'm just glad that I can finally say that I'm doing well--career-wise. :)
I just came home from a very fun weekend. :) I'll wait for the photos to be posted then I'll get back to you guys for some juicy kwento.