Friday, December 30, 2005

Christmas Left Me Breathless part 1

This has got to be the BEST christmas ever.

Well, for me that is.

Kaya ba naman nawala ako ng ilang araw diba? At syempre, pinangakuan ko pa naman ang aking blog-anak na I'll be updating. Di bale, babawe naman e.

Ok last entry was about how horrible the Xmas Party was. What a bad omen for the coming eve. But fortune smiles. Dapat pala ganun talaga. Chaka first, ganda later (in a matching kulot voice ala Mother Ricky). hehe.

So with a few entries, I'll try to sum up as many memories as possible.

Market! Market!
Ian and I met up after my Tuesday shift (read: restday na kinabukasan). And since nagpaparinig siya na nasusuka na siya sa Glorietta and Greenbelt 3 (not that its bad, its just that parang pangalawang bahay na namin ang dalawang mall na to e - at ako rin naman medyo same old same old na ang feeling dito, so I decided to take him he's never been to. And ano pa bang ibang mall na malapit sa Makati?)

Market! Market!

In fairness to this mall ha, maganda ang facade niya. May dalawang side: the mall on the left and the outdoor tiangge and foodstalls on the right. We headed for the mall first.

Sa entrance pa lang, gigantic Christmas tree na ang katapat mo. Wow. Something new. /end sarcasm. Bakit ba palaging gigantic Christmas tree na lang? Marami pa naman diyan na symbol ng Filipino Xmas. Bat di na lang gigantic parol? O gigantic belen with gigantic kalabaws? In fact sa sobrang daming gigantic Xmas trees na naglipana, ang dami ko nang snapshots nila. At pinatulan ko talaga ang pagpipicture (hmm...posibleng future entry? why not?).

Gusto ko ang mall. Ayoko lang ng mga mall goers. hehe. Grabe, no offense to them pero super daming followers of Jolina. May mga naka jersey na 10 times bigger than their bodies. Sa African American, its a sense of fashion kasi ang lalaki ng frame nila. Sa mga Filipino wannabe gangsta, josko its a fashion emergency dahil parang kulang na lang hanapin mo kung nasan sila sa mga gabundok na damit. Ang dami ring naka Uma-look. I swear, may lalake, may babae, may combination of both. Ok lang sana kung bagay e. Hay, this fad has GOT TO die! But who am I to tell on them? E dun sila masaya e. Malay ko ba kung sa paningin nila ako ang baduy. Oh well, kanya kanyang kasiyahan na lang.

Inikot namin ang lahat ng boutiques. As in lahat. Walang pinatawad. Ultimo ang mga tiangge within the tiangge, este mall. hehe. And in fernez of all fernez, suuupper mura. And everything imaginable is here.

We came upon a booth that sells all these exotic looking necklaces. Although, I'm not really an accessory person, there was one that caught my eye. Ang ganda sobra. Its a normal leather strap but with a lock that has a native aboriginal design of a man with a spear. Kulang na lang makarinig ako ng bonggo in the background ala Jumanji (or that scene in Hot Chick, whichever is more familiar to you). Its a rare find talaga. Funny nga kasi I thought I can haggle. The price was a bit steep kasi. So I thought I'd just purchase the lock (kasi its a fraction of the price) and just scout for a leather strap elsewhere. Lumibot libot kami pero guess what? Sobrang taga (as in highway robbery) ang presyo sa iba for leather straps. Ang kinalabasan balik kami sa store na ito. The very kind lady however saw how much I want the necklace so she struck us a deal, she'll be slashing a part of the price and gave me some free stuff to personalize the design. Overall, I got my money's worth.

After a tiring shopping spree, we decided to eat out. Literally, kasi open air ang kainan e. Pero panalo naman ang lamon, este pagkain. We got 4 sticks of humongous barbeque from Aling Nene (tama ba spelling?), a todo todong platter of Pancit Lucban from Buddy's, a full bowl of Sinigang from that Filipino Delicacy stall that I forgot the name of, enchiladang mangga from the same, and 4 glasses of Iced tea from that other little booth. Hindi naman kami gutom diba? hahaha. Gusto ko pa nga mag Cheesecake kaya lang closed na.

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On our way out of Market! Market! (damn name, breaking up my sentences no?) I decided to take the Fort Bus instead of a cab. Why? Because it takes the long route way out. Read: Scenic Route. And The Fort at night is very, very, ahem, romantic what with the lights, the long avenues and all. Wala pa akong lisensya kasi to drive the idle car at home kaya I have to resort to the next best thing.

Seeing the smile on his face. It was all worth it.

[Music of the Moment: Some elevator music playing through out the mall ]
[Mood: gigantic xmas tree-y ]

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