The story so far last week can be summed up in one word: Expensive!
Monday: Started out OK. Took the MRT and basically lived within means for the day—which was a good thing because I splurged for dinner after pulling out a ton of dresses for my boss’s shoot in Podium. Reminder: Gotta check out that Markati area more thoroughly for their nice stuff. But I’ll do so next sweldo, when I can spend again!
Tuesday: Again, started out pretty much OK. And then had dinner and a movie (The Other Boleyn Girl) with Rach and Mela. It was supposed to be Javier Bardem with his bowl cut in No Country for Old Men and instead ended up with Eric Bana in hose and ruffs, which in some ways, a better tradeoff. Eric Bana is H-O-T! The movie was a soap opera—complete with overwrought dialogue, underhanded machinations, implausible plot points—but enjoyable nonetheless. Totally inaccurate as far as history goes, but Philippa Gregory’s retelling of Henry VIII’s Reformation was fun. Besides, it’s too early in the week to be watching sociopaths on a killer rampage. Reminder: Reread Allison Weir’s The Six Wives of Henry VIII for the accurate historical account.
Wednesday: Karen’s despedida. Dinner at Cafe Bola, coffee/beer and dessert at Cafe Breton. I blew my budget for this one. Never mind, it was worth it. Saw friends I haven’t seen in a while. The dynamics of the group was kinda strange though—as it always is when we’re all together. I’m pretty sure behavioral psychologists would have a field day observing us that night. Ended the night pigging out with the girls at North Park. A midnight meal at North Park is always the perfect way to end the evening. Reminder: Make an effort to get together with friends more often. It’s sad that we only gather when someone’s leaving!
Thursday: Stayed late in the office and rushed off the Mall of Asia for the larger-than-life U23D concert at the iMax. Kinda expensive, but totally worth it. I have a feeling IMax and 3D have changed my movie preferences forever! I want to watch everything on 3D na! OK, maybe not the gory movies. Then again… Reminder: Play more U2! Awesome band! And always have a crush on Larry Mullen, haha! And strangely, The Edge is hotter now that he’s old.
Friday: Ironically, just when everyone’s out celebrating the end of the week, I stayed late in the office to finish some work. I figure I should buckle down and write since I haven’t really been trying for the past week or so. Reminder: Write more!
Saturday: Malling with the girls! I forgot how fun just going around the mall can be. Of course, I ended up spending way over my budget again. I’ll think about how I’m not going to eat in the coming days. Today was fun though. Reminder: Breath mall air more often.