Thursday, August 31, 2006

Three Flat Tires and a Funeral

Time flies so fast. Before we know it, we are heading to another month. My month... September. Why my month? Coz soon, I will turn (gulp!) 25 years old. Anyway, enough about my age...

Since I'm this blog's owner, I feel obliged to actually write before this month ends. Let me give a big sayote apir to those who left their comments especially on the last entry, the second issue of The Paano Pag chronicles. FYI, I have not experienced this and I hope it won't happen to me. The Paano Pag Chronicles issues are just events I suddenly think of and decide to write about. Yes people, when I think of something to write about, I have to let it out of my system. Hey, never miss a creative thought as they say.

August for me had its share of both ups and downs. The usual funny events, adventures and misadventures. You get the picture.

Let me just start by relating an incident which just happened yesterday. The taxi I was riding on my way to Cubao Victory terminal had a flat tire. We were about 50 meters away from the terminal. (Yes,I'm in Baguio right now)

Not a weird revelation?

Well, how about if I told you that this happened to me 3 times this month! Same situation. A few meters away from my destination, the taxis I rode on had a flat tire. Yes people, three times. Whenever I ride a taxi, LIKE MAGIC, it will have a flat tire.

Must be me being overweight (???)

Not only that, just this Wednesday, I rode a taxi from SM North. This taxi was running on LPG. Not the usual gasoline. Then the LPG's warning light came on - that is, the LPG is running empty. The driver cursed under his breath. I did the same.

I don't know why this is happening to me. Suddenly, the world decides to go against me through taxi rides. How unlucky am I, ei?

If anyone knows what this means, please contact me. Either I'm getting unlucky with taxis, or more and more drivers neglect their duty to have their taxis checked.

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So much for that...

This month, Arjud and Nagarjud died.

Who the hell are Arjud and Nagarjud?

These are (were) my 2 goldfish (goldfishes). Yes, they have names. Where I got the names, you'd just have to ask me.

I didn't cry of course. I just felt bad. They were, after all my companions in Manila. I do talk to them whenever I get the chance. Especially when Sayote King and I have our everyday LQ's (lover's quarrel). They're good listeners I must say.

And just because I overfed them, they gave up on me. I didn't do it in purpose of course. I was thinking that if I'll give them more, they would be happier. Bad idea. [SQ: my bad! my bad!)

So now, I'm a goldfish murderer.

Lesson? That too little or too much is bad.

Arjud and Nagarjud are now burried in the apartment's septic tank. I flushed them down my toilet bowl. Sorry, I don't know of any goldfish memorial parks.

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Speaking of memorial parks, one of my titos actually announced his birthday gift to my tita: a LOT in one of the memorial parks in La Union. This lot was supposed to show his wife that he cared for her and thought of her future (when she dies).

I didn't know what my tita thought of the gift. For me, I'd rather not say. Nothing wrong naman siguro. I was thinking of a more traditional gift. Like a necklace or something.

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Sumweldo na ako sa paluwagan. Kaya bibili ako ng pasalubong sa mga kasama ko sa paluwagan. Hmm... is that right? Parang binalik ko lang ah.

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THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO LEFT THEIR COMMENTS! I APPRECIATE IT A LOT. I HOPE YOU ALL COME BACK SOON. KISSES FROM BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES! MABUHAY!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAGUIO CITY! (September 1)

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ANOTHER ROUND OF PASALUBONGS when I get back to Manila :)

15 comments:

Jinjiruks said...

advance hapi-bday. tumatanda ka na manang. naranasan mo ba ngayon ang quarter life crisis?

> sExYbiTcHy VaNnY said...

hafee beerday? hehehe. :)

enjoy. :)

tutubing_karayom said...

Naku kaya pala cute ka, mabait ka, magaling ka, humble ka at kung ano ano pang Ka.. kasi KA-edad kita, at KA-september kita... hehehe! sana me sense

bittersweet said...

weeeee! 25 ka na? woooow! kakasalin na ang ganyang age ah... hakhak! joke..

babati na nga lang ako ng happeeeee birthday! :)

God bless!! :)

raine said...

advance happy bday! :)
goldfish murderer!apir!ganun din ang naging kapalaran nung mga isda namin nuon dahil sa overfeeding

wendy said...

I enjoyed reading this..

isa lang ibig sabihin nun, malas ka para sa mga driver ng taxi! joke!!

may itatanong lang sana ako...

baket sayote queen? fave mo sayote? :D

tin-tin said...

when is your bday? september what?

may balat ka siguro sa pwet.

condolence for the loss of your goldfish

and about your tito's gift. ako, i'll say what i feel. parang gusto na nya ako mamatay. he can give it to me anytime naman diba?

ralphT said...

may bertdei din pala ang baguio? parang araw ng maynila? pero baguio lang? bakit sila nag hahapy bertdei sau? bertdei mo? kelan? e malamang... sabi mo mag 25 ka na e. hehe. happy birthday!!! (when ever that is... hehe)

hindi ka mataba kaya nafflat yun taxi. siguro, letter 1-- may kung ano man sa daan papunta dun na naiipit ng gulong at nafflat sila. hehe. o kaya, number B-- malas ka lang tlg! haha.... pero siguro, kung saken mangyayari yun, magtataka din ako. hehe

sandali, nursing student ka diba? kasama ka ba sa batch na may leakage? (did i spell that correctly? lol). grabe yun noh?...

musikera said...

advance happy 25th birthday!!!

anyways, di ba arjud means somewhat maarte or mahilig mag accesorize or something???... lol...

Jigs said...

Happy Birthday in Advance...

Kawawa naman yung goldfish, naaalala ko tuloy yung goldfish ko nung bata pa ako.

BTW, 25 ka na? I thought you were younger than me. Napaka "energetic" kasi ng posts mo eh! (tama ba ang description? LOL!) :)

Gener said...

wahihihi uu nga... happy bday! nako ang ibig sabihin, kapag lagi ka minamalas sa taxi... kelangan mo na magpakasal kay sayote king!!

jef said...

Advance hapi hapi hehe! Arjud and nagarjud is an ilokano word...well, I'm ilokano so I pretty knew what that is.

Cheers for your 25th bday!

Garnet Girl said...

advance happy birthday sayo!!! invite mo kami ha pag nagpa-party ka? :)

naalala ko yung nabasa ko sa The Alchemist, sabi dun, pag nangyari sayo minsan, hindi na mauulit yun. Pero pag nangyari ng pangalawang beses, mangyayari pa ulit. Naka 2 flat tire ka kasi, kaya naging 3. Naku baka maulit pa, wag na sana diba. :)

Dati my goldfish din kami, kaya lang para maiksi talaga ang buhay nila kaya nung binigyan ang tatay ko ng flowerhorn (lucky daw sabi ng mga chinese, parang arwana) eh ayun, na-breed niya. Awa naman ng Diyos eh mag-3 yrs na sila samin, kaya lang namatay yung nanay. At masama talaga sa loob. :(

KaDyo said...

wawa naman..yung goldfish mo hehe.

Coincidence lang siguro yung flat tires natiyempo lang na ikaw ang nakasakay =D

Happy Birthday pala, ano handa mo sayote cue, sayote cake, sayotegetti, sayote juice at sayote salad hihihi.

MAy you have many more sayote este birthdays to come

pao said...

happy birthday!

i think a lot of taxis now run in LPG. the dilemma of drivers is that there are still too few refilling stations & with the high prices of gasoline, they would opt for LPG. malas nga lang kung naubusan ka sa kahabaan ng edsa.