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Monday, June 21, 2004


I woke up this morning planning on blogging about my experience in Mt. Talamitam.

But while I was having my morning coffee, my 23-year-old sister gets up from the bed, sits beside me, lights a cigarette and says,

"Ate Buns, I need to tell you something. But you have to support me ha? [sister's bf's name] and I are getting married this week or the next. Civil lang."

Choke on morning coffee.

Let's rewind.

Sister and SB (Sister's Bf) have been together for about 6 months. They work for the same company (a call center) and pretty much have the same working schedule. So when I and our 2 other flatmates are at work during the day, she and SB will be in the condo.

SB practically lives with us. He goes home lang to get clothes or food or something. The rest of the time, he's in our condo. He sleeps there na din. We really don't mind coz he's a nice guy and all of us get along with him.

A couple of months ago, sister told me that SB will just move in with us since he practically lives with us, anyway. So we started looking for a 2-bedroom unit na. About 2 weeks ago, sister informs me that she and SB will live together, on their own na lang. I'd be lying if I said that the idea of my sister living-in with her bf didn't seem appauling. All I managed to tell her was, "you better ask Mama's permission first". But at the end of the day, I'll have to support her decisions. That's what sisters do.

So the plan was to find another place to move into because without my sister to chip in for rent, association dues and utilities, there was no way the 3 of us girls would be able to afford living in the condo.

And we need to find a place this month but my bestfriend isn't so keen about staying in Pasig because she works in Makati and I can't decide too coz I still haven't found a new job. I mean, what if we move to Makati and my new office is in Pasig? Gets?

And then my sister drops this civil effin wedding bomb. Thing is, I know my sister. She is hard-headed and she will do whatever she wants. God knows how many times we've fought because she refuses to listen.

Me: Why are you getting married? if you want to get married, do it in church na lang! bakit pa magpapa-civil?

Sis: Eh we want to live together na and Mama said that SB and I can't live together until we're married kasi pangit daw tingnan. Si Mama nga nag-suggest na magpa-civil na lang kami eh! Ate Buns, ikaw witness ha?

Me: (to self: Ok lang si Mama?!?!) What?!?! What did SB's parents say?

Sis: Ok lang sa parents niya as long as pumayag si Mama. Eh si Mama na nga nag-suggest na magpa-civil kami eh!

Me:I hope you realize how life-altering this decision you're making is. And I think it's so babaw na you're doing this just so you can live together.

Sis:Eh I love SB naman talaga eh.

Me:Hay naku, it's your life.

So now, I am not only looking for a new job, I am also looking for a new place. And I have to deal with this civil wedding thing. And will most probably talk to my mom as to why, oh gawd, why in the world she suggested that my sister be wed to her boyfriend of 6 months.

Apart from that, I have a million things to pay for and my finances are sucked out dry. Plus my very kikay 17-year-old sister needs a dress for her friend's debut this weekend because she's part of the 18 candles and the gorgeous pink number I sent her from the store doesn't fit, so I need to find her another one.

Add to that the numerous reports I have to submit to my boss by tomorrow. To top it all off, I am limping in pain because of the climb, the mosquito bites I acquired this weekend are still itchy and I'm coming down with the flu.

I wish there was a way to just sleep off your problems, wake up many days later and find out that they've been resolved.

Inhale. Exhale.

A very wise man once sang, "Don't worry, about a thing, coz every little thing is gonna be alright!"

I hope you're right, Bob.

Inhale. Exhale.

about moi

Loves the beach, wishes she had more time and money to travel, recently got hooked to climbing mountains, reads anything she can get her hands on, frustrated writer, adores her 3-year-old Lhasa Apso, Tashi, constantly needs caffeine, wonders when she'll quit smoking, and will most likely die due to liver complications from drinking too much (if the cigarettes doesn't get to her lungs first). Can't live without accessories especially big, dangling earrings, shoe freak (aren't we all?), sucker for discovering hole-in-the-wall restaurants, will ingest anything spicy, enjoys giving and receiving massages, addicted to Friends, Sex and the City and CSI, goes gaga over kids, dreams of being alone with Jim Morrison and smoking a joint with Bob Marley. Would love to party with Gwen Stefani, shop with Patricia Field, write poetry with Maya Angelou and have Sting, Nelson Mandela, Mark Twain and Bono over for dinner.

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