My mom went back to the U.S. last Sunday night. It was a great, funny and very very noisy (unbelievably noisy! 2 years worth of nagging coming into play! imagine that!)2 weeks.
Speaking of going back, guess who's moving back home? Yours truly. I really don't want to leave my place in Pasig...I love our unit, I've befriended a number of people in the area, it's close to a lot of great cafes and a lot of malls and I really love how convenient the location is. But I cannot find it in my heart to leave my 3 youngest sisters alone at home. I don't think I can sleep at night knowing that they're on their own. The family will ALWAYS come first. Even if it means putting my own life on-hold for a little bit.
I've been staying at the ancestral home since the 24th and so far, it's been so so so fun!!! I hauled all my laundry (consisting of a comforter, bed sheets, pillow cases, towels and loads of clothes!) to our home and asked my 14-year-old sister, Sunshine, to teach me how to use the washing machine. And surprise, surprise, I loovveee doing the laundry! As long as there's a washing machine ha! It's aliw! Hahaha! I shall become the next domesticated diva! It has also been a relief to see my sisters being responsible on their own: washing their own dishes, taking out the trash, cooking meals (Kristine's job, mostly.), cleaning the bathroom (yes, believe it!!! I'm sooo proud of you, Shine! hahaha!), feeding Tashi, making sure all the doors at home are locked, etc. So you see, I don't think it's going to be THAT difficult, after all. As long as we all help each other, we're going to have our house running like clockwork in no time.
There are still a lot of things to do. Like I still need to inform my landlord that we're moving out, pay whatever bills we still need to pay, move our stuff and fix my room at home. It's really one big mess right now as they have turned it into a storage area when I moved out. Huhuhu!
The good side is I now get to be with my sisters, I don't have to pay rent (big load off my back!) and utilities (woohoo!). And there is a promise of food on the table everyday! (nakuu, paano na ako papayat niyan? hehe!) Plus, I now have a landline again (Charo and Kookie will be sooo happy!)
Bad side is...hmmm...there really is no bad side. I think this is what's best. I'd like to treat it as, our-parents-are-on-a-very-long-vacation-and-so-yipeee-we-have-the-entire-house-to-ourselves kind of thing. With more responsibilities and at a more mature level, of course. Hehe!
Decided to take my 3 youngest sisters out last night. We headed to Market! Market! but the mall was already closed when we got there. We were walking around the market area and came upon a line of stalls selling flowers. When they saw daisies, they all asked me if I wanted one, they will buy for me daw. Aawww! How sweet noh? Of course I wanted daisies!!! Come to think of it, I don't think anyone has given me daisies this year. Hmph. Anyway, I declined my sisters' offer. I'd rather that they spend their money on something else. It's really the thought that counts, anyway.
As Market! Market! was already closed and because we didn't want to go home yet and they wanted to do some shopping, we transferred to Eastwood City. This is one of the things I love about having all girls for siblings: shopping is always a blaaassstt! While I had to restrain myself from buying more accessories (there were so many gorgeous ones in Eastwood's tiangge), my sisters splurged! Earring after bracelet after hair accessory after necklace--ang yaman nila ha! But that's fine coz now that we live together again, I can borrow the nice items they bought! Of course, I didn't come home empty handed. I really could not resist purchasing a pair of super beautiful chandelier earrings. I just had to call them mine. And so I did. Hehe!
After shopping, we headed to Mcdo for some Twister fries. I don't remember exactly what it was we were talking or how we got to the topic of my future love life but I'll never forget what Francine said: "No one will ever be good enough for Achi." Woah. Heavy. Heart-tugging. Yeaaahh, that's what sisters are for. Know that no one will ever be good enough for you, too.
We hung out Starbucks after and talked more. On our way home, we talked some more. I'm really looking forward to spending more time with my younger sisters. It's really cool that they are now at the age where I can talk to them about anything, where we can really bond as siblings. It's pretty cool.
Yehaaayy!! I'm home!
Bunny @ Tuesday, December 28, 2004
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