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There's something about the weekend that makes me restless.  Perhaps it's the hot and humid weather.  Or the fact that there's nothing much to do.

So last Sunday when the temperature rose to almost 37 degrees, I just decided to have my already short hair cut even shorter.  I didn't want to drive to my usual salon because of the heat, so I went to the nearby beauty parlor where I had my foot spa instead.  I was not a regular client so I didn't know their hairstylists well.  I noticed that they charge cheaper and that made me kinda happy.  I then asked for the senior hairstylist, the most expensive of the lot...

To my surprise, the senior stylist turned out to be.. well, in her senior years.  I didn't show her how surprised I was but I still gave her the benefit of the doubt.  Maybe she's very experienced in the field of hairstyling.  Maybe she's attended seminars abroad to know the latest trends in hairstyles.

Well after about fifteen minutes,  I had an '80s look.  

I still didn't show my disappointment and in my nicest, friendly smile, I asked her to snip some more here and there, just to have a more updated hairstyle.  

Now I can't wait for my hair to grow longer.  Then I'll go back to my trusted hairstylist.  Scorching heat or not.

 
 
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The Oscar Awarding Ceremony has just concluded, with "The Hurt Locker" winning the Best Picture plum.  Its director, Kathryn Bigelow also won, making her the first woman to win in the Best Director category.  What's funny is that Kathryn is the ex-wife of another best director contender, James Cameron for Avatar.  

Was that girl power or what!

Click here for the blow-by-blow account of how the show went.

 
 
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Birthday Doughnuts
I took the afternoon off yesterday to personally pick up my son Migs from school.  Why? Because it's his birthday!  I was planning to take him to the mall, buy him something, maybe a shirt... but he requested that we just go to Paseo de Sta. Rosa, which was just a few blocks away and eat at Jollibee. 

While we were eating I noticed that he badly needs a haircut and I told him we'd go to the barbershop afterwards.  He didn't want to.

"My hair is fine.  Tita said it looks good on me.  My classmates also think my hair is nice.... even the girls..."

"But what about your teachers?"

"Well... Miss Jude said my hair looks good on me... but she said that according to the student handbook... it's not."

So we made a compromise to keep his hair this way for until a week.  Next weekend, I'll bring him to the barbershop.

Yes, my favorite (and only) son is slowly having decisions of his own.  Coz I didn't realize, he's now eleven.

Happy birthday sweetie.  Momma loves you.

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He had the usual birthday ice cream... but asked for doughnuts instead of cake.  Peculiar.
 
 
Sometimes I just get a craving for Mcdonald's.  Even in the middle of the night.  So there was one time when my daughter Alexa and I were really hungry and we wanted to have some burgers delivered at home.  Well we live in Laguna (a province.  Far from the main city.) but we have McDonald's right at the entrance of our subdivision.  We checked online whether they would accept online orders and deliver.  Lo and behold - they get online orders and do deliveries in Laguna, but only to our place!  Hooray for that!  I love Laguna Bel-Air.
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Today, I just met up with a former dormmate of mine.  We haven't seen each other in over 20 years, thanks to Facebook we were able to reconnect our friendship.  So you can just imagine how excited I was to meet her.  We set our meeting time to around 6 pm in Makati, which was around 30 minutes drive from my office.  I left the office about 4:45 and what do you know, I arrived in Makati at 5:10.

Naturally, we talked about everything, mostly dorm and college life.. and oh, her lovelife.  Colorful indeed.  Wait 'til she hears mine. This is definitely not the last time we'll be seeing each other.  So, 'til next time, Marian!
 
 
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With all the heartaches and pain I'm going through, it wouldn't hurt to think positive everytime.  So this is what's in mythoughts:  "positive, positive, positive, positive, positive..."

With matching song pa. ...But it's an old and slow song, it makes me even sadder.  I think this is a bad idea.   Next time I'll look for a more upbeat tune.  For now, let me just sit and mope.

Through the Rain
(Mariah Carey)

When you get caught in the rain with no where to run
When you're distraught and in pain without anyone
When you keep crying out to be saved but nobody comes

And you feel so far away
That you just can't find your way home
You can get there alone
It's okay, what you say is

I can make it through the rain
I can stand up once again on my own
And I know that I'm strong enough to mend
And every time I feel afraid I hold tighter to my faith
And I live one more day and I make it through the rain

oohh.. oohh...

And if it keeps falling down don't you dare give in
You will arrive safe and sound, so keep pressing on steadfastly
And you'll find what you need to prevail
What you say is

I can make it through the rain
I can stand up once again on my own
And I know that I'm strong enough to mend
And every time I feel afraid I hold tighter to my faith
And I live one more day and I make it through the rain

And when the wind blows, as shadows grow close don't be afraid
There's nothing you can't face
And should they tell you, you'll never pull through
Don't hesitate, stand tall and say....

I can make it through the rain
I can stand up once again on my own
And I know that I'm strong enough to mend
And every time I feel afraid I hold tighter to my faith
And I live one more day and I make it through the rain

I can make it through the rain
And stand up once again
And I live one more day and night
I can make it through the rain
(Yes you can)
You will make it through the rain

 
 
 
I'm already in my 40s but I can say that there's still plenty of things I haven't done, or experienced.  This is why whenever there's a chance to do something new, I grab it.
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I was strolling at the mall one day and passed by an alley with a blind massage parlor.  I haven't had a massage in hmm.. a year?... so I immediately took the chance and had a good massage.  It's not that expensive, and since it's not a spa, I didn't have to take my clothes off - just went inside, got down on the bed, paid the receptionist after, then left.  Very straightforward.  Not time consuming at all. 

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My 3 toenails are now healing!  These toenails which have been 'dead' for about 3 years now (thanks to tennis) seem to be cured - the black portion is gone but it left some white stuff which is good enough coz I could cover them with nail polish.  And the big toenail is thickened but I think it will be fine in a few months.  What a relief!  So to celebrate that, I went to the parlor last weekend to have a pedicure, at last.  I usually do my own pedicure because I'm too embarrassed to show my toenails to the pedicurist.  But now, not anymore!  So off I went to the parlor but you know these ladies, if you ask them for a pedicure, they will offer you more services, for a fee of course.    And being very gullible, I ended up with not just a pedicure but a foot spa to boot.  I realized that soaking my feet in the warm water was very soothing.  Then came the scrubbing which then I had some sort of a problem.  I was so ticklish that I could not stop myself from laughing!  Good thing the lady doing the foot spa was very nice, but I think she was actually amused because I told her that this is my very first time to have a foot spa and pedicure.  So after about an hour, my feet were so clean and soft to the touch, I didn't want to walk at all.  Gaad, it felt good.