Monday, February 22, 2010

Anne's Babe

I wasn't really planning on it but I'm glad I did go.

Today is a great day and I hope it continuous for the whole week. Earlier this morning my laptop was totally infected with virus that I must say "thanks very bigtime" to Daddy (Vivencio) for saving it (although I can't say the same for my files....they're so wrecked). Another good news is that I got my black closed high heeled shoes all fixed and looking brand new. It's difficult for me to get new ones especially with the attention on details needed for my feet plus the fact that my sizes don't come available that easily.

Of all the great things that made my day was this one fact about life and about a friend that contributed to who I am presently....

Anne and her babe....

yup she is a M-O-M!

and I'm the next N-I-N-A-N-G (Godmother)!

We were on our way to drop Jemai (my sister) to the badmintton court after going to El Retiro. So as not to make things a bit hassle on our way we passed by the route where Anne lives. Papa did stop at the site of baby clothing hanged at the front of Anne's house. The next events were funny. A guy was at the gate when we came and I just opened the van's door to ask if she was there. The guy (whom i think is Anne's cousin), turned to call her out. Yup! the signal that she saw me came as she cried my name. Coming from an engineering background, where girls are also considered as "boys", our usual shouts for conversation seemed normal (although scandalous for many) but what made me see then was different than normal--it was special.

Anne, Kahren, Me and Roselle

She came out holding the baby looking as if we were still in college (and like she was just baby sitting LOL). Nothing has changed--between us that is. We have been apart for years yet it's as if she and I did not part for so long. It's as if we saw each other yesterday.

There I was, still riding inside the van, but aged in numbers and experiences--single and making through my career--while she was there standing in front of me outside the van's door holding her babe Kate. We did take different paths yet the friendship we started was there. She taught me to be frank, to not let anybody put me down (besides family). She was one of my best friends.

We may have been apart but it was then that I realize true friends stay with each other. Come to think of it she was a part of me--she added up to who I am now.

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that
they grow separately without growing apart

- Elizabeth Foley


Monday, February 15, 2010

Memories in the Cam

I never thought I'd see these again.

Valentines was supposed to remind me I was still single and my only date was my pillow and the television (and if I have anything good book to read that would be an additional). Although I never complained as to how "single" I was (since I'm enjoying it), it would be nice to be able to celebrate it with someone (or Valentines Day was also Clarissa Cambel's birthday, the reason why Valentines was always exciting and not the boring day indoors kinda thing... Clarissa, Ann as we usually call her, is married and I'm pretty sure enjoying motherhood. I never got a chance to visit her and her family recently due to my schedule not to mention I'm not in Sorsogon most of the time. Yesterday however, as I check my sister's sling bags, I found the digicam instead. I turned it on...browsed the was all still there..... The pics which we shot from the time when I graduated in college till my brother's birthday a year ago was all there. It was a like having a background check flashed on the cam's screen (hey check out the Jimenez kids and see how dorky they can be!!!). It was funny--and emotional. I saw my mom's picture and my grandma's too. Now they're both in heaven.

mama and mama pat
The pics were proof of how colorful life was and how different now is. Mama's here but I can't see her (so is Mama Pat), I don't know when I can get out of the house and have fun with only just me and my friends (recently my dad's been driving me around).

(Unfortunately incomplete) me and the gang two days after we graduated

picture taking after graduation with Fr. Frank and Ann's cousins

(from left to right) Jonee and Jennibeth (friend's since high school) me, sir dan, kahren, roselle, and ann

@ ARICA Hotel with drinking session with the gang (JUSTIN"S B-DAY)

more of the drinking session with my dad

It's amazing how technology has captured moments and even memories which at times are vivid. It was like doing a background screening of my cam--how much it has taken and how long was it when we last got hold of it. Oh well.... Valentines may be over but Clarissa has definitely aged another year (HAPPY BIRTHDAY Boi!). As for me I need to clear the memory card of the cam and keep the pics someplace else. After all these are reminders of loved ones, of those who loved us and continually do, and the fact that I was once upon a time slim and in dire need of dieting.

Peace and love,and a HAPPY VALENTINES!