I just had quite a week. A flavorful week–let me put it that way.
13 January 2013 – My Birthday at McDonald’s
12AM of 13 January 2013: My sister and I went to McDonald’s Katipunan to celebrate my birthday. Yes, I am happy to age. With age comes experience, and with experience, wisdom. hahaha!
Finally appreciative of the additional number to my years. 🙂
When morning came, we went to church and then had lunch with some cousins, uncles, aunts, nephews, and niece.
Life of Pi 😀
Come late afternoon we arrive in Katipunan, quite impulsively, I dragged Bishi with me to watch Life of Pi at Gateway.
Outstanding movie, really, extraordinary. I got an ebook copy of the novel where it was based and I have started reading it. I am excited to get to the more philosophical parts already. I can’t wait to find time to get down to the serious business of finishing it.
Ice Cream Cake and Post-birthday Lunch
The next day, I treated my teammates to lunch. AAAAAND! They surprised me with a cake (DQ ICE CREAM CAKE, OMG) and gifts!!! ❤ Super touched. 😀 😀 😀 Thank you, Lord, for my thoughtful and wonderful team.
😀 Yehey! I am really thankful to God for a wonderful birthday season. And that was just the start of my week!
Tuesday, 15 January 2013, I was my usual careless self. I did not feed myself with proper breakfast and started my day with some chocolate covered wafers before leaving home. When I arrived at work, I even munched on yet another piece of chocolate. So, even though I had lunch (not chocolate), I started feeling unwell by the afternoon.
At first, it just felt like migraine. The nurse gave me a tab of painkiller that did nothing to help. After a couple of hours, I went back to the clinic to ask for paracetamol because my head was throbbing and I felt a shortness to my breathing. The nurse said no. Saying she already gave me painkillers and taking a paracetamol would do me no good. 😦
After work, on my way home, I was really not feeling well anymore.
Upon arriving home, I threw up everything that I ate that day. I don’t want to be gross and won’t describe it here haha. Later on, I only had water to vomit and diarrhea started to kick in.
I brought myself (and again, dragged Bishi with me) to Medical City. I was just really worried. A big chunk was because I was actually intending to work from home the next day so I could easily drop by UP Diliman and submit my MBA application. I already told my manager about it. How was I to do that if I were sick and dehydrated?
Half the cab ride, I was throwing up. Good thing we brought a plastic bag that somehow survived the plastic ban in QC haha.
We only got home at around 2:30 AM. Mama was already too worried because obviously, it’s not really safe for two girls to ride public transport at that hour. She had to call from the province time and again just to check if we were already home. Sorry Ma. haha
Upon arriving home, I still was not feeling completely well. I really could not understand what had happened that evening, I am starting to think part of it was just psychological. hihi.
When morning came, I was feverish. I turned the computer on to work, but my body was giving up. I had to file for SL.
I rested the whole morning. Come late afternoon, I was sort of pacing at home, trying to see if I was okay and if I could make it to UP. I was still groggy and sick, but I wanted to go to work the next day, so around 4PM, I got up and went to UP.
And I am reaaaally grateful to God for the grace. For when I arrived at CBA, the guard told me there might not be anyone to receive my application. But when she called to check, I was asked to come in!!! 🙂 I filed my app, paid the fee (at ISSI, had to ride IKOT), and went back to CBA to submit the OR for the payment.
After that, I went to Mercury and bought meds.
The next day, I thought I was already okay. I took a shower, got dressed, and was ready for work. Then, I threw up one last time. 😦
My temperature’s still higher than normal. So I had to work from home.
Later in the afternoon, I was feeling perfectly well already. Praise God! He has taught me a lot of things through the experience. I was once again reminded that we should take care of our earthly bodies. Aside from feeling awful for two days, I also made my family worry.
Since I was sick on opening night (lol), Bishi and I watched Les Mis on Friday evening. (To be honest, in the office, I was worried that I was gonna get sick again, but felt that it was only my imagination. hahaha, so I went on to watch the film)
I first encountered Les Miserables when I was in grade school, I think. My sister, Nestle, the one fondest of reading, owns a copy of the novel. She told me an unforgettable synopsis–about how a character sold her front teeth for money. At that time, it was something I could not fathom. Could people actually do that??? Sell teeth for money???
There was a point when I wanted to read it, for culture’s sake. But, it was too long and the font was too small. hahaha.
I also never watched the musical.
So, aside from the very brief “synopsis” and the familiarity to songs like “On My Own” and “I Dreamed a Dream,” I came to the cinema raw. Prepared for awe–and awestruck I was for this film adaptation of the musical version is a beauty. The music, the actors, the visuals, the emotions. THE EMOTIONS.
Silver Lining’s Playbook
I first heard of this movie when they announced the Oscar nominees. AND IT IS A BRADLEY COOPER-JENNIFER LAWRENCE FILM!!! Will Tippin and Katniss Everdeen???
Haha, stars from my most beloved ALIAS and Hunger Games, respectively.
So, I got curious. Bishi gave me a copy and I watched it on Saturday.
It was pretty. I applaud the cast for a job well done, it was entertaining. But I was sort of waiting for some kind of melodrama. But I’m happy with the ending. I won’t complain! It’s just that maybe my Filipino upbringing has caused me to be used to melodrama that I was looking for it in the film. haha.
But I like the psychiatric drama, and how Pat said that maybe the people who don’t have psychiatric problems do not see or understand something that they do. hmmm.
Volunteers Appreciation Concert
And as if my week wasn’t long enough yet, I chose to close it with a bang. I attended the Victory QC Volunteers Appreciation Concert where Quest, Laserman, and Yeng Constantino performed. It was such a powerful evening that I was really pumped up. I know God is calling me to do something. There is much uncertainty but I am going for it, taking the plunge because I know that His ways are higher. No matter what.
It was such an inspiring night and very enjoyable, too. Just when I thought God has gone silent, He spoke. And who I am to judge that He’s gone silent, when it is my responsibility to listen.
So that was how my week (13 to 19 January 2013) went. A lot has happened, and it’s just January.
From my birthday, to my Gastro-thingy, to the movies I’ve watched, to the concert.
Excited, excited for more of God this 2013 😉