2016 Week 51 Recap: Holidays are Just Around the Corner

December 12-18, 2016

Week 51…meaning to say, week after this week is already Week 1 of 2017 because January 1 falls on a Sunday. 2016 is almost over. For real. Parang kaka-2016 lang kahapon.

Work

There was a dinner invite from one of the bosses last December 12 but I declined because I was on offset that day. I chose bumming over free buffet and possible winnings from raffles. Akalain mo yun hehehe.

And since we were done with our team party on the first week of December pa lang, last week was a regular work week which was all about work work work hahaha. We are finalizing all enhancements requirements for one of the systems so that when we get back in January, we move on right away to development. At least there are sure things to do after the holidays, which is a good thing.

Weekend

On Saturday, I invited myself over to my friend’s place for lunch. Yes, nagvolunteer talaga akong makikain para tulungan syang ubusin ang take home lechon and leche flan from their party hehehe. At least di ba di ko na problem ang lunch ko, natulungan ko rin sya sa calories hahaha!

After lunch, we went to Shangri-la Mall again to watch Shang’s feature of the week in celebration of their 25 years. This time, it was ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra with Maestro Gerard Salonga. Syempre bilang si Gerard ito, we made sure that we were nearer the stage so 5PM pa lang, nandon na kami kahit 7PM pa yung start. Nagpapa-upo naman na kasi sila by 6PM din so tama lang that we were there early.

Ang gagling nila…at ang hirap siguro sa music industry talaga. But good to see that most of the orchestra members are the young once. Passion talaga siguro nila kaya don na sila tumanda. And let me just say, ang galing-galing din ni Gerard hehehe. As my friend said, nasa kanilang magkapatid na ata lahat ng anything music.

They also have a special guest. Timmy Pavino of The Voice Season 2, from Team Lea. Gerard said he’s one of his personal favorites. He sang 3 songs with the orchestra playing their instruments. Ang hirap siguro non. Lahat ng instruments maririnig mo at medyo iba ang arrangement sa orchestra so dapat talaga magaling kang tumiming at makinig hahaha. Hula ko lang naman.

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Maestro Gerard Salonga

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Timmy Pavino. Sing with him daw.

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Still Timmy Pavino, closer.

We had dinner at Yellow Cab dahil bukas na sya finally!

We also went to Megamall after to claim the plaque. Ayun, nakalimutan nila ang OR kaloka. So until now, di ko pa nakukuha. Maybe tomorrow.

Alam ng friend kong may Converse sale sa 5th floor so sabi namin daan kami saglit. Nung una sabi namin parang mahal pa rin kaya medyo nadiscourage kaming magcheck mabuti pero maling presyo pala yung tinitignan namin. Ayun balik halughog at syempre pa, may bitbit paglabas hehehehe. In fairness, more than 50% off naman ata yung nabili ko. Dating 3k++, nabili ko ng 1.5k na lang. Pwede na.

On Sunday, I was supposed to do another general cleaning pero ewan ko ba kung bakit tamad na tamad akong kumilos. Last mass at night na rin pinuntahan ko. Saskto, nakita ko rin yung friend ko na kapitbahay din. Ayun, dinner and kwentuhan after mass bago kami umuwi.

Pag-uwi naman, pinilit ko sarili kong labhan na ang mga nakababad. At least man lang matapos ko yun hahaha!

The end.

Enjoy the holidays!

Ako? Can’t wait to go home to my kingdom!

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