I went out and met with two sets of friends this week. I am enjoying the rendezvous with my friends because aside from the fact that I love them, I am also given the opportunity to trash everything aside and savor the moment with them.
It started when Raq informed me that she would be in the metro for a week due to a seminar in Ortigas. After debating whether to have coffee or eat at Big Buddha, we first settled for Mexicali in Glorietta 4. But then because Kay, Kat and Aijay were apparently rice loving citizens, Mexican food was not "real" food to them so Kay and I decided through YM to have dinner at Banana leaf in Greenbelt, and trust me we would not be eating there again.
Super disappointing pictures on the menu! Except for the Pad Thai which Aijay kept on calling tripod the whole night, we were quite unsatisfied.
As Aijay said, we were "leveling up" from our 30 pesos/meal days back in college. Our share ballooned to ten times of what we used to spend for food. It was fun reminiscing about our misadventures back then and of course a chem eng conversation would not be complete without the pang-ookray ng ibang batchmates session.
Wednesday night was coffee with grade school (also pisay) friends but I would refer to them as grade school friends so as not to confuse them with my high school barkada. Teka magulo na. It was the first time for Raab to join us as the only staple people for coffee would be Ayen, Jo Anne, Ghe and me. Ghe was not able to join us because she was super tired from purchasing tetra pak materials hehe...Default coffee place for Meris, or to be more specific, "Grade 6 - Our Lady of Assumption Batch '97" friends: The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Trinoma.
Now this is hard-core reminiscing as we were recalling things that had happened about 10-15 years ago. It amazes me that some of them even remember batchmates that I did not even know exist uh like Lotta Day and Madonna? Who the hell are they?! Then Raab even took out pictures from God knows when. One particular picture that caught our attention was that of him wearing a closed-neck gala uniform which Jo and Ayen aptly entitled "Elp...hindi ako makahinga." No wonder you looked pale there Raab. Hehe...
One thing that I've learned, discretion was something that did not exist in the vocabulary of Gerwin and Raab. Well, they were pretty amused with the couple on the other table and no I will not go into the details.
Damn we finished 1 AM and I am quite groggy writing this as I have not had complete sleep for the past two days but hey it was all worth it. I've been really happy. *tear rolls on the right cheek* nyahaha!
Anyway Gerwin, Jo and Raab...there was something that I kept from you last night. This one:
Hehe...I also have one and it was inside my paper bag last night.
I finally have the UP centennial jacket in black! Who cares if Ateneo and La Salle have Adidas to print their jackets. This one screams UNIBERSIDAD NG PILIPINAS. Angasan na ito!!!
And oh by the way Raab, this is definitely not the proper way to wear it: