Sunday, January 22, 2006

CANA seminar

One of the things that Mike and I agree on is that we are both shy people.

Which is why we considered just bribing the secretary of the SSA to avoid having to attend the CANA (kay-na) seminar. I imagined that the seminar would work this way -- all attendees would have to sit in a circle, and take turns sharing their experiences (as bf-gf) to everybody in the room. Why would we want to do that? Those people are strangers to us! Ugh.... no way.

Well, bribing was out of the question. The secretary had a reputation for being masungit and mataray. We didn't want to risk losing our reservations just in case she's not too pleased with the bribing and all. :0

So we had no choice but to attend.

I have to say, attending the CANA seminar is one of the best things that ever happened to us. There was none of that uncomfortable group sharing. Well, there was the introductory part where we had to stand in front of the group and introduce ourselves, then tell the group what endearing qualities our partner possessed. Har. We don't even do that in private no! :) Everything went smoothly after that.

I know Mike hates all the mushy and heart-to-heart talks, but I really appreciated the fact that he answered the questions sincerely. It's different to just have an idea of how Mike feels about certain issues, than to actually hear him say how he really feels. Some of his answers left me weak in the knees. Some brought tears to my eyes (not a difficult task for him -- with my PMS and all). Bottom line -- I'm more in love with him than ever. And I'm very happy that it's him I'll be spending the rest of my life with.

On the lighter side of things...

1. Being in ADMU brought back so many memories. I wanted to revisit the bench where my college barkada used to hang out. I wanted to walk in Bel field, and to go to the caf. And to the Mgt. dept. Ahhh.... my heart will be forever Blue.

2. There was a beagle tied to a cage near the CEFAM building. She is sooooo adorable. Mike took pics of her. We visited her every break time. Will post her pic when Mike sends them.

3. For 20 ++ years, I had been mispronouncing the word awry. That, among other things. Hehe.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Another Starbucks post

I bought Audrey a cute tumbler from Starbucks. It's the stainless kind, so the smell of the coffee doesn't linger on the insides of the tumbler. To my surprise, the barista told me that I can have a drink, on the house! It goes with the tumbler daw.

I have been craving.. as in really craving, for hazelnut green tea frappuccino since last week. I couldn't have it last Friday, because I didn't have money with me. I couldn't have it last Saturday, because I was already full from the party I went to with Mike, and I couldn't have it last Sunday because I stayed home to work. So you see, the desire for that calorie-laden beverage has really built up, :0

I ordered the grande, hazelnut green tea frappuccino, with whipped cream. Yummmmm.... I ordered it around 9:30 a.m. I was halfway with it by 11:00 a.m., and realized I couldn't finish it by lunch time. So it sat on my desk until 2:00 p.m. By 6pm, I realized that Starbucks's green tea frappuccino really contains green tea pala no? My hands were shaking by then (due to the caffeine overload) and I had a really, really big headache (which ALWAYS happens after caffeine overload).

*sigh* Wala lang. :)

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Something New

I started the year by using the voucher from Starbucks, which came with the planner. :) And, because I wanted to try something different, I ordered their Caramel Macchiato -- a big change for me, considering that all I ever order from Starbucks is their Green Tea Frappuccino. And the red cups, because they're required. :)

Anyways, 2005 was a very busy year, and a very eventful one at that. So many things, both good and bad, happened. I've learned the lessons I needed to learn, and I'm looking forward to 2006 -- which promises to be even more hectic and exciting than 2005.

As for wedding preps, we're now feeling the pressure. The last time I checked, parang 9 months to go pa. How come we now have only 4.5 months to go? Where did the other 4.5 months go? Aiya.

So now, we're cramming with the strings, the event stylist and the entourage. Take not, I haven't decided on a motiff yet. Harharhar. I really, really can't decide whether to go for champagne pink, aqua and lime green, or tiffany blue? Orange is definitely out of the question -- I really don't like the color.

Just thinking of the things I need to do is giving me a nervous breakdown. How I wish there's a detailed checklist of all the things that need to be done, together with timeline etc. I bet, if somebody came up with that, it'll be a hit with brides-to-be.