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I HATE YOU ROBBERS!

I’m publishing this phone number because it’s now useless. This was my best friend’s cellphone number, and I say “was” because his phone got stolen today. And guess what? I got to talk to the person who stole it.

So I sent a text message to E asking if he was busy. He replied with, “nasa byahe aqoh” which I guess should’ve been a dead giveaway, because I’ve never encountered anyone who’s used “aqoh” before, much less a close friend, so I really should’ve stopped communication then and there, but silly little me thought that maybe E was just occupied at the time and asked someone else (maybe his brother) to text for him (because that’s actually happened before). So I asked him if he was free to have dinner with me and my officemates tomorrow night. And he replied with, “okei, wat tym?”

😐

See, here’s the thing about E. He’s so against planning and scheduling that he hardly ever agrees to invites right away. It actually takes a lot of skill (and manipulation) to get him to agree to go to something, so I was expecting him to answer with something vague like, “tignan ko muna sched ko”. Saying yes to an invitation to dinner for the next day was really unlike him, so I knew something was up.

I decided to call, expecting to talk to his brother, and then just ask him to relay the message, but what greeted me was an unfamiliar voice. Still, I asked if I could talk to E and the person on the other line said, “Wala siya ‘eh.”

Puzzled, I finally asked, “Sino ‘to?”

There was no reply.

“Kaninong phone ang gamit mo?” I asked again.

And then he said, “Ewan ko.”

I hung up right away, and then felt a little pissed (and scared).

I called E’s friend and asked if anything had happened and he confirmed that E did lose his phone earlier in a jeepney.

More than because of the fact that a friend’s phone got stolen (because we know that happens everyday, and his phone is a very old model, which has a worn keypad and faulty battery,  so I doubt if the thief can sell it for more than P500), I’m upset because I feel so violated. There I was, texting somebody whom I thought was my friend, but turns out to be a complete stranger, and a bad person at that (I’m quite sure he’s a bad person because if he wasn’t, he wouldn’t be stealing phones, or talking to the people who call the phone that he’s stolen). I guess it’s my fault because I didn’t catch on right away, but I really wish that robbers had at least the decency not to make fools out of the friends of the people they stole things from. I mean, nagnakaw na nga sila, manggag*go pa sila! Wala naman akong ginawa sa kanila ‘ah! 😡

I know. This rant falls on deaf ears because the world never listens to what we say. “Hindi obligasyon ng mundo na protektahan ka!” Or so John Lloyd Cruz’ character says in All About Love (2006).

Fine.

You robber you, enjoy my best friend’s phone with P40 load. I know you’ll get yours in the after life. And same goes to you robber who broke my window last week and stole my camera. Enjoy looking at the pictures of my happy memories, which you’ll never experience.

You’re the weak one. And you’ll never know love. Or friendship. And I feel sorry for you.” – Harry Potter to Voldemort, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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Weekend Happy

So I got a whopping 128 over 200 score on my Japanese midterm, you know, the one I didn’t study for? So yeah, I’m a bit sad with that. I barely passed (passing score is 120), but I guess it’s better than failing the test, although I know nobody’s supposed to be happy with “just a passing grade”. Whatever. The reason I was happy this weekend is because I got me a new camera! 😀

My brother’s home from Japan (just for a few days though), and he brought with him the camera I asked him to buy — Olympus 850 SW. It’s waterproof, shock proof, freeze proof, and you know, all that. The best part? It’s BLUE! Hehe, leave it to me to only care about the color, rather than the actual camera features. Hey, I’m not that gadget-y. Anyway, I haven’t explored its features all that much yet (largely due to the fact that the manual it came with is in Japanese), but it’s all good so far. 🙂 I already took some pictures last yesterday at my Dad’s birthday party / brother’s welcome home party / my belated birthday party. Leave it to my mom to cram all 3 occasions into just one celebration.

Anyway, it was lots of fun. My relatives were at my house and I got to invite some friends, too. Although only 2 of them came, but that’s okay. They’re the best ones from all those I invited. Haha! What I mean is, they’re my two best friends. 🙂

After all my relatives left, some of my brother’s friends actually came to our house bringing lots of alcohol with them. My friends and I took this as our signal to retreat to my room. And because I still had the soju my friend and I bought from the Open House of my Japanese language school 2 weeks ago (and we bought it mainly “so we could be part of the K-drama world”, my friend said), we decided to drink some alcohol as well. Of course, it was just one small bottle that the three of us shared, and we mixed it with calamansi juice so we hardly tasted it, but at least I know soju’s effect now — it makes you sleepy! Hehehe, we were out like a light half an hour after we finished drinking. 😛 Or maybe that was because it was already 2AM. Anyway…

Water, Soju and Calamansi Juice
Water, Soju and Calamansi Juice

I posted more pictures of the event in my Multiply site: 3rd Weekend of October

Don’t expect anything looking professional or whatever, though. I’m not a photographer. And I mostly just bought the camera because… Well, because darn it, it just sucks not to have your own camera while everyone around you is clicking away at theirs. In other words, inggitera ako. 😉 Hehehe.

Anyway, other than the camera, my brother also brought home the bento box set that I asked him to buy. It’s so pretty!! 😎


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Pretty pretty bento box with matching bag and chopsticks! 🙂 The problem is that it’s a bit too pretty to use. And I’m not sure if it’s microwaveable so I might only really use it on special occasions. 😐

I got a new umbrella, too. And it’s purple, and it’s very pretty as well. So now my problem (this is actually always my problem) is where to put all these things. I don’t have the biggest room and in the world, and I’m not the neatest person in the world either. So, I don’t know, I hope I’ll think of a way for everything to work out. In the meantime, I am basking in the happiness of having pretty pretty stuff. 😀 Whee!