We asked our Lola Emma if we could invite some of our closest friends in the team to have a nice dinner and few drinks to share with the group and she replied in affirmative.
We were having this plan of going to mall and grab a venti starbucks cafe americano while doing an actual work of proof reading and translation; we ended up by having a nice ride with Paulina (a very good friend of ours and the team), at SM Pampanga with her sister.
Spending? No worries!
HH and I has this detachment from money. We don’t really make a big fuss out of our finances, how much we spent and how much money we left on our purses.
Since it was a day before my birthday, I treated HHC-katie for a nice frappuccino and I had my blueberry cheesecake and venti cafe americano-an absolute birthday treat! 🙂
I found it funny and silly when HHC was stressed out of the internet/wifi connection that we had (thanks pau for the laptop and wifi 🙂 ) and rushed on the things that the ‘managers’ kept on asking for us. She was a bit (I think far from the word ‘bit’)upset when I am turning again from my indecisiveness and uncertain attitude that triggered the bigger stressor.
‘it is no longer funny, you can’t decide on anything, wasting everyone’s time‘.
Yeah, I admit, I was a bit stressed out as well with her, with the team, with my family, with my friends, the work, the future, my birthday, and etc. But what made me stay and decide? The assertiveness of my counterpart to make a decision at that time- no more no less.
She was supposedly planned to buy me a cake as birthday present, yet, I reckon the idea and suggested to sneaked in to other stores. We opt for pizza than having a nice cake, and she bought something to share- a delightful garden salad!
Time to go home and dig in for pizza and drinks!
Upon reaching our humble abode, there were no ‘guests’ yet (I did that intentionally simply to lessen the damage from the ‘dragon lady’), and I talked to our lola Emma if we could have our party at the veranda rather than the dining area (she insisted on the dining area yet, we kept our grounds on the veranda so that she could rest well as she had been rushed to the hospital the night before) in the end lola Emma replied again in affirmation.
Party like no other
We spent the night having a nice food, company and drinks, yep! We had 3 bottles of wines, beers and nice chats from the people that I considered as ‘close’ friends. Since it was my birthday, I had the privileged not to accept any negative vibes at that moment, yet, there was the ‘dragon lady’ roaming around waiting for the next victim. I find her really rude as well for slamming the door at our guests, for criticizing/judging us for who we are and for being assertive with our decisions.
I wanna end this entry not in a hanging bad vibes. Basically my long time buddy-Reeda told me about ‘change’ and the world I am living now. I can’t expect them (the fam, my counterpart) to be what I want them to be. For instance, if I gave 100% of the pie, I should not expect that the other way around would be exerting the same effort as well. Put some barrier of professionalism in terms of this volunteer experience(that’s why I think I kept on contemplating the idea for the next couple of days…..) it would be tough because you made it more personal but it could be a learning experience as well-perhaps the hard way if not the other way around.
PS: I was surprised when the 3 Brits gave me their present (a starbucks tumbler), I am not into the brand(having a starbucks tumbler) but, it was more of the thought that they consider how coffeeholic I am and I could not imagine how come my HHC was able to buy it without (me) noticing it.. 😀