Sunday, July 5, 2009


June may be the first disappointment of 2009. Yes, harsh, but it’s the truth! This month even includes one of the worst days I have ever experienced in my 23 years of existence. I spent most days complaining and moping than actually enjoying. Weekends were especially terrible as I was a prisoner of my own rest days.

Maybe it’s them Gregorians telling me I had too much fun last May and I need to cut back on all the fortunes and blessings I have been receiving. But of course, I am not taking away everything from good ol’ June. It had its moments. Inconsequential but still noteworthy.

June 1, 2009 | The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien Pilot
Starting one’s month highlights with a TV show is a sign of doucheness. Regardless, it’s Conan and I am a devoted fan! Conan O’Brien finally moves to the West Coast and took over The Tonight Show. Will Ferrell and Pearl Jam were his first-ever guests.

June 2, 2009 | Uncle Alex & Tita Gee’s
19th Wedding Anniversary

Their family was supposed to go to Palawan this year for their annual out-of-town celebration but for reason I do not know, they did not push through. They opted instead for a hearty and heavenly dinner at their house complete with grilled foods and cold treats. 20 years next year, interesting!

June 5, 2009 | One of the Worst Days Ever
June marks the beginning of the rainy season. Morning of this day, Mom was suffering from her usual chest pains and fatigue, so she went to Makati Med to have herself checked up. The shuttle driver going there did not help as he was really, effingly slow! Counting his money over and over again. It did not stop there. Chocolate souvenirs are to be picked up by these customers that are family friends so it should be okay, right? Wrong. They are not familiar with Makati and we simply cannot agree on the time and place. That’s two boxes of fragile treats! The least they could do is make it easier for both parties by being able to compromise! And as if the day could not get any worse, by nighttime, I was stranded in the office because the stupid and useless rain flooded Parañaque service roads which made it hard for shuttle services to return to Ayala terminal for second and third trips. I got home around midnight too drained, felt like going through the seven circles of hell. But...I did get to fulfill one goal of mine: I was able to leisurely walk in the city amidst the pouring rain. Just like one of ‘em music videos or coffee commercials. LOL!

June 12, 2009 | Sir Olidan’s Homecoming Dinner
with Classic ABE

Olidan was our junior year adviser and tax professor back in college. He tried his luck in Dubai and just recently went home to fix some things. Good thing he had time to meet up with his former students and share stories and reminisce. Mind you, these are Classic ABE, not the usual Mean Boys. Nevertheless, it was great catching up with these guys! Oh, and the food, awesome and epic! Best of all: they’re free!

June 14, 2009 | Vince’s Life: The Next Chapter and Shopping
So I finally got my much anticipated adjustment, one of the better things to share this month. Mom said that I need to buy something to remember this “momentous” time. Bah! I hate shopping for pants but I need pants so I bought pants! What? You think I’m wasting my earnings with a new gadget that I will hardly use nor need? Best purchase of this day: Vince’s Life: The Next Chapter. I had waited for four long years to the sequel for my favorite book of all-time: Vince’s Life. And yes, it delivered because it affected me and made me think. Just like what the first book did way back in 2004! LOL!

June 17, 2009 | aVeneto Dinner with Diana and Mamee
Simple dinner. We were supposed to go Chinese but Z wasn’t with us as usual so we scrapped the Asian cuisine plan!

June 26, 2009 | Goodbye Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett
Okay. The month may have sucked for me but it was nothing compared to what the world felt and experienced with the surprising demise of the world’s greatest entertainer, the King of Pop: Michael Jackson. Yes, I am a fan so the news was hard to accept. As of this writing, speculations surrounding the death of MJ are still being discussed. Also, four hours before the world learned about the tragic news, another pop icon, Farrah Fawcett, succumbed to her battle with cancer. Two icons in one day is just too much for mankind to handle.

June 27, 2009 | NCAA Season 85 Opening Ceremonies
The Red Lions’ bid for Four-Peat begins on this day. As reigning and defending champions of the league, we are still tagged as the team to beat and the Lions solidified that title by massacring the Mapua Cardinals by 33 points in the opening game. Making sure the collegiate world knows that even with the Big Three: Ekwe, Menor and Escobal’s departure, the Red Lions will not miss their services as their replacements are more than capable to bring home another championship trophy to Mendiola. Photo credit: RedLens

June 29, 2009 | Transformers II: Revenge of the Fallen
I have said before that Transformers II: Revenge of the Fallen may be the only movie that stood a chance against Star Trek for 2009! Regardless of the harsh criticism the movie is getting, I stand by my decision that I was, as expected, correct. They said the flick was the highest grossing B-film ever made and people should check their brains at the entrance of the theaters. Okay, critics! You’ve made your point. Now, do you have $400 million for profits? Will you ever have a chance of scoring with Megan Fox? I pray that these people realize that this film was made for entertainment, not to go against Benjamin Buttons and Slumdog Millionaires, or they meet Devastators. By the way, I still say this film should be titled: Megan Fox and Transformers II: Revenge of the Fallen.

June did not sound that bad after all. I just did not enjoy it that much. I missed one of the concert events of 2009: Pussycat Dolls Live in Manila, and the annual and most social event party event was postponed!

Shoutout of Happy Birthdays to: Kads, Ma-Anne, Kimberly, Vince, Uncle Man, Nina, Neng, Ronn, Ta-Ta, Tito Paul, Bobby

The H1N1 virus reached the Philippine shores and spread very rapidly, making our country having the highest victim count in the Southeast Asia. Another thing, several wedding announcements were made this month, which led me to the conclusion that there are two “in” things right now: get sick or get married. I think six people from the office are getting married this year. Isn’t there a law that makes these ceremonies not okay? Sukob, anyone?

Hey, June. You made it bad. Took a sad song and made it worser.
Remember to let her into your heart. Then can you start to make it better.

Good riddance! I only hope that July delivers better. I have several plans and maybe even resurrecting my urban wanderings. Family birthdays celebrations are guaranteed so that’s something to look forward to. And I’m resisting the urge to have a haircut! Peace! (--,)


AthensDLR said...

inaapi mo naman masyado ang June. haha... I think aapihin ko ang July, but then again, March pa rin ang chaka month ko.

timeenutlatte said...

Well, for one thing, I did not benefit from your birthday! [-( So what's to like? Hehe! July's delivering so far. Hopefully, tuloy tuloy na! (--,)

tintin rejano said...

honga marie...pwede pa pahabol, naghihintay kami ni timon...wehe ;P

timeenutlatte said...

See. Listen to Kristine. We share the same sentiment. Hehe! :D