Thursday, December 27, 2007

¡Feliz Cumpleaños Jesus!

I thought I would not be able to post any entry this week due to my yearly Christmas banishment to the rurals. Err... OK, not really the rurals - my hometown's not that estranged from civilization and from the benefits of Industrial Revolution.

I, together with my mother and two brothers, went to the mall. It's by good chance that I brought my laptop and dined at Burger King 'cause it has free WiFi access. That's why I get to blog right now. Hehe.

So how was this year's December?

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The Universidad de Santo Tomas has always been known for its annual Paskuhan - the institution's university-wide Christmas party. For some circumstances, I went to the event, though very late at around 9 PM (yeah, and I missed the fireworks). My so-called "school-coming" was quite emotionally corny and utterly nostalgic. You see, it's been almost a couple of years since I last set foot on the humble grounds of UST. The ghost of my college days just went through my nerves and I was suddenly feeling "studentish" again. Plus the fact that some of my college guy friends, the ones who formed my college clique, were there. I just couldn't help but be reminiscent despite a lot of changes in the infrastructures and student atmosphere in the campus (I must give note that a lot of UST students that I saw were so different from the once I've actually encountered and dealt with three years back.)

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The infamous company Christmas party was at it again... and needless to say, it was a costume party again, only this time, a Retro Christmas party (contrary to the boring Hat party of 2005 and the floral Luau party of 2006). It would have been a hard time for me looking for a vintage costume set if not for my resourceful Aunt who have a friend who collects fancy costumes. I opted for a 70s costume set of a butterfly-collared top, a pair of bell-bottom jeans, and a pair of humongous sun glasses. The costume was great (I think I even had one of the bests in the party), except for my fat ass, which a lot of my officemates noticed (and they actually bullied me for this... err).

The yearly department presentations were included in the program. And for the second time, my team won. I was so proud 'cause I was one of the organizers of the team. I just felt so happy that our 5PM practice everyday, despite haunting busy work and deadlines, paid-off.

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Some of the gifts I received this Christmas!
The big Elmo's from my dear best friend. She surprised me with this - I didn't really expect she would remember me wanting an Elmo stuffed toy (It was two years ago the last time I was so compelled to buy Elmo). Thanks guys! Merry Christmas!

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Err... it's already 4PM... my mother and brother are waiting for me to finish this blog entry. I guess I'll end at this point and just continue my Christmas entry when I get back in the metro... or by chance tomorrow... that is, if I go to the mall. Hehe.

But before I leave, let me leave my sincere greetings to you dear reader even if it's two days late... Merry Christmas! Even if you can't get a wedge of the Strawberry Cheesecake I baked last Christmas eve, let me still share it with you, even if just through this photo.


Happy New Year too! (^_^)

6 comments:

yoshke said...

hey drake, Wednesday? Starbucks Megastrip? Hmmm. Nope. That's not me.

But yes, I have a striped hoodie. Uhm, baka hindi Wednesday. I was at Starbucks megastrip Monday last week. I didnt buy anything though coz I decided to move to Starbs Podium. Hindi kasi ko makapag-aral sa Megastrip. Haha.

chase said...

that strawberry cheesecake looks very tempting...

awww, elmo.. i love elmo.
but i'm more of a cookie monster fella.

cookies.. and the color blue. my kind of thing..
but elmo is soo cute..
puwede akin nalng xa. ?
heheheheheh

merry christmas and a happy new year drake!

Drake said...

@Yoshke: Oh I see... I was actually quite positive though that it was you 'cause the person really looked like you... err... must be your doppelganger... hehe.. just kidding. Happy New Year Yosh!

Drake said...

@Chase: Thanks Chase for the compliment on the cheesecake. Hehe.

I also like cookie monster especially during the young time of my Sesame Street days. Pareho kasi kaming may big appetite. Plus, I also liked cookies so much then. Hehe.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year too Chase! (^_^)

ladyMacho said...

..."The costume was great (I think I even had one of the bests in the party), except for my fat ass, which a lot of my officemates noticed (and they actually bullied me for this... err)."...
>> just want to comment on this since i was one of those persons who bullied him...well, just want to inform u guys that drake really luk great dat tym becoz of his fat firm butt!!! hahahaha! peace!!! :))

Drake said...

Haha! I hate you ladymacho!
Just kidding!
Errr... why do you need to emphasize my big butt anyway?! tsk tsk tsk. Hehe. (^_^)