Yup, it was this year’s Friendship Day for me, for I had two fabulous dates with friends: one with friends whom I’ve last seen about 10 years ago, and one with friends I never get tired of seeing.
The previous day (Oct. 22), I was pleasantly surprised when I bumped into a former classmate in UP–who is now a lawyer!!!– Atty. Ena Ybanez. She was in town to attend a wedding and told me she was really looking for me for she knew I’m still in Los Banos. We quickly set a brunch date the following day (Oct. 23).
This was what I wore to our brunch:
- Peacock-print maxi dress from Thailand, sold to me by our office staff Ivy (I did not want to buy this dress at first BUUUUUUT when I tried it, it made me look thin!!! It was very forgiving of bulges and all so I of course have to get it!)
- Necklace from Boracay, given to me by my friend Architect Owhen Hosena (whom I miss badly)
- Beaded thong sandals from Liliw – of course isinuot ko agad! 🙂
- Burberry doctor bag-style leather handbag
Ena and I agreed to meet at…where else, but at our beloved college–the College of Development Communication. Ena and I were joined by two other Dev Com alum friends, Prof. Garry Montemayor and Elaine Quimio. Elaine came with her boyfriend and her fabulous digitally permed hair.
Afterwards, we had brunch at Faustina’s. Food at Faustina’s was great, by the way! It serves succulent steak at a very affordable price. One of its owners is my friend and former classmate, Corina Habito.
Ena, Elaine and Garry became close to me only in my fourth year. They were Science Communication (SciCom) majors while I was a Development Journalism (DevJourn) major. However, the elective subjects I took were pang-SciCom thus I became classmates with them and they were kind enough to include me in their group. Being friends with them improved my study habits, for they were my matino DevCom friends, hehe. We kept each other up to date with latest chika about each other and about our batchmates, and we also had a great time reminiscing our college days while having our brunch. Elaine and I also discovered that we were both hit on by a classmate’s seemingly-loyal boyfriend who apparently was so feeling gwapo and…I won’t mention the next trait because it would be too obvious who he is. Good thing Elaine and I did not think he was even hot. Hah!
In between bites and gossip, I can’t help but always singit how I luuurved Elaine’s hair!!! It was so Blake Lively-and Gisele Bundchen-ish!!! It says, “I just got out of bed but I look fabulous” and “Oh, my hair? What about it? I don’t even care about my hair!” Take a closer look:
The hair even looks more gorgeous in person. Elaine’s highlights were also perfect. Basta, ang ganda-ganda talaga. One more year and I’ll ask Elaine to take me to the Korean-owned parlor she went to for her perm. Pagsawaan ko muna ang long, straight hair ko, which took me years to grow after I had it cut because a bad traditional perm.
After a fabulous time with my DevCom friends, hubby and I had movie night with our Brain Train family. Originally, we were supposed to watch the Phantom of the Opera. But then something happened and we ended up watching an even more profound and stimulating movie…walang iba kundi Johnny English!!! Wahehehe! I was in the company of people with super brilliant minds who can easily understand complex chemical structures and other hard to digest info, and we just watched the very reflective and philosophical Johnny English. And know what, we had fun. Just look at us:
My irregular schedule–working on weekends and during summer–makes it difficult for me to maintain friends. I have missed so many out-of-town trips, parties and reunions because of it. Thus every time I spend with real friends is very precious to me. A simple brunch or a simple movie night are definitely worth blogging. Especially if a fabulous digital perm is present. Right, Elaine?
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