One of my Facebook friends’s status today that made me smile was: “February na pala. Kaya pala malamig.” Boom! 😀
So yes, it’s already February! I’m glad January is over because honestly, January wasn’t so good to me. I was full of angst in January. And because February is the month of love, I want to feel and relish love this February.
Yesterday I was in the beauty parlor. Sa wakas! If you must know, going to beauty parlors is huge deal to me because I rarely do it. Before yesterday, last I went there was about eight months ago. I left Raviv with Randy at home, sans any helper. Randy urged me to push through despite that because he wants me to be happy. Seryoso. I was a total grinch almost the whole month of January. Actually, more like a ticking bomb that even the gentlest nudge would detonate me. Thus, Randy and I kept on having arguments. To the point that he called Mom pa pala to rant about my crankiness. One of my rants was that I seem not to have time for myself already, so I’ve become this frumpy, wala-nang-glow, overweight woman. Which made me all the more nega.
So when I mentioned to Randy that I wanted to go to the parlor, he almost pushed me out of the house. I went to a different beauty parlor this time, not my suking Metro Hair. That’s because I wanted to have my hair rebonded, and rebonding is this beauty parlor’s strength.
Hello from the beauty parlor!
I was in the parlor from noon up to past 6 p.m. I ate my take out from McDonald’s, brought my laptop and worked a little bit, watched several videos on Youtube until I almost reached my mobile date limit (my new favourite channel: ASAPScience. Yes, I am a closet nerd.) but still, there was plenty of time. Grabe antagal! Out of sheer boredom, I was forced to do some soul searching. Maganda rin pala ‘yun ‘pag wala kang magawa, mapipilitan kang mag-soul searching. It’s something that Randy has been begging me to do the past month kasi nga I was his Negastar. But I couldn’t do it when I’m stressed out. Pagpapa-rebond lang pala ang solution. LOL.
One of the things that finally hit me was that naawa ako sa asawa ko. On my bitchy days, I would think of him as this annoying, bossy, uncaring man who just wants me to work 24/7. Yesterday at the parlor, I saw him in a different light. I don’t want to elaborate, basta I felt that I wanted us to be lovey-dovey again like we were when we first got together. Sickeningly sweet. It may be the harsh chemical fumes or epekto nung napaso ang anit ko sa plantsa, but I made a pact with my lucid self to be calmer, more positive, and more malambing to my mag-ama. It will be difficult, but I’ll really try.
But when they shampooed my hair again for the hot oil treatment, and I was distracted because some strands of my hair were sticking out!
Gaaaah! Para akong eagle!
And so my epiphany and zen moment were broken (but don’t worry—I was resolved to keep my promise to myself). I went back to my cellphone. I bloghopped, and for some reason someone’s blogpost made me want to have a Cartier Love Bracelet.
(If you’re no longer new to my blog, then you know I’m not maalahas. The only jewellery I have “of value” (relatively) are my 3 engagement rings, my wedding ring, and my pearl earrings. So no, I’m not a connoisseur when it comes to jewelry).
Look at Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie wearing their Cartier Love Bracelets:
And this is what I want:
Nice, ‘no? Very simple yet elegant. Very Cartier.
Pero kumapit kayo—according to the Cartier website, that simple bracelet I like costs…US$5,300!!! Excluding sales tax pa! That’s about Php250,000 just for a “simple bracelet”. Although there are less expensive models, those without any gems. This one has a solitaire diamond naman kasi. I thought of having it custom-made by an alahera. That is, ipagaya na lang as what many girls on the internet are doing for practical reasons. But then, I realized I wouldn’t enjoy a bracelet that I know is an imitation. Just like how I feel about knockoff bags.
My cousin in London, Ate Marivic, suggested Tiffany sterling silvers instead. According to her, “Every girl should own a Tiffany.” (At nai-imagine ko na ang simangot ni Randy when he hears this statement. Hehe). She said that a Tiffany bracelet costs around P20,000. Pwede na ‘di ba? However, I didn’t really like the typical Tiffany bracelets.
I don’t know why, but it does not catch my fancy (or maybe it will in person?) Just like omnipresent Pandora bracelets.
However, I fancied something on the Tiffany website. Necklace naman. Look:
Here’s a closer look:
Just like the Cartier Love Bracelet, it’s simple and elegant. Perfect for everyday use. As I was checking out the price, something caught my eye, at natawa talaga ako.
May DROP A HINT talaga?!? I wondered how you could DROP A HINT, and clicked it. Eto pala:
I admit that for a split second I was tempted to type Randy’s email address. But nah, it will still be obvious. (More obvious than this?!? Hehe)
Anyway, I just thought of sharing this with you, in case it would work on your boyfriends or husbands. After all, Valentine’s Day is near. Tiffany’s made it easier na, hehe. 😉
As for me, maybe in time I’ll get that Cartier Love Bracelet if I reach my target at work/business. Mahirap-hirap, but I swear to myself I won’t get that Love Bracelet until I reach my goal.
(OMG. I just realized—parang ga-graduate na ako sa bags!!! Mature na ‘ata talaga ako! Hahaha.)
Speaking of hints…you know why I had my hair rebonded instead of just a Brazilian blowout? Here’s the hint: because the Brazilian blowout will last only for a few months. If God gives what I think I’m now ready for this February, all I could do to my hair in a beauty parlor is just a haircut for at least two years.
Love, love, love everyone!