Thursday, September 08, 2005

Tagged again

Tagged one more time by JMom, now I am supposed to tell more about my life. Bear with me.

20 Years ago

I was chasing this guy inside our campus. Cute, chinese looking guy. He was a neighbor and a friend's friend but I guess he's never set eyes on me. Not true! He actually did too but he never was a gutsy man.

At the same time, I had a barkada who people thought was my boyfriend but never was. Never had the nerve either. Girls were head over heels with this barkada of mine but I guess he liked me better than them. The truth is, he never had the nerve to tell me how he felt towards me because he knew I was head over heels with the guy I was chasin' around. 'confused yet?

Menu of the year? Chicken mami.

15 years ago

My husband and I moved to our newly built house built out of our own sweat. No financial help from our parents. Yipee, I am so proud of ourselves. Mortgages suck though.

My son was born 2 days prior to the killer quake that hit Baguio City. Daughter had a scar on her forehead as a result of her running out of the house when she felt the earthquake. She was only one year old.

10 years ago

Instead of going home to the Philippines for Christmas, I opted to spend Christmas with my brother in the States. My first time. A few cousins I grew up with in the Philippines were also with us. It was like being in Baguio City again except that there was snow all over the place. Despite the weather, cousins and I went shopping at the nearby outlet. Reality bites. Christmas sucks if not celebrated in the Philippines.

The Twin Towers were still standing then. I have not realized that I had a picture with the towers as my background until my children pointed it out to me.

5 years ago

We had to leave the Philippines on December 31 because there was a change in our flight schedule. Kids packed their stuff up with heavy hearts and left Lolo with new year goodies he was meaning to serve us on New Years Eve. As a result, i had a big fight with the person who was in charge of letting people go inside the airport terminal. He wouldn't let us in because our flight was supposed to be on the 3rd of January. In order for me to have our flight fixed, he wanted me to leave my kids outside with no guarantee that my kids will still be there when I got back.

We celebrated New Year at home in our pajamas and kept on swearing at how our city sucked. It was the only city I guess which did not participate in the celebration of the New Millenium with fireworks. Our city officials were too afraid of bomb threats and lawsuits.

1 year ago

'started planning for a very special occasion comin' up this Christmas.

Yesterday

Ironed out all the kinks for this upcoming event. Philippines, here we come.

Last night

Boo hoo. 'slept early. 'had a headache.

Today

'finished all the things that kept bugging me for the last three months. Woohoo!!

Next Year

'will start to save up for a new car.

5-10 years from now

I am hoping that my daughter will be a doctor and my son an engineer. Crossing my fingers.

I am tagging Sari, Bugsy and the Ca T

9 comments:

sachiko said...

wow,ting! you started planning a year ago pa? wow,wow,wow! this is gonna be a very special christmas for your family and the folks back home!

that incident 5 years ago must have been very disappointing,wawa naman si lolo..was that the last time you and the kids went back home?

JMom said...

Thanks for playing, Ting! So ano yung big secret for December, aside from the trip home? ;-) hehe, want to announce it here for all to see? :-D

dexiejane said...

sounds like a huge event :) is it safe to assume pictures will be aplenty? :)

ting-aling said...

No Sachiko. We've gone back several times already pero it was just too emotional that time.

Haha, JMom, secret pa rin.

It's huge family event Dexie. We'll see how it goes if I don't get too carried away and I remember to take pictures.

cathcath said...

ting,
hahaha , tinatag mo ako ha. para mabasa mo ang mga sikreto ko.

tingnan ko kung maalala ko.

bugsybee said...

Ting,

Tapos na - I've done it - but compared to your life, mine is pretty boring. Compare na lang the expectations 5 to 10 years from now ... mine is so different from yours.

I was looking for when you passed the board exams but wala so it must have falled in between the 20, 10, 5 year-gaps.

Sari-Sari Winkel said...

Hi Ting, na tag mo ako...naku mabubuking na ang edad ko :-)

bugsybee said...

Ting,
I read my comment again - ano ba yan? Badly written - dapat e "falleN in between ...".

The earthquake was in 1990 nga pala. If I remember correctly it was in July, no? Was this the same earthquake when Jaime Laya's wife or was it Raul Roco's wife was trapped in a building?

There were a lot of horror stories but I remember one story about Hyatt employees who were trapped in the debris and who encouraged each other in the dark ... until they were saved and married each other.

A friend who was working in the Bacolod Casino was assigned to the casino at Hyatt but something happened on the eve that they were departing for Baguio so she was reassigned to the Silahis Casino along Roxas Blvd. That saved her life.

Were you still in Baguio then?

bugsybee said...

Ting,
I read my comment again - ano ba yan? Badly written - dapat e "falleN in between ...".

The earthquake was in 1990 nga pala. If I remember correctly it was in July, no? Was this the same earthquake when Jaime Laya's wife or was it Raul Roco's wife was trapped in a building?

There were a lot of horror stories but I remember one story about Hyatt employees who were trapped in the debris and who encouraged each other in the dark ... until they were saved and married each other.

A friend who was working in the Bacolod Casino was assigned to the casino at Hyatt but something happened on the eve that they were departing for Baguio so she was reassigned to the Silahis Casino along Roxas Blvd. That saved her life.

Were you still in Baguio then?