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On Leave – On Work

Another post from Eena:



I was recently on leave for two days. On the first day, Ryx and I had to hang out at the office for an hour or so while waiting for my schedule to go somewhere. In case people came to see me for official business, I printed a sign “ON LEAVE” and placed it on my table. Of course, he asked what it meant, so I explained it to him.

The following day, I didn’t go the Office at all, but Ryx and Dida dropped by there to get something. When I reported back for work, I was amused to see that a sign was still on my table, but this time, it was a handwritten one that read “ON WORK.”


Turns out that it was the handiwork of Ryx who had written “On Work” on the other side of the sign “On Leave” I made.


Nagdakup ug Kalayu

Eena and I have been waiting for the screening of CATCHING FIRE here in the locality since last week. We wondered what’s causing the delay. And then yesterday, on our way to ADZU we saw the familiar poster of a Caucasian woman holding a bow and arrow at Viva Cinerama. That poster made us scream! The movie is finally here!

I was free. But not Eena. She still had to meet her class. Besides, we are not sure if the same movie is also featured in Mindpro Cineplex. So we brushed off the idea of watching the movie. Even if we knew that it was our only chance considering our schedules were fully booked until weekend.

We parted ways. Eena to her class. While I towards the pueblo to check out gift ideas. Passing by Mindpro Citimall, I saw only two posters displayed. Catching Fire is not among the two. I don’t know what happened but my feet brought me to the fourth floor of the mall. There I saw the same poster being displayed at Viva Cinerama. Immediately, I texted Eena about it even if I know she won’t be able to read my message right away. I went on with my chore.

One hour after.

We decided to watch the movie. Our “us” time was long overdue anyway, so we might as well grab the chance. The kids at home were doing fine anyway.

We made it a point that we can watch the movie from the start. We waited for the last full show. The lights were still on when we entered the movie house. It was very convenient to look for strategic seats. We found a place. Then a group of students arrived – about 12 or more. They were so excited and giggly with their baons inside  plastic bags. Afraid that they will spoil our date, we transferred to another seats. Already comfortable with our new seats, another group composed of gays – parlorista – came. Lots of them. And they occupied the whole row behind us plus a few seats on right side of Eena. They too were noisy exchanging stories of the day. Uh oh! Doomed? We planned on moving again but decided not to. It’s rude. We might earn their ire, too.

Lights off! Movie started screening.

The End.

I won’t say anything about the movie. I don’t want to spoil your fun. Definitely, the movie is better than Hunger Games. But I am wondering how the experience is for those who did not read the books.

As for our experience with fellow viewers, contrary to what we expected the people were so behaved. No glaring cellphone LCDs for the entire time except once or twice during the inception of the movie. We heard not-so-loud ringing of cellphones but the owners didn’t answer the calls and opted to just cancel it. The sounds which a plastic bag produces when somebody takes his baon were kept very minimal and at a tolerable level. Lastly, there were no commentators around. It was a nice experience! Thanks be to God!

Now I can start reading Mockingjay. 🙂

100: Ciento


I and wifey were able to catch the musical last Friday, February 22, 2013 in spite of our busy schedule.

I hope I can find time to make a full review about it. But at the rate I am going, I still have lots of back logs. So I’ll just share a few of my thoughts about the show:

  • the entire ensemble was great- their acting, singing and dancing!
  • some of the lapel microphones were not working well which made the audience guessed what the actors were saying.
  • It was good that videos and animations were incorporated in the show though there was a point where it dwelt too much on one topic and it became dragging already.
  • Since it was supposed to be a trip to memory lane (100 years back) I was expecting the play to focus on at least five characters and then their experience with ADZU. When the adventure of the probinsiyana from Ipil was featured, it earned an applause from the audience which meant that they were once in the shoes of that girl or they have friends like her or something like that. That portion earned an instant connection with the audience. It would be better if something similar to that was featured.
  • of course credit should also be given to the composers of the original compositions featured in the show. They were nice.

Congrats to Mr. Kiko Miranda and all the people behind the play! Hope to see more of your productions!



We all had our haircut during the weekend. “We” here refers to the entire family.


Zyk needed to see the barber already because his bangs were almost covering his eyes. Besides, we needed to train him to have his hair cut at the barber. His first was a disaster because he kept on crying and crying to the point of puking. Good that the shop didn’t charge us additional for the mess he caused. hehehe!


Ryx, in preparation for his upcoming “JS PROM,” has to cut his hair so he will look good on his pink long sleeves and black pants. Ryx is just in prep-school mind you but they already have this activity. Don’t know who gave the school administrator this idea. Didn’t bother asking them also because at the back of my mind I know it would be a futile exercise.


My hair is becoming unruly (although that’s its nature! Hehe!) already and my white hair which are growing in population were getting more visible. Thus I needed the haircut badly. Or else, I will be mistaken to belong in the fiftysomething. Hey, that’s hairwise okay? Thinning not included!


While we all had it in one barbershop, Eena had hers at home. (Wow! Home service!) But if she had it her way, she wanted it done at the barbershop! All she asked was a simple trimming of her patay-looking hair. But all the barbers shooed her away! 😦