Tuesday, September 10, 2002

okay, so it's been MORE than a week! been busy lately...


friend came! he hung out in my office where he spent his time singing and pestering me about how slow i do my drafting these days. well i'm a bit rusty! gimme a break :) i still enjoy my job though. i get to listen to any music i want in the office's surround-sound system.

i was happy to hear him sing along with my old savage garden album. the song's "truly, madly, deeply". mega-mushy! but we used to sing it back in our college days, when we walked around the campus. among other songs.


i received a message from a 'prodigal friend' (whatever 'prodigal' means). he was my friend. then he used me. then he abused me 'for using him'. needless to say i was pissed. but all the same i'm relieved. i didn't have to explode at him. he did to me. he cut off the friendship for me.

anyway, to go back to monday, he invited me to meet him because he wanted to give me something. i said i can't go. it's too far and i'm too busy. he said he'll send it and asked for my address. i gave him my office address.

"after everything that you told me...?"

"aw, you know i didn't mean that! well, not EVERYTHNG... only SOME of the the things..."



i was in the office when the package came. by courier. i was wary to open it, but when i finally did i found a green powerpuff girls buttercup backpack. i cried.

i wanted one because 1)buttercup is my favorite cartoon character 2)my favorite color is green, and most of all 3)i NEEDED one.

i used to own a backpack that was so dilapidated (may its soul rest in peace) i had to keep sewing it to keep any of my stuff from falling out of its numerous and multiplying holes.

i was holding the holes closed all the while i was running after the prodigal friend when he accused me of many things of which i couldn't even make sense. i bought a needle and thread on the way as he continued to verbally abuse me with the most painful words i never thought would come out of an otherwise seemingly intelligent person.

back when we were friends i volunteered to help him with his book. i never expected he was serious when he said he's gonna buy me that backpack for my efforts. apparently he was. i still cried. i don't want his backpack. i want his apology.


my mind's in total emotional chaos because of the package. luckily i got distracted...

i was mopingly picking at my lunch in our 'sorta open-air' restaurant when someone called my name. my OLD name!

i looked up to see my elementary classmate. we have long since parted ways, as i pursue an artist's path while he took up engineering. i had a crush on him when we were twelve. so i'm REALLY happy to see him! especially since he let his hair grow long again. i've always liked long-haired guys since i first saw it on him.

too bad i don't have a crush on him anymore. after more than ten years of not seeing each other, we found that my height totally clears him! i mean, i think he's only up to my shoulder! tough ;9 but i'm still glad he called me. i'm surprised he still remembered me. since we weren't that close back in grade school.


'm happy :) my 19-yr old younger sister hung out at my office. i really appreciate it. i'm usually alone at the office, so i always enjoy the company. she spent the afternoon rifling through my boss' cassette tapes and cd collections, and proceeded to play 'the beatles' on the stereo. she got disappointed when she couldn't find the bee gees. she always enjoyed that band. it makes us laugh when they do that high-pitched voice when they sing :) anyway, we enjoyed beatles too...

"you miss dad, don't you?"

"i guess. hm, yeah: i got hooked into beatles because dad has a complete collection of their albums."

well ok, so do i. so i'm really glad he's coming home tonight from china :)


my kuya gerry and i somehow brought up 'baked chicken' in our converstaions. i mentioned that i never tried it. he said that he makes it! so invited me over to his place to sample his recipe of baked chicken. i'm only too happy to sample his cooking. i still couldn't forget his chili con carne!

he picked me up from the office to have lunch at his place, then went with me back to the office after. he even lent me more sandman books by neil gaiman! darn kuya gerry! i'm getting addicted to the sandman series! :) anyway, at work, i finally finished the three pages of my 20x30's so i can move on to making the perspective page!


started inking perspective page! i even incorporated my favorite big man, vin diesel in the foreground, heheheh!

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