Looking in Jambi’s big brown eyes

One of my high school bestie’s celebrated her birthday last September 13. She just turned 26 and last Saturday she invited us over for a house-overnight party. It’s the type of party that we usually do! There are a lot of pro’s to a house party, first venue is free, second we can shout and dance all night until dawn in flip flops (and rap Linkin Park’s Song feeling like Chester B. and Mark S.), third we can eat all we want as long as one volunteers to cook (thanks Bham), fourth endless coffee (do I need to mention you Jhong?), and lastly we have moments of silence where in we open our hearts out and dish about some issues, personal or not.

We are supposed to be 9 but for some reason only 7 of us were able to attend (Bham was not yet present at the time of the pictorials, so sorry dear). In no particular position, please meet my wonderful friends again, Mafel, Ghel, Jhong, Levy and the birthday girl herself, Jambi. The 9th member is actually miles away from us so that makes her excuse valid, lol.  Dear Belah, we hope you are doing fine there in Saudi. We miss you a lot, and we are glad you are again Facebook friends with Levy. Lol!

Let’s get the party started!!! Videoke, our fave part and the of course, birthdays are incomplete without the The Bar citrus tequila (after two shots, I needed to have a power nap, haha).

Our in between photos while singing, facebooking, twittering, instagraming, drinking and chatting.

Coffee, taking photos, singing again and again, and eating.

Our IG photos from Jambi and Jhong’s account 🙂

Our gift! She loved it so much! Always remember Jambi, YOU ARE WORTH IT! All of us are! We love you too!

Again, happy birthday from your 8 besties! May God continue to shower you with wonderful things and give all that you deserve. More birthdays so we can rap again!

My usual weekends with #NueveD

Saturdays and Sundays are my favorite part of the week, simply because there’s no work and I get to spend time with my family and close friends. Last Saturday, though I was tired to death from singing the fun didn’t end there.

As you know, I have 8 close girl friends, they are actually my high school friends and up to now, we are still together (though technically, the other one is currently living and working at Saudi Arabia). Our house falls in the middle of all houses, so I guess that is one reason why we always stay here at our place. Since they have been a normal part of my daily life since high school, they can come and go as they please, these girls know where to go and they are welcome 24/7.

Normally, we would talk about everything and anything under the sun. We love to eat together while chatting non-stop. I thank GOD for these wonderful friends whom I consider sisters for life.

They arrived while I was sleeping, they bought food so I left them in the dirty kitchen . Look how busy they are!

Cooking has never been this fun right?

Three girls busy with food preparations, one girl busy texting, one girl busy chatting.

We can’t find the can opener, so the meat loaf turned into this. Not so presentable looking right?

Ron, Sheera, Bham, Ghel, Mafel, Jhong and Jambi 🙂

Myself, Sheera, Bham, Ghel, Mafel, Jhong and Jambi

TADA!!! FOOD!

Chicken mami ala king by Jambi… with orange toppings!

Our own version of “Pandesal Crust with sliced Maling and Egg in the middle”. Tastes great actually!

Thanks Jhong for your perfect “Home made Iced Coffee”. Finally after the third attempt, there are not more coffee bits left! *peace*

Sending our kisses to Belah, our dear friend in Saudi Arabia. We miss your Angelina Jolie pout!

I guess this is a vision of a drunken person, haha!

I was laughing all the time because of the things they were saying. I couldn’t help it!

Marco is serious and Jhong is… checking her phone?

The drunken laughter echoes through the night.

Biboy now that I found you @ Chicago Family Ktv Bar And Restaurant

Finally, time to sing! Yes, we Filipinos love Karaoke… one of the many ways to release stress while having a blast. Last Saturday after our shift, we decided to visit Chicago Family KTV Bar and Restaurant at 88 Meralco Ave. cor. Julia Vargas St., Ortigas Center,Pasig City.

If I am not mistaken, this place used to be Gutson’s, a place for beers and billiards. The renovation of the place had a great impact, the place is so much better! From the name (which reminds of me of the wonderful musical movie), the interiors and the food! Plus, the staff were very accommodating too. Love restaurants and places with excellent customer service.

Sorry I forgot the brochure that I got from them, I left it at the table I guess. We got a room package for 5000.00 pesos, not bad since it can fit up to 12 persons and it includes food, beers and 2 hours singing time. (TIP: do not forget to try their NACHOS!) You have a lot of packages to choose from, to make sure just call them at 02-637-9582 for more details. If possible, reserve the place in advance. The place is very busy during weekends, when we arrive, there’s only one room left.

I will not go into further details about what happened, haha, I had a great time. Singing together has never been this fun, and I didn’t know that the name “Biboy” can be found in most songs, lol! BABY = BIBOY

Logo outside

Another logo at the side, sorry Miss, whoever you are, didn’t know you were walking out.

The reception area

Bar outside and colorful stools! Want one if I am gonna be a singer… wishing!

The menu

Can’t be more excited to sing!

Logo inside

Signs

The hallway

I guess this space is for people who will get tired of hearing not so nice voices, haha, peace!

Our room number

Testing of cam with Biboy, Jude, Eldrige, Amie, Ampy and Pao

Biboy, Eldrige, myself, Amie, Ampy and Pao

Biboy, Eldrige, myself, Amie, Ampy and Jude

Karaoke Time!

The cute lights, like stars!

Eldrige, myself, Amie, Anna, Ampy and Pao

Josh and Randz (kissing) Gen, Marie, Hilda, Eldrige, myself, Amie, Anna, Ampy and Pao

Josh, Randz, Gen, Marie, Hilda, Eldrige, myself, Amie, Anna, Ampy and Jude

They have a secret relationship, lol (oh my, sorry I spilled, haha)

Smile everyone? Uhmmm, Eldrige? Haha!

Josh, what are you singing now? 🙂

Jude, Anna, Marie, Randz and Josh, just chillin’ outside.

Thank you Manong Guard for the picture!

A letter to a masked girl who doesn’t want to be named

Dearest,

From the time you read the title, you know this is for you. Things are so weird when we grow old (I can’t say grow up because I am still small) right? Funny, when I think about it, how we became close and how time healed us, only to learn that life will break and rip our souls again.

I know you are deeply concerned about me, I thank you for that. You have always been one of the firsts to reach out and ask how I am doing. You never fail to check up on me though I forgot your birthday this year (I am deeply sorry for that, it was all my fault, I was so consumed with all sorts of stuff).

Yes dear friend I am not okay, and I do not know until when this agony of mine will end. On the other hand, I see that broken hearts such as mine opens up our deepest thoughts and we see life in a different point of view. For example, when we live in a city, all we see are cars, people walking fast, dark grayed houses and the like. If we go to a higher place, we see the city in a bigger perspective. Aside from cars, people and houses we notice the blue horizon, the beautiful sunset, the birds flying, we feel the wind on our face and the warmth of the sun against our skin. This leads to a magical feeling of self journey and history is at its full-blown present time.

Last thing I would like to do is spoil your happy time, I know you are so happy. In fact I have never seen you so perked up. Your joy and the love of your life, keep it. Time as always never stops and it will heal me up.

One day, we should meet again, walk over to the foot bridge near Mcdo, with a Red Horse Beer in hand and Chasing Cars in our ears.

Love, Joys

***

Forget what we’re told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that’s bursting into life

Let’s waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

It’s me and the Cotton Candy

The normal me walked in the room after a hard day’s work
I saw the sad me looking at the window with a warm coffee in hand
Kissed her on the cheek and said

“Hey, why so sad my dear?”
“Well, I’m kinda tired of the outside world, so I decided to stay in”.
“Oh, the world outside is sunny and windy. Good for the soul”
“I know, I can see it from here”
“So it didn’t look inviting to you I guess?”
“Yeah, sort of.”
“So what did you do here all day?”
“Stayed and reminisced”
“Reminisced of what?
“Of the good old times and happy memories.”
“Just be thankful you had it and give yourself a break. You are better than that”
“Do you think?”
“Yes I do, everyone is waiting for you to come out dear. It’s definitely a black and white world if it’s just the normal me.”
“I bet they don’t miss me”
“They all do, and they need you to shine some light upon their lonely days and dark nights.”
“Really?”
“A big resounding YES! Come take my hand and let’s walk along.”

The sad me stared back deeply into my dark brown eyes, and after a minute cracked a smile.

“You really know how to win me over”
“Of course I do! We push each other through no matter what happens right?”

So the normal me and sad me walked hand in hand as we crossed on rainbows and catched butterflies under the cotton candy skies.