If there's one person in SMC-CAO that's most loved, it's definitely Kin.
No surprise there. To everyone who knows her, Kin is one of the most kindhearted, humble, inspiring and understanding person there is. I think the adage "not a mean bone in her body" was done with Kin in mind.
That's why when we were told that there was a surprise birthday dinner for Kin, the CAO gang made it a point to be there. While most of the people have already left SMC and moved on to other companies, we're more than glad to come back for Kin.
This group is actually a combination of almost 3 "generations" of SMC-CAO folks. The earliest members would be Elsie and myself, followed by Lu-ann and Leah, and the last generation would be Bunny, Aggy, et. al.
We forced Kin to make a short speech after dinner, and her first sentence captured who she is as a person.
"I don't know what I did to deserve a group of friends like this."
For the longest time, Ate Bullet has been looking for a denim jumper. She's been looking for it both in stores and on-line. I've been looking for it at my usual haunts. And we even looked for it together during our siblings-day-out a few weeks ago. But we can't seem to find the right one.
Then, last weekend, I saw a really cool denim jumper when I dropped by Megamall. It was so cool that I had to snag it. It was so cool that I had to get a matching shirt and pair of brogues for it.
And Ate Bullet loved the whole ensemble that she wore it today.
It's the type of outfit that'll just make you jump for joy.
Some films automatically fall under the "mindless" genre. These are films that are simply so absurd, you have to suspend all disbelief and turn your mind off to actually sit through the entire film.
Usually, these mindless films are hilarious! Think "Sharknado" or "Megapython vs. Gatoroid" or "Movie 43."
Not that I'm disparaging mindless movies. They're actually very entertaining and escapist, especially when done correctly. And while going through movie trailers, I think I found a mindless horror comedy that fits this bill.
It's a horror-comedy film called "Cooties," and it actually has an impressive pedigree. The creators of Saw and Glee. There's Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson in the cast. So, it better be good.
Question is, will they show this in Manila? I hope they do.
Last Sunday, Dad showed me this really old family photo of theirs.
The photo gave me instant flashbacks!
Suddenly, I remembered how dashing Lolo Iking was, and how elegant Lola Dita looked. I also saw how Tito Ting looks like Paul, Tita Evelyn looks like Esther, Tito Hector looks like Harold, Tito Linden looks like Troy, and Dad looks like me. (No surprise there.)
I'm also impressed at how they kept the photo intact after all these years.
Sharing discoveries is one thing I like doing. Whether it's food, a TV show, a shopping haunt - anything good is worth sharing.
During our SG trip 2 weeks ago, I found out that the first timers haven't heard of, or even tried, Ice Kachang. So, during our hawker breakfast, I took the liberty of treating the gang to a bowl of this wonderful concoction.
And here's my short stint as a waiter in SG. Here's one for the girls: