Thursday, March 25, 2004

I love to eat, as obviously seen in my body. I also love trying out new restaurants. One of my goals is to try out all the restaurants in Greenbelt 2 and 3 before, if ever, they’ll close down. Another dream is to be a food/ restaurant critic in magazines or newspapers. But I doubt that it can happen since I am not a professional writer and writing is one of my waterloos. That’s why I had been thankful with blog somehow, at least I can express my thoughts and practice being a critic. Hehe.

Anyway, last Saturday was the graduation of my brother, Eric, from Grade7. And just as any family after graduation, we dined out. My dad suggested that we should eat in Greenbelt since I’ll be coming from Makati, and maybe he’s thinking that in this way he’ll not spend much. But me and my siblings goal is to squeeze to the last centavo all the money of my dad. So, my sister suggested Nuvo, a fine dining restaurant in Greenbelt2. The place is known for it’s being a fine dining restaurant. Of course, we tried what could be the most expensive meal. Some food fancy me, however, it seems like the resto is fond of goose liver so much, that almost every meal has goose liver for its sidings. I am not fond of goose liver. So, I settled with blue marlin with prawns. As for other fine dining restos, this is not a place for heavy eaters. This is an ideal place for those who are on diet or who are in a date and doesn’t want to eat a lot. Food arrive in less time. I liked the prawns, however, the blue marlin is a little salty. The rice had been good for me its serving was half-cup, since this is my ideal serving of rice. My brother ordered tenderloin steak, which is tasty (I’ve tried it) and the sidings of baked potatoes are cooked in a healthy way. But I should have ordered the same as the one beside our table since they have to call the chef and commend him. Maybe, it would be more satisfying for me if I have tasted the food same as hers.

One of my fetish are the washrooms. I want to know if they’re clean and homey. Scary person as I am, there are many washrooms that were really scary to use. Scary could mean from dirty to really scary as in I am scared that I could find a ghost. In Nuvo, the washroom was of a size that can accommodate two to three people. But the unique thing about their washroom and that most will remember is their sink. The sink was of flat design. It is like a make-up room, where you can place down your things while you fix yourself, since it is of a flat design. You would not think of it as a sink except that it has a faucet above it, attached to the window. There is no drainage even, and no sign of where the water will go. Honestly, I was thinking twice if it was a sink. Then I tried it and yes it is a sink. Where does the water go? It goes down to the side of the mirror. How it goes there and not the other side? Well, I think you better ask an architect.

If asked if I will try Nuvo again, I definitely will, and I wish by that time I will ask for the chef and commend him for a job well done.

Monday, March 22, 2004

Previously on my life: Papa’s girl/ to be seen everywhere except at home/ can lend money to anyone/ have an active social life/ knows what’s happening with everybody

Today on my life: doesn’t talk to my dad/ just to be seen at home/ doesn’t have money even to lend for myself/ don’t talk much to anyone/ is not familiar anymore with what’s the latest

What’s happening to me? It seems like everything is happening the other way around. Yes, I am a homebody now. I know all the telenovelas on TV. Honestly, the present life bores me. I miss having excitement in my life. I just hope that the near future will bring the previous feelings I had that made me love life.

Wednesday, March 10, 2004

“When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person to realize his dream.” This is a famous line from the book, The Alchemist. But honestly, I feel otherwise nowadays. I feel that the universe is conspiring against me.

I resigned from my work last December to pursue my dream even if God is telling me not to (another story). And that dream is to teach or become a teacher in the pre-school level. But as the events would have it, it seems like teaching doesn’t like me; just as music is to me. Of course, I have a back-up…business. People would tell me that they really see me having a business of my own, or into sales. So, I tried to follow their advice. I used the last salary I received from my previous job in buying ingredients for making cookies. Because I am a beginner with no real experience in baking, I first tried the Milo cookies. I got the recipe from the Milo free taste at my brother’s family day. But it was failure. It burned, and every other possible defect that can happen, happened. I know I made a mistake somewhere, like sifting the flour and chilling the ingredients. So, for the next batch of cookies, this time Peanut butter Raisin Cookies, I sifted the flour, chilled the ingredients and followed religiously the instruction. Bam! This time it was worse. My family didn’t even let me baked the other mixed ingredients left. And for those that were baked? It was thrown out after two days, without touching it. Yes, my family and I did not force ourselves to eat it.

Now, I’m into a new venture. The chocolate business. I am proud to say that can do this and excel in making chocolates. But does my entire future depend with the chocolates? I do not know.

I had been a member of the unemployed since January. Before I resigned, two of my friends told me that I easily find jobs coz God truly loves me, unlike them. Honestly, I do not think so. I believe that God loves us equally, it’s just that I really have faith in Him. And I really do believe in my life verse, Mk 11:24, “Therefore, I tell you, whatever you for in prayer, believe you have received it, and it shall be given to you.” One reason I could just resign before even if I still do not have any job waiting because I believed that God will take care of me. Honestly, now I am kinda losing hope. I don’t know till when will I be part of the unemployed. And I don’t know what career to pursue. I really don’t know. But one thing I do know, I will not contradict God again in what He tells me even if I want to give up already.