Anika and I literally spent the whole day together today. We went to Toots’ condo and woke him up (lol). We went to Wowa’s house to raid her closet. We had lunch with both of them. We went to the Krispy Kreme event which I will tell you about real soon. We spent time at Fully Booked. I discovered that we both like staying there and looking at books that we like to buy. She treated me to a Strawberries Wild smoothie at Jamba Juice. I told her she doesn’t need to treat me but she insisted. She said that I always treat her and I’m going to pay naman daw for dinner. Hehe. We went malling until before the malls closed in Bonifacio.
I had one of my nicest times with her today.
Before I continue, let us pause for a while para magbigay pugay sa kilay ko today.
I have discovered the right make up to use for my pasaway na kilay. Ngayon lang ako naka-chamba. To those who commented in my FB post, thank you mga muthers at napansin niyo. This is a big accomplishment for me, thanks also to Eliza! If not for her, I will never know na #NoToTadpoleKilay pala dapat!
Anyway, ang sarap magspend time with Anika. She’s really a very sweet and smart girl. We talked about a lot of things. She even asked me about boys. Nagpalpitate ako ng slight. Here’s our conversation kanina:
ANIKA: Nanay, why is Tatay stressing about me and Gab?
ME: No naman. He just doesn’t like you thinking or talking about boys very early because you are still young.
ANIKA: Nanay you know, I should pick books over boys.
ME: Yes. Very good. Wala muna yung boyfriend girlfriend that I sometimes hear the students talk about in school.
ME: Anika, did you hear me?
ANIKA: Yes. Yes. Friends lang.
She’s six years old.
ME: That’s right.
ANIKA: When can I have a boyfriend?
Are you kidding me?! Are we really having this conversation already?!
ME: When you’re done in school.
ANIKA: No. When I become a teenager.
ME: No. Like no. You cannot have boyfriends when you are just a teenager!
ANIKA: Pwede kaya! Bakit yung busmate ko na high school may boyfriend?
ANIKA: When did you have a boyfriend?
ME: When I was in college already.
ANIKA: College? That’s when you’re a teenager na!
ME: Hindi ha! That’s way past being a teenager. Adult na yun anak. Basta you have to….
ANIKA: … finish school first. I know!
ME: But you know, it’s okay to like somebody because that’s normal. For example, if the boy is smart and mabait…
ANIKA: …. and pogi like Tatay. Dapat pogi din.
ME: Yeah. That’s normal. But Anika, you have to promise me something okay?
ME: Promise me that when you start liking a boy, you have to tell me. Promise?
ANIKA: Okay. But you cannot tell Tatay. He goes crazy when we talk about that.
ME: Yes, I will not tell Tatay.
ME: Anika, you have to say promise.
ANIKA: Promise. We can make again that secret tube thing that we used before. I talk in one end then you talk at the other end and nobody can hear us.
ME: Okay. Basta no secrets from Nanay ever okay? You know who was my best friend when I was like you?
ME: Wowa. I told her everything so you should do the same.
ANIKA: Okay. Can I finish eating my spaghetti now?
Sumakit ang bangs ko.
Did I say already that she’s just six years old? I called up Wowa today to tell her about this. I told Wowa that I was expecting this conversation mga around 13 years old pa siguro. Kids nowadays are very different from our time. They’re advanced because of the things the watch on the internet. Grabe talaga. Wowa told me na buti nga daw nagsasabi. I should handle this daw intellectually. I joked her and told her I will send Anika to her para siya ang kumausap sa bata someday. I am so scared na magkamali ako ng sasabihin. She’s so smart pa naman. I don’t like her to think na inuuto ko siya or something. I want to be honest to her as possible about these things para she can be the same to me. I have to let her feel that she can trust me and the same time, she should feel takot din to do something that she knows will terribly upset her Tatay and I.
Sasabayan ko ito ng isang katutak na dasal.
Anyway, things are pretty hectic now. Gulong gulo ako sa mga ganap na mangyayari starting next week until April.
On Monday, we have our weekly Operations Meeting. This meeting stresses the living hell out of me. On Tuesday, we will be reporting to Mancom. After Wowa’s birthday, I will be flying to California dahil isa akong inggiterang frog. I am praying I’ll get na my airline ticket on Monday.
Simultaneously with all these, tomorrow, I have to book our trip to Singapore because Anika doesn’t want to have a grand party for her 7th birthday. She wants to go to Legoland. Ang mahal na ng pamasahe because Holy Week ang birthday ni Anika. Nevertheless, I told Alvin na makakamura kami ng slight if we go na lang to Legoland instead of having a party. Hindi na biro ang mga birthday parties ngayon mga bakla. When I did my estimates, at least Php 150k ang magagastos ko! Hindi pa ganun ka-bongga talaga yun. Don’t panic though because you know me, napaka-arte ko sa ganyan. If I were to throw my only child a grand birthday party, kakarireen ko na yun. Eh Anika is very firm that she wants Legoland instead of a birthday party so we just followed what she wanted. We’ll stay in the Legoland Resort Hotel for three days and two nights. Legoland kasi has a theme park and a water park so susulitin na namin therefore, we’ll stay na in their hotel. When I told the grandmothers about this plan, Wowa and Ka Lydia told us that dapat may party si Anika kahit papaano because it’s her 7th birthday. Wowa wants it to be held in Hard Rock Cafe but even though she was insisting on paying for it, na-mamahalan ako sa total cost of all the activities for Anika’s birthday.
Hindi naman siguro ganun. Dapat may practicality pa din. Tuition pa mga bakla sa April. Pak!
Besides, magde-debut pa yan and ikakasal. Mega gastos, di ba?!
I’m looking in having her 7th birthday party in McDonalds or Jollibee na lang so that we can invite a lot of people pa din at a minimal cost. What is the nicest Jollibee branch for you? I am choosing it basing in the area and the size. Gusto ko malaki and maaliwalas. Please let me know which branch ang magaganda ha?
Osha, gotta go to sleep na. Anika and I were walking for five hours the whole afternoon. It was fun but it was tiring din. How many calories did I burn kaya? Hihi! =)
Good night! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!