For some reasons in these past few days, I feel so sleepy. As in antok ako all the freaking time! I think it is because of the fatigue from all my extra-curricular activities like boxing and volleyball plus yung isip ka ng isip sa mga gagawin ko at work and the things that I need to do at home. Because of that, ang sabog ko tuloy. Nakakasira ng bait yung antok ka lagi tapos ang dami mong iniisip na need gawin.
Today is a perfect example of that.
I knew Anika was going to dance in their Teacher’s Day program today. How can I forget eh she practices the dance every night? She also kept on making sure I’d watch. When I brought her to school this morning, she made me pinky swear na sisipot ako to watch her. I said yes. I was planning to file a half day leave at work.
However, after I left her school to go to one of our project sites to have a walkthrough, my boss called me up. Na-busy ako ng bongga to a point that hindi ko masyadong ginagalaw yung head ko because I was scared maalog ang mental list ko of the things I needed to accomplish.
So walkthrough the whole morning.
I got hungry around lunch time so I asked my officemate (Mami A) if she wanted to have a lunch out. We met at Magallanes in a Japanese restaurant. While I was waiting for her, viber ako ng viber sa mga tao para sa mga need gawin. Busy talaga sobra. Ang daming reports eh.
When Mami A arrived, we ordered our food. 3 minutes after ordering, bigla ako nagjolt upright! I remembered Anika’s school performance at 1pm! I looked at my watch and saw that it was already 12:35pm! Shetpaks talaga! For a second, I thought of not going anymore. Anika will understand. Pero hindi ko maatim yung disappointment ng bata if hindi niya ako makita there. Nagpromise talaga ako eh and pinky swear is very sacred to us. I said a lot of sorry to Mami A and left ng sobrang bilis (kaka-order pa lang namin)! Mami A later commented on my IG post that Anika should have seen my face when I remembered her program that afternoon! Panic attack talaga!
I texted my boss. I needed to make paalam that I’m going to Anika’s school for a bit kasi baka hanapin ako. Inamin ko na I forgot that her presentation was today. Good thing he understood naman. Nakakahiya kasi to ask permission ng biglaan eh alam naman nila na scheduled lahat yung mga programs na ganyan. So I really was supposed to ask permission at least kaninang umaga pa, hindi yung papunta na!
I arrived just in time. I kept mumbling “Thank you God” every time I pass a green light on the road.
I saw her looking around when I arrived. Nung nakita ako, laki ng tawa! She pointed me to her classmates with matching clapping of hands and dabbing pa. Millenials! Lelz!
Seeing her super happy validated I made a right choice of going despite doubting if I can make it. Buti Formula One driver wannabe ako. Charot.
And then Anika danced. I’ll show you her video. Ina-upload ko lang. Balik kayo here ulit please, ha? =)
I was so proud of her. She’s really talented. I told myself, maginvest na talaga ako sa dance lessons dito sa batang ito. She stopped kasi last year when she got pneumonia. I’ll enroll her back. Dancing is something she loves doing. Walang sinasantong lugar yan. She will dance in the car, street, mall, restaurant, and even sa banyo.
Naluha ako while I was watching her. I was so proud of her. Grabe.
One of the mommies behind me commented “Ang galing sumayaw ni Anika.”. I turned around and said, “Thank you. Naiyak nga ako eh.” Apparently, she’s the mom of Anika’s classmate last year. Tuwang tuwa talaga ako.
I left her school right after the program ended. As usual, I was rushing back to the office because I had a 3pm meeting pa. Why I’m always rushing, I don’t know *rolls eyes*. I have to do something about that.
I thought okay na. I worked and worked when I got back to the office. Hindi ko namalayan past 6pm na. Nag-jolt upright na naman ako! Wala nga pa lang ulam na sa bahay! Gusto kong sabunutan sarili ko! Hahaha! The plan nga talaga kasi di ba is magpapaalam ako ng half day (which I forgot to do) and do the groceries after watching Anika. When I say wala nang ulam, as in wala nang laman yung ref. No more dinner for that night.
So ayun, nagmadali na naman ako pauwi. Ang sabog ko talaga. Sabog na inaantok lagi! Hahahahahaha!
I need a break to recharge. Yung tipong naka-upo lang without thinking of anything that I need to do.
Ang sarap siguro nun.
Oh well. Maybe I will be able to relax after all these presentations of reports. I’m so looking forward to it!
Osha, I’m super sleepy na again. I hope you guys are having a fab mid-week!