Let me begin by saying that I don’t know how I’ve managed to stay alive this week. Pero may advantage din naman pag busy ka, bumababaw ang standards for happiness. Ang sarap kaya maging mababaw. Let the pictures do the talking. (Or not. Marami rin akong sasabihin eh.)
Exhibit A: Flowers for Mother’s Day!
I’d like to call this my little tradition every Mother’s Day–ang makipagtawaran sa Dangwa para sa mga bulaklak. For those who don’t know, Dangwa ang bagsakan ng mga bulaklak at malayong-malayo ang presyo ng roses sa mall sa roses ng Dangwa. Last Sunday, I bought five bouquets of flowers for less than P1000. Effort makipagtawaran pag peak season tulad ng Mother’s Day. (I can only imagine the number of people shopping for flowers during Valentine’s Day! Parang masaya ring pumunta sa Dangwa pag Valentine’s, puro boys. Hahaha.) I got up a bit early last Sunday to go to Dangwa and I’d have to say that the effort was all worth it. Hindi man mapapantayan ng kahit na anong “thank you” ang lahat ng hirap ng mga nanay natin para sa atin, medyo may weight naman ang ganda ng flowers for our mothers to know that we really, really love them.
I had to put on a shade of nail polish that would conceal the indelible ink on my fingernail. Inasmuch as I’d want to parade my “voting finger” to the world, hindi ko matiis yung stain. The whole voting process was easy, yung pila lang ang hassle. Mas maganda kung late in the afternoon na bumisita sa precint, mas cool na ang mga tao at pagod na silang maging masungit.
Exhibit C: I have proof that I have no derogatory records. Teehee.Getting a police clearance is way easier than an NBI clearance at tulad ng pagboto, mas keri pumunta pag mga bandang 4PM na. Wala ng tao and all you need to have is a valid ID, preferably one that was issued by any government office. A driver’s license would suffice for this one. It took us less than thirty minutes to get our clearance at around ten minutes nyan ay paglalakad. P250 lang ang cost ng police clearance, with the card na yan ha. I love how efficient the system is. I wish all government offices would strive to make things easy for everyone–how happy would the world be kung ganon, diba?
Exhibit D: Dangwa on a weekday!
It was Papa Daku’s ninth year death anniversary yesterday and I was invited to attend a recital in Meralco Theatre, so I thought of going on a short trip to Dangwa. I bought two “kiddie” bouquets and three small flower pots (Ano ba kasi tawag dyan?) for less than P300. I was so tempted to get more flowers just because they were all sooooo pretty, pero saan ko naman gagamitin diba? Naisip ko kahapon, one day, when I already have my own place, I would put so many windows and lights in it and I would adore it with flowerssss! Para lang may excuse akong pumuntang Dangwa. Heehee. The world becomes a more beautiful place with flowers around.
Exhibit E: McDonald’s Drive Thru Madness!
Have you heard of the McDonald’s Drive Thru VIP sticker? They’re giving it away to drive thru customers from (I think) 7AM to 10AM. (Hindi ko talaga sure yung oras, pero ang alam ko sa umaga lang yan.) No specific order required, you just have to ask for a sticker. So how did I get three? I went to three different McDonald’s HAHAHAHA. Sorry, loser. Pag Friday kasi, coding ako, so maaga ako sa kalsada. Planado namang dadaan ako sa drive thru, pero hindi ko inakalang aabutin ako ng tatlo. There are three McDonald’s branches around our area kasi at masaya naman palang mag-McDo hopping. Customers with the VIP sticker on their cars get a freebie every time they’d order at any McDonald’s drive thru. Sabi sa akin kanina, every month daw nag-iiba ang freebie. I’m excited to use my sticker!! Hahahaha. Basta may kasamang pagkain, na-e-excite ako. Whee!
In a world filled with hatred and stress, lowering your standards for happiness helps. Teehee!