The sun is shining brightly outside again today, Yay, thank God. I promise I won’t complain of the hot weather just as long as the house finishes on time. Anyway, Yesterday, we brought some of my stuff (1st batch) back to my dorm. Apparently, I was the first to litter our neatly clad room. Then we went straight to Moa to have lunch. We ate at Tokyo Cafe because mama was literally stopped in amazement by the fake food display they have at the front. The resto was not that intimidating (apparently, some resto managers interviewed yesterday in “ang pinaka-budget friendly tsibugan” episode used this term alternately with non-threatening when it comes to describing their restos, which is good for customers like me who hates fine dining type of restos!) and the whole feel of it seems really good (not intimidating at all). It’s also amusing that when a customer comes in, everyone will yell out “Konichiwaaa!!”. So funny. Anyway, The food was basically Italian! I knew that we surely read it right (TO-KI-YO), but we saw that from the outside display pa lang na they serve pasta, pizza and some American dishes like the chicken and fries plate etc. SO anyway, there weren’t any sushi or maki on the menu (unless I’ve skipped a page or so), but their food was amazing. I loved mine anyway. I had their Napolitan pasta which had a “new” sign right on top of it. Its description said, it’s just a ketchup sauce+ham+bacon+bell pepper+mushroom pasta. One of the Japanese faves apparently (really?). It tasted really sour (which I love in authentic pasta dishes—pure tomatoes) while my brother ordered the chicken and cheese dish (so kfc), except that their mozzarella is real. My sister ordered this spicy chicken dish I do not know the name of. My father and mother shared in a garlic and shrimp pasta and salisbury steak (all of which i tasted). Most of their dishes (or the ones we ordered) were spicy. Even mine was spicy but everything tasted good. Worth your money if you ask me.
After lunch, we headed to National Bookstore to get one of Kat’s books for the term. went looking around for a new book. went to the arts and photography section, then opened a few house ideas and color schemes books, checked out some bestselling books, 2 of which were written by Palahniuk (which I got the title of and will look for a free ebook version later) and some Phil lit books (which I love) and some books about movie posters and the beatles. Mama went to buy stuff at watson’s. Had crepe, shakes and coffee for merienda. Had a stopover at tiende on the way home. went to buy food for the dog. Went to check out the improvement at home. Had another stopover at parola to buy dishwashing soap, detergents and the like. Had another stopover at small R and finally went home. We had another merienda (okoy+empanada from Ilocos–at least that’s what they said on their tagline) at home. Then had dinner (bulaloww). Foodtripping much?
It was a really long day. I was down by 10pm after singing obnoxiously, irritatingly and aloud (my self-composed joketime song entitled “do you know who you are?” which only had 4 chords) to my sister while she was doing her homework. But before the day ended (rewind to 3 hours earlier), I had to run to the store nearby for autoload. It was then that the day was turned upside down, or not really. The thing is, we never got the load so I had to go back only to wait for the owner to bicker a little with her son over the load that we did not get. To cut the story short, I went back half walking – half running with the P60 back in my hands. I just hope I wouldn’t ever have to go back there again. Not a good experience. So there. I am a worrier so I do not need any of these kinds of experiences in my life. I still don’t like our new neighborhood as opposed to our old one. It’s been a long time since we had to live next door to a lot of people. It’s bad enough that we are cramped up in this little space of an apartment, but why do we have to share a common garage with others? Anyway. I still thank God that we have a place to live in. At least we found good people who can accommodate us even for just 4 months. Anyway, these too shall pass. Thank You Lord. I don’t want to keep complaining anymore.
P.S. I would be studying/reviewing from now onwards until classes start on Tuesday! I Hope! So I need as less internet consumption as possible. And movie reviews will come in due time. ngek…