Martes, Oktubre 30, 2012

InTENsity 5: Kwentong RiSci Post-Hayskul

October 27, 2012 has marked another milestone for RiSci (Rizal National Science High School.. the school that built my friendship with ELF) as it celebrated its First Grand Alumni Homecoming with InTENsity 5.11 batches got together to rekindle old friendships and reminisce the good old days where it all started.

Syempre.. bilang si Manager Engr. Salutatorian Rowie (whom should I would like to thank for the pictures) ang batch rep namin for this event... hindi pwedeng hindi full force ang ELF.

Each batch was provided with a tent


Syempre bago kami pumasok sa event, nagbigay-pugay muna kami kina Ate Liza at Mang Arnel. Sila yung may-ari ng sari-sari store sa tapat ng school kung saan lagi kaming tumatambay. Pardon the lousiness of the next photos.. ampanget nung camera ko e. Hehe.

With Ate Liza and Mang Arnel

It's so sweet of them to keep a collage of RiScian students who are close to their hearts. Nasan ang ELF? Nasa lower right part nung collage n may malaking muka ng "old" guy friend namin



I-Galileo with our Class Adviser, Mrs. Gutierrez (Ms. Gondra pa sya dati)

Stacy and Nato

Me and Nato

Side Kwento:
Hindi ko alam kung may sumpa ba ako nung highschool kaya lahat ng nagiging ka-buddy ko sa COCC at CAT eh nagku-quit. Nung bivouac, tinanong nung Commandant kung sino ang walang buddy. Dalawa lang kami ni Natong nagtaas ng kamay. Ayun. Kaya badi na ang tawagan namin ever since. Nga pla.. Corps Commander namin sya. 

The exhausted yet accomplished Rowie Agustin

Too bad Mic and I had to leave early because of a christening that we'll attend the next day. Na-miss tuloy namin ang unli mobile bar which they packaged for just PhP 80... at hindi din kami nakasama sa El Pedro's with the rest of the ELF.

Nung pauwi na kami ni Mic, bigla lang namin napag-usapan... pag malaki na si Athena.. RiSci din namin sya pag-aaralin. Quality education at it's finest... our pride, our hope beloved school.

Huwebes, Oktubre 18, 2012

Mic's Wisdom Tooth Experience

Mic has been complaining about his toothache since last week. He said that it was so painful that he couldn't really report for work. Incidentally, our neighbor and family dentist Dr. Carmela Santos is accredited by our HMO provider. She told Mic to undergo an xray. True enough, Mic's wisdom tooth was causing all his agony. 

The Verdict: the wisdom tooth has to be removed
The Catch: Not just an ordinary tooth extraction will solve the problem. The case needs a minor surgery.

SURGERY! My goodness! Hindi ko alam na inoopera pala ang tao dahil lang sa sakit ng ngipin!

The Clincher: The HMO Card doesn't cover the operation. A different dentist did Mic's xray and said she's charging a minimun of PhP 7,000 if she will do the procedure, which may increase depending on the case. Good thing, Ate Lala (Dr. Santos) said that she'll be referring us to a dentist in Medical Tower in Makati to do the operation. Since she knows us, she first mentioned that the damage will just be PhP 5,000. However, as they reviewed Mic's xray results, they changed the rate to PhP 6000 (which is just fine... kahit namasahe kami, feeling ko nakasave pa din kami ng PhP500). And so we set the appointment. 


Back Story:

I was feeling a bit exhausted a few weeks back due to month-end reporting so my boss asked me if I wanted to go on leave. I filed Oct. 18 and 19, thinking that I could perhaps have "me" time, go to the mall or meet some friends. However, Mic's operation was scheduled on Oct. 18. Sakto!


And so we went to Makati.

 Here is Mic filling out the form. 

Mic: Brad, halika dito
Nic: Bakit?
Mic: Ano yung Syphilis? (Referring to the form question 'Has Syphilis? Yes or No")
Nic: Ang alam ko STD yun
Mic: Wala ka naman sigurong ganun no?
Nic: GAGU! 

The operation lasted about two and a half  hours. It was just supposed to be two hours... but it took the dentist several shots of anesthesia on Mic because the initial 1 or 2 just won't work. Ang tigas kasi ng muka ni Mic. Chos. Good thing the clinic has magazines. 

What I did to kill two and a half hours while waiting:

1. Read 2 Preview magazines (cover to cover)
2. Read 1 Pugad Baboy comic book
3. Had Lunch (at 6:00 PM, I think)
4. Watched GMA dramas on the clinic TV
5. Had a quick trip to a drug store
6. Used the wash room twice
7. Listened to a radio show from my phone.

We went to Mega Mall for a quick dinner before heading back home. I tell you.. Mic was so swollen that I barely understood him while talking. He had spaghetti and ice cream for dinner.

After eating, we dropped by Watsons to buy his medications (21 capsules) . The pharmacist told us that they don't have the prescribed brand, but we were given with 2 choices:

Brand 1: PhP 85 per capsule
Generic: PhP 31 per capsule (this is what we got, of course! we just bought 10)

The dentist told Mic to eat ice cream as a part of his meal for the next 24 hrs... but told us to get those light colored flavors (vanilla, for instance) and not those with chocolate and/or nuts as those types will just promote bleeding. We got this 3-in-one thing from 7-11. 

Meanwhile, there's a The Generics Pharmacy right across the street. We asked how much the infamous capsule was. Just 6 Pesos each. Cheap. We instantly got 11. Sayang.. Sana pala dun na lang namin binili lahat. We could have saved PhP 250. Half gallon ng ice cream din yun.

As I am typing this post, Mic just went back to this very bed after popping one of these capsules and spitting some blood. I think I'll have to stay awake until his next scheduled meds. Still, he speaks like that guy Bane from the Dark Knight Rises.


Since my siblings started working, we made this pakana that whoever gets his/her pay for that week would sponsor the Sunday Family Lunch. Hindi naman bongga. In Tagalog, sya magbibigay ng pamalengke kay mother dear para happy naman ang Sunday Lunch.

To spare Merm from doing the pamamalengke and pagluluto hardship, I decided to take our family to Tiende for Lunch. Ang catch: bawal lumagpas sa PhP 800 ang budget. Game!


 Pixie's Rellenong Bangus

 Roasted Chicken

Sinigang na Baboy

The Peraltas

Tinay's Outfit for the Day
Top: Peppermint
Shorts: Taytay Tiangge
Boots: Barbie

Tagumpay naman ang budget mode.. Naka 700 something lang ako... 

After lunch, we strolled a bit and found uber cute pets for sale.





We went home happy and full... Come 9:00 PM (I think) Cherry, Bujoy and I had a couple of shots of this concoction (J├Ągermeister+Gin+Chuckie).

 I just don't know if this mix already existed.. or we just invented out of "let's make do of what we have in the fridge".

Random Blah-Blah

What's going on, chocolate mamon?

Hiyang-hiya naman ako na Sept 25, 2012 pa yung huli kong post...

Month-ends always mean extended hours spent in the office... roughly 4 hrs of OT (Oh, TY!) per day. In my current job, such reporting periods mean 2 weeks of office camping. I'm just too dead tired when I get home. Well, at least I could still get a glimpse of facebook and blogread... but just too tired to update my blog. Not that I'm complaining... I just wish that I have 28 hrs. a day. On a lighter note, rendered extra hours means... my job still needs me.