The after-birthday entry

To those who greeted me on my birthday, be it by a text message or through a post in this blog, thanks. The small party went well, the food and non-alcoholic drinks were enough and I think there are still some leftovers…

Just fifteen years away before my warranty expires. You see, with my lifestyle and diet, I figured I’m good to last to 50 years. Anything beyond that will be a blessing…

That’s long enough to put my kids through school; seeing them married and with kids is a bonus…

Anyway, those who offered me advise for my dilemma, thanks also. It’s time to put in more details:

1. Yes, I was invited, by both the bride and groom. Both of them are college batchmates and still my friends and we (as in me and my kids and the couple) do meet sometimes.

2. Not only was I invited, I was likewise asked to play the flute at their wedding mass (the mass songs and the filler songs during the “picture-taken” event and thingies).

On the one hand, I don’t know if I have the heart to attend, much less play. Then again, I’m saying to myself, “What is this couple thinking, inviting an old flame of the bride (mutual firsts, if I may add) to their wedding, much less giving a significant role therein?” Or more specifically, “What is this girl thinking?!?!?!?”

On the other hand, I’m through with the “Jedi Mind games” and over-interpretations of actions with this girl and I should take this for what it is: an invite of a friend to attend the most important part of her life/their lives. Plus, it’s a chance to jam with the likes of Lionel Valdellon, a very rare opportunity.

What to do, what to do? Well it’s still in June and I really don’t like to be pressured into deciding at the spur of the moment.

I’ll keep you posted. But if you still have some advise for me, I would still welcome and appreciate it.


In another front, I just waited until after my birthday to have my digicam repaired today. But let me tell you first about my trip to Makati. It was fantastic! Just a few minor buildups along EDSA and the whole “OPLAN: DigiCam repair” took less than two hours (i.e., I left the house at 9:30 a.m. in QC, got to the shop in Pasay Road, Makati and got home before 11:00 a.m.).

My camera model was subject of this defect advisory. I thought my camera was not affected (I’ve been using it for two years) until I used it extensively this month. So I had to bring it in.

If you have an affected camera, I think you should bring it in already. Parts and service are free. It’s not everyday that traffic was this light.

That’s about it. Now get back to work!


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