No, I donâ€™t believe in bad luck. For me, everything has a reason. But thatâ€™s not the point. Haha.
Last Saturday, Marc, Anne and I met a client for our ad company. It was at The Fort. I honestly didnâ€™t want to go, but the client wanted to meet the main designer, and that was me. Marc and I had an argument before going there, I didnâ€™t really want to leave the house, and so I had a bad feeling that it wouldnâ€™t be a good day for me. Anyway, the clientâ€™s condo was facing a cemetery, and I thought it was a bit freaky. The cemetery there was the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Resting Ground for Heroes), so itâ€™s a historical thing. But STILL. As I told Anne and Marc, a mu-mu (a ghost) is still a mu-mu, even if it was a hero.
Anyway, the meeting turned out better than I had expected, and I also found out that the cemetery wasnâ€™t exactly the main stay of the condo. Our clientâ€™s room had a spectacular view of the Makati skyline. Well, thatâ€™s way better than having a graveyard as a view.
After eating, we dropped off Anne at Gateway. Since it was still early, and I didnâ€™t want to go home to an empty house (my dad told me they were going out), so Marc and I decided to watch The Mask of Zorro (it turned out pretty good, very exciting actually). While waiting for the movie to start, Marc and I went to the bookstore there to check out nice sample book covers for a client. Guess who was at Fully Booked that night? Tony Perez.
Iâ€™ve heard a lot about Mr. Perez. Heâ€™s a great writer, and used to teach at the Ateneo. But heâ€™s also well-known for being the adviser of the Spirit Questors, a group of volunteers who help out people with paranormal problems. But unlike the Ghostbusters, the Spirit Questors negotiate with the spirits for a peaceful co-existence between humans and the spirit world. Anyway, I bought his book and had it autographed (hehe I JUST couldnâ€™t resist). After that, he told this woman to give me an oracle reading (I never found out her name).
I donâ€™t really know what Oracles are, but I think they may be Tarot Cards. I honestly donâ€™t go out of my way voluntarily for divination and all that, the service charge is usually quite high (well, at least in my opinion, itâ€™s a bit expensive. But hey, Iâ€™m the practical type of person). I would rather buy a book, graphic pens, or computer gadgets than spend on that. Anyway, this was a free reading, so I thought, what the heck.
I think this lady was for real. She just went on reading the cards I pulled out, and didnâ€™t ask too many questions unlike the other card reader I went to in college for a research project. I used to write and interview people for the college paper, so my fellow editorial board members used to coach me a lot on asking questions properly, and not leading the person being interviewed to get the answers that I wanted. I know when Iâ€™m faced with a leading question, and this woman didnâ€™t ask any of those type of questions. She actually spent more time talking and explaining than asking me questions. Oh well. I donâ€™t think there was a point to kid me with things that I wanted to hear when she wasnâ€™t getting paid for that anyway.
Iâ€™m honestly not the type of person who believes that the future is already laid out before me. I believe more in choices, and that my choices are the ones that shape my future. The Oracle lady didnâ€™t challenge that, she actually affirmed it. I donâ€™t want to go into the details of my reading, to tell you the truth. But one thing is for sure: she gave me hope. As you guys know, Iâ€™ve been going through so much for the past few years that sometimes I canâ€™t help but feel that these hardships will never end. What the woman told me wasnâ€™t really foreign or anything. I think that it was already the things that I already knew, I just had to find it in me. After about an hour of the reading, I thanked her. And so did Marc, who was there the entire time. Listening to what the lady was telling me helped him too.
Anyway, things after that werenâ€™t very eventful. We went to visit my grandparentsâ€™ and my Ninong Joeâ€™s graves (there were so many other people there visiting their relatives, it was like a huge party at the cemetery complete with the vendors at the side LOL). I got to talk to one of the people who visit my blog, Lily Grace, and it had been nice LONGGGG conversation. Hehe. Oh, and yeahâ€¦ I got a pleasant surprise when I visited the Philippine Web Awards list of semis page. The link for the finalists was already active even though there wasnâ€™t a news article or graphic about it on the homepage (weird), and Kutitots.Com made it to the list! I thought it was just a mistake or something, until I got the confirmation email (I wasnâ€™t able to open my gmail email due to server error for some time during the day. Did you guys have that problem too? I think Google was also down). Well, I hope thereâ€™s free food at the Awards Night! So that win or lose, it wouldnâ€™t be such a waste of time going there. Hahaha.
My dogs are fine, although I got pissed at Marc for scaring Choknat again. Harry was pissed at me because I didnâ€™t share my dinner with him, then became sweet again when I waved a piece of loaf bread in front of his nose. Sheero, sheâ€™s so lazy! I think she spent more time sleeping today than she was awake. I think the weather is making her be really lazy.
The weather is making me lazy too, but Iâ€™ve got to work. And now I have to get back to working, this entryâ€™s long enough as it is already!