No, I don’t believe in bad luck. For me, everything has a reason. But that’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 didn’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 didn’t really want to leave the house, and so I had a bad feeling that it wouldn’t be a good day for me. Anyway, the client’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 it’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 wasn’t exactly the main stay of the condo. Our client’s room had a spectacular view of the Makati skyline. Well, that’s way better than having a graveyard as a view. D

After eating, we dropped off Anne at Gateway. Since it was still early, and I didn’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.

I’ve heard a lot about Mr. Perez. He’s a great writer, and used to teach at the Ateneo. But he’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 couldn’t resist). After that, he told this woman to give me an oracle reading (I never found out her name).

I don’t really know what Oracles are, but I think they may be Tarot Cards. I honestly don’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, it’s a bit expensive. But hey, I’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 didn’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 I’m faced with a leading question, and this woman didn’t ask any of those type of questions. She actually spent more time talking and explaining than asking me questions. Oh well. I don’t think there was a point to kid me with things that I wanted to hear when she wasn’t getting paid for that anyway.

I’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 didn’t challenge that, she actually affirmed it. I don’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, I’ve been going through so much for the past few years that sometimes I can’t help but feel that these hardships will never end. What the woman told me wasn’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 weren’t very eventful. We went to visit my grandparents’ and my Ninong Joe’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 yeah… 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 wasn’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 wasn’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 there’s free food at the Awards Night! So that win or lose, it wouldn’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 didn’t share my dinner with him, then became sweet again when I waved a piece of loaf bread in front of his nose. Sheero, she’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. D

The weather is making me lazy too, but I’ve got to work. And now I have to get back to working, this entry’s long enough as it is already! )