Sunday, December 11, 2011

Hiatus: The Explanation

I went on a hiatus the end of November 'til first week of December. November was a jam-packed month: have to close out a lot of things at work, a couple of trainings to complete and some personal errands to make. December looks more or less the same, minus the training and load up on the parties.

Let me give you a quick roundup how I've been the past 3 weeks.

I went to a remote place south of the equator. In the line of work that I do, going to remote places is the in thing. The farther the place is, the cooler you get. I did it twice in a span of 3 weeks. 

The far-flung place is quite charming. It has at least 2 golf courses!

Tons of tennis courts.

And an interesting road crossing sign. 

Sometimes my mind interprets this sign as ape crossing. It entertained me for a few days.

Speaking of primates, I came across a group of 40 monkeys while jogging around one of the housing complexes inside the camp!

Like 40 monkeys grooming, roaming, climbing up trees and jumping on people's roofs. 

They also roam the grounds of my accommodation.

I was so amazed that the next time I jogged, I brought Fifi along to have his photo taken with the wild monkeys. The monkeys weren't in their spot that day but Fifs met a friendly and curious cat. 

The place I went to serves spicy food, 

so spicy that it triggered my gastroenteritis (read: hyperacidity, LBM and all the nasty things that come with it). I got dehydrated and ended up in the ER after 3 days. 

Through the whole ordeal I lost 6lbs. I am officially malnourished and scarily skinny. It's not so bad, at least I've got all the room in the world to pack the pounds by the end of December. -(",)-*wink*

So I kicked start the celebrations with our company Christmas party.

The next day, I went to a black tie (sort of) affair as Person A's date. Kailangan idilat ang mga mata. Kagagaling lang nyan sa sakit at 3 araw nang puyat. 

Food was great, entertainment was even better.

Joanna Ampil

and the Philharmonic Orchestra

Among the dignitaries, company executives, and government officials who graced the event, president Fidel V. Ramos stole the show. He has a lot of energy. He even convinced the audience to do a jumpshot. 

It must be the cigar. 

That was Friday. Saturday was spent with college friends 

And Sunday was with Person A's family. Life's wonderful, isn't it?

Now that I've explained my absence, I can go back to regular programming.

I terribly missed blogging.

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