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Are facial scars sexy?

Are facial scars sexy?

I just had to ask because on Christmas day, I got a facial wound as a present.

I was about to pop open my last bottle of beer from the cooler when somehow the bottle beside it burst and something hit me in my face just below my right eye.  It could be the bottle cap, it could be broken glass.

The wound was big, it required stitches.  I’m just glad it didn’t hit my eye.  Honestly, I don’t mind the wound but it just effectively halted my holiday drinking spree.  I know, it sucks.  Reunion with friends while binge drinking, what a torture! Read the rest of this entry

The woman with 60 cats (and counting)

The woman with 60 cats (and counting)

This woman loves stray cats.  She already has 60-plus cats (and counting) and loves every single one of them.  She doesn’t pick “good-looking” stray cats.  In fact, she only picks up the sick kittens who are left on the streets to their own devices. She nurtures these sick kittens, transforming them into healthy, handsome and beautiful cats. Read the rest of this entry

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

I’m really not a fan of Valentine’s Day.  I think it’s overrated but… my wife looks forward to this day every February 15th.

My wife, by the way, is so good with surprises (with me as recipient, of course).  In the past few years, she has already surprised me with an acoustic steel guitar and a Nokia 7250 (back when it was sexy) as gifts even when there were no special occasions.  She surprised me by driving a brand new Honda City with automatic transmission last year 2000.  I didn’t know she can drive.  She also surprised me by visiting me in Manila without my prior knowledge of her coming.  She’s done that three times – one within several weeks of my first time to be working in Manila (presumably to cheer me up), one during Valentine’s day (I was out drinking with officemates) and one after we had a big fight.

Anyway, back to Valentine’s day today.  I bought my wife 6 pieces red tulips to the tune of a six four figure peso amount.  I don’t know if she’s thrilled or not.  I’m an idiot who doesn’t know how to be romantic.  I am the complete opposite of her.

Years ago, we agreed that having dinner on this day is corny, not to mention frustrating.  Restaurants are full and services unsatisfactory.  Today, we decided to eat out with friends and family who didn’t have dates.  True enough, we ate dinner two orders short.  Before, this would make my blood boil.  Now, I understand the incompetency of our waiters, chefs & cashier/managers.  I understand they lack education, thus, disorganized.  The waiters, I can see from their faces that they are afraid to serve food to tables with angry patrons.  I can see they are trying hard not to make mistakes.

Tomorrow is February 15th and my wife will be looking forward to this day again.