As illusive as sleep was last night and even the entire day, I did not let that deter me from spending time with my childhood best friend Oliver, whom I affectionately call Olive, home from Papua New Guinea for a short vacation.

He came to the house to see the baby even in the middle of heavy pouring rain that caught him unawares, as is the case these days, being of course the month of August. He brought me four packs of wonderfully aromatic PNG coffee. (Oh I am in heaven.. *sniff sniff*)

PNG coffee

PNG coffee

We had lunch at Robinsons Galleria, a mall that I have not found the time to familiarize myself with despite having lived in relative accessibility for ten years; and spent a considerable amount of time walking around looking for shoes (basketball for him and wedges for me), bought 18×18 throw pillows at the department store (something that I actually should have done like a month ago), bought the Jason Mraz limited edition CD+DVD and and ended meeting up a business contact in Multiply for some dresses I ordered online.

I came home just in time before Friday afternoon traffic kicked in and in time to give the baby a bath before feeding her and putting her to sleep. I also found enough time to harvest and plant on my virtual farm.

Then in the early breezy evening, the quietness refreshingly interrupted every now and then by the tinkling of the capiz shells hanging on the balcony, I log on into my multiply site and see my complete name plastered in big blue bold letters on my screen. I panic! I send a text message to my business contact and politely ask them to remove my complete name on their site in respect of my (supposed) privacy. I google my name (as I do every now and then, really, sorry) to check if the site turns up in the listing.

And then I see this…

Gawad Chancellor

– 02:31 – [ Isalin ang pahinang ito ]my complete name Undergraduate 1. Abejo, Laura Jermina R. 2. Abubakar, Nadira A

. 3. Acas, Ivony A. 4. Alcaria, Trixie Louise S.…/htm/magaaral.htm – Naka-cacheMga katulad na webpage

…and I think, what the hell is this all about?!


Gawad para sa Mag-aaral

Isang pagbibigay-pugay at pagkilala sa mga natatanging mag-aaral na nagpamalas ng katalinuhan at kagalingan sa kanilang mga gawaing mag-aaral mula 2nd Sem, 2007-2008 at 1st Sem, 2008-2009. Pagbibigay Puri sa mga Iskolar at Natatanging Mag-aaral

Ika-25 ng Pebrero 2009, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Ika-8 ng umaga
Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman
Lungsod Quezon



College of arts and letters

1. Alcudia, Fina Felisa L.
2. Molina, George D.
3. Santos, Dino Carlos S. 2*
4. Sicat, Aileen V.

This is all I can say, Ewe Mah Gawd!!!

As a side note, I love that “katalinuhan at kagalingan” part. It serves as a wonderful reminder that at one point in time, I had brains… and brawns also.