I did not prepare anything on my own for my birthday because my Caravana cousin had informed me days ago that my Aunt prepared a little something to remember the death anniversary of my grandmother (father side) and together with that to celebrate my birthday and my uncle. So, the plan was we will go to Guimaras to have lunch there, light a candle on Lola’s grave and sleep for the night. However, as we were about to leave for Guimaras when my Malaga cousin who I treated as a brother said that he will bring a cake and visit me in the house in Oton to celebrate my birthday, but we already have plans and so we proceeded to Guimaras and ate lunch at my Aunt’s house. After that, I watched my favorite TV program at our own house in Guimaras then proceeded to Lola’s grave lit a candle and prayed.
I opened my Facebook and I saw that my Malaga cousins celebrated my birthday without me. My niece and nephew were the ones who blew the candle on my behalf.
I had mixed emotions and got angry that the things we were supposed to bring in Guimaras were messed up and so I decided to just go back to Iloilo and end the day by celebrating my birthday with my Malaga cousins.
I bought soft-drinks, cupcakes, ice cream and pancit palabok (for long life) just a little something just for us to enjoy dinner since I didn’t prepare anything for my birthday.
My daughter wanted to have a Karaoke Sing-A-Long and so we did. Kids enjoyed singing.
No alcohol involve, but we were like drunk singing our favorite songs.
I thank those who greeted me and celebrated my birthday with me or without me. Thank You SO MUCH. I appreciate the effort.
My driver’s license will expire tomorrow and there is no renewal since it is Saturday. So, I asked permission from my understanding boss that I will be late for 2 hours because that seems to be enough time for me to process my license renewal. Since, I am in the City, I have to renew it in the LTO regional office, and so as expected there will be a lot of people renewing their license there.
I was so happy when I got there early and I finished my medical fast. I was 5th in the line and I thought that I am going to be at the office, earlier than expected. Everything seems to go okay until the CSR called me for the 2nd time and told me that my license had an alert on it and I have to settle it on their Guimbal branch where I last claimed my license when an officer took it after my cousin failed to wear her seat-belt.
So I went to Guimbal branch which took me more or less an hour of driving. I thought my offense was all cleared when I paid and got my license back, but they were not able to erase it on my file due to some errors on their program. Anyway, after an employee told me that she had requested for deletion of error and I just have to wait for a few minutes for it to be deleted, I proceeded to renewing my license at the Guimbal branch, so I passed all the requirements I had. The LTO Guimbal evaluator informed me that the medical certificate the doctor gave me earlier was invalid because his license was only valid until January 10, 2016. So, I was told to get another medical certificate. They suggested the hospital but I thought it would take long since there would be many patients at the hospital, so I drove to look for private doctors but there were non available nearby (I stopped in 2 clinics to be exact). I called up my cousin to refer a doctor and so I went there and got the medical certificate I needed.
Went back to LTO Guimbal to finish my renewal, but when I got there which was an hour and or two after I left the place, still the error was not yet deleted. So, an officer told me if I could just come back some other time, so I explained that my license will expire tomorrow and I have to finish renewing it that day and so she said that I should wait for a bit for it to be cleared. Since, I already informed my boss that I had a bad luck that day and needed to be absent, I patiently waited for them to clear my license. So, it took about half an hour of waiting before it was finally cleared and then I proceeded to the window where my picture will be taken and after a while, my name was called in the cashier and I paid for the renewal fee. I waited for them to call my name in the releasing window. While waiting, I happen to be seated to a man who has a bad breath and obviously he doesn’t seem to know it and chooses to chit-chat with me, so I endured all that. I hold my breath while talking to him, so that I wont be able to inhale the bad smell. I sprayed alcohol on my hand just for some good smell to fight the bad smell. Then about 15 minutes after that my name was called in the releasing window and I got my new license.
It was a long and tiring day for me, but I am just so glad that I was able to renew my license.
On my former job, though I was in an Admin section, it was not my job to take care of the paper works. Now, I have loads of it. December and January seems to be the busiest month because of deadlines of annual reports.
Deadline is not only the problem but the cramming and stress brought by it. It took me three (3) tries and wasted loads of paper to be able to actually finish one report. It was my first time, so I guess it is understandable.
While doing so, my tooth is aching. Another problem that needs to get rid of the soonest.
Festivals are a few occasions where you are excused to promote the artist within you, just simply enjoy yourself or be crazy.
I decided to use this day to bond with my daughter since we haven’t been able to have girl bonding for years because I seem to be angry at her often. (I am closer with my son, because he commits less mistakes and does his best to be good most of the time.)
First stop, Zataza at Iloilo Atria. She loves pasta and cakes, so this place seems to be perfect for her. She ordered Machiatto for her drink as she heard it from one of her Kalyeserye’s fave character Duhriz. She loved it.
Then we went to my friends kiosk to eat bulalo (bone soup). My cravings was satisfied and my tummy was super full.
I let her experience the “dagyang” by walking and buying things on the side of the road.
Last stop, Esplanade. I want to take a picture of the first leader of Iloilo; Datu Paiburong.