spending time for myself

Before we enjoyed the blessed three-day Chuseok break(that is Thanksgiving day in Korea, and Moon-Cake festival in China if I'm not mistaken), I had listed 4 things I had really wanted to do alone for the holidays:
  1. 1.      See a movie
  2. 2.      Bike somewhere quiet
  3. 3.      Audition in a singing competition and
  4. 4.      Ride a roller coaster

  • I had promised epfour I would not do number four without them so I did not. Anyway, there are certain things one enjoys more when he or she has company and going to an amusement park is one of them. I am sure I would still scream my heart out in one of the rides had I gone alone but I think I would not stand seeing groups of people sharing their excitement while waiting in line. How awkward it would be for me to be excited all alone waiting for my turn to ride. I simply wanted and still want to try it out on my own since most people don’t—meaning just for the sake of being different.

  • I did not see any opportunity for number three. I searched far and wide but I could not come across signs indicating opened auditions. Certainly, nobody goes to a non-existent audition. Had there been, I know it would be quite difficult to shove my way in. Most judges prefer singers who stretch their vocal chords with ear splitting notes than those who really hit the notes. Nonetheless, it would have been worth a try.

  • It was raining in the past three days. Naturally, the roads were slippery for biking. Aside from that, I could not remember any quiet place in Metro Manila—not that it would really matter. I usually hit the roads with music banging in my ears anyway. I would not make any difference at all whether I was biking in Manila or along the yellow-brick-paved road to Oz. More importantly I devoted most of my three days for sleeping for at least 8 hours a day and catching up on my reading (goodness knows how many books I have to read. Now that I have numerous ebooks in my computers both at home and at work, I don’t have any excuse.). I remember waking up knowing I had something important to do but I shrugged it off. Man! What could be more important to a sleep-deprived working girl than a full rest?

  • I went to see a movie instead. A 15Php movie—cheap one, I’m running out of funds(had to save up for my youngest brother). The movie was Letters to Juliet. The experience, movie-watching alone, would not have bothered me so much since it was not the first time.  I was just unfortunate to watch the movie with people with double-digit I.Q.’s- the type of crowd that doesn’t laugh at the good lines but laughs and jeers at the minutest display of intimacy. I had fun though when they made fun of the already pathetic situation.  I did not have any reason to complain since I paid it cheap. Aside from that, I felt as if I was surrounded by all of the people I met in my life and we were sharing a good hearty laugh at something we finally agreed to laugh at for the first time. What spoiled most of the movie viewing probably was my expectation that it was something worthier than 15php.

One out four—not bad. Had I been lazier I might not have accomplished any. Besides, I did things I had not included in the list like going somewhere where I wanted to without any purpose (I went to Shaw, then to Cubao, finally to SM Manila). As a conclusion (it has been a while since I used this expression to end my journal) I enjoyed spending the time for myself. Definitely, that won’t be the last of my escapades.

1 comment:

Jane said...

Jaydee~ Finally I read it.
oh~ you had many plan to do on chuseok. I was too bad you can't attend the sing audition. I want you to grab at a chance to do singing autidon.^^ And I'll wait for your a comment in my blog
(You don't forget writing it korean, ok?^^)