Blog, you slacker you! Or, this post is dedicated to sloanie. :D

The Slow-one has very kindly brought it to my attention that I am neglecting my blog again. He’s right, of course. Sorry about that, my miniscule (but most appreciated) bunch of regular readers. ๐Ÿ˜€

So. Hm. How has life gotten in the way lately? Ah yes. Hang in there. This post is gonna be all over the map. Literally.

Tuesday last, I went and checked out a new school for the seven-year-old center of my life. After making inquiries about their system (non-graded) and how they accommodate kids with ADHD, I hied off across town to Pasig City, which I am totally unfamiliar with, to claim the 8Gb iPod touch I won in the Pepsi promo.

You’re supposed to present the can or bottlecap when you claim the touch, and I was afraid someone at home would throw the can with the winning promo code printed on the bottom away if I drank it and left it laying around. So I kept it in the fridge unopened, and took it with me. We got done at the school around 11ish, so of course I arrived at the warehouse you claim your prize at smack in the middle of lunch, so I had to wait til 1:00 p.m. Then the lady handling prize claims came out, I showed her my two valid IDs, and presented my Pepsi can.

“Um, ma’am, you need to drink the Pepsi, because you’re supposed to leave the can with us.”


I popped the can, and proceeded to chug the Pepsi. Not a pleasant thing to do, when the stuff’s warm and you gotta drink it all down in one go. Yikes.

Belching in as ladylike a fashion as I could manage, I handed the can to the prize lady and she had me follow her into the office, where they verified my credentials, double-checked everything, and finally handed me my iPod touch. They took a couple pictures — I think they take pictures of all the winners. Good thing I decided to wear something nice. ๐Ÿ˜€

Then I headed further across town to the Ayala Museum, where I was booked to do a live voice-over gig for Ayala Land. Nice show, short and sweet. It was a push for the EvoLiving marketing strategy for Nuvali, their major development down south in Laguna. If I could afford to move there, I would. They’re taking environmentally-sound urban planning very seriously, is Ayala Land. With Nuvali, at least. There’s several different development projects within Nuvali, I forget what they’re called, but when I win the lottery, I’ll definitely pack up and head out there. I love my town, but Manila is dying, environmentally. *sigh*

And then last weekend, the ex and I took our son to watch “Dora the Explorer Live! The Pirate Adventure!” Yeah, he’s 7. Yeah, he’s a little old for that stuff, but he has fun, he likes Diego, Swiper makes him laugh his little butt off, and I’m glad my son doesn’t care what other kids think. He likes what he likes, period. So we went. We had a blast, and we can chalk up one more set of happy childhood memories for him.

The ex is a live events director, so we were dissecting the show from a technical standpoint while our son danced and sang and yelled with the rest of the kids. There were a hella lot of lightcues and a good number of set changes. It may have been a kids’ show, but it wasn’t a cakewalk, technically. Isa the Iguana’s mic was off during her first appearance onstage, and I’m sure someone’s head rolled backstage. They fixed the problem, though, which is a good thing.

The Map. Oh lordy, The Map. The female actor that was cast as The Map was a riot. I loved it. Swiper was the gayest thing I’ve ever seen. He was just… thooper! Dora was cast perfectly, but Boots was… uh… well… er… the actor playing Boots did a great job, but isn’t he supposed to be smaller than Dora? It was rather disconcerting to watch Boots tower over Dora. Diego was cute, though. The Pirate Piggies were a scream. ๐Ÿ˜† All in all, we had a great time, and I’m glad the ex and I managed to get along for an afternoon so our son could enjoy the show.

Work’s been insanely busy, what with the ongoing inventory at the Museum’s storage warehouse, but that’ll go in another post, mainly because this post is getting waaaaay too long. ๐Ÿ˜€



  1. Slow-one said,

    Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 7:13 am

    Well worth the wait. What I find amazing is the chance to get a peek into peoples lives (invited of coarse through blogs) through this amazing thing called the internet…and blogs…


  2. miranoriel said,

    Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 8:22 am

    Thanks, o Slow-one. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Friday, May 2, 2008 at 11:24 am

    nice. always interesting to see what other people talk about.

  4. miranoriel said,

    Friday, May 2, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    It’s gswd! Holy rat raisins! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Welcome, and thanks for dropping by! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. icy1 said,

    Friday, May 9, 2008 at 9:58 am

    oh the shame…another 8 days…sigh..

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