I have been neglectful of this blog. I haven’t any news to share so I didn’t feel like opening the site. But I just had a birthday, and I thought of making an entry. I hope I can update more often after this. 😉
So, yep. You read that right. I’m 46 now. A few more years, I’ll be officially a golden girl. Hah! I dunno what to feel about that, really. Maybe I’m excited or just blah.
Anyway, what did I do? How did I celebrate?
I didn’t have a shift last Friday, the 12th so the parents and I celebrated early. Went to a resto for a seafood buffet lunch because the weekend price of the buffet is more expensive. Har har! Stayed up til the wee hours of the morning replying to greetings, watching TV, and writing three articles for the community magazine. Three, because the editor will be on vacation out of town beginning next month and will only be back in January.
Saturday morning was gloomy, cold, and rainy. But what the heck? Rain is a blessing. Lunch was chicken and pork adobo eaten at home, then we heard Mass in the afternoon, and oh yay! Went to see Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral!
I’d been looking forward to that movie after seeing Heneral Luna a few years back. While Goyo did not leave me in as much tears and heavy feels as Heneral Luna did, the lines still hit home. This one has got to be my favorite:
“Ang pagkakaiba… ikaw, tapat sa idolo mo. Kaming mga pinatay at papatayin mo, tapat kami sa isang prinsipyo. Namatay si Luna na isang sundalong may paninindigan. Ikaw, pumapatay lang dahil sa utos. Hindi ka sundalo, Goyo. Isa kang… aso.” -Manuel Bernal
— Leong Makabayan 🇵🇭 🦁 (@LeongMakabayan) September 14, 2018
For non-Filipino followers of this blog, the lines translate to
The difference between us is, you are loyal to your idol. We who were killed, and will still be killed by your hand, we are loyal to our principles. Luna died as a soldier fighting to make a stand. You kill because you are told to kill. You are not a soldier, Goyo. You are a dog.
Great job, makers of this film! Was extra exciting seeing familiar faces in the movie–friends from Philippine theater. I am definitely looking forward to the next. Is it going to be Manuel Quezon?
Took photos on our way out of the movie house because nice backgrounds, ya?
Day ended, but the celebration continued with a trip to The Ripped Bodice. Author Sherry Thomas was having a book signing thing and yeah, had to go 😁.
Didn’t get the other books as I already have the Kindle versions.
Tomorrow, we are back to regular programming. Thank you, Lord, for 46 years. Thank you, one and all, who sent greetings. Cheers!