Monday, February 23, 2009


February 23, 2009...

I got these from more than one person over the course of Friday and Saturday. They seem a little diverse, but somehow I secretly know they're interconnected:

"Geez Romy, you look... different. Is everything alright?"

"Hey, you ok? You look tired."

"You are in serious need of sleep my friend."

"Hon, is Romy ok? Even when he's quiet he usually looks happy... now, I don't really know."

"Whatever's on your mind is probably not helping you..."

"He's spaced out. Something's bothering him."

So... having spent most of my Sunday sleeping and then sleeping late because I felt I overslept... I just decided to take the Monday off and give myself some time to recharge. That didn't exactly last long considering my mind was still drifting to the office knowing how much work I've left behind that's not being done. So, my Monday did not end without placing a call to my assistants and check on them and how they're doing. Sadly, I have this shameful hope that she answers the phone when I call and maybe just hearing her voice would make me feel better.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

One Word...

From Katia. USING ONLY ONE WORD! It's not as easy as you might think! Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It's really hard to only use one word answers. Be sure to tag the person you received it from!

1. Where is your cell phone? POCKET
2. Your significant other? MISSING (le ouch...)
3. Your hair? SHORT (more like balding)
4. Your mother? HOME (with father)
5. Your father? HOME (with mother)
6. Your favorite thing? "CHARMAINE" (she's a billiard cue stick named after a girl of similar temperment)
7. Your dream last night? TRAGIC
8. Your favorite drink? BOURBON
9. Your dream/goal? WIN
10. What room you are in? OFFICE
11. Your hobby? BILLIARDS
12. Your fear? UNLOVED
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? ELSEWHERE
14. Where were you last night? QC
16. Muffins? HUH?
17. Wish list item? FERRARI
18. Where you grew up? MARIKINA
19. Last thing you did? DRIVING (in a Ferrari... :D )
20. What are you wearing? SHIRT
21. Your TV? OFFICE
22. Your pets? SMELLY (don't get me started...)
23. Friends? COOL
24. Your life? BETTER
25. Your mood? JADED
26. Missing someone? IRONIC (she's just across the freakin' room...)
28. Something you're not wearing? RING
29. Your favorite store? SHANGRI-LA
30. Your favorite color? BLUE
33. When is the last time you laughed? TODAY (something about my earphones worn inside out...)
34. Last time you cried? MONTHS (forgotten why...)
35. Who will resend this? DUNNO
36. One place that I go to over and over? METROWALK (I do NOT own Elbow Room...)
37. One person who emails me regularly? AUNT
38. My favorite place to eat? ANYWHERE (as long as somebody else is buying...)
39. Why you participated in this survey? BORED (in need of inspiration...)
40. What are you doing tonight? DOWNTIME (this Dark Road is long...)


Monday, February 09, 2009

The Elbow Room Hat Trick...

First Night: February 5, 2009...
Attendance: Me, KC and Marvin
Band Peforming: Woodnote

Went to Elbow Room to reserve the place for the next couple of nights... But when I saw a familiar face, I inadvertently started my glory run. :P

I know KC a couple of months back, though only by the familiar nod when we come across each other. Nothing more. But a chance for a pick-up game of billiards was a good starting point to catch up on stuff we don't talk about in our line of work for ethical reasons. And it turns out he's not bad. He's cool. We hope to hook up again sometime.

Second Night: February 6, 2009...
Attendance: Me and Queenie... Where'd da heck did everyone else go?
Band Performing: Ashley and The Gallery... Woohoo!

Rain screwed this night up real bad. But it was nothing compared to the collective hurt the officemates I invited did to me that night. It was the first night where I plan to make a statement that just fell flat face first into a puddle of mud. To hell with those who canceled last minute or chose to go diva mode that evening. One "VIP" in particular broke my heart with that last joking statement that could possibly seal things for an irreparable good. Only saving grace was Queenie, of all people. Among them, she at least stood up and braved the rain and proved a pleasant surprise with her depth and humor. You're a King in my book Queen. ;)

Third Night: February 7, 2009...
Attendance: Midnight, Kuneho, BattleCaptain, and Henri representing the HGR boyz. JakeMonster, Fluffy, CrispyBeefRibs and Garrboi representing the Fortress Peeps. Jeff and Jumping Johnny representing Da Shak. And Me, representing myself. :D
Band Performing: Seal of Benjamin

At least these guys did not disappoint. Most of these guys got game, and I pretty much gave them some friendly competition but what's more important something that has eluded me these past couple of days: I had fun. I enjoyed my game. I even had that familiar confident swagger back, whether I was winning or losing that game, and it comforted me. It was a good sign.

The band is ok, just went a little over the top on a few occasions but I was beyond caring.

My newly acquired toy (picture to follow) now makes me look and feel like I have a point to prove now, that I should not be messed with. Not anymore.

VIP Room No. 4 Rocks!

We had a ton of fun. Unanimously, the guys plan to go at it one more time another time, as well as those who sadly did not make it that night. Hopefully soon.