So I thought it was already a nice way to close our weekend. D and I watched Harry Potter 7 part 2 Friday night, had lunch at Atsu-Atsu (one of our favorite Japanese restaurants) last Saturday, and went straight to the big dome to watch La Salle-Ateneo game. It was a happy Friday and Saturday!
At 9:24AM the next day, I got a text from D saying that he has 38C temperature. 38C! I got panicked. I immediately replied to his message telling him that I would go to his place to check on him. Before going to his apartment, I first went to Glorietta to get us lunch and buy his medicines. When I arrived at D’s apartment, the first thing I did was check his temperature. 38.8C! I was scared (who wouldn’t be?!), I didn’t know what to do at first. I had to clear my mind and let myself feel relaxed. So I calmed myself and thought that D needed me more than anything right at that moment. I just made sure D eats right food at the right time, and drinks his medicines. I even made him eat apples (oh, D hates apples; it’s one weird fact about him)! He was giving me that eeew-why-am-i-eating-this look while eating them, good thing I was masungit enough that he finished them all. I watched him sleep, and prayed that he gets well soon.
At around 8:00PM, D and I decided to go to the hospital. I helped him packed his things, and got his mama’s and sister’s mobile number, just in case we would need them there. His body temperature wouldn’t go down. We were both more scared and worried, and thought that it might be dengue. Luckily, it wasn’t. As soon as we arrived at the hospital, D filled out a patient’s form. Several minutes after the assistant nurse checked his vitals, blood pressure, and body temperature, the doctor came up to us and started to ask him questions. After a few more minutes, D was already lying on a “hospital bed” with dextrose injected to his left hand. He looked so weak, and so I prayed harder. I was exchanging texts with his mom, telling her updates about D’s condition. She, too, got very worried so I gave her an assurance that I would take extra care of her son.
At 10:30PM, we got the doctor’s approval that D could go home already. Yayy! His temperature has gone down but he still he had to take some medicines. After we bought medicines from the pharmacy, we headed home. Since I wasn’t at ease that D’s 100% well, I decided to stay with him overnight, uhm, and the whole of Monday.
Sure, it was one heck of an experience for the both of us. But it also made me realize how much I love D. How much I am willing to take care of him, not only when he’s sick, but for always…
Iloveyou, D… to the moon, and back. :)
Apples = Ewwwwww! Nina = Oooohhhhh! <3<3<3
Thanks for taking care of me loves, and coming with me to the hospital and making sure they don’t steal my organs. I love you for the rest of my life.
We ate dinner at Piadina Greenbelt 1 last night. I lick my lips at the memory of the pasta scampi and the roast chicken. It was a rainy night, and Niña suggested that we eat dessert at Mary Grace instead of our usual Starbucks. Great choice! The cheese rolls were scrumptious (as usual), especially the grilled variety. I had Mary Grace’s special hot chocolate (tasty!) while Niña had brewed coffee with vanilla cream. We tried the lemon squares as well and they were zesty-yummy.
We enjoyed the decor and the bright and homey atmosphere. In Niña’s words, Mary Grace looked like Christmas even from outside. Inside was a brightly-lit counter with their assorted goodies displayed behind the glass and under glass cake domes. We sat at small tables with decorative glass bottles hanging overhead. The place also had a loft with more tables up a flight of stairs. Niña visited the ladies room and excitedly reported that it was a must-experience. When I myself made use of the gentlemen’s room, I was greeted by the scent of rose and sandalwood, the bottom of the urinal had large colored beads, and the walls and large mirror were decorated with designs and small cheerful notes. I wanted to live there.
Mary Grace would from now on be our dessert place of choice in the Greenbelt area. :)
My love and I celebrating the last hour of our 2nd month-anniv.
Taken around 11PM at Starbucks, WalterMart.
Thanks for the surprise visit, love! :) — N
Had a third Zark’s date with loves tonight, we shared a Jawbreaker — a 3/4 pound behemoth with slices of Spam and bacon and french fries on the side. We have three more vouchers between us so expect more Zark’s dates in the future ;)
We just downloaded the latest beta version of Facebook for BlackBerry onto her phone. She’s playing Angry Birds on Google Chrome while her BB is rebooting. Me? I have the “itis” :D
My 38th birthday dinner was with my three closest friends from college — Joel, Harold, and Mon — and for Mon it was his first time to meet Niña. Joel and Harold had already each met Niña before. I had purchased vouchers to Focaccia Restaurant (in A.Venue) a few months back, having eaten there a year ago with the same three guys on Mon’s blowout. The food was as great as I remembered — we had spaghetti amatriciana (with bacon!) and a carbonara (with bacon too!), as well as their best rolled pizza (we ordered two, actually). We also ordered the fish fillet in lemon sauce and some roast beef in sauce with mashed potatoes and veggies on the side. Niña ordered the food especially the spaghetti, which she requested. And the highlight was when the waiter presented me with a crème brûlée gelato, after they heard our group singing me a happy birthday.
Thanks Focaccia, arrivederci! :)
My mother and two aunts — Tita Dang and Tita Belle — came by to have lunch with me on my birthday. Niña had taken the day off from work to be with me so I asked her to come with us to Mang Inasal near Vito Cruz. Niña was so nervous to meet my mother but it went off okay. :)
Funny fact: my mother thought Niña said her name was Lyn. She texted me the next day to ask how me and “Lyn” were. I replied that the name was Niña and not Lyn. My mother’s reply: “Sabi nya si Lyn daw sya.” Ayaw umaming bingengot na sya wahaha! :p
My 2011 Pre-Birthday Bash!
Had loads of fun with some close friends from the office and my loves of course! The France room at Cellar Bar & KTV at Century Park Sheraton (sashal!) served as my venue. Kyle, Ruth and Mer weren’t able to attend but Vea arrived albeit late. Crispy pata, hungarian sausages, loaf cubes, steamed chicken with brocolli, and yang chow rice were the order of the evening along with bottles of Tanduay Ice and San Mig Light.
Niña said she wasn’t going to sing but she wasn’t able to resist the call of the microphone :D it was a fun and lively evening, just the way I like it. And with my heart filled to the brim for the first time in many years, I just count myself a very lucky guy indeed.
Spent the morning at Ace Water Spa Pasig with loves, they were holding a buy 1 take 1 promo on entrance fees. :D I was there a week earlier with officemates and thought my loves would surely enjoy it. There was a lap pool, several high-pressure showers and waterjets to massage and stimulate various points of your body. I loved the waterfall which sent a torrent of water crashing down on your head, neck and shoulders. There was also a multistream shower, a wading pool for kids, and — for when you’re feeling enervated — a lazy river on which you rode green sheets of foam.
That was the cold area. The hot area consists of four herbal pools of varying temperature and colors (one was like iced lemon tea, one was green tea, and so forth haha!). There were also hot and cold saunas. Being in the hot sauna was like being in an airless vacuum because inhaling inside the room was like taking in hot steam into your lungs. One can stay inside only for a few minutes at a time otherwise you could get dehydrated. In between the sauna rooms and the hot pools, one was supposed to take a dip in an ice-cold pool. It was so cold that I could stay in it for about 30 seconds at a time. I decided then that Alaska was no place for me.