Friday, February 25, 2011

The Adventures of Four Eyes

So... stress finally caught up with me a few days ago. After working my system over the edge for more than two weeks, I fell ill last Wednesday morning. I was still able to work for three hours, then I had to excuse myself with a clinic pass because I was literally about to fall asleep while talking to people over the phone. I'm just glad they allowed me to clock out early for work, and just sleep the rest of my remaining hours at the lounge. I thought to myself I'd still be able to resume work in the afternoon, but to no avail. I felt so weak and was tingling, and I wasn't even able to finish my lunch. I forced myself to cancel all my scheduled lesson loads for the next two days, and I had to call-in sick. It's so not me to be absent from work due to illness, but I could barely handle myself walking upright!

Anyway, when I was able to find comfort in my bed (whom I haven't been friends with for the longest time) in the afternoon of Wednesday, we literally became inseperable; I fell asleep for twelve hours and didn't even second-guess waking up to eat porridge for dinner.

The next morning, I was scheduled for a medical check-up at my cousin's clinic in QC. I was feeling better than the previous day, but still terribly light-headed. I ended up being diagnosed with the same condition - Acute Tonsillopharngitis, the usual illness my body succumbs to since I was 6 (and I seriously don't have any plans of having my tonsils removed, no sir!). Thus, I was prescribed with antibiotics (yet again) and supplements. Then I was advised to see an optometrist because my left eye has been bothering me for quite some time, and I think my Astigmatism's getting worst.

So off we went to Cubao to visit our optometrist - the same one my parents and brother go to since the 80s. I had my eyes refracted, and I ended up having my third pair of eyeglasses - but the coolest ever! It's a pair of RayBan Wayfarers with a special coating (sort of) for computer radiation protection. And when I was about to buy a pair of this really cool old-school D&G shades that I saw on display, she even threw it in for FREE! How cool is that? Plus, she charges at a low cost and I only had to wait for one hour to get it done!

Here's a picture of my Wayfarers. Really cool!

Then me and mom had to wait for dad to pick us up, so we went food tripping and window shopping. We first went to SM Cubao, the place where we frequently go to back when I was a kid and when we used to live in QC to see the renovations they made. But since there was no longer a food court at the basement and it was freakishly cold, we jumped ship to the other mall in front of it - Ali Mall. It's such an old building, I can't even remember that it was also the same one I used to go to back in the days. They haven't done much, but there were new shops there. And it was ironic that they have a Payless Shoesource outlet, so I had to go in and see for myself. Since the money I was saving for a training would be useless now that I spent half of it for my eyeglasses, I used the remaining to buy myself this lovely pair of Brun Jacey's clogs (but mine's in brown). It's so pretty, that it hurts to splurge on it! Lol.

Then as me and my mom came out of the store, we saw this large crowd looking at something that's happening at the basement. When I squeezed in to sneak a peak, it was a rehearsal for the Binibining Pilipinas 2011's Talent Show which will be held the following day (Friday, the 25th at 4pm). I remembered that one of my high school batchmates, Martha ChloƩ McCulley joined so I looked for her, and there she was. She's so slim nowadays. I haven't seen her since we graduated! After our food escapades later on, I bumped into her accidentally when their entourage walked in our direction along one of the narrower corridors of the mall. She's still nice after all these years, and I wished her good luck. Now, I'm rooting for her. I know she'll do well in the competition.

So there. Best 'sick' day ever!

Had so much adventure with my parents - my mom, most especially. And in-between, I've had so much laughter and good food. :) And my aunt and niece (my cousin's daughter) came to our house for a visit. My niece is 6 years old now, and she's so talkative!

Such a lovely day. I'm just glad I had a good reason not to go to work today~!

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