Monday, October 02, 2006

3 strikes on a Monday

My lucky charm kept me safe through the storm, I was stuck in the office watching the city blow by, and even when we ventured out later that day, the floods had receded enough, no traffic hold up, and I saved two workmates from slogging it out with the thousands stranded on the street.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the days went by without too much trouble. Saw friends, heard their woes, one friend lost all of his books in a flashflood (I feel for him), another's sister seems to be battling dengue so she's been hospitalized, while another friend was attacked by hordes of mosquitoes on Thursday night so I passed on a tube of anti-itch creme, plus any support I could provide. My cousin texted me asking for help finding an apartment (I suspect her mom's giving her grief). Good samaritan all throughout.

This morning though, lady luck decided to leave me on my own. I have an early morning accident (nothing bad, but cleaning up at 3 a.m. is so unpleasant); my cellphone goes missing right as I'm about to leave for the gym (I suspect it's still in my room; leaving it on silent mode sometimes is a bummer); the living room curtain decides to collapse and my driver couldn't fix it in time; and the last straw was spending 15 frustrating minutes trying to refit the lens on my glasses which decides to pop out while I'm toweling off in the shower.

Monday, monday, this is my silent scream.


Katrina said...

Sorry to hear about how your week started, Mila. I could completely relate to your previous post about wanting to scream in frustration and needing someone to vent on. 2006 has been that way for me right from the get-go. But I believe I'm finally starting to see the end of the tunnel. I hope you do too. :-)

Mila Tan said...

Thanks Katrina! I've been lucky that 2006 has been a great year so far, but that doesn't lessen the frustrating moments. Hope you find the light soon.

christine said...

Hi girls, hope today is stress-free and bright for you both. Sometimes it helps to know you're not alone. And Lord knows, I've had my share of these moments too. Take it easy, and have some sugar. :)

Mila Tan said...

We need to go to that new dessert buffet at the Shang.

ChichaJo said...

" Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes
A-you can find me cryin' all of the time"...

Mila Tan said...

Mondays should be an optional holiday! Welcome back, Joey.

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