|4/28/2010; goodbye snacking with anna
||[May. 1st, 2010 | 05:04 pm]
we're just kids with a long way to run
Of all the possible things one can do over summer, like going to the beach, or heading out of town, or even just sheltering in mall basements where the air conditioning is coldest, I haven't done any of them. My mom's still complaining that I spend all day in a corner of the room with my laptop, and I just avoid pointing out that whenever I do say I'm going out, her glare chips away at my eroding will to live. Thankfully there are still occasional magazine jobs which get me out of the house, and so far, they've been the best few hours of summer so far.
Tomorrow I'm heading for a two-week shoot for Jerrold Tarog's next film, to intern in the art department with Judd and Kim C. Sam's coming too, being vastly more important than us, because she's worked with Jerrold before. I am excited and secretly unprepared. Some things never change.
Speaking of internship, I had to apply for residency at UP to be able to complete it. No one knew why I had to, except for one lady in the admin department who said something like "c'est la vie", but not in French. It cost 40 pesos, and took just around an hour. If only regular enrollment in this hellhole of time were more like that.
Anna helped speed things up by simply keeping me company.
That won't be happening again any time soon, because she's heading to Qatar for six months to work, explore the world, find herself, and convince herself she's not just going to shop.
Naturally, we celebrated her coming trip by eating, so we met up with Tope and just did it.
Le Ching Teahouse at UP Technohub is like every other garden variety Chinese chain restaurant in the country.
And just like all the Hap Chans, Mongkoks, North Parks, and Mann Hanns, the food is cheap, delicious, deceptively unhealthy, and counterintuitively unsatisfying.
It's a little strange to know that she's touched down in Doha right about now. You can't even drink there, right? She's doomed. I'll miss you, Anna!
There's this interesting file labeled "Script" which I haven't gotten to reading for tomorrow. I think I'll do that.