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A Quick Update on That’s What’s Up!

I love how everything fell into place, though with much internal emotional panic and frustration, this Christmas. I honestly thought this year’s was going to blow but all in all, my small and quiet and exceptionally drunk Christmas week wasn’t so bad. Three years running now, my Christmas eves have been comedic. In 2006, it was just Allah and me in a messy three-bedroom apartment with too much food for two people. We fell asleep after an early dinner and woke up a little past midnight to open gifts, realized we were too tired to resume our drinking, and went back to sleep (in our living room, by the way).

2007’s was spent driving around the city aimlessly for an hour with the lover, looking for an open restaurant or bar. We finally gave up, went to a gas station convenience store along Katipunan, got ourselves a bag of potato chips, some siomai, a Jamaican patty, and a pack of dried squid. That, folks, was our ghetto noche buena. But it was wonderful ♥.

This year, I saw myself walking around my neighborhood in bunny ears with two crazy friends, battling a crowd of churchgoers. All Mini Stop could offer us was cheap vodka and cheap rum but I ended up getting drunk on Christmas beer (Red Horse and Heineken). Allah fell asleep on us and when Drew and I were sufficiently intoxicated, we popped in a bad Tagalog movie and giggled our way through Christmas.

So! Happy holidays, people :) Time to look for the best diet pill to make up for the ten pounds we all gained.

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  • Reply sarah December 26, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    merry christmas and happy new year!

  • Reply Gel December 26, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Merry Christmas, Helga :) I’ve never tried spending Christmas eve with friends before but it sure sounds fun haha. I wanna try that really REALLY soon :p

  • Reply Mi-Cha December 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

    You seem to have fun Christmas eve moments. I wish mine had been had been as fun as yours, nevermind the drunken nights and pigging out. :)

  • Reply fritz December 29, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    srsly? mostest favoritestestest photo in the whole of 2008? yatta! coolneeeeeeeez0rz! Thanks! Merry Christmas, Helgr! XD

  • Reply Arielle January 1, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Your past three Christmases sound wonderful! Have a Happy New Year :]

  • Reply Kenneth January 1, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Happy new year 2009! Nice picture :P

  • Reply Katy January 4, 2009 at 8:57 am

    Sometimes, just spending time with your loved ones is the best no matter what you do! I don’t think I’d mind spending NYE with just my BF and I at home by ourselves either.

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