kimchi's despedida

Monday, August 06, 2007

One of my wave one friends, Kim, is leaving for Canada on the 19th of August. We were all kinda surprised as we all thought she'd be leaving in November. Hehe.. kahit sha nagulat. The day we learned she was leaving, we all made plans to have a despedida/reunion party. After all. we haven't seen each other much the past few months. Some have resigned, half of the ones who stayed are currently in training for the new program, and half is still with the old program.

Like most of the gimmick plans of Wave One, nothing was finalized until the day before the set date. Hehehe.. yes, we're fickle-minded. But it's mainly because it's hard to set a date and time due to our different schedules. Final plans: Aug 4, 2007 6pm at Fats KTV in Malate.

My training ended at 1pm. I didn't want to go home because if I did, I'd probably go straight to sleep and wake up in the morning. Mike & James thought the same thing, so we decided we'd either go to Megamall or Glorietta to watch a movie to kill time. Unfortunately, Mike forgot that he was supposed to finish something and I didn't feel like going to the Mall as I was sleepy (I had been awake since 1 am). So Kakai (who's going to rilette's despedida), James & I just decided to sleep in the lounge, while Mike finishes what he needed to do.

Males & Females have separate sleeping lounges at the Shaw site (unlike in Libis & in Makati), but we stayed in the female's lounge because of the ghost stories we've heard about the new site (that needs a separate blog entry, hehe!). I had a hard time sleeping. James & Kakai were already asleep and I was still wide awake. My imagination (or maybe my paranoia? :p) was driving me batty. It was weird I tell you. Since its a new site, only the people undergoing training are there along with the workers adding the finishing touches. And, as out training classes ended at 1pm, the only people there, aside from the workers, security & gayren, were the four of us, and we were the only ones in the lounge. I kid you not, on our way to the lounge the lights started flickering. So, you can't really blame me for being paranoid ^_^.

I fell asleep for about an hour and I couldn't go back to sleep because evry sound I hear was giving me the creeps. It was a good thing Kakai & James woke up after a few minutes and Rachel arrived. After touring her around the new site, we went to PBCom to pick up Mitch. Dads, Rom & their friend Joby arrived next, followed by Joanna. We got 2 cabs and proceeded to Malate. By then it was already 7pm. So much for the 6pm plan :p We were the first to arrive, as Kim was still in a bus from Baguio, and the rest were still on the way.

We were joking around that we'd better sing what we want to sing already, because when Kayeee & Sofie arrives, the mics will be glued to them. Heehee! We took our turns singing and everyone had something to say about each person's choice of song, like, who was it dedicated to, or it fits his/her situation. It's hard to sing and laugh at the same time. Haha! I laughed so hard when Rach squealled that her murderer song was on the list. "Murderer song? Ano yun?!" I found out that it was Rihanna's Unfaithful (I don't wanna do this anymore, I don't wanna be the reason why, Everytime I walk out the door, I see him die a little more inside, I don't wanna hurt him anymore, I don't wanna take away his life, I don't wanna be.... a murderer) Kaloka! Next to arrive were JayR & his wife, Fin. We haven't seen him since he resigned so there was a lot of catching up to do. Then Sofie & Kayeee arrived. And as predicted, the mics were glued to them. Haha! Jena & her hubby came next. Another round of drinks, chikahan & singing. Finally at around 9pm, Kim arrived. :) It was time for the grilling to start. Hehehe.

After 5 hours together, we decided to call it a night. I had a great time, but I suddenly felt sad before leaving. It finally dawned on me that Kim was leaving soon. I'll miss her kakulitan, the way she reacts to some jokes after a few minutes (hehe), or how we'd always tell her to move on after a bad call :p. Wala nang magtatanong sa akin na, "Paano nangyari yun? Eh bakit ganun? Eh, Ate Jennie, what if..?" Hay nakoh, Kimchi mamimiss talaga kita. I hope to see you before you leave, but if I'm unable to, as you said, "may Multiply naman." Love ya!