I found myself rushing towards Greenbelt 3 on the night of October 28 for one thing and one thing only: to see the Riches. What’s the Riches, you ask? Are you aware of The Amazing Race Asia (TARA)? Well then, representing (or rather one of the teams to represent) the Philippines on the 4th Season of the show are Richard Hardin & Richard Herrera, otherwise called The Riches.
Last October 28, 2010, Ryan
coerced invited me an event at the exclusive Members Only Bar in Bonifacio Global City. Being busy with Halloween decoration at the office, I was kind of hesitant but when Ryan said it was a bag launch, I was just compelled to tag along.
Rags2Riches, in partnership with Bounty Fresh Chicken, unleashes its latest addendum to its high-fashion bag collection – the Aranaz Mercato Bag.
This was taken out of my real journal (yeah, I have one, got a problem with that?). The names were changed to keep my friend’s identity somehow under the radar. I don’t remember when I wrote this entry exactly because I didn’t put a date on the page. I do know this entry was written sometime mid-2010, so that isn’t so long ago.
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Dear future Joiz,
I’m writing you this to remind us of how you were when you were just 25 years old. I/we/you don’t know how to refer to ourselves, so for consistency’s sake, “you” will be used.
He was new in town. No, wait. He’s new to the country. He’s a student who had gone to one of his best buddies’ country for the summer. She was a geek who knew one of his best buddies.
He stayed for a month. A couple of days into his vacation, they met. At a local convenient store of all places.
He never thought he’d cross paths with her. She never thought her life would connect with his. At first it was just fleeting flirts, hanging out with friends and eventually went into a full blown relationship.
written the morning of June 29, 2010.
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I had a musical dream. I was going to sing with a band. The other members were familiar, but now that I try to think about it, I can’t remember who they were. I had to learn the song on the day of the performance itself. I was singing the song, I had the lyrics in my hand while I practiced.
In my dream, I knew this song, but when I woke up I couldn’t even remember the tune. I can’t recall even a line from it! The song was “popular”, but it sounded like an original.