Wow, what a way to start Halloween 2009! Last night, we forged ahead with our Halloween party at RX at Guilly’s, Tomas Morato, and it was a BLAST! One of our best parties in a long time! We feared very few people would come because of the storm signal #3 hovering over our heads courtesy of Typhoon Santi. But lo and behold, people did fight for their right to partay! It was crazy! From the gyrating pole dancers, to Rico Robles locking lips with another guy (it was for charity), the energy of the crowd was simply electric. By the way, thanks to the Rushers who bid during the auction and for partying like it’s 1999! You guys rock. You wouldn’t have known that a storm was raging outside based on the crowd’s reaction. Eventually we had to leave, to get whatever sleep we could before we troop to RX for our boardwork. It was raining much harder coming home as it was going to Guilly’s.
By the time I woke up at 5am earlier, the wind was already howling maniacally outside my window and I had to make a last-minute decision to stay or to go. Delle already texted to say that she won’t go to work because of the strong winds, so I got into my car and drove hesitantly to the station. Inside our village, the winds were strong, but not end-of-the-world strong, so I wasn’t too scared. But once I reached Ortigas, it was some SCARY apocalypse sh*t. I was literally zigzagging, not to avoid branches on the ground, but to avoid branches falling from the trees! A couple of times some branches fell on my hood as I drove (thankfully not big enough to make dents).
Not having brought any food or drinks, McDo saved my life by delivering breakfast even through the storm. I wouldn’t have survived without food or coffee. It was difficult boarding with no sleep, no food, and worrying about how I’ll get home after work. Thank heavens we have such nice songs on the playlist, which helped me through the 3 hours on board. So thanks Miley, The Script, Janet, and Tiesto.
Funny though, we only go on board during the last Saturday of each month. The last time we boarded on a Saturday, was the Saturday Ondoy ravaged the country. This is the next Saturday, and this time it was Santi. Thankfully the storm seems to have passed, and I truly hope it’s the last one for the year. I’m all typhoon-ed out. But it’s not even lunchtime yet as I write this, so there’s still hope that this year’s Halloween can still be salvaged. Tonight, we have a Halloween party for the family, so I’ll see the kids all in costumes; actually we’re all required to wear costumes. I have no idea what I’ll come as.
Anyway, let’s enjoy whatever’s left of Halloween and party on! Stay safe everyone, and Happy Halloween!