joni | January 12, 2012
My first gratefulness list for the year! Maybe what should be on top is my being grateful that my year started so well… –weekend trip to Suzhou and Tongli –lunch and shopping with Chell –New Year party @ the Mandarin Tree, and finally…. –my novel has been awarded a Special Jury Prize by UST’s Premio [...]
joni | February 21, 2011
– another Sunday Sleepfest for me – productive (enough) week – almost done with Palanca entry – window-shopping @ Serendra (yes, I’m thankful that I did not buy anything!) – breaking bread and partying with old and new friends for Cecille’s birthday
joni | January 11, 2011
– my 31st birthday!! – O annual post-New Year celebration (and my birthday celebration on the side!) – Post-Christmas dinner with HS BFFs (and my birthday celebration on the side!) – more pahabol Christmas gifts!
joni | December 15, 2010
Thankful for: – finally finished with the HSK hullabaloo. Results will be out after a month. *crosses fingers (So I guess the hullabaloo isn’t really over until January 5…) – company Christmas party where I won *drum rolls* an umbrella! As Akoh observed, “lagi ka kasing nasisiraan ng payong.” Ironic how I got showered on [...]
joni | August 1, 2010
Finally! The video that I promised here is up. (Accompanying pictures are here.) Enjoy!
joni | December 28, 2009
Like an extended wedding reception, Tere and Eric treated us to dinner at Hap Chan in Mackinley Hill(s?) on December 23. The celebration also doubled as the we screw Christmas get-together. First, the ever-present group table pictures… And then come the gift series…. Nuni and the phallic trophy… Some behind-the-scene shots… And then we transferred [...]
joni | December 18, 2009
Annette is home and the Lit people made a mad dash to have Christmas dinner with her. We went to Brasserie Boheme at Picasso Serviced Residences in Makati. Food was yummy and reasonably-priced (at least for now), but the staff were still undergoing training. Fair warning: Don’t go if you’re not the patient type. Super [...]
joni | December 12, 2009
Was pleasantly surprised that I could actually have fun at company Christmas parties given my Scroogey nature. Oh, the power of alcohol! Location: The Campbells’ residence, Makati Date and Time: December 11, 2009; 6pm to sawa Theme: 80s Photos are mostly from Mars’ camera, one from Jean’s.
joni | December 2, 2009
The National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose is turning 85 and the DLSU Literature Department decided to throw a surprise bash. I was lucky enough to be invited. It was a great night for prose and poetry with old friends and mentors. One of these days, I will have to deliver on my promise [...]