I was at the store when I received an unexpected phone call from one of my bridesmaids in Australia. She’s also my first cousin, and one I love dearly (we had such good memories–and secrets–together when we’d vacation to the PI). She is such a good person… but oh, I know she’s got some secrets of her own (we ALL do girl hahaha). Anyways, she called to let me know she wouldn’t be able to make it to the wedding as there’s a problem with flights getting her out of Manila by the end of the 1st week of January (she has to get back to work). While I am super bummed out, I understand her predicament. Work is work, we have responsibilities and shit happens. ‘Tis is life. Still, it won’t be the same without her. Period. It’s very rare that you get us girl cousins together these days (we’re all over the place–Vegas, California, Alaska, Australia) so this was going to be a reunion of sorts. A crazy one, mind you! And Malouvy’s one of those people who can totally de-stress you (or just make you happy) by just being there. She’s unbelievably calm, so assuring and just hearing her sweet, nice laugh wills away whatever evilness that exists on this earth…or in your soul. Hahaha! But instead of feeling bad about it, I choose to think of it this way: MORE cake and food for me! LOL.
On a happier note, one thing that keeps my spirits up about the whole Malouvy-not-being-at-the-wedding-thing is that Malouvy was just engaged this month! Again, I was at the store when I got her phonecall. And I knew exactly why she was on the other line…she didn’t have to say it cuz I said it before she did hahaha. I was surrounded by so many people, majority of them pinoy, but I didn’t care. I screamed and laughed and threw my head back without a care in the world… our Malouvy was getting married!! Destination is Australia and I couldn’t be any more excited. Hell, March or April 2008 is her target and oooohhhhhh yeeeeeeeeeeeaaahhh, my goal is to be sizzlin’ HOT! LOL. (But wait, shouldn’t I be focused on looking good for my own wedding? Hahahaha.) I told Malouvy not to worry and that if we couldn’t be together this January, we’ll party at her own wedding ~ Australian style! SOOOO EXCITED! Congrats to Malouvy and Alex!