Glorietta, North Park and Singlehood
Yesterday was the start of my 3-day weekend. I didn’t have anything grand planned out for the long weekend as I am dead broke wanted to just chill and have a relaxing time. But as a normal ritual, I spent the day with my Mom at the malls. Since Mommy has been dying to eat Chinese food, I opted to take her to Glorietta. She really loves to eat at North Park.
So, we left home at around 10:30 a.m and went straight to Makati. Since it was a bit too early for lunch, we initially went to Landmark for some window shopping. I tried my best to just look around and browse. But as always, I failed! I ended up buying some cosmetic products. The nice saleslady even offered me to have my eyebrows trimmed for free. I instantly gave in… sayang eh, libre daw! (Paging AC, magpa-deviriginize ka na ng eyebrows, libre lang!!! Hahaha!)
After that short cosmetics shopping, we headed to our main agenda… the North Park. Months after the Glorietta 2 bombing, this Chinese resto was relocated at Glorietta 5, a separate building slash mall across Glorietta 4. (Para di kayo maligaw in case gusto nyong kumain dun, hehehe!)
As always, we ordered this:
Counterclock wise: Yang Chow rice, Boneless Honey Lemon Chicken and Steamed Brocolli with Oyster Sauce (my fave!!!). Apparently, that small meal was too much for me and my Mom. We had to take home the half portion which we ate at dinner time. Ang tipid naming mag-ina noh?!😛
Here we were having a quick photo op while enjoying our lunch:
Right beside our table, there were 5 middle-aged women also enjoying their lunch. Since they were seated just a few inches from us, we could hear their conversation. So, I found myself eavesdropping. It reminded me of the usual for-the-girls talk I used to have with my equally single friends. You know, those usual things single girls talk about… going to places, office gossips, make-up, other friends… and boys!
I started to eavesdrop even harder when I heard one lady uttered these statements, “You know what girls? I’ve got you some boys. Makipag-blind date tayo noh?!” I secretly laughed when I heard her say that.
A lot more singlehood conversation floated in the air like finding love online, exploring a relationship with a non-Filipino guy, dating an awkward-looking officemate, etc. I was a bit too surprised to hear some desparate statement about finding love and Mr. Right. Those women are not the ugly ones that would made people say, “No wonder she’s still single.” Mind you, I have actually heard some people utter those words. Appartently, those women talking near us were rather good-looking in their own ways, some were even sophisticated looking. And not to mention, they all looked like successful in their own rights.
That simple lunch made me realize that there are, indeed, a lot more other women around who are single, darn busy with their own careers while patiently waiting for Mr. Right to come.
And that ladies and gentlemen, made me realize… HINDI AKO NAG-IISA! *ice queen’s evil laugh*