It’s been quite a day, and I’m not sure where to start, though I suppose logically my shift at work would be a good place to begin.
Let’s see… Apparently the Lowe’s sale was still ongoing, which meant that despite it being a Monday, there was quite a bit of calls to go around. Although not at yesterday’s levels, where I’d usually be dozing off, I was taking in calls every two or so minutes for a good part of the morning. Good grief.
Now for the weather. While the day started quite warm as usual, around nine or so it got surprisingly dark. It was like a whole cloud bank decided to park on the general Makati-Alabang-Pasay-Paranaque area, and sat there being ominous until around eleven. I was actually worried that I’d be rained on once I got out for lunch (I didn’t eat by the way — instead I went out to withdraw my pay, then headed to the closest Metrobank branch to have it deposited into my savings account).
And it did eventually rain close to noon, building up from a shower to a downpour that actually made it hard to make out the other buildings outside our office windows. Sadly I wasn’t able to appreciate the coolness the rain brought, as by the time we got out less than half an hour after the rain ended it was once more scalding hot. And the streets weren’t even wet anymore, that was how hot it was. Sheesh.
Anyway I got home, but there was still no news about my sister’s condition. My father promised to wake me in case we needed to drop by to visit, so I was able to get a two hour nap.
… When I was roused from my nap however, we got a message from my brother-in-law that she’s already given birth, and was just fine. Cue me and my dad getting ready, and having my cousin cook a meal for us to eat and bring as a pasalubong to the new mommy and daddy (for the curious, it was sweet and spicy pork and chicken adobo).
Getting to Medical City Ortigas was a bit of an ordeal, let me tell you. The MRT was absolutely packed by late six, so we had to stand all the way to Ortigas station. Then there was a bit of a walk up to the corner of Robinson’s Galleria, where we were then supposed to catch a ride all the way to the hospital… Only when we got there, there were a whole lot of other people also waiting buses and whatnot to ride, except every piece of public transport was filled to the brim.
Given our family, there was only one thing to do: walk all the way there!
Now this was the first time I’ve ever been to the right side of Robinson’s Galleria, and go beyond Meralco Avenue. It took some going, but hey it was a new experience, though I wasn’t quite able to take in the apparently huge area that the Meralco main office occupied, or how Medical City itself seemed more like a swank hotel it ambiance (it even had a Starbucks cafe close to the foyer, plus a convenience store!). The room that my brother-in-law was waiting in was very nice too, if a bit small (smaller than even the room I had at home).
Apparently my sister didn’t deliver naturally, but had to undergo a C-section, which meant that she’s going to stay a while in the recovery unit. That meant that we couldn’t see her, or the baby, even after waiting thirty minutes. Oh well. Tatay will just have to upload the baby pictures bro-in-law took, and visit tomorrow.
We walked back to the MRT station obviously, and the ride home was a lot less crowded than the ride we took earlier. As tatay went to work uploading said baby pictures, I went to watch the Girls und Panzer finale.
And the verdict? IT WAS GLORIOUS. A great topper to an already very okay day.