It was the 9th Spanish Film Festival and I haven’t gone out of the house for weeks now, We must go out, I told myself. We kind of deserve a treat or two.
And so I went out to catch two films during what I dubbed as Spanish Saturday.
I first met up with Jel and Anna in Tsoko.Nut Batirol for late lunch. I was late, so it was late lunch for me. Being true with the theme of my Saturday, I ordered Spanish Sardines Pandesal. Thanks, Jelijin, for the treat! We had fun chatting and catching up while finishing a refreshing Sampalok juice. Yummy!
We hurried to GB 3 to catch the screening of the disturbing Disierto aldentro a film that fit our schedule. We were late. At kailangan talaga iwanan kami ni Manong Usher sa ere matapos n’ya kaming i-guide patungo sa lane ng aming seats. Imbey!
Having missed the first 15 minutes or so of the movie, I was delighted that we actually enjoyed the film as we made a quick review of it on the way out of the cinema.
– Ano ba ginawa ni Elias sa “The Feds”?
– Si Micaela kasi! Ang hilig mag-touch.
– Pwede naman palang kaladkarin na lang si Micaela, kinawawa pa ‘yung asno.
– At natawa talaga tayo kay Micaela, no?
– Kung ulyanin na ‘yung lola ‘di ibig sabihin napatawad n’ya rin sort of si Elias, ‘di ba?
– Ambisyosa nung nagtatanim ng buto, ‘no?
– Kumusta naman at may dala-dala talaga sila kwitis sa bulsa.
– Ang bongga ng fireworks, parang Fourth of July lang!
Those are just snippets of our conversation while we were in the restroom. Imagine turning a depressing movie into a hilarity? Fun! I really had fun with them. Sa uulitin! Sana mas mahaba-haba.
The second movie, I saw, this time with Marvin, was the unforgettable La teta asustada. The film luckily fit both our schedule and it was fun watching it. We had a really good laugh, and the film is just carefully and beautifully crafted that I’m lost for words. I was happy I got the chance to watch it.
One more thing to be glad about was, I got my pasalubong nail clippers! Yey! I don’t have to go to Disneyland anymore. Yey!
After the movie, I had to rush to TriNoma for Alain’s birthday dinner in A Veneto. We, Ken and I, surprised him with a Strawberry Shortcake from Conti’s. In fairness, ang galing naming mang-surprise.
It was nice to see Alain happy as his closest friends come together to enjoy a dinner with him. It was fun, really. A little green and controversial, but fun, nonetheless.
And that was Saturday, my kind of Saturday.
I really had fun. I’m so grateful to have such wonderful friends. I’ve missed doing those things–laughing with friends, enjoying food together while chatting away, watching fun movies. I hope I can do it more often. Heck, I will.