When I woke up from a nap after a tiring yet fun day with Emman, I received at text from April saying she was already in Los Banos. Time to change hosts since I would be staying in her apartment for the night while Emman would be staying at Marie’s. But first we grabbed some dinner at Sizzlers.
We also shared in an order of Crispy Kangkong. A good appetizer sans the oiliness. And the dip could be improved. I still prefer Dencio’s version but Emman loved it because he didn’t know Kangkong could be this delicious.
After that, Emman and April brought me to LB Square, the infamous night hangout of UPLB students where there’s affordably delicious food and even cheaper alcohol plus free Videoke. Sounds like fun to me! I was itching to grab a drink but the place was almost deserted because it’s summertime. According to Emman and April, this area could go wild during regular semesters. Sadly, ever since it changed its management, the square have lost part of its charm because of the newly built 7-eleven store which sticks like a sore thumb among all the budget-friendly home-cooked stalls in the area not to mention the 1 AM curfew because of some unfortunate crime. Wish I could have gone to LB Square in the past.
April and Emman doing the not-so-secret handshake because they’re both UPIS members (not only that, Emman was April’s godfather in the organization meaning he supervised her initiation or something). Students in elbi, I noticed, are fond of doing this gesture whenever they meet their “brods” and “sisses”. I guess there’s a special kind of camaraderie between org-mates.
(Actually, 1Thes 5:17 is “pray without ceasing”) We spent the night watching a live stream of the 2013 Bb. Pilipinas competition (which was won by a UPLB Alumna) and then talking until we drift off to sleep.
Thank you Lord for such an awesome day!