Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Green-eyed monster at Friendster

Omigod. O-M-I-G-O-D.

I rarely open my Friendster account, and when I do, I am always greeted by the warm smiley faces of people from high school, college, law school and plain acquiantances. Thanks to Friendster, we finally meet up once more. Then there are these groups from school, clubs, etc. who want to be your friend. So you know, AND understand that when you see someone you haven't seen or talked to in a while, you get so excited to send them a message and do the regular pleasantries of "how are you?", "what have you been up to?" and things like that.

So when I saw that my ex's (he's one of my contacts from way back 2003) profile was updated with pictures of a baby girl, I got so excited that I sent him a message congratulating him and his wife (?) and how happy I am for him to be finally out of his I-want-to-be-single-and-experience-all-the-boy-stuff stage. This was a sincere congratulatory-i'm-so-happy-for-you message and no other. That was like, a couple of months ago. So ex responded, of course and we exchanged mommyhood and daddyhood stories over two months with just about 3 message exchanges. Approximately 3. So I wasn't surprised that when I openned my Inbox this morning, there was a message from his account. And get this. This message was:

"Stop annoying us Bitch."


So there's no question who that message came from. Geez. How was I supposed to know that wifey was the jealous type?!!!? Okay, I understand that it's always the inital reaction of a girl when the ex keeps in touch, but hey, my profile shows that I'm married, my photos are all that of my darling little boy. And besides, the message exchange was all about "how are you" and "congratulations" things. I didn't expect this as another ex also keeps in touch once in a while and I don't get the same treatment from his wife.

Good god woman! I'm a happily married wife and mother and professional and I've got everything going for me.

That's insulting!

Talk about insecurity.


I already deleted ex from my list of contacts.

Trinoma, is it? (part 2)

Work overload.......

Nevermind that.

Anyway, going back to my Trinoma experience.

We met dad for lunch at Kamay Kainan for his buffet fix. It was near the "entrance" with the fountains just outside the resto which made it better for my boy to be entertained. Over lunch, we decided to head South to Robinson's Place, Malate. It used to be a regular place to visit but when my sister started med school and then I got married, they frequented the malls up north more often, and I on the south. Besides, it was still too early to go home.

Robinson's Place felt more like home. My parents were much more familiar with the place, and inspite of its odd "L" shape, Dad had gotten used to it. And with mom, well, as long as Rustan's was there, I wasn't a problem. Unlike before, though, there were more people, and the tiangges in the middle have sprouted like weeds which made the ground floor more crowded and narrow. After merienda at Delifrance, we went home. It was 5pm.

So, what did I think of Trinoma?

Two stars. Five being the highest.

The place was humongous. Too many alleys (or hallways?). The interior is too intricate. It's like Shangri-la, Glorietta, and MOA rolled into one. Yuck.

As for Gymboree, it's too small. Way to small. And the play area has an odd shape. Maybe I've gotten used to the spacious play area at Alabang and Shangri-la.

Will I go back?

Just to check out the Stores Specialists section at the 3rd (?) floor.