New shower curtains.
Immaculately white floor tiles.
Spotless bathroom floor.
Re-designed lace curtains.
New floor mats.
Polished toilet bowl.
Dust-free and reorganized console table.
Filipino-style pork spring rolls.
Fish fried with minimal salt,
topped with chopped tomatoes with calamansi juice.
Bean sprouts with tofu sauteed in garlic, onions, tomatoes and fish sauce.
12-piece Bobbi Brown brush set.
That's what the Universe decided to send my way after a day of having to deal with the effects of misaligned stars and cosmic retrogrades. Not a bad deal, I must say.
The dishes have been done; and the layer of sticky, saline dust that my evaporated hardworking sweat has left has been rinsed off. It's time to open that bottle of Merlot.
Thank you, Providence. Thank you for the redemption. Thank you for today's lessons. Thank you for my flatmates, Gil & Razel, whom you made instruments to give this day a happy ending. Thank you for this wine.
And thank you for my first Saturday off in 2010.
"Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face"Alanis Morisette, Ironic