5.15.2009

threesome : the loves of gentle

1. i'm taking back the earlier statement i made about facebook. Its one heluva addicting networking site. What i love about it is the twitter-like spontaneity of its shout-outs, allowing for feedback in a matter of minutes; and there’s also the levels of privacy / disclosure you can choose to assign to people on your friend’s list. I still have to fix the number of applications present in my application boxes though, as i rarely use most of them. I came to have them in my possession during my infancy in facebook when i didn’t exercise filtering—i just accepted all incoming request from friends; before i knew it i was swamped with applications i don’t have much use of, much less, enjoy. As my facebooking experience improved, so did my level of enjoyment. So now, i’m registering this entry as an amendment to an earlier entry where i lambasted people who were easily converted by the allure that is facebook. I’m in love.

2. This paragraph is dedicated to yet another new-found love : Red Mango’s frozen yogurt. I first encountered red mango through jamiedavinci’s blog, when he mentioned the trinoma branch as one of his project sites. Though he sounded, er, read very enthusiastic about fro-yo in that particular post of his, in truth i just dismissed the product as another ice-monster wannabe, which i didn’t really enjoy upon first taste of it, some years back with cleng, during one of our foodtrips. Then came the subsequent print features in newpapers/ magazines that just jumped at me. the color scheme utilized by the product is so warm, that something in my mind just clicked upon seeing it. In one of my walks at megamall after office hours, i chanced upon a newly-opened branch, and decided to give it a try. The yogurt itself comes in two flavors, the original and the green tea flavors, respectively—i chose the original one as base; to which i added blueberry and chopped almonds as toppings. The verdict? Heaven in a cup.

3. The third in this love triangle post is the one i went to last night : my favorite spa in quezon city which i haven’t visited in months. Before the morong, bataan outing, i have already planned to schedule a massage there; but because i’m already quite removed from the vicinity, and going there after office hours would be a tedious task, i kept on putting it off until last night, when the urge became too unbearable, hehehe. i reasoned out, since my birthday came and went, i ought to get a little pampering done. The massage i got last night wasn’t a spectacular one though, basing it on the standards of my earlier visits, as my favorite masseur is currently preoccupied with an earlier request when i arrived; instead, i was relegated to an uninspired massage from one of their newbies, i think. But maybe because i was too tired from all the walking i did, prior to getting there (i had an earlier errand/ request from sis), it didn’t seem to be too bad at all—as i found myself falling asleep as my sore muscles were kneeded by codename "uninspired-newbie-masseur". For that wala siyang tip. Hehe. The sauna was good though, as all the excess water in my body trickled like fresh spring rain to hungry gutters.

8 comments:

Niel Camhalla said...

Facebook and Twitter are fads I didn't bother to understand. I want to keep my life a little detached and less cluttered.

:: cb :: said...

can't really relate since i haven't tried any of the things you mentioned although i am quite curious with red mango. hmm.. dadayuhin ko to haha and i'll let you know what i think.

ShatterShards said...

Facebok and Twitter, I can relate to, but my addiction has waned down a bit ... okay, a lot ... because of my uber busy sched.

I've tried, and liked, frozen yogurt way back, before it even bacame a fad, thanks to the test kitchen at our office building. And that was even before they thought of adding fruit toppings.

I miss the home massages we used to have, and the food binge that ensues after the massage. haha!

i'm a narnian said...

see! i love facebook. i miss it now because our IT peeps have blocked it from the office! :(

have you tried other fro-yo places? i wasn't super impressed with red mango. yogurt froz and lulubelle are two other alternatives. try the strawberry flavored yogurt in lulubelle and top it with plain mochi! LURF i tell you!

Anonymous said...

Ang sarap naman ng buhay nya! Kaingit! =)

-- Mr. Scheez

gentle said...

@ niel - ok. and friendster is not a fad? hehehe. its a fact of life, i guess.. tagal na din kasi non e.

@ nyl - sige, antayin ko field report mo ha.

@ shattershards - hehehe. miss mo lang bilbil ni paul eh. tho bugbog sarado talaga ako sa kanya ha. bilib nga ako sa inyo ni eyvicat at nakakaya nyo sya.

@ narnian - and where, o where are these magical places you mentioned?

ize water said...

but of course, u know that i'm currently into facebook. first time i tried it, didn't find it so amusing.

and I tweet, because John Mayer tweets. :)

goodness. oo nga. a massage would be good these days. hay, saan ba okay pero mura?

lucas said...

i have no facebook account...makagawa ngayon! hehe!

FB, yogurt, and spa--sounds like a very good combination!

peace out, gentle.