On Saturday noon, I was on my way to Baguio with my sister and her husband aboard a Victory Liner deluxe bus. This bus features a stewardess, snacks (consisting of one piece of cupcake and bottled water), wider seats, and a lavatory. The stewardess for this trip could pass for inflight crew… She recited the “welcome aboard” speech better than most PAL or CEB flight attendants I’ve encountered. What I like with these trips is that they’re non-stopping, which means we travel faster.
excuse purpose of my trip was mainly to help out in the grand opening of my sisters’ accessory shop, GRAyCES from G. Fresh from the bus, we headed straight to the shop where our parents, sisters, and 2 other “adopted sisters” 😛 were busy working. We stayed to fix up the place, put tags on stocks, list them in the inventory and arrange the display. We finished at around 2 am. Did we do a good job?
The sisters (minus 2) – uncombed hair, greasy faces, tired from the hustle-and-bustle, but still flashing that smile!
As usual, the sisters slept at 4am. We just could not help it – chatting till daybreak has become one of our reunion rituals! We had to stop talking and go to sleep, as the store’s grand opening will be in a few hours’ time – 10:30 am. So with barely 4 hours of sleep, we were up and out again at the store making last-minute preps.
Everything went smoothly, despite the emergency situation the night before, involving the priest (or the lack thereof) who will conduct the dedication ceremony. Thanks to tita E.B, who was able to find a priest at the last minute!
The flying sister Ravi with her husband Cap. Too bad the flying sister Davi was, well, flying.
Do you hear the excited buzz of girls gone gaga over GraYces? 😛
Find the two adopted sisters… 😀
At the end of the day, sales were 5x the daily average for the past 2 weeks that the store has been on dry-run operations. Success! To celebrate, sister Ravi treated us all to massage at BodyTunes Spa (except for mom and dad who chose, as usual, to play Bingo instead). Ravi and I opted for the foot spa.
iMoM: This is bliss!
Ravi: This is an emergency! (Read: feet badly need the scrub LOL)
Sisters E-mac and Shiraz, and kuya Cap had body massages. Shiraz, who is almost 6 months pregnant, was relaxed by the soothing pre-natal massage. What a wonderful way to end a tiring yet successful day.
If you find yourself walking on Session Road in Baguio City one of these days, please drop by our store, GRAyCES from G, on the 2nd floor of Porta Vaga Annex.
Welcome Two New Family Members!
1. The first one is Chill, E-mac’s other baby (the first one being Mr. Blanco 😛 ). Chill is a sweet and adorable 6-month old beagle who goes wag-crazy upon seeing his
mom master. I’m sure my kids will be thrilled when they see him!
2. Shiraz is having a baby boy, due to be out some time in June. Hooray for the addition of another rare baby boy to the family! He will only be the 4th boy out of my parents’ 16 grandchildren. So is he going to be called Chito? 😛