she’s already been here for two weeks or so. which means that’s how long i’ve been slacking off from writing. i wish i could tell you i was knee-deep in the hoopla of wedding preparations but to be brutally honest, i’ve been pretty much just chill about it. too chill, in fact. i don’t know. as much as i wanna get married to the greatest man i know (next to my dad), weddings have never really been my thing. i recently came to the conclusion that elopement is more like my style.
and jeff and i do wedding photography. go figure.
but the good news is, my sister’s here! now she can start doing all those pinterest-y stuff that i’m not really good at. i mean, she’s a preschool teacher, for crying out loud! it’s illegal for preschool teachers to not know how to make paper flowers, at least.
but that’s not the only thing i’m making her do to take full advantage of her credentials. i also make her clean the backyard. and when i say “clean,” i mean more than just pulling out weeds. my mom would be so proud, considering how she has to hire other people’s services for what my sister’s doing which i get for free! *evil laugh*
fyi: the backyard used to look like a jungle. we’re basically doing what a back hoe does. minus the back hoe. although i can’t take much credit for all the heavy stuff because that would be jeff. but for what it’s worth, i’m getting very good at shoveling. and stacking bricks chest-high without screaming like a sissy every time i accidentally slam my fingers in between bricks. (of course i whimper. IT F*CKING HURTS!) as of press time, the backyard’s just about as ready as our wedding. hahaha. good luck!
so, anyway, back to my sister…
the very first thing she said once she got out of the airport?
“omigod, ditche, gwapo kaayo ang mga police!”
yep, that’s right. barely enough sleep (as she decided to stop by singapore to visit some friends) and the moment she lands in melbourne, the first thing she noticed was how cute the airport cops looked.
then later, while waiting for the traffic light to turn green, how the guys in the car beside ours were like hot surfer-looking dudes.
i wouldn’t be surprised if she gets engaged within two months. (beating my personal record by 12 weeks and stealing my title as the wild card in the family. lol.)
on that incredibly warm night, jeff and i took her for a stroll along bourke street, ending at little bourke street where chinatown is. because what better way to welcome a first-time visitor to australia than showing them china?
and then she saw this really cool busker and that pretty much made her night. i mean, how melbourne can it get?