Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Here, We Get Autobiographical...

.:It’s The Weekend Blur!:.

I had a pretty fast-paced weekend, and I’m still not quite over it, considering how loaded Saturday and Sunday turned out to be.

Last Saturday was the first leg of my bi-weekly street magic tour at Robinson’s Forum, and I was quite pleased with the result, as I managed to entertain the patrons of the store fairly well, including a very insistent group of Korean kids who almost made me exhaust my entire arsenal of routines for walkaround that day.

To cap off the tour, the Midnight Cosplay Society even dropped in on me, and I was more than happy to be a part of Louanne’s birthday celebration for the day. We poked fun at anything and everything, so needless to say, we were having a really good time, letting our hair down and being the incorrigible bastiches that we really were.

Sunday was punctuated by meeting one of Danes and her friend, Kenchi, who proved to be a very interesting and amazing person. If it weren’t for the geographical constraints, I must say, Kenchi and I would’ve been really good friends, considering how we have similar tastes in anything but music. Ice Age 3 was a welcome distraction, as was originally going for Sbarro’s before settling on House Of Minis when we realized there was no Sbarro’s in the area – only to see it taunting us from the foodcourt window, as it now displays itself prominently in Glorietta 5. Guhhh...

All in all, it was a crazy weekend, and I’m not complaining about it at all. Good friends, great company, and getting paid to do what I love doing? Sign me up anytime!

.:Mondazed, Original Glazed:.

Monday proved to be quite a day as well, as I had to weather a storm to get to work, and then weather the storm all over again to get to a battery of meetings, then punctuate it with a chance encounter with some bloggers at Krispy Kreme in Bonifacio High Street.

Thing is, I went to Krispy Kreme to eat before heading out to a meeting, and next thing I knew, the awesome people of Geiser Maclang actually went ahead and let me know that in celebration of the 6th dozenth anniversary of Krispy Kreme, they were treating bloggers to some special goodies for patronizing their store. Now, as a guy well on his way to diabetes, you just know how much I love Krispy Kreme in the first place, and I was especially grateful that the fine people of the establishment accommodated me so well despite telling them that I really just swung in for a quick bite before heading out to my meeting.

I was still treated like royalty, regardless, and you can’t beat quality value-added service like that. As is, I already like Krispy Kreme. It’s one of the few places that still sells A&W Cream Soda, for one, and their donuts are just heavenly delights. That they offer free donuts periodically throughout the day is just icing on the cake, but this? This, to me, is the pinnacle of value-added service. I walked in there as a patron, not as a blogger, but they still gave me the royal treatment, regardless, and I’d be remiss not to thank them for something like that.

Amusingly enough, by the time I got to my meeting, I ended up sharing my dozen original glazed donuts with them. Will this little “bribe” assure me a sale? No, not really, but hey, I couldn’t finish a dozen donuts on my own! Those donuts are meant for sharing, like smiles and laughter and fun.

1 comment:

erasmusa said...

you could finish a dozen donuts in a day, but i really hope you won't :)