Hectic Weekend

I had a very hectic weekend behind me. I met a couple of blog friends, went from one party to another and then visited my sister, my son and some old friends before I finally went home. All in all…I think I drove more than 1000 kilometers in just two and a half days.

Friday, December 9, 2005. It was 11:30 as I woke up…gee, kong hindi tumawag ang kapatid siguro nakatulog ako hanggang hapon. I was in panic as I saw the clock, at lalong nataranta as I remembered that I told Kathleen I will pick her up from school para didiretso na lang kami sa Frankfurt. No time to take a shower kaya entenwasch nalang ang ginawa ko. I was still in pajama as the doorbell rang, not knowing who were outside I went out and opened the door and saw it was der Kaminkehrer chimney sweeper. My looks were surely embarrassing but I had no choice than to let him in. Hindi ko nakita ang note na naka paskil sa may pintuan namin dahil hindi ako lumabas ng bahay the day before. It was written there that he is scheduled to clean the chimney that day. Mabuti na lang he accomplished his work quickly. Kaya after he left I started packing our things, dressed up im nu in a minute and hurriedly left home heading to Kathleen’s school.

We arrived in Darmstadt at 5:30 P.M. Eight o’clock ang usapan namin nina Melissa na magkita, kaya nagmadali akong inakyat ang aming mga gamit. I chatted awhile with my sis…gusting-gusto ko na sanang umalis ng maaga para makapag window shop sa Frankfurt. Pero hindi ko ito nakuhang gawin dahil naghanda ng hapunan si kapatid. I arrived at Mövenpick Restaurant 20 minutes late. Hehehe…it looks like as if “coming late” is getting a habit of mine. Pero sa tutuo lang ang hirap mag schedule kapag may anak na maliit. Lalong-lalo na’t ito ay makulit at maligalig na katulad ng anak ko.

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Melissa and Rhoda were already there as I entered the restaurant. We greeted to each other and exchanged besso-beso. So now what? He he he…hindi po kami nagsambunutan. Our so called misunderstanding was settled long time ago. Kaya we really enjoyed the evening. We had great a dinner, we had fun talking about the internet and our kids and etc. Dahil sa sobrang bisi namin sa halakhakan at kuwentuhan…hindi tnamin namalayan na may kumuha or nagnakaw na pala sa handbag ni Rhoda. She only noticed it was gone as we were about to leave the restaurant. We even asked the waiter and our neighbouring table if they saw or noticed someone came near to our table. The answer was of course no. The poor girl was shocked and shaking. She can not believe that something like this would happen to her here in Germany!

The waiter offered to serve us coffee…but I immediately waved him no and told him that we’re going to have our coffee in

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Starbucks. We left after we paid our bills and walk along the Fressgass, heading to our favourite coffee shop. Starbucks closes at midnight so we decided to hop to a bar called Yours Australian Bar. Hmmm, it’s really a nice place to hang-out. They are open ‘til 2:00 A.M, and guess what…they also have a Karaoke Bar too. So, to those who love to sing and when you happen to visit Frankfurt…visit YOURS. It was already 1:30 A:M as we left the place. We parted in good mood…even Rhoda has momentarily forgotten the incident happened in Mövenpick.

Saturday, December 10, 2005. A busy day with a long list of schedules. We left my sister’s place after lunch and went to my son to deliver Kathleen. She doesn’t want to go with me to the small Christmas Party in Buchen, so I was forced to change my plan and drove her to Kleinheubach first instead of going to Grossheubach directly. I left after an hour and went to pick up my guide Genie. Her husband decided to come along with us at siya na rin ang nagdrive patungo sa party. He took a shorter way to Buchen, short cut daw yon ha. Muntik ng batukan ni Genie ang asawa niya dahil naligaw ito. Kaya po kami paikot-ikot ng ilang beses sa isang lugar. It was already 7:00 P:M as we reached the place. Genie was in a very bad mood, but it didn’t bother me at all. The only thing that disturbed me the whole way was her endless nagging at her husband. She didn’t notice she was making him very nervous. Poor Rudi.

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Almost all former Karilagan Dance Group members were there. I was so surprised dahil ang pagkaalam ko sila ay hindi makakarating. Yon pala, pinag-usapan na nila ito na i-surprise ako. Seeing them again brought me back memories of the good old days! Puno at sisikan sa Pfarrheim vicarage. Marivic the organizer was not expecting that a huge number of guests are coming. Norena offered me to sit beside her…ibig sabihin, kaming dalawa ang nakaupo sa isang upuan. Mabuti na lang payat ako, este siya pala kaya nagkasya ang dalawang wetpunene namin. Well, hindi importante para sa akin ang upuan dahil nag-ikot na ako na parang isang politician sa bawat table. I distributed the flyers for my “Online Remittance” sideline job.

Later after the big kainan…Santa Claus came with a loud…HO HO HO HO HO. He read a short Christmas story to the kids and distributed the presents afterwards. As the children’s excitement subsided Marivic started announcing her parlour games, one of it was “trip to Jerusalem” where my boy Gillian joined. I did not know he was of the participants because I went outside the balcony to smoke. Alma, a friend of mine came rushing to the balcony door and told me to get inside and I should grab my camera and see

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Gillian. Oh my gush! My little boy against other three kids who were several years older than him. They ran around the group of chairs as the music played. Gillian acting as if he knew the game…won the second price. He could have won the first prize kong hindi lang mali ang upuan na inupuan niya sa final round. Yong chair kasing nasa tabi ang napili niya. The sponsor handed him his prize and he didn’t even understand why.

Matapos maglaro ang mga bata ay sayawan na para sa mga nanay. They played the music of Black Eyed Peas (I forgot the title).

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Wow, disco beat talaga kaya di ko na napigil ang sarili kong pumagitna sa dance floor at sumayaw. Aba ang aking anak ay bigla ding lumitaw doon. Akala ko kong ano na, mantakin niyo bang hinila akong pabalik sa aming puwesto at ako’y kanyang pinaupo. Ay ala ang batang ari ay umaasta bagang guwardiya. Matapos naming kumain ng dessert at matapos magbalot ni Genie ng “bring home” ay napagpasiyahan na naming umuwi.

Sunday, December 11, 2005. Doon kami nag lunch kay Ludy sa Röllbach. She prepared sinigang, fried shrimps and vegetables with Tofu. Nagkuwentuhan sandali at maya-maya ay nagpaalam na akong umalis para hindi masyadong gabihin pag-uwi. Almost eight o’clock in the evening na ng kami ay dumating ng bahay. Gerd arrived home from Berlin before us. We were all knock-out so we all went to bed early. I had a very hectic and stressful weekend. But I was happy because it was a successful and unforgettable weekend indeed.

Beng

Beng Hafner is my name. Well, most of you know that already. I am a mother of 3 and a granny of 3 cute kids. I am proud to be who I am and I am proud of the way I am. I am alive because I have a lot to live for. I have many dreams that I wish to reach for and I have many journeys to make. My life is like a soap opera, and you are the audience.

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25 Responses

  1. AnP says:

    Hi Beng,

    Rhoda and I had so much fun! One of those days when I was really glad to be proven wrong about my impression of someone.

    We are definitely meeting up again! 🙂

  2. Beng says:

    I am so glad ganun and not the other way :-). O di nga ba’t ang saya natin.

    I’ll mark your word about meeting up again. Ngayon palang I#ll make a list na kong saan tayo pupunta.

  3. CheH says:

    paano naman kayo magsasambunatan aber, eh kulang mga buhok este iiikli mga buhok nyo,hehehe

    glad to hear that li’l alingasngas bet. you & Melissa hat zusammengeflickt! OH laban ka, germtaglish ako ngayon:covereyes: sabi na sa iyo bruha yan si Melissa sa personal eh,haha dyoks lang bru;) happy pasko to you both!

  4. Beng says:

    bruha ka rin cheh anoh? :beee: oy teka nga pala i went to your new site ha tapos gusto sanang mag-iwan ng comment…aba eh inayawan ako ah. mukhang ayaw sa akin.

    psst bumalik ka na dito sa banda rito para buo ang grupo :hug:

  5. AnP says:

    CheH: bruha ka din! hahaha

  6. sha says:

    beng buking ka naman… late ha?
    naku inday, I know what u mean si gilian ang rason na late ka ahhaa
    saan mo iniwan si kitty???
    enjoy naman to…wala ka picture ni ivan day? ug ni alexander?

    glad u had a great time with AnP tama si cheh paano mag sabunotan eh wala nga buhok hahhaa

    katawa ta gamay

  7. Beng says:

    day sha. alex was in mannheim kaya hindi kami nagkita ni bading. hindi ko na nakunan ng pic si ivan dahil nagmadali din silang umalis…his girlfriend is a fashion designer tapos may fashion show sila noong araw na yon.

    si kitty :kitty: ay naiwan siya kasi ang bantay bahay :yes: 😀

    nadawat nimo akong emails? salamat ng marami for spreading the words about we pinoys.

  8. sha says:

    yes got the email busy ni ako dag way…
    kitty knows how to arf arf when there are intruders lol….

    anyway…maka tanggal ng buhok ang WP lol

    kiss G ha.
    ano wala ka pic ni ivan? ikaw gyud next time give Kathleen a camera para sya mag pic sa iya bro!

  9. sha says:

    si gilian nag bantay sa imo
    nag bulong na yon kay papi gerd na si mami malikot….

  10. Beng says:

    ahahahaha…lavad ka shalimar, di laking gulat siguro ng intruders ano when they will see who’s arf arfing? by the way day…walang bola…gillian always smile when he sees the pic from the two of you. he still remember the person who’s spoiling him 😉

    hayaan mo i will post a pic of ivan para mo makita ang kanyang visage.

  11. Jing says:

    abi siguro ni gillian nga napaakan ug ipus sa lubot si mama kay nagsigi man ug kiyud kiyud 😀
    wa niya knows, dancing queen nanay niya.

    day tagai kosa link sa we pinoys ha!!!

  12. Beng says:

    Moa gyud siguro na ang gihunahuna ni Gillian Jing. Kupas nga dancing queen na ni day…I noticed nga gahi ug lisod na ikimbot ang lubot ug hawak. Gitay-an nako ug maayo pagliningkod atubangan sa computer :hissy:

    By the way, here is the link of We Pinoys

    Wala pa ba naayo imong site?

  13. sha says:

    weekly unta na va va boom para wala taya…:drunk:

  14. KnOizKi says:

    Ate, sounds like FUN!

    And oh, I’m still kinda confused on the We-Pinoys site. I’ve been experimenting on clicking links so I’ll post my entry when I get used to it. grrr.

    Happy weekend.

  15. KnOizKi says:

    And oh, I settled on the Squible Theme this time. It was fun but some plugins couldn’t easily use. The meta links has a lot of errors to correct. I’ll stick to squible for the time being.

  16. CheH says:

    day, pede na ba nako i link tong WP?

    mag email unya ko nimo kung mag ka time this week

    happy weekend day hugses

  17. kars says:

    nakakatuwa yong anak mo, ate beng. :baby:
    ayaw niya sigurong mapahiya. 😀

    since november, naging busy din ang weekends ko. kaya ang blog stories ko usually about how i spent my saturdays and sundays. :running:

    merry xmas!

  18. Beng says:

    Knoiz,

    The article/news is a separated script. So iba ag login area nito. Ang frontpage ng forum is just a self made index that includes the forum. So just give me a wink kong ready kana so I can create you an account para ikaw na mismo ang mag post ng article mo.

  19. KnOizKi says:

    Hi Ate, I don’t know if I made a back up of my previous 1.5.2 version but I still have my plugins & themes stored in my database. After downloading & installing the WP2 RC3 version, it appears that the Categories aren’t anymore showing. On log-in, after entering password, hitting enter, it gives me an error message below: (So I can’t get into my DASHBOARD, etc)

    WordPress database error: [Table ‘knoizki_index.wp_usermeta’ doesn’t exist]
    SELECT meta_key, meta_value FROM wp_usermeta WHERE user_id = ‘1’

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /hsphere/local/home/knoizki/knoizki.com/wordpress/wp-includes/wp-db.php:102) in /hsphere/local/home/knoizki/knoizki.com/wordpress/wp-includes/pluggable-functions.php on line 217

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /hsphere/local/home/knoizki/knoizki.com/wordpress/wp-includes/wp-db.php:102) in /hsphere/local/home/knoizki/knoizki.com/wordpress/wp-includes/pluggable-functions.php on line 218

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /hsphere/local/home/knoizki/knoizki.com/wordpress/wp-includes/wp-db.php:102) in /hsphere/local/home/knoizki/knoizki.com/wordpress/wp-includes/pluggable-functions.php on line 190

    I don’t know what these are but I i’ve been re-installing everything out to fix the bugs. If you visit my blog, it shows under the “links” page. Also, the comment counts are not showing.

    If I can’t make it fix, I’d just delete everything out and back to EMPTY blog again.

    I don’t think the WP Forum are directing you with a suitable answer. I was trying to share the problems but none was complying.

    Oh well… THANKS ate and sorry for the long off-topic comments.

  20. Beng says:

    I update my blog to the latest version few days ago and I was no longer able to login in the Admin CP after that. I have tried several solution I could think of to retrieve my password…even reset it through sending lost password via login area but nothing happened. I had no database backup as well, so I was in panic. Luckily, I have a TEST blog installed…so what I did is copied the wp-user data there, then I emptied my lukaret “wp-user” and drop the other one. And voila…I’m up and running again.

    In your case…your “wp-usermeta” no longer exist in your database…I think it has been erased after you upgraded. I can repair it for you. All I need is your “phpmyadmin” access data, if you trust me. kindly send it to me via email beng.hafner@lukaret.com

    I do not rely on WordPress Support because it takes long for them to answer your quiries. I had been fixinng all errors I encountered on my own.

  21. KnOizKi says:

    Hi Ate,

    I got the “test” database in my phpAdmin. I tried it, and it worked. However, since my access site are not valid for re-write thus I can’t make any new PAGES (I can only use page worked as eg: “knoizki/?id=1”. On the other hand, I’m trying to copy the wp files from old database to “test” database.

    In case I needed that setup, I’ll wait till the holidays and we can talk about it. THANKS very MUCH ate.

    Happy HOLIDAYS!

  22. Beng says:

    You are welcome Knoiz, just don’t hesistate to keep in touch. Btw, are you satisfied with your current host? I started a blog hhosting business not long ago. I can offer you an affordable hosting package. Above all, my server meets all the system requirements of WordPress.
    Safe Mode is off and mode_rewrite is allowed as well. 😀
    yes I am advertising.

  23. CheH says:

    day benggay, will reply ur email after x-mas na siguro,bz kunuhay:)

    besos for christmas!

  24. KnOizKi says:

    On the contrary, I signed up for a hosting account to TEST if it’s worth using for blogs. And it’s cool. I think it’s only 3.0megabandwith, whatever you call it, is allowed. I exceeded almost more than that a month and extras are being paid thereafter. In other words, it’s not cheap. May I ask, how much is it to host an account/domain for a year? I still wanna keep my own domain name in case I consider signing a package from your hosting service, say concubine rates (friend’s rate)? I know you love me.:blush:

    I will let you know. I’m calling techie support but since it’s holiday, I’ll try to find the file transfer myself, patience is always a virtue you know. I will email you soon if there’s any problem. Okidoks?

    Meanwhile, I’m sad that I can’t get to the admin page & there are comments waiting for moderation. I think I’m the “luckiest” person this Christmas.

    Talk to you soon. CHEERS!

  25. Beng says:

    Knoiz, how much are you paying right now? You said TEST, does that mean you are currently using it for free?
    I’d like to know big is your storage/web space right now? Just want to know so I can make you a custom package, suited to your needs of course. Once I get the information from you, I have to make a calculation first then I’ll tell you how much 😀

    Hehehe, don’t be afraid mura lang. A pity you can’t enter Admin Panel. But well…take it easy it’s Christmas. Cheerio!

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