Am I an Adult now?

My family is very important to me. I treat my close cousins as the brothers and sisters that got mislaid by the drunk stork and mistakenly given to my aunt or uncle. LOL! Anyway, my close cousin asked me to become the godfather of her child. Without any hesitation and wonder why she picked me, I said yes, thus solidifying the fact that we are no longer the young people who romp around and just have fun. We are ever so slowly and painfully surely growing up. I can’t believe it, I’m a godfather! Gosh! Can I feel any older right now?!

I went to Olongapo this Saturday. It was her baby’s christening. At first I didn’t want to go, maybe subconsciously I didn’t want to accept the fact that I am becoming an important part of somebody else’s life (tulad ng pasko at birthdays!). I was maturing faster than I had planned (which is never, LOL!). Nevertheless, I decided to go, I knew that that day was important for her, as much as it was for her child. So the day went on, the baptism was great and I went home…I wish…

Saturday Morning, 3:00 a.m., Woke up too early, I was only planning to wake up around 6 a.m. I couldn’t go back to sleep so I decided to gather the stuff I needed to go to Olongapo. Around 6 a.m., I took a shower and got ready. 9:00 a.m., I left home and went on my journey to Olongapo with our car and with a driver. My other cousin accompanied me too, because I didn’t exactly know where in Olongapo the baptism was going to be held. The journey itself was a nightmare. The roads we used were full of potholes and covered with dust and ashfall or “lahar” (because of the great eruption of Mt. Pinatubo near the region). When we finally were nearing the road leading to Olongapo, the potholes, and dust layers ended. As the dust settled I started to feel better, and as a plus, may bago nang kulay ang car namin! I call the color shade, Lahar Grey!

As we proceeded with our journey, the road wasn’t as bad, but as you might know if you’ve ever been to Olongapo or Baguio, the roads are literally LONG and WINDING! It had lots of sharp turns, and had steep ups and downs. I’m not used to this. I started to feel dizzy and sooo sick. It seems that the roads never ended! Gosh!!! Just kill me now!!!

At last the road ended. We are in Olongapo City, Finally! The time it took to get here was almost 2 hours... Two long agonizing hours! Whew! The church wasn’t far… When we got there the heat really got to me! It was piercing my skin! Now I know what it feels to be a vampire out in the sun! If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m such a whiner! LOL! Not to worry, I’m always like this, ask any of my friends! Oh, wait, you can't... well, just take my word for it! lol! But when I saw my cousin and her baby, nothing else mattered. The heat was barely discernible and the stress and pangs I was feeling from the trip going here was unnoticeable because I can see my cousin was happy… The Baptism went on without a hitch. We have welcomed a new baby into the Christian life. He will have lots of things to face in this life. Surely, he won’t face it alone. I am now officially an adult… Responsible for everything I do… I already knew this fact, but this event made me realize how serious that statement is… He's really cute... He looks like his mother... I made this picture of the two of them which i took at the reception after the baptism.

I must say, this trip was not full of privations. After the baptism (which is NOT part of the said privations! Lol!), I got to go around and do some sight seeing… But that’s for another blog post! Till next time!

P.S.: I almost forgot! I have to go home later and face the same journey I had going here! Damn!


j said...

cute baby :) will wait for your next post..

rex said...

aba aba, nasa Olongapo ka pala niyan? pasalubong!!

1st time mo ba maging ninong? eh ako yata elementary pa lang, ay ninong na, haha!

FadingJeans said...

Hahaha, you are a whiner, but dont worry everybody whines! :) We just don't tell everybody about it! Hope you post again soon!

Bittersweet said...

Awww, I wish I had my own inaanak! Gusto ko narin maging adult! :)