The Weekend That NEVER Was!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, here in Manila. In the other parts of the world, it is still Monday night for you. Go ahead and enjoy your MondayNightFootball game between the NewYorkJets and the IndianaColts .
I figured since it is still Monday out there, I might as well sneak in this post. Anyway, putting up this post a day late reflects the kind of weekend I had - the kind of weekend that you wouldn't want.
Anyway, the past weekend there were a lot of great events here in Manila - events that i wasn't able to attend to because of one reason or another.
I wasn't able to attend the APCC Manila and hobnob with PaulBettany or NatalieEmmanuel . Neither was I able to look, take pictures, or gawk at the IronManHulkbustersuit or the stormtroopers from the 501stLegion . I wasn't able to do any of that.
A couple of blocks away, The Best Of Anime 2015 (BOA 2015) was being held. No, I'm not an anime fan but those cute, weird, out of this world cosplayers are great photo subjects! I wasn't able to take photos of cosplay fanatics, gamers, toy and figurine collectors, and Japanophiles because I wasn't there. Again, I wasn't able to do that.
BOA2015 is actually part of the 36th Manila International Book Fair .
I went to last year's ManilaInternationalBookFair and even wrote a post about it. This year was said to be the biggest bookfair and of course, I just had to miss it!. Never mind if the book fair was five days ( the previous book fairs were only held on weekends) and never mind if this year, the fair had the most number of publishers involved... I just couldn't find or make the time to attend any of the five days that it happened... ***sigh*** so sad...
I actually felt that weekend went by and was wasted on me. Did you ever feel the same? Weekend or otherwise?
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Paulie wrote on September 21, 2015, 11:24 PM
It appears that there are certainly many interesting things to do in Manila. How big is the city and is there much of an international population?
LoudMan wrote on September 22, 2015, 1:39 AM
What kept you away from it all?
markgraham wrote on September 22, 2015, 9:21 AM
I have has weekends like that. You want to do a lot of fun things that when you did find the time it was over. Just plain bad luck.
inertia4 wrote on September 22, 2015, 11:30 AM
Missing things we want to go to is always a downer. I know the feeling. But I cannot help but think that this post should be posted next year at this time. Since you write the date as 2016. Maybe this is a future post. Or maybe I was sleeping for the entire year or in a coma. It's either that or you just mis-typed the year. No biggie though.
CoralLevang wrote on September 22, 2015, 1:01 PM
Life certainly passes by quickly! Sorry you missed so much.
WordChazer wrote on September 22, 2015, 3:22 PM
Often! I get to Sunday night and wonder where Saturday went, then wonder whether I could have Monday off to make up for it. On my salary that is not going to happen...
allen0187 wrote on September 28, 2015, 10:50 PM
According to Mr. Google, Metro Manila is about 247 square miles and has a population of 12 million.
allen0187 wrote on September 28, 2015, 10:53 PM
Life happened... and decided to put me in a corner.
allen0187 wrote on September 28, 2015, 10:54 PM
i should do the same... make the most of my time here on Earth!
Paulie wrote on September 28, 2015, 11:07 PM
It must be about the size of Bangkok. Is the city built along a river? I know next to nothing about the Philippines!
allen0187 wrote on September 28, 2015, 11:07 PM
Bad luck is one way to put it.
allen0187 wrote on September 29, 2015, 12:08 AM
That does happen a lot WordChazer !!!
allen0187 wrote on September 29, 2015, 12:09 AM
It does and there really is no time to be sorry...
allen0187 wrote on September 29, 2015, 12:10 AM
Thanks for pointing that out inertia4 .
allen0187 wrote on September 29, 2015, 12:11 AM
Yes it is. You should look it up. Manila is a short plane ride from Bangkok, you should visit here some time Paulie .
Paulie wrote on September 29, 2015, 12:51 AM
I do plan to do that some day. I'll be looking for you to give me some travel pointers.
inertia4 wrote on September 29, 2015, 7:11 AM
You're welcome. I know it was a typo. I just found some kind of humor from it.
paigea wrote on September 30, 2015, 4:17 PM
Yes, many weekends are spent doing things that are not my first choice.
allen0187 wrote on October 5, 2015, 11:25 PM
Yup, my life story in six words - weekends that are not my choice!
cheri wrote on October 7, 2015, 8:28 PM
You had a very busy weekend