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I was kidnapped…Part 2!!

I was kidnapped, Thursday, August 20. My 28th birthday. You can read part 1 of that story here (or just scroll down). If you’ve already read part 1…here’s part 2 which I promised yesterday. If I was smiling right before I went in the van, imagine what my reaction was after the door was closed!!!

As soon as I got in the van, the driver Mang Jimmy (but I thought his name was Mang Vic, so I was calling him that all day!) gave me this:

The next card and an Ipod...and the labeled the envelope "the beautiful owie burns!!!" (big smile)
The next card and an Ipod...and they labeled the envelope "the beautiful owie burns!!!" (big smile)

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So I did exactly what the card said. I pulled out my earphones and listened to the PINK playlist they prepared for me. It was an awesome playlist:

Manila – Sandwich
Inevitable – Anberlin
Lifeboats – Snow Patrol
Time to Pretend – MGMT
A Mary J Blige song (no title)
I’m Good, I’m Gone – Lykke Li
Markers of Beautiful Memories – Camerawalls
Retrace – Anberlin
Honeymoon – Phoenix
Metropolis – Rico Blanco
If there’s a Rocket Tie Me to It – Snow Patrol
Dahilan – Barbie Almalbis
Snowballs and Icicles – Broken Social Scene
I will follow you into the dark – Death Cab for Cutie
My Hero – Foo Fighters
Awitin Mo, Isasayaw Ko – Pedicab
Konti Na Lang – Pedicab
Black Bird – Sarah Mclachlan
Walking After You – Foo Fighters
Love Team – Itchyworms
Ipagpatawad Mo – Mayonnaise
7/4 – Broken Social Scene
Lovesong – The Cure
On & On – Erykah Badu
Elevator Love Letter – Stars

I had the van to myself!!
I had the van to myself!!

As I listened to the songs I super like, we were stuck in the morning traffic and I was typing in what my thoughts were on my phone:

  • Wow, God loves me this much!!!!
  • My friends love me this much?!?!
  • If God has sent me friends who can prepare something like this for me, what more my future hubby!!!
  • I love the playlist!
  • I hope manong driver doesn’t get lost, he said he’s not too good with directions
  • I should have eaten more this morning, I’m hungry. 😦
  • Wow, they really thought about this!!!
  • Ok, I knew it, we’re lost!! 😦

At that point we were on Ayala Avenue and Mang Jimmy was really confused. So I asked for his phone (where the directions were written) and saw that we were headed for one of our favorite hang-out places, which was pretty near my place.

First stop was Tapa’s. Kitchie Nadal’s brother owns this place and we usually hang out here for dinner on a weekend or after a gig. When we got to Tapa’s, no one was there except the staff. Since they knew who I was, they told me that breakfast was gonna be served soon (everything was pre-ordered). I didn’t really want to eat breakfast alone, so I asked Mang Jimmy to join me and we got to talk about his kids and who he’s driven for and I got to tell him briefly how God changed my life.

Breakfast with Mang Jimmy!
Breakfast with Mang Jimmy!

After breakfast, one of the guys from Tapa’s gave me a beautiful bouquet with another pink and brown card. It was obviously time for my next stop. But before we left the place, I just had to get a photo with the guys at Tapa’s who tried to hide their smiles all throughout the time we were there!

Tapa's is on Metropolitan Ave Cor Valencia St. Brgy Sta Cruz Makati. It's right before Office Warehouse. (It's near Sa Guijo)
Tapa's is on Metropolitan Ave Cor Valencia St. Brgy Sta Cruz Makati. It's right before Office Warehouse. (It's near Sa Guijo)

As soon as we got in the van, I just had to take a photo of the gorgeous bouquet my friends got me.  I was amazed. This was the exact set of flowers my dad would get for mom every Saturday after we did our grocery shopping when I was a kid.

reminds me of dad!!!
reminds me of dad!!!

And..this is the card that came with the bouquet….

Translation of Tagalog parts: What a way to start your day! You only get to go here at night, you're here for the first time with the sun up!
Translation of Tagalog parts: What a way to start your day! You only get to go here at night, you're here for the first time with the sun up!

As we headed for our next stop, Hair Shaft, I got my phone out and started typing away what my thoughts were.
(I knew about Hair Shaft because Mang Jimmy, the driver, asked me over breakfast if I knew where it is! This time I had no idea where it was coz I’ve never been there!)

My thoughts throughout the trip to Hair Shaft (while listening to the Pink playlist):

  • That was very sweet to have the staff at Tapa’s be part of this. Tapa’s will never be the same.
  • I wonder what they asked the Hair Shaft Staff to do..
  • I super like the song “Heroes” by Foo Fighters! I’m glad it’s on the playlist!
  • Wooohoo! Pedicab is on the playlist!
  • God is AWESOME!
  • Wow…I’m soo happy!
  • Yehey, Itchyworms! I love this song!
  • For the first time today, I’ve got butterflies in my tummy!
  • Wow! Erykah Badu!! Woohoo! (owie singing) “oh what a day, what a day!”

When we got to Hair Shaft, I was led to my chair and was introduced to the team that was gonna work on me. I was told that I was there to get a manicure and pedicure, plus get my hair and make-up done too! I had 5 people working on me. My hair was curled and my make-up was beautifully light and my nails – RED!

total make-over!!
total make-over!!

As they were working on me, I noticed this guy who had sunglasses on, inside the salon! I thought it was odd. But what was more odd was the fact that I noticed him! In my head: “Oh well, that’s probably just his style!

Hair Shaft is at The Fort
Hair Shaft is at The Fort

After being all made-up, where do u think the next stop was?! There could be a million and one answers…but you’ll find out where I was brought to next, tomorrow! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “I was kidnapped…Part 2!!”

  1. Wow, wow. Can’t wait for the third part of your ‘kidnap’ story 🙂
    Everything’s turning out better and better!
    I thought ideas like these were just for the big screen 😀

  2. Soundz like you had great fun lol the name of this song worries me in the sense of the people who “kiddnapped you” put it on the play list they gave you “I will follow you into the dark – Death Cab for Cutie”
    your blessed owie and i belive as a christain we always will be 🙂

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