This morning was exciting because i was scheduled to meet my good friend Bry, who will be marrying long-time boyfriend Jason. We agreed to meet at Victory Regis Ctr since they attend the church too. On my way to church, i was lucky enough to see Derrick just about to ride a cab so he rode in my cab instead. Bry texted that they would be late so Derrick and i proceeded to our seats last week.
As usual, praise and worship was good. I heard new songs that sounded great! I wonder if there are more. I've heard of Gospel singers gone mainstream like Ben Folds Five and Stacie Orrico and Sarah Sadler so i'm curious about others. The sermon was about prayers. There was this awkward moment where we had to group ourselves and pray for eah others' prayers. I was grouped with Derrick of course. I don't know, i'm still new to this. I hope next time i will be sharing more.
After being dismissed, i learned that Bry arrived just a bit late so they didn't go to GT anymore. We then headed to Peanut Butter Co for lunch, my treat, since i haven't seen Bry for a long time. I was just glad that they liked what we ate, and Bry and Jason were able to warm up to Derrick. I was never good at introducing friends to other friends. After eating, Derrick had to join the group meeting at church, while the three of us decided to have coffee. I tried the matcha green tea of CBTL and it was good, not too sweet, but okay. Bry and i also went upstairs to buy cupcakes from Mom and Tina's. We got butter, mandarin orange and prune cupcakes. Butter was good. Mandarin orange reminded me of dayap cake from Chocolate Kiss. Prune? No comment. Okay, it reminded us of Almond Joy. That we don't enjoy. Coconut and chocolate just don't mix. There.
Derrick followed after their session was done. We spent the rest of the hour talking about our lives in college and poking fun at Derrick's age. Well, that should be the last of it. I've made fun of him so much.
After the delightful coffee session, Bry and Jason had to visit her gramps so Derrick and i stayed at Moonleaf. I tried the jasmine milk tea. It was okay. Again. Derrick and i talked about their meeting. I hope he gets more comfortable with the group. It's fun watching him talk about the people in the group, like it's his first day in school and he's telling me about new friends he met.
When we finished our drinks, we walked around Katips looking for a Smart Wireless Ctr but there was none so we went home. I dropped him off Maginhawa, which made me miss the area. I want my own apartment again.
When we both got home, he opened the card that i gave along with the bookmark and the notebook. I guess even with this faith up for renewal, i still hold on to my Fish Philosophies. Make their Day. Be there. Derrick's a really great friend. And i want to be a great friend for him too.
I staye downstairs for a bit, waiting for Marcus to smile so i can take pictures. I think i captured half-smiles.
Next week, i will not be able to make it to the 10am service, so i'll be attending GT alone. We'll be attending the christening of my niece Fria, and the family will be there.
This Sunday has been very good to me. Had a bit of time with the baby, spent time with an old friend and a new friend. I never felt tired. Next week, i'll try to use my stepper again. I hafta be busy or else i might think about food or yosi. Big no no.