I met up with Ellen
last night at Greenbelt. She was to return my copy of High Fidelity
, but it really was just an excuse to meet up and talk over dinner.
We agreed to meet at Music One, and I came away with a couple of CDs, Belle and Sebastian's "Dear Catastrophe Waitress" as well as an old Joey Ayala album that only cost P150 and had Walang Hanggang Paalam
. Heh, boring set of CDs, I admit, but it's all good. They're also significantly different from everything I've been listening to lately.
On a side note, I first heard about Belle and Sebastian from the film version High Fidelity, it was the music Rob and Todd were playing before Barry came in and played his Monday morning mix tape.
We didn't take long, since Ellen still had to go back to her office, so we just talked about the old bunch, Lynn
, and Richelle
, and how it's been so long since we've all seen each other.
(At na-realize ko, bakit nga ba puro babae yung mga kaibigan ko sa Internet?)
I was surprised that Ellen got me a Nick Hornby pocket penguin, which contained a couple of his short stories. The first was Otherwise Pandemonium
, a science fiction story written in his classic style, while the second, Not a Star
, was a typical Hornby story, this time about a mother discovering a weird secret about her son. It was hilarious.
Mukha akong tanga kanina dito sa office nung binabasa ko, tawa ako nang tawa mag-isa. Thanks Ellen, I loved the book!
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Naalala ko tuloy, the other day, Jona
and I had this short exchange over Y!M.
Jona: "Ano ang ibig sabihin pag ang boyps, may collection ng both Hornby at Coupland
Me: "Uhm, maraming siyang issues?"
Jona: "I figured."