06 November 2006

The Black Story

I promised to narrate the "black story" in my previous post so here goes ...

Unlike in other places where Halloween is being celebrated with parties and trick or treating, we just wanted to quietly observe the day by having some furniture fixed and purchase flowering plants that will be placed in our small garden, and have candles lighted in strategic places inside and outside the house so no ghosts come wandering where they're not supposed to.

So off we went in the early afternoon carrying four black chairs that comprise our dining area seating that needed upholstering. After some considerable arranging and rearranging, we managed to stuff these all in Blackie, our black Honda Civic.

We got into the car and turn on the ignition. The engine rumbled slightly then died off. Uh oh. A couple more tries revealed the same "uh-oh" result. A neighbor passed by and said it might have trouble starting because we did not use it for a couple of days so we just have to try and try and try.

That we did, until I finally gave up. I told my wife that I better carry the chairs by twos to the upholstery shop because they might close early. So I carried two chairs to the shop, then went back for the next two. My wife accompanied me on the second trip so she can haggle the price with the shop owner.

A black cat appeared out of nowhere from our right side and cross right in front of us. We stopped. Wasn't that a sign of bad luck? Where's a pinch of salt to throw over your shoulder when you need one?
It's turning out to be a black day for us. Black chairs, black car, black cat. Is this Friday the 13th? Did this mean we were being warned not to continue with our trip to the Orchidarium?

We went back to the car. Lo and behold. The engine hummed at first start! Well, there's no turning back now. We made our way to Burnham Park to buy our plants.

And that's the end of the black story. Bitin ba? :-) How anti-climactic! lol


Here's Jo-Lo enjoying our trip to the Orchidarium.
My wife and Jo-Lo buying grapes from a wandering vendor.

12 comments:

  1. scary black cat...
    ^ ^;

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  2. Anonymous12:22 am

    Di ko na sana tatapusin ang post mo basahin dahil home alone ako, I thought horror, di naman pala.

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  3. Anonymous5:14 am

    black cat looks cute, but your kid is way cuter! :)

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  4. Just your luck. the car starts after you carry the chairs all the way to the shop.

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  5. ...bitin!!! grr!! ;)

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  6. meowok: indeed!

    Ann: ayos ba? hehehe. Iniisip nga namin inabot na talaga kami ng malas the whole afternoon. But things turned out ok.

    Gibbs: thanks ha. may pinagmanahan!

    Amish: yeah I got an unscheduled exercise. Thanks for dropping by!

    En: ehehehe ayos ba?

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  7. someone seems to be pulling tricks on you....

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  8. Anonymous8:24 pm

    The story had a creepy tone to it but I'm glad things didn't end in a bad light.

    Nice photos. My family and I haven't been to the orchidarium. It must be beautiful there.

    Rach

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  9. some people would say that the heavens moved to stall your car because if you were able to go as you planned something bad may have happened to you.

    you have a very cute son.

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  10. I don't know kung may kinalaman ang color black sa misfortunes. 2 sa taong malapit sa akin na ngayon ay wala na rito sa mundo ang nakapanaginip na sila ay nakaputing kasuotan at pati ang mga kasama nila. Ilang araw lang after ng dream na iyon ay namaalam na sila.

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  11. Ellygears: so may mysterious side pa rin? :-)

    Rach: Yes, it is beautiful there! Try visiting one time.

    Mama Jenn: I would like to think that someone is watching over us. Thanks for the compliments!

    Lani: Sila? As in there's more than 1? Ah, the mysteries of life and death.

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  12. baka pinasan ko yan watson, kada-dye lang siguro ng blue-black Nice n Easy
    hair color. Ako kasi ayaw kong blonde. Gusto ko talaga black. hehehe

    The Ca t

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