It was an unfortunate Sunday for some people yesterday.
Leo and I had a busy day yesterday. We had an appointment this morning to listen to our choir, lunch with his family to celebrate his father's birthday, and an afternoon appointment with our reception emcee.
We left Paranaque around 9 am for our 10 am appointment at Sanctuario de San Jose at Greenhills (where our choir sings). Much to our surprise, traffic was slow-moving and there was a long line at SSH snaking all the way back to Alabang and going North as far as the eye can see (which is not far). As it was a Sunday morning, only one reason that can bring about such a jam is an accident, and we were right. The accident happened hear the Skyway entrance. As of now, we don't know the exact details of the accident but there were blood and guts on the highway so it must be really bad. Probably another vehicle falling off the Skyway.
We arrived at Sanctuario with time to spare. We heard mass (with the choir singing akapella the whole time). I was sold with just their first song, or first hymn. They did not sing the entrance song, actually, they just hummed it. If a group can hum the way they can, the rest of the mass would just be easy for them. And they did not disappoint me.
After the mass, we went off to one of the meeting rooms in the church where we were treated to an impromptu concert. Well, it was mostly excerpts but I was very happy with what I heard. Cheryll and Mhon was with us so they could attest to how good the choir is. I love their rendition of "Minsan Lang Kitang Iibigin". To think when I requested the song, they were not able to practice the song yet they sang it superbly. I still need to iron out the songlist and find someone who is willing to sing the responsorial paslm but overall, they met my expectations.
After that, we went off to Magallanes where we met with Leo's family at El Comedor to celebrate his dad's 61st birthday. That birthday celebration was long overdue but yesterday was the soonest reservation that they could get. Apparently, the restaurant is very popular thus the waiting list.
At 2pm, Leo and I headed off to SM Mall of Asia to meet with our emcee, Melissa Ferrer-Litao. We initially saw her at the wedding of Leo's cousin and she did a good job of hosting the wedding reception. We did not have second thoughts of getting her.
On our way home from SM Mall of Asia, we saw another accident going South. This time, it's at the Villamor exit near Nichols toll entrance/exit. It was a Honda Jazz and it ran straight and hit the concrete divider. The motor was badly damaged and the windshield was cracked. We stopped the car and I wanted to get out of the car to help but Leo held onto me as we were in the middle of the highway and I might get run over myself. Good thing other cars stopped and helped out the driver. He managed to get out of the car and stagger off to the other side to help his passenger.
It's a very productive Sunday (accidents aside). Two suppliers down. Now only two unbooked suppliers left--Flowers and Invitations.