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Massage at Home

I first tried body massage some six years ago and after the first try, I instantly fell in love with it.

I used to have home service by Jojo. He’s gay and he does all things for us. My mom used to pay for it so I would text Jojo weekly for our beauty regimens. Jojo would give us foot spa, nail treatments, hair treatments and a massage. But after moving from one house to another, we lost touch of him.

I loved his services because they were given to me right at the comfort of my own home and I can have them anytime I want to. No lining up, no need to dress up, no need for travelling to and from.

Then I discovered a Spa in Banawe, Quezon City. I forgot the name of the Spa but it was very affordable. My dear friend Chubby and I would go there almost every week, if budget allowed us to. Evlyn Spa, as Chubby reminded me the name, is right in front of Bench Fix Salon so our Banawe trip would usually be for hair and body treats. I even had the chance to let my hubby try it and he loved it as well.

But when I became pregnant, I had to take a rest from my weekly massage. I promised the therapists that I will be back as soon as the OB says that I’m okay to go.

But since we now live in Mandaluyong, a Banawe trip has become tiring for me and hubby. We have tried nearby spas but we didn’t get to like them as much as we loved the Banawe Spa.

Months after giving birth, on our way home, I saw a sign in Makati that says “Massage at Home“. I got the number and told hubby about it. Hubby, as always, was ecstatic about it and asked me to try calling the number. At first I was hesitant because it might be a phony massage service or it might be run by a syndicate of thefts. We tried it nonetheless and it turned out none of our fears were true.

In fact, it was the other way around! We had a great time such that we would have it as often as we could (weekly, if possible). We have tried different therapists and recently got hooked on Ella. She has been with Massage at Home for many years now and I can personally vouch for her. Not only is she good at massaging our stress away, she is trustworthy and you can sleep all throughout and not worry about your any of your things getting lost. I especially like her Foot Reflex and Full Body Massage. All my body pains and stress are relieved when I get my massage from Ella.

She is the very first person Ira said “Hi” to. On that night alone, Ira said “Hi” to her approximately ten times. Up until now, Ira likes waving at her and now that she can walk around the house, she imitates what Ella does to us by joining in the massage. At the end of the session, Ira would end up with oil in her tiny hands!

I personally recommend Massage at Home. Therapists are always on time and they have many therapists who are of service anytime you want. The only time that their therapist failed to show up was a day after Ondoy (which was understandable). I prefer getting it at home because I save a lot of time and money. Hubby and I need not dress up just to get oiled after. Right after having a massage, hubby and I snooze off to la-la land because we don’t have to travel home anymore.

Massage at Home is located in Makati and they specifically cater to home service. They offer Full Body Massage, Foot Reflex and all other types of massage, and even Facial, as Ella said. They are open daily, from 1PM onwards, and you can call them at 742-1829.

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*This is not a paid advertisement but rather a personal recommendation from a satisfied customer. 🙂

To Chubby, my dear friend

Today is my dear friend’s birthday. Two years ago, I already blogged about her in my Multiply account when she was hospitalized for her ovarian cyst. I doubt if she will be able to read this blog, but I just want to make an entry as homage for her.

Our friendship was hatched when we were in high school. It was a funny start, believe me. But really, our friendship lasts up to this day because it is fun-filled most days. Don’t take me wrong though, we are there for each other in times of crisis or problems, it’s just that we like to laugh a lot together. If I’m not mistaken, it has been 15 years of friendship.

She was with me through it all. She helped me through the Bar exams and prayed with me through the results. She was with me in every novena I made, which took us as far as Manaoag, Pangasinan. When it was her turn to take the exam, I’d like to think I was there for her just the same.

We used to be together everyday. We used to see each other more often than I’d see my Mom. And we hardly kept secrets from each other.

Since I got married, we started seeing each other less although we would still talk everyday. However, the distance between us grew more when hubby and I moved to our current place. Chubby, as I still call her (her new friends call her Jaby) started working so we had lesser time to see or just talk.

Yesterday, she opened up to me again. And it felt nice. Not because I felt needed by her but because I felt that she trusted me still. And to me, that is very important.

I miss our everyday talk. I miss being with her and just laughing like there’s no tomorrow. I miss haggling in Divisoria with her. I miss the times we used to spend together. We used to just talk for hours, watch movies and eat non-stop, and we never get tired of just talking. We never ran out of stories to tell each other. Days never seemed to end.

We were happy just by simply eating squid balls and sharing over a cup of gulaman. We drooled together over signature clothes and hoped that one day we can shop to the max together. We were together when days were simple. And now that things are more complicated, I’d like to think we are still each other’s best friend.

I don’t recall a day that we fought. Maybe if she didn’t like anything I said or did, she just kept distance. Same with me. When I find something she did weird, I’d just let her be. We were always like that. And I badly miss everything about the two of us.

I know the friendship is still there. I guarantee that it is one of the things in this world that will never perish. I just hope that I can spend more time again with her. Life seems to be easier with her around. I hope Ira can grow seeing her more often.

And today, I still have the most fervent wishes for her. I wish she can be happier than she already is. I wish that no pain will derail her days. I wish she can just laugh nonchalantly, not minding tomorrow. I wish that she will find the path she has been looking for, and I wish I will be there with her  when she finds it.

To Chubby, Happy Birthday my friend. Days are not the same without you around. You are one of the greatest gifts God has given me. I hope you know that I am always, always here for you.

Love you much Chubs, and my heart breaks for missing you. Mwah!

Chubby in her last visit to my office. 🙂