Well, not exactly a cookie factory, but trapped nonetheless. For family reasons, I am stuck here in Manila with my Mom, Dad, and sister. I have all these diversions to take my mind off my condition, but I still want to go home.
The only problem is: I can't.
Grumble, grumble, grumble.
So in the meantime, I am taking advantage of all the diversions available to me to keep myself from going insane.
Thus far, I have bought a tonload of books and magazines. Most notable are the P50 bargain books from National Bookstore in Eastwood. I picked up Katherine Graham's Personal History, Tim Berners-Lee's Weaving the Web, and Caleb Carr's Killing Time, the last of which has very bad reviews.
In the last three days, I have also watched: Corpse Bride, The 40-Year Old Virgin, and Land of the Dead.
Good movies all, however, I was deeply disturbed by The 40-Year Old Virgin. Yes, I laughed, but it was a bad movie. The eponymous lead drove a bicycle to work, had closetsful of action figures, and read comics. Seriously!