4.01.2009

Happy April Fools’ Day & others!

Wow, today is already April 1. Ambilis ng panahon!

According to the wikipedia, April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbors, or sending them on fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon: like UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool". Elsewhere, such as in Ireland, France, and the USA, the jokes last all day.
The origin of April Fools' Day is obscure. One likely theory is that the modern holiday was first celebrated soon after the adoption of the
Gregorian Calendar; the term referred to someone still adhering to the Julian Calendar which it replaced. In many pre-Christian cultures May Day (May 1) was celebrated as the first day of summer, and signalled the start of the spring planting season. An April Fool was someone who did this prematurely. Another origin is that April 1 was counted the first day of the year in France. When King Charles IX changed that to January 1, some people stayed with April 1. Those who did were called "April Fools" and were taunted by their neighbors. In the eighteenth century the festival was often posited as going back to the times of Noah. An English newspaper article published on April 13th, 1789 said that the day had its origins when he sent the raven off too early, before the waters had receded. He did this on the first day of the Hebrew month that corresponds with April. A possible reference to April Fools' Day can be seen in the Canterbury Tales (ca 1400) in the Nun's Priest's tale, a tale of two fools: Chanticleer and the fox, which took place on March 32nd.

With that I just want to greet a Happy April Fools’ Day Everyone!

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On the other hand, how I wish its weekend again!

Yes, I know it is only Wednesday today but I am already looking forward for the weekend. I am still coping with the new environment and with my new routine. Our things are still scattered all over our new home. I even don’t know where to start. All our things are still in the box. I also having hard time thinking on where to find things I need even the next clothes to wear. I can’t take leave of absence again from work because I already incurred number of absences for the past few weeks. And I am still reserving some of my leave credits for the upcoming wedding of my younger brother this coming April 28. I’ll just spend the weekend and the holidays next week in sorting and organizing all those things. Wish me luck then. And hope to share some pictures of our new home maybe after holy week.

Another thing that needs of getting used to is waking up at 4 o’clock in the morning to give enough time to prepare and be able to catch up my 8 o’clock time in schedule at work. Medyo may kalayuan na kasi ang aming bagong bahay sa aking trabaho. Lalo na at wala naman din akong service. Good thing that my sister is the one left behind to look after K.A’s needs. So, medyo bawas na yong aking alalahanin sa buhay. Sistah, I owe you a lot. Thank you so much.

Lastly, I have to take over duties and responsibilities of my colleague who is on sick leave for about a week now. Although my boss requested someone to take over her assigned tasks, it seem that this person always out of her place and made me handle everything. *sigh*

And before I continue ranting, I think I better stop here now. Lol.

4 comments:

kg said...

next week bakayson...take advantage of it to take care of the needed chores.

happy weekend blue rose! :)

REDLAN said...

Ang fool's day dito sa atin ay dec. 28 no?

yung tinutukoy mo ay same person rin ba na kasamahan mo sa trabaho?

Kayni said...

you're lucky you have a vacation soon. since last month, been working straight with no holidays until May...sigh.

Blue Rose said...

@kg: yes dear, yon nga gagawin ko. buti nalang mahaba-haba din ang bakasyon. thanks!

@redlan:ganun ba? actually, nitong nakaraan pakiramdam ko laging fools day eh. hehehe.

pare-pareho ko silang kasamahan. yong sinulat ko previously, sya yong nakaleave today.

@kayni: but with overtime pay?

take it easy. still give time for yourself to enjoy. take care always sweetie.