“Fazionably Annie”

The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles

The adventures and misadventures of a ‘not so average’ Pinay trying to make it in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai.

“Fazionably Annie” The Annie B. (Batobalani) Chronicles

Growing up as a young barrio lass in barangay Bagumbayan in the town of Orion in the province of Bataan, I have always been in the center of fashion and glamour. Every year, thanks to dengue fever, malaria at kung anik anik pang sakit ng mga kabataang laki sa am at hindi sa Jollibee at McDo, ako lagi ang default replacement ng mga batang mestizang minamalas dapuan ng sakit days before our annual Santacruzan. Since then, I have been exposed to all the drama of beauty and fashion. Fashion is my passion (uy, nag-rhyme pa!) after dancing and singing yata noh!

Kaya nang ma-tsugi ako sa trabaho ko dahils sa kaka- Fezbook at Skype ko, it downed to me that it is time for me to pursue my dream of a lifetime – to work in fashion. Blessing in the sky na rin na kaka-chat ko at networking, I landed a new and exciting job just a few minutes after my ex-boss gave me the acts. From being a PR Assistant, isa na ako ngayong ganap na Fashion Assistant. Dizzizit!!!!

Kaya on my first day of work, um-outfit nang kung todo to the max ang lola mo feeling red carpet ako para naman swak sa title na “dress to imfresh”. Wearing my latest shimmering bangus-bangusan outfit from Karama – I sashayed my way to the corridors of my new office. Miss Friendship ang dating ko upon meeting my new workmates. Naisip ko kasi na hindi lang beauty from outside ang importante kundi also the beauty from within. At para welcome na welcome ako sa mga new colleegs ko, binigyan ko pa sila ng baon kong EngBee Tin Hopia at Dingdong na naiskor ko pa sa De Belchoir. A taste of da Pilipins ba.

Enter my bossing….small, dark and handsome nga!!! He is just as what in my imagination. The episiotomy of the perfect male. Matangos ang ilong, salubong ang makakapal na kilay, mabuhok na mabuhok all-over, tisoy na tisoy at nangingibabaw ang nakakahumaling na Arabian Oud fragrance…looks alikes a younger Mark Gil…pagkakataon ko ng makatanso ng Eigenmann nito! Sya na nga kaya ang aking minimithing Papa Shake? I’m only human in nature….Tao lang akoh!!! I was so carried in a way na bigla ko na lang na greet si bossing “Hi, I’m Annie, what’s yours?” Pero teka wait ha, bakit wala lang pumansin sa kanya sa mga officemates kong girls..Is it because wala silang laban when it comes to beauty and brains compared to me?

I was heartstruck, feeling wawa for myself, ng bigla ko na lang narinig sa backroom ang mga goses na parang naglalambuchingan. Owmaygash!!! It was bossing making landi the male models. Parang kandila akong natunaw right there and right then. It was the list of my expectations n asi bossing pala ay member of the same feathers as in ka-feather-rasyon din pala!!! Verde ang dhuglis ng hitad!!!! Diz time, ang extra espesyal ability kong gaydar ay hindi man lang gumana. Tama nga naman that first impression is never last. It just like adding insult plus injury.

First day pa lang yan ha! Follow my adventures and misadventures on social media! Add niyo ang aking personal profile: Annie Bee. Magkapersonalan na tayo mga friends!

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