I used to wonder why people would greet each other Happy Easter and this year I finally got it.
For the first time in a very long time I have been able to keep my Lenten sacrifice till the end.
Last Ash Wednesday I decided to give up Coke, ice cream, cookie, and cake.
To be honest, the last three items were easy. I found out I could actually live without them. But not having Coke is torture. I had serious withdrawal.
Not having Coke made me feel sad, frustrated, and extremely thirsty.
There were many times I wanted to throw in the towel. What stopped me was to keep reminding myself that Jesus fasted for 40 days and nights in the dessert. So I figured I should just count the days.
The height of my suffering was about three weeks ago, and then it became easier until last night, Black Saturday, I realized I had just one more night to go.
Last Thursday I ordered a lechon from Abub’s for Easter Sunday.
I still don’t where Rica got it and how she took it home. She gave me four bottles, and as a frequent traveler, for me that’s a big deal because carrying liquids is a big hassle. So thank you Rica.
Now that Lent is over, I’ve decided to cut down on Coke anyway. I will try not to drink everyday, and if I do, only once a day, unless I am in Tokyo because the bottled Coke there is even better than Mexicoke for me.
Japanese Coke, I shall see you next week.