First Day High!

Yesterday was my official LAST first day of school, together with my groupmates. We still haven’t had any lecture classes yet since first day fell on a duty day! So I haven’t seen all my classmates yet (well, not in the same room all at the same time). Today we had our (emphasis on the >>) LAST annual school orientation for the lowdown on what’s waiting for us up ahead.

As usual, there were a couple of threatening and hair raising reminders for us, graduating students. We were presented with a calendar of events up until our last day in the university and as stated, we will be graduating on March 28, 2011! Mark that day!

Our class retreat will be on August and payments have to be handed down to the treasurer on the 15 of next month. Enrichment classes and Achievement tests will be part of our weekly schedules as early as this semester up until summer of next year (which should help us in taking up the board exams on July of next year). 

So far, since yesterday, I haven’t been doing anything yet. When I got back to my dorm at around lunch time, I cleaned up my part of the room and fixed my things and went straight to Rob Manila at 2pm and bought stuff I needed like hairnet and ponytails, dish washing sponge, lock and lock lunch box etc. I went home and saw Caks while checking out a P60 earbud earfones. She ate dinner and I had merienda at the dorm’s canteen. She said she missed having isaw. Deep inside I missed those too but I couldn’t be too lax about my health, could I?

Anyway, I am typing away while I still can since it’s Friday night and most people here have already gone back to their respective homes for the weekend. I on the other hand have a 7 o’ clock call time at school tomorrow for an unsure duty with an unknown instructor so I can’t go home even if I want to. So I am taking advantage of the first time I ever have been in this library with not so many people and laptops all over the place in a longtime (Actually, I don’t think that there was ever a time when this library was as spacious/empty as it is now. now, now, this is a first!). The wifi’s surprisingly fast too so I can do a little research (I need to report on G6PD or Glucose-6-Phosphate-Dehydrogenase Deficiency in about 2-3 weeks and believe it or not, I’m doing this in advance) and a little blogging and plurking on the side. Hopefully kids here won’t come back with laptops in hand next week or else, I’d be bringing out my mighty weapon (the ever reliable extension cord!!). 
the evidence:(almost empty isn’t it?) all 7 of us are on the other side of this room/library so the other side is completely unoccupied!)

I was also checking out stuff from THIS SITE and here are a few things I liked from the first page.

I like Miley’s top here. I’ve always had a thing for stripey outfits and I’ve always wanted a 3/4 or even a striped, long sleeved shirt like this one. Plus, these shoes were so in back when I was in gradeschool. I bought one because I saw my classmate wearing one (though they weren’t as high as these).

SHOES SHOES SHOES>> Give me boys’ shoes/oxfords or whatever-you-call-these-type-of-shoes! I saw a lot at the grove bazaar over the summer, but I didn’t have money for those. Hmmm, I wonder what kind of shoes I’d buy for our retreat? SO excited. Need to save!
Lastly, my sister and I bought a lot of these racer back sandos like that one there for a cheap price of________secret! hahaha! So topshop/Mango/Zara! Thank God for my stingy-ness! hahaha!

Anyway, I wasn’t able to bring with me my Living Water bible reflections so I couldn’t post today’s reading. Hopefully on the next entry. God bless you all! Have a great school year! 

quotable quotes…

Today was unexpectedly fine and spontaneous. I thought that the fact that things not going well as planned would ruin our day but it didn’t. We ate at a nearby yellow and black themed pizza restaurant because mama didn’t think in advance and thaw something for lunch. It wasn’t all her fault though. We should have been the one to think in advance, after all, she and papa had to talk to the landlord (who also happened to be our architect for the house renovations about some things that didn’t go as planned—what I was talking about earlier).

After lunch, we headed down to SM Taytay to do some last minute grocery shopping before school starts tomorrow. The mall was packed. It’s like the whole of Taytay was at the same place, at the same time, which was the mall at 1 in the afternoon. 

Anyway, what I also want to share with you, aside from our lovely family day are some of the quotes that unexpectedly and all oddly seemed to just pop out of nowhere for the last hour or two. Weird thing that these just kept coming while I was surfing. 

“no one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys” 
This one I got from Ryan Seacrest via twitter and I have to tell you, it’s really funny but when you think about it, it is true!

“..thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
This one’s from David Archuleta also via twitter and it kind of reminds me of the song “Get up” by Superchick from the movie, Ice Princess. It sort of means the same thing. 
“I–I hardly know, sir, just at present–at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.”
This one was posted by one of my closest friends, Christine on her tumblr account. It was an excerpt from a book with a character named Alice. Not sure though if it’s Alice in Wonderland. I honestly had to read and reread it a few times before I understood (well, sort of) it. 

Lastly, this one which I got from Chico Garcia’s blog (from one of his entries entitled Top 10 date quotes) which was just shared to me by another good friend of mine, Louise. I couldn’t stop scrolling down to his previous posts until reached this special quote to which I know I can relate my other good friend, Juci to. I know that when my whole barkada (including the Pugaks) hears this, there’s no one but one person to whom we would all be dedicating this to. and it is you, yes Juci, YOU! So here it is….

Astroboy – Banat ng girl to a torpe guy: “If you’re willing to chase me…I promise, I’ll run slow.”
Odiba? panalo and para sa yo talaga! hahahaha

Anyway, the night’s not getting any younger so I have to retire soon just like the rest of this household. Yes, you heard it right, tonight, EVERYONE (except for me) unusually had to sleep early because tomorrow is going to be a big day (meaning big traffic, big mrt/lrt crowds and big amount of effort just to be able to get to school and back home in one piece). Everything is going to be a big chaotic bowl of mess again in the metro and beyond. My family’s going back to having fast food dinner once again and going home very late at night. Good thing I go back to school on Thursday pa, so I can still stay up this late. I just wish my family great luck tomorrow and on all the days up ahead. Never say never. Don’t give up! Have faith in the Lord! Goodnight!

P.S. I’m thinking that it would be much easier for me to remember all the wonderful realizations about God (from Living Water 2010 Bible reflections) if I would be posting it here. Plus I get to share them with those who may come to pass by…

SO for today, Tuesday, June 15, 2010, The title of the reflection is Being Loved and Loving.
“But I say to you,
Love your enemies and
pray for those who
persecute you..”
-Matthew 5:44

I try to do this every once in a while (when I can). I’ve learned the secret to praying for those who make fun of me, for those who disrespect me at times and try not to be overcome by my emotions. Instead, I pray for them that they may realize that what they do is hurtful and unjust. In the same way, I also try not to do anything that I don’t want to be done to me as well. 

Remember, no servant is greater than his master. Therefore, what God has been through, we cannot be exempted from as we all are servants of God Almighty. Good night and God bless you all!

sunday morning, rain isn’t falling (hopefully)

It’s 2:10 in the morning and I’m supposed to gather batch 2 of my dorm stuff but (as usual), those can wait until after I wake up later for breakfast later. 

Yesterday, we went shopping at Pasig Palengke and I just love it there. Though you can easily get trampled by people who ALL seem to be in a hurry, I still love the fact that you can still buy a lot with P1k. Anyway, fast forward to all the candy, clothes, shoes, underwear and fruits shopping, we went home feeling lucky to have bought a lot of really useful things for a very, very, cheap, cheap price. Thanks to Papa, Mama and Kat (and Jus na rin kahit di sumama) and of course God. Thank you for providing us with what we really need and at times, with what we really want. God bless you, God. 

Also, I’ve finally seen Glee’s season finale and I still cry every time I watch it (to think that I’ve watched it more than 8 times and counting!). I’ve also met up with my barkada for the last time before school starts again. We were supposed to watch sex and the city but only Juci (who was also the one who planned it all) was there on time. Good thing we were really hungry and ate at the OSH.

And finally, school starts on Tuesday since Monday is a non-working holiday (in lieu of Yesterday which was the 108th celebration of our Independence day!) Anywhooo, this year is going to be our FINAL YEAR! We’re SENIORS once again. It is going to be wild, crazy and fun! It needs to be!

I just finished filling up my fone with almost 300++ of my most favorite and most sung songs of the music-loving-part of my life. Okay, I don’t know if that made any sense, but one thing’s for sure, I love my new fone playlist. I just hope it works… Please let it work. 

Wow, I really, really need to fix my fone and my things for tomorrow, not to say sleep while there’s still time. so bye for now. 

P.S. The song Faithfully by Journey was played while we were scurrying around Pasig Palengke. It was awesome. I love Glee! hahahhaha I love nonsense!

Being productive again

Hey, It’s past lunch time already. I lost track of time since I started making a design for a design a laptop sleeve contest. I’m not sure about my idea. I wanted to create a painting-like output. This one is especially inspired by the layout of the Daily Candy website (which I’ve been to the past couple of days because I’m trying out the Tracy Anderson exercises they demonstrated there). I just wanted my design to have a very soft look with fine details. So far, all I’ve accomplished is this. And I’m not sure whether to put the dress and the sunglasses together with the Manila city hall as a backdrop or not. So here, I’m still a little confused (as usual) as to how I’m going to finish this whole thing, but I’m gonna have lunch first and be back to this later…


I didn’t do as much as I did last Monday and yesterday and I feel guilty about it so I had to wash the dishes to make up for being such a bum. This whole last-few-days-before-I-get-back-to-school-mode is making me feel crazy. It’s as if making myself really busy would stop or prolong time. 

Anyway, I don’t want to rant about anything pointless right now. So a while ago, I didn’t want to go online since it would definitely eat all my time again. So what I did was, I began exercising again while watching E! News and the Daily 10, my two favorite celeb gossip shows. Russell Brand co-hosted the D10 with Catt Sadler and I was surprised to see a genuinely hilarious person in him. I didn’t like him in Forgetting Sarah Marshall but in real life, he seemed fine. A lot of people didn’t like him on the show. They were trash-talking him on a website and I thought that was rude. Anyway, he said a lot of funny things on the show (about Bieber and more) and a lot of good things as well. Even Catt was surprised to hear meaningful words he said about Jen Aniston (who seemed to be having a hard time finding an SO until now). Anyway, as surprised as we all are, he really do seem like a great person. I hope he really is. Anyway, I also watched Spoon today. Emilio (Zamora? or Jacinto? not sure) was the guest for the episode and I was even more surprised than I ever was with Russell Brand about what kind of person he truly is. I am not completely in shock but in the same way, he was really funny and humble as well. He made everyone on the set laugh, even me when he talked about his experience on a Film fest on Montreal with Bill Pullman (whom I’m sort of familiar—not sure though, will look for a picture later). 

Then while I was waiting for Glee’s Season Finale, I read my OB book and then fell asleep (shocker) and overslept. I woke up, but I was 30 minutes late for Glee and so I wasn’t able to see  the regionals part. Good thing I was able to hear Harry Shum Jr. a.k.a. Mike Chang speak his first every line ever!!!!YAHOO!! Looking forward to more mike chang lines!!! 

Anyway, I am downloading songs for my sister (most of which I’m not really sure if the title is real), but I’m having a hard time looking for some. Anyway, Summer’s over here in the Philippines but is just about to start in the US, so the Daily Candy has compiled a summer playlist which I’m going to look for too later. 

I’m still not ready for school, but I sure like this dress Eva Mendez wore to the 2010 MTV Movie Awards (where’s the connection in this one?). It looked so flowy and fun to wear on tv but not as good on still photos but I still like it!!

P.S. It’s NOYNOY-BINAY proclammation day today (which I also wasn’t able to watch since I overslept). Will watch the news later..

OOoOops I think Dinner’s ready. That’s it for now. Tata!