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Come What May
For the first time in my life, May will spark like a firework on the fourth of July. Furthermore, I'll go back to school on a month other than June. Yes, you heard it right. I WILL HAVE A GRAND AND MEMORABLE FINALE TO THE SUMMER BEFORE I GO TO COLLEGE. Drumroll please, let me present to you the things I'm giddy about for the fifth month of the year:

  • May 6 - Enrollment
  • May 11-12 - LPEP / Freshman Orientation (7 am to 5 pm)
  • May 13 - Departure from Manila to Singapore (9:10 PM)
    • May 14-22 - First Time To Ride In An Airplane With The Night Sky Like Shooting Stars On The Way to Singapore to Visit Mom and Dad
So there you have it. Expect me to tweet about Universal Studios instead of the homebound stuff.


Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11:14 PM.
We are a mess, we are a failure
This is the collection of my Facebook profile pictures from way 2009 to the present. When I transferred all of my 68 DPs to my hard drive, I made the quick decision to compile all of them to make a Profile Picture Collage before deleting some of the old photos I've got. While making this, I was rolling on the floor laughing because it was only halfway the processing I realized I looked awful in my first few display pictures particularly those up to August 2010. Picture this: black eyebugs popping out of my face, a pout bigger than a coin, badly-edited images and me looking wasted. I bet it's enough to make a bad impression as a whole.

Holy Week 2011 was different from the past ones. Since 2003 up until last year, there were no out of town trips. But this year was different. I left Manila for Cavite on Wednesday morning. The next day, Maundy Thursday, my aunt's family and I went to seven churches ranging from the nearest church in GMA to Lipa, Batangas. Good Friday was stuck at home day, Saturday was alloted for a swim in Pacific Parkplace and Sunday was Mass at The Orchard before a lunch in SM Dasma.

The photos will speak for itself how much fun I had.

Look! It's a monkey in one of the churches' outdoors!

Very exquisite paintings at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

Outtakes of my cousins and me (first and second), a landscape of one of the churches (third), Pacific Parkplace (fourth)

Yesterday, I found out my block. Giddy for me! Unfortunately, I think I don't have a blockmate from STC considering that AB-LIM is a very subtle course among college students. If ever you're reading this portion of the entry right now and you happen to be assigned in the same block, then I'm giving you a virtual hug because you're my future blockmate! >:D<

Have you watched the Royal Wedding this afternoon? Everyone's happy for Prince William (the half-bald prince LOL) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge's fairytale marriage. Aside from the elegant wedding ceremony viewed by approximately 2 billion viewers, it was apparent that Prince Harry is getting the same amount of attention as the new royal couple. After the event, everyone wants to marry him someday now he's the remaining prince who's, um, single. If your eyes weren't glued to the television this afternoon, I'll just give you photos from my Tumblr in subject of Kate's gown, the wedding ceremony and one GIF of Harry minus the Half-Bald Prince.

***Flower Girl: "Prince William, Y U NO MARRY ME?"

[Dog Is Dead]


Posted on at 12:12 AM.
TCP #6: Things That Everyone Loves Except You
In the past, I've blogged several times about the things I love and hate.  Since this is my getting-to-know-you blogging project, you'll get a broader extent of me as an individual. The previous entries of TCP were about precious things. Let's move on to something unpleasant. I'll share to you the things I cannot stand while everyone's going gaga over them. BTW, details will be explained further after the list below.
  • Teleseryes with recycled storylines and unoriginal plots (Remakes, remakes...)
  • "Teach me how to dougie" (Somebody explain this)
  • Local showbiz (Full of wasted talent and plastic charisma)
  • Plastic surgery to look like a celebrity (Barbie wannabes, anyone?)
  • Multiply's popularity (hurrah for Tumblr)
  • Jejemons (so 2010)
  • Fads that will quickly fade out
  • Follower-beggers (I DON'T FOLLOW BACK, OKAY?)
  • Heavily edited Facebook photos (Who doesn't?)
  • People who beg for likes and comments on Facebook (SERIOUSLY!)
  • People overhyped because of their average looks (I know a lot of people who fall in this category, celebrity or ordinary person)
Teleseryes, were great in the early 2000s. That was back when soap operas were acceptable. However, we're now in the new decade and it's a different generation. GMA making a remake of Captain Barbell for the millionth time while ABS-CBN resurrects a classic soap opera with a modern touch. Here's your typical Pinoy teleserye: poor girl gets beaten up by a flawless rich girl, the damsel in distress heroine falls in love with a handsome rich man, the rich girl dies in the end by means of a car accident or a fall from the Empire State Building and there we see a happy ending. Getting overzealous? Here's another one: a poor girl loses her diary, finds it, then loses it, finds it again, then some snatcher took it away...the infinity supports the claim of a 30-year old story. If you want to get bored to death, then better watch an afternoon soap running since the 1960's with an endless plot and some of the characters deceased in time of the show's airing. Look up Days of Our Lives on Google and you'll see what I mean. It garnered skyrocketing ratings at the prime of the show in the 1970's but went downhill when the story shifted to eye-boggling directions. Lesson of the story: a plot must be straight to the point, not too long with an unpredictable ending and dynamic characters. No expectations attached.

Moving on to local showbiz, no one stands out anymore may it be in looks or talent. All they put in the spotlight these days  are reality TV show winners, actors who can't act for real and famous people claiming they own the country. Sorry, but I've seen that performance of yours before. And you think you're famous just because you have 400,000 Facebook fans? Jeez, famous your face. 

Plastic surgery to be a human Barbie / celebrity doppleganger? There are limelight-free men / women who are far better-looking. Look at the world surrounding you, darling.

"Pa-like ng DP ko, please" I just don't get the idea why a lot of Facebookers are obsessed with competing for the number of likes and comments on their profile pictures. To those people who send a dumbass message to each of their 1000 virtual buddies telling them to like their pixelated pictures...will 300 likes on your FB display photo make you more beautiful and popular than the average Facebook user? If no one likes your picture, is it an implementation that you're horse-ugly? The answer? For someone in this state of dilemma is yes. But for me, it's no big deal. Hit the button only if the photo you're viewing is like-worthy. Away from the profile picture beauty contest, isn't it frustrating to see a photogenic FB user looking plain in real-life? Their secret to a simply flawless snapshot when they don't look anything special in person: photo enhancement. Thank you Photoshop and Photoscape for your amazing wonders.

Lastly, I hate those people whose looks are overrated. Frankly speaking, I'm more into classic and exquisite beauties than the sexy persona we always see in men's magazines. Yes, these people are beautiful to others but looking at them they're just common-looking. There are a lot of women who are deemed as the most beautiful in the world when they have a million lookalikes across the globe. Read between the lines: a pretty girl with a lot of lookalikes in the campus is an example of an overrated looking person to me.

There you go, I'm done with venting the steam of boiling points.


Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 1:06 AM.
Pixie Emblem

I'd like to congratulate my wonderful affie Marinella for bagging second place in the Chiminess Major First Contest! As her plaque of appreciation for promoting her site, I was given a Pixie Emblem. Thank you very much, darling! :)


Posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 7:27 PM.
TCP#5: Favorite TV shows

I discovered Skins back in the summer last year. I got myself addicted to the show from the very first episode where Tony Stonem is focused, his sister Effy has a non-speaking role, Cassie Ainsworth says "Oh wow, lovely" for the first time and the gang trashes an open party organized by a wealthy girl. After two series, the first generation takes a bow and we finally get to see Effy in a lead role plus a new ensemble cast to watch. Recently, Series 5 concluded with a new group of amateurs. See how the series evolved within four years of existence? That is one thing I love about Skins. It's the show like no other: amateur actors, ensemble cast every two seasons (series) and the storylines evolve from abortion to eating disorders.

I started watching Glee the same time I savored Skins. So far, the second season is better than the first because of many reasons. Number one, Rachel Berry (my least favorite character) isn't always in the spotlight anymore. Number two, Brittany Spears finally gets the chance to shine with her superb dancing and singing skills. Number three, Kurt Hummel and Blaine, enough said. Number four, Quinn Fabray (all-time favorite) morphs back to her old, queen bee self. And number five, there are more characters to love and the whole cast gets the spotlight now and not just one member of the group. Three cheers to Gleekiness!

Blair Waldorf is, was and will always be my favorite character. Serena van der Woodsen took the spotlight during the first season but I was glad to see Blair taking a big leap on the second. I witnessed the divine transformation of Jenny Humphrey from goody-two-shoes wannabe to the nightmarish girl from hell (still love her though). What I like about the series is the marvelous fashions, the surprise twists and the electrifying romances. Gossip Girl stands out from other upper-class dramas because none of the characters is flawless even the girl who has it all gets a not-so-ravishing treatment.

The Simpsons is not the cartoon for the narrow-minded. It may have crude humor in its plots but the family points out the reality of life. What's extraordinary about this show is that it lasted for 22 years with a star on the Walk of Fame, a hit movie and a boomtastic merchandise in its name. For me, nothing will ever replace its wholesomeness with a mix of wit. How I wish the Griffins can cross over with the Simpsons for a television special or a centric episode perhaps.

I'm a big wrestling fan but it'll take ten years for me to write about my passion for sports entertainment since 2004. Now that you've read about boob tube's finest, the hate grenade is about to explode on the shows I cannot stand and refuse to watch. All of these things will be covered on the next edition of TCP!


Posted on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 12:37 AM.
I like my beats fast

Saturday night was so boring, the unnamed notebook of mine stored four movies I downloaded via torrent and I wanted to watch a movie to kill the boredom. In between a very hilarious edition of Pilipinas Got Talent and Tumblring, I watched A Crazy Little Thing Called Love. It's every teenage girl's story about high school crushes. A very excellent movie without the cliche storyline. Want some spoilers? Can't tell you unless you watched the film >:) And like every other girl who has watched the film, Mario Maurer (who played Shone) gave me a heart attack and had me flopping on the floor because of his hotness. But my Gyllenhaalism will always come first!

***I want to watch Source Code because Jake is there. A lot of people are saying it's fantastic. :)

Now let me give you a glimpse of Mr. Maurer if you want your desktop in flames:

Unrelated to the movie: I'm raping the play button at present because of DEV and The Cataract's hot new single. Today, I listened to Bass Down Low for more than ten times. I'm not really into this kind of music (dance / electronic) but this one's off the hook. Thank you radio for updating me with supercalifragiheckyeah music!

But wait, what's the connection of Black Eyed Peas with this song? I'm still wondering...

[DEV and The Cataracts]


Posted on Monday, April 11, 2011 at 11:48 PM.
Infect me with your love and fill me with your poison
***Reposting the Summer Plans from my Tumblr :)
Now I’m a month away from being a college freshman, I’m making a list of plans to accomplish this summer:
  • Give my blogs a total makeover
  • A summer getaway abroad (Singapore, please?)
  • Read more books of all genres from classic to mystery
  • Catch up with my favorite TV shows
  • Discover new shows to watch 
  • Watch more movies
  • Be more updated with awesome music
  • Buy a whole new wardrobe
  • Write, write and write
  • Be more active in Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr
  • Add more checks in my wishlist
  • Delete strangers in my friends list, unfollow inactive blogs 
  • Eat less junk food

As of this writing, a very annoying bug is invading my immune system. Oh yes, the delirious cold is back ready to ruin my summer. The theory is true: cold nights, hot afternoons. However, it doesn't make sense. It's summertime and here I am in a relationship with Mr. Nose Ranger. You're supposed to be attached to me during the rainy days and not Sahara season! I'm just writing about this because I can't stand sneezing every twenty seconds. 

It's almost midnight and I'm friggin' hungry. To fill up my grumbling stomach, I'll post food to satisfy my craving! Come on laptop, make the photos real so I could eat like a big blue whale! A little caution for you kids: everything you see in this post is less than ordinary. 

Time for a feast.

Bonding with friends tomorrow.

[Katy Perry]


Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 11:37 PM.
Someday soon this will all be someone else's dream
Last Thursday was my long-awaited STC HS graduation. I could tell that it was a very rewarding and tremendous experience to achieve one of my goals in life. After 11 years of sleepless nights and melodramatic plots, I finally accomplished what I've always wanted: a diploma for more than a decade's work. Plus, the success of my graduation ceremony (minus forgetting the bow, hihi) won't be possible without my dad and aunt who witnessed the culmination of my labor that day. 

After the graduation, the three of us headed to Shakey's Retiro for dinner. It sucked to know that there was no more chicken available. But I was still heaped with the bunch of food we ordered - Friday's Special pizza, mojos and dip, carbonara and Captain's Platter (calamares, fries and fish sticks). Lesson of the night: no chicken, no problem! The next day was distribution of cards where I got to see my classmates and friends for the last time before college. Before we proceeded to our respective classrooms to get our cards, our batch presented a birthday tribute for our principal and it was good. Several minutes later, all of us headed to the only working photocopying machine and the registrar's office for college matters. 

Then that's how my STC life unfolded. Dad and I had lunch at Greenwich in Harrison Plaza before heading to DLSU to confirm my slot. I saw four or five of my bathmates there and they were very approachable. I guess it's gonna be a great college life for me. Confirmation lasted only about ten minutes; I got my student ID number and enrollment schedule in the process. We headed to Cavite afterwards. Google is having problems with uploading the photos right now so I can't post my kick-arse HS diploma in this post.

Summer is boring when you have nothing to do but stay at home. I'm glad I'll be taking a well-deserved trip to Singapore sometime this month.

[Take That]


Posted on at 8:44 PM.