Inside my 2011 planner

 Of course, this wasn’t what I did during the first day of 2011. I just didn’t have any other paper on where I can stick samples of concentrates for my Animal Science class. Thank goodness, I had my planner with me. I did intentionally stick in on the 1st of January cause I just felt like it. :))

I met quite a number of good people too. Including Sir Jess Abrera and his son, Sir Manix. 😀 Well, I was amused by the fact that Sir Jess made the icon Guyito on Philippine Daily Inquirer. I had always admired it since. While Manix, he makes the Kikomachine comics!! What. is. cool.

In 2011, I also got fond of watching independent Filipino films and I was fortunate enough to meet Pepe Diokno. If you didn’t know, he directed Engkwentro. It’s not the usual movie one gets to watch. It’s different and real. No wonder it won various awards internationally. Sir Pepe’s a real coool person. He knows a lot and is very influential! I made him comment on various stuff in my planner. Even an invitation to Cebu with my friends. Hahahaha.

In 2011, I visited Cebu and Bohol twice. One week interval. This was the first. I went with my family. :)) Also, that’s a portion of my movie list that I watched during the summer break.

After a week, I went again to Cebu and Bohol with my friends. It’s like our 18th birthday gift to ourselves. It’s definitely my first’ ultimate out of town’ trip with friends. It was quite hard managing and tracking expenses but here’s a part of it. I managed to squeeze in everything with my 7,000 Php pocket money. :>

Also, I was able to see 30 Seconds to Mars perform live! I’ll probably watch them again when they’re here. They’re soooo great live!

Kilatisin si Juan III was truly a success! Everyone’s hard work paid off! Hearing what these people had to say with regards on what they do was very moving and inspirational. Sir Xander Angeles is a very generous man, I tell you. It was also nice chatting with Sir Carlos Celdran about one of our common interests, the National Museum. Hihi.

That’s the second message Ms. Ramond Lee (who shall we call Moira from now on 😀 ) had wrote on this planner. First was when Zombadings was shown in the campus. I really liked the film. If you weren’t able to see it then I’m afraid to tell you it was quite an experience so if you’ll be having another chance this year, might as well grab it. 🙂

That day, I intended on sharing a van ride with Miss Hannah Reyes  so that I’d be spending more time chatting with her. HAHAHA. I was very excited, really. Who’d not want it? I mean, if you had visited her blog then you must already have an idea on how awesome she is. But the thing is, talking to her, I realized she’s even more awesome up close and personal! Taking photos might not be my best talent or whatever but it’s something that I really like doing. 🙂 So, she’s right. I’m going to keep shooting and I swear, someday, just like her, I’ll be somewhere doing something I love; whatever that is. Oh my goodness, she’s an angel.

Well, I didn’t see the game. I just got this from Alyosha just because I want it. HAHAHAHA #bitch.

Most of 2011, I was a very boring 18 year old girl. Well, kind of. But then, I have this sheer feeling 2012 is going to be a lot better. 🙂

PS. A lot of  ‘bloggable’ events happened on the last few days of 2011 and I’m not really sure if I’ll still be able to put them up here but I’d really love to.

Au revoir!

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I will never forget, I will never regret, I will live my life!

ONE OF THE MOST EPIC NIGHTS EVER.

The rain didn’t matter so much. In fact, it made the night even more memorable. It’s just that I can’t afford to get sick. I have a Practical Exam in Chemistry later this afternoon. Yet, look at me, still here, haven’t reviewed a thing, telling you how amazing last night was. This hangover’s going to last approximately in… I’m not sure but the thing is, after this, it’s hello reality again.

Queue forever

When everything gets so stressful, I  read a book , watch a film or a couple. They’re ways to instantly escape reality sometimes even for just a short while. Well, that’s aside from sleeping which I usually do. :>

So this afternoon, Isabelle and I spontaneously decided to watch films from Cinemalaya which is an Independent Film Festival that happens yearly at CCP. We were really looking forward to watch Alvin Yapan’s Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (The Dance of Two Left Feet) and and Marlon Rivera’s Ang Babae sa Septic Tank (The Woman in the Septic Tank). We arrived at the location 30 minutes before the showing. We were welcomed by an overwhelming number of people and really long lines. THE LINES WERE REALLY LONG and I thought that everybody went out to watch Harry Potter but I Was wrong. It’s kinda disappointing cause we didn’t really see a film today. Instead, we queued for three hours. THREE HOURS. Dude, those who queued for Harry Potter in cinemas, I bet, didn’t even spend an hour falling in line for tickets. But blah. Though a part of me’s amazed by how many Filipinos are starting to try and to support Indie Films. Thank God that little by little, people got enlightened.


The tickets we bought’re for next week and surprisingly Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa got sold out!@@ >:| And I am not going to make this season pass with out watching it. For compromise of the time we spent in queue, we also bought a couple of tickets for the film Amok.

Since this is already about Indie movies getting appreciated at last by more people, I must share my opinion about commercialized Filipino films cause Honesty, I hardly appreciate the usual ones, well-produced, ‘blockbuster’ films. If you had seen one, you’d know what I am saying. They can’t even think of original names for their films. Usually, if not always, they use American song titles as the film’s name. It’s so funny that I am laughing right now. I’d like to name a few but that would be too obvious. and the OST of the movie’s the song itself ‘revived’by a Pinoy singer. I tried seeing a couple of those in cinemas and those weren’t just worth it. But anyway, it’s too unfair to generalize it so I’m going to say that some cheesy ones were good. And it’s just one of so many points.

Before the day ended, we walked back to Taft and treated ourselves at Zark’s .

And finally…

My parents got me an HP netbook which  doesn’t really look like a netbook to me since it’s a little bigger than  a regular one though it’s still smaller than the usual size of a  laptop. It’s 11.6 inches, by the way. I can’t tell you yet how well or bad it’s working since it hasn’t even been a day since I got this but hey, it’s working fine, at least right now and hopefully, for the next few years.

I didn’t really consider much about the specs since  I won’t be flushing myself into the computer all the time. That’s because the Bachelor’s degree that I am taking as of the moment is a lot more related to physical sciences and agriculture. Meaning, I’ll just be using this netbook mainly for  Microsoft Office, web browsing and a little Photoshop. Besides, my desktop computer at home would still be there when I need it.

Here’s a photo I got from Google. Hahaha.

The first thing I liked about the HP Pavilion DM1, as I had said in the first part, is that it’s really compact but not in the way that they keys look crowded and the screen’s relatively small. Truth be told, the size’s the most important factor that I considered so it’d be easier for me to bring it along with whenever I do travel. Especially now that I am staying far from home. In case you didn’t know, I am staying in a dormitory close to the university and I go back home on Fridays to spend  weekends with Family then of course, back again to dorm on Mondays.

It just crossed my mind that it means more often updates for this site. 😀

Ignorant

Yesterday morning, I spent time with my Animal Science 2 groupmates at some farm in Quezon province and all the while I thought we were just in San Pablo, Laguna.

I shouldn’t really be updating right now because I have a 730 class in the morning tomorrow. Not to mention that I am still in Manila and school’s like a couple of hours or an hour and 30 away from home(by commuting). So that means, I have to wake up at 4am and do stuff as fast as possible. Bye 5, I must already be inside the bus.

I find people weird when they say that Los Banos is too far from Manila. Well, guess, it isn’t so much. It might be a little far but you’d be surprised we’re spending the same travel time. It’s just like going from to Taft from Paranaque or let’s just say, Taguig to Espana. But of course, the traffic jam in the metro’s what going to kill you. In my case, I travel at least 65kms from home without too much traffic.

 

Cebu avec ma famille.

13 May. Late night flight to Cebu city.

14 May. Early in the morning we left for a family reunion in Moalboal – province located at the south of the island around 200km from the city.

Here’s what supposed to be the family tree.  I never thought that my mother has this number of relatives in her father’s side. Everybody must’ve been a little overjoyed to meet relatives they never thought who existed and to catch up on the lives of the  long lost ones.  Over all, the event was a success. I heard they’re planning for a part 2 in a couple of years from now. I don’t really know. I was never a fan of family reunions.
Moalboal. We spent a night at Asian-Belgian Dive Center. Just so you know, I didn’t go diving.  Simply because I don’t have an open-water permit or whatever you call it but it is like the ‘driver’s license’ you must have to drive a car on the roads. The modules, and the diving lessons will eat at least 3 days of your ‘vacation’ before you can get the permit, o yeah, the right word must be ‘certificate’, as in diving certificate. Not to mention the lessons cost a lot. But it’d be fun though, I think. 😀

Stunning sunset.

Denden.

15 May. Moalboal. Parrotfish for lunch. I never tried tasting it though but I just had to take a picture of it cause it looked… different, right? They were so colorful and you’ll feel sinned if you eat it. That was a joke. 🙂 My father mentioned that colorful fishes are usually not as tasty as usual fish we eat.

I did not kill the starfishes. I even asked them to put it back in the water. It was freakin low-tide. That’s my little brother Nico and a friend he just met.

To be continued…

Happy New Year!

Bye, 2010. You’ve been a pretty good bitch. This year, I lost some good friends but I also gained awesome new ones! I didn’t get accepted in the university I wished to attend but who cares, I so love where I am now!

Folks, look at the good side of everything. 🙂

Anyway, I got the chance to visit Banaue, Ifugao (Mountain Province. An 8-hour-drive away from home. This is where you can actually find the famous rice terraces) with my whole family. It was lots of fun, I must say

It might be a typical province located at  mountains and with a temperature around 16-18 degrees celsius. Not bad, definitely.

What makes this place so special is because here’s where the famous rice terraces can be found.  These terraces had been existing since 2000B.C. and the fact that these are man-made made me realized how awesome the people behind these were.

This is how the beautiful town of Banaue gets eaten by the fog during the most unexpected time of the day. Before you can complain about it, it’s nearly gone. Same thing goes in life.

I m ending this post with last year’s photo that showed how our family welcomed 2010. Time fleets, cherish every moment.

Happy new year, everybody!