Wasted Youth, UPLB

PS, I’ll be inactive for the next few days, but I promise to queue more posts soon! Mwa x

Bar’s Graffiti, UPLB

and so
i was drunk and
i wrote but
i realized
i couldn’t write about you
anymore
escafeism

i never knew what
or how to write
even though you always tell me
the words that i show you
are gorgeous
and that’s coming from a boy
who never liked to read

you see, darling
the reason why you find them beautiful
is because it reflects
what my heart yells out
but my mouth couldn’t afford to speak -
i love you

escafeism
Finally, after the long wait of four months, the first day of college!!

The day started with the annual almOSAlan at the Copeland Gymnasium. There was a bunch of food everywhere care of the orgs, frats, and soros. We had no tray to hold our food except for our hands and that’s where the problem comes in. I was holding so much food and I kept telling the upperclassmen that I can’t take more but they always said, “No, take this,” and kept putting more food in my hands (and arms). I ended up giving some food away but I was full, indeed!

After an hour or so, the Freshmen Convocation began at the same place. There were speeches, awarding, intermission numbers and of course, roll calls! Our bloc was so hyper and noisy that our college chairperson told us that we bring life to our college. It was quite boring and hot though and at times, we didn’t understand what was going on. Some of us decided to leave early and look for a place to eat instead. 

We ate at Chowking just outside of the university. It was a good thing there’s enough room for us, especially since it’s lunch time. There wasn’t enough time to hang around though since we had the department orientation at 1PM. There were speeches, awarding and org videos as well.

Unlike the others, we didn’t have a college orientation so the others headed home while the rest of us went to Moonleaf for drinks. There was a free wifi connection (yay!) and my blocmates decided to have fun with my Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. They changed my photos and posted random statuses. Well, I did the same to them. Haha!

I did a quick outfit change before heading to the Gym for the Freshmen Night. There were roll calls again, games and bands. We had our own world though and after the free dinner, we left early to hang out at a quieter place. We then headed home before 10PM (damn curfew). 

Here’s to college life!!

Finally, after the long wait of four months, the first day of college!!

The day started with the annual almOSAlan at the Copeland Gymnasium. There was a bunch of food everywhere care of the orgs, frats, and soros. We had no tray to hold our food except for our hands and that’s where the problem comes in. I was holding so much food and I kept telling the upperclassmen that I can’t take more but they always said, “No, take this,” and kept putting more food in my hands (and arms). I ended up giving some food away but I was full, indeed!

After an hour or so, the Freshmen Convocation began at the same place. There were speeches, awarding, intermission numbers and of course, roll calls! Our bloc was so hyper and noisy that our college chairperson told us that we bring life to our college. It was quite boring and hot though and at times, we didn’t understand what was going on. Some of us decided to leave early and look for a place to eat instead.

We ate at Chowking just outside of the university. It was a good thing there’s enough room for us, especially since it’s lunch time. There wasn’t enough time to hang around though since we had the department orientation at 1PM. There were speeches, awarding and org videos as well.

Unlike the others, we didn’t have a college orientation so the others headed home while the rest of us went to Moonleaf for drinks. There was a free wifi connection (yay!) and my blocmates decided to have fun with my Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. They changed my photos and posted random statuses. Well, I did the same to them. Haha!

I did a quick outfit change before heading to the Gym for the Freshmen Night. There were roll calls again, games and bands. We had our own world though and after the free dinner, we left early to hang out at a quieter place. We then headed home before 10PM (damn curfew).

Here’s to college life!!

I moved in to my college dorm last Wednesday. Most of those from the nearby provinces chose to leave their things in the room and come back but much to my parents’s dismay (or delight, hmm), I stayed. So far, here’s the series of uneventful days I had -

• In the first day, there was no electricity. Eternally thankful for the 12-hour battery of my laptop!
• For the first few days, most of the students in my floor haven’t moved in yet and I was alone in a room of 4. Because of this, dorm ghost stories haunt me at night. 
• Spending most of my day on the computer and I’ve used up most of my phone load just to access the internet. Later on, I found out that there’s a wifi connection in our lobby. Oops. 
• Fortunately, the water in the bathroom is lukewarm even without a heater. Seriously, I could never ever use cold water! The downside is that the shower head sucks so all of my things get wet. I’m still trying to think of a solution for this. 
• Mosquitos are taking advantage of me all day, all night. So are moths, little flies and other creepy flying crawlies. Eek!
• Someone nearby keeps on playing loud music and someone else keeps on singing along with them. Ohhhh. 
• It’s ultra mega super hot in this place, which is a huge difference from the nice and chilly weather of Tagaytay. Since I didn’t bring a fan (and I clearly don’t plan to because extra charges), I often hang out (alone) at our floor’s lobby and use the ceiling fan instead. 
• Went out for lunch once with my blocmates Jonathan, Sarah and her roommate, Dana. If you think three’s a crowd, try being in four. 
• Tried to walk around the campus at 6AM. The sun is still friendly (for the rest of the day, it tends to get grumpy) and there aren’t a lot of people walking around. I walked towards the kaliwa side since I haven’t seen it yet. I kept walking and walking until I realized, I’m not in campus grounds anymore! There’s a vast open land on each side and a couple of factories at the end of the road. There’s no sidewalk and the cars kept honking (and nearly killing me). Out of panic, I quickly turned around and finally, I found my way back. Seriously, I’m not going to loiter again until the campus tour!!
• After getting lost, I walked out to the grove to try the ever famous Boston Café. Unfortunately, they’re still closed so I settled with McCafé instead. And I walked around Vega Mall as well. There’s not much to see - a couple of internet shops and expensive coffee shops. 
• Got my ID! This may seem a little weird but I feel like I look older and slimmer in my ID photo. Is this what haggardness do to a person?
• Hung out with HS friends as well! It’s been a long time since I last saw them.. And they’re still the same old noisy peeps. Whoop!
• Of course, congrats UP for the first win! Never thought this day would come but yay!!

I moved in to my college dorm last Wednesday. Most of those from the nearby provinces chose to leave their things in the room and come back but much to my parents’s dismay (or delight, hmm), I stayed. So far, here’s the series of uneventful days I had -

• In the first day, there was no electricity. Eternally thankful for the 12-hour battery of my laptop!
• For the first few days, most of the students in my floor haven’t moved in yet and I was alone in a room of 4. Because of this, dorm ghost stories haunt me at night.
• Spending most of my day on the computer and I’ve used up most of my phone load just to access the internet. Later on, I found out that there’s a wifi connection in our lobby. Oops.
• Fortunately, the water in the bathroom is lukewarm even without a heater. Seriously, I could never ever use cold water! The downside is that the shower head sucks so all of my things get wet. I’m still trying to think of a solution for this.
• Mosquitos are taking advantage of me all day, all night. So are moths, little flies and other creepy flying crawlies. Eek!
• Someone nearby keeps on playing loud music and someone else keeps on singing along with them. Ohhhh.
• It’s ultra mega super hot in this place, which is a huge difference from the nice and chilly weather of Tagaytay. Since I didn’t bring a fan (and I clearly don’t plan to because extra charges), I often hang out (alone) at our floor’s lobby and use the ceiling fan instead.
• Went out for lunch once with my blocmates Jonathan, Sarah and her roommate, Dana. If you think three’s a crowd, try being in four.
• Tried to walk around the campus at 6AM. The sun is still friendly (for the rest of the day, it tends to get grumpy) and there aren’t a lot of people walking around. I walked towards the kaliwa side since I haven’t seen it yet. I kept walking and walking until I realized, I’m not in campus grounds anymore! There’s a vast open land on each side and a couple of factories at the end of the road. There’s no sidewalk and the cars kept honking (and nearly killing me). Out of panic, I quickly turned around and finally, I found my way back. Seriously, I’m not going to loiter again until the campus tour!!
• After getting lost, I walked out to the grove to try the ever famous Boston Café. Unfortunately, they’re still closed so I settled with McCafé instead. And I walked around Vega Mall as well. There’s not much to see - a couple of internet shops and expensive coffee shops.
• Got my ID! This may seem a little weird but I feel like I look older and slimmer in my ID photo. Is this what haggardness do to a person?
• Hung out with HS friends as well! It’s been a long time since I last saw them.. And they’re still the same old noisy peeps. Whoop!
• Of course, congrats UP for the first win! Never thought this day would come but yay!!

Random Photos: July

1 I don’t know why, but I love this photo. It’s just a random shot I took in front of the UN Plaza while chatting with my dad.

2 The tigers at the American Museum of Natural History. To be honest, I’m a real tiger freak and I find them so adorable!

3 A street fair on 6th Ave/42nd-52nd Street. The stalls pretty much sold the same stuff (and quite overpriced too, I might add). I can’t even barter with them, probably because I look like a tourist *sighs*

4 #NatureVsNewYork - I love the fact that even New York is a place with all these huge buildings, loads of cars and new technology, nature never fails to creep in amidst the mess of the city.

5 The Douglaston Golf Course in Queens. I did a quick play in the driving range and sadly, I don’t have the golf skills I had as a child anymore.

6 I’m pretty sure that taking photographs at the Lincoln Center is prohibited but well, here’s one. It’s our view when Pa and I watched the Swan Lake by the Bolshoi Ballet, one of the greatest ballet groups in existence. I used to dance ballet as well but I had to stop because of academic issues. It makes me so happy seeing the little ballerinas watching the play though since they are given a chance to pursue their dream.

7 Snowcapped mountains from above. Ugh, I just love the view from the plane.

8 The Boy In The Subway (I know it’s creepy that I took a photo of him haha)

9 Yum, Godiva truffles! I loooove these Belgian chocolates so much and I’ve been eating them since I was a kid. It’s a shame they don’t have the alcoholic chocolates anymore though.

PS, I’m still trying to find a stable internet connection so expect less posts, guys!