LIFE LATELY

  1. Watched The Vagina Monologue, the best play I have ever seen! It talks about violence against women and society’s common stereotypes and fallacies about vagina and sex. It’s a good thing we caught the first showing; rumor has it that they censored and removed a lot of parts on the second and third screening due to issues. 
  2. UPLB at night. I’m too in love with my campus, I know. 
  3. Look for the drunk bitch. 
  4. Trying to eat salad every weekend since it’s difficult to look for a fresh vegetarian place in campus. 
  5. UPLB’s logo on fences x nature; still, I’m too fascinated with our university. 
  6. End LGBT Killings, a poster for a Martial Law Commemoration Exhibit, EKISpose 1081:Pose to Oppose, Pose to Expose
  7. Wore a full-on ADMU outfit just because I have no time to bother dressing up. Of course, after the first class, I went back to my room and changed (I just couldn’t). 
  8. A new favorite place to hang out - Bon Appetea!! I soooo love their waffles and tea, plus they have a really quick internet connection!
  9. An early birthday gift from my blocmate, Jonathan - a jar of Kopi Luak and a jar of coffee grains he personally filtered for 30 hours. Thank you!!

PS. Be aware of your surroundings, especially at nighttime. Be safe, everyone! 

Since I’ve been ridiculously lazy busy lately, I combined two tags in one post. Here you go!!
Thank you, Ate Kaelle, for the 20 Random Facts tag!
I have a loooot of scars on my legs, two of which I got from bicycle accidents, and the rest are just from being the clumsy me.
I hate people that burp, especially when they don’t excuse themselves. C’mon, it’s just proper courtesy.
I get really OC with formats, especially when it comes to lectures and papers. For example, everything must be justified and parallel, and the headings/titles must stand out from the rest.
I still know where to find my things even though everything looks cluttered, and that’s why I hate it when other people clean up my stuff.
As a child, I dislike chocolates, ice cream or anything sweet.
I’m a huge procrastinator that it comes to a point that I would do something five minutes before it’s needed.
As opposed to number 6, when it comes to group works and I’m in charge, I like to finish everything as soon as possible.
I’m a big sucker for massages! Ahh, I could get one everyday.
My outfit depends on my mood, and I take time to decide on what to wear every morning. I believe that dressing up must not be done to impress others, but to feel confident about yourself and intimidate others.
I always end up breaking something expensive or valuable; my father always tells me to control the voltage inside of me (which apparently is the reason why I always break something).
Speaking of voltage, I feel static in the most random places - my bed, my bag, even my pen! Hmm, maybe my father’s right about this.
I love indie and acoustic music, and some rock from time to time.
I’m socially anxious, yup.
I’m more inclined to be friends with guys than with girls, since I have a lot of bad experiences + trust issues with girl friends. This always gets misinterpreted as being flirty though, ugh.
As a child, I played with robots, crush gears, and video + computer games. I still owned dolls though, but most of them are just presents from friends.
I love the colors black, white, and soft pink (is there such color? haha).
I adore autumn clothing collections, but since I live in a warm place, they’re impossible to wear.
I tend to be completely frank with people; I’d tell you what I really think about something, may it be good or bad.
Little things matter the most to me, like random text messages, handwritten letters, graffiti, or even a random doodle on a table.
I curse. Like a lot.
And thank you, Ate Candice, for tagging me for 11 Questions! 
Rule 1. Always post the rules.Rule 2. Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones.Rule 3. Tag 11 people and link them to the post.Rule 4. Actually tell them you tagged them.
What’s in your Christmas wishlist? I always end up getting disappointed when I ask for something, so I avoid making wishlists. But if I have to ask for something, it would be books, books, and more books!
What’s the last movie you watched? Is it good? The last movie I watched was Begin Again; the plot is a bit plain for my liking, but I’m definitely obsessed with their soundtrack!!
Favorite TV series? FRIENDS, no two ways about it.
What’s your mantra in life? I guess it’s not really a mantra per se, but I just do everything I want in life. I want to do everything I can, enjoy every opportunity I get, and face the consequences of my actions, if there is any.
Would you rather shop for clothes or books? Don’t make me choose between two things I love!
Who was the last person who said “I love you” to you? Mama, hihi <3 (forever alone probs)
Introvert or extrovert? Introvert - always have been, always will be.
When was the last time you cried? Just a couple of days ago, because life can be a bitch at times.
Have you ever tried hiding your feelings for someone? Always, everyday.
Floral or Aztec? I’m much more a fan of plain things, but if I have to choose, it would be aztec.
Why do you blog? I blog because that’s what I like to do. I like writing, expressing my thoughts, meeting new people, ranting about random things, and taking photographs and blogging helps me do all of that (did that make any sense?).
Since it’s my hell week and I have no time, everybody is welcome to do the tags. Have a fun weekend ahead!

Since I’ve been ridiculously lazy busy lately, I combined two tags in one post. Here you go!!

Thank you, Ate Kaelle, for the 20 Random Facts tag!

  1. I have a loooot of scars on my legs, two of which I got from bicycle accidents, and the rest are just from being the clumsy me.
  2. I hate people that burp, especially when they don’t excuse themselves. C’mon, it’s just proper courtesy.
  3. I get really OC with formats, especially when it comes to lectures and papers. For example, everything must be justified and parallel, and the headings/titles must stand out from the rest.
  4. I still know where to find my things even though everything looks cluttered, and that’s why I hate it when other people clean up my stuff.
  5. As a child, I dislike chocolates, ice cream or anything sweet.
  6. I’m a huge procrastinator that it comes to a point that I would do something five minutes before it’s needed.
  7. As opposed to number 6, when it comes to group works and I’m in charge, I like to finish everything as soon as possible.
  8. I’m a big sucker for massages! Ahh, I could get one everyday.
  9. My outfit depends on my mood, and I take time to decide on what to wear every morning. I believe that dressing up must not be done to impress others, but to feel confident about yourself and intimidate others.
  10. I always end up breaking something expensive or valuable; my father always tells me to control the voltage inside of me (which apparently is the reason why I always break something).
  11. Speaking of voltage, I feel static in the most random places - my bed, my bag, even my pen! Hmm, maybe my father’s right about this.
  12. I love indie and acoustic music, and some rock from time to time.
  13. I’m socially anxious, yup.
  14. I’m more inclined to be friends with guys than with girls, since I have a lot of bad experiences + trust issues with girl friends. This always gets misinterpreted as being flirty though, ugh.
  15. As a child, I played with robots, crush gears, and video + computer games. I still owned dolls though, but most of them are just presents from friends.
  16. I love the colors black, white, and soft pink (is there such color? haha).
  17. I adore autumn clothing collections, but since I live in a warm place, they’re impossible to wear.
  18. I tend to be completely frank with people; I’d tell you what I really think about something, may it be good or bad.
  19. Little things matter the most to me, like random text messages, handwritten letters, graffiti, or even a random doodle on a table.
  20. I curse. Like a lot.

And thank you, Ate Candice, for tagging me for 11 Questions

Rule 1. Always post the rules.
Rule 2. Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones.
Rule 3. Tag 11 people and link them to the post.
Rule 4. Actually tell them you tagged them.

  1. What’s in your Christmas wishlist? I always end up getting disappointed when I ask for something, so I avoid making wishlists. But if I have to ask for something, it would be books, books, and more books!
  2. What’s the last movie you watched? Is it good? The last movie I watched was Begin Again; the plot is a bit plain for my liking, but I’m definitely obsessed with their soundtrack!!
  3. Favorite TV series? FRIENDS, no two ways about it.
  4. What’s your mantra in life? I guess it’s not really a mantra per se, but I just do everything I want in life. I want to do everything I can, enjoy every opportunity I get, and face the consequences of my actions, if there is any.
  5. Would you rather shop for clothes or books? Don’t make me choose between two things I love!
  6. Who was the last person who said “I love you” to you? Mama, hihi <3 (forever alone probs)
  7. Introvert or extrovert? Introvert - always have been, always will be.
  8. When was the last time you cried? Just a couple of days ago, because life can be a bitch at times.
  9. Have you ever tried hiding your feelings for someone? Always, everyday.
  10. Floral or Aztec? I’much more a fan of plain things, but if I have to choose, it would be aztec.
  11. Why do you blog? I blog because that’s what I like to do. I like writing, expressing my thoughts, meeting new people, ranting about random things, and taking photographs and blogging helps me do all of that (did that make any sense?).

Since it’s my hell week and I have no time, everybody is welcome to do the tags. Have a fun weekend ahead!

when i look at you
and you don’t look back,
or when you call me by my name
and not by “babe”
like the way you used to,
i feel like everything was
a dream,
a fantasy
in my magical mind;
we never really happened,
or did we?
escafeism

LIFE LATELY -

  • Went shopping with my blocmates, Earl + Jonathan and his roommate, Mira. Also, finally got the haircut I’ve been meaning to get for ages; now my hair is just until my neck and it’s the shortest hair length I ever got in my entire life
  • Since my Batangas Jail trip got cancelled over the weekend, I watched the UAAP Cheerdance Competition at the dorm’s TV room. It’s a shame that I didn’t really enjoy watching because of the noise of the other girls in the room and the poor television reception
  • Had dinner with my Eng1 classmate, KJ. We walked on the way home, and oh my, the university’s gorgeous at nighttime + light drizzle + soft breeze
  • Attended AIESEC’s orientation, an internationally-known organization. They offer global leadership, global volunteer and leadership programs for young people. Ugh, why can’t freshmen join organizations?
  • Post-celebrated JM’s birthday, another blocmate, at the ever-famous eLBi Square with my other blocmates, coursemates and friends. We went home around 2:30AM, thus we had to go under (or over, for the others *ehem*) the Raymundo Gate. And damn this, I’m never drinking again ((until my birthday))
  • Watched an interactive play, Love in the Time of Kapeng Barako + an indie film, 1st Ko Si 3rd and sigh, I honestly did not enjoy how they turned out
  • Had dinner with my high school batchmates + Ate Lyle in celebration of Michael’s birthday, a high school classmate. I had to leave early though, because of our dorm’s curfew and I couldn’t risk getting another violation
  • Frequent conversations with my other high school batchmates, Antonnette, Amabelle, Karen, Carlos, Paolo, and Marc. Yieee, I miss you guys ❤️
  • Eating pasta almost everyday; RIP money
  • Experiencing around 99 problems all at once, and academics are just like 0.5 of them
  • Missing writing poems and taking photos so much
  • Went home to Tagaytay with my blocmate, James, despite of the strong wind and rain. I nearly died (sudden acceleration and swerving, damn you), but at least he treated me to lunch at Cliffhouse and drove me home even though he lives an hour away. Thank you!!
  • Only had my Tuesday and Thursday classes this week, thanks to a holiday and class suspensions. Stay safe, everyone!!
(photo taken at The New York Public Library)
Bucket Challenges are popular right now, and here I am joining the trend (what, is this me). Thank you, Ate Kaelle for the nomination!
Give a list of your favorite books that made a great impact in your life.
Nancy Drew #17: The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene
Thanks For The Memories by Cecilia Ahern
The Gift by Cecilia Ahern
Every You, Every Me by David Levithan
Nick and Norah&#8217;s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
I Wrote This For You by pleasefindthis
All The Things I Never Said by Mae Krell
I nominate the following: true-ender / blaancaflor / sanlunadiane / juliapallones / lykamea / teesh-oh / misssoftvoice / purplebear04 / datemptationsofgilaten / shacklesoutofglasses / soulfulreverie

(photo taken at The New York Public Library)

Bucket Challenges are popular right now, and here I am joining the trend (what, is this me). Thank you, Ate Kaelle for the nomination!

Give a list of your favorite books that made a great impact in your life.

  1. Nancy Drew #17: The Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk by Carolyn Keene
  2. Thanks For The Memories by Cecilia Ahern
  3. The Gift by Cecilia Ahern
  4. Every You, Every Me by David Levithan
  5. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
  6. I Wrote This For You by pleasefindthis
  7. All The Things I Never Said by Mae Krell

I nominate the following: true-ender / blaancaflor / sanlunadiane / juliapalloneslykamea / teesh-oh / misssoftvoice / purplebear04 / datemptationsofgilaten / shacklesoutofglasses / soulfulreverie

(photo of my nametag for Eng1)
The university is so photogenic and poetic; ahh, I&#8217;m in love!!
Spending most of the time chilling out with my blocmates. Is it because my subjects aren’t that demanding, or is it because I’m not a good student? Hmmm
Loving the food in the university; I already ate at 6 out of 10 places featured in “10 Affordable Places Where UPLB Students Usually Eat” + at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)’s cafeteria. They have a wide variety of restaurant-like dishes for a really affordable price. We even walked for 30 minutes just to get there!
Needing a lot of motivation and discipline! I already spent a lot of money, ditched a class, slept through lessons, and broke a few rules, oops. 
Trying out for the university paper, UPLB Perspective. I’m not that active in their meetings though, since I always have to be somewhere else when they happen *sigh*
Tried jogging with my friends late at night as well; exercise is not meant for me at all.
Watched the indie film, “Anita’s Last Chacha” and ahh, it’s beautiful! It tackles on sensitive issues, like abortion, sexual identity, abuse, and rape. 
Math17 is getting harder everytime I’m at my recitation class; hello first failed exercise!!
What is sleep, really. Even though I stay up late for my schoolworks, I still cram everything in the morning. Thankful for my 11:30 classes!
Trying to avoid drinking when tired. Or even drinking, in general. No, it’s never a good decision.
Hello, you. Thank you for making our first month of school happy and survivable.

(photo of my nametag for Eng1)

  • The university is so photogenic and poetic; ahh, I’m in love!!
  • Spending most of the time chilling out with my blocmates. Is it because my subjects aren’t that demanding, or is it because I’m not a good student? Hmmm
  • Loving the food in the university; I already ate at 6 out of 10 places featured in “10 Affordable Places Where UPLB Students Usually Eat” + at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)’s cafeteria. They have a wide variety of restaurant-like dishes for a really affordable price. We even walked for 30 minutes just to get there!
  • Needing a lot of motivation and discipline! I already spent a lot of money, ditched a class, slept through lessons, and broke a few rules, oops. 
  • Trying out for the university paper, UPLB Perspective. I’m not that active in their meetings though, since I always have to be somewhere else when they happen *sigh*
  • Tried jogging with my friends late at night as well; exercise is not meant for me at all.
  • Watched the indie film, “Anita’s Last Chacha” and ahh, it’s beautiful! It tackles on sensitive issues, like abortion, sexual identity, abuse, and rape. 
  • Math17 is getting harder everytime I’m at my recitation class; hello first failed exercise!!
  • What is sleep, really. Even though I stay up late for my schoolworks, I still cram everything in the morning. Thankful for my 11:30 classes!
  • Trying to avoid drinking when tired. Or even drinking, in general. No, it’s never a good decision.
  • Hello, you. Thank you for making our first month of school happy and survivable.
so they asked me about
you
and what i saw in you -
they wanted to understand
who you are and
what you meant to me
and as i told them about you
and us;
i left some parts unspoken
(those are our memories)
and some things hidden
(even you don’t know)
but if you were to ask me,
i wish i could tell them
how i wanted us to be
more than friends
escafeism