Wednesday, December 23, 2009

back to the place where i belong...


I'm home and I'm home....

And I wanna be home forever...

Ain't nothing can stop me from coming back!

Lemme enjoy this Christmas break....

(kahit ngayon lang)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

birthday blessing

Oh..the last time i blogged was the 1st of this month...and we're going midway now...

Well...many things happened but i just want to share the most important things that occurred.


Well, i didn't actually had a plan of celebrating my birthday that's why I decided to join my organization (Economics Society) for an outreach program at Shepherd of the Hills Children Foundation at Camp 7, Baguio City.

The children over there were either orphans or the ones whom their parents are unable to raise anymore. This is a safe and nice place for them.

This project was a joint project of EconSoc and ISIP (Integrated Students in Psychology). We brought some food and played some games to make the most out of this event.

And after that tiring but memorable experience, we went to McDo and had some Sundaes and Fries... It was indeed a day worth remembering.

Before the day ended, my mom and my brother had a surprise visit for me. We went out that night and watched the fireworks display at SM. Then my mom cooked some food for me and my friends at my boarding house as a post-birthday celebration..

So so nice!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December forever!!!!

First day of December…the month I love the most.
Along the this month’s influx are the events that I’ve been waiting for and wishing to be celebrated with nothing but pure excitement and fun. Among these occasions are:

December 3 [tentative date]
(signaled by the lighting ceremony and a short program early in the night at the Oblation grounds)

December 18
(the program that starts from a school parade which turns out to be a Session Road and the city district invasion; the anticipated OBLATION RUN; fireworks display night; teacher’s performance – where most of our professors perform like you’ve never seen them before; banda performances all night; and party like there’s no tomorrow! Well, words wouldn’t really be enough.)

December 12

(Hmmm…. I just love the date. But I’m at the point where I’m starting to hate myself from growing older. Yeah, I know it’s inevitable but I think I just don’t feel like my age. I’m turning 19 and there’s still so much to do, so much to learn, so much to try, so much to keep an eye on. I’m too old for parties nevertheless I’m not game on having one either. I just want to relax. Totally. I want to go home but I guess my schedule in school won’t give even a ray of light for this. So it would be enough for me granted this day would be free from any kind of worries – academic or whatsoever. I simply want this day to be happy.)

December 16-24
(Unfortunately since I’ve been to college, I wasn’t able to complete the simbang gabi anymore - primarily because during these times, sleep late at night because of tons of schoolwork given to us. Plus the fact that it’s so, so cold here in Baguio during this month, given that masses are held at dawn. But now, I will try to rise from my bend and see if I can complete it again this year.)

December 25
(One of the happiest days of the year – the birthday of Jesus. Well, iba ang Pasko sa Pilipinas eh. Noong bata pa kami, of course, mas marami pang handa kasi we still had relatively less expenses by those times. Eh ngayon, 3 kaming nasa college tapos Grade VI yung bunso. But we still keep our best in celebrating this day with a brighter attitude year after year. We’re just happy with the fact that we are always complete during this day. And that is one thing to be thankful about.)

I’m sure that this would be a busy month for a junior like me as well. Maraming requirements na tatapusin before the Christmas break. But I hope I can manage myself good enough. Kaya kailangang magsipag. Kailangan ding magtipid kasi time for gift-giving (though it’s not the value of the gift that would matter, it would still be the thought of giving).

Sana, di na lang matapos ang month na ‘to. Well, just praying that this month will be filled with joy. Naturally, di mawawala ang pressure in the things that we are doing but I hope that the outcomes would compensate the hard work and every bead of sweat sacrificed on those things. And looking forward to a better new year ahead.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

first day of class...

...woke up around 7:30 am... ate some breakfast... put some warm water on my bath and there i went. I dressed up, wore my Chucks and prepared myself. Ready to go...

My first class was Soc Sci 197. Our Prof, Ma'am Lelet, just introduced herself and gave the requirements for the class. It was also an SOP during first days to give our classcards, and that was it. We were dismissed early.

Next class will start by 1 pm. Econ 171.

So i have to go and eat some lunch first.


Since class just began... there would be less time for blogging.
Oh no...
*sad face*

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Goodbye sembreak... Hello 2nd sem...

I traveled back to Baguio last Monday so i will still have time to rest that night. And oh hell, I really felt sick during he 4-hour ride.

By Tuesday morning, Jenica and I went to the school to get our clearances. And it's a good thing to see that both of us didn't have school accountabilities.

We had an early lunch that's why around 12:15 pm,we were back to school (Juniors were scheduled to enrol in the afternoon ).

This was what I've been through:
  • Admission

  • Advising (matagal kasi and daming inadvise ng adviser namin)

  • Getting Form 5

  • Back to our adviser

  • Checking and Assessment (ang haba-haba-haba na pila!!)

  • Payment (ok lang kasi madaming representatives)

  • Queue for Classcards

  • Final line for ID stickers (saktong inabutan ako before the closing time)

Ayun, 19 units...

I'm still feeling nervous about my thesis proposal. Hope to handle this semester well.

So yesterday afternoon, I travelled back to Tarlac for a few more days of rest before another sem of academic battle.I'll be travelling back on Monday. Class starts on November 17. Oh no. The days are flying. Prayers are deeply appreciated. Thanks!~

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Humanities Final Presentation class pictures!!!!!!

October 18, 2009

Bulwagan Juan Luna,

University of the Philippines


Humanities 1 - JX

evaluation time

comments from the class

class picture with Sir Popoy

pictures galore!

classmates / friends up the stage

parang walang nagbago...

haha...wacky daw..!

These pictures were taken during Sir Scott "Popoy" M. Saboy, our instructor in Humanities 1, was giving his evaluation for our final performance which was a stage play, by the way. Good to say that he said that what was performed was not what he expected, but we surpassed his expectation.

It was such a crazy class...but we really learned a lot. About reading, about exploring and seeking something more...

I won't ever forget this class...

It's more than just a class, it's a family....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sembreak officially started!

The bus I took yesterday began it's trip by 12:30pm. After my Econ 141 exam, i packed my things and off i went. On the bus, I met Ate Joy, a 4th year psychology student at PUP, and we began chatting the whole trip. And I bet you she's so nice, inside and out. We even exchanged numbers.

After saying goodbye, I stepped down and went directly to our terminal where my brother fetched me.

I arrived home by 5:20pm (my brother stayed at the park to buy something, he said) and saw my dad at the back of the house.

I slept peacefully for the first time after this semester.

I woke up (or rose, rather) past 9am... took sopas as my breakfast, then read Veronica Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho (which I bought a few months ago, hope i could also watch the film version of it!), ate lunch, read, slept, read again, helped my mom with the laundry stuff, ate dinner then used the Internet by past 11pm.


this is what i missed!

Life without rules (much rules i mean...)...

Hope my break would just be fine....

and not over before i knew it!

I'm just starting to have fun!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Doing better now...

..At last, roads are more or less fixed...(or passable at least)..
thanks to everyone who prayed.

Food supply is once again becoming stable. Yet, some prices remain relatively high due to what happened. Many of our faculty and the university administrative staff went off on a Relief Mission to the affected areas after collecting and packing the relief goods to be distributed.

What I'm, facing now is my dilemma on all of my exams, papers, presentations and other requirements. I'm having an exam tomorrow morning in Econ 121 (Monetary Economics). Then the rest of the day would be spent in class practice. On Sunday, we will conduct our final presentation on our Humanities class. On Monday, I have my Econ 141 (International Economics) exam plus another paper due.

I hope I would be able to go home on Monday of Tuesday.
I really wanna go home.
I miss the food, the sleep, the Internet, everything about my home.

But before that, I wish my trip home would be trouble and danger-free.
I'm still scared of how the main roads look like.
Another batch of prayers for this.
Thanks guys!

(Sorry I wasn't able to reply on comments. Academic obligations first. Thanks! )

Monday, October 12, 2009

AT WORLD"S END Part II: Here in the North (Baguio)

...After what happened in Manila, another devastating event occurred on the Philippines. After Ondoy, Pepeng made another fearsome memory for us. Especially for us here at Baguio City (and the Cordillera as a whole) and many other northern and central Luzon regions like Tarlac (my home place), Pangasinan, Ilocos and Isabela.

The heavy rain and strong wind caused many provinces to sink not only in flood but with a thick mass of mud as well. Many landslides also occurred here at Baguio killing hundreds of people.

Classes were suspended until Wednesday by the City Mayor I think. But when I entered our university, tons of donated clothing and other stuffs. The bad thing is that rescue operations are a bit difficult due to the serious damage of the roads.

Another problem that we're facing here is the food shortage. People are being in panic because of what's happening. Prices of good like veggies also tripled even in the market. My housemate said that some food stores at SM are closed as well.

But my biggest problem is my way back home. The Kennon Road is the only passable way so far, but only light vehicles can pass. Hope they can fix Marcos Highway and Naguilan Road soon. I wanna go home and take some rest. I've been planning my sembreak since last month. But if they won't be able to fix the road, I guess I have to stay here longer. It's better that way than risking my life.

By the way, one instructor in school, Sir Ben Muni, and other friends helped some affected areas here at Benguet. He said that it was totally disorienting. Good thing, they were able to raise around Php25,000 yesterday so they were able to buy some cavans of rice, medicine and other basic needs. He said that there was an overflowing clothes donation and at this time, rice and medicine and blankets are what the people need. Some areas, he said, are difficult to reach but they were still trying their best.

This is such an devastating event. Why is this happening to us?
Hope there would still be more help for those who really need them.
Let's pray for our other countrymen.
And hope this thing won't happen again.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Prayers and Donations for all...

(picture courtesy of NASA)

Due to the devastating effects of typhoon Ondoy, thousand of Filipino families are left homeless. Not just that, many of their family members also died due to the accompanying events that happened.
The aftermath of this life-changing phenomena will forever be remembered by everyone. And the best thing we can do is to pray for our fellow citizens and donate what we can give. It would also be a great help to volunteer ourselves in rescue missions.
Our university, University of the Philippines - Baguio, had a continuous donation drive on all corners of the school. Some of us donated cash while some donated goods and clothing. It as such a nice feeling to give help to those who are really in need right now.
Unfortunately, though it seems that many have not recovered yet, another typhoon, Pepeng, is on its way. Classes were suspended by lunchtime yesterday.
So far, the only thing we can do is to share some acts of kindness and to offer a sincere prayer for everyone. All of these will pass... hopefully in no time...

Friday, September 25, 2009

finger art...

I found these pics interesting so i posted it on my page. These were commented on me by a contact on Tagged.

This just show how talented and creative people are. We all have our own ways of expressing ourselves through art. And i think is is one nice shot!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Papa Phone...

I just remember, it was just yesterday that i was talking to some people here at the College of Social Sciences' Dean's Office (Ms. Thea, Ate Lean, Manang Jen) about mobile phones and about our relatives who text and forgets to text us. I was just sharing that my dad don't have a phone since he's just staying at home.

And just a few moments ago (around 11am today), I received a message from my Mom telling me to text my Dad because he got a new phone. Haha...

I already texted him. Kaso di pa nagrereply eh.
I think I have to wait more minutes. He doesn't like texting much. He prefers calls. Rich!

It's good to be back.
I've been very busy due to loads of school works (exams, papers, reporting, duty).
Hope you all continue visiting my page. Thanks!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Johnny Depp----back for Pirates of the Caribbean 4!!!!

Just when I thought it was over, Capt. Jack Sparrow is back. With his peculiar outfit, the hair and his ship plus the humor, he will once again sail on the biggest theaters world wide.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is said to be released by summer in 2011. Too excited for it.

Ang tagal pa pala.
And I'm expecting a better film than the last one...please!

I already miss my Orlando Bloom....oh...