Sunday, August 19, 2012

iPhoned Fridays (Sunday): BONDIIIIING and whatnots.

Hey loooves!
Sorry if I haven't been able to post lately! :( I was really busy with school work and reading 50 shades of Grey. (HA...HA...HA) Anyway, last week was a really fun one! I had the chance to bond with both my college and high school friends! :) (In separate events, of course) :)) Last week was also an emotional one. There was NEVER a day that I didn't tear up or cry. I really don't know why. Must be my mood swings. :)) I'm really looking forward to this week. Kinda nervous about it though since I have piles of school work to do. :( Anyway, here are some of the photos that kinda sums up my week last week. :)
1&2. Cupcakes from Pastry Princess. (THEY ARE SOOO GOOD!!!)/ 3. Polaroid with Chelsey and Mia/ 4. Chillin' at Chelsey's places/5. With Bea at the UAAP game/ 6. The UE (University of the East) Red Warriors vs the UST (University of Santo Tomas) Growling Tigers/ 7. With my blockmates Joanna and Edel/ 8. Candice and Tadi's 18th birthday dinner at Shakey's Centris with Kapisanan (minus Bianca and Sam)/ 8. The Reunion with ExtendedNameless (minus Geraldine, Nicole, Robert, Charles and Talia) 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Day 3: Describe your relationship with your parents.

Meet my parents!
Both of them are dentists here in the Philippines. My dad specializes on Orthodontics (braces, and the like) while my mom specializes on Surgery and Periodontics (gum-related cases and whatnot). They're like the MAIN reason why I'm taking up Dentistry in college.
To be honest, I really can't find the right words to describe my relationship with my parents. Well, like any normal family, we experience some highs and lows, ups and downs, and all that stuff. But one thing that really sets my family apart from any other family is that my parents can be my driver/ nanny, older sister/ older brother, younger sister/ younger brother, cook, mentor, dentists, and my superheroes. It's really amazing how they can multi-task despite their busy schedule. I really love my parents to bits! I'm really thankful that God has blessed me with some loving, caring, wonderful parents! :) 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 2: Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.

Sorry for not keeping up with my 30 Day Challenge. :( I just had a bad case of laziness yesterday that's why I wasn't able to make a new post. I'm really sorry!!! But, hey! I'm back with lots of nifty things in-stored for all of you! So, for Day 2 of my 30 Day challenge, I'm tasked to describe to you guys 3 fears that I have and why.

hmm...

To be honest, If I were to rundown ALL OF MY FEARS, I'd come up with more than 3.


Sooo...

If I were to base my fears as of the moment, the 3 things that I fear are...
 
ONE: HAVING FAILING/ LOW GRADES
I'm a "grade-conscious" person. I really get depressed whenever I see a grade of 77 and below in my report card. College actually made me even MORE GRADE-CONSCIOUS. My standards got higher from aiming at least an 80 on all my subjects to 84. Maybe one of the reasons why I'm like this is because my parents are SUPER DUPER ULTRA MEGA grade-conscious. Ever since I was in Kinder, they really push me to aim high all the time. It also sucks seeing them mad and hopeless whenever I get a low grade. Just sensing how disappointed they are kills me. That's why I really make it a point to strive hard all the time.

TWO: LIGHTNING
I just freak out every time I see a lightning bolt. It's like it can just zap you all of a sudden without being aware of it. When I was a kid, every time I see a lightning bolt I immediately imagine someone getting zapped or someone being crushed into tiny particles. I remember watching this video about a random person walking in the streets then suddenly gets hit by lightning. S C A R Y. REALLY SCARY.

THIRD: THE FUTURE
The future is creeping me out right now. I mean, I don't know what will happen to me in 5, 10, or 20 years. What if I won't become a dentist, what if I decided to shift to Psychology, what if I don't study Dentistry at UE, there are a looot of things that's kinda bothering me right now and it scares the hell out of me. Thinking about the future makes me (sorry for what I'm about to say, but for a lack of a better word) PUKE. :(

So those are just some the thing that I fear as of the present. I really wish I get to conquer them and all. Thinking about those fears makes me nauseous. :o

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Day 1: List 10 random facts about yourself.

But before I share 10 random facts about me, I want to share a similar post I did in my previous blog.
It just amazes me how things can change in a span of 1 year and a few months. I made that post back when I was just starting my senior year in my previous school. During that time, I had no clue of how my future will be like. Will I be able to study abroad? Will I take up Dentistry or Medicine? Will I start to love shopping? It just really amazes me how different I was a year ago from who I am now at the present. Just, W O W.
Anyway.
Moving on to my post for today,
1. I'm currently taking up Pre-Dentistry at the University of the East (UE) Manila and to be honest, I'm not really that adjusted to my new school YET. Everything is just sooo new to me despite the fact that I've lived here in Manila all my life. The place just seems so foreign to me. Strange, but true.
2. My dream (LIKE ULTIMATE DREAM) job is to be a Psychiatrist at either LA or NYC. Being a dentist is just my 2nd dream job. I didn't really had the urge to become a dentist. Its just that, my parents somewhat influenced (more like forced) me to take up Dentistry since both of them are dentists. Plus, taking up Psychology as my specialization if ever I did take up Medicine would take me 15-18 years (pre-med+med school+specialization combined). Compared to Dentistry, after 8 years which is like pre-dent+dental school+specialization combined is waaaay shorter than taking up Medicine.
3. I'm a WINTER baby. Kinda explains why I get irritated whenever the weather's hot or humid.
4. My music preferences depends on my mood. But most of the time, I prefer chill/ slow/ quiet/ dreamy ones.
5. I (kinda) hate the sound of violins. They just irritate me with all its squeakiness and whatnot.
6. I've always wanted to learn Italian, French, Spanish and German. I find those languages truly fantastic and jaw-dropping.
7. I LOVE NEON COLORS. PERIOD.
8. When I was a kid (maybe around 5-7 years old), I had a HUGE collection of NAIL POLISHES AND LIP BALMS. VERRRY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT I AM NOW. :))
9. I CAN'T BAKE. I can cook, but NOT BAKE. I prefer cooking mooore than baking.
10. I would really love to go to Bora-Bora, the Bahamas, Venice, Paris, Russia, Barcelona, London, India, Malaysia, Rio, Santorini and VEGAAAS. But that doesn't mean that I wouldn't want to explore the WHOOOLE world. Its just that I'd LOOOVE to go to these places first then explore the whooole world. :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I'm not making any promises but I just had to do this.

If there's one thing that I really suck at that would be finishing these 30 day challenges. But this challenge seems way more interesting than the previous ones I did. Besides, I figured that this challenge can be a great way for you guys to know more about me since my blog posts and my about me tab doesn't really talk much about me. BUT, I'm not making any promises that I'll be able to finish this, okay? I'll really try my best to finish at least half of it! Oh and since it's a daily post, expect that there will be days that I won't be able to post. But if I do have some time, I'll make it a point to do as many as I could. Maybe, 4-6 tops? :)

1. List 10 random facts about yourself.
2. Describe 3 legitimate fears you have and explain how they became fears.
3. Describe your relationship with your parents.
4. List 5 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.
5. What are the 5 things that make you most happy right now?
6. What is the hardest thing you have ever experienced?
7. What is your dream job, and why?
8. What are 5 passions you have?
9. List 3 people who have influenced you and describe how.
10. Describe your most embarrasing moment.
11. Describe 5 pet peeves you have.
12. Describe a typical day in your current life.
13. Describe 3 weaknesses you have.
14. Describe 3 strengths you have.
15. If you were an animal, what would you be and why?
16. What are your 3 greatest accomplishments?
17. What is the thing you most wish you were great at?
18. What has been the most difficult thing you have had to forgive?
19. If you could live anywhere, where would it be and why?
20. Describe 3 significant memories from your childhood.
21. If you could have one superpower, what would it be and what would you do with it first?
22. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 15 years?
23. List your top 3 hobbies and why you love them.
24. Describe your childhood vs. now.
25. If you could have dinner with anyone in history, who would it be and what would you eat?
26. What popular notion do you think the world has most wrong?
27. What is your favorite part of your body and why?
28. What is your love language?
29. What do you think people misunderstand most about you?
30. List 5 things you would hope to be remembered for.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Update: College Bucket List for the 1st Semester

Hey loves! :)
The rain had finally stopped after hours of rain yesterday and the other day. I can finally get a glimpse of Mr. Sun! *yeeey* Even if the weather is much better compared to yesterday, there are still some areas that are flooded which caused most classes in the metro to be suspended for today. I really hope that the sun will be warm enough to evaporate the flood already. It's just so sad that there are  places that are still flooded and all. Since my classes are suspended again and I'm sort of missing the "college-atmosphere" already, I thought that it would be nice to give you guys an update on my College Bucket List! :) I've actually done more than half already in a span of 3 months! I really hope that I get to accomplish all of them. So, here's my bucket list. On top of it is a photo or a short descrption of how I did that certain thing in my list.
PS. Sorry for the CAPS LOCK (in advance.)
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YES! OMG! I FELT SOOO ACCOMPLISH AFTER GETTING MY GRADES FOR THE PRE-LIM PERIOD. NOT TO BRAG OR ANYTHING BUT I GOT A 1.25 (95) IN FILIPINO AND A 1.50 (94) IN ENGLISH. I KNOW THAT THIS DOESN'T COUNT BUT I FEEL SO ACCOMPLISHED (AGAIN) THAT I GOT A 1.75 (90) IN BOTANY (LABORATORY). <3 <3 <3
1. To get a grade of 1.50 and above in any of my subjects.
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I did manage to get my uniform clean MOST OF THE TIME. I rarely get my uniform dirty! :)
2. To not get my uniform dirty.
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WELL, I WAS ABLE TO SLEEP UNTIL 2 AM IN MORNING STUDYING FOR MY BOTANY PRE-LIM! :) BUT I'M STILL AIMING TO SLEEP AT AROUND 3-4 AM. BUT SO FAR, I'M CONSIDERING 2 AM AN ALL-NIGHTER.
3. To go on an all-nighter.
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Some of my HS friends and I actually bond every month. We make it a point to meet at least once a month. This August, we've arragend to me on the 18th and 20th! :) SOOO EXCITED TO SEE THESE LOVELY PEOPLE AGAAAAIN. But I hope to bond with my other friends as well. :( I MISS THEM SO SOO SOOO INCREDIBLY MUCH. :)
4. Hang-out with my HS friends.
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Meet half of my blockmates! :) We went to this mall when one of our profs was absent. :) HAHA.
5. Hang-out with my college friends.
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There are actually MORE than 30 photos but most of them are posted on facebook and I'm kinda lazy to download all of them...so, yeah. :)
6. Photos with my college friends. (min. of 30)
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MY SCHOOL HAS A LOT OF RESTAURANTS AND NEARBY STREET CANTEENS. SO MY FRIENDS AND I DON'T REALLY HAVE A REGULAR HANG-OUT PLACE. BUT WE OFTEN EAT AT THIS FOOD COURT JUST A FEW STORES AWAY FROM OUR SCHOOL, SO I GUESS YOU CAN CALL THAT A REGULAR HANG-OUT PLACE? :)
7. Have a regular hang-out place.
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IM NOT USED TO EATING AT CARINDERIAS (aka. STREET CANTEENS :p) BUT SINCE I'M IN COLLEGE ALREADY, WHY NOT TRY, RIGHT? SO FAR, I'VE EATEN AT 2 CARINDERIAS! :)
8. Eat in one of the carinderias in Gastambide street.
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FINALLY!!!! :) HAHAHA. Recently, my parents allowed me to take the LRT going home whenever I want as long as I don't abuse it. (of course) I just feel so free and independent whenever I ride the LRT with my friends. It's just strangely breath-taking.
9. Ride the LRT.
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YES! MY FRIENDS AND I TOOK US AROUND 10-15 MINUTES FROM OUR SCHOOL TO MCDO CEU(MENDIOLA). :)
10. Eat at Mcdo CEU with my friends.
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11. Someone to visit me.
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My friends and I met up with our friend who's studying at UST (University of Santo Tomas). No offense to my school, but UST's campus is waaaay better than UE. They have their own plaza and everything! It's like a mini city within the city, you know what mean? It's just magnificent! :)
12. Go to UST.
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YES YES YES! :) My friends and I went to Taft to eat at Zark's, a burger joint for having really whacked-out burgers! From Taft, we rode the train then hopped in to a jeep to school. :)
13. Ride the jeep going to my school.
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Turns out, my Pol. Sci. prof. doesn't give 5-point recitations. :| :))) 
14. To get 5 points for my recitation in Pol. Sci. class.
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15. To not use the internet for 2 days, straight.
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Well, I met this dude who's not from my class, but from the same course. :) So, that's still counted.
16. To be friends with someone who's not from my class/ course.
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17. To join an organization.
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X :( I did get perfect a perfect quiz in one subject though! :) 
18. To get a perfect score in at least 1 quiz of every subject.

Remedies for the rainy season.

Rainy season has once again kicked-in here in the Philippines. During this season, most of the classes (particularly in the primary and secondary levels) are being suspended. So, what do you do whenever  classes get suspended? Most people tend to just sleep all day or read their favorite book or catch up on some series and what not. But there are actually a lot of things that you can do to make your day more productive. Sleeping all day, reading your favorite book or catching up on some series isn't really a bad thing to do when your classes get suspended. I know that it's the perfect time to rest, unwind and do the things that you've been itching to do while you're having your classes. But a dash of something different wouldn't hurt as well. You might even enjoy it when you least expected it. So here are some remedies to cure that same old routine or that boredom you might experience whenever your classes get suspended.
For those who're living in places that doesn't rain often, you may do these activities if you have some "alone time" that you can spare or if you just want to try out something...new! :)
Note: The following are just based from MY OPINIONS alone. These are just mere suggestions to help you guys "breathe some fresh air" and start something new.
ONE: BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, THINK ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE GREATLY AFFECT BY THE RAIN. TAKE TIME TO PRAY FOR THEM. Dedicate a decade of rosary for them or something. For those who are not Catholics, I respect your religious practices but at least think about the people who're experiencing so much pain and grief brought by the rain. :(

 
TWO: A cup of hot choco goes perfectly well with the rainy season. It warms up your body whenever you feel cold from the weather. Trying out other ingredients that you can mix with hot choco will not only spice up your drink but will also bring out that inner chef in you. Time to put your tastebuds and instincts to a test. :)

THREE: Rain photography always gives out that dramatic vibe. But if the rain is too strong, like what we're sadly experiencing now, try taking photos of the raindrops. Not only will you get to capture its dramatic feel but you'll also get to practice your focusing skills. :)

FOUR: LOUD MUSIC+GLOOMY WEATHER/ HARD RAINS= NOT A GOOD COMBO. Loud music is best listened to when the sun's up, or when it's summer or when you get to see the blue sky NOT when the weather is all gloomy and dark and gray. In my own experience, during rainy seasons, I prefer listening to chill songs or to some instrumentals unlike when the sun's up, I prefer listening to loud and upbeat song. Listening to chill songs won't hurt you. Just like what my friend said, Chill songs are good for the soul. ;)

FIVE: TIME TO SHOW THAT INNER HERO IN YOU. The little things matter a lot in times like these. Begin in your own homes then if you have time or if the rain isn't that strong, go to the nearest relief operation center and help out! It may be tiring, but the experience will surely be heart warming. :)

SIX: Express your inner thoughts. Unleash that inner Picasso in you. You might be surprise of how your art journal might end up. :)

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, STAY SAFE, LOVES! Safety first!
Let's all continue praying for the safety of the people here in the Philippines and for everybody in the whole world as well. :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Birdy- The A Team (cover)

Hey guys! :)
While I was looking for some new tunes to listen to, I came across this artist named Birdy. I've heard her cover of "Skinny Love" before but I didn't really appreciate it that much until I tried listening to it again recently. Her voice is just sooo B-E-A-UTIFUL! You can really feel the emotion and the depth in her songs. You'll somehow get what I'm trying to say once you listen to this song that I opted to share with you guys! :)
Hope you like it! :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Quick Post: Bipolar.

Hey loves! :)
Sorry no photos for iPhoned-fridays! :( I promise to take some this weekend, promise! :)

So, Bipolar. adj \(ˌ)bī-ˈpō-lər\:having or marked by two mutually repellent forces or diametrically opposed natures or views.

This week was a verrrry BIPOLAR week. Everything just seems to be bipolar. The weather's bipolar, I was bipolar, my dog's currently bipolar, EVERYTHING! Even my school's bipolar. :| The week started with my classes getting suspended due to the heavy rain. The next day, the rain was heavy in the morning, but then the sun appeared out of nowhere in the afternoon. At the same time, I had an encounter with my ever-so-BIPOLAR Botany professor. (CAN I JUST SAY THAT I DON'T LIKE HIM SOOOO MUCH) The day after that was the day that I cursed every single thing I saw. It was the WORST day ever. At first, my day was going on pretty smoothly. I even got the highest score in my chemistry quiz. It was a perfectly normal day, when suddenly one of my profs announced that classes will be suspended by 11:30 am. All of us were excited to go home and stuff. My friends and I nearly went home! Good thing we asked the guards if classes are really suspended. Unfortunately, they said that there isn't any announcement if classes are suspended or not. To cut the long story short, our school suspended the suspension of our classes. Meaning, classes are resumed despite the announcement of the mayor of the city where I study that all schools in all levels may it be private or public are suspended. RULEBREAKERS, right? Yeaaah. That's how we roll... :| (SARCASM RIGHT THERE) After that, one of my blockmates indirectly insulted me infront of my friends. (It's best not to blurt out the details of that one. Hope you guys understand) After that horrid day, the following days contained of me hoping for suspension of classes, bipolar weathers, and getting at least a 2.25 in all my subjects.

I guess not all days/ weeks are bright. You can never expect for a perfect and smooth flowing college experience! I guess the down side of things makes us appreciate the little things more. I do hope to have a better week next week. :)