Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Summer 2013: One for the books.

Today marks my last day of summer. Now that I think about it, I actually feel pretty bummed about the fact that summer is (almost) over. Days ago, I was really jealous and somewhat annoyed at my friends whose classes have already started. Everyday I dread waking up in the morning, doing the same routine over and over again. Now that classes are just a day away, I actually feel...sad. Just plain old SAD. I guess this is the perfect time to reminisce on what happened these past 2-3 months. :) Let's start with...

1. THE SCRIPT #3 CONCERT: Out of all the concerts that I've been to, it's this concert that I enjoyed the MOST. Not only were they skilled in their craft, but they can also entertain the crowd with their quirky humor. (Plus listening to them talk with their irish accents makes it a whole lot better.)

2. HAMILO WITH KAPISANAN: Sam, a friend of mine, came home for her spring(?) winter(?) break and of course, one awesome way to celebrate her comeback and spend our summer/ break to its fullest is by going to the beach-each. This is the first time I went on an out of town trip with them, and it was soooo fun. Definitely one of the highlights of my summer. 

3. ONE DAY BAGUIO TRIP: My uncles, who resides in Baguio (the summer capital of the Philippines), went here in Manila due to some health issues. So when he headed back to Baguio, we decided to go with him. It's a 5-6 hour drive from Manila to Baguio depending on the traffic. The minute we reached my uncles house, my cousin drove us to some of the tourist destinations in Baguio. One of which is the strawberry farm where I was able to pick strawberries...obviously. 

4. NICOLE'S EPIC FAIL SURPRISE: My class barkada loves surprising each other. We always make it a point to surprise one another even if a month had passed after her actual birthday. We surprised Nicole exactly a month after her birthday. My friends and I actually thought we'll be able to pull off a successful surprise, but turns out we didn't. Instead of us surprising her, she's the one who surprised us. She pretended she was sick and wouldn't go out of her room. When we went to her room, we did see her "asleep". So we poked her and everything, but she wasn't moving. Just before we decided to pull out her blanket, she came right out of her comfort room and sang Happy Birthday to us. When we removed the blanket on her bed, it was her mannequin with pillows and a wig to make it look more "realistic". Indeed an EPIC FAIL SURPRISE.  

5. BEACH WITH MY COLLEGE FRIENDS: This is definitely the first time I went out of town with my college friends. In this trip I came to know my college friends more. I found out that one of them can really swim, while the other one's scared of the water. Another thing that made it fun was we were able to snorkel and get starfishes, but in the end, we decided to put the starfishes back to the ocean. It's definitely a trip that I really enjoyed and something that I will really remember.

6. GERALDINE'S SURPRISE: After a month and some weeks after we surprised Nicole, it was Geraldine's turn to be surprised. This time it was a few days after her birthday. I'm guessing this surprise was another epic fail. She knew along that we'll be surprising her. We were suppose to surprise her in this restaurant, but then she arrived 5 minutes before the movie we're watching starts. It wasn't the surprise I had in mind, but it's the thought that counts right?
 

7. MALAYSIA 2013: Well, I wouldn't get into detail with this one since I already made a post about it. However, if there's one word to sum up my Malaysia experience, I guess that would be...AWESOME. Simply, awesome.

To wrap this up, summer 2013 was definitely one of the most memorable summers in my 19 years of existence. Definitely one for the books.

Friday, June 7, 2013

iPhoned Fridays: Summer 2013

    It's been around 8 months since my last "iPhoned Fridays" post. So I figured since it's a Friday, why not make a post and at the same time, I also want to share with you guys what I've been up to this summer twentythirteen. I know I haven't been blogging much lately, and I really want to make it up to you guys. So now that I have all the free time in the world, I shall devote myself to blogging.
   This summer was a mixture of boredom and fun with sprinkle of glitter in between. (Did I make any sense?). Boring in a way that most of the time all I did was text, eat, bathe, text, tweet, text, sleep (repeat 2x in chronological order). Fun, 'cause I get to hang out with some of my high school and college friends once in a while. A sprinkle of glitter in between, I think I mentioned that in my comeback post. *HUGE GRIN*.
   Summer 2013 definitely turned out to be different from what I expected it to be. All along I thought it was just going to be another plain, old, boring summer while having amateur photoshoots with my friends but I guess things can happen unexpectedly when you least expect it. This summer is DEFINITELY one for the books. Not because of the "sprinkle of glitter in between", but I guess it was only during this summer that I get to YOLO in a different level compared to the past summers. So with that, here are some of the photos that I took this summer. Hope you guys like it. :)

*** Photos are not in chronological order.
1. The Script concert with Rachelle/ 2. Pico de Loro with Sam, Kim, Bianca, Mari, Aina, Andrea and Justine/ 3. Movie+Cupcake date with Mia/ 4. Polaroids at MOA with Joanna and Julian/ 5. Musical movie date with Michelle/ 6. Nicole's surprise+Group photoshoot/ 7. Bonding with Katelyn, Rowie and Anne/ 8. Impromptu KS+Ramen date with Louise and Jem/ 9. Pimped-up cork board/ 10. Baked Red Velvet cupcakes for the first time/ 11. Clarizza's 18th with Aina and Candice/ 12. Movie marathon with Bianca/ 13. Bake Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies/ 14. First meal in Malaysia (something something goreng)/ 15. Laduree macarons in Singapore/ 16. POCHOLO <3 *wink wink* 

Malaysia TwentyThirteen.

    Last Saturday, June 1, my parents and I went on trip to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. To be honest, I didn't really know what to expect from Malaysia. Aside from experiencing the true essence of "Asia", which is what they claim to have, I really didn't know what to expect. On our first day in Malaysia, we went to this place called "Genting Highlands", it's similar to Sentosa in Singapore, only what makes it different is that, Genting is  located in a hill and it also has an INDOOR AND OUTDOOR theme park, which I find it really cool and it's an hour and 30 min. drive from the city.

***all photos are taken using na iPad so, I'm sorry for the pixel-y quality of some of the photos.
   Up, up here we go. I just love this photo. HIHI.

With my mom at Genting's Snowland. (It was nearly about -5 degree in there and I almost froze to death.)

The indoor theme park in Genting. SEE HOW PUHR-ETTY IS IS. :)

For a second I thought I was in Paris when I saw Genting's version of the Eiffel Tower.
    On our second day, we went to some of the popular and must-see places in Kuala Lumpur. Our first stop was at the King's palace. We weren't able to go inside 'cause it wasn't allowed. They only allowed people inside the palace only on the King's birthday, which was unfortunately the day we arrived in Malaysia. If only we arrived a day before, then we could have went inside the palace, but sadly, no. :( Our second stop was at this World War 2 shrine, then we went to this Mosque where they made us wear an attire that most Muslims use when they pray in the Mosque, then we went to Merdeka Square where they have this miniature version of Kuala Lumpur (which is so cool), then a 45-minute shopping at Central Market (wasn't able to take photos there though. :( ), then the cocoa factory, where they sell chocolates of different flavors, and lastly our city tour wouldn't be complete without a paying a visit to Petronas Tower. Though we didn't bother going up to the top floor, since it was kinda pricey. In the end, my parents and ended up shopping and going to the nearby mall in Petronas.
Awkward posing at the gate of the King's palace.

At the Mosque.

A showcase of Malaysia's craftsmanship in Merdeka Square.

The Petronas Tower.
    My 2-day stay in Malaysia was surprisingly fun. Though I wasn't able to fully explore that much. However, given the chance to go to KL a second time around, I would probably go for it. The food there is really delicious. Kinda spicy, but tolerable. The people there are friendly and very accommodating. The surroundings are clean and somewhat accessible, though not as accessible as in Singapore or in Hong Kong. Malaysia will indeed give you a sneak peek of what Asia has to offer. Definitely a trip that you won't regret. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

F-ed Up.

   I am completely and possibly irrevocably f-ed up. Sorry for the vulgarity of my choice of word, but that's exactly how I feel right now.

   These past few days have been the most confusing and f-ed up days of my life, causing my emotions to go on an uproar. There have been a lot of things in my mind lately that have been bugging the creepers out of me. I tried talking about it with my friends and some other people, but no one and nothing seems to be helping me get out that. I tried every possible thing that can make me happy, but sadly, nothing seems to be working out for me. One thing that's been making my emotions boil up is about college.

MY COLLEGE to be specific.

   Don't get me wrong, I love my school. The rarity of its surroundings never ceases to amaze me. However, there's just something wrong about the vibe and possibly the crowd that doesn't feel right. To clear things up, I have friends and a..."best friend" (if you guys know what I mean), but there's just something different with my college friends, compared to my high school ones. Maybe it's because I knew my HS friends for the longest time compared to my college friends. Maybe it takes me months or maybe another year to fully ease up to them. As the saying goes, high school friends are IRREPLACEABLE. No matter how much we fight, or get involved in dramas, they are still irreplaceable.

   Another thing that I'm not comfortable about is my course. For those of you who don't know what I'm taking up in college, I'm currently taking up Pre-Dentistry with parents who are both dentists. I'm also an only child, which makes it more difficult for me to get out of dentistry. I like my course. Ever since I was a kid, I've always wanted to become either a medical doctor or a dental doctor. However, every time I pass by a dental clinic or I walk through the Dental building in my school, I couldn't seem to grasp the fact that someday I'll be one of those dental students sitting in a dental chair and treating people's teeth. Every time I imagine it, I can see a vague picture of me sitting and wearing something white, that's it.

   I know that it's pretty normal for people to have second thoughts about their decisions in life. In my case, I'm having seconds about my college and my course. But then again, there's always a reason WHY certain things happen. WHY I was brought here, WHY am I doing this. There's always a reason that's yet to be discovered.

 I just hope I get to see it before it's too late.