Friday, 15 August 2014

Comedy TV on a Friday Night

They say laughter is the best medicine. A hormonal and extremely quirky girl that I am, I prefer watching television series that will make my drown in tears for having such a fit of laughter. 

For the past years, Modern Family never failed to keep me laughing, I don't know whether it's the humor of their Jewish producers or the wittiness of the actors. The tv series not only points out how a 'normal' family looks like in the modern age but it also shows a learning one can get after watching a bunch of messed up family members living in a world of pandemonium, stress, and craziness (not to the point of Schizophrenia though). 



The smart comedy that is quite unfamiliar to people around me, shaped me on how the whole world works. The show, Community is basically a group of unlikely friends all trapped in a community college in Colorado. Not only do they differ in situations, but the diversity of their religions and culture form them into unique individuals who are ready to face of wrath that is community college and everything else that happens there in Greendale. 



I guess one could say that FRIENDS was, is, and forever will be, the funniest television series one will ever watch. 6 friends in a coffee shop, talking about their horrible jobs and the things that happened to them in the street, at work, and or anywhere else they went to, what more could possibly go wrong? Not only is this tv show the best but the main actors who play the part are outstanding as well, Matthew Perry's improvisations are simply hilarious. 


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(via fuckyeahfriendscaps)




Thursday, 14 August 2014

Prom Hunt

Senior year..... the bliss..... the stress.... the performance tasks...... Seniors Night?

So here's the situation, most people I know already have ideas on who to take for our Seniors Night which is "prom" for others. It's Seniors' Night for The Assumption schools. Meanwhile, this girl with the fringe that can bust a move to Call Me Maybe, cannot even get one date..... life is hard when you're not popular, life is hard when you blend in the background, life is hard because I am me. 

A small girl that I am, I usually don't get noticed by boys my age because they all think I'm too 'child-looking' or too small, well I say ef that poop. Size doesn't define one's capabilities and weaknesses, it's genetics. One's beauty is subjective, to one person he/she may be ugly but to another he/she may be the most beautiful creature one has ever seen. 

Prom Hunt. The premise of my post. I am currently in the middle of a dilemma whether to ask some guy I barely know or this other guy who is younger than me who I presume is gay but he's a great friend nevertheless. lol

I still have about 7 months to look for a partner, but damn, I am so lazy to pick a partner. Oh well just as long as he's not shorter than I am, we're good to go.

Essay Rant

What makes an essay excellent? Is it the vocabulary of the author? The indents and the punctuation?  Well, they all matter, not to mention the organization and the neatness of your essay. It also must be coherent, polished and worth the ink of your 70 php G-Tech pen.

In high school, people expect you to learn big words, big fascinating words that will make ordinary people's noses bleed, especially when your school is best known for its high standards in the English department. (Hello Assumption)

So here I am, pretty much ranting about the number of essays we have to write in a school year and my friends, it's more than I hundred, journalism class alone pretty much takes up 1/4 of it. Don't get me wrong, I love essays, but I just want to take a test knowing that you're not required to write 2-3 paragraphs about the lesson and how you can apply it to your life or other fields, like damn, I don't even know anymore, man.

One thing about essays though, is that it helps you expand your knowledge about generalities and widens your vocabulary by a mile. Not to mention, college. 

The way you write your essay may determine whether you belong to that university you've been aspiring to attend, so to sum it all up; Essays suck, but we love them anyways. 


Sunday, 3 August 2014

College Dilemma

Time flies so fast when you're having fun. Lately, I have been having the time of my life at Assumption Iloilo. My years are now turning into days. Only 100+ days until I say goodbye to Alma Mater, the home of Gold, White, and Blue.



Enough of the sentimental stuff. I have lots of things to worry about.... and all of them include College Applications. The Big four schools are obviously on my list, on my list also includes the UA&P,AC San Lorenzo, and College of Saint Benilde. Who knew picking a course was such a hassle? I thought I was ready for college back when I was in my junior year, but now I'm back to figuring out what niches and my fortes are. 

European Studies; ATENEO OR DE LA SALLE?
My sisters introduced me to the course back in my sophomore year when even then, I was in a dilemma of what course to pick. I love all things European and I love history & Geography, which for me is the perfect course I'll be able to excel in. I believe I will be able to excel in the field that I am going to take in the near future with the help of this course in particular

Fashion Design
Everyone knows I have a keen eye for all things glamorous and classic when it comes to clothes. The College of Saint Benilde has the course that showcases my love for all things fashionable and edgy. Fashion Design will help me hone my skills in sketching and sewing despite the fact that it will cost me a heavy expense of money. CSB could also be my gateway to my dream school, Central Saint Martins in West London.

Media Studies; DLSU, UA&P, or AC?
The pop culture scene is one thing we should all be aware about. All things Media-related and multi-functional are interests of mine that I am willing to expose to my future block-mates. I love things that involve the modern era, just as much as I love history. 

Having lived a comfortable life, I realize that the course I will be taking up in college will not only help me define as a person, but it will also lead me to the occupation that I would want to have once I graduate from a university. 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Batangas 2014: WYA



Here I am, posting after a year of not being active on this blog, my apologies. In that span of time, a lot of things happened, I mean a lot. But the main thing I want to share with you guys is my experience at the World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific Summer Camp. It’s an annual thing, this “summer camp” and it’s a place wherein people aging from 15-30 gather to learn about the importance of one’s human dignity whether it be from society’s POV or the United Nations’.


I was lucky enough to be given this opportunity to meet amazing people from all over the Pacific region. (special mention; HEY RISDY!) I was basically stuck with these people for 5 days without cellular connection or Wireless connection whatsoever, but hey, I survived, that’s the good thing. What I’m trying to say is…. human interaction isn’t that bad after all! (and I’m the socially awkward one) I’ve met the most amazing people, the coolest facilitators and the nicest resort staff and it was all because of the summer camp.


What is World Youth Alliance you might ask? Well, it’s a non-governmental organization that promotes to human dignity of each person, despite their background, race, and or, standards of living, people ranging between 10-30 can become a member and share with other people, what it means to have this intrinsic dignity within each of us.


Now more on the camp details and my experience of it. On the first day, I was almost late, I arrived exactly at 5:30 AM, the deadliest deadline of it all. The moment we arrived at Palm Beach Resort, we were sorted into our different groups namely; Team Dignity, Team Freedom, Team Solidarity and Team Culture. Lucky for me, I already knew one of my group mates even before the camp. (Louie)  We were also grouped with the bedrooms and all, thank goodness, my AC friend Faye and well.. Hannah Tupas were my rommates, but not to mention Kat from Ateneo De Iloilo! She’s cool.


On the second day, we’ve now discussed chapter 2 and 3 of the WYA manual, it’s a really thick book with no pictures, that was how we studied, never the less, it was alright, I survived. After a long day of discussion and answer-writing, we all decided to take a dip in the pool because we deserved it and it was a great opportunity for us to get to meet the other campers. By the way, the food was alright, mediocre is the best way to describe it. (Just sharing; lol)


We watched a film on the third day! “The Boy In The Stripped Pajamas” that movie was very….. eventful, even Ate Cam, one of the most adorable person I’ve ever met, from the Ateneo De Manila University, was seated beside me after the movie, in tears because of what she felt after seeing that the boy died with the other Jews inside the concentration camp. (spoiler)  She was so cute I wanted to hug her.


Then on the fourth day…… It was the most exhausting day out of all of them combined. We had the amazing race and we were against the other groups. So me being the tiniest, but not really the weakest, I had to skip some obstacles, because I have short limbs and I’m really suck-ish when it comes to things that require the physical strength. I mean come on, look how tiny I am compared to my teammates.

On the night of the fourth day, things got pretty emotional. Most of us were crying because we were already giving each other the cheesy goodbyes. We also exchanged strings that would symbolize the different necessities in life whether it be money or happiness… even peace of mind. (I mostly got blue…. which symbolizes peace of mind; they think I’m that crazy. Guys please)  The color Sky Blue symbolizes “inspiration” but I won’t tell you, who gave it to me. Hihi.


Before I forget to mention, we also had to memorize the Cups Song, so on the fourth day, our facilitators decided to record all of us, on camera, doing the Cups song, of course, while beating to the sound of the cups. I had lots of fun, teaching them how to do it.

Finally… it was the fifth day of camp. Judgement day, or to the common knowledge of everyone from the camp, it was Accreditation Day. We had different types of tests. There was an individual oral test, and of course a group test, but for me, the individual test was much easier, probably because I was given easier questions compared to my co-campers’ .

It was a sad day for all of us because we had to say goodbye for the last time, and just to sum it up, there were lots of hugging and cheesy lines from each and every one of us because we know we’re going to have this separation anxiety within each of us the moment, we leave camp. (Up until now, we still have separation anxiety)
Thank goodness, the summer for my last year of High School was productive. I mean despite the review for the UP College Entrance test, this summer camp made everything worthwhile. I love each and everyone of my co-campers and I’m proud to call each one of them a friend and there’s Hannah of course.  (credits to Kuya Yoe and WYA Asia Pacifc for some of the cool pictures found in this post)