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As they say, if you want to achieve something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done. 🙂 Hit the gym today for the first time. Yihee will I be able to pull this off, given my schedule??? Gagawan ko ng paraan. Haha!

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Spare Time

 

There are so much things to say and now I find the best opportunity to do so. 🙂

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TRP

Nakapanood ka ba ng TRP nung Friday? Opening number ang class namin! Ang bongga ng naconceptualize ni Nico for a world-class performance. Ang bongga ng kinalabasan! Bagay na bagay sa bonggang bonggang stage design ng MSS. Good job 2014!

Kami ni Ado ang inatasan ni Nico na gumawa ng steps for the Americas segment. Dahil wala naman kaming funding sa props at costumes, dinaan na talaga namin sa talent. HAHA! Ivan, Dalvie, Jopi, Aeron, Jay E, Karl, Mau, Scott, Tonch, JPang, Edge, Ado.. kayo na ang tumatiming sa “tan-tan-HEEEY” at napakembot ang (dating) semi-immobile hips! Faye, AA, Nic, Moms, Shayne, Jesh, Jna, Alex, Roni, Angel, Zie…ang mga girls na di ko alam ang pinaghuhugutan ng energy sa bawat rehearsal, salamat sa dedication! Good job, Americans! Sa uulitin. 🙂

Congratulations din sa class natin sa chorale competition! I truly believe we had the best song among the others. Ako na ang biased. Naiyak kaya ako nung unang kinanta sa class ng core group yung Isang Lagda.. siguro dahil nga nakakarelate ako sa lyrics. Go TRP song committee 🙂

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ORAS

The past two weeks have been the busiest ones in my med life so far, and it’s not because of acads. I find it strange how we (med people) push ourselves to the limit -walang katapusang mga practice, arts and crafts, and other stuff – during TRP season just to show the audience that yes, tao rin pala tayo. For the past 36 years, mukhang nakukumbinsi naman sila. Haha.

For this year, I was in 4 segments – Opening, Chorale, MedRhythmics, and MSPS – and somehow I was able to manage practice sessions after class with 5-6, 6-7,7-9,9-11 skeds. Kaloka! Pero masaya naman. Pumayat daw ako ng onti sabi ng nanay ko. Nakagawa at nakabenta pa kami ng parols for the Pedia Ward. yehey! Buti naman kapag TRP season hindi mabigat ang acad load, mapapagkasya ang lahat. Time management ang solusyon sa mga problema.

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TANGIBLE

|| back massage || sariling makeup pang performances haha || tv sa unit? || shoes || cake ||

NON-TANGIBLE

|| surprises || old friends || new friends || alone time || heart-to-heart talk || eksena ||

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KANTA TAYO GUYS

People are People – D Sound

I am the one who believes in all that you say
I am the one who never wants to define herself
I am the one who’s parallel, upfront, behind
I am the one paddling like crazy through the night

Refine, old time, colourblind,
Big sign, do time, doesn’t rhyme
A lot, to much, standing tall
And I’m crying in the valley:
“I shall never, ever fall!”

People are people and I feel so strong
People are people and I’m going on

I am the one who stirs it up everytime
I am the one who never knows how close she is
I am the one who’d rather be dead than confess
I am the one trying to be good, wanting to be bad and so on

Excess, temptress, big mess
Phoney, lonely, it’s a test
Be still my heart, don’t you fail
And I’m crying on the stagefloor:
“I will always prevail!”

I’m going on…

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PARA SA YONG..

super galing mag-analyze ng mga bagay bagay. unang nagpakulot. tinatrato kong baby sister. tinatrato kong ate. masaya pag ineembrace ko siya. nagagaya ko na ang hand mannerisms sa pagbati. forever maayos ang hair. matiyagang magglitter. masyado masaya kaya pinapaalis ng kapitbahay. katangi-tanging nagpastraight. kinatatakutan ko dati. lumibot sa buong mundo except europe. dapat sininagan ng spotlight sa TRP. source ko ng tsismis. nakakatawa tingnan pag nagpapanic. forever prim and proper. buddy ko. magaling umakting bilang pusang gala. undecided pero decided na. semi-namesake ko. crush ata ng lahat. gumugulong gulong at nagpapakaslave for you. sana dati ko pa nakilala sa diliman.

wala lang. gusto ko lang kayo idescribe. hehe.

TNGWOT!

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ACADS

OS 206: marunong ka na ba magpalpate? percuss? paturo.

IDC 211.1: ang tataba at ang kukyut ng mga rats namin! sosyal ang diet nila. may “cheeseburger”, “soda”, at may pahabol pang “yakult”. 🙂

IDC 202: ethics petiks. just kidding! uy marami akong natututunan dito. haha.

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BioDil Friends I miss you! Let’s bond again soon. 😀

 

New Vision


So I’ve been eyeglasses-free (at least during daytime) for seven days now. Haha!

Yes, sa dami ng mga pangyayari sa med, ito na ang kelangan ko talaga i-blog.

Grade four ako ng simulang lumabo ang paningin ko. Tingin ko namana ko siya sa nanay at tatay ko. Progressive myopia /nearsightedness ang mayroon ako, at mabilis tumaas ang grado ko hanggang ngayon. 3.75 parehong mata. XD

Ngayon ko lang naisipang magcontacts dahil

  1. Parang uso siya sa class. XD Or naaastigan lang ako kina Tin C at Anne at Mara na beterano na sa contacts. Cool nga yung may kulay eh. Hehe.
  2. LadyMed. Oo. Mahirap kasi magshades na may salamin. Hindi rin masyado threatening ang bad-ass Minaden backup dancer na may salamin. Tingin ko lang naman.
  3. Ayoko na magpakaalipin sa eyeglasses. Sa contacts naman para maiba.
  4. Super curious ako sa itsura ko na walang salamin. Siyempre dapat alam ko yun kasi inaalis ko naman yun bago matulog, pero kung ano man ang nakikita ko, malabo. Hehe.
  5. Super curious din ako sa magiging reaksyon ng mga taong sanay na sa four-eyed Margie. That includes my family. HAHA!


“Sigurado ka ba talagang gusto mo magcontacts?” sabi ni Ate last week, pero desidido na ko. Kaso ang hirap pala maglagay nun! Halos mawalan na ng pasensya yung ophtha sa kakaturo sakin ng tamang paglagay. Pero nung nasuot ko na pareho (finally), wow, iba talaga. Worth it.

Ang swerte ng mga taong perfect ang vision. Ang ganda ng mundo. 🙂 Kapag naka-eyeglasses kasi, malinaw lang ang mga bagay na diretsong nasa harap ng mata mo. Pag naka-contacts, malinaw din ang periphery. So naaastigan talaga ako.

After ten years of wearing frames over my nose, siyempre andun pa rin yung mga mannerisms ko. Sometimes I still touch the bridge of my nose whenever I need to focus on something. Haha. At naninibago ako kapag umaambon, walang raindrops na gumagambala sa paningin ko. Haha! No more need to wipe. And finally, nakapagshades ako kagabi sa ladymed at nakita ko ang pinupuntahan ko. XD

So how did they react? Well, si ate naninibago. Si mum and dad rin. Si ambe, ewan. Haha. Si glai at mae, hindi nahalatang nagcocontacts ako pagbalik ng manila (“Margie isuot mo na nga yung salamin mo, hindi ako sanay!!- Glai). Ayos naman daw sabi ng iba. Nakakapanibago, pero positive naman ang effect (nabawasan ang pagkanerd, nice eyes daw, etc etc). Salamat sa compliments!

Susulitin ko na tong contacts. 2 months ang itatagal nitong pair. Afterwards, tingnan natin kung itutuloy ko na. Should I?

Sikretong Malupit… Muna. n____n

Dear friends,

Good day! Before you hear it from some classmate, your buddy, an orgmate, or even Ate Cherry (?! what are the odds), I want to say it right here, right now, straight from me, para naman hindi kayo magulat, diba?

Thursday afternoon, just this week, I stopped by a certain hut in campus, and signed up for Mu Sigma Phi sorority.

*whoa!*

Minadali ko ba ang desisyon? Para sakin hindi. Matagal ko na siya inisip (no Mae, not during the last days of college, that’s too early! haha!) at sa tingin ko naman, I have enough reasons to join.

Hindi ko na sasabihin isa-isa ang mga dahilan, pero kung gusto mo talagang malaman, just ask me personally. 🙂

Will this decision have an effect on my existing relationships? Negatively, I hope it doesn’t.

The last thing I want to do is break bonds with people just because of their affiliations. That I find shallow.

Siyempre, priority pa rin ang Class 2014, ayon nga kay Pito. For me, new friends are silver, but old friends are (hindi lang gold!!) platinum.. Sa totoo lang hindi platinum eh. Oxygen! Ano namang gagawin ko sa platinum kung hindi ako makahinga?!

Sana, kahit brod man o sis o barb, magiging friends pa rin tayo.. lalo na ang mga bio. Go Bio!

Sa mga forever-mates ko sa class, I promise not to let this get in the way of class activities, lalo na pag groupwork and such. I am a med student, after all.

I love you all. 🙂

Margie

*seryosong sikretong malupit muna ha.*

PS. MedRhythmics training ulit sa Monday! Come let’s join us! HAHAHA

Dahil Bangag Kami

Exerpts from last night’s planning for the Biogyugan dance presentation (ng seniors)! Sa Friday na kasi siya, at wala pa kaming matinong choreography. Inisip naming magpractice sa bahay nina Jopi the whole day for the salsa part.  Nakakahilo ang mga moves! Literally.

😀

(costume matters)
ereinions_wife: Naka-black dress ako.
margaret_bocaya: abby, no other color?
ereinions_wife: Ano ba dapat?
margaret_bocaya: it’s a dance, and it’s night time, makikita ka pa ba?
ereinions_wife: Oo naman. Glow-in-the-dark yata ‘to. :p
ereinions_wife: =))
margaret_bocaya: onga! pero ulo and arms ang glow in the dark
eellennor: =))
eellennor: onga abby!!
eellennor: tyo margie..teeth na lng kung black dress din
eellennor: =))
ereinions_wife: At konting gastrocnemius downwards. :p

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(on hair and makeup)
margaret_bocaya: jk magpapahair and makeup ka?
ereinions_wife: Si JK marunong mag-makeup. =))
margaret_bocaya: haha marunong din siya magfix ng hair
margaret_bocaya: :O
margaret_bocaya: jk!
margaret_bocaya: yay may stylist na tayo
cowbuytm: 😐
eellennor: =))
cowbuytm: i won’t have time to apply make-up on me and style my hair if i fix everyone up
cowbuytm: 😐
margaret_bocaya: wag na
margaret_bocaya: you’re too tall for people to notice your hair
margaret_bocaya: :))

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(mga manang)
doom_raven2001: im here
doom_raven2001: what’s up?
doom_raven2001: ano na decisions?
margaret_bocaya: kulit
margaret_bocaya: haha
ereinions_wife: We were just talking about you, Jopi.
margaret_bocaya: ayaw magskirt at sleeveless ng mga manang dancers
margaret_bocaya: :))
eellennor: :))
cowbuytm: ayaw ko magsleeveless
ereinions_wife: Kasi naman mga iho at iha, noong panahon namin…
cowbuytm: skirt ok pa
eellennor: im not MANANG
eellennor: im CONSERVATIVE ;;)

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(hindi nagphilo1)
ereinions_wife: I’m little, therefore my dress too is little. 😀

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(sino iniisip ni abby?)
doom_raven2001: PANGIT SLACKS!!!!
margaret_bocaya: haha
cowbuytm: jopi wants skirt
cowbuytm: go skirt!!
margaret_bocaya: JK!
eellennor: edi wag ka magslacks jopi!!
margaret_bocaya: i bet you’re wearing a skirt right now
cowbuytm: let me check
cowbuytm: X_X
margaret_bocaya: ano ba suot mo jopi? sinabi mo na dati i forgot
ereinions_wife: Bet is wearing a skirt now>???
margaret_bocaya: abby
margaret_bocaya: margie: i bet you’re wearing a skirt right now
cowbuytm: si bet nanaman iniisip nito :))

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(spelling?)
doom_raven2001: word ba ang “deducible” or deductible?
margaret_bocaya: deductible
margaret_bocaya: haha
ereinions_wife: Deductible.
margaret_bocaya: deducible =))
margaret_bocaya: parang brooming

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(ang sabay sabay na pagtext kay sir ian part 1)
margaret_bocaya: jk jopi let’s volt in
cowbuytm: ako magttext? :))
margaret_bocaya: tayong tatlo
ereinions_wife: Roni at Bet, sali na rin kayo para fun. =))
doom_raven2001: haha
doom_raven2001: what to text?
ereinions_wife: Ako magsasabi. :p
ereinions_wife: “Dear Mr Fontanilla,
doom_raven2001: nag :p ako sa text ko dun eh. wahahaha
margaret_bocaya: ‘sir nagrerequest po si abby ng private thesis meeting sa room ninyo from 7 to 9’
cowbuytm: dear mr clean
cowbuytm: ms ortal is shy
margaret_bocaya: tapos smiley
margaret_bocaya: 😛
doom_raven2001: “private thesis meeting”
doom_raven2001: haha, sounds… kinky
margaret_bocaya: i know right
margaret_bocaya: :))
doom_raven2001: :))
cowbuytm: jopi
margaret_bocaya: up here!
cowbuytm: YOU ARE KINKY

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(message to sir ian 1)
margaret_bocaya: “sir nagrerequest po si abby ng thesis meeting tomorrow morning at seven. nasa ib na po ba kayo by then?” – concerned friends 😀

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(insomnia)
ereinions_wife: SHOOT Insomnia natatawa na ako everytime I hear that song. :))
cowbuytm: insomniaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa hahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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(jk is busy)
ereinions_wife: Ohnoes. Patay kayo kay Mr Clean. :))
margaret_bocaya: bakit??
ereinions_wife: Kasi finlood-flood niyo yung inbox niya for nothing. :))
margaret_bocaya: bakit?
doom_raven2001: Mr Clean is really funny
doom_raven2001: feeling ko si JK nakatulog
margaret_bocaya: mousehunting
ereinions_wife: Nope. He’s Facebooking.

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(mousehunt issues)
cowbuytm: ayshet…… nanakawan nanaman ako ng cheese…. >____________<
cowbuytm: what’s up? 😛
ereinions_wife: DARN IT JK.
doom_raven2001: am i stupid for not understanding mouse hunt?
ereinions_wife: Yang MouseHunt na yan salot talaga sa lipunan eh.
margaret_bocaya: i heart mousehunt!
margaret_bocaya: haha
ereinions_wife: SALOT!
doom_raven2001: i just clicked the horn thrice and…
doom_raven2001: tapos?
eellennor: ask scott!
ereinions_wife: PAMBIHIRA!!! LAHAT KAYO!!!
margaret_bocaya: mamaya na yan!
eellennor: he’s addicted
margaret_bocaya: ano na!
ereinions_wife: *walks out*
cowbuytm: ano meron? :))

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(paano si sir F?)
ereinions_wife: Paano si Sir F?
b_e_t_bet: kamot nalang muna siya ulo sa paghihintay
cowbuytm: sama natin 😀
margaret_bocaya: no hair sa pagkamot! WAHAHA
b_e_t_bet: kaya nga ulo eh
b_e_t_bet: hahaha
ereinions_wife: =))
ereinions_wife: Sumbong ko kayo. :p
doom_raven2001: haaay…
margaret_bocaya: :))
doom_raven2001: pagalingan kung pagalingan oh
doom_raven2001: :))
margaret_bocaya: alam na ni sir F na wla kaming respeto sa kanya
doom_raven2001: apir mahjeh

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(message to sir ian part 2)
margaret_bocaya: “sir F there has been a terrible mistake.. 3 pm na lang po para makaprepare ng bonggang bongga si abby sa kanyang ppt.” -concerned friends pa rin

ereinions_wife: Nagtataka na siguro yun bakit kayo ang nagte-text instead na ako. :))
margaret_bocaya: kasi nga concerned friends kami

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(the deal)
margaret_bocaya: ang mahuli panget na manlilibre pa
doom_raven2001: haha, tatandaan ko yan
doom_raven2001: kung sino panget <————ACTUALLY SIYA YUN :)) PEACE!
doom_raven2001: :))
margaret_bocaya: yep

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(the conclusion)
margaret_bocaya: babay
ereinions_wife: 😀
eellennor: wait!!
eellennor: ano conclusion?!?!
ereinions_wife: Therefore…
ereinions_wife: I am.
margaret_bocaya: we conclude
margaret_bocaya: that the results show
ereinions_wife: that there is no conclusion
doom_raven2001: NOTHING
margaret_bocaya: and that roni is not aware
margaret_bocaya: haha
ereinions_wife: Starbucks!!!
doom_raven2001: that there’s no conclusion
cowbuytm: ha?
cowbuytm: wait
cowbuytm: lost

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(ay oo nga)
doom_raven2001: mahjeh, it’s not good to fool JK
doom_raven2001: it works kasi eh…

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(ang reply ni sir ian saming lahat!)
cowbuytm: Dear concerned friend, ill be in IB tomorrow morning until 12nn. i have a lecture until 4, then ill be back in the office after that. tell abbey she can see me in the morning and in the afternoon. make sure she has a bongga presentation! – yours truly, Sir Ian.
ereinions_wife: ABBEY???

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(last words)
ereinions_wife: Wait. So who’s getting lost? <——sino sino magcocommute
eellennor: abby, margie, roni
margaret_bocaya: haha
margaret_bocaya: yep
margaret_bocaya: may sarili kaming adventure
margaret_bocaya: hindi kami pwede sabay sabay malate
margaret_bocaya: therefore
margaret_bocaya: isa sa guys ang panget
doom_raven2001: :)) <—-again, siya ang nahuli kanina haha

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😀 peace jopi! haha

Reminiscing

Think back to your first year in college. Let’s see how much you remember and how much you regret. (galing kay eejay na kinuha niya from vica. ahaha!)

*What section were u?
Hindi section nun eh.. block! Block M-3! Handled ng ABM nun. Pareparehong under kay Sir Emoy sa Geol11 at kay M’Mia sa Math 17. 🙂

*Who were your seatmates?
Usually si Roni 😛 Kaya lagi kaming napagkakamalang magkamukha. Pareho ba namang may salamin, mahaba ang hair, at Diesel na bag? XD

*Still remember your english teacher?
(Teka lang ah, check ko sa CRS hahaha…) Eng 1 – Concepcion, Eng 10 – Calderon

*What was your first class?
Nung 1st sem: Geol 11 pag MTh, PE 2 Social Dance pag TF. Nung 2nd sem: Envi Sci 1 pag MTh, English 10 pag TF. 

*Who was your crush back then?
Naku, parang nakawala sa kumbento ng SSAM.. dumami e! 🙂 Hindi simultaneously, pa-isa isa lang.

[Reaction ni jb: “hindi mo naman sinagot eh”]

Haha! Fine. Uhm.. Sige, there were FOUR pero secret na lang kung sino sino sila.

*Made friends to the higher years?
Onaman. Hindi raw ako halatang freshie e. 😀 I remember Kuya Jayson (RA sa floor nina Aidz), mga classmate sa GE subjects, and my orgmates sa DanceSport.

*Had a boyfriend/girlfriend?
First year? Wala pa 😉

*How was your class schedule?
Wow. Andami kong 1.5 hour breaks. Kakainis kasi napapagastos ako sa food (!) tapos wala pa kong mapuntahan kasi wala namang tambayan ang mga orgs sa CHK. Ngayon miss ko na ang mahahabang breaks.

*Made any enemies?
Meron ba? Haha! Si Roni lagi kong kaaway. 😀 Lagi ko kasing kasama nun e! Kopyahin ba naman schedules ko for the first and second sem.

*Who was your favorite teacher(s)?
Sir Emoy, na nagsabing walang social life ang nagiINTARMED, Ma’am A, my dear PE teacher and org adviser, Sir Acy Yago, Mr. ChemBoard Topnotcher, Sir Castronuevo na may kahawig na batchmate.

*What sport did you play?
DanceSport 😀 (karir days pa nun. I’d come home 2-3x a week no later than 9pm)

*Back then, do you always buy your lunch?
Yep. Nagsawa na sa kakabaon nung high school. It was heaven! Hahaha. Ang daming kainan sa UP e, pero pag bio senior na, parang CASAA na ang mundo. Pansin niyo ba yun? Kung hindi CASAA… Chateau Verde! XD hahaha joke lang. Ang sosyal naman.

*Were you a party animal?
Hindi. Na-shock ako nung freshie concert, may mga nang-gatecrash na JJs* sa event. Akala ko magugunaw na yung Bahay ng Alumni.

*JJ – jumping jologs

*Were you well known in your school?
Hindi. Kapag nagpeperform lang yung DanceSport sa mga events events ako nagpapakita sa madla. Haha! Joke lang. Most well-known moment siguro nung nag-trip ako nung event sa Bahay ng Alumni tapos nasabunutan ko si Ate Cha before our salsa performance. Sorry!

*Skip classes?
Never! Kahit ngayon.

*Did you get suspended/expelled?
Anong klaseng tanong to?

*Can you sing the alma mater?
Tulad ng sabi ni Eejay, ang pagkanta ko “UP naming mahal, pamantasang hirang.. hmmm hmm hmm hmm hmm.. [pagdating sa bandang huli] pag-asa ng bayan..” Di ko pa nga natry ipunch yung fist ko sa air sa part na yun e!

*What was your favorite subject?
Strangely enough, Philo 11. Daling dali ako sa subject na yun, parang elementary math. Pero beyond that, dun ko na-meet si Sobs, ang notorious na D.O.M.ish prof sa PH 420! Kung pupunta kayo dun, punong puno ng vandal yung mga chairs sa likod, puro tungkol sa kanya. Weirdness talaga. This was my blog entry nung July 20 2005

Logic

Recent Grafitti seen on my chair, AS 420:

PANGKULAY SA BUHOK JOY KALAMANSI KAYA GREEN

Come to think about it, greenish nga ang kulay ng buhok niya kapag nakatapat sa nakakabulag na fluorescent lights ng AS 420. Pero parang imposible namang dishwashing liquid ang ginagamit na pang shine ng kanyang silvery hair. Hindi masasabing attractive ang kanyang itsura, mainly because matanda na siya’t laging pinagpapawisan pagdating sa classroom. Siguro nagaaerobics. haha

PANGHUGAS SA PLATONG MASEBO

Kawawa ka sa klase niya kapag lalaki ka. Sa mahigit kumulang apat na buwan na pagdidiscuss ng symbolic logic sa inyong classroom, never ka niyang tatawagin for recitation (kung lalaki ka). At hindi ibig sabihing masaya ang buhay mo kapag babae ka sa klase niya. Siguradong every lesson may recitation point ka, sa ayaw mo’t sa gusto. Kung magandang babae ka, mas malas ka. Wala kang magagawa kundi sagutin ang bawat tanong na ibabato sa iyo every 10 minutes.

KAMUKHA NI MICHAEL V (GURANG NGA LANG)

Masaya talaga ang assistant prof na ito. Ang unang-unang joke niya sa klase, hindi halatang joke. Walang natawa dahil walang naka-get. haha That must have been embarassing. Wala nga palang tatalo sa kanya sa pamimilosopo. Kapag di namin malaman ang sagot sa tanong niya, mamimilosopo siya.

Hindi na rin ako magtataka kung bakit notorious ang pangalan niya sa cssp.

*What is your school’s full name?                                                                                  University of the Philippines – Diliman (Campus?)

*Where did you go most often during breaks?
Kung saan may food. 🙂 Haha.. Food-o-taxis 😛

*If you could go back in time and do it all over, would you?
Sure! Hahaha!

*What do you remember most about 1st yr?
“Para kang nakalabas sa lungga!” – Ate Tin. Neh, haha. It was the start of rediscovering myself as a person. Malay ko bang mahilig ako mag-internet, mag-blog, sumayaw, gumala-gala, at makidaldal? 🙂 Go UP!


Childhood Memory Revisited

Because my cousin came here to Manila from Bicol, our family decided to treat her to an afternoon at MoA. What to do at MoA? haha! She wanted to try out ice skating, so my brother and I came with her inside the rink.  It was fun, although the price is higher than what I expected. X.x Well, considering the service (which was not bad at all), the whole experience was fun.

Not too many people know that I was into figure skating when I was younger. All I remember is that when the Sta Lucia Grand Mall opened many years ago, they had a really big skating rink, even bigger than Megamall’s. It was new and I wanted to try it out. The next thing I knew, my mom signed me up for formal skating lessons once a week.

I also remember that those lessons were held every Sunday, before the mall opens to the public (around 9, I think) and after our family went to mass, I’d change into my skating clothes inside the car. At first they were just shirts and jogging pants, but the wardrobe eventually included leotards, leggings, jackets, and skirts.

There was a specific summer when I had to go to Sta Lu almost everyday to practice (during this time I was already having one-on-one training sessions with Coach Evelyn)  and my constant companion was my ate who patiently waited for me but didn’t want to ice skate.

Surprisingly, I achieved quite a few things with the skating thing.. I was able to finish all the primary levels (alpha to gamma), participate in 2 inter-mall competitions, get medals, and join the mall’s Christmas on ice show.

I loved wearing my skates (back then it cost 5.5 k), wearing skirts even though it was cold, sipping hot chocolate that burned the tip of my tongue, warming up sa may rails, bunny hopping, 3-turning, sculling hockey-stopping and running around the rink. I remember one of the big coaches lifting me off the ice and twirling me until I got dizzy. Haha. Those were the days.

So why did I stop? Well, the studies had to come first (haha). But the ultimate reason was that the management decided to close the rink after (I think) it didn’t do well financially. They removed the rink and if you visit the mall now, all you’ll see is a tiled central area where they do concerts and all the promotional stuff they do in malls. Therefore, the skates became unused and right now I don’t know where they ended up. Hmm.. I think they’re at our old house and it’s too small and rusty already. However, I still have the gold costume I wore at my last compet (the one I’m wearing in the photo) right here in the closet. Hahaha

Nostalgic? Haha. Imagine my feeling when I was back next to the rink yesterday, wearing rented skates with my brother and cousin. I felt a bit excited going back, but I was also feeling scared because it had been such a long time since I’ve skated. What if I went back to zero and fell flat on my face?

Turns out my body still remembers how to balance! It was surprising. I felt as if I was back in my element as I skated as fast as I did years ago. Wow. Of course I couldn’t do all the moves I did back then, but I saw my younger self in those little girls practicing their choreography for their ice skating show. (*Grabe naka-IPod na sila! Nung panahon ko Walkman ang dala ko pag nagpapractice ng choreo! hahaha tanda ko na.)

Figure skating is for little girls. 😉

During our early dinner at Italianni’s after, I wondered out loud, what would have happened to me if I hadn’t quit skating? I missed quite a lot.. I quit before they sent representatives to join ice skating competitions abroad. What if I were supposed to be one of them? Haha.

My ate answered, “Eh di hindi ka na magdadancesport”

Haha.. Oo nga no..

Jollitown!

Alam niyo ba na binago na ng Jollibee ang kanilang mascot lineup? Lima na lang sila! Wala na sina Champ at Chickie. Hmm bakit kaya? Siguro masyado nilang kamukha yung mga food na nirerepresent nila (lalo na si Chickie. hehe.) Theory lang naman yun.

Natira sina Yum, Hetty, Jollibee, Twirlie, and Popo. At siyempre upang bumagay sa panahon ngayon, binigyan sila lahat ng makeover! Sosyal!

  • Yum – NOON: Naka-suit pa siya at may hat na gawa sa burger. Mr Yum ang buong pangalan. NGAYON: Space age ata ang dating ng damit nya at medyo bumata ang itsura. Wala na ang “Mr” sa pangalan nya.. At yung hat niya naging cap na lang, pero hindi na masyadong halatang burger.
  • Hetty – NOON: Sobrang laki ng ulo tapos dahil nga spaghetti ang nirerepresent nya, may spaghetti sauce pa talaga sa ulo niya na made up of spaghetti pasta. NGAYON: Wala na ang sauce dahil perky cheerleader na siya!
  • Jollibee – Walang masyadong nagbago pero feel ko pumayat siya sa may abdomen part.. Hindi pa rin siya totoong insect though. haha
  • Twirlie – NOON: Literal na may vanilla sundae with choco syrup sa ulo nya (complete with the baso). Sweet, naka-pigtails. NGAYON: Bongga! Siya ang singer sa grupo. Upgraded ang star quality with the streaked hair (with the signature twirl pa rin pero wala nang baso) and shiny shimmering splendid clothes. Britney?
  • Popo – NOON: Mukhang siya yung pinakabata kasi naka-overalls pa siya. Katulad nina Twirlie and Hetty, meron din siyang pagkain sa ulo (French fries, kasama pa yung lalagyan). NGAYON: Kumbaga sa Spice Girls, siya na si Sporty. Naka-athletic attire and visor sa ulo dahil inalis na ang lalagyan ng fries. Cute pa rin ng hair.

Of course the most shocking change of all, nagsasalita na sila! WHOA.. English pa nga minsan eh. Hehehe at alam niyo ba na makikita mo na silang lahat sa bagong bagong kiddie show sa local TV? Ang Jollitown! Yey. 9:30-10 am every Sunday sa Kapuso Network. Iba talaga ang Jollibee. We watched the pilot episode kanina and it was good. Maeenjoy ng mga bata.

(At bakit ko alam to? Haha. One of my parents works there. Kaya forgive me, friends, for being biased. Pwede naman ako magMcDo basta maconvince niyo ko :P)

Onga pala, here’s a video I got from YouTube featuring the Jollitown Cast during their launch sa Rockwell Tent. Hehe. Relive your kiddie memories, everyone. Grabe ang galing nila sumayaw kahit na ang bibigat ng costume. haha

Twenty-one People

From Jay 😀 hehe.

Can you name 21 people? Don’t read the questions underneath until you write the names of all 21 people. This is a lot funnier if you actually randomly list the names first. No Cheating!!!

(wala lang. haha.)

1. Jevic Anjin Cruel
2. JB Canay
3. Charlie Mae Balandra
4. Abby Ortal
5. Adrian Luczon
6. Eejay Diansuy
7. Jodi Lego
8. Nikki Martinez
9. Jopi Arce
10. Ma-e Avila
11. Roni Paclibar
12. JK Alonzo
13. Jay Magbojos
14. Jen Chavez
15. Jen Marcha
16. Glaiza de Guzman
17. Emil Dueñas
18. Josh Aniversario
19. Monica Dee
20. Rich King
21. Mang Mon Bandong (WAHAHA.)

Where did you first meet 17?

Sa workshop ng UP DanceSport. Back then it was UP-ODE (UP Organization of DanceSport Enthusiasts). Ang nickname nya bakla! haha. Pero isa sa mga una kong naging ka-close sa org. Miss you emil 🙂

 

Do you know any of 8’s secrets?

Nope.. kulang pa sa bonding time haha. 🙂

Did 3 ever hurt you?

Well, nung time when she was not taking care of herself and loving herself as much as we (her friends) do. In a way she hurt us all.

Do u think 5 is good looking?

Nung first year oo! Hahahaha! Ngayon ok lang..

 

What would be ur reaction if 9 fought with 20?

Maweweirdohan.. Kasi hindi naman sila palaaway pareho.

 

What would be your reaction if 11 went out with 2?

NOOOOO… Number 2, gusto mo ng away?! Haha. Actually it was number 11 who first found out about us, accidentally (she finds out stuff usually by accident.).

 

Would you ever date 13?

Not THAT kind of date. I’m sure 13 will agree.

 

What would be your reaction if 14 made out with 15?

Interesting. Paano yun? Hahaha. (Ano to, parang HS days? Galing akong all-girls school eh. Hindi unusual yan dun.)

Name at least one fact about 4,9,14 and 19.    

Si 4, sinayawan ako ng “Kering-keri” habang “nakikinig” kami sa STS.

Si 9, ang password sa laptop niya ay ***********.

Si 14, alam ko computer technician ni ma’am ungson yan. haha.

Si 19, favorite si chris brown at fergie.

 

Did 7 ever lend u money?

Haha, nope. Not yet. :O

 

Describe 21 in one word.

expert!

 

Do you think that 12 is funny?

Oh yes. He has a good personality (charming, even) and I think everyone in our batch will agree.  


Would you ever kiss 11?

Beso-beso. Haha. (No, roni, no.. haha)

 

Do you think that 20 is goofy looking?

Haha, pag bagong gising sa IB lobby! At pag clueless!

 

Ever had a pillow fight with 1?

Nope. Bakit?

 

Ever slept over in 15’s house?

Never slept over in somebody’s house.

 

How old is 6?

Alam ko bata pa lang si number 6.. twenty.

 

Have you ever seen 9 and 8 make out?

I don’t think they’ve seen each other, actually. Hehe. But the chances of them making out are super slim, even if they know each other.

Name one funny event you had with 18.

Meron ba? Hmm.. wala akong maisip. Yung salsa number namin yung naaalala ko. Funny ba yun? Hindi eh..

What’s the funniest thing about 13?

Mas marami pa siyang loves kesa samin 🙂

What if 16 was your twin sibling?

Hindi ko ma-imagine! Haha! I’ll be her complete opposite. Lalo na when it comes to grades. Hahaha. Mataas siya ako hindi.

Did you ever hug 7?

Di pa! Try ko the next time we meet. Haha baka ma-weirdohan sakin.. 😀

Did 2 ever make you really furious?

Tampo, oo. Furious, nope. He lengthens my patience (uh, english ng “pinapahaba nya ang pasensya ko”) in a good way!

Whats the craziest thing 11 ever did that you know of?

(Puro kay 11 ang mga tanong ah..) Maraming crazy things ang maaassociate ko kay roni, kaso karamihan from first year-second year lang kasi dun ko siya (un)fortunately naging classmate. Ilan sa mga ito…
> pagli-link sa sarili niya sa virtually every guy sa block namin (ngayon nagexpand na to include batchmates, upper batch mates,..)
> pag-aalipin kina troy, fitz, aidz..
> pag-belly dance sa lab ng bio 12
> pagtataxi from vinzons to math building kasi nagmamadali na raw siya (wala pang 1 km ang distance na yun ah)
> pagiging love interest ni mr chem 31.1 instructor
> paglilink ng mga inosenteng tao sa isa’t isa haha.
> ang hindi pag-alaga ng kanyang mga high-end phones (ilan na nga ba ang nasira at nanakaw at nawala? haha.)

Have u ever seen 10 naked?

Nope. Haha. Wag naman. 😀