Monday, July 23, 2012

Late Anyways

Saw this on 9gag. It's just so me. . . Hahaha. Same old, same old.


Vingt-Trois: Joyeux Anniversaire Daniel Radcliffe

So. I just remembered. Today is so oozing with Twenty-Three! So there's nothing to worry!

I know I've blogged about this before but it's proven and tested that Nothing Fails Me When It's Twenty-Three! And it's freaking twenty-three today! Not just simply twenty-three but it's July twenty-three! I'm so gonna dance til the world ends.

So yeah. It's exam day and it's twenty-three so I'm so gonna trust in this tradition that I'll be the over confident me this day. (I believe every people has to have this kind of thing. You know? For sanity's sake. Because you have to believe in that one day when you know everything will turn out right.)

And the best thing is it's Daniel Radcliffe's Birthday today. And not just simply his birthday but its his twenty-third birthday! Hahaha. So I logged on to twitter just now to join the trend about Daniel Radcliffe's birthday (there's always one every year). And I found out #HarryPottah is trending. (Harry Potter spoken in a British accent. ) And I found this cool twitpic.


Hahahaha. Laugh with me please. So yeah. I've admired this guy for so many years that now couldn't count. and I'll always believe in him. He's a great instrument in bringing to life one of the best things about my childhood. And I hope someday, I'll have the chance to come up to him face to face and thank him. I wouldn't mind if he allowed a hug. Hahaha. 

Joyeux Anniversaire Mon Amor Daniel Radcliffe!

"Everything is legendary, when it's twenty-three!"



Merci Beaucoup!

Bonjour!

So yeah. Blogging must be the last thing I should be doing right now considering that in just a few hours I'll be taking my exam for Elementary Analysis III in school and I still know nothing regarding the subject and the hours to prepare are so short. I still have to minus the long hours when I'll take a bath and travel. It's just all so hectic.

So there. But I just can't ignore the fact that my blog had been viewed more than a thousand times!!! #victorydance


Yeah, I've seen it for a few days now and it just registered to me this morning. And it was just so amazing! So to everyone, out there. Thank you so much! Merci Beaucoup!


So, to the second point of this point. My linguistic friends had started giving me french lesson and I just love it. I know now how to introduce myself and sing abc in French and count from uh to cent! Hahaha.

So yeah. It's a tumultuous flow of happiness masking the sense of worry for the exam. :D

Au revoir! A bientot! Merci! Merci!

Friday, July 20, 2012

BeYoutiful Pictures

Pictures from our very successful BeYoutiful Activity. Too bad only a few came. The whole thing was great and so was the food. Thank you so much to those who had been a part of this! Stay beautiful!








The Three Magic Words

Wow! A late night post! I just miss doing this.

So you see, I had some few realizations this day.

Yesterday, a friend of mine dared me to act like one of our friends. You see, I'm loud and spontaneous. Perhaps they can't keep up with the energy I have almost everyday or maybe it's for entirely different reasons that I do not know of. But I accepted the challenge. When I wasn't doing it yet, it seemed so fun, and I feel like that's is so gonna be the new me.

I really tried mind you. But I know I'm doing a very bad job. I started being so quiet which is definitely not being like the other but also absolutely isn't me. So yeah, my voice sort of became throaty when I speak because of the lack of use of my vocal chords for six hours straight.

Realization #1: I can never be anybody else but me.

And that realization was even held truer by the events that led to my second realization. So after my math class, I'm supposed to meet my BFF but she cancelled it (I guess my previous cancellations on her had backfired on me). I'm on my way home then when I met two of my other friends from high school. One of them is having his break while the other one is about to go home as well.

During those times, I was able to be myself. I actually realized this when I was on the jeepney going home. I laughed so loud with them, annoy them with my silly stories and gestures, fight with them, debate and just play along being me. Maybe, it was a let out for all my holding backs that time. (Does the last sentence even make sense!?) And it just made me so happy because I just automatically turn into the real me when I'm with them when I had summoned all my determination that day to be different. **Cue music: Taylor Swift's I'm Only Me When I'm With You. Which leads me to:

Realization #2: I completely and truly miss everything high school.

So just as these friends of mine and I were talking, we felt so nostalgic about all our high school memories and I've found its really fun looking for hidden and locked doors on your mind for thoughts to trigger those wonderful treasured memories from years back. It still makes me sad and miss everything so much.

So, because of that lingering feeling that I have, I brought out my notebook from high school where tons of my friends and teachers wrote messages for me. And reading everything they've written, I felt sad that some of the things mentioned were already forgotten. However, reading most of what they've wrote led me to:

Realization #3: I've influenced so many people in reading books (particularly Harry Potter) that I thought.


It was all there printed by whatever ballpen they've chose. Most of them thanked me for influencing them to reading and for introducing the magical world of Harry Potter in their then boring lives. While reading, I also saw those words that just make me goes "Awwww" because they're that touching. A


nd the last realization of the day was from my English teacher during senior year. It was on the same notebook that I was typing about.


Realization #4: I'm loved.


English teacher said, "Always remember these three magical words..."



Thursday, July 19, 2012

Love Story

Love Story by Erich Segal

He is Oliver Barett IV, a rich jock from a stuffy WASP family on his way to a Harvard degree and a career in law.

She is Jenny Cavilleri, a wisecracking working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe.

Opposites in nearly every way, Oliver and Jenny immediately attract, sharing a love that defies everything ... yet will end too soon. Here is a love that will linger in your heart now and forever

-----------------------------

I just read this short book almost ten minutes ago, and I can still feel it. The story is a typical, cheesy and romantic love story. They met, fall in love, got married and had to face certain inevitable facets of our lives.

However, the marvelous thing about this timeless classic story was the way it pulled my heartstrings and triggered the tears behind my lids to flow out. I've seen this book on bookstores years ago and took advantage of the fact that it's so thin to start it. But I never really got the chance to continue and finish it just at this hour. And believe me, what best way for me to end the day.

So, to the finest points of the story, I would praise Segal (may he rest in peace) for the writing style. It is so direct to the point. And yet all the factors for a great romantic story and a tearjerker book is in the book. I just love it. And our heroine's wit is so cool, I just want to be a smart-ass like her yet still be a kindhearted and romantic one. 

Reading this had been very quick but this is a story one would not simply start to forget in a minute. I am so glad I picked this out among the other books in my library. Nothing beats a day when you finished reading a good, touching book.

"Love means not ever having to say you're sorry."

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cravings

After this very long day of womanly pain that I've endured I'm suddenly craving for this one thing. Though this day had its finer points - the fact that I've witness somebody fall in love (assuming my presumptions are correct), my friends so concerned about me and the amazing lesson during institute class, it's been really tiring. And I just went home to find my cousin asking for my help in her homework (not that I'm complaining...not really) and that I still have to do other stuff, it's all so overwhelming. So yeah, I hope I finish everything soon (its amazing how I found time to even blog, eh?). For all I want to do is...



Thursday, July 12, 2012

BeYou-tiful




The invitations I've made for our Young Women activity this Saturday that I planned as a part of my Personal Progress Project. The third activity so far! :D  It's really gonna be exciting. (I sure hope so.)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Si Super Gulay


The slogan with Erika

With Erika and Eden

So, my cousin, Erika, asked me to make a slogan for her homework in school. It is in cooperation with the Nutrition Month with the Theme, "Pagkain ng Gulay Ugaliin, Araw-araw itong Ihain". I just thought the whole slogan was really funny because of the whole Super Gulay thing and the fact that he wear brown briefs. Haha. I draw the whole thing btw, and thought of the slogan itself. :D

Webcam fun











We had some webcam fun last Saturday right after our YW activity and just before the seminary class! :D

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Unwind

Unwind by Neal Shusterman 


Connor, Risa, and Lev are running for their lives. 

The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end. Connor is too difficult for his parents to control. Risa, a ward of the state is not enough to be kept alive. And Lev is a tithe, a child conceived and raised to be unwound. Together, they may have a chance to escape and to survive.

---------------------

I came across this title upon reading some reviews about a dystopian novel. (yes, it's another dystopian novel) In one of the reviews, it was mentioned as one of the best dystopian novels out there. I was curious that I checked the book out. And, boy, it was great.

The book was published by 2007, and I think that's a great factor in the awesomeness of it all because the idea was conceived even before this whole fad about dystopian YA fictions started. The only negative thing I could about the book was the society described in it is so horrible. That's it. And best things?

First, the writing. Shusterman nailed this changing POVs over the whole course of the novel even some insignificant characters were given focus (not that they're that insignificant- they're vital as well) and it was just plain amazing. And i love to take a break from a first-person POV. They're so in every YA book.

Second, the characters! I love how it focus of multiple characters. I'm glad it didn't just focus on one character. These characters - Connor, Risa and Lev, they're real. Not just some whiny teen who got famous in some competition sorta thing. They're real people in a real cruel world trying their best to survive. And their character development were so realistic and they definitely make sense.

And lastly, the story itself! From the very start, the build-up was amazing. By the first few chapters, I'm already exclaiming "Awesome!" when it needs be. And indeed, this book is awesome. A total recommend to those who wants a break from teeny, whiny, and shallow YA stuff out there.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Pandemonium

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

I'm pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, 
pushing aside thoughts of Alex, 
pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school, 
push, 
push, 
push, 
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.
--------
The sequel to the great book Delirium, Pandemonium surely did not disappoint. Upon reading Delirium, I'm at awed at how real that dystopian world was. With all those laws and the cool name of the love-disease Amor -Deliria Nervosa and it's nerve wracking ending that absolutely left me hanging! 

And thankfully, Pandemonium did not just live under the shadows of the first book, rather, it was just as beautifully written as the first one. And I absolutely love the idea of the then  and now  sort of thing. But the best thing? The best thing was the one-word ending! Totally! I live and breathe one-word endings. Those endings that left you hanging without putting any other words and its up for the reader to complete the thought and muse about everything. I would say that if I would be a famous writer in the future (and I hope I will be) I will end all my works with one-word endings (unless it's entirely not cool for the book) cause they're that awesome. And I can say that Oliver nailed it! 

And only one down-side of the story was it is 'fairly predicatable. Nothing I haven't heard before.' But still its a must-read book and I really hope the next and last book would not disappoint.( i.e. focus on love triangles and fathom how pitiful the girl is because of her confused emotions.) *Laughs. I guess, I did spoil it for you. :D

How I Maddeningly Yearn [for] More!

Finally, after months of being hooked into this very hilarious TV show that I keep on streaming online almost every night since my friend introduced it to me, I already finished watching How I Met Your Mother. And in all those months (for almost half a year) I can say that I've never loved any other show other than this one. And I'm just so into the story and into its characters that I cried at their pitiful times and laughed during the happy ones. I am angered when things doesn't seem right and really shout for joy when I'm pleased at the way things are. I want what's best for everybody and I don't want Ted to met the mother yet.

However, I can sense the ending coming. And really! Barney is getting married to Robin! Which is just so plain happy and makes me really misty. And I never really liked Victoria, why does she have to come back? And I'm too excited to know what's gonna happen with Marvin Wait-for-it Eriksen!

But the best things from this show are the lessons they gave me - from friends, family, money, dreams and so many more. I just can't wait for the next season!

How I Met Your Mother-
Brilliant.
Hilarious.
Legendary.

Seventeen & One

I know it's been so long,
But I've been here all along.
Doing nothing but musing,
"When will I ever start writing?"

But today I finally did,
Believe me, its stupid;
To reminisce of the past,
Of things that may not even last.

A month ago I turned seventeen,
How diff'rent is that from sixteen?
So here I am telling you, coming clean,
That I'm still seeing the same scene.

But the great thing was,
After a year had passed,
My posts, from childish lists,
Turned to poems I can't resist -
   and which, you definitely shouldn't miss!