Monday, December 19, 2005

kung ano ano

1) Congratulations to: Ray2 – 7th in news writing
Kuya Jman – 3rd in editorial writing
In the regionals presscon. Galing niyo talaga. Sobra!!! Galing din ni God. Good luck and more importantly God bless kuya jman.

2) Beryllium’s Christmas party was really fun. Galing gumawa ng games ni Lara.

3) Batang Masaya is an exceptional program. I was really glad to have had the chance to be part of it. Kuya JF and I were team leaders of the red team. The team won 1st prize. Red! Red! Red! Red! You could really see that the kids were having fun and the team leaders weren’t exceptions. We also enjoyed playing the games and listening to the stories. May magic chemical silang panlaba. :p At the end of the day, we were indescribably tired but we didn’t mind because it was very fulfilling as it was a great way to serve God and His children.

4) After visiting 168, Gateway, St. Francis Square, SM Megamall, Tiendesitas, Shangri-la and Market! Market!, I have a good idea of what I’m getting for all of my friends. I’ve started buying for some oh them. I love shopping especially during Christmas.

5) I’m really excited about CA3’s praise concert. Fun. Fun.

6) I’m going to buy cloth for my prom dress already and I’m still trying to choose from the designs I have at hand.

SEA Games

This might be a bit too late but I just wanted to share.

Isn’t it irritating to hear rumors about cheating in the SEA Games? What’s worse is we hear even our own countrymen considering it. Some are even quite certain about it. Personally, I believe no such cheating happened. I think the Philippines won fair and square. We obtained the over-all win by the strength and talent of the Filipino athletes and God’s grace (we couldn’t have won without His help). So here’s what I have to say to those who doubt the Philippines’ SEAG win.

First, there is no problem with the officiating personnel. The Philippines didn’t hire them. They’re not Filipinos. We can’t bribe them either because we don’t have the money to do so.

Second, most sports do not rely on its officials for the results. Take for example, athletics where we did really well in, bowling (It’s quite absurd though that Singapore thinks something was wrong with their lane which caused their losses.), swimming and many others. You know what I mean.

Third, it isn’t surprising that we’d end up with a better prize in our country than when the SEAG are held in foreign lands. People argue that when the competition is held outside the country, we don’t perform as well. Here’s why. It’s not even the home court advantage. That advantage lies only in the familiarity with the sporting venues, weather, wind speed, and anything else related to that. Sometimes, playing in front of your kababayans can even be quite pressuring. Like what the national bowling team’s coach said, when you’re winning, the crowd’s cheers and smiles can uplift you but when you’re not doing so well, their presence would put a lot of pressure on you. Our true advantage lies in the size of our delegation. If the competition were in Thailand or Vietnam, the Philippines won’t be able to send as much athletes. Here in the Philippines, transportation costs wouldn’t be much of a burden. Thus, we gain more chances of winning. Do you think RP could send 800++ national athletes to another nation?

Finally, it’s been proven time and again that Filipinos do really well in sports. The Philippines is home to some of the world’s sporting legends. I won’t even start naming these people. Let’s give it to our national athletes. They trained hard. They gave their all for the Philippines’ glory despite the lack of funds from the government. They gave it their best shot. It’s just but right for us to acknowledge that effort and inspiring love for our country. They gave us reason to be proud that we are Filipinos. It would be unfair to question the victories they wholeheartedly offered to all of us. The least we can do is show some appreciation for what they’ve done for this country.

Congratulations to our Filipino athletes! You deserve all our praises and thanks!

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

God is good!!!

No need for an explanation. He just is!!! My heart overflows with the love and graces he gives.

Thank you Lord! You always know how to make my day or month or year. Basta. I'm super happy today.

God bless everyone...

Monday, November 21, 2005

the day that was

To set the record straight… To everyone who heard what I said in the benches, I don’t hate her. I just don’t like her very much. I just realized that hate is kinda harsh and really doesn’t apply to my opinion of her. And the fact that the heat was unbearable and I was really sleepy and tired didn’t help either.

So ito yun. Sana nga lang walang nagbabasang teacher. We were seriously considering cutting class a while ago. Haaay!!! I said that if Rob or Nico cut, I was going to. I mean asa pa ko. Those two people won’t cut --- ever!!! Then, there were 5 other people who were thinking of whether to do so or not. It was the longest 10 minutes ever. So that I wouldn’t have to think, I relied on the decision of 2 of them. Grabe! Hirap na hirap kami mag-cut parang ang bigat nung feeling. I don’t really know why. But due to God’s intervention through the toss coin, the 3 of us decided to go to class. Surprisingly, the 2 others followed us to class. Sabi nung iba, we should have pero well, sabi nung coin e. Haha. In fairness, when I entered the class and sat down, gumaan yung loob ko. Kasi sobrang kinakabahan na ko sa labas. I know weird, right?! Mag-cucut lang, parang grabe. Pero promise. May magaling pa mang-guilty diyan. La lng. Just wanted to share.

Then, the two Ramayana plays today. They were both elegant. I wasn’t able to complete either of the two though. I won’t write about them because I feel like dedicating a single entry for all the Ramayana plays. Pero eto lang. Best ending ever yung sa Potassium. Galing ni Jojie. It was the most amazing invitation to the prom I’ve seen sa batch namin. Dramatic and nakakakilig. Let’s see if anyone could beat that. Lahat ng tao sa audience kinikilig and tumitili na e.

So yun lng. Just wanted to share my meeting with the thought of cutting. Nagcut na ako dati pero first subject kaya parang hindi nakak-guilty kasi late na naman ako. Naglib lang ako at nag-aral nung subject na yun e.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

last sem break

Saturday am-Sunday am –YFC Metrocon (iBelieve) at Marist in Marikina. Central A3 met at Autocamp. Duh! Forever meeting place. Haha. My sister and I were late but they haven’t left yet so ok lang. When we arrived, we were welcomed by the crayola-smelling gym, the rain and the thick layers of mud in the field. Morning was dedicated to contests. Galing ng Central A. Afternoon naman workshops. Yes. Y Entrep. Resto bar namin. Lol. For the rest of the day, 2 talks, worship, praise fest and Praise Parade. I loved the second talk. The message was really getting through the participants’ minds and hearts. That explains why the one from down there was trying to disturb us. Anyway, CA3 slept in the field. We stayed in the tent. There were 4 of us in one really small tent. There were 2 other tents. The others slept in their chairs. At 4 am, they started making noise so as to wake up everyone. At 5, we started the mass. Tapos another talk and the awarding ceremonies. Oo nga pala. ang sarap ng food. Shakeys! Sobrang ok nung food. :)

Sunday am-pm – With my dad’s whole family, we went to the cemeteries to visit and pray for our beloved departed. Tapos podium kami. Lunch at Banana Leaf and dessert at Cheesecakes, etc. Yum! Yum! Sobrang pig out kami nung day na yan.

Monday am-pm - Facilitator’s training at autocamp. As usual, ang gulo ng mga mock campers. Haay!

Wednesday pm– went to the hospital para magpainject dahil sa allergies. Grabe! Bigat ng gamot kaya nakatulog na ko less than 1 minute from the shot.

Thursday am–Friday nn – CA3 Youth Camp at Glory of the Gardens in Antipolo. As usual, it was lots of fun. I was DGL to Joanna, Lindsay and Chesca. Si Lexi partner ko. It was fun. May sarili kaming houses. Yellow house yung amin. Medyo it was really purong service kasi 2 day camp lang siya kaya less time na tumanga and more time in which we were required to do stuff. :D

Sunday – Nagturo kami ng Catechism ng sister ko and nila kuya david, ate sam, ate thea, ate kams and quiel. Haha. It’s really fun. May ibang klase ring fulfillment pag mga bata yung tinuturuan mo. Ang cute kasi nila.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Central A3 Youth Camp

When: Nov 3 - 4
Where: Glory of the Garden, Antipolo
Fee: P600

Everyone in high school and college is welcome to attend. Tell me if you’re interested. Bring as much people as you want with you. This is going to be really fun. If anyone has trouble asking their parents, I and/or all the other A3 members are willing to help. We promise that this camp is really a great event. Hindi masasayang ang 2 days at 600php ninyo. Marami kayong mamemeet at siyempre maganda rin siyang spiritual experience. Hope to see you there.

20 facts

Dahil tinag ako ni ray2 and ni fatima. Sorry kung walang silbi.

1.I currently miss our workshops for Journ.
2.I am a devout Catholic and a very proud member of Youth for Christ.
3.I served twice in Pisay youth camps before I even served in an A3 camp and started attending meetings regularly.
4.I’ve been to E. Rondon twice and both trips to the place yielded rewarding and pretty successful results.
5.Despite the insurmountable amount of work required from us in Eng Journ, I’ve never regretted enrolling in that elective because it has also brought me some of the greatest joys I’ve ever felt in life.
6.I don’t watch movies in the theater much.
7.Most of the time, I start doing my schoolwork at 9:30 in the evening even if the work I have to do requires 6-7 hours of attention. Before that, I pretty much just sit around and do nothing.
8.I can live on 500php for an entire month. Don’t you think this is an amazing feat?
9.It takes me a very long time to decide on what to buy. Be it clothes, shoes, books, ballpen, paper or just food. You’d get tired shopping with me. Sometimes, I look for hours but I end up not buying any of those I’ve been looking at.
10.The Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasig area or the Ortigas area is my world. Every other point I have to go to from this point is of equal distance to one another. I could go to Makati in the same amount of time it will take me to go to Quezon City or Manila. It would be difficult living anywhere else.
11.Hindi ako magaling magmemorize at mas hindi pa ako mahilig magmemorize.
12.The current status of my academic performance will be it’s lowest status for the rest of my Pisay life. I vow to ensure that the average I obtain during the 2nd quarter would be the lowest it would ever be and that the quarters that are yet to be decided will be much better.
13.I talk to myself occasionally so when I say “wala akong sinabi”. Totoo yun kasi sarili ko lang yung kausap ko noon.
14.I type my blog entries in word before I post them.
15.I have the tendency to doubt other people’s intentions.
16.I miss being a student leader.
17.I can appear to be more hardworking than I actually am.
18.There are only five circumstances wherein I tend to not notice I’m talking too much. (1)At home with my family (2)when talking to Fatima or Ivy (3)when I’m with people who are quieter than me (4)when I’m with yfc-pisay (5)when I’m in the journ room during workshops.
19.Pero ang totoong rason nang pagiging tahimik ko ay dahil sobrang dami kong iniisip. Minsan nga wala nang silbi pero iniisip ko pa rin.
20.I like talking to God.

It took me a very long time kaya hindi na ako magtatag ng specific number na yun. Tag lahat ng tinag ni ray2 and fat at saka lahat ng nasa links ko. :)

Friday, October 14, 2005

random stuff

1. parang sobrang appropriate sa akin ng results ng quiz na to.
You are Psalms
You are Psalms.

Which book of the Bible are you?
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2. i like this song. the feelings it expressed are probably really sad and painful. mas lalo ko nafeel yung emotions ng song when i read the sept 3 multiply journal entry of lexi.


I knew it was there
Though I tried to hide it
The feeling just kept on shining through
Haven't know you that long
So I try to deny it
But the feeling was much too much too strong

Could this be love
Deep down inside
Tearing me apart
I feel it in my heart

Constantly, you're on my mind
Thinking about you all the time
I can't sleep no matter what I do
I just keep on thinking 'bout you

Why do I feel this way
When I know you have someone
That you're seeing each and every day
Should I play this game
Of just being your friend
When I know that's not where I want it to end

How could this be wrong
When the feeling's so strong
Tearing me apart
I feel it in my heart

[Chorus:] [2x]
Constantly, you're on my mind
Thinking about you all the time
I can't sleep no matter what I do
I just keep on thinking 'bout you

No I don't want to start no trouble
Between you and I and your lover
But I must tell you what I'm going through
Everytime you walk by I see love in your eyes

Friday, September 30, 2005

A tribute to the God most high

More often than not, people depend on their own capabilities in dealing with all the challenges and opportunities that come their way. They do not realize how much they are missing by not accepting that there is so much more God can do with our lives. At times when you think nothing is going right and the world wants to fall down on your head, he brings you something great. He gives you a source of joy and fulfillment. That’s the kind of God He is. He loves his people so much and is willing to give us our hearts’ desires if it will be for the good of our souls. All we have to do is ask and He won’t be selfish. God’s gifts are readily available for everyone. We just have to offer our lives to Him and allow Him to do whatever He wants with them. Nothing could ever beat the knowledge that He is the one controlling our lives. With Him in the driver seat, we know that we are heading the right direction, we are safe and that great things are up ahead for us.
Thank you God! Pisay’s victory is for you. Your love and goodness cannot be measured.

/* Ray2 won 1st in news writing, Henson won 2nd in Copyreading and headline writing, Jerome won 2nd in the Filipino counterpart of Copyreading and headline writing, I won 4th in Editorial writing and Ryan won 5th in Feature writing. Pisay won third over all (out of 48 schools) in the YMCA Search for Outstanding Campus Journalists earlier today. Congratulations sa lahat ng Pisay contestants (Ray2, Hiyas, Ryan, ate who joined features writing in Filipino. Sorry po ate I don’t know your name), Sarah, Kuya Daniel, Apollo, Henson, Jerome, Nico, Angela, Ate Val and Andy) and of course our very beautiful and handsome advisers na sina Ma’am Jams and Sir Santi. God gave us this win. Journ the best!!!! */

Saturday, September 24, 2005

fool for Christ

I attended our chapter meeting a while ago. Kuya Francis gave the talk. It was about being a fool for Christ. Just right after he told us the title of the talk, I remembered one event. I realized that truly we were fools for Christ! And everything he said about being a fool was true. You don’t really realize how funny it may seem to others when you’re doing it for love. I am truly happy that I am a fool for Christ and I wish many other people would become fools for Him too.

Tapos we talked about other stuff like the prom. Ang cute ng mga kwento ng kuyas and ates tungkol sa proms and prom preparations nila. Haha. Tas may sinabi sa akin si ate abi nung palabas kami ng conference room. I’ll try. Lol. Sa labas, kwentuhan na naman ng sister ko and nila ate abi, pau and charles. Tapos yun kain ng bbq courtesy of tita joy and tito gene.

I love YFC brothers and sisters. I get to be around another set of people. You get to share stuff that aren’t so easy to share with your schoolmates na alam mong nakikita mo everyday. Tapos ang dami pang nalalaman sa mga nangyayari sa mga tao outside school. Masyado na ko nahahaunt ng school na kahit sa reflection kanina ang naisip kong place isang place sa pisay.

Most importantly, I love YFC because it helps me keep my character in check. Yung tipong narerealize mo yung mga mali mo and nalalaman kung ano ang tama and pleasing in God’s eyes. At siyempre nagkakaroon kami ng chance mag grow in faith and service.

Friday, September 23, 2005

weekend at last

Grabe! Extreme emotions ako this week. Nakakapagod. Pag nangyari ulit sa akin ‘to, baka himatayin na lang ako.

Nung Monday, narealize ko na nawawala ang id ko (Kung may makakita, paki bigay po sa akin. Salamat!) Tapos hindi ako nagpasa ng str kasi tinamad ako. Ano ba naming klaseng rason yun db?! Tapos nagsimula akong magpaka-depressed nung bio time. As in nagsulat lang ako nang nagsulat para ilabas ung mga sama ng loob ko. Pero dismissal time, medyo good mood na ako. Kasama ko nun si ryan tapos napuntahan namin sila nico, gihan, mari and other dahlia people.

Tuesday… Since Filipino ang first subject at pinapasulat lang kami ni sir at la ako sa mood magsulat ng short story, nagsulat na naman ako ng mga depressions ko. E di yun. I started the day by recalling everything that made me feel bad. Tapos nung natapos yun, nagsulat ako ng editorial. Labo ko talaga no?! We also started our practicals in PE. I didn’t do well but I think I learned a bit. Bumabalik na yung table tennis ball sa kabilang side. Haha. Better luck next time. Pero seriously may natutunan ako. Pano ba naman ung mga nakalaban ko ung mga pinakamagaling sa girls: sila dani, lara, jami… Kung d pa naman ako matuto na sila ang kalaban e. Tapos nag mrt ako til santolan. Medyo sumakit balikat ko kasi ang dami kong dala.

Wednesday… Nagquiz sa math at hulaan nyo na lang ang score ko. After that, I was in good mood already. I wrote during Filipino time but it was about how much better I was feeling. Nag r u in love test kami sa health, mataas ang nakuha ko. Tapos may naayos pa na problem so I really felt good. Tapos supposedly may workshop kaya nasa journ room kami lahat, tapos I heard about the bad news so nalungkot ako na gusto ko nang umiyak. Since la c ma’am jams, nagstroll na lng kami lahat (nico, jami, ray2, ben, henson, hopee). Tapos un nakausap namin c ma’am jams sa caf nung gabi so medyo naging ok na ko. As usual, it was the most stressful night for eng journ students. Current events quiz and due ang news journal the next day. Samahan mo pa ng 2 long test na kailangan aralin.

Thursday… So yun nagkaroon ng long test sa English, current events quiz sa eng journ, long test sa bio. Grabe! Nakakapagod yung day na yun. Tapos since due ang lab rep the next day at may long test sa math, natulog ako ng 10-12. From 12-5, nagwork ako kaya 1 hr lang ang tulog ko.

Friday… Dumating ako sa school ng maaga. Pag dating ko sa classroom, narealize ko na wala sa akin ang ibong adarna tickets pero alam kong dinala ko siya sa school. So nagpanic ako. Todo hanap around the school. Lahat ng tao hinanapan ko nung tickets. As in. Dinamay ko pa si fatima kaya hindi cya nakapagreview more. Sorry talaga Fatima!!! Salamat dn. Hindi pa rin naming nahanap so habang nagmamath, kinakabahan ako at wala sa test ang attention ko. Pero I think tinulungan naman ako ni God at medyo ok lng yung test ko. So un after math, inisip ko talaga kung magcucut ako ng soc sci para lang hanapin ang tickets. Nandun na kami sa labas ng soc sci classroom, nag-iisip pa rin ako. Pumasok na rin lng ako. Nagpaalam ako k ma’am na lumabas. Sinamahan ako nina fatima and eski. Hanap kami ng hanap pero wala talaga. Bumalik kami ng classroom. Muntikan na kaming il8 ni ma’am pero sinabi ni paul na hinanap kci naming ung tickets so ok na.(Thanks Paul!) After ng soc sci, kasama ko si lara and eski na tumingin ulit around the 3rd floor. Tapos bumaba na sila lara. Pumunta kami ni eski sa reg(dumaan na kami ni fat doon nung umaga) so wala pa rin. Pumunta kami sa faculty para puntahan si ma’am cion pero wala cya dun. Naalala ni eski na nandun siya sa 3rd floor. (Salamat Eski!) Nakausap ko siya. Sabi niya ok lng. Ittxt na lng nya ang management. So sa chem and comp sci, guilty pa rin ako. nung lunch, medyo ok na. Pag dating nmn sa front, nahanap nung janitor, binigay sa bio lab technician tapos binigay nya k ma’am cion. So may tickets rn pala kami. Alleluia!!! Maganda ung ibong adarna. Amazing ang lights. Sayang nga lang hindi buong story. Ganun naman ang presentation ng ibong adarna most of the time. Hanggang sa part na gumaling na yung hari at kinasal na si don juan at maria blanca. Tapos un nung pauwi ang kulit sobra nina jan mikes, eski, jeriq at rob. So ngayon grabeng pagod ako. kulang pa ako sa tulog.

Friday, September 16, 2005

optimistic me

We have returned to the real world. Homeworks, long tests, reading assignments, problem sets, articles, news journal and current events quiz. We’re having our workshops again too (the only thing I’ve mentioned that I actually enjoy). Kaya wala na akong time mag-update.

Since I’ve been feeling extremely down and depressed the past two days, I’ve decided to write about the good things that have, are and will be happening. I have to be more optimistic.
Ø First, the abovementioned: eng journ workshop. I’ve missed this so much. Malapit na division so simula na naman kami. Masaya makipagkwentuhan at makipagchikahan habang nagkukunwaring kami ay nagsusulat. Medyo stress reliever din siya.
Ø The extreme greatness of ’07. During the family day, we won first in 3 out of the 4 awards. Model Batch (2nd yr in a row. Iba talaga batch spirit and unity namin. Ang beat ng drums ng ’08 ginagamit naming beat para sa pagcheer namin for those who were playing the games.), cheering (Well, ang galing ng cheerers ng batch. Ang sipag nila. Sobrang galing sumayaw at ang dedicated pa sa practices.) and over-all champion(2nd in 2 games, 1st in 1 game. There were only 3 games. Tas ung mga minention ko pang 2 other awards + 3rd kami sa attendance.) GO ’07!!!
Ø Malapit na ang Metrocon and retreat. Gusto ko na ulit maging extremely high spiritually.
Ø Nakastrike ako sa bowling. Haha. Once in a blue moon.
Ø Nagpicture ako sa Glaxosmith donations at may pagkain sa end.
Ø Nasama ako sa 2nd team kahit na walang funds. Lol.
Ø May pag-asa pa rin ang DLSU na maging top 2 sa UAAP at the end of the elimination round. Yipee!!!
Ø Bumabawi na ako unti-unti sa chem.
Ø special mention to nico naalala ko kasi nung binasa ko blog niya. natuto kami ng napakanakakatuwang kanta sa soc sci. istanbul is constantinopole.
Ø Lastly, God so loved the world that He sent us His only son.

Yan na lang. I think that’s optimistic enough. Count your blessings. God loves you.


Sorry! Isa na naman sa malabong entries ko na walang silbi. Nafeel ko lang isulat.

I don’t know if it applies for all female species but Fatima and I and Ivy in the rare times we get to talk seem to have it. We can’t explain it but we have exteme sensitivity. We feel so we know. Sometimes, I hate it because I don’t know if it’s intuition or merely imagination. God bless us! Because the question as to whether it’s common sense or imagination forming conclusions for us is the hardest question I ever dwell on.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005


this is regarding my post "not another holiday!". i made a mistake. national heroes' day will never fall on a monday because it is scheduled every last sunday of august. this makes the declaration even more pathetic.

Sunday, August 28, 2005

"describe 15 people" thing

Sorry kung gaya gaya pero walang pasok so wala akong magawa. I give credit to the people from whom I got this idea: Ryan & Joji. 16 to kc gusto ko. haha. = )

1.Hindi niya alam pero never ko cya makakalimutan for the rest of my life dahil siya ang taong nagpakilala ng UAAP sa akin. Sa sobrang hilig niya dito, lahat ng tao sa paligid nya nahahawa nya. Isa ako dun kaya ngayon ako ay isang UAAP fanatic. At dahil doon, nagsimula ang appreciation ko for sports.

2.bestfriend ko. Ang katelebabad sessions ko nang sobrang tagal. Tumitigil lang ata kami kapag naalala naming marami pang assignment o kakain na kami ng meal o may ibang gagamit ng telepono. Sobrang understanding at patient kahit na ako ay minsan nagiging unbearable and pathetic.

3.isa ko pang bestfriend. Sobrang talino at bait. Genius ang buong pamilya. Katelebabad ko noon ng madalas.

4.di na kami nagkakausap as often as before. Mukha cyang mataray pero hindi talaga. Sobrang bait at very good listener. Magaling gumawa ng poems at malalim mag-isip. Once, nag-usap kami sa phone at talagang hindi namin binaba. As in pinutol na ng pldt ang pag-uusap namin. lol

5.very deep thinker, is super intelligent and hard-working, can explain views very calmly but they still come out strong, doesn’t give up, makes me & everyone around him feel good about themselves, is a super good friend anyone would want to keep for a very, very long time. And is also a very religious person

6.sobrang makulit at nakakalitong tao pero napakabait naman. Also a great friend I’d like to keep. Genuine & fun to converse with.

7.a person I will never forget because of how different my perception of him/her was from the real person. This person was very honest and opened up to me the very first day we got to talk to each other or second or third (basta sobrang bagong kilala pa lng kami). Has a lot to say about a variety of things., if not the first person, I opened up to in pisay. Sobrang nung first year, siya yung favorite kong kausapin kasi naiintindihan niya yung mga sinasabi ko. may sinabi ako sa kanyang bagay na never ko pang nasabi kahit kanino. A person that proves the saying “silent water runs deep.” Siya ata ang kilala kong pinakamagaling magkeep ng sinabi mo sa kanya to him/herself.

9.the person who was the easiest to invite to the youth camp and was the most excited about it. A great leader & friend. Very intelligent and creative. Pretty ‘to.

10.parang parating diet. Sobrang daming notes sa journ mula pa nung grade 4 siya. Masipag. Mahilig mang-asar pero mabait.

11.sobrang galing na creative writer & journalist. Ang natatanging taong kilala kong nagsabi na madali ang news writing in Filipino. :) sobrang bait. Idol ko ang blog nya.

12.mahal na mahal nya ang journ at passion nya yata ito sa buhay. Masaya. Mahal na mahal nya ang yfc. Idol ko rin sa blogging.

13.religious. Masaya kausap tungkol sa faith. Laging nalilito pero always ends up making a decision anyway.

14.we share the same high and eagerness to bring God to other people in school. A really great friend. Very intelligent and talented. very cheerful and very generous with the resources that he can provide. Masipag, mabait and great friend.

16.the only person that made me feel guilty about not caring and pretending not to know what I knew (lagi ko kasi yang ginagawa. Once lang ako naguilty. Haha.)

Not another holiday!!!

I can’t believe I’m saying this but it’s what I feel at the moment. There are so many things to do yet cannot be accomplished because we don’t have enough time to do so. Is the government starting to implement the planned 4-day work week? I mean we’ve been having holidays galore. In Pisay during busy weeks, holidays often mean going to school without it being official and without subjects because of a need to finish our tasks. Plus to organize a class practice or something would require lots of communication. Yesterday, I think I sent around 50-70 text messages & spent around 12 minutes of calls. I like not having classes but it shouldn’t be that often. We should respect holidays. They have dates so that Filipinos could commemorate events in history on that exact day. I don’t want to do the math so I won’t. But as far as I know, a date does not fall on a Sunday every single year. In fact, it’s not that often. So let’s bear with the fact that sometimes, they would have to fall on a Sunday. If they want commemoration, hold activities that would actually make everyone remember whether it’s a weekday or falls on a weekend. How many people do you think will actually take some time to think of our heroes tomorrow? Our country is in a crisis. We need to work. And we can’t if we keep on taking surprise day-offs so often. I wouldn’t be nagging here if National Heroes’ Day really falls on a Monday. Surprise holidays only destroy the schedule of people who have been planning stuff. Don’t take me the wrong way. I love day-offs. I adore them. They give me extra time to sleep and rest. But right now I think there are more important things than sleep and rest that have to be done.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

La Salle - FEU game

La Salle lost its game against FEU. They gained the lead a couple of times but at the end the Tamaraws managed to maintain their one-point lead. As a see-saw battle was happening, Villanueva, who was coming from the bench heated up and hyped up the tamaraws bringing the score to 70-64 in favor of FEU. Joseph Yeo hit a triple bringing down the lead to 3 points. FEU kept committing turnovers down the stretch keeping DLSU’s chances up. Rizada fouled Maierhoffer hard preventing him from causing a deadlock. He was hurt quite badly that Tang had to be the one to make the free throws. He missed the first but made the second one putting them behind by only one point. As the game was about to end, they committed another one, which gave La Salle possession with FEU leading only by one. Joseph Yeo had to put it up from the 3-point area as he and the rest of his teammates were trapped with only four seconds left in the game. He missed but Maierhoffer had the chance to put the ball back in but the ball hit the ring too strong causing the ball to bounce out.

And that is La Salle’s fate for today. A 70-69 loss against the team they beat in last season’s finals.

But it’s not over ‘till it’s finally over. La Salle will bounce back from that loss, continue playing great basketball and if God wills it, they are going to get the Senior men’s basketball title for the second season in a row. God bless them!!!

Friday, August 19, 2005

stuff that have been happening

I’m posting three entries because I rarely have the chance to update especially since every single day is so hectic. This last week, there were at LEAST three things I had to attend to for the three days. //It would have been five if classes weren’t suspended today and yesterday. I tried to go to two last Monday but I wasn’t able to concentrate in one because I was always looking at the clock and wondering if the other one was starting already. Thus, I performed not badly but not to par as how I should have. Last Tuesday, I went to two as well because we had a short meeting re our plans for YFC in pisay. Last Wednesday, I only attended one. I was already exhausted that day. I don’t think I could have rushed from one place to another. At least, rest day tomorrow. There’s just a need for some review. Tas cluster meeting naming sa gabi. Yippee. On Saturday, two activities na naman. I just realized that the title in one of my past entries ‘busy week or weekend’ or something isn’t appropriate because I can say that for every single week or weekend. E di pare-pareho na lang title ko each week. But I’m thankful because extra-curricular stuff keep me sane. //Totoo pa ba ‘to? Haha. Sane pa ba ako?!

As for my academics, parang ang low talaga ng performance ko sa first quarter. Ang tamad ko at paeasy-easy lang ako. Nagsisispag lang ako ‘pag feel ko. This is the reason why I’m not expecting much because I know I haven’t put up my best effort. Of course, I’m still praying hard that my grades wouldn’t be really bad. I’m trying to catch up this quarter. I’m doing homework at home and doing my best to manage my time. I realized that this is the only possible thing I can do to keep up with the demands of third year. I hope I can keep it up for the entire quarter or the entire year.

this SY's sectioning

I want to comment about this year’s sectioning. I know we’re already done with the first quarter but I’m starting to gain insight on these stuff. My batchmates were saying that people in last year’s sections were more or less the same in character or their personalities complimented each other. I did not think this was true as I entered and even as I left Jasmin. But now that I’m in Beryllium, those ideas might actually be true. In Jasmin, we had responsible people & not so responsible ones, good leaders & good followers, hard-working directors & amazing actors, quiet people & active people, science inclined individuals & humanities experts, sports enthusiasts, and funny people & dramatic people. We even had those who tried to be funny and really made us laugh and those who were really just naturally entertaining. Not included in the list is basketball because almost every single guy in Jasmin loved basketball. They are married to the ball & the court. With that, everyone had their own turns at being the star or the great one because we all had different inclinations. We were all given the chance to help one another because each one of us had an unstated but evident and important role to play in the class. In my view, there weren’t any serious clashes in personality. The greatness of one illuminated the talent of another. I do not think there is one adjective that could describe each and every member of Jasmin. The class was just so diverse that it made everyday a unique experience to look forward to.

I wish I could say the same thing about Beryllium but I do not understand the class well yet. I agree with what Nico said in his blog. The people in Be are genuine. I do not see people who have pretensions or are trying to be who they’re not. Everybody is just open and I guess that’s good. Our personalities might not really compliment each other but I think it’s the same thing for each and every third year section. We just have to try to help each other attain our goals. And so far, Be seems to be a fun section. People are so bubbly(synonymous to noisy and hyper-active, only it sounds better). We are getting along just fine. There are some problems but they’re erased. It may not be smooth sailing but we’re adapting pretty well. I know that the individuals in Beryllium will somehow learn how to work as one and function as an efficient cluster. I do not know what lies ahead for us this year but I’m glad I’d be spending it with Beryllium because I can not imagine myself in any other section. //Ang drama ng part na to ha?! Dapat matouch kyo Be, haha.

And btw, tama din si rob when he said that ang maganda sa be ay yung mga taong makikilala mo, yung individuals.

ABS-CBN studio tour

We (for most of us to say the least) had our premiere on national TV a while ago. Haha. We had a studio tour at ABS where we viewed various studios and watched Wowowee. : p Everything is so much larger on TV. That explains why people are fatter when seen on television. Considering that a lot of artists seem so thin on TV, I could only imagine how thin they really are. Anyway, we enjoyed. It was Eng Journ bonding. It probably isn’t really considered bonding but it was the first time we went out as a group so I could probably call it that. We saw the ASAP & Game KNB studios which were incredibly smaller than I thought. All the others were fine I guess. I don’t expect news studios to be really big anyway. We went to Gerry’s afterwards.

I’m having fun in Eng Journ especially in the training. Ang sayang kasama nila ray2, ben, ryan and henson. Pati pala ni ate val. Ma’am Jams, thanks for being so patient with us and teaching us despite our laziness and hard-headedness. :p

Saturday, July 23, 2005

a nice song

Here’s a song I’d like to share with everyone. You can listen to it by clicking on the title of the song. I really like it. It’s a pretty song. Hihi.

Because Of You
Kelly Clarkson

I will not make the same mistakes that you did
I will not let myself
Cause my heart so much misery
I will not break the way you did,
You fell so hard
I've learned the hard way
To never let it get that far

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

I lose my way
And it's not too long before you point it out
I cannot cry
Because you know that's weakness in your eyes
I'm forced to fake
A smile, a laugh everyday of my life
My heart can't possibly break
When it wasn't even whole to start with

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I find it hard to trust not only me, but everyone around me
Because of you
I am afraid

I watched you die
I heard you cry every night in your sleep
I was so young
You should have known better than to lean on me
You never thought of anyone else
You just saw your pain
And now I cry in the middle of the night
For the same damn thing

Because of you
I never stray too far from the sidewalk
Because of you
I learned to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt
Because of you
I try my hardest just to forget everything
Because of you
I don't know how to let anyone else in
Because of you
I'm ashamed of my life because it's empty
Because of you
I am afraid

Because of you
Because of you

a long entry caused by the knowledge of a long weekend ahead

I wrote this yesterday:

I’m super happy. a 3-day weekend. Woohoo! Thanks to the SONA and those people who plan to rally(though I really don’t like these people), we don’t have classes. See how much interruption they’re doing. Whatever! I have no plans of writing anything about my views on Philippine politics because that probably will be a long and unappealing blob of words. I guess that’s what Eng Journ does to a person. It makes you think about what’s happening around you because a journalist can’t can’t care but you can’t be biased anyway. So enough of that. Going back to what I’m really saying. There’s a three-day weekend and there’s really not much to do. I already submitted my 2 articles a while ago. The proogies training for tomorrow is cancelled. Tomorrow, there’s a chapter meeting, CTK youth mass and my dad has 2 talks. That’s probably all. The only things I have to do for Tuesday are study for the Chem long test and buy a pig’s heart for our dissection. Those 2 aren’t much so I’m really looking forward to rest, rest and more rest. And one more thing, I’m finally going to touch my copy of Bamboo in the Wind.

Now, the sad parts. Guess what. I’m going to write a bunch of stuff no one would probably understand but who cares. I’ve been planning to write these stuff for quite some time but I’m not able to because there’s never enough time.

(1) I think I’m too insecure. I always think people are out to get me. I’m never confident enough about myself. I always think that what I’m doing is pathetic. I think people don’t like me. What’s up with that? Am I not supposed to be happy with what God has given me? I mean it’s not that I don’t notice the blessings because I do. I’m thankful that I’m living a better life than most Filipinos. I’m studying in a good school without having to pay. I get paid to study. I have a relationship with God. I have friends. I’m in YFC which is an ultimately nice thing. I have parents who are very kind and understanding. See?! I could go on forever but I never seem to be happy. I know all that but I still feel sad sometimes and I know that’s wrong. So don’t you think I have a big problem. 1. I’m insecure. 2. I’m insecure about being insecure. How terrible is that?!

(2)La Salle has been loosing but I’m not really that depressed about it right now. 2 games pa lang naman yung talo e. It’s not like those will cost them the championship. Hindi pa naman so k lng.

(3) I’m the laziest procrastinator in all of mankind. I procrastinate badly and I’m still lazy while doing it. That’s probably the reason why I’m stressed all the time. I seriously need to develop good study habits before it’s too late.

Ok?! That’s enough complaining for me. A lightning bolt my suddenly strike me. Baka pagalitan na ko ni God. Sabihin niya I need a reality check. That’s all for now.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

ano ba naman to

eto lang gusto kong sabihin. 12:50 na ng umaga at ito pa ang mga kailangan ko gawin at tapusin: 2 chem lab reps, str abstract thing, filipino descriptive essay, read newspaper for eng journ current events quiz, answer soc sci gk's assigned to me and fix the stuff i have to bring for swimming & soc sci presentation tom.

thus, i'm tired and this is becoming a daily routine so i seriously have to do something about this. God bless us all!!!

Monday, July 11, 2005

busy weekend


My cousins, uncles and aunts went to the house. We went swimming.

Tapos of course the highlight of the day: ADMU-DLSU game. Sobrang hindi ko pinanood. Mga a total of 2 ¼ quarters lng napanood ko. I can’t believe myself. E pano naman kasi, sobrang tambak ng Ateneo. Sorry! Pero siyempre mas exciting kung close fight diba?! Ang galling pa rin ng La Salle. They could still score even without Cardona. They still have their trademark defense. I really admire Coach Franz Pumaren. He picked up his 100th win that day in only 7 seasons and 1 game. I mean that’s an average of 14 wins per season. That’s big considering a team gets a maximum of 20 games per season. That would be extreme conditions like you were tied with a team after eliminations, you defeat a twice to beat team in the semis, you go through 3 finals games. So sobrang galling talaga ni Coach Franz! What a way to gain his 100th win. what a coach to win his 100th game against and what team to win his 100th game against.

ANIMO LA SALLE!!! Prove everyone wrong and win another UAAP men’s seniors bball title.



BBSC Team Building. This is one event I didn’t mind missing the opening of the 68th season of the UAAP for. We had activities in separate groups and some as a whole. My groupmates were Ed, Ivy, Karizz and Redg. I love my group! Go group 2!!! It was a group wherein everybody played a part. Walang pabigat or paspecial or tamad sa group namin. Lahat kami game. I love my group mates talaga!!!

I thought we were going to get really dirty. As in magiging brown na yung buong shirt ko pero buti naman hindi. Natalsikan lang ng konting mud yung pants and of course nadumihan yung shoes pero that was it. Oh ya! By Sunday Morning, yung part ng body from my waist down sobrang sakit. Ngayon, masakit pa rin lower extremities ko. My gosh!

I don’t want to give the details coz others might experience it and not enjoy it as much because they wouldn’t be surprised. Say ko lang: BUHAY AKO!!!! Woohoo!!! Grabe! I’m not too heavy after all. Mwahaha!

I definitely learned a lot from the entire afternoon. We had fun and at the same time were able to pick up things that are crucial for us to become better people and people who can work with and for others. I can’t wait for the next BBSC activities.



For only the second time in my life, I experienced a class gimik. I know second time. Ang labo noh?! E, wala naman kasing nagpaplano sa iba kong classes before e. But im not complaining. Madalas pa naman ako walang pera. We went to Promenade(greenhills) with Nico, Rob, Jeriq, Paul, Jao, Kimer, Lara, Joanne, Keisee, Kat., nico’s brother & Ma’am Jams. After buying our tickets, we(the girls) ate at Teriyaki Boy while the guys were left in the arcade. Sobrang minadali naming yung pagkain kasi magstastart na yung movie at tinatawagan na ni Nico si Kimer so halos linunok na lang ni Lara yung food niya kasi last dumating yung order niya. Tapos tumakbo kami papuntang theater. Kakakain lang naming nun. We watched Fantastic 4. It didn’t exactly have lots of content but it was ok and the fact that I was with classmates made it better. Tas the fun part(for me at least) was the picture taking. Para kaming mga baliw. They were imitating the poses of the characters in the movie posters. Sabi nga ni Ma’am Jams: Para kayong hindi taga-Maynila. Hehe. Ayun. I had to go home early because we were having a cluster meeting at SSJ. So yun. Umalis na ko. Sayang! Hindi ako nakastay for dinner. Maybe next time. I’m sure maraming next time kasi mahilig yata lumabas classmates ko. Hihi.

Monday, July 04, 2005

the keys to my heart daw

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when your partner is patient and never willing to give up on you.

You'd like to your lover to think you are optimistic and happy.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was insecure and in constant need of reassurance.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something that will confine you. You are afraid of marriage.

In this moment, you think of love as commitment. Love only works when both people are totally devoted.

hindi totoo na i'm afraid of marriage! promise!

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Life's like that??!!

I’m tired. That’s all I can say. School has been extremely exhausting for both the body and the brain. Tonight, I have to finish the ff: Eng Journ News Journal, Eng Journ SW and Soc Sci SW. Then, study for: Bio Long Test and Eng Journ Quiz.

I guess 2nd year isn’t hard enough. There still has to be 3rd yr. I now realize that a tired brain is worse than a tired body. This year, I’ve been going home stressed. I go home having no energy whatsoever to do anything at all. But I don’t have a choice. So the only thing I can say is: May God bless us all and the people who set the fumigation date on Friday. I seriously need a break.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Coach Carter

I can't believe how great this movie is. I'm not sure if it's still being shown in cinemas. But if still is, go watch it if you haven't. If it isn't anymore, wait for the release of the video. buy, borrow or whatever. You just have to watch it. It's now my favorite movie of all time. I cried so much while watching it. haha. here's my take on it:

The movie's strength is it's emotional impact on the audience. The movie doesn't exactly have the best actors but it doesn't matter because the story is enough to make the movie great. If you come to think of it, this is a movie based on real people's lives. You don't need people who can cry a river when prompted by the director in every sad situation. You just need people who can relate to human emotion and basically just know how it is to be human. there are quite a number of important characters and most of them are black so you might get a bit mixed up as to who's who. but later on in the movie, everything will be clear enough for you. the movie's pretty long but for a good movie, i don't mind. The background music will all be pretty much raps but don't worry the noise doesn't cover or get mixed up with the sounds of the voices. But overall, nothing else will matter because u get a lot of insight after watching this film.

The movie tells us that we shouldn't let events or even our current state dictate what we can be or will be. We can always aim for better lives. And as long as we try, whether we win or fail in the eyes of others, it doesn't matter because as Coach Carter said, "you have reached the ever elusive victory from within."

So here's my favorite line(more of paragraph) in the movie:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. Our playing small does not serve the world. There is no light in shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us. It's in everyone. And as we shine, we unconciously give other people the permission to do the same. As we are liberated, our presence automatically liberates others." **clap*** Sorry if there might be a few wrong words in that but that's the main idea.

Monday, June 20, 2005

a little bit of basketball

i finally started watching nba. it's so much fun when it's the finals already because the games are so seldom. but since classes started, i haven't watched much tv. i mean who would have time for tv. 3rd yr is so stressful. I don't get as much homework, i get more breaks but i just feel so tired when i get home. maybe it's because of the brain work required this year.

going back to what i should be talking about in this entry, here it goes:


Mark Cardona is PBL Unity Cup 2005’s Most Valuable Player. A great achievement before he goes to the pro’s. The people who were congratulating him kept mentioning ngayon naging MVP ka na. They’re probably pertaining to UAAP 67 where he almost had it but lost to Arwind Santos in the race. Well, this time he defeated Santos(Unity Cup 2004’s & UAAP 67’s MVP) and Jondan Salvador(last PBL Open Championship’s MVP) and Anthony Washington(mwahaha. Hmmm… Now, who is going to be the PBA draft top pick?)


This is a much anticipated game. I can't imagine any collegiate basketball fan not going nuts over the 2 games to be held at this showdown. It's a fundraiser for both schools' athletics departments, LSGH Night School & The Philippine Red Cross. The players will be former Archers & Eagles from the earliest days of the 2 schools' rivalry. It's going to be at the Araneta Coliseum. But if you don't have the money for this, the ever so amazing Studio 23 is going to televise it. Woohoo!!! I love ABS-CBN Sports!!! Telecast will start at 1.

If you want more details, visit:

*There are a lot more articles about that around :)

Friday, June 03, 2005

a new school year ahead

Yesterday, re-orientation ng 07 sa school. It was very short because we didn’t follow the schedule. I saw the Jasmin people who I will really, really, really miss. Sumali pala si Shower sa TKO nung Wednesday. Sayang! Di ko napanood. Mga Be magparamdam na kayo. 19 pa lang ang nakalista. Kulang pa ng probably around 9-11.

Reaction ko sa teachers & sked ng Be:
1.Masaya kasi teacher namin si Ma’am Jams. Woohoo!!!
2.The rest of the teachers, k lng. May 1 lang akong di gusto kasi mas gusto ko yung 1 pang teacher in that subject pero ano naman magagawa ko. Maybe magaling din naman ung teacher namin.
3.Tapos may quiz na kaagad sa Math on Monday. 1st subject pa naman namin. Kailangan ko na tuloy mag-aral.
4.Ang aga ng uwi naming in some days. Mwahaha…
5.Ang luwag ng schedule namin. Maninibago sigurado kami kasi sanay na kami na walang butas sa schedule.
6.Maganda schedule ng PE namin kaya masaya. I have to work on my swimming pa naman.
7.The schedule of Beryllium’s(I haven’t seen the other sections’) main purpose is to remove any fat in the bodies of the students in the class. Puro akyat, baba at lipat ng building.
8.And my adviser is a Chem teacher which is good. Last year Ma’am Cardenas, who was teaching the lone 2 unit subject in 2nd yr, was my adviser. Ngayon adviser ko 2 unit subject ulit ang tinuturo. Kaya mas madaling magpatulong & magconsult.

We were also able to talk to Sir Martz! nice! I also bought a pair of earrings from Maisie. They’re pretty.

Tas may dilemma ako. I don’t know which elective to take. Sabi pwede naman daw 2 so maybe I’ll take 2 kasi I’m interested in 5. The 5 electives are
(1)Eng Journ-I don't think I’m a very talented writer but I love doing it so I think I’ll enjoy this one. Plus I want to be part of the Science Scho next year.
(2)Lab Tech-I think people who take this one will have an advantage in Bio & STR. I also like lab activities like the stuff we did nung 3rd-4th qtr last yr sa bio. And it will also be very useful in our future careers(science course na talaga ako)
(3)Robotics-Duh! Who wouldn’t be interested? I think Pisay is the only school that offers this & masaya talagang matuto nito.
(4)Food Science-It’s one field of Science which is very appealing to me at the moment. I’m consideringstudying a course related to this kaya gusto ko. (don’t think this is an achievement kasi sobrang daming course na kino-consider ko)
(5)Pop Law-I’ve always been interested. I wanted to be a lawyer before entering Pisay. Since it is most likely that this doesn’t push through, at least may konti akong malalaman.

What elective/s do you think I should take? Help!!!

Back to the orientation…. May sobrang nakakainis today.

Meron akong nalaman kanina na nagpafeel guilty sakin. I mean wala akong ginawang masama pero may mga bagay na hindi ko ginawa. Well, la na ko magagawa dun. May God bless all of us na lang.

Kaya ngayon hindi masyado maganda pakiramdam ko. And the fact that it’s time to go back to the tons of work load doesn’t help. I desperately need to attend a YFC meeting. Hihi. Pangpagaan ng feeling e. I can’t believe I didn’t become active much earlier. (Wait! Active na ba ko?!) Nauna pa ko maging active sa Pisay. Btw, good luck pala sa camp this weekend. I’m so sad I couldn’t go(especially since ung venue nila ngayon ang venue ng camp ko & before the 1st day of classes din yung camp ko noon (“,)) kasi I’m still not prepared for the official start of school. God bless!!!

Monday, May 30, 2005

SUMMIT + other things

Last Saturday, I attended YFC Metro Manila's Summer Mission Training(SUMMIT) held at (the great)St. Paul College, Pasig. It was lots of fun. I was there as part of Pisay-HS base so I joined West B but I also saw our heads in Central A there.:) Si Ate Aida lang yung kasama kong Pisay dun. La kasi yung iba e. mwahaha. Well, o cge nandun din sina Kuya James & Ate Claire. Pero mga graduate na yung 3 e. hihi. We talked about our plans for this year. We discussed how to make our schools grow and at the same time try to go out to other high schools. Excited na ko magstart yung school year. I hope it will be a fruitful one for Pisay YFC. :)

The only thing I was sad about was I didn't get to attend our chapter meeting because of the SUMMIT. :'(

Harbour centre...
well, i wasn't able to watch any of their games against granny goose. they lost in both games resulting to their elimination in the pbl unity cup 2005. they just wasted their efforts during the entire elimination round. but i'm not going to dwell on the past. as if, may magagawa pa ko. hihintayin ko na lang next uaap season. ANIMO LA SALLE!!!

I watched yung parang All-Star game ng PBA yesterday. Nakakatuwa kasi mga retired na sila pero ang gagaling pa rin nila mag-basketball. Tapos parang daling-dali pa rin sila magshoot. Ang saya. La lng.

Friday, May 27, 2005

rockwell & enrollment

Last wednesday, my friends & i went to rockwell. La lng. Sort of birthday something ko. Ang advanced ba?! We ate lunch, window shopped, bumili ng konting stuff, nag-arcade & nag-coffee. We were suppose to watch a movie pero wala naman kaming gusto na movie. Ang saya. I would love to post pictures pero ang bangag ng mga itsura namin kaya huwag na lang.

Then yesterday, I went to school to enroll. Super kinakabahan ako kasi late na kami dumating sa school. As in mga 2:15 na. Pero sobrang bilis pala mag-enroll pag late. It practically just took me around 30-45 minutes. Last year, I arrived at around 9:30 in the morning. Natapos ako mga 2 pm na. Ewan ko kung mas organized lng ung pisay this year. Be section ko. Konti pa lang kilala ko na Be(Nagsimula na naman ang section posting sa Pisay07). So far, wala namang di ko gusto maging classm8. Pero i'm really going to miss jasmin. Waaaah! Sobrang kinalat ata kami(nakakatakot daw kaming magkakasama. lol). Tapos ang bigat nung books! Last yr dn naman pero parang mas marami atang hard bound this yr. Yun lang. See you guys on june 2.

Friday, May 20, 2005

the day i watched a pbl game live

Yesterday, my sister, brother & i went to LSGH to watch the pbl games. We almost didn't go but we ended up doing so. Buti na lang. We arrived there at the start of the 2nd game: Harbour Centre vs. Montana Pawnshop. Humabol yung harbour at the 3rd pero nung 4th, montana started piling up points again. too bad. trend pa naman ng qtr scoring from 1st-3rd, pataas ung harbour. pababa ung jewels. pero hindi na ganun nung 4th qtr. so yun. harbour lost. go nenaco. so w/ around a minute left in the game, bumaba kami ng bleachers. pumunta kami malapit sa bench nung harbour since my sister & brother wanted lots of pics. but they lost & we were in the wrong area kasi sa kabilang side yung locker rooms. But since our dad wasn't there yet, we stayed inside the gym. My sister didn't want to leave w/out pictures. Kaya nakipicture kami kay beau canlas who was really nice. So when the players started coming out from the locker rooms, we asked if we could take pictures w/ them. Mwahaha. Parang baliw noh? Pero masaya naman kaya k lng. So here are the pictures:

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watching the game...

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the agony of defeat

he was so nice. he even talked to us after taking pictures. nag-advertise din siya ng studio 23. he was really sooo nice that hindi na ko nahiyang magpapicture dun sa players.

w/ christian luanzon who was very cheerful(i'm not sure why he came out of the locker rm because he didn't play anyway) & espiritu saying bye to him

w/ gaco who was still able to joke around even if they lost(he's also really kind. archer e. mwahaha.)

w/ alex compton who was as nice as always

w/ gabby espinas who was excited to leave but still took pictures w/ us.

w/ bugia who was nicer than la(taliwas sa dati kong akala) & who made me feel really short

w/ magnum membrere na sobrang bait din. mabait din pala eagles. lol. hindi ako sobrang nangliit w/ him compared to the other players.

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w/ gatumbato who was chatting with the people there. he was really very nice. siya yung 2nd to the last na matapos maligo. or lumabas lng siguro. last si la.

So yun. Too bad cardona left through another exit(acc. to magnum & gatumbato). We almost had pics w/ coach tonichi yturri(he was so tall!!! sobra!!!) & la pero nagloko yung camera w/ them more than w/ anyone else. actually hindi naman masyado kay la e, nagmamadali lang siya kasi nandun na dad & mom nya. & yup. the camera was taking quite some time to take the pics so yung mga kasama ko sa pics mababait & patient.

i really enjoyed it even if harbour lost :'( it took me lots of guts to ask to have pics with them kasi shy nga ako but my sister who is super confident was there so it was much easier.

and yah. magdadagdad pa ko ng mga kwento sa mga napansin ko dun sa game. sana sipagin ako. hihi.

hosting kids

Earlier this week, a few of the ssj & some meralco cfc members hosted kids who attended the IKV(International Kids Village). These kids were frome Cagayan de Oro.

For the 1st 2 nights, we had only 2 girls with us, Anggie & Yena. They were pretty quiet but I just kept on talking with them. Mwahaha. My talkative nature is coming out.(Actually, it doesn't need to come out) Anyway, they were very nice & behaved which made it easier to host them. Wed, we went to rockwell to go around. They were loosening up a little since I guess they were excited to go home that evening.

That aftenoon, I decided to go with my dad, my tito & tito cesar(who were in 3 different cars. yup. there were 18 of them. 16 kids, 2 yfc, 2 coordinators) to the pier.

These were the kids in the car w/ us:
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When we arrived in Super Ferry's area, there was a ship. they were suppose to go down when somebody said that the ship for CDO left at 3 pm. We arrived there at 6 pm because the group thought that their ship was leaving at 8pm(Longer story if i include why so wag na lng). While the cars were parked, i was able to talk to jobert(the yfc dude who joined them), kookie(the yfc girl) and the KFC girls. Maingay pala yung 2 naming hinost. Lol. & kinausap ako ni princess who was so cute. She was talking to me in Bisaya. Then, her ates told her to speak in Tagalog. hihi. The girls weren't complaining at all. The 2 YFC people only worried because they will have a youth camp this weekend & both of them will serve. The guy is the camp servant. Since it will take them 2 days & 2 nights to reach Cagayan de Oro, if they had left last wed, they would arrive home on friday at around 12nn. But since they will be riding the next ship(thurs, 10 pm), they would be late because they'd be arriving saturday afternoon.

That night, we had 4 kids staying with us.

To cut the long story short, I just wanted to say that those kids were pretty inspiring. They didn't complain. They just said that God will make a way. I remember that somehow we complained during the ILC for the bus delay. Our wait was nothing compared to theirs. Pero yun. Wala alng nakakatuwa sila. Just wanted to share. Hosting them was pretty fulfilling as it is a way of serving God & learning as well.

Saturday, May 14, 2005


Last night, I attended the Gabi ng Kantahan para sa Gawad Kalinga. It was fun. I mean I always enjoy concerts dedicated to the Lord. Astig din yung praisefest. Umextra pa kami. Hihi. Nagsasayaw kami dun sa harap, sa baba ng stage. I’m not sure why the audience didn’t stand up except sa mga 2-3 songs but who cares. Hihi. I enjoyed it. Galing ng mga YFC dancers. Hihi. Yun lng. Just enjoyed. I love worship sooooo much. Looking forward to the next YFC meeting.

Harbour Centre

Harbour just defeated Nenaco – San Beda. They were actually expected to do so. Cardona didn’t play a lot. I mean he wasn’t needed because the game was under control most of the time. They probably need him more for their game against Montana. But that didn’t mean he didn’t perform well but he was under his averages. Pero ok lng. Gaco was player of the game!!! Cardona was so happy for him. He even stood up from his seat to leave Gaco in the spotlight. Lol. Then, he continued congratulating him again. Mendoza also acknowledged him. And Bugia hit him twice at the back with his water bottle. I guess that’s his way of congratulating Gaco. Or his way of hurting him dahil gusto niya siya ang maging player of the game. Hehe. Basketball players definitely have weird ways of doing things.

You might think that I should worry about the NBA playoffs more. But I like amateur basketball better. Lol. It's much more fun than watching super skilled & super galing players(but I watch the pros occassionally). Parang amateur basketball players need more effort. La lng. That's just me. Hihi.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

A whole bunch of stuf...

i went to school yesterday for the bbsc orientation. it was fun. puro kami 07. there were only 2 06's pero sabi ni sir ed mga 18 daw ang 06. looks like the incoming seniors are very busy with their UPCAT review. tapos yun. wala lang. it was just nice to see my batchmates again. boring na kasi ng summer e so im really looking forward to next school year. and im also excited for the fop. wala lang. kahit anong activity actually excited na ko e.

i miss my parents. they went to singapore & indonesia. they'll be back on saturday. 2 tulog na lng. lol.

regarding ai, anthony's out. i think tama naman yung top 3. but anthony's really nice & i think he's great too but i think vonzell, carrie & bo are better.

pbl... harbour centre takes solo 2nd. yipee!!! mac cardona had 2 cuts but he's alright. he always is. he's such a star that tj & boom were talking about his head band. i think bugia mentioned it to him too but who knows. i was just reading lips. he's so great a player that nothing can stop him. despite the many times i've seen eagles & archers working together, i still am amazed by what i see. well, weird ako e. ang galing kaya. naaamaze ako pag nakikita kong nag-aappear, naghuhug(short while lang kasi baka iba isipin ng ibang tao), nagbubump(whatever you call it) & nagkwekwentuhan & nagkukulitan sila. go harbour! hope they make it to the finals! malay mo sila pa mag-champion :)

ya... i guess that's it. i'm so bored that everything i'm writing is utterly senseless & uninteresting but ganun e...

Monday, May 09, 2005

Hail to the people with the most difficult job in the world!

They always have time for the family no matter how busy they are. They’re the perfect listeners and they have a way of knowing how we feel. They are considerate and always want to give us the best things in life. They make us feel loved. They also cooks great food. She’s mom!

So to all the moms in the world, you guys are the greatest and thank you for being there.

To my mom, I love you sooooo much! I can’t imagine not having you by my side. You are always there to inspire me. Despite your super exhausting job, you always have time for us. You’re one of the most generous people I know. You always give & you love with all your heart! Thanks for listening to me(that’s really very hard as I like talking a lot) and for everything else! May God bless you with all your heart’s desires! Mwah!

And since I think the people who would be reading this(that would be you) aren’t moms yet, just thank your mom and it doesn’t have to be mother’s day for you to remember how great she is & everything she’s done for you :) That’s why this entry is 1 day late. lol.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Youth Camp

I’m still high after the youth camp. I mean who wouldn’t be. It was fun to have the opportunity to evangelize 24 new soldiers for Christ. But as ate Amanda said in her blog, tiring is an understatement. I mean I couldn’t even imagine how tired she was as Team head. I know that all youth camps are tiring because we give our all but when the world’s antagonist intereferes(more than its usual everyday annoying terrible role) , it really becomes so draining because we have to give more. But despite how exhausted the entire service team was after the camp, it was really fulfilling. We were doing God’s work and because of that, the camp was still successful. No matter what happens, God is always stronger and he never abandons his servants.

We (the service team and our heads) also had each other. I think everyone did their part to help each other deal with everything. Everyone’s determination & heart for service were amazing and inspiring. Kuya Francis, ate Amanda, kuya Lawrence & Mela hats off to you! And thanks to those 4 + Doms, ate Kia & ate Dea for helping me out Saturday night. Pam, ur a really fun person to work with. Pia, Donna, Danielle, Mara, Liz, Ate Nia & Camille, wala lng. Kayo ang pinaka “nakakatuwa” na discussion grp na nasalihan ko. Minsan super hyper. Minsan sobrang speechless. Hihi. Ysh, Abby & Danielle(my dearest roommates), saya nyong kasama.

It also felt real great to know that the participants enjoyed. And of course it was also time spent with the cluster which is always nice.

Welcome to the 24 new YFC members! We look forward to working with you in our service to God and neighbor.

P.S. To those who weren’t able to come, sayang! You guys missed the fun. Your loss. Hihi. But not to worry, promise di ko kayo titigilan hanggang magpunta kayo! Until we’re all really old. Hihi.

more test results

Sorry! I’m really addicted to quizzes! So I’m gonna be sharing lots of quiz results in this blog. Hihi.

What Kind of Cool Are You?

Clarisse, you're Calm, Cool, and Collected

Do your friends like to lean on your shoulder? Ask you for advice in life and love? Put you on speed-dial for emergencies? We bet they do. You're as balanced as they come. When it comes to making decisions, you're not afraid to take the time to weigh your options carefully in order to make the right choice. And it takes more than a few obstacles to rattle your cool head.

The good news is that you've also got lots of heart, and you make sure that people know that you always have their backs. There's almost nothing more important to you than the people in your life, so being a support to them is the coolest thing around. Just like you.

Are You a Natural Leader?

Congratulations, you're a real leader! Your leadership skills are quite strong, so don't be afraid to step up to the plate when problems need solving — you'll do great. You've got a solid combination of positive leadership traits — from organizational skills to communication ability. These talents make you a great resource in the workplace, someone people can look to for guidance and direction. Still, there are a few things you might need to work on. To brush up on the different components of leadership, check out your scores below:

Let's get it together! Your organizational skills need a little work. Keeping things in the right place means you can move more quickly, making you more efficient and productive at work. So no matter what kind of career you're pursuing, the ability to keep yourself (and your work space) organized lets you spend your time on what's really important — working.

Do it once, and make it count! Since you're the poster child for workplace efficiency and follow-through, that could be your motto. You have a keen understanding of how work works, and you know how to make things happen — which translates into excellent leadership potential. While others are still spinning their wheels, you've sped off, leaving skid marks behind you.

Go, team, go! Your sense of teamwork is so strong you're practically out on the field doing cheers. Which is great — the ability to communicate and work closely with others is essential to good leadership. Team-building skills are the foundation of all interactions with your co-workers and can set the tone at work. So give yourself a pat on the back — your talent in this area gives you a real leadership edge.

You could use a confidence boost! To move forward at work, it's essential that you be able to take on new roles and responsibilities. When you feel sure of yourself, you can concentrate on the task at hand instead of just worrying about potential failures. Keep all your strengths in mind, and use them to your advantage.

Hihi. Cheering. I love doing that. With regards to confidence, I really think I need more. Oh yah! Though I try to be organized all the time, I’m not very good at it.

Are You an Optimist or a Pessimist?

Congratulations! You're the eternal optimist, a regular "Sunshine Day" of a person. When it rains, you think about how good the water is for the flowers and trees rather than how wet you're getting. More likely to trust someone than not, you always see the good in people. Sure, that opens you up for a few let-downs, but that's okay — your great attitude will help you deal with them if and when they come. In the long run, it doesn't really matter at all; everything's going to be all right! You like meeting new people and thoroughly enjoy their companionship. In a nutshell, you just don't dwell on small failures — you learn from your mistakes and do your best to make everyone around you happy to be alive. Keep it up!
I’m not very sure about this. Though I really tend to look at the bright side most of the time, I’m also a worrier. And I like dwelling on the past coz I like thinking about what I did so much. But maybe, I’m still more optimistic than a pessimist.

Inkblot test

Clarisse, your subconscious mind is driven most by Love

Your instinct to love and be loved is rooted very deeply in your subconscious and affects most of the decisions you make in life — whether you are aware of it or not.

You inspire people to experience their true feelings of love and act kindly towards others. You also value your personal relationships more than most people.

Your unique capacity to love may be greater than those around you, which means you may have more to give in relationships than your friends or romantic partners do.

Your psyche is very rich; the more you learn about it, the more you will understand who you really are.

What's Your Superpower?

Stop the clock! Your inner superpower is TIMETRAVEL! Your answers show a keen sense of insight for all the mysteries of time. Whether you enjoy reminiscing about thepast or find yourself lost in thoughts of the future, your energies definitely point away from the present. Maybe you're mere seconds ahead or behind the rest of us, but you could also be days or even years out of sync. Your unique position in time and space gives you a wider perspective on daily events and makes you an especially wise person. You're probably a great planner. And since time is yours to play with, it's almost a given that you manage it well. If you haven't yet taken a trip through the fourth dimension, you're in for the ride of your life. Don't delay! Visit the future. Fix the past. And when you come across a very special moment, make it last as long as you like.

Which Prom Dress is Right for You?

Clarisse, you need a dress that makes you an Earth Angel

A romantic at heart, your prom dress should make you feel like you're in another dimension, preferably a heavenly one. Your look is radiant and lovely, whether you create it with ruffles, lace, jewels, or layers upon layers of chiffon. Above all, you just want to feel beautiful and completely transformed for the special night.

Even though you get your inspiration from above, you know that your angelic appearance has to be comfortable here on earth, so you're happy to strike a balance between fashion and ease. Heaven sent? You'll be sure to find something that is.

hihi. I want a pretty prom dress. Haha.

What's Your Fantasy Island?

Clarisse, your fantasy island is St. Lucia

Indulgence — that's your focus when considering the perfect island getaway. That's why a luxurious Caribbean gem like St. Lucia is right for you. After all, it's a vacation — what better time to indulge every whim? Can't you just hear the steel drums as you delight in spa treatments or have cocktails served on the beach? Or maybe you'd rather shop the day away and splurge on a fancy seafood dinner? Whatever your extravagances, you find that pampering yourself is the best way to let go of stress and revitalize for the road ahead.

With your style and elegance, you expect the very best from yourself and others — and St. Lucia is just the relaxing, pampering place to give you what you want. Live it up!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

test results

I’ve been taking internet test & quizzes recently. Ang saya kasi e. Here are some of the results I got:

From Tickle:

Clarisse, based on your responses, your top career area is Math and Science

Careers in this field often demand that you enjoy thinking analytically, have strong reasoning skills and the ability to approach a problem from a variety of angles. You're not content to just question — you're motivated to test your ideas to see if they are right. Even if it's not a common perception, people who enjoy the Math and Sciences are highly imaginative and intuitive.

I was shocked by this! Pero kahit hindi ko top career area ang Math and Science, yan din naman ang kahihinatnan(tama ba?!) ko. Hihi! Sabi ng contract eh! (Masunurin akong bata & may utang na loob ako sa tax payers of the Philippines. hihi. Ang drama.).

Clarisse, the right jobs for you would allow you to be
Strategic and Creative

As a Strategic type, you want to be able to express yourself and your ideas through work. Sure there's a time and place for rules and procedures, but when a good thought strikes you, you don't want it to be boxed into one way of thinking. You're willing to go outside the rules if there's a chance that the risk will reap big rewards.

You are stronger than most when it comes to generating ideas. And because of this, it might sometimes feel easier to take on all aspects of a job yourself instead of wasting time explaining it to someone else who might not "get it" like you do. But because you have so many ideas and are willing to take on so much, you might find that you sometimes have trouble finishing every project you start.

Your diplomacy and adaptability make you a valuable asset. But your need to feel invested in a company that allows you to express your original ways of thinking will ultimately impact how happy you are in the workplace.

hmmm… medyo mas nakakagulat to. Because I don’t think I’m creative. I guess I have lots of ideas but most of the time, I don’t know how to do them. Plus, I follow almost all rules to the dot. Sobrang pag may sinabi sa kin na dapat gawin, ganun talaga gagawin ko. But it is true that I like doing things on my own. I’d rather have difficulty doing something than have difficulty explaining it to somebody. Kasi pag nag-explain ka, di mo pa nga sure kung magegets talaga nung tao kung ano yung gusto mo mangyari. Yung, I might not finish everything I start, I think it’s more on not finishing what I start on time. Cramming. Hihi.

I’ll post more next time kasi na-aaddict na tlaga ko sa quizzes. Share ur comments na rin.

random thoughts 2

*Excited na talaga ako sa camp! I am really looking forward to it! I went to Ate Amanda’s house last Friday coz di ako makakapunta dun sa kahapon. It was fun. Ang cute ng mga naplan naming decorations. Isa pa, I’m excited to serve. Hindi ko siya first time mag-seserve sa youth camp pero 1st tym ko mag-serve sa A3. Yipee!!!

Sana maraming makapunta. Yup. Nagpaparinig ako. Magpunta kayo. Kung gusto niyo, mag-appear na lang kayo dun bigla sa Friday. Ok lng din yun. Pero siyempre masmaganda sana kung sabihin niyo kung pupunta kayo diba. Para meron kaming idea kung ilan more or less ang dadating.

*Ang galing ni Cardona!!! Sobra!!! Player of the week. Ang taas ng averages niya. Siya talaga ang nagpapanalo sa Harbour Centre! O sige na! Isama na natin si Tenorio & Gaco. Membrere(dun lng sa last game)

*I’m sick. I have colds and my body really hurts because of the game I played with my cousins in the pool last Sunday. Sobrang napagod ako dun. Ang sakit ng buong katawan ko lalo na arms ko.

*American Idol. Nauubusan na ng babae! 2 na lng sila. Ang tibay naman kasi ng Scott Savol na yan e. Di matanggal-tanggal kahit di naman sobrang galing. The only thing I like about him is the fact that he seems prayerful.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Youth Camp

CFC Youth For Christ Central A3-Greenhills is having a Youth Camp!!!

When? April 22 5pm – April 24 12nn
Where? Alpadi, Antipolo
Reg. Fee: P1,200.00

The camp is the entry point to YFC. It's a great way to become closer to God. Hindi siya boring & u also get to meet lots of interesting people. Open to people ages 12-22.

The youth camp, despite the name, isn’t an outdoor camping activity. It is indoor. The registration fee will cover for food & lodging. It’s really fun so I hope you guys could come. We hope the Greenhills area is accessible to you. It would be even better if you live near the ff. churches: Santuario de San Jose(Greenhills East), Mary The Queen(near ICA, Xavier, Little Baguio & Greenhills West in San Juan) & Christ The King(near Green Meadows & White Plains). But if you don’t, no problem because everyone is welcome.

IM or text me for details or if you’re going to attend. And if you don’t know me personally or you know neither my yahoo id nor my cell #, just post a comment or leave a message in my tagboard.

ILC pictures

Here are some of our pictures from the ILC where we had lots of fun. Pictures courtesy of: Amanda Gumila. Tnx ate amanda!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

friday night w/ ssj people.
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girls again + charles, k.paolo, k.david again & k.jason
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w/ the a3 girls + k. david & k. mike. saturday. all in white for the 100% pure party & launch.
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while waiting for the bus...
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central A3 - greenhills
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waiting for our ids.
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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

happenings during the ILC

Here are my insights about the ILC:

* we had to wait for registration to be done under the sun for 2 ½ hrs. Then after reg was arranged, we had to walk all the way to the meeting area. Btw, the group decided this fate shall be handed down to only the girls.
*ate mcdonalds too much. Mcdonalds for 3 days & 2 nights. U can’t blame me if I wouldn’t want to eat burger steak & chicken for quite a while.
*it was scorching hot most of the ilc. Super sunog na ko. My skin is so black and touching my face hurts a lot
*when I sat down, my butt hurt. When I stood up, my legs hurt.
*the gym where the community based conference was held was too small for us. All the metro manila people on the floor. It was really hot in there.
* limited hrs of sleep. We barely slept but I think our grp got pretty much more sleep compared to the others since we weren’t very choosy. We slept whenever we got the chance. Of course, at night in the house. At the sidewalk during breaks and even at the field at times.
* the activities drained us. We had limited sleep and a lot of things to do. What did you expect?
*basically, we ended up tired, sleepy and sticky everyday.
*we had to wait for the bus. My sister & I ended up joining tita susan & some of the meralco people since we had to get home before 7. our sector was supposed to leave at around 9 or 10 am. The bus arrived at 4 pm. So the grp resorted to sleeping on the sidewalk, playing cards, taking pics, singing, eating, etc…

But you know what, all those didn’t hinder us from enjoying the ILC. Because the good outweighed the bad:

*bonding. Since I really wasn’t active in A3 after my camp, it felt really nice to have time hanging out with the group.(pero cyempre namiss ko rin pisay YFC)
*where we slept. Tito gene and tita joy were really nice to let us stay with them. We were very comfortable in their villa. Super lamig & super sarap matulog. It was always a relief to get back to the villa after a long, tiring day. Plus, they served us real food. hihi.
*the talks & the sharings. Though most of the things I heard during the 5 talks(including the 1 during the community based conference. Btw, I would have loved to be in the planning of the pisay grp for next yr but community based is somehow still different & special.) I already know, they struck me really hard. We all need some reminding after all. I’m going to create another entry where I’m going to write the insights I received from the ILC.
*worship. The one thing I really love about YFC is worship. I love singing my heart out & praising God. The songs we sing are the most meaningful songs in the world. They would beat any chart topper in Billboard charts.
*quality time w/ God. The ILC gave all of us the chance to get in tune and check on our relationship with God. Despite how tired we all were, we did everything for God. Nothing could have felt better than that.

SOLO DIOS BASTA! – God alone is enough!

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

bulacan pics

so here are some of the floats i saw in bulacan last Good Friday as promised.

it wasn't one of the "bongga" floats but it was great. jesus's face on the cloth was amazing.
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this one is really pretty but i don't think it's realistic. after all, i don't think Jesus had a casket.
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one of my favorite floats. this one is really pretty. it stood out.
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one of the very well lighted floats (a.k.a. anti conserve energy movement) but it's still pretty & it was night time so cguro ok na rn yan kaysa dun sa ibang super dilim
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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

pre-ILC jitters

I’m attending the International Leader’s Conference in Subic. It will be from April 8-10. It’s an activity of CFC Youth For Christ. It’s going to be my 1st time to attend so I’m really excited about it. The other people who have attended the IlC already say it’s really fun. I’m going with A3 but I’ll be seeing the Pisay YFC people there. I’m so excited. Can’t wait to see them. I haven’t packed my bags yet. As usual, I’ll be cramming. Ironing day is on Thursday which means most of the stuff I’ll be bringing will only be ready for packing on that day. I don’t have an orange shirt yet. Will still have to buy one tomorrow. I’m excited but somehow also nervous. I don’t know why. I’m always like this anyway.

Goodbye to the Pope

It’s so saddening to learn about Pope John Paul II’s death. He was such a peaceful, religious and charismatic man. He seemed to draw crowds wherever he went. He gained respect not only from Roman Catholics but also from people of other faiths and beliefs. He exemplified the life of a true Catholic. He prayed a lot but didn’t stop there. He applied his faith. He wasn’t contented on staying in the Vatican and establishing the Church’s doctrines. He went around the world, talking to leaders and establishing good ties with different nations. He stood firm on his stands on different issues. He showed us what it meant to be Christ’s follower. He taught us to integrate the doctrines and what we learn from Christ’s life into every thought, word and action. He touched so many lives. He showed us how it is to be forgiving, respectful, humble, loving, prayerful & understanding.

I heard this from CNN: When someone asked the pope: Why don’t you step down? You’re so sick. He answered: Because Christ never stepped down from the cross.

He was definitely a pope who fought until his last breath for all of us. It will be pretty difficult to adjust into having a new pope as John Paul II has been in that position 11-12 years before I was even born. But I am pretty happy that he is now happy and resting in our Heavenly Father’s Kingdom & that we have a very powerful intercessor in heaven. I just hope and pray that the College of Cardinals will be guided by the Holy Spirit into selecting for us a pope who will be able to lead the Catholic Church well. I heard from 1 priest in The Correspondents, “It would be unfair to expect that the next pope can do what Pope John Paul II did,” I think that’s true but all we can do is trust that God will be the one selecting our new pope. Pope John Paul II was a surprise to the world so I wouldn’t complain if we get another surprise this time around. As I heard from CNN: They say that entering the conclave expecting to become pope is a sure way to exit the conclave a cardinal.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

random thoughts

Since I have very random thoughts at the moment, they are going to be rather disorganized. Now, I’m just gonna write and write so sorry if you get confused.

American Idol: I apparently am still hooked to it after 1 whole season. I like Carrie Underwood. She’s unique like Fantasia. I guess she’s good. Simon thinks she’s gonna win. I mean he said it while there were still 11 of them. From yesterday, I like Nadia’s, Carrie’s, Constantine’s (surprisingly) & Vonzell’s(she was super amazing. great voice) performance. I used to like Anwar so much but he’s becoming boring. I'm so sad that Jessica left. She's a really good singer but i guess a lot of people don't like her. and i guess she's forgettable. i tend to forget her name sometimes.

UAAP: I know. It’s only March and I’m already thinking about it. I’m just so excited that I already have the 1st round’s schedule on my cellphone. Season 68 is going to be interesting because there are new coaches & players who will be leaving. For La Salle, still Franz Pumaren as coach but the team will be playing without Gaco (not eligible to play anymore) & Mac Cardona (decided to join the 2005 annual PBA draft which disqualifies him from playing in the UAAP this season). Who’s going to be team captain this season? People are rooting for TY Tang and Jun-jun Cabatu but who knows. Ateneo is going to replace Sandy Arespacochaga (going to be First Assistant Coach for season 68) with Norman Black (who was the team’s consultant last year). The Eagles are going to loose Chris Tiu for the season. He’s going to France for an exchange program. He’ll be staying there for 1 sem. From what I’ve heard he has high grades. They’re not sure about Tenorio yet because he’s also thinking about joining the 2005 PBA draft like Cardona. I don’t really know much about FEU. I learned some time during the last PBL season that Coy isn’t going to be the coach of the tamaraws for 68 but haven’t heard about it lately. This time Adamson is going to be the host school. The Archers’ 1st game will be against the Eagles on July 10 at 4 pm. Pumaren against his former mentor, Black. It’s going to be interesting watching the Archers without Cardona. I mean for the past 4 years I’ve been watching UAAP, Cardona has always been there. But I guess it’s going to be ok. I’ve watched other star players leave before the end of 5 years in the game. Actually, I’ve watched only 2, Manalo and Sharma. But I hope they pull it off without Cardona & Gaco. This season’s juniors have to step up even more because Yeo, Tang & Cabatu can’t do things on their own. But hey, Arana & Casio are still there and they are continuously improving. If Casio’s 3-point shot during Finals Game 3 wasn’t improvement, I don’t know what is. & I hope their training abroad does them some good. It did help them win the crown last year.Gosh! That was really long. I told you I wanted to rant and rave a lot.

PBL: Cardona & Gaco are going to play for Harbor Center with the before AMP-Ateneo Team. Part of the team is Tenorio, Membrere, Intal, Fonacier, etc. Quite interesting. ICTSI is going to take a leave of absence because of the training the Archers will be having. Harbor Center’s 1st game will be against Magnolia Ice cream. I’m definitely going to watch that.

first entry (this is the title due to lack of ideas & creativity)

So after a long time of contemplation, I finally decide to have a blog. So officially, this is my first entry. I want to tell you as early as now that my life is rather uninteresting & boring so I don’t think this blog is going to be worth a lot of people’s time. Hihi. What a pessimist. I know. I’m just putting this up because I want to be able to rant and rave about the different things in my life. And because, it’s the 1st, I have lots to say.

This summer is turning out to be as boring as my other summers. No! I’m not being pessimistic on this one. This is I being realistic. Here are the only things I’ve done:

Went shopping. I haven’t done that for a pretty long time. I don’t really go shopping. We went to Galleria during the sale and bought some clothes that were really cheap. I was able to buy 150 peso blouses. They were originally 300. Bought a pair of 700+ pants at 400 pesos. And some other clothes.

Attended my sister’s grad. It was nice to see the school, gs teachers, spc nuns & old friends who had sisters in my sister’s batch. I saw how organized the singing of the songs, the lining up, the walking, the bowing and believe it or not the standing and the sitting were. I remembered how perfect activities in St. Paul had to be. The Thanksgiving Day during Pre-school, Recognition Days, 1st Holy communion & the GS Graduation. In St. Paul, we practiced each of the activities to the smallest detail. And we practiced each of them for really long durations of time. For the 1st communion during grade 3, there were 2 songs with 2nd voice but during grad, all the songs did. We sang each song approximately a bazillion times that I remember falling asleep during grad practice. J We even have a conductress during those activities. Not only that. We practiced the whole mass. Even the communion part. We practiced the responses. We even practiced how to stand and sit all at the same time. Seeing my sister’s batch do it was really funny. I guess we also looked like robots with a switch or keyhole. We practiced accepting the diploma and the awards on stage (get with the right hand, transfer to the left, shake the nun’s and the teacher’s hands, say thank you, face the audience then bow). All those done while smiling. Imagine having to watch all your batchmates do that while you have to sit and shut up in your seat. Really tiring. We practiced entrance and exit. We even have dress rehearsals. For most of the grad practice, they asked us to wear stockings and our high-heel shoes (heels have to be 2 to 3 inches in height) so that we get use to wearing them. The teachers and nuns will not think twice about asking you to sit and stand about 20 times just to make sure not a single student from the group of 350-400 gets left behind. And they wouldn’t hesitate asking everyone to go in and out of the venue just to make sure everyone walked properly and smiled as well. But no matter how tiring all of these were, they were all worth it because the activities felt really special to us. Each activity in that school was extra memorable and unforgettable. I guess this is too much reminiscing for one entry.

Attended a daughter of my mom’s friend’s grad party. I met someone from 09 there.

Visita Iglesia with my paternal grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins. Something we do every Holy Thursday since I could remember.

Something I’ve never done before: I went to my tita’s house in Bulacan during Holy week. (We don’t really leave the house during Holy week. Good Fridays & Black Saturdays are spent lazily at home.) We watched the parade of saints and statues of the Stations of the Cross. I don’t know what the event is called but I had fun. I had to hold on to rails the whole time. I took the pictures. hihi. some of them are really bad. I'll post some of them in the future. It was relaxing to be in the province. I even got to watch Raise Your Voice and Million Dollar Baby there.

Had a haircut. My hair turned out really short. I don’t think our hairdresser knows where the shoulders are.

Other than that, I’ve been doing household chores. Sad but I have no choice. We don’t have a maid at the moment which really, really sucks. I hope we find one soon. Then, I’ve been watching TV, DVDs, surfing the net and reading everyone’s blogs (more often than not, Fatima’s, Maisie’s, Ma’am Jams’ & Sir Martin’s). And since I wanted to do something else, I decided to have a blog. Sorry for the long entry. I’m just really bored.