• Activities,  Family,  Music,  Places

    This December kicks last December’s ass!

    This month has been so cuh-razy busy, I didn’t even notice the days slipping by until whoa—it’s only three days ’til Christmas! Boring schoolwork aside, let me show you what’s been up lately.

    I went to Intramuros…

    with my friends to get something for our Labor Relations class. While there, we stopped by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts, where an exhibit was being held. The exhibit, featuring works by Aba Lluch Dalena, Nana Buxani, and Susan B. Corpuz, has a theme of love transcending age and gender.

    Forever alone, forever.

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  • Family

    A cemetery story

    Over the weekend, we paid a visit to our relatives’ graves, something we haven’t done in a while. Walking among the headstones hand-in-hand with my four-year-old cousin, I remembered a funny story about the cemetery.

    When I was little, to explain my father’s absence, my mom told me that my dad was dead. He wasn’t—they were just separated. But Mom thought this was too complicated an explanation for a toddler, so she went with “Your dad’s dead.”

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  • Family,  Places

    Tagaytay weekend

    Last weekend, Mama, Lola, and I took the three-hour trip to Tagaytay to beat the unbearable Manila heat.
    Or not. If you think that Tagaytay is a place to escape the scorching heat we’ve been having recently, you’re only half-right. It’s not as cool as I’d have liked, but at least even in direct sunlight you won’t break into a sweat.
     
    We stayed at 5R. It was relatively inexpensive at PHP1800 for a night.
     
     
    Sadako lolz
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  • Family,  Food,  Friends

    Summer fun

    (This photo-heavy post about my recent summer activities is brought to you by my ever-diminishing attention span.)

    March 24: BES Ball

    We attended this formal year-end event organized by UST’s Behavioral Science Society. It’s fun to be girly and kikay every once in a while, especially since my definition of “dressed up” is “wearing something other than shorts, a shirt, and sneakers”.

    March 28: Dylan’s high school graduation

    My younger cousin Dylan just graduated from high school and we celebrated with a dinner at Cafe Lidia, my favorite restaurant in Marikina.

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  • Family,  Food

    A Friday in Marikina

    I’ve been busy with 9GAG schoolwork lately; it’s been crazy, beating deadline after deadline. Yesterday, I took a much-needed breather with my mom.

    We had lunch at Pan de Amerikana, this restaurant in Marikina with beautiful Spanish-style interiors. The entire place was wall-to-wall wood, including the tables and chairs.

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  • Activities,  Family

    Lolo and Lola’s Golden Wedding Anniversary

    Fifty years, seven children, four grandchildren. My grandparents have a lot to be thankful for, yes?

    Last Saturday, our family got together and had a small celebration of my Lolo and Lola’s golden anniversary.

    We rented 3B, a private resort in Antipolo, for a day of swimming and singing.

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  • Family,  Life updates,  Sadness

    I am constantly having headaches which can only be cured by a marathon viewing of Friends

    I’ve been feeling drained.

    The Simpsons: Relevant forever

    I’ve been feeling like shit, toxic and full of self-loathing. I also look like shit, with circles under my puffy, tired eyes. When commuting, I want to pick fights with strangers for stepping on my foot, bumping against me, staring at me, etc.

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  • Family,  Prose and poetry

    Out/running

    Another night, another fight, and this time it’s different. This time, I’m actually willing to throw a few punches of my own.

    It’s late by the time I slam the door behind me, yelling, bitch, leave me alone, and the wind hits my face like a slap, cold and hard and furious. There’s a lump in my throat and I feel as though I were choking, a dog with a leash tied ’round its neck, struggling to break free.

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  • Family,  Places

    Puerto Galera, Part III: There’s something about the summer that makes me moody

    (The title is from a Best Coast song, Summer Mood <3 It’s not summertime but it’s such a beach-y song.)


    After a morning full of activities, we decided to relax by hitting the beach and try out the waters. It was a brilliant, sunny day, perfect for taking a swim.

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  • Family,  Places

    Puerto Galera, Part II: Best-est morning ever

    I loved waking up to the sound of waves blahblahblah who doesn’t? On our second day, we were looking forward to a fun day looking at waterfalls. Little did we know that we were about to get so such more!

    Jimmy, the tricycle driver who offered his services for the day, wasn’t so much a driver as he was a tour guide. He pointed out landmarks, reeled off information about the place, and even stopped a few times to allow us to take photos from the phenomenal view.

    The day’s first stop was Tamaraw Falls, an hour’s tricycle ride from our resort.

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