• College life,  Positivity,  Ruminations

    Graduation reflections

    I’ve always dreamed of graduating from college. There seemed to be nothing better than finally getting school over with and start earning my own money. School seemed to be a chore, with an endless line of professors telling me what not to do, what to do, and when and how to do it.
    Now that I’m finally getting my diploma, though, I’m surprised by the realization that despite my countless gripes as a college student, I’m scared of leaving.
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  • College life,  Friends

    Birthdays with YC = always good fun

    I can’t believe this is the fourth year we’ve celebrated birthdays together. The first birthday we celebrated as a group was my seventeenth: we had pizza at Yellow Cab and christened ourselves the YC Buddies. We’re adorable like that.

    Despite my dramatic sad bullshit at the thought that this would be the last time we’re celebrating birthdays as classmates, we had fun. Prelims are over so it was good enough time to blow off steam.

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  • College life

    Start-of-school haul

    Who doesn’t love getting new stuff at the beginning of each school year?
    It used to be more fun when I was a kid: I got a brand new set of everything, from watercolor sets to nine notebooks in different colors of the rainbow. Now I’m in college, it doesn’t seem appropriate to bring a magnetic racecar-shaped pencil case to school, so I make do with buying sensible bags and shoes. BOO!

    Instagram because toolazytogetthepointandshoot:

    Wallet from Michaela. P325 after a 50% discount.
    I have a pretty wallet and I have no money to put in it.
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  • College life

    Senior year

    See these papers? They’re the receipt and registration form from enrollment earlier this week. Do you know what this means?

    I am officially a Lazy College Senior! OHHH YEAHHHH!

    Two semesters (hopefully!) before I graduate (and become unemployed)!

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  • College life,  Places

    Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Manaoag

    I’ve grown sick and tired of seeing the streets of Manila every damn day, so last week was perfect timing when our college announced that our class would participate in a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Manaoag in Pangasinan.

    Call time was 5AM and I got home at around 12AM the night before, which meant I had less than two hours of sleep because my travel time is two hours. (It sucks living so far away from school; it gets tiring after three years of commuting.) Anyway, even though we spent more time travelling to Manaoag than actually staying there, it was one helluva good time!

    Low-quality iPod photos, I forgot to bring my point-and-shoot 🙁

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  • College life,  Friends

    UST @ 401: Neo-Centennial

    Last week, the University of Santo Tomas held its closing celebration for the Quadricentennial. I almost didn’t go because I didn’t think I’d be missing out on anything. Boy, am I glad that I chose to drag my ass to Manila, because it was a hell of a time!

    We participated in 40,000 Voices for UST, ate free food (the lechong karne was DA BEST), and watched the program which included performances by Rico Blanco, Side A (much to my mom‘s jealousy), and Gloc 9.

    There was a technical problem that delayed the program for several minutes, during which time my friends and I decided to have a concert of our own, belting out Thinking of You at the top of our lungs.

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  • College life,  Life updates

    Update, or: I am really frazzled and sentimental right now

    Due to a bad combination of schoolwork, personal problems, and the constant threat of me having to walk home all the way from UST to San Mateo because my wallet always seems empty, this week started out with me feeling shitty and crying my eyes out to Keane. #LongestSentenceEver

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  • Careers and the employee life,  College life,  Ruminations,  Sadness

    I’m scared of the future, but really, who isn’t?

    You know how I’ve told everyone that I’ll be studying to become an attorney after college?
    Yeah, I’m not so sure about that now.

    I’m three semesters away from getting a degree in Behavioral Science. According to the plans I made years ago, after getting a degree, I should go straight to law school, pass the bar exam, become an attorney, and get a job that pays well so I can support my family. But now, I’m having doubts.

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  • College life

    I’m quite busy but I’m blogging anyway

    I feel like I haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a while. Schoolwork has been piling up and I’m doing that thing again where I get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things to do and I procrastinate.

    Not to say that I haven’t also been having fun: this weekend, I attended two birthdays in a row. Both celebrants are named Paula, and I got drunk as a skunk at both birthdays (no, I didn’t really—I just wanted an excuse to use that phrase).

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  • College life,  Friends,  Places

    Intramuros photoshoot

    My friends and I helped out with the Ms. BES pageant photoshoot last Tuesday. Before the shoot, I warned them that I have an astounding lack of talent/usefulness and therefore could do very little to “help out”.

    Things I didn’t do:

    • model (lol at even thinking that)
    • shoot photos
    • do make-up
    • style the models
    • help the photographers by holding the reflector

    I did, however, have the very important and meaningful job of:

    • holding people’s stuff and following them around.

    No complaints, though—it was really fun. The photoshoot was done in Intramuros, Manila. I just love it there! I find its old-world charm soothing. It’s the perfect place for a photowalk and for a date *ehem*.

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