Day 06: Band/Musician that is most important to me.
AHHH. This is easy. Maroon 5 takes it, easily.
As to my favorite from the long list of songs? check this out.
She Will Be Loved.
Day05: 5 Places I want to Visit
Ooooh. I’ve so many places I want to visit. Huhuhu. I’m streamlining them into the list of five that is the theme for today’s entry.
Greece will always be my number one on my ‘must-visit’ places list. The architecture and the scenery just appeals to me. Santorini, for that matter, has been my dream place to be. The blue and white structures facing the even bluer caspian sea just appeals to me.
I’ve never been a fan of korean food. But, I really do want to visit Korea. I’m willing to give their cuisine another try just to experience their culture!
Ever since watching Anastacia as a child, I have always wanted to visit Moscow, Russia in general. Theirs is a culture that is mysterious to my eyes. They’re a big chunk of land and yet we know little of them. Man, there aren’t Russian restaurants right?
The happiest place on earth! My history prof told us that not everyone gets to go here. You have to be invited in. What an exclusive country! I want to see why they’re called to be the happiest place!!!!!!
5. 7107 islands of the Philippines
No matter how cheesy this may seem, I’d really want to visit all 80 provinces of my mother land. There’s this guy who was able to visit all 80 provinces by 2010. I was really lucky to be in his audience in a conference I attended in Dumaguete a fews ago. He somehow inspired me to see the country and appreciate its beauty. :)
Day 04: Reason behind the name.
the reason is pretty simple. I’m in love with maroon 5’s she will be loved and I used to be this hopeless romantic who dreamt and believed that love was this magical feeling that was meant for me. :))
Day 03: my day in great detail
It’s the day before Christmas. I woke up at around 8. That’s already pretty early considering the time I keep waking up at 10 lately. I had kakanin or rice cake for breakfast. Mom already bought the rice cakes for noche buena, a tradition I will talk about in great detail later on. After eating breakfast, I spent time watching local tv and wrapping my gifts for the fambam. After doing so, lunch was served. Lunch was a lariat of leftover food for the past few days. After lunch was dedicated to cleaning your own place. After cleaning my room, I decided to incense my room. It was then that mom asked me to incense the whole house. At first, I was so game for it. I mean, I really love the smell of incense so mom’s asking got me so happy. That is until I figured I’d have to run up and down the stairs to check on the sticks; should they be burning properly. Considering the house has three levels, some things you just end up regretting. After, I watched the switch. It’s that movie of Jennifer Anniston in 2010. Pretty interesting plot if you ask me. I also fixed the clothes I was going to wear to the aginaldo mass tonight. I also started packing during the movie. I didn’t finish though cause mom asked me to help her out in the kitchen. We cooked food for Christmas dinner. Aha. You see Christmas dinner is not the same as noche buena. The former is a Lavish dinner shared by be household while the latter is the more traditional Christmas meal shared during midnight.
This year’s Christmas dinner included lechon, chicken, baked fish, fruit salad, buttered veggies.
After dinner was spent on fixing myself to go to mass. Since its the mass before Christmas, the church is packed with so many people. So, we had to go a bit earlier. However early, we still ended up standing at the back.
The mass took so long. I could rant about it but I feel bad if I do. Doing so just doesn’t seem right at all. :)))
It’s safe to say that we were able to reach home at 11:45 already. Imagine how long the mass was! Anyway, mom had 15 minutes to prepare noche buena. And she made it!
Noche buena included Chinese ham, bread, fruit salad, queso de bola, grapes, hot chocolate.
We had the giving and opening of gifts right after eating. And we dispersed into our own quarters. I ended up packing my things for the short trip the family is planning to have in the next 3 days. And right after? I went online to write this. :)
Today has been one busy day. And it has been a day of considerations and discernment. I think I’m reaching something already. However clearer than before, it still isn’t solid and entirely visible. Things can still change. :)
And this is my day in great detail.
Day 02: 10 likes and dislikes
Day 02 of the 30 day challenge requires me to list down 10 things that I like and 10 things that I don’t. And this I do with much explaining. :) Here we go, here we go.
Disclaimer: These things are in not in order.
10 Things that I Do Not Like.
I have no problem with bees and rats. I really don’t like roaches. Especially here in the Philippines where we have mutated roaches which can actually fly. We call them flipis here. (Fly + Ipis [Filipino for roaches]) They’re just so gross! Man, stepping on one barefooted is just the worst thing that could ever happen.
2. That soaky feeling when you soaked your shoes
In a country where there are only two season, wet and dry, soaking your shoes isn’t too unusual. In Ateneo, I’m still in my junior year and I, already, can’t count the number of shoes I’ve actually ruined cause of the rain. That soaky feeling is just gross altogether.
3. Failing an exam
Who doesn’t? I mean, everyone who has gone to school and has been faced with major examinations in life will definitely agree with me on this. Failing an exam after you studied like crazy for it is the only thing worse than failing itself.
4. Falling asleep when I shouldn’t have to
For someone like me, when sleepiness attacks, it shows no mercy. Over the last six months, I have proved to be one adaptable creature. Man, I could sleep anywhere, standing, sitting, with or without pillow. I could even sleep on my laptop. Crazy? Bet it is.
5. Being called names
I have my own already, why brand me with a new one? A much condescending one at that. ‘Nuf said.
6. Being hacked
Again. ‘Nuf said.
7. When my room is too messy to find my own things
Some call it OCD, but, I’m just very particular with my things. I find peace in knowing I know where my things are.
8. Losing Things
Kind of related to the previous entry. Well, I don’t like losing anything. I have to know where it is.
9. Being blamed for something I didn’t even do
HAHAHA. Who does? Just saying…
10. Stinky things
A person’s or a thing’s smell just really appeals to me. So, the opposite of addictive smell also appeals to me in the opposite way :)))))
On to the 10 things I actually like.
1. Sleeping in
These days, it’s already a good thing if I wake up on my own. Most of the time, if not all the time, someone or something (alarm clock) has to wake me up. So, waking up just because my body has had enough sleep brings so much joy to my being. :))
2. Beach, sun, waves
AHA. The good thing that my parents grew up in subic? Every vacation I’ve had since my childhood is spent near the beach. I’ve never really learned how to swim up until the latter part of high school but, the beach has always been my go to place whenever something sh*tty happens in my life. The waves just keep me calm and well, what good is the beach without the sun? Needless to say, summer is my happy season.
I love tropical fruits. All except, durian. HAHAHA. On my recent trip to Dumaguete, I’ve rediscovered my love for rambutan.
Just like any other girl out there, I love shopping. Although, my idea of shopping includes finding great buys. More on the less for more kind of marketing. Don’t take me wrong, I love branded and signature things. But, I also appreciate non-branded, non-designer items.
5. Chicklit and Chick flicks
heehee. ‘Nuf said.
6. Doodling and pretty pens
Muji is just my place to be. Man, their pens are just loooove. heehee
7. Tulips, peonies etc.,
Ah. flowers. Nothing beats receiving flowers. :)
8. Food Tripping
Trying out different cuisines and dishes just appeals to me. The experience it brings just gives me so much happy vibes altogether!!!!
Quite costly, yes. Nevertheless, one of the best things life has to offer. Sometimes, I wonder if I could really live traveling. I mean, spending 80% of the year roaming the globe with just the luggage (or a backpack), and a credit card. That would be the life!!!
Kilig can never be translated to english. And so, I can never never match the right words that will perfectly encapsulate the essence of this word.
That’s all folks. Day 02 entry is done. :)
In the span of two weeks, I was able to ask my parents to allow me to attend this conference in Dumaguete, fix everything I was going to leave behind and actually fly to Dumaguete.
You see, I was offered to go and attend the first National Youth Development Summit (click to see the program etc.,!) which was held at Siliman University last 17th until 19th of December. I wasn’t alone since I got to go with three other people from Ateneo.
And so, we left sunny manila at around 7:30 in the morning. The flight was scheduled to be at 7:10 but due to congested airways, our flight was delayed. We landed in Dumaguete at around 8:45, took a cab to Siliman and walked around the campus with our luggages in tow trying to figure out where we should be heading. It really was a fun and funny experience altogether. More than anything, that walk with the luggages was a blessing in disguise since it was because if this did we actually see the campus. And my, the campus really was something else.
The talks were really interesting and were surely insightful. And it really was such an honor to be in the audience of the roster of speakers who were there to inspire us. But most of all, the people in Dumaguete were the best. They have been so nice to us, always so accommodating.
Although the schedule was packed, we were able to do some last minute strolling around. The four of us split up into two groups and did everything we had to, like buy pasalubong from local yummy bistro, Sans Rival and find more goodies to bring home. I was part of the latter and was with Gigi who was eager to go to the market to check out the local goodies. And off to the market we went. It was a good experience. Unbelivable. We went by asking our way around and finding things we never could have found hadn’t we asked. We bought local tablea, ate local goodies, bought batirol and some fruits which we were even able to eat by the sea!
Bonus pa, while we were hanging out at the boulevard, there were kids who sang Bisaya Christmas carols to us!
Dumaguete truly was an extraordinary experience. I’m definitely coming back!:)
And yet again, another bonus, I saw the sun set 30000miles above sea level :)