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take 5 little steps.. January 26, 2009

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kung hei fat choi..


now that the year of the ox has officially started, perhaps it would just be proper to come up with my own list of resolutions.. not that i can actually follow them doggedly all year round (*grins*) but hey, at least i have a few motivations to help me a little in staying at the right track..

so so, here goes:

(maybe i could really do these — at least until february)..


1.) try to be an early bird

(i have always been — in my 19 years of living — running late.. to school, to church, you name it.. poor time management i guess?)

2.) ditch the procrastinator idea

(waah.. can i really help it? i know it’s all wrong to put off ’till tomorrow what i can do today .. but can i help it?)

3.) underachievers are losers

(well, i can manage to live with this.. nyahaha..)

4.) be a little thrifty..

(yeah.. i really need to have a coinbank.. i’m always running out of cash.. poor me..)

5.) never ever be depressed 24/7

(can i actually do this one?)

so that’s about it.. my 5 little steps towards a regret-free 2009.. i’m depressed..



the birth of a food explorer.. December 9, 2008

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probably one of the most common denominators i share with my boyfriend is the fact that we are both certified food monsters (gobble gobble gobble).. thus, we have decided to come up with a team (exclusively composed of bubu and myself) — the food explorers.. the main goal of this partnership is of course to continuously scour the whole of davao city in search for yummy dishes and the best quality places to dine in.. and well, what is a name if there is no logo? so we have also taken care of that (and with a little help from an automobile company, that is).. so food explorers, here we go go go.. (gobble gobble gobble)..

trippin’ over troublesome terrible tuesday.. December 3, 2008

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gah.. there are really some days when everything just doesn’t seem to get right (even if that little four leaf clover is tucked safely in your pocket).. take yesterday for instance — well, what can i say? perhaps it would be more apt if i call it a troublesome terrible tuesday.. ugh.. need some sort of a proof? scroll down..

  1. woke up at around 630 am and still i had not received any “gumurnen (good morning)” text from b— (we had a petty misunderstanding the night before actually)..
  2. in the course of ironing the clothes i would be wearing for the day, i accidentally pressed my finger on the flat iron (set to level 6, mind you) for 1 second, or maybe 2.. what could i say? poor little thumby..
  3. fastforward to 945 am when i was on my way to school — and the jeepney ride was anything EXCEPT nice (there were only 2 passengers aside from me and that would have been a good thing since i was able to avoid being packed inside a moving vehicle like a human sardine but, but, ugh — the jeepney was too stinky..) it actually seemed like it was loaded with lots and lots of fish and the smell just made me somewhat nauseated.. i was close to throwing up.. i do smell like a human sardine without the can!
  4. so after that stinky ride, i hailed a motorcycle for UP and taran-taran-taran, guess what? upon arriving at the university, i spotted my creative writing buddies huddled together at the atrium and quickly joined them.. somehow, i regretted it a bit since, arrrgh! a classmate dropped a comment as to why it smelled somewhat fishy (literally!).. nah, i’m fishy.. (embarassing. though i’m not sure if they had an idea that it was me..)
  5. next, philippine literature 2 subject, and i forgot to bring my own copy of the poems to be tackled in class — i swear i’m almost too sure i did stash the photocopies in my bag.. oh well..
  6. texted b– that he should get ready for his peace offering when we meet later in the afternoon (that was a bratty move alright).. what i really had in mind was that he would just pick up a little flower along the way (hihi) or maybe give me a chocolate bar but, *sigh*.. i liked his gift though and i would have to admit that it was just so sweet of him but, well, i didn’t want to accept the said peace offering since he spent bucks for it.. i just felt guilty..
  7. later that night: i was in the middle of watching TV when my grandma went to the sala — wearing b—‘s yellow sleeveless shirt (which he gave me as a keepsake).. instantly, i flared up.. if you want an understatement, my grandma and i are not in very good terms with each other (however, if you want me to be a lot specific, my grandma and i are NEVER in good terms with each other).. i don’t know what’s gotten into her but one thing is for sure: she got the said shirt from my bed and wore it like it was hers.. i told her to use her own clothes (she has 2 cabinets full of them) and remove my shirt but she just wouldn’t.. arrrgh..
  8. i cried while “i love betty la fea” was aired on TV..
  9. for the very 1st time since the start of my stay in my aunts’ house (which began on 2006), my tita scolded me — SO SO SO BADLY.. she never said harsh things to me before.. (i’m not in the mood for details now, sorry)..
  10. “when will this tuesday end?”

see? see? i told you that yesterday was a troublesome terrible tuesday.. here is b—‘s own troublesome terrible tuesday experience:

after having eaten dinner, we decided to depart early (around 715) since it was beginning to drizzle.. originally, b—‘s jeepney rides home would take him roughly an hour and a half (nearly 2 hours if traffic is bad).. i expected him to be home by 830.. however, this is a troublesome terrible tuesday so would you believe me if i tell you that he got home past 11 pm? well, it rained (rained really hard especially in the downtown areas) and not long after, the main streets were flooded (water’s up to the knee level) so the engine of the jeepney that b— was riding died down (tumirik eh).. and that delayed the journey home.. so many people were stranded in the said area (j. p. laurel avenue was one of the city’s main streets after all) and all of the jeepneys were jampacked.. if he would get out of the jeepney, naturally, his leather shoes (two week old leather shoes) would get drenched in the flood so b— decided that he would wait for a while and see if the driver can fix the engine.. past 9 pm, he got out of the vehicle and just walked along the highway and after which, he hailed a jeepney plying a different route (since it was the only one that was not that full).. he got off near ladislawa (which was still kilometers from home) and walked again.. and walked.. and walked.. until finally, at long last, he was able to get another ride bound for buhangin.. that was a few minutes before 11 pm.. he still had to wake up by 5 am for work..


hopefully, tuesday next week and all the other 3rd days of the weeks to come would be a little more better.. God’s grace.. ^-^

farewell tanka November 21, 2008

Posted by raincrystal in emo, literary thingy, love, musings, personal, poetry.
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scattered puzzle bits

used to being side by side;

wilted bunch of blooms

forgotten by you, by me —

how do we say our goodbyes?

my 12 days of christmas wishlist.. November 20, 2008

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(yeah.. i know, i know.. it’s still 35 days before december 25th.. but, but..)

here’s my list anyway:

  1. a new mobile phone (preferably samsung omnia or nokia n70)
  2. feet treats (a pair of havaianas flip flops and hi-cut black converse sneakers)
  3. chic shades
  4. 12-month subscription of “seventeen” or “candy” mags
  5. books, books, books (“twilight” series by stephenie meyer or any nicholas sparks or stephen king novel)
  6. a day at the carnival (wakoko.. spell fun, fun, fun)
  7. basic tools for accesory making (so i could come up with my own line of earrings and trinkets)
  8. 5000 pesos for wardrobe updating..
  9. sporty watch with gray straps
  10. a night of strolling the downtown area (or shopping ’till midnight..)
  11. free trip to macahambus nature park in cagayan
  12. peace (for you and for me and the entire human race)

and why creative writing? November 17, 2007

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… so it’s just twenty minutes past ten — and there’s a heavy downpour outside… while many people would have preferred to stay home and bury themselves in their blankets, what am i doing here in the net cafe? well, to be truthful, i’m doing nothing — just staring at the computer screen… perhaps, organizing my thoughts? nyahaha… hmm… i’m just not in the mood to be wax poetic today… i can’t even write my first entry… yeah, i know it’s MY fault (i should have done this right after sir nino told us, i should have, blah blah)… but the damage was already done so here i go… i’ll just try to write a simple blog on why i’m in a creative writing course…

… perhaps, it would be better if i backtrack a little — just to give you a glimpse of the factors that triggered me to be in BAE… way back in high school — and well, in elementary, i’ve been part of our school paper and i’ve also gone to various journalism press conferences… at that time, i was always the representative when it comes to feature writing (i’ve always thought it was my forte) and i even became a delegate to the national schools press conference when i was a freshman… it was one of my greatest achievements ever considering the fact that i was just a first year student then… so at that time, i was serious when it came to writing and i really thought it was my passion…

… fourth year… that was the time when almost everybody in our batch took every entrance test in every university and then deciding after where to pursue their studies… so there i was, processing my UPCAT form and well, it was just so hard to decide what course to take — i would have picked psychology right away if i would enroll in UIC or other UP campus but, yeah, you got it… it’s not available in UPMin…

… i tried to ask for advice from my mother (though i was already planning to choose creative writing) and well, she talked me into choosing computer science — because it’s very much in demand, it wouldn’t be hard for me to find a job blah blah… and because mothers know best (well, just maybe), i took comsci…

… imagine my shock — not to mention trepidation, when i found out that i have to take a lot of math subjects in my course… uh oh… and i’ve always thought that computer courses don’t really focus on my most dreaded subject… yeah… math had always been my achilles’ heel… and i’m in no ordinary school! i’m in UP — the institution for the geeks and all the academically inclined students… but i really have no choice but to just, well, take the bull by the horns perhaps?

… i’ve gone through a lot of drastic changes during my first semester (sleeping during the wee hours of the night, poring over that thick algebra book and trying to make my mind understand complex equations, eating only a sandwich for lunch, etc, etc)… and what did i get after all those sacrifices? uhm, i’m overdoing it… haha… i’m not really as studious as my other comsci classmates… but hey, i tried to “swim” too… but well, life was unfair and i ended up “sinking”… in short, i failed my math 17 subject… so that was it for me… farewell computer science…

… yeah… so i guess destiny made way for a frustrated comsci student to be a budding writer… i’m in a much better state now since well, i have (or so i think) a passion for writing…

… i’m just hoping that my being a creative writing student would have a happy ending…

(forgive me for using all those dot dot dots at the end of my sentences… nyahaha… i’m using it again… well, i just think they’re cute… i’m weird, yes…)