Blessed

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They say write, in bursts and so here I am. I have not posted anything about the activities and the teams I had been to, about people I worked with for the past year and months and about everything I have considered to have fallen at the right place and at the right time. I am blessed, I have always been but I am more thankful now to having my eyes open to all the good things that come to me.

To my Hairspray team,

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I miss you all and you know I will always miss you! I have learned from you and our experience that real success can never be measured by the judgment of others, it is the fulfillment we feel after all the sacrifices we have made. I haven’t gotten on stage for years after high school and you have definitely made my “comeback” more memorable than I have ever imagined. And if I get the chance to go on stage once more, I’d definitely choose all of you.  That even after the event, and the grades were released, we still feel the adrenaline everytime we think of our rehearsals and the actual performance. Thank you guys!

 

To my 3Pol3 family,

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Not having any re-shuffling next year actually was a great idea! I want to spend more time with you guys and definitely have the best parties ever! I know most of us have just known each other this year but I am confident enough to say that we guys have broken the walls that separated us into three sections before.  Thank you guys for always keeping boring classes the funniest ones! For your efforts of diverting our professors attention just so we could skip recitation and for everything guys! Thank you!

 

To my 1-2Pol2 family,

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For keeping our friendship despite the separation, for being the people I go to when I face the hardest times of the junior year, for always making me laugh and for making me feel like I belong to a family, thank you. I trust in us and I know we will forever remain friends and family. I love you guys so much!

 

To Dimples!

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Thinking of how this group started makes me smile and remembering how we got to name ourselves “Dimples” makes me laugh the hardest! You guys are my best-est college friends! I miss you guys and I love you. Thank you for everything. Let’s go back to our chill days, 2nd sem, next academic year, okay?

To my UUV family,

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The team which took me to places I never thought I’d get the permission from my parents to go to. For making me work for my passion – kids. For trusting in me and for giving me the room to breathe and rest whenever stress comes, never came the time I regretted being with you and knowing you guys. For the satisfaction I get after each event and for giving me the chance to put smiles (even laughter) on the faces of children. I can never thank you enough for all the things mentioned (and not). Thank you so much!

To the Young Nacionalistas team,

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You guys always make me special by the comments I receive not because you appreciate me but because I know you guys give out the most sincere reactions. Thank you for giving me a “non-work-feeling” work. You guys inspire me to always work harder and never quit and that I can do great things with the help of everyone that would later on become beneficial for the entire nation. For not making us your campaign machinery and instead, developing our skills. For being the coolest co-interns and bosses! Thank you for everything!

To Dodz,

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My second family. I may meet a lot of different persons but you will always be my family. I miss you and though we may not see each other, I know nothing will ever change. I love you guys and I miss you so much! I have started to know I am showered with so much blessings by the Lord since I became friends with you. I will never ever replace you people!

To my real family,

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Haha ew. I can’t find words that will put it in another way. Thank you for always believing in me and allowing me to discover my potential. For being so patient with me and for teaching me the best lessons no else could have possibly taught me better. God loves me because he gave me you guys. I will never get tired of saying and showing how much I love you!

You can never inspire others if you alone cannot find an inspiration for yourself. I have been blessed with so much. Thank you Lord. 

 

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I Like It When Boys Properly Close Doors

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When they shut the door very carefully and take time to close it without making any noise. That’s a major plus plus plus for me! I just realized I haven’t actually seen one who can do that – turning the knob very gently, opening the door just enough for them to fit (not those that open the door to its fullness), and closing it back as quietly as possible (not banging it or leaving it to close by itself which causes it to make such a loud noise). There, as much as I’d like to make this post longer, I have not really read a blog post having the same topic which got me thinking if I was the problem but who likes the sound of banging? By that, I mean the door. (Okay, very funny, Ana).

For Marlon Jay Ibarra

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Out of the topic: I changed my WordPress theme. 🙂

“What the hell.” Whose tagline is this? Yes, you are right! Marlon Jay Ibarra (Not posting his last name for security purposes… Hahahaha!) I had been planning to post a blog dedicated to this person weeks ago because of the photo below.

This is my mom’s afritada and when I saw this on our dining table, I instantly remembered my ever loyal commute-mate. He stayed in our house that day and had dinner with us. My mom cooked this and I have observed (or he told me) that he liked it very much! That was the first time I saw him eat happily. Haha! The adjective, sorry! Our friendship is one of those I cannot remember the origin but they say those are the best ones. I had been friends with him for years already and he frequently becomes the subject whenever my friends and I talk about people whom we rarely see and he’s in the top 1. Always! Very consistent!

Together with my friend for 12 years and now my blockmate, Jjem, I went to Nayumi for I ordered books for Pol Thought and we accidentally saw Marlon in one of the photocopying stalls along Dapitan. You know that feeling when you are finally able to find that blazer you were eyeing for months but was very hard to find? And what made it so perfect was that you had enough money to purchase it? That was how I felt that afternoon! We took the rare opportunity to take pictures and to get updated with Marlon but he was shy as he was in high school! What he kept on saying was that he was fine and he was just laughing! Here is our photo. Yay! Reunion!

I just want you to know that all of us misses you, Marlon! Don’t hide from us, please. Hahaha! I’ve always believed in the saying “New friends are silver and old friends are gold.” no impartiality intended here but all of my friends, whether old or new, I consider them gold. What matters is that you stay connected even after years and nothing ever changes except that your bonds grew stronger.

Twitter Trouble

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Something remotely related to my post first: I realized I need to have more blogger friends but I’m happy even if I only have Aicha. You love me, I know. Hahaha!

This will just be a short post and basically, I’d like to ask for help because I have this Twitter widget here on my WordPress page but it’s on Filipino mode. I’ve tried looking for solutions but found nothing. Okay, to be honest I am too lazy to find solution so please help this lazy lady here. Hahaha! Originally, it could have been fine for this blog was supposed to be for my Tagalog posts but as time went on I realized, I was really more comfortable with the use of the English language (not that I don’t like using the vernacular).

So guys, will you please help me out? Hehe! It says sundan when I want it to say follow. How do I solve this? Thank you! 🙂

 

My Problem with Priests

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Do I have something negative to say about priests or their acts? No. Why then is this my title?

I have to share 2 abashing experiences that are related to the title. The problem is not about priests, not the church nor the religion but myself. I malfunction whenever a priest is around.

First Story:

When I was in high school, we attend annual recollection per section and days before the event, we’ll be asked to attend confession. To be honest, I do not go to church to confession a regular basis. The only chance I do it is when e’re asked in our school. When I was in third or fourth year high school, the exact words of the priest was “Magdasal ka ng 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be.” I sat there for about a 30 seconds deciding on what to do and trying to understand what the priest told me until I finally asked “Dito po ba?” and the priest laughed! He did not smile, it was not a smirk. It was a laugh with no sound! I was so embarrassed that time but I thought to myself that that it was just an honest mistake and it will never happen again.

But the worst thing occured. Hence, my Second Story:

I was in fourth year high school and since my alma mater was a Catholic school, we always have regular Eucharistic celebrations and this is my most unforgettable experience. I usually do not stand up for Holy Communion because they say that you should not if you have not attended a confession first. But I did not believe in that so much and I decided to stand up and receive the body of Christ and no matter how solemn my intention was, it still turned out to be one of the moments I don’t want to remember ever again! As far as I remember, I’ve only told less than ten people about this incident and now I’m revealing one of  my deepest and darkest secrets to the whole world. During the Holy Communion, as the priest was saying the words “Body of Christ.”, I took the host from his hands and ate it!!! I was regretting the move the whole day and it was haunting me for weeks. In my defense, I didn’t think of doing that. I have no idea why that happened. Yes, unlove me for it. It’s not my fault! Haha!

I already have two embarrassing moments with priests and I want to stop right there. Thoughts that in my wedding day I might do the most unexpected and mortifying thing have been running through my mind as I write this post! I verily wish that would be my last before I could ever get a title I’d never want to have. Oh God, please no.

Seriously?!

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Remember my post entitled Oncology? Yeah, the same aunt is the subject of this post. I have been informed that we were to visit a church in Pangasinan as early as 5am tomorrow morning. I’m a huge fan of visiting new places but not on the purpose of accompanying someone who’s acting weaker than she really is! I’ve heard that my aunt’s disease is curable and the chances of surviving are really high. So what’s the problem?

She’s acting like she’s a famous celebrity – to be treated and pampered like one! I told you guys before that they are richer than us and could have acquired more properties if only they were smarter with handling their money. We own a car but a very small one which can only be occupied by 5 people. She’s asking us to accompany her to that church in a far away land because she wants to have guidance, etc. Blah blah and all other adjectives she’s using to make it sound like she’s dying any hours from now.

What I don’t understand is why is she using us for her personal gains and why is my dad acting like a blind man with the reality that she’s just being manipulated by her sister? It could have been okay if she only brought herself but she is bringing 2 more people with her. My dad’s asking my sister, my mom and I to come with her so that makes 6 people already plus a driver for my mom won’t drive that far ’cause she’ll get exhausted. WAS SHE THINKING AT ALL?!

This is not the only time she has done this. She wanted to visit someone, and had asked us to accompany her JUST SO SHE COULD USE OUR CAR AND MAKE HER TRANSPORTATION FEE FREE! She made my mom and sister travel to the farthest town in Bataan that time. The problem with her is that her thriftiness is unreasonable already! Whenever we have family gatherings, she would bring all of her children, grandchildren and other FRIENDS and would only bring food that are not at all nourishing! Finger foods that are for 10 people only. SHE BRINGS AN AVERAGE OF 15 PEOPLE PER GATHERING. When we visit our grandparents’ graves, she’ll use her trick to make my dad pay for the caretaker. EVERY SINGLE TIME! They always borrow money from us and they have not paid any single debt and when we borrow clothes for some school activities, they’ll give you an hourly phone call and sound mad to make you return the clothes you borrowed immediately! She wouldn’t even pay for the gas or toll fee, what she’d do is start a conversation to divert our attention and forget about her obligation to pay or just giver her share but of course, we do not forget about it. We just know that she doesn’t want to pay and wants to get everything for free so we remain silent.

I want her to get better and survive this disease although she doesn’t have to act worse than her true condition. But I am hoping for her to stop what she’s doing. Her brother (my dad) loves her so much that he couldn’t say no to her but she must not become abusive of it. I hope in time too that my dad will realize that he’s just being manipulated.

I know, I’m mean but a blog has to serve its purpose of making itself available for opinions like this and I’m glad I can finally breathe for I have already shared my sentiments. I am hoping for the better, I always had.

Thank you, Globe!

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I have not won any freebie in my entire life and I have not prayed so hard to win something like I did just to win that #GlobeGalaxyS3. I even experienced to be in Twitter jail for the first time in my tweeting life and I’ve been jailed thrice that day but still I did not win the phone and instead it was given to rich people and I don’t dislike them for that. (A bit, though. Hehe! But envy is more suitable.) I hate Globe right now but not because of that hashtag but because of this.

Yes, all of you Globe broadband users know what this means and this is like an equivalent of a failing mark in a test. I opened the message and yes, it was the message every Globe broadband users wishes to not receive.

I’m so confused as to why I’ve reached an 800mb usage for I have only downloaded a few videos which are like 200mb in total plus this Grey’s Anatomy video which is obviously showing only less than 150mb and I just used twitter all day and WordPress so that’s like another 200mb maybe and that’s only 650mb!

I’m wondering now, though, why is it that my data usage history of today only showed almost 300mb usage. This is unfair! You make it seem like the user only used only a few mb for him/her to use more! I hate globe for this. I’ve talked to them once and they only asked for the problem and did not do anything about it. I’ve been a loyal user for years already, how could you do this?! This is unfair and you don’t give the subscribers what they deserve!