Year-End Highlights: 2014

It is already summer but I don’t care. Hahaha! Presenting the year-end highlights for 2014!

I failed Soil Mechanics. Though I got a high grade in the preliminaries, it did not mean I would pass the subject. I failed (as in unimaginable figure) midterms so it was expected. I aced the finals nonetheless. But it is not enough to make me pass the whole semester.

The saddest birthday ever. Starbucks Market! Market! celebrated it with me. Guilt-Free Indulgence in the house. They sang the birthday song for me and managed to make me smile. A bit.

For the first time, I treated my friends because it was my birthday (not my real day though). The only ones with me were Ryla, Kirby and Homer.

Summer. It was the last time I was classmates with Vee. We separated from the gang. I became close friends with Reil and Reniel.

I, with Vee, used to visit my mates from the other Theory 2 class when we had breaks. Reil and Reniel were eating lomi outside so I made Vee come with me to support me with “visiting” my crush. Hahaha

First semester. Vee’s not my classmate in any subject anymore. My only friends there were Reil and Reniel.

Thesis. My groupmates were Reniel, Kirby and Ryla. The idea came from us all but Kirby had the idea of using the raw material for our product. Not telling. Hahaha. Reniel was very enthusiastic of the project organization we found inside our HQ during our practicum. He, of course, was the project manager (leader). I was the project-in-charge (assistant leader AKA his secretary pwe!). Kirby was the deputy engineer. Ryla was the finance manager/engineer. The good thing about our schedules was we were divided into two — internal affairs (also known as the TTh Team consisting of Ryla and Kirby) and external affairs (the MWF Team consisting of Reniel and me) — each team had the same schedule. The MWF Team handled any thesis-related thing outside the campus. It includes site visits, interviews, library visits, and searching for a certain someone. The TTh Team did the work inside the campus.

We also visited De La Salle Henry Sy Library. It was so amazing! Ryla and I loved the place. It was so admirable. I saw many books that I wanted. I’d love to visit there whenever.

Maleficent is the only movie I together with Fidi and Kirby watched in the theater last year. The rest were downloads.

And speaking of downloads, I had a 500-Gb collection of anime and movies. It was actually more than 500 gig. I had to delete 100 series to fit new downloads. Talk about the sad life of a poor girl.

And I finished my life as a poor girl.

I rented a room with Kirby, Gela and Jeno at Vito Cruz for the whole semester.

It was pouring hard when Gela’s nanay invited us spontaneously to have fun. We knew no flood just to meet nanay. The flood was actually knee-deep and it was like that everywhere until Reniel’s condo. The wind was so strong. In the end, we went to Harrison Plaze to sing at a local videoke hub.

A friend and I unconciously started to try different restos and food trips we could think of that moment. A lot of first times actually.

This year alone, we applied for two companies for our OJT. The reason for leaving the first one was we got tired of office works.

We thought of the craziest excuse for not taking up exam.

Kirby, Fidi, Vee, Reil, Chezki and I watched Gela’s final performance as Tinik ng Teatro‘s actress. She was the lead character.

Gela’s sister, Acel, and I became friends. On her 18th birthday, she kidnapped us (Kirby, Homer and I) to Pansol, Laguna. They rented a private hot spring resort.

I attended for the first time an anime convention! Best of Anime was truly great! I went there with fellow anime fan, Shee. There I finally found Uruhara Kisuke’s hat! I bought it because he is my favorite.

Neb was our hero of the first semester.

I started to drink booze. Lowin’s birthday. Just for the heck of it.

Christmas party with a different set of friends. I was invited by Ryla, Jeff, Neb and Reniel. Why not? Of course it was a drinking party! We had exchange gifts. It was the only gift I received for Christmas.

Catherine is now a certified public accountant. When she came to Manila to work, we spent a lot of time together. On our last day, I went with her to look for the building she would work at.

My high school barkada, as always, went to Catherine’s home to celebrate her birthday. On December 31, I had a rough ride. No regrets though.

HS friends.. I am missing them!

Simula fourth year kami noon, ramdam ko na na me taning na (hindi buhay, bakero!) ang mga araw na pagsasamahan naming magkakaibigan. Nakakalungkot isipin pero iyon ang totoo.

Marami akong mami-miss… Anjan iyong pag me chocolate si Karen, si Kate o si Rhoane or minsan (as in once in a blue moon) ako ng chocolate from abroad e nagkakagulo. Para bang first time naming makakita ng imported chocolates. Pag me pagkain ang isa, be a snack or Cream-O, nauubos ng humihingi. Tas anjan rina ng lines na, “Painom nga ako, KP/Trix/Kate/Sophie, nauuhaw na ako e.” at “Kate, libre mo ako ng French fries!”

Pag binabatuk-batukan ako ni Karlo, ang aming “chained-arms” twing recess, ang kwentuhan to the max ng kunga anu-ano, at ang pagtawag niya sa akin ng lande, landuchi, bruha, arte, etc (In fact, ako ang unang tumawag sa kanya ng mga katagang iyon!). Hindi ko rin makakalimutan ang kanyang “ginintuang aral” na itinuro niya sa akin. e.g. magpa-kyut sa lalaki. (sa totoo lang hindi ko kaya iyon, at hinding-hindi mangyayari iyon dahil isa akong Dalagang Filipina. Haha!)

Ang pagbabasa ng Stallion Series ay isa pa. Isa iyong component sa matatag na samahan namin nina Czacza at Thea. Paunahan kasi kaming matapos ang isang buong series noon. 53 books iyon and so far, nakaka-52 na ako. Haha! Pareho kami ni Czacza!

Ang pagbo-boy hunting nina Sophie, Kat, Jhenny at Meng na kadalasan e sumasama ako para lang sa “entertainment.” Natatawa kasi ako sa expressions nila pag nakakita ng “pogi.” (Sa school namin, wala akong natipuhan. Walang “head-turner” para sa akin.) Then there was this time, nagpasama sa akin si Kat na kunin ang number ng college student/heartthrob (raw) ng school na si Fernan! (I call him Bratz, kasi ayun sa chika, naglalaro raw iyon ng Bratz.) Talagang sinundan pa namin si Fernan para lang sa number niya! Kala ko nga ako ang kukuha ng number noon e pero hindi ko ginawa, I was just an audience.

Then iyong “away-bati” relationship nina Sophie at Kat or ni Almarie. Basta pag kaaway si Kat, one of the reasons is LALAKI, pag si Almarie, misunderstanding.
Ang kwentuhan namin nina KP, Kate, Sophie, Tweezy, Rhoane at Reina tungkol sa kung anu-ano under the sun.

Sino ba naman ang makakalimot sa fiesta. I created this quote describing us, “Habang tumatagal, lalong kumakapal (ang mukha).” Kasi kahit kaninong bahay basta kainan, game kami diyan! Haha!

Tas ang pagtambay namin ni KP sa room 105, ang room ng Faith (section one: Kate, Trixy, Rhoane) twing uwian. Tas pagkalabas nina Trixy, sasayawan ko siya ng aking inihandang “katutubong-sayaw” alay para kay “Apong Tweezy.” Tas ko-comment-an nila ako ng “Yuck!” “Tumigil kla na, maawa ka sa amin!”

Tas twing sisinga ako ng sipon o uubo (sipunin at ubuhin ako), sasabihin nila, “Cye, tinamaan ako ng baril/kanyon/bomba mo. Ouch!”
At sa aming mahabang paglalakbay tungo sa Malapit, San Isidro (sa boundary lang kami no, doon kami kadalasan naga-abang ng jeep pauwi). Na kadalasan e mga 7 na kami nakakauwi ng bahay.

Ang pag-papartner ni Karen kina KP at Trixy na ayon sa dalawa e hindi sila talo. Kinakantahan pa nga ni Karen si Trixy, “Oh, ilaw sa gabing madilim!”

Ang pags-sparring namin ni Karen twing uwian.

Then pag nasa Eastern Gasoline Station na kami nina KP at Trixy. (doon ang stop namin pareho ni KP, naiiwan kasi si Trixy mag-isa, as in siya na lang ang pasahero, kaya tina-transfer siya sa ibang jeep.) Laging phenomenal sa amin nina KP iyon, ayaw kasi ni Trixy na tina-transfer! E madilim na iyong uwi namin. Kaya ayan, lagi kaming tawa ng tawa pag nata-transfer si Trixy.

At higit sa lahat, ang pagba-bonding namin ni Kate, kung saan-saan. Lagi niya ako napapagastos, no matter how frugal I am.

Ilan lang iyan sa mga moments na nami-miss ko twing college. Maybe you are asking, “Huwat?! Intro lang iyan?” Depende, tol. Haha!

Nang mag-college ako, I was so lonely. Wala kasi akong friend sa AdU. Meron na nga akong new set of friends but there was still loneliness. I can’t show the real me around them. I can’t link arms with them. I can’t call them names. I can’t tell them “emergency! Bili mo ako ng ano.” I can’t glomp them.
In other words, I barricaded myself. Mas emo na ata ako ke KON. Haha! I once again trapped myself inside a shell.
I miss them like crazy! I call them when I got the opportunity, madalas conference. I text them too. Kaya nga lagi akong naka-Immortal e, para anytime, pede. Iba talaga ang high school friends sa college friends!
(Author’s Note:
Pagpasensyahan mo na po ang author, nage-emote lang. Haha!)