Shorts: Entry 6 – Splurge

This is the first time I spent waaaay too much.

I rarely spend over a thousand. It only happens every Christmas.

But, God. I spent about four grand on Korean skin care products. I obsess myself on the routine I basically order online and had it shipped on my doorstep.

And I got my Pink Card from Etude House! Yay!

Nonetheless, I know it will be worth it.

Just like Kasahara Noi said to Sunako-chan, “Being beautiful requires hardwork.” I had to add, “and a lot of money.”

What I said in yesteryears, this is it! I am finally committing myself to it. We will see what drastic change it will give me in months.

I am doing this for my grad pic. Hahaha

Shorts: Entry 4 – Photoshoots

I am very fond of posing a la Vogue. Hahaha

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Yes, I did this. Hahaha

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And this!

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Like Candice!

I want to have a photographer as a friend.

Now, I want to recreate Hollywood classic movie posters like Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Yes, like this one!

or shoujo manga (graphic novels for girls) like Kimi ni Todoke‘s First Volume.

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Now, I need a boyfriend to recreate this!

But, first, like I said previously, I need a photographer friend who will put up with my whims.

Drinking Marathon

I was actually known as the girl who refuses bar and party invitations. One even said that I had no social life. Even my best friends had hard times making me drink alcoholic beverages.

But one fateful night, it all changed.

THE WEEK BEFORE:
We had stayed over a week at Reniel’s unit. Since we were partners, I stayed there together with our friends to finish our plates. I was very stressed with doing Steel Design plates. Our friends started their tequila drinking session. When they were sober, I felt like taking a shot. I invited Neb to drink with me.

TUESDAY:
The following week after the holy week, Jeff and I left our things (clothes and essenstials) in Reniel’s unit from the previous overnights. We went there to have a drinking session with Vee, Reil, Neb and Datan. But an unfortunate event postponed our inuman (drinking) session and that’s another story.

WEDNESDAY:
Both Jeff and I felt like not going home. We felt like drinking and invited Neb. For the part one of our drinking marathon, we had Emperador Light (brandy). Maybe two to three bottles. Then we had a movie marathon, too. Damn horror movies! Hahaha we started from midnight till dawn. We felt like the stereotype tambays drinking in a squatters’ area minus the videoke. Our pulutan was roasted chicken and the chaser was iced tea.

THURSDAY:
The part two was Red Horse Mucho (extra strong beer). Reniel said that beers are heavy for our stomachs. He does not look like it but I call him Booze Expert and Veteran Number One; Neb is Number Two. Since I was a beginner, he made me choose what to drink: with or without pineapple juice mixed. I tried drinking pure cold beer. I liked it more than with pineapple juice. Minutes later, I changed my mind. I liked the pineapple juice more. Hahaha again, we had a movie marathon. Another horror movie! Thai horror movie! My, these men wanted to kill me! I never liked horror movies. They even pulled pranks on me. Again we started from midnight till dawn.

What we do during mornings? We slept. We wake up around 2PM. Eat lunch (prepared by our resident chef, Neb) at 4PM. Wash dishes after (either Jeff or me). Watch whatever’s on TV. Internet. Share our latest chikas like neighborhood wives do. Sound trip (Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Billboard Top 100). Our favorites were Maroon 5 and Ed sheeran because those were what we always played. Cook food at 9PM (Neb). Eat at 10PM. Reniel did nothing. Jk. Hahaha. He provided the place, aircon, water, electricity, wifi, and bed for two weeks. Jeff and I cleaned the whole house and did the housework. Living there felt so good, all of us wanted that kind of life.

FRIDAY:
Part three was suspended because Neb left. He was depressed. He thought he failed a subject. But he did not. He confirmed it the next day. The three of us just watched a movie. Another horror movie, damn Reniel. We postponed our drinking marathon because we had Immersion the following day.

SATURDAY:
I went to Reniel’s unit to retrieve my things and go home supposedly. But Reniel welcomed me with a bottle of Red Horse Beer. The whole story is in another post. And this is supposedly the part four of our drinking marathon.

And that, kids, is how I had my drinking buddies. (Not met your father! Hahaha too early for that!)

The Late-Night Post: Entry 6

I am currently enjoying my final year as a student. New set of friends. New subjects to enjoy. New “struggles” to overcome. New places to visit.

I really, really enjoy our thesis. So much! It can be energy-consuming most of the time, but I am having fun. The travels, misadventures, interviews, people — all of it! It became my saving grace. I also like my groupmates. They are awesome. We have a role allotted for the other. I learn how to manage people and the way of talking to them. The use and abuse of cajolery. Meeting different people made me learn a lot of things and I love it! Our thesis is my pride. I think we deserve to be number one. I strongly believe in it.

I also enjoyed our academics. However I was about to lose heart in Prestressed Concrete Design (PS) and Construction and Project Management (CPM). PS was one hell of a subject with one helluva professor! Dang it hit my mate it made me conscentious! So I swore I would help him in ways I can.

Another thing I learned this last term is to drink booze. Yeah, now I drink liquor. Wine, cocktail, beer, brandy, tequila. In great moderation though. I still do not like drinking. My mates think I have high tolerance against alcochol. We will see. I got my drinking buddies now. Hahaha

I can also say that my horizon is much wider than before. It is because a friend told me that I should not be imprisoned and die in civilization, and I must think out of the box.

Because I take slightly different classes than my friends since the first semester, I got to meet new sets of friends. It made me realize that separation can do you good.

I got to visit a lot of places! The farthest I have gone this academic year are Quezon Province and Nueva Ecija! I missed breathing the air of provinces. Refreshing despite the 3 to 4-hour bus ride from Manila. It was really cold in Sariaya, Quezon! Vee and I went there to surprise her boyfriend. One day I will sure go back to visit Kamay ni Hesus. Nueva Ecija was where I spent my teenage years so I got high school friends there. It was nostalgic to see my friends. I visit every end of the year to celebrate my best friend’s birthday.

I am visiting a lot of restos in the metro and trying every milk tea and coffee shop with friends. Most are yum! I will do reviews soon.

Struggles. Maybe I got no sense of belongingness from my own friends. Sigh. But it won’t stop me from being their friend. One day, I’ll fit in. It could be one of the reasons I am enjoying other’s company a lot.

I am a lot confident than I was before. Little by little, my timidness to speak fades. I really thank the people who helped me.

To end this random unrelated paragraphs, if I got spare time or maybe on my next rare vacation, I will post again! Btw, I composed another poem out of ennui.

Posted 2:53 AM GMT +8:00

P. S. My 100th post! Yay!

A Fetish for Tear-Jerker Films

I look and act like a kuudere (Japanese for cool-type characters) but I have a great, great love for sad movies — no, tear-jerker movies!

It all started when I became a college student. I recalled watching Windstruck. Man, it was said as a tear-jerker movie by my friend. I had not cried in any movie then so I challenged myself to give it a try. *contains SPOILERS* I was on the brink of crying when the male lead died however on the scene where his soul was finally saying goodbye to his depressed girlfriend, I couldn’t effing stop iiiit! It felt really good crying. I couldn’t move on for days!

Then I started asking my friends any movie that would surely make me cry. They gave me a good list: My Sister’s Keeper, A Moment to Remember, I Give My First Love to You, A Millionnaire’s First Love, Koizora, to give a few. These are notable ones by the way.

I mostly cried on Korean movies. They are really good in film making. And I like watching alone. I haven’t watched with anybody yet. That is why.

There was a time when I couldn’t cry. Nothing tingled my heartstrings. I stopped watching them for a while. I was very depressed. I thought I cried too much in real life in a very limited time. I said to myself if I cried again for that reason, I would not be able to save myself. I sought for a horror movie (for the first time and would be the last one I swear) to make me scream the daylights out of me. I felt like my life was fucked up that time in every area. It was Apartment 1303. I was disappointed. I did not scream much. I wasted money. Man, tear-jerkers are waaay better.

And so to cure myself (for not crying), I watched a certified tear-jerker movie that would be my excuse for crying. It was A Moment to Remember. There. I had a gooood cry. I loved it. Man, I feel like a crybaby! Hahaha but I don’t care. I really hope only tear-jerker films and anime could make me cry. I don’t really like crying much in real life.

As for anime series and movies, AnoHana is the only anime, both series and movie, that made me cry sooo much for three episodes!

I recently watched Miracle in Cell No. 7. It was the only movie that made me cry from start to finish. *sobs*

I am so emo. Hahaha

Teddy Bear

I want a teddy bear right now! Hahaha! I want to hug something big and soft, something that I can wrestle anytime with no complaints. Too bad the poor plush toy won’t respond. Hahaha

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I want it pink or light brown or white. Hehehe.

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I am going to invest for it this semester; however, it is very costly. -_-

The person who will give it to me must love me very much… if that person exists. Hahaha

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(Hahaha! A Huge Pedobear!!! Hahaha)