Sunday, December 28, 2008

high-five-zero! ^_^

ing i2008 is drawing to an end!!! so as a tribute to the past memories that happened this year, let me share to you my work..enjoy! ^_^

(the best of top 50-ish!)

50. tango dance - the first part of our p.e. class in my senior year. it was also my least favorite (hehe..hence the 50th spot)
49. chacha dance - the second part of our p.e. class..well i kind of enjoyed this dance..^_^
48. swing dance - the third & last part of our p.e. was fun!:-P
47. erika's dad's post-bday party - hmm..i think this was last april 9..well my friends (marc..egie..ekay..& ate mich) just hung out..i miss those bonding times..
46. tHymAnGeRz bonding moments - oh yeah..signing of clearance times..i kind of miss those times we'd hang out at ma'am lozano's room..chitchat..hehe..^_^
45. cotillion late-night practices - i'm not actually part of the cotillion for our js prom that time (last february), but my friends & i spent the nights watching the dancers..& some of them were our uwian we have to wait. but those nights were chums & i have our own world there (haha!)
44. hana kimi craze - this was in mid march-may..i was totally addicted to this! i even made 2 videos using their pix & music! hehe..i really liked that show..and upon seeing that, wu chun instantly became my crush! haha..^_^ i even remember signing an online petition for hana kimi 2 to air..haha..really crazy!
43. national college assessment exam - or popularly known as the NCAE for seniors. well..quite hard, but i learned a lot. ^_^
42. sm blues - after taking the NCAE, my friends & i went to sm bacoor to unwind our used minds. but as we reached the entrance door, the guards stopped us, saying that we should wait until 5 pm. clad in our school uniform, we stayed there & thought of tactics on how to sneak in (harhar!), but we didn't notice that we already stayed there until 5 w/o actually knowing it! hehe..we ended up going in until 7..weeeeh..still can't forget that!
41. lost digicam memory card - the reason why my sister's digicam was left unused for months. it wasn't my fault, though. but anyway, my sister bought another one & now it's back for more capturing jobs!
40. tita nini's wake - this happened around june 21..or something. my aunt (dad's eldest sis) died because of complications in cancer plus her age (she's already 70). her wake became an instant family reunion in manila memorial park. well..may God bless her soul.
39. 45th foundation day - (march 3-7..i think?!) memorable, yeah. this became the perfect time for my friends & i to bond..and i super enjoyed that big kiddie inflatable playhouse..i was like, super jump to the max! haha..that left me w/ a headache. ouch! but it was fun..really!!!
38. shooting our filipino project - the latest..december 29 (yesterday!) was memorable because it was my first time to do a shooting for the whole day! was also my first time to play a sad girl..and i was nervous! hehe..^_^
37. living rosary - partly memorable to me because i was part of the choir..and we sang "awit ng sto. rosario" w/ actions---i was supposed to do that in my junior year, but i had sore eyes & wasn't able to join. thankfully, i did it this year. ^_^ and one more thing: while completing the balloon rosary, it rained!!! poor fellas who were holding the balloons..><
36. kawit's fiesta - july 22..the whole barkada was supposed to go to the carnival to have some rockin' fun, but it rained & our plan crashed. we ended up going home (huhu..T_T)
35. karakol - july 20..the best! haha..our section grabbed the champ's place for streetdancing! hehe.. :-P
34. malen's interview - it wasn't just an ordinary interview, mr. rem (the owner) taught us things about life..and the future..^_^
33. aguinaldo shrine trip - just this december, my groupmates in filipino (alyanna & sed) & i went to freedom park to shoot our project. we explored the whole house of aguinaldo, and i must say, i was impressed! i've always loved anything vintage..and it was such a pleasure to my eyes. ^_^
32. III-st. peter swimming outing - march 15..this was our section's farewell swimming party. it was also great!!! hehe..what i do remember the most was when i got leg cramps (pulikat) in the middle of 6-ft. part of the pool! oh's the stitch: edward & i were about to race from 6ft to 5ft..and as i dove deep, my right leg froze! i nearly drowned, swear! good thing erika was just near me so i immediately grabbed her! poor girl..but i apologized. ^_^ egie & ekay accompanied me to our was just a minor leg cramp..but it was also my first time! thanks to my friends for coming to the rescue (sorry again besz!) ^_^
31. senior's talk - this talk really opened my eyes to the truth. kuya jimmy's (the speaker) witty & hilarious manner of speaking made us understand the topic in a funny way, but man, he's really serious about informing us! hehe..^_^ i learned a lot from this talk.
30. career fair - i got loads of flyers, application forms, & some souvenirs from various colleges & universities!! ^_^
29. sm crash trip - this was last november supposedly "fun" sm trip w/ closest friends. we were supposed to celebrate my friend's birthday & she would treat us..but someone went missing: the celebrant herself! poor money..we just tried to find ways to enjoy ourselves..but i will never ever forget that day.
28. first day of classes for 2008 - yep..i remember the first thing i did when i stepped on the cement of our school: check the list. oh yeah! i immediately checked if besz & i were classmates, but unfortunately, no. but good thing, though: i'm a marymag! haha..^_^ and my first recess was horrible: i can't find a good drink because all food stalls were occupied! very nice first day.. :-P
27. first day of CAT - well..actually i missed that first day (marc & i went to UP for admission..)
26. UP trip! - yep..the above mentioned ^_^ but before going there, marc, my dad & i stopped by alabang country club first (my tita/ninang is the general manager there..^_^) to eat some omelets..after that we headed straight to UPd for admission. just go through my blog archive about this experience! ^_^
25. handugan 2008 - our last gift-giving as a senior. but sadly, i didn't participate (huhu! T_T) they said that we, regular students, are nor required to do that. so that's why i just decided to go home. but mazy invited eme & me to stay at her place, and we ended up soundtripping there until 4 pm (haha!)
24. first CAT saturday training - the best! haha..this proved that, yeah, being a CAT officer has its perks, but it also has its downfall! haha..but i learned a lot from it, though. ^_^
23. first CAT square meal - also the b-e-s-t!!! haha..i think my viand here is my fave fried chicken (cuz i had no idea of what a square meal is about!). we were challenged to eat our food in 10 counts---w/ a banana on our heads! oh my..i still remember how i managed to finish that big chicken while struggling to dip it on the gravy..ouch! i should have brought a smaller meal..^_^ and i still remember how i got super teary-eyed while eating the banana in 10 counts! what a lunch! haha..but now i'm used to it. ^_^
22. first CAT job - yep, as the new charlie company adjutant. nice..^_^ (for the girls: hairnet? check. hanky? check. nails? check. black socks? check. belt? oops..none ma'am. okei..5 demerits!! :-P)
21. first CAT boodle fight - it was FUN! haha..nilatag namin yung mga ulam namin sa dahon ng saging..and we shared food! haha..very nice..^_^
20. eyeglasses issue - well it happened just this november..i nearly lost my eyeglasses! stupid me. i misplaced it in our classroom while powdering my face. i searched everywhere, but my specs were nowhere to be found. so i went home w/o it (huhu T_T) the next day, ishi gave it to me, saying that she found it on the table & just took it home because she thought i already went home. lolz!
19. cassette issue - when my group in p.e. were about to perform our interpretative dance, i hurriedly went to the cassette to plug my mp3..when accidentally, i tripped on ma'am botacion's cassette player! ooh..stupid & clumsy me! i had to pay for the damages (actually, ako nga nagpagawa eh!) hehe..stupid.
18. wallet issue - i lost my wallet while on the way to school! haha..i really cried my eyes out that time! in fact, it left a minor scratch on my left eye. look!:17. intramurals 2008! - last november 5-7..i should have called this the "walking marathon" days..because we didn't really watched the intrams (like before)..all we did was to walk & walk & walk! paiba-iba ng destinations..haha..crazy stuff..^_^
16. independence day - ..and my mom's bday (hooray!) we had a parade from josephine's resort to freedom park..and after that, erika & i did some more "walking"..hehe..from gahak to our house! now we're really crazy! :-P dig in through my old posts!
15. first quarterly exam - it's not really the exam..haha.. :-P my closest friends & i bonded for two days every after exam! hehe..those days were fun..and once sad (cath accidentally erased all unlocked pictures in my sis's digicam, w/c made my ate shie angry!) see my previous blog post about that!
14. flame.wars.flame. - it's funny to remember all the misunderstandings i've had w/ my friends this year (haha..i'm bad!) but those were just petty..simple fights. we're cool now..super! hehe..i've learned how to forgive, but i'm telling you..i can never forget. ^_^
13. filipino video issue - for our first group project in filipino, we had to make a video documentary. and i, being the leader, felt the pressure again. i remember cramming that video because we lacked time shooting the interview (haha..)..i stayed up until 1 am finishing that! well a friend was w/ me throughout the editing he also slept late. ^_^ very unforgettable!
12. christmas reunion - our annual family reunion (morales clan!) quite happy because this was the first time i ever, ever participated in family games (haha!) and not to mention the moolah i got! haha..nice..^_^
11. field trip - my second & last field trip in high school! it was fun..especially the MOP & PETA part! haha..see my previous blog post about that! ^_^
10. christmas party '08! - the best-est xmas party i've ever had! haha..^_^ aside from the senior's jamming w/ kuya pau (yeah!), i also had fun w/ the disco (though i don't really dance)!!!:-P haha..i also have a blog post about that nga pala..^_^
9. UPCAT exam - the first entrance exam i took! was hard (especially the math part! haha..what can you expect??!) :-P but i hope i passed..haaaay..see my post about that!
8. jane-y's 15th bday! - bday! (feb.19) was just a simple celebration w/ my family & closest fest..chitchat..and of course..picture-picture!!! haha..^_^
7. hospitalization - i was confined in OLPMC last january (in the middle of 3rd quarterly exam in my junior year!) because of suspicion in dengue (but i was pronounced negative!) hmm..i will never forget my stay there..i was surrounded by kids half my age inside the pediatric ward! haha..nice..^_^ and the food..ooh ver unforgettable (especially the sopas!) good thing there were jollibee & shakey's that came to my rescue..^_^ i also experienced the hardships of sleeping steadily & going to the c.r..haaaaay..i can never forget that experience! ^_^
6. junior-senior prom '08 - last february very first prom! haha..unexpected things happened (trust me!) and expected things didn't..hehe..^_^ it was a fun..sweet..and unforgettable night..ever! :-P i wonder what will happen on my next & last js..hehe..^_^
5. christmas eve - very family oriented..haha..nice..ako lang ang nagbihis ng bonggang bongga (haha!!! OP ako!) hmm..anyway i don't care. at least we're a whole family there (and that doesn't happen every year!) ^_^
4. new year's eve - also family oriented! hehe..we're complete once again..and man, it was a defeaning new year! haha..all the fireworks..and the was definitely the loudest new year ever!
3. simbang gabi - the very first time i ever tried to complete the 9 days simbang gabi (not successful! T_T) anyway..those days were fun..i went through all the masses w/ my 2 friends, and those times were really, really COLD!!! yeah..i was always wrapped up in a jacket..^_^ very unforgettable ^_^
2. december 31 - the night i accidentally erased all i wrote here! haha..very tragic. i was supposed to finish this before 2009 enters..but heck..JC just won't allow me to do that! hmm..the truth?! i was missing one experience..i think i ran out of ideas (haha!) so that's why number 2 (or this spot) was left blank..until that happened. ^_^
1. the fact that all these 49 things happened to me! haaaaaay..^_^

that's it guys..i hope you didn't get tired of reading all that! haha..have fun everyone! ^_^

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

current fave

♥ love story by taylor swift ♥
c'mon..check it out! ^_^

Love Story - Taylor Swift

♥ we were both young when i first saw you
i close my eyes and the flashback starts
i'm standing there on a balcony in summer air
see the lights, see the party, the ball gowns
see you make your way through the crowd
and say hello, little did i know

that you were romeo
you were throwing pebbles
and my daddy said "stay away from juliet"
and i was crying on the staircase
begging you please don't go

and i said
romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone
i'll be waiting, all there's left to do is run
you'll be the prince and i'll be the princess
it's a love story, baby, just say yes

so i sneak out to the garden to see you
we keep quiet 'cause we're dead if they knew
so close your eyes, escape this town for a little while

oh, oh, oh

'cause you were romeo,
i was a scarlet letter
and my daddy said "stay away from juliet"
but you were everything to me
i was begging you please don't go

and i said
romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone
i'll be waiting, all there's left to do is run
you'll be the prince and i'll be the princess
it's a love story, baby, just say yes

romeo, save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel
this love is difficult, but it's real
don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess
it's a love story, baby, just say yes

oh oh

i got tired of waiting
wondering if you were ever coming around
my faith in you was fading
when i met you on the outskirts of town

and i said
romeo save me, i've been feeling so alone
i keep waiting for you but you never come
is this in my head, i don't know what to think
he knelt to the ground and pulled out a ring
and said

marry me, juliet, you'll never have to be alone
i love you and that's all i really know
i talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress
it's a love story, baby, just say yes

oh, oh, oh, oh

'cause we were both young when i first saw you ♥

it was introduced to me by a friend..actually this came w/ a little "teasing" (hehe..^_^) i just hope i wouldn't be teased again for liking this song! ttfn! ^_^

Friday, December 19, 2008

advance happiness

my last christmas party as a high school student happened yesterday (ooh..i mean yester-night..^_^) it was also my happiest..^_^

of all the christmas parties that i've had for the past 4 years, i must say, i really enjoyed the last! well..aside from the grand jamming w/ kuya pau (you're the best!:-P), i was also happy to receive some of the best-est gifts from the best-est people..^_^ thank you guys! the food was also fine..and so was the choir competition (we won third place! yay! ^_^) and, knowing that that is my last as a senior, i enjoyed every bit of it..even the disco (but i admit that i'm not used to dance).

i will never forget that night. december 18, 2008. very memorable. very grand. i appreciated everything, and i am so glad that i went through this. to all, advance merry christmas & a happy new year! ^_^

Sunday, December 14, 2008

undefined life is more complicated than ever..

i can't describe what i'm feeling right now. this past few days, many things are bothering me. i don't know where to start, and i don't know what to do. haizzt.. :'( and one more thing: i can't describe my feeling. i am still confused!!! help me..what should i do??! i can't help but to stop & stare everytime that problem catches me. aaahhh!!! i only have less than 2 months to decide. aaw what now???! me decide! T_T

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


uhmm..where will i begin?!

for the first time in my life, i was electrified. but in a good way. and it was because of our retreat held just this december 8, 9 & 10. for three days & two nights, we stayed in capuchin retreat center in lipa, batangas. well..never been to that place. ^_^ armed w/ 2 heavy bags, i entered that place w/ so many questions stuck in my head: what will this retreat be like? am i gonna cry? would i enjoy this retreat? what kind of activities will we be doing? what will happen?!

for three days & two nights, i was enlightened. i was being fed up spiritually, emotionally, & physically (the buffet was great..but i must say, those 6 meals a day were too much for my tummy to take..^_^). i thought the sessions would be boring, but i was wrong---very wrong. our retreat master, kuya pau, was the greatest speaker ever! i mean, he was never boring. there were no dull moments w/ him. ^_^ he's so cool..greetings kuya pau!

this retreat helped me realize life. it healed my heart & soul. w/ each activity, i feel like i'm splashed w/ clean water. i feel refreshed. and i don't know why, but when i went to a hut & i was alone there, i found peace. the nature's very kind to offer me such peace & quiet ambiance. and when i read some Bible readings, i felt relieved. i admit it, that was my first time to ponder what the Bible says. and i felt happy. i also liked the fact that through this spiritual gathering, i was able to communicate w/ my schoolmates. i got the chance to mingle w/ them & hear their thinkings about me. i think i was lucky that they were honest enough to tell the truth. i was also flattered when, for the very first time, my best friend hugged me very tight. i know she haven't done that to me before, & because of that i thought she doesn't consider me as a best friend. but now i realized that i should widen my mind & just try to understand each other. i was also able to reconcile w/ my past enemy..we're now back to normal. ^_^

i can't believe it, but because of this retreat, my mind was opened. i appreciated life even more. i now know the sacrifices my parents make for us. and i realized that life is nonsense w/o LOVE. as my favorite quote says, "love makes the world go round." ^_^ thanks to this special gathering, i am now a better person. and most especially, i became closer to Him. Lord, thank You for lending us Your ears..for allowing Yourself to listen to our pain. as what we all say,'re the MAN! ^_^

i will never forget those days. for me, nothing beats our retreat! all together now:
"God is great?!
All the time!
All the time?!
God is great!
All the way?!
goodnight folks..this blog entry is getting long. to sum up my experience, it was definitely, totally, super GREAT!!! ^_^ ciao!

snappies here! ^_^^iv-st. mary magdalene..the best section evah! ^_^^the place..i love capuchin! ^_^
^just posing..=P
^w/ my friends..^_^
^the first time my beszie hugged me! yay! ^_^
^w/ kuya pau..^_^
^w/ emerrize..
^..and mazy! they were my roommates..^_^

..ciao na talaga! ^_^

Saturday, December 6, 2008

going french

i remember watching the 2008 oscar awards w/ my dad & sis months ago, and i was impressed w/ the best actress, marion cotillard. she starred in a true-to-life movie, which brought her the most prestigious oscar award. in the movie, she played edith piaf, one of paris's greatest singers. i was enthralled by the way she portrayed the old lady role. i was in awe when i saw that. no doubt she won as the best actress.

inspired by her greatness, i searched the movie on youtube, and i found myself watching all the trailers of la vie en rose (the movie). here's one:

i also found a video from that movie, w/ marion cotillard singing one of edith piaf's hits in 1960 entitled "non je ne regrette rien" w/c simply means "no regrets". i'm actually trying to sing it right now (haha!). i found it's a nice song. ^_^ check it out..

..and the lyrics..

Non, Rien De Rien, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
Ni Le Bien Qu`on M`a Fait, Ni Le Mal
Tout Ca M`est Bien Egal
Non, Rien De Rien, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
C`est Paye, Balaye, Oublie, Je Me Fous Du Passe

Avec Mes Souvenirs J`ai Allume Le Feu
Mes chagrins, Mes Plaisirs,
Je N`ai Plus Besoin D`eux
Balaye Les Amours Avec Leurs Tremolos
Balaye Pour Toujours
Je Repare A Zero

Non, Rien De Rien, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
Ni Le Bien Qu`on M`a Fait, Ni Le Mal
Tout Ca M`est Bien Egal
Non, Rien De Rien, Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
Car Ma Vie, Car Mes Joies
Aujourd`hui Ca Commence Avec Toi

..that's all. i'm going french! ^_^

fyi: thanks to for the videos & for the lyrics! ^_^