Wonders of Bicolandia ( August 21 - 25, 2014 )

A one of a kind experience

It took me forever and a day to finally retrieve the things I have left behind here on tumblr. I’ve been so insanely bombarded with school work and social gatherings that I needed to go to. Same problems, different adventures, it’s been a tireless but amazing semester so far.  Becoming more sluggish and just living the life of Riley are my daily grind and it’s good though, not to contemplate too much. Heaven knows how I’ve been so poignant before and it’s definitely not a good habit to live your life.  Anyway, I already celebrated my eighteenth birthday last July and it’s been quite a nostalgic celebration since they - my college friends and HS friends - are the ones who made that day so significant. From the balloons, banners, 18 candles, home made cupcakes, birthday treat, and all in all preparations,  It felt beyond gratifying how they exerted so much effort just to surprise me. Many says that eighteen stands for more parties, drivers’ license, going into clubs, and all of the shit that you can legally do. But for me eighteen is just number that stands for maturity - that makes me feel horribly old - and responsibility. Just like what Maya Chandrasekaran says “Turning eighteen has a very special significance in everyone’s life. It’s interesting, it’s eventful, it’s exciting, and it’s more than a little intimidating.”Well there are loads of stuff that I want to share here and It sucks that I don’t have plenty of time to type all of those things so I guess that would be all for today. 

Yes, I’m officially eighteen and yes, I missed you tumblr!!

Ohh hi tumblr,

It’s been twelve days since classes has officially started and until today, I can’t believe how time flies so fast. I am now a sophomore collage student. A diligent but a passive person at the same time. Since a new battle has finally arrived, I must able to make a good fortune out of it. I’m starting to run some few adjustments that will help me ( as a student ) and my block ( as the class president ). I realized that after all the headaches that I’ve had since I entered college, it’s been a privilege somehow to experience this kind of things. To study in a good university, To be burden with schoolworks, and to meet new people. These are just some of the amazing things that happened in my life so far.

As of now, we are currently experiencing some financial difficulties but I’m still glad that I can still afford to go to school despite of the fact that there are some of the things I need to change, things I can not buy and places I can not go to. It’s really difficult for me to live in this kind of situation that I’m not used to however, It’s gratifying to see how my family conquers everything. It’s been only twelve days since classes officially started but now I can feel it’s heavy load. Good thing there are still chocolates left that I can eat whenever I’m down and a good music to listen whenever I want. 

Wish list #1: Achieve greater things this school year. 

 

"If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, Turn my back to darkness, Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds. - Pam Stewart"

"If I were a flower.. I would be a sunflower. To always follow the sun, Turn my back to darkness, Stand proud, tall and straight even with my head full of seeds. - Pam Stewart"

Being bored. Doing nothing. I actually thought “well this is good” because I found myself in search for something that could ease up my boredom. Something that would make me do something. After finishing an excellent book ( Looking for Alaska ) by John Green, I decided to go back from my old obsession, watching Korean dramas - that I somehow find a very peculiar thing for me to do - but they are just good tho. I mean some. Just as yesterday I was able to finish “My love from the star”  a well known drama in Korea. The story is utterly unusual unlike the other series that I’ve watched. The main character is an alien named Do Min Joon, who lands in the Joseon era, and then lives through the next four hundred years to the present day and gradually fall in love with a haughty top actress, Chun Song Yi. Well the synopsis may seem a little bit shallow however;  I find the whole story, as well as the characters really interesting. Now I can finally say that another korean drama - aside from “The heirs” - made me really captivated.

"Even if I were to go back in time, I would meet you again, I’d fight & fall with you again. And I would love you again" -Chun Song Yi- ( My love from star )

My life has been a big roller coaster ride that I’ve been trying to live with. Trying to neglect the anxiety and the doubt that is creeping me in. I wanted to survive, I really do, and I did. Eleven months of exertion. I conquered another triumph in my life. It was really hard - well at first - trying to keep your responsibilities as an ordinary student and as a class president, everything was just about to collapse. Maintaining your good grades, balancing your social life and of course having a good night sleep was one of difficult things to obtain but I must say, as a first year college student, I had an amusing and fruitful experience. What makes it more surprising is that I survived the subject that I dislike the most. Yes, I survived my Accounting class. Having a grade of line of nine in a math subject, I repeat in a math subject, makes me blithe even more. I survived summer class, I survived the intense heat that almost killed me. Tho I still have a lot of battles to overcome, I just can’t wait to face it all and say “Yes I survived” but for now, I just want to enjoy my remaining three weeks of breathing space .

Summer will soon come to its end and a new chapter awaits me. A scary chapter to be exact.

PS: This was supposed to be a long post but since google chrome acted really bitchy and deleted everything I wrote/typed, I had to make another one and so here it is.

Aliwan festival ☺😉

Aliwan festival ☺😉

Strange at it seems but I love the idea of how liquors can make me feel like I’m in the verge of dying yet delighted at the same time. How one drink can turn my body into this disenchanting color and slowly makes me catch my breath. How its intensity makes my heart pound faster - like It’s about to collapse - and makes me drift into this new dimension. Yes,  I’m in love with a substance that threatens my body. 

#03/27/14 she finally made it! Congrats Batch 2013-2014! 

- John Green