Sunday, December 22, 2013

Feeling Cold?


Yes to two weeks of stressing and de-stressing over school, holiday homework, unfinished (I haven't started even) papers and upcoming midterms and long tests! :) 

I thought I would be spending the holidays at the dorm with roomie Diana but Tita picked me up on such short notice. (Cram packing at its finest hahaha) I feel really bad ditching roomie, though. She'd be spending Christmas and New Year alone. :< I must find a way to get back to her somehow :))

The holidays are supposedly festive and fun but sometimes, this also becomes the time for people to meditate on how much they are feeling alone. (Hello, members of SMP, Samahan ng Malalamig ang Pasko. Note: this is what single people call themselves in PH.) To those guys and gals out there who feel left out, I tell you, you aren't alone. :)))

My block's fond of being sawi and hugot most of the times. In XX, we are known for connecting anything really to the perils of a broken heart. Honestly, I don't know when and how it started. It just sparked! The lines could be anything witty or cheesy. It depends on your own context, too. 

To all those people having a chilly time this holiday season, check this out. You might relate to some posts and tweets. If you couldn't, welll, hope it made that smile on your face came out somehow :))

(These tweets may or may not necessarily reflect the author's thoughts and opinions :P)

Yes, that is true :(

Even books teach us how life and love work.

This is how we relate to each other #BlockXXsawivibes haha

Would you still bet against time? :)
You see what I mean?

Conversations of this kind are usually exchanged in the block throughout the day.

"How come nature has feelings and you don't?!" #hugot

Remember, just because you feel alone doesn't mean you really are alone. Send us a tweet and we might just know what you exactly feel. :"> 

Christmas is in three days! Merry Christmas you guys. :) Till next post! :)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thank God It's Wednesday!

Halfway through the last week of class for 2013!

Although the day didn't start off the way I planned it to be (I was hoping I could still review early before my first class, 8:30 Literature), it was a day worth the hassle and stress. :))

Because I crammed studying for that first Chemistry long test and hit the sack at around 2 am, my body clock cannot help but adjust to what my exhausted little shell demands. To no one's surprise, I went to class, rushing late. Well, at least I had time to grab some coffee.

The same routine went on, actually. Literature. Chemistry. Quiz unfinished. Ranting about the fact that I knew the answers but time suddenly went haywire and left me with some questions unanswered. Dance aerobics. Back to the dorm.

My bed is indeed a siren, luring me with her captivating lullaby. Indeed, one must congratulate me for standing up against her calls. :))) Instead of sleeping in, I had a date with my Chemistry notes (I'm tired of Chemistry too. =.= but allow me to digress please.) and I said goodbye to my life online for a while.

Studying drained me. Oh well, those 5 hours solving sample problems made a difference, anyway! :) Although I was still betting against time, I had fun answering the long problems! :D The multiple choice part was confusing though. Since when did multiple choice be as simple as the alphabet ? It's the same with life and all the crossroads it poses. You must always choose. At least in an examination, there's always a right option. That's not always true with life, though. One choice leads to another and you'll end up thinking, "What if I chose the other one?"

Now, where did that come from?!

Moving on, after a grueling match of wits, IT WAS TIME TO CELEBRATE! Who wouldn't rejoice over the fact that you survive a long test? I always do, by the way. :)))

UP was having its annual Lantern Parade and it would have been fun to go and witness the lights over the city skyline but then, the obedient little daughter inside me opted to let the chance go. It was a tough choice! :( I had to choose between this and my block Christmas party this Friday. I couldn't miss our block's first holiday get-together. It's a milestone I should be part of. That's why, sayonara, UP Lantern Parade. Maybe next time. :')

I would have called it a day but then, Claire, one of my groupmates for our Food Innovation Project, called to update me regarding our proposal. And.....

Ella: Hey there.
Claire: Girl, I HAVE NEWS!
Ella: Yep, ano latest chikka? (Yep, what's the latest gossip?)
Claire: *mumbles something*
Ella: What? Can you just send me a text message or anything? I'm still having dinner at KFC!

Let me just emphasize it again,


That research project slash paper slash proposal was no small feat. Our group was mainly composed of freshmen plus a mentor who is a senior from the same course. We spent nights cramming that paper! (Yep, I know. We are master crammers haha) We faced the crowd and defended those ideas. The risk paid off! :))))

I was too happy to function well upon hearing the news. Literally jumping from joy, I seemed not to have any other care in the world. Never mind the cars passing me by. I'm sure they were wondering who's that girl skipping each step. But i just had to. :))))))))))

We didn't get bragging rights as champs, though. Got second place because our project lacked something. Still, it is a huge deal! :))))) Only a few more revisions and we are good to go! Doc Wong also teaches Thesis for our course and you know what's another good thing to celebrate, he is considering exempting us for this class! :))))))

The day really turned out better than I have expected. :)))))) Now, exhaustion is overcoming me. I was able to survive straight 24 hours without napping though! Time to log out. Ciao~ :))

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Oh my.

Why should he appear on my Facebook news feed again???

Well, we are friends online. Online nga lang. Oh well.

Why is he so ........? (You insert adjectives here.)

On the other hand,


Thank you for caring to this simple kolehiyala's (that's the Filipino term for a college girl) random rants and raves! :)))

Come on. Back to studying. Been slacking since last week. Okay. Let's cram!

(His image pops out. Ugh. Don't get distracted. Not nowwwwww)

How Time Flies... and Stops

Time does mess up things.

It feels like time is rushing to end all the heavy workload but at the same time, it's still Tuesday.

Three more days of waiting. Three more days of Chemistry, Literature, English, Math and Filipino. Three more days of agony. Three more days. Just three more days and it's Christmas break. Just three more days and no more power naps in cafeteria tables during short breaks!

This is what happens when the season of long examinations call on to us.
Hey Pia! :)))

Thank God for the holidays! I can't wait to catch up on sleep and marathons of Once Upon A Time and How I Met Your Mother. (Yep. I am so last season.)


However, till then, I am forced to wake up and drag myself to cram every little piece of  information in my head. I've got less than 30 hours to let it all in. Wooh. 

At least Math has its fun side too. Will post more after that Chem Long Test. Wish me luck. This is where it all ends. =.=

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Your ol' neighbor says "HELLOOOOOO" back to the blogging world :)

Miss me? :)

Things have been pretty tough around lately. I've been gone for what? 3 months? That's an awfully long time! Oh well, i'm back! IT FEELS GOOD TO BE WRITING AGAIIIIIIIIN! :D

Been pretty busy with the acads and all those freshie stuff. Papers and all. Finals for the first semester. Catching up with friends. :)))) I didn't even have the time to update my planner anymore. It seems that my leisure is spent more on sleeping. Guess college does that to people. It makes you want for sleep more and more.


Shall we have a flashback then? :) (Blogger's note: even if you said no, I'd be posting it anyway haha)


I feel like going back to my planner for reference but all I saw was random irrelevant doodles. Haha where did my October go?

See what I mean?

WELL, it was SEMBREAK for goodness' sake! :))) Finals gave me a migraine (that I remember!) It seemed that I studied for nothing. Weeks ahead stocking on formulae and stuff wasted. Is this what college really do to people? Someone couldn't learn unless s/he empties his/her cup, right? :))

Anyway, I had time to chill, too! My days were filled with movie marathons and random trips to the pool with high school friends. Going back home is indeed one of the best feelings there could ever be! This what homecoming felt like :)) Revisiting you alma mater gives you nostalgia. Teachers would be asking you how's the city like. Motherly as they are, you find out that they still check on you, even if it meant stalking your Facebook profiles. (Creepy at a different context. Yep, I know. Haha) In addition, you become an instant celebrity! Who would have known I'd now be considered a judge for a play, right? Random people would keep on complimenting on how I apparently lost weight (please oh please never let me gain them!) or how the city climate suited me (hello, fair complexion!)


I guess that turned out to be the highlight of October. Setting foot back home just gives you that warm fuzzy feeling. Hey, you're back to your comfort zone! Hello, food hot and fresh from the pan. No fast food lifestyle for two straight weeks! You get the chance to eat veggies and fruits once more plus food is freeeeeee! #dormerproblems

Going back home means family time, too! <3 Oh how I missed Mom, Dad and brother dear. :)) I made it a point to stay at home too and not just go out with pals all the time. :)

Gala every day!

The break didn't make me forget about grades, though.

Movie marathons <3
Each day was a day closer to AISIS Release of Grades for the first semester. Each day, I was fervently praying I could reach our maintaining QPI (Quality Point Index as they call it in our university.) Who knew my cup of tea back in high school would be the worst thing that could ever happen to me here in college? =.=

But guess what?

I REACHED THAT 3.0 MARK! Boooyeaaaah!

:))))) I didn't make it to the dean's list though. Still lacked a point. But no worries, there are still 7 semesters to go! :)))))

Oh boo. Look at the time. I still want to write more but there's what you call priorities. We have that chemistry long test coming up this Wednesday and I still haven't flipped the pages. Oh my. Need to start cramming. I'll keep you posted though! :D

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