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"laagan man unta ko"/"tiguwang naman gud ta"

  • Mar. 27th, 2009 at 10:56 AM


before (a few months ago i think), my whole week would revolve around planning where to go/hang/chill/party (whatever you want to call it) for the weekend. If by Thursday, I'd still have no plans, I'd go on a semi-internal depression/panic mode. i may be exaggerating but judge me anyway.

But now, I'm home on a Friday night. I hardly got out of bed all day. I just ate ice cream (had my chipped tooth pulled out) in front of my TV and/or laptop. and then that kenny roger's takeout. The point is, I'm feeling okay (quite happy actually) about it and i don't have even have the slightest urge to go out. Regardless of the tooth extraction. 

Ming and I attribute this to our current mantra: "tiguwang naman gud ta (trans: we're getting old)." I wonder if that's really the reason though.

Maybe, the laagan-ness, playful face (kiat ug nawng)-phase will come back. maybe it won't. either way, i'm not complaining. :)

  

Oh well.

  • Mar. 19th, 2009 at 4:15 PM

I was 99% sure I wouldn't make it. Still sucks bad though.

on my present "career"

  • Feb. 25th, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Most of the time, I don't know what the hell I'm doing.

I don't love it, I don't hate it either. It just feels 'wrong' sometimes, like I'm not supposed to be here.

Pre-quarter life crisis much?

now i don't know where this is coming from

  • Jan. 13th, 2009 at 10:03 AM

sometimes i feel like i'm just floating through life. not really living it. *insert eye-rolling here*

yeah, get a grip, self.

by far the best parental reaction ever

  • Dec. 25th, 2008 at 2:35 AM

after showing papa the new tat:

papa: magpa-tattoo sad kaha ko noh (maybe i should also get a tattoo)

meinrado rocks!


You would've thought it was God's second coming yesterday when Pacman arrived at the House.

There was a rally against charter change outside and farmers  were trooping to the building to discuss CARP with the Congressmen. Of course, these issues were stomped on when the people's champ walked in the session hall.

(Yeah i was too far, hence it's blurred. but this was during the pic taking. you get the picture)

Debate on CARP's approval, Cha cha, and reproductive health bill? forgotten.

Yeah, they actually had a house resolution commending manny for his win. i didn't even know they could do that. maybe they can. i'm still a newborn in learning all things legislative.

but come on, suspending session to have a picture taking session with him? (Nograles: OK, all congressmen from mindanao, let's have an exclusive pic; then worse, ok all lady legislators let's have a picture taken with pacman -- reminds me of those official wedding photo shoots, with the newlyweds' relatives, with the newlyweds friends, stuff like that).

then the one who handed him his resolution was his congressional rival in 2007, darlene custodio. talk about the perfect cheesy set-up. then the gallery erupted into shouts of kiss!kiss! comedic. but then they did kiss, on the cheek. 

and then he was also made to sit on the speaker's chair. an omen? hope not. oh God, i hope not.

manny, you know i love you. but your 'kamao' isn't going to eliminate poverty and make our economy better; and im sure your hand will break if you punch 'em corrupt officials one by one. there are simply too many.


i'm proud of the fact though that when you fight, crime rate is zero. too bad we can't make you do it everyday. you could have been dead a long time ago. 

but props to you, if you're going to run for president right now, you'll win. all the congressman already have your back.


yeah, i don't have pics with him cause everyone wanted one with him. people were waiting outside during the presscon. for once, i thank the heavens for that press ID.

a guy had the nerve to ask: why do you support the president? (earning a collective murmur). manny, being did the whole generic answer: "because if we don't support our President, our country will never improve." no comment.


It's been a few days since that exam that i always talked about before (yeah it's pretty annoying sometimes but it's that big of a deal to me).

anyway, to rant, i've never experienced near-brain damage as much as in those three days. my friend mina's brain must have died too as well. In the world history exam, she was supposed to write "archduke franz ferdinand" but then her brain shut off for a second and she ended up writing "pineapple". yeah that's how bad it was.

I'll just take comfort in the fact that 1. i can always take it two more times 2. there are other ways to have a career abroad without damaging my brain 3. if the president of the philippines by the time i'm of age is a friend of mine, i can always ask him/her to make me an ambassador to spain or some cool country like that.

for those planning to take it in their lifetime, i can remember some of the questions (well, theyre not word for word but you get the idea):

1. how are world war I and world war II concrete examples of the development of imperialism and colonialism?
2. what did the five civilizations (china, india, persia, rome, greece) leave as a legacy to the present world?
3. discuss the us war on iraq using the international relations theory of realism
4. if you were a protocol officer and the king of spain came for a visit, how would you tell him about rizal's life, work and his place in the emergence of the nation? how would you narrate to him the details of rizal's execution by the spaniards? would you make him apologize?
5. if you were the cultural attache of the philippine embassy in the US and it was your national day, what would you tell the US secretary of state if he asked you why phil. independence day was transferred from july 4 to june 12?
6. what are your views on the ASEAN way?
7. explain the relationship between population and the development of the country.
8. and then there was something about jpepa and formulating the country's "national interest".
9. explain the similarities and differences of the 3 edsa revolutions. 

and i cant remember anymore. the questions aren't even impossible to answer. but when they stare you in the eye, you get woozy and you just want to curl up and die.

i'm still young anyway, and i've got two more tries.

OR, again, i'll just have to make friends with the president.

yeah, cause i like to rant like that

  • Nov. 12th, 2008 at 11:36 AM

sometimes (or rarely), i'm so positive about things -- that they'll turn out okay and that all will fall into place.

most of the time though, i just feel screwed.

let's turn that around shall we.

gah. quarter life crisis. and i'm still two years short of 25.

revel in the randomness of this post

  • Nov. 5th, 2008 at 5:59 AM

I wouldn't call it being in a rut. Cause I don't feel like I don't have direction. As a matter of fact, I pretty much know what I want to be, and every possibility is there to get to that place.

The road to getting there though -- I didn't imagine it to be this difficult. I can't even use the '"cause I'm a working girl" excuse, cause that part of my life isn't even the main cause of the stress. I think it's cause i've been going home to an empty condo unit for the past 3(?) weeks, which depresses me to the core. Sometimes, it takes away the motivation to study. So much for being thankful for the time alone. (and for revelling in the 'independent' feeling). a girl can only take so much independence.

The biggest exam of my life is less than a month away and so far I've read 3/4 of  this  highschool history book (I'm in the post WWII part already). and as much as i hate to do it, i know i have to proceed to the nosebleed called economics and trade. and then all those international relations theories. Pressure, pressure. I might just crack.

God knows how much I want this. But i still feel that i'm not doing enough.  

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