There’s a memory behind a song. Like how a person couldn’t listen to a certain song because it brings back bad memories (Bad Romance and Mad for me.) It’s the same with me with books. I remember all the people with whom I’ve shared my passion for reading with. They’re mostly my high school friends. And after reading Mockingjay, (which is totally awesome btw.) I can’t help but miss them.
I guess it all started with Twilight. Insert groan here. Back in sophomore year, we we’re dazzled. And I even bought 3 copies of the book for my friends. I was like the waitress getting book orders from everyone. Sophomore year was also the time when a lot of my batchmates started reading. My book Caribbean Cruisin’ got passed around so much, by the time it was returned to me, it was already yellowing, some pages falling out and the book cover had to be taped. No kidding.
My book lending (resident librarian here.) continued up to our fourth year. I also shared some stories from Fictionpress- when I couldn’t save up to buy new books or was too busy to go to National. A big part of my high school life circulated on books. I remember ‘book cutting’ about prom using the book Revelations. I remember ’storytelling’ to some of my friends about the fics I read in Fictionpress (since they were too lazy to read.) I remember the list I had to make on who had what book and who’s the next in line to borrow it.
I bought and finished the book Mockingjay, the last book of the Hunger Games trilogy today. Estelle read the whole ebook yesterday (and a whole other story to tell on her experience) and while I was reading, squealing, cursing (yeah. a few choice swear words. huh.) I was texting her the whole time! I needed to vent.
Now that I’ve finished it. I need to talk to somebody. Somebodiessss actually. I remember passing the book around after Christmas break, asking my friends to hurry up and finish it so we can talk and talk and talk! It was also the same with the Blue Blood series (in 3rd year) and that’s still ongoing because there’s about 6 books left in the series. whew.
I guess I just realized that a book means so much more to me because of the people who’ve borrowed and read it and loved it just as much.
I really miss my high school batch mates. so much.
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I read books. Finished my little sister’s Dork Diaries, re-read half of Evermore and tried to read Mom’s Bo Sanchez book but I’m still awake.
I ate ice cream. Coffee Crumble flavor… maybe that’s the reason.
I tried to write. Fail.
I organized my things for school. How desperate can I be?
But I still can’t sleep. I got my old laptop (now my sister’s) from downstairs and started this random, pointless blog post.
Okay, truth is that I’m excited for tomorrow.
Reunion with my barkada! [[We have an embarassing name that the 5 of them chose and me being, well, me thinks it’s really… inappropriate. But they’re happy and I’m apathetic so who cares?]] This is the first time we’ll be complete since college started! woohoo!
I’ll be able to purchase Mockingjay tomorrow! So yeah, even if it’s worth half of my weekly allowance… nothing’s gonna stop me from splurging on an awesome book!
Now that I got that out, I should probably get to sleep. I have at least 10 hours before I see my crazy friends again. Oh joy~!
Yesterday, I got home at around 9:30 looking very haggard and half my jeans were wet because of the rain. I still have a 4-page concept paper to write (which I should be writing now but…) and a Math exam to review.
I was so tired. But undoubtedly, I was very happy.
My co-apps and I attended our very first GA yesterday afternoon. Maui and I were so glad to be able to attend, because we thought we won’t be able to due to the cultural activity later. Though we weren’t able to stay long, we had fun reminiscing about the induction and the past inductions of the ‘senior’ mems. We were all able to laugh about it. Before we left, Mama R told us our respective teams- hooray MPRT! I promise I won’t let you down MCO. ♥
Then came the cultural presentation for our Kas 1 class. At first we (me and my Kas 1 classmates) were all complaining about it. How we just wanted to take midterms like other Kas 1 classes and not present. Our prof was also kind of pressuring us since last year, her class won. The class prepared weeks for this presentation and I found myself part of the ‘presenters(tors?)’ instead of just being the usual propsmen like in high school. I had to wear a baro’t saya and suprisingly, I had no qualms walking around AS wearing it.
The class was in a grumpy mood when we found out we were the last to present since we’re ‘Mindanao’. There were 13 groups. It was 6 o’clock and the program hasn’t even started yet (supposed to be at 5 actually.) I was pannicking, thinking of all the things I needed to do. We were trying to see the ‘bright side’ of performing last and all we could think of is that no one would be there to watch us. And that was the only bright side we could see.
So the presentation went on and we watched at the sidelines. At 7 o’clock, Maui had to go back to her dorm or else she’ll miss her lunch. We continued to watch, and France and I both realized their performances were like in ‘Showtime’, with a cheesy intro, energetic dance steps and amazing props. They were good, I’ll admit. But they were so looooooooooong. What happened to the 5-7 minutes limit?
Finally, it was our turn. The AVP was played (we were the only one who had that hahaha!) and then our short and serious (we had no ‘Bebot’ songs and dance steps) presentation started. The Lumads, the Muslims and the Christians. And then it was over. Now that’s 7 minutes. We were happy we had a clean and easy performance. So then we all rushed to the bathroom to change. When we finished, it was time to announce the winners.
All I could say is, truly, save the best for last.
With an average of 96. something (very very high and the first runner up is just 93, I think) WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! I love the feeling. We should’ve taken that bet with Ma’am to give us 1 if we win (and 5 if we lost.)
I have 6 different classes (with different classmates) in UP. But my Kas 1 class reminds me most of my high school batch, Uno Infinitum. Not just because we’re going on a fieldtrip to Mt. Banahaw (like my 4th year Outbound)! But because of the many jokes we shared (Gusto mo malaman?), the comforting atmosphere and company, even the twined and joined hands in prayer before starting the competition.
I’m so happy to have many families in UP. Earlier today during the ACLE, I greeted many people along the corridor. People from my org, my classes and my block. I already feel comfortable in such a big campus :)
I have never ever cut classes. Fact. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t try to. Fortunately, it “became” a failed attempt. Not because I chickened out or anything, but because the professor didn’t come to class. No surprise actually. It’s either he’s 30 minutes - 1 hour late or he doesn’t come to class at all.
So yeah, instead of waiting for nothing last Friday, I went to Trinoma and had lunch with CJ @ KFC. We didn’t know how long we ate and talked and by the time we were done, I had to rush back to campus for my next class. Fortunately (again) the class started late.
Jeez. It seems like the fates are telling me it was a good thing to cut class last Friday :|
But I promise that will be the last time I’ll ever cut class… I hope ;) I didn’t study really hard just to get myself kicked out from my dream school!
It’s been a month (and more…) since my laptop broke down. I’ve been having tumblr withdrawals :|
But really. It’s so hard to work without my laptop, all-powered up on my bed, its speakers blasting music from Boys Like Girls to (dare I say it) Lady Gaga and Firefox opened to Tumblr and Twitter. I’ve always been used to typing, lying down on my stomach. My back almost never gets sore from staying in that position for too long.
It’s so hard to work using a different computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Call me spoiled and dramatic but it really is the truth. Normally my laptop would distract me from doing my work… now, with it broken, I can’t do any work!
I mean, I can. I was able to customize Mariel’s Tumblr Project using her and Ally’s computer, I was also able to make an… acceptable (to my standards) t-shirt design for UP MCO’s MPRT apprenticship requirement using Photoshop without my valuable brushes and fonts that I have collected since forever and I did a good paper for Eng 10 while not in my uh… power posture? —-> Me lying on my stomach. (I’m reading Artemis Fowl novels again. It’s affecting my vocabulary.)
BUT IT’S NOT MY BEST.
I remember last year, when we moved, the house had no internet connection whatsoever. FOR 5 WHOLE MONTHS. I was having a WiFi withdrawal then. But good thing my laptop was a-okay then… Anyway, I also wasn’t able to update my Tumblr and Twitter. It’s kinda sad that I wasn’t able to ramble on Tumblr and Twitter about taking the college entrance exams, the highs and lows of being a high school senior and all that…
That’s what I’m feeling now. Except worse ’cause I can’t even do my frickin’ school work properly!!! (Vocab due to reading fanfictions and frustrations)
Since Tumblr is technically my online diary…
WHAT’S UP WITH ME NOWADAYS?
MIDTERMS ARE DONE. Only 1 actually! In Archaeology. And we’ll find out the results by the end of September… since our Prof is in France. (I SWEAR I’LL GO THERE SOMEDAY.)
I’ll get UP MCO acceptance/rejection letter on Wednesday! Oh please please please please.
I’ve broke my second set of earphones this semester. I guess I’m abusing my iPod so much…
Watched Inception (Mind F.) and Chloe (Lesbo Love movie + Friends = Laughtrip)
Got addicted to Artemis Fowl novels yet again.
MOCKINGJAY ON AUGUST 24!!!
My allowance goes to McDonalds every week. I’ve broken my oath not to eat fries. :((
Takoyaki + 2 packs of Pancit Canton = LOVE! My infrequent meal @ UP
I MISS MY FRIENDS. (In Billionaire tune "So frickin’ bad…")