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Ok I have 6 articles due tommorow evening, I can finish those tonight. Then tommorow evening my thesis groupmates are going to sleep here so that we could pass it on Saturday already.

It’s very difficult to be doing a thesis when you’re going to school Monday to Saturday , plus I still have this online job thing.

But everything is manageable. I can’t be called a multi tasker for nothing but the problem is I’m also a procrastinator. Tsk tsk.

Damnit I really hate this thesis.

Anyway these photos were from last summer. Ela made me this letter, as usual, out of nowhere.

A closer look. The photos are blurry I know.

Yeah she thinks I need a boyfriend.

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Dahil araw ng kalayaan ngayun, isusulat ko ang entry na ito sa ating pambansang wika. Pero hindi ibig sabihin ay purong Tagalog na ang aking gagamitin dahil hindi ko parin maiiwasan ang gumamit ng ingles. Kaya, ang entry na ito (tulad ng entry, hindi ko maisip kung ano ang tagalog ng salitang ito) ay magiging tag-lish.

Well, madaming nagyari sa akin nitong mga nakaraang araw, nakakalimutan at kinatatamaran ko lang mag blog dahil unang una, meron akong raket ngayun. Meron akong sideline, isang online job. Isa akong part-time ghost writer at transcriber. Hindi naman ganoon kalaki ang kita pero maaari ng pansustento sa aking mga simpleng luho at kapritcho sa buhay na hindi kayang ibigay sa akin ng aking mga magulang. Syempre mahirap lang kami. hehe. At tsaka ayus din syang pamatay ng oras, nakakainip kasi kung minsan. Pero ngayung pasukan na, malamang maging busy na naman ako.

Pangalawa, tinatamad akong magsulat kung paminsan kaya puro surfing na lang ginagawa ko hindi ako nakakapag blog. Pero mula ngayun mag uupdate na talaga ako ng blog ng madalas.

Yun lang naman ang dalawang dahilan kung bakit hindi ako nakapag blog.

So ayun, nagsimula na ang pasukan. Syempre sa unang araw ng eskuwela eh pumasok na talaga ako. Medyo excited pa nga ako eh, pano ba naman ito na ang huli kong sem sa school at sa wakas magiging unemployed na din ako. Oops, wag naman sana matagal ang pagiging unemployed ko. Meron akong prospect na aaplyan pero tsaka ko na lang sasabihin, baka ma jinx pa.

Karamihan sa mga kaklase ko ay mga nakaklase ko na din last sem. May mga bagong mukha, pero walang gwapo ano ba yan. Haha. Wala na yata yun mga crush ko nagsipag graduate na, sayang. Sa bawat subject na papasukan namen ay medyo suspense pa dahil surprise kung sino sino ang makakaklase namen at syempre suspense din kung sino ang aming magiging guro. So far so good naman, pwera lang dun sa isang subject ko na ang aking guro ay medyo matanda na at sobrang hina ng boses na parang malalagutan na ng hininga sa tuwing sya ay magsasalita. Mabuti pang naging guro na lang namen eh yung nasa kabilang room. Mas gusto ko sya kahit na kabado ka sa tuwing papasok sa klase nya at hindi pwedeng hindi ka nag-aral ng iyong lesson. Well, pwede naman hindi mag-aral, hindi ka naman nya ipapahiya pero ako nahihiya ako kapag ganun dahil wala akong alam. Noong naging guro ko sya ng 2 beses sa magka-sunod na sem eh hindi pa naman nangyari ang hindi ako nakasagot sa klase nya. Lagi akong handa syempre. At tingin ko peyborit nya ako eh kaya gusto ko sya. hahaha.

At tsaka pala gagawa na naman kami ng thesis, this time dugo’t pawis na ang puhunan. Grabe medyo kinakabahan ako. Adik mga ka group ko ako na naman ang lider. Anong tingin nila sa akin magaling?! Aba, nagkakamali sila, wala akong mabuting magagawa para sa lintek na thesis na yan. Parang mas gusto ko pa na mag OJT na lang ako kesa mag thesis. Ganito kasi yan, last sem lahat ng mga graduating na management students eh kailangan mag take ng aptitude exam at doon ibabase sa resulta ng exam kung ikaw ba ay mag oOJT o mag ti-thesis. Ayun sa kasamaang palad mag ti-thesis ako. 43 lang kame na mag ti-thesis and the rest OJT na. Mahigit kumulang 200 na estudyante yata ang napunta sa OJT. Sana maging maganda ang kinalalabasan ng thesis namen.

Nung isang araw naman pumunta kami ng LTO ng kaibigan ko (yun kaibigan kong pinaghihinalaan na bf ko pero hinde, sus) para kumuha ng license. Ang aga aga kong nagising grabe tapos pagdating dun sobrang dami ng tao. Sa dinami dami ng tao dun ni isa walang cute hehe. Hindi na ako kumuha ng license sya na lang. Hindi pa naman talaga ako marunong mag drive at medyo takot pa ako kaya baka hindi ko rin magamit. Sayang, nakakainis. Yun isang kotse namen dito wala naman gumagamit, edi sana ako na lang kung lang sana na papractice ako mag drive. Hindi kasi ako nakaka practice driving, engot kasi dad ko eh. So yun, hindi naman sya nakakuha that day sobrang dami nga kasi ng tao tsaka may pasok pa ako ng hapon. Umalis na din kami, habang pauwi sa sobrang pagod ko medyo nakatulog ako habang nag ddrive sya.

Pupunta na nga pala ang kaibigan nameng si Kurt sa states. Nag swimming kami noong Friday. May pasok ako noon kaya buong araw ko dala dala sa school ang malaki kong bag na puno ng kung ano ano. Nag skirt pa ako at wedge mantakin mo. Akyat baba ako sa mga building na ganun ang outfit. Wala namang kaso yun outfit pero ang nakakainis eh yung may dala dala akong pagka laki laking bag. Enjoy naman yung swimming, ang ganda ng room namen although yung mga pool sa Villa Antonina eh hindi gaanong kagandahan. Ang maganda pa doon pwede kami mag videoke kahit magdamagan. noon kasing sa Villa alfredos hanggang alas dose lang ang videoke para daw hindi mabulahaw ang mga natutulog. Eh nakakabitin naman yun, nagsisimula pa lang ang inuman sa mga ganoong oras. Ang bad trip lang eh naubusan kami ng 5 peso coins! Nakakainis talaga eh feel na feel ko na pa naman bumirit at maghihiyaw doon. Ang ginawa namen eh nagkwentuhan na lang ano pa nga ba!

Tapos kahapon nagpunta na naman kami kina Kurt, get together for the last time sa kanilang bahay. Nagluto sya ng pasta at garlic bread. Ngayun kasi ang alis nya papuntang States. Mamyang 10:30 ng gabi yun flight nya.

Kumustahin naman naten ang love life ko. Ayun, feeling ko na naman pagka haba haba ng buhok ko. Ano ba yan. Minsan nakakatuwa, minsan nakakainis din yung madaming nakaka appreciate sayo. Well, so far wala pa akong natitipuhan. May mga tinataguan pa nga ako, grabe nakakahiya. Kapal ko na. Paki sapak na nga ako please. May topak na ata ako.

Napahaba ata itong entry na to. Na miss ko kasi mag blog.

Yan, maligayang araw ng kalayaan, mabuhay ang Pilipinas at sana magka boypren na ko!

Apir!

I was again late for my business economics class and one of my classmates was on the hot seat. Our instructor looked frustrated and angry. My seatmate whisphered to me thete’s a recitation. Shit. I hurriedly scanned the book and read as much as I could so that I could be prepared, just in case.

My seatmate, a mom and the “most matured” in the class (I think her age is around 40), looks at me in confusion then pulls out a piece of paper. I thought she was going to write down notes but turns out she was going to talk to me thru writing. She’s so proper, she didn’t want to interrupt the class and didn’t want to make any noice thus she’ll talk to me silently thru paper. There was even a time when somebody was calling her and she didn’t answer it because we were in the middle of a discussion. I said “sige sagutin mo na! Lumabas ka sagutin mo baka important yan“, still she didn’t answer it. Her cellphone was even on vibrate mode. Mine isn’t. It beeps whenever I have a text and the instructor hears it. I even text infront of him (we are in the front seat). It must be the age gap or something, and besides, I break rules. Going back to the paper thing, she wrote down:

Recitation ngayun nung mga mababa yung grades tsaka kulang yun quiz.

I blurt out an oooohhh, ahhh.. Then I hesitated for a while and wrote her back.

-Kasali ba tayu dun? Hinde noh?

-Hindi siguro yun mga mababa lang daw.

-Ayos!

On a different note, summer’s just around the corner!! I hope the Puerto Galera plan will push thru!!!! Well if not, I might just be in La Union again. Eck!!

Anyhoo, most of my batchmates are graduating this April, and me? I’ll be a super senior next semester but I don’t mind, I got over the fact that I won’t graduate on time. So be it. So what. That’s the spirit!!

And oh, have you noticed? I don’t talk about my lovelife here huh? I won’t. haha. Because my love life is either non existing or completely fucked up.

I think my friends and I have this special ability to test people’s patience. Good thing our van driver for the field trip didn’t snap because we were certainly driving him nuts. Some of the other students were at the bus and us, being VIP students (kidding lol), used the van. Imagine the driver had to endure 9 girls and 1 guy through the entire trip.

First we were whiney about the aircon because it was so frigggin’ hot.


“Kuya ang inet! Kuyaaaaa!! Kuya lakas mo aircon. Kuya itodo mo aircon. Ang inet kuyaaa!! kuya! kuya! kuyaaaaa!!”

Then we started complaining about the lack of sounds. The driver willingly acknowledged the need for music and rummaged his cd’s and chose something he thought we’d like. The cd turned out to be a collection of mushy songs. The whiney babies cry again and discriminates the kuya for his taste of music. “Kuya nakakabaog naman yan”, followed by evil laughters. The pityful van driver again searches through his cds, this time songs from the 80’s. We didn’t complain because we realized that maybe he doesn’t have better cd’s so 80’s will do. Then careless whispher was on and we started dancing ala macho dancers. Kuya with his inept ability to decipher what’s on our minds figured that we wanted the van to be a club so he popped a new cd with dance music. We didn’t exactly really liked what he played but we were apprecative that he accomodates our wants. The torture didn’t stop there, we teased and laughed at him. Kuya, you’re a good sport and we salute you for putting up with a bunch of irritating girls who did nothing but laugh and talk green stuff (oops) and for not dropping us at EDSA or worse some deserted area.

Enough with the driver. I’ll move on and talk about the beautiful people I saw yeterday. First at the ad agency, the lady who gave us a tour was so cute that she had a resemblance with my favorite Kate Hudson. She was really pretty and petite and smart. Uh, oh, Lesbo alert! hehe! Then at lunch we saw this cute guy at Tokyo! Tokyo!, then at ABS-CBN we anticipated to see a lot of beautiful people although I didn’t think I’d be starstrucked. We saw a bunch of celebrities and the word starstrucked didn’t emerge. The ABS tour guides were also cute by the way. Then there was a commotion. It’s Diether. So what? Turns out he’s so fine I couldn’t help but stare. Eye candy. But with too much make-up! Eeek.

Side trip was at Baywalk and so we had some SML and a bunch of cigars. Poor kuya, had to endure 10 8 intoxicated people. The tour was so-so but the company of my classmates was fun.

Ms. Cruz, why does the BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) and all other banks in the world do not make it their goal to make inflation zero but instead just keeps it at a low and stable level? Wouldn’t it be better if prices of commodities will be as low as the prices back in the 70’s?

Oh, oo nga pala we have two Ms. Cruz in here. [insert my name here]!

Ha? Me?? But. But. But I wasn’t even listening. Ok, well, I was, kinda. I was on the state of multi tasking when I got called. I was kinda listening, while not listening, while texting, while day dreaming, while staring outside the door. And besides, I suck BIG TIME in economics shit. But I didn’t fret. No, not me.

The next scene would be me answering uber confidently, it’s as if I knew what I was saying and as if what I was saying was right. And all I got was stares from my classmates who, I think, were thinking that what I was saying was making sense when in fact it was just a bunch of words tied together delivered confidently with matching pacute close-up smile. Ching! Teacher was speechless and blurts out an uhuh, ok and gives that look, as if saying “I’m not sure if what you said was right, I know there’s something wrong with it, I’m just not sure what it is exactly and even if I know what’s wrong with what you said I’ll just nod and appear I agreed because you said that so confidently I don’t wanna piss you”. Ahaha. See what confidence can do. At least I didn’t look dumb. šŸ™‚ Works all the time!

LAST SATURDAY
I was supposed to have some me-time and go to the mall alone, buy a shirt, buy food, walk, window shop, and stare at people. But then my friend who’s always bored on Saturdays said we should hang out and so we did. We managed to squeeze in a lot of stuff in a few hours. I went to the grocery, we went to the archade, we did videoke, we watched Cheaper by the Dozen 2 and throughout the movie I was still wondering what the hell happened to Hillary Duff, and ate dinner. I still can’t get over the fact that he was laughing his ass off when he heard me sing for the first time. I felt comedic tuloy.

The stinky smell of the cows or goats (I’m not sure what I exactly saw; if they were goats or cows) on our way to Pampanga Agricultural College (PAC) didn’t stop me from
admiring the beautiful view of Mt. Arayat. I don’t usually get that close to Mt. Arayat except when we go to Nueva Ecija.

Aside from the books at PAC are old and dusty, the library also smelled funky.

Their library didn’t have OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) so researching was a pain, slow and not to mention primitive. They also didn’t have airconditioning. I didn’t want to sound maarte (although I was haha) about the whole situation so I tried to stop complaining or at least whine softly so the person in charge of the library (not exactly librarians) who didn’t look so welcoming when we arrived won’t hear us. I think that lady hates us. She turned off the ceiling fan when we started browsing through their thesis.


research team in action (ows?!)

And we didn’t anticipate that they’d get P20 each from us, apparently reasearching on their library which looked like it stopped acquiring new books in the 80’s isn’t free.


we liked their mural though

At first we didn’t know where to look for relevant information for our research because the courses were unfamiliar. They had agriculture management (we found what we were looking for at this section), soil something, poultry, and etc. The thesis section was also interesting, some thesis were grouped according to topic: rose, ampalaya, shrubs, squash.

We didn’t want to touch our faces after we got our hands on the thesis materials, books and journals because we felt our hands got really filthy (arte talaga). The books were so dusty that I wanted to sneeze and now I’m having allergies again. We also felt itchy.


us infront of the prehistoric library, oops! hehe

There weren’t any students maybe because it’s Saturday. Of course, as the ultimate camwhores we wouldn’t miss this oppurtunity to take photos. So we took photos in the middle of the road because there weren’t any people in sight!


I actually wanted to yell: where are the students??

And all along I had to carry a huge pink bag which contained my clothes and toiletries because I was supposed to spend the night (or morning) at Bebang’s house. We had plans to go out and get wasted but it rained! I was already on my way to our meeting place when I decided to cancel. We’ll just go out next Saturday.

So there, although the books there weren’t exactly new, we did find what we were looking for at the undergrad thesis section. Thanks PAC lib. šŸ™‚

Picture this: we are in front of a bakery, looking at their egg pie while the tindera curiously looks at us then I suddenly blurt out “dun na lang tayo sa kabila mas masarap dun” and then points at the other bakery. I suddenly realized I shouldn’t have said that! But the tinderas didn’t get mad, in fact, they laughed at me! Then we immediately rushed to Donnie’s house to do our thesis amidst the annoying rain. That was last Wednesday, we actually planned of going to Manila to research but we did a last thorough evaluation of the books available in our library before doing so because travelling with rain like last Wednesday’s is a pain. Good thing that we found what we were looking for, kinda. So Wednesday was really tiring, I was already at school at 8 in the morning!

We’ve been spending a lot of time in the library due to our thesis. When we’d get burned out and bored from all the researching that we’re doing, we’ll take photos of ourselves. Dang camwhores! A couple of weeks ago I’ve been eyeing this book; Hello Kitty : The Remarkable Story of Sanrio and the Billion Dollar Feline Phenomenon, I tried to borrow it but I forgot I was in the graduate school section, for faculty and masteral students’ only. Then I was back at the library yesterday and I saw this really nice photoshop book, glossy colored pages and all and I badly wanted to borrow it but since I can’t actually tinker with photoshop these days, I just stared at it and flipped through the pages and marveled at the wonderful things you could do with photoshop. Another book that caught my eye is this photography book. My friend and I use to talk about on how we want ot take photography lessons in the future while or after taking masteral courses. Sheesh we’ve got so much plans. So there, aside from taking photos of myself I also want to take amazing and artistic photos of other people, places, things, etc. Then I saw this pop culture book which was really nice since I’m so into pop culture hehe. I was so drawn to the books that I plan to borrow in the future that I unconsciously compiled them and placed them in one corner so that I’ll easily find them. Then Donnie mad me realize that the books are rearranged by the working students every Friday so keeping a bunch of books so that nobody’d borrow them would be useless. Why didn’t I think of that? I looked at my left side and saw the huge aircon. Can I hide it under that instead?

Oh, the Euro Star thing is still hanging. We’re thinking of going there when Shiela’s boyfriend arrives from Australia, that’s right before our OD.

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And because I wanted to wallow in grief and sometimes cheer myslef up, I downloaded a variety of songs this week and my playlist now includes several songs from stonefree and the speaks. Also, I’ve been missing Jewel’s spirit album so I downloaded several songs from the album since I can’t find the complete compilation of tracks (for free). I also downloaded several Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan songs, ultraelectromagneticjam, and a whole lot of r&b slash kinda mushy songs.

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Right before my second subject last night I found out that we have an assignment for our last subject. I don’t like doing silly assignments such as a topic outline so I didn’t bother to do it. My friend, who has a vacant time, offered to do mine but she realized she won’t be able to finish both chapter outlines on time. Then somebody actually found out that I didn’t have an assignment yet, he was about to do it for me but for certain reason he wasn’t abe to so. What he did was look for and beg someone to do my assignment. Nobody was willing to do it since everybody was busy so he offered to pay or to treat anybody who’d do it. So there, I had an assignment to pass! haha! The perks of being a girl.

After we ate at McDonald’s, on my way home, I received my late christmas gift from a friend. I had no idea what it was when he gave it, turns out it’s a cd. There were several songs and then he made this uber nice letter in flash. It was sooo sooo nice, geez. Haha I actually found myself touched, and it takes a lot for me to get touched so it was really something! Thanks so much!! Love love love it!!

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Here are late pics from last last Wednesday at Jean’s sister’s house.


while doing our thesis; it took a lot of effort before we perfected this shot. We tried not to laugh, this was the best that we got and yet you cant still feel in the pic that we were kinda smiling.
Making a fool out of ourselves while Using leaves and flowers as props.

After doing the thesis we went to sxhool for the University Days’ Opening and after that we left the gym starving so we went to KFC.


Left: this is what my friends look like when they are starving. Right: Shiela’s plate. I couldn’t resist to take a photo, I mean, whoah?! hehe