Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The spirit of grinding teeth accompanied with snow flakes


Note: Photo credit to Radisson Blu, Cebu City for their beautiful gigantic BLUE CHRISTMAS TREE. 


As much as I hate to admit it but I'm really suffering from pain right now due to the newly pressure of my braces though it's bearable--- still; it hurts like hell.

I don't know because I'm feeling feverish then there's a lump in my throat that I need to spit out or a very discomforting feeling with my limbs and all. I'm only taking Paracetamol once in a while but I really don't really try to obsess myself with anti-inflammatory drugs. (NSAID's)

Gosh, why do I feel I'm on my period? I'm not though. Hahahahaha. Sorry.

I'm just getting some chills because of this unpredictable weather and my body's trying to adjust to the fact that everyday might be sunny or rainy--- i really don't know.

Like I said, very unpredictable.

Nevertheless, I'm enjoying my new brackets since the rubber of my braces is colored green and I matching it with my iphone neon green "glow in the dark" case. Hihihi. #girlygirly


Anyways, we're leaving in a couple of days and I can't wait for Christmas to finally come. The most awaited season in my entire life--- Thanksgiving for the gift of life and to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Our Savior.


Happy Holidays, folks!


Xoxo,
- R. 🍷💅

Friday, November 7, 2014

11:11 of Nov 7th, 2014

Exactly 11:11 PM that I started to write something here on Blogger.


Many of you don't know that I'm actually from Bacolod City but we relocated due to my father's job at the time so we ended up in Tacloban where I spent most of my life growing up in that very simple and humbling city.


When we transferred in Tacloban, I was 3 at the time... Not really sure but definitely a little kid. So, I had to learn the dialect Waray-waray since Ilongga man gid ko. Hahaha. Took a while for me to master the intonation and the right sentences to construct but my hardwork pulled through.


Many of you might also not know that I was there during the onslaught Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar. I never expected things to happen so fast: we just arrived from Cebu, bought a lot of stuff like shoes, clothes, etc. and in an instant, in just one snap... Eveything can disappear JUST. LIKE. THAT.


My family plans to have a small thanksgiving to celebrate the life God blessed me and my family. Thank you for the gift of life. Thank you for sparing our lives, Father.

Thank you Lord. :")


#110813
#RememberingYolanda
#TyphoonHaiyan
#SuperTyphoonSurvivor
#MyGodisstrongerthananytyphoon

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Making things right.

Is there such a thing?
Someone broke my heart.
He let it slip through his fingers.
He was looking right at it,
And he wasn't afraid to let it fall.
He stared at it for the longest time.
He saw it coming; he looked away.
He left me.
He let me fall down.
I think he didn't hear it.
I think he never heard it.
Or he never really cared.
As it stumbles down and crashes,
No one but me was at loss.
For once in my life,
To be this shredded feels insane.
I see thousands of reflection,
And these are all looking at me.
What have I become?
An empty glass with no weigh.
Is that really myself I see?
I'm speechless; is that really me?
Its smiling,
Yet tearing up at the same time.
And here I am,
Looking for help. Anyone. Anyone.
Can someone hear me?
Help me fix this.
Help me fix me.
The self I used to look upon.
Why is she shattered?
That's right---
Shattered all over.

(c) Ronixwrites

Hi guys! Yes, it's so emotional and feels so suffocating that I might just puke and start looking elsewhere. Hahaha, kidding! I'm actually trying to rest since Finals have been such a jerk. Yes, I want to get this over it. So I'm venting out this inner frustration, inevitable boredom and... I actually want to take a nap first before resuming studying for my two exams tomorrow.


P.S. I love Lea Michele's voice, that's why I'm listening to her song that is an original composition by her (I'm not sure though of this source) "To make it right". Such a nice song that I'm on repeat for the past 15 minutes already and while writing this. Huehue. #weirdmyselfandI

T'was a late post. Sarreh.



Thank you, and have a good night.
- R. :* (10-7-14 at 10:40 PM) 


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Review: Hyouka (Anime)

WARNING!

Spoilers are inevitable when writing a review. For best results, please watch the anime before reading reviews. But if you want to know if this is worth watching and you're too skeptical about it, feel free to scroll down and proceed.


I really like the suspense and mystery of this anime. It does really remind you of the famous Sherlock Homes but with Hyouka, I like how the four of them has their own set of strengths. (Btw, I like the second ending of Hyouka where Satoshi and Oreki are criminals and Mayaka and Chitanda are detectives a.k.a Sherlock Homes style)

Strengths: (Based on my own observation while watching)

• Oreki Houtaru: over-all, he's the ultimate sherlock homes. With evidence at-hand, he's able to put the pieces altogether, with the help of the three. He usually gives leads and ideas to solve a case. He is easily persuaded by Chitanda, thus, it's easily shown he has a soft spot for her. He has great deduction skills and will solve a case (with Chitanda's effort), his patience slowly increased and tries to finish the case at-hand as much as possible. (Due to his energy-saving-conservation-motto)
• Eru Chitanda: she's always curious, which puts Oreki's skills to test. She's good with gathering information since she's almost friends with everyone in Kamiyama. She's also very observative and meticulous even in the slightest detail. She has a good sense of smell and can see well in the dark, as she said in Episode 20 where they find themselves trapped in a barn, which to Eru's dismay, slightly Hotarou's fault. She's pretty and quite frankly kawaii! Besides, she's nice and approachable. She's usually the one looking for ways to promote the Classics' Club by approaching the News Room Club. She's contagious towards Oreki, which is a good thing.
• Mayaka: she's almost good with every task thrown at her. She's a mangaka and knows how to work well with the team. She likes Satoshi, who in returns likes her too yet too afraid to admit it. 
• Satoshi: as he self-proclaims, he's become a database; which he did prove to everyone watching. He's actually pretty good however, when compared to Houtaru, it's in a whole new type of level. It is also revealed that he does love winning and will do whatever it takes to win. He envys Oreki's talents tho. (That's why it is shown like he has split personalities)


If you're not fond of mystery or suspense, you probably might not prefer Hyouka since its focus is more on cracking cases in Kamiyama than their little romance. If I were given a chance though,I'd certainly like to put more spice in their romance and assure viewers that they'll have closure towards their feelings for each other. Let's get this straight: there are no kiss scenes between Oreki and Eru or with the other two. (They blush mostly) Nevertheless, it's a great anime. They authors, directors, producers and editors of the anime will prove it to you. I feel as though I was cliff-hanged but, aren't we all? Still, it is shown that the mysterious sloth boy and curiously adorable girl main protagonists feels the same way. 

Note: As of now, there are no reports for a Season 2 of Hyouka, but if there was, maybe in the second season, i'm 60% certain that the "giddiness and butterflies-in-my-stomach" would definitely be increased. (Well, usually, that's the case!) Let's hope together! Kyaaaa. >u<


Title: Hyouka (2012)
Episodes: 22
Run-Time: 24 minutes per episode
Genre: Suspense, Mystery, School life, light romance and comedy
Rating: For me, 8.5/10

Impressions:

1. Oreki's idea of conservation
I think he's really a sloth throughout the course of the story but gradually learned to be a little bit active than continue being a couch-potato. His energy conservation motto can be quite useful too in times where Chitanda suddenly gets curious. He'll need all the energy he can get.

2. Satoshi dual personality
He actually has two sides: one where he's so calm and fun, he smiles widely and always a cheerful guy, and the other side of Satoshi that shows are the signs he usually flashes: change of facial expression, the way he looks/stare back and when he wants to solve the case first and beat Oreki.

3. Eru Chitanda's curiosity
I think it's funny that Chitanda's eyes sparkle when she's curious or wants to solve the case. She's always in a rush, as said by Houtaru. 

4. Satoshi and Mayaka
I do not get Satoshi at all. If he likes Mayaka, then he should ask her out. He's afraid of being obsessed towards Mayaka, that's why a fine line is drawn between them. I also think his reasonings are unacceptable. Come on, you're only fooling yourself. If Hyouka has a season 2, get going! Man up, Satoshi!

5. Oreki's older sister
Honestly, her face is never revealed througout the story yet you can probably assume she's pretty yet mature-looking, considering Tomoe is already 20 years old, Oreki's onee-san. It is implied that she's vital and plays an important role alongside the mysteries and cases her brother faces in school. The fountain pen she gave Oreki did make wonders in the Kamiyama Festival.

Ask me! ask.fm/Ronixwrites

Hello there! So, I'll be answering some questions that were sent to me in ask.fm and I hope you'll bear with my ranting. Thank you and enjoy reading!

1. Are you a writer?

Technically, I'm not really an established-writer but I'm somewhat an amateur, so to answer your question, yes, I guess.

2. What's your nickname?
I'm either called Ron, Rona, Ronny, Roni, Ona and Lon-lon. Yep, they just keep coming.

3. What's your twitter account?
Twitter.com/Ronixwrites (follow me!)

4. Have you been rejected by a guy you like?

Actually, I have been. For the first time in my life, I felt it how actually bitter it was. I felt my heart won't stop pounding from extreme shock and I didn't know what else to say. My mind went blank and only the words "He rejected me." 

5. Was he someone really important?

He was once my bestfriend. Yep, such a shame. He was almost everything I hoped to be with.

6. Are you a perfectionist?

Well, my friends and peers say that I am and I shouldn't agrue my way out of it. Gosh, that bad, huh? I guess I am. And they like to add with a cherry on-top, "Miss bossy-determined-strict-uptight" that's one heck of a referrence.

7. Please choose: Your favorite book or your smart phone?

Gaaaah, this is HARD. Why ask such a thing? Umm, as much as I adore my favorite book but, I need to sacrifice. In order to convince myself, it can always be download via e-book. And so, it has been decided: Phone, I can't live without you. Lol

8. What are your sports?
• Swimming
• Badminton
• Volleyball
• Basketball
• Table Tennis
• Shooting (chos!)

9. Can you give me your top 10 books?

9a. Anna and the French Kiss
9b. The Boyfriend Game
9c. Him and Her
9d. Float
9e. Switched
9f. Loving Mr. Daniels
9g. Smart Boys and Fast Girls
9h. Lola and the Boy Next-Door
9i. A and D
9j. Nora Robert's books (so many)

10. Are you in love or in a relationship right now? (So much for controversy)

Maybe and no. I'm not in a relationship right now and I tend to finish college first before entering that stage yet again in my life. As for the other, someone's making me happy and I like him, does that count? 


- R. 


What sums you up.

This is weird; you might be weird... I might be weirder though.

1. I hate hypocrites.
2. I despise too much b*llcrap. (Excuse the language)
3. I like people with an approaching aura.
4. I love those who're friendly and outgoing.
5. I prefer simplicity over copycats.
6. Say NO to social climbers. (And people with crab mentality)
7. I hate those who waste their talents given by God. (Polish them and do them justice!)
8. I love to write and I aspire to become a famous writer someday.
9. I like my hair long and straight.
10. I prefer bangs. (Bang! Bang!)
11. I love animes. (Makes me an otaku then)
12. I hate wearing polos or shirts with a collar. (Not my style)
13. I love sneakers. 
14. I don't like to wear shoes that exposes my toes; makes me feel so transparent and vulnerable. (self-confidence shot down)
15. I love being sophisticated. (Just so)
16. I'm easily impressed. (But I can somehow see one's motives so be careful)
17. I always cheer people up. That's a motto I intend to do always. Smile more!
18. I want to be a brunette. (Because the perception of Brunettes are smart)
19. They say I'm witty and naughty at the same time.
20. I do what I see fits.
21. I can be so random at times. See? Practically these listed are NOT in order.
22. I'm more active in Twitter and IG than facebook and any other social media sites I have.
23. I'm vain. Yep, doesn't take a genius to figure that out, if you know me.
24. I try to perfect angles in taking shots. Frustrated/Amateur photographer. (Working on it!)
25. I can handle a gun. Bullseye.
26. Games I play: (P.S. My guy friends say I'm such a badass, including my brother. As a girl, I'm pretty much alright, they say)
A. Counter Strike 1.6
B. Prince of Persia 1-2
C. Max Payne
D. Cold Zero
E. Medal of Honor
F. Half Life
G. Sims 1-3
H. GTA
I. Red Alert 1-3 Yuri's Revenge
J. Resident Evil 4-6 (F.Y.I. Completed them in HARD difficulty--- touche)
K. X-Men: The Rise of Apocalypse
L. Marvel v.s. Capcom
M. Street Fighter
N. Left 4 Dead 1-2
O. Call of Duty (little only)
P. Dota (Tried a few times due to my persistent brother) he has a point tho, it builds strategy!
Q. Quake X Arena
(And a lot more. Sorry, i forgot some)
27. I adore dogs! (Boomer the rottweiler!)
28. I once own a shitzu. (It died tho. You will be missed, Amber)
29. I hate sleeping without any light.
30. I become sleepy when I can feel a moderate pressure on my hand or feet.
31. I am referred to as a perfectionist.
32. I'm stubborn and I tend to do things my way.
33. I still don't have a driver's license.
34. Referrence to #33, I know how to drive though.
35. I'm originally from Bacolod, but grew up in Tacloban City. (I'm proud!)
36. I'm a Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan Survivor.
37. I have won some when I published my stories. 
38. I am either a realist or optimist. Depends.
39. I don't like being compared.
40. I hate competitions. (Talent, IQ, status, rankings, rating or whatever the hell it is)
41. Don't expect me to talk to you if you're an eyesore.
42. If I don't like you, I really don't. I will never excuse myself for saying that.
43. I don't enjoy repeating myself. Don't be a broken-record.
44. People that cannot understand sarcasm annoys the hell out of me.
45. If you prefer to read Tagalog than English books, I think you're a lazy one. (study English then!)
46. I continue to read books to enhance my writing skills, vocabulary and grammar.
47. I like guys who're career-driven.
48. I think a guy is cute when he's all beta.
49. A guy with a pursuit of dreams and plans to achieve it no matter what is MY KIND OF GUY! 👄
50. I don't like people who act as if they're so high and mighty. I mean, grow up!
51. I tend to be neglectful at times.
52. I worry too much.
53. I love to articulate.
54. I love to listen to old school musics.
55. I will always find a way to finish what I started.
56. Turn off: guys who can't comprehend and utter English well. -__-
57. Fact: Out of 9/10 guy bestfriends I had, I only have one guy friend that I share a platonic relationship with. His name is Xavier. (We call each other 'best')
58. When guys ask me to be their bestfriend and they soon tell me they like me. Ulterior motives detected! Grrrr.
59. I hate being lied to.
60. I don't really like wild parties.
61. I prefer coffee over ice cream.
62. I love my friends and it pisses me off if someone tries to hurt them. (Taste my sweet punches)
63. I love swimming. (I swim a lot)
64. I love to travel!
65. Dream destinations: Paris, Europe, China, Hongkong, South Korea, Japan etc.
66. I have my 'person'. Her name is Trina Marie.
67. I've been bestfriends with Xavier for 5 years now.
68. I've been bestfriends with Trina Marie since Sophomore year in high school.
69. I also have my other close friends like Iana, Lethie, Sapphire, Nia, Noreen, Kenjo, Marlon who're part of our barkada.
70. I'm more close with my high school barkada than my College ones.
71. I was a Kulasa/Scholastican.
72. I had never lit a cigar. Ever.
73. I drink occasionally.
74. I love to pamper my mom and dad.
75. As a kid, I always give coupon services to my family members.
76. Me and my siblings have a tight bond. We're all extremely close and talk about almost everything with each other.
77. My mom is my mentor.
78. My dad is my greatest critic.
79. My sister is my supporter.
80. My brother always has my back.
81. I don't immediately fall in love. (Easily impressed? Yes. Fall in love? Nope.)
82. When I choose to like someone, I really do and I pour out my outmost effort, feelings and time for him. 
83. I don't easily forget, be it a person or an emotional investment.
84. Peeping toms are the lowest!
85. I really can't live without books. (Read over a hundred books already. I'm so greedy and I want more!)
86. I am saved by grace!
87. I will NEVER trade my faith for anything else. If he's Mr. Right, he'll never ask me to give up anything.
88. Still in the quest of figuring things out.
89. Currently, I am not able to finish my book.
90. Praying that my book will be New York's Best Time Seller when it comes out, God willing.
91. I am not impractical, I just yearn to do my outmost possibilities in life.
92. Say NO to luck. There is no such thing.
93. I am not a superstitious person.
94. I think wearing glasses makes you look smart.
95. Fact: I was led on for 3 years, and I fell into my idiotic hole. I was stupid then.
96. I never waver; I know what I want when I set my mind on it.
97. I don't like myself or people going into other people's back.
98. I bite my straw when I sip.
99. I have braces. NERD!
100. I intend to pursue my dreams, whatever it takes.
101. Pharmacist in the making.
102. I love Christmas and Thanksgiving.
103. I ignore arrogant fools.
104. I can never draw.
105. I'm a singer... in the shower, of course.
106. I'm spoiled by my dad with love and food.
107. My brother will get all protective on me when I'm hurt or a guy tries to court me. Huehue.
108. I don't think I'm a nice girl. I am but not really. I can be very, very, very bad too.
109. If I were a vegetable, i'd be a potato.
110. 110, are you kidding me?!

I got carried away, sorry!


R. 👄

Reaching Empire State *SOON*

First off, I like the title.

It sounds like it's in a rush, but it's not. Reaching your destination? I think you have a goal there.

Second, Empire State.

Pop question? Where is Empire State located? Of course I know the answer! For I know the answer to my question, I leave this to you then. So, where?

Thirdly, it feels so... Upscale and in a whole new kind of level.

It gives you already an idea of how the story goes--- chasing (police, cops, detectives) or (architects, engineers due to buildings) Hahaha. No, this will be more of a suspense to the readers. (It's NOT going to be a suspense type of story!)

Genre? The only sure genre I have for this  book is sarcasm, romance, drama and a little bit of humor here and there. (Yet don't mistake it for a romantic comedy. Yikes! Not going to happen tho)

Alright, I'm blabbering again. Time to go.

P.S. I am back on track in terms of finishing what I love to start. Do not dare to interrupt such a marvelous idea! (Not really, feel free to go crazy on me)


Yours Truly,
R. 👄

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Managing hurdles; preparations for Friday

We're all trying to make things comfortable yet right at the same time. This ceremony is a very important milestone (yes, i see it that way) as a professional in my line of work in the near future, God willing. I am in my Junior year as a pharmacy student and I couldn't be happier. 

Yes, pharmacy itself requires tremendous amount of effort of your time, skills and can sometimes be intellectual-draining. (You know, memorizing the entire book like it's only 2 to 3 pages) But I guess all courses that are related to the medical field has a say in this. It. Is. Hard. Though. I. Tell. You.

To make it short--- it ain't easy. But inspite the numerous trials and obstacles that a student faces, it does feel nice to have all your hardwork partially paid off.

Some might say it's just a white coat ceremony; big deal--- NO. It's not just a simple ceremony to begin with it. This sacred and wonderful event signifies that these students have reached or accomplished satisfactory marks that enables them to proceed as third year students. I am proud student of Riverside! I am a pioneer student of Riverside College-Bacolod!

Father God, despite last year's tragic occurence of the onsalught Typhoon Haiyan, you continue to guide me and bless me in my school and the pursuit of my dreams. Yes, Lord. I will continue to live and reach for the stars and glorify your name! You are the God that gives and the God that takes away. I will always bring back the glory to you, oh Lord.

I am trully blessed! 9-12-14 


- R.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

11:11 Make a wish!


I'll always be that little girl who keeps waiting to witness miraculous ways of seeing one's dreams come true. A dreamer like myself will NEVER stop believing for the things she ought to know is right and just. There will always be that little kid in me who wants to see the world in a different perspective, and shed light towards parts that are unclear to me.

11:11. As silly it may seem, I believe in miracles and wishing upon shooting stars. It brings the delightness of the cold evening breeze in a rush towards my shivering skin. I don't know what to say but all I know is this: the little kid in me is expecting for the Christmas carols soon, seeing that it's only 4 months till Christmas.

She loves the song CHRISTMAS LIST by Michael Buble. For her, it sounds and feels like home. Thank you Lord.


- R.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I fell in love with Korean Dramas at the age of 14


The first Korean drama I came across was Coffee Prince. Man, i really got addicted with Gong Eun Chan and Choi Han Kyul's tandem. (Ohmygosh, I remember their screen names!) Automatically, yes, I've become a fan of Yoon Eun Hye who is by far the most beautiful face and charismatic persona I've ever seen in Korean actresses. (Seriously, she's like the whole package. Witwew) Anyhow, I also admire Gong Yoo's sexiness. (His cool developed further after the first 5 episodes of the drama) I've got to admit; he looks really nice in long sleeves and skinny jeans.

Actually, (This won't take long; just a little info like Did-You-Know-Facts-101) before I start watching fully any drama handed to me or placing that shiny disk upon that little hanging tongue the DVD player has, the drama should first pass my criteria. (Critic lang ang peg? Haha) But yes, I must like the pilot episode (If you're always wondering what is a PILOT EPISODE, it is the first release of an episode to see the reactions of viewers if it will either pass or be flapped) before watching the full drama. Seriously, I am really picky when it comes to genres as well.

I'd go for the following genres:
Romance
Drama
Comedy


(In animes, if you're wondering:)
Romance
Comedy
Drama
School life
Gender bender
Shoujo
Adventure

Anyways with that being said, I am definitely the romantic-type since I loving watching movies or scenes that makes me fall in love. (It makes you feel younger each time you get goosebumps!)

So this may take a long time if I decide to summarize and further elaborate all the dramas I've watched (more than a hundred including other asian dramas) so I'll be listing my thumbs-up dramas (Not in order) because maybe, just maybe--- this will be a turning point in your life and become inspired with dramas like these! :)

1. Princess Hours or Goong
2. I Miss You or Missing You
3. 49 Days
4. Stairway to Heaven
5. The Big Thing
6. Smile, You
7. Cinderella Sisters
8. Sungkyunkwan Scandal
9. Coffee Prince
10. My Fair Scheming Lady
11. Bad Love
12. Queen and I
13. The Moon that Embraces the Sun
14. Rooftop Prince
15. Lie to Me 
16. Seducing Mr. Right (Movie)
17. Me Too, Flower!
18. My Girl
19. Tamra the Island
20. My Sassy Girl (Movie)

And a lot more. (Mind block; next time!)

- R.



August 21st: We remember one's courage to pursue FREEDOM

I may have not been born during those times but after watching today's mini movie after all the hardships and trials Ninoy Aquino had to go through and his family is beyond description of suffering and soliditude. He was human as well; therefore admitting surrender to end such devastating crisis in his life where he has become the sinner.

I do not want to elaborate further of the events of Ninoy's remarkable dedication contributed for the country because each and everyone of us is very well aware of that. However, I am very much glad to have watched the movie that lasted approximately for 30-45 minutes which gained me positively more knowledge before, during and after the late senator's death. The Filipinos will always be grateful for his legacy which he died honorably for his people.

As life goes on, his legacy will forever live on as well. We might had suspected something big were to occur on August 21 of 1983 the moment he left the aircraft. I was expecting a conveyor (the one being used as passageways for planes nowadays for a direct route towards the airport) why wasn't he in that? With that being said, his death inevitably rose the burning desires of our fellow Filipinos to fight for what's rightfully ours--- FREEDOM.

I may not have been able to witness all of these events face to face, but that will not prevent me from learning and relating to such an important celebration for this country.

Philippines was once in the hands of slavery, and yet here we are now, alive and able to speak our minds out for the good of mankind. 

This is something worth dying for. 

Ninoy even acknowledged our mighty Creator who was always by his side in times of his difficulties. He was humbled down by God, and he had faith in Him.

I salute you, Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino.


August 21, 2014.
- R.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How to spend your P100 during weekends in STYLE. (we won the contest!)

For those of you who may have not been informed, I was in Tacloban for the entire week for the second week of August. (We have internet connection there but I was too lazy to update my blog so yeah. HAHA)

Anyways, before my scheduled flight for Cebu last week, during in our English class, we had our mini contest as to which group wins our instructor's 100 pesos bill by impressing him with the given title, HOW TO SPEND YOUR 100 PESOS WONDERFULLY--- something like that. I forgot the initial title as I was too eager to make my own line of version of the said topic. (Yes, please sue me but anything regards to writing, I am definitely up for it.)

I love writing and I think I'm improving each year in terms of constructing sentences, grammar and right sentencing but not expecting to be the best of the best. I have, however, a lot to learn from famous writers like my role models: Stephanie Perkins, Stephie Davis, John Green (Gosh, if I want to be like him, I really have to work on my Shakespearean side. I swear.) Peter van houten (Yes, he is fictional in the famous sick love story, TFIOS, but I admire this fictional writer. Way to go, Mr. Green) I strive for improvement and challenges day by day, if I ever dream of becoming in the league of these beautiful and talented writers. Just the mere thought of being in the same sentence with them is like... overwhelming. How I wish. Sighs.

Without further ado, I am posting right now for the main purpose that I just received the news that me and my partner, Ms. Precy Lampago won the contest in our English class last week. Hooray! I was definitely not expecting anything since we went on with a different approach than the original plan. The title says how to SPEND; we never did any spending. Well, we did, but only P10 pesos.

How is that even possible, you ask? Curiosity kills the cat. Unfortunately, I do not have the copy of what we have written but I can assure you, it's definitely one funny article. We sort of made it like a guideline101 or how to spend your P100 in style for dummies, that sort of thing. Hihi.

Nevertheless, thank you Lord! You gave me such an imaginative mind; I will, therefore, savor this and polish it more. It will and always will be my dream to become a famous writer. (In God's time.)


Father, I bring back all the glory and praise to you. Thank you, once again.


- R.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

An unexpected turn of events

I was talking to a friend last night at around 8 am when my other phone beeped. Me and my friend's conversation was cut off shortly to approximately 12 minutes. (Globe: 11:59 or exactly 12, TM: 4:59) And just when I was about to leave my bedroom, my phone rang and my dad was calling me. I immediately leaped up from where I was and slid my thumb across my phone's screen. "Good Evening, hi dad!"

Actually, I called him earlier but he was in a meeting so he told he'll call me back instead. "How was school?" My dad always asks this; well maybe just to see if it's working out for me here in Bacolod, I suppose. 

I mentioned that the school's intrams is fast approaching. I also told him that for the next week, I'll be free for one entire week. He sounded happy. "One week? That long?" Yep, that's how it is here. "Great timing, palangga!" An endearment mom and dad uses--- don't ask. (It's cute tho) "I'm going to Cebu to buy some stuff this Saturday, meet me halfway there? Then stay in Tacloban for the week."

I thought he wasn't serious. "Oh dad, I really want to but I'm afraid I'll have to pass. You see, after our intrams, the following week will be our midterms. I want to study real hard for the upcoming exams because I have a low score on my other major subjects and I want to make bawi-bawi. And besides, being there would prevent me from doing any studying---"

I was cut off. Yep, this was just a nice conversation turned into a debate. My dad won't lose this argument though. Ha. Ha. "Nonsense. What difference would it make if you were here? Besides, there's an established connection of internet here and the new computer in the living room. There's no reason for you not to be able to do some studying." 

Okay. I give up; you win, dad. "Um, see you in 3 days, dad!" But I remembered something. "But the ticket--- I can't get one here via online because my laptop still isn't working~"

I could practically imagine my dad's grin on the other line. "We'll book you here a ticket or I'll just directly go to the airport tomorrow. See you. Love you!"

Well, if this pushes through, see you soon Tacloban!

Oh, before I forget, let me pack my bags first. :) Flying alone will be one of my firsts. I am ecstatic; I cannot wait!


- R.

 


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Paying and receiving what's rightfully due

Yesterday my mood was shot down to point .1 after arriving from school. No, work loads of stuff at school is not the prime suspect of my expected shitty night; it was all because of that stupid driver's fault! Grrrr.

How did it happened
 
I got off from the jeepney at the main road as I needed another ride to reach my destination. (The jeepney was heading straight for the terminal, I wasn't) So I approached one of the drivers and said my general address. He looked at me for a minute before motioning me that, "That's a  bit far; I'll just drop you off at the entrance?"

I immediately countered, "No, not in the entrance. Look, I'll pay you more. And besides, it's just straight ahead once we enter the subdivision."

He grinned; of course he would! I was offering to pay more just to keep him from going from that same old excuses I hear every time I'm about to go home. Honestly, it's annoying. 

So he agreed. "Okay, and you'll pay XXX for the fare right?"

Whatever it takes, old man. I just want to go home since it was already late. "Yep." And I popped the P sound.

Everything was going fine until we entered the subdivision and asked me suddenly, "Where?"

I answered, "Straight ahead."

And that was when we both argued and he was getting annoyed because he though it was only near and it wasn't. (Hello, it is NEAR. It's just straight ahead! First time meeting this big-mouthed driver here in Bacolod. ANNOYING!) I'm paying and you think you can get to say mean things like I'm stupid or something?

So I got off even it was still a few blocks from my house, paid him what I promised and stomped off, not caring what he kept on muttering under his breath.

You good for nothing old geezer. How dare you.

WARNING: Always try to see if the driver is not a first-grade DOUCHEBAG.


- R.    

 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Missing my daily dose of reading

After getting a new android phone, I was so excited to refer 10000+ free ebooks app from my old smart phone. I was transferring all my apps via bluetooth and redirecting it to google play store then suddenly, when I was on this specific app, it says that this app cannot be found anymore in play store and therefore cannot be downloaded onto my new phone. Well, that's just great. Terrific.

You can imagine my reaction: (I can get mad in a very subtle way but seriously, this really made me wake up on the wrong side of the bed)

Expectation: Aww, too bad. Well, that's okay. It's not like it's the end of the world. 
Reality: What the--- what do you mean cannot be downloaded? UNACCEPTABLE! (And a little swearing here and there) @%&$#*! 

I was pissed and depressed; my daily routine will be altered. I cannot live without books. I. Must. Read. Immediately. Statum. Right. This. Instant. Gaaaah

And therefore, my quest begins.
(I must find it here on the internet somewhere)

Hear my rants; they're extremely endless. 
I shall apologize in advance.

 
-R.

Monday, July 28, 2014

It's not all about forgetting, it's all about forgiving.

I'm not really the right person to be saying these type of things but here I am, telling the world how forgetting someone is hard, let alone forgive someone who has badly hurt you in the past. If I can say so myself, I remembered such as these phrases popping inside my head like, "You'll regret this." or "We'll see, you'll be coming right back." Yes, I know. It may appear a pretty pathetic stage of my teenage years but yeah, that's life.

Look, I'm not a person full of philosophy or any of those mumbo-jumbo feelings but I am human, and therefore I can express such emotions that, I, too get hurt and cry for something as painful as this. If we can further elaborate this, well--- let's just say it's like a stab in my heart. (I am so melodramatic. Forgive me)

This is my last year to be cheering myself as a teenager; 10 months from now, I'll be entering my twenties and sometimes I think it'll be a whole new experience for me and I think it will be. I'll beat my pessimistic side and just be contented. There's nothing to lose; live life to the fullest.

Challenges might appear harder and there are more decisions to be made in the process, but I know I'll be able to pull through from everything. I have God, nothing can go wrong as long as I have faith in Him.

And yes, for that person who has been so special and dear to me, I'm sorry too. I know that I've done some things in the past that I shouldn't have--- I'm really sorry, for causing you pain and for also making it hard for you. (Although I know you're okay now but for what its worth, if you're able to read this in the future, thank you for the friendship!)

Hopefully, we'll be fine the next time when our paths intersects, yet again. By then, I fervently hope we'd be able to smile at each other and just be ourselves.

Thank you for everything, my dear old friend.


- R.