They woke me up at 4am just to take pictures.
Went to Dole. Visited Matutum. Found yellow trees.
We went to the farm. Seeing boys my age work in the dryer made me feel how lucky I am to be able to study.
There’s a hidden golf course in Marbel that only golfers know about. I want to build a house there.
19 December - Quizmas
Stressful day! But it was worth it.
I always get window seats. *smug grin*
Hello rainy GenSan!
17 December - Happy HallyuDays
My brother invited me to a Christmas party hosted by HallyUP.
Being with those people always makes me feel like I’m in a cult gathering. It’s beyond fandom, what these people have.
There were a lot of performances from legit crews to the members themselves trying their best to dance the dances. There were life-size cutouts, music videos, wild games of pepero and newspaper dance, and a boy-to-boy K-drama.
Anyway, it was a crazy crazy night. And there wasn’t even any alcohol involved.
16 December - Lantern Parade
I didn’t have much money to buy presents, so I brought our maids to the Lantern Parade instead.
It was my first time not joining my college. It was different going through it as an audience.
Me and my sister went food-tripping afterwards (I introduced her to cheese corn). Before we knew it, the it was time for the fireworks.
Walk: Gloria 2 at night
I thought that people are being barat this Christmas because of rising fuel prices. Though there has been a decline in Christmas lights for the past decade (and there are no more carolers either, thanks a lot DSWD), some of my neighbors don’t mind putting lights up.
I made the heart-shaped bokeh because I was sick and bored and all screens (laptop, TV, etc) made my head hurt. I decided to take a walk with Ate Ayding and Ate Leklek instead.
27 Nov - Photoshoot
I did my first “shoot”. Well, technically, it’s not mine, since there were a lot of us taking photos. It was quite unplanned. We went to the Sunken Garden because it was nearer.
I edited the photos to make them look warmer because it was really hot. The orgmates scolded me a lot because I made them face the sun (because the light was pretty). In the end, all was well. Aubrey’s friends came around 3pm to shoot the org as a whole.
Anyway, lots of fun. :)
Blew birthday candles for other people.
I was a scheming bitch earlier today.
In the ideal world, teams consist of people who work together, do equal amount of tasks, and produce outputs that are parallel to their initial goals.
In the real world, there will always be chances of having that groupmate who is always late, that groupmate who never answers his/her phone, that groupmate who never replies to your texts, that groupmate who refuses to do the job well, and that groupmate who is just very hard to work with.
The worst types of bad groupmates are the ones you are friends with.
They are nice, easy to talk to, are there to help during your bad days, etc. But when it comes to work, they become totally different people.
Now I ‘m not asking for much. For me, good groupmates are those who are reliable, reasonable, and are good team players. They never forget that they work in teams, they consult the rest of the members, they compromise, they ask for help. Sumusunod sa usapan kumbaga. I, myself, am not a perfect co-worker, but I try.
Today, the prof pulled a good one and told us to form groups right away. In Arki, it’s usually your friends whom you pick due to the obvious reasons.
Some of my friends make bad groupmates. I have worked with them before. Sometimes there are fights or tampuhan. Other times, there is something wrong with the output which, for me, is unacceptable. When the attitude is confronted, they address it, but it’s still the same for the next groupwork.
Earlier, I tried my best not to be grouped with those people. I think I hurt some feelings today, but I don’t take these things personally (I’m such a bitch). I just hope it’s for the best.
If confrontations won’t do, then maybe this will make them better groupmates.
13 November - Walk: Bonifacio Global City
I was assigned a site within the BGC, which has its pros and cons. One of the cons is that I’ve never commuted to the BGC. I’ve only been there once before. It’s just so far away from where I live, and I’ve never had a reason to go there except for a Percy Jackson event a year ago (hehe).
Anyway to make things short, I got lost. It’s not unusual for me to get lost (hence my love of walking all over), but this is the "shet, asan na ako" type of lost. I was trying to find High Street because it’s been a while. I was determined to walk and ended up anywhere but High Street. BGC is a nice place though. It’s very walkable, so I didn’t get irritated while going around. There’s also public art everywhere, so it’s like walking through a gigantic exhibit.
It was quite lonely though.
The streets were almost empty, and I don’t think it’s because of the Pacquiao-Marquez fight. One reason why I got lost was because there were not much people to ask directions from. There were only a handful of people walking the walk-able sidewalks, which are lined with young fire trees.
Some of the fire trees were infested with higad!
I don’t mean to criticize the BGC. It’s a nice place, and it’s not yet finished. There will come a time when people will fill the empty condominiums and actually live there.
I just don’t want to be one of them.
Dear Manila Pavilion,
Please clean your windows. The nice view of the National Museums and Kalaw St. are wasted on your dirty glass panes.
07 November - Little Tokyo
I’m no foodie, but the food served from the restaurants of Little Tokyo is foodie-rave-able.
These two guys have been friends of mine since Grade 3. We were best friends all throughout elementary and high school. Until now, we remain close.
It’s been so long since the three of us have been together. Schedules have been hectic lately. If two of us are in Manila, one of us in Marbel-Iloilo-Hong Kong-Northern Luzon…vice versa. Why do archipelagos have to be so impractical?
But we’re all going to be in Manila for a long time (haysalamatLord), so we’re doing the sushi-sashimi stuff next.