Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Day 17 (Rainy Days and Mondays)

Classes were suspended today, which means more time for me to catch up on things I normally have no time to do like reading and writing. Oh, and I slept a lot. I think the amount of time I spent sleeping today is enough to compensate for the lack of sleep I will probably experience as this semester progresses. Yep, it's the first semester - the busiest for our department. Better get my vitamins, energy drinks, and meds ready.

A photo of you and your family.

Today's topic is about family. I was planning on writing about only my biological family but then I realized that there are so many things and people I am grateful for that these deserve some sort of recognition. So yeah, here goes nothing. (Excuse the crappy picture resolution. Facebook picture compression really sucks, and uploading it here compresses it more. Oh well.)

Mi Familia

Miwa's birthday.

Gabutero Reunion 2011

I grew up in a simple home with my parents, sisters, and maternal grandparents. I'd like to think I turned out quite alright. :)) I look forward to reunions because of all the food, laughter, and asaran that goes on. You can't be pikon in a Gabutero Reunion. :))

Highschool Barkada (aka SNG, or Short-Notice Gang)

With HS Girlies in San Pablo, Laguna

May Birthday Bash 2011

I am so thankful to have friends with whom I share a strong bond. Most of us have known each other since pre-school, and for us to still meet for special occasions or just to hang out because we're bored says a lot. 15 years (give or take a few) of laughter, food, drama (I have never seen a barkada that didn't go through some sort of issue, hahaha), and more food and laughter. I will forever love these people.

Ang Bandang KAZE

KAZE with Ruth @ Cafe Boheme

Cubao X

Miwa, Chiqui, Tin, me, Chevy, Tuesday, Hannah, Jimbo,
and Wendell @ The 70's Bistro, QC

I'm soooooooooo lucky to have found 6 other people who share my passion for music. We're turning 8 years old this October, and again, I can't ask for better bandmates. I'm also thankful for all the friends we've made since we started doing gigs. Top Junk, Session Road, Mozzie, Rosco, Kagaws, PNE, etc...seeing how they perform and how much they're into their music keeps me so inspired. 


@ Okiniiri No

My college life would've been so boring if it weren't for these people. Even the story of how we became "alligators" is still so funny. Doilet Daks, chickens, Tagaytay food trips, Bento-Ya dinners, Dyosas, videoke - whatever it is, I always go home with painful cheeks from all that laughing. 

Student Teams and Orgs

The Collegiate Mover, July 2012

PRSP Team @ Yakimix, Sept. 2011

What I love about being a teacher is that I get to meet new and interesting people everyday. My students come from different walks of life, and they somehow manage to make my life and my work a lot less boring. And seeing them do something great, accomplish something they thought was impossible, surpass my skill, and exceed beyond my expectations is such a great joy. It makes me feel like I'm actually doing something right.

Le Kiddies

With Manny, Adelle, Krizia, Carla, and Mikey

This picture was taken during Krizia's birthday (the girl in the purple shirt). Krizia, Manny and Mikey are my original "kiddies", meaning they were the first batch I ever handled. We grew together in school; me as a teacher, and them as young, mature professionals. I'd like to think they learned a thing or two from me, as I did from them. Now they're all working in their chosen fields, and I am so proud of them. I've also found new friends that are worth keeping.

I'm so used to seeing them in school, it's kinda weird that I don't anymore. Good thing I still have Carla, Adelle, and the rest of the "kiddies" to keep me company. LOL.

And I guess that's all she wrote. This is probably the longest entry I've written in a while but hey, I'm trying to brush up on my writing skills. Now I should probably go to bed. I'm sure classes are going to resume tomorrow. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

When It Rains, It's Four

As much as I like the cold and the rain, the current weather condition is making me restless. I hardly consider strong winds and heavy downpour as "bed weather"; after Milenyo, Ondoy, and all those other storms that uprooted trees, submerged cities, and made cows fly, I'm paranoid as sh*t. The fact that it's already nighttime isn't helping either.

Aaaaaaaaaaaand we just had our first one-second brownout. Time to break out the flashlights and candles, and I should go check on my cats. 

Here's a little something to ease my nerves. I saw this way back and I still can't help but laugh. K Brosas, Y U SO BENTA?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Day 16 (Meow)

Your celebrity crush.

Got home about an hour ago from watching The Dark Knight Rises on IMAX with my sisters and Chi. As I've mentioned in my Facebook and Twitter accounts, I thought it was over-hyped and predictable. It's still a pretty good movie and worth watching, though, and since this post isn't meant to be a movie review, I'm just gonna leave it at that.

So why mention TDKR? Because of this.

Anne Hathaway, my new celebrity crush. LOL.

When I first heard she was playing Catwoman in this movie, I must admit I wasn't sure if she could pull it off at first but I thought she did a pretty good job playing a smart, conniving, and seductive thief, in all magical fairness. And ang ganda niya talaga eh. Hence the crush. LOL.

And because I'm too darn sleepy to do any more explaining, I'm going to stop right here. It's been raining all week! Stay safe!

Monday, July 2, 2012

You Can Get Addicted To A Certain Kind of Sadness

No, not an emo post. I'm sure most of you know by now where the title of this entry came from.

I've never heard of Gotye until I saw Walk Off The Earth do a cover of "Somebody That I Used To Know". The song's popularity sky rocketed in just a matter of weeks, and before you know it, everyone's got a copy of the song and suddenly belting out "SAMBADEH!" every chance they get. I can't blame them, though - the song is quite catchy, and the lyrics go through the heart especially to those who can relate. Gotye became an overnight mainstream sensation. I wish I can write a song like that. LOL.

Yesterday, I saw a post saying that the singer committed suicide. I had a mini heart attack and started asking if it was true. Thank goodness it wasn't, and it was confirmed by Gotye's official Twitter account. Later I found out that the link was CNN's version of Wikipedia, meaning anyone can submit news and a whole lot of other stuff.

Moral of the story: Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.

Because of this incident, I have the song on repeat again. I also stumbled upon this amazing guitar cover by Mike Dawes. Completely mesmerized, I am. @_@