dear diary

Saturday 2:05 AM

I still keep a couple of hard copy of my thoughts –  my old but nevertheless trusted diaries back at home tucked and hidden inside my unappealing crumpled  box. This is especially for the sleepless nights when I should be dreaming after a weary day at work. For a number of reasons that keep me up (PMS, vitamins with Beta-blockers, high dose of caffeiince throughout the day, a workout 2 hours before my bed time .-whatever) It’s just so hard for me to fall asleep.

Where am I again? Oh yeah. Diaries are for my stream of consciousness. Whenever I feel like my thoughts deserve to be inked on paper or something. This is not for anyone but my future self. Because right now I enjoy reading entries I made five years ago. Stupid fantasies that make me realize how much I matured today. But I am still learning, bit by bit but certainly.

I still keep a couple of notebooks and scrap papers with uncanny doodles and notes on them because not everything in my life should have a hash tag on Twitter, a Like on Facebook or a certain number of views in my blog (ooh ironic because I’m gonna post this in a bit).

For the past months, I keep on saying that everything will be okay. I don’t expect everything to be perfect and I know that nothing will be at their best state. But for now, I must say that things are definitely better. A lot better. Although I know that like all things (good or bad) this too shall pass, I want to get a grip on this. I’m at peace and I’m pleased.  In fact I’m on my second cup  (2/4)  of cappuccino here on my ultra comfortable desk chair while I’m writing this. Yup as shallow as it may sound, one of the best things in life is not having to haste on to submitting your reports. And yes, finally I can approve that coffee saves the  shift day when you only have four hours of sleep.  Life’s good. Cheers.

Anyways, some of the good reads this week:

* Discuss people, to understand them more.

*If I hadn’t trusted my instincts,I would have missed out on something amazing.

* Suicide is not a sign a person is weak,  it’s a sign the battle with depression as lost.

* I had a every nasty habit for the majority of my life: I kept far too close the people that were nothing but toxic for me.

(this is terrible but I can’t quote the authors because I have lost track of where I got them) oops.

How I spent my birthday

My weekend isn’t enough to celebrate with everyone I love, but nevertheless it went through as a very awesome one! I am really thankful for having such loving family and friends .. and boyfriend. :)

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group chat at office

My work shift ends at 5am, but since we had a lunch reservation at 11:30am, I stayed at the office until then. It was really tiring but of course, consider the fact that it is actually my birthday and that this is the only chance that I got amidst a tight schedule, I went for it. :)

Lunch at Vikings is one of the sure ways to start a wonderful day, your happy belly and taste buds will thank you. :) My family and I also celebrated my birthday here last year and I’m glad that for the second time, it didn’t disappoint me. :) We asked for a reservation via Facebook a day or two before my birthday and their response was immediate. Also on the exact hour of our reservation deadline they called us to ask if we were still coming. Of course! We were 15 minutes late though. hahaha. I also want to point out that their receptionists were very accommodating and I really felt their happy birthday greeting for me was a warm one. My only concern was the lines for the buffet corners were pretty long, the heavy white plate on my  hand was such a burden.

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I don’t remember how many plates I had, but everything’s superb. My favorites are the frozen yogurt, Twinings teas and Mango Surprise cake. :)

I went home at around 3pm. Such a responsible girl to come home late considering that I have a shift at 8pm nad therefore needs to sleep. Good luck to me! My favorite little cousin was there and I spent the next two hours playing with him. Sleep is for the weak. Anyways this stuff on my room literally surprised me. Sweet sisters. :)

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The notes are so sweet. And the “you’re hot” balloon is cool. :)IMG_20140926_163044

They knew I love gummy bears! My super tired smile before I sleep. hehe

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another shift after this and it’s morning again!! Another birthday celebration, this time with my family and friends.

For a group of 20 plus people, It is so so so hard to call in for a reservation. So we opt for Tramway Buffet Garden. Apparently, the restaurant was disappointing in general. The ambiance wasn’t as good as it was when my sisters and I were here about two years ago.  I also felt that the staff weren’t really accommodating and that they were just doing their job for the sake of doing their job. I won’t elaborate, I just brushed off the thought because my concern that night is to enjoy. At least I know that I won’t be coming back to here.

I honestly don’t know why the photos are really blurry. Here are some.

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Yipee! The food was just okay, but the actual dinner with my family was great. :)

And now for with my friends at 8pm.

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Honestly, I don’t know what their orders were. I remember chicken, Crispy Pata and another pork dish. Plus the cocktail tower. :)

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The Crispy Pata platter that I almost devoured alone.

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Yellow cab pizza/pasta/chicken + KTV  at Metrowalk+ fooooooood + best friends + Mahal + 3am + overnight at Christian’s house = GREAT TIME.

I am still missing some of my best friends, I hope I can catch up with them soon.  So, this is how I spent my awesome birthday. Thank you guys. Thank you God.:)

agony of waiting

I just wanna share that I LOL hard on this 9gag post. from 9gag

Dear diary.

I am probably one of the most impatient human creatures ever lived on earth. I HATE waiting even just for a literal minute. But now, I am figuring out how to do this: calming my anxious and frustrated self over the long agony of waiting for the results of my exam and job offer.

 DLSU Graduate Studies should have posted the results for their successful candidates five days ago but perhaps due to undesirable circumstances, the list isn’t ready yet.  I just can’t do anything but wait and HOPE. I already emailed and called admissions office but the lines were always busy.

 Also, Mahal and I are still waiting for a call/ text/ email from Teletech for our job offer/ (I believe we were listed under the same account!) because we were informed that the classes will start on either the first or second week of September, so since this is technically the first week, I assume it will start next week and I thus I should be expecting a call any minute now.

This is just so hard for me because I can’t really decide if I’m going to pursue my Masters this term (IF I get accepted) or I will write a letter to the office and request if I may start next term, which is on January. This is my top priority as of this moment and thus I can’t accept any job offer yet until I know my schedule for the university.

Third complexity is that I really need to know first if they credited my application for scholarship because if they didn’t, I really need to double work my ass of this Ber months.

I don’t know what got it in my head but out of frustration, I sent resumes online to companies and just hours after, I received texts asking my confirmation for interviews. NOW WHAT TO DO? I am still waiting for the results. Waaaa. I just made things more difficult to comprehend.

With all of these difficulties, God is with me. He will always be. Prayers are just amazing, because peace of mind comes instantly. Knowing that I did my very best,  God will do the rest.

XOXO. Kc. :)

so for the mean time, WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY?

1. A nice serving of shawarma, Jamaican Pattie, a warm bowl of butter popcorn, Jollibee Chicken joy and spaghetti, Greenwich lasagna, kwek kwek, Family Mart twirl-all-you-can sundae cone, Kanto Freestyle breakfast, barley juice, chocolate-covered polvoron, banana.  

2. 9gag, Thought Catalog, The Simpsons Tapped out, PVZ2 updates. 

3. Choir rehearsals.

4. Waking up every morning and NOT feeling bloated. 

5. 100 squats, 100 jumping jacks and 100 bicycle crunches a day is a success for me.

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6. Dinner out with best friends and walk-a-thons with boyfriend, just talking about the simple joys of our everyday lives. 

7. How could I forget? Prayers and church services. 

8. My little cousin’s recorded voice. :)

9. Department stores, clearance sales, visiting Tomato / Forever 21 (ONLY when they’re on sale. hahaha)

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10. Family lunch out.

Thank you for reading my sentiments tonight. :) :*

Hopefully I’m not one of these.

REBLOG! I find these clever analogies hilarious. You know, for conversations in public.

SOURCE

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screenshot from yahoo

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 Pinoys sure are a creative bunch when it comes to wordplay.

Here’s a list of acronyms we use when signing dedications in slumbooks.

Here’s a list of Filipino words that don’t have English translations.

And here is a collection of 8 food terms that are used to describe beauty or the lack of it.

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Intended just for fun, let’s not be rude and joke any of these around people. :)

HASHTAG justbestfriendthings

Dear Diary,

I’m just superbly happy that my friends and I didn’t change in terms of our bonding moments. Of course, we’re all grown-ups now with different sets of problems and priorities, but I find it really amazing that we can still manage to find a couple of hours twice a month or so so that we can catch up on our lives. For the past 8 years, these people have been the source of my unexplained contentment in friendship.

I remember when I was in high school, I was the most socially awkward person, ever. No Facebook or whatever. I never wished to have any cellphone even when I was already at my Junior year because I (really) don’t need it. Then my birthday came and I received one! Turned out, they all gave a little of their allowances so that they can buy me one, because they want me to “have a life” outside our circle. hahaha. Ah, I love them so much. :)

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PS I miss Lalaine. We haven’t talked in years, literally. :(

PSS It’s also a good thing to have the most understanding boyfriend in the world, someone you wouldn’t worry about bugging you the whole night out while you’re with your friends, because he knows how to give enough space. :)

Oratorio

I was lucky and blessed enough to be a part of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Centennial Celebration by being a member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Symphonic Choir which was formed specially for the majestic composition of Ka Rod Ramos’ Oratorio.

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It was my first time to join this huge musical group and over-all, the experience was beyond compare. Sacrifices and hardships were made, considering that our rehearsals took 9 months to complete. We started October 2013 and polished everything this July 2014. I got used to seeing an orchestra playing in front for me during our practices, compared to my first WOW of seeing them in actual person. You don’t see a harp or different brass and woodwind instruments  on a regular basis, do you? I miss them, specially the cymbals banging just right beside your left eardrums.

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What’s more amazing is that we were taught of the most prestigious music teachers. My favorite is Ka Ed Manguiat, the founder and conductor of the University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors (UPSA), he is also the former mentor of our local voice coach, Ka Odysseus Patena. Everyone’s so blessed to have him because of his wit and clever humor.

UPSA Conductor Ed Manguiat founded the group in 1980 as a freshman dormitory choir at the State University. He has studied under world-renowned choral musicians and trained under respected names in vocal pedagogy and choral conducting in the Philippines. He has also won various international conductor’s awards in choral competitions. source

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So apparently I can now say that we got free music and voice lessons for nine awesome months. Not to mention the free food and new friends! To God be the glory for He allowed all of these blessings to pour unto us.

Okay, so we scheduled this pictorial days ahead and we were like so excited and I did a lot of preparations, full make-up and stuff and by the time I looked at this photo, I was like.. WHERE AM I??? hahaha. apparently I’m at the far back, the last line of them all. #youcantseeme haha

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at least I have a solid proof (that I was a part of this) to show my my grandchildren in the future. aww yiss.

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May I share some of our photos?

The Barangka Sacred Chorus: Rehearsals from October 2013 – July 2014

… but we don’t have any photos of the ACTUAL rehearsal because any multimedia devices are not allowed inside the multimedia hall. Ooh the irony.

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dress rehearsal

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20140721_053946Philippine Arena, July 27, 2014.