Thursday, January 27, 2011

BOY Meeting With BFF

My BFF Emme and I were supposed to meet late last year, however, due to our hectic vacation schedules - you know doing all the sleeping and malling.. hehehe... we were only able to meet January 2. Yup! A day before we go back to work.. This is a late post.. obviously... Hehehehe...

It's our beginning-of-year meet, we meet mid-morning so we can spend more hours together. I got my hair done first because I think I already need a trim. Actually, my original hairstylists are not there so I had to have my hair done by another stylist - my first major risk-taking effort for the year! I ended up having a much shorter bangs than I used to have. Anyways, it's no use to blubber all about that, I am fixing it up now using a hair clip. :) 

I'm in-charged of  "where to eat" place because I'm more experimental than Emme in this kind of thing. :) I asked her if she wanted Japanese or Italian. She said she doesn't want to eat in a shabu-shabu place, so I guess we're left to have lunch at Joey Pepperoni. Sorry, we weren't able to take a pic of the food but the mushroom soup and the barbecued pork with rice are okay. :) 

Then, window shopping... some window shopping.. and some more window shopping... 

We also went to several book stores to see the latest releases and take note of the titles so that we can check if we can download pdf copies in the internet. Hehehehe... While going to another table to check on the books on sale, I passed by a shelf and saw some cute stenos. :) I got to have the blue one and BFF chose the steno with "a lady with a side swept bangs" design telling me that she will always remember me while she looked at the notepad that I gave her, thinking about my short sideswept bangs and my first risk taking effort for 2011! (@_@) By the way, Emme gave me a gift so the steno serves as my gift to her... Heheheeh... That's purely Emme - thoughtful. And that's purely me - a person with memory loss! Ha ha ha! :)

I got to have the blue one and BFF chose the steno with "a lady with a side swept bangs" design.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Back on UST grounds

It always nice to go back to a place where you know you belong. 

I've spent 5 years of my life studying in EspaƱa, Manila -where a small amount of rain will lead to ankle-high water. For some odd reason, I missed those times - walking slowly on flooded streets making sure to avoid stepping on a manhole, the free Jollibee treats if you end up stranded inside UST campus. Aside from the flood-related incidents, I missed my college friends and professors more. It's been seven long years since I have graduated to my beloved school - University of Santo Tomas and it's been two years since I last visited. I miss the school's concrete paths, the carpark stalls, the Santo Tomas ice cream, the scent of freshly trimmed grass, the calmness that I felt whenever I set my foot on the steps of UST Chapel. I missed everything! If I were given the another chance of college life, I think I would still love to be a Thomasian! :)

It's drizzling yesterday when I came to visit and got a copy of my TOR. After some time, the drizzle stopped and I decided to take a walk, eat some breakfast and took some shots! I wasn't able to bring my digicam but I got my ever trusted Nokia 5610d-1. :)

It's definitely nice to get my feet back on UST grounds! 

It's definitely nice to get my feet back on UST grounds!
The back of view of UST Main Building
UST Main Building. Did I mention that this building is earthquake proof? :)

It's nice to be back! :)

The Altar in the UST Chapel. 
Mr. and Ms. Engineering 2011

I can't help but take a shot of one of the elephants surrounding Fr. Benavides monument.

The Fountain of Knowledge

University of Santo Tomas (Founded 1611)
We are turning 400 this year!!!! :)

Thomasian's college life if not complete if you haven't passed the ARCH OF THE CENTURY.

A view of the Main Building through The Arch

Jose Rizal studied here. 

And Manuel Quezon too. :)

This used to be the place where my college classmates and I used to practice our English plays and presentations. :)

It's nice to know that I have become a part of this school. :)

Statue of Fr. Benavides in front of the UST Main Building


I've heard of the "mekekekwek" word but I do not know what it means... Maybe it's some cute looking monster? Or some street food? Or some sort of an insect? Or a dance craze? Well, anyway, I just thought of the "mekekekwek" word when I went to Chubi's cube and found this transparent container.

Ahh? Kek anyone?

I saw the container labelled "VANANA KEK" and "KAROT KEK". When I asked Chubi what it meant I do have some hints but I just want to make sure... and she said "BANANA CAKE" and "CARROT CAKE"..  Ahh... Okay... There goes the Bekimon fever! Chenelin chuvaness ever! Hehehehe... 


I should have posted this on Christmas eve, when every child in town force to keep their eyes open while waiting for Santa to deliver his gifts. However, I thought how "grinch" of me to do that... Hehehehe.. Let the children think that there's really a "big-guy-in-his-big-red-suit-with-a-big-sack-and-a-big-ho-ho".. In my case, I believed it for 10 or 11 years??? I don't remember my exact age that time but I do remember "Santa's gift" that year... 

It's a sewing machine! I remember I screamed when I opened the gift because it was the one the I wished for.. and I guess I earned it because I've been a good kid for the entire year... Hhehehehe... Then, I remember my Papang putting the batteries and handing it to me to play with... When I tried pushing the pedal with my hand...  No movement. I pressed the pedal again... same thing.. No reaction from my new sewing machine! I went to my Mamang teary-eyed saying.... "Ma, sira ung bigay ni Santa... Ayaw gumana!". (Ma, Santa's gift to me is not working...) Mamang said "Ganun ba? Teka papalitan ko yan mamya sa palengke!" (Okay, let me go back to market to replace it!)

Ooppsss... My brain gears started working... "Hmmmnn... Palengke?? Palengke?? Dun na ba ang shop ni Santa?" (Hmmm... Market place? Is that the place where Santa made his toys?) Then, that's it! I knew from then that Santa is not real. Hahahahaha! Well, I guess, I'm still a good girl after all, I didn't post this until past Christmas... Hehehehe... Hey! Don't I deserve a gift??? :)

For all of you... This is it! My old toy sewing machine! This was not that original one because it was replaced by my mom in the place where she bought it! Good thing, my mother was able to keep it. :)

Meet Jenny! My old toy sewing machine! This is the last gift from errr... Santa that I received! :)
This sewing box is part of the Santa's gift.. Heheheehe.. 
When I opened the sewing box, I tried to smell it just like how I used to do it way back 18 or 19 years ago.. Unlike before it doesn't smell the "bago" smell... but doing that makes me smile... I digged in and found out some of my "treasures" during that time... Old pieces of cloths with stitches that made me realize that I do not have any talent in sewing eversince! Hahahahha! Old buttons. An old ribbon. A Polo (the mint with a hole) wrapper. And the most amazing of them all --- a Bazooka bubblegum wrapper!

My treasures!


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