Hi!! Finally, I have enough drive/push/motivation/endorphins to write about my November. Lots of stuff have happened, and all I have posted were sad, melancholic and often emotional posts. But not all times the past month has been bad to me. It has its own set of ups too! With this, I hope my memory serves me right.
- Chronology of events are unreliable [because of attention span problems]
- Pictures are not really “blogger-like” ; cut me some slack, I am no photographer [but I’ll try to become one, given the chance]
- I will just provide you rundowns to make this post more readable and reader-friendly [because those are two different things]
- And if you don’t really care about what you’re seeing, still read on further. Comment for candy [hahaha!]
- I’ll still try my best to make this post enjoyable too, though.
1st Week of November:
Onset of the Second Semester. New professors, same block mates, new deadlines to meet. Practically stressful, but I made sure I had fun in more ways than one [when I have time to spare or waste].
I started drawing and posting my very own, handcrafted “T.A.E (Tantalizing Adventures of Everyone) Comics” here in my blog. And maybe you guys have seen it, so who cares, right?
November 8, though, was a dreadful day for the Filipino people and for the world watching the news as it unfolds. Super Typhoon Yolanda struck certain parts of Visayas, and it has left widespread devastation of property and loss of numerous lives. It will take years from the people victimized by Yolanda to recover from the tragedy, but as what I’ve said in my #YolandaPH post, we have an “Unwavering Filipino Resiliency”. I just hope, pray and wish that the Yolanda survivors have a great Christmas, just as much as I do, despite all that has happened to them.
2nd Week of November:
[Thank God for Facebook, I have a timeline of all the stuff I’ve done that has a photo taken with it and I’ll be able to provide enough good stuff here.]
Being the NBSB (No-Boyfriend-Since-Birth) young lady that I am, my best friend, the ever fabulous Xave Gregorio (follow him on: http://theplumtimes.wordpress.com), made a Bitstrip “thingy” [because I don’t know what to call it] and it turned out to look like this:
Previously [way before I started my blog], on my birthday celebration with my closest friends, he [Xave] wished that my love life will not be as barren as it is now that I am 17 years old. He has full knowledge that I haven’t had a significant other ever in my life [yet!]. Causal of this Bitstrip being produced and publicized. Nothing wrong with it, though. This is how me and my friends love each other.
It was pretty much a week full of fun and surprises [and stress, of course]. I can remember posting “Worth The Weight” [the post closest to my heart so far] and just two days after, Dad surprised me with a new [secondhand] phone!!! Hurray!
Since I now work for my college’s publication, The Flame [which is so dear to me], we had this very spontaneous, fun and food-filled General Assembly! We had different deadlines to meet for different outputs expected of our workforce, but we sure know how to balance work and play. Here is my favorite [and collaged] outtake of the event:
(Photo Collage Made & Owned by Ms. Isabella Cuartero, one of my dear Ates at The Flame)
Right after the G.A, I had my awesome and very “exploitable” [did I use the right word when all I mean is that I can maximize its use in more ways than one] Press I.D!!!!!
3rd Week of November:
A week filled with J.Co donuts and other #foodporns, fangirling and many other stuff school and work-related. I posted pictures of the sumptuous varieties of donuts and other food I’ve been eating [because pigging-out is so blog-worthy] and here are some photos that will surely make you crave:
“Nothing is sweeter than the togetherness we share.”
#foodporn photos edited with VSCOCam app for iOS devices.
When the fangirling kicks in…..
Being a freshman student in a big university that participates in inter-university sports events with raging hormones for a hot and definitely a force-to-be-reckoned-with athlete of the very famous branch of the school pride, I gathered all my guts to have a picture taken with my idol Tiger, Kevin Ferrer. He caught my attention when he started sticking his tongue out so much [way better than how Miley does] on consecutive heated games against DLSU for the championship title, and when he makes really awesome efforts for the team. So, I cannot elaborate much, but I just felt really happy to have a picture with him. He got me starstruck!
Since my best friends are some of the persons I hold so dear, we actually try to be with and for each other in every step of the way. May it be for moral support, relationship issues, and many other stuff [including getting freebies at different event booths in school], we make sure we are there for each other. Being so, my bestie Sam was a Social Media Correspondent for the USTv: Unang Dekada Kick-Off Party that happened last November 21. I was so proud of her!! Me and my other bestie Denise made sure we went to the event to support Sam [and look after her, in which she wore a skimpy but classical looking dress, which suited her very well] and to be able to get some freebies from the big media networks in the country [which can eventually be our workplace]. Here are some outtakes:
Correct me if I’m wrong but the USTv: Unang Dekada Kick-Off Party was actually televised and was aired on national television! Way to go sister! 🙂
Working for a publication has its perks when you meet scholars and other professionals who are experts in their respective fields, and learn from them as you do your write-ups. Me and my co-writer met Prof. Xiao Chua, a really cool professor from the De La Salle University who has shed the light [he has given a clear explanation to certain historical accounts and interpretations] on our clouded belief on controversies enveloping the country’s history. Here’s a snapshot we had with him:
4th Week of November:
Probably one of the most stressful weeks topped off with deadlines to meet and attitudes [as well as moods] to endure. At the 27th, both my dad’s birthday as well as my article’s deadline, I was too spent to work when I got home. Too bad I failed to join in the merriment within our household. Meanwhile, the next day, the 28th was the big day for both me and my parents. It was our block’s first ever speech choir performance, partially handled by yours truly with my other very talented, creative and industrious block mates. Here is an outtake of a moment I’ve spent with my girl-friends [yes, they are my girl-friends] savouring the goodness of a job finally done.
That same day, while I was far away in school all focused on the speech choir, my parents finally celebrated their 25 years in service for the company they work for. I am too proud of them, and I want to thank them at the same time for all the perseverance and hard work they shed in order to raise me and meet my needs. Here’s a snapshot of my favorite couple when they got home after the awarding ceremonies:
(styled by yours truly)
Well, certainly, this post has summed up [almost] all of the happy stuff I’ve had this November. Everything else in between are all spontaneous moments that even though not recorded, will still cling to my memory every once in a while and when it comes in handy. The onset of December [the legit Holiday rush] will give me more potential blog post-inspirations. Hopefully I can post them as soon as possible before they get all piled up and my memory won’t serve me right anymore. On to the next one. xx