So it goes like this. I just finished watching Pretty in Pink and I’m cozy-ing up on my bed ready to read my book before bed when my dad suddenly blurts out that he’s craving bulalo. My dad and my sister’s boyfriend have just finished their drinking session and now he’s hungry. So we sneak out the house at 2am for bulalo and tapsi and here is what our spontaneity baby looks like.
I love moments like this.
Tips for incoming Thomasians.
An attempt to help future Thomasians get through UST life.
- Please don’t settle for the carpark for meals. You want good food at affordable prices? Explore Dapitan and P. Noval.
- Sync your watches to the universal UST time seen on the big digital clocks you find around UST premises. The ones that look like count downs to the end of the world. Yup. Those. It’s to avoid confusion with your prof whether you’re late or not.
- Never leave for UST without an umbrella.
- Use sunscreen.
- Get to know your profs and how to survive them. Ask your upperclassmen for tips and help. It’ll make things easier.
- Don’t buy brand new books. Trust me, you’ll barely use those things. Buy used ones from your upperclassmen.
- Some profs have the same lecture for years! Go find out if your upperclassmen still have their notes! It’s great for recitations and you don’t have to keep up with note taking.
- Basically, befriend the upperclassmen.
- Don’t leave your umbrellas outside the library or TYK when it’s wet but you need to get in. Find a plastic bag to keep it in. There are people desperate enough to steal umbrellas. I’ve been a victim so take it from me.
- For girls: if you’re wearing shorts and want to get inside UST premises, the safest gate to go into is the P. Noval gate. They’ve become very strict with the dress code but not so much at P. Noval because there’s a church there and a lot of non-students use that gate.
- Join orgs! It makes your college life way better. Go out and explore, meet new people, have fun!
- Don’t put too much on your plate though. Balance is key. Remember, if your grades are bad and you get debarred your orgs will mean nothing.
- Attend UST events. You’re only a Thomasian student for 4 years, don’t miss out.
- Watch UAAP games. Not just basketball.
- When leaving UST, it’s best to be in groups. There are a lot of crime incidents along the four corners of UST. Although it’s safe inside, outside the gates is another story.
Well, that’s all I can come up with right now. Hope this helps, future Thomasians!
First day in the gym!
My sister and I signed up for a 3 month plan at Maic’s gym and we started today. The inatructor had us start with a lot of cardio. Eliptical, treadmill, then the bikes. It felt good to break a sweat and know it isnt from the intense heat.
Project Healthy Living!
High waisted bikini for Summer 2013!
I love the nautical and classy feel of this high waisted bikini. You don’t find these kinds of bikinis just anywhere! They’re not available in local department stores and I haven’t come across anything like this in boutiques. If there are, I would imagine them to be pretty pricey. And for someone who doesn’t get her allowance during the summer, I need bargains.
Found this bikini at a blissful 480php on instagram.
Thinking of ordering another of a different style and color.
Next on my list of Summer must haves is the perfect sunnies!
Euphoria 2013. Communication Arts Students’ Association’s night.
Drinks, loud music, dancing the night away. It was nice to let go a while. Pero mej nagulat mga kaibigan ko sakin, nakakahiya. Hahahaha. Had to take care of a few drunk friends. But that’s part of the experience, I guess.
I need more nights like this.
“It seems like only yesterday we were kids. It was exhilirating riding shotgun. Joyrides at night, streetlamps merely streaks of light as we recklessly zoomed past, ignoring the speed limit. Blaring music and singing along. Going in circles because we didnt want the ride to stop. Getting lost. Drifting. Sand dunes. YOLO moments. Trying to make up for lost time but never will. Fuck it, we’re together again and I love it. I never wanted the night to end. We were together and those are the few moments I felt infinite.”
- an excerpt from my diary
Things I’m grateful for in 2012
- learning to be independent
- getting to be the executive producer of my own radio show
- meeting our Chinese basketball boys
- Bazooka Rocks festival
- getting to see The Maine live TWICE!
- Paskuhan 2012
- Solid 2CA3 Project X-mas
- no regrets this year
- my family’s new house in Doha
- getting to reconnect with old best friends
- having those adventures i love oh so much
- facing old fears
- a stronger family bond
- enjoyed more sunsets
- stared at the stars more
- received more flowers
- ate better food
- loved myself more
- earned money
- read more books
Christmas with my Circle Crew! Taken during our block’s Project X-mas! :)
My blog has been dead since I’ve been busy with school and Tiger Radio and events work with my sister.
I’ve been finding it hard to manage my time that my planner has gone to waste. I’ve only a few pages left to fill before 2012 ends and I don’t even have time to write down my appointments til it does.
Today I woke up groggily, body feeling beat up from yesterday. As always it took a lot of time and effort before I finally got myself up.
As I got to school my classmates were looking tired and one asked me how my paper went.
Of course I was stumped. What paper? What the fuck?!
And I found out we had a paper due today that I completely spaced out on. Nice job, Keixie.
It’s 7:15 and I have until 9:00 to finish this paper. I’m at a local computer shop cramming for my life. I have opened up a tab for youtube with Earthmover’s Ivered Ago to calm me and I’ve proceeded to writing this blog just to get everything out so that there will be minimum nerves when I write the fucking paper.
Funny how I needed a crisis just to get me blogging again.
Farewell for now for I have to write a paper about Philippine history and colonialism.
Running on 3 hours of sleep plus just had volleyball for PE and playing COD for about 2 hours. Ngarag me spending the opening of Paskuhan lights with SOLID 2CA3 and our original adviser, Ma’am Faye Martel. :)
Disappointed with the lights tho, not as special as last year. And the opening ceremony itself was a bit off. No matter, the tree looks amazing.
(c) Jerome Gurango