Confessions of a Self-aholic
Taguig, Philippines & DC-VA-WV USA
Born in '91 ♥ Communication Arts major at De La Salle University- Manila ♥ Passion for fashion design, photography, interior design, cooking, baking, acting, and writing♥ Traveling and shopping are ways to keep me up from a stressful day. ♥ spontaneity ♥ rainy days ♥ sunset ♥ dogs ♥ beach ♥ outdoors ♥ movies ♥ coffee ♥ volleyball ♥ soccer players ♥ Having a great family and wonderful friends make me a truly blessed person ♥
More Time to Chill
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Last week was hell week. I just had 4 hours of sleep (maximum) because I was really studying for our finals. I don't want to fail.
I find the test in INTSOCI quite easy. Good thing I've only read the chapter summary and the terms in bold letters (I'm lazy to read the whole chapter), because those were the exact questions that came out in our test. :)) Our final exam for chemistry was not a written test, but a debate instead. I've stayed up really late just to get more info about the GMO issue. We're on the pro side and most of the articles are against GMO. :| I was able to find a good article about our stand on GMO and I was satisfied with the result of our debate because our group had always something to say whenever an argument is being raised by the other group. :D My test in KASPIL is just the best, ORAL TEST. :)) A week before our test, our prof. gave the questionnaire to us & we have to know the answers for all the questions because we'll never know which number will get picked and we have to answer 3 questions, one by one, outside our classroom. I got to pick the 3 easiest questions. LUCKY ME! :)
Now, I'm on the lighter side, I just have to study for math. :( and finish my scrapbook portfolio in ENGLCOM. I'm in the mood to boost my creativity. :)) 2 more days for our 1st term, then we're off. :D 12 days of term break then it's 2nd term. (we have to pay our expensive tuition fee again, but I think it's okay, because everything is worth it.)
waiting for my turn to answer in KASPIL
reviewing our point of arguments
people in white (except for Guia) are my groupmates and the girl in black. :)
I fell asleep while reviewing @ the 15th floor
I always flash my smile even if I'm super stressed
Meli♥ 8:43 PM
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Deviance is the recognized violation of cultural norms. (Macionis, 2007)
Deviance is our topic in Sociology. Our prof. wants us to submit a reflection paper (equivalent to a quiz) about our experience after we do a deviant act. It is required for us to do something weird/unusual in public, and I really have no guts to do something stupid in front of strangers. One week passed and I haven't started my task. So last Tuesday, out of the blue, I put my sister's tiara in my bag and I brought with me my killer heels. Since the day before was the Miss Universe pageant, I thought of something that is related to the event.
After my break, I went back to Andrew building and wore my heels and put on the tiara. I actually forgot my sash. :( Moving on, I lined up to the elevator and waited for my turn, and I can see some heads turning to my direction. My objective is to make myself the center of attention and good thing I made it. It's embarrassing for me to do such, but I have no choice because it is a requirement. When I reached the 10th floor, I did a catwalk. Gaad, there were a lot of people in that floor, and they were actually smiling at me. aww! :P And somebody went to me and said, "Hey Mel, you're so pretty and pang-model ka talaga. Teka, bakit may suot kang crown, anong pakulo yan?" And that was said out-loud. I just answered back in a very low voice and I said that it is a requirement for my INTSOCI class.
@ the 10th floor (fewer people now)
with Guia, Sandi and Gia
Meli♥ 11:15 PM
Surviving Hell Week
Saturday, August 22, 2009
As much as I want to sleep, I can't. =(
I have to blame my professors for staying until the wee hours because we're piled up with reports, homeworks, projects and other presentations. Can you imagine this, last Tuesday, my ENGLCOM prof. mentioned that we have to write a definition essay and our deadline of submission will be on the next day, which is Wednesday! I still have to work on the outline before I can write my draft essay and I have to come up with exactly 7 paragraphs. :
Thank God I made it. It was not really hard though, it's just that I also had other homeworks that day. Since last week, we're already harassed (blame another essay for that: causative-effective essay and at the same time we're working on our group lecture/report for FILKOMU).
So for this weekend I have to work on the following:
KASPIL: write my part in our report and study for our finals (the questions were already given, I just have to know the answers because it's an oral test)
MATAPRE: study for finals (reviewers were already given and the type of test is multiple choice)
INTSOCI: finish my special project (I'm half-way done), write my reflection paper, and study for finals. (I have to read 4 chapters)
ENGLCOM: write my final paper on definition essay and argumentative essay
SCIENVC: make a self-evaluation and research on GMO for our debate (no written finals, just debate), and answer page 236 on a one whole sheet.
that's it. Once I'm done, I'm stress free. (now you know, why I don't gain weight: forever stuck at 99 lbs)
FILKOMU groupmates with Ms. Encabo
@ E1001- dance class with Rielle, Guia & Anna plus some boys
jossa, meli, bryan, rielle, anna & guia in ENGLCOM class
ENGLCOM: share your most prized possession in class (i brought my wallet)
@SEx, Taft. after dismissal, I got hungry.
we had a make-up class for ENGLCOM last Friday, sabay free cut, nice! :|
Meli♥ 1:57 AM
Thursday, August 20, 2009
It has been a month and a week that we're away from our beloved parents. Fortunately, we are surviving this kind of life. :P It's really hard to be in this situation because besides school work, my sister and I have to take care of everything in our house plus our dad's shop and our parents' office. Thank God that my schedule is hassle free (My classes are from Monday to Thursday only; except next term because I'll have to attend CWTS every Saturday), and that I still have time to do home-related stuff.
I, my sister and our dog are the only ones living in this house. My parents didn't want to hire a maid because we're not always at home and the things that we have to do here are not really hard to do. Everyday, before I sleep and leave the house, I have to check the gate & all the doors if they're locked properly and I have to check all the appliances if they were turned off. I have to do this because my sister, most of the time, forgets to turn off the lights and the water heater. :| It is also my task to pay all the bills, do the grocery, withdraw/deposit money from the bank and claim the checks in my parents' office. As for my sister's part, she has to take care of our dog, throw the garbage, clean the front yard, call the water delivery and call the McDonalds delivery. Every weekend, we share in doing the chores like cooking, washing the dishes, laundry (c/o by the washing machine), cleaning the whole house and the backyard. It is only now that I've learned how to operate the washing machine. hahaha! :P It was easy naman pala. I'll just have to press some buttons then press start. My only problem is how to clean the bathroom. I swear, I have no idea how I'll clean it. Also, I don't know how to use the walis tambo when sweeping the floor, so I always end up using the vacuum cleaner. Added to that, I don't know the hell how to use a mop properly. Seriously, our floor looks ewan whenever I mopped it, so I asked my sister to just do it because she knows how to do it properly. She was well-trained at this for she always spills her food. (clumsy kid).
Before my parents left the country, I asked my dad for a car because I really don't want to commute/carpool. But now, I have no choice, and I have to be a bit patient with commuting. I badly need a car to drive now. At least, if I can drive our own car, things will be easier for us. I'm just wishing that my dad will no longer prolong our agony and give us the things that we really need. (this is for our own safety and comfort)
This is really tiring for us, because we're not used to this, but this is a preparation for us since we'll be moving as well in the States in the next 2-3 years. We must master this routine because Americans do everything on their own and they don't depend to their other family members.
Meli♥ 10:28 PM
I'm not emo
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Some changes that will take effect starting Monday:
I will no longer receive a "good morning" message every morning.
I will no longer receive messages such as "have you eaten?", "are you okay?" and the endless, "gawa mo na?" everyday.
I will no longer receive messages that checks up on me from time to time.
I will no longer receive sweet messages every night.
I will no longer have a textmate during my class hours and break time.
I will no longer have to spend 175 bucks every week for my load.
I will no longer have to wake up early in the morning just to check my phone for his messages.
I will no longer have someone to listen when I'm depressed.
I will no longer look forward to every weekend.
I will no longer hear his whining when I'm stuck in traffic.
I will no longer hear the "kakaibang tawa".
I will no longer see the "bilbil" that I always make fun of.
I will no longer hear someone shouting at me when I commit a mistake.
I will no longer feel the hug that makes me feel safe.
Let's not be sad. hahaha! Rani's right, "no goodbyes, we're forever." hahahaha! LOL. I'll see you next spring/summer. (Hopefully)
* im not crying, PROMISE! hahaha
Labels: good times
Meli♥ 8:13 PM
Then & Now
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I didn't know that I looked like this 7 years ago! OMG! Take a closer look, I'm the shortest among them, but now, I'm the second tallest (next to Janine of course!). My eyebags were really obvious and I have a darker complexion back then because we had swimming as part of our PE. Nene much! Ick. hahahaha! And I don't even know how to smile properly. :| I had my hair in pigtails and look at my blouse! eww! Those were the days! Haay. I miss these people!
Now, look at this one. This was taken last Saturday at Rani's debut. I may not be in my natural look because of the make up, but try to compare it with the picture above. It's totally different. hahahaha! It is as if not seven years ago! I've really transformed into a better one. THANK GOD!
Compare the pics. I want feedbacks.hahahaha! IM me if you want. :P
Meli♥ 3:50 PM
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