Walking Around

hahahahaha i have nothing much to say on this blog. i have homework!! but anyways, here are some random pictures from around my house: 

1: i was walking by keewatin street and yeah, there’s that recently built PCCM. 

2: there you see what PCCM means.

3: the field, the houses.. and the bus stop, too.

4: i was with my grandma and my sister who was taking the shot] on our way home… =) lol i seem like a giant compared to my grandma [she’s really really short].

Loose Your Sleep For Tests

ok so i was studying yesterday for one of my tests [health maintenance] but i also had a test for skills lab. i was way too worried about maintenance to even spend an hour on skills. this past weekend i had work during the mornings so i had only from the afternoon and onwards to study. and that was a lot of notes to read. it was torture. i wonder why i wasn’t so worried about it a few days before [which was why i wasn’t studying at an earlier date] then sunday comes and i’m like screaming my brains out to find a quiet place in the house to study for it. there was nowhere quiet enough so i decided to sleep first. it was midnight so i thought if i slept for an hour then wake up, i could trick my brain into getting over that ‘sleepy state’ that i get around midnight [coz i usually sleep at 12 give or take].. so i slept then the alarm scared the crap out of me and i was awake at 1am. then i thought damn, the sleepy state is still here. …you know when you sleep then you wake up immediately refreshed and energized [as compared to groggy and grumpy and sleepy]?? that’s what i was trying to trick my brain into thinking. so then i closed my eyes and kept popping back into wakefulness every 15 minutes. that went on for around 45 minutes; by the time the alarm clock said 2am, i was too hungry to stay still on the bed. so i got up and headed to the kitchen where all my notes and books were already set up [i did it right before i went to sleep] and i did a few exercises to wake my body up and get enough circulation and oxygen in me. then i ate while i was studying… it was hell. i was racing through the notes trying to cover everything. in the end, i had to stop without finishing the last 2 set of notes.. but i was answering the questions for it last night so it wasn’t too bad. but i felt extremely unprepared for the damn test. not to mention i had another test three hours after the maintenance one. so i laid down on the sofa to relax my eyes for a bit; it was around 7.30am. my mom and dad were up and eating breakfast. i went into REM sleep like you wouldn’t believe it. here was the interesting dream:

i was living in a grand house with my cousins [distant and close ones]. the house had a second level where my distant cousins slept and roamed about. me and my cousins [from my mom’s side] were all downstairs with the living room and plasma tvs and cool gaming consoles. i had a pink nintendo ds [also in real life] that my cousin form upstairs was using. he was younger than my, but i can’t remember his name [lol] and he was asking me if i had lots of games for it. i said ‘uhm, not really; about 5 or 6.’ then my other older cousin said, ‘he has lots, like more than 50 of them. i like that one game…’

then i stopped listening coz i went downstairs following one kid who was carrying some kind of broom. and the house was MY house so i followed him to see what place was dirty or needed cleaning. then my cousin, nenna, was pulling me out into the yard where her laptop was on a picnic table and she showed me and my other cousins something. i wasn’t watching because i was noticing ants falling down from the trees and creeping in and out of her laptop and leaves and soil residue was forming around the trackpad. so i told her ‘hey, the ants are going in you laptop. and it’s really dirty.’ then she said, ‘it’s okay. my laptop’s strong.’

all of a sudden i jumped up remembering my own macbook. i started shouting and asking if people have seen it. then neil, nenna’s younger brother, told me to calm down because it was in my backpack and suddenly i look behind me and i did have the backpack on me. so i checked it and was very happy. then all of a sudden everyone’s in a rage to get to school.

‘school’ triggered me into waking up. lol i was groggy but i managed to zigzag towards the kitchen and eat my 3rd breakfast. i looked at the clock and it was close to fifteen minutes that i’ve slept and managed to have a dream. my mom was looking at me weird. then i went to school and had tachycardia from anxiety. it was strange because during the test i felt like my brain was in overdrive; i was thinking so damn clearly that i was scaring myself. i thought my brain was tricking me into thinking that i understood the questions and was getting them right but in reality i was doing the opposite. but i realized i did remember the notes pretty well and our instructor’s lectures too, so i guess i really was doing okay. so yeah, after the test, i thought it wasn’t too bad seeing as how the notes were all very descriptive and full of tiny tiny details that we needed to know.

so then i went to our lounge to eat lunch and study for my other test calculation for skills lab. while i was reading the questions and trying to write down the important info on paper, i kept writing the wrong figures and punching in the wrong numbers on the calculator on every single question that i was doing. so i thought to myself, “uh-oh, brain is malfunctioning from lack of sleep!! get some sleep, will ya!!” so i stopped, then seeing as how i couldn’t sleep with all the chattering and laughing and choking noises that was all around me, i went to the computer room to look at my blogs and Y!Answers account for best answers so that my brain could be tricked into thinking it was interested in the things i was looking at. it actually worked. i stayed like that, surfing around the net, for like 2 hours and then i didn’t feel like sleeping at all… but then on my way home at the bus, i felt the lull of the bus slowly putting me to sleep. you know when you try to sleep on the bus and you try to keep your head from bobbing downward? i was doing just that and i really fell asleep but i guess i was still partly awake coz i could still keep my head up. then all of a sudden my head drops down faster than the speed of light and in doing so scared the hell out of me and woke me up which cause me to look up and around in confusion just as fast. lol it happens in that moment in time when you’re heading into REM sleep; that transitional state where everything goes limp to get ready for cells to repair themselves. it never fails me. lol that has happened to me 3 times on the bus on separate occassions.

it’s so embarrassing coz i can imagine what people are seeing [ie] the rapid head falling and rapid looking up; i’ve seen it on my brother when he was catching up on his sleep on the bus coz he had work the night before and came back home at around 5am or so, and we were on the bus at like 8.30am… it was funny too coz it happened a lot during that 30 minute bus ride to school.

so yeah, loosing sleep over tests are a big no-no, everyone. learn from my experience, and my brother’s. lol

Vacation: Philippines

darn, i wish i had more time in the philippines.. hanging out with the peeps was fun fun fun!!!! lol i actually wasn’t expeceting anything special from my trip but thanks to evanor, the cell numbers were circulating nonstop..hahahaha that was funny and fun but it was hard on my thumbs.. i don’t text that often, so it hurts whenever i texted someone… and i rarely check my cp for messages lol most of you must’ve thought i was ignoring you… hahaha sorry about that.. i prefer calls.. but anyways, it was so much fun.. there was a lot of laughter and it everyone enjoyed our time together.. hehehehe so sentimental naman ako ah… pero it was really fun talaga, i just wish some people were able to come and meet me in bicol.. bicol was a lot nicer in terms of summer heat.. my god, in manila, it was so hot i barely wanted to leave my aunt’s condo… hahaha so anyways, i am looking back at my time spent there and i feel so embarrassed kasi i rarely even helped around sa condo.. sorry po..!!!! i don’t mean to be like that.. -.- …uhm okay… to recap he whole event… i’ll start with.. boracay with natz & gie & auntie yollie..

 

me, my cousin, my brother, and my cousin

L-R: me, my cousin, my brother, and my cousin

 

can you believe how cool fish feeding was? man that was my fave thing that we did there. then there was the banana boat ride.. that was so funny.. but natz didn’t ride the banana.. anyway, we kept waving to other peeps who were in boats as well..lol crazy.. then the day with pvann and verni in manila… first we went to ve’s pulong; it was funny coz nagkakasalisihan kami sa lrt hahahaha… then after that, we went to ve’s dorm so she could change clothes. then we went to sm san lazaro where somebody from GMA was having a small concert.. we ate at congo grille..which i thought had cool food but it was just filipino dishes but it’s all good =) ..then we went home then pv’s went with me coz she didn’t know how to get back to her dorm from where we were.. we got a bit lost after getting off the lrt station.. hahaha it was so dark, and it was freaking me out (i was going paranoid for real) so i called my cousin.. heheheh we finally found the landmark we needed after walking back like god only knows how far back it was.. so then they came to meet us and then hinatid namin si pv’s sa jeep na papunta sa dorm nya.. may curfew pa naman sya nun…hehehe then mostly sa condo being lazy… sleeping hehehehehee tapos sa bicol.. wooooohh fun!! buang kami..

 

wacky poses

wacky poses

 

 

kasama si evanor, carmela, lariz, donabel, majo, rene, dandrub, philip, abbie jan, narciso, francis.. woah dami namin pala ah… of course kasama si kuya francis and si nats… plus si ate cel and ate gem… so yeah yung big pool was pinupuno pa lang when we got there.. so we had to wait for a few hours.. but after the water was about thigh deep, we waded in and played tagged.. damn it was so hard! my legs were dying with the effort to move.. ahahahaha everyone was feeling it too.. but it was so much fun…. then we ate at the ship that got shipwrecked…hahaha taking wacky pics the whole time… it was so funny…then dan was urging us to go home while we were still talking about our clasmates from before.. coz he had a date ahahahaha or something like that… then, si narciso nagpirit pa magpasolamente daa ako.. i was sooo sleepy from the swimming but sure i went.. and we we just talking about nacho libre half the time.. it was hilarious especially philip’s ‘nachooooo!’

 

dan and philip playing wii

dan and philip playing wii

 

ahahahahhaha that is stuck in my brain now… they were the first ones to play wii as well… si philip and si dan uguton sa boxing….hahahaha kaulukon talaga su duwa… si narciso, evanor buda lariz nagkarawat man sa tennis gari ito.. heheheh nagbrownout kaya nagsarakat kami saatop kang house ni auntie.. i gotta upload those pics… hahahaha mga model ki udo.. ewww lol… then kang may kuryente na, back to the wii… then the next day, my bro and i went to daraga to visit relatives on my dad’s side.. giving them pasalubong from my parents, etc… and oohh i got to meet nats’ gf.. hehehe she’s so tiny and petite! hahaha very cute. then next day, wii kami nina macar and vean… actually night lang yun… si vean inagda ako magpatiwi kang mga 6pm.. dipungal, i got scared.. ahahaha pero for the sake of halohalo, i went there.. then the following day si mae mae, joan lugo, macar, vean, ang gabos kaiba sa wii play date mi.. hahahahaha grabe.. makaugmahon!! as in!!!! todo kawat kang mga bua bua..hahahaha… masleepover kuta dapat sinda ugaring dai tinurugutan =( na-sad ako kaito… as in… lol pero ok lang ta nakaiba ko man sinda .. hehehe next day sina mafe, justine, kates, joan, graefer, macar, evanor and nag-iriba.. wii ulit.. hahahaha ayuson kuta ugaring dai man sinda nagpa-banggi arog na vean and macar during the first night of wii…. ay palan, si vean, nag-sleepover duman na may tonsilitis!! hahaha nag-aabo -abo kang sarong banggi…. then swimming kami nina auntie sa pangarayon..where i did not put on sunblock and i became nognog. waaaahhhhhhhh!!!! maitumon na ako!!!!! hehehehe nagstart naman mag-peel so okay lang..hehe then pa-manila na ako..where i realized i barely have pix of my cousins so yeah… random pix every minute of the day…lol then shopping na for pasalubongs and sine pa kami the night before our flight… didn’t sleep at all… so i slept sa 11hr flight namin from narita japan to minneapolis u.s.a. …it felt so short… i muct’ve been asleep like a log.. man i was so tired before that…. i was trying to sleep in the airport and i kept having violent twitches!! i was getting shocked into wakefulness by the twitches… people were all around but i didn’t care coz i was so damn tired and sleepy…hhahahahaha then the flight to winnipeg wasn’t until 8pm.. it was about 12noon when we got to minneapolis, so that would be an 8 hour wait in the airport!!!!!!!!!! damn, that’s long but it went by fast enough.. kuya francis missed his 2pm flight so he had to board the same flight as me… anyways, when we go to customs, they opened our box and took our frozen ulam na santol and frozen dried fish (ie) tapa, etc… i was so damn hungry there… we were there for almost an hour!! geez, i almost wanted to laugh there.. i think i was getting hysterical slowly…. lol then yeah…. when i slept that night.. i woke up at 5pm here and i was like ‘holy, 5pm already?’ i thought i woke up around noon coz it was still bright outside but noooo.. it was 5pm and ma brought home pizza and chicken…which was our dinner…. later that night i got hungry again coz that pizza was my only food that day hahahahaahaha and well now, i’m getting my brain ready for work and later today, i will pick up the fish that customs took from us… too bad they’re not giving us the santol back…hahaha they said it looked like meat…the santol na ginulay remember? yeah, looks reddish with white stuff (gata?) in it.. i almost laughed at that too coz it seriously looked like corned beef.

Twilight: The Movie

dundunduuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnn…….. lol

twilight movie

twilight movie

it is so damn overrated. people/teens are going crazy over it; on Y!A [answers], on booksie, on facebook… my god. lol i’m sorry, i used to be a fan of the book series but after reading the 2nd and 3rd one, i honestly could not find it in me to read the fourth installment. the lack of a good plotline was boring me to death. it was mortifying for me because i was expecting a lot from it. it was extremely good in the first book but it just went downhill from there… i happened to be one of the lucky ones who read the book before it even rose to popularity & even became a movie [because i am such a booknerd lol.. it also happened to me with the Girl With the Pearl Earring book] and i was intrigued by it for a number of reasons. the year after that, it was seriously all over the place and ‘the next book is out! omg! i just have to have it!’ rampage came along… one of my friends is an avid fan and i respect that. i just don’t think the following books carried over the alluring feel of the very first book. and now there’s a movie.. who is that guy? from harry potter film, right? the one who died in the triwizard(?) games.. “cedric”, right? hahaha i don’t even know his name and i’m too lazy to look it up right now, but i honestly cannot forget him as being cedric when i see him onscreen.. there’s that characteristic aura he has that when he acts, he can’t eliminate it. for example, when you look at michelle pfeiffer in a specific movie [ie]  i a sam, you don’t see her as the cat woman from the batman returns. see what i mean? lol anyways, it looks like a decent movie. i’d love to know what scenes they’ll put for the movie and which ones they cut.

ps: no getting pissed off over my personal opinion. if you have a valid arguement, state it diplomatically. =)