Just a month left or a week for others before school starts! I am both anxious and excited because I’m going to transfer and take up a different course. I almost skipped my way home a la Dora the Explorer (sorry for the lack of better reference) when I got my clearance from school, feels good to be free! Although it’s kind of scary going back to square one, again, I’m sure it’s going to be great. I haven’t been up to anything much lately. I would rather just stay in bed all day watching House, Game of Thrones or even youtube videos for that matter because I’m still feeling a little sick (apparently I have gastritis) and I’m currently low on cash. However, for the week that has passed I was able to see The King and I at Resorts World, do school-related errands which were very tiring mind you, visit my friend’s house, and finally, try out cupcakes from Larcy’s cafe.
I never got the chance to blog about it but I attended Juandering in Manila 2.0 organized by JWPH. I joined last year, too, but this time not as a participant/challenger but rather an official challenge master! I honestly did nothing to help in the preparation of the event but I really enjoyed being part of it (they had me at free cupcakes, really).
The next photo was from last Sunday after Summer Solstice. I feel extremely lame right now because we have no pictures from the event, at all. Although I’m not the biggest fan of parties where drinking and smoking and dancing to songs with no lyrics or songs I have never heard of are involved, I enjoyed Close Up’s Summer Solstice event. My friends and I went late around 11 p.m since we saw Iron Man 3 first. It’s such an amazing movie by the way, probably my favorite from the trilogy! Anyway, I went with Justin, Cheska, Bernie, Cey, DY, and Davide (it was nice meeting you!). We were just a bunch of sweaty weirdos trying to imitate people who were dancing in an exceptionally awkward way. We left at 2 a.m and ran across the streets, played with scattered grocery carts, tried not to get caught by traffic enforcers, and screamed in fear of dying with Justin driving us around The Fort like he was in The Fast and the Furious. My weekend went absolutely great but now my body clock is ten times worse than before.
P.S We talked about watching the sunrise at the rooftop of Justin’s condo but right before the sun was about to show up, literally just a few minutes before 5:35 a.m, everyone fell asleep.
I tagged along Vin’s shoot with Jeline (check out her blog for the photos!) and Gian the other day. I was not of much help since I was just playing with the skateboard majority of the time, pretending to know what I’m doing when in reality I can’t even set both of my feet on the board without falling. It’s really not as easy as it looks like! We kept on walking and walking around The Fort then went to ATC afterwards, at the end of the day I just wanted to sleep forever.
Ah, frosh students (‘kala mo tagal ko nang college student). I have nothing else to do anyway so here are 25 tips for incoming college freshmen! I hope you find them helpful.
- Mag-ready sa enrollment dahil for sure maraming oras na nakatayo ka. - Marc
- Attend orientations! Get familiar with your blockmates and yes, you do need to go on yet another campus tour.
- College is a big world and will probably introduce you to different kinds of people with various cultures and beliefs. Be open-minded - Alfonso (seryoso naks)
- School supplies: Yellow pad, ballpen, index cards, 1x1 picture
- For people going to study in Taft: may paprintan sa tapat ng University Mall, piso lang per page. Tapos kung gusto mo mag-CR sa McDo na lang kasi may bayad sa UM.
- ‘Wag manood ng One More Chance on or before finals. - Gian
- ‘Wag tamad. You may have passed all your subjects when you were in high school without putting much effort but college is different. Professors are not going to spoon-feed you everything!
- Never forget your I.D. Pag naholdap ka ‘wag mo bibigay I.D mo.
- Effective ang Red Bull pang all-nighter kung mag-aaral for exams. - Marc
- Mahiya ka sa mga magulang mo pls. Don’t go YOLO-ing (lack of better term) your days away. The freedom and independence you get in college is great but always balance things out.
- ‘Wag magpaparape!!!!!!!!!! - Cheska
- Pag sinabi ng prof mo na 10 ang pasok 10:15 ka pumasok. - Ian
- Don’t cut your classes. Sleeping in and skipping your 8am class will be tempting but you’ll miss out on a lot. Pag nasimulan mo na mag-cut ng class, tuloy tuloy na ‘yan! Trust me, I know.
- ‘Wag maging gastador. Save money!
- Eat healthy! Marami pang kainan maliban sa McDo. I admit, my friends and I often ate at fast food chains and ordered hamburgers and fries but all that will do for you is help you gain the “freshman 15”, or fifteen extra pounds a frosh student tends to gain on his/her first year of college.
- For incoming Thomasians: I-friend si Ate Yema kasi sobrang bait niya. Araw araw iba kulay ng eyeshadow - Gab
- ‘Wag kang kakain ng asian chicken sa paotsin. - Justin
- For incoming UP students or mga iskolar ng bayan, sulitin maging freshie kasi pagdating ng second year, wala na kayong priority and di na kayo block. - Gian
- Don’t isolate yourself. Mababaliw ka kung magiging loner ka, sige ka walang kokopyahan sa mga quizzes.
- ‘Wag mahihiyang sabihin sa blockmates na natatae ka na. For SDA Froshies kapag natatae ka, dun ka sa third floor kasi may tabo tapos solo mo CR tapos may sabon!!! - Cheska
- Be extra careful with your belongings! Especially when you’re commuting, don’t flaunt your expensive phones or gadgets because that is not the place for that. Uso nakawan!
- Pag may kasabay ka sa jeep/fx/whatever na potential magnanakaw parinigan mo na, “hala wala na kong pera” or kaya “omg nakalimutan ko phone ko sa bahay!”
- If you’re a commuter then try all possible routes papunta ng school and try taking all kinds of public transportation para alam mo kung ano and saan pinakamabilis na daan. Malalaman mo rin kung saan ka makakamura if you try it!
- Mahirap sumakay pag Thursday, lagi akong late pag Thursday.
- And last but definitely not the least, ‘wag magpakamatay.