Back when I was in first year college, I joined our University’s dance troupe just a week after school started. The first thing they always asked/tell me were
“Do you smoke?" or "You’re a smoker, aren’t you?”
Being a non-smoker than I am, I said “Of course not!" They would not believe me. The thing is, I have not even tried puffing a single stick, even until now, so how dare they insist like that, right? Oh well, they told me it was because my lips were dark, something they would see from a girl who smokes a lot.
Since that day, I started to go on trial and error to see what’s wrong with my lips. I found out that:
a. I have not been drinking enough water.
b. My lips were just not moisturized.
c. I have not been drinking enough water.
It was only on first year college that I learned how important it is to moisturize lips. I learned to use my Chapstick everyday. I did not notice the difference right away though.
Now that I have been reminiscing and looking at old photos, I do agree that my lips were really dark. As in REALLY dark.
I’m already running out of funds. Why do good-quality bikini pairs cost so much? I have only managed to order and pay for one pair. I think I would just have to mix and match old ones or I could just buy in Iloilo when I receive my monthly salary. Timing, why do you have to always catch me off-guard?
First was in kindergarten. Shortly after that, I was entered by my tita into a little miss beauty pageant (forgot the exact name of the pageant). I declaimed during the talent portion. Got the “Best in Talent” award. I won the whole thing, got the crown and the scepter. The 1st runner up kid cried. LOL. When you go to my home in Palawan, you’ll see the old pictures of me awkwardly handling the scepter.
Second was in first year college. Shortly after that, I was forced by my English professor to join the Miss University pageant. After I had my glamour photo taken and did the stage blockings, I chickened and backed out.
This year, I learned from the Miss University winner on that year that I was already picked to receive the Miss Photogenic award but then I quit. Back then, I chickened out because I hate losing. I was the shortest among the group of girls so I thought I wouldn’t have a chance. Had I known that I would have gotten at least an award, I would have continued on and received the prize and the framed photo. A co-dance troupe member bagged the Best in Talent award; I was better than her on that dance genre she performed. Shoulda, woulda, coulda.
Third was in third year college. This was out of boredom. I did not like how my hair was always straight. Shortly after that, my college life became really busy with lots of projects, case studies, friend dramas, lovelife. This was the year when I stopped going to daily dance practices. I was able to dance at that year’s Miss University pageant, though. We opened the night with a cool (but fast T_T) contemporary piece.
I have been eating dinner from Via Mare twice in a row. Thanks to the leftover food from company meetings, I get to eat delicious food for free. Oh my, how will I ever go back to the “normal” fast food stuff I always indulge in? *insert sarcastic smile here*
Work Update: I’m still not fired nor scolded! But it may be because my manager still knows nothing about what i did.
This might be the last post I would write in Tumblr using my office computer. Right now, I am faced with a choice that will either please superiors or piss them to death. I am making my stand and I will be doing the latter.
Worst case scenario might be me going to the office tomorrow and be told that I’m already fired.
Just finished watching yesterday’s ep of So You Think You Can Dance. I shed tears while watching Sonya Tayeh’s Hallelujah piece danced by Alex and Allison. It was also the only number that got a standing ovation from the judges and choreographers.
Nigel Lythgoe was speechless.
Mia Michaels proclaimed it as the best piece danced on SYTYCD stage of all time. (I think she was jealous that she wasn’t able to choreograph A&A, though.)
Nung high school ako, tinuruan ako ng papa ko mag-drive ng motor na de kambyo (Di ko alam kung yun nga ba ang tawag basta yung hindi automatic na motorsiklo —old style). Okay naman nung nag-drive-drive ako. Pero dahil nag-iisang anak ako, hindi sakin pinapadala ang motor namin kasi daw takaw-aksidente.
May isang beses nung high school, natripan kong magdrive gamit yung motor ng kaibigan ko, ang lakas pa ng loob kong magpa-angkas ng matangkad at mabigat na kaklaseng lalaki (Teji, ikaw ito). Napadaan ang gulong sa isang nakausling bato sa lupa, hindi ko na-control ang motor, nag-crash kami. Buti na lang, wala akong sugat at pilay na natamo. Minalas nga lang ang kaklase kong nagasgasan ang mga tuhod.
Simula noon, hindi na ako ulit nag-motor ng may angkas. Pero ‘pag ako lang mag-isa, kaya ko pa rin naman.
Pero ano ang koneksyon nito sa Vespa? Wala! —Kaya nga “Random” ang title ng post eh.
Okay, so it did not happen. We were supposed to buy some groceries and then eat dinner. Instead, boyfriend and I ordered takeout from Pizza Hut and watched The Karate Kid.
Or should I say, The Kung-Fu Kid? Hehe. Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan did a great job! They conveyed the emotions they’re feeling really well. I laughed, teared up and felt their pain. Even the bully kids were awesome. Too awesome that you’d want to punch their faces every time they were shown onscreen. The cinematography is also good that you’d want to possibly tour around China. Many times, boyfriend and I said that we’ll go to the places where they filmed.
June is a good month for movie-goers. There are lots of good movies to choose from but this movie we really liked. Watch watch!
We’re you one of the Many students who crave for Manong’s iskrambol after school hours? The ones who request for additional powdered milk or the imitated syrup repacked on old hershey’s bottles. Ever had that excited feeling when you see a cart passing thru the school or your streets with whisks attached to it’s roof and a bucket under it. Iskrambol. What made us crave for it? Maybe it was because of the bright pink color or the fact that it’s cold. Iced and sweet.
I’ve recently found that someone (whoever you are. You are one clever being) ha thought of putting one in stalls in malls. Okay so this is clean iskrambol now? We’ll see.
This is one branch at Market! Market! Fort. Well I’m not sure if this is a new concept or was it just new here in this mall. Whatever. It still is worth blogging.
The stall sells iskrambol in different sizes and as to how we got used to it. From the very famous Taho plastic cups. Ranging from 7-17 pesos. And of different toppings to crave for. Now that’s evolution.
Ordering the biggest one. 17 pesos. Was really a worth of my money. Below 20 and youre well filled with the old snack you grew up to. The palamig of the kids. Can come in covered cups and straws and spoons.
Thumbs up. Iskrambol!
First photo credits to google. Proceeding photos are mine.
Sakto! Malapit lang sa house. Sana makadaan ako sa Market! bukas. Nakakatakam naman kasi. Nakakatuwa na hindi nila ginawang sobrang mahal ng presyo.
Remember my post earlier about the extended family vacation to Ilo-ilo?
It just went a notch higher. Apparently, my travel expenses are already inlcuded in my tita’s budget, which means I’ll get to travel for free, hell yeah! AND, wait for it… We’ll also go/stay at Boracay. Yes, again, it’s free. :D
I’m such a die-hard Palawan beaches fan, for the obvious reason that I’m Palawenian. (he he) But still, I wanna at least be able to go there. Yes, it will be my first time.
I will need to buy swimsuits, a new tripod (Gori is almost dead *sadface), additional memory card/s. I will declare it now: If my company would not approve my vacation leave application, I will go on AWOL. *evil grin
Relatives on my father’s side from London will be going here for a vacation. They will be going to Ilo-ilo because that was there hometown and I got invited to come with them. I just wish I could get a decent vacation leave. I’m already excited to take Penny Blanco with me.
EDIT: Did I forget to mention that this trip would be free? ^^ Excited.