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51. How are you feeling right now?

Happy. I’m currently reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I was actually reading it the entire day and I cannot stop gushing on how giddy I feel hihihi <3

60. Tell a story

When I was in the third grade, we had this seatwork where in we had to give one adjective for each letter in the alphabet. For some reason I couldn’t think of any for the letter K. I was thinking about Spongebob Squarepants at the time and I was so desperate not to leave any blanks so I wrote Krusty as in Krusty Krab. When my teacher checked my answer she asked me what Krusty meant because according to her she never heard of that word before so I simply said “It means full of crust”. I don’t know if she was just being nice or anything but she accepted my answer and it seemed like she believed that it was a real word hahaha. I mean it is a real word although it’s spelled with a C not a K, crusty.  

Posted: October 21, 2014 with 2 notes
90&#8217;s Baby: A Mixtape
About a month ago, I interned for 103.5&#160;K-Lite FM, a radio station that only plays music from the 90&#8217;s to the early 2000&#8217;s. Being in the station, made me feel nostalgic. Some of the songs I heard were very reminiscent of my childhood days since I was born in the 90&#8217;s, while others I wasn&#8217;t familiar with since I must have been an infant or wasn&#8217;t even conceived when the song was released. 
Anyway, below is a mix of songs that have somehow been a part of my childhood and songs that I have recently discovered while being an intern. The bottomline is: The 90&#8217;s was such an awesome era and I am so happy that I was able to witness even a part of it. 
 You Get What You Give- New Radicals
Genie in a Bottle- Christina Aguilera
Game of Love- Santana feat Michelle Branch
Oops I Did it Again- Britney Spears
It&#8217;s Gonna Be Me- Nsync&#8217;
Stop- Spice Girls
Swear it Again- Westlife
This Love- Maroon5
A thousand Miles- Vanessa Carlton
Stan- Eminem feat. Dido
Breakaway- Kelly Clarkson
Everyday is a Winding Road- Sheryl Crow
Independent Women- Destiny&#8217;s Child
Again- Lenny Kravitz
(Base Photo from Weheartit)

90’s Baby: A Mixtape

About a month ago, I interned for 103.5 K-Lite FM, a radio station that only plays music from the 90’s to the early 2000’s. Being in the station, made me feel nostalgic. Some of the songs I heard were very reminiscent of my childhood days since I was born in the 90’s, while others I wasn’t familiar with since I must have been an infant or wasn’t even conceived when the song was released. 

Anyway, below is a mix of songs that have somehow been a part of my childhood and songs that I have recently discovered while being an intern. The bottomline is: The 90’s was such an awesome era and I am so happy that I was able to witness even a part of it. 

  1.  You Get What You Give- New Radicals
  2. Genie in a Bottle- Christina Aguilera
  3. Game of Love- Santana feat Michelle Branch
  4. Oops I Did it Again- Britney Spears
  5. It’s Gonna Be Me- Nsync’
  6. Stop- Spice Girls
  7. Swear it Again- Westlife
  8. This Love- Maroon5
  9. A thousand Miles- Vanessa Carlton
  10. Stan- Eminem feat. Dido
  11. Breakaway- Kelly Clarkson
  12. Everyday is a Winding Road- Sheryl Crow
  13. Independent Women- Destiny’s Child
  14. Again- Lenny Kravitz

(Base Photo from Weheartit)

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  • 1. Most awkward moment you've ever laughed at?
  • 2. What colour is your toothbrush?
  • 3. Something/someone you don't like that everyone else does?
  • 4. Opinion on Justin Bieber?
  • 5. Brownie or cookie?
  • 6. Favourite subject in school?
  • 7. Would you change your eye colour if you could?
  • 8. Do you like to read?
  • 9. What piece of advice would you give to a large group of people?
  • 10. Would you rather have someone look through your camera roll or your messages?
  • 11. Do you have a particular side of the bed that you sleep on?
  • 12. Is there any song that can make you cry? If so, what is it?
  • 13. Do you like weddings?
  • 14. Least favourite pizza topping?
  • 15. What's the nicest compliment you've ever received?
  • 16. One word that you always spell wrong?
  • 17. Do you know who Millard Fillmore is?
  • 18. If you could change your name, would you? To what?
  • 19. Do you like the sound of birds singing?
  • 20. What time is it right now where you are?
  • 21. Would you rather know how you will die or when?
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  • 23. How many languages can you speak?
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  • 29. Do you have an alarm? What time is it set for?
  • 30. A movie that doesn't have a sequel that needs one?
  • 31. What's your favourite poem?
  • 32. Do you believe in 11: 11 wishes?
  • 33. Do you like Disney movies?
  • 34. Do you like popcorn with chocolate in it?
  • 35. What is your ultimate feelgood song?
  • 36. Do you like to dance?
  • 37. What is your idea of a terrible night?
  • 38. Which of the seven dwarves most resembles your personality?
  • 39. Scariest thing you've ever seen on the internet?
  • 40. Do you consider viners and members of Magcon to be celebrities/famous?
  • 41. Opinion of Nutella?
  • 42. How many of the following do you have an account on; Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, Vine?
  • 43. Do you watch youtubers? ?If yes, how many of the following do you watch; Zoella, Marcus Butler, Alfie Deyes (PointlessBlog), Jim Chapman, Tanya Burr, Joey Graceffa, Caspar Lee, Joe Sugg (ThatcherJoe), Tyler Oakley, Troye Sivan, PewDiePie, Vitaly, CTFxC, Prank vs Prank, Grace Helbig?
  • 44. Describe yourself in one word?
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  • 47. A celebrity that was extremely attractive when s/he was younger? (Doesn't matter if s/he still is)
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  • 49. Least favourite fandom?
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  • 51. How are you feeling right now?
  • 52. Favourite fandom?
  • 53. Something/someone everyone else doesn't like but you do?
  • 54. Did you watch the London 2012 Olympics?
  • 55. Do you know what Larry Stylinson is?
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  • 60. Tell a story?
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  • 63. Opinion of One Direction (and/or individual members)?
  • 64. Best concert you've ever been to?
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  • 72. Most inspiring quote you've ever heard?
  • 73. Opinion of Frozen?
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  • 78. Can you count on one hand how many people you really trust?
  • 79. Stance on abortion?
  • 80. Do you like yourself?
  • 81. Favourite place to visit?
  • 82. Play any instruments?
  • 83. Opinion of Titanic (the movie)?
  • 84. Are you a neat freak?
  • 85. Are you a good friend?
  • 86. Do you lie to yourself a lot?
  • 87. Do you like baking?
  • 88. What's your favourite pet name to be called?
  • 89. How many siblings do you have?
  • 90. Name three things that are very important to you?
  • 91. Do you regret starting to answer these questions?
  • 92. Opinion on Miley Cyrus?
  • 93. Do you like children?
  • 94. On a scale of 1-10, how tired are you right now?
  • 95. Describe three interesting things about your room?
  • 96. Do you believe in love at first sight?
  • 97. Did you watch the Oscars this year?
  • 98. How do you like to eat pancakes?
  • 99. Do you make playlists or press shuffle?
  • 100. What is one thing you learned today?
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New Acquisitions
I won an online creative writing contest last June, and part of my prize was a gift card from one of my favorite bookstores, Fullybooked. I may have won last June but I was only able to claim my prize yesterday. It was a 500 Peso Gift Card.
The timing was perfect because the Fullybooked branch at the Powerplant Mall in Makati was on sale. Almost everything was at 20% off. 500 Pesos may not seem that much especially since books are quite pricey but nevertheless, I was still able to snag two discounted treasures.
I had no idea how much the gift card would be so I didn&#8217;t really have a mental list of books that I was actually set on buying. After about an hour of rummaging through the bargain tables and the various shelves of the store, I ended buying two books; Where&#8217;d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. 
At first, I really wanted to buy The Book Thief by Markus Zusak but when I headed to the cashier, I was told that it wasn&#8217;t included in the sale items so it meant it was regular-priced. I was kinda bummed since that meant I could only buy one book if I purchased it because it costs around 400 plus Pesos. I didn&#8217;t feel like it was worth buying since I knew that I could get it for a lower price when some other bookstore goes on sale so I decided to put it back on the shelf.
I scoured the bargain tables hoping to find something good and I did find a few,but I don&#8217;t know. I just didn&#8217;t feel like buying cheap books that I am not sure I would like. So I decided to head to the bestsellers section and found the two books I mentioned above. I spent a total of 504 Pesos which meant I only paid Four Pesos since I had my gift card. Score! :)

New Acquisitions

I won an online creative writing contest last June, and part of my prize was a gift card from one of my favorite bookstores, Fullybooked. I may have won last June but I was only able to claim my prize yesterday. It was a 500 Peso Gift Card.

The timing was perfect because the Fullybooked branch at the Powerplant Mall in Makati was on sale. Almost everything was at 20% off. 500 Pesos may not seem that much especially since books are quite pricey but nevertheless, I was still able to snag two discounted treasures.

I had no idea how much the gift card would be so I didn’t really have a mental list of books that I was actually set on buying. After about an hour of rummaging through the bargain tables and the various shelves of the store, I ended buying two books; Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. 

At first, I really wanted to buy The Book Thief by Markus Zusak but when I headed to the cashier, I was told that it wasn’t included in the sale items so it meant it was regular-priced. I was kinda bummed since that meant I could only buy one book if I purchased it because it costs around 400 plus Pesos. I didn’t feel like it was worth buying since I knew that I could get it for a lower price when some other bookstore goes on sale so I decided to put it back on the shelf.

I scoured the bargain tables hoping to find something good and I did find a few,but I don’t know. I just didn’t feel like buying cheap books that I am not sure I would like. So I decided to head to the bestsellers section and found the two books I mentioned above. I spent a total of 504 Pesos which meant I only paid Four Pesos since I had my gift card. Score! :)

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Wow! It&#8217;s been such a long time since I wrote a book review, let alone actually finish a book. Academic life has been so crazy that it didn&#8217;t allow me to read. Anyway, I know I&#8217;m kinda late with this book since the movie already came out last month and all but still, I had to read it, There was just something about this book that haunted and intrigued me. 
Since I am currently on semestral break, and my mom borrowed my laptop the entire day yesterday, I finally found time to get back in the reading game. Fortunately, I was able to finish this book yesterday.
One word to describe the book: Intense. Every moment was so action-packed and fast paced that you don&#8217;t want to put the book down. The only dull parts I guess would be around the first few chapters but as the story progressed, it became more and more intense. 
I also love how the story twists your imagination. While I was reading the book, I was trying so hard to come up with a concrete picture in my head of what the glade looks like and how terrifying the grievers actually were and other stuff like that, 
Although, I think that it&#8217;s a great book, I don&#8217;t know why but I don&#8217;t feel that much urged to read the second book yet. Usually when I would read a series or trilogy to be exact, I would feel an immediate urge to read the next book once I would finish one. But as for this trilogy, I can&#8217;t say that I feel it.
Overall, it was an okay book for me. I can&#8217;t say that it&#8217;s amazing or anything like that but I really enjoyed how action-packed and intense the scenes were.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Wow! It’s been such a long time since I wrote a book review, let alone actually finish a book. Academic life has been so crazy that it didn’t allow me to read. Anyway, I know I’m kinda late with this book since the movie already came out last month and all but still, I had to read it, There was just something about this book that haunted and intrigued me. 

Since I am currently on semestral break, and my mom borrowed my laptop the entire day yesterday, I finally found time to get back in the reading game. Fortunately, I was able to finish this book yesterday.

One word to describe the book: Intense. Every moment was so action-packed and fast paced that you don’t want to put the book down. The only dull parts I guess would be around the first few chapters but as the story progressed, it became more and more intense. 

I also love how the story twists your imagination. While I was reading the book, I was trying so hard to come up with a concrete picture in my head of what the glade looks like and how terrifying the grievers actually were and other stuff like that, 

Although, I think that it’s a great book, I don’t know why but I don’t feel that much urged to read the second book yet. Usually when I would read a series or trilogy to be exact, I would feel an immediate urge to read the next book once I would finish one. But as for this trilogy, I can’t say that I feel it.

Overall, it was an okay book for me. I can’t say that it’s amazing or anything like that but I really enjoyed how action-packed and intense the scenes were.

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Posted: October 18, 2014 with 27 notes
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Life Lately

Hey Guys I’m back! Sorry for being MIA but I’m happy to say that I am officially on semestral break. The past two weeks have been crazy stressful and I am so glad to be able to blog now. I have been on so much adventures for the past weeks that I’ve been wanting to share with you guys but couldn’t since busyness got in the way. 

Anyway, I’ve been more active on Instagram lately hence, the collection of square photos above so here’s some of the things I’ve done in the past two weeks:

  1. Throwback Thursday- I know this sounds lame but I’ve never really posted a Throwback Thursday photo of my own. Since I started interning for a radio station that only plays 90’s music a few weeks ago, I suddenly felt the urge to post a Throwback picture. That’s me smiling by the way on the first pic. Yes that’s supposed to be a smile haha
  2. Magic 89.9- I finally started and finished my internship at Magic 89.9. It only lasted for a week but it was fun. I was even able to go to one movie premier. One of my main tasks as an intern was to take pictures of the djs during their programs for the station’s Instagram account. That’s Joyce Pring and Boom Gonzales on On Demand in the 2nd picture; Slick Rick, Tony Toni and Sam YG on Boys Night Out in the 3rd Pic. I was also able to take pictures with DJ Migs Santillan and DJ Janice Rancelis during my last day.
  3. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran Music Video- I can’t even explain my feels for this video. I just LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! I seriously cannot stop watching it and I am amazed by how much effort ed put into making this video since he’s not really a dancer. I just fell in love with Ed Sheeran even more <3
  4. Enchanted Kingdom- I went to Enchanted Kingdom last Saturday with my college pals. It was sooooooo much fun. We rode almost everything. We definitely deserved some fun time since school was getting so stressful.
  5. I’m Not The Only One by Sam Smith- I just can’t stop listening to this song. It makes me sad but I still can’t stop listening to it.I’ve actually been listening to Sam Smith the entire day today. I love good music.

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- Ellen Hopkins, Impulse

- Ellen Hopkins, Impulse

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  • Finals Week- Life cannot get any busier at the moment. The workload just keeps on piling up. Fortunately, I have accomplished a lot of it in the past week but there’s still a lot to do in the coming days. This will hopefully be our last week for this semester which means we are all stressed as ever.
  • Radio Internship- I just finished part one of my radio internship. I interned for 103.5 K-Lite FM for the past three weeks and it was such a fun experience. I really enjoyed talking to the DJs and all.I still have a few more hours of internship to accomplish and this week, I’ll be interning for Magic 89.9 which I am very excited about since it’s my favorite radio station. I feel kinda bittersweet about leaving k-lite cause it was such a fun experience but I’m still looking forward to Magic.
  • I miss reading books- This semester has been so busy that I don’t even have time to read anymore. I honestly can’t even remember the last book that I read. That’s how busy I’ve been lately. Just a few more days or weeks left and I can finally get back to reading!
  • Ed Sheeran Concert Tickets- Ticket sales for Ed Sheeran’s concert here in the Philippines will begin this week and I am broke huhuhu </3 I so want to go but it seems like there’s no way that’s happening :(
  • Movie Chill Time- Weekends are the only days when I can chill a bit so I decided to watch movies on my laptop to relax this afternoon. I watched Purge 2:Anarchy and The Joneses. Both films very just average for me. Nothing special about them.
Songs on Replay: Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

Songs on Replay: Thinking Out Loud- Ed Sheeran

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