On Being Single

On Being Single

I have this friend, Maru, and he recently wrote a blog post about love, or lack thereof, and he actually inspired me to do this little post reflecting his, and I thought it was a really good idea since February is just around the corner! And I’m not gonna lie: being single is absolutely fabulous, but there’s something about having someone that makes you resolutely happy. 

So for all TSwizzle fans out there, this is for you! I am about to dedicate Swift songs to past love (or lovers). Ready? Set? GO!

1. Cold As You

You put up walls and paint them all a shade of gray
And I stood there lovin’ you and washed them all away
And you come away with a great little story
Of a mess of a dreamer with the nerve to adore you

And now that I’m sittin’ here thinkin’ it through
I’ve never been anywhere cold as you.

2. White Horse

I had so many dreams
About you and me
Happy endings
Now I know that I’m not a princess,
this ain’t a fairy tale,
I’m not the one you’ll sweep off her feet.

3. If This Was A Movie

I was playing back a thousand memories, baby
Thinkin’ ‘bout everythin’ we’ve been through
Maybe I’ve been goin’ back too much lately
When time stood still and I had you

Come back, come back, come back to me like
You would, you would if this was a movie
Stand in the rain outside
‘Til I came out

Come back, come back, come back to me like
You could, you could if you just said you’re sorry
I know that we could work it out somehow
But if this was a movie you’d be here by now

4. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

So he calls me up and he’s like, “I still love you,”
And I’m like… “I just… I mean this is exhausting, you know, like,
We are never getting back together. Like, ever”

And for every single girl out there, we do not need a guy to be happy. Enjoy your being single and I tell you, there’s nothing better than having your hair tied up in a messy bun, no makeup, sweatpants, a chic flick (or a chic lit if you’re that kind of girl) and the two best men on your life: Ben & Jerry. This song is for you:

6. 22

It feels like a perfect night to dress up like hipsters
And make fun of our exes.
It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight
To fall in love with strangers.

We’re happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time
It’s miserable and magical.
Oh, yeah
Tonight’s the night when we forget about the deadlines
It’s time

I don’t know about you
But I’m feeling 22
Everything will be alright
If you keep me next to you
You don’t know about me
But I’ll bet you want to
Everything will be alright
If we just keep dancing like we’re
22.

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The Happy List – 011714:

  1. Finding time to finish (or try to finish) all work due to next week and further.
  2. An efficient planner!! It’s only rare that you find the perfect one that suits you, your lifestyle, and your schedule. I have to thank BDJ for this, and for the Pantene Kit they sent over!! 
  3. Teal-colored things. I’ve recently re-developed my love for teal especially my teal ink-colored pen from Muji!! (I shall someday buy the whole set of colors because Muji’s pens are just perfect.) 
  4. My handy dandy notebook!! Because I have finally have a jotter pad of some sorts to write down to-do’s, minutes of meetings, and random notes to myself when the planner is out of reach.
  5. Phone calls. Because SMS is so a long time ago.
  6. Friends – who no matter where or when, you could always call them up in the most mundane of times and reasons.
  7. Writing. Because nothing ever makes me feel efficient…and creative. It’s my art. 
  8. Seeing your article published!! Even if it’s just on your college publication. Someday, it will come a long way.
  9. Thinking about the future. And the road not taken.
  10. The Spectacular Now. Both the movie and the meaning behind it, because we have no better thing to do but to enjoy today, and make the most of tomorrow.

Join Camie’s The Happy List linkup here!!

How To Be: A Writer

How To Be: A Writer

  • Write everyday. Even if it only means updating your Happy Jar, penciling something in your planner, or taking notes. When a random thought pops into your head, scribble it down, because you never know if the idea may never come again.
  • Keep a journal. If you can, then do it. You may not be able to write on it everyday, but make sure to keep one on your desk, on your back, or your bedside table for all of your random musings. I promise you, one day you will look back and whether that thought made you smile or it made the pain come back, you will be glad that you wrote about it. 
  • Be inspired. The world is beautiful, and it only is when you look at it and appreciate everything that surrounds you. And then when you’re ready, you might be able to create a beautiful world of your own writing.
  • Read. Whether it be a light read, a chic lit, a heavy English novel, young adult, a mystery, your favorite book, an article, a tweet from a celebrity, signs along the hallway, it is important that you immerse yourself in words, and find how they mean to you and how you would want the world to understand your words. 
  • Try something new. Veer away from your style, but still remain true to yourself. Learn a new word and use it in a sentence. Apply as a contributor in your school paper, or maybe even as an intern at your favorite magazine. The world is full of opportunities. Seek it.
  • Look back. Reread your old work. Backread your blog. Create a portfolio of your work. The world has inspired you, and it’s time for you to inspire others, too. 

Disclaimer: These are not rules. These are merely written down here to remind myself of what I may or may not want to pursue. Nevertheless, feel free to try it on your own. 🙂

#2013

#2013

It’s that time of the year again when we all lookback to the year that was, and honestly, my words won’t give justice to anything that has happened this year because despite of all its downfalls, it has certainly been a fruitful year for me! 🙂

  • I have always dreaded the first half of the year because the semester is at its climax with all the exams and papers piling over each other and it has been undoubtedly so stressful during these months. It is a very great thing, however, that I was able to fix myself up during that semester (after my first ever failure) because I was able to exempt myself from almost every final that I had. 🙂 I can’t but be truly proud of myself with this accomplishment, and since then I have been pursuing the exact goal for every semester thereafter. 🙂
  • As always, there wasn’t really much to do during the summer so I took a summer class which wasn’t really bad. And TMQFC had this thing during the summer when we’re not allowed to repeat outifts lol. Haha. I miss that clingy bunch.
  • When June came, it was really exciting because it was a brand new year to start all over and application week was so much fun! I joined another organization (or publication, for that matter), and I have learned a lot from them this year and I’m very grateful to have spent 2013 with all these amazing people around me. :’)
  • From July onward, it was really a big blur of projects and events that really kept me going and as always it was very fulfilling to have been a part of all of them! I do blog about these events and I don’t think it’s very much helpful to type them out all over again. But as I have said, I have learned a lot from all of it! (Maybe I’ll make a separate post about all the things I learned this year, eh?)

Pictures speak a thousand words so I’ll let them do the talking instead!

Dragons. My love for this bunch: to the moon and back 10000x

Read all about EPIC F.A.I.L. and its success here! 🙂

I do not have a photo of the clingy Good Karma team huhu but y’all knwo I love you guys to bits and I’m here hoping that all our efforts put off! 🙂

Flame on, Incendio! 🙂 Read about our Global Youth Summit experience here. 🙂

Daddy Patty’s ladies and the Kaya Natin! Young Leaders For Health Conference on this! 🙂

BBB love on this one

And how could I forget, this clingyoverlybitchybutIloveyouguysanyway? Here’s to more adventures with you! ❤

A bigger and better December

A bigger and better December

This month has been amazing so far, even with all the chaos our batch has been through. All those events coming all out once pretty much drained our energies, and I can’t imagine what more our batch representatives are feeling (we love you Matt and Sharmaine!). Nevertheless, it was all worth it. We may have come as second best, but we will always, always be the Bigger Better Batch, because we are one and united. 

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I couldn’t imagine spending the first two weeks of December any other way. The month started off with Sandigan’s Christmas Party, and as always, spending time with this organization is pretty much worthwhile. 🙂

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Bulagaan has been one of those highly anticipated events in our college, mainly because of the Mr. and Ms. Pharmacy competition. You may have seen my post regarding votes based on the number of likes on Facebook, and I’m proud to say that our batch had the highest number of likers! Aside from the pageant, each batch and organization prepared a special performance during the event, and it’s always enjoyable to watch them! Even our professors showed their talents! It was very entertaining to see our instructors in a whole different light. The event showed that we are not all books and chemicals in the College of Pharmacy, but we also have fun once in a while. 🙂

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MY BATCHMATES MADE THESE LIGHTSABERS. Yup, I know. They’re awesome. 

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Meet Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia!!

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Yup, that’s Effie Trinket, and yes, my batchmates also made that TRON SUIT. 

And then last Tuesday, the annual Lantern Parade was held! Our college won 2nd place in best lantern! Woohoo, way to go, fourth years! 🙂

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The day after the parade, we had our Harry Potter- themed batch teambuilding!! Everyone was sorted into houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin, and I got into Ravenclaw!! We went to Falcon Crest Resort in Norzagaray, Bulacan. There were lots of activities and we surely learned a lot from them! (plus points i developed biceps in less than 12 hours)

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GO RAVENCLAWWW!!

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Excuse my water bottle advertisement

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Gaaaah, my feelings for this bunch. ❤ ❤ ❤ 

So right now, I’m in my bed, body aching. Haha! Nonetheless, this December might have been one of the best. I can’t wait for a brand new year! 🙂

(c) All photos are not mine. Credits to owners. 

My favorite time of the year is when I look back to the year that was, and welcome a brand new slate. Even if we don’t celebrate Christmas, it is truly worthwhile to give out gifts (my favorite part is wrapping them!), and it is even more satisfying to see the receiver smile, and you can’t help to be contented with yourself, because you gave out that perfect present in a pretty bow. 

This year, I’m only giving presents to my closest friends. I hope a warm hug would suffice for all the people who have touched my life this year (there’s a lot of ‘em). I have a separate post for that, but in the meantime, I’m sitting on my bed with a tissue box at hand, because someone gave me the colds. 

All these events in our college are coming up, and it’s exhilarating to see everyone working together. 

How’s your holidays so far?