Janvic is a pain in the ass
True story. I’ve finally met someone more socially incompetent than me! This is a historic day.
Me: It's all good. Nangyari din yan sa brother ng friend ng ate ko e.
Vicky: San siya nag-shift?
Me: I think he flunked out of Ateneo or something. Joke, Mgt-H ata.
Vicky: OMG MY FUTURE... Victoria Tadiar, PBSA Graduate.
Me: PBSA? What is that? Pamantasang Sentral ng... Batanggas?
Vicky: Public School Beside Ateneo.
Vicky: Philippine School of Business Ad!
Proof of my incompetence as a human being #1
I borrowed Liwayway Arceo’s Canal Dela Reina from the library for research because our kontrabida for entry in Sagala ng mga Sikat is Nyora Tentay, an opportunistic small-time businesswoman and an appropriate caricature of the dark side of capitalism in the Philippines, but then I fell asleep after reading up to the 4th page. I’m pretty ticked off that I didn’t think about Queen...
Why talking to me after PE will only result in...
So up to this point in time, I’ve tried very hard to remain positive about PE under the pretense that my mental attitude towards it might somehow invigorate me to actually be physically fit. Or something along those lines. But now I’d like to say my piece on PE so I can shut up about it again and go back to my sickeningly optimistic pretense. Fact: I’m appallingly unfit. Our...
I'm abusing the computers in the library again
and in never fails to amuse me how awkward using public computers are. For example, the people to my left and right are both legitimately researching. Girl to my left is researching about development and population growth, and the guy to my right is on Cliffsnotes (hey, that’s research). And here I am on Tumblr with my dashboard embarrassingly filled with pictures of Fernando Torres doing...
Things right with my life today:
I went back to STC along with my former classmates Bea, Lougar and Margie today. The old place still has a hold on me, what can I say. And I can’t tell you the number of times I wanted to yell “Para!” to the E. Rod via D. Tuazon jeepney driver whenever my last jeep for my entire commute home drives by STC. I felt warm and fuzzy inside when the high schoolers (Haha!) looked at...
Things wrong with my life right now:
I have only one class today, Basic Math. I made my dad drive me for an hour to go to a Math class. I intended to line up for a ticket to watch the Ateneo v La Salle game live on Saturday, but when I got to the ARPT, there was a huge crowd of people. Okay, reasonably, I shouldn’t have been surprised. But I swear my friend told me earlier this morning there were only about 15 people there....
I supposedly Write Like
Kurt Vonnegut (feature article) James Joyce (reflection) Vladimir Nabokov (reaction paper) David Foster Wallace (short story) H.P. Lovecraft (personal essay) and Stephenie Meyer (blog entry).
I have an aunt
who punctuates all of her points and nails them down on you hard until you’re too exhausted to argue with her that you’ll just have to agree with whatever the fuck she’s saying because you think you’ll get a aneurysm in the next minute if you don’t. Which is okay-ish if you’re discussing big, big things like who to vote for President or your stand on same-sex...
I am deeply depressed
because my Sims just randomly “moved out” of town. It’s apparently a Thing in Sims 3. It’s supposedly a method of dwindling the population of the town so your computer won’t be overloaded, which is all fine and great, but that household was mine. I don’t really give a fuck if the pre-loaded families like the Sekemotos or the Altos randomly move out of the...
larispan larispan larispan
Day 02 — The meaning behind your Tumblr name La - Lara Is - Isabel Pan - The first three letters from my long-ass, Tagalog-as-Tagalog-can-be surname. I’m not complaining about its origins, it’s just really, really long. Unlike Natalie Tran or Bea Sigua, which can be Tumblr URL’s by themselves. Yep, that’s it. No song lyrics to dissect, no philosophical shit....
How to lose friends and alienate people
Me: Ang talino niya, sobra.
Donna: Magaling siya magsulat?
Me: Basahin mo yung posts niya on Philippine politics. Sobrang guuuuuhhhhh.
Donna: Ooh, a la Sir Z*?
Me: Mas liberal pa kay Sir Z! He wanted to vote for Satur Ocampo.
Donna: Like your dad? ;)
HOW TO LOSE FRIENDS AND ALIENATE PEOPLE #1: Compare their crushes to 1) their *high school Economics teacher, and worse yet, 2) their father.
Now please excuse me while I eat my gummy sharks and contemplate on how my past romantic choices all somehow relate to my father in some way or another here in my sad, Oedipal little corner.
Things that happened today
TMI piece of info: I forgot to put on deodorant this morning. I know what you’re thinking, who the fuck does that? Well, I do. Like on the 2nd day of OrSem, I forgot to brush my teeth. If you think you’re absentminded, I just beat you by 500 miles. (Also, I lost my umbrella yesterday. It had served me well ever since Grade 5. :’( ) Miko and Tonton started talking about DotA,...
So I just quit my Guidon application.
And because I want to avoid feeling the need to duck behind garbage cans whenever any of my prospective editors and I cross paths, I didn’t just disappear from my interview. I sent both of them some awkward-tastic emails. So now I’m kind of avoiding opening my email inbox.
Future > World Cup Final
This is exactly how I’m reacting to my mother blocking me from my enjoyment of seeing Spain win the World Cup in order for me to prioritize my actual responsibilities, like school and a certain publication I consciously, willingly applied for that I kind of want to back out from now, except that I have to be, again, ~responsible~.
Vicky: I'm bitter for Germany. I was with them since the beginning.
Me: Spain is my back-up team naman anyway so I guess I've been half with them from the start.
Me: But Messi! :'(
Vicky: Okay lang yan.
Vicky: Germany kasi yung team na sinuport ko hindi dahil sa hot dude, kaya I'm proud of myself.
Me: Okay, first of all, let's get one thing straight.
Me: HINDI HOT SI MESSI. Wala akong ilusyon.
Vicky: HE'S A HOT PLAYER.
Rumble Mumble: I THINK I LIKE THIS MORE →
letsflytotheroof: Day 01- A recent picture of you and 5 random facts about yourself Day 02- The meaning behind your tumblr name Day 03- What you did today Day 04- A photo you took Day 05- A website Day 06- A photo of you from 2007 Day 07- A picture of you and your closest friend Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past month Day...
While talking about EdRed, TomStu, and Rpattz:
Me: like.. I just realized this okay; there is a gradient in this little friendship trio from clean to dirty.
Kaye: I WAS JUST THINKING THAT
Me: Eddie, Tom, Robert
Me: AHAHAHAHA I AM DYYYIIINNNG AT THIS DISCOVERY OMG
Kaye: IT IS POSITIVELY CORRELATED WITH THEIR CASTING CHOICES TOO HAVE YOU NOTICED
Kaye: PERIOD DRAMAS > RAGGED HIPPIE > ... TWILIGHT
So I just got myself
into this really awkward situation with a friend of mine because I’m too versed in social pleasantries. Can you believe it? I’m actually the one more versed in social pleasantries here. I am itching so badly to write about it. ASLDKJALSJDLAKJSLKJLAJSLDJLAJLKJSLDJALJDS
Mga kagaguhang napapasok ko
Me: Ang sarap kong upakan. Fuck this, I'm just going to enjoy myself. OKAY LANG SANA KASI KUNG WORLD CUP OR SHIT DIBA. BASKETBALL KASI E. KUNG YUNG FOOTBALL ONCE IN FOUR YEARS, YUNG BASKETBALL NEVER.
Aren: I WATCHED BASKETBALL EARLIER FOR A WHOLE SIX SECONDS. THEN I TUNED INTO BALLS FOR ANOTHER ESP V GER REPLAY. I thought you were close, tbh.
Me: Nabasa mo na yung "Bread of Salt" ni NVM Gonzales? Ganun yun. Basta.
I do not like to write — I like to have written.– Gloria Steinen, expressing what I’m feeling about my application to The GUIDON.
Still a bitch
To Belay’s limbo guy, who is super hyped up about UAAP 73:
On football and footballers
Aren: I LOVE FOOTBALL. :x
Me: I love Messi! :"> ...and football because he'd be unemployed without it. :))
Aren: WHAT WOULD OUR FAVE FOOTBALLERS BE WITHOUT FOOTBALL? TBH, FERNANDO [TORRES] COULD BE A MODEL. OR TEACH PRESCHOOL. OR BE MY HUSBAND. JUST A FEW OPTIONS.
Me: Yes he could. :)) Unlike Messi. He'd be like a telephone pole repairman or something. =))))))))))))))
Aren: I CAN SEE IT.
Me: OHMYGOD, AREN, THAT'S ONLY FUNNY WHEN I SAY IT.
Tumblr username, anyone?
Aren: WHAT SHOULD I NAME IT THO.
Aren: LOL LIKE I'M GETTING A PET
Me: I don't care if you name it "iwanttofucknandotorres".
Me: Just get one =)))))))))))))))))))
I am so stressed out
thanks to my application to The GUIDON I actually can’t write anything. True story. I’ve been trying to condense a news story into eight lines or less for the past two hours but I haven’t been able to do it. There’s a knot on my chest and I feel so lightheaded. The only things running in my mind right now is how to finish my application requirements by Thursday. And my...
Bastusan na kung bastusan
Biglang na-uso yung palitan ng ID sa block namin isang umaga
Mikah: Lara, palit tayo ng ID para gumanda ka naman.
Ako: *Inaabot yung ID* Eto o, suotin mo para tumalino ka naman.
The Deadly Choices at Memorial →
One of the requirements for my Inquiry application to The GUIDON is a critique on a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative article. This is the one I chose. It’s very compelling. I know they use that adjective to describe investigative articles all the time, but this one really is. You know how my sister insistently talks about winning a Tony someday? When my second year HS English teacher...
I have a resume!
I’m 16 years old and I have a resume! It’s for my Guidon application and for submission to the Ateneo Placement Office so our Dean (School of Humanities) can convince people to give us jobs and we won’t end up in call centers or some other dead-end job. Exciting, right? It’s only 233 words long and yet it took me all afternoon to write it. I literally had to Google...
The Diagnostic Test Results are in
…and I’m in Basic Math. Whatever. I totally have other things going for me. PSSSHHHH. On a more serious note though, the only reason I really did study hard for the Diagnostic Test is because I don’t want to further shave off my parents’ already thin budget for my education. *cue violins* But I can’t really pretend I have any amount of Math skillz. Because I just...
The volume of work I have to do
has exponentially increased thanks to my application to the Guidon. I’m not giving up, of course, because as lazy as I like to think I am, I’m actually not very lazy at all compared to all my blockmates in all my classes. I do the work, okay? I just like to take my sweet time doing it. Really, I do. The application entails… taking a standard exam for all the wannabe staffers,...
An email I sent to myself on July 5, last year:
Dear FutureMe, It’s July 5, 2009 and right now, you are procrastinating from writing your Ateneo essay. In fact, you woke up at 6:30 this morning to write said essay, but 2 hours later, you are still reading Harry Potter fan fics, which is your favorite way to procrastinate. That, and Artemis Fowl fics of course. You really take this Ateneo stuff a bit more seriously than necessary...