In Retrospect

More than an attempt at updating my blog, I think I need this to remind me of happy days before the midterm stress monster gobbles me up.


Constitutional Week

As usual, I was at the helm of prettifying our tent and that included waking up real early, showing up at the Children’s Park first and even helping putting up the tent. I didn’t play ‘varsity’ (haha) mixed volleyball like last year although this year’s tug of war was much more fun. We won over the sophies, the juniors and the super seniors but lost out to the freshies. Haha.

4th years

Tug of War!

Happily showing off our class shirt.



After Consti Week comes Purplehood. As 4th years, we had to organize the event especially held for the ‘super seniors’ or the 5th years. As if heading the ‘tent committee’ wasn’t enough, I was again placed in control to head the steering committee. What followed was a month of stressful, crazy, busy planning but well worth all the effort in the end.

Masquerade Ball

The Grand Ballroom (from our Asst. Dean’s Instagram)

With some of my amazing group mates.

With closest friends, N and F.


Another Meson Bonding

Another Meson wedding (the batch’s baby, Licka) which means another happy get-together with high school classmates.

Pre-wedding get-together at CommCen

Meson Girls

Meson with Newlyweds Licka and Jasser


Tatay’s Birthday

We got to celebrate Tatay’s birthday, albeit, belated in Missy’s pretty little house (not on the Prairie, haha) at Portico in Gran Europa, CDO.

Bee and Ashy made it there too. 🙂




Hello, Shoti

Atsi na si Shobe!


Davao Wedding Weekend

The fam (minus Potch) went on a road trip to Davao for my cousin’s wedding — the first in Tatay’s side of the family. Plus got to hang out with Bee and Bong at Damosa, which was just across our hotel, and we got a tour of the Freedom Park and some chika and laughter over some beers at MTS.

Bong’s coffee treat at Cafe Firenzo


Dramatic shot from the 12th floor of The Marco Polo. Haha.

Cousins. With the Best Man and Groom at Sta. Ana Church.

Back at the hotel after the wedding

Happy Birthday!

Celebrated my 29th birthday just the way I like it – dinner with the fam at my favorite restaurant in Iligan, good ol’ Sunburst. OMG, 29!

Thank you Lord for another year.

Oh, and another thing about July, I started running and discovered Rock My Run.

Image from Rock My Run

They have killer running mixes which keep me going during my run days, three times a week. Fast forward to August, I rocked my first 5K run!

6th place for female open category. Yay!


Day Fifteen #febphotoaday


Remember the Nokia 3210?

I went foraging the bodega for my first phone. The BlackBerry has had its fair share of publicity already, it’s high time to give this baby its moment to shine. The parents gave me this phone when I was a freshman in college. Don’t ask when that was. But the 3210 was still so cool back then. Haha. This phone and I shared some good five years together. That and clumsy moments, unforgettable memories, special text messages written down in my old diary (heehee), and personalized logos (my favorites were the Metallica and Korn band logos) and picture messages. Remember them? Much as I love my BB, if there’s one phone that’s really, really special, it has to be this one — my first love.

Day Thirteen #febphotoaday


I got this one from my sister who has a small collection of wrist rosaries. I carry around in my bag a crystal rosary (also from my sister) but I want something I can wear everyday, hence this wrist rosary. I added a small medal of St. Therese of Lisieux because it reminds me of the Carmelite nuns we used to visit in Carmel Hill in Marawi City back when my sister and I were kids. It was from them that I first learned of St. Therese’s story. The Sto. Niño medal is a souvenir from a trip to Cebu with B when we visited the Sto. Niño Church. Now, I’m looking forward to adding more memorable saint medals to my bracelet — kinda like my own religious charm bracelet.

I’ve stopped holing up in my room because I found my new favorite spot in the house. I’m starting to love studying here which is why I’ve kind of claimed this space as mine. Haha,