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. ūüôā




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 Ten #febphotoaday

self portrait

Dee circa 2009.

I don’t look photoworthy today so I dug up old photos I took of myself instead. I don’t have much mug shots to choose from because most photos I took of myself are outfit shots sans my face. Haha. I don’t remember taking this though. Must be one of those days where I woke up and just thought of taking a self photo. Totally random.

Al ‚ô• Raico

I’ll try to tackle one blogging backlog at a time. Like anyone cares. Hah. But humor me. I’ve missed blogging and I’m taking baby steps again at this frequent blog updating thing because as you might have (or have not) noticed we kind of have an on-off relationship — like a love affair I can’t keep up with. Haha.

Speaking of love, it seemed to ease its way in before love month even began what with my high school classmates’ wedding just this weekend. Al and Raico got married in a fancy Muslim wedding at the Marawi Resort Hotel (Ayala) on Sunday, January 29. It was also the perfect occasion for a grand get-together with high school classmates, some of whom I haven’t seen in a long time. The weekend was all about fun, laughter, more fun, food, ¬†more laughter, more food, photos, photos, photos and love, love, love! Great way to end the month and welcome the month of hearts.

Here are some of the photos I grabbed from B, K,¬†Jun and Wing’s Facebook albums.

EDIT — loaded with more photos from S‘ Facebook album.

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Week 30

Uninspired title for lack of, well, inspiration. Haha.

  • In today’s playlist: Groove Armada’s Black Light album. Totally random.
  • My four-eyed mug shot. Taken yesterday while passing time waiting in the car for dear father to finish his errand.
  • It’s our college’s Testimonial Dinner this Friday. Attire: Filipiniana with style (or a “touch of modernity” was what I was told). Whatevs. No way I’m donning a long gown. Or renting one. *cringe* Going all modern instead. I’m taking the resourceful route & will go green — literally & figuratively. Discovered dear mother’s shiny green blouse & skirt set from way, way back and thought I’d give it a new spin by recycling it and having it altered into a mini dress. The peg:

Sans the beads & with a bit longer hemline. Here’s to hoping it’s totally doable. Okay, it’s barely filipiniana. Just modern, methinks. And I guess I’ll just have to bring an abanico fan for good “filipiniana” measure. Haha.

  • Can’t wait for the week to end, by the way. It’s barely midweek, I know — still have a long week of classes to survive. But there’s quite a lot to look forward to by the end of the month.