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.

February

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.

March

Purplehood

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.

April

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

May

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. 🙂

Fam.♥

Everyone

June

Hello, Shoti

Atsi na si Shobe!

July

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

Bridesmaid

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!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Red

It’s Week 12 of my PostAWeek Challenge and The DailyPost’s inspiration for their Weekly Photo Challenge is Red.

Here’s a round up of my favorite red things:

The red team.

The red Marithe+Francois Girbaud wallet is a Christmas gift I got for myself last year. Elianto’s nail color named Chili Red is one of my favorite nail polish shades. I’ve had the red vintage-y pair of earrings since my early years of college, it’s one of my oldest accessories. The two books, I got from Power Books in Cebu a couple of summers ago. I actually bought them because I  fell in love with their red spines and thought they’d look pretty in my bookshelf. Haha. And you know Shobe, my RedBerry, right?

Oh and here’s another redberry I love!

Redberry yogurt topped with blueberry, choco chips and almond. Yum!

Chuck and Shobe

It’s Girls Talk time again!

In this week’s Techie Talk, GT encourages us girl bloggers to write about the gadgets we’d die to get our hands on or the gadgets we already own but still can’t get enough of.

I thought I’d shine the spotlight on my two techie loves: Chuck and Shobe – yes, I give my gadgets names – because while I am crushing on a few spiffy gadgets and even admit to falling in love with the red HP Mini Vivienne Tam  netbook when it came out years ago and the little red Sony Vaio P-series netbook, they’re not something I’m dying to get my hands on. I have after all, simple techie needs and  my babies Chuck and Shobe meet them wonderfully.

Chuck as you now is my ASUS EEE PC 900 netbook, named after Chuck from one of my favorite TV series Chuck.

I bought Chuck almost three years ago, a little after it came out in the market. It is a Linux baby which suits me perfectly because I don’t have to worry about nasty viruses. Being the giddy new owner that I was, I lost no time in building my music collection. Then two years ago, during my grandma’s wake I accidentally spilled a cup of coffee on Chuck’s keyboard. I thought I was going to lose Chuck. But thankfully, after a few months in comatose and I was able to get Chuck’s keyboard replaced and now Chuck’s back in action. Having lost all my files before, one of the first things I did after having Chuck back running was to build a music collection again. One of its two drives is now filled to the limit with my new music collection which makes me a happy camper because as long as I can enjoy my music, surf the internet, blog, watch movies and my favorite TV series and work on school stuff on OpenOffice, I’m good.

Shobe, which means little sister in Chinese, is my red Blackberry Curve.

I named my redberry Shobe because I like to think of it as Chuck’s little sister. I got Shobe the day after my little sister’s birthday in August last year. Shobe came as a surprise for me because I was quite contented with my Nokia before and had no plans of buying a new phone. Then the heavens intervened and I got the phone that I had only been dreaming of — in red! Okay, it was more like my credit card’s exclusive tie-up promo with Globe and really supportive parents who encouraged me to go for it. Haha. Still, I’ve got to thank God for such amazing timing.

What I love most about Shobe (aside from being a pretty red phone, LOL) is that it serves as a little stand-in for Chuck whenever I can’t bring Chuck along with me. With Shobe I can also enjoy my music, surf the internet and blog where there’s free wifi, and scroll through and work on my notes for school with its document reader. It’s already been eight months with Shobe and I still love my baby/BB/whatever to bits.

While I clearly spend most of my day facing Chuck, there’s no sibling rivalry here. I just Plurk/blog/surf the net more often than I text or call. But just the same, I still cannot get enough of these two.