Celebrated my best birthday ever (yes, forgive me I still have a G2B hangover #sorrynotsorry) with the best girls ever. Treated them to a pizza party and I so love how they made efforts to suprise me with their birthday greetings — videos, collages and long messages. It’s overwhelming. It made me love birthdays more! ♥
And so I’m already in the age where there will be adventures. Well, here’s to many unexpected escapades, unfaltering faith just like a kindergarten; being able to say everything that I want to the Father, love and lots of it for people, empathy and gratitude. To taking and appreciating things on a deeper level, but also on the surface, because some things are beautiful just as they are. Just as they come.
Here’s to 20.
Finally, the last entry for this blog segment! I am extremely glad to announce that I already finished the last setting (guidance & counseling) of my internship at La Consolacion College Manila (and we successfully defended our thesis)! Such a happy cookie myself is! Though partly, I am sad because I’ll definitely miss their campus that has a lot of retreat vibes on it and of course, our practicum supervisior, Ms. Ces who’s such a quirky and intelligent woman; also, the woman who expressed her belief in my potential since the very first day and the one pushed me to my limits just to help me improve. Man, do I love her cognitive behavior therapy approach!
Ahh and of course, one thing’s for sure, I’ll miss eating lunch at one of their kubos.
Last few push and here we come graduation! :)
Thesis, stories and the pressure of the fast approaching defense, coffee and latte, supportive friends, hacked fb accounts, dessert and laughs on a holiday.
Ahoy, tumblr loves! I’m back from oblivion. The legend of sorrow that is thesis (credits to twinny) is coming to an end! It’s just the defense that is left and hello stress free life! I can’t waiiiiiit.
Anyhow, after passing the whole thesis where we pour our sweat and blood for two semesters, we decided to give ourselves a treat!
After exploring and searching the whole Cubao (hah!) for place to eat, our feet brought us to Rai Rai Ken; an authentic Japanese resto where they serve ramen and sushi and all the usual Jap foods. Rai Rai Ken is like a traditional Japanese ramen house with bamboo slat walls and the painted curtains. Their foods are a little bit pricey for a student budget but lo and behold! They serve in a humongous bowl and large platter that will make you full until the next day. (Hah! Kidding. ;)) They also serve delicious shakes so really, spending a big amount of penny for food is worth it.
Went home that day with full stomachs and tired cheeks and feet because of laughing with girlfriends and walking.
How about you? How’s your life so far? :-)
P.S I gained new readers while I’m away. Thank you loves and sorry for being an inconsistent blogger. Feel free to talk to me via ask. I would love to know all of you! :)
School’s swallowing me…. aliiiiiiiiiiiiive.
These past few weeks have been one hell of a ride. We’re going crazy because of thesis, ojt and acads. Imagine us juggling between those three and each having problems and circumstances. One of which is the sudden change of thesis respondents another was the pressure that my ojt supervisor’s putting on me. I’m rarely sane I swear (and now, I have a fever. It’s that exhausting.).
But what’s fascinating is that no matter how we are having such a roller coaster senior life, it’s as if God is putting some in between adventures for us to stop for a while and just enjoy the moment; hence, our much unexpected discovery of Lucky Chinatown last Wednesday. When I and my thesis mates are finished buying stuffs for our thesis experiment at 168, we forgot our way out so we tried to go with where some people are going. Hah! Suddenly, our eyes were amazed by the transition. It’s really as if you were out of the country! Who would’ve thought that it is along Divi? From the bangketas to an Eastwood like place. Hah!
We enjoyed our experience and we are definitely going back.
P.S Thank you, Judd for lending me your Iphone! :*
While most of you are having an awesome long weekend, I am here having a breakfast. Probably the most bittersweet breakfast I ever had in my existence.
While most of you are enjoying the comfort of your beds and the weather, I am here in my most favorite place in the campus doing the thing that I hate doing.
But I have no choice but to do this because this is for my future. So I gotta keep my hopes high and I must drink tons and tons of motivation to keep myself moving. I have to chew important informations and spit out negativity as well as laziness.
Good morning! What’s your breakfast?
PS: But hey! I am also having the best dessert.
While it’s only two and a half months ‘til college is over, here goes my dilemma about life after it. As of now, the only sure thing that I’ll do after graduation is to have a roadtrip with my girlfriends and a getaway with my family. And of course, review center, board exam and my goal to be a psychometrician.
However after that? What to pursue?
Graduate school? I always planned to take up MA in Indus Psych and be a human resource officer because they said the money is in the industry. However, thoughts of becoming a clinical psychologist or a guidance counselor are dawning on me. So, MA in CP or GC or IP?
Law school? I never knew I wanted to be a lawyer. My father though wants me to become one and as the time pass the idea of becoming one is still in me. (I was supposed to be a political science student anyway) Part of me wants to be lawyer (not only because of the commemorative plate “LAWYER” that I can put in my future car. hah!) because I find it exciting and I want to continue my father’s dream but I don’t want to be in law school. Yes, the stupid irony. Being in law school is scary not only because of the attorney professors or the gazillion terms that you have to be familiar of but because of the person I’ll become when I enter that jungle. As what the law students I know say, no one will come out the same. Law school can and has the mighty power to change an individual. It will transform you into a monster — with all the pressure, caffeine and sleepless nights and days you have to deal with — if you let it. I don’t want to be one. But my attorney dream is still there, in a chest waiting to be opened.
Art school? I can still remember how I want to take up Multimedia Arts when I was 16 but traditional art scared the hell out of me.(and Pop doesn’t want me to take it up) Hah! However, I am planning to take up my long term dream; photography. If ever I’ll push this through though, I will only enroll for the short course. The only problem is, when?
Or just be a vagabond? Hah! Sometimes, when I am really clueless of what I want to do and what career to pursue, the idea of being one is popping into my mind. It’s fascinating to imagine how I’ll work in a part time job in London and when I already have some savings I’ll transfer to Amsterdam and will do the same thing until I come up with money again and to NYC I’ll go and will apply for a part time job again, save money and transfer to another country and do the same thing again. How awesome is that? The consequence though, is I’ll leave my family and friends here. So, perhaps this won’t work. Aye?
I totally suck at career pathing because I believe you really can’t have a straight path because there are times wherein God will do His trick to add some spice to your journey. It will be a never ending zigzag with different varieties. So these days, my prayers consist of guidance from My Cartographer because I believe He will show me the right direction and if you are weary and confused like me too, pray that He may direct you to where you are supposed to be.
And if my plans are not in line with Yours, Lord you are free to take me away from them and put me where I am really destined to be. Because I’ll forever believe in your promise. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”