It’s been more or less three weeks already since I last posted an entry here. College life’s really keeping me busy. Quizzes, requirements, homework.. You know the drill. Nothing much happened in the past weeks, no school events or anything.. yet. This monotonous cycle of lectures, quizzes, and hours of duty is soon to be broken by Intramurals 2014 this Sept. 1-5! Sports, no classes, and everything’s just chill for an entire week. What kind of student doesn’t want that?
Anyway, this photo was taken yesterday when I went to meet J and my best friend Marie near their university. I might have skipped a class because midterms just ended. (It’s not a big deal, really. They didn’t do anything that important. They just had a meeting and I got the details from my classmate.) We had lunch at a silogan place and then dessert at Sprockets Café. After a while, Marie left so that just leaves me and J. We haven’t seen much of each other this week since it’s midterms week, but I’m glad we had this day to catch up and spend time together.
Even though I have super busy days, I’m glad I still have good days in between, no matter how simple they may be. Mostly, it’s because of the amazing people I surround myself with such as my group of friends in college, my high school best friends whom I rarely get to see, but when I do it’s like when we were still in high school - like we never went to different colleges. And also, the love of my life, J, who exerts to much effort just to cheer me up, have lunch with me during my one-hour lunch break (in which he needs to ride a jeepney for 30+ minutes), and motivates me when I need it. There are more but then this would be a hella long post! Hahaha.
These were photos taken last week, which was pretty much hell except for Saturday when we had our department’s acquaintance party.
It was full of lectures, quizzes, lab activities (where we cultured bacteria during microbiology class), tests, and return demonstrations.
Thank God the week ended on a good an awesome note! Seriously, the acquaintance party was a blast! Even though it was only held in school. My classmate’s cousin was one of the the DJ’s, DJ Gian Franco while the other one, DJ Don, is my schoolmate’s friend.
Both their music was good, but I liked DJ Gian’s more. Everyone was dancing to the music, getting (inevitably) sweaty, and having a good time.
Most girls, including myself, danced and jumped even with heels. Gets pretty painful after a while though. My mum didn’t let me wear my highcuts since she thinks it looks ~inappropriate~ with my blouse and skirt.
The party ended around 10:30-11PM. My mum picked me up and we went to another place since it’s her birthday that day, too. Hihi.
More events like this, please! And hopefully less stressful lecture weeks.
Man, college is a fine contradiction. It’s fun (the events and whatnot) but at the same time hard to keep up with it’s constant waves of lessons and seemingly endless tests. I can do this.
I’m not really into makeup but last night, I got bored and ended up watching YouTube tutorials on the basics: How to apply foundation, eye shadow, etc. It’s a waste to not have some knowledge about it since I actually own some. About 90% of these were given to me (from my mum, dad, gran, and aunts), and 10% I’ve bought myself.
I’m still such a noob when it comes to makeup! Seriously! Haha. But at least, with all the practicing and experimenting I did last night (l still lol at that haha), I was able to come up with a decent look! Took a photo but the quality isn’t good. The lighting was eh.
Anyway, here are all the makeup stuff I own:
Avon Simply Pretty, Glitter and Shine, Shine No More Pressed Powder
Mary-Kate and Ashley Line My Eyes Eyeliner (White)
Naked Palette by Urban Decay
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired By Carmindy Fast Fix Eye Shadow Base
Among those, these arethe ones I use on a daily basis. Sometimes I’m just too lazy and just apply powder and lip balm though.
The main reason why I want to learn is that I want to do my own look. When I go to parties, school events, etc. I mean, I don’t want to ask for my mum to apply it for me anymore. I’m eighteen! Haha. And frankly, it saves me from going to the salon. (It can be a bit pricey.) Also, I want to feel confident. I’m not saying that makeup is what makes me confident, but knowing that I look pleasant and presentable boosts my self-esteem a notch, you know?
This is such a new and foreign( not to mention out of character) thing for me to blog about but hey, thanks anyway if you’ve read to the end of this! :)
The title says it all. AHHHH! I can’t believe I met Stephanie Perkins!!! Anna and the French Kiss is one of my all-time favorite books since I read it about 3 years ago. She’s so sweet and friendly! Her husband Jarrod also signed my book. It was an impromptu signing and I even cramped in with the other fangirls just to have my copy signed.
This was the first book signing event I ever went to and I couldn’t be happier!
Since school started, my life as a college student has become busy yet again. So yeah, less time to post and update my blog. Anyway, here’s a quick update on what’s happened lately:
Foundation Week (June 23-27). We started off with a parade, College of Arts and Sciences in front, College of Nursing in the center, then College of Teacher Education. Even though we have the smallest population (less than 200, seriously), we were the noisiest and most hyper. The random bursts of “LET’S GO, NURSING” and laughter were endless.
I finally got to use my new baby that day! The instax mini neo classic. <3 Mum bought this for me while we were in Singapore as an 18th birthday gift. I love it to bits. Gah!
We had our Cap and Badge Investiture & Candle-lighting Ceremony last June 27, 2014. I’m so proud of myself that I made it this far, and that I’ve made my family proud of me. My dad wasn’t able to attend though. He was on a business trip to Europe which I completely understand. It took a long time for my department to determine the date of our ceremony. Had it been settled earlier, he could have attended it. On the up side, my two grandmothers from each side of the family were there. Hihi.
Bought Landline by Rainbow Rowell today. I didn’t plan to. I kind of have this book-buying problem. Haha! I was just supposed to buy Lola and The Boy Next Door for a friend of mine, but when I got to the counter, I saw Landline and it was just begging me to buy it. Too bad I didn’t have J to stop me! No regrets though. But seriously, I spend way too much money on books! I need to start saving.. to buy even more books. Loljk.
This week was really busy - quizzes everyday, lectures, homework. It’s so tiring. Next week will be our duty week in the community. I think I prefer that than having classes.
This blog will probably be updated per week now. Busy college life is busy.
"Thank you for everything .
For being the light that guides me in the dark,
For being my sunshine when it rains,
For being the shoulder I can lean on ,
For being an open door that welcomes me
When everyone else doesn’t ,
For being that special thing I find in an ordinary day ,
And for being the happiness that lives in my heart."
- J (from the album he made for me on my 18th birthday)