Tell me. Where can I find a true friend?
- My people chose me. Imagine that. Shuffling of manpower isn’t useful at all but the management wants it to be done. And I feel glad that the people here want to be part of my team.
- Janvier is having the time of his life right now. Been downloading lots of movies.
- I want to buy Batman minifigures.
I answered the problem set of my sister and her classmates. It was just differential calculus. Glad I still remember my Math 53. I hope they would all pass the subject.
AND allergies! I was down for two weeks and the meds did not seem to work at first. So the doctor said that I might be allergic to something so I took some AH and the rest was history. I am fine now.
Social life? Null set. I am avoiding people. On purpose.
Tomorrow is my rest day (after 14 days of duty). Will be going to school to get some documents and maybe ask the unit offering that MEngg scholarship, for future reference.
I do not mean to make this blog very personal but I have no choice. Got so many stories to tell but no one would listen. Please bear with me for all the noise that I am going to make.
First of all, last weekend was not my ordinary weekend. I met friends from college and high school and it kinda reminded me that I have a social life. College friends and I watched a play at a theater in our university. Title was Angry Christ and was based on the life story of a Filipino-American painter. It was a great show. I am not going to tell details about the entire production since it would make this post sort of a review and that is not my purpose. Anyway, after watching, they wanted me to buy them some liquor and that I did. I got some cash to spare so we went to their place and had a good time. My jbf was there and honestly I did not expect her to join the sleepover since she has a dormitory and her parents are strict. Anyway, we were able to talk about our lives and the lives of other people as well.
The next day, I said goodbye to my college friends because my hs friend needed me. It was her first time here in Manila and I understand how scary that is. She had to buy things so I went to her place and gave her a tour around her neighborhood. We then met with another friend who is also a kabarkada. They wanted to visit the planetarium but since I promised someone that I will only enter the place if I am with her, I brought them to the fine arts museum instead. You know, a promise is a promise. After the fine arts visit, we then had our dinner and waited for the day to end before we went back to our places in the metro.
That was my weekend. Today is Tuesday and just like Monday, I have no one to talk to. But if you consider Peppa, well, all I have is Peppa.
Yesterday was a bit of an emotional journey. People from the past actually talked to me. They aren’t just ordinary people. They used to be very important people, my VIPs. I celebrated my birthdays with them. And went on dates, yes, the romantic kind but I ended up hurting them because I was too selfish. But they still care. Maybe they really did like me or whatever.
It came to me that I surely made mistakes in choosing those that I should keep. And those who truly cared? Well, I let them go and things will never be the same again. Still hoping that everything that has happened is for the best.
There are a lot of things that I hate about Manila but I cannot deny that it is my city.
I was born in CdO but honestly I never got the chance to walk its streets like a local. I never got lost for I always had someone with me wherever I went. I do not even know how to commute. Sad, right?
On the other hand, Manila is my home court. I am proud of the fact that I can navigate through the city with less difficulty. I know my train stations, streets, jeepney routes, etc. However, at first, I got a bit lost in the big city particularly in the Recto area and I ended up walking straight the avenue until I found my LRT track. But that was one sweet life event. In return, I was able to memorize the streets and I kinda decided to expand my area of responsibility thus I was able to conquer the nearby districts.
If I have to go on a date with someone in the future, I prefer to do it in my home court.
PS Forward ever, backward never — I was hoping that my Manila people would change this slogan because I always laugh whenever I read it somewhere
Hello again. I was reading some documents in my laptop and found my yearbook write up.
A Day In The Life
Coleen makes it to a point not to be late for class but seldom takes down notes. She immediately updates her phone calendar of any requirement or activity but honestly, her calendar is just full of scheduled gala during weekends and even on weekdays! She loves to see, eat, or simply walk with her friends. Coleen is honest; she does what she wants to do without hurting anyone in the process – if not, without the intention of. Her wala akong pake’s and di ko alam’s are not a manifestation of her apathy, rather of her candor and nondiscriminatory character. Underneath her easy-going and mababa ang kaligayahan personality, she looks after her friends and family. And although coming off as “the quiet girl” at first, she has a lot to tell and offer. During free time, Coleen listens to her music – the oldies as known today. She dreads sleeping late and only hardly ever does so.
Simplicity is Coleen’s trademark and for me is her biggest asset.
-Bernadette Toledo, BS MatE 2015