Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Life Lately




1 . New futsal shoes! Magistas, baby. These are my new babies and I adore them because they’re really pretty(isn’t that obvious?) and comfortable to use. Not to mention they’re right for my feet since the past futsal shoes I’ve used are always a size bigger than my actual size.

2 . Since it’s sembreak, I get to sleep in and wake up anytime I want. I wake up at around 8 or 10 then open my window and watch the sun flood into my room, and that is one of my favorite things in life. It’s also my favorite time of the day.

3 . A really unexpected late night adventure at Starbucks with my friend. Roadtrips at night are nice.

4 . Spending a lot of time with the team and loving them more and more.

5 . A shot from one of many because candid white girl hipster square reasons, ya feel?

6 . Spending halloween with my favorite people at Hillsborough! We were supposed to go to the beach..but apparently life said, “maybe next time.” What’s important is that we got to catch up and it was a great day.

7 . Developed an unhealthy obsession with Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989.

8 . Christmas drinks are back at Starbucks, everyone! I hate coffee but I love the fact that I can order butterbeer again! I love butterbeer.

9 . Getting all hyped over Christmas decorations just because they’re all so pretty to look at. It’s that time of the year where pretty light are everywhere.

Monday, July 7, 2014

HAPPY MONDAY?

I never thought I would here myself saying this, but I adore Mondays now! It's because of my schedule. (HEH) I only have one class for the day and it's at 1:30. It would probably be better if it was like 9 so I still had all the time in the world but I'm pretty okay with the afternoon class. I'm supposed to have PE at 3, but since varsity players are exempted from PE and I'm a varsity player... I get to do whatever I want after my first class!!

Okay, I was kidding about how I adore Mondays now. It's only the third monday of my college life and so far I've enjoyed most of them but there's this thing going on that the varsity players are going to get like a meeting or whatever. Well, I'm not sure how that's going to turn out so I'll get back to you if I finally make a decision to hail Mondays as days I like. (Like. Cause no way am I loving Monday.)

Mondays are also... wash days! Wash days are like when you wear civilian clothes instead of our very, very hot uniform. (Long sleeves and a vest? News flash we are in the Philippines.)

swear i felt like i was the only one in a skirt
All the CMS babies were wearing white today too! Too bad we don't have a picture. We're still adorable in memory. Neil and Audrie had their first day of college today too. It isn't official thought. Something along the line of an orientation week. Yup, a week. Freshman week! Haha.

Neil said he'd be picking me up after my class but guess who was already waiting for me at Beda's main gate? He got me a strawberry cheesecake frap from Starbucks and it was my first time tasting it and it was delicious. Definitely recommend everyone to try it out.

it says jeffrey haha 

Thanks to wash day, Neil got through the main gate! Audrie came to visit me today too but the guards didn't let her get through the main gate so she had to wait for an hour for me.
Posting this because this is literally the only academic thing we did today and we didn't even have a prof
the gang for today

After I got dismissed, me and Neil went straight to Audrie!!! I adore her new backpack, I'm jealous. I missed her so much and I still miss her even though we just saw each other a few hours ago. We are schools away and I miss having her around like next classroom kind of around. College is tearing us apart. Physically. We ate at 7 Eleven because we were trying to save and we all had to go home early. Worth it even though we only hung out for less than an hour.

Audrie in her new uniform and backpack!!!
So cute.
This is candid, I promise.

PS, I have developed an addiction to mirror selfies.

Monday, June 23, 2014

First Day Of College!

First day of college was pretty okay. I was already friends with a few of my blockmates because of the orientation we had two weeks ago. It doesn't change the fact that I was still plenty nervous awhile ago!

We got to wore civilian clothes today because today is Monday and in Beda it's Monday Washday. Weird how it doesn't land on a Friday. Probably because they don't want any Bedans going out after school on Fridays.

I only had two subjects for the day which was PEP1 and PE. Guess who the professor was for PEP? My second year high school adviser and theology teacher, Sir Aviles! We got dismissed early for both subjects and my blockmates were roaring to go to town. Of course, I was hesitant because money and I wasn't really in the mood to go out. Nonetheless, I still went because I really wasn't the type to say no to get to know new people. (Okay, maybe I am. Sometimes.) And I thought that it was a good chance to get to know everyone a little more and become closer.

The town trip was fun even though it was a bit unusual to be with new people other than your friends. Especially since we didn't really do the things I was really used to doing at town! All in all, it was really fun and it was great hanging out with everyone. We took a lot of pictures but they're all on my phone. Probably going to rot in there.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

I've started writing again!

Due to my latest obsession with Spiderman and the movie itself, I've been so caught up in my emotional web of tears and imagination. I wrote a one-shot of Peter's thoughts after...that. Do not read if you haven't watched the movie and don't want any spoilers!

I'm going to redirect you now, haha sorry?

Click here if you want to read! :-)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

staycation playlist


1 // Up, On & Over - Bronze Radio Return
2 // Pompeii - Bastille
3 // Magic - Coldplay
4 // I Luh Ya Papi - Jennifer Lopez ft. French Montana
5 // The B Team - Marianas Trench
6 // #SELFIE - The Chainsmokers
7 // Say It Like You Mean It - Maria Hazell
8 // Dark Horse - Katy Perry ft. French Montana
9 // You've Got The Love - Florence + The Machine
10 // She - Ed Sheeran

Songs I've been listening to the past few days and songs that I really like. I Luh Ya Papi is kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. I don't know why, but it feels like it! The first time I heard it was on Spotify and at first I was like "what" then I just found myself going along and then unconciously singing it from time to time. Lss. I discovered some of the songs on Spotify and let me tell you, that website/application/thing is great! It wasn't able in the Philippines until this year. It's kind of like 8 tracks. You sign up and you can listen to playlists created by other users. With Spotify, you can save your favorite tracks and make your own playlists. (Save like, save in a list.) You can send playlists to your friends and most artists have a Spotify profile and most of their music is on there! I really enjoy using it. You can even download Spotify on your computer. 

Anyway, this is the last summer before I officially become a college student. To be honest, I'm really nervous and frustrated for my own personal reasons and it's just a really big change. Just like my first day of high school where I didn't have any friends at all. My summer seems strangely different from last year's summer for some unknown reason. It's a good kind of different.

Oh, this playlist is also on my tumblr! 



Saturday, April 5, 2014

lomo







My dad's girlfriend collects really cool cameras since she's a camera enthusiast. The shots above are hers and she used a film camera to take them. They look really lovely, don't you think?

Just placing this here for my best friend Audrie and her love for leaves. ("I love falling leaves." Hello, Audrie only you and I and the nogs will get that.)


The cameras she mainly used to take these pictures is a Mini Diana and a Holga. But because of technology and dozens of applications and editing software, these photos look like they're just edited, right? Getting your shots from your film camera to your computer is a bit of a hassle. So I have a great appreciation for people who still exert effort to have their shots developed (since that's also pricey according to my tita) and then scanning it just to get them on their devices and such.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

1/35

Another last is checked off my list. We had our last prom last Friday and now, the last regular Wednesday of my high school life. If you know me personally, you know how much I love chill days. (I love chill atmospheres but I also love crowded places like concerts and screaming and insane rushes of laughter and the shout of different conversations me and my friends have which is too complicated to explain. There is literally no in between with my likes and dislikes.)




We're like days from our final exam and a lot things have changed. I can't. 

Chua doesn't tie her hair as often as she used to!!!! credits audrie
GUYS DIMPS HAS BRACES
OUR BARKADA IS LIKE 80% BRACES LITERALLY SPEAKING. THERE ARE ABOUT 3 OF US WHO DON'T HAVE BRACES (NOT INCLUDING ME) (WELL 4 BECAUSE ONE JUST GOT HER BRACES REMOVED BUT NO) AND THAT'S REALLY CUTE AND I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND WHY I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS FACT.


One of my favorite places in Beda. As in, favorite favorite.
I have no idea why Wednesdays are so chill. They just are. Probably because our last subject is PE. I love PE! PE for me = free time. Perks of being a varsity player. THIS ALSO MEANS I GET REUNITED WITH ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS AND EX CLASSMATE, JILANAH. I cannot explain how much I love this girl. She is just really hilarious when she talks. Her mind is one of a kind. I could go on and on but you will never get me and I wish you all knew her personally because she is just a great person and not a moment is dull with her. Not even the quiet ones we share.

Another one of my favorites,  the field and where I was sitting while taking the picture. Hehe.

Am I boring you? I’m sorry. There are 35 days left before I graduate. Not sure how to feel about that. I’m excited and scared. I want school to end already but I don’t. Forever no in between to emotions and likes. One thing I’m sure of is I’m going to miss Beda a whole lot. Together with the lunches I had with my friends, the craziness I had in every classroom I ever made home, the food that I am very sick of, the court, the field, the bleachers, all my favorite places. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

FEELINGS

There are less than 50 days left till high school ends. Less than 50 days and we have to finish like a ton of performance tasks and schoolwork, finish our thesis and study for our final exam in less than two weeks? Have I mentioned that our final exam covers almost our lessons from the first to fourth quarter? Well, it does.

Other than the fact that there are an avalanche of performance tasks, schoolwork and a lot of other stuff I am working on and should be working on, here's what I've been doing with my life:





I've been watching a shitload of Vampire Diaries. Starting from season one. I'm finishing up season four pretty soon! I've been planning to blog about this when I hit season three but...whatever. Okay, I don't know why I'm so hooked to this series but I really, really am. Let me be mainstream but I'm so team Damon because his eyes. HIS EYES. I just want to drown in them but then I also have times where I'm like "Oh my gosh Stefan let me love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Because Stefan has really pretty eyes too. He reminds me of a puppy.





Another couple added on to my otp list, Klaroline. I ship the both of them so hard I can feel myself oozing flowers whenever something happens between them. And I love Candice Accola so much. You can literally see the character development once she became a vampire. I've fallen for her and her character ever since.

Also, hands down to Nina Dobrev for playing different characters perfectly! Although I love Katherine more than Elena. Katherine is just so charming and evil and witty. And I've heard that she was the one who took the cure and everything. Yes, I read a vampire diaries wikia at around 2am in the morning. 

We had our prom last Friday. It was magical. Okay, bye for now.


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

sunday relaxation


I had no plans of moving this day = Lazy outfit



My dad's girlfriend got a new camera last Sunday. It's a Fujifilm X10 and it's a small, cute, retro-looking camera. She sold her dslr to get this baby since she felt like the big dslr's should be left with the professionals. I think the X10 is a mini dslr but according to her it isn't. I hope it isn't classified as a dslr because then I could borrow it when I go to concerts in the future! I'm just so in love with how good the pictures look and how light it is. I wish I could have it!!!

Starbucks just opened near us and I'm not a big fan of Starbucks... I hate coffee. I only love Starbucks when it's Christmas time because they have butterbeer available. Butterbeer isn't available during normal time because it needs toffee nut syrup and toffee nut syrup is only available during Christmas time.

I FREAKING LOVE WHIPPED CREAM
Whipped cream is nice it's so creamy and good and I wish I could order like a cup of whipped cream. This post is so white girl of me haha

Monday, February 3, 2014

all good things come to an end

Actually, all things come to an end. Just like all our sad, miserable lives. Kidding. On the serious side, everything does end. We just never see it coming when it does. We lost our game last Sunday, meaning our streak ended. We didn't get that 4 peat we wanted to graduate with. It's funny how 3 years of hardwork got replaced with just one game. Hashtag drama mode!!!!

It hurt because our pride was bruised a bit, because it was our last official serious game and well, 4 peat!!!!! It hurt. Especially when coach shed a few tears during halftime. 4 years of being together and all that. In short, I am in between right now. I know I could've done better. I wish I could've done better. I felt like I did give it my all, my probably not cause I made some really small but stupid mistakes that could've helped us. I swear I let the tears just run once the whistle blew. I didn't even bother to shake hands with the other team. I didn't want them to see me crying!!! They were nice though, really nice. Aly/Ali even gave me a really long hug and patted me on the back. (I've been playing against her for most of the school year, she's super cute and friendly!) EVEN WHEN I STOPPED CRYING, I STARTED TEARING UP AGAIN DURING PHOTO TAKING. IT STINGS.

I just realized the day after that my football life is almost officially over since I don't have any plans on continuing to play once I reach college. sob sob sob. I love the team, I love coach and I love playing football even if I'm not much of an enthusiast about teams and things. I love playing football.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Championships tomorrow! I feel nervous. God knows we've worked so hard to get here. I really hope we finish as the champions tomorrow. Not just by score, by how we play too. 4 peat is going to feel so gooood. 4 years of high school, 4 peat! I hope I can give it my all tomorrow even though there's something wrong with my ankle. Leave it to me to injure myself 3 days before our big game.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The 100 by Kass Morgan

In the future, humans live in city-like spaceships orbiting far above Earth's toxic atmosphere. No one knows when, or even if, the long-abandoned planet will be habitable again. But faced with dwindling resources and a growing populace, government leaders know they must reclaim their homeland... before it's too late.

Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents are being sent on a high-stakes mission to recolonize Earth. After a brutal crash landing, the teens arrive on a savagely beautiful planet they've only seen from space. Confronting the dangers of this rugged new world, they struggle to form a tentative community. But they're haunted by their past and uncertain about the future. To survive, they must learn to trust - and even love - again.


I give this book a 3 out of 5.

I've seen this book countless of times everytime I visited a bookstore but I never had the urge to buy it or check it out. I was about to pick a book when I was out with Neil because he was going to buy me one. City Of Ashes was what I was after but as usual, it wasn't available. (You guys don't know how long I have been looking for a physical copy of City Of Ashes.) So I chose The 100 without thinking about it or reading the back part. 

No regrets in my compulsive decision!!! I give the book 3 stars out of 5. It had a great beggining and middle but I can't say much on how it ended. The story was told by four different people, each having their own chapter and problems. I kind of admired the author for making this click together. The whole book was interesting and good for me despite the reviews I've read on goodreads. Probably because it was a plot I wasn't used to and it wasn't that predictable. The story even gave me moments where when something happens, you just close the book and scream or create an unusual voice and smile/scowl like crazy the continue reading. I love it when that happens. I'm pretty sure most of you do that when you're really into the story. I only gave 3 out of 5 because it got a bit boring and dragging toward the end. The last parts disappointed me greatly but I have no words to explain how it did. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes all that sci-fi stuff but wouldn't mind the mushiness and stupidity of some characters. I bet a romantic kind of person would also enjoy this book. Not a bad last read for 2013 hehe. 

Just so everyone knows, The CW is adapting the book into a tv series. 


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Here comes a feeling you thought you'd forgotten

2014 was a year I wished we didn't enter for many reasons such as college entrance test results, semis and hopefully championships for RIFA, graduating and heading off to college. I can't believe I'm leaving high school in a few months. I can still remember the sophomore me, not caring because senior year felt so far off. Unfortunately, time flew by quickly. Before 2014 arrived, everytime someone mentioned it I would usually dread it.

It's 2014 now and I don't dread it that much anymore. I'm excited and nervous for the things that are going to happen to me this year. It literally feels like a fresh start because I have no idea what's in store, no expectations of what's going to happen since there're going to be a lot of changes. 

Three days in 2014 and: me and Neil had our first date of the year at town yesterday. What made it special was it was a sudden, unexpected date. We were heading down from Tagaytay when I texted Neil, "Tooown!!" Surprisingly, his parents agreed even though it was really sudden. Hooray! We spent the afternoon trying to play Just Dance. I have developed this addiction to Just Dance which lasted for a few days but it's gone now. As for today, me and my family went to SM Aura. It was my first time there. Congratulations to me. I've developed a new addiction to big bows. I bought my 3rd one today.

Hoping your 2014 goes well! 
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Maira Gall