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LESSONS THAT COLLEGE LIFE HAS TAUGHT ME (so far)

So I’ve been a college student for about a year now (3 more years to go!). Despite all the ‘majestic’ and ‘amazing’ stuff that college showcases–parties, gimiks and free time–college is still college. Hard and torturous. I know that some of you might think that college is fun because your schedule would have a lot of free hours, I thought so too. But, it really is SUPER HARD. Here are some of the lessons that I’ve learned so far:

All-nighters are life savers

Yep! You read it right! You might think that having a lot of free time, you wouldn’t need “puyat sessions” but really, all-nighters are LIFE SAVERS. There will come a time when you’ve got loads of papers, loads of requirements, a report plus 2 exams the next day. How would you manage your time? During the day, you’ll be working on your papers and during the night, you’ll be studying.

Just last week, I haven’t had much sleep. I only slept for two hours tops because I’ve got 6 exams, a report, papers and a culminating activity to worry about. Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday were no sleep days and now when I look back I think, where have I gotten that inner strength?

There was a time when my friend Ae-na told me that she’s now getting used to sleeping late (or early because it’s already 2 a.m.) and my friend Denise is still not done with her hell week right now so therefore she’s still having all-nighters.

There will come a time when you would want to study somewhere where you can feel the “study vibes”

Staying at home or in the dorm can sometimes make you feel really lazy and normally ends up with you just reading a book, sleeping or watching TV Series (yep, Ella knows this too well). So, during one of my MANY hell weeks, I stayed in my friend Ella‘s dorm (even though it’s illegal, oopsie). We spent our night studying Math in McDonald’s. You’d be surprised how many people still study at McDonald’s up till 2 a.m. The next day, we had lunch at Jollibee (studied there for a while) then headed to Cafe Ella to study some more. Cafe Ella is a really lovely place to study because all the other people inside are either studying, working or just chilling. It’s just important to make yourself feel motivated.

Friends are love

Lost your handouts? Forgot the exam’s schedule? Having trouble with your subjects? Your friends are there to help! Being a loner in college is really not advisable (unless you’ve got superhuman memory and a really big brain). Not to sound like a user but really, your friends are there to help you all the way. Of course, don’t ask them for stuff that you can do on your own.

*Insert Denise in that instax photo*

Lutong bahay is still the best

SINIGANG, ADOBO, NILAGA, BEEF STEAK,CHICKEN CURRY…mmm. You think it’s ‘oh-so-good’ to be eating fastfood all the time? Well, guess what, it’s really not. Every week you’ll be eating the same things over and over again. Even though you think that there’s a lot of food options, you’ll still be craving for lutong bahay sometime. Also, there would come a time when you won’t know where to eat anymore. Take this time for example:

While in Vega:

J: Saan tayo kakain?

P: Kayo bahala.

Me: *shrugs*

All of us look around the place.

J: Mcdo?

P: Kakakain ko lang jan.

J: Chowking?

Me: Nope. Jan ako nagdinner kagabi.

J: Hindi naman pwede sa KFC kasi jan tayo naglunch kahapon.

After a long time, we decide to eat in McDonald’s but there were no vacant seats.

J: Sa labas kaya tayo?

Me: Mainit eh.

Next, we go to Ryo’s. SIRA ANG AIRCON.

P: Ang init. Sa iba nalang.

Me: Bonitos

J: Nooooo.

AT THE END, WE DECIDED TO EAT IN JOLLIBEE.

Aaaand the cycle goes on and on.

Anyway, to the incoming freshies over there, good luck! Our zombie selves welcome you! <3

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Just uploaded a some video footage I shot of the #IMSA #Tudor #UnitedSportscarRacing Series running at #LBGP last month. 🎥: http://youtu.be/4NNl3iWzHwU A clickable link is in my IG bio. Please subscribe to the #MOTORMAVENS #YouTube channel! #GPLB #LongBeachGrandPrix #Ferrari #458italia #BMW #Bimmerfest #MFest #BMWmotorsport #Z4 #TeamRLL #Ferrari458 #Tecate #Tamiya #MOTORMAVENS (at Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach)

sorry, foreign followers. local issue, local tongue. can’t help myself.

Minsan talaga napapakamot ako ng ulo sa mga taong hindi yata alam ‘yung pinagkaiba ng mga burgis sa mga panggitnang uri… Alam naman ninyo na kayo ring mga nagrereklamo tungkol sa middle class ay… middle class din, 'di ba? Iba naman tayo sa mayayaman… Hindi naman sila ang middle class… At kayo rin naman ay may mga trabaho, pamilya, gastusin, utang… Bakit madalas kapag 'yung diskurso tungkol sa problema sa mga burgis, pati 'yung mga alanganin din sa middle class 'yung sinisisi? Hiwalay pa sa kritisismo na hindi tayo sumusuporta sa mga militante at sa mga repormang may pagkaradikal dahil nga sa alanganing pamumuhay natin, pero tayo rin naman ang binibiktima ng maling pamamalakad ng ekonomiya at ng social safety net ng mga taong hindi naman ekonomista, hindi naman mga engineer, hindi naman siyentipiko, hindi naman dalubhasa sa kahit ano maliban sa batas na, oo, importante nga naman… pero ang mga polisiya natin, nakabase sa kung sino ang pinakamagaling mangumbinsi; sa pinakamagaling dumebate sa korte, imbis na sa kung sino talaga 'yung may ideya na gagana, na makakatulong talagang itaas ang mga naghihirap at gawin silang kampante sa pamumuhay nila. Hiwalay pa 'yan sa pagiging kurakot ng marami sa mga mayayaman at pulitiko na 'to. Mismanagement. Kakulangan ng representasyon ng iba pang importanteng sektor ng KAALAMAN, hindi lang sektor ng lipunan. Kasalanan ba 'yan ng mga middle class? Kasalanan ba 'yan ng mga dalubhasa sa mga bagay na talagang mas kailangan nating ipasok sa pulitika? Hindi mo naman masisisi 'yang mga 'yan. Sa tingin nila masyadong importante ang gobyerno para sila ang magtrabaho dun. Hindi nila alam na sila na ang kailangang ilagay sa posisyong magbibigay sa'ting lahat ng totoong pag-angat sa mundo. At siyempre, sa rumi ng nakikita nating lahat, sino ba ang gugustuhing magtrabaho sa gobyerno maliban sa mga kurakot at sa napakakonting mababait na tao na gustong subukang ayusin 'yung status quo? Kapareho lang ba natin 'yung mga Cojuangco? Mga malulupit na panginoong may lupa rin ba tayo? Hindi naman kasi nakaukit sa bato 'yung mga social classes ni Marx na masyado ninyong pinapaniwalaan. Baka nga sinasamba pa. Napakalaki ng overlap ng middle class at ng working class, at ibang iba pa 'yun sa mga taong naghihirap talaga at walang trabaho. Kung magkukunwari kang nagrerepresenta ka ng mga taong karima-rimarim ang pinagdadaanan, alamin mo muna kung sino nga ba talaga sila, at alamin mo rin kung tamang grupo ba 'yung sinisisi mo sa mga problema nila. Alamin mo muna lahat bago ka magalit at magwagayway ng bandila na inagaw mo lang naman 'yung disenyo galing sa Katipunan, na oo, rebolusyonaryo, pero hindi komunista, at sinuportahan din naman nung huli ng mga panggitnang uring kagagalitan mo rin kung pinanganak ka nung late 1800s na ganyan pa rin mag-isip.

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Amplify: Unraveling Boundaries
April 16, 2015

I got to see Moonstar88, Chicosci and Urbandub! I am not a fan of these amazing bands but I was able to enjoy their performances because the lively atmosphere emanating from the audience was highly contagious. Unfortunately, other bands such as Silent Sanctuary, Eevee, Join the Club and Lunar Lights did not make it to the event due to unforeseen circumstances. A handful people from the audience got lucky because they received shirts from Pinnacle Clothing and Nick Automatic! Also, those who have VIP tickets with backstage pass had the chance to meet the bands.

PS: I miss blogging. I miss Tumblr. I miss scrolling down my dashboard.