Sunday Funday

My mum got promoted to supervisor and is to be sent to Dumaguete for 3 months, she’ll be leaving on the 3rd of September. So, she wanted to take us out to eat but we couldnt decide where, she didnt want to eat at typical fast food joints and since it is “Niyogyugan Festival” here in our province, a festival where each town of Quezon province compete on several things like street dancing, Beauty Pageant, Floats, booth and each town gets the chance to showcase their delicacies, it’s a fun and beautiful event, it’s one you should go to and experience if you’re a culture buff (is that even a legit terminology? my apologies if it isnt), because you’ll get to experience it once you set foot in Perez Park (where you’ll find the booths), which is located in Lucena City.

Anyway, she hasnt been to one because my mum is such a workaholic that she goes home (Pagbilao) only when there’s a long weekend and on special occasions,she agreed to go and was actually ecstatic about it. We originally planned to eat at Antigua, but when we got there the place was already full! instead of waiting we decided to go to Buddy’s instead, which was one trike ride away, I was on a diet but I ate a lot earlier and declared today as a cheat day hahaha, my mum ordered so much! She ordered, pancit lucbana and lumpiang ubod for her and lola, fried chicken for my baby brother, pork barbecue with 2 extra rice for my other brother and sizzling squid sisig and plain rice for me. I felt so full after that, that I wasnt sure if I can move or not, but we had to keep going because my mum wanted to see the different booths already and buy stuff. All of them are lovely but some did stand out, like Atimonan’s which featured a mermaid and waterfall, Tayabas’ (my hometown) which had a pouring lambanog, and Real (reh-yal)  which actually looked too fancy! My mum bought lots of stuff especially pastry.

At about 2 PM we went back to Antigua to watch the grand parade, we stood for about 2 hours because we were in front and mother didnt want to lose our “great” spot. They said that the parade will start at 3 but at 3:40, we’re still standing there waiting for it to arrive and my grandma was already getting irritated. But once it started it’s as if our legs werent sore for standing that long, we saw the well made, beautiful floats of each town presented by districts and their energetic street dancers too, who despite of the heat and distance of the parade, still looked full of life. Our town, Pagbilao’s float was the last one, and behind it was the float of Mr. Paulo Avelino and Ms. Erich Gonzaga, two of the most well-known local celebrities now and everyone was gushing at how handsome and charming Mr. Avelino is, although I do agree with the handsomeness he still didnt make me swoon, I’m more of a tall, dark and handsome kind of girl, like Khal Drogo and my ultimate crush Jericho Rosales hahahaha, but it was still nice seeing him.

The most special thing for me today wasnt seeing the stars, or the beautiful floats and booths, it’s the fact that my grandmother agreed to go with us to eat and have fun. It’s not because she’s old and ill, she isnt that old and she isnt ill she just doesnt like going to the mall or anywhere really because she hates getting sweaty and feeling hot, I like it when she’s with us because I feel at ease because I dont worry that she might be in any trouble/accident because she’s alone in the house playing candy crush. Today was a great day, I hope you had a great Sunday too 🙂

(that’s my grandmother with me on the featured photo, sorry for the heavy filter my mother purchased a new phone which she used to take this picture with. She’s still figuring out how to remove the automatic filter) 

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Ang tipo kong lalaki,

Here’s my checklist:

  1. Di kinakailangang masunurin sa magulang, bastat syay magalang at mapagkakatiwalaan
  2. Umiinom pero di lasenggo
  3. Kahit hindi gwapo
  4. kahit na di matalino
  5. bastat syay may puso, sya parin ang gugustuhin ko 
  6. Manuntok man ng tao, basta ba nasa katuwiran ito
  7. manapak man ng gago, basta ba di basagulero
  8. ayoko sa sobrang maginoo, baka akoy mabato
  9. ang tipo kong lalaki…..medyo bastos

MAGINOO PERO MEDYO BASTOS “

Note:

Bit unoriginal, I know I just found out about that song last night from an inuman session (drinking session), a lady sang it and I was laughing so hard at it because despite it being a fun and catchy song, it does ring true for me! HAHAHA.

Girl, let go

I have been annoyed by your recent posts on your social media accounts, which being your bestfriend, I follow and strive to keep up with religiously. It’s still bitter tweets for him, about him, his new girlfriend, him, him, him, come on woman! It’s been months! you guys broke up the same time me and M broke up, we both cried our hearts out and even got drunk as fuck. It’s been what? 5 months? I have already moved on with my life, sister why cant you? Mike already did.

According to you, he has a new girlfriend now, who is an older woman. And you are so furious at him, why? he’s not cheating on you, in simpler terms: YOU DONT HAVE THE RIGHT TO GET HURT ANYMORE. Because you two dont have a commitment anymore, you dont even talk, you shouldnt even care about him anymore, you should treat him like he was someone you used to know. Sister, stop obsessing over him, stop harassing him and his new girl, I am your bestfriend and I will stand by you til the end but by now, let me be the voice of reason. If we were in highschool I wouldve joined you in your plan to physically assault, and humiliate the “old hag”, but no I am 21 years old now and I’m too old for that shit. The lady didnt do anything wrong to you, you have no grounds, he is a single man.

Stop this foolishness, stop chasing after someone who doesnt want to be chased. You’ll gain nothing from it, he wont come back because if he wanted to, he wouldve months ago, stop hoping, he wouldnt have left you in the first place if he loved you. That’s what I tell myself every night, besides you two were like us as well, you werent a good couple. On many occasions we found ourselves crying because of our boyfriends right? what helped me move on was the realization that not everyone you lose is a loss. Which was true for me, he never was a good boyfriend and I wasnt a good girlfriend for him either. There was this one night when I almost begged him to come back to me because I felt lonely, but then I thought about the times he chose most people over me, how he never made an effort for me, how he never listened to me, and again I was reminded why I let him go in the first place.

There’s always a reason why things happen, maybe you two were separated because your relationship did more harm than good, maybe you arent for each other and he was introduced to you to serve as a lesson. Take it from me, everything will become easier once you get rid of all sorts of contact with him, unfollow him on every social media sites, delete his number, erase your conversations, delete all his photos, and once you’re done with this, in comes the hardest part, moving on. The moment M unfriended me on facebook, I felt sad because I thought I’ll never see him again, but after a week or two I realized that it was a good thing, it sped up my moving on process, along with that I also unfollowed his sisters on facebook, his cousins, his friends, everyone related to him, I put everything that reminded me of him in a box, and I forced myself to forget every song I wrote for him. And now I am no longer stuck up on him, I still think of him from time to time but not as much as I used to, now I can finally say that losing him wasnt that bad because we were both bad for each other anyway, maybe it’s time for you to do the same sis.

I promise you, it’s better than being bitter and negative all the time. Im not saying that you should be rude to him and not smile when you see him, be nice enough to reply to him if he ever greet you on your birthday, smile at him when you pass each other, dont make things awkward. I know I can do that now, I know I can smile at M because I am not angry anymore, because it doesnt hurt anymore, because I accepted everything, and because I already forgave him. Maybe that’s what you need, to forgive someone who was never sorry. So cheer up, enough with the hatred, there are plenty of things to look forward to in life, we are young remember that! there are jobs waiting for us, adventures, food to eat, roadtrips, drunk nights, and if our exes are already dating why dont  we? we’ll find our Princes, and this time around they will be the right ones, cheer up! forget those who forgot you 😉

Dear people,

I have been fed up from all of the shit that facebook had for a long time now that I rarely use the damn thing, the Philippine society is so fucking cancerous that it’s so fucking shameful to be a part of. I am far from being pure, but I am not one of these people, at least I am more open minded and open to new things. Here  are my 2 cents,

  • Whoever people choose to support in politics is their prerogative,  wishing them to get raped, get hit by a car or die in a fire, because they criticised him and his ways is disgusting and wrong. Use your democracy wisely, many people died for that.
  • A person’s personal life is none of your beeswax. If he or she has a “sugar daddy” or “sugar momma”, it doesnt concern you so why are you so intent in bashing them? it’s not your duty to expose them, or to condemn, dont get mad at them because they have something you dont have, it’s their moral not yours so shut up.
  • If a  celebrity chooses to get some work done (plastic surgery) anywhere in her body and face  is their business. It’s their money too, telling them it only made them look worst wont change anything, what’s done is done. There’s a reason behind everything, maybe they became more confident after they had it done….stop being an asshole.
  • Those who post about slimming pills, whitening products and stuff like that? It’s okay to see them. People are trying to earn a living, stop asking them to take it down and say that those  are ineffective anyway, dude to each their own.
  • Starbucks and other food pics are alright, it’s their money, they want to show off? so what? let them live.
  • Bashing trans people for being who they are is disgusting. Is it that hard to accept them? and if you dont have anything good to say dont say anything at all. Dont you have manners? Jake Zyrus is a person, not a fucking target. Cyberbullying him wont make him go back to  being a woman, damning him to hell wont either.
  • Living in with your partner is not taboo. We’re in the 21st century Philippines, come on. And most people on the comment section say shit like they’ve never done a single naughty thing in their life, y’all are  fucking each other behind your “families”  backs and you bash two consenting adults who pay their own rent, buy their own food and try to live in harmony together? stop this hypocrisy.
  • Posting about Jesus and  different images that promises salvation is alright. If they believe that it’s helping them get a spot in heaven then let them be. It’s their belief not yours, respect them.What’s not okay?  shoving your beliefs down the throats of people who chose  not to believe in your religion.
  • Not believing in God and anything holy is alright. As long as  you arent stepping on anyone, respect them, just respect everybody.
  • Rape culture, victim blaming is still prevalent in our society. Why is it so hard to understand consent? and that women dont owe you anything? we dont dress to impress you, whatever it is we choose to wear, be it a plunging neckline, booty shorts and backless tops, you dont have the right to harass us. Control yourself, stop your impulse to hump anything with exposed skin.
  • Having brown skin is alright, you’re Filipino. But having such skin doesnt give you the right to talk down to those who were born with a white complexion. Saying that they’re just beautiful because of their complexion is just mean it’s not like all of y’all are pretty. Be nice to each other.
  • People who post shit saying that they’re better than those girls who wear make up are just disgusting. Stop it, it’s their money, they have the skill, you’re jealous and maybe a little insecure.
  • It’s okay to be smart. Smart shaming people because they corrected you is messed up, why dont you just listen? you might learn a thing or two.

I can go on forever but as of now Im gritting my teeth, Im mad. Why cant people just be nice to each other? stop judging each other and start respecting each other instead. Im thinking of deactivating my facebook account but I dont purchase cellphone load anymore and I only rely on free data to communicate with most of my family and friends. But anyway that’s all for now, Im going to make another post in the future maybe, because there’s still more.

Part 1: Done

So I went to Malate yesterday and at first I was kinda nervous because I will be having my first interview, I didnt even sleep at the bus (I left our province at 3 AM) throughout my travel (the travel time from my province to Manila is 4 hours) because I was thinking about what my answers will be to the questions of my interviewer. By the time I got there, there weren’t much traffic but just to be sure I took the train and got off at Quirino station. I waited for my mother at Jollibee and I ate pancakes, not my fave spaghetti and chicken joy because I was afraid that my nerves might get the best of me and poop during the interview, which wouldve been an inconvenience really. We got there at about 8:30 am and I was the 5th one to be interviewed, most of the people there in the lounge were seamen (I giggled, Im immature sorry) who were renewing their contracts, which makes sense because it’s a maritime agency. Most of them are as old as my dad, but they’re really approachable one even asked me if I am applying for a tanker vessel or another type which I forgot, and I replied with “hindi po, I’m applying as a Casino dealer” and he said that it makes sense because he said I’m pretty, that made me blush.

At about 9 am we were instructed to get inside to fill up the interview rubricks (I think), I was the first to  finish and I noticed that I was the only girl that day, I felt a little out of place when someone in  their black liberty uniform tapped  me by the shoulder to take my already finished form, and I recognized the patch on his shoulder, he’s from the same university as  me! And I do recognize his face, and because I am desperate for someone to talk to I went out of my way and chatted with him. Turns out he’s doing  his OJT there, which baffled me because I thought they’d be on board a ship and not in offices like that, I asked him about it and he said that it’s part of it. And then I was called inside the office, and was asked questions at first, it was the basics like tell me about yourself, how did you find out about our company, and then he started asking me informal questions which I think I answered accurately, I even cracked jokes and he did laugh with me which was a relief. Then he asked me to get up and turn around, he made me stand on the wall with measurements and determined my height, my arm reach, and then he asked me to demonstrate how I will deal games and stuff like that, so I made an impromptu spiel, and I think I did great. And after that, he shook my hand and said I passed the first part and gave me schedule for the exam. I was pleased and proud of myself, but I know that it’s not over yet, I havent landed the job yet, I still have to take an exam, go on training to get my seaman’s book, and get SSS, Pag-ibig, and other documents. I hope I do pass the exam though, I really want this job.

My mom was so proud of me that she treated me to an eat all you can buffet, and a shopping spree at Daiso (cheap momma is cheap hahaha), and bought me sandals too, and in return I did treat her to starbucks, the featured image is me looking pleased in the buffet, it was taken by my uber proud momma hahahaha. She said I lost weight because my neck seemed longer and skinnier, I dont feel like I’ve lost weight though. On my way back to our province I was caught in traffic and my supposed to be 4 hour travel became 5! which made my whole body ache, especially my feet. But all in all it was a great day.

I’ll tell you about the result of the exam, wish me more luck hahaha mga bay sana magtuloy tuloy 😀