The Sunday Currently | Nine - 08/31/14

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This week has been the most productive week I had so far for this year. Aside from school, I had gone out a lot. I caught up with old friends (for two days, there were so much to tell), watched movies like the old times. Thank god for the holiday and for the suspension of classes, I must say. Also, I became one of the official photographers of our college paper (I’m a writer in it too so ‘doble kayod’ lol) and covered two events this week, it was both tiring and fun! And finally, I had the chance to watch Echosmith perform live and got to meet them too! It felt surreal, sure, they were (looked and sounded) so amazing! Of course, I won’t be there without the help of my dear friend. So to you, man, for the nth time, thank you!

R E A D I N G Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - I just started and it’s too early to judge - and We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - a reread, I regret finishing it in the jeepney.

W R I T I N G my thoughts about these chances the world is offering me. I don’t have much confidence so I’m collecting all my courage to accept them and get it done.

L I S T E N I N G to random music. Now’s Come Back Home of Two Door Cinema Club. I’m on shuffle tonight.

T H I N K I N G of the future me. My dad asked me which company I’m targeting when I finally graduate but I wasn’t able to answer. Because honestly, I don’t know.

S M E L L I N G nothing? Oxygen? What? Lol.

W I S H I N G that I can fast forward to October. I want school to be over!

H O P I N G to wake up to some good news (continuation of this morning’s).

W E A R I N G my favorite pyjamas. So perfect with this kind of weather!

W A N T I N G to blog about this week but I still have bunch of photographs to edit.

N E E D I N G more self confidence. I need it on the field I’ve chosen. I need it so much.

F E E L I N G so blessed. Despite the fact that I don’t know if I can do what the world wants me to do, knowing that some people believe in me and in what I can do make me feel so fortunate.

L O V I N G every person who shows appreciation in what I do in many ways. It means a lot to me. Thank you!

P.S. I missed TSC last Sunday and ugh! I really forgot about it!

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Spending the holiday at home.
As much as I want to go out or catch up with my favorite series, and enjoy the holiday, I am stuck in front of my computer, doing research I should have done ages ago. I don’t understand why I’m always not in the mood on doing things for this subject, it’s not totally boring and uninteresting.
Anyway, on other news, I had my first interview earlier on the new job I’m applying for. It’s not very different with the previous I had but I think the compensation is more reasonable with this one, we will see.
I hope you, guys are spending your holiday (long weekend for some) right unlike me, ye know. Enjoy!

Spending the holiday at home.

As much as I want to go out or catch up with my favorite series, and enjoy the holiday, I am stuck in front of my computer, doing research I should have done ages ago. I don’t understand why I’m always not in the mood on doing things for this subject, it’s not totally boring and uninteresting.

Anyway, on other news, I had my first interview earlier on the new job I’m applying for. It’s not very different with the previous I had but I think the compensation is more reasonable with this one, we will see.

I hope you, guys are spending your holiday (long weekend for some) right unlike me, ye know. Enjoy!

Monte Cafe | Antipolo, Rizal - 08/18/14

After a failed trip to Pinto Art Gallery (we went there Monday only to find that it’s only open from Tuesdays to Sundays), we headed to this small cafe. I’ve been seeing good reviews and photos about it so this was what I suggested to my friends. It wasn’t easy to find, we rode in a tricycle but we ended up in a different place so we decided to walk and ask the locals instead (even though tricycle drivers were offering us a ride and was assuring us they know the place, we learned our lesson).

45 minutes, we walked, we finally found Monte Cafe. The ambiance was nothing but comforting, we were so tired, it was all that we needed. The food was so-so, you know, typical cafe. But what I really loved about this cafe was its interior, simple  but it’s the kind that tells you something, it was compellingly beautiful.

I would probably go here again despite the distance. Ah, I wish there’s something like this in Manila!

P.S.

I loved the Buffalo Wings! You, guys should try it when you had the chance to visit!

Cape Santiago Lighthouse x Burot Beach, Calatagan Batangas - 08/16/14

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Midterm week was approaching, I was longing for the beach, I wanted an escape.

The sun had risen so high, I was still in bed. I was uncertain whether or not to reach for my burning hunger, I closed my eyes and imagined the waves, the taste of the sea water, that’s when I finally got up.

I endured the almost five-hour ride, the traffic jam was appalling, the heat was kind of unbearable, with the ordinary bus I was riding, my strength was drained. After such long hours, I got to the Cape Santiago Lighthouse, it wasn’t in the original plan but I was already in Calatagan, anyway.

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The lighthouse has been standing there for more than 120 years now, it used to be a hideout of the Americans during the Japanese time, was made in to an inn later and now, it just serves as a guide for the boats and ships and whatnot.

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Kuya Junior is the one taking care of the lighthouse, he’s also the one who guides the tourists. He’s the third generation, he said his grandfather was the original caretaker before duty was passed down to his father and then to him.

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65 steps we mounted, and my breath was almost taken. The strong wind came swooshing, everything my eyes reached was calming. There, on top I felt fear and bliss at once.

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Last look at the lighthouse gave me a nostalgic feeling, I thought of that time when there were still Japanese rounding the place, waiting for their targets. I know I was never there, it seemed uncanny but that time, I felt like I was, looking at them, sending my warning to the ones inside like I have telepathic powers (lol to this, okay).

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Off to the beach we go, it felt so good to finally feel the sea breeze, to smell the salt water, to hear the waves. I wanted to jump, I wanted to drown myself with everything I see.

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I wish I could have stayed more, but having to see the nothingness beyond the sea was more than enough for me (at least for that time for I was in rush for the buses bound to Manila’s last trip).

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The Sunday Currently | Eight - 08/17/14

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Oh how I love weekends! Like what I’ve planned, I was able to hit the beach and visit a lighthouse. After calling everything off days before, I decided to push through it the night before, realizing how it can help me focus more on the following days. Ah, I want more, more, more, please!

R E A D I N G We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I love how metaphoric and poetic it is, it’s brilliant and beautiful.

W R I T I N G directions and whatnot for tomorrow’s adventure!

L I S T E N I N G to Lana del Rey. Yes, I don’t know what life is without her music.

T H I N K I N G of possible jobs I can apply for.

S M E L L I N G hotdogs! I’m in the kitchen and I’m lucky enough to have a brother who cooks to give me snack.

W I S H I N G for longer weekends and more dough!

H O P I N G that I’d be able to remember most, if not everything, I studied for our exams tomorrow.

W E A R I N G a shirt and a shorts, the usual.

W A N T I N G to edit photographs. But nah, I still have to review some things.

N E E D I N G a new hairstyle. I’m tired of just putting my hair in a bun.

F E E L I N G determined for tomorrow’s exams! Please, please, let me remember everything.

L O V I N G how everything is going to what I’ve planned.

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Life in Squares

As I scroll down my blog, I realized how boring it is. Haha! I’ve been only posting The Sunday Currently ones, see. I have pretty arid life but here are some photographs that I posted on Instagram which can summarize what’s been happening (what I’ve been doing) in (with) it.

1. I’ve been spending most of my free time in cafés if not in my room and this little one just became one of my favorites. I love how bright and white the place was and their coffee was just so good!

2. Mocha and Bucky’s Buckies ‘n Cream: aka my usual fix at Toby’s Estate, it was a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.

3. My two-year-old notebook, the witness on how I worked hard in writing through those years. I’ve been using it a lot lately, rewriting and stuff.

4. I was planning on going to Maginhawa for some food trip but the weather that day was not for long commutes and all and Maginhawa is just far from my school and home so I just went to try Kimukatsu and I have no regrets! I loved everything about this katsu place!

5. Italian night with my Food Buddies! We loved everything but the Quattro Formaggi! It was kinda sad because I love all about it. But well, I’ve missed my girls and I was glad we were able to finally catch up.

6. During Cinemalaya’s first day of showing, my sister and I went out to watch some entries only to find out that tickets were already sold out for that day so, we had coffee (well, fresh milk for my sister lol) instead and helped ourselves with Classic Confections’ luscious cakes!

7. It was a rainy day and instead of staying indoors, I went out to the mall, lucky to find that Cafe Shibuya had opened a branch in Glorietta! See that picture there? Everything in it was perfection!

8. So white and clean and classy this mall!

9. Every Tuesday and Thursday, I have four hours vacant time which I mostly spend in the library. And I do everything to keep myself from ditching my class after that.

10. June-July book haul. I need a new bookshelf!

I update more on Instagram because well, I can just post photographs there. Just incase you’re interested, you can follow me at ronithology!

The Sunday Currently | Seven - 08/10/14

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It was Cinemalaya week, the only film (indie) festival here in the Philippines that is brave enough to showcase masterpieces outside the bandwagon. The entries this year are all so interesting and not your ordinary film. I was not able to watch all the 15 entries which I wish I had.

There’s really not so much to tell, my life right now is pretty boring. Next Saturday, though, I am planning to go to the beach, hopefully, the weather would cooperate.

R E A D I N G Wuthering Heights and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban. I mentioned last time that I am rereading the Harry Potter series and unfortunately, I’m in a slow mo.

W R I T I N G a paper for Investigative Journalism. I’m getting sick of all the paper works this professor is giving us!

L I S T E N I N G to Lana del Rey. This woman’s music has everything I need.

T H I N K I N G of quitting my part time job. Yes, I do have one, and although it’s home based, I think it’s eating up most of my time.

S M E L L I N G coffee. I know it’s already late and I might find it hard to sleep later but I am still drinking, I need this.

W I S H I N G for a sensible mind. I sometimes feel like all I do is blab shits.

H O P I N G for good grades. After the preliminary exam, I am really looking forward to see how good (or bad) I did.

W E A R I N G a camisole and shorts. It’s just so hot for pyjamas.

W A N T I N G to hear how the waves approach the shore. Ah!

N E E D I N G to work out. I keep on gaining weight. And as much as I don’t care, I don’t want wearing just shirts and (now tight) jeans.

F E E L I N G so excited, planning for my next trip.

L O V I N G the thought of the beach, sand, and rock formations!

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The Sunday Currently | Six - 08/03/14

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Thank God this week’s over! It was our exam week and I have to admit, I wasn’t at all prepared. I did everything to get through it, though. Anyway, it’s all over now and I had an amazing weekend! I went out with my sister to watch some entries of Cinemalaya but ended up eating out and catching up on what’s happening with each other’s lives. Same with my Food Buddies. We went to this Italian restaurant I was dying to try and really loved it! Although it’s kind of a typical weekend, I’m happy to have spent it with the girls I love wasting my time with. ;)

R E A D I N G through the poems I made the past days and it just amazes me how can emotions add up to the beauty of such things.

W R I T I N G a review for All the President’s Men. I have a deadline to meet (tomorrow!) and I don’t think I can make it!

L I S T E N I N G to One Direction’s Story of My Life. Ha-ha, okay, it’s my dad who’s actually listening to it. Not my kind of music but I find it cool that he listens to that kind despite the generation gap, ye know!

T H I N K I N G of ways to improve my photographs more. I’m never satisfied when it comes to them.

S M E L L I N G the air freshener my mom put in my room. I don’t know what it is exactly but it smells like rain (it actually does!). Ah I love it.

W I S H I N G for more hours in a day. 24 hours, not enough!

H O P I N G for better days. You know, the ones that you can enjoy doing school works and outside school works without stressing yourself too much.

W E A R I N G an over-sized shirt that looks like a dress on me now. So comfy!

W A N T I N G a KNITTED sweater. I’ve always wanted to have one.

N E E D I N G a sweater. I haven’t been to the mall to shop for clothes and I’m running out of sweater to wear with this kind of weather.

F E E L I N G nervous for the review I’m making. I hope I’ll finish it in no time.

L O V I N G how responsible I became after suckish years I’ve spent in college. I can feel it, I can keep this up!

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