W02Y03

Two weeks into the semester of my third year in college and I’m alright. I still have my sanity intact and I haven’t fucked up, last time I checked. I don’t really intend to fuck up this semester, or any semester (past and future) for that matter. Sometimes, I just do. But I’ll try my hardest not to this semester onward… Well, rather I’ll try my best this semester onward haha.

I’ve just recently realized that binge watching The Flash during weekdays (AND weekends) isn’t such a good idea. It basically just replaced KDrama and anime as my “Ah lemme give myself some slack during dinner” bad habit. I love the series and I love the characters and I love the plot (well, I’m kinda if-y about it rn), but I have to study and practice more, especially since I’m taking the subject that I dropped last semester and re-taking a class that I failed last semester, too. I’m already in season three tho so I might binge watch it this long weekend HAHAHA… after studying ;).

Lately, I’ve been feeling more “out of place” at a certain place. Hmm well I’ve never really felt “in place” at that certain place, but I think I’ve forgotten how it felt like ’till now. I mean, there are times when I feel like I belong there and I love being part of something as great as that group, but during regular days, it’s just a bit depressing. A friend of mine asked me if I’d join the same group if I had a choice (time travel or something) and when I first thought about it, I couldn’t imagine not joining that group because of how long I’ve been part of it. It’s not an “no”, but it’s not a definite answer either. But now my answer would be a “yes”, but I would probably change most of the stuff I did wrong and didn’t do in the past. I’m not asking for an out, just a redo. But that isn’t possible now either. I guess all I can do now is to adapt (which is a REALLY hard thing to do) and to improve myself. How I feel about that place isn’t their fault AT ALL, it’s just me and I need to do something about it.

Also, for this post, I wanted to appreciate all the people in my life. First of all, I’d like to thank my family. Yes, we fight A LOT (we’ve been fighting more recently), but no matter how intense and hurtful and hurt we can get, I love them so much and I can’t imagine a life without them. (I tried not crying while writing that, but I failed.)

Secondly, I’d like to also thank my best friends, especially my best guy friend and my best friend who stays with me even though she knows that there is never a moment where I’m “calm, cool, collected” (there’s just messy and really f*cking messy), for keeping me relatively sane. Although I don’t get to see most of them often, I make the time to chat with them and invite them to hang out cos I’m clingy af.

Thirdly, a big “thank you” to the people I’m not that close with (See, I’d consider them all friends, but I don’t know if they feel the same way) but who make everyday more enjoyable. Thank you for letting me ride with you to places, for letting me drag you to spontaneous dinners, for helping me with school works, for having delightful conversations with me, and for making the walk to class less tiring and actually fun.

I’m very grateful to these people and extremely thankful for having been blessed with such amazing people in my life. So for the last (but certainly not the least) thank you, I’d like to thank God for these people and for guiding and protecting and blessing me every single day. I commit sins and make mistakes, but I am a child of God and I believe in His word. Things might seem difficult, right now, but God has a bright future planned for me and I’m going to trust Him.

So there you have it! My supposed flash post that became the basic summary of how my life rn is going. I know I swore a lot, then ended with a very religious paragraph. See, I haven’t sworn off swearing completely, but verbally, I’m swearing a bit less haha.

Before I end this post, let me just include some gifs cos I love how I can include gifs in my posts now XD.

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I hope you have a great day and amazing life cos you deserve it!

 

LIVE. LAUGH. LOVE



Note: I guess I’m addicted to gifs now HAHAHA. *Insert stuff I can’t include here.. here”. And, if you’re still reading, I made the title “W02Y03” cos it’s the second week of my third year and I’ve been binge watching flash XD.

Also, if you’re not Christian, I completely respect your religious views and I hope you do the same for mine. LET’S SHARE LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO EVERYONE!!!

 

My Favorite Things 004

 

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I HAVEN’T WRITTEN A SINGLE POST FOR THE MONTH OF JULY!!! UNBELIEVABLE!! NEVER have I had a single month without posting since I began this blog (March 2012), until now. I’m both very sorry to my readers (if any) and to myself because I’ve let this blog down for a month and it’s just unacceptable, especially to past me.

But anyways, I’m back now and I am never not going to post for a whole month, no matter how busy and uninspired I might be. Since I haven’t posted in a LONG while, I’m gonna post something happy and decent… MY FAVORITE THINGS!!!

1. Ice Skating

Yuri! on Ice has definitely changed my life, at least in a small scale. It went from watching the anime to watching performances of real life skaters to trying my luck with the ice and, finally, to wanting to actually be good at skating.

I’ve only been skating for eight months (about 10 times, more or less) but I’m getting rather good at it. My forward skating is getting faster and my form is improving, too. I can glide with one foot at a time for about 3-4 seconds. I can also backward skate by doing backward swizzles! I’m getting better at it and a bit faster, but it still needs work. I like gliding side to side and, recently, I’ve been trying to spin by making a circle on the ice. I can’t really explain it well, but it’s a really fun move to do.

If you haven’t tried skating, I suggest you give it a try. I’ve made three out of four of my elementary best friends try it and two of them seem interested to learn more. One of them actually learned how to skate as a kid, but she’s already forgotten while one of them was very determined to learn without a coach, which is very admirable.

I absolutely love ice skating and I’m planning to save up to pay for formal lessons because apparently an assist coach can only teach you the basics.

2. I Know It’s Today Animatic (by Sugarberry Art)

A few months ago, my sisters showed me this animatic of the song “I Know It’s Today” from Shrek: The Musical and I just really liked it since then. I’m including it in this particular board because I recently downloaded the song on my phone and now I’m experiencing LSS. It’s supposedly sung by Fiona in the musical, but here, it’s sung by a girl who’s tired of waiting for her prince charming.

3. Spider-Man: Homecoming

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to watch Wonder Woman in the cinemas, but I did get to watch this awesome movie! Unlike all the other Spiderman movies, it doesn’t start from the begin with the whole Uncle Ben arc, rather it starts after Captain America: Civil War which is Spidey’s first cameo in a Marvel film. I guess I like how they started it from there in a way, since that arc was already used in twice. And yes, both of those versions made me cry a lot, especially Andrew’s.

I don’t want to spoil you on anything about the film, so let me just say that it’s got a lot of action and I think a lot more can relate to Peter this time around with him being thought of as a kid by “the adults”, with him having a crush and wanting to go to homecoming with her, with having a super cool best friend, and with wanting to do more with life.

I’m not really an expert, but I liked this movie and, if you have the time, you should watch it, too.

4. Plastic Memories

I’ve had a copy of this anime for a while now, but I heard it’s a bit of a tearjerker and I wasn’t up for those until recently. I think I’d spoil you if I say that it’s a lot similar to a particular anime, so let me just say that I think it deals a lot with life, friendship, and love. I know my description’s pretty vague, but it made me cherish life more and it made me remember the quote “Memento Mori” which translates to “Remember that you have to die”. I gave it a 9.5/10 just because I felt something was missing, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Really solid anime and I definitely recommend it!

5. Ice Skating Tutorials

Related to the first item, tutorials from Youtube really help me learn how to ice skate better. Though I got an assist coach to check my form during forward skating and to teach me how to backward skate and stop, I think the tutorials are still very helpful to beginners and even for advanced skaters, as well. There’s a lot of them in Youtube, but the ones I’ve downloaded are from Hockey Tutorial, Eye Katie, and Sports and Outdoors.

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6. The Flash

I just recently acquired a copy of all the episodes of The Flash from season 1-3 and I decided to binge watch before school starts. I’m already done with first season (binge watched till’ 3 am), so now I’m watching the second season. Since I’m a bit late, there’s A LOT of spoilers available on the internet, but I am sticking with just watching the series because if I spoil myself, even a little bit, I’d just want to know how things work out and end up not finishing the series.

I definitely think Grant Gustin is a cutie and a hottie (I mean, who doesn’t??) but that’s not the only reason why I love watching the series. It’s also cause’ of the action and the plot. The characters really have their own different personalities and the plot talks a lot about family, friendship, working hard towards your potential, and the future. It’s a really great series to watch and to follow (since season four’s coming soon!!!).

7. Inokori Sensei (English Cover by JubyPhonic)

Another video I’ve been slightly addicted to. I’m specifying a cover for this item, but the original one’s really good, too. I just can’t understand the Japanese characters in the title, so I just went with this one. I won’t tell you anymore about it cos everything’s spoilers, but it’s just a little over 5 minutes, so please do watch it!!

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8. Dean Fujioka

I knew him as the singer of the AMAZING Yuri! On Ice opening song, but damn this guy is really A LOT more than that. I found out he also acts in dramas (both Taiwanese and Japanese) and is fluent in four languages, besides his singing career! I just finished the last episode Please Love the Useless Me and thought to check the site if there were any more episodes when I saw the cast list and there he was! Dean freakin’ Fujioka!!

Not only is he an amazing singer and fluent in Japanese (1/4), but he’s also a great actor! Like daaaaaamn! You should really watch his dramas and keep in mind that he’s the singer of History Maker! I’ve watched two of them (Please Love the Useless Me and Hapi Mari). Also, he’s a 36-year old man married to a beautiful Indonesian woman with Japanese origins and they have two adorable children (twins!!).

Just keep that in mind when you watch the dramas haha. You’ll find someone, don’t worry.

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9. ReLife

Like Plastic Memories, I had a copy of this anime for a while, but I only decided to watch it a few weeks ago. I’ve seen the manga around, so I was glad that they made an anime. It deals with friendship, a bit of love, and a lot about life. As you can probably tell from the title, the main character is given another chance at life and what he does from there on.. you’ll just have to see.

I gave the anime a 9.9999../10 only because it was cut too soon. I guess I’m just gonna have to read the manga. Also, it’s gonna have a live action this year!!

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10. Turks(‘ Shawarma)

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Well, that’s it for “My Favorite Things 004”! I really hope you give my suggestions a try cos’ they’re my go-to during sunny days and my silver linings during rainy days. I intentionally made it 10 things this time so that I don’t have to put a secret #10 haha.

THREE DAYS BEFORE 3RD YEAR!!!

Hope you’re having a great day and always always remember that you matter.

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My Favorite Things 003

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Hello again! I’m not really used to having classes during my supposed summer, so it’s a bit challenging having to go to school when all you want to do is to stay in bed and watch anime, read books, and the like. In my last post, I promised to make my next post somewhat decent and less rant-y and I haven’t posted “My Favorite Things” for a while, so finally, here it is!

1. Choices: Stories You Play

Since I wasn’t able to properly install a certain game in our computer, no matter how hard I tried, so I decided to try Otome games (From wikipedia: literally “maiden game”; a story-based video game that is targeted towards the female market). I wasn’t really hooked by any of it cause’ most were more on the story telling side than the decision-making side. But then I found this game, “Choices: Stories You Play”, which is not exactly an otome, I think, but it’s got a lot of decision-making and what you decide really affects how things will go.

The stories are really nice and it’s fun making decisions for the characters. There’s a variation, too! Not only does it have stories of the romantic genre (which I really like!), but they also have stories of the fantasy and mystery genres. You can play the first chapter of each of the books, but you’ll need keys to play the rest of the chapters. You get two keys every two hours, but you can only have two keys you can use MAX. Basically, four hours can go by, but if you haven’t used your two keys yet, it’ll remain two keys. AND there are decisions or outfits that require diamonds, which you earn every chapter you finish, but it’s pretty difficult to save diamonds. So yeah, the keys and the diamonds are the only kind of “downside”, but they’re not really downsides, per se. And you can opt to buy more keys and diamonds with real cash, but I’m not that rich.

The trailer’s for iOS, but the game’s also available in the Google Play Store.

2. Goblin

I’ve been watching more KDrama than anime, recently, but it’s cause’ they’re so good! I’m having a hard time trying to describe how amazing Goblin is, but let me just say that it’s got a bit of action, some scenes taking place in a historical setting, quite a bit of romance, a lot of plot twists, a cute and really energetic lead girl, played by Kim Go Eun, a mysterious and cool-looking grim reaper who’s completely innocent about plenty of things, played by Lee Dong Wook, and, of course, the Goblin, played by Gong Yoo. And that’s only scratching the surface! There’s loads more to it, so I definitely recommend you watch it! I made my family watch the first episode and my mom was hooked af.

3. Fight for My Way

Fight for My Way is another Korean drama, but unlike Goblin, it’s currently on-going, as of writing, so I have to wait every Tuesday for TWO new episodes. It’s more of a “slice of life” kind of drama and a bit of romance here and there. I like this drama particularly because it shows the reality of chasing after your dream careers and having to live as an actual adult. There’s a certain plot twist that I’m not quite over with, but the pacing is good and I recommend that you watch this, too!

4. Hamilton: An American Musical

Need I say more?

Just kidding, Hamilton is just ABSOLUTELY legen(-wait for it-) DARY! I can’t really find the word for it, actually. Amazing? Awesome? Magnificent? Well, I’d say it’s all four and more! The songs will leave you with the LSS for months, the characters portrayed as real and human, and it will tell you A LOT about American history, enough to make you ace that exam, I’d say haha. If you can, please please watch it on Broadway, or anywhere it’s available (I’m seriously not sure). But if you can’t, there are a lot of animatics and full soundtrack videos on Youtube!

And let me just say: LIN MANUEL MIRANDA IS A GENIUS!!!

5. Riverdale

I actually finished this in less than a week, before my summer classes started. I had heard a lot of about it from my friends who’ve watched it, so I decided to give it a shot. And personally, I wasn’t disappointed. I got hooked by the first episode and the suspense and mystery made me watch it non-stop. The characters have different sides to them, the plot is really good, and the ending leaves you wanting more.

6. Hot Dog Bush

Just minutes after I passed my last requirement for my English class last semester, I thought of playing at Y8.com, which is a site full of games. I remembered playing this particular one when I was a kid, so I tried playing it again and I realized that the game really gets you hyped up, in a way. It’s a food service game, but there’s a certain amount of money you’ve need to earn at the end of each day of the week and you serve in different venues. I couldn’t stop playing till’ I gave up trying to reach the quota for the day.. when I was already inside the alien spaceship.

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7. Waving Through The Window (“Dear Evan Hansen”)

I’m not deep into the musical, YET, but I really like this particular song because it’s a lot of people, including me, could relate to it. It’s about feeling like an outsider or a wallflower, someone who’s invisible to everyone else. “When you’re falling in the forest and there’s nobody around, do you ever really crash or even make a sound?//Did I even make a sound? Did I even make a sound?//It’s like I never made a sound.//Will I ever make a sound?”. I know it’s a bit sad and lonely, but, for me, it makes me want to make noise and make people remember me and all that. If you don’t feel the same, then just remember that I think you’re never really alone and that you’re a beautiful human being.

And if that song’s a bit too sad, then try listening to “Sincerely, Me”. It’s got a funnier and easy-going vibe, so it’ll cheer you up after listening to the previous song, hopefully.

8. “Tasty” Videos

During study breaks, for me, it’s really relaxing to watch Tasty videos. And I actually have a “Must Try: Cooking” library which are recipes that I will, hopefully, try to actually cook.

9. Nestle Nesfruta: Dalandan

It tastes as citrus-y as lemonade and addicting af. Absolutely perfect for a hot summer day!

And a secret #10 because 9 is an odd number and I just need a 10th one, alright? HAHAHA

10. Doctor Who… A G A I N

My copy of the new Doctor Who seasons are all gone and I’m left with Youtube videos. I didn’t realize I needed it back in my life till’ I watched the video with River Song and Capaldi’s doctor (12th doctor). I thought I’ve already passed this phase in my life, but boy was I wrong.

So, there ya’ go! 10 of “my favorite things”, at the moment. I’m still quite horrible at describing them and persuading people to give it a try, but I hope you do try at least one or two of them because they’re really better than how I’ve described them. I’m positive that they’re definitely worth your time, except possible “Hot Dog Bush” because you might regret spending hours and hours playing it. Just give it a try, but keep track of the time. Enjoy!

 

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Flash Post 015: Summer Rant

Summer isn’t exactly going the way I planned. But then again, what does?

Summer term classes are alright. It’s a bit challenging for me because of the mindset that it’s supposed to be SUMMER. I end up spending more time watching Korean drama or movies,  sleeping way to early, and waking up WAY to late. The bed seems more appealing than usual, even though I’m not all that tired. It’s not like I’ve cut class or anything, I was just almost late ONCE. But it’s still unusual because I usually wake up at least two hours before my first class. NOT 45 minutes.

Besides school, I’m still experiencing a terrible case of writer’s block. It’s been 19 days since I last posted an entry in this blog and I’m really inactive in my Wattpad account. And it’s just really sad. It’s summer and I love writing, so why can’t I write? I need to learn more about how to write better and to actually write.

I still haven’t loss any weight. Due to my schedule, I can’t go to the gym, so I need properly stick to my diet and to get more exercise. I don’t exactly know how to do that, yet. But I want to skate and to be able to do that right, I need to be healthier and more fit.

And it’s just a bit saddening to still be me while other people are evolving and doing great in life. Just a thought.

(Note: So summer’s kinda sad, right now, but it’s gonna be alright and I’m alright. I’ll make sure my next post is a lot more positive and decent than this haha.)

 

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Puzzles

Have you ever just let yourself laze around with feeling only a slight tinge of guilt? Well that’s basically what I’ve been doing since last Thursday, right after I pass my final requirement for last semester. I’ve gotten my grades for all but one class, but I know my grade in that class, anyway. So, I’ve passed 6 out of my 8 classes last semester (well, 4/6 if you don’t count PE and community service) and, honestly, that’s better than the worst case scenario I had in mind. I’m sad that I didn’t pass all of them, but I really had a hard time this semester, especially with those two classes, so I’ve accepted it already and I’m just gonna have to take them again.

So, I’ve done nothing “productive”, in particular this past weekend. I’ve been trying to install a game that I’ve wanted to play for such a long time. But for some reason, it wouldn’t work, so I’ve given up on it. I’m a bit pissed cos I really wanted to play it, but life goes on and I need to work on mine. YES, I’m writing this post cause’ I can’t play the game. NO, I won’t be trying to install the game again. YES, my several failed attempts to install the game served as a wake up call for me to get my shit together, even though it’s technically summer.

What am I planning to do this summer? I don’t really know, yet. I guess I’d want to try going on a diet, again, to lose weight. Exercise a bit. Try becoming more of an adult cause’ I’m almost not a teenager. Write as much as I can, both in this blog and in my Wattpad account. Learn new skills, both practical and not-so-practical. Paint more and try digital art. And spend time with my family and friends.

Why am I writing all that down here? It’s my blog. It’s been my blog for five years and counting. And I just need to get my act together, so I’m writing it all down. Here.

So, I guess that’s that. Hopefully, I’ll be able to write again this week. I’m probably going to post “My Favorite Things 003” soon, so stay tuned. Or not. HAHAHA.

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(Note: The title of this post is “Puzzles” cos it’s better than my initial idea, “Sh*t Gathering”, and I just think that I need to put the myself back together again. NOT GOING THROUGH ANYTHING. JUST ONE HUGE MESS OF A HUMAN BEING. BUT EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT.)

Also, a sneak peek of my next post (aka what I’ve been doing with my summer, so far)

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SOS

Like Dodie, and I’m sure, a lot of people, I have no words for what’s happening to the world. Even though I’m not affected, I still feel the sadness and mourning and hopelessness and helplessness. I admit that I can never comprehend how the people who are actually affected by these recent events are feeling, but my prayers are with them and I pray, as well, for the whole world because God please save us.

And because I have no words, I can’t properly write about this, so rather than that, let me just leave this videos that everyone should really watch right now because we need this.

(Note: I DO NOT OWN ANYTHING. I give all the credits to the rightful owners.)