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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Merry Christmas 2013

First of all, I want to greet you all a very merry Christmas! Whoever and wherever you may be, I wish you are having one awesome Christmas and may Christmas remain in our hearts throughout the year. I don’t know most of you personally, but that doesn’t stop me from hoping nothing but the best for all of you. Have a wonderful day!

And now, it’s like dawn right now and I can’t sleep. I just can’t. I’ve got too much thoughts in my mind right now to sleep. I’ve still got tons of homework to finish before school resumes, I need to watch the Doctor Who Christmas Special and I don’t want to feel alone anymore. Yes, this are the thoughts that are bothering me right now, problem?

I don’t know how to begin with all the homeworks. I’ve tried doing my world history homework, but it’s way too long. I need to finish these stuff before January (or at least most of it) so that I could enjoy the rest of my vacation and the start of the new year. I need serious help with these homeworks. Ugh. I really wish I don’t have Christmas homeworks, but I do. This sucks.

I seriously need to see the Doctor Who Christmas Special today, one way or another. I know I’m absolutely going to cry and just die because of it, but I also know it’s going to be awesome and Matt Smith was a fantastic doctor and even though I don’t want to see him go, I still need to watch the episode. Damn.

Then, there’s this loneliness thing again. I thought I was okay with it and all. I mean, I’ve got a few friends, awesome friends, but sometimes I’d be alone and think about how alone I am and how I can’t do anything about it. I’m trying my best to be optimistic about this and convince myself that there are people willing to be my friend and shit, but I sometimes just break down and give in to my drastic emotions. 

Above all of these dilemmas I’m facing right now. I’m quite happy and content because of my gifts this Christmas. I’ve got bags and books and the like. I loved the food we ate a while back and for that moment, it was pretty okay. I’m reading “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” right now and I’d probably read “Paper Towns” next. Ah, I just really love books. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who gave and will give me a present this Christmas. I really appreciate it.

So, that’s all. A wonderfully merry Christmas to each and every one of you. Enjoy the holidays and just take it one day at a time,eh? Okay. Bye.

 

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At This Moment

I must hurry. Time is passing by while I am writing this very post. Events all around the world are happening and it’s changing the whole course of history. I must document this very moment while I still can, because one time has passed, no one could do anything to get it back. I can’t stay in this moment for much longer, seeing that time is getting away from me again. I’m no more than a human being, so I can’t time travel back into this moment and make it last longer. 

Right now. people around the world are doing whatever they’re doing while I’m here typing this. What a momentous occasion! I am alive and breathing! I don’t think I’d be able to write that down in 90 years (unless I live to be 105 years old). I’m content with how things are going. I know there’s has been and there will be happy moments and sad moments, but right now, I’m content and ready for anything. 

Ah! I only have a few minutes left before I bid this post “farewell!”. It’s funny how fast time would run away from people. Life is too short to over think and dwell upon the negative thoughts in life. Live life well and without regrets. Don’t take yourself for granted and be proud of who you are and what you’ve got. These are the lessons I will continue to learn until my last breath. That’s what life is, a school for learning stuff after the tests and trials. 

What else? Ah.. my family are the most important people in my life. I don’t often show or say it, but they are. Life wouldn’t be worth living without them around. They’re the ones that continue to support me all the way. They’ve got my back at all times and although we may argue and fight a lot, I love them and wouldn’t trade them for the world. I needed to say that before this moment ends and before they have gone away in the future. 

Friends are the second most important thing in my life. Okay, how many minutes have I got left? Two? Okay. Uhm.. friends are like brothers and sisters you meet during your life time. You may lose some though, but those would serve as great lessons in this journey. I love my friends. I may not have a lot, but the few I have are true and I love them for that. I never want to lose them.. ever! They’re the ones that are beside me in times of distress and depression, as well as the happy and fantastic times. 

My studies are very very important to me. It’s the only thing I can control, the only thing I can do during the times of loneliness and depression. I am a very sad person. People say that I’m grade conscious because I care about grades too much. The point is that, if I’m not going to pressure myself to do stuff, I’d probably just be this woman in the corner begging for food. I am lazy as Albert Einstein is a genius. And I dream higher than that. I know I can do so much better than what I’m doing. And that is why I keep fighting for grades and battling myself.

Crushes? Dear gods! I’ve only got 30 seconds before the wibbley wobbley timey wimey moment surpasses me and I want to talk about crushes? Okay, fine. I’ve got this crush, for the nth time. He’s not popular, nor is he categorized as handsome through the eyes of society. But he is smart (smart-er than me in some subjects even). I find him rather charming and funny. He’s completely mental and I like him for that. He’s probably as sane as I am, or more. I like him very much. But I know he doesn’t like me back and never will. It’s always like that and as the years go on, you get use to it. I mean, it’s just a crush, nothing more nothing less. 

So, there, I’ve got 10 seconds to spare. Good bye and I’m off to seek the great perhaps!

 

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The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway

It’s Christmas time! I absolutely cannot wait any longer for Christmas break. A break is what I really need right now and all I need it to survive two more days of school. Ah, I can hear it now, the bells, the choirs of angels singing heavenly songs of hope and faith. I can smell the roasted turkey and see houses shining brightly at night. Just a little while now till’ I get the break I so dearly want. 

But, for now, this weekend shall be the time for me to catch up on some World History homework while watching Doctor Who, yet again. I love Doctor Who. I love David Tennant being the doctor. I love Billie Piper as Rose Tyler. Honestly, I love everything about the show, except that it breaks my feelings every time I watch it. 

And this is another blog post to keep my future self updated on what my life is like in this time in the past. I love thinking about the future and wondering how everything will turn up. I know I’m going to die, but that’s never the point. The point is to do something remarkable in the life given to me my God. I don’t care if I die, as long as I have done something worth remembering before I do pass away. 

I’m not that inspirational, I know that, but that’s because I’m trying to figure things out for myself as well. I’m not that type of people who are looked upon by other people. No. I’m just another ordinary human being trying to do something extraordinary. I laugh. I cry. I get hurt. I die. That’s the truth and the truth hurts, most times, but it’s still the truth. I really want to figure out how people around me tick and just help them get through. But how can I do that when i myself cannot understand how I tick. I understand that’s just because I’m continuing to grow and finding myself during this period.

No one can be perfect, really. Every single one of us have our own kinds of flaws. I’d like to think that even the most honorary and majestic human beings are still just human beings, with scars and imperfections and everything. I’m not as pretty as those models who pose for the magazines. I’m not as smart as that kid who aced his BAR exam. I’m not as sexy as that woman in the billboards. My face is of the ordinary, with pimples and acne. I’m not as popular as that man with tons of friends. I’m not as rich as that guy with a billion dollars. But I can tell you this, I am me, and that’s a good enough reason to keep being me. Of course, I have envied people who are better than me at stuff, but I can probably say that I’m better than them at other stuff. 

I usually belittle myself in my other posts because I don’t find anything worth anything in me, except my ability to put my thoughts into writing. That, I’m proud of. But, other than that, I feel that I am nothing, that I’m just a passerby in this busy world that no one but a few people I call friends and family would remember. And even that’s just temporary. As time will pass by, so shall the memory of my existence disappear. That’s partly the reason why this blog is important to me, it would preserve my existence until wordpress will be no more (if that would ever happen, God forbid). But this time, I don’t want to pity myself. This time I want to think of myself as an independent individual, capable of much much more that what she has now. 

I know I can do better, and so can you, dear reader. You and me, both, need to discover beautiful skills and exceptional talents within us, and not just those flaws and imperfections that just hold us back. Set aside those negative and pessimistic thoughts and focus on those optimistic thoughts, because those kind of thoughts are going to guide you and make you determined to reach those goals you have  for the future. This may be a really badly formed post, with all the moodswings in the paragraphs, but I am happy I wrote it. I am happy with it. And hopefully, I’ve inspired someone other than myself. 

 

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Insomniac Problems

Someday, I’m going to read this blog from top to bottom, reminiscing memories of sleepless nights, a hell lot of school work, life experiences and their lessons, and the like and I’d probably just laugh at it. Assuming, of course, that I live long enough to have a family and become a full pledged adult, which I hope I do. Although, sleeping later than 12 am isn’t the best lifestyle for healthy living, now is it? 

I just finished my World History homework while watching my new favorite television series, Doctor Who, and I think I deserve this time to write and just express myself here in this blog of mine. I seriously cannot contain my feelings about the tenth doctor and rose. I totally ship them. I do have a crush on David Tennant’s doctor, but their still my OTP. 

Lately, my goal has been to just survive life and get through with it. I don’t want it to stay like that. I fear that my grades are going to decrease this third quarter, causing me to get really sad. It’s been hard, really, fighting with this depression I seem to have, struggling to maintain that smile on my face. It’s a lot of work.

It’s almost 3 o’ clock in the Sunday morning and I don’t want to sleep. Let me rephrase that, I CAN’T SLEEP. Thoughts rushing through my mind about Doctor Who, grades, and the boy I’ve been crushing on for about a week. He’s nothing special, and he’s not ordinary either. I don’t know. He’s completely unstable and weird and maybe a little creepy at times, but for some strange reasons, I like him, a lot. Oh, Gods! These must just be the effect of teenage girl hormones. 

I am completely mental. Insanity is my middle name. I’m happy. I’m depressed. I’m lonely. I’m realistic. I don’t know anymore. I need help, really. And this blog post isn’t really going well. It’s like a huge sign saying “I BADLY NEED SOME PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP!”. But psychological help is expensive. I need to get my shit together and fight for what I’ve been fighting for in the first place, my goals, my grades, my future. 

 

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