Anonymous said Hi, I'm an incoming frosh of UP. Can you please give me some places na pwedeng tambayan during free hours? Thanks

Anywhere, dear. :) Hehe it depends on your location, but you can start with libraries, since most buildings have their own. Just don’t make the mistake of sitting in org tambayans or else you’re dead haha (I’m exaggerating, of course)

Apr 22nd, 2014 posted by Itsy Bitsy Adventures / more

And this statement will always be true, because like they say, nothing is permanent but change (and death, for this matter). I am well aware of this, but why do I still find it hard to face circumstances where people have to leave me?

It’s just that it is really painful when people leave me, even when when I have gone through this experience a million times already. I feel so helpless especially when I can’t do anything but watch them leave through that door to move on with their lives. It’s painful because there will aways be that uncertainty that they might never come back, that this thought of coming back may not even cross their minds in the first place, and that they may not remember all the good times they had with me.

I guess life is really like this, and I can’t do anything but to accept its truth, that there will always be people who will leave you. Maybe this act of leaving happens for a reason — so that there will be new space for new people in your life (this is a bit twisted, though, since there is really no limit in the number of people that can be part of your life).

Yes, new people. They will also (inevitably) come in our lives, and it’s up to us whether to let them in or not. Who knows, maybe these new people will be better than the old ones in our lives. Maybe they will make us happier than before. Maybe they will change our lives significantly.

But then again, they can never fill the hole that the people (who left us) left in our lives. They can never be the same person, and…

they will also be leaving us — maybe not now — but in the future, because again, nothing is permanent but change.

It sucks, right? Well, that’s life. It is not perfect. This is why we have to treasure every person who comes into our lives, so that in the end, even if we get hurt when they leave, we could say that we have no regrets, because we have loved them with all our heart and mind.

Apr 20th, 2014 posted by In life, people will always come and go. with 2 notes / thoughts / shits / :( / sigh / life / more
God is strategic. He has laid out an exact plan for our lives right down to the smallest details. He knows the people you need to meet in order to fulfill your destiny. He knows who is going to give you a good break and who is going to put in a good word for you. He knows when someone is going to need to be there to help you out of a difficult time. God has it all figured out. He is not vague or approximate. He is orchestrating your life right down to the very second, causing you to be at the right place at the right time so you can meet the right people that He has ordained before the foundation of the world.
You probably can look over your life and see how, time after time, God directed your steps to the exact moment. If you had been ten seconds earlier or ten seconds later, things would have played out differently. That’s God orchestrating His plan. That’s God ordering your steps. All you have to do is stay faithful to Him and follow His leading because in the end, His plan will stand!

God is strategic. He has laid out an exact plan for our lives right down to the smallest details. He knows the people you need to meet in order to fulfill your destiny. He knows who is going to give you a good break and who is going to put in a good word for you. He knows when someone is going to need to be there to help you out of a difficult time. God has it all figured out. He is not vague or approximate. He is orchestrating your life right down to the very second, causing you to be at the right place at the right time so you can meet the right people that He has ordained before the foundation of the world.

You probably can look over your life and see how, time after time, God directed your steps to the exact moment. If you had been ten seconds earlier or ten seconds later, things would have played out differently. That’s God orchestrating His plan. That’s God ordering your steps. All you have to do is stay faithful to Him and follow His leading because in the end, His plan will stand!

(Source: spiritualinspiration)

Apr 20th, 2014 from strawberrymallows with 606 notes / more

Hehehe gusto ko pala yung mga series na nagpapaisip sayo (e.g. detective shit series, crime series, etc etc), pero nanonood din ako ng mga fantasy (?) series (The Vampire Diaries, Originals, and the like) hahaha.

Suggest as many as you like. :D Nagdodownload kasi ako, and I want to download as many as I can this summer :) Salamat!

Apr 19th, 2014 posted by Suggest good series, please? :)) with 8 notes / more

Here’s a short video about my org, UP Association of Civil Engineering Students (UP ACES). :D I first watched this in CE Hour in the first sem, and I really liked it.

I have just become a member of this org  but I could really say that I already learned a lot, just by going through its application process. It was really hard (the process), but everything was worth it in the end. Although I already learned a lot in the app process, I know that there are still more that I have yet to learn, and I can’t wait to work with UP ACES.

I  am so glad that I chose to apply and join this org. I just couldn’t imagine myself being in other org(s) and not being with my orgmates, especially 13B (my batchmates).

I expect to have fun, learn a lot, and have this professional growth in this organization. Long live, UP ACES. :)

#SBFY

Apr 15th, 2014 posted by Itsy Bitsy Adventures with 4 notes / college / org / hehehe / love / 13B / more

You asked me if your hair looks messy and if you should have it cut or not; I answered “No, your hair looks fine. Let it be, and let’s see what happens.” You nodded and smiled at me, as if I just gave the answer to all your life problems.

I didn’t want you to cut your hair. I love the way how those curly locks look in your hair like vines crawling their way up a fence — so natural and beautiful. I love the way you tuck them in the back of your ear, and how you would always try to fix these tendrils so that they won’t make you look bad.

Don’t worry, my dear, because you will never look bad in my eyes. I just love everything about you, and not just your hair.

I love your eyes and how they light up everytime you think of something bright and interesting, or everytime you find the right answer to this chemistry problem. I love your eyelashes and how they touch the skin below those eyes when you blink. I love those cute dimples that go deep and the curve of your lips when you smile that mischievous smile at me.

I love your smell — it reminds me of peace and of flowers and of the beach and of… I don’t know. I know you only use one kind of perfume, but somehow, I smell different scents whenever you’re around (sorry if that’s weird).

Enough with your physical attributes.

I love the way you talk to me; you are always careful with your words, as if every single one of them is of great importance (and yes, that’s true). I love how you laugh at even the simplest things, even though you seldom do that. I love how you tease me with things that are sometimes really weird. I love how you allow me to see some of the hidden things about you, slowly. Do you remember that drawing you showed to me? It made me realize that there are more things that I should know about you.

I miss you, and that is why I wrote this. I just miss you so much. I know that we will never be a thing, and I’m not hoping for it to happen either (I’m pretty satisfied with what we are right now), but I just miss you.

Apr 15th, 2014 posted by 12:30 AM with 9 notes / shits / him / crush / hahaha / late night / more

My first year in UP had been a very fun journey, and I learned a lot while I was going through it. Part of the things that I learned: the false impressions of UP, and since I have a lot of time on my hands, I will be typing them here. These are just some that I could think of — I still have a lot to discover in my later years with UP. :)

1) UP students are perfect, smart-ass nerds. If you are not as smart them, you can go kill yourself.

I may be exaggerating, but you get the picture. Most people think that UP students get perfect scores in exams, make brilliant researches, etc etc etc. This may be one reason why some people do not bother taking UPCAT anymore, because of their lack of self-esteem. Let me tell you though, that this way of thinking is just wrong.

Although most of the students in UP are smart, not all are perfect. Nobody is perfect, in the first place. Students fail exams, complain about subjects, and cut classes. Failing an exam may be embarrassing for a first-timer, but once you’ll get familiar with UP life, you’ll realize that failing doesn’t mean that you’re already a failure. Failing can be a good thing, because it pushes people to not give up and try again. If there’s one thing that would describe UP students, it is that they do not give up.

2) All UP students are activists.

Admit it, your parents may have thought twice about sending you to UP because they were afraid that you might become an activist, and you know how people see activists — they think that they are people who are warfreaks and have nothing to do but to complain about the government.

This is a pretty stupid idea, though, because here in UP, people do not force you to be an activist. You may meet someone who’ll try to convince you to become one, but it in the end, it is up to you if you want to become an activist or not.

The idea that “activists are people who have nothing to do but complain about the government and they are an unnecessary part of the society” is also a stupid idea. Most Filipinos always see activists like that, not knowing that these people actually fight for the betterment of our country. They are not warfreaks (they actually have a very organized system) and they exist because “there is something wrong with the government and they want to correct it.”

Anyway, I already jumped from one topic to another. Apologies. Anyway, yes, not all UP students are activists.

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Apr 14th, 2014 posted by Post Freshie: Breaking UP Stereotypes with 5 notes / shits / stereotypes / college / :) / more
Anonymous said Terey. Miss na miss na kita. Miss mo na ba ako? AHAHA

HINDI. HINDI KITA MISS ZEI HAHAHA ASA KA :P

Apr 13th, 2014 posted by Itsy Bitsy Adventures / more

I am now back in our home here in Cagayan de Oro, and that means that stable Internet connection is back. You see, I have been living in my brother’s wifi-less apartment during the past week, and that’s why I haven’t published a thing here even if I wanted to.

Anyway, I’m now in CDO, and here’s a post I have been itching to publish: I PASSED MATH!!!!

Yes, I passed Math 53 (2.75). This is such a big deal to me because there was a moment in my life when I thought that I wouldn’t. I flunked the last two exams. After receiving the 5th long exam result and seeing my score, I felt scared. I mean yes, I feel scared from time to time, but that feeling that I had was something I have never felt before. Suddenly, my college life and and the consequences that I might face if I fail math (or any subject, for that matter) flashed before my eyes — my scholarship, me repeating a subject, and most of all, the anger and disappointment in my parents’ eyes. After that, I told myself: “Tere, you better fucking pass your final exam or else I will fucking kill you.” 

And so I did. I was so happy when I took the final exam, because unlike the 4th and 5th LEs, this exam was relatively easier. I was not sure if this is because I studied hard for this or it was just bearable. I was able to answer all the questions in the questionnaire, and although I know that I have wrong answers, I know that I did okay.

AND HELL YEAH I PASSED. 2.75!!! It’s so close to 3, and I’m really thankful. Even though 3 is a passing grade, I know I will be so depressed if I get one.

I almost failed Math 53, and I am not blaming anyone but myself. I failed to balance academics and org application process. I remember being awake at 4:30 am (and having a math long exam later in the morning) not because I was studying math, but because I was doing something org-related. I missed a lot of classes (especially large classes, and when I say a lot, I mean more than 10 sessions) so that I could accomplish the org’s requirements on time. I was just so bad at managing my time well.

I don’t have many regrets though. I mean, of course I regret being so bad at time management. I know that even though it’s hard balancing org and acads, it is always possible to do it. I don’t regret applying for my org, though. No. Regrets. At. All.

Now, I’m saying goodbye to Math 53. Even though my journey with you was hard, I still had a great time with you hehehe. Thanks for letting me go. :)

Apr 13th, 2014 posted by This is an obligatory post on my Math 53 success. Ha. with 6 notes / Math 53 / grades / hehehe / college / more

If you have read my blog posts, you’d know that I am applying for UP ACES this semester. I just realized, though, that I have not posted a single photo of me and my co-apps… so here are 3 pictures of us. :D

Dear readers, meet my co-apps! :)) They are the ones who make my college life really fun and happy. They are the ones who I am usually with — lunch, dinner (even breakfast), sleepovers, and sleepless nights. =) We get tired a lot (because of the very hectic and stressful app process), but it doesn’t matter because we never leave each other and we always keep each other happy. 

My co-apps are my friends for life, and I just can’t imagine what my college life would be like if I didn’t apply for UP ACES and met these great people.

I love you guys! <3

All photos by JP Dacanay

Mar 29th, 2014 posted by Itsy Bitsy Adventures with 1 note / shits / college / 13B Apps / org / :D / more

The second semester of this school year has been a blur; it has gone by too fast. It seems like I didn’t go to school at all, and this I guess this is because I spent more time on the org’s application process than on academics, which is, by the way, the reason why I’m here in this university. 

Yes, I admit that I prioritized org over academics, and the consequences are now slowly crawling their way back to me. My grades are a bit shaky especially in Math 53 and in Chem 16. It takes a lot of energy to say this, but yeah, I failed my 4th long exam in Math 53. It was the first time in my life that I failed a math exam, and yes, it was fucking painful. Until now, I could still picture myself sobbing while I went out of the math building. I called Zei (friend and also co-applicant) and told her that I failed. When she told me that she also failed, I don’t know, but I felt relief, knowing that I was not alone and I am not the sole reason why I failed. Let me be clear, though, that I’m not blaming the org for my failure; it’s still my fault because I failed to balance org and acads. If the org has something to do with my failure, well I guess it’s only a small part of the latter. I mean, even my Math 17 instructor told me that it is normal for someone who’s applying in an org to have lower grades.

I failed my 4th exam in Math, and I have to get a high grade in the 5th and in the Final Exam. The problem is, the lessons are not getting any easier, and I’m really scared. I don’t want to have a grade lower than 2.00, but considering my standing in Math now, there is a big possibility that this will happen. Huhu or worse, failure. I don’t want to fail math. My parents are literally going to kill me, and a lot of things will be affected, like my scholarship, etc etc etc. Sorry, am I being too pessimistic? :(

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Hi guys. It has been uhm.. almost one month since I last blogged something! Things have been very hectic and messy lately, and this is why I haven’t updated this blog for the longest time.

January is by far the busiest month of my college life. Heck, so many things happened that I don’t think I can talk about each of them in just one post, so I am just going to write about the highlights.

I don’t think I have blogged this yet, but did you know that I am now a working student? Well, it’s not really like the real kind of working student because I work only once a week, on a Monday. I’m a bookkeeper (Wow I might as well be an accounting student instead of an engineering student haha) of a foundation that gives me monthly allowance. It’s a pretty tiring job, but I do it anyway because I know that this is a big help to my family and to myself. Working for 4 days in exchange of a monthly allowance is already a good deal. I think I’m going to shift from being a bookkeeper to being a volunteer teacher though, because I’m really busy on Mondays (because of org stuff) and Saturdays are my ideal days of work.

I am also currently applying for an acad org, and the application process is really time-consuming and energy-draining. Huhu I can’t even describe how hard the app process is, because it’s really really really fucking hard. Actually, there were days when I cried a lot because of the app process. I’m not going to elaborate on the app process because I think it’s classified information, but one thing is for sure - I will try my best not to defer. NOPE, I WON’T DEFER. I will survive all the bullshit I am about to face and I will be strong. For that to happen, though, I know that I need to strengthen my heart and my mind, be open-minded, and not be sensitive. I will also remove the unnecessary things in my life and try  to balance acad life and org life. Huhuhu you can do it Tere!

So I guess work life and org life are the highlights of my life so far. I’m trying my best to balance work and org and acad. It may be hard but I trust myself and I trust God.

Tbh, I’m exhausted. But no, I won’t give up. I won’t.

Feb 1st, 2014 posted by These are the days when I wish I were given more time with 5 notes / shits / college / life / huhu / pak / org / work / I'm really tired tbh / more
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