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Before starting this year-end entry, i wish to thank maan for influencing me to write this. Cheers maan!

If there’s one memorable year i want to live again and again, I’d be self-debating between 2008 and 2009. But I guess, 2009 makes itself very competitive for the happiest and most unforgettable year award, so far.

The People

Gray. Thanks for sharing the 1.5 months of this year. It added to the 9 months we had. You made me more human when we had to end everything on February 22 this year. The friendship continues. 🙂

Barkadahang Tunay. I guess, 2009 is our year. This year, we called ourselves BT. Who’d have thought we’d go a long way after sharing drunk and smoking nights for years? Whatever melons we have right now, I will always be the Beans you’ve known, Rai, Anj, Corinne, Elton, Stella, Gold, Krisha, Joan, Elton and Ram.

gold, elton, anj, beans, rai, ste, krish, joan, coh.



Rai.
Everybody knows how we’ve been through this year. We laughed. We cried. We smoked. We drank. We slept together. We laughed and laughed and laughed. And we will always miss doing that because I know we have to move our separate ways. It pains but we’re cool about it. And that’s more important, eh? 🙂

Ron. This year, we just realized the thing we used to dream when we were still in our younger years – that after you graduate, we’d share a home in Davao. It happened! I had to sacrifice an hour a day from Roxas to UP just to spend nights talking with you. And I never regret everything. You are still one of the best!

The Mams, Jepoi and Loloi. Since I entered UP, I never had the intention of befriending the two of you. Atik lang. But this year, I guess (and I am sure) we had the best quality time of our lives. I love listening to your stories, to your escapades, and stuff alike. Our tanduay and red horse nights will remain witnesses to our wildness. You know how much I miss you and our sessions. More to come. Cheers!

Mom Jen. The thesis adviser, the mentor, the joker, THE BEST! It’s more than touching that you have to wait for me up to the last minute of the day just to sign my thesis. I will always remember you, mom, and you will always be included in my prayers. Hope to see you soon. 🙂

Acads

This is one great reason for me to call this year a year! I couldn’t be more thankful after finally ending my college life. Yes, I survived in UP. *sigh* This year marks the end of my struggles, sleepless nights, cramming nights, delayed papers and the like. This year, I finally had the product of my grueling months as a senior student — my thesis! It’s over. And I can just jump and do cartwheels and flares because of it!

Blogging

This year, I finally started blogging. February 7’s the night. And as i checked my first entry, a line in it says “i know this would again suck but who cares?” Did this really suck? Be honest. haha. I don’t care, anyway. My blog serves as the sponge to my emotions so it doesn’t really matter if this sucks.

And mid this year, I created another blog. It’s in Tagalog at ngayon ay patuloy itong naghahatid ng ka-melonan para sa mga readers kong taga-Luzon. Ayos.

The Trips

Year 2009, I had the memorable trips of my life.

First stop, Camiguin baybeh! Thanks to my Photography class for finally letting me experience the beauty of Camiguin. And as I blogged, I shall return!

Second stop, Cebu! I parteyed, prayed, and had so much fun in Cebu! Thanks to Corinne and Gold for making the whole trip possible. Thanks to Rai, Kris John, Nat2 and the rest of the gang for making our stay in Cebu worth-while. I will surely come back! I have to. 🙂

Melons

And now I finally have you. I know you will never read this but one thing’s for sure, I am proud to have you in my life. Thanks for coming. Thanks for making me feel special. Thanks for being sweet. You made my December, you ended my year with a bang! I love you. AJA!

Year 2009 is my year. It brought countless smiles, less pain and overwhelming happiness. I loved. I stumbled. I moved on. And now I am living the life I wanted. It made me feel blessed. It’s a better year. I’d settle to calling this a better year because I want my succeeding years to be the best. I know I will have more in the years to come.

For now, I just want to express my heartfelt thanks to the people who made my year more memorable. Thank you! High five!

Cheers to a wonderful 2009 and a promising 2010!

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Birthday wish list!

Three days from now and it’s Christmas! It will be the usual Christmas for me, I guess. Noche buena, exchange of gifts, drinking session, and unlimited fun alike. But I have had enough fun since this month started.

Anyway, I won’t dwell much with this Christmas thing. I will be doing a more serious countdown — my birthday countdown. I only have 12 days left! How’s that?

If for Christmas, I wished for intangible things, I want material things for my birthday. Earth to my friends who will be able to read this post! 🙂

2010 Planner. Topping my list is a planner. I think I’ll badly need it next year. I think the OC-ness in me must come out. If I missed it during college, I’d try harder to be more organized and methodical especially entering into the real world.

G-Tech Pen (.4) and a composition notebook. After months of bumming, I have never scribbled again. I miss scribbling. I miss writing. These things may be very simple but they’ll mean a lot if i’ll have them on my birthday.

A pair of earrings (plus a small jewelry box). I am careless and I am never an OC, as said. I easily lose my earrings. I am using a low-quality stad at the moment and I want it replaced on my birthday. I want a small cross stad, to be specific. 🙂

A plain shirt from F&H. It’s cheap, I know. So any good heart who’d care to buy me one, I’d appreciate it bigtime! I left my F&H shirt in Cebu. I want a new one. 🙂

Board shorts. I am planning to hit more beaches and experience outdoor adventure next year. I will be glad to receive a new one, preferably blue or black. 🙂

So far, I’m only thinking of cheaper but must-receive gifts. But of course, you may send gifts other than the things I listed here. I’d also be thankful if you can give me chocolates, ashtray, lighter, etc. The element of surprise will always be a pleasure.

And the countdown continues.

Enjoy the holidays, folks!

Vince

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i have ten valid reasons to go back and enjoy cebu… again!

1. rea and kris john are both in cebu. they are two of the best people in my life. they will surely be a family to me every time i’m in cebu.

with kris john and rea @ one mango avenue

2. i love the malls. it’s not too small, it’s not too big yet i still get lost. haha. but really, i love spending the night in ayala. lights are playful and people are edible. :p

with the gang @ bistro ecila, ayala

3. the smoking thing was one of the best experiences i had in cebu. i still ask my friends from time to time if it’s safe to smoke here and there and they’d just tell me, “wala ka sa davao, cebu ni! bisag asa pwede.” whoa, imagine how that thing made my stay worth-smoking. haha

because yow makes the coffee experience perfect!

4. we’ve been to different food establishments for food trips — from vibe’s, casa verde, UP Cebu food courts, up to the barbecues and puso of consolacion. and the foods make me long to go back to cebu more and more.

this is rai's, actually. i love shrimps!

5. i cannot afford to go back to davao and poland without experiencing cebu’s nightlife. after all, it’s what i wanted to experience many many many years ago. good enough, i spent two nights-till-dawn in MANGO (need not dwell on its target market. haha). it’s really p-a-r-t-e-y-y-y-y. you dance; they dance and then you realize you’re dancing with someone you just met a while ago.

@ doce. and everybody in cebu knows who dances in doce. haha. i puked before this photo was taken. i got superdrunk.

6. i just love the night-people in cebu! they make me hungry. haha. kidding aside, i really think cebuanos are warm. what’s more weird is that, everybody does the beso thing regardless of gender. promise, it almost shocked me. (mas masaya kasi minsan, hindi na talaga beso yung ginagawa. aylaykk!)

promise i just met them that night and they've been very friendly.

i'd like to give the mr. congeneality award to mr. aj andrada! 😉

7. one more thing, i had my own share of ‘spiritual’ time in cebu despite the worldly things i did there. thanks to the Sto. Nino Church for being the venue for me to do so.

amen.

8. STARBUCKS. PERIOD.

need i say more?

9. and you are right! i can be me when i am in cebu. i always say this when i feel like being histrionic there, “ngano, nakaila sila sa ako?” i know, whatdefuckingalien much.

yes, i did not care even if the caretaker of the taoist temple scolded me. after all, i won't see him after that hour.

10. i need to go back there when my future employer calls me anytime soon. exciting, eh?

@ mactan international airport. i shall step and sit on that couch again. very soon. 🙂

i don’t have an american dream. i don’t have a utopian dream. i only want cebu for now! 😉

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countdown

i am seriously doing(slash tweeting and plurking) the countdown before january 3, 2010 — my big day. this means, i have 33 days left before my birthday.

my hands led me to this site, where i got very interesting lines that made me more excited to turn 21. yes, i have to wait for that day for me to eventually change and better myself. 🙂

The 21st Birthday is a significant milestone in a person’s life as it legally recognizes a person’s entry into adulthood. It brings with it a world of new responsibilities and duties. It is an age when we bid adieu to our adolescence and welcome the life of adults.

another thing pressures me upon turning 21 and it’s this line from another site: ‘because by the age of 21 everyone becomes aware of good music.’
how can i learn this? help the music moron! haha.

i am excited. period. but i don’t know yet what to do and who to invite on my birthday. because i am over histrionic friendly, i can just imagine how crowded my birthday party might become if i invite all my friends. i’d talk to my momma and poppa about this, don’t worry friends. 😉

i hope i am mentally mature by january 4 next year. 🙂

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