Posts Tagged ‘graduation’

gimme the ball!

i have not lost the interest in blogging. not yet…  it’s just too early for that. for more than a month, i have not updated this blog due to some reasons. worse, the last entry i had was still about my scandalous and sinful relationship, as petiburges quoted (and i thank you for defining that thing for me). the lighter side now is, i’m okay… someone’s making my mornings bright again.

there have been a number of reasons for my absence in this blog realm.

1. i finally graduated. now, i am proud to say ‘I learned the UP Way. I survived UP!’

gold, anj, vince, and joan --- @lito sy

with prof. jhoanna lynn cruz, one of the best teachers ever.

2. i’ve been very busy working lately. life gets better as i meet more and more friends. more ‘cheers!’ more parties. more fun. i love what i’m doing right now and i don’t regret declining three other jobs for this. this is the life i’ve been dreaming since thesis days!

3. kris john visited us mid of april. of course, he had to experience partying the ‘davao’ way. now, he’s back in cebu. you wait for us there!

of course he can't leave davao without this memorable 'nakaligo ka na ba sa dagat ng basura' picture!

4. i went gaga when ron was rushed to the hospital one drunk night of may.  he stayed there for nights after a kidney stone was found. his room became an instant party place. remember room 430 in SPH!

ron with mao and hapi..

5. my laptop was stolen. 😦

anyway, my apologies, friends, for not being able to visit your sites from time to time. i miss ‘blog-ratting.’ don’t worry, i’d still visit your blogs.

till then…


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To start the year right, you need a good sex. Kidding.

It’s been days since the year started. So far, the year’s commencing real good, bigtime! This year’s a big ‘rawr’ as I started it with unending parteys, my birthday included, and other sidetrips in GenSan and Koronadal. Good thing I have friends who extended their vacations. But they’re all back to Manila, Cebu, Davao, and the Yoyi Land now so am officially ending my holidays today!

Anyway, the best thing I need to do now is set my plans for this year. I wish to accomplish everything before the year ends.

1. Real job. I need to be hired asap. I can’t stay a brat all throughout this year. But as Ron said, ‘Pano ka makatrabaho kung wala ka gapangapply?‘ Perfect!

2. Continue schooling. Next semester, I hope to enroll for my Masters’ Degree. And no, I am not taking up law. I will never be a good lawyer. I want Development Communication.

3. A visit to Cebu. Yes, I made a promise to a friend that I will be back there and enjoy Cebu’s night life again! Soon but not too soon. 🙂

4. Trip to Manila with Ron for the 2010 UAAP Cheerdance Competition. Early last year, we really planned to hit Manila for the said event. It’s an agreement. 🙂

5. More parteyys. Yes, I still look forward to experiencing Davao’s friday and saturday nights, though not as often as I used to do during college days. Will also hit Gensan and Koronadal again as the party zones there are unbelievably evolving.

6. My graduation. Need I say more?

I hope to have all the resources to successfully accomplish everything listed here. And I will be tagging my friends to join me as I make this year a memorable one. This will be a good year, I know. 😉

BTW, this song became the mood-setter for this year. Enjoy!

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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.

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. 🙂


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!


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. 🙂


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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earlier this afternoon, i applied for a job in a university in GenSan. obviously, i hope to teach there next semester. i got a call 3 hours after i submitted my application letter and was scheduled for an interview tomorrow morning.



you read it right. i can have a ‘real job’ now. finally, i am over my college years. *confetti*

and yeah, what better way to treat myself after a hellish semester loaded with thesis, photography class, analysis of Rizal’s works, researches in anthropology, etcetera?


thanks to biboy for inviting me to a stress-free night. for the sake of this blog, i’m using his nickname since i don’t want him get famous. magiging feeler lang. :p

the night of first times, i’d like to call it. and because the night was worth-sharing (vaguely), here are some tips i’d like to share for a totally stress-free night:

1. before going to the beach, you may chug beers first at piyesta ktv and restobar.

piyesta --- where people get overdressed!

piyesta --- where people get overdressed!

2. when you go for an outing, be firm with your decisions. don’t be fickle-minded, at least for that moment. decide when you have to decide what to eat. after all, the driver gets tired too though he would expectedly say he’s ok. *laughs*

3. if you can’t decide what to eat for the rest of the night, here are some best buys in gensan: chips, san miglight and gilbeys premium at a convenience store along osmena st., take-out any meal from jollibee (preferrably chickenjoy for breakfast. make sure you secure the change after paying. :P), water and yosi at a convenience store near YBL terminal.

parang ipamimigay lang sa victims ng ondoy

parang ipamimigay lang sa victims ng ondoy

4. When you have all that, you’re sure to have a food-full and beer-full night. but wait, the tent should be set-up. and it helps when you’re with a boy scout. 🙂

this is the tent. biboy did most of the setting-up. :p

this is the tent. biboy did most of the setting-up. :p

5. when you’re stepping on the sand already, make sure to take off your shoes. wear flip flops or get barefooted! then sit. relax. wear comfy shorts and shirt. don’t change clothes from time to time either especially if you don’t do the laundry. haha.

ang itim na flip flops at ang inuming hindi naman talaga nakakalasing.

ang itim na flip flops at ang inuming hindi naman talaga nakakalasing.

6. look for eye-candies. look around you. who knows they might be on the same page as you are. (and you don’t need to decipher this thing.)

7. you do the talking… big time! share. laugh. stare. puff! yes, sip and puff! it keeps the night warm. eat apple. but don’t imagine you’re eating an apple from manila. :p

hanapin ang apple from manila!

hanapin ang apple from manila!

8. when you see the day coming, maybe it’s a good idea to sleep. yes, there’s a reason it’s called night swimming. you have to keep yourself awake at night. and when the dawn breaks, have yourself laid inside the tent.

9. WHEN YOU’RE ABOUT TO SLEEP, PLEASE DO SLEEP! don’t do the things you do outside of the tent. REST! :p

10. another reason it’s called night swimming is that you only have to stay there the whole night and a quarter of the first hours of the day. so even if you don’t get yourself enough sleep, you wake up and fix the tent. again, leave the job to the boy scout.

11. swim! have fun in the water. after all, you’re supposed to unload the stress. the best way to do it is leave the problems in the water. let the fishes carry them.

12. eat breakfast. then,  reset your mind  — the real world is waiting as soon as you step out of the resort. yes. harsh but true. there are a lot of things we have to deal with in the outside world.

but at least, at some point, you made the right choice to unwind, unload, and relax. let the sea, the sand, and the tent remain the witnesses…

of the stories shared.

of the beers drank.

of the cigarette butts thrown.

of the laughters.

of the priceless moments…



bang! bang!

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Credits to Miss Kathymar Mateo


for giving me an idea to make a photoblog like this.

Talk about self-indulgence.

1. A picture of you in your room.

1_598438500ltaken when i was still in 2nd year college. and yes, i’m that limp-looking guy.

2. A picture of you posing with someone you don’t actually like.

2.i actually don’t want to post a picture for this number but for the heck of this entire entry, i have this pic. and tan-awag tarong naa sya dira. di nako sya feel. clue?? naaht!

3. A picture with a former crush.

3LMAO. Ayawg palag anj.

4. A picture of you very drunk.


once in a blue moon lang naman ako nalalasing. so ayan. hardcore!

5. A picture of you with a parent or two.

2o kuridas na, whole family na na.

6. A picture of you on your birthday or favorite holiday.

03012008013my 19th birthday.

7. A picture of you from your younger years.

7murag dili kaayo bata no? ari inyo ay..

7.1pangitaag tarong kung asa ko dira.  gawd, the hair. super straight.

8. A picture of you in one of your favorite outfits.

8.1actually ang shirt lang. don’t ask me why. i just love it.

9. A picture of you making a goofy face at the camera.

9this is soo nakakahiya. pero kebs. the other side of the rubians.

10. A picture you might have edited to make yourself more attractive.

10no comment. don’t dare answer kung nagwork ang pag-edit.

11. A picture of you in a team or club you’re in.

11Speak Up! 2008. I’m with the members of the UP Communicators’ Guild, with her highness, Madame Kuren Estrellada.

12. A picture of a night you regret.

12Peopling Autoshop. We were having fun lang..  And everybody went dancing. Ako ay pinipilit subalit nagpapapresyo. Kaya umuwi akong walang bakas ng saya sa dancefloor. sayang din. tsk.

13. A picture of you showing a new haircut.

Picture 076anj and i were chatting last week when she asked for a picture from me with my new haircut. ow yeah, and the picture was poorly taken gamit ang webcam ng laptop.

14. A picture of you truly being yourself.

PDSC-1176ako naman kasi ay maginoo pero mejo bastos.

15. Your most recent picture.

IMG0145AMay 18, 2009 at Dolores Resort. Gawd, bumababoy!

16. A picture of you being absolutely ridiculous.

IMGP8648At nep-c’s place. I have lots of ridiculous pics actually – this is the least. waw. (kailangan ba jud magwig ani na number tymar? haha)

17. A picture you’re tagged in on  facebook that you aren’t actually in.

17wall photo by lisha. ako daw ang ‘the 2 bullies.’ kamown!

18. A picture of a time in your life that’s over but you wish it hasn’t.

wackygawd, the bonding with these jerks. the thought that some of my friends are bound to leave is somewhat sad. graduate na ang uban, ang uban dili pa. pero i still want more bonding!

19. A picture in your life that’s over and you couldn’t be more thankful that it has.

19we were super exhausted. as in. human na jud ang crisis communication subject and that’s more than something a BACA student would really be thankful for.

20. A picture with your oldest friend.

1_470003506lkanang, ang oldest na ginamean diri kay pinakadugay man no? dili ang pinakatigulang? LOL. yes, he is ron and we’ve been friends since Kinder 1.

20. A picture with your newest friends.

GDSC-1389ow yeah, the 3-turning-4BACA. When i say friends, kanang friends jud. so sila!

22. A picture when you were anything but happy even if you were smiling and did your best to hide it.

301-5153according to kathymar, badtrip ang ibig sabihin ng number 22. so ito yun. ang panggigisa ni nicole in one of my classes last sem! sheet.

23. A picture of you that you had no idea was being taken.

23during crisis comm seminar discussion at Kasagigan, Torres. dahil bored ang lahat ay nang-gugoodtime na lang ang iba. whoever took this, pakyu! kinawat baya ng juice na akong giinom.

24. A picture of you when you are a different person that you are now.

Picture 089and as mentioned in my previous blog, i’m hired. and being hired comes the idea that the real world is a lot more different from what i used to think when i was still 18. =)

25. A picture of you in a fashion ‘DON’T.’

25at nung sumikat ang ganitong buhok ay nakisabay ako. i never realized back then na stupid pala ang buhok na ito. holy shit! like, so jologs!

26. A picture of you in a swimming attire — whether you love it or loathe it.

26sa kadahilanang nahihiya akong ipakita ang aking trunks na super wag na lang, ay ito na lang muna ang mai-ooffer ko. ang swimming cap at ang goggles ko.

27. A picture of you taking a shot/ chugging a beer/ doing something sort of mixed drink.

DSC03528at dahil paminsan2 lang naman talaga akong uminom, ay sinisigurado ng mga sunog-baga kong friends na nadodocument ito. at ito ang patunay.

28. A picture of yourslef that you hate.

28hanapin nyo. hanapin nyo si beans! lecheng bata yan, long hair! LOL

29. A picture of you with someone you love.

Picture 050wholesome. yeah. walay ‘someone’ but ‘somethree’ naa. my boisterous siblings. T2!

30. A picture of how you’d like the world to see you.

1_735012022lganito. as long as i know i can, i will always have a helping hand. i will always be someone you can count on. oha!

31. A picture that describes how you’d like to spend everyday.

1_522573320lang mabuhay ng hubad sa katotohanan, everyday of my life, not minding other people’s thoughts of me.  isog! ang mabuhay ng free!

32. A picture of a time when everything is changing.

1_487493533lalready changed. =( we can’t have this kind of bonding as much as we want to.

33. A picture that makes your heart hurt.

zxasyou-who-must not-be-named.

-wa man gimention na dapat naa ko no?

34. A picture that makes your heart smile.

301_4214cute. cute. i really love this. and rai, peace man!

35. A picture of one of the best times of your life.

itsura-mo6946yeah. this was december, last year. i just love the people i’m with. need i say more?

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than me!


oh. oh. oh. my partner finally graduated. after 4 grueling years in college, he finally stepped up and received the most important ‘pass’ to a richer life. o ha.

ayan, pinipigilan ang happiness. wuhoo. atik2 paka. haha

ayan, pinipigilan ang happiness. wuhoo. atik2 paka. haha

yeah. while i am enjoying the heat of the sun at Lantaw-bukid, Ron was busy fixing himself for the hole — the entry to the next hurdle of his life. And at 5:30pm yesterday, when I phoned him, he was more than ecstatic telling me he’s finally done!

wee. i was somehow delighted. of course, when he’s happy, i am also happy or even happier. so i ended the call to let him feel the greatness only college graduation could offer. naks, as if i’ve been there. kamown! haha.

to my bestfriend and best partner-in-crime, congratulations. i know you can do it (sa board lalo na). kaya yan!

yeah, finally ron. finally!

yeah, finally ron. finally!


kani na panahon, level pa lang mi. hahaha. karon, dili na. hahaha

kani na panahon, level pa lang mi. hahaha. karon, dili na. hahaha

p.s: kanang lugar kung asa ta nagpapicture, magbalik2 ta dira ha? ug mag-grab a crab pa baya ta. hahahaha.

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…ay gagraduate ka na talaga! for sure.

note: this entry was originally written on March 6 but due to some reasons beyond my control, ngayon ko lang napost ito. anyway…


I am thankful to a lot of things especially during the years I spent, spend, and will be spending still in college. (So don’t mistake this blog as a valediction. Haha. This is just a simple journal I hope to read one day, someday — years after everything in my life will not be as happy as now.)

I wonder what moved me to be as emotional as this… again! I hate this actually — when I have to stop myself from crying and wasting another bucket of tears but can’t do anything because I just have to cry to ease myself. This isn’t about g or about a pakshet lovelife. No way. Not now!

It’s been more or less 8 hours since I arrived home. Yes, I’m in Polomolok right now, lying on the comforts of my bed while making my pillow wet (with tears). Oo, I’m back to being the crying beans. And there’s no way out of this bullshit emotion so I need to write this down because I can’t open this up to any people in the house. And they’re all asleep so wala japun. The story follows.


Fixing my hair in front of the mirror before I left from the boarding house earlier, I was having a good conversation with anj, joan, and corinne. I actually can’t remember who asked this question but I know somebody did (maybe anj):

“Mag-uli ka Beans? Si Rea? Magsabay mo?”

I just continued fixing my hair thinking that it was just like any ordinary questions my friends would ask me. Then I answered:

“Naa man syay exam sa Sunday…

Pero ok na pud ni, at least masanay na ko magbyahe pauli na ako na lang. Unsaon na lang, mugraduate na baya sya.”

I laughed after I answered and as expected, they also laughed showing protest to my ‘kakornihan’ again. Then somebody asked again:

“Pano man na next sem beans? Mag-unsa ka sa bus ug wala si Rea?”

“Maghilak,” I said but that was not too serious. Haha. Then I added, “dapat magkakotse na jud ko next sem para di loser ang dating. Para mapilitan si Rai musakay bisag wala na syay tuyo sa Davao.”

You wish Beans! Your car is not so soon. Haha Anyway…

So I left. Good thing I was super sleepy earlier so I just slept all throughout the travel. For 3 hours!

Fast forward to 10:30 in the evening  — right this moment. I was about to sleep when Rai texted me that Anj told her about the conversation earlier. Oops, I did not even plan to tell her about it because I know it will all sensationalize everything. And I know it will end up this way. But since it’s known to Rai, all I can do is accept it. And diba gani Rai, we need to say everything through joke to lessen the harsh reality – that you will not be a student anymore soon. This is not bitterness. Nabuang na. Of course who doesn’t want you to graduate? Haha. I have long accepted that I need to extend, it’s beyond my control e. haha.

I am just thinking about next sem. Imagine what I will miss next sem.. 😦 :

  1. No Rea will be with me inside the bus.

    beans and rea at Rizal Promenade
    beans and rea at Rizal Promenade
  2. No Rea will reserve a seat for me every time I will be late for class.

    rea and beans at the library
    rea and beans at the library
  3. No Rea will lend me the notes needed because I’m super lazy inside the classroom.

    rea and beans @ del rio resort, koronadal city
    rea and beans @ del rio resort, koronadal city
  4. No Rea will listen to my stories of anger, happiness, and nonsenseness.

    rai and beans at poolside, del rio.
    rai and beans at poolside, del rio.
  5. No Rea will share ‘puff’ session with me.

    green for rai. red for beans.
    green for rai. red for beans.
  6. No Rea will be willing to drink and get drunk with me.

    cheers! beans and rea at autoshop.
    cheers! beans and rea at autoshop.
  7. No Rea will give her vegetables to me when she orders chopsuey or pinakbet.

    rea and beans at rea's beerday.
    rea and beans at rea’s beerday.
  8. No Rea will say ‘drop the fuck beans!

    rea and beans during the mock job interview.
    rea and beans during the mock job interview.
  9. No Rea will motivate me to do my papers because I can only work if I see Rea almost done with hers’.

    rea and beans going to samal.
    rea and beans going to samal.
  10. No Rea will go with me to UP Anda to look for books.

    beans and rea during Speak UP! (SM)
    beans and rea during Speak UP! (SM)
  11. No Rea will sit and wait for me while my haircut is not yet done.

    beans and rea at the atrium.
    beans and rea at the atrium.
  12. Daghan pa kaayo, kapuy na hilak. Hahahaha.

    rea and beans during valentine's day.
    rea and beans during valentine’s day.

Oh yeah, I know distance doesn’t matter at all if both of you know you’re really good friends. And this is more than the relationship lovers have. Lovers may have doubts and all but with us, I know we both know where our loyalty and trust belong.

But everything will change in about a month from now. And I can do nothing to stop that part of our reality. We need to grow and we have to learn how to live our new lives — apart from each other…

For one, I know Rai knows I thank, care and love her sooooo much.

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