2007 Recap

19 December 2007

Yesterday, I came across my sister's friendster page.. and she listed down all the changes that happened to her since the start of 2007. Scanning through it....well, it's kinda weird when you realized that so much can happen in such a short time....

For example....

In January 2007, I was an irregular first year student in _______ University.... my attention was all about getting a decent grade in my Trigo class. eeekk! I hate that subject.

Came February, I became interested in joining the university's dance company, me and two fellow classmates were planning on joining next semester... it would be hella fun. We were like... "OMG, we have to practice dancing in stilletos like Luningning." (note: Luningning - the dancer in Wowowee.)

March, almost the end of the second sem, I was on the edge. I was busy doing projects and studying for trigo... yet again. ^_^

April -- Clearance and release of classcards. I was fuming when I got my FIRST EVER 2.0 in my english class! rawwrrr! That was my favorite subject in my entire life (umm, next to science)... how could she do that to me??!!??? *throws the nearest vase* Oh well... life goes on. But don't tell mama.

May 2007, summer class and the beach. Took 12 more units in my current course.. even if I was already having second thoughts on shifting to another department. During this month, I also applied for the University Scholarship.... the only criteria for the said scholarship was to get an average not lower than 1.75 so I was ecstatic! For sure, I'll have 100% discount on my tuition fees. I remember it so well.. me and a couple of friends were yelling in the streets... "Who's the US? YOU are the US!" pointing at each other. "No, no.. YOU are the US!" (US = University Scholar) Then burst out laughing because the three of us were the only ones (from our section) that qualified. It was fun...... until the next day. We were at the Scholarship Office, and the guy rejected my application because i'm a frickin irregular student! whaaaaaaat??!? Yes, I got disqualified just because of that ONE factor. I fought... I did try. He claims that I'm not a regular student cause I don't follow the subjects listed according to the prospectus (cuz I took advanced subjects)... even if I am taking the same amount of units like that of a regular student.

June, Enrolment period! I've persuaded two classmates to join me in shifting to Engineering... ha! We were together for the "evaluation and waiting for the professors" part for almost one week... but when it was time for enrolment... I didn't go through... out of the blue, I texted my bestfriend.."Let's put up a computer shop." We started processing the papers, legal stuff and all. I was running here and there... and yep, lost some pounds in the process. hahaha!

July -- There were minor problems with a few stuff... but by the 9th, Redge Computer was opened. I'll call this the 'dark period'... for this was the time I was always depressed if I really did made the right decision.. I always act on impulse... and it was totally unplanned that I'll put my studies on sabbatical in favor of my new venture. But my family, and especially my bestfriend helped me through it and they were all trying to boost my spirit.

August - found the light in the darkness. Redge Computer was earning.. LOTS! Celebrated the 1st month of Redge, my birthday... and got my TESDA NCII certification! woooohhh!!!

September -- what happened in September? From the looks of it, I never updated my blog on the month of September.... maybe I was totally busy with the shop.. cuz we're open everyday... Monday to Sunday... holidays or non-holidays....

October -- Started blogging for profit.... in the process, I divided my posting time here in Without A Note, in Litaniya ni Tekla, and B1 & B2.

November -- I dunno... Oh yeah.. It's the first time I took a vacation since opening my shop... Redge Computer was closed for 1.5 days... because we had a scheduled EB with fellow bloggers... Rho and Razz! Yup, that's an achievement! haha!

December...... ohh humm... Ohh... work is sooo much easier now... cuz I've got two OJTs in my shop! woot woot! Second, I think I've improved my culinary skills this whole year... yep yep.. I can now cook filipino cuisines without burning them. Hahaha! Now I'm really excited for Christmas, guess who's the chef? *points at self* you got that right! mwahaha! okay, shutting up now..

How my life have changed so fast from being a math-fearing student into a workaholic businesswoman... uhmm.. I have no idea... all I know is that I'm really happy right now in my life. phhew!

Thank you so much 2007 for the great memories!


13 December 2007

Look at me, look what a fool I’ve been
Smiling from the corner, heartbeat never been faster
How I’d wish you’d never look my way,
So you’ll never see how much I stare.
But all the same, I want to see those soulful eyes,
That can see through me and make this heart falter.

Oh, how I hate to see you smile.
Or the way you roll your eyes at me
It’s as if we’re having a conversation,
And still all I do is giggle.

Be calm now, my troubled mind.
Stop thinking and follow your heart.
He’s moving toward me, and my breath is hitching
How do I look, how should I act?
Is my breath fresh enough,
Did I put on my deodorant?

Don’t you know how much it hurts?
To see you smile then walk her way?
Holding hands like couples do?
Watch you whisper in each others ears,
When all I want is to feel your warmth
To be wrapped in your gentle embrace,
Strong and comforting,
Just the way it eases me.

Was it so wrong to love someone like you?
If it is, then let me be wrong forever,
Because I can’t imagine a life without you,
No, I can’t imagine not loving you.

I guess I’ll never learn, and I never want to change
How many times should I tell?
That you would never feel the same,
You and I aren’t meant to be.
Don’t ask me why, just let it be.

“It may hurt, but just a little bit.
At least I’ve saved you from all of it.”
Then you turn and walk away.
Pretend I never existed.

Don’t blame me for my pained eyes,
It’s not even close to the pain I’ve felt.
When you said, “Believe me, it’s not worth it.”

~ o ~ o ~ o ~ o ~

Just for kicks I thought I should add one word to that last line like, "Believe me, it's not worth it, Pare." dun dun dun dunnnnn... hahaha!

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Birthmonth Game

07 December 2007

Got tagged by Mel

The Instructions:
1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

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My birthmonth is AUGUST!

First of all, I admit that I am often VAIN... being a Leo and being born on the month of August.. that's a deadly combination of uber vanity. It's not even a secret that I'm:

Too generous and egoistic. (not sure about the generous part but egoistic for sure)
Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. (Yes!!! I love being the center of attention. Feed my ego, and I'll feed you. lol. )

Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Extraordinary spirit. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. (Not sure with the brave, fearless and leadership part... insecurities gets me everytime, but I do know that I love to dream and being in control.)

Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. (Aaand... these are my bad qualities. I'm too sensitive with criticism especially from people I don't know. Easily Jealous? Check. )

Careful and cautious. Hasty and trusty. (Geee.. wait, doesn't this contradict each other? Anyway.. I'm always careful when it comes to people...which means I'm not trusty. But I am hasty when making decisions.)

Observant. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Learns to relax. (Most of the time I enjoy being on the background, just watching people talk or do whatever. I... don't think I think that quickly. lol.)

Knows how to console others. Loves to joke. Attractive. (errmm.. *clears throat*) Suave and caring. Loves to make friends. Romantic. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Loving and caring. (oh gosh, aren't I quite a catch?) *bats lashes*

Poor resistance against illnesses. (This is the only trait that I have cross out.... never been hospitalized since birth.. never had any operations in my life. hmm.. must be the milk. nyahhahaha!)

Passing this to.. hmm..I'm only tagging two people.. so .. Razz and December-celebrant Mam Rems! yayy!!!

Lakbay Philippines

06 December 2007

Got tagged by Mam Rems.

My Lakbayan grade is D!
How much of the Philippines have you visited?
Find out at Lakbayan!

Created by Eugene Villar.

Passing this to.... newfound friends Gerrycho and Winky!

Team Up!

01 December 2007

ohhh... great news.. i finally have two helpers at my shop... and they've been working for a week now. they have different schedules so only one will be with me at a time.. NEAT! I'm not paying them... cuz they're here as my "interns" or what you call on-the-job trainees.. it's a requirement at their college--they have to spend 400-something hours working outside school... so yeah.. suits well for me. it's not like i can leave work anytime now.. but at least it's easier for me especially when it gets so busy. Hurray!!!

Although I think it's gonna be awhile before "i put my feet up" lol.. cuz right now I'm still training them.. I have to watch them carefully with whatever it is I've asked them to do... make sure everything's still in place... soooo i'm always behind their backs (literally!) and I think they're picking it up quite well. yeahhhh..

I still can't leave my shop to them for more than 5 minutes... i'm being careful. ^_^ but now, i can pee without rushing. hahaha! cuz before, I have to hold it in for hours cuz when it gets crazy i don't have time to even have a break. lol. yeah.. my bladder is more than happy and that makes me happy! XD

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