Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Spectrum Fellowship 2012 (A Bliss)

For many days, I have been away, and was not able to fill this blank page with sensibilities. Well, I was literally away, went to Talisay City to be exact. The news might be late, but I know it would be worth posting for the photos have finally been uploaded. Thanks to Kenneth

What Did We Do There? 

Inside the bus to Talisay City...
Joey: Kuya, naa kay plastic?
Ryan: Naa.
Joey: Tag-pila mana kuya?
Ryan: Tag singkwinta. *lelz
Joey: Ay Bonamine na lang ako uy, barato pa.

See for yourself :)
We went there to attend a three-day seminar on Campus Journalism and to hope of winning an award for our school publication. It was my second time to attend The Spectrum Fellowship, first of which was last year, wherein our school won the Best News Story, Best Editorial Cartoon, and Best Editorial awards. 

After a tiring seven-hour land trip to the neighboring province, Negros Occidental, we safely arrived at the Nature's Village Resort in Talisay City. We arrived late, but it was fine. The accommodation was great anyhow.
the venue, as cold as ice -_-
blurry, but I was absolutely listening huh! 
hanapin n'yo ko ^^
I missed a lot of the Fellowship, though. I could have met Butch Dalisay for the Literary Writing lecture but I have to go home to attend another important seminar. -_- I just spent an overnight there and went home. *deep sigh

The Best Part

"Kung gusto mo'ng makipagkilala sa isang babae, ano ang una mo'ng sasabihin?" Answering his own question, he said, "Miss, you look anxious. You wanna talk 'bout it?" The room was suddenly filled with boisterous laughs. 

Before I could find myself running around the bush, let me tell you the best part of that seminar. Hmmph! Are you familiar with BOB ONG? Like yes! BOB ONG. The real man. I saw him in person, and I never thought that day would come.

At first, only rumors of him being the real Bob Ong just filled the atmosphere. I was 30% sure that time that he indeed was the authentic icon. With his humorous punchlines and oh so natural way of injecting humor to his statements, who would not think that he is not Bob? From the beginning of his lecture 'til the end of the open forum, he kept on denying that he was Bob Ong. I believed him. What is, rumors!

However, the moment of truth finally came. With the confession of one of the organizers while we were engrossed in a conversation that night, he admitted to me that he was really Bob Ong. Then, I just froze, maybe for a while. I grinned my widest grin and patted him at the back. "Thanks. S'ya pala talaga si Bob Ong?"

He nodded. I was just absolutely right for asking him to spare me his attention. Pang camera lang po. Before I could agree with the rest of the mob that he was indeed Bob Ong, I already had suspicions of his identity. These were the first words that flashed on the white screen the moment he invaded the stage:


"Aside from writing Nursing books, he also releases a variety of literary scripts, and books under a pseudonym." This was written under his description on the itinerary of the Spectrum.

And I asked him this during the open forum,"Sino po ba mas magaling? Ikaw o si Bob Ong?"

He answered, "Syempre ako." *laughs

there he was...
BOB ONG. Gosh!
I am just so sorry but he wants his identity concealed. Otherwise, his Bob Ong pseudonym won't do any good any more. That's why I blurred his image. hehe. Sorry. :)

Our Sweet Haven

"Your home away from home. Have a happy stay mams, sirs." And he closed the door behind him.

This should be featured because undeniably, the resort was so nice. The ambient features of Nature's Village Resort was mind-relaxing and soothing. Di na 'ko magpapaligoy pa. Eto na talaga. 

char lang ^^

the mini bar :) 
Sadly, Picnik is closing this coming April 19,2012, my number one site for editing photos, (di kasi ako marunong mag Adobe Photoshop) so I spent time editing these photos, auto-fixed and cross-processed each. I will surely miss Picnik. huhuh :'(

But on the other hand, the Seminar ended with a bliss. Major euphoria. ^^ More stories to tell on my next post. Adios!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

99 Questions (Viral)

I am supposed to blog the things that I did during those days that I was not able to make a post, but I have to have photos before posting them. Unfortunately, the photos are currently unavailable so eto na muna. Medyo masipag ako ngayon eh. Sumipag din kayong magbasa ha. ^^ Salamat Ate Leah at Kwatro Khanto. Alam n'yo na bakit. 

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? Door lang meron, and it's always closed.
2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? Nevah.
3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Tucked in. Paggising ko, wala na akong kumot. :D
4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before? haha. I am not a bad citizen of the Republic of the Philippines. NO.
5. Do you like to use post-it notes? NO.
6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? Hindi
7. Would you rather be attacked by a bear or a swarm of a bees? Bear. TEDDY BEAR. ^^
8. Do you have freckles? No. Di ako mestiza eh. haha.
9. Do you always smile for pictures? Oftentimes. 
10. What is your biggest pet peeve? 'Yong demanding, promise-breakers, being late (always).
11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk? Yes, once. (P.E. related kasi) 
12. Have you ever peed in the woods? haha. No.
13. What about pooped in the woods? lol. I'll try this pag puputi ang uwak. 
14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing? I move my head sometimes. Is it dancing? haha
15. Do you chew your pens and pencils? Yes, when I was in elementary.
16. How many people have you slept with this week? NONE. OM!
17. What size is your bed? 'Di ko alam, basta kasya tatlong bata. ^^
18. What is your Song of the week? If This was a Movie by Taylor Swift and I See the Light (theme song ng Tangled)
19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink? Oo naman. They look sweet and blooming in pink.
20. Do you still watch cartoons? YES na YES.
21. Whats your least favorite movie? Transformers. haha. 
22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? Show me my treasure and I will tell you where I'd bury them.
23. What do you drink with dinner? Tubig. haha
24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Sa sauce? haha
25. What is your favorite food? Everything nice.
26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love? The Count of Monte Cristo, Cinderella, Gajini...
27. Last person you kissed/kissed you? Nanay and Tatay
28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout? Boy Scout. hahaha. kidding. Girl ako noh, kaya GIRL SCOUT.
29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? In front of my future husband. hahah. Ang malas n'ya. ^^
30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? Grade 3. haha.
31. Can you change the oil on a car? Issue 'to, grabeh!
32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket? Hmph. 
33. Ever ran out of gas? *face palms
34. Favorite kind of sandwich? Strawberry and Peanut Butter Sandy. 
35. Best thing to eat for breakfast? Rice and ulam.
36. What is your usual bedtime? 10 to 11 p.m.
37. Are you lazy? Always :( 
38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? Pang Halloween mukha ko. No need of dress-ups.
39. What is your Chinese astrological sign? Ambot! haha
40. How many languages can you speak? Four! :) 
41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions? mamaya na pag mayaman na me. 
42. Which are better legos or lincoln logs? ma Google nga. ahhh! Fisher Price. haha
43. Are you stubborn? The way I see it? Yes. Sometimes.
44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman? Who you? huhu
45. Ever watch soap operas? Choosy ako. haha. But I definitely watch soap operas na hindi kinopya ang concept from another story. 
46. Are you afraid of heights? Oo. 
47. Do you sing in the car? Car ulit? haha.
48. Do you sing in the shower? Yes, 'pag natatakot ako or giniginaw. haha
49. Do you dance in the car? -_-
50. Ever used a gun? Gusto ko mag learn. 
51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? I forgot. Basta in a recent event. 
52. Do you think musicals are cheesy? pag cartoons. hahah. 
53. Is Christmas stressful? Hindi. Only if I have tooth ache. 
54. Ever eat a pierogi? Eto pala English no'n? hahah. This is locally known as "hopia" (in our place) YES.
55. Favorite type of fruit pie? Buko pie. hahaha. 
56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? Teacher, doctor, writer, conductor ng Ceres...hahaha
57. Do you believe in ghosts? Uhm, when I was  a kid. 
58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? M2M
59. Take a vitamin daily? Pag may pera lang. hahaha
60. Wear slippers? Sa bahay. :)
61. Wear a bath robe? Once. haha. On a Christmas presentation, tapos shepherd ako. haha
62. What do you wear to bed? Damit. Nakow!
63. First concert? Sa school. I forgot kung sino nag perform. hahahah
64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? Robinsons? Lee Plaza? hahaha.
65. Nike or Adidas? *kunot sa noo
66. Cheetos Or Fritos? Nova. 
67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? Cashew nuts.
68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? *napailing
69. Ever take dance lessons? NO.
70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? Teacher or engineer or pastor
71. Can you curl your tongue? yes. ;)
72. Ever won a spelling bee? Hindi po. Quiz bee na lang, pwede? 
73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy? YIS.
74. Own any record albums? haha. NO.
75. Own a record player? NU.
76. Regularly burn incense? Di ako Chinese. haha. 
77. Ever been in love? Yes. Parang. haha
78. Who would you like to see in concert? Taylor Swift
79. What was the last concert you saw? Again? nakalimutan nga diba? 
80. Hot tea or cold tea? Coooold :) 
81. Tea or coffee? Coffee. 'Yung kay Coco Martin na brown and creamy. hihi.
82. Sugar or snickerdoodles? Sugar lang natikman ko. haha
83. Can you swim well? Di ako marunong lumangoy. ;) 
84. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? YES. 
85. Are you patient? Minsan. 
86. DJ or band, at a wedding? I can't make up my mind. 
87. Ever won a contest? UU.
88. Ever have plastic surgery? Kung may pera. 
89. Which are better black or green olives? Ewan. haha
90. Can you knit or crochet? Crochet. :) 
91. Best room for a fireplace? under the sofa. haha. Living room, syemps. 
92. Do you want to get married? YES indeed. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. 
93. If married, how long have you been married? -_- Urgggh!
94. Who was your HS crush? Si Matt Evans
95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? ha? 
96. Do you have kids? Kids sa silingan. 
97. Do you want kids? O lage. hahai
98. Whats your favorite color? ORANGE!
99. Do you miss anyone right now? Yes. :) IMY.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Link Exchange, You Like?

Hi there. I cannot make any serious and long posts right now because of a lot of stuffs on queue. At least nakasingit ako for a couple of minutes to visit my blog.

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Salamat uleet. Orange Pulps.

Friday, January 20, 2012

A Long Queue of Orange Peels

Isang malaking TGIF, first and foremost because this week which has been dreaded by all college students is finally over. The Midterms Week! 'Di pa man ako tapos sa lahat ng exams ko, at least my brain can rest for three to four days before another lengthy major examinations.

WARNING: PHOTO BULK AHEAD. BANG! (wala ako masabi eh -_-)

epal na orange tsinelas. 

Nakakakakakakakakakakapuyat man ang mag-aral hanggang 1:00 a.m. at magpantasya kay Coco Martin habang natutulog sa mesa dahil sa lamig (lelz), okay lang. Natapos na ang January 16 to 20. I will have less worries in the coming days. I will have more sleep tomorrow, and I will have more kulitan moments with my siblings. Praise God for the wisdom He gave. Praise God for the enlightenment. Praise God for the good scores. Praise God. ^^


Hindi nakokompleto ang araw ko without kulitan moments with my kapatids. Ayan, Taglish na si ate. haha. If my eyes begin to fail me for the night and my hands and fingers grow tired writing questionnaires, I dive into my bed, tickle my siblings and tell them to pose for the cam. (ate na narci) Kevs na sa mga exams, makulit ko lang sila. haha.

Goodbye long exams. Hello to a movie marathon weekend. Hello to a Monday Holiday. tootles and Godspeed!

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Year's First Friday the 13th (Malas Daw?)

I don't really believe in the "kamalasan" of Friday the 13th. But this day keeps on dragging me to a series of unfortunate events. 

Right after I breakfasted, dirty dishes were my next big thing. Since my first class starts one hour before noon, I was confident that I could still make it early to school. I tarried, and enjoyed the bubbles on the sink. The next thing I did was remove the strainer basket for the morsels to drain faster. I did not notice that a spoon slipped  off my grip and it came tinkling down the pipe. Good heavens! Nanay and tatay mustn't know, or else I'm dead. I didn't know how many minutes I stood in that sink, trying to pull that silver thing below. 'Din rin naman ako pinagpawisan dahil nga wala akong ma produce na pawis. Anyway, after several attempts, I finally got it through the help of our wooden ladle. Success! I quickly returned the strainer basket in the fear that I'd do it again, and finished the dishes with a sigh of relief.

I took a bath, prepared myself for school, discovered that my cold was worsening, brushed my teeth, said goodbye to my little brother, and waited for a vehicle to pass by. But unlike other days, it took me almost 30 minutes of waiting along the highway before a turtle-paced jeepney came. Napilitan akong sumakay because of the thought that a bus won't surface for the next 30 minutes. Ending? 'Di ako nakapasok sa one and only class ko for the morning dahil late na naman ako. Ang saya! :'(

What's going to happen next? I don't know. What I know is that these all are not products of the so-called "kamalasan of Friday the 13th." These are all products of a clumsy me. Happy Friday the 13th. *big smile*

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Paboritong Prito

"Ikaw juy paboritong tripingan ug mga gulang nga pasahero ug dispatcher sa v-hire sah?"
(Ikaw talaga ang paboritong tripan ng mga matatanda't dispatcher sa v-hire 'noh?) 

With a surprised countenance, Israelli (a close friend) laughed at my story and gave the aforementioned statement. Sino ba naman ang hindi matatawa sa mga pangyayaring, let's say, di naman nakakainis, di rin masyadong nakakatawa, pero pwede na ring nakaka-wonder. haha. Di ko talaga alam ang term na itatawag do'n. 

Here's the fetch. Just this morning, while I was riding on a V-hire to school (dahil naiwanan na naman ng bus), I've noticed that the dispatcher/conductor was looking at me from time to time. Magaling kaya akong mag detect ng eye movements nang di nahahalata. haha. Peripheral power! ^^ Anyhow, di na yata makapag-kontrol si manong sa feelings n'ya kaya ayon, nagsalita rin. 

"Sa Dumaguete ka ga-skwila?" (Sa Dumaguete ka nag-aaral?), he asked. I nodded. 

More questions came, and I don't have to enumerate. Feel ko sa mga oras na 'yon, parang bumagal ang takbo ng sinasakyan ko, although the driver was able to overtake the bus na nang-iwan sa 'kin. The last hirit ng mama was this.

"Ga-ulian ka kay ganahan ka makakita sa imung uyab didto sa inyo sah?" (Araw-araw kang umuuwi sa inyo dahil gusto mo'ng makita lagi jowa mo noh?)

Sarcastic na ang pagkatingin ko sa kanya. Sana naman di na offend 'yong tao. I gave my most sincere answer.

"Wala ko'y uyab uy." (Wala akong bf.)

Di makapaniwala si mama. Humirit na naman. "Kana rabang musulti nga walay uyab, mao nay naay uyab. Hala!" (Ang mga taong nagsasabing wala silang bf, yon ang meron talagang bf. (*tumawa pa)

So s'ya na ngayon ang mas may alam sa buhay ko. Hay! Echoserong palaka. Pagdating ko sa school, di ko na napigilan ang dila ko't naglabas na talaga ako ng aking reaction kay Isra. Ayon, natawa. Di lang kasi 'yon ang unang pagkakataon na nangyari sa commuting life ko. At alam niya lahat ng mga stories. haha. 'Pag nasa bus at male counterpart na matanda ang katabi ko, may 50-60% possibility na magtatanong yan sa pangalan ko't hihingi ng number ko. Tapos magtatanong kung may bf ako. I'll tell them the truth, di maniniwala. Mga ewan. Kung dispatcher naman, same thing. 

Wala bang mas bata d'yan? 'Yong ka age ko naman, pwede? haha. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Better Late than Never, Diba?

I had second thoughts on publishing our Christmas Party pictures last year with my school publication family but though not timely, I think I can still catch your attention with our polka-dots inspired attires. haha. O ayan nah! Better late than never nga diba? hehe.

(the following are just snippets of the whole enjoyment. marami pa 'yan somewhere out there! ^^)

Pasensya na talaga sa quality ng pictures. I had a hard time editing the height and the width of these images at parang ayaw ko na talagang mag-edit further. haha. Just click on each one for a better quality. Salamat po! Thank you in English. ^^
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