You see, one of my many dreams is to be a magazine editor, not necessarily a fashion magazine since I wouldn't consider myself fashion forward but something like a lifestyle magazine, or if that's how you call it. I would just love to be paid to write about things I'd totally try and do for fun, like travel or maybe food or movies or whatever. So there. I've been wanting to share how I started my summer plus the significant stuff that happened before and I didn't know where to start. But after the first week of summer, I looked at my room and realized how chaotic it was and taught, I think I can explain more or less what happened through the clutter in my room. So here. As you can see I put little numbers on some objects just like in magazines (thus, the magazine editor dream introduction.) I'm so proud of myself. Hohoho.Warning
: This post will be a long narrative of my life spanning a few days. It will also be extremely random. I'd try to share some pictures in another post so this post won't take so long to load.
1 Wound Ointment
On top of my dresser, or should I say
, dressing table.
I have long stopped trying to treat my wounds with ointments. I can't even remember the last time I used this ointment but I recently had this approximately 2-cm cut in my left leg and I felt the need to do something about it. It left a scar, actually, I wonder how long before it would fade away, if it does. I hope it does at least. I got the wound after our Dancesports Finals in Savannah Moon. Yes, this is my last PE ever. I repeat, this is my last PE ever. I'm not exactly an athlete, I think I've already explained here somewhere why I don't like sports, contact sports specifically. Basically it's because of a long string of bad experiences with sports, a lost earring and a number of wounds. So just because I think it's interesting enough to say, my PEs have been Ballroom Dancing, Tap Dancing, Table Tennis and Dancesports. Yaay.
Back to the wound, so our finals was a competition and I was part of the 3-Dances part of the competition. My partner is awesome, he's the best guy in our class and I've also danced with him for the Ateneo Dancesports Open (where we got in the Finals for Paso Doble, yaay.) Instead of dancing just 3 dances, I had to dance a total of 10 dances! I had to fill in for F who was still taking her Accounting test when her category started. Wonderful, it was fine at first. But then we got in the finals for both categories and we had to do everything twice. I was so exhausted, seriously, I shouldn't have danced during the break but all my favorite songs were playing, how could I not? So I am still extremely thankful and flattered that we got in the finals, though I think 90% of the reason was my partner, but it was really tiring. Plus, of course, the nasty wound I got which I saw only after I got home. I was hit a lot of times because we were crowded in the dance floor. My arm was bruised because this guy accidentally hit it, then I was stepped on (or stomped on, actually) by this other guy, then of course the great kick (during Jive) which left me the wound. Boo. The end. For those interested, we danced the Rumba, Chacha(cha, our teacher calls it chachacha but I thought it was chacha so now I'm confused.) and Jive. My favorite's the Jive. So fuuun. Okay this number 1 was longer than I expected, but whatever, now I wanna write another post for the Dancesports experience. :)) Soon.
2 Hippie Shades So I'll explain this later with another number. Basically this was the pair I was supposedly going to wear to my blockmate L's debut in Antipolo. It was an overnight pool party in the mountains of Antipolo. It was so cold. I brought the shades, stupidly realized later on that it was dark and people would shoot me if I wore shades, even though I was going for the hippie look that night. But I got to wear it the next day, when we were commuting back to Katipunan. It was an easy commute considering how far it was, even easier than my usual commute home. Anyways, so there's a whole story there when we went home, but it's extremely embarrassing and all I can say really is: thank you blockmates, you guys are the best! Oh and the shades were my mom's, I found it in her dresser/dressing table before and loved it. I am old fashioned, okay.
3 Earphones I got this from my fourth year classmate for our kris kringle, thanks B! The right piece is kind of missing a part already but I still use it anyways since it's my most decent pair of earphones. So I just put it here because before the hectic weekend started, I was catching up on Gossip Girl. My summer officially started on Wednesday of finals week. I went shopping for Soph Night on Thursday with A then I watched Gossip Girl Thursday night. (Just so you could get the whole picture. :)) ) Until now, I'm still behind all my other series, BBT, 90210, Chuck. Hopefully I get to watch everything before my break ends.
4 Soph Night Photo & 5 Pink Hairpiece So, Saturday night was our Sophomore's Night in QC Sports Club. I was late because I came from my brother's graduation which I will again explain later with another picture. No one in our block brought a camera, I forgot to grab mine when I left the car. I was so harassed then already because of all the changes and stuff. But whatever, we managed with E's and RP's very acceptable phone cameras and of course, friends from other blocks who took our pictures. Whee. The pink hairpiece is from Girlshoppe. I wore it last year in our block's Christmas party. It perfectly matched my dress, so I wore it. The night was great, though only a few people actually danced. I loved the drinks, they weren't too strong and they didn't taste like medicine. I can't say anything about the food because I wasn't able to eat there. I loved the stage design and all the decorations outside. We had an awesome time taking pictures with the giant lollipops outside the venue (our theme was Wonka). Mmm, I can't really say anything more about it except that it was fun and nice to see everyone look so pretty. :)
6 The Kit I don't know how to call it. I hate calling it Kikay Kit, maybe vanity kit is the better word? Whatever, this is my 'kit' for everyday use, just normal stuff like powder and stuff. This story behind this object comes with another object from another picture. The kit is from Clinique and was given to me by my lola from the States.
7 Nail Buffer The Sunday of the first week of summer 2011, we had an afternoon snack with my mom's friend from Cebu and her former boss in The Block. Since it was mostly grownup talk, hohoho, my brother and I went around and looked for a router. So random. :)) Then we went back, then my brother left again, so I left too but this time I went to Etude House because I have always always been curious about the store. I've seen it everywhere and it's endorsed by Lee Min Ho!!! And since I'm broke, I could only look and admire the things displayed there. But, I saw this corner where there are random things/accessories or whatever, where I saw a nail buffer! I haven't buffed my nails since Grade 3 or 4 when they were such a big trend in school. I was always so amazed at the ability of a simple nail buffer to make your nails super shiny and glassy. So I asked money from my dad, went back and bought the magical thing. I buffed my nails a few days after and it made my nails shiny but I wasn't too amazed. I was missing the magic. Then I realized, well, things change and I grew up and learned that there are so many other things you can do with your nails like paint it, or French tip it, or draw things on it. I guess I just lost the simple awe of kids on random things around. Aww, so dramatic. :)) But really, I felt a little sad. Buffing my nails would never give me the same satisfaction it did back when I was in Grade School. Oh well, I just came from The Block again last weekend and bought eyeliner, can't wait to try it. Hopefully it's as good as everyone says it is.
8 New Bills & 9 Shades So the new bills are for E because she requested it the day before we went on our Maginhawa food trip. The fake wayfarers were from Bicol and I bought them for only P30. They're one of my favorites because I don't have to take care of it as much as I do for my other pairs. I can just stuff it in my bag with no worries. So these were the pair I wore when we went on our food trip. So I've explained the trip already, see previous post. :))
My Dresser minus the mirror plus some things around it.
Yes, the post goes on, sorry this is taking longer than I expected. I'm starting to realize what I'd say in a normal conversation directly translates to my posts. Super messy and super long (and sometimes unnecessary).
& 13 Bangle Box
The paper bag contained everything I needed for Saturday, for my brother's graduation and Soph Night afterwards. It had my Bangle Box which was a gift from M for my 18th birthday. One of my favorites (Is it rude to say you have a favorite gift? I think so, but I'm just saying it's one
of my favorites.) I remember opening that gift, I was so shocked to see the different bangles inside, oh the joy. Anyways it has been part of most events I go to, thanks M! So I just brought the whole thing with me because I didn't really think of what I'd actually wear with my dress. The bag also contained my pseudo jewelry box, it's just pseudo because it doesn't contain real jewelry, just those fashion ones (I just forgot how it's called. Mmm). Then also the black bag which I used, and my 6 The Kit. I changed and fixed my hair and face in Chili's where we ate dinner after graduation. It's great they have a decent bathroom and it was also good that we were put on the waiting list for a while so I had time to fix myself. I was so stressed because I felt I left some things I needed in the car and had to leave then I felt like they were already eating so I had to leave again, then apparently still no free tables, so I went back, then I left, then I went back. So finally, after eating, we went to the venue and panicked because I realized I had no idea which accessories I was gonna wear and I haven't transferred my stuff from my graduation bag to my black bag. I realized this when we were already in front of the venue, in that driveway upward sloping thingy. Panic because other cars were coming, so well, it's not a shock how I forgot to get the digicam. Great, it's a good thing I didn't leave anything else.11 Favorite Bag
This was the bag I used for the graduation. I forgot the brand, I'll try and check again later, but it's not popular, I think. It's this cute little boxy bag with the nice lock. It's from my Lola and she said she never used it and when I saw it, I just loved it. Loooved it. I just wish I could use it more often because it's tiny and can only fit my phone and hanky and bills without the wallet.12 Second Bag
I used this bag the following day for the afternoon snack thing. It's from the same Lola who gave it to me on the same day I got 11. It's Liz Claiborne
and you could see that it's really old. The strap's color is fading already, just the way I like it. Again, I love old things, ever since
. I don't know where I got it. So this is one of my more used bags since it's big and it has a lot of pockets and stuff. It's so handy. :)
So obviously when I transfer my things to other bags, I just leave them there on the floor. I'm such a messy person (but I am organized on all other things, for the record). I even leave some things in some bags and find them years after. So strange, but I am trying to change that now. I am tired
of losing things. Seriously. 14 Bayong Bag
I used this for Friday, for LK's debut. So I mentioned I was going for the hippie style, I'm not exactly sure if this is hippie. It's probably not, but it was a pool party and I felt bringing this bag, which looks beach-y. I don't remember where I got this but I think it was just a giveaway somewhere, but it's big enough and it's a bayong. Simple and nice. So, the bag is still actually full with my clothes, which I was supposedly going to use for swimming but I backed out. It was so called up there, extremely
cold. So we just dipped our legs and took tons of pictures and sang and drank and danced with this guy I call Finals Guy.I will add him in fb as soon as they post the pictures so I can just follow his link. He's this new friend we made there, he's from UP. He had finals the next day but still got very drunk and swam and sang and all. Finals guy. :)) Awesome.15 Malongs
Last but not the least is this pile of malongs beside my dresser. We had our SA presentation the week before finals week and we were supposed to be the Iranun Tribe, a Malay tribe (somewhat). So I had to look for my Tito's and Mom's malongs up in cabinets and stock rooms. My Tito loves collecting stuff like this. On the other hand, I have no idea why mom has so many. So I was too lazy to fix them after the presentation that they were still there, it's a good thing I took it out of the bag. Actually I just took it out of the bag because I needed to get my bangle box and other things from it. :)) But whatever. I'm not sure if there are pictures of our presentation, I'll try to look. Mhmm. It was so funny, pinanindigan na lang namin na funny siya. Gally. It's a good thing our teacher liked it, I think.
Yaay, so that concludes my very long post. Honestly I don't know how to end it now, somewhere along the very long way, I lost track of what I was trying to do here but since it's so long already, whatever, it'd be a waste not to post this. So there goes the first 3-4 days of my summer freedoooom. I looove summer. I wanna go to the beach now. NOW NA. Ohwell. And yes my room is yellow and orange and yes I am a very messy girl (who is trying to change her ways) and yes this was just a narration of my days hidden in a different format. Yaay.
Ang love parang linya sa parking lot, hindi hinahanap. -Michael Serquina