Seven days of journey – the week of my life, of every Filipino’s life.

Itong linggong ‘to, heto na ata ang highlight ng buhay ‘ko.

The week started in UST and ended in UST.

SATURDAY last week, I was with LA and Jai, reminiscing our UST days. Kinagabihan, we met Armando and discussed our crazy wedding planning business. We met Kenna for the closing remarks.

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SUNDAY MORNING, an earthquake shook Luzon. Little did we know na sa Zambales pala yung epicenter. Jam, Kenna, Ysa and I are Pinatubo bound pa naman.  We hiked for two hours…patiently walked the rocky ranges of Mt. Pinatubo.

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The view was majestic at parang nawala lahat ng pagod ko sa pag-akyat. Dito ko narin narealize na talagang unhealthy na ‘ko kasi hinihingal talaga ako paakyat.

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Anyway, the experience was truly epic. We went down the volcano and rode toward Capas Shrine where we paid homage to the heroes of WWII including the father of my Lola who survived the death march.

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The only lull moment of the week was Tuesday – which was actually ruined by the news na maraming bumagsak sa isa naming subject.

I was anxious the whole time, calling every single people who heard the news na maraming casualty.

I prayed through the intercession of Pope Francis to pass that subject.

Wednesday – LA, Jai and I travelled to Bataan. I was surprised how organized Balanga is. It is a city bounded by history and heritage.

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We climbed the iconic Mt. Samat and took pictures of some relics of the war. The three of us has an incredible chemistry. All of us are only child, we think alike, we act alike, we have the same interests. (except for Jai who does not like beaches) hahaha

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We traversed the road of the Death march. We actually experienced it as we walked down the Mountain. Thank you to the pick-up driver na pina-angkas kami kasi hindi namin narealize no sobrang nakakapagod ang trek.

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Pagbalik ng Balanga, nakitambay kami sa City Square na may public viewing ng papal visit. Pagcheck-in sa hotel, sabay sabay naming pinanood ang paglapag ng Santo Papa sa Philippine soil.

We went outside to have some food and sound trip. The next day, we went to Las Casas de filipinas de Acuzar…

and I will not speak much of this kasi hindi ko rin madescribe eh. hahaha see the pics.

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I was very grateful to have them as my “only child support group.” haha Hindi ko talaga alam paano ako babawi sa kanila sa ginastos nila para matuloy ang trip namin..

I love them kasi they were brave enough to tell me that I have to do the thing that I really needed to do.

Tumuloy sila sa bahay namin to have a rest before going back to Manila kinabukasan.

 FRIDAY, mom and I started preparing for our trip to Manila for the Papal Visit.

Saturday night lumuwas kami. Nagkita kami ni Grace na naka-camp-out na sa Lacson.

We were there in Lacson, near the Dominican School Gate, camping out, sleeping in the street, patiently waiting for the officials to open the gates.

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4am, pumila na yung mga nag-camp-out in a straight line at may mga tao outside that line na pinaligiran ang gate para makasingit. That was it. Nagkakagulo na kasi yung mga sumisingit ayaw pumila.

We were shouting – “Pila pila pila!!!!”

Malala pa sa riot sa Mendiola ang nangyari. Akala namin di na kami makakapasok. Akala namin mawawalan ng silbi lahat ng oras na nag-camp-out kami….

We pushed and pushed until we made it to the gates. Aliya (grace 10 year old pinsan) was crying.

Grace and I were crying as we enter UST. Traumatic semi-stampede ang nangyari.

We went to Lovers Lane, sa may Arch to see the entrance of the Pope, and I saw Him in my bare eyes, as he went up the Pope mobile.

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I was shouting “Pope! Pope!” as I took my video.

I was not able to catch him kasi maling ruta yung tinahak ko, hanggat nakaakyat na siya sa Grandstand.

Malayo man ako sa grandstand, I was hearing him speaking in Spanish, feeling his every word.

Mamatay-matay na ko sa gutom, uhaw at puyat pero tinyaga kong pakinggan at panoorin ang Santo Papa.

Talagang nakakaiyak at life-changing ang presensya niya….

Lalo na nang sumabay siya ng pagkanta ng “tell the world of his love.”

Hinding hindi ko ito makakalimutan ang linggong ito dahil nakapiling ko ang mga pinakamalalapit na tao sa buhay ko… (mama, pamilya, mga nabanggit kong kaibigan, at ang lider ng aking Simbahan – Santo Papa.)

Ito na nga siguro ang mensahe na dala ng Santo Papa.

 Pati ang kantang inawit sa papal mass niya sa Luneta.

“Tayong lahat ay may pananagutan sa isa’t-isa.”

“We are all God’s children and together we tell the world of His Love.”

Back to the academe.

It’s July and yes, it’s that time of the year again. PASUKAN NA.

I am way way excited, because, this time,  I will focus on my law studies. I left my post in PCDSPO not only to pass the upcoming semester (bracing myself for criminal procedure, sales and property), but also to hurdle the BAR EXAM. I cannot pass the bar if I keep on skipping some topics because of my work schedule.

My classmates know me for being the “studious” type of person. Yes, I am.

When I was in Arts and Letters, I was so masipag that even when there is no quiz or no papers to submit, I keep on studying.

HAHAHAHA. I just find STUDYING…FUN!

Well, it is. I found some friends who love it too. Lol.

Hi, Grace!

So here’s a trip down to the memory lane of my AB days ❤

First year. (2008)

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Second Year (2009) with my roomate, Len Kirsty.

 

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Third Year (2010) with Gracielle.

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Fourth Year (2011-2012)

 

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Velada Tomasina vis-a-vis Testimonial Dinner for Thomasian Graduating Scholars (DREAM COME TRUE)

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AND LOTS OF FACULTY SHOW, OF COURSE!

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Oh, College life. ❤

 

 

SAAN NA AKO NAPADPAD?

Ilan lamang ito sa mga naganap sa buhay ko sa loob ng higit isang taong hiatus sa wordpress.

1. Iniwan ang buhay TV Production.

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2. Nagbalik sa quest para maging ganap na attorney.

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3. Naging government employee.

4. Nagkaron ng mga bagong kaibigan – Jamille, Sheryl, Kat, Ate Jo, BB friends

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5. Nagkaron ng matataas na marka sa ilang subjects. Bumagsak sa ilang exams.

6. Na-challenge sa pagiging working student.

7. Natutong mag-travel. (Baler, Calaguas)

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8. Hindi matuto-tutong mag-ipon, mag-budget.

9. Nanood ng dalawang concert (Martin, Lionel) kasama si mommy.

10. Nagmahal, nasaktan, nabigo.

11. Umiyak, tumawa ng walang dahilan.

12. Nag-shopping dahil sa christmas bonus. (Irrelevant. HAHA)

13. Tumatag ang pagkakaibigan ( Marah, Japau, Mon, Ems, Mitch)

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14. Namimiss ang barkada ( LA, Kenna, Jai, Cha, Lerych, Don)

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15. Nagkaroon ng “Find Egy a boyfriend movement” (Grace, Iah, Karmel)

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16. Nagkaroon crush. (First time in years!)

17. Nakita si Sir Lito. (Literal na iniwan ang taxi para sa kanya)

18. Nagkasakit.

19. Na-operahan.

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20. Naiwang mag-isa sa dorm (Ang lungkot)

21. Palagi pa ring nakikitulog kina Marah (Love you.)

22. Nagkaroon ng interes sa hollywood. Haha (Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl)

23. Nanonood na ng foreign movies.

24. AT SERIES syempre. (Suits, How I met, Grey’s Anatomy)

25. Nagbago ang buhay dahil sa FRIENDS.

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26. Tumaba

27. Lalong tumaba.

28. Nahihirapang magpapayat.

29. Ready ng magmove-on sa lahat ng aspeto sa buhay.

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30. Naniniwala pa rin sa True Love. (Lechh HAHA)

31. Nag-selfie. Hehe ❤

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