Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday night is Wave night

I just realized that I don't religiously listen to Wave every Sunday night anymore, unlike before. I got hooked on TV again for some reason. But I'm going back to my "Sunday night is Wave night" routine starting tonight. Haha.

So anyway, the week was a little more relaxed than the usual as it was the Foundation Week of the school, so regular classes were not conducted from Tuesday until Saturday for majority of our subjects. There was a day where, out of the blue, my classmates wanted to ride the Caterpillar ride that was set-up on the court of the elementary building. It was fun, although it just went on and on for few minutes. Dinaig yata namin ang mga elementary students! Hahahah! Also, because of the not very busy week, I was able to go to FEU-NRMF in Fairview to request for my records that's being asked by the registrar of the school since I am about to take the NVAT some time in April this year.

And since I was able to visit Fairview for after almost a year, I felt happy and excited about the faces I'll see that I haven't seen since March 2009, since that was the last time I really saw almost everybody, except for those people that were close to me, whom I meet up with occasionally. So, that Tuesday, I saw Philip, Collins, Reccia, Cy, Cheen, Richard, Albert, Jojo and Mama. I think I forgot someone, lol. Anyway, I went back there again on Friday to give the Transfer Credential Certificate since I was thinking that giving it earlier (instead of next week when I claim the documents) will lessen my agenda next week, in case there will be other stuff I am to do when I claim the documents. And since Mama and I have a lot of stories to tell still, we went out after her class and after I gave whatever I have to give their registrar. And, I saw some of my classmates again; Kaye, Sah, CJ, Ruthlyn, Mommy Anna, Achi Anna and Tiff. And now I wonder, whom will I see next week? Hahaha! Surprises, surprises.

After this week, it'll be our midterms week already, and 6 weeks after that, the semester is over. I am planning to take up summer classes to lessen the minor subjects that I still need to take since they weren't offered/lacked when I was still a Biology student. 

Luanne Rice is coming out with 2 new books!!! And I can't wait to get my hands on them! Actually, there still a book she wrote that I can't find-- Stone Heart. That makes it 3 books that I still need to have in order to complete my collection of her works.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Just a quick update

Just a quick update from me after not posting for a week. I was busy for the whole week with a lot of assignments cram and tests to study. But, luckily, my week started by being motivated and inspired, quite unexpected I should say, and I was able to get by the week without getting crazy or breaking down, although I did experience a almost-sleepless night when I crammed by Virology report, which I did not get to report on class due to lack of time (extra time for me to edit them!). It was one hell week for me, and I know there are a lot of hell weeks to come my way soon. So there. And I got the crazy cough and colds virus almost at the end of the school week, and started losing my voice yesterday afternoon. And now, I totally have no voice. Bummer.

I'll post next time the topic that's been bugging my mind for quite some time now, when I have them sorted out.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

2010: Closing Cycles- Paolo Coelho's Blog

This was tagged to me by one of my friends on Facebook and allowed me to repost this. Thanks, Susan! =)


2010: Closing cycles
Published on December 31, 2010 in Guerrero de la Luz. 

One always has to know when a stage comes to an end. If we insist on staying longer than the necessary time, we lose the happiness and the meaning of the other stages we have to go through.

Closing cycles, shutting doors, ending chapters – whatever name we give it, what matters is to leave in the past the moments of life that have finished.

Did you lose your job? Has a loving relationship come to an end? Did you leave your parents’ house? Gone to live abroad? Has a long-lasting friendship ended all of a sudden? You can spend a long time wondering why this has happened.

You can tell yourself you won’t take another step until you find out why certain things that were so important and so solid in your life have turned into dust, just like that. But such an attitude will be awfully stressing for everyone involved: your parents, your husband or wife, your friends, your children, your sister.

Everyone is finishing chapters, turning over new leaves, getting on with life, and they will all feel bad seeing you at a standstill.

Things pass, and the best we can do is to let them really go away.

That is why it is so important (however painful it may be!) to destroy souvenirs, move, give lots of things away to orphanages, sell or donate the books you have at home.

Everything in this visible world is a manifestation of the invisible world, of what is going on in our hearts – and getting rid of certain memories also means making some room for other memories to take their place.

Let things go. Release them. Detach yourself from them.

Nobody plays this life with marked cards, so sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Do not expect anything in return, do not expect your efforts to be appreciated, your genius to be discovered, your love to be understood.

Stop turning on your emotional television to watch the same program over and over again, the one that shows how much you suffered from a certain loss: that is only poisoning you, nothing else.

Nothing is more dangerous than not accepting love relationships that are broken off, work that is promised but there is no starting date, decisions that are always put off waiting for the “ideal moment.”

Before a new chapter is begun, the old one has to be finished: tell yourself that what has passed will never come back.
Remember that there was a time when you could live without that thing or that person – nothing is irreplaceable, a habit is not a need.

This may sound so obvious, it may even be difficult, but it is very important.

Closing cycles. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life.
Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust.

Stop being who you were, and change into who you are.