Sunday, August 21, 2011

Dear Diary

I'm currently reading Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong as my non-academic book. It's style of writing is like journal entries. The main character of the story kept writing on his journal even if it's no longer required, as he started writing one because of a subject that requires the class to submit a journal. He just wanted to continue writing to be able to express his feelings, as if talking to other people, when he has no one to talk to. So far, the book is a good read, just skipping the scary parts. You know why if you really know me. Hahaha.

Diary, journal, online journal, blog. So many names but all pertains to one thing. I rarely call the blog/ diary a journal because I spent 4 years of college associating journal to Chemistry laboratory. Seriously. I remember that I had my first diary when I was in Grade 2. I think I forced Mommy to give me one. And I still have it! Hahahah! But what do I know about diaries at that age? All I know was that I wanted to write down the daily activities of my life, and funny I wrote my entries in numbered list. After that first diary, I believe that's when I started to give a name to my succeeding diaries; I named her Jamie. I don't know why, I think I like that name way back. Also, I started writing in paragraphs. I think I have at least 5 diaries all in all. I don't remember where I put them, they must be somewhere here in my room. Must look for them!

I was in high school when I learned about online journals. My first blog was livejournal, but I couldn't remember my username months later, so I made another one, but this time here in blogger. I updated my blog often until such time that I got very busy that I stopped updating it and ended up deactivating my account. When I regretted deactivating it, I made another one with LJ again. And now, here's my blogger again and I simultaneously update this and LJ.

Sometimes, I wonder how it feels if I am still writing in diaries. Maybe I would've said more as it'll be more private than having your thoughts blogged online. As for my online blogs, I do not mind if no one's reading them, but sometimes I am a lot curious who reads my blogs; who appreciates my thoughts, who don't mind what I wanted to rant about or something. I remember, few years ago, I was talking to a cousin-in-law and she was telling me that it's good to write in a diary but in order to keep its privacy until you die, you better burn it. I wonder how many people still write in diaries nowadays...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Talking to Strangers

Don’t talk to strangers. That’s what we were told when we were younger. But as for me, shy that I am, I really don’t talk to anyone that I do not know. My friends can attest to that.

So anyway, this afternoon, when I went it the train, I sat just near the door so that I won’t have a hard time alighting the train when we arrive at Guadalupe Station. Luckily, the area that I chose has aircon so it’s just perfect as it was oh-so hot outside. When I was settled on my seat, a lady sat beside me and commented that she’s happy about the aircon. I acknowledged her and she started talking about the heat and how it gives headache and I was just nodding and smiling since I don’t know what else to say (see, I’m not that conversationalist with strangers). Then she asked me something, and I thought she was asking about that time so I answered her, “5 o’clock po” while pointing at my watch. And she said, “Ah hindi, tanong ko kung nurse ka,” to which I answered, “Ah, hindi po, veterinary medicine po.” She started asking me about veterinary stuff, such as how we handle/restrain dogs, how about when dogs are pregnant (she was surprised that dogs can undergo caesarean section—did I say this correctly?), have I handled snakes and monkeys, and so on.  She then asked where I go home. When I told her where, she remarked that she lives also on the same municipality, but on the opposite end. And our topic became Ondoy, how she saw some places near their house to be very flooded and stuff. When we reached Guadalupe Station, I walked ahead of her.

And now I was thinking, should I have said goodbye to her? Because I didn’t, I walked ahead of her, way ahead of her actually. Although I have not said much, I had fun talking with her. And I guess it’s not that bad to talk to strangers, but of course, you just have to watch out what you are to say.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

100 truths

Because I'm sort of not yet in the mood to study as of the moment, I just decided to answer this, which I got from a friend who tagged me on FB.

1. Real name: Bridget Co
2. Nickname(s): Bea, Bei, Bey, Bridge, Jet, Bebong
3. Zodiac Sign: Cancer
4. Male or female: Female.
5. Elementary: pasig community school
6. Middle School: -
7. High School: makati hope christian school
8. College: de la salle university- manila, de la salle araneta university
9. Hair color: black
10. Tall or Short: tall
11. Sweats or Jeans: Jeans.
12. Phone or Camera: both
13. Health Freak: no
14. Orange or Apple: orange
15. Do you have a crush on someone: ohyeah!
16. Eat or Drink: eat!
17. Piercings: None
18. Pepsi or Coke: Coke
19. Been in an airplane: yes
20. Been in a relationship: Yes.
21. Been in a car accident: no
22. Been in a fist fight: no
23. First piercing: when i was still young, earrings.
24. Best friend: they know who they are =)
25. First award: best in something... back in nursery pa. hahahaha
26. First crush: i don't remember anymore. hahaha
27. First word: i don't remember
29. Last person you talked to in person: dad
30. Last person you texted: Genina
31. Last person you watched a movie with: high school classmates
32. Last food you ate: mango
33. Last movie you watched: bridesmaid
34. Last song you listened to: dancing queen
35. Last thing you bought: clay
36. Last person you hugged: hmm... someone among my friends. i just don't remember who.
37. Food: pasta, pizza.
38. Drink: Water. juices
39. Bottoms: pants
40. Flowers: roses, lantana, rosal
41. Animal: dogs, cats, rabbit, hamster, guinea pig
42. Color: orange and violet
43. Movies: romcom. haahaha
44. Subjects: parasitology hihihihihi
HAVE YOU EVER: (Put an X in the brackets if yes)
45. [x] fallen in love with someone.
46. [] celebrated Halloween.
47. [x] had your heart broken.
48. [x] went over the texts on your cell phone.
49. [] had someone like me
51. [] got pregnant.
52. [] had an abortion.
53. [x] did something I regret.
54. [x] broke a promise.
55. [x] hid a secret.
56. [x] pretended to be happy.
57. [x] met someone who changed your life.
58. [x] pretended to be sick.
59. [x] left the country.
60. [x] tried something you normally wouldn't try and liked it.
61. [x] cried over the silliest thing.
62. [] ran a mile
63. [] went to the beach with your best friend.
64. [x] got into an argument with your friends.
65. [x] hated someone
66. [x] stayed single for 2 years. (more than 2 years)

67. Eating : nothing
68. Drinking: water
69. Listening: glee project
70. Sitting/Laying: computer chair
71. Plans for today: study. hahaha
72. Waiting: waiting... for something?
73. Want kids: yeah, eventually.
74. Want to get married: yeah, eventually.
75. Career: still studying, but i want to be a successful veterinarian soon.
76. Lips or eyes: eyes.
77. Shorter or taller: Same.
78. Romantic or spontaneous: Both.
81. Hook-up or relationship: Relationship.
82. Looks or personality: definitely personality! bonus na ang looks.
83. Lost eyes/contacts: nope
84. Snuck out of a house: nope
85. Held a gun/knife for self defense: nope
86. Killed somebody: no!
87. Broken someones heart: nope
88. Been in love: yes.
89. Cried when someone died: yes. 
90. Yourself: most of the time yes
91. Miracles: yeah
92. Love at first sight: before. i don't now.
94. Santa Claus: i used to!
95. Aliens: no
96. Ghosts: yes!!!!!!!
97. Is there one person you want to be with right now: yeah
98. Do you know who your real friends are: i guess so
99. Do you believe in God: YES!
100. Post as 100 truths: okaaaaaaay