Friday, September 30, 2011

Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?

Day 27 – A picture of you last year and now and how have you changed since then?

Nothing has changed within me since last year. I'm still the same. For picture reference, please check the Day 26 photo, just decipher what I look like there. :D

Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.

Day 26 – A photo of somewhere you’ve been to.


I went to Singapore last year during my semestral break. It was just a short visit there since we were only at my friend's friend's brother's apartment and she still has a pile of work to get back to. The picture's a bit dark since I did not use flash, and I kinda like it anyway. Lol. I am still waiting for the day that I'll be able to visit Singapore again (and stay there longer). But I wonder when will that be. 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Day 25 – What’s in your purse?

Day 25 – What’s in your purse?

What's in my wallet. Hmm.
  • weekly allowance
  • band aids
  • driver's license
  • TIN card
  • blood donor card
  • extra MRT and LRT stored value
  • old DLSAU ID
  • DLSU alumni ID
  • National Book Store
  • SM Advantage
There ya have it! :D

Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.

Day 24 – A photo of something that means a lot to you.

That photo would be my graduation picture on my first course. I won't post it anymore since I've already posted it for an entry recently. Anyway, I couldn't think of other pictures right now that would mean a lot to me aside from that one.

I think the reason why that means a lot to me is that, I was able to graduate few years back despite all the hardships I've been to (academically, socially and emotionally). I know a lot of people think that Biology is an easy-breezy course. Maybe because the Biology subject they had in high school were way simpler than what I studied in college. I value that graduation picture because it is a proof that I did not give up when I wanted to, I did not let some things completely eat me up when it almost did. With enough reason and determination to move on, I know I will get to the end.

And now, 2 more years and I shall have another graduation picture of mine taken. This time, it will be another proof of hard work and the determination to attain my dream. And here is where I cross my fingers hoping not to jinx everything.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Day 23 – 15 facts about you.

Day 23 – 15 facts about you.

I think I've been putting facts about me all over my blog, but okay, since you ask for 15 facts about me, here ya go.
  • I like reading books, but I never read any suspense/thriller/mystery/ghost novels. The same with movies.
  • I do not know how to swim.
  • I do not know how to use chopsticks.
  • I collect the keychains that are given to me; I hesitate to use them.
  • I value family togetherness.
  • I am a believer of karma.
  • Make me do the laundry and other household chores, but NEVER the dishes.
  • I am sensitive, moody and gets jealous easily.
  • I've never been given any birthday surprise (and the likes) in my entire existence, that's why I want to experience one.
  • I've never received flowers from guys. The only people who gave me flowers were my sisters, mom and aunt.
  • I super do not like spiders.
  • I know how to drive, but dad does not allow me to.
  • I may have lots of friends, but only a handful are those I really trust.
  • I enjoy writing poems, but it's been more than a year since I last wrote my last poem.
  • I do not like singing in front of other people, even my friends; but I give in when they really, really force me to. Lol.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently. A letter to someone who broke my heart.

Day 22 – A letter to someone who has hurt you recently. A letter to someone who broke my heart.

No one has hurt me recently. So there's nothing I can write about that. But for the someone who broke my heart, I have written an entry about that, some time last December 2010. From that point up to today, there's nothing more I can write about him. To read about it, do click here.

Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.

Day 21 – A photo of something that makes you happy.

This picture of my bookshelf makes me happy because  I can't believe I have read that much books already since I was about 8 years old.

There's something about the full moon that I always like and it gives me a clearer mind whenever I look at the moon.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.

Day 20 – The meaning behind your blog name.

I have discussed about this already since I have decided to change my blog name few months back.

Quoting my post last February 20, 2011...
...I may be okay outside, smiling and laughing and stuff, but there are thousand things running in my mind, clashing one another. Thoughts that I want to write down, but whenever I am ready to write or type away, they suddenly are gone. Screw those thoughts that walk out on me. And because of that, I change my blog name from “Memories Worth Sharing” to “Me and My Babbling Mind”. As I was pondering on this, I figured that “Memories Worth Sharing” isn’t applicable to my journals anymore as I mostly rant or talk about basically anything. Go through my previous posts and you’ll see that it’s more or less confirmed that it’s a better name for my blog, right? Haha.
 Diba?

Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.

Day 19 – Another picture of yourself.

This is my college grad pic, taken some time 2007 for my graduation in 2008.
Hopefully, 2 more school years and I will have another graduation picture, now from my second course.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.

Day 18 – Something you crave a lot.

I'll forever crave for pizza. Nothing beats a hot pizza, with matching mozzarella cheese string when you pick up a slice. ♥

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.

Day 17 – A photo of you and your family.

This is our family picture taken late last year.

Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.

Day 16 – Your celebrity crush.

I have no celebrity crush. Really. But I find these two actors hot. :))

Oliver James
John Cusack

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.

Day 15 – Something you don’t leave the house without.

First of all, pardon me for not being able to post yesterday as I got home late and my sister and her husband dropped by to leave us their dog.

So anyway, when I was younger, I don't care if I go out without bringing anything, especially when I'm with my parents. But as I grow older, I got to go out with classmates and that's when I started bringing my own bag with whatever stuff inside that sometimes I think I bring too many things that I won't be even needing for a stroll around the mall.

Things I will never leave when going out:
  1. UMBRELLA- With the unpredictable weather the metro is experiencing lately, umbrella is a must!
  2. MONEY- When I was younger, whenever I need to buy something, I'll have Mom or Dad beside me so that they'll pay for what I'll be buying. But now, I bring my saved allowance, or sometimes my parents give me extra money.
  3. HOUSE KEY- It's a must as well because if I forget bringing the house key, I'll be a dead meat, especially if I come home late.
  4. TISSUE- Sometimes, there are times that you do not want to wipe your hands on your hanky, and this will be the time that tissues will be handy, may it be the facial tissue or the wet type of tissue.
  5. PHONES- So that I'll have a way to contact my friends if we are to meet up.
  6. MRT AND LRT CARDS- I can't commute without them, ya know!
  7. COMB- Need I say more?
  8. WATCH- It's my only accessory and I need time check.
  9. PEN- Who knows, you might suddenly write a dedication on a gift or something.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.

Day 14 – A TV show you’re currently addicted to.

I love Glee. As much as possible, I would want to catch all the episodes every Wednesday night. But since the last season has ended few months ago, and the new season will come out next week, I'm just watching the replays of the second season, as well as the replays of The Glee Project which also recently wrapped up. I can't wait for the 3rd season of Glee to start, and how will the winners of The Glee Project do when they get to join the cast of Glee.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?

Day 13 – Your favorite musician and why?

As I think about this, I think I can say that I really don't have a particular favorite musician. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that whatever I listen to that I get to like is based of what my mood for that moment, and it varies as long as they are sort of of the same theme.

As short as that.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.

Day 12 – A photograph of the town you live in.

Since majority of the people I know do not know where Pateros is located, I decided to post stuff about the municipality where I've been living for my whole life.

This is taken from HERE.
Southeast of Manila is Pateros, the smallest of the seventeen cities and municipalities comprising the Metropolitan Manila. Pateros before 1700 was only a barrio of Pasig called "Aguho" or "embarcadero". Aguho was derived from the name of numerous shady trees planted along the Pateros River, while "embarcadero" means a small port. As a port, Pateros was the focal point of trade and commerce not only for the entire Municipality of Pasig but also for the neighboring towns. It also served as harbor for the Malay, Chinese, Swedish and Indian vessels that periodically called to disembark merchandise and to engage in commerce. These were the reasons why Pateros as the most progressive barrio of Pasig was given the name Aguho or embarcadero.
The Chinese traders who eventually settled in the town introduced the most famous balut industry and alfombra-slipper making. The name PATEROS came from the Tagalog words "pato" — the duck that lays the eggs for balut making, and "sapatero" — the word for shoemakers.

As of 2007, the total population of all the barangays is 61,940. 

According to Wikipedia...

The Municipality of Pateros (Filipino: Bayan ng Pateros) is a First-class Municipality in Metro Manila, Philippines. This small town is famous for its duck-raising industry and especially for producing balut, a Filipino delicacy that is boiled duck egg. Pateros is bordered by Pasig City to the north, Makati City to the west, and Taguig City to the south.
Pateros is the only municipality and the smallest, both in population and in land area, in Metro Manila, but it is the second most densely populated at around 27 thousand people per square kilometer after Manila.

See how small the municipality I live in? =)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?

Day 11 – What’s in your makeup bag?

What's in my makeup bag? I've got the simplest answer for this question: I HAVE NO MAKEUP BAG! Lol. I don't put makeup unless it's a formal occasion that I must attend. My friends wanted me to have one before, they even bought me a blush on just so I can start putting basic makeup on myself. But I came to realization that whenever I put on some blush on, I'd remove it within minutes because I have the habit of wiping my face, especially if it's hot. The closest thing that I consider as part of my makeup stuff that I commonly use is a lip gloss, which I even seldom use; I only use it when my lips get dry. So in case I decide to have a makeup bag, I think I'll have these things inside: blush on, lip gloss and eyeliner.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.

Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.

I'll change the challenge to "a photo of a place where you want to eat" because there's a lot of places that I like so it's hard to choose which one is to be my favorite.


Since July, I've been wanting to eat at Yakimix. But since my family wouldn't be complete on the day that I would want us to eat there, I just scrapped the idea. My sister kept making me jealous because she's been eating there once in a while for the past 3 months. I miss their siomai hahha.

Sorry for the very short entry. Hihihi.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.

Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.

The last thing I bought for myself is a magazine that I've been collecting for 3 years now, Yummy Magazine. Yes, it's a food magazine, with recipes and all that stuff.


The very first issue of the magazine that I bought was way back May 2008, just before I started med school. I believe I was looking for school supplies in the bookstore when I spotted the magazine. I bought it, just to see what's inside since that was the first time I saw it. And after seeing all those promising recipes (which I believe I haven't tried any recipes from that issue until now--- must try some during sembreak!), I got hooked and that made me buy every month. =)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 8 – A song to match your mood.

Day 8 – A song to match your mood.


Welcome to My Life

Do you ever feel like breaking down?
Do you ever feel out of place?
Like somehow you just don't belong
And no one understands you
Do you ever wanna runaway?
Do you lock yourself in your room?
With the radio on turned up so loud
That no one hears you screaming

No you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels all right
You don't know what it's like
To be like me

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life

Do you wanna be somebody else?
Are you sick of feeling so left out?
Are you desperate to find something more?
Before your life is over
Are you stuck inside a world you hate?
Are you sick of everyone around?
With their big fake smiles and stupid lies
While deep inside you're bleeding

No you don't know what it's like
When nothing feels all right
You don't know what it's like
To be like me

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life

No one ever lied straight to your face
No one ever stabbed you in the back
You might think I'm happy but I'm not gonna be okay
Everybody always gave you what you wanted
Never had to work it was always there
You don't know what it's like, what it's like

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like (what it's like)

To be hurt
To feel lost
To be left out in the dark
To be kicked when you're down
To feel like you've been pushed around
To be on the edge of breaking down
And no one's there to save you
No you don't know what it's like
Welcome to my life
Welcome to my life
Welcome to my life

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 7 – Your dream wedding.

Day 7 – Your dream wedding.

My dream wedding. Wow. This is a bit tough for me to write since I don't really think about me getting married. But of course, there's this hope of getting married. So, anyway, here it goes.

Like the usual weddings, I want to ceremony to occur in a church with close friends and relatives (as much as possible, not a very big crowd. If a lot of relatives would be invited, maybe limit the number of invitees per family? Hahaha.) as witnesses. White flowers, not necessarily roses, will line both sides of the aisle, with hints of other colored flowers. Everybody will dress and look their best.

As for the reception, I want it to be somewhere near the church to be less hassle for every guests. I want the reception to take place during the time of sunset (I just love sunset, so cheesy of me, wahaha!). I like the reception to be in a simple yet elegant looking place, perhaps with lots of sweet-smelling flowers to fill the place. Of course, I want the guests to enjoy, feel the love in the air and have fun for the rest of the night, old friends reuniting and talking, meeting new acquaintances among the crowd.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.

Day 6 – A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet.

I'm supposed to put some breeds of dogs for this day's challenge, but I thought that I should put some other animals instead for a change. Anyway, I don't know if this will come true in my entire life or not, but a part of me wanted to have Macaw Parrots as pets.

   

Friday, September 09, 2011

Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.

Day 5 – A photo of yourself two years ago.

This was me 2 years ago, just few hours before the wedding of my cousin. I seldom wear makeup and have a picture of myself taken (I'm camera shy. Hahaha.) so this is one of those moments that I let myself be captured.

This is another photo of me 2 years ago, this was taken at the hotel we stayed in at Hong Kong. I believe this was semi-candid by Claire.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Day 4 – 10 ways to win your heart.

Day 4 – 10 ways to win your heart.


1.     Be real.
2.     Accept me for who I am.
3.     Cook for me. :D
4.     Sing for me!
5.     Write me letters. Handwritten.
6.     Be a gentleman.
7.     Fight for me.
8.     Make me smile for whatever reasons.
9.     Fulfill one of my small dreams.
10.  Surprise me!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.

Day 3 – Your idea of the perfect first date.

For me, anything goes on a date. I would rather have a date that has no itinerary of some sort. But as much as possible I hate—no, I think it’s too common—to watch a movie on the first date. But yeah, I experienced that before. ANYWAY, that is beside the point.

For the first date, I’ve always dreamed of spending the day with the person somewhere that is not too crowded, tamang dami lang ng tao. As I’ve said, going to malls is common already so cancel that as a choice. I think I won’t be choosy where my date would bring me, as long as I will enjoy his company; that’s what’s important right? And the place shouldn’t be difficult to go to by commuting, so I won’t have a hard time going there, hehehe. We may spend the whole day together, or just half of the day, either’s fine with me, he shouldn’t bore me to death; I want us to have an endless conversation, anything and everything under the sun, no dull moments. I want us not to be aware of the time, enjoying every moment. I want one of the highlights of our date would be watching the sun set. Cheesy? Yeah, I am cheesy.  I don’t know if people still do that nowadays, but I want to experience watching the sunset with someone special.

So I won't elaborate more on what I want on a perfect first date, nawawala essence of surprise. Hihihi.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Day 2 – A photo of something you ate today.

Since I am having problems uploading pictures from my phone to our desktop, I think something's wrong with our bluetooth device, I just borrowed a photo from this blog.

So this is something that I ate today. Mushroom and Spinach Pizza from Sbarro. I've been craving for Sbarro for about a month now and I just kept putting it off, sometimes I just don't have the appetite to eat while at times I super wanted to eat, I couldn't because of school stuff. I was lucky to have this pizza today since I wanted something with mushroom. I usually would ask for additional mozzarella cheese, but this time I didn't (I still have 3 bars of mozzarella cheese here at home!!)

A dash of hot sauce here and there on my pizza, and it's perfect. I rarely eat spinach (they don't cook that here, and now I wonder why) so having it on my pizza and a glass of lemonade makes Bea a happier eater. =D

Monday, September 05, 2011

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.

Soooo... I have decided to do a 30 day blog challenge. Actually, I originally wanted to do this on my Tumblr account, but since I don't open it as often as I do on Blogspot and LiveJournal, I thought of just doing the challenge on Blogspot and LJ. Will I be able to finish this in a month?

Day 1 – A photo of yourself and a description of how your day was.
So this is a picture of myself at this moment. I just used the camera of the laptop so please bear with the quality. Hahah.

How was my day? Let's say, my day can be divided into 2 different feelings. The first one was that I was panicky/scared due to the 3 exams we had today. I was supposed to wake up early this morning to study some more. But, I didn't hear my phones' alarms, therefore I woke up at 3am. Since I will be waking up an hour after that, I decided to just go back to sleep and not study anymore. The exams were somehow okay. Not great, just okay. I was just thankful that I didn't review too much because if I did, I will just scream in frustration. You get what I mean now? Basta yun.

The 2nd feeling I had for the day was excitement. Mondays usually mean we go home VERY late. Yet today, we got to leave school at quarter to 5!!! There's still sun when we left school. We were just happy to go home early. And, to top it all, tomorrow, we have no classes, making our early dismissal even better.

Day 2 tomorrow!

Tambayan

For someone who’s a homebody, I have a lot of favorite tambayan, about one on each place that I’ve always been going to.

Back in Biology days, my ultimate favorite tambayan is the gazebo behind our college building, St. Joseph Building, and the William Hall. I’ve always like going there, may it be early in the morning when no one has arrived, or nearly lunch time before people will crowd the small area to study or sleep or eat their lunch bought from Agno. I remember always choosing a table facing the back, where I can just stare at the plants, and sometimes take pictures of them, just away from people coming to the gazebo. I remember one of my close friends would text me after her class, “Asan ka?” and I would reply, “Sa lungga ko.” At first she would wonder where my lungga is. But eventually she’d realize that my lungga is the gazebo. The gazebo is the place where I have written a lot of muni-muni articles (some posted at my LiveJournal account), as well as some poems; it’s also the place where I find peace in myself despite all the dramas I was going through during *that period* of my life; it’s one of the places where I shed tears (I don’t remember why I cried, but I remember who made me cry, hahaha). How I wish I hang out on gazebo from the start of my college years instead of the only last 2 years. If I get to visit Taft again one of these days, I will definitely take some time to seat again at gazebo and reminisce. =)

Another favorite tambayan of mine back in Bio days would be the second floor of the Sports Complex, overlooking the swimming pool. I remember there was a time that we (my friends and I) were hanging out there, watching the swimming varsity do their practice because Enchong Dee was there. Well, I don’t remember now if we saw Enchong or not, I wasn’t interested anyway, haha. Anyway, we would just sit there on the floor, or sometimes lie down, during our long breaks. On my last year there, it was one of the places I frequently go to, so we can finish typing our thesis paper. I remember my thesis partner and I almost had a petty argument there, all because of the pie chart we were making. Haha.

I know Starbucks is now a rather common place for everyone, to hang out or to study or to do whatever, that a lot of branches get jam-packed, making it difficult for you to look for a vacant seat. My first time to stay at Starbucks to study, I didn’t quite like it, maybe because of the time I went, around lunch time, thus the place was buzzing loudly with chattering people here and there. Eventually, I made a habit of going there early (before 7am) so that it’s still quiet and I can choose a place to study. My first Starbucks tambayan was at Torre Lorenzo near La Salle Taft. Staying there wasn’t what I really wanted to do, but I guess I wanted to try studying there for a change when I thought that staying inside the campus was a bit suffocating due to some incidents in my life. When I went to medschool, my friend and I tried studying at the Starbucks located at the hospital. The area was small and always full so I wasn’t satisfied. We then tried the branch at SM Fairview; far it maybe, but what I liked there was that it’s spacious and despite being inside the mall, it’s quiet. Now in vetmed, I swore that I will stop going to coffee shops and just study here at home. But. But. But. I failed doing that. Well, actually, I succeeded last year. Just this year, more likely just recently, when I met up with my cousins, we stayed at this branch at Bonifacio High Street. It’s a bit far from my usual “spot” in Market!Market!, but the walk from Market to Boni High is all worth it when you arrive there without so many people and my favorite spot is free! So yeah, I’ve been going there once in a while, more often now on exam week to study. I still feel comfortable there, not very much jam-packed and the staff is very, very friendly.

In a year from now, will I have a new tambayan or I still have the same one? Hmmm…