Thursday, December 27, 2007

Entry #5: Happy Christmas


I'm sorry that I forgot to write here. I was totally busy last tuesday because it was Christmas, and you know how people tend to forget a lot of things during Christmas(going to our relatives, eating a lot of food, and such.) But don't worry, I'll do the best I can to retrieve all the events that had transpired from Tuesday to Tuesday. ^_-


t was a Tuesday evening. My mind was overly crowded with what to do the following morning. Would I go to school or not? Would there be classes tomorrow? Argh, I just felt so confused on what to do. I went online to see if any classmate would miraculously come online so I could ask him/her if she would be going to school the following day; but sadly, the Yahoo Messenger™ must be cursed on that day. No one was online from my classmates. I then resorted to my last resort(Huh? O_o) -- I needed to text one of them. I texted Medz(short for Remedios Katherine Consunji) if she would be going to school the following day. It was a good thing that she replied so quickly, telling me that she won't be going tomorrow because she needed to have her Christmas Shopping. She even invited me if I wanted to come join her, but I couldn't. I was just too busy the following day. I kept on thinking if I should go or not -- but I have finally decided not to go. It was just a big waste of time If I would go and there would be no classes. If there were classes the following day, I'm sure that it would be only Philippine Government and Constitution by Ma'am Fule. So, I really wouldn't want to go to school only because of her. ^_^


This must be my favorite topic for this entry. So you just listen and try to understand. I'll do the best I can to make it most detailed. It all started Wednesday night. I was inviting Ivan to come join our lovely trip the next day to Doulos, then to Global Fun. He was arguing with himself on whom to go with: with me and Rachelle, or with his friends. His friends were going straight to global fun in the morning, while Rachelle and I would go to the M.V. Doulos first before going to Global Fun. After some few hours, he decided to go with us. Yay! ^_^ I told him that we would meet first at the church at 10 am, so that we could eat before going to Rachelle's house (Rendezvous point.) Okay, the next day arrived. I was going to the church. It was 10 mins before 10am, so I walked as fast as I can to get there on time, because I thought Ivan would be waiting for me already. But when I got there, lucky me. I was first. Ivan was not there yet. If you could see my face(you would ROFL lol). I sat down there, and what else could I do? I sat down and waited for him. Seconds turned into minutes, minutes into 5 minutes, 5 minutes into 20 minutes. Finally, he arrived. I looked at my watch, it was not 10:20. He was late for 20 minutes. T_T Anyway, I rushed him to Jolibee so we can be at Rachelle's House on time. After eating, we started to walk towards the house of Rachelle. We finally got there a few minutes before the meeting time, so I felt relieved. We went inside the house of Rachelle. I had a few chitchats with Rachelle and I realized that Kristine was not going with us today because she was not feeling that good. Anyway, after prepping up, we finally left the house.


We were just walking towards Avenida with Rachelle's sister. I was honestly irritated with our walking pace, it was quite slow. We might not make it on time. But I didn't make a big deal out of it. After a whopping 15 minutes, we finally got to Avenida. After saying our goodbyes to Rachelle's Sister, we hopped on the jeep going to the Pier as the M.V. Doulos was located in Pier 15(Where they were last time.) As expected, the trip to M.V. Doulos was short. We started walking now towards the M.V. Doulos. It was hot. The sun was brilliantly shining. We were like in an oven -- no, worse than an oven! A sauna with its temperature set 100 times higher than it usually is. Using an umbrella could only bring down the temperature by a few degrees (uhm, about .3 or .5ÂșC I think), but I didn't care. I just wanted to get to the M.V. Doulos as fast as I can. After about 15 mins, we reached the M.V. Doulos. Yes! BOOOOOOKS!!! ^_^

Books, Books, BOOK!

All I wanted to get from this ship is the left behind series. They sell cheap copies of them, some even looks like new. But before that, let's go inside the ship first. Lots of books, so many that I don't know what section to go first. I had to find a gift for someone, and I found it! I hope that she liked the gift that I had bought for her. After buying the book, Rachelle and I were looking for Ivan, because he was missing. We tried to call his cell a few times, but it seems that he wasn't answering it. When we were almost at our breaking point, Ivan finally popped out like a mushroom. I even asked him to check the price of a Learn-how-to-play-guitar book. After buying our books at the bookstore, we headed over to the refreshments area. I really wanted to eat ice cream at that moment, for it was so, so hot; but when I looked at the price of the Ice cream, I decided to just buy myself a cute cup of strawberry juice. The price of a cute cup of ice cream was... 30 pesos. It broke my heart. T_T I couldn't spend that much because I only had 1500 pesos for the whole day, including Global Fun, Transportation, food, and so on. I already spent 450 pesos, and adding 30 pesos just because of an Ice cream would not be a good idea, especially if I'm on a low budget. Anyway, after the refreshments area, we finally went to the Promo area!! MY FAVORITE AREA FOREVER!! ^_^ So many books for a very low, low price. Imagine, a Biology book so thick, so colorful, so beautiful, only costs 150 pesos! AMAZING!! Going back, I started scavenging for the books I have been wanting to collect -- the left behind series. It was so hard to find the Left Behind Series amongst the books. I first found the 12th book: The Glorious Appearing. I already had that book, so I placed it back. The next one I found was the 8th book: The Indwelling. I grabbed hold of it for a moment, thinking if I had already read the book. I had already read it, but I was collecting the whole series, so I just grabbed the book. ^_^. I was about to give up on looking for a Left Behind Series book, when I found the first book: Left Behind. It was a limited edition. I grabbed it after a brief argument with myself. We then headed over to the counter and the woman looked so familiar. I then remembered that she was also the one who was at the counter the last time that I have been to the M.V. Doulos. After buying our own books from the promo section, we were ready to leave the M.V. Doulos. It was sad, because I think I won't be able to see it once more in the near future, but I was still happy, because they still had some of the Left Behind series books left behind( ? O_o ). Now, we're off to the Global FUN!!!

The 2-Kilometer Fun Walk

My brother told me to ride the first jeepney we see. I told that to Rachelle, but she insisted that the jeep would not go to our destination. So, we just walked from the M.V. Doulos, till the I-Don't-Know where place. We were actually lost. We didn't know where to go, so we were just walking. I got really tired. It was a good thing that God blessed us with clouds and cold breezes. We were walking comfortably, I suppose. I saw the jeep that my brother told me to ride on that same road. We have been seeing jeeps like that all the time during our walk. O_O Well, I guess it doesn't matter now, since we are already there, waiting for a jeep. Later on, we finally found the right jeep.

Jeep Warfare

I really wanted to go down at the EDSA station of the LRT. They insisted on it. They didn't know that the Jeeps under the EDSA station of the LRT were more easier to be filled, and the best of all, its route is faster because it just goes on a straight path. Again, I lost to the argument, they won again. -_- what a waste of fifty centavos. T_T We got to the SM Mall of Asia after about 20 minutes or so.

Food Argument! O_o

Wow, I just realized now that there were a lot of arguments that have transpired within that day! ^_^
The three of us were hungry when we arrived at the mall. We don't know where to eat actually, one wanted karate kid, the other some other japanese restaurant(I forgot the name) and for me, Tokyo Tokyo. We were arguing where to eat. I won this time, yay! ^_^ But it wasn't over just yet. We still argued on what to eat. I lost T_T, so we ended up eating veggie tempura. It was not worth the money, but I had no choice ^_^.

Global Fun Suspended.

Our schedule was to go to Global Fun after eating. But during our jeepney trip towards the SM Mall of Asia, we have decided not to go to Global Fun anymore. We decided to just go play at Timezone which was located within the Mall. So, right after eating, we were heading towards the Timezone when we saw a bookstore. We went in. We browsed books. But one thing is for sure, We would never buy books. The M.V. Doulos books were more than enough for all of us, so we were just there browsing books. I saw that the time was already 3 o'clock, so I told them that we really have to go now, or we would suffer going home late. Off we go, to timezone!

Our Time in The Zone of Timezone!

We first looked up the location of Timezone. We found out that there were 2 places where Timezone was located and decided to go to the nearest to our location. When we got there, we bought our cards. The timezone that we went to was for kids, so we just played 1 game, Mario Kart! My favorite! ^_^ After playing, we headed over to the other timezone, the bigger one. We were having fun all of the time, I especially enjoyed the Dance Mania thing. It was so fun ^_^. We tried only a few games, because Rachelle wanted to go Karaoke mode.


The Karaoke was the reason why we went home late. We were waiting for so long. T_T But it was Okay to wait because we had a good time singing songs. ^_^ After Karaoke-ing, I wanted to empty my credits by playing Dance mania before I go home.

No Smaller Bill!!

Eek! I don't have any smaller bill than 500 pesos, so I had to buy something. I saw Wendy's, so I bought a Bacon Mushroom melt(which was soooo good) meal, so that I would have money to go home.

The Final Argument

This must be the final argument for the day -- what jeep to hop into. It was solved as I was sitting down. eating my food.

Evil LRT

We finally reached the LRT Station. We got our tickets, and we hopped in to the first LRT train that will stop on our station. The train was so populated. We were standing up, and my heavy bag is slowly taking its toll on my back, for it was hurting. T_T I thought that we were going home already, but to my surprise, the LRT was not moving. A few minutes later, we hear an announcement from the outside, that something was wrong at some place in the LRT's path, and all LRT operations were stopped. We wanted to wait. But it was taking too long now, and we don't know what to do anymore.

Thanks, Ivan's Dad!

Then, Ivan made a call to his dad. His dad was just about to go somewhere, and he was near the vicinity of the LRT Station we were in, so we just got off the train and went down. We first went inside the McDonalds, because someone needed to text somebody(I forgot ^_^). Ivan's dad called the moment we entered McDonalds. He told us that he was very near, so we went out and waited for him. There were a lot of people outside, so I was worried on how we were going to be seen by Ivan's dad. But thankfully, he saw us, and we saw his car. We quickly boarded the vehicle, and we left the dreaded place. Ivan's dad dropped each and every one of us to where we were supposed to go, so thanks so much Ivan's Dad!

My First Christmas Celebration in SSP

Well, as far as I can say, my first time of celebrating Christmas in SSP was fun. I had a nice time, my family came with me, and I did a lot of things O_O. What I loved about it is the Mango Ice cream ^_^.

That's IT!!!

Finally, I finished writing this entry. Took me 3 hours. T_T but it was good. I remembered wonderful and fun times thanks to this entry.
(Finished 2:25PM)

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Entry #4: What a Meanie!

Practicing with Mr. Johnny Yu

Well, after my English class, that was about 11:30, I quickly headed over to my former school, St. Stephen's High School for the practice with Mr. Johnny Yu for the Dec. 24 stuff. I arrived early, so I decided to go in the school premises. There was an annual fair on-going. I first looked for some friends, and after saying hi and hello, loitering around, literally doing nothing, it was time for me to go to the church. I might be late for practice. I don't want to be late. I arrived just on time, because Mr. Johnny Yu just came in the church. We actually talked for a while, he needed to rest, for he was not feeling that good. After the "rest" moment, we went on with the practice. I really got out-of-place when we were practicing. I felt that I was not playing the accompaniment correctly. After playing the accompaniment, we rested again for we needed to wait for another person, Gregory. Wait a minute, I think I know him! I think he is my godfather's son! Woo! ^_^ Anyway, we practiced again, and then, we went to the fair.

Friends at the Fair.

I forgot to write here about my friends that I saw as I was about to enter the school grounds. I saw Audrey and company. But something caught my eye. It was a male. Someone new? Oh! I remember! He's the one Audrey was talking about... Her BOYFRIEND!!! WOOOOOO! Anyway, lets get back to the fair. It was fun, because I saw a lot of friends, though I did not entertain most of them because I was expecting to see someone, someone I don't know who. I just sat around with Rachelle and company for a while. We talked about our scheduled going to the M.V. Doulos and Global Fun this coming Thursday. If you want to join us, ask Rachelle, Kristine, or Me about the details! After the chit-chat, I had to go buy food, but I ended up somewhere I don't want to be.

Meanie!!! MEANIE!

I was just strolling around the fair, looking for some cheap food, when I came across a booth. I saw a friend and said hello to her. I wanted to help her in doing things like making signboards or something. But as this other person went into the scene, this MEANIE was very mean. I was just helping them, but he was so mean. If you were there, you would've punched this guy already. Anyway, I won't go into details. ^_^

Successful Major! YAY!!!

It was a Monday. Time again for My major! This time, I was very well-prepared for my assignments. For the first time in my history, I did a good job! yay ^_^


I am so sorry that I wrote only little for my entry for this week. Its just that I'm so tired today. I only had 3 hours of sleep because of my theology assignment that was not even submitted because our professor was not there. Sorry.!

That's It!

Well, I can conclude that this week was very tiring for me because of all the efforts I have exerted in practicing for my Major. ^_^ I hope that some day, I will be able to practice my Major and finish it within 5 hours ^_^. Someday.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Entry #3: Major Problem

Finally, No more Concerts!

Yeah, I'm so happy that there are no more concerts that I need to attend because I am participating in it. I'm so happy that I am now free of late-night practices and nearly restless nights(thanks Ivan.) If you want to watch the concert, it will be aired at Dec. 24, I don't know what time(I think it's 6pm or 4pm... not sure), on ABC 5. Woot, my face was actually projected on screen! I felt embarrassed, and a little proud(just little, as in minute). But anyway, I'm so happy that its all over now.

The "Major" Problem

Because of the concert last Thursday and Friday, and because of the rehearsals that was done a few days before that, I did not have the chance to practice my major (not until Saturday, though) and I really got scared because the last time I had my major, I was scolded by my professor(uhh, you know it already.. O_O It's ion the last entry) and I fear that I was to be scolded again. I really don't want to be scolded because I always do my best on everything(even on playing, lol). Well, I got to practice Saturday and Sunday, but it wasn't enough. I would've practiced more at Sunday, when someone bugged me, asking if I can turn on the server. I really don't want to get in touch with the computer at that moment, because I was so frustrated already with the current piece I'm working on. It was soooooo H-A-R-D. ^^ I don't know how will I be able to finish that piece because it was a piece that involves techniques. This person then told me that he did not join his/her family so that he can just play. Imagine! That makes things harder. Now I can't just say: "No, I don't want to go to the computer because I am not yet done with my Major assignments. When I'm done with them, then that would be the time when I can open up the server so you can play in it." I asked myself for a few moments, thinking if I should just give up the assignment and just open up the server for him/her. Then it finally hit me. The answer to my question was yes. I don't know how it happened, but it did. I opened the computer, and started to play. There was a reason for opening the computer, it was to actually have a break. But I knew, that "break" would be very, very long. Well, it was already late, and I had to go sleep already. I decided to sleep early that night, so I would have the chance to practice the next morning. The next day came, I woke up. I looked at my watch and I found out that it was already six in the morning. I got angry with my mom at first, thinking that she forgot to wake me up; but a few moments later, I realized that it was me, my subconscious self, that was not waking me up. I really got frustrated and angry at myself. Why did I not wake up? Why did my subconscious decline the call of nature? WHYYYY!!? As I was trying to review my assignments, I really couldn't think that much. I just feel so angry at myself. A few moments later, I just felt tears flowing down through my eyes. A few minutes more, and I was already crying like a baby. How embarrassing. The reason? Maybe because it was really my fault for not being able to finish those assignments. Let's just skip the other details, too embarrassing to tell. ^_^ Let's just go to the part where I'm already having my lesson. I got scolded again. Punished for not doing my assignments, but this time, I felt that the scolding was lighter than before. She was not that mad as before, and I felt a little relieved. ^_^ Well, the problem was solved, for now.

Somewhat lucky

Monday. Lots of things were supposed to happen that day. Lots of quizzes, recitations, and many more that involves grades. I really didn't have the chance to study because of my Major assignments, so I was prepared to fail them all. Let's go and meet the Subjects: Filipino was the first in line with a quiz. It was already nine in the morning. She was supposed to be there before I even got to class. But I noticed that there were a lot of my classmates in the hallway, so I presumed that the professor was not yet there. A few moments(about 35 mins) later, she finally showed up. She told us that something was wrong with her eye along with her news that the quiz will be moved to Wednesday. Yay. The Music Listening was... somehow good, cause I knew most of the answers to the questions. Solfeggio on the other hand, was quite lucky. I got an easy number, and I got about 80% of the thing correct. I also finished the assignment for Solfeggio and Theology that day, so I won't worry about anything else.

Not Again.

I finally arrived at home. It was already seven in the evening. I was tired already, and after I finished my assignments in theology, I received a phone call from Mr. Johnny Yu. He told me that we were going to have a practice this Saturday for the Christmas Eve Service. After that, I opened the computer to listen to the song that I was to play in the service. It was quite hard, but when I got the chords for it, well, I knew how to play it almost instantly. Then, I was tempted to play again, and I did(Thanks people who were online that time). Because of this, I woke up late a while ago. T_T Good thing, there was no classes. Ooh, let me tell you what happened yesterday, when I was playing. Allister asked me to send him a bot, to edit his character, and to cheat the game. I don't want my server to be a cheat-zone! I, myself, don't give stuff to my chars(legitimate chars) in-game, and yet this person wants to cheat?! O_O.

That's It!

I just conclude that I should learn from my mistakes, and that I should just get over these things, these problems that I have been experiencing. Hopefully, someday, I will be able to manage time more efficiently, and I pray, that all the persons around me, will also manage their time more efficiently, and be more understanding with my situation. I have hidden the person's name in the Major problem, because he/she is not really a bad person, and I don't want our friendship to change. To the person who was affected by my writings right now, please do not be affected. I hope our friendship doesn't change ^_- I know that you are thankful for my sacrifices, and I appreciate that, but please understand my situation.. ok? ^^

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Entry #2: Too Tired

Batangas Stop

That's a literal stuff. We had to go to Batangas last Friday because we had to deliver some things to the relatives of my sister's friend. Well, we travelled about 10 hours in total, but we only spent a couple of mins(maybe around 15 mins.) at the actual place. It was a very tiring day, especially if I could just stay at home and sleep(or play ^_^). I really don't want to go back there again, it's just too tiring.

H3 Convention

I have never been this tired ever. Well, all because of that Hero conference stuff. I really wanted to get a jacket, a GE jacket. They did tell me that there will be GE merchandises for sale, but I really wonder why there was no jackets. I did ask the people selling the stuff, but I got a very disappointing answer -- "We're currently out of stock." I did respond with a question, asking them if it would be available the following day(Sunday, because it was Saturday at that time.) The following day, that's Sunday, I went again to the convention not to just grab a hold of the jacket, but to actually enjoy the convention in itself. Well, after knowing that the jacket would not be sold because its still out of stock, I went over to the GE booth to actually submit my perfect attendance thingy. After getting the in-game stuff, which was a combat manual (beginner)[Eew! I don't like beginners lol, but thanks anyway], I proceeded around the vicinity of SMX. I really got tired because I was strolling around endlessly, trying to find someplace to sit down and rest a bit. I was sooo sooo tired because of standing the whole 3-4 hours T_T.(I'm not thinking while I'm writing these stuffs because.. I need to meet with some friend at 11:15 maybe, so I'm rushing typing right now.


After the convention, I was really, really tired but I still needed to go watch the Choral Competition(Voices in Harmony) joined by my former school. It was the finals night already, and I really wanted to watch it. And so, I was there, listening to all the contestants, counting their mistakes. I really don't know how the Ramon Magsaysay(Cubao) won, but I guess, its just my own opinion. ^_^ I don't want to write my opinion about our school, because I do not want to hurt or make them proud of themselves. ^_^ Anyway, I did not have the chance to finish the contest because it was already late at night, and I really need the sleep. Disappointingly, I had to stay up that night because I needed to finish my Major Assignments for the following day. I was really tired(*gasp* I keep on stressing this lol), but I still did it.

First Major Mistake

Still literal in meaning. My first major mistake.. T_T I felt so bad after being scolded by my professor in my major yesterday. "Nothing I could do there", I thought. But it was really my fault in the first place. Oh no, I mean, it was the conservatory's fault! You see, they have been asking us to attend practices late in the afternoon for a concert I didn't even volunteer to join. How funny. I am really, really disappointed and afraid that I won't be able to practice again this week because of this evil concert. ITS JUST A UNIT. A unit only takes 30 mins in college, 30 mins A WEEK. Basing from my own calculations, I therefore conclude that after this event, I can actually not attend all of my Large Ensemble classes, because this week has already made up for every single meeting of the Large Ensemble. But one thing is for sure, I will still attend the stuff, I don't want to have an FA anyway. ^_^ Okay, back to the main topic of this sub-topic. I was scolded by my professor because I was late and I forgot my notebook. She forgave me this time, and told me that I have to bring my notebook next time, or I won't be able to have my Major next time. I was really disappointed at myself. My self-esteem dropped about 20 points(out of 120, LOL). I really wanted to kill myself at that time, for giving in to Ivan's temptations. Ivan, if you are reading this, I won't be able to play with you this week, I need to redeem myself. I need to practice a lot this week, hopefully.

Theology Oopsie.

Today was theology. Yesterday, our professor posted an online activity on the yahoo groups. I thought it was supposed to be done by today, but it wasn't so I was happy that I didn't do it(When I should have done it so I won't have problems... right?) But just about an hour ago, we had an exam. I think I failed it, but I trust in God, I believe that whatever happens with that paper, it was God's will, and it would be for the betterment of myself.

That's It!!

Well, all I can say about this week? I just don't want bad things to happen again. But guess what? They'll keep on coming. Someone told me(I think it was a speaker somewhere) that if we are not suffering, then we are not Christians, because Jesus Christ told us that we will be persecuted and such. I just want to persevere more, WORK HARDER!! ^_^ and, of course, study harder too!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Entry #1: A New Blog Name!

A Change of Title

Yes, That's sooo true. I have already changed my title to "Tuesdays with Mondie" from the former title: "The Adventures of Mondie". The reason why I did it is because I notice that I don't have that much time to write on my blog(Except tuesdays). I made that title(The Adventures of... Mondies) because I wanted to tell you about my everyday experiences; but since I don't have that much time to write all about them, I just changed it to Tuesdays with Mondie.

Evil Ivan.

Well, I think you do know that I do go home late this week because I have some rehearsals for the 90th anniversary of my former school right? Well, of course, after five grueling hours of standing up, trying to polish every action, and other things, I would be tired of course, exhausted from the things that I have just done. But when I get home, one person bothers me when I want to sleep already -- Ivan. Lucky me, I won't be able to sleep. He asked me to turn on for him my MondieRO, so he can play. I really wanted to sleep already, but I don't know how he does it, that he enables me to actually stay up late. And the disadvantage of that is waking up late than usual, lacking sleep in going to school. It was a thursday, and I have classes at 7am the following day. Lucky me, I forced myself to sleep early. But still, I didn't have the chance to get enough sleep.

Things just keep on coming

When the 90th anniversary was done, I was so relieved and tired that the whole thing was done already. I am already having some doubts about joining another one like it. But somehow, God must have listened to me as I was murmuring it in my mind, that he has sent another concert which I was involuntarily volunteered. It was the Christmas concert of the Church in UST(I think). I really didn't want to join this event because I know that Practices will be more late than it was in school because it is a college. Sigh... Practices start tomorrow at 5pm. One of my classmate who was also joining the said concert told me that the practice will end at 8 approximately. When I heard that, a big "OH NO" cloud evaporated in my brain. NO!! I don't want to go home late anymore! I haven't even recovered from my fatigue last week, and then here comes another one to actually wear me out more?! ..... This... must... be... perseverance!! I must persevere, to trust in God's will, even if I feel tired, I just have to believe that this was God's plan to make me a better person.

90th Anniversary Performance day

Now, let me narrate to you the hidden events during the day of performance in the 90th anniversary of my former school. It was a Sunday, the last day of performance. We were actually in the room, waiting for nothing. A moment later, someone comes up, and looking angry, he asked us why we are not in the make-up room yet. Of course, I knew that that time was already our time to go to the make-up room, but someone told us that there were only 3 make-up artists at that time. Some time later, in the company call, we were blamed by the staff because we were "late" for our make-up. Actually, I could've stood up and told them that it was not us to blame for the delay in the schedule, because it was really tha mek-up artists who were late, not us. But anyway, I just left the topic. Man, I'm so tired, I don't even know what I'm writing about =P.

Sorry, My Proffie!

If only my professor in my major (piano lesson in simple terms) can read this, I would like to confess to her because I was not able to have my major yesterday. I was really tired yesterday, because we came home at 12am already and I woke up late. I did call her, to tell her that I couldn't come to my major today, but I was so bothered. I always remember the times when she told me that I shouldn't miss a single major. But i did miss one now. I shouldn't miss another one ever again. T_T

That's It!

That's about all of the events that have transpired this week. Oh, I forgot to tell you guys, I already finished the Maximum Ride series. Well, I really did hate the last part, because I think the ending forgot some details, but it was good anyway. This part is the new "In Conclusion..." segment of my former posts. From now on, I will post my conclusions for my entries. Now, for my conclusion. Well, this week was awful. I had a lot of downs (rarely I had ups) but I know that God is testing me, for Him to actually know if I will cling unto Him or not. I just want to tell Him, that I will Persevere, and cling unto Him, forever. ^_^

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Episode One: Tuesday with Mondie


I got today's title for this episode, the first episode(again) from some book with the same(Well, almost the same) title. I actually forgot what title that was, I think that it rhymes with the title I made up. Maybe I'm starting to like to read books again? Well, I guess this marks the start of another Blogging kabooish. I just wanted to tell to the people who are reading my blog that.. I thank you for reading my blog. I hope that you will continue to read my blog with patience and understanding in case I was not able to make a new blog entry. I can't blame myself for the "awesome" assignments and projects that we were entitled to do. ^_^

Maximum Ride. wee.

I was already amused when I heard the title from my former classmate, Zachary. When I asked about the book, its story, well, I sort of liked it a little bit. But not to the point of actually snatching it away from him at that time and reading it. (LOL) We were asked to read a novel, anything that we liked, and do a book report with it. I really don't know what book to read, since I stopped reading a few years ago. I resorted then to a solution: To find a new book, or to borrow from my former classmates which were, uhh... how would I call it... "Book" geeks. -- Did not mean to offend. I just can't find an appropriate name. ^_^ Well, that day, we went to a book store in a mall, and I tried my best to find a title that I would like, or maybe an author that I know. Nothing. No familiar name, and no title that I know of. But anyway, I still kept on looking for a book. I was about to give up already, but I saw one book. Its author was very familiar, but sadly, I forgot what was his name right now. I guess I'll just add it in later. Anyway, the book was entitled "Babylon Rising", not that much interesting in my opinion. But anyway, I still bought it, thinking that it would be exciting since the author was the one who wrote the Left Behind™(or was it ®) series. We then went to another book store, to search for more books, luckily, I didn't find any. ^_^ We, I mean me and my 2 other classmates, went on our separate ways after the book hunt. Well, I went straight home. And... that's the time I thought about that book that my former classmate was reading.. "Maximum Ride", about people planted with 2% avian DNA.... hmm, sounds exciting, but I wouldn't know unless I have a look at it; so, with eagerness and determination, I texted him. Oh, his name was Zachary in case I forgot to type it. ^_^ I asked him if I could borrow the book, for a book report. Thank God, he said yes. ^_^ I then went online and researched about the book. Was it nice? Will I like it? Does it have more than 3 books in its series? All those questions answered as I browsed through the pages of the author's website. I think I will like the book, but I'm still not sure. The day that we were supposed to pass the titles of our books finally came. I was afraid because if I write the title of that book in that paper, and I didn't like the book, I will hate myself. I should have just changed it to the book that I bought, "Babylon Rising". Anyway, I still wrote "Maximum Ride" in the paper. When he was checking the books that we were to read, and finally arrived at my name, he gave a good response to the author of the book. He told me that he was a good writer, as told by Kris Aquino O_O. Well, I guess I will like the book. Skipping unimportant scenes(because I forgot them =p), we go over to my former school. I was waiting at the church steps when I saw a very tall person walk through the blue gate. It was Zachary, carrying a yellow Shoe Mart plastic bag. I thought that it was the books, and Maximum Ride was in there. And it was! ^_^ woo. I can finally know if the book was nice or not. I started reading the book, and it was really good. It was the first sci-fi novel that I read. Well, I didn't get hooked up that easily to the book, but when Monday arrived, (Music week. I'll tell about it later) I got addicted to the book. I managed to finish more than 150 pages of the book in just a quarter-day! I didn't notice myself that I already finished half of the book by lunch! Well, I just think that this book was awesome, and that I hope I could have a copy of them myself. That's it for the book. I'm still reading it now, nearing the end of the first book. If only I can make a book report on the series, not just the first book, then I would do it. The book makes me feel so alive. LOL.

Music Week

I never felt music week this week. Maybe because it has just started? I don't know actually. I just feel that the conservatory of music didn't prepare much for this "week". Well, there was a Book fair at our lobby in the 5th floor, but there's only 1 group selling, which means they would overprice their books by a few hundred pesos. And one more thing, the activities were not even introduced to freshmen students, like us. What we gonna do now? Music week is just like the same normal week wherein we have classes, and it never ends.

One thing after the other

Well, I don't know what happened but I involuntarily volunteered for another concert 2 weeks after the 90th anniversary concert of my former school. It was a choir concert, and I'm part of the choir again. I don't know how I came to be, it happened so fast. One moment I was just sitting down, reading the book that I bought the day before, then, at the next minute, they give me a score of the songs, and they were telling me that I am already part of the thingy. I didn't want to get involved that much in very tiring activities. I felt horrible as I imagined rehearsals very late at night, not being able to get to my classes on time because of these evil rehearsals. Lucky me, I get to keep myself "overbusy" again. But I am not worrying that much. Because everything was meant to happen for our own good. I think the purpose of these things was to teach me a new lesson, and I'll tell you guys about it if I already know what it is.

"Oops!", my mom and my brother exclaimed.

Last Sunday, I had rehearsals till 8pm. Me and my brother have already agreed that he will be the one to fetch me at school that day. It was 7:15. We were in the middle of a practice when my phone vibrated. It was a text message. From my brother. It was stated in the text message that he was already at school, most probably waiting for me to go out. But I did tell him that my exitting time was to happen somewhere around 8. Well, I texted him and told him that I won't be finished till 8 because its supposed to end at eight! =.= Oh, and if I remember correctly, the same thing happened yesterday, the difference was it was my mom that fetched me, along with my brothers, and they texted my that they were near the school at around six. My, my. ^_^

Oops, I forgot

Aww, I missed this section of the entry, the Oops, I forgot section. This is the section where I usually express my feelings about forgetting a lot of things, and today, I will tell you about my "Forgotten" events. One was the Filipino assignment for Monday. I remembered it Sunday night. I also remembered that we don't have a functional printer at home, so I thought of someone who could actually print it for me. Syntia! I texted her, and she misunderstood at first, claiming that I will text her the assignment (Which I WILL NOT DO EVER! *.*), but in the end, she agreed to print it for me. Thanky Lord I said. One more thing that I have forgotten is about my Major also on Monday (Still, it was a Sunday). I decided just to trust God in what I learned the past days, and just slept along with the fear of failing in Solfeggio. It was the first graded recitation for the semester. I did not perform well. I promise. And at my Major, she told me that... err.. I still did not do good, in a page at least. ^_^

In Conclusion...

I still have a lot of things to write about, but I don't have time to do so. It's lunchtime right now, and I have to go to SSHS to learn my new assignments in my major. I would love to write more, but I have to stop. Now, back to the topic of this Sub-Topic. I think these days(since this was an entry compilation of what had happened about 3-4 days ago) were very... tiring, and challenging in a sense. I think God really comes in this part. The part where in I have to persevere(The message last Sunday in Joy Fellowship), and just trust fully in Him. I do have some doubts, but I will do my best, my very best, to set them aside. This ends episode one: Tuesday with Mondie. ^_^

Monday, November 12, 2007

A Start of A New Journey(Hopefully) Again. ^_-


Hehe, its been a long, long, long, long time already since I wrote about my life. Frankly, I don't know what to say. Well, I didn't have anything else to do today.. so I guess God has given me time to write about the events that have transpired today.


It all happened during practice of the Anniversary choir just a few hours ago. By the way, the annivesary choir is the one that will be singing for the 90th anniversary of the school. Its supposed to be in July, but for some very unknown reason, it transformed into November 24 and 25. Anyway, since the last practice, I have been very irritated by the movement when the so-called "Mary" and "Joseph" will knock at nowhere and we were supposed to answer no by turning our heads left and right. Lucky me, I didn't know that we were supposed to do that; so, obviously, I was "scolded" for not doing such. The next run that same day(Not today ^_^), I did turn my head now, but he, Mr. Chinggoy Alonzo(Hopefully, I spelled it correctly), the director(?) of the anniversary program, said that I still did not turn my head. I forgave him at that time, because I really didn't know that I was supposed to turn my head anyway. The next week, that is... today, we did a run-through again. I was the only college student at that time, and I really am trying to do my best. As we arrived at that part again where we needed to turn our head, well, I did turn my head now. He still said that I did not do it correctly, but I think I did it correctly. Well, the source of my irritation was at the director. Yes, I did acknowledge my mistake for not being able to do an action that I didn't even know how to do, but the point that he is still badmouthing me(I can tell because he was pointing at me, with an angry face[DUHH!!!] and looking as if he will swallow me alive). Well, finally, he stopped there. It was a really good thing, because I was really, really pissed off at that evil turning head motion. Because of this wondrous and spectacular event, I hid my feelings, and tried to finish the run-through as calm and as organized as possible. Well, what I did to actually control my anger was to sing 2x louder than I usually do. They should have noticed it, because I didn't hear any of the sopranos singing =P. I was really agitated at some part of the run-through when Jasper nudged me. I was about to explode(haha.) Its a good thing that I can still control myself at that time, and I had some patience in me, hoping that the actual nightmare would end soon. And just in a few mins, it did end. Finally. It's over. After the practice, I asked someone how the move was supposed to be. And... well, I finally knew how to do it ^_^. I still feel some anger, but what the heck, I expressed it here anyway. What's important is that I had someone to share this piece of information.

The Other Stuffs

Today was the first day of classes for Rudiments 2(Pre-Music Theory), and Philippine Government and Constitutions or PGC as we call it. Both classes started late, and ended awkwardly early. Lets just skip that part.. lolz. Let's go to the Solfeggio class.


Solfeggio last semester was easy. I can tell that to you now. It's because the subject is hard. Because of a new professor, the subject revealed its true form to us. It was... evil!! LOL It was awfully harder than ever. Imagine, she plays a note, and you have to know what that note is! She plays a chord, and you have to know what kind of chord it is! She plays a beat, you'll have to know how to notate it! Well, I don't know if you understand what I'm saying(hopefully you do), but that's just the beginning of more things to come. (Watch out for the next Solfepisode![Just thought of that title right now=P])

In Conclusion...

Today, I guess, are those days where in things just aren't the way you expect them to be. We just have to be strong, rely on God, and things, even though they may be emotionally, academically, or even physically hurting, we can all finish them, accomplish them, overcome them. ^_-

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Book ?, Episode...? A Start Of Yet Another Book...

Good News, Bad News...

Finally, after a few "years" of days, I am finally able to write on my blog again! That's too good news to be untrue; but sadly, I must cut down my blogging times to just one day: that is Thursdays. Its because my music assignments are few, yes they are, but they take too much of my time to perfect. Thursday is the only day that I have a lot of time, so I can write my blog entries for that certain week, and it starts today! Weee~~ ^_^

The Events Today(Sept 13)

Well, what a coincidence I must say. This is the first day of my blog writing right? Guess what, I can write about something today! It was actually the time when we already finished our class in English 101a, Michael Allan Estrella approached me. Well, he said hello, and of course, I said hi. He was beating around the bush for a moment, and well, when we got out of the building, he finally said it. He wanted to go to our house. I got shocked obviously and tried to decline.. but well, I couldn't decline, and so we hop on the jeep towards home. While we are traveling towards our home, let's first talk about what happened before that. I woke up later than usual today. Luckily, I'm not late for theology today. This was the first time that I was reciting in class -- because the topic was well, not that boring anyway. After class, I saw a group of people making a commotion at the teacher's table. I walked closer, and then I found out that... they were looking at the Preliminary Exam Grades!! EEEK!! I want to see mine too. ^_^ And so, I waited there, waited and waited, until it is the professor who asked my name instead of me giving it to him. Well, as I was looking, I first saw a 71(T_T OH NO!! -- i thought) but.. later on, I noticed that it was the wrong line, and I got an 89! Yay! Thank You Lord! I went to the elevator after this event. Now, this is where it gets weird. When we were about to reach the ground floor, for some odd, weird, eerie, mysterious, inexplicable(paranormal?! :P) reason, I jumped. I shouldn't have jumped. That's a bad thing to do in an elevator -- it creates feeaaar amongst the passengers. But frankly, I didn't know that I jumped on the elevator until my classmate told me that I jumped on the elevator. Because of this, the elevator girl scolded me. T_T I'm so sorry elevator girl, I won't do it again. T_T Anyway, going back to the way home, we finally reached home. Well, as my first guest, I don't know how to treat him! Eek, i tell myself, as I sat down and looked at him. Good thing, my father was there and well, he sort of helped me. We ate a little, he was playing on the computer while I was practicing my pieces, and he finally decided to go home(No offense!! I didn't want to offend Allan by this statement.) It's actually OK for me if he wanted to go to our house, but he should have at least told me some few days before, because I was really unprepared. -_-

In Conclusion...

Well, I think having a blog is very crucial to someone's life -- it may help build up one's personality, but it can also destroy relationships. We should take care of our blogs and treat it like it is our babies. :D

Friday, August 10, 2007

The Wait: Awesome News


The funds for buying a new PC has just come today. In a few weeks (hopefully next week, by any chance) We are finally going to have a brand new PC! ^_^ What's more, it is quite powerful, and it will have a better cooling system, which means our computer will finally survive more than 3 years!(Hopefully) And also, this year I think would be the year that we will finally have a DSL connection ^_^ Wohoo! And when our computer is back on, I will start writing about my daily adventures -- I can't wait.! I will be able to play my URBAN DEAD
. Yay! In the meantime, I will tell you about what happened while the endless water was falling down from the sky.

The Great Flood (Part One)

Last Wednesday, I woke up late, because I knew that there were no classes in our university -- it was a celebration of what seemed to be the feast of St. Dominic or something like that. When I went down our varnished wooden stairs, sorry i forgot to count how many it was; Anyway, a very horrible, extraordinary, unbelievable sight went into my brain: FLOOD!! eek! It's been a while since we had water inside our house. The water was quite high, it almost got to my mom's very old Cd's. Luckily, we were able to clean the house, but it took us till lunch to do so. I went to school after the cleaning stuff, to practice my assignments and to go play Granado. I wanted to play with my friend, Ivan, but guess what, he wasn't able to come to school because of the evil rain. I played a while. Noticing that my brother was online, we teamed up to kill monsters, we had fun killing such powerless monsters. ^_^ After that, we went home and I slept early, expecting no classes on the following day.

The Great Flood (Part Two)

The next day, I expected that there would be no flood because we made sure no water would get inside our house; but as it turns out, the flood had overcome the water barriers! But at least, the flood wasn't so great at all, we were able to prevent it from uprising. Anyway, I went to school again today, to finish one assignment finally. After that, I went off to play again. This time, I got too bored with what I am doing, so I played a little of o2jam to change the playing environment. Today, I went to my mom's office, because my brother plays Granado Espada there, Luckily, I didn't get a computer unit to play on. I ended up playing o2jam the whole hour. T_T

The Events That Had Happened Today

I woke up very early today to actually study for my Preliminary Examination in Filipino. I did study, only a few pages (about 5 or 6 I think) and then I fell asleep. I woke up at precisely 7:30 am. I wanted to continue my studying, but I had to move quickly, or else I will be late for the exam. I almost got late, but I didn't! The teacher was late-er than I was, so I had time to get my examination permit from the office. ^_^ But sadly, I think I failed my exam. The questions that came out were just too hard for me. Maybe because I didn't study the half of the actual pointers, but I was so fortunate to have received a set wherein the questions came from that half which I haven't studied or reviewed. Anyway, I went to the Office after the exam, hoping to get a studio to practice, but the personnel in charge of renting the studios is missing. I therefore went to the Library instead, to type this Episode (I like it as a story better O_O since I will start my real writing when our computer has been resurrected and healed to full health points) And I wasted a lot of time but it's just OK with me because I don't have a studio to practice on anyway. Right after posting this Episode, I'm off to photocopy a part of Cramer Studies -- my assignment on the next piano lesson in the university.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Prologue: The Time is Near.

Yep. It is near ^_^

We're almost going to have a compueter now! Its just a few weeks away till the day when I will come back here and write about my adventures! Yay, Finally, I can express myself once more and at the same time enhance my typing capabilities for o2jam! (LOL) Anyway, I hope that when that day comes, I will be able to write a lot of stuff about my college life. For the meantime, I hope that you will be patient out there, and I will let you know if I already have a computer. ^^

Monday, July 9, 2007

Episode Nine: The Fire is Already Big


I woke up late today because I wasn't able to sleep early last night -- it also means that I will arrive at school quite late. Surprisingly, I wasn't late -- I was even earlier than usual. Anyway, I sat down there with Leslie, and we were somewhat chatting about our subjects, we even made fun of some events that had happened in our subjects. Just after a few minutes, I already said goodbye to her, for I needed to start my journey to the third floor(where my major is at). Last week, we were simultaneous in going to the third floor; but this time, I had to go earlier, because she told me that her major was divided into two sessions, which means that she only has 30 mins of lesson today, and 30 mins of lesson tomorrow.

Arsonist... O_O

My lesson, started quite roughly because I wasn't able to study my Hanon because it went on a makeover last week. But anyway, as we neared the end of my assignments, I performed good. My, when she gave the assignments for next week, my lungs fell out, my heart overpumped, my mind nearly exploded -- but she didn't notice. I just agreed to everything that she said, thinking of a solution to actually practice everything within less than a week. As My teacher went out to have a C.R. break, I looked at my watch, it was already Nine in the morning, the time for my next subject.

(the F's are supposed to be a somewhat dashing effect.)

When she came back, I didn't absorb much of what she had said, because I needed to teleport to my classroom within 5 mins. After getting out of the room, I tried to teleport, but sadly, I'm not Hiro Nakamura(or was it Takamura) that I can teleport anywhere I like; besides, it's so fictional ^_^ so I just ran my way to the 5th floor again from the 3rd floor. When I got in class, I gave my apology to out professor and explained why I was late. Good thing, she understood. ^_^ And so I sit down in my chair, obviously exhausted from sprinting all the way from the 3rd floor. She asked us to get a sheet of paper. I got scared -- I haven't studied the history of Filipino yet T_T. Good thing, our Professor told us that the paper was a reaction paper [Dumb Comment: If it was a reaction paper, it must contain reactions. But what kind of reactions?]. I jumped in joy deep within, relieved from the stress of actually having a quiz. I didn't know what to write actually, but I just wrote what I first thought of; in the end, I was able to write quite a long reaction about the concert last friday (I'm glad I didn't tune out during the concert. ^_^). Finally, Filipino was finished -- but I was hungry already T_T.

Irritating Scoops

A Scoop is what you get when you buy ice cream from an ice cream store. But the scoop I'm talking about is the Musical scoop, it's where a singer goes through a series of notes before hitting the correct note (Imagine two points, one higher than the other. Instead of actually going directly to the point, the line goes to a some sort of curve before actually going to the point.). It was quite irritating because I hate scoops. ^_^ But at least I have progressed in listening intellectually in musical pieces. When our professor was discussing about the song that we were listening to, I wanted to take down notes; however, as I try to get my pen and write, I felt the blistering pain of my tummy -- I was already nearly almost dying from hunger. But because of my perserverance of telling myself and actually instilling in my mind that I am not hungry, and I won't be hungry till lunchbreak, I managed to write a few notes.

Hear-Write Ability Slower

It was time for Philippine History already, a session where my hear-write ability is absolutely needed. I tried to remember everything that she said, but my mental capacity was quite small because of hunger. I wasn't able to write a lot of notes, I even missed some important things. But anyway, I still managed to keep myself calm and unhungry throughout the session. We were just dismissed after she recapped us with the things that we have studied in the past meetings.

I Not Like.

I was rushing to eat, but I got problematic of my new task: a leader in a group in Filipino, wherein we are supposed to make a program that will perform something for the month of August. I didn't even notice my classmates that were already in front of me unless they called me. We ate at some place far away from the entrance because Mabsy's was quite full of consumers. The food was quite not OK with me, but I still ate it anyway. ^_^ After that, we were walking towards school when something bad happened.

Peer Pressured 100%

Man, those evil guys... T_T they actually succeeded in making me cut class. I was so guilty T_T. But anyway, it has already been done, so I can't do anything about it anymore. I promised myself that that was the first and last time I'll cut class because I just went off to play. I will never do it again because it made me really, really guilty. But it's OK if we play after classes. I'm not angry at them because they pressured me, I'm angry at myself because I let myself get into trouble. I guess I should eat a lot more so I can think straight on important matters. ^_^

In Conclusion...

Today was a day of Guilt. I didn't expect that I would cut class. But I learned from my mistake now, I thank God for He has given me a lesson to learn. I somehow forgot my goal in studying in the conservatory of music: to graduate and be a concert pianist. ^_^ I remembered this thanks to Mr. Conrado Ong. I just hope that in the following days, I won't forget my goal. ^_^

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Episode Eight: Good Timing

Evil Brain!!

My, my alarm isn't that effective anymore. I don't wake up even if it's loud; well, I guess I have to change my alarm tune to a more unfamiliar and most probably noisy one. Because of this unexpected phenomena, I was quite late for practice at the church today. We were about four all in all at that time, and people started coming in when we were already done practicing, and needed to go to the church already for the service is about ti start. I was quite sleepy because I slept late yesterday -- my sleep wasn't even enough that I started acting as if I was drunk.


This was the first time that I prayed a long prayer in a worship service. I don't know why, but I feel that I need to pray to God and tell Him a lot of things that had happened this week. Well, I guess I have pity for myself. I've been working on my assignments all day this week, and somehow, I feel that I don't give time for myself(Oh no, I hope I don't exaggerate on this one next week.. T_T). I also prayed for time management, that I won't waste a single minute. And the best(est) prayer I made was that I will learn to trust Him more often because this week, I don't know why, but I seem to have lost faith in God at some point in the week. Maybe I'll be able to find the culprit of this merciless doubt this week. ^_^ Anyway, after the offertory, I just felt that I needed to go to Joy Fellowship because I need to help someone.

Good Timing

My feeling was right -- I really needed to help someone. I t was Gillian. She was the pianist for today, and she was having a hard time in one of the songs top be played in the singspiration today, so she asked me to play it instead. If I didn't arrive earlier, then I would not have the chance to help a friend in need because the early Morning Worship Service today ended quite late. During singspiration, I was astounded by the efforts being made by Gillian; however, the song leaders got quite confused on what to sing so I played the melody so that they won't sing the wrong note. After singspiration, we had a thanksgiving prayer for the singspiration and we seated in our chairs.

The Body is There; But The Mind is Where?

I listened to all the words that the speakers, both in the worship service and in Joyi Fellowship, but I don't remember a thing when I tried to recall what topic was discussed, I couldn't remember a thing -- literally. And during care group, I dozed off with my eyes open. I only came back to my consciousness when we discussed about something which I don't remember now O_O.

Granado Espada Time!

When I played Granado Espada(MMORPG) after eating, I finally decided that every Sunday will be a Granado day -- I will not play computer games except on Sundays. ^_^ Anyway, I had a nice time again. I played on Vivaldi this time because the Pachelbel server was somewhat malfunctioning; but I had fun playing anyway. After playing, I went home of course.

Off-Topic: It's back to normal

Now as you can see, my episode is longer than before. this is because I have time now to write my episodes -- good thing. I just hope that I will still have more time throughout the week so I will be able to write episodes as long as this.

In Conclusion...

I was amazed by how God worked in my life today. I just prayed about what's happening to my life, and here He comes, with a platter of solutions. I'm thankful for what I have experienced today. IS A MIRACLE!! ^_^(Grammatical Error was not an incidence of forgetfulness, I just wanted it that way.)

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Episode Seven: Over The Limit

Still the wrong day?!

I wore yellow today, and when I came in, the guard actually sermoned me for not wearing the uniform -- I thought today was the REAL yellow day for conservatory students!? *scratches head* I guess not. -_-

ULEns (Unexposed Large Ensemble)

We had vocalization exercises today. ^_^ Pretty exciting, somehow tiring. Somehow, I noticed that we were only few. Later on, our teacher explained why we were only few: there was some person who wrote at some board that we won't have L-Ens today; but anyway, we were pretty much many(ooh, repetitiveness ^_^ I like it LOL) After the class, me and my blockmates went down already, for English.

"Lucky for Those Who Have Worksheets" -- Wilfredo Valois

Yep, we sure are lucky. I'm happy that I did my assigment (even if it's only a part of it) because I get grades -- my hard work payed off somehow. ^_^ A part in our assignment that I didn't answer, was acutally the most interesting one -- too bad I didn't answer it, it would've been fun ^_^. Anyway, After english, I ate somewhere and proceeded to school(H.S.)

GE Again!

My, I guess I'm addicted to G.E. Already. After playing the piano, practicing my Bach, I went to the internet shop. This time, I played on Vivaldi (The Last time, I was on Pachelbel) It's fun.. ^_^

And Again... SORRY!!! T_T

I don't remember events after this moment. I remember fragments, but they're incomplete. Don't worry next time, I'll write about it on the day. ^_^

In Conclusion...

I'm so much tired today, maybe because of yesterday -- sleeping late and waking up early. I just hope that I wake up early for tomorrow's Worship Service. ^_-

Friday, July 6, 2007

Episode Six: Surprises

Oops, Wrong Day ^_^

Yesterday, during english, the speaker announced that we were supposed to wear yellow today; but when I came in school, I later discovered that the announcement was for the students of the College of Education. O_O


We had the discussion about our assignment today. I volunteered to recite; luckily, I didn't say a 'bleh' -- YAY ^_^ I can't explain how happy I am. ^_^ After Filipino was a break, so we went to buy a book for english. When we got back, we were still early for our next subject.

Philippine History

Again, it's a time of mind-blowing hear-write session with Ms Fule. And.. Blah Blah Blah ^_^

I'll Skip a few events..

I just want to get to important events today, since I don't remember much because I was very tired today.

Aww, I didn't see my grade

We were going to have our exam on solfeggio today. We were quite anxious because we didn't know what number will our professor give us. It was an individual exam, lucky us, because we were one of the last people -- we didn't get much nervous because allour other classmates went home already (It was a few minutes past the end of our subject) When it was my turn, I just sang a part of number 14, and he stopped me. I thought I sang wrongly so.. I got quite scared, but he told me I was already done. O_O After a few chitty chatties with my last-mates(the 'left-behind' people), I went to the office to get a studio. After practicing contemporary stuff, I gave back the keys and proceeded to my mom's office.

The Concert

Overall, the concert was excellent. The flutist was so virtousic with his flute. ... That's all ^_^ After the concert, we went home already.

P.S. English

I still had to do my assignment in english for tomorrow because we still have english tomorrow. Sigh, I really wanted to sleep already, but I had no choice, I answered 60% of the assignments and just slept. ^_^

In Conclusion...

Today, I don't remember anything much, perhaps maybe because I was too tired today... I just hope that days like these won't happen again. ^_^

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Episode Five: First Touch

No Theology!! ^_^

Today was supposed to be a normal day. We should have had Theology today, but something came up all of a sudden, and we had to go to the CFAD Building(College of Fine Arts and Design). When we got there, we noticed a lot of paintings around the lobby. Our professor asked us to look around while waiting for our turn at a room called "Gallery" which ended up to be a some sort of AVG(Audio-Visual Gallery) ^_-. As we settled down, the painter introduced himself. He also told us his testimony: when he started painting, where he gets his ideas, when he paints the painting, and how the his own paintings changed his life. He showed to us a documentary about one of his paintings, which he made all by himself. It was very interesting, and very heartwarming. But something ruined the momentum of feelings -- some class that's late. They were ducking, yes they were, but they ended up blocking the whole thing because they duck IN FRONT of the LCD projector. -_- Anyway, after that, we went back to our building and waited for our next subject -- English.... which reminds me, I forgot to do the assignment in English!!!! T_T


Sigh, what a waste, I forgot to do my assignment in English yesterday; but somehow, I got a few more answers before our class started. We passed our assignments in class, and we ended somehow earlier, because we started late. Anyway, I went to the foodstore beside Mabsy's T_T to eat. After that, I went to school.

I'm Finally Able to Play G.E.!

After practicing piano for an hour, I went out to take a break. I tried to find an Internet shop to play o2jam, but I ended up playing GE(Granado Espada) for the first time. Wow, it's soooo good. ^_^ I hope you can play it sometime too. We have this game at home; but with the current status of our PC, we can't run GE pretty well, but it's updated. ^_^

In Conclusion...

Today, I thank God for giving me the chance to be able to play a game which is soo good. I just pray that our computer at home can run this awesome game, so I won't spend too much money on it.^_^

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Episode Four: A Missing Professor

Eek, So Repetitive!

I have been writing this episode for more than 4 times already. I just can't get past the 1st topic of this episode. Hopefully, I can now.

A Forgotten Pa--... Pages

I forgot to do my assignment in Filipino again. I just wonder why I always keep on forgetting assignments in Filipino. -_- Anyway, I didn't try to cram now, because I deserve the punishment that I will receive from not doing my homework. As the teacher entered the room and took her seat, she started calling our names alphabetically, asking us to recite what we have written in our Book; for some reason, she gave us a chance to write one while we weren't called, so I took the pretty much platinum opportunity. I was already finished by the time my name was called. I wanted to recite my work with feeling, but because of nervousness, I 'bleh'-ed T_T. I got an additional deduction for every bleh that I say. In the end, I got three bleh's. I must control this 'bleh'-ing as soon as possible T_T. She gave us another assignment: it's just reading a few pages(10 pages). After Filipino, I stayed in the room for a while to warm up for my next subject, my trumpet lesson.

The Missing Professor

I went up the stairs to check if my teacher was there. He wasn't again. I expected that he would be already there waiting for me; but I ended up waiting for him O_O. I always see him around during other days, but it's very odd that he doesn't show up on Wednesdays. I wanted to talk to him every time I see him, but I didn't get the chance to talk to him because he always goes somewhere when I go near. I then went to the office to ask if my teacher was in, they said he wasn't, so I just went back to class and concluded that he wouldn't show up again.

A Test of Memory Skills

When it was the time for Philippine History, I quickly grabbed my notebook and pen -- it was because it's another episode of write-all-you-hear. She was speaking so fast that I wrote so fast that I couldn't understand my writing that I needed to rewrite my writing that she told us.(too many 'that's :D) Good thing, I was able to cope up with what she was saying. After a few hours(just an hour actually), the terror finally ended, and I was so hungry.


This day, we ate at chowking. I never got full, but at least I ate food. ^_^ That's all. O_O I went to our school after that.

A 'Replay'

We had another exercise at our Rudiments of Music class today. I can say that I didn't learn anything from this subject today, because all we did was to convert from a treble clef to an alto or tenor clef. I just hope that we will be able to learn something next meeting.

In Conclusion...

Today, I thank God for He has given me the chance to actually make up for my assignment in Filipino. I learned from my lesson now. I actually did the assignment in Filipino ON the day. ^_^ I'm so happy for myself.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Episode Three: Un-wasted Free Time!

Guidance & Conseling Woman

Our theology subject today has turned into the orientation of the guidance & conseling center, led by Mrs. Gina. She was discussing about a lot of things, things which I forgot already; near the end of the orientation, we were given strips of paper. The strips of paper contains messages -- positive messages. Most of my friends gave me a "You're inspiring" strip; I started wondering how I made them inspired, and I don't remember anything. Maybe it's something that I didn't realize. ^_^ Anyway, after the tour to the guidance & counseling office, we went to this Master Class of a pianist named Roberta Rust.

The Master Class of Roberta Rust

We are already late for the class; it started at 9am, but because of the Guidance stuff, we came in quite late. She was teaching a student from the conservatory on how to improve the piece that she has played. Well, I presumed that the piece was a Chopin because it sounded so difficult. The next one who played was very... amazing O_O he used all of his fingers, pushed many keys, and added dynamics. If you were there, you'll certainly drop your jaw (careful, you might spill the water you're drinking or the food you're eating) I presumed that it also was a chopin. Anyway, we left early because we were really hungry. We ate at KFC, nothing special, and we went back to reserve myself a studio.

Finally, I got a Studio!!

I thought that I wouldn't get a studio today, because there were a lot of people standing in the table wherein you can reserve studios; but in just a few seconds, 7 seconds if I'm not mistaken, most of them disappeared. I then talked to the officer in charge of the renting of studios and asked for one. Luckily, I got one; but sadly, I only got 1 hour to use it. I actually wanted to max it out to 2 hours, but for some reason, he just gave me an hour T_T. I don't mind actually, because I had a studio, and it was a good thing ^_^. My studio is at the 6th floor. Syntia was watching me as I play my compositions, but I didn't tell her that that was my composition; later on, she asked me to play my composition, and I told her that I just played it. She whipped me.. ouch, but she was amazed ^_^ good thing. After all those practicing at the piano, we parted ways, and I went to my P.E. for today.

Early Dismissal

It was good. We started late, but we ended early! Our professor taught us the basic moves of the sepak takraw. It was progressively hurting: the feet, the legs, the chest, and finally, the head. Everytime we recieve the "ball" with our head, we immediately ouch in pain. ^_^ After the early dismissal, I just went to school, to practice the assignments once more.

In Conclusion...

Today was a happy day. I finally got to rent a studio, and felt the cool aircon(with ionizers) through my face. I hope that I can soon finish my assignments, so I will have at least a little free time.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Episode Two: Success! ^_^

Yay, I did it!

All my hard work the past week payed off! I got a compliment from my teacher: "Very goood! ^_^" I was so happy, so happy that I forgot that I was already late for my next class. She gave me a very ancient book entitled: "Bela Bartok Mikrokosmos Vol. IV". She asked me to recopy some of the numbers that we were going to use for the following meetings. After all the nonsense, I quickly climbed the stairs (My lesson is at the 3rd floor, My class at the 5th floor) without even looking back(Err... why look back? O_O).

Ghost Town

When I finally reached the 5th floor, I noticed something... There were no students wearing the conservatory of music uniform! I ran to our room to check if I'm already late(of which I am) and not a classmate was inside. EEEK! They went somewhere! What about my attendance, I won't even get a late! T_T Anyway, I noticed that the Recital Hall near to our classroom was sort of noisy, so I checked it out.


The first thing that I saw as I entered the hall was a foreigner. He was wearing a khaki polo (can I use khaki on polos? ?_? Nevermind, I'll just use them) and navy blue with 4 red stripes pants; later on, I realized that we were having a some sort of program, and the U.S. Marines Pacific Corps Band was the star of the show. I had to stand a long time because I didn't want to interrupt the people who were watching. The first part of the show, the quintet, was nice, but I felt sleepy; but the following performance, they call it as the party band, was very enjoyable, but deafening. They asked a volunteer at one time, and our class president, Leslie, was the lucky person to be picked. She was asked to do this tambourine solo, and my, she was hilarious -- funnily hilarious. They ended with a very cute song entitled: "Killing me softly". They were all so funny, making jokes at the wrong place, but at the right time. ^_^

Reaction Paper

We actually thought that there wouldn't be any Music Listening class today, since there was only 15 mins left for the subject; but when we got in the classroom, we see her waiting for us. She asked us to write a reaction about what we have just listened to. I don't know if I wrote in correct grammar actually -- maybe because I just had my piano lesson? I don't know. My answers were even off topic I think. T_T Doesn't matter now, since it's already done. ^_^ (After this moment, I remember absolutely nothing now. I'm actually amazed that I remember such things after more than 2 days ^_^)

In Conclusion...

Today is pretty unexpected. I don't know why I keep on rushing when walking(OFF TOPIC AGAIN!! T_T) Anyway, back to the topic: I think I should take other things more seriously, like my other subjects. I've been focusing on my major too much that I forget that I have assignments in my other subjects. ^_^ I know I can do it with God I can! ^_-

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Book Three, Episode One: The 'Effortless' Search

I'ts an Offertory Day Again!

Which means, I have to wake up earlier again, and go to church earlier again. ^_^ It's OK since I'm doin it for the Lord; yet again, I did a pretty good job, a few mistakes won't hurt you know ^_^. Today, I'm also the pianist for Joy Fellowship so I had to literally run to practice the song leaders today. The singspiration is not what I expected it to be; they should've asked me to practice during the week, but they asked me to practice a day before, which is actually pretty bad; nevertheless, I understand that they're busy, and so am I. ^_^ Anyway, after the Fellowship, there was the Care group. Joshua wasn't around today. Sad. But at least, I got to finish the care group discussion for the week today ^_^. I went to the church after that.

Offertory, The second installment

I came in pretty early, so I was able to relax myself while actually waiting for my turn. My second play was quite bad; but again, what's matters is that I played it for God, not for the people. ^_^ I think after that, I went back to the Yutiam Hall to practice a little, then to the Lumpia house, where my mom was. After eating, we proceeded to National Bookstore, located along Quezon Avenue.

Czerny Opus 299

That's the name of the book we were looking for. Sadly, we didn't find it in the bookstore. The bookstore was really huge O_O -- my friend was right; but what's shocking is that there's only one rack for piano books. How saddening. We just went out the bookstore and ended up at the Siomai House. Their "Coolant" (in Tagalog, Palamig) was really delicious. I wanted to buy the new bread pan today, because I missed it's taste. As I stepped inside the supermarket, which was about 4 stpes from the siamai house, I looked for the bread pan; luckily, I found it -- but it was only one. It was meant for me, i guess. ^_^ A funny thing while I was paying at the counter was that I used 100 pesos to pay for 3.75 pesos. I even chuckled as I gave the paper bill. Anyway, we went back home to call the other National bookstore branches to ask if they have the czerny opus 299. There was one finally, at the Harrison plaza. We came to get it a few hours later. What a waste of gasoline.. -_-

In Conclusion...

Today, I didn't expect that I would find the book that I was looking for at a near place. Another proof of the saying: "How can you solve the problem, the problem is your face?" --- Is that even a saying? O_O Anyway, you get what I mean, I hope. ^_^

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Episode Thirty: Today's Events & Summing Up The Book of June

The ''Today's Events''

Today, we only have 1 class, and that's the Large Ensemble. We were the ones who chose to transfer to the other section. I thought that we will have a very strict conductor, but it turned out to be the other way. Our professor was kind, and he was graduating next year. He told us that if the Coro Tomasino, a Chorale group in our college, will not accept his request, we, the transferees from the bigger group, will go next year to Boracay -- all expenses paid, to sing in his graduation stuff thingy! Nice, huh?! ^_^ good thing we changed classes. A thing we hope for is that we will be chosen. (\\Side comment: Sorry, I know it has too many commas; but all the information was flowing so fast so... I couldn't get rid of the commas.) That's the most significant event for today. ^_^

Summing Up The Book of June

Man, it was very hard for me to continue writing daily for my blog when classes started; but with God's grace, I was still able to write in this Blog. I hope that in the Next month, I'll be able to have more free time -- a real free time, so that I can keep on writing episodes on The Adventures of... Mondie!

In Conclusion... The monthly conclusion ^_^

Life is so unpredictable. You'll never know if you'll forget something and lack something. I hope that in the next book, I will learn a new lesson. ^_^

\\Side comment

Man, this episode is so... short T_T Doesn't matter, at least I get to share my insights ^_^