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. ^_-