Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Entry #9: Bad, Bad Days

The Report

Well, all I can say is that I wasted a lot of time on a part of the Report. I never even tried making the other parts first. It was the summary's fault. Nothing but this evil summary kept me from finishing my Book report earlier than I expected. I spent a week on it. A week. Well, I felt really wasted, because my final summary was short unlike my first few drafts which were about 4-5 paragraphs long. What a waste, really. T_T The book report in my opinion was not the best book report I could make, but I think I did a good job. I would give my book report a rating of 6 out of 10. Lol.

It's Been a Long Time

Well, it surely is a long time already since I ate fried noodles at Eat Fresh. I kept on wondering what new food or drink they had. It's a good thing I have invited Medz to come over to our school to eat. Just to eat. She didn't like my idea at first, she kept on telling me that walking about 20 mins just to eat would not be a good, and productive thing to do. It's a good thing that she just agreed a few moments later. I love the food. I missed it so much. Even though I always pass by their store, I couldn't buy myself a cold me(meaning a cold Almond! ^_^). I felt quite tired when I got home because of the walking times with durations of up to 30 minutes, but it's OK. ^_^

Gillian's Debut

It was on a Saturday, the day before the performance. I had to go to the debut even though the practice for the following day was more important. It's because I promised Gillian that I would render a number for her debut, sing her a song. I was really worried on my outfit for that event. I didn't know if I would look outstanding because I wore a different kind of set clothing. T_T Well, luckily, I was wearing the right clothes for the event. I saw some of my former classmates, and we had a little chitty chatty about our lives in college. After a few moments, the event finally begun. Two people were to sing before I do, so I had the chance to calm myself down, remember the lyrics, and hum to myself the tune that I was going to sing. I sung quite not great. ^_^ But I did put my heart into the song. I wish that I have touched a lot of the audience lol. ^_^ Anyway. That's finished.

I Just Wanted That Day To End

One thing that I don't want to do this week is to play the trumpet on Sunday. I wasn't able to practice, really. It's because of the evil Book Report. It made my brain go loco. The day came. It was now time for me to perform to the lesser people. I really felt nervous and afraid at the same time. What if I didn't play it right? But I didn't care anyway. I didn't care before I started. After I started, well, that's a wayyy different case. I played awfully bad. I played like I have just begun playing the trumpet -- all crappy notes, pitch bending, all those bad stuff. I was ashamed of myself. I shouldn't have played that song. It was such a disgrace. Sigh.. I thought I could make up for the loss in the first show, but I wasn't able to again do a good job on the second time. I really wanted that day to end. It's a good thing that my fellow choir mates helped me to lighten up that burden, by playing the piano. At first, I was not into it, playing lifeless pieces, but later on, the emotion was already there. I started to play my own composition, and I was emo-ing the piece to my very bestest capability. I wanted to take off all that shamefulness and put it in my playing. I felt so much better after that moment. ^_^ But still, I wanted that day to end quickly, for I tend to forget the feelings of hurt and pain after waking up.


I need to minimize my entry again, it's because I need to get some sleep. I didn't get that much sleep that I require the past few days because of the Book Report. And I also think that I would not have enough sleep also for the coming days because I have to finish my major assignments. I don't want to write here about the shot person in front of our house so, yeah. I just wrote about it LOL.

That's It!

Well, that's about it for my entry this week. I'm sorry that it's quite short, but at least it wasn't as bad as last week. I don't know what was happening to me as I was writing that entry. I hope that I would be able to manage time more efficiently in the days to come! I also pray that Medz and Ayla wouldn't be so mean to me again. LOL ^_^ (This entry was made on Wednesday, but I changed it to Tuesday just for the heck of it ^_^)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Entry #8: Nuuuu!!


Still I could not think of a better title. I must think of one soon! I really don't know what kind of title would make the most impact to the readers. I'm really having a hard time thinking of one. LOL

Solfeggio Part 2

Well, it seems that I have done quite well in the Solfeggio exam last Wednesday, but there was some "cheat" enabled on the side of our professor. Well, last Monday, we were supposed to "choose" our own numbers; this time, it was different. She was the one who actually chose a number for us. It was quite a cheat, but at least I got 1 of my most practiced numbers out of 2. The number that I didn't practice did not do any god to me. I was all so flat-ty and out of my tonality. The other two numbers were great in my opinion. ^_^

Theology Prelimes

I didn't study that much for Theology. The night before, I didn't feel so healthy at all. What I wanted the night before the prelimes (pronounced as pree-layms) was sleep and only sleep. I now give you the time to think of the Opportunity Cost of not studying. I give you 5 seconds. One, two, HEY! NO QUICK READING!! Three, Four, Five! Are you sure you have counted 5 seconds? Don't fool me, I know if you are counting 5 seconds or not. I am now sure you have counted for more than five seconds. You know why? It's because you're reading this! ^_^ Anyway, going back to our subject, I got 31 points out of 45. BAAAD! I think I failed. Well, I guess it was my fault, for not even studying that much. I did study the night before, but the things that I didn't study were the things that came out in the exam. Lucky me ^_^

Money-Wasting Time! -_-

Well, we planned to go to the mall to take a break from all the dreaded truths this world has to give(yet the title seems so.. contradictory to my first statement ^^) We went to the Quantum Entertainment Center(I realy don't know what's the real name of the place, all I know is that it has a name Quantum in it). We played a couple of times. It was fun. I can remember those times so vividly: the time when Medz and Lesley were playing Dance Dance Revolution, the four of us playing air hockey, me being left behind by all of them because I was playing at the dance mania.. LOL. I almost forgot about the horse thingy. It was soooooo tiring. I nearly dropped dead, but the race wasn't done yet. -_- Anyway, after the game time, it was now time for food.


I wasn't hungry when we were looking for food. I just didn't feel like eating at all. And because of that, they were the only ones eating. Well, I'm happy that they were eating, and that they were eating food. Man, I think something is wrong with me. I couldn't write all of the details!! T_T As if I'm rushing something, that I don't even know -_- Sigh. We went back up for another round of entertainment, sponsored by me. ^_^

It's All Your Fault Sbarro!! HUWAAAARRRGGGHHH!!!

Sigh, because of Sbarro, I became bankrupt. My money was reduced to less than a hundred, in two hours. Well, I couldn't take it anymore, their pizza was good. T_T Medz and Ayla talked a lot. I got bored in just a few moments. I couldn't relate T_T. I wanted to go home at that time, since I had to finish my Music Listening Report. And guess what. Read tat the next topic! ^_^

Poor Me.

Well, I was defeated. 3 votes versus one. 3 votes were for going around the mall. 1 vote, my vote, was to go home. All of them wanted to waste time because they had nothing to do if they go to their own homes and dormitories. Good thing though, is that they got tired quite fast. ^_^ So I got home at about 4pm.


I just felt tired all of a sudden. I guess I should have just gone to the library to write this entry, maybe it could have been more detailed. Sigh... Anyway, I got two mistakes in the prelime of Rudiments. Arr.!! I WILL GET MY AVENGEMENTS!! I was not able to pass the music listening report because the professor was absent.

That's It!

I'm really sorry. I just don't know what I'm doing right now. I will write in detail next time. I just feel that I need to do something, but I don't know what it is. ^_^ I promise, I'll write better next time. :D

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Entry #7: Whoa

New Blog Title...

Okay, I was thinking about the blog name again. I think I will be able to change it next week. Hopefully, I would be able to think of a better title -- a title that's exciting, pleasant to the ear, and most importantly, relevant! ^_^ Here we go now, for another ride in my adventures! (Whoa, sounded like a new title for me ^_^)

Rest rest!!

I finally had time to rest this week! It was on a Wednesday. There was no classes -- because of the Quiapo day thing, and so, I had the whole day to myself! I woke up in late in the morning and I played a few games. I also given myself time to study and work on my assignments for my next major. That's when I remembered that I needed to go to my former school, my alma matter -- just remembered the term right now, St. Stephen's High School -- but guess what, I'm not going to the school. I'm actually going to the parish side. ^_^ Let's "detailize" it!

Granado Espada

Ahh, nothing beats playing Granado Espada on a free day. Well, I really got into it when I was leveling at Porto Bello(It's a place in the world of Granado Espada, more like a dungeon) with my elementalists, 3 of them. I was so thankful that I got a squad, because I could bring my 3 elementalists(Magicians, master of the elements) when I have 2 squadmates that have their scouts(Healers). I had a fun time changing all of my elementalists to different elements: to all Evocation Lightning, all Evocation Ice, and all Evocation Fire. I had a really nice time ^^. I was actually playing while I was preparing to go to school, so... the feeling was both happiness and anxiousness, because I might be late for my appointment.

The Practice

Well, it seemed that I was late, but I was still early! It's because the person whom I was to practice with, Jojo Hia(mr. Jonard Yu), was also late. But you know what? We really didn't have an exact time of meeting for the practice. Which was funny on my part. I was so rushing because I thought that I was late and yet, we don't have an exact time for the practice. tee-hee ^_^. Anyway, we practiced the songs for Sunday. Zion Fellowship was going to have their Singspiration this Sunday, and Jojo Hia asked me to play for the singspiration. We had a good practice in my opinion, but I just felt so tired all of a sudden. I don't know why, maybe because I was hungry? I needed to sleep already? Beats me. -_- After the practice, we went out to eat. He said that he would treat me dinner as my payment. I couldn't disagree on this, I love food. ^_^

Mmm, Food.

The food was yummy, absolutely yummy, at King's Bakeshop. They had dinner food, and it was really good, as in d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! I was so, so, shy eating in front of them. Like they are a family, and they are chatting here and there, and there I am, just sitting, eating my food, too shy to even speak(lol). But anyway, I'm not that much of a person person when it comes to these things. I just don't know how to react anymore, even though I was good at meeting people when I was younger.

Book Report moved, BIG TIME!

Well, we were supposed to have our book reports passed next week, that's a Thursday, along with our Preliminary Exams in English; but just this Saturday, he texted one of our classmates something like this: "See you on Jan. 31" -- That was like about two weeks later! Man, we were so happy that the book report was extended, but of course I need to finish it as soon as I can, so that I wouldn't cram again.

First Prelims!

Friday was the first day of prelims for 1-Mus1, my section. Our first exam was Rudiments, and for some of our classmates, Solfeggio right after. The test in rudiments was quite easy, it was just about intervals. Ironically, I got one mistake. It was number 7(or was it 8) of the second test. I forgot that the 3rd interval was a major and not a perfect interval. And because of that, I thought that the 3rd dimished interval was supposed to be 1 semi-tone lower than the Major interval. It should have been a triple flat, not a double flat!! T_T Sigh. I guess it was just God's will that I was not meant to perfect the exam. Better luck next time, I guess. ^_^


Our solfeggio time this Friday was a taste of what we were to experience on the day of the exam (which was Monday). It was hard. That's all I could say. Dictations of the melody, rhythm, and listening to chords was absolutely difficult. Monday finally came, the day of the Prelims. I was prepared. The dictation was pretty easy, making the full dictation(meaning writing the melody and rhythm on the paper) the theme of ABS-CBN (A BIG ROFL). I felt so bad when she told us that only half of the class can take the solfeggio exam(the singing one) that day, and the other half, including me, would take it on Wednesday, same time. Knowing that we don't have classes on Wednesday, I felt sad. Aww, no more whole day rest. What a waste of 3 hours. But I have no choice. I have to go there T_T


We had a concert last Sunday, it was a thanksgiving concert of Mr Johnny Yu. We were asked to perform a number, and we were waiting for our time. Well, I wanted to take the opportunity to be able to make a report on the concert, so my required concerts can be reduced by one, so I sneaked in, but actually, I asked permission to sneak in, telling them that I need to listen to the concert for my report at school. Well, I was listening, and I had jot down a lot of things... on the program. I didn't have any paper with me, so I wrote on the program. Tee-hee. Dean Sunico was there. He was part of the concert. He played 3 solo numbers, and the other numbers were with Mr. Johnny Yu, as the marimbist. I was so amazed. The concert was so good. I have enjoyed music yet again.

Dean Raul Sunico

After the concert, I got my things and I was rushing to meet up with my mom and brothers. I passed Achi Pat with Dean Sunico (Dean Raul Sunico, the dean of the UST conservatory of music[that's where I'm studying right now!!]) coming out of the elevator. One thing was on my mind: Evade! And so I did try to evade, I didn't want to meet the Dean. But God must have asked Achi Pat and Mommy Meme(That's Achi Melody) to call me. And because of my quite bionic ears, I heard it T_T. Well, I was introduced to Dean Sunico. I was shy of course. He said that he saw me in the conservatory, and that he wanted to see me in his office. LOL. I felt like I have done something wrong. But when I think of it, I didn't do anything wrong. Maybe he will just interview me or something. Its a good thing that the next day, there were people in the office, and he looked quite busy, so he just shook my hand, and said hello. ^_^ Maybe I would go back in there in the nearer future. I think I would want to talk to him. Already.

Major Stuff

I did pretty good in my major this week. Though I was not able to practice almost half of my assignments, because of a lot of things, my professor understood my situation: that I had exams this week, and of course, I had to study. I think I won't be able to practice much this week since there's still exams till the end of the week. Hopefully, I would be given time for practice.

Exams This Week

Well, I had my Music Listening Exam yesterday, and I think I will pass. ^^ The Philippine Gov't exam today was quite easy in my opinion, even though I have forgotten some terms. Tomorrow would be the Solfeggio Part 2 exam, and on thursday Theology 2 Exam. After that, no more! ^_^ Actually, there is one more. Jan 31 - English Exam.

That's It!

Well, I could add nothing more, because of my thundering stomach, but all I can say is that this week -- this entry, is quite awesome. Meeting the Dean, performing in a concert, eating free food(I forgot to mention. :D), and many more other things. I am surely expecting that my life would get more exciting in the days to come. ^_^ (Post Finished at 11:24 am, Whoa, I never realized I write so long. O_O)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Entry #6: Time Not Well Spent, I guess?

Sorry again.

I have not been able to write last Tuesday. I was soo busy with a lot of things. I did promise that I would write on Thursday but I also did not have the time -_-. Really sorry! I will not do this again! *sniff* Anyway, onward we go, to another new entry!


Well, I guess a lot of people are noticing my title the past few months. I guess I should change it, but I really have no idea on what title to put up. You can suggest some if you like, but I think it would just come to me sometime(hopefully in the near future.^_^)

Happy New Year! ^_-

Yeah, I know my greeting is so late already, but its better to greet than not to greet right? My new year is not that good: not much food(even though food was abundant), not much fun and excitement(even though I couldn't sleep well), and most of all, not much of practice(now this has no contradictory message). We were not around Manila for the New Year. We escaped(yet again) to Olongapo just like last year. I was absolutely bored there. Nothing to do -- no piano, no computer with GE! During the first day, I had a hard time sleeping because the aircon was too cold, and I did not have enough space; but it changed the next day. I don't know how it happened, but I had a great time of sleep, and I woke up quite late. During New Year's Eve, we watched T.V. -- That was the only time we watched T.V. in that place for a long time. Well, we watched a couple of cool presentations on National Geographic, and on other channels. Food was there, but I could not go and grab it, since it was not yet new year at that time. Because of that, I watched Cars with a very hungry tummy. :(

No More Swimming -_-

We were supposed to go swimming on our second day in Olongapo. I wanted to swim. It's been like a few years already (just one actually) -- Fine! It feels like a few years have already passed since I swam in the open sea. I miss the salty water, the sand, the shells! T_T We were not able to go swimming because of my brother. He had an asthma attack, but its not that bad. Not to the point of bringing him to a hospital. We did not go, but I got something in exchange: I finally know how to finish a rubik's cube! Yay! The last day arrived. We were supposed to go to the beach this time(for sure) to swim. But it did not push through again. This time, it was the fault of time(get it? =P). BUT, in exchange, I got another chance to go to the M.V. Doulos for the third time! Yay!

M.V. Doulos

This must be my final trip to M.V. Doulos. We actually on our way home, but I suggested that we go to the M.V. Doulos, since we were not able to go swim(Evil me). Well, we got there, and I had the chance to look again for the Left Behind Series. Luckily, I didn't find any. -_- BUT! I found a book that sounded exciting. Catch this: "The Splitting Storm". Sounds nice eh? Its a series again. I bought two of em. I just noticed now that I have fondness of reading a series of books, rather than a single book. You know why? I seem to have the mentality that the author of non-series books just compress all of their thoughts, all the things that should have happened they have ommitted, just to make the book come out in one piece. But of course, I am not saying this to offend any one(or any author for that matter). It's my own opinion anyway ^_^

New Year, New Attitudes?

Okay, Its Thursday now, and its the start of classes for the year of 2008. I tried my best to get to school the fastest I can, so I won't be late, and I got there just in time. But guess what. Someone important was not on time -- the teacher. So, okay, there's no teacher, then it means I should go home now -- but wait. Lesley and Company invited me to the mall; since I had nothing to do, I went with them. We had a fun time of playing at the arcade. I actually recorded a part of our fun, maybe I can post it here some time. ^_^ The next day, my class was 7am. Well, I got there on time, and yay, there was a teacher. He was quite late, but at least he was THERE, ready to teach us. I had a good time with PE this time. After that, there was Filipino! And it had a teacher yet once more. Good thing. BUT!! we had a test. Bad thing. Anyway, after Filipino, we waited for the next subject. And waited. And waited some more till we realized that there was no PGC(Philippine Government and Constitution). So, yeah, ok. No PGC, but there are still 2 more subjects that I don't even know if there would be teachers. Man, what's wrong with people this year?


I'm uber hungry right now, so I'll just minimize some other things that had happened in the life span of this entry. We had a mini reunion(Super small reunion actually) of the CMLI Batch '04(was it?) and we rendered an offertory in the church (Lead Me, Lord). Then, I was left behind in a family reunion, sad. I sort of misplaced the attendance for theology last thursday. (Bad.) And, I finally got the class list for the seating stuff!(Good!) Oh, I nearly forgot about my major. It went very good. I am getting accelerated to the 5-6 exam from the 4-5 exam. Yay! (Good and Bad).

That's It!

Well, it seems that this week, I have not spent a good amount of time on important things. Well, I guess that's what planners are for(I bought one.) Hopefully, I can use it to organize my time better(Even though it is labelled "2008 Disorganizer"[LOL]). Well, see you around!