Monday, April 28, 2008

Entry # 16: My Apologies!

Apology and Surprise

I'm so sorry for not being able to write the entries for the past 3 weeks already. It's just that I have been so busy, and the Tuesday was that busy day. With that in mind, I plan to change the blog's title again! ^_^; Hopefully, my blog title won't be derived from a book anymore ^_^ LOL.

I forgot.

I'm very sorry that I had forgotten what had happened two weeks ago. Its because of a very, very surprising event that had transpired yesterday. Yes, yesterday. I should be at my former high school because of choir practice, but I had to attend to someone's debut. More on that later. I'll try to do my best to remember anything i can ^_^.

Some Few Things I can Remember.

Aside from the very unforgettable moment, here are some few things that I could remember. Last last Thursday was the beginning of my Organ Lessons with Mr. Salarza. Well, I felt really nervous (meaning, my funny but not so funny anymore behavior creeped in). I did.. well... pretty good. ^_^. I just had these mistakes on the fingers used in playing. I admit, I was unprepared at that time. And well, I was also unprepared the second time around. But hey, he somehow enjoyed how I played my assignments. ^_^; As for my Major, I did not do any good 2 weeks ago. It was then that I came to a realization: my lessons never moved since February! I absorbed it. Then, I started to practice very carefully. I still needed a little more improvement last week, so I practiced harder. And just this week, I finally got off Bach's Sinfonia # 3. And that was such a fulfilling moment :P About my voice lessons. Last last week I was doing okay, except for the fact that I don't want to see myself in the mirror. Honestly, I don't know why I don't want to look at myself in front of the mirror when there are people around me. Anyway, I did good 2 weeks ago. Last week, well, I sang crappily because of my aching tonsils. it hurt T_T. This week, Mr Conrado gave me a pep talk on my "self-defense mechanism". I gotta say that he was correct. But really, I don't "chicken out" like that in formal occassions ^_^.

The Debut~

Well, this would be the main event of the entry. I went to a debut of my college classmate, Medz, in Quezon City (Aberdeen Court / Great Eastern Hotel). I went there thinking that I will just attend the debut because she invited me. Okay... I was there at about 5:30pm. I went to check the "suite" called "Ruby Suite". When I got there, there was no one. As in nobody. I just saw a few people preparing the place for the debut. I went back out, realizing that I would be obviously and OP person. I went to the men's room to fix my necktie -- my spongebob necktie! ^_^ I read in an article somewhere over the net that you could wear generic clothing (or mundane clothing) but be sure to have something that would make you unique. In this case, the Spongebob necktie made me unique. I met my classmate Jeffrey at the men's room and we had a little chitchat about being early and so on. I wanted to go back to the Suite already, so I told him that we'd see each other later and I went back. As I have arrived at the place, I saw there are already a few people; but hey, still, I was out-of-placed in the suite for 30 secs. Then, Medz' friend approached me and told me to take a seat. And there I waited for about 4 mins. until some more of my college friends showed up. ^_^ So there we were, chitting and chatting about nearly everything. Then that same person who told me to sit down a while ago re-approached me, moments before the débutante was going to enter the hall/suite. She told me that I was going to be the Escort of the débutante tonight. I stopped. Thought for a few seconds. What? Me? Escort? Now? Impromptu? Huh? Wha-- I couldn't say no. Sighing, I stood up. And right at that moment, the moment I stood up, all of the other guests stood up as well; later on, I realize that the débutante was already walking down the "catwalk". I stood there, looking at the debutante, looking back at the Emcee a.k.a. girl-who-told-me-that-I-was-going-to-be-the-escort, and then back at the debutante again. So now, confusion was getting to me. What do I do? =.= Anyway, I proceeded somewhere near the stage. I waited for the emcee's signal for me to join the débutante. After the emcee gave the signal, well, there I went near the debutante to help up get up the stage. As we sat down, the first thing I told her is... Why me? T_T She replied so quickly and told me that it wasn't her fault. It was the emcee's fault. She just knew that she was going to have an escort as she was just going to the Ruby Suite. Well, I got surprised, and she got surprised. The event went on, starting with a worship service -- I personally prefer it to be a thanksgiving service -- and after that, it was the 18 candles. It's a good thing that I needed not to stand beside her as the 18 candles were taking place. I was not-so-happily sitting there, trying to act as casual as I could (when I could've just acted so normally =.=) to prevent myself from getting attention from the people. Actually, the moment I sat down there, I already felt nearly all eyes looking at me, and I didn't feel quite good. Anyway, during the 18 candles thingy, food arrived. Yay, food! But wait. I need to wait for the debutante to finish before I can eat the food.. Sigh. And so I waited, maybe like 10 mins or so, until the debutante finished the 18 candles thingy. I re-escorted her back to her chair, which I had to carry back up to the stage, place it neatly on the stage, and move it back so the debutante could sit down properly and hassle-free. Finally, I could eat. One thing that I don't like about being the Escort is that when you are there up on the stage, its almost impossible, if not hard, to get seconds. I envy those people down there at their oh so large round tables eating a nearly buffet-style (minus the lining up, because the food were on their tables). They could eat as much as they can... lucky for those people who have table-mates who don't eat that much, they could eat as much as they want(hey, isn't that the Nova commercial? Eat as much as you want? XD) Anyway, we had a little chat about the people who were there at the event. She introduced me to the people at the different tables. I totally forgot all that she said about them. LOL. Anyway, after about 15 mins. maybe, the debutante was asked to go to the different tables to take a picture. I was almost relieved that I did not need to go with her. THINK AGAIN! Because of the advice of a woman that I don't know (maybe the organizer?) I was forced to go with her. Wait, not necessarily forced, it was my duty. I so much hate impromptu duties. But I had no other choice. I went with her to the different tables, carrying her long "end-dress" around(Hope you get the context.. I don't know what's it called XD). After finishing half of the guests, we had to postpone the other half to give way for the 18 roses. We went back to the stage and sat down -- oops, it was only me who went to the stage. ^_^ By the way, I forgot to mention that the stage was very, very much unstable. When both of us sit down this deleterious stage, the table moves, and so does the drinks; thus, the reason why I don't move much when I was sitting down on the stage. The 18 roses began already, I was just there at the stage, looking at the happenings just a few meters from me. One came after the other; but when the 12th or 14th one was called, the emcee walked towards me, stopped right in front of me, and told me to "twirl" her around. AHHHHH~~ T_T Total torture for me!! I don't even know how to twirl a person around. LOLx. After the last person, it was my turn. As the emcees announced my name, there was a thunderous rave from the guests, which made me... well, quite uncomfy. ^_^ So there we were, dancing on the quite old-looking marble floor. I told her that I had to twirl her around. She was quite surprised.... I think. I tried to twirl her, but I got the wrong timing. We have failed our first trial. In our second trial, I think it was quite successful. ^_^ The people roared. LOL. I thought that it was over, when the cameraman told us to do it again because he wasn't able to get a decent shot of this twirling action. Man, T_T. Okay, we did it for the last time, and it was yet another successful twirl. We danced a few more seconds and it had finally stopped. Yay! Thank goodness there was an intermission number from the debutante's church-mates, which gave me time to rest. It was clearly visible that they didn't prepare that much, and their movements were quite repetitive all throughout the performance, but I understood why it was so. They could've been busy with a lot of things, and I think that they were informed having only a little time to practice. After that performance, it was now time for the 18 special gifts. I thought yet once more that I would just be sitting around just like what happened in the earlier 18's, but I thought wrong yet once again. I stood beside her as she sat down. She was sitting down!! T_T It was another torture moment for me once again. ^_^. I stood there as the almighty personal assistant of the debutante, getting the gifts and placing them on the stage one after the other. The 18 special gifts were finally done. I could see no person in line anymore. They must have gotten back to their seats already. This was the moment when the emcees told the guests that I was an impromptu escort (was this the time? or was it earlier? I forgot ^_^) and they even asked for a message from me for the debutante. AHHHHHH~~ another impromptu thingy! An Impromptu message T_T. Well, I tried to tell her some few things, like she was already legal for being jailed, and many other things that I have forgotten because it was an impromptu speech. After that, the organization of the debut was gone. It was because maybe the event was finished already, and people could go home. We went on to the other tables to finish the picture taking session that was postponed a while go. After that was the cake cutting ceremony. Thank God, I did not need to feed her the cake XD. That would be a super-blush moment for me. After that, there was the picture-taking of the different friends and families of the debutante. And after that, I bade goodbye to Medz, as I needed to go home to practice for the offertory.

This is still not finished.

I'll finish it later on tonight, I'm really sorry, I just need to go to school right now. ^_^

-post ended 1:22pm, still unfinished, due later on this evening.-

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Entry # 16: To be Continued.

I'm Sorry.

I'm supposed to make a post right now, but I didn't have enough time because of a lot of circumstances and disturbances (mostly because of GE). I do promise to post my post tomorrow. Thank you~ and sorry again. T_T

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Entry # 15: Better Left Alone

New Layout!

Yeah yeah! New layout! ^_^ I hope you liked it. It's still blue, because for some odd reason, I like blue for my blog.

P.S. Entry

This Entry is supposed to be made tomorrow, but oh well, I don't want late posts to happen again, so here I am, posting >:) Off we go!

E-Games Domination II Event

I was able to attend this E-Games Domination Event just this Sunday! At first, I was quite nervous, since I don't have anyone to accompany me; but my brother suddenly wanted to go too, so there. I actually had a companion in going to the said event! When we got to the place, SMX Convention Center (The one beside the SM Mall of Asia), I got quite excited, confused, and well, anxious. It's a big event... I know it is. It's because the event is E-Games' 2nd Anniversary, and most probably, there would be a lot of people wanting to go in. As we got to the front of the SMX, something bothered me. It was a line of people. Huh? That's odd. In all the Granado Espada Events that I have gone to, I have never seen a line that long. I thought that maybe that was the line for the non-pre-registered people. But I thought wrong. Just like what I have forepredicted (for some unknown reason, I was expecting a long line even before I left for SMX), that line was for all the people coming to the event. Me and my brother glanced and glared upon the long line for a few moments, thinking of what to do: to go and line up, or to go home? I took out the going home option, and decided to go to the end of the line, get it? LOL. Reread that sentence >:) Anyway, as I stood there, waiting for the line to actually move, I was eating this OREO that some kid gave to me at church. (Btw, this was during a Sunday) Just ate one, since I might want to give my brother some, just in case he wants to eat. So, okay. Miraculously, after eating that one piece of semi-cracked OREO biscuit, the line moved a little. Just a few steps. Hey, that's progress you're looking at. Don't underestimate the power of a few steps! In just a few minutes (Maybe 7 or 8 mins) the line moved again. And again. And again. Skipping all the quite senseless events, me and my brother finally got in the venue of the event, after an hour. My blood tingled with excitement as we go up the escalator to the second floor, where the event is held. After finally getting inside, I had do decide what to do first. And most probably, you might think that I would go to the Granado Espada booth first right? Well, you're absolutely....... Wrong about that! *Evil Laugh* Joke. :P I did go to the Granado Espada Booth first. Upon getting there, I did not know what to do. I looked at the carton given to me by the guy at the entrance. As I looked at it more closely, I realized that it was the map of the whole place. I read something at the bottom. It said something about having the map get stamped at the different venues to get freebies. I'd figure that out later, I thought. I stood there. I just stood there. What was I going to do in this event? I suppose I could join some GE events, but how? Nevermind... I'll just go and get a T-Shirt or something... <-- Those were my thoughts at that time. And so I did. I went to the Merchandise Booth. It was sooo crowded for some odd reason, that I decided to go back some other time. Ugh, I don't want to go into details anymore =P. Skip the details, let's go on to my insights on these events.

My Insights and Feedback on the E-Games Domination Event

The events catered at the different game booths were not Free for All. In the past events that I have went to, they have Free For All events, like the bring me, Question and Answer, and even the promos! But it seems that in this event, all the things were focused only amongst the registered participants in the event. How disappointing. I wanted to take part in at least an event, and I didn't have the chance to actually join in one. Maybe I didn't have guts. Yeah, that could be the reason. But I also think that there is a lack of organization not only in the events held inside the E-Games Domination II, but there is a lack of organization in the WHOLE event itself. Let me start from the entrance procedures. I first thought that the pre-registered people would most probably walk through the lines, since they have pre-registered. But guess what? We still needed to line up along with those who have not pre-registered. They should have separated those who pre-registered, from those who have not pre-registered. That way, the pre-registered people would actually benefit from pre-registering. Another thing, there was no organization inside the venue. People were all scattered around like trash, no decent lines for the booths, like the merch. shop and other booths. My second feedback is the venue of the place. It's just too small. All the game booths were like compressed into a single hall. They should've used the halls downstairs, which are wayy bigger than the place where the event was held. In conclusion, the event was a total disaster. This is my own opinion, please respect it and do not get offended. ^_^ I want to go to events, yes. But I also want to enjoy the events I go to. Anyway, this Section is Closed. I don't want to discuss it any longer. The next time I would go to an event, maybe I should think twice before going. I have someone to go with me on the next event for sure, this time. It's Jefferson ^_^. I just hope that the next event that I would go to would be more organized, and more people-interactive, unlike this one.

The Grades are OUT!

Oh yeah, my grades are out. I didn't expect my grades to be that high this semester, maybe because I knew that I didn't quite study well for my subjects. But hey, I never got a grade below 2.0! I got three 1.0's, four 1.5's, one 1.75, and a 2.0 from my most hated subject(because of the teacher), Philippine Government and Constitution! I think, and I know, that I am on the Dean's list. Yay! A note to myself: work harder next time, so you'll get higher grades! I should always aim for the highest grade ever! >:)

My Summer Job

Fine. Here goes. My summer job is an accompanist in a choir. No, its not the church choir. I would die if I would be accompanying there, the pieces are just not for me just yet. I'm in the Children's choir. My job started just last Sunday. Well, it was a tough start for me, since I wasn't able to study the "All Things Bright and Beautiful" piece. All things were not so bright and beautiful for me at that time. But I thank God for the practice was not what I expected. It wasn't wild, they weren't that noisy, and well, they had some respect for me. I do hope that this would happen ALL of the TIME. I don't want to leave this job because of the EEVIL kids. ^^

The Granado Espada Fever Coming to an End

Yes. It's coming to an end. My summer classes for piano would be starting next Thursday, and my Organ lessons would be starting this Thursday. I sure hope I can still play Granado Espada and have time to study my assignments. I want to be a Veteran this summer break >:) (Note: Veteran is a GE term, meaning a character that is above or exactly level 100).

That's IT! ^_^

Well, all I can say for this week is that God had been very intently listening (Wow, will you look at that =.=) to all of my prayers. I have this feeling of guilt within me. This feeling of betraying God despite all the things that He had done for me. I want to do something about it, and do something about it NOW.

post finished 11:39 pm

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Entry # 14:More, and more.


Sorry that I wasn't able to post my entry on time. Something came up that day, and I wasn't able to write this entry. But hey, what matters is I'm writing it now ^^. So here goes.

Super Granado Espada O.o

I'll have to admit. My Granado Espada Moments are getting longer, and longer. I think I'm playing a lot of GE right now because I know that I won't be able to play again when my summer classes in piano start next week. My playing of GE was actually the reason why I wasn't able to write my entry supposedly for that day. Here's what happened: my factionmate, CrewofAngels, is already level 100. She was training her Vikis(Vikis are characters who summon MASSIVE allies) at that time, and, well, I asked her if she would want to try to defeat the Great Hill Giant once more. (The Great Hill Giant is a monster that needs to be defeated in order to complete part A of our Faction Quest. We have to accomplish 2 tasks, including this one, to make our Faction go up to level 51.) And so, after inviting deNox, we proceed to Vegas Javier(A map) to summon the Great Hill Giant. Along the way, I received a Personal Message from the cousin of deNox, ™cornelius™. He asked if he could take part in killing the Great Hill Giant. Because I was so eager to finish Part A of the quest, I said yes, and I even told him that if he could bring friends, I would be much happier. ^_^ With the eagerness of CrewofAngels, I summoned the Hill Giant. Well, I tried to stay away, but I got stomped -- which means, I died. I quickly went back to the barracks(Characters selection screen) and went back to Vegas Javier as fast as I could. When I got there, the reinforcements have arrived. There were about 4 players trying to kill the Hill Giant(except me, of course, since I can't hit the thing). I was the ressurector of their dead players ^_^. After just a few minutes (Maybe about 15 mins.) the Hill Giant finally died! YES!! Part A was already completed! Woohoo! As qyu gave to me the Hill Giant stone stuff, I proceeded back to the city to activate the next quest. We then proceeded to the Prison of Joaquin, to the starting point of the quest. I knew that I was going to die if I went first. Knowing this, I always kept a distance from the level 96 and above monsters (for I am only level 83 and below at this time). The quest takes almost an hour each time we did it. Yes. We have failed. At our first try, the other warp gate was disabled, meaning, the other team could not get to the next area. We tried to finish the quest with only 2 players. I thought that we were going to finish the quest already, when qyu, the only player who could battle the final boss, the chrysalis, suddenly logged off. He told us that he got an XTrap error. Man, it was almost finished! T_T On our second try, all of our scouts died(Scouts are those who heal, who resurrect dead players). We still tried to continue, and eventually, all of us died. So here we were, trying for the last time. We got through all the warp gates without any problem. We killed the Mini-Boss without any loss. And there were all of us fighting the Chrysalis (Except me and deNox, because we would die if we step in there). Finally, the Chrysalis died. ^_^ I quickly went to the place, and got what I was looking for: The Hero seal! ^_^. My faction would be finally 51, I thought. When we got out of that map, I said my thanks to those who have helped us: qyu, and ™cornelius™. They were the only ones who killed everything in our path. ^_^ Then, I proceeded back to the city, and Viola! Our faction is now level 51! YAY! As I went back to my saved location, I saw a ring around the waist of my characters. I now have the blue ring thingy! It looks so cool ^_^. In closing, I spent about 7 hours on the Faction Quest. I think I won't do the next Faction Quest in a long, long, long time ^_^. Maybe next time. When I have all the time and money in the world to waste? LOL. Oops, I have made this entry a Granado Espada Entry already.. =.= Sorry ^_^ It just seems that I don't have anything else to write about since I think nothing that much important has happened to me the past week. I will still try to remember if I have forgotten such things, and I will write them here, right now ^_^.

The Joy Anniversary Play

Well, the Joy Anniversary Play has been bugging me for quite a while. I just can't seem to find the right inspiration to continue the play. Just last Monday, I tried to continue it with another ending. It turned out quite well, but realizing that we have a lot of young actors, I think my play wouldn't have the impact I wanted it to have. The play is almost finished now, but it had to come to a stop for a few days. Sydney made me realize that the characters that were used in the play were actually too many. Ugh, what am I going to do now =.=. NOT TO WORRY! I know that I'll be able to re-construct this play if I need to decrease the characters, with God's help, of course.

I Want to Go to The Convention~~~! T_T

Man, just when I thought that I'll be able to go to the E-Games Domination II event happening this Sunday, things come around. It has restricted me from going to such an event. It's such a waste that I have already printed my pre-registration form already and realizing that I won't be able to use it. One reason for me not going is the lack of a companion. I was such a loner during the past events that I have gone to, I had no one to talk with, I seemed like a total emo. LOL Another reason is that we were to go somewhere this Sunday, after 12pm... so... I can't go. And one last reason is the S.A.L.T.(Serving And Learning Together) seminar thingy to be also held on Sunday. Now that, I cannot go. I PROMISE, I will go to the next convention of Granado Espada. And I pray that God would give me a companion who would love to go to these events and that this person is also a Granado Espada fan. I would also like to pray that God would make the day of the convention/event a non-conflicting day, meaning there are no things that need to be done at that specific day or time.

My Job

Still, I wouldn't give details to where or what my job is, until I actually start with it. Just stay tuned ^_^.

The Layout

Oh yeah, almost forgot about this one. I'm changing the layout after I post this entry. Maybe I would revert to my former layout if I don't find any good layouts to use.

That's it!

Well, it seems that this entry is majorly about Granado Espada. That seems so... unlikely. Just comes to show that I am playing Granado Espada most of the time. God was out of the way most of the time, which is bad. I try to give some time to Him, but I know it's not enough. I should give not only some, but I should actually give all of my available time to Him. The problem here is that I don't want to surrender it to Him yet. But even so, I will try to give my best, and I will give time to God on a Daily Basis. ^_^

This post was made thursday, April 3, 2008, finished 2:37pm. Date was changed to Tuesday for obvious reasons. ^^