I’m a mixture
Of Yin and Yang
Of wild thoughts
Waited to be written
Of shattered dreams
Aching my broken heart
Of hopeless hopes
Yet still hoping
Of rain and ra
Of ups and downs
Where my demons collide
Introversiveness
I can’t deny
Wanted to be
One with nature
What a tranquil ambiance
I do appreciate
Four years of stay
I’m going to cherish
Of morbid thoughts
Of broken hopes
Of joyous memoirs
Mixed with the reality of life
Hoping to survive
The difficult challenge
Of college life

I’m a mixture
Of Yin and Yang
Of wild thoughts
Waited to be written
Of shattered dreams
Aching my broken heart
Of hopeless hopes
Yet still hoping
Of rain and ra
Of ups and downs
Where my demons collide
Introversiveness
I can’t deny
Wanted to be
One with nature
What a tranquil ambiance
I do appreciate
Four years of stay
I’m going to cherish
Of morbid thoughts
Of broken hopes
Of joyous memoirs
Mixed with the reality of life
Hoping to survive
The difficult challenge
Of college life

Sep 1st 14  •  13 notes  •  Comments
The Throne Of Fire by Rick Riordan

I got bored reading a book which I won’t be mentioning because I might hurt the author’s feelings even though my blog isn’t that popular but who knows he might stumble upon this little space of mine. I got bored with it also because I’ve already missed a lot of days of not reading it since the day I borrowed it from the library because of how hectic my schedule was. I can still remember that I finished answering our quiz on computer, going back and forth from the library to the rector’s office and I sat down on a chair inside the library and opened the book. I’ve lost my interest on it when my english professor told me that she doesn’t like the book’s author. I know that I shouldn’t be influenced but I didn’t feel any interest on the book anymore. So I got up, went to to the fiction section and look for another book to borrow and spend my awesome time on it. And I also swore at that time that I would really read the book. 

When I was at the fiction section, I was happy that there were more books compared to every time I check the section. Maybe because it was also Friday, the reason why there are a lot of books and of course, the borrowers already finished the books they’ve borrowed, I hope so. So I was looking through the titles and I saw a lot of Nicholas Sparks’ books. I grabbed his books and read the synopsis. Then, returned the books in their respective places when I saw Rick Riordan’s The Throne Of Fire. I read the synopsis and went to the library counter right away to borrow it. When the book was already issued on me. I sat down and when I opened the book, there was “Book 2” printed on it. I was upset. However, I remembered Jirah, my schoolmate last year, read the second book of Rick Riordan’s Heroes Of Olympus while I was reading the first one. I was anxious to know who borrowed the first book but I didn’t mind it and just decided to focus on the book instead.

The reasons why I borrowed the book are the following: 1) I love how Rick Riordan writes his books 2) The sun-god Ra was involved in the book and you all know, I guess, that the meaning of ‘Ra’ in my name is the God of the Sun of Egypt. My name is quite historical, by the way. 

It took me days to finish the book because of accounting101 and ACBA week. And when weekend came, I thanked God that I’ve finished the book. 

Synopsis

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians. And now their most threatening enemy yet - the chaos snake Apophis - is rising. If they don’t prevent him from breaking free in a few days’ time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it’s a typical week for the Kane family. To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished. First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly? Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.

Lessons

 We should trust more on ourselves even though how pressured we’re already are because the only person you can trust is yourself. As cliche as it may sound, “The devil was once was an angel.” so yeah, you should trust yourself and your capabilities to solve such tasks.
 There are true friends out there willing to sacrifice just for you even if it means losing their lives. 
 There are friends out there even though you know how scared they really are. They’ll conquer their fears just to be with you in order to successfully encounter such difficulties along the way.
 It takes time to know the real definition of true friend is. On the book, a true friend is being with you no matter what. 

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The Throne Of Fire by Rick Riordan

I got bored reading a book which I won’t be mentioning because I might hurt the author’s feelings even though my blog isn’t that popular but who knows he might stumble upon this little space of mine. I got bored with it also because I’ve already missed a lot of days of not reading it since the day I borrowed it from the library because of how hectic my schedule was. I can still remember that I finished answering our quiz on computer, going back and forth from the library to the rector’s office and I sat down on a chair inside the library and opened the book. I’ve lost my interest on it when my english professor told me that she doesn’t like the book’s author. I know that I shouldn’t be influenced but I didn’t feel any interest on the book anymore. So I got up, went to to the fiction section and look for another book to borrow and spend my awesome time on it. And I also swore at that time that I would really read the book.

When I was at the fiction section, I was happy that there were more books compared to every time I check the section. Maybe because it was also Friday, the reason why there are a lot of books and of course, the borrowers already finished the books they’ve borrowed, I hope so. So I was looking through the titles and I saw a lot of Nicholas Sparks’ books. I grabbed his books and read the synopsis. Then, returned the books in their respective places when I saw Rick Riordan’s The Throne Of Fire. I read the synopsis and went to the library counter right away to borrow it. When the book was already issued on me. I sat down and when I opened the book, there was “Book 2” printed on it. I was upset. However, I remembered Jirah, my schoolmate last year, read the second book of Rick Riordan’s Heroes Of Olympus while I was reading the first one. I was anxious to know who borrowed the first book but I didn’t mind it and just decided to focus on the book instead.

The reasons why I borrowed the book are the following: 1) I love how Rick Riordan writes his books 2) The sun-god Ra was involved in the book and you all know, I guess, that the meaning of ‘Ra’ in my name is the God of the Sun of Egypt. My name is quite historical, by the way.

It took me days to finish the book because of accounting101 and ACBA week. And when weekend came, I thanked God that I’ve finished the book.

Synopsis

Ever since the gods of Ancient Egypt were unleashed in the modern world, Carter Kane and his sister Sadie have been in trouble. As descendants of the House of Life, the Kanes have some powers at their command, but the devious gods haven’t given them much time to master their skills at Brooklyn House, which has become a training ground for young magicians. And now their most threatening enemy yet - the chaos snake Apophis - is rising. If they don’t prevent him from breaking free in a few days’ time, the world will come to an end. In other words, it’s a typical week for the Kane family. To have any chance of battling the Forces of Chaos, the Kanes must revive the sun god Ra. But that would be a feat more powerful than any magician has ever accomplished. First they have to search the world for the three sections of the Book of Ra, then they have to learn how to chant its spells. Oh, and did we mention that no one knows where Ra is exactly? Narrated in two different wisecracking voices, featuring a large cast of new and unforgettable characters, and with adventures spanning the globe, this second installment in the Kane Chronicles is nothing short of a thrill ride.

Lessons

  1. We should trust more on ourselves even though how pressured we’re already are because the only person you can trust is yourself. As cliche as it may sound, “The devil was once was an angel.” so yeah, you should trust yourself and your capabilities to solve such tasks.
  2. There are true friends out there willing to sacrifice just for you even if it means losing their lives.
  3. There are friends out there even though you know how scared they really are. They’ll conquer their fears just to be with you in order to successfully encounter such difficulties along the way.
  4. It takes time to know the real definition of true friend is. On the book, a true friend is being with you no matter what.
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Aug 21st 14  •  6 notes  •  Comments

08-17-14

You’re like a cup of coffee
I just can’t get enough of you
Your scent which I always long for
One of the reasons I’m drawn to you
Your kisses on my cheeks
Are like the taste of my coffee
So addicting
I can’t get enough
Your arms wrapped around my body
The warmth you gave me
The love I felt for coffee
‘Cause bae I’m so sorry
And I know I suck on poems
But I hope I get an A
For effort
‘Cause I love you
To the moon and back
Erika forways
My very own caffeine

She’s mad at me and I decided to surprise her tomorrow with this poem I made this afternoon inserted on the book she wants to borrow from me. If someone wrote a poem how sorry they are, would you forgive them? I hope she’ll forgive me because she’s one of the best friends I ever had and I don’t want to lose her. And you know guys, how I really suck in making poems because I’m not really good at it but hey, I really tried making one for her because she’s so special to me. Yup, this is my first time to make a poem for a person.

Aug 17th 14  •  9 notes  •  Comments

We started talking since August 9, 10:31 PM. I’ve already a crush on you since I have this attraction towards tall guys specially if they’re cute. Well, you are indeed cute and tall. I was already attracted to you since the first day I saw you in our Filipino class and I didn’t even expect that you’re going to exchange messages with me specially that you’re sort of a snobbish type. The first time you talked to me was when we were playing a game during our class and you asked what was the correct answer since you weren’t able to guess it correctly. You didn’t know that I smiled inside because how happy I was that I was the person you talked to despite that there were other persons out there you may talked to. Because of you, I was so inspired to make an article for the school’s paper. Because of you, I was able to make an eleven-paragraph composition. I didn’t even know that I can do such a thing. Maybe that’s the thing when it comes to inspirations, it makes you do a lot of extra-ordinary things. Thank you for giving me some ideas on what title is best for this composition. Few days passed that I didn’t try to send a simple message to you because I want you to miss me and you did miss me, sort of. You sent me a message and I was sorry that I didn’t check my phone right away. You sent me a message at exactly 7 in the evening and I checked my phone when I was already going to sleep. Though I was still happy that you asked me how’s my life going and today, I didn’t expect that you’re going to send a good morning message for me. I hope you’ll always be there for me through thick and thin because you always lighten up my day despite how numb and dumb you are sometimes. Thanks for being a friend.

Aug 16th 14  •  8 notes  •  Comments

"Sino nakaimbento ng loom bands pre?" one guy asked his friend through Facebook chat. "Si Apolinario Mabini pre. Ang dakilang LOOMpo." replied his friend. I bet this kind of jokes is already too mainstream and we can’t deny that sometimes, we already find this very corny. But do we ever ask ourselves who invented these famous rainbow colored loom bands? I guess we never asked anyone or even ourselves who made it, where it came from and the reasons why loom bands existed.

These loom bands became one of the most top trends of all time this year which can be witnessed in the cyber world and even in the real world. We have seen a lot of wrists wearing these colored bracelets with different designs which in fact really attracted a lot of eyes.

If most inventors would tell the whole world how lucky they are that they became millionaires and buy a lot of stuff which are appealing to the eye - but not the inventor of the loom band.

Cheong Choon Ng has earned a lot of money because of this colorful craze - loom bands, through this he became a millionaire. But he still lives in the same house and still drives his 12-year old car.

The 45-year old inventor was born in Malaysia but has lived in the US for the last 23 years. He is married to a loving wife named Fen, and has two daughters Teresa, 16, and Michelle, 13.

His life changed when his daughters were making bracelets out of rubber bands four years ago. His fingers were too big to play along so he thought of making another kind of bracelet made out of loom. Seeing the potential of making these loom bands, he spent his family money to put this up in a business and get it made in China for cheap.

There was no report recorded that his business was slowing down. In fact, the ratings of his business is getting higher because a lot of people are really hooked with these fascinating rainbow colored loom bands and some even confess that they considered this as a guilty pleasure. Loom bands are everywhere since making these bracelets can kill boredom and make us creative individuals because of its unique designs. This is also one way to become productive and avoid being addicted in surfing the internet. For the record, even celebrities are also hooked with these worldwide trend. Their was a report that Kate Middleton and Prince William were seen wearing loom bands. They’ve also been seen on the wrists of footballer David Beckham, pop star Miley Cyrus and One Direction singer Harry Styles.

I’ve seen a lot of unique designs such as fishtail rainbow loom - the most common design, hexafish rainbow loom, ladder rainbow loom, triple single rainbow loom, double braid rainbow loom, and a lot of designs which are yet to be discover by creative minds. The crazy happenings of this business resulted to bags, iPhone cases and dresses made out of loom bands.

Not only loom bands and happiness did Cheon Choon Ng brought to us, he also brought hope mostly to the world’s population for a lot of people used his invention as a means of earning money.

Like any craze, loom bands have made headlines both good and bad. Though there are a lot of positive feedback about this, there are also people who hates loom bands. A number of schools hate this, it’s claimed they’re too distracting and they’ve also been implicated in playground fights.

The inventor of loom bands despite his fame and money, he refuses to boast the success he received. As what was mentioned above, he still lives in the same house and drives his old car though he bought his wife a BMW. He was asked why he hasn’t splashed out on a new car or fancy home, he said: “It’s a nice house, why should we move? We’re not over-the-top people. Maybe when I retire I’ll buy a boat and go fishing. The good thing is now we definitely have the money for the girls’ education.” Nonetheless, Cheong Choon Ng is an epitome of humility. Loom bands had indeed gone crazy.

Aug 10th 14  •  11 notes  •  Comments

Let me post these pictures because these are worth it. Funny and crazy moments with them. Have you ever experienced laughing that your stomach is already aching and there are tears coming out from your eyes? That’s what I felt while looking through these pictures. We’re just the best!

I’m bored guys. Ask me!

Aug 9th 14  •  3 notes  •  Comments

July 30 to August 1 was our ACBA week. It’s a week wherein all Accountancy and Business Ad students celebrates and join all the activities as much as possible. There will be games and seminars which aren’t really surprising for me for I’ve already experienced some of the games specially the obstacles in the Amazing Race when I was at Zambales attending the seminar. I had a lot of fun in the first day because before starting the program, the Accountancy students who went to Zambales taught the people inside the AVR how to dance the banna dance. So, obviously, I was there to teach how to do that thing. After, each year level danced and of course, I was the leader in my year. It’s kinda embarrassing and fun. But I didn’t mind being embarrassed. I’m already in college. I should conquer my shyness. What did I just say? *laughs*

Oh, before the banana dance, we had our mass first. Too much negative vibes I felt because how shitty my polo shirt is which is the officer’s uniform, thank God, I was the reader on the first reading during the ACBA mass so good vibes were radiated upon me.

We had our quiz bee for all accountancy students. Business ad students were separated from us. I thought I wouldn’t earn any points during the quiz bee because I was expecting questions which were related to our course but it was the exact opposite. So far, I earned 21 points but I wasn’t able to be in the difficult level because of my score.

On the second day I got mad with this “ugly” guy. Sorry for describing him ugly because it’s the fact that he’s really indeed ugly. Inside and out. I just hate how he treated my classmates. He’s such an asshole for saying that thing in front of my classmates. Just imagine that some person describe your classmates or your closest friends which can make you and even them quite offended. That’s why I’m so mad at him. Plus, he’s so noisy and bossy. He feels that he’s the best even though he’s not. He told me to play basketball even though I don’t want to play that game because first, I don’t know how to play that game. I’m not good in shooting balls in baskets. Second, I got injured when I played that game. And third, I’m such a coward for not conquering my fears. I almost forgot, fourth, the word “sports” isn’t in my vocabulary. If it’s frisbee, maybe I can play or maybe I can be the most valuable player because I’m good in that game. So I was just the water girl in the team and I was quite happy with that because I won’t be exhausting myself in shooting balls on baskets because really, it’s not my thing.

While refilling water into my teammate’s bottles, my friend, Mariella complained because she doesn’t want to play basketball because it’s not her thing also. We even complained because we were expecting the games which were listed on the schedule. We were even excited to join on those games. I even suggested, if I were the president of JPIA, I would suggest to my mates that we should play Filipino games to enrich the culture of our country because nowadays, we can’t deny that we are easily influenced by foreign countries and as much as possible, there would be one person who can change or remind them what we are really are. Right?

While doing the Amazing Race, one friend of mine got mad, not really mad. She kept on telling me “I don’t want to play because you’re a facilitator.” Oh my god, they chose me to be the facilitator in the blue team. Sorry not sorry. *laughs* My team didn’t win but it’s okay. But I bet they had fun. I guess.

On the third day which is the last day, I got mad again because of this guy again whom I’ve mentioned in this post. We asked to go to the comfort room because we need to pee. And he didn’t permit us to do so and when he saw that I got mad. He already permitted us to go and I just sat on my chair and not minding how an asshole he is. Sorry for my words but really, he’s such a pain. Urgh. A lot of people hates him even his classmates. I noticed that when we were at Zambales. Okay, let’s go back to the third day, I enjoyed watching the talents of the higher years. Specially the fourth year ACBA because it was indeed funny and awesome at the same time.

Photos above were taken during the first day of our ACBA week using my classmate’s iPad. We had a lot of photos taken but Tumblr only uploads up to ten pictures in one post which is really “Boo!”. Just kidding.

Aug 5th 14  •  14 notes  •  Comments
Anonymous: hey who is the girl on the left side in this post hihi augustinra(.)net/post/93105669237/last-friday-july-25-2014-we-had-our-3-5#notes

Why are you on anon anyway? Haha! Uh, she’s my bae. Wanna know her name? Go off anon. 


Aug 4th 14  •  1 note  •  Comments

Last Friday, August 1, 2014 was our Arriba Social or commonly known as “Acquaintance Party”. The theme was “#Rockchella” and “#WePartyAsOne”. Red cups, bands, glow sticks, flower crowns, hipster clothes, cocktail drinks, finger foods, pizza, fries, neon lights and awesome people and music were all present that night.

I can’t put myself into words what happened last night because it was so pretty AWESOME! It was such a BLAST! The pictures above and here says it all.

It was indeed TGIF!

Credits to the photos: Angela | Alyssa

Aug 3rd 14  •  13 notes  •  Comments