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(Super) Senior Bucket List

(This is a future post which I start writing today, January 12, 2011. All other current posts earlier than March 31, 2011 will be posted before this one.)

According to my friend Chrissy, we only have 6 weeks left before our final final exams and a little more than 2 months before our (second) graduation. So I'm making a list of (seemingly trivial) things I haven't done as of today which I want to accomplish before I graduate again. I only have 4 today but I'll be adding more later. (Suggestions are welcome! :D)

1. Go to SM Marikina.
2. Watch a good movie on iMax.
3. Catch up on How I Met Your Mother.
4. Run {x: 6<x<10, x is in km} around campus.
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As for my success indicator, I hope to accomplish at least 80% of them. Any kind of help will be greatly appreciated! :P
[[and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.]]

Christmas 2010

Isn't it great that Christmas is held on the last month of the year?  I don't know for others, but for me Christmas becomes a day of celebrating the year that has passed and celebrating togetherness with special people in our lives.  Of course let us not forget that we also celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ on that special day.

This 2010, I thank God for these people whom I share a great chunk of my life with:


MaFiA, my coursemates for almost five years now.  (Trivia: Some of us didn't push through with graduate studies and are already earning moolah.)

Who eles made the cut? :))Collapse )
[[and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.]]

new york cheesecake!

when parents bring home krispy kreme donuts, nic always always gets her share. yes, my siblings can sometimes get carried away eating someone else's donuts, but never MY donut, the new york cheesecake:

 

yumyum! why, you may ask? you guessed it right (if you did try guessing, that is)! nobody else in the house eats this lovely piece of cream-cheesy, sweet, weird goodness! so nobody dares touch my donut. ha! good thing mom (almost) always buys one. it's not my only favorite though. i also love the hershey's cookies 'n' cream-topped donut. the only downside to this advantage is when i want to eat hershey's instead of NYCC and i must only eat one. when that happens, well, either i sacrifice or turn into the sweet-toothed-grinch-who-stole-someone-else's-donut that i (sometimes) am. :)))


in other news, i am postponing my 30 songs challenge indefinitely. i'm quite busy nowadays with a few more important stuff, and a lot of less important ones.
[[and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.]]

(taken from: disaboomlive.com)

Recently, and not for the first time, someone said to me, "Always expect the worst and you will never be disappointed." That is a heck of a statement, isn't it? I know that they meant well and what they were really saying is that they hoped that I could avoid the pain so often associated with disappointment.

The fact is that there are many people who approach life from this perspective and although there is an element of truth to it, it is not a truth that I want to live by.

I always hope for and expect the best. If things don't work out as I had originally hoped or expected, than I figure that there must be reason for it and look to learn from the event itself. Am I ever disappointed? Sure. But disappointments are one of the ways we learn and one of life's ways of teaching us.' When we are able to maintain a perspective of learning from all of life's events, then we can see the value in each of our disappointments too.

"Always expecting the worst" deprives one of the opportunity to learn. If one expects the worst, then what is to be gained from not getting it? Nothing.

When one expects the worst, they are also deprived of another opportunity and that is the opportunity for "HOPE". "Hope" may be one of the best experiences available to us in life. It is what dreams are made of. It is what lands people on the moon and cures diseases and ends wars. It is a driving force that shapes lives, builds futures and makes our world a better place. "Hope" is what happy people have and do.

Hope encourages us. Expecting the worst does not. Hope energizes us. Expecting the worst does not. Hope uplifts us and the people around us. Expecting the worst does not.

Disappointment teaches, builds character and is quite often the best thing that could happen to us. Expecting disappointment or expecting the worst does not offer these benefits.

I certainly understand why people hate to be disappointed. But you know what may be worse than being disappointed? Missing any opportunity for hope and learning that life has to offer.

Putting it another way, "always expecting the worst" may be one of the worst things you could do.

Participate. Make a difference. Live a life that matters.

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[[and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.]]

The Way You Look Tonight - Michael Buble

it was a tie between this and Moon River by Audrey Hepburn. nothing sure yet about the setlist for my wedding though :P

[[and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.]]

The Scientist - Coldplay

why is it that when we're sad, we listen to sad songs? lalo lang natin pinapahirapan sarili natin. but we can't help it, we can't just move on with our lives without thinking about what happened,  trying to rationalize things that can't be explained by "science".

[[and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.]]

Dog Days Are Over - Florence and the Machines (Glee Cover)

in the same way that i don't listen to any particular song when i'm angry, i also don't listen to any one specific song when i'm happy. i usually listen to a song that's been looping in my mind at that moment.  assuming i'm happy right now, this would be the song i'll be listening to.

[[and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.]]

New Deep - John Mayer

honestly, i don't listen to music when i'm angry. prolly 'cause i rarely get angry at someone or something. and in those rare times, i don't feel like doing anything pleasurable at all. at most i'm just irritated. so assuming angry=irritated in my case, i still don't listen to any song in particular, 'cause really, i wouldn't have the energy to think anymore, i'd just pick a song at random from my player. so given that explanation, this song i chose is dedicated to someone i wanna punch. hahaha. i'm not angry or anything, i just wanna punch that person, just to be clear :))) it's actually weird that this song is for someone when it's all "I" lalala. go figure.





[[and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.]]

Day 19 – A song from your favorite album

Dare You To Move - Switchfoot

i could've posted something from any of paramore or barbie's albums, but that would be unfair to a lot of other artists out there who also make good music! so i chose to pick my favorite song from the soundtrack of "a walk to remember." (it's a nice movie, btw. i have a copy if you wanna watch! haha.)

you should take a read at the lyrics, they're uplifting!Collapse )

[[and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.]]

Akap - Imago

i miss OPM.  there was a time in my late high school to early college years that i was so much into original pinoy music. i felt proud of those bands, as if i was part of them, haha. but time also came when i stopped listening to them, 'cause they no longer produced good music, at least according to me. so i got out. i miss those days when i'd take on every opportunity to watch a concert, be it from the roof of my cousin's house (which was just beside padi's point then) for the band we didn't really like but still ended up watching (cueshe), to hard rock cafe for the exclusive concert of pupil for animax where i was just too starstruck to ask for a picture with ely buendia! :|, to chicosci's free concert in eastwood where JJs abound, to someone-i-forgot's high school prom where 6cyclemind and imago played, to that valentine concert of barbie and kitchie, to college events where famous alumni bands would play, and to those concerts that i don't remember who played what anymore, haha. oh nostalgia.

i wish to hear those songs back on the radio. not that they'd bring back a lot of memories. it would just feel good to sing along when you know all the lyrics to their songs. :)

[[and those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.]]