Results of the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) for SY 2013-2014 have now been posted outside the Blue Eagle Gym. You may also view the results here.
Blogger’s Note: This is honestly the first time I’m blogging off my smartphone. It makes it even more awesome that I’m writing this entry with a stylus while waiting for my plane to arrive. Will try to make this short and sweet, since we’ll be boarding in a few minutes.
I’ve never really been much of a fan of solo traveling. I’ve tried it countless times in the past (both here in the Philippines and abroad), but while it definitely does leave room for soul-searching, it does get lonely. What’s the point of experiencing a new place if you have no one to share it with?
Most recently, I chanced upon a beautiful blog entry written by Solitary Wanderer on why you should date a girl who travels. I fell in love with her article, for the sole reason that I could relate so much with what she was saying. She was basically describing me and how I respond to situations in life and love. Much credit to her for being able to find the right words that I’ve always found so hard to find when being asked to describe myself and my love for traveling.
Maybe it’s because not many people I know appreciate the idea of
splurging investing on traveling. Most of them would rather spend on material possessions instead–a house, car, jewelry, and the works. Perhaps material possessions are more acceptable, because they are all physical representations of stability. On the other hand, the concept of a Wanderer often leaves an impression of a person with no direction in life.
Today, we made history.
My mom, brother, friend, and I became part of the Philippines’ first batch of color runners when we donned our clean, white shirts, headed to the streets of Bonifacio Global City, braved (and played with) the clouds of colored powder everywhere, and raced to the finish line as works of art. Mind you, it wasn’t easy braving the colored puffs, especially since they had a tendency to get inside my mouth while I was either talking, laughing, or smiling while running. The powder puffs tasted nasty. True story.
It’s almost the end of the year. In less than 6 months, I will be turning 26. As they say, it’ll be past the year of quarter-life crises. Thankfully though, I never really got to experience that sort of crisis. Hopefully, I never will.
2012 is about to end, but I must say, it’s been a great year to be 25.
I’m very particular when it comes to dental hygiene. In fact, most if not all my friends know that, on a superficial level, the first thing I notice in a guy is his smile. And then his teeth. That’s the superficial part of me talking right there. LOL
Manila goes color crazy as KangaROOS and Proactive Sports invite you to the happiest run to hit the Metro–Color Manila Run 2013! Get ready to race through clouds and crowds of Yellow, Blue, Pink, Green, and Purple, and dash to the finish line, powder-splattered in rainbow colors this January 6, 2013 at Bonifacio Global City.
Color Manila Run 2013 is the first of its kind running event in the country where runners are splattered with colored powder in different stations, eventually producing throngs of happy human canvas at the finish line. Be cheered by an army of cheerleaders in Magic Yellow station, enjoy the beats with the drum line at the Ocean Blue area, party like a rockstar at the Funky Pink mosh pit, move and groove with fertility dancers at the Evo-Green spot, and get hot with poi dancers at the Fiery Purple stop over.
In a span of nearly 3 weeks, I’ve participated in 2 runs, and had a blast. From joining the 3.88K for my first run (United Colors of 88 Run) and enjoying my time in the 5K run (Run BGC 2012), I decided to participate in the McHappy Day Fun Run 2012 at 10K.
Unfortunately, I had to settle with the 5K run after McDonald’s informed us that the 10K run was cancelled due to problems in logistics for that day. I guess it was alright, since I never really tried running on McKinley Hill’s, er, hill-y terrain before, and it seemed fit to test the waters first on a shorter route. More hills meant more energy required to exert for the race, given the ups and downs of the race course. I didn’t know what to expect, after being used to running on flat ground around Bonifacio Global City.
I was downloading and organizing my Multiply photos, when I came across some photos of myself back in Senior Year, where I probably wore my hair the shortest. It was then when I realized that I missed having short hair.. I missed having my curly bob of hair bounce around in a wash-and-wear fashion.
You see, I’ve been naturally curly-haired all my life. One of my biggest struggles as a curly-haired girl has always been trying to tame my unruly thick and curly hair. It honestly has a life of its own, I swear!
Yeah, it’s that unruly and gets even crazier when it grows longer.
Every time I’d go visit a salon, the number one question I’d get was whether or not I were interested in having my hair straightened or rebonded. I was never interested. I couldn’t never decide on what to do with my hair as well, since it always felt thick, big, and heavy once it reached a certain length. In fact, probably the most drastic thing I’ve ever done with my unruly hair was to get a hot oil treatment just right before a hair cut. Yeap, that’s about it—the story of my virgin hair.
Anyway, back to the Multiply story. I saw my college photos and realized that I badly wanted to do something with my hair (a haircut, perhaps?). It was just my luck that two of my favorite girls in the world were also itching to have their own hair fix.
Thus, began our impromptu visit to the salon.