Wednesday, May 20, 2009

This is my post about my Beijing Trip… (sorry Bernadee, tagal)

This is a super late entry.. about three weeks ago.. haha.. I’m just too lazy to do anything these days, but here goes..

APRIL 6-25 2009 Beijing, China

Finally, my dream of going to China has come true=). Ever since I was a child, I have always dreamed of riding on an airplane and visiting another country, and of course, I want the first one to be China.

(at NAIA.. before boarding the plane)

So, this is it.. my first ride on the plane. I was scared when the plane took off but after a while, the butterflies in my stomach all went away.. I took in the wonderful view of the tiny ants and the aerial view of the Philippines from above..(I thank my lucky stars that I had the window seat) it was not what I expect it to be.. I noticed that there was indeed pollution.. but aside from that, it was really a spectacular view. It really makes you think of how God made all these wonderful things for us.. it makes us appreciate Him more. We had to stop over in Xiamen for about 30min and then off to Beijing.. In Xiamen, there was this officer that greeted us “niow” haha. He was speaking so fast we thought that was what he said to us, but he was really saying “ni hao(你好)”(kind of like how are you) to us. We all laughed at it. Haha..=P

Arriving in Beijing, we thought that the weather there was cold(because they told us that the temperature there was 70 Celsius), but it was just the same as the weather here in Manila. But at night and in the morning, it gets really really cold. We took a bus to our dorm, and it took us at least an hour to get there.. (the places in Beijing are usually far from each other, so it really takes a long ride to get from one place to another) Upon arriving to our destination, I was surprised because I thought that we were staying in the Beijing University, but we were brought to kind of a hotel, so I thought we were just spending the night there and will go to the university tomorrow. But we are going to spend our whole stay there. We were given roommates; there are only 2 in a room. My roommate was a teacher from Vietnam. I thought it was temporary(because I still didn’t know that there were other campers from other countries). I was the only one in our group that had a roommate from another country=( but as the days passed, we got along and became friends(but not buddies, because she’s older than me.. and I’m a little bit shy around her).

Anyway, we were really lucky to stay at Bailuyuan(our place). On our first night we got to tour around it, and it was really a large place. There are bowling alleys, karaoke room, sauna center, swimming pool, hot spring, video room, Internet station and so much more. So at night (when we have no classes), we usually spend our time playing bowling, ping-pong, billiards, singing karaoke, swimming, going to the hot spring, sauna, and a lot more.. We were really spoiled there. And breakfast, lunch, and dinner was buffet style, so you got to eat all you can. Haha.. although their foods are a little bit spicy, but they’re good.

(pictures from left to right.. 1.outside our dorm 2.the lobby room 4. the trees 5.bowling with Vietnamese 6.breakfast 7.karaoke with Indonesians 8.swimming 9.karaoke with lester and elise 10. still at the karaoke room )

We only have classes in the morning and in the afternoon. Classes usually start at 8:30am. But we are all awake at about 6am because we have Wushu class at 6:30am. It really is tiring, but it’s a lot of fun. Well, classes are divided into 5 sections(since there are 90 students all in all), they are from beginners to advanced. Class 1 is the lowest and class 5 is the highest. I’m in class 4. Still good.. hehe.. I was glad our teacher made a seating plan for us, she arranged it by allowing us to be seated to someone from another country and not from the same country as you are, that way we are forced to speak Mandarin and not our native tongue. It was indeed a great idea. If she hadn’t done that, we would all be seated next to someone from our country and would not have the chance to get to know friends from another country. That’s the greatest part of this trip. I really didn’t know that we would also mingle with people from Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand, I thought that we were just a small group from the Philippines (21 students) and that was it. I was so wrong, but happy that I was wrong… haha. =P not only did we get to know the Chinese culture better, but we were also exposed to some Indonesian, Vietnamese and Thai’s culture. We also got a chance to know some of their native language and their traditions.

But we were not stuck to the boring style of teaching, we also performed skits, 对话(sorry forgot the translation, but like talking in pairs or more), etc.

We also learned about the Chinese culture by doing some of it. Like mask painting(脸谱), cutting papers(剪纸), Chinese style of painting(国画) and calligraphy(书法).

We were there during the Holy Week, but that doesn’t mean that we didn’t celebrate it, we celebrated the Easter Sunday, by painting Easter eggs!! (only the Philippine group).. it was really late the time that we painted the eggs, about 10pm, because we went to Beijing International Chinese College and Beijing Zoo that day.

1. proud of our Easter eggs.
2. painting the eggs
3.(the winners of the Easter Egg painting contest within the Philippine group: 1st-Lawrence 2nd-Jimmy 3rd-ME!Ailenette;P 4th-Lorraine 5th-Wei Yang)
4.having fun with our painted Easter eggs) prize=P)

(sorry, my photos are in a DVD disc, and unfortunately, our computer was not able to read it, so no photos from the first part of the trip=( but I grabbed some.. haha.. )

The most wonderful part of this trip was going on the beautiful spots in Beijing=)we went to Tianamen(天安门), Bird’s nest(鸟巢), Beijing International Chinese College(北京国际汉语学院), Beijing Zoo(北京动物园), Great Wall of China(八达岭长城), Ming Tomb(十三陵) and Forbidden City(故宫). Not only that, but we also went to Xiamen for 5 days and also went to some of their beautiful spots.=) like集美嘉庚公园,访问华文学院,厦门市园博苑景区, 鼓浪屿,中山路, 古城赵家堡, 天福茶博物院(Tea museum).
(don’t know the English names for it)..

April 11, 2009
the first place that we went to was the Bird’s nest(鸟巢).

(1.inside the stadium 2.with the cute Fuwa dolls=) 3. outside the stadium)

Ever since the Beijing Olympics, I really wanted to go here, and being inside the stadium for the first time, I was so excited and happy. Haha. I got more pictures, but they were in the DVD disc=( we have also seen the Fuwa danced.. haha. They were really funny.. they were so big, that they couldn’t even stand straight without balancing themselves, we even thought that they were going to fall.. the souvenirs there are very expensive.. so I didn’t bought any and we didn’t see the shop where lots of Fuwa stuffs were sold.. too bad..

Next we went to Tianamen(天安门)

but since it already so close to dinner time and there were a lot of people there, we just went to eat our dinner which is at KFC.. KFC there is different from the Philippines, for starters, there aren’t any rice, and their menu is different.. that night was really cold and at that time, we decided to all eat ice cream sundaes.. haha.. but it was so much fun.. :D

April 12, 2009
We went to the Beijing International Chinese College(北京国际汉语学院)

where we learned more of the Chinese culture..

then we ate at 便宜坊烤鸭
(that’s the outside.. haha)

then at Beijing Zoo(北京动物园)
yey! I saw the panda.. =) there was a huge mob near the Panda’s corner, because everyone just wants to see the Panda!! But the panda was not exactly picture perfect that day, and he was camera shy, because he was far from us, so we all had to zoom our cameras just to take a picture of him.. (no photos.. DVD disc)
(this is not a REAL PANDA.. he’s Weiyang.. this is from our play.. haha..)
(this is the real panda!!:D)

April 15, 2009
We climbed the Great Wall of China(八达岭长城)!!!=)))
(before climbing..)
(after climbing=)) )

it was really cold there.. but it was colder down that it is up there.. get it? It was really cold before we climbed the Great Wall, but as we almost reached the top, it started to get hotter.. in fact, we were sweating bullets, because we were wearing at least three layers of clothes. We didn’t reach the top, wherein the stone where “不到长城,非好汉” was written.. it was because of the small amount of time given to us, we were only given 30mins to climb it, but it was already 11am(1hour later) when we almost reached it(but still have at least 3 stations to go to until we reach the top) but since we were afraid of getting left behind, we decided to go down..

after lunch we went to Ming Tomb(十三陵)

we didn’t took much picture there because of superstitious beliefs, which is don’t take pictures of tombs, or you will get sick(or whatever。。 I’m not sure.. hehe) there’s not much to see there either..

April 16, 2009
We rode an airplane to Xiamen.. There are two batches because there were a lot of us. We were on the first batch.

We stayed at a hotel.. It was a four star hotel, and after eating dinner, we strolled around and went to Metro(which is a supermarket like Makro)..

(1&2.the hotel 3&4. our room)

April 17, 2009
We went to集美嘉庚公园

we just took pictures there, btw there were also some people practicing for the annual Dragon Boat Race in May, I have some pictures of it, but it’s in the DVD disc again!!=(

after lunch we went to厦门市园博苑景区

there was an awesome water show here, unfortunately, it is better at night, we have watched it in the afternoon. But we did saw an artificial rainbow made by the waters..=D

April 18, 2009

We went to 鼓浪屿 and 中山路


(the one-legged bird)

(white peacock:D)
(cable car…=D)
(with my twin Zi Yin(Zara Yvette Co-new English name)…=P)

( from 日光岩 or Sunlight Rock)

April 19, 2009

We ate lunch before we entered the tea museum because it took us at least 3 hours before we reached our destination. Our lunch consisted of viands made from tea or with tea in them.. it was delicious especially the green tea cake:D

We went to the 天福茶博物院(Tea museum)

(with Adela..=P)
(inside the museum)

(tea ceremony of China)

(tea ceremony of Japan)

(tea ceremony of Korea)

we watched the performance of the tea ceremonies from China, Japan and Korea. They were in different locations, and since it was raining, it was hard to move from one place to another. But I learned a lot about teas. :D

then we went to古城赵家堡

Since it was raining and we didn’t bought any umbrellas with us, not everyone joined the tour, however I joined the tour because I’m interested to know more. I didn’t hear anything from our tour guide because it was hard to listen with all the pitter-patter of the rain.

(during the bus ride. That was supposed to be the highway, but because the bus was moving and it was raining, that became the picture.. haha)

April 20, 2009

Going back to Beijing

(the view below=D I got the window seat again.. haha)

April 22, 2009

We went to Forbidden City(故宫)

(outside the forbidden city which is Tianamen, with Amanda[馒头姐姐])

(1.outside 2-4. inside forbidden city)
(with Wei Yang & Wawa..) (WOW! Beautiful)
(me inside Forbidden City=P)
(touch the dragon’s head and you’ll be lucky:D)
(1. with Michael, Aaron and Cai Hong 2.with Sandy, Aimee, Michael, Aaron, me, Charlotte, Cai Hong, Lawrence 3. with the Yoda sisters[Zara and Aimee])
(Indonesian friends: Adela, Amanda, Merry & Raina)
(1&2. with all the Indonesians =D)

(with the oldest tree and the oldest of the Philippine group: Cai Hong, Lawrence, Jimmy, Lester and Me)

(GSG[Gong Siao Group]: Ivan, Raisa, Me, Vince, Jimmy, Lester, Sandy, Cai Hong)

(going out of the Forbidden City)

(1-4 group pictures:D)

April 23, 2009

We have a performance at night. Our class had two groups, one was the Philippine’s play(wherein it’s about life in Beijing and everyone was included here) the other was by the Indonesians(where only a few were chosen, mostly it’s Indo and 3 Fil:Wei Yang, Lester and me)
(1. tour guide 2. learning a new language)

(group pictures)

***Random Pictures

(Class 4[Philippines]: Elvin, Lester, Wei Yang, Beverly, Charlotte, Me, Alexis)

(inside the bus)

(inside the classroom[class4])

(last night karaoke)

(Class 4: [top-left to right]= me, Wawa, Amanda, Wei Yang, Agustina, 成忠, 海河, Adela, Elvin, Beverly, Lester, Cyndi, Alexis. [bottom-left to right]= Lorraine, Hana, Ellen, 清芳, Charlotte, Raina)

(twins of the Phil group= Aaron, Yoda, Jeryl, Beverly, me, Ivan) (Aaron=Ivan, Yoda=me, Jeryl=Beverly[real])

(after swimming)

(Philippines and Vietnam Group)

(waiting for our flight, going home=(, photographer=yoda)

Finally, I’m done.. haha.. It took me 5 hours to finish this one, because of the photos and I have to grab some.. whew! Thank God it’s done.. haha..

I really really miss all of them.. they became my family in Beijing and I’m glad even after the camp, we still have communication..:P

I’m also glad I still have some contact with my Indonesian pals(thanks to Facebook and Friendster=D).. and because of them, I learned how to use Pinyin, so that it will be easier for me to type at the computer.. haha..

I MISS YOU ALL GUYS!! 我真得很想念你们了!!Don’t forget me! 别忘了我!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dream or Family? please help me decide today.

Will i go to China for the study tour? or just stay here in the Philippines? my grandmother is going to celebrate her big 80th birthday celebration and she's coming from USA.. haay.. so will i go or not? please help me decide.. i really don't know what to do. i don't know what i should prioritize first.. haay.. i thought everything's going to be alright, but it seems to get worse. if i go, my whole family(father side wouild get angry with me) i think.. if i don't .. my dreams would be shattered and all my hardworks would be wasted. haay..

should i put myself first just for once in my life? or should i still cling to my family? this is really a tough decision. i know that whichever decision i made, i will still be sad about it. it's a a lose-lose situation. i know that i could still go to Beijing even after this but would i still have the time or the money? i don't think so. if i don't go, i know i would regret every single minute of it and would not enjoy the celebration here. i would sulk all day and blame everybody within a 5-mile radius. yeah dramatic. haay.. just need some help for me to decide.. i really can't choose between the two. i'm dead.

Friday, February 27, 2009


ala lang.. sa mga taga UST, i'm inviting you to join Tiger Dragons Rowing Crew.. isang syang university wide org sa uste.. na parang varsity na rin.. hehe.. matututo kang mag-row and you even get to join competitions local and international..(konting sipag lang ang kailangan)
still open for everyone who wants to join..
enjoy sobra di niyo pag-sisisihan..
btw, training schedules are:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
4:45am, Manila Bay
Water training
Saturday(you can train with the NAVY!!! their training schedule is TTHS.. haha)
(you get to ROW!!!=P)
(pag-umuulan usually di natutuloy, pero pag ambon lang go, go go!)
Ayun.. basta laging may water training..
Female sana, para makabuo na ng women's team:D
Male din... para mas marami masaya!!:P
contact me for more details
Masaya to.. sobra.. kahit maaga training sobrang fulfilling..
kahit di kayo marunong, ok lang.. tuturuan kayo ng old rowers, and syempre ni coach(coach din siya ng Phil. Navy=D).. at kahit di kayo marunong lumangoy, no need to worry, ako di nga marunong lumangoy eh.. hehe.. di naman tumataob yung boat.. take note lang walang life vest to ah.. safe to..

not only that but you'll also learn a lot of lessons here na never nyong matututunan sa SCHOOL.. you'll also meet a lot of people here..
dami kong nasabi, kung other schools kayo at interested din, ito yung mga schools na meron..
-DLSU(natalo kami sa kanila sa last regatta=( )
-San Beda
-Adamson ata.. (basta Blue Phoenix)
-ADMU ( not sure ah.. pero sabi nakarace daw nila dati..)
so think about it.. hehe.. :D

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Which tree did you fall from?:P

WHAT TREE DID YOU FALL FROM??? Find your birthday and then find your tree.

*this is really cool and somewhat accurate...

Dec 23 to Jan 01 --- APPLE Tree
Jan 01 to Jan 11 --- FIR Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 --- ELM Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 --- CYPRESS Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 --- POPLAR Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 --- CEDAR Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 --- PINE Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 --- WEEPING WILLOW Tree
Mar11 to Mar 20 --- LIME Tree
Mar 21 (only) --- OAK Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 --- HAZELNUT Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 --- ROWAN Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 --- MAPLE Tree
Apr 21 to Apr 30 --- WALNUT Tree
May 01 to May 14 --- POPLAR Tree
May 15 to May 24 --- CHESTNUT Tree
May 25 to Jun 03 --- ASH Tree
Jun 04 to Jun 13 --- HORNBEAM Tree
Jun 14 to Jun 23 --- FIG Tree
Jun 24 (only) --- BIRCH Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 --- APPLE Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 --- FIR Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 --- ELM Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 --- CYPRESS Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 --- POPLAR Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 --- CEDAR Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 --- PINE Tree
Sep 05 to Sep 12 --- WEEPING WILLOW Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 --- LIME Tree
Sep 23 (only) --- OLIVE Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 --- HAZELNUT Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 --- ROWAN Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 --- MAPLE Tree
Oct 24 to Nov 11 --- WALNUT Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 --- CHESTNUT Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 --- ASH Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 --- HORNBEAM Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 --- FIG Tree
Dec 22 (only) --- BEECH Tree

TREES (in alphabetical order)

Apple Tree (Love) --> quiet and shy at times, lots of charm, appeal, and attractive, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile, adventurous, sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender partner, very generous, many talents, loves children, needs affectionate partner.

Ash Tree (Ambition) --> extremely attractive, vivacious, impulsive, demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, likes to play with fate, can be very egoistic, reliable, restless lover, sometimes money rules over the heart, demands attention, needs love and much emotional support.

Beech Tree (Creative) --> has good taste, concerned about its looks, materialistic, good organization of life and career, economical, good leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.)

Birch Tree (Inspiration) --> vivacious, attractive, elegant, friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like any thing in excess, abhors the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

Cedar Tree (Confidence) --> of rare strength, knows hot to adapt, likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined, often impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to make quick decisions.

Chestnut Tree (Faithfulness) --> string, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give but doesn't necessary like it, strives to be content, wants to be financially independent, wants love and affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly and careless, loves to gain knowledge, needs to be needed.

Elm Tree (Noble-mindedness) --> pleasant shape, tasteful clothes, modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead but not to obey, honest and faithful partner, likes making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of humor, practical.

Fig Tree (Sensibility) --> very strong minded, a bit self-willed, honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, hard worker when wants to be, loves life and friends, enjoys children an animals, few sexual relationships, great sense of humor, has artistic talent and great intelligence.

Fir Tree (Mysterious) --> extraordinary taste, handles stress well, loves anything beautiful, stubborn, tends to care for those close to them, hard to trust others, yet a social butterfly, likes idleness and laziness after long demanding hours of work, rather modest, talented unselfish, many friends, very reliable.

Hazelnut Tree (Extraordinary) --> charming, sense of humor, very demanding but can also be very understanding, knows to make a lasting impression, active fighter for social causes and politics, popular, quite moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist, has a precise sense of judgment and expects complete fairness.

Hornbeam Tree (Good Taste) --> of cool beauty, cares for its looks and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and acknowledgment in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of its decisions, very conscientious.

Lime Tree (Doubt) --> intelligent, hard working, accepts what life dishes out, but nit before trying it change bad circumstances into good ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may appear tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to make sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not always enough time to use them, can become a complainer, great leadership qualities, is jealous at times but extremely loyal.

Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) --> no ordinary person, full of imagination and originality, shy and reserved, ambitious, proud, self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to impress.

Oak Tree (Brave) --> robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting, independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground, person of action.

Olive Tree (Wisdom) --> loves sun, warmth and kind feelings, reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful, calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, expressive, well-empathetic, free of jealousy, loves to read and the company of sophisticated people.

Pine Tree (Peacemaker) --> loves agreeable company, craves peace and harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write poetry, not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all, falls strongly in love but leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally soft, low self-esteem, needs affection and reassurance.

Poplar Tree (Uncertainty) --> looks very decorative, talented, not very self-confidant, extremely courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean towards philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

Rowan Tree (Sensitivity) --> full of charm, cheerful, gifted without egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic, passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

Walnut Tree (Passion) --> unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egoistic, aggressive, noble broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

Weeping Willow Tree (Melancholy) --> likes to be stress free, loves family life, full of hopes and dreams, attractive, very empathetic, loves anything beautiful, musically inclined, loves to travel to exotic places, restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live with when pressured, sometimes demanding, good intuition, suffers in love until they find that one loyal, steadfast partner, loves to make others laugh.

So...Which tree did you fall from??? :D

Monday, February 16, 2009

World's youngest mother..

wow.. this is really shocking..

how old do you think is the world's youngest mother?




not even close..

she's 5 years old..

haha.. i was shocked too when my sister told me.. and was even more shocked when i checked the link.. haha..

check it too.. you'll be amazed.:P

believe it or not.. click the link below for the facts related to it.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Visiting China: no longer a dream but a reality:D

My dream of visiting China is becoming a reality. YEY!!:D i was surprised when my brother told me about it. since, i'm no longer studying at Hope, 黄老师 relayed the message to Lester, at first i was hesitant and didn't care. but then i visited him and he told me all about it and now, i'm ecstatic.. haha..:D i'm so excited for this trip. i have been dreaming of going to China eversince. since it's my roots.. so now i finally have the chance to go and i'm grabbing that opportunity.. haha..

my only dilemma now is my passport.. i still don't have one.. and i'm processing it at the moment.. i hope i'll be able to have one soon.

i'm just sharing my joy..:P

i nedd advices regarding this trip, since i've never ever been on a plane before and i have never gone abroad before.. haha.. hope you'll be able to help me:D

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Frustrated.. 只要笑一笑!没什麼事情过不了!!

it seems like nothing's going right in my life right now. no matter how hard i try, i always come out as a failure, no matter how hard i work, nobody appreciates me. i guess at times, i try to goof off so that someone might actually notice me, as if to at least make me feel noticed.. unappreciated but noticed. i seem to always make the wrong decisions. i guess i'm definitely a failure. no matter how hard i try to cheer myself up, i just can't. even constantly remembering my motto 只要笑一笑!没什麼事情过不了!!, just won't work these days.. it means "just smile, you could go through it all." i know i can do it.. all i have to do is smile..

i only wish it would be that easy..

i'm not looking for sympathy.. i'm just expressing what i feel at the moment..

Saturday, January 24, 2009


The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

Some common goal setting tips:
1. Be decisive. Know exactly what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it.
2. Stay Focused. Any goal requires sustained focus from beginning to end. Constantly evaluate your progress.
3. Welcome Failure. Frequently, very little is learned from a venture that did not experience failure in some form. Failure presents the opportunity to learn and makes the success more worthy.
4. Write down your goals. It clarifies your thinking and reinforces your commitment.
5. Keep your goals in sight. Review them frequently, and ensure that they are always at the forefront of your thinking


Italized = in progress

Strikethrough = completed


1) Own a digital camera or a cellphone that has the features of a camera

2) Have my passport

3) Learn how to drive

4) Get my own driver’s license

5) Read the entire BIBLE during the 1001 days and understand it (0/67)

6) Learn to cook 5 new dishes (0/5)

7) Write a letter to my future self and open it on my 37th birthday!

8) Identify 25 things that I like about myself and record them

9) Identify 100 things that make me happy and record them

10) Identify 20 things that irritate me and record them

11) Identify 50 things I’m grateful for and record them

12) Write in my journal everyday during the 1001 days (1/1001)

13) By the end of the every year, write a summary of what has happened in my life through the year (0/2)

14) Be brave enough to cut my hair completely different

15) Vote in the 2010 elections

16) Try something totally new that I would normally say “no” to

17) Do 20 sit-ups for 2 weeks (0/14)

18) Do 20 push-ups for two weeks (0/14)

19) Learn how to put on make-up

20) Make a photo scrapbook of my life

21) Create my own personalized planner

22) Do community service

23) Find love


24) Arrange my ARCHIE collection

25) Add 100 more ARCHIE to my collection (0/100)

26) Learn how to “TIMON”

27) Own an OAR BAG


29) Write a poem at least once every two months (0/16)

30) Get my work published in a magazine or something..

31) Make my own theme for this my multiply site

32) Find a new hobby

33) Complete SIMPSONS DVD collection (15/18)

34) Learn to play at least one song in guitar

35) Learn to play at least one song in piano

36) Learn to swim

37) Learn to dive

38) Learn a new language and use it sometimes in conversations

39) Learn how to sign language

40) Learn Braille

41) Learn how to use Photoshop

42) Finish 1 hard Sudoku every week (0/143)

43) Reread “Da Vinci Code”

44) Read “Diary of Anne Frank”

45) Read 30 new books during the 1001 days (0/30)

46) Read a “Nick Joaquin” book

47) Make a collection of Nick Joaquin’s novels

48) Finish a cross-stitch project

49) Create a cross-stitch bookmark and give it as gifts for Christmas

50) When I received a letter from a penpal, reply to it right away. Don’t procrastinate!


51) Give Achie an awesome Graduation gift

52) Give gifts to family just because

53) Go on a trip with a friend

54) Have family bonding once in two months (0/16)

55) Give my CLOSEST friends a personalized gift

Studies/Career/University life

56) Have at least 3 1.00 grade in my stay at UST (1/3)

57) Be an officer of an Organization

58) Have a summer job

59) Own a stock in the stock market

60) Save 20php everyday during the 1001 days (20/20020)

61) Graduate from college!!!

62) Find a good paying job


63) Visit ZOOBIC

64) Visit Manila Ocean Park

65) Go to a beach

66) Visit a Museum

67) Visit a new park

68) Sleep under the stars


69) Go for a whole day without sleeping

70) Go without internet for 2 weeks (0/14)

71) Go without chocolates for 1 month (0/30)

72) Eat at a new restaurant- January 24, 2009

73) Try a different cuisine

74) Taste all MR. DONUTS donuts (1/??)

75) Taste all TEA BLENDS flavors

76) Taste all QUICKLY flavors

77) Watch 10 sunsets at Manila Bay (0/10)

78) Watch 10 sunrise at Manila Bay (0/10)

79) Get a wonderful photograph of a SUNSET

80) Buy a Cactus

81) Plant something and keep it alive for one year (0/365)

82) Complete a Coloring book

83) Follow a TV series and don’t miss an episode no matter what! Preferably weekly.. haha..

84) Create a house of cards with the whole deck

85) Own a Hello Kitty Organizer

86) Own a Hello Kitty plush doll

87) Finish the final level of ZUMA

88) Make a new top score in TEXT Twist


89) Post results/progress in review (1/101)

90) After finishing this list make a summary of what happened and how it changed my life

91) Make a new list after 1001 days

** the other 10 THINGS would be suggested by you my friends.. help me complete this list.. thank you:D

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

the color BLUE...


Blue is the color loved by me and you,

I have my definition and so do you.

Blue signifies life and so you all say,

I think it defines death, is that okay?

You might question me why I think that way,

It’s the reason sadness won’t go away.

Blue is the color of my eyes at night,

The reason why I’m still standing to fight.

Blue is the inspiration I turn to,

My reason for living and breathing too.

Blue is the color of the vast deep sea,

The sea of grief that surrounds you and me.

Blue is the feeling of melancholy,

It’s the look on my face, do you not see?

Blue drives me crazy and somewhat insane,

When I look at it all I see is flame.

It’s the flame that killed my loved ones in life,

The reason why I feel BLUE all the time.

This is my meaning; I’m sticking to it,

Call me crazy, I do not care one bit.

As I end this personal poem of mine,

Don’t you dare judge me, leave me I’m fine..

**it's what i'm feeling lately.. the muses just won't stop bugging me, so instead of studying for our prelims for accounting, i came up with this.. it's really nothing.. just feeling lonely and sad for the nth time.. it's beacuse it's January.. and the 3rd year..:((

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

hard nitong survey.. haha.. but fun..


* Next to each number, write the name of the person who fits the description.
* Answer one question with one name.
* Don't reveal the questions to anyone who isn't doing the meme. Those who want to know what the questions are must do the meme on their own blogs, on pain of wrath from the meme gods.

1) Achie ko.. :P

2) Sarahlyn Manzano:D

3) Bill Gates,, lol..:P

4) Lorvin.. shoti ko.. haha..:D

5) Jolly Ann Golamco.. haha..

6) Deniece Arquiza.. hehe..

7) Olivia Liao

8) Bernadee Uy..

9) Achie:D

10) Kristine Duyan.. hehe..

11) sino nga ba? Lorraine Desengano.. haha..

12) ?? ala maisip..

13) Cassie Go.. haha..

14) Trish Ong.. haha..:P

15) wala e..

16) Filbert Ng Tsai

17) Jolly Ann..

18) Johanna Lim..

19) Kathleen Chan

20) Deniece Arquiza.. haha..

21) ME?? haha..:D

22) hmmm.. Danelle Chan..

23) Teacher Nida.. :P

24) hmmm.. wala..

25) ?? wala akong masagot.. haha..

26) ?? wala ulit..

27) everyone(^o^)

28) Claire Contreras... haha..

29) Billy Gilman..üüü

30) Peace to all.. haha..:D

**grabe.. ang hirap nito.. haha..

Friday, January 16, 2009

i got 77.. hehe..:D

ala lang.. nakigaya lang din.. bored eh.. hehe:D

Level 1
( ) smoked a cigarette
( ) smoked a cigar
( ) done weed
(x) drank alcohol --peer pressure.. haha


Level 2
( ) been in love
( ) been dumped/ dumped someone
(x) shoplifted -- nung bata.. akala ko kasi free sample eh.. haha..:D
( ) been fired
( ) been in a fist fight


Level 3
(x)snuck out of the house --haha.. overnight?? hehehe..:P
( )had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
( ) been arrested
( ) made out with a stranger
( ) gone out on a blind date


Level 4
(x) had a crush on an older person--oo.. alanga naman younger di ba? hehe..
(x) skipped school--minsan..
( ) slept (not sex) with a co-worker
(x) seen someone/something die
--oo..:(( pero after na.. buti hindi nung nangyari.. kundi todo sad parin ako ngaun..:(


Level 5
(x) had/have a crush or liked on one of your friends--yeah. dati.. hehe..
( ) been to Paris
( ) been to Spain
( ) been on a plane--sana...
( ) thrown up from drinking


Level 6
(x) eaten Sushi--yeap.. sarap.. haha..:D
( ) been snowboarding
( ) met someone BECAUSE of myspace
( ) been mosh pitting


Level 7
( ) been in an abusive relationship
(x) taken pain killers --sakit ngipin eh.. haha..:D
( ) love/loved someone who you can’t have
(x) laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by--yup:D cool.. hehe..
( ) made a snow angel

SO FAR: 10

Level 8
( ) had a tea party
(x) flown a kite--nung grade 5 sa chinese class at art project.. hehe..
(x) built a sand castle--pangit nga eh,,,
( ) gone puddle jumping
( ) played dress ups

SO FAR: 12

Level 9
( ) jumped into a pile of leaves
( ) gone sledging
(x) cheated while playing a game--syempre.. haha..
(x) been lonely--oo.. lagi..:((
(x) fallen asleep at work/school--school at work.. pero idlip lang.. haha..:D

SO FAR: 15

Level 10
(x) used a fake/someone else's ID
(x) watched the sun set--syempre.. may mga pics pa nga ako eh.. pero ang pinakamaganda yung sa Baguio.. haha..:D
(x) felt an earthquake
( ) killed a snake

SO FAR: 18

Level 11
(x) been tickled--lagi.. weakness ko eh.. haha..
(x) been robbed/vandalized--dati sa Divisoria.. haha.. lagi nabubukas bag ko.,. buti na lang at BIBLE ang laman... natakot tuloy.. haha..:P
(x) robbed someone--kapatid?? haha..:D
(x) been misunderstood--always...:(
( ) pet a deer

SO FAR: 22

Level 12
(x) won a contest --yes.. hehe.. nung sa retreat..:D free na.. hehe..
( ) been suspended from school
( ) had detention
( ) been in a car/motorcycle/4-wheeler accident.

SO FAR: 21

Level 13
( ) had/have braces
(x) eaten a whole tub of ice cream in one night--oo ata.. haha..
(x) had deja vu--all the time...
( ) danced in the moonlight

SO FAR: 23

Level 14
(x) hated the way you look
(x) witnessed a crime--pagnanakaw sa Divisoria.. haha..:D
( ) pole danced
(x) questioned your heart--yeah..
(x) been obsessed with post-it notes

SO FAR: 27

Level 15
(x) squished barefoot through the mud
(x) been lost--oo..
( ) been to the opposite side of the world
(x) swam in the ocean
(x) felt like you were dying--yeah.. nung may sunog..

SO FAR: 31

Level 16
(x) cried yourself to sleep--lagi na ata eh..
(x) played cops and robbers
(x) recently colored w/crayons/colored pencils/markers
(x) sang karaoke
(x) paid for a meal with only coins

SO FAR: 36

Level 17
(x) done something you told yourself you wouldn't--yeah.. drink alcohol.. taste lang ah.. hehe..
(x) made prank phone calls--nung bata ako lagi.. hehe..
(x) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
( ) kissed in the rain

SO FAR: 39

Level 18
(x) written a letter to Santa Claus--oo ata nung bata ako.. haha..
( ) been kissed under a mistletoe
(x) watched the sun set with someone you care/cared about--yeah.. nung sa Baguio, bata pa ako nun.. hehe..:D
(x) blown bubbles
( ) made a bonfire on the beach

SO FAR: 42

Level 19
( ) crashed a party
(x) have traveled more than 5 days with a car full of people--with relatives.. hehe.. saya..:D
(x) gone rollerskating/blading
(x) had a wish come true

SO FAR: 45

Level 20
x) worn pearls
( ) jumped off a bridge
( ) screamed "you suck" in class
( ) swam with dolphins--sana.. dream ko to eh.. hehe.. and sana sharks din..:P

SO FAR: 46

Level 22
(x) got your tongue stuck to a freezer/ice cube--ice cube.. at spoon.. haha..:D
(x) kissed a fish--try lang.. haha..:P
(x) worn the opposite sex’s clothes
(x) sat on a roof top

SO FAR: 50

Level 23
(x) screamed at the top of your lungs--kaya napagalitan.. haha..
(x) done/attempted a one-handed cartwheel--pero natumba.. hehe..not successful..
( ) talked on the phone for more than 5 hours--hate talking on the phone.. hehe.. pero depende sa kausap..
(x) stayed up all night--oo.. haha.. pag may insomnia..

SO FAR: 54

Level 24
( ) picked and ate an apple right off the tree
(x) climbed a tree
(x) had been in a tree house--sa retreat..:D
(x) are scared to watch scary movies alone--haha.. :D

SO FAR: 57

Level 25
(x) believe in ghosts--nung bata.. ngaun di na..
(x) have/had more than 30 pairs of shoes throughout your life
( ) gone streaking
( ) gone to jail

SO FAR: 59

Level 26
(x) played chicken
(x) been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on--meron na ata. .pero nakalimutan ko kelan..
( ) been told you're hot by a complete stranger
(x) been easily amused

SO FAR: 61

Level 27
( ) caught a fish then ate it
(x) almost drowned in a pool
(x) caught a butterfly
(x) laughed so hard you cried
(x) cried so hard you laughed

SO FAR: 65

Level 28
( ) mooned/flashed someone
( ) had someone moon/flash you
(x) cheated on a test
(x) forgotten someone's name--minsan.. lalo pag marami silang pinakilala.. hehe..
( ) slept naked
(x) French braided someone’s hair
( ) gone skinny dipping in a pool
(x) been kicked out of your house--oo.. nung birthday ko pa yun..:( ang saya no?

SO FAR: 69

Level 30
(x) rode on a roller coaster
( ) went scuba-diving/snorkeling
(x) had a cavity
(x) Black-mailed someone
(x) been black mailed

SO FAR: 73

Level 31
(x) been used
(x) fell going up the stairs--accident prone ako eh.. hehe..
( ) licked a cat
(x) bitten someone
(x) licked someone

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