Thursday, May 29, 2008

amazing.


Amazing. Amazingly, wonderfully fun…that is how I would describe my last few days. I juss got back from Calatagan, Batangas yesterday and I miss it already. We actually got back at around 6.30 and then I took a shit, took a shower and then I knocked out…like whoa! *laughs* I was so tired because I barely had any sleep since Monday, because it was a waste of time to go to sleep there at the beach…so I'm prolly not making any sense, and so let me juss start sorta-ishy from the beginning…
Sunday – I needed to do some last minute shopping. I felt bad because it was my lil friend, Zina's 9th birthday and I wanted to give her some fish, since she really liked my fish. I had gotten he some goldfish, but they died within a week, and so I decided to get her some blue gourami's like mine, since she really liked them…but the store didn't have anymore and so I got her 3 chocolate gouami's…and I think that I want to get some for myself now! *laughs*…but I was planning to go to her house like at 9.am the next day since I know that we were suppose to be on our way to the beach at around 12.pm…but that night at around mid-night, I get this text saying to be at the boys dorm (Molave) by 9.am…so that we could leave at 9.30am…

Monday -- so I ended up going to Zina's house at 8.am…and yes, she was awake by then…she still had her birthday dress on and everything…I love that girl! She reminds me so much of my lil "baby girl" Rosemarie…no joke…but then yeah, so at 9.am I am running home and I get to the Boy's dorm gazebo, first…I still have trouble with the Filipino time that they go by here…we ended up leaving around 12.pm anyways…oh well…
So after some time we finally get to the beach. The place is beautiful…the sand though wasn't the best…it was a lot of rocks and sharp shells…but it was still beautiful…me and Jan and Eddie threw a football around sometime…and it was a guys ball, and so you know how small my hands are…but it was still fun to throw a football around again…then I help Jo and AJ cook dinner and me and Chris went out to play in the water….the water was so warm….and it was shallow…like I swear you can go a mile out and the water was till below my knees! But there were random things in the water! A lot of starfish! Some sea urchins….and later on in that trip me and Chris saw a SNAKE! And Eddie and Jan saw a HUGE snake! But that first evening there was bliss…the sun set was amazing…we had a bonfire going…compliments to Eddie who had digged out the fire pit in the sand. Oh yeah…the people who went there…Me, Eddie, Chris, Jo, AJ,
Nina, Levi, Tracy, Deborah, Jonathan, Jan and Ashley…

That night Jo, AJ and Chris and I were star gazing and saw some shooting stars so that was pretty cool…so yeah imagine that…right at the shoreline we had the chairs set up…AJ found a bamboo bed that me and chris ended up laying on and him and jo were sharing a lounge chair and we were looking up at the bright stars and the water was at our feet and it was so relaxing…so very relaxing…oh yeah…the water in the evening would be low tide anyways…there was some water…but like up to our ankles…but you could still hear the water from far…and yeah…me and Tracy ended up taking a flashlight and walking far-ishy into the water…but we had to be careful because there were starfish galore! We all slept really late that night…or should I saw early morning…!?

Tuesday – We all woke up at different times. Me and Chris ended up meeting up with Eddie and Jan way out in the ocean…you had to swim some ways…lets juss say, if you have seen my pictures that I have posted up, the pictures that you can see the water, you can see a pole I the water, ya?! Well, that pole you can walk to that pole…but since it wasn't low tide anymore…after that you had to swim-ishy…well I had too because I'm so short and me tippy toeing wasn't gonna work anymore…but I juss hung on to someone…but first Me and Chris, Eddie and Jan were juss out there…the boys were doing flips…me and Chris were trying to get our courage up to go deeper into the water so that we can see the coral and the pretty fish…but we ended up going back to land and hanging out there with those who were awake…we ate brunch and then we went back out into the water…we finally were able to see the pretty fish, I have to admit that I haven't been in out of control water since my rafting incident and so I was freaked out because more than half the time I couldn't touch the ground and I had to hang on to someone because the waves would really go over me…but the view was worth it, it was beautiful.

After that we ended up going on a walk because when we were driving to the place we saw this place that said that there was a fishing place…and so we all wanted to go fishing…ended up we couldn't find the place…but we did get some mango that we ate it was really good. We saw a zoo in the middle of no where! And Jona was really excited to see some ostriches that was funny! He said that those ostriches could peck out our brains and so we were scared to take a picture with them! We found out that Chris has some pretty interesting mating calls! *laughs* and those creatures did answer her! *laughs*

For the life of us, we could NOT find that fishing place! We really couldn't find it…so right before we tuned around to head back to the beach houses…Jona got some sugar cane and we ended up sucking those canes for the sweet sugar…I swear that was what got me back to the houses because it was so hot…but we were hella laughing and juss joking around and having fun!

Then we wanted to go see the lighthouse that we could see from our place…we couldn't figure out how to get there because by the road there was no way to get there…so Jona found a way to HIKE the OCEAN SHORE to get…and that was some scary shit…we had to climb CORAL…scale up the mountain side…wade in some water that we couldn't see…it was scary! But we finally made it and it was pretty cool…we couldn't go into the lighthouse…but we got there…

When we got back it was already evening time…and we played some in the water…by that time was already really dark from the sun and stuff…we played card games…looked at the sun set…had deep conversations…goodness it was fun…we didn't sleep until really really really really late…me and chris wanted to see the sunrise…but we couldn't wake up for it because we didn't even hear my alarm go off the 30 minutes later that we needed to see the sunrise…but it was all good.

Wednesday – We left the place at around 3.pm-ishy…didn't get back until like 6.30pm-ishy and I knocked out…I was so sleepy…I needed to take a shit…take a shower…because at the beach there was no freshwater…it was all salt water and so my showers where all salt water…but it was all good…because it was still a lot of fun.

Today – I woke up at 7.am to start my pre-registration…and now I have to go to Paseo at 12.pm to eat lunch with Eddie and to withdraw money to pay for my tuition. Gosh, I miss the beach already, I hope that we go again soon. I know that it's going to be so much fun again…the sad part is that we can never go to the same place twice and have it juss like the other time…but hopefully it will be twice as more fun. Tonight, I'm going to Jona's soccer game in Alabang, so that should be fun…a lot of people will be going and so I'm going to meet a lot of people again…I love meeting people that's for sure! *laughs* and then tomorrow Eddie wants me to go with him to the airport to pick up Jyn and Joy…their going to come back from Thailand. I wonder where in my house they will be staying…the extra bedroom has all their stuff in it…there is no room for them to sleep in it…I suppose they can sleep in the living room, but I know that I'm always there…I'm there now…I don't like staying in my room and it's a lot cooler in the living room. Maybe they can sleep on the floor of my room…this is going to be interesting…I'm glad that they are going to come back…but I'm getting used to my independence again…and I hope that I will still have my privacy…I know I go insane if I don't have it…but we will see…

Anyways…I better go now…I love you all and miss you all muchoness!!

*hugs and kisses*

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Why am I soooo tired?!


Happy Sabbath everyone! So how is everyone doing?! So yesterday, I kinda sorta lost my temper…and you all know that that rarely (yes it happens!! More so here in the Philippines rather than at home…this places really tests your patience!)…but I really, really, really lost it. So here's the story. I was suppose to leave here (AUP) at 6.am to go to immigration so that I'll be there at 8.am when the doors open and I can start on mine and Eddie's student visa extension and my I-card extension…but then on Thursday I find out that my chemistry teach bumped our exam on Friday…and that really irritated me…because she said that SHE wasn't finish writing it…and so we had to take it later. She wanted the exam to be at 9:am…but I had told her before that I had to go to immigration to get my student visa extension and I-card…here it is with those stuff…if you don't update it before the "due" date…then I'm here illegally and then the school won't let you enroll or continue school and then I have to be SENT home because I'm here illegally. So the teacher knew that I had to go. These things are NOT easy to do…if any of you know what I mean…going to immigration is one of the worst part of being here as a foreigner. It's horrible there…the lines are mad long, and people cut and there are SO many people and it's so hot and the people work there are asses…no joke. The thing is that you can get away with so much if you have "charm" *laughs* Anyways…I wanted to get finish in one day so that I didn't have to go back…but if I leave at 9.am…more like 9.30am because I still had to go home after the exam and change…and remember the walk is already 15 minutes...then Imma be in Manila at around 11.30am…and they break for lunch at 12.pm…and I KNOW I won't be in front of the line in 30 minutes…anyways, long story short, it would be hard to finish…so I asked if I can take the exam at 8.am…but I was still irritatedly mad because I was suppose to leave at 6.am…a group of us were gonna go, I hate traveling there alone…they went ahead though…so I get to the classroom at 8.am…the teacher is late, and tells us that SHE DIDN'T FINISH WRITING THE FRIKIN TEST YET!!! Yeah, that irritated me like none other…I know that when I get mad I sometimes do something drastic…and I needed to talk it out…but knowing me, it can't juss be anyone…so I call my sister…she didn't pick up…I call my brother…and poor Jem…the second he says "Hi Ate!" I start venting…and you all know how fast I talk and when I'm mad even more fast. Sorta makes me laugh thinking about it now! *laughs* gosh, my brother is so patient. It helped me to calm my nerves a bit to talk to him…I couldn't talk to him for long, but for that short amount of time that I did talk to him really helped a lot. And I miss him so much.

I really hate how this country…this school…don't give a damn about foreigners…they really like screwing us over and everything! Like really LIKE screwing us over. They don't understand how hard it is to be in a different country that you aren't used to, and they are so inconsiderate. They are like "well, you can get your student visa next time" NO WE CAN'T! And going to this school we have to pay twice as much to even attend the school since we're foreigners…what is that?! What difference does it make if we are foreigners or not?! This has got to be the most corrupt place I have ever been. You can PAY for your grades…you can pay the police out of a ticket…you can pay for faster services…I don't understand that at all! I mean, I do understand that…but I don't understand why this country is so money hungry…As foreigners we have to pay a "foreigner fee"…and that is so that the school can help us when us foreigner's need help…like a ride to the airport when we need it, a ride from the airport, help with our student visa's and I-card, and juss things like that…but no…we don't get any help. I don't like this school. And that is putting it nicely.

I know that I'm complaining…but let me tell you one thing. I may not like this school…but I love the people that I'm meeting. There is a lot of foreigners that come to this school, and it's so awesome getting to know them all. My roomies (well Jyn and Joy) are from Thailand, Jo—a really good friend of mine—is from London…Gina is from Indonesia, and she is another good friend of mine…and I know a lot of people from Canada and other's from different parts of the States…and a lot of African's and Koreans…like Scarlett (whom I call AUP's Best…jejeje) The people make it definitely worth being here. And I get to experience things that I would never get to at home. Like this place is teaching me that I can live away from home, that I can live in another country, oh…and that I can get mad! *laughs* but I hate how I can't really express it…because I know that we aren't suppose to care what people think of us…but I do care…I mean, I'm not fake or anything…I am "civil" to those that I don't really like much…but I hate being mean, because I hate it when people are mean to me and stuff…and I know that if I am mad, it's my problem and no one else's problem, so I don't really show when I'm mad…although when I'm really mad, it's sorta obvious, because believe it or not, I don't talk if I'm mad! *laughs* yep…there are times where I don't talk…not speechless…juss not talk. Because I know that I'm mad and I don't wanna say something that I don't wanna regret later…if you know what I mean…jejeje…

So I finally got to the Immigration and I actually finished! Well, not really I have to go back on Thursday to pick up my I-card…because I couldn't process my I-card until after I finish doing my student visa extension…and I barely finished that one on time…like I said, you can go really far by using "charm." Hm…is it wrong to flirt to your adventage…well, I'm juss being friendly that's all…*laughs* There this one person…the cashier actually…and HE was flirting with me…normally I would juss be distant and juss smile…but I was being friendly with him…and stuff…because it's good to have connections in Immigration and stuff…(a lot of the people remember me there, so sometimes they juss let me "go ahead" and stuff…it pays to be nice and friendly, and it's one of the reasons why I was able to finish in one day.) And the guy was asking if I have a boyfriend…and I said yes…(it's not really a 100% lie! *smiles*)…and then he looks above me to the person behind me…and said, "You are a lucky man." And I was like "what?!" and so I turned around and there was this really HOT black guy behind me, taller than me, obviously…and since the place was pretty crowded he was standing pretty close behind me and stuff…and I guess to the person behind the desk, it looked that he was my boyfriend and stuff…and both me and the hottie started laughing…because yeah, we didn't know each other! *laughs* I told the cashier person that I didn't know that person behind me, and my boyfriend was at "home"…The thing about getting our student visa extension…is that we have to wait like 45minutes-1hour between each step…so I talked to the black guy a few times…nothing serious…juss to pass time…he finished his business faster than me…he was a tourist and he was extending his tourist visa and stuff. Nice guy…funny situation.

What else happened? There was this little girl that I was playing with she was drawing and then she comes up to me and asks me what book I was reading…because I had brought a book with me to pass the time while I'm waiting between each step…and it was a book entitled "A silent red scream" or something like that…it's Jyn's book…she did a thesis about Self-Mutilation and she had a lot of books on it…and I juss happen to grab it…it's pretty interesting…and I told her it was my friends book…and then she showed me her drawings…and she was asking me to teach her how to draw certain things…so I taught her how to draw cherries, the sun, clouds, rainbows and simple things like that…since we all know that I draw like crap! *laughs* SHE taught me how to draw animals like a lion, dog, cat, horse and bird…she said that the lion looks like a sun. *laughs* That little girl was so cute! I kinda felt bad because she attached herself to me, her mom was trying to get a visa to go to the States…and THAT one takes forever…and I didn't know if her mom was okay that her baby girl was talking to a "stranger"…but the mom was okay…and so the little girl would follow me to my different steps…I would say that she was about 3 ½ years old…such a cute girl…they left around 2.30pm…

Even though I hate going to Immigration, it's such a hassle and so time consuming and everything else…I always meet new people there…I got bored-ishy reading Jyn's book, and so I ended up talking to people that were sitting next to me…and since it was the Immigration, you can meet so many people from all over the world. So that was pretty cool. Towards the end of me finishing up our student visa extensions…Eddie met up with me, he had duty that night and so he was in Manila already, so afterwards, he juss met up with me. And he helped me trying to get my I-card finished…but I couldn't finish that one, and so yeah, I gotta go back to get that one. *scrunches up face* oh well…

Eddie is really into Indiana Jones…and since the new one came out…he really wanted to watch it…and so we went to the mall and saw that one…there were a few dark scenes that I wanted to leave…but I sucked it all in, and watched the whole thing (with a few times of closing my eyes and plugging my ears *laughs*) and it was okay…Eddie wanted me to watch 1-3 and so I did…and compared to the others…this new one had a lot of computer graphics and stuff…but it was okay. Shia is my new Heath Ledger…I remember liking Shia in the Even Steven's show when I was forced to watch the Disneychannel with my little cousin's in Florida…he is so good looking! And I think that he's a pretty good actor. I'm still bummed that Heath is gone…*sob*

The movies that I'm looking forward to seeing are Eagle Eye (again with Shia…I'm not sure how to spell his last name though! *smiles), Wanted (with Angelina Jolie) and I'm really looking forward to The Last Robot: Wall.E…I'm not sure what else is good out there that I want to see…but yeah, those are the three that I wanna see.

Coming home from Manila yesterday, I was SO tired…like physically tired like whoa! I actually fell asleep on the bus! And I know myself…I have a hard time falling asleep in public transportation…maybe it was because Eddie was there, and I knew that he wouldn't let anything horrible happen…and then the Jeepney ride home…I was so groggy tired…we saw Tracey and Nike…and Eddie and Nike were talking…and me and Trace were super sleepy…I can't sleep at all in the Jeepney…but good thing that it was only like a 25 minute ride home…and when I got home, I literally knocked out! *laughs*

Well, I better go now since this is getting long. I miss you all so much, and I can't wait to be going home soon! *yay!* I lubshu…and mishu lotsa!

*hugs and kisses*

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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So these past few days have been busy as hell, with nearly no time to breath…because if I do stop to breath, I might get behind in everything that I might not be able to catch up. There have been so many storms lately…and I was suppose to go to Manila today to process mine and Eddie's Extension of our student visa…but that didn't happen because a storm came and it didn't end until 2 hours…and I know that there would have been so much traffic going on that it would have been nearly impossible to get anything done. And so Imma be going there this Friday. I was suppose to go tomorrow again, but then my teacher asked me to sub for her class. And the "nice" person that I am, can't say "no" and so…Imma take over her class tomorrow.

Funny how I didn't want to teach college students but now that's what I'm doing. I loved teaching the little LITTLE ones because they don't know how to smart mouth and be an ass because it's "cool" too…they juss wanna learn and they view the world with "new eyes" but now…I'm here teaching college students and it's different…at home I wouldn't mind teaching college students…because at least they have respect for the teacher once your hit college. It's the high schoolers who are still trying to find out who they are…and so that would be a nightmare for me to teacher…but the college students here are SO young…some as young as 15 years old…and for some reason the whole mentality is different then if you grew up abroad….NOT saying anything messed up or anything…juss saying that some of the students here like to talk back to the teacher and stuff…and stuff. The teacher stuck me with this bunch of foreign students because she said that I'm good at controlling the "rowdy foreigners!" Are you f'realz?! I'm too nice and people tell me that I allow people to walk all over me…but yeah, something changes when I'm the teacher…and it helps that a lot of the students are my friends and so they help me keep the other students in check…also the fact that I'm friends with some of the "frat boys" and so the other "brothers" can't give me a hard time or something like that. I'm not sure how that works…but whatever it is…at least I know that I have friends "in high places" *laughs*

I'm so excited how this is the last week for summer classes. I really don't like summer classes. I'm glad that I have the afternoons with nothing to do, other than my homework…and it seems like I always have homework to do. I'm really busting my ass in chemistry, and if I fail…I'll be really mad. I mean, as long as I try, I should get a decent grade right? I mean, I'm trying to keep a positive attitude about it all, because I know that most things are "in the mind" and if I "hate" chemistry…and think that I can't understand it, then I won't be able to because that is already what I think, no?! So I'm really trying…I actually go to the library for this class! And I hate going to the library to do any kind of research—here that is—because there are no up-to-date books! Most all the books are written in the like 1980's or something…and I'm like HELLO!!!! That is already way over dated! And so yeah…But yeah…

Well, a group of us…well actually Joanna planned a beach get away from a bunch of us…and we're gonna leave next Monday and stay there until Wednesday and then I have one day "off" from anything really planned and then on Thursday Jyn and Joy are coming back! *BIG smiles* ;D and then yeah…

I'm really excited to be going to the beach because I haven't been to a proper beach since I've been here! Imagine that! I live on a frikin island, and still I can't make my way over to a beach! I went to the beach WAY MORE times at home than I did over here, and so yeah…AJ…Jo's boyfriend is coming over again, and so that will be so awesome to see him again. He's a fun person and stuff…and so yeah…

Well I'm really getting bored now…I have this thing…where I HAVE to go on campus for at least 10 minutes even though I don't need to be there…that way I don't have to be staying at home for the whole time. Because I realized that even though I only say that I'm gonna be on campus for 10 minutes, I can always find someone who's as bored as me, and we then go out to do something to keep us from dying of boredom…and then… "when you're having fun, time flies" and so yeah…we have fun…and then the time flies…

But this time, I don't have to go on campus, because Imma meet up with my friend because he texted me that he's bored and so yeah, we'll go into town or something. So I better go now…

*hugs and kisses*

I miss you all so much…lubshoo!!