Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hello Heartbreak

Now playing: Last Christmas (I gave you my heart)

Hey everyone! Settle down here by the fire with your hot chocolate because it's time for a (late) story about Christmas heartbreak. Yay! 

T'was the night before Christmas when young Ishashime 
met a cute young boy by the name of *beeep*
She made sure to act and talk with great care,
so she admired from a distance and tried not to stare.

She thought of him each time she laid down for bed,
and visions of him and her danced in her head.
Right then, she hoped he felt the same way,
but alas, it was quite too early to say.

So one day she took all the courage she could muster,
and indirectly told how for him her heart was a-flutter.
Everything happened so fast, and then with a flash,
just like that all Ishashime's hopes tumbled and crashed.

It became clear soon after that the answer was no,
and poor Ishashime was left all sad and all hollow.
She sniffled and sadly shed a solitary tear,
and hoped right then that she'd disappear.

Okay, so it didn't really happen exactly like that, but hey I like a bit of drama. So yeah, in a nutshell, that's what happened to me this December. It's a different kind of Christmas story, but hey, I have to tell it because aren't you all a bit tired of hearing about a fat old guy in a red suit squeezing down your chimney?


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Payapang Pasko, Puspos Ng Pag-Asa

The title of this post is this year's theme for our annual university lantern parade celebration. Roughly translated, it means A Peaceful Christmas, Full of Hope or something like that. Also, since we were this year's 3rd year batch, the job of fixing up our college's facade, making the actual lantern, and organizing the parade fell into our hands. We were divided up into committees, with each committee handling one part of the holiday celebrations. I fell into the Documentation committee, which meant I had to be where all the action was all day every day, with a camera in hand. Everyone may think that our committee had the easiest job, but I had to take a break once in a while too, since it was actually pretty tiring, taking pictures and videos of everything and randomly interviewing people, but it was definitely a lot of fun, and I got to see everything that was taking place, even occasionally lending a helping hand. It was awesome watching everyone work and do their parts diligently and happily. I watched new friendships form and old ones strengthened. I saw people having falling outs and making up. This was truly an unforgettable experience and I am glad that I got to document it all, both on camera and in my memories.

*sniffles* I think I may cry. Haha.

On to the pictures, eh?

This was our college's entry for the facade competition. We sadly did not win anything for this piece of work this year, but I know that our facade will always be the winner in our hearts. Cheesy, but true!

And this was our lantern entry this year. It's a little kid riding on a carabao holding a star-shaped lantern. We won second place this year for our lantern. Yaaaaay! 

It is worth noting that everything was made from recycled materials like plastic bottles, broken CDs, cardboard, plastic bags, etc. etc. The parade (wherein we had to push our lantern around the streets through traffic) was very awesome as well, granting our college the title of "Merriest Crowd". We were loud and proud and happy as we blew bubbles, cheered, chanted, crowd-waved and ran. All that was definitely something worth remembering.


Monday, December 19, 2011

College Christmas Party Post

So I mentioned that I cut my hair, but I offered no picture to substantiate my claim. To remedy this, here, a photo of me in the first few days with my now short hair:

Oh yay!

Anyway, the past few weeks have been hectic (yet super fun) at the university where I study since holiday celebrations have been going on before the anticipated winter break. One of these celebrations is our college christmas party, wherein everyone had to don cartoon character (or cartoon character themed) costumes. It was a lot of fun and everyone definitely came in their best get-ups. I was a bit disappointed though that only one very awesome person recognized who I dressed up as. Everyone else just went up to me and asked me who I was. When I answered, they still had that puzzled look on their faces and then a follow-up "who?" question. I was rather shocked to say the least, considering I thought the character I chose to dress up as was pretty well-known. (Hope any of you guys recognize me!) Oh well, the only upside to this was that no-one came dressed as the same character.

Yep, I went as Quailman (from Doug)! Unfortunately sans quaildog and underwear outside my shorts.

Here are more pictures from the event that I've grabbed from a friend's album with all the faces hidden for confidentiality purposes (and for an added creepy effect).

Cartoon mash-ups!

A pretty sweet Iron Man costume

One of my favorite costumes of the evening: Your favorite cartoon character in disguise!

Naturally, there were a lot more people in attendance, like the minions from Despicable Me, Johnny Bravo, Numbah 2 from The Kids Next Door, Sims characters, Mr. Bean, Minnie Mouse, Pocahontas, various anime characters I do not know, etc. etc.

All in all, it was a fun party. I actually enjoyed myself, and seems like everyone else did, too. Props to everyone who made an effort to make their costumes extra awesome. So have any of you guys (my lovely followers and readers) been to any costume parties lately? 

Up, up and away,

Saturday, December 17, 2011

First December Post

So to start this post off, here's a picture of a snowy road, something that I have yet to see in real life. Sad fact is sad.

Well, it's December, which means not only have I forgotten to make an official first blogversary post last November 25, but it's also winter break for most, if not all of us! So yay for that. So far the holidays have been off to a good start and I have a lot of posts planned for the coming days since a lot has happened in my nearly three week absence. Things like lantern parades, christmas parties, heartbreak (wink wink), etc. so I will definitely be sure to keep everyone updated.

As for now, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone! :D


(New siggy since the New Year's coming up)