Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I'm too lazy to post photos at this point.

So pardon for words and for whatever typographical and grammatical errors you might meet as you go on with this post. I just wanted to blog 'cause I felt like it. My page had been in hiatus for 2 weeks. I'd been too tired because of school works, organization activities and college events. I'd been too active that my personal system already became a mess. Despite these facts, I really enjoyed the 2 busy weeks that had passed.

The College of Accountancy & Economics (CAE) had celebrated its 10th year anniversary - this was the number one cause of my hectic schedule. Mehehe. :D

Soooo. First, I joined Glee-A-E (show choir). We'd been practicing the past two weeks every night since it's the only time that the group would be able to practice together. I also had my solo part for our Hey Soul Sister - I'm Yours mash-up. Here's the video! :)



Plussss. I've had a major role for our CAEksena (stage play). Our play was entitled "Ama Namin". It's a story of two siblings, Ana and Brenda and the cruelty of life in their journey. I played the role of Brenda, the younger child with cerebral palsy, while my classmate Alyzza Catly played the role of Ana. In the story, our Mom (played by Cherry Arma) was killed by our drunkard Dad (played by Mikee Montoya). We (Ana and Brenda) left home and found Amang Celso (played by Chester Alanes), a fake faith healer. Though the siblings didn't know that at first. The real thing was the medicine that Amang Celso sold were bottles of ecstasy, and some people who fall in line during his healing hours were just paid to act. Believing that Amang Celso could help her sister, Ana agreed to become a house helper of Amang Celso while he is on the process of curing Brenda. What Ana didn't know was whenever she's asked to go to Mang Boy (played by Gilbert Opena) to get new stock of medicines, her sister Brenda (yeah, me) was being raped by a guy (played by Keneth Perez). Until such time that Ana had already found out... But then Brenda was killed by her rapist at the latter part and Ana killed Amang Celso because of too much anger and vengeance.

Other casts were Rommel Quintos (Mario, Amang Celso's assistant), Ellaine dela Cruz (possessed child, paid by Amang Celso to act), Marielle Razon (mother of the possessed child), Sly Carbonell (blind man, victim), Jeric Viray (addict, victim), MJ Dellosa (sprained, paid by Amang Celso to act also), and Franz Parohinog for the voice over.

We're really happy with our performance even though it wasn't flawless because, well, we don't have a trainer, plus we had just a week to practice the 30-minute play. :-)

And I really felt fulfilled and proud of myself personally because many commended me for my acting skills (if such can be considered as a skill) when I played Brenda. Many people said I did very well and they felt Brenda all throughout the play - not Claudine. :-)

I also helped Arvin for his talent for the Mr. & Ms. CAE 2012. He did a sing and dance number, having me and Jessica as back-up dancers. The song was Love in this Club by Usher. I did a rush lyrical choreography - we only practiced for around 2 hours in total, I guess. Haha!

Anddddd. :) I won second place for Write and Tell (NFJPIA-NCR ArtLit Fest2012) last Sunday. I was paired up with Marvey, he wrote the story and I read it (story telling). I was not at my best that time 'cause I don't have my voice, lost it for cheering at the top of my lungs during the CAE Day(s). Landing on the second place in that condition isn't bad, right? :)

And JPIA-PLM won as the Overall Champion for the 10th NCRJPIAlympics. Congraaaaaats to ussss. :D

I was soooo out for two weeks, and it just feels good to meet my free day after some time. :-) I missed my bed a lot. :)))

Sunday, November 11, 2012

PRIVADO: SM Accessories Nationwide Luxury Sale

For all fashion advocates and style lovers, SM Accessories has something for us! Let's get this on! :D


Let's take advantage of thisssss! ;)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Passion in Spotlight: Dancing

I am thankful enough that GOD had given me so many talents. Blessed ‘cause I can write. Blessed ‘cause I can do public speaking. Blessed ‘cause I can sing. Blessed ‘cause I can play some instruments. Blessed ‘cause I can dance. Blessed ‘cause I’m mentally competitive. BLESSED ‘CAUSE I CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS. Not all people are fortunate enough to have these priceless gifts. Some only get one or two – I’m delighted ‘cause I was blessed with many.



I have posted this video to point out one particular thing: DANCING. I miss dancing a lot. Last year, I guess I have danced so much. I showed my acrobatic skills for the JPIA General Assembly 2011, presented my choreography and improvisation skills for dancing solo in the Dance Icon 2011, and danced all my heart out for the Dance Mania 2011 – all for my passion and love for dancing.

Unfortunately, this year isn’t turning out as good as my dancing career did been before. No dancing. Not in the General Assembly (officer, baby – no performances), Dance Mania, Icon, Dance Festival, etc. It’s heartbreaking, knowing that as much as I would like to, I have no choice. They can dance without me – dancers are everywhere. But on other aspects – er, okay. It’s fulfilling when people trust in you ‘cause you can do something and that you’re a big fish to bet on. However sometimes, because of this trust, your choice to have your own decisions and stick with what you want are lost. You have to do what others say because you don’t want to disappoint them. You don’t want to disappoint yourself too because you know you can – and you want it, but then, you want something else more than that.

I know this sentiment is going nowhere. This I promise, though: SOMEDAY I’M GONNA DANCE FOR ALL THAT I’VE BEEN THROUGH – DANCE MY HEART, SOULAND BODY OUT. :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Final First Day + Writer's Block + Bloggers United

My first day of my final semester in college went pretty normal. Nothing special happened. Er, an incident actually happened but I think it's not for me to mention the story in public. It's just that I got pissed, breathed in and breathed out, and shut up. :)))) My rule? Act like a lady, think like a man, work like a boss.

What actually made my day was when I saw my BFF Jarrah with her boyfriend at the van terminal. We exchanged stories all the way home 'cause we took the same ride. Geez, I miss high school! Way back then, Jarrah and I used to go home together because we live in the same area. I miss those times when I have someone to rest my head with whenever I'm already sleepy (and vice versa :)), when we drop by fast foods or other places to grab our snacks before going home, when we find the long ride short because we have too much to talk about... COLLEGE is WAY TOO DIFFERENT. Really. High school is really a point in your life that you'd want to repeat over and over again.

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As you guys may know (well, if not, you will now),writing has always been my passion. I've been into a lots of ups and downs in writing, from the point wherein people admire my works up to those moments that lots of critics emphasize my lack of talent. Time passed and yes, I know I have improved a lot. I won't be winning a lot of writing contests if not, anyway (pride scribbling aside haha). I know that through passion, dedication, hard work and practice, I had been able to achieve things that writers like me would love to reach, and I know I would still be achieving more in the future.

I know other writers could relate with this: WRITER'S BLOCK. I swear it's frustrating. Really frustrating. It's like forcing an orange tree to bear apples or planting daisies and then wait for roses to grow. Stupid and damn disturbing. That moment when you have something in mind but you can't bring them out into a piece? Heartbreaking. Excruciating.


At this very moment, I want to spill words in this notebook. Unfortunately: WRITER'S BLOCK :( This is actually my nth notebook of poetry. I had been writing poems since elementary, but only started keeping my works when I have had my first love way back in my second year high school days. LOL :))))

It feels awesome whenever other writers ask for my opinion on how to improve their works. It feels cool when people think you're good with your passion, and that you are a credible critic - it's just fulfilling! But it's really damn devastating whenever you're in a writer's block mode - for a writer, I guess it's one of the worst situations. :|

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Are you ready for #BU4?


Twice a year, bloggers have this event wherein they'd gather, get to know each other and do an interactive shopping.


Karl Ibe and I really like to go but unfortunately, we have a school activity on the day of the event so it would be impossible for us to join the affair. Perhaps next year? I hope we would both be available by then! I'm looking forward to meet my Blogger biases and other fellow bloggers there! :D

That's all for now. Ciao! xoxo

Friday, November 2, 2012

To Start Off

After doing the general cleaning at our tutorial center this morning, we went home and rested. In the afternoon, we baked yeheyyyy! Hihi. :D


Enjoyed much doing the smileys! :) Plussss. We already started decorating the house with Christmas decors. We know it's the first day of November and it's All Saints' and Souls' Day for the first 2 days of this month but we really do not go to cemeteries on these days. Crowded and quite unsafe. We just light candles and pray for them and that's it. It's the thought that counts, right? ;)

Soooooo. No Christmas tree, lights, Belen and Snowman yet. Will post pictures of everything once all the decorations are already at their places. For the mean time, we settled with the garlands on our main door, display cabinet and the stairs! :D






It was fun baking and decorating with the family. It's a good bonding activity indeed. :") Until the next Christmas decor installments!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hello November!

I must say that this is the most boring yet busiest semester break ever. Did a lot of nothing. Went to a lot of nowhere. No night outs. No reunions. Just novel and movie marathons - well, not to mention my surf-the-net-until-you-drop moments every night.

I didn't feel September, never saw October coming, and now, hey, can somebody convince me that it's already November? Like really? In less than two months it's already Christmas and whoa, in no time 2012's over.

Ironic how when the year began, it felt like the year's going to be too long. Now, I can say that 2012 has been too short despite the many things that had happened. And hey, it's already my last semester in college! Seems like yesterday when I was deciding on what to wear for my first day of school. Aah, I remember that: my pink Lee Pipes blouse. I was already talkative even if it was yet the first day of school. So what? I speak my mind loud - take it or leave it, love it or hate it. :)

Okayyy. I can now feel the November rush as a graduating student, an academic organization officer, a college publication news writer and a course-wide magazine Editor-in-Chief. I know it's going to be a long month but just like first ten months of this dreadful but wonderful year, this will soon be over.

And when it's over, I know I'll miss it. I know I'll surely do. (:

Good night. Will do general cleaning at our tutorial center tomorrow. And hopefully catch Skyfall on the big screen with the family. :-)
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