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I began to draw an invisible boundary between myself and other people. No matter who I was dealing with. I maintained a set distance, carefully monitoring the person’s attitude so that they wouldn’t get any closer. I didn’t easily swallow what other people told me. My only passions were books and music.
â€” Haruki Murakami, Sputnik Sweetheart (via himselfcouldhavetheskies)
Random photos from random days.
Glad the weather is getting better now - never been quite happy to see the sun. I hope everyone’s safe and dry! :-)
Thomasian Welcome Walk 2012
“I love how a photo could capture a moment before it was gone.” Just in time for this year’s Welcome Walk, here is a throwback of our block two years ago. Look at us, still complete and um, fresh.
I’ve never felt so old in my entire life until now. Seeing all the posts about this Freshmen week makes me feel like, “Damn! I miss being a freshman!” So jealous of the freshies getting freebies and awesome events. Sorry but our year really sucked - the welcome walk was postponed for like five times and it wasn’t really welcoming anymore. :-(
P.S. Enjoy your first year, freshies! Because the coming years will be tough as a rock. (Oh, and stay regular.)
Less than a week before school and I am both excited and lazy. Four months of summer vacation seems to be enough but it looks like I’m having a hard time preparing myself that I’m going back to school! I will again face the sleepless nights, stressful plates, traffic, MRT chaos and all. Ugh, I hope I could just chill at home but go to school whenever I want to. (Lol. is that even possible.) What makes things a little worse is that, I am a junior. A freaking junior college student that is a year away from taking her thesis and graduating. Totes nerve wracking!
I’m also glad that I did not take any summer internships this summer. Mainly because I realized that this is my last legit stay-at-home-and-do-nothing summer. Next year will be all about OJT and thesis consultations - and the next one after that is… Um, adulthood. Boo.
For the next few months, this blog might be dead (as if, I’ve been active this summer) unless I can squeeze in some free time to post stuff. I hope my Junior year will be much better than last year. This is technically my last year with my blockmates, and I wish everyday will be memorable. Make every second count, I guess. Could not imagine that I’ve been with the same people for almost three years now. I would not have it any other way, college life became easier because of them (hashtag drama). Okay, this does not make any sense. Hehe :-)
I just finished watching the last episode of Gossip Girl. And wow, I couldn’t believe that six years of my life went by too fast. I’ve been watching this show ever since the first episode. I’ll go to Youtube and watch it part by part, buy DVD’s so I can have my GG marathon. I basically grew up watching this show. That’s why when it ended two years ago, I was not ready to let go of a huge part of my life.
The last two seasons did not impress me at all. It did not gave any justice to the great run of the past seasons. Maybe that’s why it has been cut short by the network. I stopped watching Gossip Girl in the middle of Season 5. It was just not the show I used to watch. So, when I had the chance to get a copy of the whole series, I started my marathon on the first day of summer. It was good re-watching your favorite episodes all over again.
Then I reached the last season. The last 10 episodes of something that meant a lot to me. All along, I thought the ending was horrible. That it was not the perfect farewell for a great show. But what I fail to realize was, it was the perfect ending, the cherry on top that will finish everything off.
A perfect send-off to one of the greatest shows ever made. The Chuck and Blair runaway and wedding, Dan and Serena ending up together. And of course, the big reveal who Gossip Girl really is. Everything is just right and I’ll forever be grateful that I’ve watched this show from the first episode until it’s last one.
Gossip Girl has been a huge part of why I want to live in New York. The nightlights, ginormous electric billboards, yellow taxis passing by, waffles along the street and everything that shouts New York. I basically pictured myself sitting in a bench at Central Park or the MET steps, reading my favorite novel while sipping my morning coffee. It’s always been a dream and I know, I’m not far off by reaching that someday. One day, my New York dream will come true.
(An overdue draft that was supposed to be published a month ago // Screen caps from Gossip Girl Season 4)
You must learn her.
You must know the reason why she is silent. You must trace her weakest spots. You must write to her. You must remind her that you are there. You must know how long it takes for her to give up. You must be there to hold her when she is about to.
You must love her because many have tried and failed. And she wants to know that she is worthy to be loved, that she is worthy to be kept.
And, this is how you keep her.
â€” This is How you Lose Her, Junot Diaz (via thexpotent)
Been trying to build my portfolio this summer so I decided to practice my typography/lettering skills and I’m kind of enjoying doing these kind of things. Hehe. Plus, I chose some of people’s favorite expressions in social media and random conversations. :-)
View the rest of my Typography exercise entitled “Filipino Express”, here.
kailangan po ba ng sariling cam. sa fine arts ?
Yes specially for Advertising Arts majors. For Photog I and II :-)
Tried digital painting a week ago for the first time. I must say, I enjoyed it a lot! Less hassle because I don’t have to mix different colors and make a mess which is really good. I still need to do a lot of practice to get to the ~*professional*~ level. I wish I could get the hang of this by the time school starts so I’m not much of an amateur anymore.
Sorry for the low quality, I did not notice it was in a small working space while I was doing it. Hehehe.