As per suggestion of my friend who told me I have so many things I’ve been asking for my 18th birthday, since it’s now 25 days before I reach the debutante age here in the Philippines and be officially accepted into adult society, I decided to list down my 18 birthday wishes for the fun of it. (It’s going to help me keep track of how much I’ve been asking for, too. Hahahaha.)
So, here goes!
Exciting and fun as it all seems, I still think I don’t want to grow up. The adult world looks so… glum. Gloomy. Bleak. I’d really rather just wrap myself around fairytales and fandoms. Ignorance is bliss, but it wouldn’t help the world get any better now, would it?
Not sure whether I’m in my let’s-do-something-for-the-world mood or I’m-tired-let’s-think-inspirational-then-go-to-sleep mood. I don’t know. I feel like my brain is mushed into soup. First day of second semester and I’m exhausted already. Walking around the campus to have papers signed is ridiculously tiresome, I tell you.
But that’s it for this post! I just wanted to take a breather from orgwork I don’t want to do, hahahaha. Tschüss! ;)
(Old photo—which is why the bangs are there (I’m growing them out right now!)—but it’s one of our good snapshots together so I’ll put it here. Teehee. ❤)
Last Wednesday, my younger sister Domz turned 15 (yay!) but because of her exams, we pushed the celebratory dinner and the staple trip to Bonifacio High Street (because she adores the Fully Booked branch there) on the 19th instead. My sister has lots of quirky interests, I think—I wouldn’t count her love for books and Marvel movies/comics bizarre, but she has her own distinct way of fangirling that I can’t describe much more find in anyone else. I love her for who she is—she’s so sweet and kind and far more responsible than I am. (Humiliating for me, but I agree with mom when she says she should’ve been the eldest instead lol)
Anyways, we tried out this restaurant called Duo for dinner. :)
The food was good—okay, I guess. I can’t really give a reliable opinion on it since I don’t know how to cook or tell the difference between flavors, but I personally think it could’ve been better. (Or bigger. I feel the steak is overpriced given its size—I mean, steak is expensive, but there are other restaurants who give you servings and flavors worth the amount you paid.)
Anyway, after that, my sisters headed to Fully Booked to buy their books. Domz got the last copy of House of Hades (talk about birthday luck!), and she should’ve completed her D.Gray Man volumes by now.
On the morning of the same day I saw my letter grades, too, and as a reward for myself I bought two new tops (one black, one white—guess who’s investing on easy-to-pair clothes these days!) from Mango. (I would’ve bought something trendier if the items I chose in other stores were available in my size. T___T)
Also, bought these books to read over the break:
In the last week I’ve been reading manga non-stop, so I was thinking that maybe this week I could read books non-stop, too. I still have Edgar Allan Poe and Sherlock Holmes stories and even The Tale of Genji that I haven’t read, so this would be a good chance to gobble everything up. :)
There’s so much I’d like to do that doesn’t involve going out of the house or meeting people, but apparently there are things that I have to take care of, too. (Hi, orgwork, you’re free to go on semestral break, too.) I see plenty of other people making most of their break (going out with friends, travelling, etc.) but I would like to spend mine resting and gathering energy for the next semester. (Also, I’ve been feeling my anti-social self surfacing these days. I’m in that mood where all social meetings are bothersome unless I initiated it, hahaha.)
That’s about it for this post! I’ve missed blogging quite a lot (hence the onslaught of my thoughts day after day). I don’t even know who bothers to read my posts these days but it’s not like I care about it anyway. This blog is for memory-keeping, anyway.
Good night (or morning, or afternoon—whatever time it is for you), random anonymous folks!
Pardon the academics-talk post, but I just got my QPI for the past semester today and I’m quite happy with it!
Though honestly, I was hoping it’d be a bit higher—but shame on me to expect my grade for Theology will go up just because the prof said she’ll raise those in the upper limit with perfect attendance a letter grade higher. Got rather disappointed at first, but then I thought I had plenty of other reasons to be happy. For one thing, I expected lower grades in other subjects but I got better grades and that raised my QPI—and I truly am thankful for that.
If there’s anything to be disappointed about, it’s that I have good opportunities for next semester that I can’t grab. One is that I’m in the first batch, meaning I could get whatever class I want, but the only class I’m supposed to enlist in is PE. (I’m supposed to be already enlisted in EU191.2, too, but for some reason it says N in my IPS. Strange.) Such a waste, right? I don’t even know what PE I should get, but I’ve had my eyes on Self-Defense for the longest time and I really hope there’ll be no conflicts with the schedule this time.
And speaking of conflicting schedules, here comes the next opportunity wasted—taking Russian. I was so set on having it as an extra subject because I really do want to learn the language (but I’m not willing to use my free elective for it just yet), and I would have enlisted myself in the class if it weren’t in conflict with my new NSTP schedule. It kind of sucks since I won’t be able to make use of my overloading privilege.
I’ve been thinking of taking a subject for a minor degree instead, but I’m still not sure about what minor degree I really want. I don’t know if I should aim for something useful (i.e. Economics) or for something fun (e.g. History, Literature-English). Oh well, I’ll figure it out sooner or later.
Anyway, I just needed to vent out all these academic-related thoughts. It’s not as if my life is centered on acads (it’s not) but I really do want to do well in school since it’s a key stepping stone to achieve my goals in life. I can’t really afford to fail subjects—it’s against my good conscience to waste the money my parents spend for me to study in this school, and I personally just dislike the idea of failing.
Cheers to good, ol’ earnest hard work and its rewards!
Opening this post with a snapshot of my favorite chocolates! I adore these seashell & seahorse chocolates. It’s such a shame they’re quite expensive, but they’re much worth it! I try not to gobble all of them in one sitting and save them for special occasions. ❤
Anyway, five days into my semestral break and I’ve been as lazy as I could get! Zero productivity unless you count fangirling 24/7! Teehee. ❤ Nonetheless, inspiration’s been slowly building up for me, as well! I’ve been engrossed in learning about European culture bit by bit and I’m falling in love all over again. It’s fueling my dreams and ambitions, really! It’s going to take a while to get there but I’ll get there. I just have to conquer. (Random: I love the word conquer. It’s my favorite motivation word, lol. There’s just that regal and certainty attached to it - quite lovely, really.)
I think I’ll end this short post here. There’s not much to say. I’m pretty much emotionally neutral, physically unfit, and mentally… soupy. Ahh, blame the fandoms! (Feel free to visit my Twitter account for a live feed of my thoughts, but be warned: I flood timelines. That is all. Hahahaha.)
Have a nice night, everyone! :)