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2010 in retrospect

I am yet again faced with the challenge of reviewing my experiences for this year (not really a challenge, since it has become a ritual of mine xD).

Being the homebody or dormbody person that I am, there's not much of a thrill that happened to me this year. As what my cousin promptly told me "You need to have a life! Do not always be in front of your laptop, or your books, or football". To which I replied, "I'm completely happy and contented with my life."
I guess, for people like me, contentment comes in a different way.

Moving on, let me bring you what constituted an amazing #2010 for me (in random order):

* I got a job - YAY. Getting a job = sign of maturity & sign of me putting laziness behind. Though, I sure have lots of complain regarding my part-time job, that's nothing to what I experienced and also, who would complain about getting paid (being underpaid is better than nothing, 'di ba?)? Plus I got to meet the sweetest and most adorable tutee :)

* Comm Res blockmates - if before, we were not close, come first semester of this year, everthing changed ^_^.

* RM 214 - super crazy but fun roommates. I never expected that we'll be as bonded as we are now. Uber glad to have them as my roomies ♥

* books - Judith McNaught and Martha Cecilia's, specifically. 'nuff said ^_____________^

* friends and family - through thick and thin, I'm glad I have you all throughout this year, though sometimes I tend to sit down and reflect on why I don't have that many friends (emo), but having you (you know who you are) by my side is more than enough :) And I was also fortunate enough to discover a few who, I'm sure we'll forever be a part of my life.

and last, but definitely not the least,

* FOOTBALL - it has taken my world by storm. As in literally. You should have seen this coming :) If you're aware of my addiction for a thing, nothing can surpass that of football (kpop and asian dramas can be an equal, I guess)

Greatful for that one fateful July day, I discovered La Furia Roja

and that's only the beginning of my football craze. LOL.

It has led me to buy jerseys/kits, lanyards, keychains, etc. And to download games. If before, what I DL were dramas, movies, now it's football games. I tell you, being a Pinoy football fan is costly, since it is hard to find merchs here, plus, there are but a few fans I know. And, it's the reason why I took a Spanish class. Mucho loco, bien?

However, due to the popularity of the Azkals, football is starting to pique the interest of the Pinoys :) Hopefully, in a few years time, football will be a big sport here, just like anywhere in the planet.

Just remember, it's football, not soccer (jajaja, at first I used soccer too).

That's it. My 2010 ^^

December 13-18

would have to be the busiest week I ever had :}

Aside from the exams, I was basically outside all the time (or so I believe in my standards)

December 13 - Tutorial + Caroling

December 14 - Psych long quiz + class until 7 pm + caroling

December 15 - Comm 120 exam + Starbucks & KFC trip with roommates + general room cleanup until midnight

December 16 - Divisoria with Joanna!!! and Christmas Party in our room.

Divisoria experience: Joanna and I chanced upon seeing someone who's ubbbeeer cute! or handsome. LMAO.

Also, I discovered about this shop in Divisoria (168 mall) that sells football goodies (though of course, it wasn't authentic merch), I bought keychains, and I swear, I would have bought more if only Joanna did not pull me out of that store xDDD It's like a football haven for a fan like me :P

Pangako talaga, babalikan ko yung store na yun and bibilhin ko yung tumblers, balls, and pillows na gusto ko. Though torn talaga ako kung anong team ba talaga ang ipaprioritize ko (Real Madrid, Liverpool, Arsenal, or La Furia Roja xD)

December 17 - Pictorial with roommates

Lantern Parade

SM-ing with Marianne: definitely the most tiring day of my life. WAHAHAHAHA.

December 18 - Christmas Party in my workplace, ended up at 11pm-ish, Sarah & I almost missed the last jeepney ride to my dormitory xD

Philippine Football Team: Thoughts and My Pick

**note (7/2011), I do have a different list of faves by now :))

It took a win against Vietnam to turn the Philippines' attention towards football. That first, our country has potential in football as compared to basketball, second that football is an exciting game, and lastly, that ballers are hot. LMAO.

It's a sad thing that we did not advance to the finals, and I have to admit that it broke my heart to see the Azkals give their all out and lose. The odds were all against us (home court advantage, biased referee-ing, etc), still we managed to show them what we were made of, I think given a few years, we can be among the best. Seriously. We just have to train harder and we have to work on our offense, if North Korea can qualify in the World Cup, why can't we?

Football is the most famous sport in the world, yet we are addicted to basketball. I have nothing against basketball, I was once a fan but it's time that we try to switch to a sport where we can excel more. The sad thing is, even our fellow kababayans have little faith in our team, even I was not interested in our football team until the much celebrated win against Vietnam. As I was watching the game yesterday, people around me were telling na Ay, matatalo na yang Pilipinas", they were all saying that, and I told them na hindi pa tapos ang laban.

I have to admit that we still have to learn a lot, especially in our offense, we have to work on our midfield, we have to train our strikers, etc. As for defense, we're doing pretty great, I was amazed at how great they were at defending. And as for our goalie, we undeniably have the best goal keeper. Neil Etheridge deserves all the praises. He has what it takes to be the next Iker Casillas. He's only 20, given the proper training, he can be a well known player globally :)

Enough with my thoughts, I'll give you the list of my favorite players in our football team.

1. Neil Etheridge - You should have seen him. At first, I was not much of a fan, but after seeing him save goals, I was mesmerized. He's a brilliant goalie I'm gonna die (lol, despicable me?!)

2. Christopher Greatwich - idk, but I can't stop myself from looking at him whenever he's on the field :)

3. Rob Gier

4. Anton del Rosario

We definitely have the handsomest players in this side of the globe, no doubt about that. It's enough to be a starting ground for Pinoys to be interested sa football.

Though most of our players are half-half, the fact that they accepted to play for the Philippines and are proud enough to say/recognize that they are Filipinos are more than a proof that they are indeed Pinoys. Hindi naman sa minamaliit ko yung team natin, pero considering how we fare sa football before the Vietnam game (or the few games before that), don't you think na we should be happy na naglalaro pa sila for us? I mean there's no guarantee that we'll even make it to the top, and wala talagang support for them (or minimal lang), gaanong sacrifice na lang yun for our country, right?

And to think na 0-1 yung results ng dalawang game against Indonesia is something. We conceded to them by 1 point in both games, when in fact, tinatambakan lang ng Indonesia yung ibang team.

I am proud of our football team, I was on the verge of crying yesterday because of the unfair calls of the referees. I think that was the first time I got so emotional about a football game, not even Spain NT, Real Madrid, Liverpool or Arsenal games elicited that emotion from me. Siguro it boils down to one point, no one can ever replace the Philippines. Once a Filipino, always a Filipino :) And we should focus more attention in football :D


I solemnly swear that I will study like I've never done before.

My last week in school will be full of hardships (ok, I'm a bit exaggerating).

All the while I thought, this coming week will be a breeze but how wrong I was.

First there is a Pysch 108 quiz. Yeah, a quiz, but we were asked to review all the readings she assigned since the start. Sana tinawag na lang na exam 'di ba?

And the terror subject - Comm 120 (Media Law). Major major exam, though it's supposed to be a 25 item exam but still... Reviewing/reading the cases can assure one of a massive headache. I was trying to go over them, but I found myself yawning (too hard to understand). Being a lawyer is definitely not in my dreams xD

In my Span 10 class, we're suppose to watch a Spanish film (yet again) on Tuesday. Rec 2 it is, but it's optional. I won't be coming, since Rec already scared the hell out of me (yes, Horror stuff is not my thing)

After which, CHRISTMAS BREEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! My favorite time of the year :)

To make peace or not.

Sibling misunderstandings. My not-so-younger-than-me brother (Oyo Boy) and I frequently have one.

The latest episode was last night. He asked me to come to him, and when I did, he showed me that he had a cake. I asked him to give me some but he only taunted me more, hiding it, etc.

I told my mom about it and my mother asked him to give me some, he agreed but on one condition: he'll be the one to feed me a portion. Being a matakaw, I refused.

I got the chance to have two small bites and he snatched it away, telling (and yelling) me that I was unfair, etc. At that point, I was so angry that I walked out on him and I told him that I would never ever again give him anything.

I promised myself that I would not talk to him. Honestly. That was a delicious cake! T_______T HAHAHA. It's childish I know but whatever.

A few minutes back, my cousin bought popcorns (the traditional one). The thing is, I am unsure if I can cook it right, my mom would have done it but then she needed to go somewhere, which led me to my next resort: my brother. He likes to cook (and is way better than me) but I just vowed last night that I won't talk to him. So what should I do now? Should I just swallow my pride. I WON'T!

LMAO. This is just so us. My brother and I fighting over food.
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