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Happy Birthday Cars and Trixie!! Labyu!

Yaay! I'm here again! Hehe. And I'm back with a new layout. Man, I miss updating this blog. Anyway, I came home last Friday and boy, am I exhausted. All I wanted to do was lie down on my soft bed, eat delicious home-cooked food and take a bath with hot water. Whoo. The leadership was not so good compared to the previous years, but I can say it was okay. I made new friends from Thailand! And I'm going to call them when I go there! Hehe. Of course, I made friends in other schools as well. Okay so it was a pretty crappy training because of that boring speaker, but what the hell, it's still fun. =) Rating? Hmm. 6.5/10

About the layout..well, it's just simple (as usual) but I actually LOVE it! Haha. I was playing around Adobe again and I guess everything just fell into place. You know you love me is actually the title of the second Gossip Girl book, just for the information of everybody. I know it sounds mayabang, but hey! It's my blog. And besides, I know I'm lovable. HAHA. =)

I cannot believe I'm leaving on Tuesday. Wow. And then next week will be the youth camp for YFC. I really am a busy girl. Woohoo. Well at least I didn't waste my summer. Hehe.

I'm in section A!! =) Mom enrolled me last Thursday and I'm with ALL my friends! I am SO HAPPY! I bet this year is going to be a blast. Wow. I'm officially a junior. Some say it's hard, others say it's easy..well, it's up to me to find out, right? I just hope I can do better this year. I'm crossing my fingers! *wink*

I'm still feeling like crap so I'm not going to post a lot of pictures muna. Next time na lang. Missed you guys! Oh and by the way, I already updated the links. Please tell me if I made a mistake or if I still need to change a few things. Comments will be appreciated! Mwah! =)

Me and Neill before leaving.

Me and Trixie at the tent before dinner.

Me and Cathe before our presentation. Whee! =)

The Too-longs: Trix, me, Nica and Cathe =)

Neill and me with our Thai friend, Aom.

"You know I can't smile without you,
I can't smile without you,
I can't laugh and I can't sing,
I'm findin' it hard to do anything.."

-- Can't Smile Without You by Barry Manilow


man, it is so freakin' hot outside.

I cannot believe it. One whole week of no blogging, no internet, no computer. That was my sacrifice. And I was able to do it. Whee! =)

Note: sabog post ahead.

Well I want to say I'm back, but it's not for good since I'll be leaving on Tuesday for the Leadership Training and then the week after that is our Bangkok trip (yeaaahhhh!) so I'm still not back permanently. But anyway, I'm glad that finally my fingers are really typing on a real keyboard and I'm actually blogging.

I've watched episodes 11 - 17 of OTH. And all I can say is: OH MY GOD. It's is soooooo good. Everything is starting to heat up and the story just keeps on getting better. At some point, I felt like crying because everyting seemed so real. The intensity of the last few episodes were unbelievable. And I'm not exaggerating here. Season 3 is really the best season so far. I'm not gonna spill any beans so you just have to watch and find out for yourselves. =)

As much as I want to put this thought at the back of my head, I can't because it seems like everywhere I go, wherever I turn, something seems to remind me of the freakin' date. I know, I know, it's just the 16th. But soon, it's going to be May 1st, then the next thing you know, it's June. And it seems so fast, really. Tapos on Thursday (I think?!) will be our enrollment. Then soon, it'll be the distribution of books. And a few weeks later, it'll be the start of classes. Ahh! NO! Well, as much as I want to stop time and have a summer vacation all year long, I can't. So I guess I'll just have to make the most out of the remaining weeks left. Because when I do, I'll have nice memories of the summer before junior year that I can share to my friends. Haha. Well, I hope you do too. May is still after all, 30 days full of fun and sun, so might as well enjoy! =)

Coupling tonight! Whoopee!

Sheesh, it is so damn HOOOOOOT. I don't know about you guys but I hate the heat, especially if it's like this. Call me killjoy, but it just makes me feel so uncomfortable that I don't feel like doing anything. So right now, I'm useless. Argh. I hope it rains.

The other day, my lola was clearing the so-called junk in her closet and who knew those junk would be treasures?! They were old bags my mom and titas used to own, and since wala naman ng gagamit, I snagged a few! They're bee-yoo-tee-ful. So vintage. =) No need to buy myself a new school bag. Hooray! Anyway, the rest, binenta namin sa ukay ukay. Haha. I'll show you the pics soon.

By the way, to all the people who tagged and commented: much love goes out to all of you. And to those who were asking me to change their links or exhange links with them, I'll try to update asap. I may not be able to do it now, but I'll try to do so before I leave on Tuesday. I hope you guys understand.

Okay, quite a long post. Anyway, Happy Easter! I hope that this year, we all realize how important Jesus' resurrection is, and I hope that it would not be just another event but something that will encourage us to renew ourselves and change for the better. Love to all! =)

"I read your letter
The one you left when you broke into my house
I'm retracing every step you made
And you said you meant it
And there's a piece of me in every single
second of every single day
But if it's true then tell me how it got this way?"

-- The Mixed Tape by Jack's Mannequin


and i'm still alive.

  1. I'm staying at my lola's for Holy Week.
  2. I'm at the local mall blogging.
  3. I brought my iPod with me..and it's filled with new songs! Oh yeah.
  4. I bought white eyeliner and some eye gloss. Haha. Bebot.
  5. My tita bought me a new book.
  6. Nica burned me episodes 11 - 17!! I'm too lazy to download in our PC and since she already downloaded every episode, I just asked her to burn it all so that I'd have something to watch here. (Thanks a LOOOOT, Nix! :p)
  7. I found out that Paramita's lead singer was a Paulinian from St. Paul Manila. Coolness! =)
  8. I saw the pics of Chad's new girlfriend (so much uglier than Sophia Bush!!), Hilarie Burton's husband (yep, they tied the knot since Season 2) and Bethany Joy Galeotti's hubby (lead singer of the band Enation). And I've got one word to describe all of them: ick.
  9. My grade in Bio increased by TWO points! Woohoo. And my fourth quarter grades are so much better than third quarter's. I'm proud of myself. Haha.
  10. April is about to end. That means it's almost May already..then it's June. Ahh! No!
  11. I'm really loving this show Coupling. It's like the British version of Friends. It's aired every Sunday night at Star World.
  12. We have Jack TV and Star World at my lola's house! Hello, hello, That 70's Show and Scrubs! =)
  13. I can't wait for Gossip Girl.
  14. I'm enjoying my new flipflops. *ehem, ehem*
  15. Nathan Scott is getting hotter and hotter every episode. Ahh! I love you, Nathan Scott! More than you'll ever know.

Aww. I love it. =)

"I'm two quarters and a heart down
And I don't want to forget how your voice sounds
These words are all I have so I'll write them
So you need them just to get by"

-- Dance Dance by Fall Out Boy


only in your dreams.

That's the title of the 9th and newest installment to the Gossip Girls series!! Ooh, I just can't wait for it! I think it's coming out this May.

Gossip Girl #9: Only in Your Dreams
Welcome to New York City's Upper East Side, where the girls are dazzling, the guys are gorgeous, and the summer heat is the perfect excuse to throw a fabulous roof-deck pool party. As if we need a reason!

It's our last summer together before heading off to college, and things are sizzling -- no, it's not just the weather. Despite that steamy kiss on graduation night, Blair, Serena, and Nate have gone their separate ways...though not for long. Blair is off to London with her English Lord boyfriend, Serena's about to become a movie star -- as if she wasn't a star already! -- and Nate's rolling up his well-worn khakis and heading to the Hamptons. Back in New York, Dan and Vanessa are rekindling their love. Fiery! Watch out, this summer is going to be hotter than ever.
Isn't it beautiful?! And the synopsis was quite intriguing as well! (btw, got that here) I wonder what will happen next. The 8th one finished off with a REALLY big surprise at the end. For those of you who haven't read the series yet, well what are you doing?! Go and grab yourself a copy NOW!! =) It's quite pricey but it's definitely worth it. And it is true, it has the effect of gossip itself because once you start, you wouldn't want to put the book down. Well at least we don't gossip about real people. Okay na yung sa book lang. Hehe. =)

I'll be soooo busy in the last few weeks of April. Haha, feeling superstar. Thus, I might not be able to update frequently but I'll try.

Happy birthday again to Mikka (22), Cars (23) and Trixie (23)!
Love to all. =)


oh, the tangled web we weave.

What I did today:
  1. I went to school for the pre-Leadership Training preparation.
  2. I "proxied" for the second year level rep (so I was an SC for a day..haha!) and ended up being a part of the Cordiality. It sounds important though I'm not exactly sure what it's for. Oh well.
  3. I slept from 1-6 pm. Woohoo! And I'm still quite sleepy. *yawn*
What I'm currently loving:
  1. Vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup! *yuuuuuuum!*
  2. Our Bangkok trip is fast approaching.
  3. The song "23" by Jimmy Eat World. And "Feeling A Moment" by Feeder. And "Halo" by Haley James-Scott.
Why I'm currently in love with 23:
  1. Because of the above-mentioned song. Oh, I looove it!
  2. It's Nathan Scott's jersey number! Aaaaah! :)
  3. Because there are two people who will be celebrating their birthdays on that day this April: Cars and Trixie! Mikka will celebrate hers too, only it's on the 22nd and she's in Tarlac. Oh well! Happy Birthday to you guys!
When I first heard 23, I was like, "Okay? Where's the song?!" because the instrumental part in the beginning took one and a half minutes! But when I heard the song, it actually gave meaning to the saying "It's worth the wait," because it is. After listening to it, I was left stunned simply because the melody was great and the lyrics was good. I know, I know, I've drooled over a lot of songs already but I say you must give this one a chance. It really IS good. It's quite long, yes, but the message is so beautiful. For seven whole minutes, I felt so connected, alone, happy, sad, confused -- all at the same time. I wanted everyone to hear the song and yet I felt like I just wanted the song to be mine. It's complicated but yeah, basically that's how it feels. Another song I'm currently loving is "Feeling A Moment" by Feeder. I believe I have posted some parts of the lyrics in my previous posts. Anyway, the message is actually simple but when you put the words and the melody together, it has woven such a wonderful song. It was played in the first episode of Season 3. I don't know if it's the song or if it's the scene in which it was played but somehow listening to it brings shivers to my spine. Especially the "wooh.. ooh.." part. Haha. =)

Is life really complicated or is it simple and WE just make it complicated? I guess I can pretty much say that I have pondered over that thought for quite some time now. At first I was sure that life is complicated. But when I look back at past experiences, I think I'm beginning to go to the other side. Maybe we really are the only ones making it hard for us. Basically life only gives us two answers to almost anything: A yes or a no, a right or a left, a good or a bad. But how come it seems so bad? Maybe because sometimes we don't take either way. I know some people who instead of jut choosing would rather make a way of their own. And I don't blame them because sometimes both ways are not okay for us. I honestly do that sometimes, you know, be a drama queen. And I don't know why I can't just say what I want to say or do what I have to do because more often than not I just do this whole hide-and-seek withmy feelings and I end up feeling worse. Then I complain, "Life sucks!" when in fact I know that there is a way out, I just don't know why I won't do it. And don't tell me you haven't felt this way ever. Oh, the tangled web we weave. Writing this paragraph will not answer my question, but how about you guys? What do you think? Is life really a jungle or do we just make it seem that way? Food for thought. =)

I just finished reading the 8th Gossip Girl installment. And all I can say is: whoa!! =)

BTW, the hot boytoy I posted in my previous entry is Nathan Scott. Now do you understand why I'm soooo in-love with him?! Waaah!

Can't get enough of him. Aaaah! *drool* =)

It was my turn to decide
I knew this was our time
No one else will have me like you do
No one else will have me, only you

You'll sit alone forever
If you wait for the right time
What are you hoping for?
I'm here I'm now I'm ready
Holding on tight
Don't give away the end
The one thing that stays mine"

-- 23 by Jimmy Eat World


karla and the city.

Okay, so far I've fooled three people already. =) Hehe.
Happy April Fool's Day, everybody!

For the past fourteen years, I have come to realize that there are two types of dreams: the one that can come true and the one that will forever be "just a dream." I mean sure, you can bombard me with all your "Dreams come true" sayings and whatnot, but I still believe that there are dreams that really cannot come true. Or is better off just being inside our heads. I have been experiencing a dream crisis (if you could call it that) because for the last few years I have NO idea as to what I want to be when I grow up. Okay to make it simpler: what course I want to take after high school. Sure I have my dream school (UP) but how am I supposed to get there if I don't know what course I should take? Thanks to the loving (haha) advice of my mom and titas and lolas and basically everyone else in the family, I've decided that I will take up Accounting. It's one of the most practical courses to take (I wouldn't dare take up Nursing no matter how much moola I can earn. I just can't take all the blood. Ick.) and the money doesn't hurt either. Besides my mom took it and my lola took it. It's also a good pre-law course and well, if after graduation and I decided to not continue law, at least I can be a CPA and earn a pretty good salary. And at least it's inclined to Math, which I love and not to Science, which I abhor. Haha. Of course, that still all depends if I can pass all the entrance tests and requirements but basically that's it. It's all laid down in front of me like a big blueprint and all I have to do is make it happen.

But you know what? I still have another dream. A dream that I know will only stay inside me and will probably never come true but thinking about it is just fun. I want to be a writer. I want to write about politics, our economy, the entertainment scene, myself -- everything. I want to be able to express my feelings on paper (or in my case, the computer) and share it with everyone else. My dream job is to work in a magazine or a newspaper, most probably in New York and I will write about life and everything else. My column will be named, "Karla and The City" or something like that. I'll live in a chic apartment and have my coffee at Starbucks every morning. I'll attend parties and people will approach me and praise me because they were able to relate themselves with my work. I'll be a critically acclaimed writer, and win awards and trophies. But I'll still be the simple girl that I am, meeting with my friends for lunch and talking about our lives. Basically life a la Carrie Bradshaw.

But let's get real, writers these days live a hard life. People are more interested with television and music rather than books. And not all of your works can be successful. It can be a drain to put yourself in a piece and end up being ignored by people. No offense to writers, but I've observed that it doesn't also promise a real and permanent salary. Let's face it, in this economy, you have to have real money with you, and sadly dreams are not enough to make everything happen.

So that is why I keep this blog. Because I know that there will always be a writer in me. I may not be the Carrie Bradshaw of the Philippines or anything like her, but I will always have this strong hold to writing thanks to my blog. Somehow, this blog will be the outlet for my "alternate dream" to shine and come true. So to all the visitors and the people who appreciate this blog, a huge Thank You goes out to all of you because somehow you make my dream come true. OKAY EXTREMELY MUSHY, but true. =)


Yesterday, I spent the whole afternoon at Mikka's with Nica. We just basically slept, ate, talked and slept . If you're going to ask me what the hell is the point of going there if we're just going to bum around, well at least we were bored TOGETHER, not bored individually in our own houses. Haha. I seriously had fun. Nica and Mikka have been my really, really tight friends since the beginning of high school. I mean, sure we've been friends before but we never really clicked until freshman year. You know, the tropas and barkadas change but the three of us are still together. I think we're one unit already, like a family. Aww. =) Yuck. Hehe. Anyway, love to you guys. Mwah.

Total hotness! Ayayayayay!

"san ko hahanapin ang ating nakaraan?
ala-alang kay tamis at kay saya.
ang aking puso'y umaasa.. nananabik sa yo
di mapigil ang damdaming.. nababaliw sa yo.."

-- Takipsilim by Paramita