July 27, 2013

Jhislaine Rhyss A. Gozar

JHIS :( I will miss you so much and words cannot express how grateful I am to have been livejournal/skins/models/jessica stam/tumblr friends with you. I'll miss calling you jhisinmypants :( I'll miss your high pitched voice :( I'll miss you :( I love you you tiny person you thanks for making me so gay. Enjoy Canada, I hope you find your Bieber he he he he!!!! I LOVE YOU JHIS!

July 21, 2013


I am an avid youtuber. Browsing through videos always makes entertains me and sometimes I come across gems that make me forever thankful that I spend time mindlessly going through a ton of videos online. This particular treasure that I discovered is a video by Rudimental. I was on a music spree at that time and since I had nothing better to do, I clicked on this one. No one told me how much I'd fall in love with it. 

This is the first video of Rudimental's that I have ever watched and from the get-go the rawness of their emotions left me breathless and feeling like a light has been lit deep inside me (that's what she said) (joke) (huhu). If I were to let you guys peek inside my mind while I watched that video it would just be a loop of 'shet shet shet shet huhu shet huhu huhu dont cry huhu shet' hehe.

This is the second video of theirs that I watched. After being awed by Waiting All Night, I tucked the video in a corner of my heart and went on with my life but fate decided to interfere and distract me from my studies because it led me to finding this one. The cinematography is just DIVINE! Everything looks so rich and creamy and the actor who plays the monk guy is so good :(

The third one hits a particular note since Filipinos star in it and it's set here in Manila hehe. Anyhhhway this once evoked such emotions from me, it's crazy. They're just crazy good. I love how they don't just focus on the music they produce or remix or whatever, but they incorporate it with such mind-blowingly beautiful visuals that gives the person watching their products not just a beautiful auditory experience but a visual one as well. 

Dear Rudimental people, you make me believe that there really is beauty in everything -especially in tragedies. Thank you for making such awe-inspiring videos, please do make more mwah.  

July 12, 2013


Watergirls with the Mother of Charaughtsity. Happy happy happy birthday Madame Abby!!! :)

The place where it all started.......
I have started a few entries already with the same sentiment...but let me say it again hehe I have been such an absent blogger lately and I feel a bit bad huhu. I half-heartedly stopped blogging during the middle of summer since my teenager-ness kicked in full blast and it left me wanting to be a private person HAHA. But lately, I've been feeling the itch to blog again what with all the happenings all around and what better way to start blogging again (I think) than to make a post about Watergirls!!

Hihi hihi hihi
Oops nasobrahan sa brightness ahehe

Today marks our anniversary as...girls....who share.....common interests hehe. I just wanna go gay and express my love for these girls in this post. We survived the deadliest year of our high school life together, the year that I anticipated that would be the dullest and very academic became so fun and pubertial and so girly all thanks to you guys hihi. All our ranting and venting and squealing will forever be stored in a special place in my heart huhuhu.

Watergirls ft. Angeline 

Because a little birdy got me started on Sex and the City which is actually quite nice huhu, I hope we can be like them (in some ways). I hope us girls can go and be ourselves out there in the big city or something. I hope we can be very successful in our own fields. I hope we can meet up for lunch in a swanky place someday and we'd all be wearing pencil skirts and we'd exude so much power and sophistication hihihi.

I love you guys oh so mucho! May Alexi Wasser forever be our mentor in life. FMEN!

July 3, 2013

hashtag push

it has been such a long long long long time since i last blogged about what my thoughts really are. i somehow have fallen out of love with expressing myself through the written word but here i am again hehe since i am being plagued by my thoughts relentlessly. these are just some of the things i have in mind that i think i need to put down in order for my brain to breathe hehe

1) the topic about the relocation of illegal tenants in certain parts of the metro was brought up in journalism class earlier and this had me thinking. my initial reaction was to be intensely annoyed with the seemingly oppressed squatters who are now being forced to move somewhere else, preferably to the rural areas where they wouldn't be as much of an eye sore in the bustling streets of the city. i expressed such emotion earlier since their reluctance and objection to what the authorities are telling them to do really irked since i couldn't believe the audacity they had to complain when in the first place they don't even contribute to the tax-paying done by the working mass.

but then our teacher enlightened us with a story of a documentary she saw. in this particular clip, the host really went in depth and tried to live as a 'squatter' would meaning she had to set forth and move to a relocation site in the province. it is then shown that the living quarters provided by the government can barely be classified as livable since their previous quarters in the city would appear to be as mansions compared to those given by the government in the said areas. plus it was mentioned that their source of income would be the cleaning of bottles or something that only gave out a super low salary.

with all of these sides in mind, i came to a conclusion backed up by a strong feeling in my heart that in order for us to develop as a country, the government should really straighten up, provide decent services and that in turn would spread peace all over the nation. but with how crooked we are already, it seems to be an impossible feat. the only solution that i have left is for us to have an uber strict president. a president that would demand for attention and respect. but then i asked myself what could the president possess or do to achieve that? and since my mind was working overtime, i answered my question right away. he or she would have to be radical. i'm talking about conceivably killing people in order to implement a strict but effective regime. this person would have to step on a lot of people since i think a peaceful alternative would never be feasible at the state we are in.

so that is how my fleeting thoughts of becoming the president of the philippines were squashed.

2) earlier in our humanities class, we were shown the clip from the musical, rent wherein they sang their famous song called seasons of love. now i've always had a soft spot in my heart for this particular song. and seeing it play other than on a laptop screen, with its fancy subtitles had me feeling oh so giddy.

i cannot express how much beauty i find in that song. especially the resounding theme that they convey which is to measure a year not in days or anything but in the love that you receive from people and i think the love you give out. for me, no words have been strung together as powerfully as this one but then again i have only lived for 16 years.

i can't write anymore about it without going all philosophical and preachy, and those two p's are adjectives that i cannot afford to embody right now for i still have work to do hehe hehe hehe

3) i love india so much and if india were a person this would be my letter to him/her:

dear india,

i know i may not have entered your premises ;) but it seems to me that i have fallen in love with you. with your past, not so much your present but we can work things out, and your future. your colorful outlook in life draws me in like a moth to a flame. i have actually tried and tested myself to see whether or not this is just a phase but it has been years since that fateful day in 6th grade when i introduced myself saying 'hi im gab i like british people and indians' and til now i still find myself yearning to be part of your world no matter how the little mermaid-y that may sound. no matter what people say about you, i will always be adamant about my fascination with you. i hope we meet someday mwa mwa mwa.


June 2, 2013

Brigada Eskwela 2013

We had this year's Brigada Eskwela last May 20-24 and since I've been so busy (which really is not an excuse), I haven't been able to blog about anything including the super tiring yet super fun and fulfilling 5 days of preparing our school for the next school year. I must admit, during my first 3 years in MaSci, I never really got down and dirty during the past Brigadas.

Anyhhway, here are some of my favorite photos from Brigada Eskwela 2013 in MaSci :D I just wanna say thank you thank you thank you to all of the people who were there physically and spiritually hehe. 

Come October MaSci will be celebrating its 50th year and I hope that the Brigada is just a sign of how awesome this school year will be hihi :D School starts tomorrow, lettuce do this!!! 

June 1, 2013

Iloilo + Roxas

For this year's summer escapade, my family and I boarded a plane and visited the smallest of the 3 islands here in the Philippines, which is Visayas! 

My sister and I sat next to each other and in spite of the uber dirty and bird poop stained windows, she got her groove on and started taking pictures of the pretty fluffy clouds. She's been really immersing herself in spontaneous photography lately as in she takes photos during her walks around the bustling streets of Makati and I just love that. It makes me giddy that she can see the beauty while enclosed by looming towering buildings because it's something that I find really hard to do hehe. Basically, what I'm trying to say is that most of the photos here were taken by her since a) she really has an eye for nice things b) she whips out her itouch so quickly she could be a paparazzi and c) my laptop is crumbling and it can't read memory cards so it can't read the barely used slr's card (which doesn't have much in it since I got too lazy lugging around a huge chunky camera while out and about). 

One of my favorite photos!!
We got to the airport and we were just brimming with excitement and...autism. We jumped around and did synchronized jumping and counting and everything HAHA. 

Ate Stef looking oh so Ati-atihan chic

Kunwari new hairstyle......
The reason why we stopped by Iloilo before we went to Roxas, my dad's hometown, was because my dad's   good old friend wanted us to see Iloilo and so from the airport, tito Edmarc and his family (his uber nice wife and their super adorable baby Mel) picked us up and became our tour guides for the roadtrip.

Our first stop was at Ted's, the famous batchoy place. I remember the days when we'd go malling as a family and we'd eat the food court and pops would ALWAYS order from Ted's! It was so cool finally eating at a legit restaurant and not just ordering from a kiosk at a food court where the smell and the faint popping sounds from the staple sizzling place wouldn't tempt us hehe. After breakfast, we were ushered to our hotel which was located in the heart of Smallville which is...well...a small vill....age? It was a plaza with a ton of clustered establishments that mostly come alive at night naks. 

After resting for a bit, we got picked up and I graced the beach with my Indian princess-y presence chos. We ate at a restaurant by the beach and my sister played around with baby Mel and we ate and we drove for a long time and reached our host's house which was oh so peaceful and then we drove for yet another long time and got to Estancia! We ate an early dinner at another beach side restaurant and droooooooooove for a very looooooong time. By the time we got back to our hotel it was already past 9 in the evening!!!

After resting for a while, we headed out and checked out the local scene. We ended up at Pirates since it had a huge ass pirate ship sticking out and wala lang hahahaha. To cut the long story short, I ended up singing on stage for 2 songs before they ended their first set. It really sucked since they didn't have much songs to choose from and so I settled with a karaoke veteran, Dancing Queen hehehe. 

The next morning we got up bright and early to swim before we left for Roxas City. We already knew our hotel had a touch of Egyptian thingies but the El Dorado Resort which was somehow connected to our hotel (not really sure how), shocked us. It had native Mexican stuff all over and it even had an elephant in the pool! How awesome is that!!!!

I dub the huge guy on top Omac
From Iloilo, we rode a bus to Roxas City. It felt like it was the longest bus ride I have ever been to and riding buses is my means of transportation whenever I commute. The aircon was so bipolar, I'd sleep soundly all dry and wake up with my neck more moist than a chocolate cake :( But alas!!!!! We foinally arrived at Roxas and we got to ride a tricycle just like the old times and it was so fun cruising around town hanging on for dear life hehe. 

We hurriedly satisfied our tummy tums at our grandma's place and then went on to my uncle's fabulous dress shop, Vestes! The shop was so suave and sleek and oh so sophisticated with its black curtains, very chill aura and resourcefully recycled black hangers all over the shop. It was so mataray!

The rest of our trip passed by in a sunny and happy blur. We spent our early mornings by the pool just soaking up the sun, our lunch times with our family and the evenings were spent exploring the local hotspots. Our vacation was definitely one for the books! It took me such a long time to make a post about it because I really couldn't and still cannot put into words how good it felt to bask in the sun all day everyday hehehe and to be surrounded by the people you love the most hihi hay nakakabakla sa feelings.

I don't remember much what we did exactly during our stay but the important ones are A) we bonded a lot with my dad's side of the family :D B) we ate like we we'd be executed the next day C) we got so dark D) on a whim, my mum, my sister and I finally took swimming lessons hehehe since the resort we were staying at had ongoing lessons woop E) I developed an allergy to wearing clothes with sleeves hihi.

Hehe hay lovelovelove