Semester Summary: Sophomore year, 2nd sem

Oh God, I don’t know where I should start.

This semester was probably the best semester I ever had ever since I entered college. I realized that I cannot survive college alone and that it is more fun when you have your friends with you.

Four months of school is more than enough for me to change. I know I changed for the better, and for the worst too. Idk, even though I had all this new realizations, I have to look back, know who I really am, what I really want to do and all those kind of stuff.

1. UP Alliance of Chemical Engineering Students (UP AChES)

I CANNOT EXPRESS HOW HAPPY I AM TO BE WITH THIS ORGANIZATION. All the sleepless nights during our process were worth it. I am so glad I didn’t quit; if it weren’t for the people who supported me and believed in me, I wouldn’t be here where I am today.

AChES gave me opportunities wherein I hosted two events, performed at DL Umalis (!!! still cannot get over this), was able to be a part of Shell Ideas 360, a global competition, learn how to do financial shiz for our quiz contest and how to motivate/inspire others and be motivated/be inspired by them too.

I realized that surrounding myself with people who takes the same course as I do made me strive harder to do my best in my studies… to never give up. And seeing how passionate these people are in this field of engineering makes me want to love my course even more. Even though I still have doubts if I could make it, I know I will forever be inspired by my brods and sisses. :)

2. Samahang Busko - UPLB

They have been nothing but supportive when I was an applicant for AChES. I didn’t want to quit because I don’t want others to think that Bosconians are quitters… and this thought was instilled by my Busko family. Busko grew more than ever this semester and I am glad that I have found friends in them. It is always nice to have someone you could talk about your high school life and the issues in Don Bosco (HAHAHA).

I am pretty sure that next year I will be more committed to Busko since they have entrusted me to be their Membership Committee Head/Vice President. I don’t want to let my family down. :)

3. My blocmates

I’ve been with them ever since new freshmen days and I am glad that after two years, we are still together. I am happy that having different organizations was never a problem between all of us.

Even though most of them are still on time, ma-dedelay din sila. HAHAHA jk. Even though most of them are still on time, I know that we can graduate together. :-)

4. Two years of living with my roommate…

This is a milestone, guys. HAHA. Idk if it weren’t for my ever-so-supportive roomie, I’d be nothing.


You came at the later part of my semester and yet you managed to do such a large impact on me. Ikaw ang tumatawag sa akin non-stop tuwing natutulog ako in between my breaks… you make sure that I get to class on time or kahit late pwede na. Ikaw ang naghahatid-sundo sa akin sa classes ko even if I don’t ask you to do so, ikaw ang nag-stay up late para lang ma-make sure that I do my academic works. At dahil nag-finals ako ng Math 37, ilang oras mo akong tsyinagang turuan ng IBP dahil hirap na hirap ako… and for all of these and more, thank you. :)

6. Vena Contracta

Vena is such a huge part of my semester simply because they are my batchmates. They are the ones who I was with during our application process and I could definitely say that they never left me behind. Kahit na tuwing monthsaries lang kami nag-didinner, I will never trade these guys for anything in the world. Wala akong idadagdag, wala akong ibabawas. :-)

+ Marlowe hehehehe

7. Academics


Overall, I am thankful for this wonderful semester and for those people who made it so. :)

Vena loves. Hi Marlowe mahal ka rin naman namin <3

Vena loves. Hi Marlowe mahal ka rin naman namin <3

A year of blogging here on Tumblr

I started blogging way back when I was in grade five. I used to use Blogger back then. I’ve been using Blogger as my blog host since I feel like it’s too sentimental or something… so it was really hard for me to move here on Tumblr. But I am so glad I took the risk of moving here on Tumblr.

Now, I’m celebrating my blog’s first anniversary. Can’t believe I retained this blog for over a year now. And gained not only those 10,200+ views but new friends and learnings from their stories as well.

If you’ve been reading this from the start, I started this when I had my then-boyfriend. This blog witnessed how we were back then, how he met my friends and our stolen-from-reality dates together and how we ended. Afterwards, I’ve written how hard it was for me to move forward. This blog witnessed my lowest moment. Months after, I tried to regain myself by keeping myself busy… affecting my academics in the process of doing so. Then came second semester wherein I blog my not-so-lucky moments with SystemOne once again. But after then, it got better. I somehow managed to redeem myself. I kept myself occupied (but this time, giving time for my acads) by being active again in Busko and by joining a new organization.

I’ve had my share of rants and dramas and late night blogging posts here. And yes, these are all tagged under their respective categories.

I am thankful I wrote what I felt during those times so I could read it now or some other time in the future to remind me how I really felt (and how I don’t want it to happen again).

This year, a year after I made this blog, I want to open a new chapter in my life. And I’ve been writing about it for quite some time now.

The thing is, this blog had been a huge outlet and support for me. From all those anons and new friends I made, I didn’t really expect those. And for those people who say that I inspire them by this, I don’t see how I do that just by writing about my life but thank you so much.

Thanks, Tumblr! More years for the both of us, eh? :-)

I hope you remember this feeling, Jessa. This feeling of uncertainty, confusion and doubt. 

Hi sweetie! <3 Stay strong. >:D<

Awww. Thank you so much, sweetie. >:)<

Dahil hindi ko na-copy yung sinabi ko ask mo, eto na lang. HAHAHA! =)) Jessa, mahal na mahal po kita. Hinding hindi kita ipagpapalit sa kahit na sino, kahit anong mangyari, ikaw lang po ang mamahalin ko. I love you. :))



I take the long way home most nights.

Unwilling to return to a home that would be sought after by many.

But the night air doesn’t taste right here.

Have you ever felt that your life was a fraction off?

Maybe you were born ten seconds too soon.

Maybe you don’t belong anywhere.

- s.z (Off)

May something ba sa inyong dalawa ni Melvin? :)

Gusto kong isipin na tungkol sa special na mga bagay ang mga sinusulat ko. :-)

Honesty hour.

Kahit na sobrang daming opportunities ang binibigay sa akin ngayon dahil sa pagiging Chem Eng student ko, hindi ko pa rin nakikita ang sarili ko as an engineer.

Gusto ko pa rin talagang maging pediatrician.

How Well Do You Know Elbi 2014

Think you know Elbi more than anyone else? Think again. 

We’ll be giving out Php 28,000 in just one night.

March 5, 2014 (Wednesday). EE Auditorium. Form a team with a maximum of three members. Php 180 registration fee. First ten teams to register on March 3 (Monday) and March 4 (Tuesday) will just pay Php 150 for their registration fee.

And our donor: University of the Philippines Human Ecology Student Society (UP HESS)

See you guys on Wednesday! ;)

Thoughts lately.

I haven’t been ranting lately. Well, here goes my rant.

Everytime I get this kind of “advice”, I get so pissed off. Yes, I understand the concern and the person’s freedom of speech… but not this way. Not in this way all over again.

Yup, I’ve heard this a lot of times. I’ve heard it so much it made me ask myself “what is better anyway?”.

People are too concerned I might get hurt? I have always been responsible for my own failures and heartbreaks. There may be times wherein I needed to seek advice from my friends, and that makes me more human… I can only take so much.

I think I’m old enough to decide on the things I deserve.