Archive for December, 2011

Happy New Year!

Posted: December 31, 2011 in Uncategorized

2011 was a dizzy roller coaster ride for me. But I’m happy. Freaking happy, to be honest. A lot of good things happened this year, and I’m really thankful to God for giving me another year of life… and I hope that I would have a productive life when the page of the New Year turns anew again!!!

Anyways, I don’t have yet an exact New Year’s plan…Maybe I’ll just eat with my friends later in the evening! I do sure miss the New Year in the Philippines. New Year is always characterized by tons of food, fireworks, and…injuries! To tell you, a rocket barely missed me by 2 centimeters and exploded half a meter behind me! In addition, I miss the delicious macaroni salad that my mother makes…I miss her!

In addition, an action film (Asiong Salonga: The Manila Kingpin Movie) has won big in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival (which is banned for foreign films…) Here are the awards:

Best Picture: “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”
Best Director: Tikoy Aguiluz, “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”
Best Supporting Actor: John Regala, “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”
Best Editor: Jason Cahapay : “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”
Best Production Design : Fritz Silorio, “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”
Best Sound : Mike Idioma, “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”
Best Musical Scoring: Jessie Lazatin, “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”
Best in Sound Track: La Paloma: Ely Buendia, “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”
Best in Cinematography, Carlo Mendoza, FSC, “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”
Best Screenplay – Roi Iglesias and Rey Ventura, “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story”

Looking forward to watch this one! I like action movies a lot!

And finally, for the “intellectuals” out there, here are the motions for this year’s WUDC, which is being held in De La Salle:

Round 1: This house would make fathers take paternity leave
Round 2: This house would prevent politicians from making fact claims,that, while not technically lies, are substantially misleading voters.
Round 3: This house would force large companies who leave an area to cover the costs of structural unemployment.
Round 4: This house would require individuals to use all their wealth beyond $5 million for philantrophic projects
Round 5: This house would require deaf parents to send their children, whether deaf or hearing, to mainstream schools for their primary and secondary education
Round 6: This house supports politicians who pass progressive legislation even when it is contrary to the wishes of the democratic electorate
Round 7: This house supports the free movement of labour worldwide
Round 8: This house would exempt academic disputes from defamation
Round 9: This would ban all private healthcare in favour of a comprehensive public healthcare system

The prompts are freaking good!!!I love debate. But I’m not really a good speaker 😀

Anyways, a Happy New Year again!!!

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These were the words that my teacher used in our Reading and Writing Class:

tribbet=scarf
fliglive=hot
tralets=exams
trodly=badly
sarked=arrived…

And these words don’t exist in any other language!!!

Well, anyways, I would like to share what one of my teachers told us about METU students. She said:

“I love METU students. Even if they fail, they fail in their honorable way!!!”

And these words would be applicable to me starting today! I’ve just failed my French class!

Well, it doesn’t matter. It’s just a subject.

Anyways, this year is about to end. This year was another theme park ride for me: one full of twists, ups, and downs!

I wonder what I should do during the New Year…Maybe I should study at home and prepare for my exams!!! After all, the rest of my subjects are going out just fine!

Notes on Life: Trakels!

Posted: December 26, 2011 in Uncategorized

I’m gonna have my trakels tommorow!

If you were wonderening what “trakels” meant, it does not exist in any language. My Advanced Reading and Writing teaching invented this word for “context study”!

I’m quite ambivalent to trakels.

So much for that. I must study!!! I will publish more crazy words of my teacher later on…

Good bye!!! See you later!!!

Notes on Life 2

Posted: December 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

It’s this cold time of year…wondering about a lot of things…

Hahaha!

If you think that people around you are talking against you, think twice. You might be sick.

On the other hand, if you know that these people somewhat don’t like you, then you are not!

If you think that it’s just you against the world, you might be sick.

If you get depressed or annoyed due to some small things, then you might be sick.

And if you can’t accept the scathing opinions of others gracefully, then you’re really sick!!!

Anyways, a Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it.

Notes on Life 1

Posted: December 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

The clever man is the same and acts different, while the foolish man tries to look different. (Thirty-Nine Steps)

In every scene in life, there is always someone who takes the lead role. (Rough translation from Onlar Başroldeydi)

The worst kind of writer is the one who could make the liveliest topics boring. (Anonymous?)

To me, the most valuable possession one could have is not a 3800g Sacred Relic, but you guys. (Zhu Si Ma Ji, one of Dota’s legends)

Even though life is pretty twisted, one must remember the things that really matter.

Uhmm…that’s all for now!!! 🙂

Colors of Life

Posted: December 15, 2011 in Uncategorized
I love this color!!!

I miss Istanbul...If you don't notice...

I really like blue because I believe this color is a perfect reminder of what it is to be human. Like the magnificent blue sky that turns into a gloomy shade of gray, life can be sometimes tough on the one hand, and can be really bright on the other. It also reminds us that there is an end to everything….and that there’s a time when everything will rise again in a most perfect manner.

Like the rainbows that we see every after torrent, life is always full of pleasant surprises for those who don’t expect it. At the same time, a rainbow reminds us that there is hope beyond the worst nightmares that we live today. Finally, a rainbow tells us that there is an end to the problems that we face, and that once we break out from the gray obstacles that hamper our well-being, we could emit a light that can give the stars a run for their money.

We see in nature that a calm blue sea can turn into a black specter that sends swaths of destruction all over the land. And that reminds us that even the best can fall; one should keep his feet on the ground always…and that people should take care of themselves…

Well, speaking of misfortunes, I’ve faced one of my unluckiest days yesterday, one after the other: I was about to have my make-or-break French midterm the following week (and I will accept what happens next); I almost killed someone three floors down when my soda bottles crashed down (The men below didn’t gave me a whack, fortunately); Beşiktaş went down by one goal (only to send Stoke City down into second place with three goals!!!)…With these, I saw that there was always a light at the end of every trouble.

That’s what made me love life. It’s like a roller coaster; spinning, rolling, twisting; only to find either a good or bad ending.

I love blue again, by the way. And I pray to God that I’ll end my ride in a smooth way.