The No Impact Experiment

(and a few words for Sundays, read on.)

I signed up for this activity as an advocate of environmentalism (on a certain level but mostly because it’s required) and also, because I simply found it interesting. I absolutely, positively love challenges, especially those that make a difference. In fact, I went on a 30-day vegan challenge for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) before and finished it. Although my interests are no longer aligned with what PETA advocates, I have no regrets on that undertaking since I did feel much healthier and detoxified, albeit weaker in terms of stamina and strength, after going green for 30 days.

Hopefully, I also made a tiny, green footprint after this experiment despite the relatively shorter period it took to finish it.

Alrighty, here’s my 7 days No Impact Experiment!

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5 Pictures of Me When I Was Little

I don’t have soft copies of my baby photos since our PC was reformatted last year. I was thinking about how to finish this entry when I remembered my grad party/sleepover invitation during fourth year high school. Okay, this is so embarrassing because I used to be a KPOP fan before, and I swear, I totally grew out of it now, so please disregard whatever shameful stuff I included there. Haha! Three photos are there, and I’ll post the remaining two here.

Alvea Sikat’s Feeding Program (lol)

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I was really fat as a kid (even now, lol), and my neck made me look as if I had goiter. I’m really glad that’s gone now, otherwise err….haha! That’s all for now 🙂

6 Simple Things I Can’t Live Without

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HAIR BRUSH

This is definitely on top of my list. Since my hair is long, I need to tame it several times a day. Not that it’s frizzy or what, but it’s so thin that it ends up looking dull and limp if I don’t brush it to add some volume.

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THE FACE SHOP — MY LIPS EAT CHERRY AQUA TINT

I just found out recently that I have low blood pressure. I guess that’s why I normally look pale all the time. This is what I use everyday to make me look more human, instead of just being really pallid. It’s also very affordable, so it’s fine to use it daily. For girls who have the same problem, I definitely recommend this one.

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BEAUTY TREATS MINERAL COMPACT POWDER

I think this one should be a part of every girl’s vanity kit. Whether it’s baby powder, pressed powder, or whatever powder, it’s important to maintain an oil-free face throughout the day. To save time, there’s also those oil-blotting sheets with powder that you can buy at cosmetic stores. In my case, I have to make sure that I look human all the time because I get haggard easily. It takes effort, you know! Haha!

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UNIPIN FINE LINE IN .2

My friends, especially those from high school, know how much I doodle on notebooks. Not the cute, cartoon-ish doodles, but just random circles, scribbles and such. By writing this though, I realized that I’ve been gradually getting rid of this habit. Before, I couldn’t tell a story without scribbling or illustrating it on paper. Now that I think about it, I don’t do this anymore. Oh shoot, sudden realization. I’ll ponder more about this later. But just to clear things up, I still don’t think I’d survive a day without a pen.

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IPAD

I thought about it, and I think I have a theory on why I don’t scribble as much as I did before. Ever since I got an iPad, I started to record everything there: homework, things to do, notes, and all that. Whereas before, I would always bring a diary, where I wrote everything that happened throughout the day, but instead of a narrative, I drew small, symbolic photos so that other people won’t understand it as I do. I stopped keeping a diary during the 3rd term of my frosh year (looked at my last entry, it says CRITHIN Midterms), so I guess this is why. Maybe I’ll share some pages of my previous diaries (the not-so-private entries) in my future posts.

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BLACKBERRY 9300

Royalty is what I named my phone because she’s purple :’) Cell phones have become a necessity these days, and mine is no exception. There is a constant need to communicate with people everyday, and it’s important to have your phone at hand whenever this happens. I’m not sure if this how other people feel, but during those times that I left my phone at home, I felt uneasy and blind. Haha!

7 Famous Personalities I Like

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Johnny Depp

You can argue all you want, but Johnny Depp is definitely the best actor today. No matter what role he plays, he never fails to nail it. I mean, he’s probably the only guy I know who could play a really gay role like Willy Wonka, yet still look as hot as ever. Heck, he even makes bad movies look good! Mediocre story lines don’t really matter when Johnny Depp is in the film.

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Christopher Nolan

I had no idea who Christopher Nolan was until a friend mentioned him to me. Now that I think about it, I feel like a loser for not knowing him. I mean, several of my favorite movies were actually directed by him: Memento, Inception, The Prestige! Well at least now I know that the best neo-noir film director is actually the Christopher Nolan.

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Who could forget about Jack Dawson in Titanic, or the captivating son of old Montague in Romeo and Juliet? Of course, there’s also the skilled extractor Dominique Cobb in Inception. Leonardo is more than a hotshot. Awesome acting plus his charms and enigmatic eyes make him one of the best actors today.

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Liam Neeson

I think there’s one word that would make anyone agree with me that this guy is awesome—Taken. I’m sure that if you’ve watched that movie, surely you’ll remember this line “I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you.” He’s just simply badass, ‘nuff said.

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Anne Hathaway

I love Anne Hathaway! I just started to really like her when I watched The Dark Knight Rises. She was so, I dunno, so gracefully feline?

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Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is probably one of the most beautiful actresses I have ever seen, during her time, that is. I loved her the most in her role as Satine in the film Moulin Rouge. When I was watching the film, I thought “Her mesmerizing voice and beautiful baby blue eyes are sure to capture the hearts of many”.

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is the toughest, most badass actress that has ever walked this planet. Just look at that face! Those eyes, those eyebrows, those thick, luscious lips. Everything about her screams badass! Most of her roles portray her as a butt-kicking, gun-wielding chick. If not, then there’s always the seductive demon mother of Grendel in Beowulf.

*DISCLAIMER: I do not own the photos you see here. They were used for illustrative purposes only; all rights belong to their respective owners. 

8 Favorite Foods

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Sinigang

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Ebi Tempura

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Sake Sashimi

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Ddeokbokki

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Buttered Shrimp

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Sbarro’s Baked Ziti in White Sauce paired with (up next)

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Chicago White pizza with extra cheese

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Mashed Potato and Steak with Buttered Veggies

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*DISCLAIMER: I do not own the photos you see here. They were used for illustrative purposes only; all rights belong to their respective owners. 

10 Video Games I Played 

I used to play video games a lot when I was a kid. I had plenty of free time then, unlike now. I tried to recall them, and now here’s some of the most memorable and most nostalgic games I ever played, including a few that I’ve played only a couple of years ago.

I can’t believe I’ve already reached ten. I was already beginning to remember those wonderful games that occupied a big part of my grade school life. There’s just so much I want to write here! I really miss the good ol’ days. I remember how I thought that one day, my future family would all be scrambling for the controllers, competing with one another. It’s funny how different I turned out to be. Oh well. By the way, I know I’m only supposed to give ten, but I don’t think I could ever forgive myself if I don’t mention Spyro. That guy used to be the biggest frustration I had as a kid. How I wish I could back and experience that same happiness, anger, exasperation, and euphoria then.

 *DISCLAIMER: I do not own the photos you see here. They were used for illustrative purposes only; all rights belong to their respective owners.