I am in a state
of pure happiness
and gratitude.

This weekend has been going really great for me so far, starting with the awesome fitness-themed #creativefridays we had at the office. There were games and a Just Dance session, which I quite frankly enjoyed, despite the level of shame I had to part with.

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Beyond Legal: My 19th Birthday

Cheers to my last teen year!

While Taylor Swift was too busy flaunting her moves to the songs she performed at the MoA Arena last June 6, here I was with my own shimmering spotlight—the star of my favorite people’s birthday surprise. 

I was all too unsuspecting, no giveaway of any sort was felt all throughout the planning, so kudos to everyone for that. I’m usually keen on smelling a surprise before it happens. But this time, I was positively unaware that something was going on. Imagine my confusion when I saw Mikee waiting for me near the main entrance of the Mall of Asia, holding a rolled-up brown paper in a fancy cylindrical container. Then and there, I knew where it came from. Who else would use that Papemelroti recycled brown paper and make it look so pretty, it could’ve been a debut invitation? Anyone, I guess. But for a surprise, it’s definitely Christiane. Honest to goodness, I have no idea where that guy milks his creative juices from. (WARNING: Long post ahead)


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Day 19

Yep, that’s one of my home screens. 

I dedicate a whole page to Google Keep [which is pretty awesome by the way, so go check it out / you can access it online + it syncs with the app] for keeping track of my to-do list and as far as I know, that Tonight/Later segment was essentially nonexistent before I lent my phone to Mikie and Franz…

Funny how they copied that exclusive vow I devoted to Christiane. Such sweet friends… oh, and they also took a photo of me, how touching.

Just in case you were wondering, we had our reporting today about Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away during Jap[anese]cine[ma] class; hence, my Sen-inspired costume. Finally got to wear the happi from Nagi!

Also, the range of feels today was too damn high. I think my spectrum of emotions has been filled from end to end, complete with tears, rage, guilt and hope.

I’ve been writing with broken thoughts lately, so please don’t mind the inconsistencies and incoherency. Just typing whatever comes to mind.

I am, after all, irreparably broken.


Day 16

This has got to be the most personalized Jansport backpack I’ve ever seen, owned by one of the coolest people I know—Hance.

Ikaw na talaga!

For some reason, my personal philosophy had been manifesting itself the whole day, from the shirt of the guy in front of me during SCIMATP class, to this incredibly customized bag.

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Intensely furious thoughts running rampage in my body,
seeking a means to perforate through my trembling skin and brittle bones, splattering a frenzied gush of boiling blood to burn your wickedness in its escape.

Day 13

The past two weeks had been my busiest so far, but every day has been unforgettable. I spent several of them with these wonderful people and I’m really glad I had the chance to have such amazing friends.

Today we prepared a farewell party for them, complete with games, performances, and food (and several teardrops in between).

It was a really fun day, despite the fact that I had to scuttle towards four events, one after the other. No complaints here though, I enjoyed every single one of em (especially the farewell dinner at the Yuvallio’s with lechon and cream puffs on the table).

That being said, I do hope you enjoyed your stay! You’ll never be forgotten, Koichi, Haruko, Nachiko, Natsuno, and Nagi 🙂