It’s my second time to be in a cold storage. First was when we were buying fruits back when I was little, and second was last night, in the Be the Legacy Batch Project of UP-JMA’s applicants.

As the ticket says, it’s an “inter-org ice pageant.” We fielded 3 contestants - Kirby Cheng, Sunshine Tan and Cherrie Ongteco. And so UP-CSA people trooped to the place to support and show our love. :)

Kirby Cheng emerged to be victorious as he bagged 3 out of the 4 awards for the guys. He was the over-all winner and got Most Photogenic and People’s Choice awards. Sunshine Tan got in to the top 3, but fell short to win the top spot. Valerie Figueroa won over-all for the girls. :)

Kirby with his trophy

Val Fig poses

It was a great night. I love the coolness (edit: coldness) of the place. I hope it’s like that everyday. But after you step out of the place, you are reminded that summer is just around the corner, and we have to work hard before we really enjoy. Fast-forward to Sem-Ender? Please!

I was all set in watching Colbie Caillat sing live at the TriNoma Activity Center. I asked Achi Denise if she could come with me to the event since everyone I know wasn’t as sure as I am in going to the event. It turned out that Denise (Giggles McGee) and Tippi (Queen Neferkitty)were also going to TriNoma to have their hairs fixed (so.. yeahboy for the coincidence).

We went to Menage, and my cousins forced me into getting a hair make over, a new look (one that’s more “presidential” - a “power cut”). And so the result of that is this…

After having our haircuts, we proceeded to the Activity Center. It was jam-packed with fans and people (25% of whom, Denise bets, don’t even know who they’re watching). Too bad we weren’t able to get seats inside the center. We were at the second floor. I saw her better on the camera of Achi Denise.

Photo By Denise Tan

I really like her songs; and watching her live, really felt good. I must agree that she sings a little better live. :) After having to stand for an hour or more, we went to Zong to eat dinner. You can’t go wrong with Chinese food.

Zong Menu

We ordered the Pan Fried Chicken coated with Salted Egg, Spicy Singaporean Fish Fillet (which is my favorite), Mixed Veggies, and the Yang Chow Fried Rice.

Spicy Singaporean Fish Fillet

The moment I left my house at around 6am, I lost all hope that classes would be called off. Since, they’ve already announced last night that there will still be classes even though the strike is an all-systems-go.

As we were passing by Fairview-Commonwealth, a very familiar sea of people were gathered on the streets (some clustering and taking 1-2 lanes of the road already), along the stretch of Commonwealth, waiting for public transportation to go to their work/school/destinations.

It was an unusual scene. Well, I can safely say that they were all stranded. There were no buses at all. FX Taxi, I’m not so sure…minimal to say the least. Jeeps that didn’t go on strike were all full, to the point that every jeep has 4 people who were already clinging outside the entrance.

Beyond Philcoa (to UST) I really didn’t know if people were stranded because I already dozed off - yes, sleeping in the car helps me a lot. And since I am the last person to be brought to school always, I get about and hour of sleep in the car.

I was brought to NCPAG at around 7:10. Then all of a sudden, Pats called, asking if there are classes. (Jamie says that there are no classes anymore, so he’s confirming it with me.) Knowing that it might be a prank, I called my sources. But at the same time, I already called my dad, and asked to be fetched. (I thought, what the heck, I have not that much/no cuts in my PA121 and PA131 anyway..)

While doing so, the NCPAG SC Chair (Mich Jimenez) texted me. And since I’ve been trained in Journalism, I don’t want na “makuryente,” so I called up, and confirmed, and texted people after.

Going home, I still saw the people stranded on the streets.

So where are the promised trucks by the military? I didn’t see any. But in all fairness, I saw MMDA vans and trucks transporting people. It isn’t that much though to bring all of the people stranded to their destinations.

Poor them. :(

I went to school at around 9am, just in time to meet Ria, Dom, Tiff, Mark and Tim at the Aldaba Hall 10am to get the panel boards to be used in the UProject exhibit. We transported the boards to the College of Engineering using a truck, which we rented.

Tiff and I rode with Tim to Engg. Upon arriving there, Tiff had to leave because she had this batch shoot to attend to. We brought the materials (tarps, etc) to the Eng’g Lobby - where the setup is going to be.

Tim and I helped out until around 11:20, and headed back to AS after, in time for our 11:30 classes. We left Ria, Dom and Mark to set-up. Migs and Sean came later to help in setting up. I went back at around 1:10 with Hannah, and staple gunned the remaining tarps.

UPROJECT EXHIBIT ROCKS!!! :)

THE EXHIBIT WILL RUN FROM MARCH 10-14, 2008. COLLEGE OF ENG’G, MELCHOR HALL LOBBY. SEE YOU GUYS THERE! :)

Hannah, Joey, Kat and Harrell went to Pisay today for the Fair. And since they said they wouldn’t take long, we planned to eat lunch at TriNoma. And so I met with them there. They went with Lance, whom Hannah “kidnapped” from Pisay.

We ate at Phở Hoa - Joey’s favorite. I have never eaten there before so I was excited to try it out. I had the Marinated Shrimp with Grilled Pork. It tasted good. The marinated shrimp was just like any other - I think. In my opinion it went well with the rice and the pork, which was nicely done.

Hannah, Lance, Kat, Me, Harrell (Joey took the shot)


Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut sauce


Marinated Prawns with Grilled Pork

Harrell and Joey led us after to Dairy Queen. They were really walking fast. Kat thought they were in a hurry to get ice cream, but only Hannah and Lance ordered. All of us abstained. :))

Harrell and Joey ♥

We went to Kat’s car after to play bridge for a while, then we went home.

All photos courtesy of Joey.

Achi Denise, Tippi, Adi, and Tin went to UP today for our scheduled Ultimate Frisbee game! Justin got out of his Thesis class for a while to join us. I can’t believe that it pushed through! Yeahboy! Next time again! :)

I met Denise, Tippi and Adi at the “tambayan” they claimed - the chair they carved their asses on near/along the Sunken Garden. Funny how they were really half-drunk, ecstatic and giddy of the things they saw in UP, and about being in UP in general. I brought them to the CSA tambayan, while I was changing to my shoes.

Achi Denise got to hear the Bong song again. eep. :\

Pats, Joey, Harrell, Maxi, Regi, and Paul played with us too.

The Ongs + Paul vs. CSA. So it was Adi, Tin, Paul and I vs. Pats, Regi, Maxi, Joey and Harrell. :))

After I got cramps, we’ve called it a match already. I think we won even if after for a while, I twisted my ankle, played 3 vs. 5 (because Tin already sat out), then had the cramps. Hee.

Yao made it, but not in time for the actual game. We were all sitting down on the grass at that time..

And now, my right ankle hurts, but ultimately I enjoyed today. I’m glad you guys enjoyed too. XD

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A - Available
Yes.

B - Best Friend(s)
Sean, Tiffy, Pats

C - Crush
I agree with Sean. “Ice. If something must be crushed, let it be ice.” :) But marami diyan sa tabi-tabi…:P

D - Dad’s Name
Danny

E - Easiest Person(s) To Talk To
Tiffy and Pats (Mind Link!)

F - Favorite Band
The Beatles.

G - Gummy Bears Or Worms?
Gummy Worms (sour one)

H - Hometown
Manila

I - Instrument
Olympus C-50 (that’s waiting to be replaced)

J - Job
Student, Online Content Support for Outblaze

K - Kids
Not a dad yet :)) I want 2..one girl, one boy :P

L - Longest Car Ride
6 hours (Bus ride - 10 hours?)

M - Milk Flavor
Chocolate

N - Number Of Siblings
2. I’m the eldest. I have a younger brother and a younger sister

O - One Wish
Hmm…to live a complete and fulfilled life. no regrets. XP

P - Phobias
Insects

Q - Favorite Quote
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” –Marianne Williamson

R - Reason To Smile
Friends, and God :)

S - Song You Last Heard
Saving All My Love For You by Whitney Houston

T - Time You Woke Up
5 AM

U - Unknown Fact About Me
I’ve never ridden an airplane but I’ve ridden a helicopter from Manila to Batangas. :)

V - Vegetable
Anything in a Salad

W - Worst Habits
Biting my nails.

X - X-Rays You’ve Had
Chest, Knee, Ankle, Foot

Y - Your Favorite Food
Pasta and Pizza, and Ice Cream

Z - Zodiac Sign
Pisces

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