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Tomorrow starts my last semester as an undergraduate, and I am a wee bit queasy. Mostly because my first subject is something I should have taken back when I was in second year. And now I'm forced to take it with sophomores. I don't know anybody but what the hell, let's get it over with.

I just really hope there wouldn't be introductions anymore. God, I really hate that part.

OH And I'm really excited about PI 100 (Rizal) too, since it's his 150th birthday anniversary on the 19th and surely, this is a good time to study Rizal. I hope they make us go to conferences and stuff, but even if they didn't, I'd go on my own anyway.

I'm starting Bio 102 (Vertebrate Anatomy) too, and even if it tried my patience and perseverance during enrollment, I'm looking forward to it. I know I have to give time for studying it, if I want a good grade, something higher than 2, and I'm hopeful. I don't want a repeat of Chem 31.

Also, I'm Doccom this year in AME. I'm really unfamiliar with what they do there but I'm willing to learn. Aaaand I'm pretty excited about Kami to Ki. It's been a long time since I worked in a newspaper/magazine (lol high school) and... ah... let's just say I wanna draw comics again.


Fandom stuff, I've caught up to Kuroshit, Pandora Hearts, Detective Conan, B&R. I tried reading Angel Sanctuary and I never thought I'd say this about Kaori Yuki but... it doesn't amaze me. It's confusing and that incest angle is distracting. I mean, is it totally necessary for the story or is it just a fetish, 'cause... it's not cool. I think she said somewhere that she's curious about it because she doesn't have a brother, but I'm telling you, it's not cool. NOT COOL. I have two brothers and just the thought of that makes me wanna hurl ok. It's not just socially deviant, it's biologically harmful too. I guess this here is one of my limitations.

I have Death Note too, but I haven't started reading it, I saw it years ago. Finished 20th Century Boys AND THAT WAS MY MOST SATISFYING READ IN A LONG TIME. Damn. Urasawa-sensei, whew, I adore his clean art, clean panels, and the way everything connects neatly, even after several layers, in the end. The last time I felt this for a manga was with his Monster run. He might just be my most favorite mangaka ever. When I have money I'll collect him.

Enrollment lines made me start on Oliver Twist and I'm near the end now and I might actually start collecting Dickens too. THIS is the kind of writing I love: satirical, long-winding sentences that go for whole paragraphs and loses you somewhere in the way, making you backtrack to read it over again. Victorian era fiction, mmm, delicious.

Lastly, I have finished the four seasons of The Tudors and I love the way they speak their English. Three seasons into Criminal Minds and shoot, that was a cliffhanger. I need more. But because the semester's starting, I may not have time at all.

Pahabol na painting )
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Batman & Robin #1 starring Bruce and Damian. By Pete Tomasi & Patrick Gleason


“In both Batman and Detective, Bruce Wayne is going to be the main star as Batman,” Marts confirmed. “Bruce Wayne will once again be the only character to be wearing the Batman costume.”

No way.

I wanted Bruce/Damian father/son bonding for a looooong time but this…. I got into Batman because of the Dick/Damian dynamic. I-I’m kinda sad. What's gonna happen to Dick? Back to Nightwing? Man, DC what did you make that whole Batman Inc. for?

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Aaaah, so long out of the Internet and what awaits me? Enlistment frustration.

Bio 102 makes me wait until the last minute and then chooses a schedule where I already have 2 subjects enlisted and no alternative scheds. I LEFT WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY FREE FOR YOU AND YOU CHOOSE TTH DAMMIT. I just don't know what to do anymore.

Another round of bureaucratic boxing against the Bio staff. God help me.


Anger aside, summer's been pleasant. I feel like I've accomplished a lot, actually. My brothers complain how there's too much time during the holidays and that they have so little to do, but then I complain how there's so little time and so much to do, to finish, to experience.

I want to do lots of stuff. There's so much in this world that's left unexplored, unappreciated. I want to see them, to smell, to taste, to feel them on my skin, to tap into this and that well of knowledge, to figure things out, to be surprised, to laugh in realization. There's a whole world out there to conquer, and I must find the means to do so.

Did you know that Leo da Vinci only slept for 15 minutes every four hours? That's roughly 1.5 hours everyday. And that's 22.5 hours left to pursue his interests - painting, architecture, inventions and the like - each day. Aaaand I'm actually starting to think of trying that too :D

I never could stay angry or sad for too long. Something always, always makes me smile. There's just so much good, so much beauty in this world that I can't help but be happy.

I'm shallow like that.

ON ANOTHER NOTE: The reason I'm not on the Internet much

1. I'm real lazy and I'd much rather finish my Criminal Minds DVDs (I'm on Season 3 already, bitches!)
2. My bros are hogging it.
3. I'm sleeping. When I'm at home, my body clock reverts to the limits of acceptable bedtimes. I'm already conked out by 12 midnight, I can't believe it.

I'll update fandom stuff later.
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So, the past two days I marathoned the first season of The Tudors.

SERIOUSLY. I mean, SERIOUSLY, it was awesome. I can't wait to get the next seasons on DVD.

If there's one era in English history that I'm really fond of, it's the Tudor Age. Just. Henry VIII and his six wives? Breaking with Rome? Catalina de Aragon? Edward VI? Bloody Mary? Elizabeth and Robin Dudley? Everything is teeming with romance and intrigue, I love it to bits.

Actually it's the only era I know about. After James I became King of England and Scotland, I don't know what happened anymore.

Sure, the show was very loosely based IRL (i.e. Fitzroy died too early), but I say, I learned a great many things too! Wolsey, for example. I've overlooked him all these years and he seems to be a very important part of Henry's early reign. And then Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk! I didn't even know about him. But apparently he married Mary Tudor, the king's sister (not Margaret).

I've gone into one of my mini-obsessive episodes again and as usual, I've locked myself in the school library. It's a wonder how many books on England/Britain/UK they have there, more than twice the books they have about Spain, which is weird, because the British didn't occupy us for 300 years.

I think it can all be traced to two little books in my childhood. One was A Little Princess. I distinctly remember Sara saying something about Henry and his six wives. And the other one is The Prince and the Pauper, a most enchanting novel, brilliant, and my favorite among Twain's.

It's 2.31 am now. Hafta go. ENGLAND PREVAILS!
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There's this quote I read somewhere and goes something like this:

"Eat breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince, and eat dinner like a college kid with a maxed-out credit card."

But what if you ARE a college kid with a maxed-out credit card? I mean, I am. Almost always.

So, I put together this little list on how to survive when... you have a credit card limit.
  • Don't eat breakfast. Or wake up too late to have breakfast. You'll be so distracted you won't even have time to think about your stomach.
  • Eat noodles for lunch. The friendly pancit canton costs less than 20 php, yo.
  • Or don't eat lunch.
  • Bring your own water. Or utilize free drinking spots.
  • Eat the cheapest dinner you can find. SUGGESTION: Buy rice, then ask for free soup. Instant ulam.
  • Be familiar with restaus in your area. You should know which one sells the cheapest rice, cheapest porkchop, etc. Remember, you don't have to buy everything in one place.
  • DO NOT buy large amounts of bread. Unless you're a bread monster. They get molds easily. Buy only what you can finish.
  • If you're going home for the weekend, raid your mother's kitchen for canned goods, leftover stuff etc. Oh, the leftovers only work if you have a fridge.
  • It's cool if you can get your mom/dad/yaya/househelp cook you food to bring. THEY WILL SAVE YOU.
  • Eat a BIG lunch every other day. Because you're gonna collapse otherwise.
  • Treat yourself to a Milky Way bar or a Moonleaf Bubble Tea (Hakka is very much recommended) for good behavior (i.e. you haven't eaten two days in a row, you've only been drinking cereal drinks etc.)
  • Oh, but if you have money to spend, by all means do so. What're you gonna do with it anyway, buy the Beatles' estate?
There you are, a bit of knowledge I've gained from 4 years of not eating. Doubtless, you're gonna suffer blindness, insanity and a painful and early death (not necessarily in that order), but hey, that's the Way of the Force.

: I am not in any way to be held responsible for any gastrointestinal problems that might arise if you take me too seriously.
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So what if Harry Potter was an anime? Jeff posted this at FB.

LOOOOOOL Cut for a tremendous amount of fangirling, weirdly incoherent comments, expletives and how I've always seen them in my mind )

HP is such a huge part of my life, it's crazy. I remember when I used to pray every night for a Hogwarts letter. By the age of 9, I was having internal religious schism because I wanted to be a witch but then any kind of witchcraft was against the First Commandment. Like I said, crazy.
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Today I found out that Pope John Paul II is to be beatified on May 1st. It seems only yesterday when he died and the papal conclave happened. I still have the Time magazines chronicling it and Benedict XVI's succession.

I'm betting my former school would name a section after Blessed John Paul II.


And because I'm determined to post this everywhere, then I will.


Resisting the urge to go off and buy the DVD just to see this part--


Also, I finished reading LOTR II today while listening to Libera in the background. LOL it works better than Bizet's Carmen.
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I'M SQUEEING LIKE A FANGIRL and it's not decent buuuut. They are so damn HOT. My youngest brother showed me their Smooth Criminal video last month but for some reason I totally forgot about them until now.

Luka's the boy-next-door and Stjepan's the rugged cowboy. They're CROATIANS! Such beautiful, fine people in Croatia, it's my new must-travel spot. I call them Dean and Sam Winchester. Look at them! Right? Right?

SUCH SKILLED FINGERS. Such skilled, dexterous fingers. I am in awe. Luca seems like such a sweet shy boy, all restraint and awkwardness, while Stjepan, with his poor shredded bow, is oozing sensuality like it's second nature what. I'm in love with their intensity! ---AND THE LOOKS THEY EXCHANGE-- they've turned me into an incoherent pool of acid fangirlishness within seconds

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[ profile] silentside I'm so sorry for the delay! I keep forgetting to post it... Here's 4-5 of the BTT/Hangover costarring Igirisu :D Btw, I just watched it again and I still laugh SO HARD.

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hugeass picture inside sry )


Also, remember the little Omen fanboy from Batgirl 005?

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Of course. Of course. Damian = Damien. Only now do I realize the joke. I feel kinda stupid.
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So this is what I've been doing the past week at my lola's.

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I'm so sorry Michelangelo don't believe the colors I used auto contrast for that

They're two of my most favorite Teacup League characters from Tumblr, which has invaded my mind since last month and effectively cured me of art block, yay~

the creation of bb process + preview~ )

forgive me /sob

i suck. so much.

Other news, I had my hair cut! Short! I look like a cross between ChaCha and Zaijian Jaranilla. Lol jk. Who's going to Komikon?

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