Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm Now a Recording Artist! :)

I was never really born a singer. I was a choir member back in elementary days but that doesn't mean I can sing well. I don't have that powerful voice that can belt high notes or that angelic voice that give you goosebumps. My singing prowess is just so-so average. American Idol won't allow my voice to ruin their "reputation" (but I can sing pretty better that William Hung).

Despite my shortcomings as a frustrated amateur singer, I can proudly say, I'm a recording artist! Late last year, I was able to record my first single (ehem!) LOL. Kidding aside, I actually recorded a song composed by a friend and orgmate, Eks Fabito. It's the official jingle for the Nationwide Strikes Against Budget Cuts last September. The songs melody is from Lady Gaga's hit single, Born This Way (you can access it through this link). This time, I (now with Mudir Estrella) recorded ASAP-Katipunan's jingle for the student council elections. Its melody taken from the sing Moves Like Jagger automatically gives "good vibes".  The song was composed by Eks and yours truly. I remember it was my idea to use Moves Like Jagger for the jingle because I woke up one happy morning singing it. :)

Here's a sneak peek of our recording this afternoon:

video

This recording is instant. I was informed that I will sing the jingle a little 30 minutes before the scheduled recording (yes, it was impromptu like that). I'm an ultimate crammer after all. It's obvious in the video that I was struggling to hit the notes. Blame my ever loving cough and cold, they love me so much they won't leave me.

However, I think we were able to pull it through (I hope). I'm not satisfied with the result but I am happy because I was able to use again my talent to serve the people. I don't have that much to offer except this little things I can do. I just hope our voices serve as lucky charms for the SCE candidates of A-K!

I'll just wait for the whole MP3 version of the song and share it here! For now, I'll rest to get well really soon so I can practice more on my singing and probably try to give this singing career a shot! LOL Just kidding ^_^

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Memory Lane


February 18, 2012- The last night of UP Fair made me EMO. It was the first concert experience without my friends beside me jumping along the live music. It was a great night because I had to share it with my significant other but I know there is a missing piece. 

As I was cleaning my hardrive by deleting old files this evening, I found old photos of some memorable events with friends. I realize that it's not just UP Fair with friends that I miss, I actually miss all good times with them. I miss dancing like no one's watching, I miss singing my heart out without inhibitions, I miss impromptu rampas.Oh, how I miss those Happy-Go-Lucky times of my life. 


Subic Tree Top Adventure. :) The most interactive field trip ever!

Isay's 18th. The Party Crashers! LOL

UP Fair 2011. Relief after the super haggard Friday.
This is the only decent photo I took that night.

Summer Getaway! :D At the most amazing place with the most amazing people

Enchanted Kingdom with TUKS.

Off Limits. Night after a succesful play. :)
I miss the dance floor.

School Crash 2. My girls + Chito Miranda! :D

Central. Random inuman sessions are priceless.
Good old times. I wish to experience them all again, soon. *sigh*

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Just a Tuesday Afternoon

I was walking towards the school's cafeteria when I saw these two familiar faces. I joined their table and then the rest was history.

Six hours of non-stop chekahan


We talked about the men in our lives and how hard it is to handle them, what is it like to be a porn star (inspired by Sir Tius' talk about Pornography), the bitches around us that we want to burn alive, school politics, org matters and more.

Another friend came and shared her stories then we decided to grab some dessert and continue that bonding session somewhere safe from dangerous insect bites.

We went to Caramia in Robinsons Place Manila.

I love how this small place never gets crowded.
When we were in the cafeteria, we feasted on free food courtesy of our dear friends and colleagues who pass by our table. Thank you, Daniel, Cielo and Yuri, we have money to spend for our gelato cakes! :)




More than the sweets and food, I enjoyed this day because of these girls and our randomness and spontaneity! I can't even imagine my college life without them. Though we've just been together for a short time, we feel that we all grew together. We saw how each of us matured and we dealt with the problems that went along it, TOGETHER. We are each other's refuge in times of loneliness, anger, or just plain emotional distress. We are each other's best friends and nothing will ever make that change.



More than three years of friendship, love, craziness and sisterhood...and still counting! <3 

Our sariling-sikap group photo. :)
TUKS! Not in photo: Ashley and Cleve (I hope you were with us!)

Oh no! I forgot. Cleve was with us! :))))) LOL.
I LOVE YOU GIRLS! I LOVE YOU TUKS! <3


Saturday, February 4, 2012

What Happened Last Night

It was not the first time I saw you, but this time, it's a weird encounter. I saw you enter the room, you waved Hi to everyone except to me as if I don't exist.

But when I noticed that you're about to leave, I stood up. I don't know what kind of  ghost went through my mind that made me walk towards you and bid goodbye. Good thing you didn't turn your back on me, you smiled and said goodbye too. Then weird things began to happen. You held my arms and started talking about how excited you are to meet your new found friend who happens to work in a prestigious company. As we walked down the stairs, I asked you about your work. You reacted immediately and said that it was the worst ever. You told me about how tiring your workload is and how much you miss your bed because you often work all night long.

As we marched towards the door, you held my hand as if we’re long time friends and there is some secret you wanted to tell me. Then you asked me about my current relationship. I was confused about the question so I just answered, “We’re still together. We keep things great and smooth sailing.” There was a short pause after my statement. You kept silent for a while then exclaimed, “I thought you broke up with him.” I didn’t know where that emotion is coming from but I felt that was the right time to set the record straight. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t be talking to you like this but after all that happened, there are still things I want to tell you”, I uttered. Again, you smiled, still holding my hand, you said, “Coffee or Milk Tea?”

Then I woke up.

I woke up from an impossible dream- that impossible dream of us walking together and talking as what good friends do. I woke up just in time when I was about to voice out what I’ve been keeping for over a year now. I woke up just in time when I will be able to explain my side of the story.

Does this tell me that I should just let go of these things? Does this tell me that these are things that are better left unsaid? Or does this dream tell me that I should not give up because nothing is impossible?



Friday, February 3, 2012

I AM IN LOVE.

Friends, newsflash: My latest addiction are platform shoes! FYI, I'm not a fashion expert unlike others but yeah, looking at these little luxuries of life makes me happy. I found these at one of my favorite online shop's account and I'm dying to own EVEN just a pair from these:

Red Zebra print- I died.

I THINK I can wear this pair with jeans

COLOOOOORS! <3

for jeans too! :D

I never had a pair of Yellow shoes. I want to try it this time.
*all photos are from  https://www.facebook.com/funtoshopwith

SHOES. SHOES. SHOES.
Once I got employed after graduation, I will spend my first salary for shoes. Alone. =)) JK! :D