Thursday, February 18, 2010


"If your body is full of light with no part of it in darkness, it will be bright all over, as when a lamp shines on you with its brightness." - Luke 11:36

With what I am going through, this is such a meaningful verse for me.

I think this will make a good theme for a YFC conference, too, don't you think? ILLUMINATE :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I want to be that girl again.

That Girl (OST, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen)

There was a girl I knew
who always wanted to be the one to stand out from the crowd
Always believed that she was gonna live her dreams
That what went down was gonna come around
For all the doubters, non-believers, the cynicals that once were dreamers
One of these days you'll open up your eyes
And you'll realize

That girl was a one time teenage drama queen
A hot, tough everyday wannabe
But she'll have changed her destiny
Now she's a somebody
That girl was a wild child dreamer but she found herself
'Cause she believes in nothin' else
And you'll look back and you won't believe
That girl was me

Armed with an attitude that she knows how to use
She's gonna get there any way she can
Now she knows what she wants
No one is gonna stop her
Nothing's ever gonna hold her down
For all the doubters, non-believers the cynicals that once were dreamers
One of these days you'll know that you were wrong (who would've know)


Life is a work of art- you gotta paint it colorful
Can make it anything you want
Don't have to stick to any rules
You don't need a high IQ to succeed in what you do
You just gotta have no doubt just believe in yourself

Doubters, non-believers, once were dreamers
One of these days you'll open up your eyes
And you'll realize

[Chorus 2X]


It's quite surprising and disturbing HOW QUIET I am in law school. The people who knew me in high school and college would probably be surprised.

I miss how I used to be described by the people around me as sweet and perky. How I used to be one who knows almost everyone. How I used to burst with so much energy. How I used to be that girl.

Dear Lord, I want that girl back. Please and thank You :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Hot and Cold versus Lukewarm

The shower at the boarding house is kind of erratic: one moment the water’s cold, then a few seconds later it’s hot. Sometimes, it’s partly hot and partly cold (I don’t know how that’s possible hahahaha). Then I realized that hot and cold is better than lukewarm. It’s quite a somatosensory experience—feeling hot water and cold water at the same time as they both trickle down your body :)

And I suppose it applies to other aspects of life, too :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Hello there, Fr. B!

(Photo credit: Marvin Haduca)


For those who don’t know him, he is:

-one of the people who drafted the present Constitution!

-the most sought after constitutionalist by the media

-the former head of all the Jesuits in the Philippines (I forgot the title haha)

-the former president of the Ateneo de Manila University

-the author of the books almost all (if not all) law schools use for Consti [yes, even in UP ;) ]

-one of the most cited (if not the most cited) amicus curiae (friend of the court; usually when the Supreme Court is faced with a tough case, they consult an amicus curiae) in SC decisions

-the present Dean Emeritus of the Ateneo Law School

-and our beloved Constitutional Law I professor last semester <3

He’s the coolest ever. And I think this photograph of him shows just how cool he is! :)) We love him, sobra. I feel so blessed to have been his student. And I’ll forever treasure the funny moments I had with him outside of class.

Anyway, the photo above was taken last night, during Mr. Law School, held at the Ateneo Professional Schools’ Roofdeck. Awesome venue, I must say. Great bands + lots of stars in the evening sky + a good view of the city and of sleek skylines <3 And!!! The men of Boys’ Night Out were just two feet away! There was also free-flowing beer. But I don’t like beer. Haha.

Law school, apparently, knows how to let its students unwind and stay away from the feet-high piles of cases, after all :)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Because I'm not exactly known for being concise.

In front of me is The Ateneo Human Rights Center application form. It has been there for the past hour and I have yet to fill some of the most important parts. I initially planned on submitting this form today. However, I just can't seem to find the right words to say.

For starters, it's a pretty short form with only six parts: personal information, academic standing, educational background (and work experience), talents and skills, health (HAHA it includes a space for phobias! :)) I hope they won't reject me because of my terrestrial animals phobia), and essay. I find the essay part a tad hard. But not because I don't know what to say. The problem, actually, is that I don't know how to write my answer for each question in only three lines.

You see, I really want to be part of the Human Rights Center.I guess I just want my application form to reflect my genuine desire to be of service. And because I'm not exactly known for being concise, thinking of how I can best express myself and my advocacies in such a limited space may take me over an hour. Pray for me. I want this badly :)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nigel to Andy, The Devil Wears Prada

These lines touch me deeply as an Ateneo Law student.

Andy, be serious. You are not trying. You are whining. What is it that you want me to say to you, huh? Do you want me to say, "Poor you. Miranda's picking on you. Poor you. Poor Andy"? Hmm? Wake up, six. She's just doing her job. Don't you know that you are working at the place that published some of the greatest artists of the century? Halston, Lagerfeld, de la Renta. And what they did, what they created was greater than art because you live your life in it. Well, not you, obviously, but some people. You think this is just a magazine, hmm? This is not just a magazine. This is a shining beacon of hope for... oh, I don't know... let's say a young boy growing up in Rhode Island with six brothers pretending to go to soccer practice when he was really going to sewing class and reading Runway under the covers at night with a flashlight. You have no idea how many legends have walked these halls. And what's worse, you don't care. Because this place, where so many people would die to work you only deign to work. And you want to know why she doesn't kiss you on the forehead and give you a gold star on your homework at the end of the day. Wake up, sweetheart.

Lightbulb moment :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


February 2, 2010. First time ever to exercise my right to vote!

There was a plebiscite held for the conversion to cityhood of my hometown, Binan.

On a nerdy sidenote: When my parents told me there's a plebiscite, the first thing that came to my mind was the case we tackled in Consti I & II regarding the same :))

I hope the 'yes' vote wins. It's about time.