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March 23, 2014

Links I Love: Bored Panda

Hello Panda! :) How are you all doing? So another month is about to end and I feel like a bad blogger as this is just my third post for the month! THIRD, guys. On a positive note, it's better than nothing right? Hahaha! Ahhh finally, I'm almost almost done meeting my deadlines - only one left! I am at the verge of finishing our Feasibility paper and hopefully it's binded and submitted before the end of the week! I can't wait! :)

Now let's get to some fun links I fancied this weekend! Aside from 9gag, I guess I found another entertaining site that can make me just sit and scroll for hours! Plus, you get a thing or two from here so it's not really a waste of time. Is it? :) The site is called Bored Panda - the only magazine for Pandas! I'm a Panda so I definitely have to read this magazine. Hahah. If you're a Panda too, come join in!

Here goes the 30 Happiest Animals in the World! I couldn't agree more! I mean, how cute are these little buddies? And look! They smile like humans too! Ohhh cuteness overload!

And if you still can't get enough of that, here are photos of sun-kissed kitties to make your day!

Well there's also winter kissed animals that are as enchanting as when they are sun-kissed...

On a different note, there's also first-world anarchists who don't care about your rules. Like people standing where they shouldn't stand, stepping on the grass, touching the please-do-not-touch sign and cutting the box open with a knife when it tells you that you shouldn't do it with a knife! Hahaha!

Sometimes, it's funny when kids are being, well, kids. Duh. Check out these hilariously honest letters from kids!

What made me tear was this father who recreated his wedding featuring his daughter. His wife died of cancer after about three years of marriage. So before they moved out of the house, he decided to recreate his wedding together with his daughter in memory of her. :')

And here are the Luxton brothers recreating old photographs for their Mom. I myself would love to try this someday too. :) It would be so much fun, ha!

This girl is the man, or should I say woman. Believe it or not, Chino Otsuka, a Japanese photographer, inserted herself in her old photos using some software and I am blown away! It's her series called 'Imagine Finding Me' where she envisions what it's like to meet herself as a child. Brilliant, no? It looks like she really is in the photo when in fact, she isn't. 

If you think it looks like a painting, well, look again. Jee Young Lee has made her little studio into a surreal other-worldly place. You can guarantee that this is photoshop-free and it's all work of the hand. It's amazing and just wonderful that there are a lot of people with creative minds like her in this world. :)

This one is in the Tianzi Mountains in China. Kind of reminded me of an anime called Sky Land or something. It's a story where people lived in floating pieces of land like this one. Isn't it magical? What would you do if you lived beneath these mountains? I would be terrified but it would be cool saying that you lived under these gigantic pieces of earth. But they don't allow anyone to live here, do they?

And last but definitely not the least, a super cool (i'm out of words here) photo of a thunder and volcanic eruption photographed by genius Francisco Negroni! Genius!

Have you ever been to Bored Panda? 
Which ones are your favorites?

*All images are from bored panda with credits to their respective owners.
March 9, 2014

Blogger Tag: Hello, I'm Sydney!

Errr, I wish. Hahah. Ahoy mi hearties! I know it's been quiet in this part of the blogosphere lately. You see, someone is going to graduate college in more or less three weeks, and she's been driven nuts by deadlines and exams lately. Hint: Me! I can't believe school days will finally be over! I don't know exactly what to feel  right now ~

I currently don't have any cool ideas/topics but I'm glad of the existence of blogging tags and surveys. Hahaha. So thanks to Zia of Bits of Days for tagging me! :D

A parade I joined in last week for the launching of another Tourism Program in the West Visayas, PH.

1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you: the lovely Zia :)
2. Answer the 11 questions requested by the nominator.
3. Choose 11 nominees with small following (from as small as 200 or 2,000).
4. You can not nominate the person who nominated you.
5. You must let the bloggers know they were nominated.

1. If you had to be named after a city, state, or country (etc), which would you want it to be?
That would be cool! Hmmm, if I had to be named after a place, I would love it to be Sydney. Or maybe Savannah or Sahara. Sydney is a beautiful name that reminds me of the wonderful Opera House, while Savannah reminds me of green plains. And subdivisions, since most subdivisions in the city are named Savannah. And Sahara...yup, desert.

2. Crowds, small groups, or “Go away, I’m a loner”?
This one depends on my mood. Though mostly I'm the go-away-I-am-a-loner type, especially when I'm deep in my thoughts.  But don't be afraid to approach me if you see me. I can be the friendliest person you'll ever meet, too! :)

3. If you could have personally witnessed anything, what would you want to have seen?
I would love to witness me being born. Hihihi.

4. Do you know your heritage?
Errr I have no idea.

5. Is there anything purple within 10 feet of you? What is it?
Yes definitely! Purple is one of my favorite colors - though I don't admit it that much. I have near me my purple envelope, purple scissors, a purple blanket, a purple pen, a purple luggage and a purple towel. Now what else is purple here.... :)

6. Do you like to sing karaoke?
I do! Though I really don't volunteer myself out there, and shyly refuse when I'm being asked. Honestly, I really want to. REALLY. WANT. TO. Now if all those people would just get out of the room so I can sing t my heart's content. Lol!

7. Name one book you had to read but hated, and explain why you hated it.
I haven't yet met a book I really hated.

8. If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?
THIS. Oh, and Pizza of course. 12" Greenwich Hawaiian Overload Pizza. With hot sauce. And lasagna. And a tall glass of pearl coolers. Hahaha! Oh, and Fries!

9. What are your pet peeves?
I got a list of my pet peeves in this post. I've included gif's in there to make it, you know, entertaining. :D

10. Tea or coffee?
Honestly, I'm neither a tea or coffee fan. Sorry guys! :D

11. Favorite ice cream flavor?
I totally love Vanilla and Chocolate! Nomnom!

1. What is your favorite part of the day (morning, noon or night)? Why is that so?
2. Name one song you can't stop listening to over and over again lately.
3. What is your favorite Slurpee flavor?
4. If you could invent something to make people's lives easier than it already is, what would it be? (If you ask me, I would invent something like a cellphone with refrigerator! Hahah!)
5. Which Hollywood celebrity can you mostly relate yourself to?
6. When will Orlando Bloom?
7. Oreo or Cream-O?
8. What are you saving for?
9. If you had to write a novel about anything, what would it's title be and what would the story be all about?
10. What books have you read in 2014 so far? Perhaps a short book review for us? :)
11. What is one band that disbanded that you wish hadn't?

I CHOOSE YOU (Pokemon style!):
1. Anna of Anna Czarina
2. Trish of A Little Bit of Trish
3. Marla of A Weekend Crossing
4. Diane of Vincristine
5. Jem of Jem Diaries
6. Leslie of The Crafty Side of Sarcasm
7. Alissa of The Wallflower Secrets
8. Jeane of Dauntless Tales
9. Jess of Bookworms in Dresses
10. Nicole of Dream Believer
11. Yna of Rainbows and Letters

Now here's a little pick-up to get you in the mood today! :)
I've been listening to this endlessly during the past few weeks so give it a listen!

Celeste by Les Enfants on Grooveshark

It's a perfect song for a drive across the country, don't you agree?
Have a great day everyone!

March 1, 2014

News from a place called here

Greetings from the Philippines! I was planning to apologize for a month-long hiatus, but then again, I'm going to apply what I have learned from sophomore year in college - that is, to never start your speech with an apology. So, I'm totally NOT sorry for not blogging this month. :) Though you should know that I missed you, and I missed blogging. I have not been very active in twitter or email, but I have been on facebook during free time just scrolling past my wall and watching out for tags.

Anyway, February has brought me and my batch mates (some of them you can see in the photo above) a whirlwind of activities that we have (finally!!) overcome! We've had more than a couple of deadlines to beat, things to attend to, exams to ace (not to mention the quizzes) and much more! I think I had my brain drained from all of that. Nevertheless, this month has been very enjoyable and it made me create a much stronger bond between me and my batch mates! 

Here a few events to highlight the month. I'll let the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy! :)

February 9. We had our Feasibility Study Presentation done. We went back to Guimaras to show our advisers the chosen site for the study as well as the proposed plans for the area.

Don't we look cute in pink and white? :)

The waters were so tempting that morning! It was just so blue and so clear and so so pretty!

February 14. Well I spent Valentines with my friends at a Seminar on Work Ethics at school!

February 15. As part of our annual Tourism Fair organized by the seniors (that's us!), we had our Outreach Program at Barotac Viejo for the residents of Sapa Balo - a remote area in the town. The group in-charge had organized a Medical-Dental Mission and a Reading Program for the children. This just goes to show that Tourism students care too! :)

February 21. A Chromatic Night Run was organized by another group in charge of the Fund-Raising. I wasn't able to join the event since 1) I'm not really into fun runs and 2) I have an event I need to manage the next day. It would have been fun, I know.

February 22. The night has come for our event to take place - we were in charge of this one. Tourism Night is a lot like prom, but with a few changes to it - so I can say that I had been to Prom for four times during college! The theme is Hunger Games, so it was a colorful night!

A photo with our Program Head. :)


February 26. Recollection Day! We were gathered at a small retreat house just a few minutes away from school. There, we had a little lecture about God and His plans for us. That day I had a clearer view of my purpose in life, though it's still a bit blurry. Isn't it complicated? We had a little sharing about certain topics too like abortion, divorce etc. I don't know why we were given such topics but it was eye-opening to hear other's opinions about it. :)

This was at school...

...while this was at the retreat house.

Right now, I sit here in my desk thinking about the things we still need to do before we finally graduate, the plans I have for the future and its uncertainty. Right now I feel excited yet nervous that in a month, I'll be facing the life that is ahead of me outside the four walls of the classroom. I don't know where life will take me in the next few days, weeks or months. But all I have is now, so I'm gonna make the most out of it. :)) Cheers and may all the odds be ever in our favor, Batch 2014!