Attempts of surviving ‘Juaning’

I missed class yesterday to oversleeping and went to school for nothing–braving the harsh winds and pouring rain–because my Eco class was technically non-existent. I completely forgot that my professor called classes off last week. I felt really stupid, for the lack of a better term.

Today, classes in all levels were cancelled in the anticipation of typhoon Juaning’s arrival in Metro Manila. Lexie and I, being the paranoid girls we always are, headed straight for Rustan’s to buy supplies that will ‘save us’ in the event that anything should happen. Also, being away from home heightens the paranoia. Without our mothers to come to our rescue, the following photos are records of our attempt in being responsible. An attempt that I feel like we’ve barely passed, to say the very least.

The irony of my shirt and what’s inside the bag surprised me a bit

We came home with 2 bags filled with groceries, with most of it probably unnecessary buys. We’re not exactly your breed of impulsive consumers, but food will always be our #1 weakness.

Water — because our dorm’s water lady didn’t open shop again

Of course we didn’t fail to buy the necessity for survival: water. Starting out with 3 liters in our cart, we grabbed an extra one just to make sure we had enough. So far, the liquid count in our dorm are these 3 1.5L bottles of water, 2 pitchers, 2 Coke bottles, a pack of Yakult, and a bottle of organic green tea. I guess it’s safe to say that we’ve got an ample supply of liquids to last us ’til the weekend.

Survival, in our world, are these little packets of saving grace

I’m sure all those kinds of bread and easy open canned tuna are pretty much self-explanatory, but the pack of Jellyace seems a bit obscure. To explain this trivial item I bought, Jellyace is believed to be the most handy and efficient cure for dehydration and hunger because of its water and sugar content. I thought I never knew anything from the civilian military training I went through back in high school, but thankfully some of the “useful” knowledge is still with me.

I have finally found the cure to Kevin C and I’s Chow Mein craving!
So…we really don’t know how we ended up buying these

Welcome to healthy living…not. Lexie and I ended up stuffing our cart with useless junk that wouldn’t really get to ‘save’ us should we need some saving. For one, chips can’t really satisfy one’s hunger and isn’t very filling. To add to that, it will even dehydrate us even more! The instant noodles we bought would be deemed useless once the power goes for the lack of electricity to heat water up to cook them. This may count as one of the most un-thought of decisions we have ever made…but I guess inside we don’t really regret succumbing to our cheap thrill cravings.

As for the irony I was talking about, my PE shirt and exercise shorts combo won’t really mask the extra pounds I will be gaining after I consume our loot. I hope everyone is as “ready” as we are!

Stay safe, kids.

On Crutches and Photoshoots

To the twenty-something people who have managed to find my shy little blog in the course of the eleven days that I have left it on hiatus, thank you so much for making it feel loved.

On crutches…

The past week was full of intense pain shooting up my brain because of my sprained ankle. Thanks to my ever so clumsy self, I managed to twist it whilst walking. Yes, walking, and not some extreme sport which would have made the injury way cooler. No photos for these, though. Or at least none that I know of.

Despite this crappy situation — walking from Bel to Berch, limping to class, and delaying people in the stairway, among others, I pretty much stopped wallowing in self-pity. All these because of my commuting trip from Katipunan to the South that showed me the ‘good’ in others. There still is hope for my countrymen, after all.

Follow me, I tweet on trains.

…and photoshoots.

The ACOMM PRO Photoshoot photographed by Nikki Jurado and styled by Janyn Chua. I’ll never forget this afternoon!

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You Will

Today, Kara, you will do as I say.

Listen not to the external forces that have urged you to cram everything in your way, pushing back the time you could have spent in something actually worthwhile.

  • When the clock strikes 1o, you will get away from the keyboard and run straight to your bathroom door.
  • No, you will not change your outfit three times just because you think it makes your tummy look big. It is big.
  • Under the scorching sun, you will drag your feet to the building everyone loves to hate.
  • And, you will tweet about this slow-moving couple in Bel. Trust me on this.
  • You will try to make sense of Theology, wait an hour, then whine about how you didn’t make sense of it at all.
  • Berch waits for you, you succumb to its call. After all, a class with Sir Yapan is one you dare not miss.
  • (You will think of going to Taft, control yourself)
  • You will go home, do your Filipino Paper and COM101 homework.
  • Time shouldn’t be wasted. Do what you can.
  • When 7:30pm arrives, you will walk to school to get a nice seat in Edges.
  • After being left in a daze you will —
  • — its 10:10, you promised to get your ass moving.

Today, Kara, you will listen to me. You will.