JTA. We’ve Only Just Begun

First week of JTA has been so stressful not only academically, but emotionally as well for me. I won’t hide to anyone that the past week has been a roller coster of sorts for me. In a span of 6 days, a lot has happened; some good, some bad. Thinking about my classes alone makes me just want to give up (and yes, it might seem so early but it’s difficult when I see the people I’ll be leaving behind and when people mention things I will surely miss). But I guess it’s because of the friends who are with me in this journey that I pick myself up. I actually feel bad I wasn’t able to take a picture of everyone 😦 Will do next week!

Crazy blockmates. Really love these guys! Really wish Ina went on through with it. But I know that God has better plans for her and I just really wish her the best. But until after JTA sem 2, I’ll be with Dominic, Maia and Gianna most of the time from R4.

And there are also the other ComTech majors who are as crazy and fun! I know all of them but not so close and I just can’t wait to hang with these people! Note that the 2 other people behind Dianne aren’t my JTA blockmates, the guy is an ME marketing classmate and the one behind him is an LS100(I think) prof.

Our classes have been crazy but enjoyable…except for Finance. Well, sir Mike Tan is great and all but it was hard to grasp concepts and all that. Wishing things will be fixed for us ComTech JTAers! Philo was really crazy. Marketing and OpMan are both interesting. CS175 will be enjoyable I bet. In all, I have an amazing set of profs and I am just wishing that my extracurricular activities won’t get in the way of me getting really good grades this hell JTA sem! 🙂

JTA. We’ve Only Just Begun

Singapore Trip. Walk, Walk, Fashion Baby

April 07, 2011

We were eating dinner and I looked outside the window to see  a fashion show! It wasn’t anything like the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show or any prominent designer’s fashion show (but they were wearing famous brands). After eating my noodle soup, I asked if I could rush down, and I was allowed! so… YAY!

The following are the shots from the very simple fashion show. Don’t judge! Haven’t been used to Funphy and it’s all manual focus so yeah. 😦

And a treat for the girls out there!

And this guy who was the friend of all the European models!

Singapore Trip. Walk, Walk, Fashion Baby

Singapore Trip. Of Merlions and A Ferris Wheel

April 08, 2011

After our lunch, we went out and we journeyed to the merlion and we were already disappointed even before because we found out prior to going to Singapore that the Merlion, the very landmark of Singapore, was turned into some hotel. Sad, really. But it’s their country anyway. Haha. Before arriving though, I saw some fancy schmancy buildings and two cute pigeons or whatever they were. Haha! Well you see, I’m a fan of anything artsy, and I used to want to be an architect…then I realized my sketching skills suck and they’re just not for hardcore “architecture-ism”.

and now for the picture of the birds. HAHA! Wish I zoomed in and didn’t underexpose it! 😦

After mega perspiring and bottles of water, we finally arrived where the Merlions were! First the mini-Merlion, then the Merlion!

And yes, that’s the Merlion! sad, ain’t it? It’s not permanent though!

It just looks so weird to sleep there! Semi-empty room, beautiful wallpaper, posh bed, didn’t enter the bathroom anymore because the whole place just had a weird stench!

After our trip to the Merlion, brother and I went to the Singapore Flyer. It was a fun “ride”. Nice view even!

I wonder when the Philippines will have tons of awesomeness?

Singapore Trip. Of Merlions and A Ferris Wheel

Singapore Trip. Lunch at Marina Bay Sands

April 08, 2011

Second day in Singapore. We transferred from one hotel to York Hotel. It was way closer to the malls but I had to bid my view of SMU, adieu 😦 After settling, We went to Marina Bay Sands for lunch. The buffet at Rise restaurant was divine. Though there’s more variety in HEAT and Circles, and specially in Dusit Thani, everything was just so good from the buffet! Pardon that I haven’t tried other major buffets from other countries to compare. Whenever we’re out, I can just easily be content with the McDonald’s. So yeah. Haha!

We waited two times. One, for the bus to arrive. Second, for the resto to open.

My ugly not-so-candid face.
We were finally seated and sorry that the next photos are just the food I ate. Haha!

Started off sea animal food. I couldn’t resist the sushi and sashimi! The mussels were delicious too! Followed by Laksa which I think is the national food? It looked like your ordinary cup noodle placed well, but trust me, it was all kinds of awesome. It was good but I think my mom added some spice or something, It had that mild spicy taste. Had duck, chicken, pork and tofu after. It’s just a must for me to always get duck actually. Haha! I remember having other food but didn’t take photos anymore. Haha!

Had dessert after, bread pudding panna cotta and 2 other random food. Haha! Bread pudding was amazing! it didn’t even need much vanilla sauce for it to taste so good! 

The chocolate had some gold foil thinger. Which added to the fanciness of the presentation. Had some chocolate love after as well as some mochi. I devoured some of them prior to taking a photo so…oops! Haha!

We were asked if we wanted coffee or tea and since I have tasted awesome coffee the previous days, I opted for tea. It was actually milk tea since you were supposed to mix the milk and the tea! It was heaven. Better than Serenitea! It lacked sinkers though. Ha ha!God, totally loved the buffet! Can’t wait to go back! OH and add to the heavenly buffet was the awesome server girl! and actually the other people were so accommodating as well!

Thanks Rise for the unforgettable experience!

Singapore Trip. Lunch at Marina Bay Sands

What a Surprise!

Well, I was just watching Paris, Je T’Aime and my mom suddenly gave me something she found on our doorsteps! To our surprise, it’s a package from Moleskine straight from Milan!

I am so amazed because the last e-mail I got from them was last April 04 and I thought they’ll contact me again for whatever arrangements. Guess they thought it’ll be better if they surprised me! And I was surprised!

I guess the moment they sent me that e-mail, they went to the post office whatever and sent me the package!

I’m just so happy right now. I can’t believe it. Haha! Thank you Moleskine! When I go to Italy, I should drop by and give some basket of love or something. haha! Now, what to do with 2 planners? I guess one can be a legit diary with colors and artsy fartsy and the other can be a planner x diary.

What a Surprise!