Sunday, June 15, 2014

Taking a break

Oh, I really wish I had KitKat right now.
Photo not mine. Photo from

Hello! Thank for reading my blog posts. This post title is so straightforward that I only need to state my reason(s). 

I actually have to minimize my time lurking online (Blogger, Facebook) so I can focus on my studies. That means I may not be able to update this blog as often as I did during the first two weeks of June. Furthermore, I also have something to take care of aside from my studies and it is something more private I cannot dig it any deeper. 

Rest assured, I will come back to this blog and write a lot of things when I am unbound from these responsibilities I currently cannot run away from. 

See you around as soon as I can break free.

miharusshi みはる씨

Friday, June 13, 2014

Walk Log: Adventure #001

Ever since I introduced my love for walking, I came up with the idea of tracking down the routes in the city (or maybe in the future, of other cities I can travel to) that I have traveled by walking. Yay~

This is my first record, but definitely not the first time I walked a distance this long. Last Tuesday, June 10th 2014, I went to DOST XI Regional Office by jeep to drop off my requirements as a part of my reporting routine every semester to keep my scholar profile updated (so that I won't lose my scholarship and won't have to deal with a scolding due to a late compliance).
I'm happy to say that I belong to this awesome organization,
the only/first DOST Regional Office that holds the yearly Scholars' Congress
where DOST-SEI Region XI scholars get along and build camaraderie
through challenges that are faced by teams of scholars.
Thank you, scholar officers and SEI staff, for your hard work
in making the event possible annually!
After resting a bit on the lobby's sala set while reading articles on some awesome Filipino inventions that are practically useful in many industries, I finally wanted to go home. (But resting for a little bit more would have been so much better. Hehe.) Even before getting there, I had already decided to get home by walking.

The map shows the route by which I went home BY WALKING. It says the distance from the office to my home is approximately 1.3 kilometers, taking only 15 minutes of walking. In reality, it took me 19 minutes. Hehe. Yes, I noted the time I started walking and the time I arrived at home. Gotta improve my time, too!

I should think of my next adventure, of where my possible walking starting point and destinations will be.

Until then, my adventure record is at 001~ My first big step!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

People are nice

Today was such an eye-opener. I'm not the type to open the conversation with a complete stranger, but I miraculously had the courage to break the wall between me and a fellow job applicant. That was some will-breaking move for an introvert and loner like me.

The interviewer did not arrive yet, so we had plenty of time for waiting. We just talked and talked and I listened so much to her interesting stories. She told me where she graduated from, her current job (and how much she dislikes the job, despite the good pay she gets), and some things about her family and love life. I later realized that I didn't really share much of mine. If I recall correctly, I only disclosed my intention for applying and my status at school. After talking so much, we didn't even know each other's names, so we introduced ourselves after that long conversation. 

Even with this level of acquaintance, she offered to treat me to lunch. I was reluctant at first, but it would be rude to refuse her off
er so I gladly accepted it. I learned so much from her.

It made me feel like I really am inexperienced when it comes to the 'real world', the 'real life'. I still have a lot to work on and a lot of experiences to gain to help me gain confidence.

Thanks to this experience, I might become a social person, too. I hope that someday, I will be able to also share my experience to someone who needs to be briefed about the world and people around us, just like how she taught me all these things.

This is just the beginning for me. 

Go, me!

Embracing the culture of walking

Walking wasn't my thing, but I did a lot of walking even when I was an elementary kid. when going to church alone for supplementary lessons, I only walked from my home. The distance was more than a kilometer but less than two. When going to the nearest mall (Victoria Plaza), I would only walk from our house, too. Now that I think about it, I may have enjoyed walking ever since then.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

UPDATE: Google homepage featured our holiday!

UPDATE: I've added our issues with China

It's 0:01 of June 12, 2014 as I am writing this part. This means that I stayed awake to witness the transition from yesterday to today.

To the Filipino people, Happy Independence Day!
July 4th 1946 is the original Philippine Independence Day.
That means it's still too early to celebrate it right now, eh?

Hey, are we really a free people? Yes, we are a free people in terms of geographical territories and the absence of military oppression from foreign conquistadors.

But hey, are we really living the freedom we ought to be living? I don't completely think so. The Filipinos are now being shackled by our national problems, adding them to the personal problems we are already battling with. For the past few months, what have we been facing?

I went to GenSan

Yep. V sign for peace. Hehe.
Yay because it's not a selfie~

Last 22 May 2014, I went to GenSan. This was a sampling trip for the research project in school I enlisted myself to. What's in GenSan? Fish! Lotsa fish!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Summer before it ends: Beach outing with friends Pt3

《 Part 2

Going back to the mainland
We rode the barge back to the mainland and a jeep to the mall or BF#2's house. GF#2 lives pretty far from the center of the city and her curfew is early, so she had to go home and say goodbye to us for that day. The clouds couldn't hold in the weight of water, so rain fell while we were still on the jeepney. We didn't hate the rain, because we had already reached the shore. No, it's just that there wasn't time to think of hating the rain when all we've had for this day is fun~

Summer before it ends: Beach outing with friends Pt2

《 Part 1 

BF#1's arrival
Yay! He finally arrived! There's no time to waste anymore, so we positioned ourselves for a candid group shot.
BF#1, GF#2, yours truly, BF#2, and GF#1. Still 5/6. We will be complete in the future, for sure. :)

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Summer before it ends: Beach outing with friends Pt1

Yesterday was a very memorable day for me and high school friends! June 7, 2014. It was because our plan to have a beach outing has finally been realized for the first time after our high school graduation. It took us more than 3 years to see this dream come true right in front of our eyes. But there was just this one problem we have been having for more than 3 years. One member hasn't been going home from his distant university and we still haven't been together since the dawn of our college days. We didn't let this bother us since we all know we still have many chances to get together.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tomorrow is enrollment day!

Today is Sunday. Tomorrow is Monday.
It's the 8th. It'll be the 9th.

June 9, 2014. Tomorrow is the enrollment day of summer classes! Tomorrow, I shall face the reality of school once again. Tomorrow, I shall head to a battle against myself in the serious battlefield called Undergraduate Thesis.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Random rant: I have to enroll for summer AGAIN

This four-month summer vacation is the transition phase of our university for adapting the new academic calender. I was not against the calendar shift, because I thought a two-month vacation even after a two-month on-the-job training is awesome. And now, we're halfway done. Is it finally hello to my two-month break? Nah, it is NOT.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Yurushi: a late-night dinner

Some nonsense introduction

June 4, 2014

This time I was with my high school friends. :) We don't always get together, so it was really a treasured day. We stayed for the whole afternoon in the house of guy friend#1.

\\We watched the first three episodes of You Who Came From The Stars, the hit Korean drama which aired from December 2013 to February 2014. The four of us shared a 6-pack cooked pancit canton. Wow. :)
\\Guy friend#2 went home, because he wanted to chow down the home-cooked meals of his mama. The remaining three of us went to Magsaysay Park for an hour of bike riding. It turned out to be 40-minute-3-rounds of skating (we are total beginners) and 20-minute bike riding. Hahaha.
\\It was already 8:20PM. As a cool down exercise, we just walked around the park until girl friend#1 decided to eat something, although we weren't yet particularly hungry. Oh, noodles and the time needed to digest youuuu.
\\We exited the park and went for the fruit stalls. I'm not a fan of durian (I don't eat durian), so I just watched the two of them eat to their hearts'/minds' content. Huehuehue. Something had been discovered, so they stopped eating the rest of the durian.
\\Not wanting to go home yet, girl friend#2 told us to look somewhere else to eat again. Wow. :3 What appetite. Well, it wasn't really her appetite. We walked the main street of China Town while having a deep discussion. Though the city is regarded as safe even during the night, we kept paying attention to our surrounding since there may be criminals lurking in the shadows.
\\Finally reached a stop for more food. At that time, I felt my hunger suddenly hitting the 'conscious' level. We decided to go in. :3 It was Yurushi.

The real content

Alas! We found the answer we had been searching for. (Well, weren't actively looking for a place to eat. We were just aimlessly walking until we spotted this place.) It was like, in an instant, an oasis.

Yurushi. I don't really know what it means. I know basic Japanese, but the word Yurushi just doesn't sit right with this kind of establishment. After all, yurushi (許し)means "forgiveness". It would be more suitable to use as a name of a shrine or what. It would have been appreciable if the place were named "Yoroshii" instead. Yoroshii (よろしい)means "good" or "all right." Well, whatever. I shouldn't question the naming sense of the owner. *peace*

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

"No to KPOP" and "Yes to OPM": a very untimely reaction and reflection post

The title of this post is self-explanatory, though it might be a misleading title in the latter part of this post. I assure you that this is neither a hate or love post. This is a reaction and reflection post.

Last May 27, 2014 the twitter world was shaken by the top worldwide trend. "No to KPOP," it said. What made this incident more interesting was the fact that "Yes to OPM (Original Pinoy Music)" also trended.
Screenshot of the moment when both topics trended worldwide in twitter.
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Monday, June 2, 2014

Home Avenue Cake Galerie: a little after-school adventure

June 2, 2014

Today, I went to school because I and two of my friends were advised to enroll within this day for our research subject of the second round of summer semester, only to find out it is not yet the enrollment day! Well, I already figured out that much since today is the deadline of the submission of grades by our advisers for the previous summer semester which we spent on our on-the-job training or Plant Practice. However, I was driven by my fear and the threat of our our future (if we do not take this subject seriously), and I succumbed to the order of our adviser ("YOU SHALL ENROLL TODAY") .

Aside from my two friends, we met with two other friends who came to school to  pass their remaining requirements for the Plant Practice. After all the things we took care of, the guy friend decided to treat us to sweet desserts! I and the guy friend haven't gone to the place, so we all decided to go to Home Avenue Cake Galerie (or Cake Galerie, for short)! But before going to the place itself, we had our lunch at Tatay Ben's (now Prad's Eatery, but it's still more popular as Tatay Ben's!) and waved goodbye to one friend (because she had scheduled a date with her boyfriend-- I support this couple!). So.. it was the four of us, three girls and a guy, who went ahead to the place of my curiosity, Cake Galerie!

(c) Cake Galerie official FB page. Their official signboard, which is immediately seen outside the place. The overall feel of the place, starting from the entrance itself, is western. It's like you went to a European country, ehem, or France. :)

A third blog. Hmmm.

Hello! It's me again, the only author of this blog. It seems I have opened another blog. It may sound annoying by now, since my two consecutive posts are about my newly opened blogs. So what do they make of this main blog? This main blog (miharusshi blog #1) is more of a personal blog, so the other two blogs do not really diminish the purpose this blog is serving. Hahaha. At least, that is what I think.

Hahaha. People might have been judging me for ridiculously opening blogs one after another. I don't care. I open different blogs because they are mine and they have different intended uses. ;)

Anyway, here's my new blog where I will publish my short stories, poems, or short novels. I think I should exercise my brain by writing stories. And it's kinda like my way of revolting against the seemingly overly occurring cliche romance stories. *peace* Anyhow, I think this would be healthy not only to myself [my brain], but also to the readers.