Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Corregidor

July 4, 2014 
Corregidor, Cavite City - Philippines
Great place to have a date. Half day tour yet you get to enjoy the view and the history. Package that we got includes the buffet which was okay. Malinta Tunnel and several Tanks and stories that we get to see and here were inspirational. My man was really interested in the past so he really had fun with this trip. 
We got on the island by a boat and it was air conditioned. It was set to leave from Manila at 0800. Around 1400, we were back.

Baler Escapade

Philippines, Baler, Aurora
First day was completely tiring. Tour all day then Walking to falls in the afternoon. We got here around 0630 then ate breakfast as you can see below. Some of the stops is Baler Museum which is nice and war on the inside. Lots of history about Baler and interesting ones that will make you be not bored.
Around 1400 (2:00 pm) we started going to where the Mother Falls is. Next Day we woke up around 0600 to catch the waves and did surfing. It was difficult at first especially standing up and learning your balance. But, a LOT of FUN. Would do it again if given the chance.

Subic / Pampanga

Awesome Weekend
Philippines - Subic, Pampanga
June 7-8, 2014
Zoobic is an okay place. The only thing (maybe not anymore) that makes this different than other zoos is where you get to feed tigers while riding a vehicle. Other than that, pretty much the same with animals and such. The only unforgettable part in here is that when I paid for the tigers food and we didn't even get the seat closer to them. It makes it really not worth it if workers in here do not know who to prioritize.

SBF

0129 USA
SBF Bon Voyage
September 2012
Super block-mates forever- that's what we call ourselves, the group. B18, batch 2010 in Mapua Institute of Technology. We're all taking civil engineering programs that's why we all became block mates. Never knew this awesome group will be my friends, true friends.
Sad story, We have a friend who passed away on 2012. It was horrible. She was healthy, happy and full of life. Yet, shock of destiny surprised us all. She drowned in a foundation of the bridge, it's like a river at the bottom. They said she and her friends always play and swim in there, but no one knew why the accident happened. Monique, wherever you are right now, I know everyone misses you. Your family, friends, and me. Deeply. You're one of my best friends, and my best friend in college. It's still heartbreaking thinking what happened. Say hi to God for me. ๐Ÿ™
Back to present, now that I've returned to America, I'm gonna miss tons of fun with my college buddies. Alcohol, clubs, beer pong, karaoke, foods, etc. it's all surprising. They're not bad influence,  actually good people but wants to have fun on the side. ๐Ÿ˜

I left MNL September 2012, and before the exact date, these people threw a surprise Bon Voyage party for me. Boy, I was surprised thinking it was just gonna be a get together. I was touched of how they manage to find time buying foods, alcohol and decorating the living room of Mark Asilo's condo in Pedro Gil. Just what I need before I leave them, memories and laughs.
Sushi Osorio, Nisa Aquino, Kass Caรฑanes, Marlon Brucal, Vonja Tria, Albert Carreon, and Mark Asilo, Thank You! Thank You for the effort and love you showed me before I left PH. You made me realized it's not only college that made us friends this long but because we guys are really friends. Hopefully, the hangouts that we did while I was there made you happy. I know there will be more when I get back and I'm sorry if I'm gonna miss a few. Thank You! And i love you all. ๐Ÿ’™

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

20th Birthday

Back but happy
2142 USA

It's been a week. A week here in America form the Philippines. Stayed there for about 76 days. All amazing. Back to reality, work and school. School starts at 18th of August. Mixed emotions, grateful about the grant that got a little bigger. Huge help for my parents so thank you whoever is deciding about that.

Kinda OCD. Wants everything to be in place and schedules ahead of time. Always wants a checklist. Responsible yet occasionally lazy. Happy in love since 2009. Hopefully graduating in 2016 (please be earlier). Missing friends, cousins, neighbors, relatives, colleagues, etc. Every birthday is special. Parents will make sure everything is okay. Again, grateful.
Back in July 26 was my 20th birthday. Boyfriend was full of surprises that I get to carry with forever.
Before that day, thinking the boyfriend was at work, never thought that this would happen. Everything is in plan with what time people will arrive at my house to eat some snacks because my (Aunt) Tita Claire is very persuasive of letting me celebrate even a little for this birthday because after a 4 days, will be back here is USA.

At midnight, the boyfriend didn't even text me to greet. Saying he slept early last night because of work, tired and such. At 1100, vehicle arrived, boyfriend driving and got to the place where boyfriend is working and spent grade school days. Touching for those efforts. When at the mall, arguing what to watch and what time will it end so can go home to host friends, crazy. Because of the movie, sent a group message to friends saying come an hour later.
1800 in the parking lot, a friend texted saying in the house already. Panicked. So scared and angry at the boyfriend for making the time an hour late, then cried. Felt so embarrassed because the friend didn't receive the text saying meet an hour late. Panicking until got home. Boyfriend keep saying, be calm. Relax. It's your birthday. Try to be a bitch sometimes. So sweet. While on the road, noticed no one was texting. Boyfriend said probably because all late, and it's raining, "Filipino time". Some did one at a time saying I'll be late, I'm on my way, etc. Little do I know, they're all together.

When got home, boyfriend tried to roam around the village, didn't know that was a distraction for others to prepare. Vehicle stopped outside the house, it was dark, thinking nobody was there. Got the keys, and suddenly. Everybody's there yelling happy birthday. Crazy. Party Poppers. Singing Happy birthday. Cheering, smiling and laughing. Of course, I cried. Thank you.
First and foremost, God for giving me 20 years and running here in the wonderful world. My boyfriend, Najee Quiambao that made the whole vacation, heaven. My best friend Aziel Arada that will always be my sister and supporter in every way. Tita and Tito that is very sweet the whole time I stayed and for cooking foods not only on that day but every day. Mama and Papa that was here at the time, still called and greeted me. Their gifts are amazing and I'll tell more about it next time.

Paolo Manuel, Arden Ugali, Mhanny Agusto, Gomer Tapawan, Jicky Tse, Riel Caguiat, Justine Crisostomo, Allen Joy Monzon, Graciela Naranjo (who was the friend that got early then I panicked), Ryan Berja And Icy Anastacio for coming, Tita Claire and Tito Don. I'm so grateful.

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August 6, 2014 2130 USA

Hello! Name's Marecar. 20 years old. Living with parents in America. From the Philippines. Civil Engineering student on weekdays. Considered a Senior. Working part time at a hotel as a front desk clerk on weekends. Only child and very blessed.

Being alone in a big country is very miserable. But then, after learning that joy can be earned everything is better. This blog is for the memories that needs to be told. Lazy enough not to write, so rather type. Everything in here happened for real. Life full of love, laugh and learnings. Let's start.