Cheap dinner & good company

It has been a long time since I posted something relevant. I’ve been pretty busy with a number of stuff (UAAP work, #BarcodeMNL & school. Whew!) so blogging is in somehow at the bottom–if not, in the middle–of my priority list, but it is still in the list. Haha! So now, here I am posting something about a spontaneous date with my bestfriend. ❀ What I love most about this night was that she was pretty patient with my endless stories about Wesley, Phil and Ted of Wong Fu Productions. Hahaha! πŸ™‚ If you follow me on Twitter you’d now that I’m in love with them and Ted Fu (my fave!) tweeted me back. Yey

Sooooo, today was the start of my preliminary examination and I had four consecutive exams to attend to and I can honestly tell you it was very exhausting. I thank God that Joanne was free tonight so we were able to just hang out. We ate at McDonalds for dinner ❀ Then after that, we swung by my house to lend her my copy of Ramon Bautista’s Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo.

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Yeahp, I finally bought that and I was so happy because it included a notebook! If you knew me, you’d know I love papers. All kinds of papers! Haha πŸ™‚ And yes, the background was UAAP volleyball. I just wanted to do something ironic. πŸ˜› Anyway, so while we were walking to my house, Joanne spotted this cool lighting on a door next to my house, so we decided to experiment (what we do best holla). It came out pretty good! I think….. Lol thank you to my HP camera cos Joanne forgot hers. 😦 Sad.

 

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I didn’t change the color much cos I loved the soft tone effect it had + on the last photo, we looked whiter than our usual skin tone. Hihi With regards to my out fit, I didn’t really do anything (obviously) cos when I got home from school, I threw on anything within reach, sadly. 😦 but I still liked it since it’s just kind of a laid-back spontaneous nearby dinner.

 

| polo shirt: Mikasa (UAAP) | shorts: Gap | slippers: April Glory | watch: Omega |

I’ll end this post with a cover of The Power of Love by Gabrielle Aplin. Joanne has been raving about this since the start of our dinner. Lol

A Pinch of School Pride and Hard Work

I’ve been to sporting events countless times but instead of watching, I’m working behind it and it does make a big difference that it’s for this year’s UAAP Cheer Dance Competition.

If you’re living under a rock and haven’t heard of this, I may enlighten you: it’s basically a cheering competition when eight different universities around Metro Manila compete for that coveted cheerdance trophy!

Working for the UAAP is such a big chance, it’s not even an option to take a pass on it. Even for just one day, it has become such a dream come true–to be able to step onto the mats, go inside dug outs, fix trophies medals and to interact with such big bosses–it’s frightening because I fear it’s all just a product of my sill imagination. And it doesn’t stop there! To work along side my cousin and my best friend is the greatest feeling ever even if I had to run up and down floors to fetch things but everything is worth it. In fact, up until now, I’m still reeling from a natural high from it all.

On our way to MOA Arena!

with Jessy Mendiola inside the Promoter’s Lounge!

I know I’m from National-U but I can’t help but cheer for the UP Pep Squad! They’re so cool! *starts babbling like a kid admiring her older sister*

“Royalty” the team of my school’s Pep Squad who placed 2nd runner up! So proud and happy for the team!!!

My All-access UAAP ID *wink

The energy-inducing close to 20k CDC crowd! Woooooowww

Working hard or hardly working?

Our favorite, Ate Cass! She’s so small and so funny!!!

My bestfriend in the entire world, everyone! ❀ Love her to bits and pieces!

The winners of these trophies are:

Champions: UP Pep Squad

1st Runner up: FEU Pep Squad

2nd Runner up: NU Pep Squad

* same rankings as those who was the group stunt event.

Congratulations, guys!! You all deserve the win xx

Until next, UAAP Cheer Dance Competition! NU LET’S GO!

Disclaimer:

I just want to clarify a few things to people (re: National-U Pep Squad’s 2nd place finish):

1. Yes, it is to our advantage that the event was held in our “home court”, the MOA Arena. But did it really made a difference? The NU crowd was placed on a specific area just like everyone else’s crowd. In fact, we didn’t have too many audience. Believe it or not, it was UP who had the most people watching for them. You can’t just say, “Nanalo lang NU kasi home court”. No, that is never a good excuse.

2. To all who are saying that we “hoarded” the CDC tickets, get your facts straight. As of Thursday, September 20, 2012 afternoon, our accounting office haven’t released tickets for any section. We actually had little time to buy tickets and they prioritized freshmen who needed tickets to the event as a requirement for their Physical Education classes.

3. There is no doubt that the NU Pep squad won! I was one of the first few people who saw the judges’ score cards. It was clear to me and to the three more people inside the room that National-U won. Admittedly though, there were very little point-difference between them and the UST Salinggawi troupe.

You’d say, I’m biased. That I am plus the fact that I’m sick of seeing “Ipro-protesta daw ng NU kapag natalo sila!” jokes and bitter tweets about the slow rise of our sports teams–it’s honestly getting a little old. I’m just trying to defend my school.

If you’ve got something to say, tweet me or ask me a question on http://www.formspring.me/theyeaaah πŸ™‚

Have a great day xx

“You’re always blessed. You just have to notice and appreciate the little things.”

photos (not all) courtesy of : Joanne Casaus of Beau and Arrow

Passions Starts With B

Momma O (Oprah Winfrey) says, “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” and I feel terribly blessed to figure out what I’m truly passionate about at a young age–and it doesn’t hurt that my passion is very exciting, figuratively and LITERALLY.

My passion starts with the letter B: Basketball.

I started watching basketball (Philippine Basketball Association) when I was only two years old (the only thing I remembered from that game is the long-haired coach of Tanduay team) and my parents, who are avid fans of Crispa and San Miguel, would bring me to Araneta Coliseum to watch it live but I started to really get into the analyzing and stuff when I was eleven years old.

These were all (well, not really I got tons! Check my facebook and Multiply photos albums:-D I’ve got them PBA photos as well but I couldn’t find them huhuhu) photos I’ve taken over the past few years most of them were only recently when I started going to NU for college and cheering for the Basketball Varsity team–NU Bulldogs–was always something you’d want to do every game day.

For your information, I don’t just watch basketball for fun. I love analyzing teams’ defenses and offenses and if actually given a chance to write about it in paper or for a wider audience about this, I’d do it. I love basketball. Everything about it excites me, the chaos in the bench, the confusion in the technical table, the booing at the referees, the energetic sixth man, the slashes and the three-point shots–everything, just everything. + I also love how I’m sitting patron every game. It adds to the excitement and the viewing pleasure. What I love most about it is that the people who comes with me shares the same feeling. I love watching basketball with the people who has interest in it, otherwise it wouldn’t be fun at all.

And here comes the cheesy and overrated ending–What are you passionate about? Share it! Comment on this blog post, twitter (@theyeaaah) or tumblr (littlebedroomchronicles) If you haven’t figured out what you like, I suggest to put yourself out there! Go out for an adventure, try something new or read up! You wouldn’t discover what you’re passionate about if you’re only sitting down in front of your computer tweeting (hehe!) Believe me, if I didn’t flip channels from Disney to a local channel, I wouldn’t be able to discover PBA on ABC 5 and I wouldn’t be calling my dad to take me to Araneta. As the modern saying goes, “YOLO!” You only live once, so take it as an opportunity to learn and love.

For Sale: UAAP 75 Men’s Basketball Ticket

I’m selling a general admission ticket (1) for the UAAP 2nd round game on Thursday– National University Bulldogs vs. Adamson Falcons and UST Growling Tigers vs. FEU Tamaraws. It’s going to happen at the MOA Arena, Pasay City 2pm. Ticket price @ Php 75 only!!

Reason for selling this is because I couldn’t watch it due to classes I can’t cut Lol

Minor detail: I could only sell it to students/people who are from Manila (UBelt) because I have a 12-1:30pm class and the game starts at 2pm.

We could meet around 11:30am or 1:30pm @ Jollibee in front of LRT Legarda Station.

If you’re interested, tweet me @theyeaaah/ text me 09156312928

Lucky Charm

While watching National University vs. De La Salle University Green Archers this afternoon, my cousin said, “Lucky charm ka ata ha!” I laughed and thought about it for a second. I probably am (HAHAHAHA I’m so humble!!!) because when I started for college, I entered San Beda College and the same year they won NCAA. This time around, maybe I’d give the Bulldogs a dash of my luck πŸ˜‰

I haven’t been a Bulldog for a long time but I am full of pride and joy while I was watching the National University Bulldogs crush the De La Salle Green Archers on this year’s FilOil Summer League! Could this be a preview on what the Bulldogs will achieve in Season 75 of the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP)? Probably.

Leaving the Ateneo De Manila Blue Eagles nothing but sweat and tears–a very strong contender in the UAAP–is saying a lot about this team led by Coach Eric Altamirano. Truly, all those money Henry Sy has provided has given the boys a lot of experience and most importantly, confidence.

Holding Jeron Teng to at least 4 points (Avg. Ppg: 11 pts.) this afternoon is a big thing seeing as Teng has been a revelation to the Green Archers. It was amazing to see shots from the players of NU keeps getting in–miracle shots, three pointers and lay-ups. Ray Ray Parks (Son of Bobby Parks–the best import Philippine Basketball has ever had!) and Cameroonian Emmanule Mbe combined is unstoppable!

I can’t wait for the UAAP this July because for sure, the NU Bulldogs will be a strong competitor against high & mighty teams like Ateneo and UST. The Bulldogs will be tough one this year and I can’t wait the look on everyone’s faces! Also, I can’t wait for the Pep rally. I wonder what it would look like seeing as we are this season’s UAAP host! As Barney would say, this is going to be legen… dary!

Thanks, SM Group! x

New Mapua Cardinal: Gab Banal

Gab Banal for Mapua Cardinals.Β I wasn’t surprised when I first heard he was transferring to Mapua from DLSU. He doesn’t get enough playing time in the Archers line up anyway. I mean, rookies like Arnold Van Opstal gets more time on the court that he does.

I remember, when he first started playing for La Salle, his friends started a small petition to get Gab into the basketball court–his friends would make his picture (with the phrase, ‘Free Gab Banal’) their profile picture on Facebook. I wanted to do that as well because I think he deserves it but until now, that’s still the same phrase I would shout for Gab Banal.

Good move on Banal’s part.

Bad move on La Salle’s.

I’ve been watching Joel Banal’s son play basketball ever since his Philippine Team under 18 stint and I had to say, he has a lot to offer–he was even the star player of the team then!! Shame, DLSU Archers couldn’t maximize that. I mean, now that Atkins is out of the roster, who’s the leader and go-to-guy now? I’ve always pictured Gab Banal as that guy who shoots a three or slices a basket with an impending free throw.

Refer to the bench depth chart of De La Salle Green Archers below:

See, what I mean? Anyway, for acquiring and using Gab Banal in the Filoil games, kudos! He’s athletic, he can shoot from the perimeter, he has a body built for hard bumps and he can always help the team bounce back from a big margin or a loss.

I hope he’d be big for the Mapua Cardinals like his cousin, Jonathan Banal was back then.

Photo owned by: Vyn Radovan