24-hour relief operations for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) are now open to outsiders at the Ateneo de Manila University Covered Courts. If you can help, please do! We need 80,000 sacks of family packs by tomorrow!
does anyone else remember the sharks vs. cats tumblarity war omg
You know what'd be cool? Visiting outer space.
Yeah, you could put that in your bucket list or something.
It'd be the travel of all travels. Gives you bragging rights, too.
Imagine talking with a group of people and someone starts talking about all the places they've been to.
They'd go on about their trip to Paris, or Rome, or New York, and you'll be sitting there, just nodding your head.
...and when they go "what about you?" You just go, "Oh, I've been to the moon."
I’m a bit late to the party, ain’t I?
(L-R; my sister, my brother, and I)
On the 1st of September, the 2nd meeting of the biggest rivalry in the UAAP took place in The Big Dome. This was crucial for the two teams—Ateneo and La Salle were both at a 6-4 standing and the result of the game would determine who would go up a rank.
Like in every other Ateneo-La Salle game, the Coliseum filled up quite quickly. Even the Gen Ad section was packed! (Other events would usually only fill up to the Upper Box section.) Fans showed their support by wearing shirts imprinted with their school’s mottos, but Ateneo took it to great heights by bringing along tarpaulins that said “Ateneo Will Fight Today!”, “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam”, and the long-forgotten “Animo Ateneo”. (My buddies and I wore Team Ateneo to show our love for our school.) The Big Dome alternated with “One Big Fight” and “Animo La Salle” cheers from both crowds.
Ateneo started strong and were leading during the first half of the game, but the third quarter curse seems to have taken a liking to the Blue Eagles, and the Green Archers caught up and took the lead for the fourth quarter. At this point, The Sixth Man were already on their feet and screaming “Go Ateneo! One Big Fight!” at the top of their lungs to show their team that they still had hope. They still had a lot of time left in their hands to catch up. (#5AINTENOUGH) Ateneo kept on fighting and eventually tied with La Salle at 64-64 during the last 19 seconds of the game. Unfortunately, Jeric Teng refused to go to Overtime and ended the game with a clutch, winning over Ateneo with 66-64.
The action didn’t end there, though. My friends and I refused to leave the Coliseum immediately because we didn’t want to get stuck in whatever stampede might occur outside (there were a HELL LOT of people.) We waited for a few minutes, and saw commotion at the other side of the Coliseum. Aside from Coach Bo Perasol’s fit—which is quite the hot topic on the internet today—a few families from the Upper Box areas had a little fight as well. The Atenean and La Sallian dads had to be pulled away from each other by one of Araneta’s guards. After the La Sallian family exited the Coliseum, the Atenean family silently followed. That’s when the Coach Bo incident happened. I didn’t see much for we were already walking out of the venue when it happened, but I saw the La Sallians and Ateneans angrily pointing and shouting at each other.
I walked out of the Coliseum disappointed, because we haven’t lost any of our 2nd round games yet, and I was really looking to seeing our team beat our rivals. I thought of what could have happened if Jeron Teng didn’t make that last shot, I thought of the possibility of an overtime, I thought of the points Coach Bo gave away because of his Technical Foul, I thought of the fouls that should have been called—I thought of all the chances we could have gotten that would’ve helped us win the game. Then, I thought of the great privilege that I had: being part of the Ateneo Sixth Man and cheering for the Blue Eagles. I thought about how, in the end, it will always be just us for our team. In the end, all our team needs from us is that we believe in them. Believe that we still have a chance, and 6-peat is a few victories away.
we got the amount of blood we needed and as of now, my grandma’s condition is starting to get a bit better. (she still ain’t out of the ICU, though) i would just like to say thank you to everyone who helped, offered help, and got the word around. thank you all so much.
my grandmother was rushed to the hospital (DLSUMC) a while ago, and right now she’s in the ICU. the doctor says she needs blood donors so if there are any of you out there from around Cavite (or anywhere, really) who can help us, we’d really really appreciate it.
- blood type: B positive
- no tattoo/s
- no cough and colds
- no alcohol intake for the past 24 hours
- ages 16 to 55 years. (16 - 17 year-olds are required to present a written parental consent)
- weight: at least 110 lbs or 50 kgs
- with adequate sleep (at least 6 hours)
- NO HISTORY OF ANY DISEASE (ex: heart disease, diabetes, tuberculosis, jaundice)
- other things to remember: donors are required to bring at least one (1) valid I.D.
if there are any of you who are willing to help, you can contact me thru my tumblr ask or my twitter (@kristiabanda). if not, the least you can do is reblog and get the word around. thank you.
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after almost 2 years, we finally got to visit Baguio again!!! my aunt — out of nowhere — suddenly decided to go to Baguio right after visiting Mt. Samat. (we arrived in Teacher’s Camp at around 9 in the evening but i ain’t putting up photos from our ‘arrival’ anymore because there’s not much to see from ‘em anyway lol) didn’t get to go around that much, though. there were so many people i can’t even fehfdughdkfhdkg i kept having rage fits everywhere — the traffic was really bad, the parks we went to were really noisy and just… rageragerage. HAHAHA. still love Baguio, though.
woke up at around 6 in the morning to someone shouting “taho! strawberry-flavored taho!”. i ran out of bed because i love strawberry-flavored taho.
Teacher’s Camp is beautiful in the morning.
realization: my hair is naturally reddish woohoo. (no filters)
the only photo i got to take of Wright Park. -_____-“
went up the stairs of the OLL grotto for the 2nd time in my entire life. once we reached the top, we were already exhausted as fck.
after that, we finally went to Burnham Park!!!!
realization: the water’s depth was only about yay-high. for the many years that i have been visiting Baguio, i’ve always avoided the boat rides in Burnham Park because i thought the water was so deep that i’d drown when i fell off the boat.
we went biking after we finished with our boat ride. didn’t get to take pictures, tho lol. we went back “home” to watch Talentadong Pinoy since my aunt, Tita Tara, was one of the contestants on that particular day.
when the show ended, we decided to go out and buy food from 50’s Diner. good God i love that place.
^ sleeeeppyyyyyy (it was already around 11 pm or so at that time lol)