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Since the third week of June, I’ve been going out and hanging out with different group of friends. I only have less than two months here in the Philippines, which is why my mom lets me go to places.

It’s really amazing that I have different group of friends but they are really similar with each other. And it’s really amazing that I get to balance out and spend time with each of them.

I like how my friends are the type of people whom you can really talk with – when hanging out I mean. We don’t get distracted by smartphones, or androids, or iPhones. I like how they can be funny and comedic instantaneously as if they’ve been doing it for a living. It’s pretty amazing that we can talk for hours and hours and we do not seem to run out of things to share or things to remember, OR, we can just sit there drink beer or coffee or tea and just listen to music. There’s just no pressure.

I’m so grateful that I have friends whom I have special moments with, inside jokes, and even a theme song with. I’m so grateful that I have friends that I can act foolish with, whether I am in a good mood or bad, whether I am a mess or not, they accept the fact that I am how I am.

I consider myself really lucky to have friends that understands you and can even tell when you are craving for an Iced White Mocha Americano – on the rocks, half and half.

So cheers to those friends that stood by your side through sunshine and storms. Cheers to those who have shared almost 12 years with you. Cheers to those you don’t see often but you never seem to miss out on anything. Cheers to those who can appreciate a good conversation with you rather than check their phones every single minute. Cheers to those you go to concerts with or discuss and exchange really good books!

Cheers to the kind of friendship that only grows with time.


Forever Summer

Summer is finally here, well in the Philippines at least, I don’t know about you guys. I do prefer cold weather though, just because it is easier to get cozied up, drink tea or coffee and read a really good book. However, summer is also really great because we get to enjoy the BEACH.

Okay, the last time I blogged about what I’ve been up to was about my final papers (assessments), the competitions – GEE and Google Online Marketing Challenge, and the internship. Let’s not forget though that it’s summer. So my friend and I went to the biggest dance party in Manila, which was held last 5 April 2014 in Circuit Makati. (Sorry for the low quality image, this was taken with my iPod 4th gen)

or what's left of it

my ticket or what’s left of it

My summer started out really well this year, I must say! It was a RAVE from 5pm til 4am! 11 hours of RAVE, can you imagine? Well, I bet it’s nothing compared to Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival but it was still really fun. I can even describe it in one word. AWESOME.

For the first couple of sets, local DJs played, which was really cool too because they had this international-level skill in what they do. Come nightfall, international DJs went on stage, and that’s when the crowd started to really move. I’m getting nostalgic just writing about this. I can not get over how pretty DJ Helena was and how pretty awesome Alesso was. Total eargasm.

I admit I’m not a pretty strong dancer but in those moments we were all like ‘whatever!’ People moving to the music, singing along to the songs, feeling as if the song was sinking into your soul, everyone were friends and nobody really cared what’s going on outside of that event. It was all carefree and it really took off the stress I’ve had these past couple of months, and I got to share it with a really good friend of mine.

So, for those who wanted to go to Tomorrowland but never had the guts to do it, I suggest you do it. It’ll be an experience you’ll never forget, or at least any dance party you’ve been wanting to go. The experience will be an ‘in the moment’ kind of fun.

I guess that’s all for tonight, I’ll leave you with the forever awesome Alesso with the forever one of the greatest bands ever, OneRepublic!



Song #18: Your Melody

I stumbled upon this on my iPod earlier. It reminded me of how many hours I would spend on youtube looking for cool artists that are not so famous, yet. Sometimes those are the best finds. It’s like you have your own MTV, with artists that only YOU know. It’s kind of cool. It’s like you own it or something.

I fell in love with Dave Days’ songs and even covers. He always, ALWAYS find ways to make it the most fun, carefree songs.

So here’s Dave Days with Jake Broido, Your Melody.