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Things You’ve Realized Now That You’re a Senior

Everyone needs to stop with the ‘It’s your last year. It’ll be a breeze.’ I swear, I’m going to cut the next person who says that. Senior year has its perks, but really being the eldest in the building isn’t much of a whopper. I’ll be validating this with ya’ll with an eye-opening experience on how it feels like to be rubbed raw and graduating, whether you’ve been-there-done-that or you’re currently in my state of bipolarity (If that’s even a word).

State of the Nation 

(Yes, I’m bringing back The Clique)

IN

  • Your teachers don’t require you to stand up to recite anymore or raise your hand. Thank God! I was actually forming an ass with all that standing and sitting.

  • Sometimes you can just leave to go to the restroom. Self Explanatory.

  • Some of your classmates Glowed. Oooh! New(?) Eye Candy!

  • Eating is allowed in some subjects. Self Explanatory.

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Pardon my editing skills.

  • Using your phone is allowed in some subjects. Leading us to the, “Sir, pwedeng ipicture?”

  • You practically just need to complete your requirements. Its really up to you with what you wanna do in class. Yun lang, if you dont pass you fail.

  • You don’t have to attend all your classes. You’re probably excused 30% of the time, the other 20% will be absents due to personal tamad reasons, and the other 50% of the time you’ll be in class.

  • You’re close to your org now. You’re also probably either part of core or an active member because you’re not the org baby anymore. Time to make inis the YGs with continuous ‘Awwww’s and ‘CUTE’s.

  • You are not fooled by the same expensive ass canteen food that just appears in different colors everyday. You bring cute baon! OMG! I have a friend who gets her mom to do really cute designs for her baon!

  • You kinda know everyone already, so you know where you can get “help” for your homework (wink wink).

OUT

  • Everyone’s favorite word now is defense or presentation.

  • SOME of your batch mates Glowed. Plus, your cougar instincts must be kept in a dark hollow cranny in your mind.

  • You still have to bring some stuff. On my first day of Senior year, I didn’t bring anything and we were required to write so many introduction papers- Like we didn’t know each other already. But yeah, just a tip for my… Er, younger- than-me readers; Bring at least a pen and paper on your first day. At least.

  • You don’t even get what is going on with these online applications. They’re already flying patatas late and then they won’t even accept your village because Google has freaking connection problems.

  • Complete your requirements. Well, thats pretty easy. I THINK NOT. Doesn’t the administration understand how hard it is to balance your school work, with your extra curricular work, with your CET or SAT reviews, while keeping a healthy hygienic body? They’re just trying to kill us.

  • I dare you to try missing a class. Subukan mo lang. Sige, we’ll see if you’ll still keep up to speed.

  • You have no choice, but to make sure you have food for the afternoon every morning. Actually, I love bringing my own food. This shouldn’t even be here.

  • YOU KINDA KNOW EVERYONE ALREADY. Now where’s the thrill in that?

Senior year is hella tough, but it is equally fun. I’ve realized that the more you do, the more you experience. Obviously, you’ll be getting into a ton of rollercoaster rides when you put yourself out there. I’ve decided that in my last year of high school I’d rather have an equal share of laughs and cries, rather than a few fun times without hardships in mind. I know it sounds tiring but to hell with it, right? Its my last year and I’m going to live it to its full extent! That sounded so cliché. Ew. Sorry about that even if it is true.

I actually created my own Senior Year Bucket List. I’m too shy to post it, but if viewers persist I might. I think it’s great to have a bunch of goals of wishes and desires. I have an idea though. I want to make one big Senior Year Bucket List we can all use and edit. I’d have to brush off the HTMLs and Joomlas, but we will soon have to see!

All the love,

Mika Reyes


P.S. None of the pictures are mine! Paper Towns is amazing its advisable for all those graduating this year! 🙂

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This Happened In Anotherland… Were you there?

Last May 29, 2015, we tore the south down with the sickest party that ever touched Filinvest grounds. I know some of you guys missed out in all the fun because ya’ll had to do something on Saturday morning or were really not in the mood- Boo! Since I’m awesome, I have decided to a little something for you guys! For those who missed Anotherland, I’ll be recalling the experience in writing so it’ll be like you guys were there too. Here it goes!
Opening (5pm-11pm): You arrive at the venue a little before 11, because who goes to a party at 5pm right? You could hear the music from your car window, even when you were still a few blocks away. The music was booming by the time you actually got out of your car. You walk the long road before reaching Anotherland until you see it. You see the barriers to the gates of another place, another world. Cars are lined up at the opening of the play ground. They’re filled with booming music, accessories, and girls. You feel like you just stepped in Furious 7. You give out your ticket. You get a stub and a glow stick, because you’re VIP. The place has food and tattoo shops inside the Gold section. You make your way to VIP and you see the stage. It was illuminating and the music was pounding harder as the night grew. There weren’t a lot of people yet, but you could already see the potential of some. You drank and ate while waiting for the crowd to grow.
Main Act (12pm-Onwards): The crowd got bigger all of a sudden. A lot of people you actually know started piling in the fest grounds. You and your friends greeted everyone else. The main act started playing and the crowd goes wild. People start pilling to the front giving out their best moves. You join in because who wouldn’t? You dance till your feet hurt. You know you’re not the best dancer out there, but at this moment you really just don’t care because everyone seems to be enjoying each other’s presence. You follow every command of the hosts. If they say put your hands up, then you do as your told. It seems like anything is possible at this moment. You could go for anything and do anything. Now the night goes on in your will. Will you talk to the hottie? Will you break out in dance? Will you triumph in the drinking games on the sides of VIP? It’s up to you.
The following day: Well, whatever you did yesterday made sure you aren’t getting out of bed properly today. You know maybe you should cancel your plans today.
Wish you went to Anotherland? I know you do. Don’t worry, Axell will providing us with more parties to come!
Anotherland’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AnotherlandPH?fref=ts
Till next time,
Mika Reyes
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RB Book Club Selection: Slow Burn by Nicole Christie

Welcome to the RB Book Club! 

Our Selection for today: Slow Burn by Nicole Christie


Blurb:

It’s the beginning of senior year, and seventeen year old Juliet Somers has made the rash decision to transfer to her boyfriend’s school in an effort to spend more time with him. Sexy bad boy Johnny Parker is a legend at Leclare Academy, and Juliet still can’t believe that an average girl like her was able to tame his wild ways. She can’t wait to start her new school with him by her side.

But one night, Johnny’s self-destructive habits lead to a stunning betrayal–and Juliet realizes she’s made a huge mistake. Now she’s stuck at a school where she doesn’t fit in, and all the girls seem to hate her guts. Even worse, Johnny is determined to get her back, pulling crazy stunts to win her forgiveness. Juliet is resigned to being an outcast for the rest of her senior year, with no friends, and no clue what she wants to do with her life.

Things start to look up when she gets to know some of Johnny’s friends, and finds that some of them are really good guys. With the help of an unlikely ally at her side, Juliet begins to think her situation is not as bad as it seems. As the school year rolls on, she opens herself up to new experiences, makes some huge mistakes, and discovers things about herself she’s not sure she likes.

Juliet resolves to stay strong against Johnny’s seductive tactics, but it’s becoming increasingly harder to deny she still has feelings for him. Will she risk her heart to him again–or will a hot contender manage to sweep her off her feet?

Before Reading:
I wanted to get on to a next book right away, so when I asked RB for my next read she asked me what kind of story I was looking for. I told her it was purely up to her but I would prefer a kooky lovey dovey highschool romance, so I guess that kinda eliminated the “purely up to you” statement(?) Oh well. She named a few books and decided on a book named “Slow Burn” by Nicole Christie.
 I was then threatened FIERCELY and I mean FIERCELY with a capital F- Tyra Banks can’t even compare to how much FIERCE this threat had. Anyways, I was FIERCELY threatened to back away from Dean Youngblood because he is RB’s boyfriend, except for the fact that he’s fictional and has no clue about it… Yet. Ever.
I had a hard time finding the book tho because I was looking for a blurb with Dean Youngblood being mentioned and I only found one with a certain Johnny Parker being mentioned.
Tip: They don’t have the book in ePub, so use http://tuebl.ca/. Thanks, RB! 
After Reading: 
I am going to say one bad thing because I can’t think of any other “bad thing(s)” to say. The grammar and spelling was pretty bad at some parts of the book. The words were also very selective and not very flowery, but as Earnest Hemmingway said, “Big words don’t mean big emotions.” It also worked with the theme and background, so the lack of flowery in the book didn’t really bother me. The over-all feel, felt like my friends were making me kwento or I was the one blabbing about my personal problems, so it made me feel really easy going. I laughed so hard in some parts of the books and openly got kilig with matching unconscious smiles while reading the book. The worst part was when I read the book in public people would start staring at me for giving my phone googly eyes. My friends even thought I was texting a new guy I just met because I looked like I got a very #kiligerz text. HA! Me pa… Yeah, there are so many fish in the sea, but Id rather sun bathe.
There were times wherein I found Juliet Somers so totes relates, but there were some times where I was simply screaming (Take note simply screaming) at her for being a dumb basic betch who should’ve chose DEAN right away! I don’t give two flying fruit cakes what Johnny thinks. He’s been with tons of other girls after them, so why can’t she have her Dean Cake? Okay, so yeah he’s Johnny’s step brother, but hey Johnny’s a douche. It practically ties them, right? If I were in her place tho, I would share the same indecisiveness. Can’t really blame the girl.
I was such a happy duckling during the Jean (Juliet+Dean) days! BOYS BETTER TAKE FREAKING FOOT NOTES! Maybe, just maybe, I would start fishing if boys like Dean Youngblood start knocking on my freaking door. I might probably even start knocking on their doors. Literally. Okay, maybe that’s a bit too much, but yeah… You get my point right? He has to be there for you when you need him and your relationship shouldn’t just be the heart stopping, erotic, libido rising kinds. So yeah, GOOD JOB DEAN YOUNGBLOOD! I don’t care if you’re fictitious. You’re going places! Love you! So much. Really. Love. You. Call Me.
I love this book.
Food for thought: There was a film way way back, when your momma was still hotter than a chinchilla, wherein they made a movie called “Youngblood” about a hockey player named Dean Youngblood- OHMAHGAWD! Right? Anyways, he was played by Rob Lowe- a very young, hot, and totally gorg Rob Lowe, who isn’t 51 and secretly bald (Blame The Interview).
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I pixilated it for you, so we can get that image set into our minds and hearts.
HUBA. HUBA. Mika Likey.

Love your bae,

Mika Reyes
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To the PC after us and the PC after them (I’m not talking about computers)

Dear Future Prom Committee,

First and foremost, good luck! You’ll need it. Okay, not to pressure you or anything but the whole idea of a magical high school night is in your hands- like I said no pressure. Yup, no. I can’t do this anymore. There is a lot of pressure of course. If you read my blog then you would’ve read “The Truth About Prom” wherein I talk about a mythical magical night. I did contradict that statement by saying you can create your own magical night. Guess what, that “creating” I’m talking about would be 40% the promticipants and 60% the prom committee, so you guys are really really important. No matter how small you think your job is, it’ll actually be a tremendous help! No sponsorship no money, no invites no guests, no awards no winners, no decors- well hell who would want a prom with no decors? You know what I’m saying? Yeah, I know it’s a lot of pressure especially because batchmates can be a little-lot-bit judgmental but you were chosen for a reason, so I just know that you will fight for the perfect night till the end no matter how much blood, sweat, and tears will be shed. Yes, maybe a little blood, a lotta sweat (Don’t worry that’s calories too!), and a hella lot of tears! With everything said and done, I would really just wanna say good luck again! That’s all.


Particularly for the Sponsorship/Fundraising Committee…

I may not be the best person to give advice because I spent hours putting my taray voice on for company calls but ended up empty handed, so I’ll just give you tips about things I know!

  1. BE STRONG! A lot of people will think you’re just a whiny high school student asking for adult help like a little baby asking mommy for a bottle, but you’re not! You are a sophisticated business-y person in an adult world.You know what you want and you won’t take any spoon feeding cr*p!
  2. Do not be a tardy pants! Once you are informed of a project, you get on it faster than ASAP. Do not wait for a follow-up because by the time someone follows-up on you and by the time you follow-up that follow-up, you’d already be served up by your head. It would seriously be too late and that happens a lot in the Sponsorship/Fundraising Business!
  3. Do not give up! There were so many times wherein I felt so discouraged because no one was biting my line. I wasn’t getting any sponsor as in zilt! Just keep pushing for what you need and never be afraid to ask help especially from your PA.
  4. Compromise! You have to be a chameleon! Is that the right lizard? Basta, you have to be flexible with your committee mates and your schedule. If you really want it, then you’ll spare a bit of me time for work time!
  5. If all else fails, help the other committees. Make yourself useful; promote when needed, do inventories, pack souvenirs, test souvenirs, make iced tea, convince classmates, convince teachers, convince principals, convince yayas. Just do something. You will always find work to do in PromComm!

The golden rule is to have fun, guys! As long as you “love your job” (*wink* Awards Comm ’16 *wink*) you can get through the over popular prom night!


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With all my love, I bid thee goodbye and may good fortunes be brought to your prom night! 

I have so much faith in you, guys! Especially my Fundraising Babies namely; Camilo De Guzman, Kirsten Mayuga, Zoie Garcia, and their abroad head Vicky Manalo! 

Love,

Mika Reyes

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A Letter To Those Who Haven’t Been To Prom (The Truth on Prom)

Dear ladies and gentlemen,

Prom will be nothing like you expect it to be. Prom will not be an 80s Romantic Comedy or a 2010 movie released by Disney. You are not going to prom with your best-est guy friend and suddenly sneaking sweet nothings with that hunk you’ve been eyeing for the past year. You are not going to setup an amazing prom only to find out that the shed has been burned, so you have to rebuild everything in 2 weeks with the hottest bad boy in your school. Your prom will hella not be a movie. Your prom is reality and sometimes reality is simple. Prom isn’t a magic spell cast on everyone to suddenly believe that everything is alright and everyone will get along.

The girls who have judged you throughout the year will still judge you and your prom dress or your prom date, the guys who have always power tripped on other guys to look superior will still do so, and the guy who has been too torpe to talk to you all year will still be too torpe to talk to you- unless he has a little push from his friends. People aren’t going to change for a “magical night” and bad things can still happen even if its prom night. Don’t ever think that people would stop their overriding emotions, prejudices, and prideful souls for a night. Don’t think that things will go your way just because its prom- some people can be really insensitive (Yes, even during prom).

Media should really stop feeding us all this BS about prom being the day we all forget who we were for the past years in high school and just unite as one student body. The whole student body will not be experiencing a mass amnesia attack, wherein everyone will forget all the wrong doings you did throughout the years.

I make it sound as if all hope is lost during prom, but that’s not my point here. My point is that prom doesn’t create magic or spontaneous silver linings, but it creates hope; Hope that gives you a chance to try asking her out for a dance, hope that gives you the courage to grab your best friends and rave your hearts away, hope that gives you the competitiveness to try winning an award, and hope that gives you room in yourself to actually try coming out of your box.

Maybe the girl you’ve been crushing on won’t like you back, but she might dance with you. The cute quiet guy in your batch might not be the most outgoing person in the room, but he might start up a few small conversations with the people in his table. The girl who thought she wouldn’t be coming home with a bouquet of flowers that night, might be doing just that as she leaves the venue. The thing about this is that it’s all up to you. You’re given this boost of encouragement from all the beautiful decorations and people to live the moment and take it all in. You make your own night.

You do not wait for the right time to make the right move. You just do it, because if you won’t then no one will do it for you. If you want a great night, then you better do something about it. Remember it’s your night not anyone else’s. At the end of the day when you change out of your dress or suit you’ll be thinking about your experience and you will never regret anything that you’ve done because at least you tried. This is your moment to shine. Don’t let anyone take this opportunity from you.

In the event that you weren’t able to do everything you wanted to do, you should take prom as a training ground to practice daring yourself every step of the way of your life.

Good luck boys and girls!

Love,

Mika Reyes

Mika Reyes

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Catching in the Zobel Fair

Hola! 

VM Week has just ended and I must say it has been a really great fair for me. I was a catcher, an Interbatch Cheerdancer, and a member of the Media Team for Zoob. I’ve had a lot of insights during the fair about catching, since it’s my first time to be a catcher. Here are my thoughts on the allegedly child terrorizing activity in the fair.
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First things first (I’m the real-est!- Okay, old joke), I don’t like catching kids. I wouldn’t spend my God-given precious time trying to snag away little monsters who taunt me every now and then. They’d be all like, “You can’t catch me! You can’t catch me!” Well. I’d hate to break it to you darling, but I DON’T WANT TO. 
Here is an actual conversation with a little monster:
I was talking to a friend about catching and then suddenly out of nowhere…
LittleM: Don’t even think about catching me. I swear, if you even touch me something ba will happen to you.
Me: What will happen?
LittleM: It’s so bad I can’t even say it.
So I touched him…
LittleM: YOURE GONNA FU*KING DIE YOU LITTLE PIECE OF SH*T!
This was coming from a small boy.
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Secondly, It is almost impossible to catch freely; Unless, it is dance craze time. Every single one of them either has a green ribbon, a sky blue ribbon, a white ribbon, a gold ribbon, a red ribbon, or even a freaking drawn on ribbon. You know who you are. It’s been a whoops-sorry-didn’t-see-that-there moment almost every after 3 seconds. Not kidding.
Thirdly, where did all the cute catches go– more like where did all the Freshmen, the Sophomores, the Juniors, and the Seniors go? Were they hiding? Were they cutting? Were they all absent? Were they having an underground party I had no idea about- well would I even go if I knew about it? Wow mga addik. Tugs tugan kahit umaga pa!
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Fourthly, I don’t get why they want to get caught. I wanted to get caught before because I like meeting new people and doing the dare. If you think about it, doing the dare is the only free fun thing you can do in fair so why not, right? But these kids don’t wanna do the dare, don’t even communicate with the catchers, and just bail and go. I do not see the logic in that. They don’t even run when you catch them, so it can’t be for the thrill of being caught. They’re just weird. Just simply weird.
Fifthly, I still wanna be caught even if I’m a catcher. HAHA. Ironic right, but yeah. Apparently, when you’re a catcher automatically no one wants to catch you. I had to do this segment for Zoob wherein I had to be caught in each booth, but that didn’t go so well. I had to shout. I was literally telling people to catch me. I felt like a little monster.
Anyways, I think that’s it. I don’t really wanna say more because you might get bored. Hope you guys had fun in fair! I think this would be helpful if you’re planning to be a catcher or was a catcher(?)
Love Love Love, 
Mika Reyes 
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Zobel Secret Menu: #6 The Crunch on Meat

Hey guys,

Here’s the newest edition to the Zobel Secret Menu! The Crunch on Meat is absolutely cheesy, crunchy, and all at the same time meaty! It’s actually really good- even if some of you might find it weird!


You have two options.

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Pork Sisig; yummy, spicy, and an all time favorite.

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Spicy Beef; the closest Zobel could get to BonChon.

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Buy a crunchy batch of Nachos!

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Almost ready for eating!

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Cut bits of nachos and add them in the foodies!

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Now dig in!


Pork Sisig or Spicy Beef (Plate: P65 and Cup: P70)

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Nachos (P30)

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Plate: P95 or Cup: P100


Unfortunately, I might not be able to post ZSM’s in a while. I’m doing a new diet now and it’s a bit hard to drop pounds when you’re eating in the Canteen. I hope I can get back on this tho! Plus, don’t worry. I have something coming up for all of you!

Love,

Mika Reyes

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