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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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  • 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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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

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Ang Ginagawa ng Kabataan Tuwing Krismas Break

Hello guys,

Long time no talk! Anyways, I would want to share a short story before starting Ang Ginagawa ng Kabataan Tuwing Krismas Break. It’s exactly 7:37 am in the morning and I can’t go to sleep even if we had a Holiday Dinner that ended at 1 am yesterday, which is why I am now writing… in the morning. Oh God!

You’d be more able to relate to this article if you are spending Christmas at home.


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1. Nagpapa-fasyon. Kahit ang init init noong Christmas Day nagpilit talaga tayong sumuot ng Winter Fashion! Well of course, what better season is it to wear a maong jacket and not look like a Balikbayan. Grabe pa ang mga stores ngayon! Parang dapat marelocate kaagad yung mga damit sa F21 at H&M. Hindi naman sakto sa weather natin eh. Buti pa nga noong Dec. 24 maulan-ulan pa. You can pretend nalang na the rain is snow eh! Para masaya!

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2. Maground trip sa lahat ng mga kamaganak! Whether it’s, “Anak! Kunin niyo na yung mga gifts ibibigay na natin sa lola mo.” o “Anak! May family reunion/Noche Buena/Kris Kringle/Christmas Party/Family Malling/Family Ice Skating/Family Mass/Kung-ano-anong-family-eklabu tayo. Tama na yang internet na yan! Magbihis ka na.” At kung makadrive naman ang mga parentals natin papunta doon parang stress na stress mas malalim pa sa chest!

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3. Remember, kung may Family Roundtrip dapat lang may BESO BESO! O diba! Parang mga anghel sa taas o! Kita mo yan! Lahat kami naka 60 degree head tilt! Cute na cute ang peg! Dapat lang kasi super malambing at masayahin sa mga kamaganak! Kung humirit sila ng, “Iha! Parang tumaba ka…” Sasabihin mo lang, “Opo, Tita. Thank you!” Kahit sa loob gusto mong sabihing, “OO ALAM KO! Mahirap kayang pumayat noh! Grabe ka ah! Christmas na Christmas… Malamang tumaba ako! Bakit ba!”

Tapos after a while wala na ang pagkakapoise-poise sa katawan…

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It’s “Tita, what’s your wifi password?” time.

3. The wait. Ay nakow naman! This is it talaga. This. Is. It. TUH-LUH-GA. Kung maka socialize naman ang parents mo parang wala na bang bukas? Hindi ba kapatid mo yan? Parang kasi full life story ang pinaguusapan ninyo eh. This can take hours and hours and hours and hours. Grabe! Minsan, may mga Christmas parties ang mga parentals mo at hindi lang yun magkasunod pa sila kaya maghihintay ka nalang sa mga sidelines. At iniisip mo, “Grabe naman! Mas may social life ang parents ko kaysa sa akin!”

Fun Fact: In Spain they call this Sobremesa, which is the time after a meal wherein you all sit and talk.

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4. Kung Christmas Break walang pasok ang mga estudyante, dapat lang wala ring pasok ang mga parentals. You know what that means. Utos here! Utos there! Utos everywhere! Because you are the young and hip members of the pamilya you are the ones obliged to make the family games, move this, move that, scratch this, scratch that. Alam mo na yun! Joke lang, parents! Hindi niyo naman kami ginaganito ng this level!

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5. Mag matchy matchy with the family! Kung sabihin ni papa, “Let’s all wear red.” Lahat kayo dapat susunod, pero kung ayaw ni mama at sasabihin niya, “Hindi! Let’s all wear green nalang!” Lahat kayo susunod sa kanya kasi takot si papa kay mama eh, pero kung ayaw ng mga bata at sasabihin namin, “NO! NO! Let’s be a rainbow!” Walang susunod. Eh kasi naman eh, anong klaseng matchy matchy yun? Matchy matchy tapos rainbow? Isip-isip kung may time.

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6. SIMBANG GABI! Actually, I did not go to Simbang Gabi, but I know a lot of you have! I’m thinking of doing it next year! Look at this, o! It’s so cute! We had mass in Landmark tapos bigla nalang all their repapeeps started going in the chapel.

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7. Ikaw ang taga set-up ng mga techy gadgets! Ano? Ipapagawa mo yan kay lola? Baka maclick niya yung self-destruct button. Ang weird nga eh! Parang pagkatapos nilang gamitin at ibinalik sayo, naiisip mo paano nangyari toh? Kasi shucks! Gulong gulo na ang settings ng techy gadget na hinahawak mo! Minsan naman try naman nilang i-setup and after 4 months of waiting at tapos na ang pasko biglang sasabihin nila, “Eh! Ewan ko na! Ikaw nalang dito.”

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8. Kung ikaw ang taga-setup, ikaw rin ang camera man! This only means, mas marami silang pictures kaysa sayo! Kita mo nga yan! Nagfamily picture sila pero wala ako kasi ako yung kumuha ng pic! At kung sabihin mo namang, “Can you take a picture of me?” Ayaw naman nila o hindi naman maganda yung shot! Minsan pa nga blurry! Pero mommy ko kasi mahilig kaya gusto rin niyang magpicture picture kaming dalawa!

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9. KAIN! KAIN! KAIN! Need I say more? With the amount of delicious looking newly cooked food in front of you, how can you say no? Goodbye diet! Goodbye body! Goodbye hard work! Hello taba-taba-ching-ching!

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10. Ikaw ang kanilang performer kasi mahal magrenta ng banda! Ipapasayaw, ipapakanta, ipapatumbling, ipapalaro, at papantayin ka sa lahat ng gusto nilang gawin sayo! Magastos ang entertainment kaya ikaw nalang ang entertainment nila! Parang Bet On Your Baby lang toh, except it’s my apo is better than your apo! Ang larong pangmalakasan ng lahat ng mga pinsan sa Pilipinas!


Here you go! I know there are a lot more that I didn’t place in and I didn’t really proof read. So Sorry!
If you want to correct my grammatical mistakes and/or add in anything in the list, then you can just comment below and I’ll get back to you in no time!

I hope this article made you laugh!

Love,

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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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Hi guys,

For the past few days I’ve been going to this Youth and Spirit Encounter. I have attended prayer meetings, worship, confession, and I was recently re-baptized. This would sound too much for someone who doesn’t usually go to prayer meetings. I know I was a bit surprised by the dedication of the people in worship, but after experiencing the Encounter I got so into Worship.

Here is why:

1. Practically, everyone is so nice. It’s like stepping into freaking Disneyland. They don’t care about who you are or what you’ve done they’re just happy you’ve decided to join the mission. At first you’d be scared. You’d be thinking this cant be real they’re planning something, but no, darling, that’s just Gods love.

2. You get to meet a lot of people. Once you get in you’re ambushed by a dozen of people and each of those people have someone they want you to meet, so you feel like a freaking celebrity moving around like a boss.

3. The songs are fantastic, especially if you have a good praise group or band. I had no idea that worship songs could actually sound so good. I’ve been in the chorale for 5 years and we sing worship songs there but they’re all so classical. There are actually worship songs for the youth like “Alive” by Hillsong Young and Free. It’s the video included in this article.

4. Every worship makes you feel like you’re in a concert. When you feel God’s presence sometimes you stand and put your hands up and start jamming to the song. At first you’d be thinking, “What the hell are they doing? Should I join in?”, well it’s up to you. Nobody in the room can judge you. Plus, its your moment with God so anything goes as long as you let it.

5. You receive gifts! Well, not concrete gifts. Gifts of the Holy Spirit, which is 10x cooler. It’s like receiving super powers, except well they’re called gifts. Remember when they said you only use 30% of your brain? Well, it’s like unlocking the other 70%. First it would come off as scary, but after a while its one of the best things you could ever receive. Plus, the bragging rights of course. Just kidding you’re Holy now you can’t brag. Okay, just a little.

Wanna know the gifts you can receive? Check this link out. http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-are-gifts-of-the-spirit-a-bible-study/

6. Everyone hugs each other. Okay, I must admit one of my most favorite reasons for joining is the hugging because you get to hug all those fine ass looking mofos. A lot of hot people go to worship and every time you leave, take a shi*, arrive, sleep, stand up, or sit down they will always hug you. Face it tiger, you’ve just hit the jackpot.

7. This is the best reason. You get closer to God. I wish I could’ve reached out to God sooner because when you’re with him all your problems go away and that perfect love you can’t find from your boyfriend, or girlfriend, or parents, or siblings, or friends can be found in worship with God.

GO TO WORSHIP!
God Bless Everyone!

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One week of Summer: Challenge #4

Hey guys!

It’s almost the end of the one week challenge! I might not be able to post tomorrow because the challenge requires one whole day and I would only be able to edit on the day after. Thank you so much for supporting me and liking my posts throughout this whole week! Today was actually a really good day.

Outfit:

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It’s me and Aren again for today. We’re going for the summer is here hippie look as you can see. As you also can see, I look fabulous while Aren looks constipated. Just kidding. Maybe.

Food: Hippie’s don’t eat food. We’re vegetarian, fruitarian, lacto vegetarian, flexitarian, vegan, pollotarian, pseudovegetarian, and all the -tarians you can think of.

Challenge: Today’s challenge wasn’t tiring or requires a lot of will power. We took a bit of a mellow turn and made a cover of Ingrid Michaelson’s You and I. The link is down below. Don’t worry it’s still kinda funny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jBc6vyOsTw&feature=youtu.be

Now, I will make kwento. Today was a really good day. I went to the Candy Office and we had a meeting on things I can’t say and then the whole COC14 ate in the pantry. I really love the candy girls.

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I bought everyone pizza from SnR as my birthday eat out. Then guess what happened.

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Yup, the pizza got stuck on the pizza box. Ew. Also, vain-ness that happened too. Double ew. Just kidding, love you girls.

When I got home. I was surprised my twin best friends came to my house earlier that day and dropped off a cake. I was so shocked. I thought everyone forgot my birthday because my whole house is like, “Oh yeah! Your birthday is tomorrow na pala! It’s so fast noh?”

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Thank you Dale and Ella for the wonderful pre-birthday surprise! 

 

Remember to tune in on Saturday for the last challenge of the week! Bye guys!

 

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