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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)


  • 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.

picture taking

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).


  • 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! 🙂


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!


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! 


Mika Reyes


Zobel Secret Menu: #5 UZBS (Ultimate Zobel Burger Steak)

zobel secret menu

Hello everyone!

I wasn’t able to write in so long- again. I’m really bad at being a blogger. I never really write at an average rate and I don’t update my blog. Oh well, I’ll just share when I want to share. Today’s ZSM is the UZBS or the Ultimate Zobel Burger Steak, inspired by the Jollibee UBS. It sounds a bit ordinary, like it wasn’t well thought of but it is! UZBS; U(You)-Zee(“The” in an Italian accent)-BeeSss(Best)- YOU THE BEST! Because this recipe really is the best!


Buy a burger steak with rice and a tray of french fries.


Place the fries on top of the Burger Steak.


Voila! You have a UZBS! It’s actually really really easy.


Hint: Dont stop there! Keep adding in more fries as you eat your UZBS for a tastier lunch!

Burger Steak on plate (P70)


Tray of french fries (P35)


I am so happy about this recipe because I really love the Ultimate Burger Steak in Jollibee- Don’t judge! So yeah, I hope you guys enjoy it! 


Mika Reyes

If you have anything to say or to suggest, we can always talk about it! Here are the links so we can stay connected!

Ask me: ask.fm/Mikababes

Let’s talk on twitter: https://twitter.com/_mikababes

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you can even follow my sister’s tumblr: sophiareys.tumblr.com

or if you’re afraid of her, then my best friend Dale’s tumblr: http://insert–joke–here.tumblr.com/


You know I just want you to follow, so please do!


Zobel Secret Menu: #4 Sundae Funday

zobel secret menu

Hi guys,

I’ve been MIA from the blogging world for 2 weeks. I apologize for my absence and for the heart stopping anticipation of the next secret menu. Can you believe it? It’s only the fourth secret menu and I haven’t really dedicated myself to the campaign. Talk about irresponsibility. Sorry! Anyways, here is the oodnes to goodness, tummy pleasuring Sundae Funday;



All you need is 3 packs of chocnut, 3 scoops of ice cream in a cup, and a chocolate fudge brownie.


Place the fudge brownie right on top of the ice cream scoops.


While the Chocnut is still in the wrapper, crush it with the palm of your hand, open up the wraps, and place it on top of the concoction! Voila! You have made a Sundae Funday! Enjoy!

3 Scoops of Ice Cream in a Cup (P75)


Fudge Brownie (P25)


3 pieces of Chocnut (P5)

= 105 pesos

I suggest that you share this meal with a friend. It’s a bit expensive, but totally cute if you share! 

With much love- even if I was MIA for 2 weeks,

Mika Reyes

If you have anything to say or to suggest, we can always talk about it! Here are the links so we can stay connected!

Ask me: ask.fm/Mikababes

Let’s talk on twitter: https://twitter.com/_mikababes

or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Idontplayvolleyball?ref=hl

you can even follow my sister’s tumblr: sophiareys.tumblr.com

or if you’re afraid of her, then my best friend Dale’s tumblr: http://insert–joke–here.tumblr.com/


You know I just want you to follow, so please do!


From Highschool to College in One Day: DLSU Student Media Congress

Hey everyone,

For those who didn’t know, we had DLSU’s Student Media Congress last July 25-26. I was a delegate of De La Salle Zobel and I must say, it was unbelievably amazing. Truly an incredible experience, especially for a high school student. Here’s why;

1. If you’re still in high school, like me, you’ll be able to experience the “college feel” first hand. Meaning; you’ll be able to switch classes, buildings, and classmates. You’ll make more friends and you’ll have an excuse to ask that cutie for directions. #LandianNa

All of these beautiful people became my friends during the second day of the Congress. Everyone was incredibly friendly and nice! They weren’t at all intimidating. Even if I was years younger, I felt as if magkaberks na kami!

Me: Happy Tea? I love Happy Tea! OMG! I love their rock salt there, yung caramelized pa! 

Chardy and Isabel: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Anong Happy Tea?

Me: Ayy! Joke lang, Happy Lemon!

Chardy and Isabel: HAHAHAHA! Hindi rin yun! HAPPY T! As in Happy Thursday! Obvious nga highschool pa! 

2. If you’re taking Engineering, Medicine, Business, or any other course that is totally unrelated to Media, but you have a heart for the limelight this is the best place to (be)gin. *wink wink*

3. You get to enroll in different exciting workshops and they have A LOT of workshops! The packages are; 2 competing workshops, 3 non-competing workshops plus 1 competing workshop, or 4 non-competing workshops- well if I’m not mistaken it’s something like that, but I’m probably wrong about the 3 non competing, so check out their Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/DLSUSMC?fref=photo

I wasn’t able to enroll for the workshops before the second day because I was in my retreat during the first day of the congress, so I wasn’t able to register. But it’s okay because I got some pretty awesome classes even if some weren’t my first choice. The classes I took were Newspaper Operations, Blogging as an Influencer’s Driving Tool for Change, Wattpad: Redefining what it means to be a reader, and Disk Jockey 101.

3. The speakers for the workshops weren’t unaccomplished, lonely ass, I-have-nothing-better-to-do-in-my-life people. They were so fantastic, you’d think they’re inhuman. 

The speaker of “Newspaper Operations” was Ms. Marichu Villanueva, Associate Editor of The Philippine Star.

The Speaker of “Blogging as an Influencer’s Driving Tool for Change” was Mr. Anton Diaz, Founder of the Philippine’s #1 Travel and Food Blog ourawesomeplanet.com and Co-founder of Midnight Mercato.

The Speaker of “Wattpad: Redefining what it means to be a reader” was Ms. Louisse Carreon, Philippine Ambassador of Wattpad.

The Speaker of “Going Viral on Social Media” (A Class I didn’t take) was Ramon Bautista-My idol! So why didn’t you take the class, Mika? and if you didn’t get the class then how’d you get the selfie? Good Question and an even awesome-r story. I was on my way to Wattpad class mopping around about missing Ramon Bautista’s class when I saw him taking pictures with a bunch of girlaloos on the other side of the road, so like any other fan girl, I crossed the road running to him screaming, “YOU’RE RAMON BAUTISTA!” like he didn’t know his own name. I told him my situation and he said I could come to his seminar siya na bahala, but alas, the event organizers told him I can’t. I didn’t wanna push it so I proceeded to my next class. 

The Speaker of “Disk Jockey 101” was DJ TonyToni, member of Magic 89.9’s Boys Night Out.

The Second Speaker of “Disk Jockey 101” was DJ Jojo, Magic 89.9’s Love Survivor.

4. Career wise, the SMC would probably be the best thing you could ever do to jump start your way into the business. In a way almost all the speakers have helped me. If not by deciding what course I would take up, then by giving me tips on my endeavors and promoting my work!

Mr. Anton Diaz has helped me the most. He promoted my blog post “HOHOL tayo sa DLSZ” on his Ourawesomeplanet Facebook and Twitter. 

DJ TonyToni and DJ Jojo both followed me on Instagram and DJ TonyToni gave all the participants his calling card in case we’re interested in joining the Magic of 89.9. He also gave us exact tips on how to make a demo. Spot me in the picture!

5. After a long day of working hard, we Lasallians surely know how to make up for that. We also party hard! This closing ceremony seemed like the Bomb-S, but unfortunately I would never know because I wasn’t able to go! Here’s the poster tho;


Well, that was my experience during DLSU’s Student Media Congress. What was yours? Feel free to share and repost this article with the hashtag #MySMCExp

Creds: Some pictures came from the Student Media Congress Facebook

Love you all,

Mika Reyes