21 February 2013

Let's Start Reading!

It has been awhile!

I want to share with you things that are in my mind right now, but just one to be specific. I want to read books again. And for the nth time I don't know how to start on it since I have been minding all the unfinished and haven't started school projects and exams I have. However, just yesterday, in my Popular Culture class we discussed the 15 Best-selling Books of All Time that was published on the internet last 2007.

My professor had mentioned 15 as stated by the title and the number of copies sold that year backwards to when those books were released. I just want to mention 15 so you at least have a view on why I want to read again.

The 15 Best-selling Books Of All Time
15. The Catcher in the Rye
14. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
13. The Alchemist
12. The Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince
11.Think and Grow Rich
10. The Da Vinci Code
9. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
8. The Little Prince
7. Dream of the Red Chamber
6. And Then There Were None
5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer Stone
4. Lord of the Rings
3. A Tale of Two Cities
2. Xinhua Zidian
1. Don Quixote

So far, I have read 5 and a half out of all the 15 and I am now sort of encouraged to read books again. So, just today, I rummaged all the books in the house and got some that I haven't read, want to reread, and books that I just want to browse through for my remix third long exam project. And since I am like a bummer today, with me cleaning the whole house because of the mess I made and having no classes for the day per se, I want to show you the books I found.





I know, I know, some of the books are tattered na. I haven't been taking care of the others... and just placed them in places where they had gotten old by time and torn a bit by how I kept them. The new ones yes of course, as you can see are still in super good condition. teehee~

Nevertheless, there is still a reading to be read for Pop Culture entitled, Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriela Garcia Marquez and I am just at 1/70. hahahaha~ I better get forward on it by now...

Till the next!

Sapphirine






07 February 2013

Cinema Rehiyon 5

Another good day to you dear reader of this blog, I have once again injected my thoughts on new learnings of what really there is in life... annnnnnnnd if you already have read what my short introduction of myself contains which is seen on the left side of this page you'll more or less know what I will be sharing with you..





Well, we were given a chance to attend a once a year event held in UPLB called Cinema Rehiyon and it is now on it's fifth. According to cinemarehiyon.com, (hahaha, searched it pa, not fully knowledgeable about it, sorry) Cinema Rehiyon is a festival that showcase various strands of narratives that tell the diverse and vibrant culture distinct to the regions. The festival also challenges the Manila-centric view on films, both in mainstream and independent industries.

Today, with the opportunity to get to watch films of this kind, I must say that travelling so far was worth it and really craving for. If not only was getting home hard at night and if not for my friends' urges to go home and not watch the 3rd film I might have really gone to a movie marathon watching 3 films from the pack in a day.



Coming in a bit early for the second film, I was able to watch Malan (not the first part though because Chareze and I were late for it) and Taguri: The Kites of Sulu. Malan is a story of  what has happened to the tribes in Mindanao in the time of martial law here in the Philippines, with the love story of Malan, a tribal girl, and Anton, who is a activist and a campus journalist in Manila. In the end of the film show, the director was called and were asked questions. He, the director was able to mention that Malan really came from a poem which I really find interesting especially when he story told the real story behind it.

Our professors over there. Hello!~ (3rd and 4th person from the right)

On the other hand, Taguri: The Kites of Sulu, is about kites, yes, and it is a documentary about it. It contains stories of how addicted the people of Sulu are in making their Taguri's or kites wherein they make a huge effort to make and fly it, at the most forgetting or skipping meals just for their Taguri's.

It was  mentioned in the film that the people of Sulu, just wanted to live a simple life. A life wherein they only think of less things and does not aim to have a complicated life but a relaxed one. This was actually what really struck me the most. It even barged in my thoughts that I wanted to live in the provinces of Sulu, stay there and try to fly the kites that they have studies all their life making and flying one. To stay in the city and slash off all the things that make my life complicated. Thinking that it is us who make our lives difficult if we had just stayed simple witted as possible and did not long to be advanced than anybody else and more... My mind was actually so occupied while I was watching. There were just so many things that bothered me all throughout the film and made me realize and question myself on what I really know my world is.

Such eye and mind openers that made me write this so uper duper kaduper long blog post, that might have turned to a five or ten page (exaggeration only) long realization and reaction paper upon the film, if I were only to focus on that merely. But as I write this, I remember that I am making a blog post and just sharing with you a fourth or even an eight of what happened to my day. So, I end here talking about the films I had watched. *toink*





Moving on.. after we had watched the films. Time to eat! ~ It really gets you hungry for sitting a long time and just filing in you brain on what story the film encloses and decoding and understanding it at the same time. My friends and I took shots as we bonded with each other...





















We will be having our CAS week soon. They had made it February 14 again, as it's starting date~
Hoping to be able to blog more often. Till the next entry.


Sapphirine

06 February 2013

Anniv and Its All Just Play

Happy Anniversary to my blog!~ LOL
I never thought that it has already been a year!! Anyway, I would like to dedicate my post to what went on today...



So, let's start with my second class' test. To confess, I actually half studied for it and I did some sort of guessing game for that but it was really a good thing I did some of my job to read the slides given. Read lang! T^T However, my dreadful half studied test was blown away when we ate lunch and played volleyball after~ wiiiiiii~~ *MAJOR LOVE*

Soon after, (dadadadadan) we had our third class and is mind blown with all the discussion on Job Interviews. *I think I am not ready yet* Nevertheless, the best part was skipping fourth class and preparing for our game.






Just before we played :)


For our course, basketball girls, basketball boys, volleyball girls, and Frisbee are to play; good thing it didn't happen altogether. :) As for the basketball girls, luckily they won. YEY!!~~ And all else, nahh. We lost. Sad to say, but it was really fun playing volleyball, well it has always been fun most especially when you get to play with good people. :D



After the game??



picture taking!!! LOL







Do you see me and my super duper kaduper epic face? 


MMA boys with their opponent.
MMA's are the ones with blue and black.
I really want to have another match with another course but sad to say we are already eliminated from the cup and we would just have to redeem ourselves next year, if there is still a next year. LOL

A tiring day and a tiring month, even if it has just started.
 CAS week is about to come, I am sure to be busy but hopefully, 
hopefully, I get a chance to blog about that week. :)



Question!!! 
Is si Amapola sa 65 na Kabanata by Ricky Lee, nice?
 I am currently trying to read it nowadays..
Reviews are most welcome~~ :)
Comment below at com and toes. ^---^

 
Sapphirine



PS: A lengthy post from me, sorry for that.
 But I am still hoping that you read the posts in this humble blog of mine. ^--^
I actually feel annoyed why I can't get rid of my emoticons and "~", whatever you call that. 
Till next time~

05 February 2013

Shocked!

I can't believe that I have been with this blog for a very long time now! Like almost a year? Hahahaha!! Tomorrow is my blog's anniversary! I am pretty shocked actually to stay up this long. Thus, I am promising a post tomorrow. However, do not, just do not expect it to be something grand! Hahaha, maybe just a normal post of my day tomorrow. Hahaha!! XD

By the way, have I said I joined the women's volleyball for our Rizal Cup? If I haven't well, I am saying it now and tomorrow, we have a game against an opponent we do not know! :))) It is still a mystery though, we lost track of who we will be against with.

The Rizal Cup, by the way, is a fight on different sports by the different courses in school and a winner will be hailed for each sport at the end of the tournament. The sports included in this year's Rizal Cup:

Basketball
Volleyball
Table Tennis
Badminton
Frisbee 

Oh, please pray for us to win tomorrows game. :)
Till, tomorrow then..

Sapphirine


PS: Do you read my name here, as Sapphirine or Sapphire? 
People always mistake it to be Sapphire when it's Sapphirine. -______-"" Oh well..

Back to Where Things Began

I am absolutely busy this past few weeks, or not, so I was not able to blog anything lately. However, I would like to share with you happenings last Sunday when I had visited my old school and met with my high school friends-slash-classmates.




Do you somehow recognize this? I have posted something like this before haven't I however, we were not able to take pictures with it because it was always full and because of the events that day... Check it here.

This is a pretty scary shot. Why does my cam create such effects?





And before we went home.. a last group shot with everyone else who attended. It was sad, Theresa and Kathleen weren't in the pic.



I am so burnt! OMO. 
Actually we went there on a Sunday all because it is the foundation day of the school and we were invited, actually the alumni from the very first batch of students to last years. We were there too to watch a preview of the convocation the Grade X slash IV years. I must say they are good and the musical that was given to them were nice choices but still ours was the best! LOL I am too biased sorry XD.


Shall I watch this March 1? But its a Friday and I have class
 from 8:30-5:30 with only lunch as break. :(
What do you think?

Sapphirine

FEATURE TIME


A side shaved haircut does not make you less of a woman but more.




So, what brings girls getting this haircut?
 I interviewed Chareze Stamatelaky as she opens up about getting one.



Did anyone influence you onto getting a side shaved hairstyle?

CS: Yung first na nakita ko ng ganitong cut, si Cher Lloyd. Yung time na yun favorite ko yung song niya tapos ayun nagustohan ko lang yung haircut niya. Then recently we attended a Youth Empowerment sa UPLB tapos yung speaker doon si Ramon Bautista, Lourd de Vera, and si Alex Castro. Si Alex Castro yung USC Vice Chairperson ng UP Diliman tapos nagbigay sya ng talk on gender equality. Then, ganito yung haircut niya pero yung sa kanya mas shaved. Kaya lalo akong naencourage na magpacut, kasi kung siya nga natake niya yung risk na gawin yun. Di ako din.

Since when did you plan getting this haircut?

CS: Since nung kay Sher Lloyd, it’s been months na.

After getting the haircut, what were the reactions of the people around you?

CS: Yung reactions naman, natawa ako. Kasi yung una nagpost lang ako ng picture tapos may mga nagcocomment tapos yun na. Yung mga comments ng classmates ko na mga icons, smileys na surprised mga ganun tapos natatawa ako. Tapos sa school naman yung mga nakakasalubong ko gusto nilang i-touch yung shaved part. Oo, tas yung mga boys gusto din nilang hawakan natatawa ako, ayun tapos minessage pa ako in Mac yung boyfriend ko, “Yung mga classmate ko tinatanong ka daw gusto nilang makita yung haircut” ayun natawa ako parang ang big deal kasi.

How did you face the reactions of the people to you?

CS: Wala. Sabi ko sa kanila, nung sinabi kung ba’t daw ako nagpacut ng ganun, sabi ko para ma try ko naman yung ganoong haircut. At tsaka kasi boring naman kung parepareho lang yung hairstyle mo. Gusto ko naman matry tong bagong look.

Are you planning to have this haircut for long?

CS: I don’t know. Kasi tinitingan ko pa kasi baka mahirap imaintain tapos mahirap ayusin yung hair.

What can you say to the other girls who would want to venture out and try this side shaved hairstyle?

CS: I say, go for it! Hair naman yan, tutubo naman yan kung halimbawa ayaw nila. Mas maganda nga yung nagttry ng new things kaysa sa wala lang boring hairstyle. Hindi naman sa boring para lang at least, one point in your life maalalala mo yung memories na “uy na try ko yung ganyang hairstyle”, shaved head.





Here are some others who have tried it too..


Willow Smith

Keyshia Cole

Rihanna


Will you guys be up to try this kind of hairstyle?
Tell me if your going to.

Sapphirine