Chicago Diaries

Bday Wishes

It was Kumpi’s birthday yesterday. I honestly thought it wasn’t until next month but turned out he needed to greet himself during our conversation as a reminder. Embarrassing. So Kumpi is one of my found friends in Chicago. We had the best time or rather I had the best time whenever we’re together on weekends or whenever. He was my concert buddy during Colbie Calliat’s tour in Chicago. Even though admittedly, he was kind of like half asleep during the whole thing because he found the songs real dull. Then during one of Colbie’s dreamy songs, he just looked at me and I was like dude what and told me he’d do anything this boring if it would me make this happy. Aww. He was the one who dragged me all the way to see the great Niagara Falls. Man, it was magical—both the scenery and the fact that I was with him. We also went to New York City. He had his class nearby and I tagged along and got the chance to walked in my heels—which was kind of a bad idea in the first place— around the city that never sleeps. Anyway, this guy tops everyone I met in Chicago. He is such a responsible guy and I thank him for being sober for so many night outs that we’ve had just so he could take care of my drunken ass every time. I even remember giving him a hard time one night because I was talking non-stop and I know I was starting to get on his nerve. What can I say, I was being such a girl. I love how driven he is in his career that he inspires me to be the better version of me in some ways. I like how casual things are with us, it’s like I don’t even have to make an effort to stand out when I’m with him because he doesn’t mind those things and I also am not the kind of person to change myself just for the other person. So now, I only wish for him to finally get the job and stability that he has so long been working for. I wish that I could have him as a friend for as long as it’s possible. Someday, I hope our paths will cross again because you know…you haven’t even tried eating balot. I know how badly you want to try it. Don’t worry! You’ll have your chance, Meanie.

Love,

Fats

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Chicago Diaries, Summer

Awake

Scrambled thoughts as always…

Who would have thought I’d come to like working in Springfield? It’s only my second week and I’m already getting used to live here. Although, working hours here is longer than in Chicago I guess it’s okay. I mean I just accepted it I don’t wanna complain anymore. It’s better than doing nothing at all.

I know I said I’ll be posting story about my birthday but I haven’t found the inspiration to share at the moment. So let’s skip it for now, hopefully I won’t forget it tho I have been going out ever since I turned 21. It’s what I look forward to now: Friday and Saturday nights. You know, I’m doing the things that I know I want and even though at the end of the day part of me is tired and would just rather spend the day on my bed forever, I still want to explore. Because I know myself, and I’ll regret the things that I didn’t do when I knew I had the chance. Anyho, Vegas on the first of July! Did I guys tell you that? 😬 I cannot wait! My first West Coast visit wohooo. This better be awesome.

But reality check…

Four months. Only four months left here in the U.S.A. and buhbye already. I try not to think about it because I get sad every time. But hey, this won’t be the end. It’s just the beginning for me. 

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Chicago Diaries

Springfield

Was supposed to write about my 21st birthday but I guess that could wait til I get back in Chicago for the weekend.

I’m here in Springfield for the whole week. I think I’ll be working here until my last second in the USA lmao WHY! Just a week before my birthday I was told I’ll be working outta town and I said yes–do I have a choice?!–so yeah all my plans got cancelled for my birthday. But hopefully when I come back this weekend, I’ll do something for my birthday yay. So I guess this would be my home for the rest of my working days in Illinois cause you all know about my one month grace period after this internship. I actually haven’t thought of where and what to do with my one month grace period but I’ll figure it out.

For all those who doesn’t know where Springfield is, it’s the capital of Illinois–that’s right! Chicago isn’t the capital of Illinois. Springfield is much quieter compared to Chicago which is why I’m still adjusting. It’s kinda sad of course especially if you’ve gotten used to the busy city life. I think what they have here are mostly government establishments and there’s not much to see really except for the Lincoln thingy idk much yet lol. But since I’m staying here for a little while, I might spend one weekend and get to know the city!

That’s just about it for now! But I also can’t wait to tell you about my 21st birthday. It’s just that I don’t think the story is finished yet cause I haven’t had a proper celebration so let’s wait for it and then I’ll tell ya. 🙂

 

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Chicago Diaries

Soon to be legal

I’m turning 21 on Monday. And I love celebrating birthdays! But unfortunately, this time might not have a celebration. I just got the news this Monday—a week before my bday—that I’ll be assign outta town for a whole week. Too bad, I had so many plans but yeah maybe it happened for a reason and I’ll accept that for now. Tho, who says I can only celebrate on the exact day of my birthday, right?! 

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Chicago Diaries

Fast Forward to Six Months! 

I can’t believe it. Time flies so fast! I’ve been here for 6 MONTHS already. Half a year and I’ll be saying bye to this country and be back to reality again. I honestly haven’t thought much of what to do after this but hopefully things will work out for me back home. 

For the past six months, I’ve learned to love Chicago, even its nasty weather lol. Actually, it is more of a love hate feels for this place. But what can I say I enjoy my every second here. I work. I grow. I travel. I date. What atm can a girl in her early twenties ask for more? I can only wish for the remaining six months to be nothing but meaningful! Especially…my birthday is coming and I’ll be finally legal. 

I know I’m blessed. Thank you God for this! 😘

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Chicago Diaries, Travels

Things I Look Forward To

Hello guys! Sorry for the short posts lately, I was not really inspired. I just wanted to say how hyped I am with what’s happening to me these past few weeks and for what’s gonna happen for the next couple of weeks. Here let me list down the things I’m looking forward to:

March

1. I-LEAD

Tomorrow will be the announcement for the qualified candidates to attend the 5-day leadership program in D.C. We wrote an essay about a leadership topic and then that’s it. I hope I get the chance to participate and if not, then better luck next time.

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2. Phone

I also bought a new phone—don’t worry it’s not that expensive—for a few reasons. First, I want it. LOL I need not to buy a new phone but I figured I deserve a new few things especially I’m earning my OWN money. 🙂 Second, my current iPhone is locked so I couldn’t use any carrier here on the U.S. so not net which is really hard and complicated sometimes. Lastly, my phone’s starting to crank up since I’ve had it for three years now.

3. Phone Cases

I bought this adorable fur case, sticker, and wine case for my phone. I love it and I may have splurged on it but who cares.

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April

1. Night Nation Run

This I cannot truly wait! It’s a 1st running music festival, you know, DJ’s be playing while you’re running at every station and at the end of the musical voyage there’s gonna be like a big party or something. It’s going to be so much fun, don’t you think so?! I’m doing it with Sheena so we better be ready to run a 5K.

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3. Moving in with a new family

I’m gonna be moving out to this crappy house, finally! Oh my god, you guys don’t know anything but I have been living in a hell for months now. People here are so noisy, weird, and I don’t know if they’re even human. Possibly not! I mean like how can someone be so insensitive and play their music so fucking loud in morning and before freaking sleep time. Oh yesterday morning, I was still sleeping and dreaming when suddenly there’s this music blaring to the point where I thought I was dreaming about it then I woke up. Oh my gosh, so fucking rude damn it. DIEEEEEEE!

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4. Indiana

State visit wohooo!

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5. Lighthouses visit

My friend, who also happened to be an intern, planned this trip to visit the Lighthouses nearby Chicago—I’m not sure. Actually, there’s this CHI Squad that we created and the members are all interns from across the world. We kinda go together to different places when we had the chance. So now this trip, probably we’ll go the weekend after the run. Whew, my weekends are full!

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May

1. St. Louis, Missouri

Spending a 3-day vacay in that state doing sightseeing and camping with CHI Squad. 🙂

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2. Washington, D.C.

If I’m qualified for the program, then I can go to the capital of the United States. *fingers-crossed*

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June

1. Duh, my birthday!

Seriously if you guys have any plans on staying here on the U.S. for more than a month, just make sure you’re not under 21 or else you’re gonna miss most of the fun—I mean if you’re aggressive like me.😂🙄 SO FINALLY, I’m turning 21! Did you guys know about wearing a sash and a crown when turning 21? No? Well it’s a thing here, maybe I should do it lol. 😏

Bitch, that’s gonna be me when the bartender asks for my I.D.Kx0gwvQ

2. Niagara Falls

Still pending. But would it not be amazing to see the grand scenery of Niagara Falls?!

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3. Color Run

Haven’t bought tickets we’re still thinking about it. Psyched!

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July

1. Lollapalooza

It’s amazing how the tickets sold out fast. I had to wait for like two hours just to get past through the front gate and buy the tickets. But this is so far my most awaited event. I’m so ready! 💁🏼

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2. Coldplay Concert

Sheen and I bought tix for their concert. We were aiming for a JB or Selena Gomez or Demi Lovato concert but the tickets were soaring and mostly were sold out anyway.  Let’s rock! Lol okay they’re not exactly a rock and roll band. 😂 But hey, they’re not that bad.

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3. Foam Glow 5K

Another run. Hell yeah! Sheena and I are a serious runner. 😂

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4. Las Vegas, Nevada

O.M.G. I’m 21 by that time! 😏 NYEHHEHHHEHEHHEHEHE 😈 Need I say more? And what’s great about us going there, it’s a company paid. There is this CPE convention that accountants should attend in Vegas but who says we’re required to attend that boring lecture? Lol hopefully boss won’t require us to attend the lecture and let me and Sheena wander around the Sin City. Also, there is going to be a night/ball event or something because it’s our boss’s wedding anniversary. Grand, I know!

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5. Page, Arizona

We might drive by the Antelope Canyon when we go to Las Vegas if we have chance.

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I’ll stop here for now. I remember it’s Monday tomorrow. Good night guys!

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Disclaimer: Gifs aren’t mine. 

 

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Friends

Best Night of Czarinna =)

Everyone kindly greet my best friend a happy happy birthday! She just turned 18 this 21 of September 2012. She’s the first one in our group to turned 18 =) So here how it goes

September 22,2012 3pm onward The party was to start at 6pm but we ( Maree, Angela, Kim) decided to help so we went in their house first. We thought that  she needs help in preparing things like decoration, food or something but it turns out every thing was under control. Her house was kinda big enough for 50 people so it’s good. There would be a band playing too. At 6pm Angela and Maree went back to Centro to picked up the guests which were Czarinna’s college friends. Batch mates? Unfortunately, there were two parties at that day, one was Chenchen’s <– batch mate and Czarinna’s so our high school friend had to go there first and we just picked up them later that night. The party started as soon as the guests arrived. Czarinna’s college friend got a surprise for her and we were like ‘best friends here’ cause we got nothing surprise for her.

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Anyways, after that we ate andddddddd the food was great! Every one got like second serving and the dessert HEAVEN! After those delicious moments of my life, we   went outside again and listened to the band playing and we kept talking and talking. And we got this AWESOME idea! Why don’t we let her crush come into the party since we were going to picked up the boys later that night anyway why not let him come and that’ll be the most surprising and unexpected gift for her. Genius, right? Anyways, we planned everything and make sure that Monching(Czarinna’s crush) come to the party =). Angela and I went to picked up the boys in Magsaysay. When I saw Monching, I was like OMG he’s cute. It’s just that it’s the first time Czarinna actually has had a crush on a cutie =))). When we arrived at Czarinna’s we prepared the boys for the 18 Roses and I went to the DJ for the music and that’s it. Her daddy was her first dance and her favorite kuya was the second and so on. 11,12,13,14,15,16,17 …………………….MONCHING

She didn’t know what to do and so she wouldn’t let go of Janjo’s hand

 

HAhahA! Czarinna’s face was priceless, it’s like she couldn’t believe who was in front of her. Silly crush she have on him. =) After the dance, she went speechless and turned very red HAHHA.

Unfortunately, Monching had to go =(( Sad! Czarinna was more than HAPPY that time and kept on spacing out thinking about him! Aww, cute! Anyways, after that we just went on story telling again with batch mates, singing crazy songs, playing cards. When every one was feeling bored, we decided to rest up stairs(bedroom). There were three rooms, the two rooms were for Czarinna’s college friends and the other one were for us (boys and girls). It was a long time before I drift off to sleep. The boys were trying to scare us and then giving us a scary stories. Well, guess what it worked! I guess we went all  to sleep at 4am already.

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We were woken up by Czarinna’s voice telling us that it was breakfast time. I wouldn’t leave the bed if it weren’t for her body pressing me against the bed. Ughh! She sure weighs a ton! =) We had another delicious breakfast, the food were as delicious as last night. Her college friend went home early and so we were left in her house. We played cards and did a dare  to whoever loose. Luckily, I didn’t got loose. Haha! We stayed in their’s until lunch (NOMNOM). We bid our farewells and thank you at them especially to her parents, for their efforts and everything.

That overnight party was sure fun! Two more parties to go, if ever my best friends would want a party. Anyways, reallly it was fun. I think the most FUN thing that happened was the presence of Monching. =))

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BFFFFFFFFF =))

That’s allllll and I know my English and everything isn’t good. I know that. =)) I’m still working on it.

LOVE YAH CHA RE NA! =))

P.S.

I think I might have a crush on Monching though, that ok with you?

*killer eyes* from Czarinna

Kidding.

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