Another Birthday

I started the day by watching the final episode of Produce 101 Season 2 and boy, was it a wrong move. I became stressed and more tired watching it. I really wish Samuel and Jonghyun will debut in Wanna One. The show ended at 2AM and I slept afterwards. I think I cried for a bit.

June 17, my day of all the days in the year. The day I am most excited for and give myself everything I want — my birthday.

I woke up around 6 in the morning and went back to sleep. I woke up half past eight and immediately went to the bathroom to take a bath — I had classes. I got downstairs to see my mom cooking Carbonara. I was running late, but I still ate. Nobody says no to pasta.

I left the house rather late and arrived in my class 20 minutes late. The professor seemed nice (although I can feel the guy will be strict once the lessons start) and motivated us.

We were dismissed at 12:30PM and my classmates greeted me. I bought them fries to somehow celebrate, although I really don’t do that on my birthday. I don’t have big celebrations and try to make the day as simple and normal as possible, although I always have a party by myself running through my mind the whole day. What irritated me after class was that a classmate kept on asking me to treat them to lunch. I was fuming.

After lunch, we went to the room for our next class and waited for a few minutes before the professor arrived. A little orientation and we were sent home. Sadly, my classmates wanted to stay for a while. I did get to take photos of the sky and plants, though, so I wasn’t too bored waiting for them.

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I got up and headed home at 3:30. I went around the mall near my house for a while for the air condition. It’s badly hot in my place. I went to the kiosk with the used books and found this book at the top of everything else. I felt like I was meant to see and buy it, and eventually read it.
I decided to go home. While on my way, I saw this newly opened bakeshop a friend told me about and went inside. I looked for a cake and they offered a discounted cake. I was looking at a chocolate cake but decided to take the cake they were offering, thinking I can buy the chocolate one some other time. It was called Strawberry Surprise and my family loves it!

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I arrived home and found only my brother and his classmates were in. I brought home quail eggs and ate it with them. I tried to sleep but couldn’t. My dad arrived an hour later and I was too upset to talk to him. I didn’t speak to anyone and didn’t get out of my room that evening.

I opened my cake a few minutes before midnight and lit and blew the candles by myself. It was nice, quiet and alone. It had a calming feeling. I spent the rest of the night playing the Kardashian game.

Oh, and I turned 21 that day. It wasn’t the best day and I was the reason why but being able to spend the day technically by myself, calmed me down. I enjoyed it. I’m also getting older. It seems unreal. I want to be able to have better and more productive days ahead.

I hope everyone is enjoying themselves and is having a nice day~

An Award in Korean Class

I enrolled to a Korean class last January and it ended last month, April. I was told by a friend that out of 25 students, only 5 of them were able to pass the course and it made me nervous.

Along with not wanting to fail, I was silently competitive. Korean language class removes my stress away and I wanted to do good in it. I did not tell anyone but I was trying to learn more than I should and tried to get high scores on our class activities so as to not fail the class.

Thankfully, all my hard work paid off. I passed the final exam in Korean class.

Although my only goal was to pass the class, on the 21st of April, a day before the graduation, I received a text saying that I was chosen as one of the best students in our class.

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Another Movie Alone

Last February 2, I went to the cinema alone for the first time this year. I went alone for the actual first last year, August 2nd, if I remember correctly and I loved the feeling, promising myself to do it again.

I bought a ticket to watch Kung Fu Yoga, a movie starring Jackie Chan. I had to choose between Kung Fu Yoga and Space Between Us but figured I should watch a Jackie Chan movie in a cinema at least once in my life. (I was only able to watch the Tagalized movies shown on local channels.)

Like last time, it was fun. I bought two slices of pizza, a small popcorn, bread, hotdog sandwich and cola. The popcorn-sandwich set had free chocolate, too.c3vhgoxuoae7tve

As the movie watching was not planned, I did not know anything about the movie I decided to watch. I only wanted to have a time alone and enjoy a movie with Jackie Chan in it. When the movie started, EXO’s Lay showed up and the fangirl in me awoke. His white skin and dimples are too much for me.

In different parts of the movie, I couldn’t help but smile over the fact that Lay was there. It was the best when he wore sunglasses. A favorite part was Jackie with the lion in the car part. It was funny. Another was the last part with everyone dancing.

As I am not good with adjectives (yet), I will not be writing a review about the movie. Nevertheless, I can say that I enjoyed the entire movie, though I had a few moments where I only stared at Lay. This would be the most memorable Chan movie for me yet. I wanted to rewatch it in the cinemas but I was short on money the weeks after.

Now, in April, I plan on watching a movie by myself again, considering I was not able to buy a ticket for the Wings Tour in MNL.

Korean Language Class

This has long been in my drafts. It would be it’s first anniversary in June. I have to publish this.

I never got to write about it, but I enrolled to a Korean language class in the Korean Cultural Center of the Philippines last May 2016. I tried out the Basic Korean first, as it’s always best to start with the basics.

It was okay at first, I knew hangeul and I already had it memorized. My only problem was the pronunciation. When our teacher taught us the pronunciation, it was like the light has shined upon me. What I thought for years as ‘right’ was wrong all along. Most of the Hangeul I knew were pronounced differently than how I used to pronounce it. It felt good to finally understand the difference of (o), and ㅓ(eo) as well a few other vowels I have been pronouncing incorrectly.

We talked about it in three sessions and then continued on to the common conversations and the grammar. It was fun, until we had too many vocabularies to memorize and sentence structures to follow. It became harder every session and, because I was still in school, it was harder to follow everything. I was tired most of the time and had more than Korean language to study.

But I wanted this so I did not give it up.

I had a hard time with listening to the CDs. Our teacher then played the CDs and let us answer the questions on the book. It seemed easy when you know the words, but as the lessons went by, they kept adding vocabularies we did not study — or I forgot. We had to translate what the voices on the CD said and I hated it every single time. It was hard, but I was thankful to have a lovely seatmate who always helped me with them.

I was able to survive the twelve sessions we had, a total of 36 hours. We had our graduation on the 20th of August and I was half an hour late to the graduation if I correctly remember. It was sad because we prepared a video and I was unable to watch it. We did win 2nd place to the video presentation/competition and won a 3000-peso worth of gift certificate to a Korean restaurant.

We were given a certificate and had our photos taken. We ate after the graduation ceremony. It was nice. The food was delicious and I had a good time with my classmates. We became closer.

Overall, it was hard but definitely fun. I had a hard time with the classes as I had school from morning to evening from Mondays to Fridays and Korean language class every Saturday morning but I was able to graduate. I learned a lot with teacher Kim and I thank her for teaching us a lot about Korea aside from just the language.

Today, I am able to understand a few sentences that I hear from Korean shows. I still have a lot to learn, vocabularies to memorize, sentence structures to permanently put in my head (their particles kills me).

If you can try learning another language out, I recommend doing so. It feels great to be able to learn and study another language and it feels like there’s a kind of connection to the country when doing so.

What I’ve Been Up To

Hello!

I have not been able to write for a while. I feel tired most of the time. I haven’t been visiting WordPress that much either.

I recently started watching the Harry Potter movies. I finished it in 8 days, and, as we, fangirls, say, it snatched me. I have not a day I did not think of Harry Potter and it is kind of scary. I also started watching the Lord of the Rings, and I got into it as well! I still haven’t finished the Return of the King, though. I plan on reading the books when I get the money to buy them. Please talk to me about them, that would be very lovely.

I started reading the Probability of Miracles last month but I started actually getting into it last week. I am currently on page 126.

I bought a bag last December 8th, after my bag of 7 months can’t hold my things anymore.

I had a few problems here and there. I can’t believe I also had a few boy problems which were really hard to handle, considering I don’t have any actual girl-friends I could talk to about them. I’ve ignored all of them, though.

I changed twitter accounts as well, which was such a shame since I loved withkoike a lot.

I updated compilelivekpop as well. I also need a few moderators to help compile live performances, the post about Looking for Moderators can be found at the top of the page.

I told myself I was going to stop buying Korean merchandise but I bought a Taiwan press version of GOT7’s Just Right.

Oh, and I finished all of the GOT7 series available on YouTube a few days before the second semester started. I fell more in love with them. My wallet is both mad and sad. Thank you JYP Entertainment for putting subtitles on your videos.

My group mates last semester has left me, by the way. They teamed up with another bunch of people, which is giving me both stress and a feeling of freedom. I am both happy and sad. Happy because I am finally free of that one guy who keeps on looking down on me; sad because I don’t have any group I can be a part of. I gotta start living on my own again. We’re still friends, though. We’re with each other everyday. I feel worse.

I still have to renew my passport and apply for Korean VISA. We just might be leaving for Korea for a week of vacation before Summer classes start.

Did I mention I am already a fourth year college student? I cannot believe it. After all the tears I have shed throughout the years, saying ‘I quit’ every single semester, all the people who thought I was not worth anything, I am halfway through college. It’s pretty awesome. I just have to tell my lazy self to back off.

Yesterday night, someone sent me these photos of the sky because they thought of me and my love for clouds. It was a nice present to receive.

I’m pretty sure I have done more, but I’ll end it here tonight. Can’t believe it’s already December, almost Christmas, only a few days left for 2016.

Bye Bye~

– Bessie

End of July, Start of August

My End of July

The last week of July has been one of the greatest weeks of my 2016! I had a lot of fun with classmates and a few other people.

Around midweek, I was offered an extra ticket to Bangtan Boys’ Epilogue in Manila. It was given to me at a discounted price, so I bought it immediately. The Friday of the week, I ate with a few classmates at Mang Inasal. It was fun. I also met another ate. We got immediately close.

By Saturday, I had my weekly Korean language class. The sessions were always fun and I do learn a lot. I wish I could continue to Elementary 1 next semester.

Saturday was also the day of BTS’ concert and I arrived at the venue past 1PM. I met up with my classmates. We went around the venue and ate at Jollibee. I met up with another one around 4:30PM and lined up by 5PM. BTS’ concert was one great experience.

After the concert, I met up with teamwaffles’ maknae, Pam. I’ve known her for two years and I finally met our baby. It was really nice to meet you, Pam! I love you.

See: BTS Concert Experience (blog to be posted soon!)

Selena Gomez’ concert was scheduled the next day. It was a regular day for most of the day. I left the house an hour after I went to church. I was alone during the concert but I met two ate’s while I was there. I’m becoming friendlier! Lol. I finally met my childhood idol. I cried lots but did enjoy it as well. I also can check off the ‘Go to a concert’ on my list of things I want to do alone.

As I was alone during Sel’s concert, I waited until around half past 6 inside Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. I wrote a poem while waiting! It was awesome. I’ll be posting about it tonight as well.

See: Selena Gomez Concert Experience (blog to be posted soon!)

See: [POEM] I Want to Write

My Start of August

August 1st was great as well. I was late for my first class and couldn’t go to class, but I went home with a box of donuts! I’ve been thinking about buying BTS’ new photo book: Summer in Dubai.

August 2nd was okay. It was stressful and sad, but I’m okay. I might not be able to go to Korea by January 2017, unlike planned.

August 3rd, I watched the Conan movie!! It was a less stressful day. I bought cupcakes as well.

August 5th will be Girls’ Generation’s 9th debut anniversary. I’m so proud of my girls.

I decided on collecting again. To other people, it might be a waste of money, but to me, it’s what makes me happy. I’ll be buying less impulsively, though! I promise! ❤

The rest of August might be great. Lots of Korean Pop groups are coming back and I can’t wait!

*Will be updating this tonight. It’s 1:33 AM and I can’t really think that straight but I’ll be publishing this now.

 

APRIL Spring Album

I promised myself I’d buy APRIL’s album as a prize for passing all of my courses for the semester and for successfully stopping myself from buying other groups’ albums, so I did. I pre-ordered the album on Kpopmart.

APRIL is my third bias female group. (I love my fairy babies with all my heart.) They’re a bunch of funny, little cutie pies. They’re talented and pretty, too.

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