Back to Reality

Times up!

Sembreak ends tonight. Reality strikes back again tomorrow.

After three weeks of  a temporary and sweet escape from the academic slaughterhouse that is law school, it’s time once more  to plunge into more distress and torture.

But allow me first to savor this last night of freedom by reminiscing the break that has been. Remember the bucket list that I specially made before the vacation began?

Well guess what. Not even half of those deserve a full check mark for compliance. Hahaha! The Samar trip didn’t push through; plans of joining a bazaar were postponed; and I didn’t dress up for Halloween. 😦

But don’t think that I totally slacked off. Luckily, I found time to start editing a video for my mom’s birthday; watch at least one season of a TV series; read a book and a few magazines; and duh, update this blog. Good times come in between. And oh, I had a haircut – the one thing that I kept on rescheduling during the past months. :))

Perhaps the perfect was to describe my sembreak is this: being my sister’s personal driver. Sad life. Hahaha kidding!

Very fortunate that the second semester comes with a break halfway through it. School hasn’t even started yet and I’m looking forward to Christmas already! LOL

For a good head start for the semester ahead, I tried (emphasis on tried) to channel some serious vibe for my Lookbook outfit post for the week. Hype this one here! 😀

 

Anyway, since I made a sembreak bucketlist, I’ve decided to have one for the actual semester. Well it’s not actually a list since there’s only one item in it: do my best in everything  this time and pull my grades to DL level. Yeah, only one item, but it entails hard work – lots of it. This is a tough one, but I gotta push myself more, stop procrastinating and enjoy the thrill that learning brings. 🙂

New classes. New professors. A new semester. A fresh start.

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Sembreak Kickoff

Woohoo I’m officially on sembreak!! All exams and papers are finally done! The past semester has been my sort of transition period to law school, and I’m  glad that I’ve coped well. Generally, my study habits have improved; except for those times when I succumbed to the temptations of procrastination. Hahaha! I know I could have done better, but at least I know where to improve myself on when school resumes next month.

Anyway, after our final exams last Friday, I went to Mercato with some blockmates to celebrate. LOL! It was actually my first time there. (Don’t judge me! HAHA!) It’s a foodie’s paradise! Took me quite some time before I finally found something that will satisfy my tummy. If only I could fit an enormous chunk of food in my stomach, then I would have bought everything! Haha! Here’s what I got.

Wagyu Paella

This Mango Yakult drink really tastes good!

While strolling, I saw something I’ve been hearing good reviews about: the Krispy Kreme Burger! Will definitely try it next time!

Krispy Kreme Burger

My first time there certainly won’t be the last! Hoping to be back soon!

Went to Amber after for the Bonnie Bailey party. At first, I’m not really familiar with her. It was when she started to sing that I recognized the voice behind the face. Apparently she was the one who sang ‘Ever After.’ Then while singing the song, particularly with the part that says ‘twisted sunshine,’ she held my hand for like five seconds. I dunno what that means, but yeah, an international celeb was holding my hand! :))

Thanks to my friend Kaye for the photos below. And sorry if I look really haggard! Exam stress eh! Haha!

Bonnie Bailey

Fantastic way to usher in my sembreak! Here’s to a fun-filled 3 weeks! 😀

Sembreak Bucket List

This should give me enough motivation to hurdle through the last few weeks of this semester.

  • Samar trip to visit Faye!
  • My 21st birthday (and debut! haha) Still thinking on what to do!
  • Prepare stuff for Mom’s 50th birthday. Golden girl!
  • Sell my old stuff in a bazaar. Hopefully this pushes through!
  • Halloween!! Wondering who/what to wear this time.
  • Catch up on TV shows and movies.  Special mention: Suits and Game of Thrones
  • Peruse through the piles of unread magazines/books
  • Philippine Fashion Week S/S 2012
  • Writeeeeee.
  • Finally, start studying for second sem. HAHAHA
Anything else to add?
Woooohoo, excited!! 😀

Nerdy Blues

My first finals week in law school is roughly two weeks away from now! *cringes*

Hence, the succeeding days will be devoted to intense reading and hardcore studying. Nerd mode, ON!

What I’m wearing: denim polo (Bangkok street market), tailored shorts, socks (Topman), suede tassel loafers (Kartel), slim tie (thrifted), leather messenger bag.

Hype this look on Lookbook here! 🙂

Note the special participation of my Consti book! Hahaha!

Study Nook

For students like me, there has to be this particular place wherein one can spend countless and continuous hours of pure reading or doing school work.  Studying at home seems to be the last resort, given the barrage of temptations that may hamper one’s study routine: there’s TV, internet access and the bed. That is why, it pays to study outside – literally and figuratively. Yeah true, you might have to spend a bit. But still, it’s a good price to pay in exchange for increased productivity.

In finding such, I primarily consider two factors, namely: coziness and tranquility. Other aspects can be plus-points depending on one’s needs. Luckily for me, I have found a place where I can consider as a study nook during the course of my law studies. *drum roll please* The Coffee Bean branch in Burgos Circle. Haha! I love the vibe and ambiance of the area. The atmosphere is quiet serene and there are other law and med students studying too. Plus, the drinks and pastries are good (and not that costly) Haha!

Thanks to my friend Kooks for taking the photos below. She takes awesome photos, right? Check out her blog here. 🙂

Law books and readings make my heart jump

Taking a break from studying :))

The Studious Me

 

P.S. When I arrive there early, I manage to get the couch seats which provide me a good view of the cityscape!