The Baker bid farewell

 

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This morning I was so thrilled that September is finally here. I got busy about the projects and the plans that I have for my blog readers and friends. I was engrossed…  Couple of hours later, my smile faded and and it turned upside down. Life indeed has its ways on how to make you appreciate the simple things and joy that we felt by giving us a little tug in the heart.

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Here Ye! Here Ye! September is Here!

Hello birth month! I am so thrilled and excited because August sucked the life out of me, and September is something that will regain my life. Well you know what they say, “New Month, New Life”.

Anyway, since this is my birth month, I have come up with an idea to have a little game for you my dear readers. This game gained its popularity couple of years back and has improved with the power of social media. Say hello to *drum rolls please* The Tequila Dramedy’s 30-Day Photo Challenge!!! *applause*applause*and all that sound effects*.

 

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I want to be your reason and the because of your whys.

 

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For once, I wanna be the reason why he cuts his hair

just because I told him to do so.


The reason why he eats something just because its my favorite food.

The reason why he buys a shirt because its my favorite color.

The reason why he falls asleep while holding his phone at night.

The reason why he loves something he used to hate because I love it.

And lastly, I wanna be the reason why he smiles, laughs.

I wanna be the BECAUSE of his every WHYS..


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To have and to hold.

Sixteen years ago, I planned my own wedding. I remember very well what my color scheme would be, and what my order of ceremony would be.  I remember I wanted to be married at the age of 24. Unlike any other girls, I never want it to be grandiose. I wanted mine to be simple, solemn, and private. My guest list was short for all I wanted is to share that special moment with my family and closest friends, and future hubby’s as well.  I was thrilled by the thought that my marriage will be the same like my parent’s unbreakable vow.

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Say hello to my new body mod!

March 2, 2014: I went to Ayala Center Cebu to meet a new friend. He was really cool and we really clicked. We had coffee and talked about random things. We shared a few pieces about our lives. I’ve learned a lot from him. I’ve learned that even though there are perks when you’re part of the military, there are also heartbreaking difficulties. Our conversations were both serious and random. He is really cool and I am glad I didnt freak him out with my weirdness. When we were about to go separate ways to call it a day, he  suggested to go look for a pro who could do my “long-overdue-dream-piercing”. I really thought he was joking, but I guess it doesnt apply much to a military men because he was so dead serious. He said, we have to get it done today to commemorate our “friendship day”. Hahahaha.. We’ll something like that.

So we went around Ayala to look for a good deal. We went to the basement, as suggested by one of the sales girl, and look for Maanyag Spa. I am beyond thrilled! It’s been a long time since I got a piercing. So I excitedly filled up the form and went inside the booth. I actually wanted to do 3 piercings but I think my ears are too small. Even the girl who is did my piercing had a hard time doing the first stud. The piercing took about 30-45 minutes. And this is what my piercing looks like…

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Panaad sa Negros 2014 Schedule of Activities

The “Queen of All Festivals” is here! With this year’s theme:  “Organik na Negros: Rising to the Challenge of Globalization in 2015″

Panaad sa Negros 2014 Schedule of Activities

 

Pre-Panaad Activities

Search for Lin-ay sang Negros:

  • March 29 – Press Presentation & Skills Competition (Robinson’s Place Bacolod)
  • March 30 – Festival Costume Parade & Mall Fashion Show (Robinson’s Place Bacolod)
  • March 30 to April – Annual Derby/Panaad Bulang (Panaad Covered Court)

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Be inspired. Don’t lose hope.

This speech was delivered by a La Sallian engineer in one of the graduation ceremonies at the UP College of Engineering.

“Ngayong araw na ito, sa ating pagtatapos, mayroon akong dalang Transcript of Record. Ang estudyanteng may-ari ng transcript na ito ay nag-aral sa De La Salle University. Sa unibersidad na ito, kapag ikaw ay isang undergraduate, may ID number ka na nagsisimula sa “94”at pataas, kung lumipas ang isang buong school year at umabot ka sa 15 units na bagsak, masisipa ka sa paaralan.

Ang transcript na hawak ko ay mayroong 27 units ng bagsak. 12 sa mga ito ay tinamo ng estudyante sa iisang schoolyear lang. Ang isang subject ay kadalasang may bigat na 3 units. Kung iisiping mabuti, isang subject na bagsak na lang ay pwede na masipa ang estudyanteng may-ari ng transcript na ito.

Ang speech na ito ay hindi ko ginawa para i-acknowledge ang paghihirap ng ating mga magulang sa pagpapaaral satin. Hindi ko din ito ginawa para maghayag ng political statement,o kumbinsihin kayo na huwag umalis sa bansa at tulungan itong makaahon. Ang speech na ito ay para sa mga normal na estudyante na kagaya ng may may-ari ng transcript na hawak ko, dahil madalas, wala talagang pakialam ang unibersidad sa mga achievements nila. May mga awards na gaya ng “Summa Cum Laude”, “Best Thesis Award” at “Leadership Award.” Pero ni minsan, hindi pa ako nakakakita ng unibersidad na nagbigay ng “Hang-on and managed to graduate despite nearly getting kicked-out during his academic stay” award.

Maaaring isang malaking kagaguhan ang konseptong ito para sa karamihan. Bakit mo pararangalan ang isang estudyanteng bulakbol, bobo, tamad o iresponsable? Hindi ba dapat isuka ito ng unibersidad? Ito yung mga tipo ng estudyanteng walang ia-asenso sa buhay, hindi ba?

Ayun. Natumbok niyo. Iyun na nga ang dahilan. Madalas, pag ang isang estudyante ay may pangit na marka sa paaralan, lalong lalo na sa kolehiyo, nakakapanghina ito ng loob. Nandiyan yung tatamarin ka mag-aral, nandyan yung iisipin mo “Ano pa kayang trabaho ang makukuha ko? Call center na naman o clerical? Ba’t kasi ang bobo ko. Kung matalino lang ako, sana, sa Proctor and Gamble ako, o kung saang sikat na kumpanya.”

Mas mahirap ang dinadaanan ng mga estudyanteng bumabagsak. Kahit na sabihin mong kasalanan nilang bumabagsak sila, hindi ninyo alam kung ano ang pakiramdam ng ganun. Madaling sabihin na “Kaya mo yan, mag-aral ka lang,” pero alam ba natin talaga ang sinasabi natin?

Kapag ang isang estudyante ay bumabagsak sa unibersidad, nandiyan yung tatawanan niya lang yan. O di kaya naman, ipagmamalaki niya pang “TAKE 5 NA KO!!!” o “Pare, magpi-PhD na ako sa Anmath3/ Calculus/etc.” Pero hindi alam ng mga isang Summa Cum Laude kung ano ang nasa isip ng isang normal na estudyante sa tuwing matutulog ito at alam niyang pag-gising niya, kailangan niya na namang ulitin ang isang subject na nakuha niya na sa susunod na term.

Kaya ngayong graduation, ang speech na ito ay inaaalay ko parasa mga estudyanteng lumagpak, muntik-muntikan nang masipa o yung sa lahat ng paraang pwede,ginawa na para lang makatapos. Gagawin kong patas ang mundo para sa inyo kahit isang araw lang. Kahit ano pa ang sabihin ng ibang tao, kesyo kasalanan mo man na pangit ang marka mo o muntik ka nang makick-out, saludo ako sa hindi mo pagtigil sa pag-aaral. Saludo ako na may lakas ka ng loob na harapin pa rinang mundo kahit alam mong hindi ito magiging patas sa iyo. Saludo ako na kahit pangit ang transcript mo, taas noo ka pa rin ngayong graduation at proud na proud sa sarili mo.

Ano ngayon ang mangyayari sa mga graduates pagkatapos nitong graduation? Ayoko nang puntahan yung pwedeng mangyayari sa mga Cum Laude. Baduy. Alam mo namang may patutunguhan ang buhay nila e. Pero dun sa mga lumagpak, ano ang meron?

Maaring makakuha kayo ng mediocre na trabaho lang. Pwede ka rin swertehin, baka makapagtrabaho ka sa magandang kumpanya. Madami pang pwedeng mangyari. Huwag kayong mawalan ng pag-asa. Kung nung college, nagtiyaga kayo e ba’t titigilan niyo yung pagti-tiyaga ngayon?

Pwede ring ganito: Mag-aral ka ulit. Ipakita mo sa kanila na kung sisipagin ka lang, malayo ang mararating mo. Subukan mong patunayan sa kanila na kapag pinilit mo, kaya mo ring abutin yung naabot nila. Na hindi ka bobo, kundi tinamad ka lang.

Baka sabihin ninyo, drowing lang ako.

I’ve been on both sides. Naranasan ko na ring lumagpak, at muntikan na din akong masipa. Naranasan ko na ang umulit ng 4 na beses sa iisang subject. Naranasan ko na ang masumbatan ng magulang, kapatid at kung sino-sino pang propesor na walang pakialam sa pakiramdam ng estuyante.

Naranasan ko nang hindi makatulog ng maraming gabi sa pagiisip kung paano ko na naman sasabihin sa magulang ko na maybagsak na naman ako. Kaya alamko ang pakiramdam ninyo.

Akin ang transcript na ito.

Pagkagraduate ko ng college, ano ang ginawa ko? Eto. Nagtrabaho muna ng konti, taposaral ulit. Kuha ng Masteral sa kurso ko. Hindi para sa trabaho o kung ano man. Kundi para patunayan sa sarili ko na noong mga panahong bumabagsak ako, tinatamad lang ako.

This is a rebellion. I raise my middle finger to every professor, over-achiever, naysayer and detractor THAT TOLD ME THAT I CAN’T MAKE IT. I raise my middle finger to every valedictory or graduation speech that only gratifies the university, those who were achievers in school or those who gratify the country when it’s supposed to be the graduate’s moment of glory. You are supposed to acknowledge EVERYONE. Even those who failed many times.
Kaya sa inyong mga graduates na medyo hindi maganda ang marka, para sa inyo ito. Kung kinaya ko ito, kaya niyo rin to. Imposibleng hindi.”


Tequila’s Note

I saw this on a Facebook page a year ago.