Wednesday, November 26, 2008

How else can I emphasize this point?

It is laziness, my friends. This is the evil that has kept me from (updating) you. It is this beast that has prevented from changing the layout, uploading new pictures, posting new posts, etc. Therefore, apologies are in order. Then again, to whom am I supposed to offer my most sincere apologizes? Who actually comes and visits? I don't sense anyone.

Oh well.

Monday, August 04, 2008

May 11, 1991

As of 8/4/2008 1:30:01 PM EDT
You are 17 years old.
You are 207 months old.
You are 900 weeks old.
You are 6,295 days old.
You are 151,093 hours old.
You are 9,065,610 minutes old.
You are 543,936,601 seconds old.

As I read down the list, the numbers made me feel older... >.<

What Your Name Means

You entered: Patricia May Tuazon Cruz

There are 21 letters in your name.
Those 21 letters total to 101
There are 9 vowels and 12 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:

LatinFemaleFeminine form of Patrick: Regal; noble.

Your number is: 2

The characteristics of #2 are: Cooperation, adaptability, consideration of others, partnering, mediating. (Really...)

The expression or destiny for #2:
A number 2 Expression gives you the tools to work very well with other people. Your destiny is in the role of the mediator and the peacemaker. In many ways you are dependent on others and seem to function best in a partnership or in some form of group activity. Modesty runs deep in your nature, and you can work comfortably without recognition of your accomplishments. Often, others get credit for your ideas, and this is of little real concern to your since you are such a willing team player. As you grow in this direction, you become sensitive to the feelings of others, you are ever diplomatic in handling complicated situations. Cooperative, courteous, and considerate, you have the capacity to become an outstanding facilitator. You know how to organize and handle people. You are a good detail person because you rarely overlook anything. Tactful and friendly, nearly everyone likes you. (Somewhat true, but I'm skeptical of some details.)

The negative 2 personality can be over-sensitive and easily hurt. Too much of this number in your makeup can make you very shy and uncertain. Sometimes the excessive 2 energies makes one apathetic and somewhat indifferent to the job at hand; the ability to handle details is hampered in these cases. (The first part made me wonder. It's hard to hurt my feelings, because I probably won't even notice what you did... Lol.)

Your Soul Urge number is: 7

A Soul Urge number of 7 means:
With a number 7 Soul Urge you are very fond of reading, and retreating to periods of being alone and away from the disruptions of the outer world. You like to dream and develop you idealistic understandings, to study and analyze, to gain knowledge and wisdom. You may be too laid back and withdrawn to really succeed in the business world, and you will be much more comfortable in circumstances that are tolerant of your reserve, your analytical approach, and your desire to use your mind rather than your physical being.

You are very timid around people that you don't know very well, so much so at times that casual conversation and social situations can be strained. You tend to repress your emotions to the extend that some people have a good bit of difficult understanding you. You tend to be very selective with friends and you don't easily adapt to new environments or to new people very quickly.

The negative traits of the 7 include becoming too much the introvert and isolated from others.

Your Inner Dream number is: 4

An Inner Dream number of 4 means:
You dream of being a very solid citizen that people can depend upon. You strive for organization and predictable order. You want to be recognized as a person with a plan and the discipline to make that plan work like clockwork. (I do? I don't think so.)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Which Billionaire?

What would you do with your money?

Friday, July 18, 2008

Boredom Takes Over

Hm... Let me think... This would probably be around my 5th entry about slacking, that is if I were to continue down that path again.

So, instead of focusing on what I'm doing instead of what I should, I'll let the world know what I'm supposed to be doing. Maybe in the process, I'll figure out how to do it/answer the questions.

1. Leaves

Botany presentation time! And Nicole says that based on the lab manual it's long. As in loooooooong. >.< That scares me.

And I checked, and had it confirmed (by her) that it's actually a 13-page topic. Phew. Great relief there. Finally, I can use PowerPoint. I haven't used it yet. :(

2. Tarong - Pagsusuri at Pagmumunimuni

As I stare at the souvenir program which robbed me of 80 precious Pesos, I wonder how to put my vague idea into words. Really. I know the crossing-over theme goal-thingy was achieved, but how and by what means...? It's difficult to describe. Much more in Filipino. >.<

3. English - *insert extremely long title here* lecture summary/reflection

Argh... Now, summaries aren't particularly challenging, they become tough when the lecture you were required to listen to was something you hardly understood. Really. I hate it when lecturers use "big words" and back stories and confusion as their tools. *sigh*

All I am certain about when it comes to the lecture earlier is that it was about movies or cinemas.

4. Math - study

Yeah. After feeling bad about my long test earlier, I'm going to try to fit that into my schedule. Somehow.

5. English - research on blue roses

Ever since my Blood+ period, blue roses have been a topic of great (GREAT) interest for me. I love the idea they symbolize. Since blue roses don't exist in nature, they mean in flower language, something unattainable or etheral.

I was trying to do a bit of advanced research in library before the lecture, but once again, my topic is one that is extremely difficult to find material on. Genetic engineering relevant to flowers, which don't actually do anything. That's the thing with blue roses, breeders have always wanted to be THE ONE to breed the blue rose, but apart from that blue roses don't really have a significance. At least I don't see it.

6. Draw my messy outline

I am a proud member of CAPES.

I went to the meeting last week, and I learned of the Fully Booked prose/graphic novel/poetry contest and the CAPES moderator (I'm sorry I forgot your name! ^^;;) invited me to join. So now, I took on 1 more assignment.

I've decided to do a retelling of the Hades-Persephone myth. After consuming over 20 fanfics (of varying lengths - one-shots to 21 chappies) in one weekend, I've become obsessed with the pairing. *hearts*

Now, I've put up another challenge in front of myself. But, before I elaborate, let me put forward a funny quote from Mr. Moderator. "Writers are seen as idle ... So they create their own problems and then solve it." Ok, paraphrase.

I want to make my own version my own version. Not something based on one of the hundreds of other fanfics out there. But my own story. Actually, our lit selection today kinda inspired. Angela Carter retold the Little Red Ridding Hood story in her short story In the Company of Wolves. And although you can see the elements from the original story, it does not feel the same.

I want to achieve that. It does not matter if I don't win. And I certainly don't expect to. I'd love the 100,000, but it's not something I expect to fall into my hands.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

So Much News, So Little Time

Now, it's been over TWO months since I last posted here, and what have I got to say. A lot really. ZOMG!!

First, I would like to post my excuse. The university that hosted our BEIJING TOUR blocked several sites, Blogger, for instance, and as well, so I believe same thing went for WordPress. Hm... Maybe they fear propaganda . Free Press and Freedom of Speech (kinda, anyway) on the net.

So, now, I'd like to list the things down. I'll go into it if I feel like it.

1. Beijing Tour.

It was so fun. I learned so much. I saw so much. I met so many cool people. I will persist in using simple sentences. XD

But seriously, it lit my desire to *ahem* seriously study Chinese. At the end of my final MHCS school year, I felt embarrassed that I could hardly converse after study Chinese for most of my life. That being around 12 years. >.< So, I learned and also learned to enjoy the learning process. This is easy with a fun teacher. :D

2. THE Ateneo

I've finally enrolled. Yay! I've got 17 units (English, Literature, Mathematics, Botany, Filipino, Tennis, and... Did I miss anything?) Anyway, it all excites me. Tomorrow, I'll be moving to Eliazo Hall. I've got more stuff prepared than when I went to China. It frustrates Mom, but honestly, I hate being unprepared. Really. I really want to meet my roommates and my dormmates and my blockmates, and all the other mateys out there. >.<

I fear that I'll be all alone in the dorm room tomorrow.

3. Madok

Now what the heck is this "Madok" thing I speak of? Madok is my new MacBookPro. Yay! Which I am using to type this. Double yay! It's the first time in years (no exaggeration) I've been able to use my own computer to go online. Now, the only thing I lack is my bookmarks and my add-ons for FireFox. That's all. But all that is just a USB drive away. Which I probably have to accomplish tonight, because tomorrow, Mom's files will be 20+ kilometers away.

Anyway, time to update my files and go to bed. We have a Guidance Office testing thing tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

What the heck is wrong with these people?!

Why? Why? Why?

I drive by Mazda along Chino Roces Avenue and spot *OMG* an MX-5 in the gallery. I turn my head and exclaim, thank goodness I'm not driving. But finally these people, whoever they are, finally decided to bring the precious lovable MX-5 over. No more huuuuuuuuuge import ekek super dag-dag charges. Now when I log on to the site of Mazda Phil. P2M. Well, to give them credit it's P1,999,000.

What the heck?!

It's only $21,200 in the US, being around P800,000. Sure, a little dag-dag here and there is no big deal, but an increase in ONE MILLION PESOS is INSANE.

Now, I'm not in the habit of writing in ALL CAPS, but that only means I'm shocked and serious. OMG... There's my dream flying out the window. *sob*

All these extra charges are insane. It's probably the taxes, but this entry is about the insanity of its exorbitance.


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Reatreat Pictures download

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Kingdom of Knuffel!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Tokidoki Shopping Tokidoki Women Fornarina Black & White Retro Tennis Shoes: Apparel

No, I'm not actually shopping, but God knows I want to be. Here in the Philippines, LeSportSac has become all popular now (probably thanks to Tokidoki), but whenever I mosey over to Rustan's to check out prices, I just let out a very disappointed sigh. It's horribly expensive. Which is why I'm glad my aunt gave me this little purse bag thing, a fake Tokidoki one, but who cares right now? It's so cute. I would take a picture of it, actually, maybe I will, one day, in the future. Anyway, where was I in this short post? Ah, the sneakers, or tennis shoes as it is entitled. I've wanted the pair for a long time, but as it always is, it's (&gt;.&lt;) expensive. About 5k in Pesos. I think my most expensive pair of shoes ever cost a bit more than P4000, and I've already worn it enough that it doesn't hurt my feet too much anymore. Neko calls it my scary heels. I agree. ^^

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Sunday, February 03, 2008



The Hami Melon.

Apparently the normal melon is different. Obviously. :P


And this is a pear. A Golden Pair, says the SM price tag.


And this is a Chinese apple.


And this is a Golden apple. How this is different from the apple above is unclear for me.


Purple grapes.


Green grapes.

Back to Black

Argh! Those pretty templates frustrate me. They're pretty and all, but after like a day, they become all white and design-less. So this is how Shiny will be from now, till I can find a reliable template.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

You Are 55% Left Brained, 45% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

You Communicate Like a Man

When you communicate, you like to get to the point.
You're not afraid to say what's on your mind - and leave it at that.
Talking about your emotions drains you. You rather keep them to yourself.
You prefer solving problems to wallowing in your sorrows.

What Patricia May Means

You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.
Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.
Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.
What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

I think this is more Neko than me, although there are a few points here that I agree with.

You Need Some Blue in Your Life

Blue will make you feel calm, intelligent, and confident.
And with a little blue, you will project an aura of sincerity and loyalty.
If you want wisdom, you've got to get a little blue in your life!

For extra punch: Combine blue with brown or green

The downside of blue: Blue can make you seem more conservative and reserved than you are

The consequences of more blue in your life:

You will feel more open to the world around you
You will have a broader and richer perspective on life
You will be able to find solitude, even in the most hectic times

You Act Like You Are 22 Years Old

You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.
You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

You're still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.
The world is full of possibilities, and you can't wait to explore many of them.

You Are a Little Messy

You aren't the cleanest person in the world, but you're definitely not a slob.
You clean up when you have the time, but you're realistic about what you can get done.
Generally, you're pretty organized and tidy - though you may have a few hidden messes.
You eventually get around to making things spotless, but you do it on your own schedule!
Are You Messy?

Eh... Not so. I usually don't bother cleaning up my messes... Haha.

You Are 70% Grown Up, 30% Kid

Congratulations, you are definitely quite emotionally mature.
Although you have your moments of moodiness, you're usually stable and level headed.

What Your Latte Says About You

You are very decadent in all aspects of your life. You never scale back, and you always live large.

You can be quite silly at times, but you know when to buckle down and be serious.

You have a good deal of energy, but you pace yourself. You never burn out too fast.

You're addicted to caffeine. There's no denying it.

You are responsible, mature, and truly an adult. You're occasionally playful, but you find it hard to be carefree.

You are honest and genuine, but you are never tactless.

Battling Peer Pressure

So, why am I suddenly writing about a social occurrence, rather that simply the things I see, touch, smell, feel, and er... taste? But I do see peer pressure. Everyday. Obviously I don't just go to class and sleep throughout the day. (How would I have gotten my highest ever average for the quarter that way? ^^ 91.60 <- shocking) Peer pressure, although not outright is in our class, our batch, and definitely in our school. It probably is in yours too, that is if you still go to school. But anyway, I realized today that peer pressure isn't just about how you dress, your slang, your habits, but it also includes those little things you don't think about anymore.

When the class just suddenly decides to stand up, what do you do? Of course you join in and think that you missed something. I know I do. If one of the classmate you admire laughs at a joke, you haven't really thought about, what is your reaction? I know I just laugh.

Where was I going with this again? Er...

Ah, yeah, that we should take into consideration what we are doing. We might not realize it, but we might already be doing something unpleasant to the Lord's eyes. This kinda applies a lot to those graduating students, like me. We're leaving our tiny, kinda stressful haven, where we're pretty much protected from "bad influences”,in whatever form these may be. When we leave (and our teachers never fail to remind us how close that day is getting), we leave the safety zone. It may be pretty obvious and such, but I don't think we really realize how much we are being shielded from the world. We get bored with the monotony of our classes (speaking for myself here) and want to leave as soon as possible.I expect to have a lot of fun in uni, and actually enjoy the classes, as we are the ones to choose which ones we are to take and which not to. But at the same time, we loose the familiarity of our so-called tiny building along Pasong Tamo Extension, ahem, Don Chino Roces Avenue,  I mean. 

Too much, er, what did you call it again, routine, and life becomes boring, on the other hand, without any sort of routing, life becomes unbearable. Ok, so I'm exaggerating. When we leave big school, and go to bigger school, everything's new and exciting, and a little bit terrifying, but I for one intend to enjoy the transition... Gah! I've gone way off track again. *sigh* Anyway, my point is, college life will be, hands down, totally different from high school. I'm sure! *glances around* Yeah... No more teachers you can approach and start a "chika" kinda conversation. No more lounging around the Guidance Office during lunch. No more same set of classmates and classroom day in and day out. No more MHCS... How in the world did 12 years go by so quickly?!

Ok, so the previous paragraph was rambling and babbling rolled into one. My real point is that we're going to be in a completely different atmosphere and a new set of classmates, who will most likely have a completely different set of values. We can't just bend to what they believe in because we want to fit in and be accepted by them! If we do, what were those years in high school for? Everyone says that elementary and high school are just stepping stones towards uni (which is the stepping stone for life), if we discard the values (not only the info) we acquired during our time there, what was the point? It all becomes a waste.

People are unique beings. A person shouldn't have to pretend to be somebody he/she isn't. And you can't expect someone to fit a mold you made, just because you want them to. We don't have exactly the same DNA for a reason. We are different. Let's savor the diversity.

You know, I really did intend for this article to end up a completely different way, leading to another article about hypocrisy and stuff, but now... Ah...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pato Confessions


[x] Talked back to a teacher.
[ ] Been kicked out of class.
[ ] Worn pajamas to school.
[x] Had your tooth fall out at school.
[ ] Gotten lost in your school.
[x ] Broken the dress code in school.
[x] Failed a test.
[x] Left class without asking.
[x] Missed a whole week of school.
[x ] Thrown up in school.
[ ] Been beat up at school.


[ ] Argue with your parents a lot.
[ ] Argue with your brother(s) a lot.
[ ] Argue with your sister(s) a lot.
[x] Have your own room.
[ ] Do your own laundry.
[x] Cook dinner once in a while.
[ ] Are loud at home.
[x] Wear pajamas when you are not going anywhere.
[x] You sleep long.
[x] All you do is watch television.
[ ] Your parents are divorced.
[ ] Your family makes you cry alot
[ ] One or both of your grandparents live with you.
[ ] You can't stand being with your parents


[x] You currently dislike one or more of your friends.
[x] You are jealous of one or more of your friends.
[ ] You have known a friend your whole life.
[ ] Your friends are all taller than you.
[x] You have been ditched by a friend.
[x] You have memorized a friends phone number.
[x] You have lost/forgotten a friends phone number.
[ ] You have been to all of your friends houses.
[x] You love most of your friends.


[ ] You bite your nails.
[x] You have an odd obsession with knives.
[ ] You cannot sleep with the door closed.
[ ] You cannot sleep with the door open.
[ ] There is at least one sound you cannot stand.
[x] You write stories about mad cannibalistic serial killers (I used to. Read Akabane)
[x] You are good at telling lies.


[ ] You currently like someone.
[ ] You want to kill one of your exes.
[x] You can stay commited for an unusually long time.
[ ] You get bored of your crush/bf/gf easily.
[ ] A crush/bf/gf has called you a bitch before.
[ ] A crush/bf/gf has called you self-centered before.


[ ] You hate George Bush.
[ ] Abortion is horrible and should be illegal.
[x ] Gay marriage is fine by you.
[ ] Boys make better friends than girls do.
[ ] The beach is an excellent place for a date.
[ ] Pink is an ugly color.
[x] Needles aren't so horrible.
[ ] Human flesh tastes like fine aged veal
[x] You have plenty of secrets


[ ] Fallen up the stairs.
[ ] Someone has tied your shoelaces together.
[x] Had a nail fall off.
[ ] Captured, Manipulated, or Destroyed a soul by Ars Falcis
[ ] Had surgery
[ ] Slapped someone across the face.
[ ] Killed someone.
[ ] Someone has called you a tease.
[ ] You have been to Europe.
[x] You have worn something inside out for a whole day

Taken from Neko's site.

Friday, January 18, 2008


As Neko points out, this post was due for quite some time now, 2 weeks I think. I just haven't had the time to brag about this. >.

Anyhoo... Yipee!

FIRST AND MIDDLE NAME: Patricia May Tuazon
STATUS: Accepted

^- And that blank after the scholarship part simply means that I'm not a scholar, duh. But I'm just saying this so no one misunderstands.

Now that this is over, I can now say in a very singsongy voice, "I'm going to Ateneo!" Read that 10 times and you've got it. What else can I say? How about our batch's passing rate?

I'm not sure how many took the entrance exam, probably around 60+, but one around less than 20 got in. That's about 20%... It isn't amazing, but it's better than UP's, although worse than DLSU's. None of the results were particularly surprising. The passing rate, I mean. The UPCAT's results were released much earlier than we expected. They guys proctoring us said that it'd be out by late February, but check the UPCAT site and you see results. I'd have to say that it's a bit troublesome to search for classmates. Only 9 out of 60+ passed. *wipes sweat* When it came to DLSU, however, almost everyone passed. You know I did. :)

Oh yeah, did I pass UP? Short answer: No.

And I don't particularly care, actually. Even if I passed, I wouldn't have gone there anyway, so it doesn't really matter to me. (Neko got all tense when she heard this piece of news though. She thinks she's just as smart as I am, but I'd have to disagree. She's 14, I'm 16. She confuses me a lot with this or that, which she throws into our conversations, where I'm left asking, "What is that?" Maybe she is as smart as I am, but then again, I have a 2 year lead in age. So what does that say about us?) Where was I? Eh... *gets distracted by Samurai X playing in the background* I'm lost, I forgot where I was going... Yeah, that happens a lot.

So, now, once again, I've forgotten the point of this post, oh yeah... I got into Ateneo... Since that purpose has been fulfilled and Slam Dunk is now playing, I'll leave the other posts I've planned to make till later.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Ah, my first all caps title. You know what, I bet you that this will be a year absolutely full of firsts. Like right now, this is my first Love Earth shirt. And this is my first time visiting SM Bacolod. I've only seen one floor of one wing, and I'm not really amazed or anything. Not anything like my reaction to MoA... (Wow... It's huge...)

But lets's get straight to the hyperactivity-inducing point.


Case No. : 09689
Examinee Name: Cruz, Patricia May Tuazon
School : Makati Hope Christian School, Makati
Degree : BS-PSYC
Status: Accepted (1st Choice)

You see that. Now I'll never be a ronin. I got that from the Chobits manga I was reading a week ago. Ronin - a student who failed his university's entrance exams and has to go to "prep"/"cram" school. (I'm not sure which it is.)

I know I want to get into Ateneo and hopefully into NUS as well, but it's a stepping stone. A first usually is succeeded by, well, other similar incidents. Hopefully, in a few weeks time there'll be a "I GOT IN! - ADMU STYLE" or "I GOT IN! - NUS STYLE" something of that sort.

Ok let me now, just take this opportunity to wish everyone a prosperous new year - hopefully. Let us remain hopeful for the rest of the 360-something days.