Twinnies forever!

Day 18, May 18th, Saturday: Tell a story from your childhood. Dig deep and try to be descriptive about what you remember and how you felt.

with my sister and btw, that's my favorite dress as a child

aren’t we cute???

Hi, reader! I hope you don’t mind if this is the second time I’m using this photo of my sister and I. Yesterday I posted something about my childhood and like what someone said, I might have a pool of memories several years ago to choose from, and she’s pretty right about that. My life is filled with memories — both good and bad, and this girl I’m with in this photo plays a significant part in all those things.

Meet my pretty and crazy sister. She’s Joan. I have five siblings, and she’s the person I’m closest with. Because of our two year age difference, my mom treats us like we’re both in the same age. She’s enthusiastic about buying us clothes with the same style, just different colors.  People often thought we’re twins, though I don’t see the point. I’m taller and well, you can just see it for yourself. We were partners in crime and after all these years, we still are.

I’ve got a million stories to tell, and not all of them are really worth remembering. I guess I must stick with this list. This is difficult, sort of. I just want to reminisce our everyday schedule of playing. I just realized how good actresses we were at an early age!! This is funny, but I can still clearly remember what we usually play those days.

There was a time when we spent a whole day playing non-stop. This list consists of the things we did.

  • We even had a story line! So the story went like this. We act like we were friends stranded in a forest (like the ones you see in film). It was indeed a perfect timing since it’s raining cats and dogs! All our stuffed toys were gathered and we treat them as our kids. We even named ourselves differently. Our made-up car was the wood that’s firmly situated near the stairs. We weren’t thinking how dangerous that was. Of course we were playing when no one was looking, or our mom would scold us. We spoke like we had a script, and we always made sure the story wouldn’t end without a perfect ending. Those parts, I can no longer remember.
  • We were avid fans of Naruto when it was first aired in the Philippine TV. There was a scene where Ino and Sakura were in a battle and we both liked Sakura, and it took us long to decide whether it’s she or I who will play her role. Being the older one, I let her be Sakura. If you’re familiar with that anime, you’re pretty much aware how the characters are training to be ninjas. Just imagine how exhausted we were after every battle! My mom was always yelling whenever we were jumping upstairs, and she’s terrified that the light bulb might explode anytime. (the ceiling of our house there was wood)
  • Another anime we’re huge fans of is the Keleido Star. That’s about a girl whose dream was to be a famous acrobat, particularly a trapeze flyer! I tried to mimic what she’s doing. Being the ever resourceful that I am, I used our stairs as the trapeze. There was a part there where I can put my fingers, and voila! Instant trapeze. I swayed to and fro, to and fro, then… I fell butt first. Ouch, isn’t it? We even performed Swan Lake. Awkward.
  • There was also a time when we played mermaids. We used all the blankets we owned as our tails and my mom arrived home glaring at us like we’ve killed someone. Her dear blankets were caked with dirt.
  • I wouldn’t forget our mini cash register, paper dolls, brick games, little kitchen sets, fish catcher, etc.

These are just some. Today’s challenge says story, but sorry I couldn’t help it. DFTBA!

She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child. — Barbara Alpert


Happy graduation Batch 2012-2013! Welcome summer 2013!


derp faces tadaaaa. before heading to their graduation


class photo before the program


too lazy to scan the photo hahaha


sisters for life lmao

Yeheyyyyyy! After months of torment, summer vacation is finally here!! Technically, we don’t have a break because of our summer class which we are required to take, but it’s better than nothing. At least we’re taking everything lightly. Summer = no accounting subjects. Today’s our last day and we took our final exam this morning. That’s our last chance. Last chance to improve our grade in the first half. ughh I don’t know. Stressful sem is stressful. I’ve been through a lot and I know there’s more to come as I progress together with all these things and whatnot. (Sorry for the placeholders) I’m dead tired. Saturday is an 8 AM class and it’s usually good for six hours. Since we went there only for the test, we could go early. I actually did that on purpose. I mean, to go home early. I’m the designated photographer this day for my sister’s graduation. I don’t know why I didn’t bring anything. Not even my wallet or phone!! Imagine!! You can’t? I understand. So being the ever-supportive sister that I am, I did the job. I’m more than willing. I was roaming around my old school, which I just realized I missed so much, and taking photos of her and her friends. I encountered familiar faces and they seemed to try saying hi but I don’t know. I got to talk with a few old friends! They’re awesome, as always.  Oh by the way, I love my curls!! I rarely do that to my hair ohmy the feels.

The first few hours of our vacation.. this is ajkhfjasglds. No amount of words could possibly express how I feel. I’ve been dreading to rest. I miss the long hours of sleep, lighter circles around my eyes, no homework, oh what else? Everything seems to fit in during summer and I’ve got numerous plans too! Oh well, let’s see.

  • Guitar lesson! Yay my sister gave me enough dough and I’m planning to buy a Gypsy Rose Sugarpink Acoustic guitar.  It’s so purdy. For me, summer is about learning something new. Something really new in a sense that I haven’t tried it nor contemplated on trying it. Last year, I learned to swim!! Okay I still think I’m a loser for learning so late but the bottom line is that I learned. Better late than never, right? This time, I’d love to give myself the chance to know how to play any instrument. I don’t know how I am going to study but whatever. There’s Youtube or those medieval song hits I can buy in the nearby stores. hihi
  •  Driving lesson? Not sure though. We haven’t had the time to inquire about it. But I’d love to learn!
  • Book-a-thon!! This is what I really want to do. Stacks of books are waiting for me. I missed them so much. Also, I’m several books behind schedule. (on goodreads)
  • Advanced study in Cost Accounting! 🙂
  • Movie marathon too!

(Don’t mind my exclamation marks. I just love the fact that it’s summer already though the weather here in our country isn’t pleasing at all. ugh)

On another irrelevant note, Shailene Woodley was offered for Hazel’s role in the movie adaptation of TFiOS. I was surprised ’cause she’s also picked for Tris’ character in Divergent!! One helluva lucky girl. I think she can do it. But I’m really against making the book into a film. Just no. But I’d love to watch. Of course. 🙂

I have to sleep! I’m exhausted that I can’t even add more photos here. Hahaha. Until next time, DFTBA!

“Everything needs a break.”  ― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity