On My Way to Neverland

I cant put myself to sleep last night. I don't know but the sweet december air should do its magic in lulling me to sleep. I have just finished reading two books in a row. And I have again traversed the road to geekiness.

So I lie awake staring at the starless sky and in a few minutes, the rain started pouring. I pull my sheets closer and still, I cant fall asleep. I opened Pinky and started writing in my Macjournal. You know what I came up with? I came up with 10 agenda. 10 things I have to do on or before 2010. Those were silly things. One of which includes buying my mom and myself an original LV bag. But the number one in my list was to do good in my job, whatever it is. I'd be happy if I'll get to accomplish some, if not all, of the things written in there.

I finished writing in my Macjournal. Locked it with a password. Closed Pinky's clamshell and went to bed. Still, no chance. I lie in my back, in my side, turning and tossing. I got up again. I remember that I have these questionnaire on English grammar given by Maui in my not-so-active-but-quite-active-GMG-days. I got a pen and started answering page by page until I yawn and tired myself out.

I closed the lights. Started humming. Started thinking. What will I be in the next two to five years. What have I achieved by then. What. Where. Who. When. Those sorts of questions just did the trick. I journeyed in my own Neverland.

Fade to black.

A Happy Teary Finale

INT. EGI Room 21++. DAY.

ATE JAD rummages through a pile of animoism shirts. JACKIE and KAYMEE sit in the sofa.

Nakuha niyo na lahat ng cards nyo?

Yung thesis po ung finale eh, kinakabahan po kami sa grade namin.

Kaymee gets bored and stands beside Ate Jad.

Sino mentor nyo?

Ah si Dr. Diaz po.

Kaymee receives a text message. Kaymee gets hold of her phone and reads the message aloud.

Jac, pinapapunta na tayo, ngayon na, sa dept.

Jackie looks nervous.

Ha? Bakit daw?

Kaymee calls Ariane.

Hello? Ariane? Bakit?

(inside Jackie's head)
Lord, what's happening?!

Ate Jad, una na muna kami. Bad news daw eh.

Ha? Anung bad news? Ha?!

INT. EGI Stairs. Day.

Kaymee and Jackie go to the elevator area of 21st floor. The elevator does not respond. Again, on the 20th floor. Nadah. Again, on the 19th, nadah. They both go down using the stairs, sweaty and silent.

(inside Jackie's head)
We didnt plagiarize. Not even a single line. No no.
Hail Mary full of grace...
Lord have mercy...

Kaymee and Jackie reaches the 9th floor of the building. Elevator opens. They go in. A person gets-in in every floor. Jackie gets furious.

Wah! Mamaya na muna kayo bumaba!!

Kaymee, and all the people inside the elevator, looks at Jackie.

Kayms, labas mo na ID mo para tuluy tuloy na mamaya.

INT. 2nd F Miguel Hallway. Day.

ARIANE sits outside the department, with lauren, les, kat pasigan, malia, jill, sara and other commarts people.

Kaymee and Jackie arrive, gasping.

Ariane, ano nangyari?

Ariane looks stern.

Girls, upo muna kayo.

Jackie stares at Ariane. The later's eyes are glistening. Tears fall down of Jackie's eyes. Kaymee also cries.

(inside Jackie's head)
Lord ayaw kong ma-delay. Lord, huwag pong zero. Pleasee.

Ariane smiles, weirdly. Everyone beside her does the same. She shows their 13-page graded thesis proposal , with their mentor's signature and comments and the grade, 3.0

Jackie continues crying, tears of joy. Kaymee beats Ariane in the arms, and everywhere.

JACKIE (in tears):
Loka loka ka Ariane!

Palibhasa hindi ka late kaya pinag-tripan mo kami! Hmp!

Thesismates hug each other.

Fade to black.

End of Term Post

It's odd writing an entry, typing it rather, in a cellphone on a half empty theater, waiting for Enchanted in the big screen. Another me-moment I never had for a couple of months. Well guess what, the term is finally over and it was once again a "thank-God-for-friends-kind-of-term". It was mentally draining, emotionally baffling, physically exhausting.

Stories were told in screenplays, artsy fartsy stuff done in segments, drama in litelec, craft of journalism in jornpra and real lives in thscam1. I know, I know, I wouldn't have survived this term without a whole lot of people and now I'd like to take the chance to thank them all!

My uber uber friends (do I need to mention you guys?) who are always there rain or shine, my uber ebay mates and segment peeps (let's rejoice it's all over, i think we all deserve a 4.0, haha ring a bell?) my uber aunt who continuously pamper me and take me shopping when desperate times call for it, manang who cooks good dinner when mum's not around and when i arrive home in the evening from that cursed editing bay, mang norman and mang ed (i know my charm never fails me when it comes to borrowing equipments), pinky my lappy who did not die on me when i burned 5 dvds on her- poor pinky, my folks who always give utmost care and concern each time i go home late because of jornpra, and my God Who knows how hard everything is and how hard i work for them. We will receive all the fruits, come tuesday! (Kahit kabado pa rin sa Thscam1)

Whew, that's from an eight-page text message saved in my draft. So anyhooo, I enjoyed Enchanted, I mean, who didn't? True love's kiss. So cheesy, pero napaisip ako when will mine come, or will it ever come? So much with love love and love.

I also had my eye checked this afternoon. I should have done this few weeks or even a month ago, but I cannot find time. Hence, my doctor ended up giving me a looooooooooong sermon. First, my eye prescription went up. Again. From 425 to 475. It actually has a pattern. Every 6 months, my grade goes up by 50. She also said that I should stop reading or read less because my left eye according to doctora "parang gusto niyang magka-astigmatism". Lord, mas mahal ang contacts ng may astigmatism so please huwag muna. I still have books lined up that I want to finish by new year. So that's lecture 1.

Second, she found out that I've been extending my use of contacts. Supposedly, a pair should only last for a maximum of two months, but with me, since I have no time, I usually extend it to three months. She lectured me on protein build up yada yada. I shouldn't abuse my eyes by using contacts too long blah blah.

Third, use eyeglasses more often. Oo na joy, if you're reading, tama ka, tama ka. When contacts are used too long, it can cause a tear in your eyes daw so it's always better to use eyeglasses. So there, matapos akong pagalitan she gave me a set of contacts good for a year, with dates written all over the box to remind me that I need to change it on those days. And because my mom's in such a good mood, she agreed to buy me new pair of glasses. Doctora is also mabait, she gave me a Christmas present hehe.

Ang gastos talaga ng buhay. Wala pang Christmas shopping sa lagay na 'yan. Tomorrow is dentist day, Sunday shopping day, Monday fun day with uber friends(di pala tayo naka pag pictorial sa amphi with the Christmas lights and all). Wala, butas din ang bulsa! We'll go home Tuesday night. I miss hooooooome. I miss fresh air, fresh foods, fresh everything! I miss cold December nights in the province, where the only best thing to do is just cuddle up under the covers, read a book and listen to good music. Yawn. Love it.

Happy vacay everyone! Good luck on Tuesday!