Summer in a Nutshell

Summer in a Nutshell

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After 3 years in BS Biology with in-between summers being occupied by required courses, I finally had a taste of vacation.

Two months away from plant & animal specimen, scientific journals, laboratory works and caffeine overload. Though some of my classmates enrolled for a few slots this summer saying that they wanted a lighter load this coming schoolyear 2012-2013, I refused to do the same.

…I said to myself.
Mind supersaturation is not my specialty! I knew my mind would explode if I won’t stop even for a while. Weighing things out, I’d rather spend my summer time with people, keeping our relationships fresh and vital, than with books that I’ve been with almost everyday of my life for the past 3 years. I have not missed any requirements in the past, hence I believe I deserve a 2-month break! πŸ™‚

A couple of my relatives came back home. Family gatherings were here and there. There was always something to look forward to~~

Midnight Mercatto

Resorts World

My Birthday 

Movie Marathon w/ Cousins At Home

Shangri La Restaurant

And a whole lot more. Keeping in touch with my nuclear and extended families are what I like best when relatives come home from abroad. The last gathering I had was with my cousins. We went to Gerardo’s in Panay Avenue to just chillax. We also had a few drinks.

I bonded with Montessorians almost everyday of my summer vacation! We tweet, text, FB-Message all day long! We can even do all 3 simultaneously!! More so, we hang out almost every other day~~ Sweet life!

Who wouldn’t be soooo close as this when we had been classmates since our kindergarten days? I had studied in Maria Montessori School of QC from 1995 to 2009. I’m lucky enough to have classmates who also were that loyal to the school! LOL~ Here are some pictures.

Roadtrip ; Starbucks; WildLife Park

Feeling-Kids at Taguig! 

JADS Reunion!~ They are my girl-friends since 6th Grade! I love these girls soo much! 

MMSQC Batch 2009 Reunion 

After the hang-outs, there was no night nor day that we did not text/tweet one another. That’s how deprived we were before of communication~ College has changed us so much when it comes to what we consider as priority.We get to be busy in school that time is already passing by without us knowing.

Here comes the schoolyear again. We may not have the time to contact one another like we used to do just this summer especially coz most of us are ‘graduating students’,nonetheless, it doesn’t change a thing or two in our friendship. We’ll always wait for the right time to bond again~β™₯  I’m grateful for having a bunch of friends like them! πŸ™‚ They keep me sane.

I visited my UPM Blockmates even if I was away from the University! Of course, I also miss them! Here’s a bunch of friends who can talk anything under the sun. Our talks range from the most obscure topic to anything scientific! Bright minds are β™₯ They have been my companions ever since I entered a new phase that is college and I have shared quite a lot of memories with them.

With them, I realized that YOLO!! So do rebel sometimes! ;)) I will never forget our trips down the South! =)) And the times when we go home late… super late! Through thick and thin, we make powerpoint presentations, we make our almost-weekly scientific reports, we dissect specimen, we culture microorganisms, we study for finals, and we… CRAM A LOT. :)) The last thing I guess is the most exciting part!! :))

I met Bloggers!~ Just yesterday, I met three blogfriends in Trinoma — Mel, Clint, and Mei. That was my very first bloggers meet-up & I enjoyed it! We were like resto-hopping that time! :)) Mel & I met at CoffeeBean first while waiting for the other 2… We roamed around Debenhams then finally met Mei & Clint.  We had drinks at La Mesa Grill and had a chat about the right time to love CHOS! Yes… bloggers can click in an instant!! :))

Then we ate dinner at Bon Chon. We were having a turmoil on what to order though LOL. Clint was the one who ordered everything =)) Mel had this idea of making our names using the chicken bone left-overs.  Clint’s pic is “DRU” Three-letter words only!! Although it should be ‘Drew’ =)) Then we headed to Jack’s Loft~ Two guys joined the picture over there tho~ Jordan (in grey, standing) and David (in blue, sitting)~ They are Montessorians/my HS Classmates as well who happened to pass by Jack’s Loft~

Reconnecting with People… I did this because I know that after quite some time, life will practically just pass me by. I might miss the most important social gatherings or even not have a full grasp of my time. I will miss social interaction at its best! I will miss just being a bummer. I know that will happen sooner or later, coz after my pre-med course, a long journey will still be ahead of me~ I pledge to become a doctor, and it’s no way an easy path. Soon, I need to balance it all… πŸ™‚

But for now, I’m enjoying life as it is! Thank you for making my summer a BLAST! 

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15 thoughts on “Summer in a Nutshell

  1. The best thing about being busy for a long period of time is the rest after. Being able to just hang-out and not stress over requirements is really a breather.

    Sobrang nakakawala pa ng stress lalo na pag naeenjoy mo yung time na magkakasama kayo, esp with family. Samin din kasi halos bihira lang makumpleto dahil may mga kanya-kanyang buhay na. Kaya iba talaga yung moment kapag magkakasama kayong lahat.

  2. Hayy buti ka pa nga eh nakakaalis alis ng bahay. Ako tlaga as in 0% walang summer getaway, walang mall tour (mall tour talaga?) ehh ako na talaga ayaw gumastos. haha as if naman may pang gastos ako di naman pwedeng aalis ka ng hindi gagastos diba?

    Mas nasstress ako ngayon dahil sa paguwi ng sis ko. Masiyadong masikip tong bahay para samin lalo na pag nandito siya. Gusto namin umalis ng bf ko. Masiyado kasing makontrabida sis ko. Although namimiss ko makipagbonding sa kanya. Pero syempre ayaw ko ng bonding na puro sermon. Sino bang matutuwa dun lol.

    Naiinggit ako sana may ganyan din akong family. -.-
    Yung supportive at hindi ka tinatapakan. One thing I hate about my sis eh nakatungtong lang masiyado ng mapagmalaki. Then pag nagreact daw kami sa mga masasakit nyang salita, sasabihan pa kami ng SENSITIVE lol.

  3. At least sis nakapahinga ka this summer. πŸ™‚ Konting tiis nalang yan! Ako mahaba pa! Haha and buti pa kyo nakapagmeet up na! :)))) Sa sembreak tyo ah! <3

  4. Ate Sandy! I'll be taking the same course as yours, siguro it's really hectic. It's good to have time for yourself and relax. We should always reconnect with people so that we'll never lose them. You're like one step closer in graduating! Goodluck and advance congrats. I have like 4 more years before I step to Med school. Wooh Go Future Doctors!

  5. WOW! Parang ang dami dami mo na nagaw ah at inenjoy mo talaga ang break mo. Haha. Tama lang yan. Sulitin dapat kasi babalik ulit sa school. Nakita ko photos nyo ng bloggers. Inggit akoooo πŸ™

  6. Aww, it's so sweet how close you all with your extended family members! ^^ Unfortunately it's not the same in my family … A lot of them are estranged or have basically disowned us. We are the black sheep of both sides of the family, it seems.

    Sometimes, ((Like when I see how much fun you have with their extended family,)) I feel sad about it, but most of the time, I'm quite relieved. Whenever we all got together for family gatherings it was almost always extremely stressful and forced. It was better when I was a little kid and didn't notice this kinda stuff! ><;

    But oh, now I've went and told you a whole long sob story about my life. I apologise, I didn't mean to start a depressing comment! x_X;

  7. I liked how protective you are of your family. Even blurring their faces sis. πŸ™‚

    Ang cute na makita yung picture nyo nung friends mo since elementary. I also have the same friends since elementary. πŸ˜€

    Seemed like you had a fun summer.

  8. Ang saya naman ng summer mo. Sa dami ng pangyayari parang di bagay yung title! Haha di kasya yan sa nutshell. hahaha.
    Family gatherings are the best talaga. Buti ka you spent your summer with them. It feels good to bond with them and reconnect lalo na kung matagal mo ng di nakakasama. Ako hindi because of OJT at malayo din kami sakanila.
    Reunions with HS friends. Isa yan sa mga di ko nagawa. Buti ka close mo lahat ng naging friends mo since kindergarten since magclassmates kayo ever since. Haha ako kasi palipat lipat ng school kaya ayun nagkalimutan na hahaha
    Nagulat ako, first bloggers meetup mo pala yun? Akala ko bihasa ka na haha Well siguro nga nagclick tayo kaya feeling natin di first time. Hahaha. Resto hopping din naisip ko nung time na yun. Si melle kasi parang di mapakali sa isang lugar lang. hahaha

  9. I can totally relate with you. I've been working and studying for the last two years. I'm planning a holiday to one of the places in SA I've never been to or a holiday to Thailand – I need the break.
    The close bond with all of your family is really so awesome and cute. I wish I could say the same about my own family, but we all really just lead our own lives and talk literally once in a blue moon.
    At least you had a great time with them all πŸ™‚ that is what is important πŸ™‚ cute photos – you all look so happy!

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