#NewsKilig

…happens when one of your long-time idols in journalism (who also happens to belong to your office upper echelon) genuinely praises you for your work.

Gaaaah. This is so babaw, but I am so over the moon right now. :)

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#JulyHustle

The past few weeks have been exhausting. I could blame the world, I could blame work, but I should also blame myself for pushing myself to the limit, not even pausing to smell the flowers and take in some sunshine. Instead I only pause for power naps and take in the faint light from the looming sunrise, realizing that shit, another day has passed where an afternoon-to-evening shift extended up to past 4am (or, at one point, past 5am).

There’s still so much to do and I’m just too tired.

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Weekend view to avoid carmaggeddon #burgisproblems http://ift.tt/1uoUsRr

Weekend view to avoid carmaggeddon #burgisproblems http://ift.tt/1uoUsRr

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Coming up! http://ift.tt/1xaJdI8

Coming up! http://ift.tt/1xaJdI8

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Wag mong inangkla ang iyong kaligyahan sa iisang tao lamang. Dahil kung sakaling iwanan ka niya balang araw, saan ka na pupulutin niyan? 

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Happy and excited for you & your future, @kimbe_tan, alam mo yan! 😁

Pero mamimiss kita ng sobra. 😐 http://ift.tt/1rq6M1C

Happy and excited for you & your future, @kimbe_tan, alam mo yan! 😁

Pero mamimiss kita ng sobra. 😐 http://ift.tt/1rq6M1C

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Wala pa akong nauumpisahan pero pagod na pagod na pagod na ako huhuhuhu :(( #HaggardoHulyo #PostEveningShiftHustle #itneverends http://ift.tt/1n1flfX

Wala pa akong nauumpisahan pero pagod na pagod na pagod na ako huhuhuhu :(( #HaggardoHulyo #PostEveningShiftHustle #itneverends http://ift.tt/1n1flfX

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4.5 out of 7 ain’t so bad I guess? So many stuff to do, so little time. #PostEveningShiftHustle #itneverends http://ift.tt/VQa1SC

4.5 out of 7 ain’t so bad I guess? So many stuff to do, so little time. #PostEveningShiftHustle #itneverends http://ift.tt/VQa1SC

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Dumbledore's Army Reunites At Quidditch Final

More than a month ago I posted a status on Facebook about returning to Pottermore and reading about McGonagall’s backstory. Today, JK Rowling did my fangirl heart a favor with another reason to return, this time a story about Dumbledore’s Army at the Quidditch World Cup. :) AAAAAAACK!

*more fangirling ensues*

1. Buhay si Viktor Krum! Pinatay kasi siya sa DAYD fanfic hehe. I wonder who we can compare him to in the Muggle World Cup?

2. Ang bittresa talaga ni Rita Skeeter. Akalain mong may trabaho pa siya sa Daily Prophet? Pero nakakatawa yung pagkainggit niya sa coverage ni Ginny heehee. Love the ‘shaky marriage’ angle, too. And the side comment to Hermione’s hair is HILARIOUS!

3. Glad Neville & Hannah get a place in Skeeter’s piece. DAYD feelings, sorry.

4. Never change, Luna. Never change. :)

5. Charlie’s still unmarried? Could he be gay too like Dumbledore? Hehe. Chos lang.

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UP Diliman's Beach House Canteen set to close

I know my schoolmates will kill me with this, but I’ve only eaten at the Beach House twice.

The first time was in freshman year, with my closest blockmates. I remember seeing almost all tables occupied, the place full to the brim as students lined up for their share of sumptuous barbecue and rice. There was no room for those who ate alone, and since I almost always ate alone for most of my college life (plus the fact that the place is just so damn full most of the time), the delicious food wasn’t enough motivation for me to drop by and eat there again.

The second time I ate there was on my last semester in Diliman. I worked as a student assistant at that time, and one of my former professors treated me for lunch. Who would say no to free lunch? We talked about life after Maskom as we wolfed down our meals. Her tip: get into government, establish my contacts, then get into mainstream media armed with my DIY network. 

Obviously I forgot about the advice because I never got around to following it. 

But I will never forget the delicious barbecue. And the memories. Too bad barbecues and memories aren’t enough to save Beach House. 

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Bought this seatbelt guard from the supermarket. Too cutesy for my liking, but didn’t really have a choice. 😐 http://ift.tt/TBFDd5

Bought this seatbelt guard from the supermarket. Too cutesy for my liking, but didn’t really have a choice. 😐 http://ift.tt/TBFDd5

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Miriam’s announcement hits too close to home

Because I lost my grandmother to lung cancer nearly 3 years ago.

I remember the day the doctor talked to us about Nanay’s condition. It was August and it was raining. He explained a lot of things, but the words ‘stage four’ were the only ones that stuck in my head, the only words I needed to hear.

I knew my Mom didn’t have the heart to ask, so I asked about the elephant in the room. The doctor gave Nanay two months. But Nanay, being the brave and beautiful soul that she was, held on for six months. And on a gloomy Valentine’s Day morning, we laid her to rest together with Tatay as she wished.

Of course, Nanay’s lung cancer is of a different kind compared to the senator’s, but lung cancer is lung cancer and there’s that.

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2nd to the last book purchase for the year (if I can help it) http://ift.tt/1jzibnF

2nd to the last book purchase for the year (if I can help it) http://ift.tt/1jzibnF

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Chemistry like apple and cinnamon http://ift.tt/UX8CZY

Chemistry like apple and cinnamon http://ift.tt/UX8CZY

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Waiting for 🅿 #nofilter http://ift.tt/1rLXk5A

Waiting for 🅿 #nofilter http://ift.tt/1rLXk5A

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