Just a page from from Animorphia.
In anticipation of my HS alumni reunion this week, I would like to answer the questions that was posted in my yearbook 20 years ago.
1. What part of High School did you miss most?
My barkada. I became friends with them in my senior year. This was significant because I was such a shy girl/loner for most of my HS years. And it did not help that my face was breaking out–really awkward stage. Over the last few years, I was catching up with them. And it always seems like yesterday when we graduated everytime we see each other.
On a more personal note, I missed that time when I played the piano very well. It wasn’t much, but I considered it as my talent, a secret weapon that even the school did not know. I go to lessons every week after club meeting, allot at least an hour every night to practice. Not to mention the recitals every semester. Intense training. Eventually, I lost all that, although I think I just needed practice and the piano needed tuning. Good times!
After graduation I was not really sure what I wanted to do, but fate threw me to study in a college, although prestigious, was not my first choice. I took up International Studies, eventually loved the course, wanted to learn more, so in my senior year, I decided to take up law.
The law school journey and especially my bar journey was not easy. It is still a journey, trying to be a good lawyer. But yes, I achieved that dream, career-wise, which is actually bigger than I ever imagined it to be. I did not realize then that I wanted to be a lawyer during high school. But now that I’m here, I am actually happy that I made it despite life’s twist and turns. If only my personal life could catch up,but that’s another story.
Macarons are absolutely one of my fave mini-desserts. So when French store Lauduree opened its store in 8 Rockwell, it was absolutely love at first sight!
Also tried the Rose (milk) chocolate which is surprisingly good as well. Costs P400+, I don’t remember. Melts in your mouth.
Last Saturday, I went to the Asia Pop Comic Con at the World Trade Center. Amazed at the display and the number of people who cosplay.
But I was there only for one reason: Tokidoki’s Simone Legno, who was still gracious to sign and draw for his fans despite the stress he experienced from our customs. Nevertheless, it was all good and I had a blast!
Here’s the link to my IG post: https://instagram.com/p/71fr6gpa_k/
My Tokidoki loot: my autographed Manny Pacquiao shirt and Pixie toy. Great stuff but of course, I wished I bought more.
But wait, there’s more! He drew Cactus Kitty! Love, love Simone!
It was the first time I attended National Bookstore’s literary festival at the Raffles Hotel. I find that it had lots to offer, from discounts to meet and greet and book signing. Great marketing strategy from National Bookstore.
I never heard of Meg Worlitzer and her work. But I attended her talk and find her an engaging speaker, so I bought one of her books – Belzhar. Her work is more for the young adult classification but I am so in for easy reads these days. I actually got to meet her and she was gracious to sign my book.
I also met Kerby Rosanes who officially launched coloring book, Animophia. He is only 24 years old! I hope that he publish more of his work abroad in the future because I find his illustrations comparable with the more popular work. Maybe even better.