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soveraine:

January

Joined the busy streets of Chinatown to welcome the new lunar year again! Norman, Jiru and I were here just the other year but we could not help but return for more. True enough, the experience did not disappoint.

January

With us were Beata,

January

my best friend Mario and his…


soveraine:

February

First time to attend UP Fair last Thursday and I am possibly not going back again. Ever. Excuse my bluntness, but the level of my social awkwardness increases when exposed to large crowds and blaring music. On top of that, I have been experiencing back pains which make prolonged…


soveraine:

February

February

February

Graduate school makes me such a social leper. There are readings to digest, theories to contest and professors to impress. To fulfill these tasks is to deny myself of a lot of things. Free time and sleep, to state the most obvious. So when Tita Cely, Haj’s mother,…

Carmela Tunay, For Real.

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(Above: Pictures are from her Facebook Account)

Ever heard of a whirlwind romance? Maybe I can compare our friendship to that. :) Who would say that a friendship doesn’t happen overnight? Well you’re wrong! I may not know her for so long but all I can say is that this girl with big plans and a big heart is making it big in the volleyball world, FOR REAL. Her name speaks for herself! She is a genuinely beautiful and talented young skater and now a volleybelle.

The night I asked Kim if I can ask Mela for advice (love advice), she did not even hesitate to give me her BB pin so I can add her. Kim is very sure that Mela could help me, it’s her ‘expertise’, she said. And yeah, we talked for like hours until we realized it’s already dawn (Meron pa siyang class ng 7 am if I’m not mistaken) and she has an exam but she has no sleep and didn’t review at all! I can remember how we prayed na lumakas ang ulan para bumaha sa UST at magsuspend ng class. We are crazy like that!

She’s very mature in dealing with relationships, although she never fails to make me laugh with her fluency in Beki Language. Maybe one of the reasons why we clicked is because beki siya, at beki rin ako. haha. After our BBM conversation we decided to meet up, just like that! We had lunch! There is never a dull moment with her. And mind you, she’s a very supportive friend when it comes to kalandian, haha. Kidding. But no, really, she’s very supportive. I remember the time when I told her I have a crush on this guy, a member of the UST Tigersharks. So what she did was she asked her UST friends if they know him and got his number!!! I can’t believe she did that for me. But of course, I did not text the guy. (I don’t wanna sound like a stalker or something). haha. Last March I think, I got a message from her in BBM, a picture of that guy in the pool. She passed by the training area and managed to fearlessly take a picture of my crush. I love you to bits Mela. haha. <3

She’s very humble and you’ll never feel she’s a volleyball star whenever you’re with her. She’s just the simple Mela that her family and friends love. Now that she’s 18, I just want her to know how thankful I am that she became my friend. I know she is a superstar in the making. I’m praying for a stronger and better career ahead of you. :) And also, thank you Kim Fajardo for introducing me to this amazing young lady. She’s TRUE, She’s REAL, She is CARMELA TUNAY! 

Love you Mela! Happy 18th Birthday!!

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What we did to welcome Easter Sunday.

We’re really craving for pasta and pizza and the thought that there are no fastfoods in Calatagan frustrates us a lot. Good thing that our friend who’s from Nasugbu, told us that there’s this place where we can find delicious and not-so-pricey Italian and Filipino Food. It’s called “Cafe de Nasugbu”.

The place is cozy and is perfect for a date, a family gathering or just a simple dinner with friends.

The waitress bragged that the ingredients of the Marinara and Carbonara are from Greece. :) The Pepperoni and Hawaiian Delight are also good. 

Indulging in a luscious midnight snack and discovering a new place we can recommend to our friends; our Saturday isn’t that bad after all. :)


flolalala:

Soon to be full time grown ups. 

© Jeanne Camille Hernandez

Went to Enchanted Kingdom with Mario, Cleve, Raine, Jiru and Norman last March 24. It&#8217;s Hell Week but who cares? 

© Raine Mateo Calucag

Went to Enchanted Kingdom with Mario, Cleve, Raine, Jiru and Norman last March 24. It’s Hell Week but who cares? 

© Raine Mateo Calucag


Where do we go now?

© Kim Pauig


Spring …

© Jiru Rada


Actually, we really went to La Mesa Eco Park to have a photo shoot and not to do our Geog 133 video.haha

Here are two of my favorite photographers from The Collegian! :)

© Jiru Rada

© Kim Pauig


Welcome to La Mesa Eco Park! Who would have thought that there is a place within Metro Manila where you can be like Katniss Everdeen for a while? 

Trying to achieve some jump shot, but I end up imitating Raine’s signature pose. (Yeah, Raine Mateo Calucag, the famous blogger. Visit her blog!soveraine.tumblr.com  ) Of course, I was not even a bit of successful in trying to pose the Raine Calucag way. :)))

© Jiru Rada

©Kim Pauig


BC 196 Fieldtrip. :) Thank you so much Cams for bringing me with you. This is the resort of Cong. Angelo Palmonez in Nueva Ecija. I really love the pool! <3

Citizen journalism, the Youth and the Elections

Hey guys! Please read and share our article regarding what the youth can do for the success of the May 2013 Elections. Know the thoughts of ABS CBN Host and Reporter Atom Araullo, GMA reporter Mav Gonzales, UP USC Councilors Jules Guiang and Mijo Solis, and UST Volley belle Carmela Tunay. :)

http://ivotecounts.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/social-media-the-youth-and-the-elections/

"And in that moment, I swear we were infinite." Or I was infinite? That was the longest three seconds of my life.


Birthday Cake. Happy birthday Tito John!! Mango Bravo from Conti’s. 


These are the musings of a 19 year-old Journalism student from UP Diliman, hoping that she could reach the world through writing. Hajilyn Javier is a member of the UP Journalism Club, UP Children's Rights Advocates League (CRAdLe) and of the UP Samahan ng mga mag-aaral sa Komunikasyon (SAMASKOM). She was also an Intern at ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.