PGC Day 2 – Dahlia

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Photos Courtesy of Sir Darrell Sicam

The best conversation to summarize my first impression of Dahlia and the summation of the first quarter experiences:

<from my multiply comments..>
Thea: *in post*Second year is stressful and there are too many smart people in Dahlia.
Leona: *agrees*
Jia: Why are the smart people the ones complaining about too many smart people?
Ethel: XD but I agree that there are too many smart people in Dahlia.

Dahlia is basically daring in terms of the activities we do during free periods— usually involving gyros and Dahlia board game playing. Dahlia is one amusing section because of the antics that occur each day. Dahlia is basically a fun-loving section— even more than Sapphire. Honestly, Dahlia has more funny moments than Sapphire because most funny moments in Sapphire revolve around a single person. In Dahlia, any laugh moment can happen to anyone— whether it’s the usual or the not-so common. It’s a section filled with laughs each day amidst the stack of requirements that 14 worth of units give. Having Dahlia as a second year section was a fun ride.

Dahlia was a very responsible section— responsible because everyone demanded to be a part of ay requirement. It’s not the competitive type of demanding, but rather, Dahlia was a fair section with a belief that each person needs a portion to work on in just about any requirement. People from Dahlia have a certain level of maturity and manners that no other section of mine in Pisay can compare to. I guess it could come from the words of wisdom our adviser imparts to us. Our adviser, Sir Darrell Sicam, only taught in Pisay for one year and Dahlia was lucky to have him as an adviser. He is the connecting factor of Dahlia (along with Leona’s birthday surprises).

My feelings for Dahlia have been rather mixed over the four years, but one thing is for sure, we always have a Dahlia outing or event every semester. It’s usually to commemorate Sir Da visiting us or making time for him. I thought Dahlia was so diverse that we couldn’t connect, but over the two years I wasn’t with them, I’ve come to realize that our connection comes in a different perspective— one I still cannot describe. However, I believe that my outlook & mindset towards Dahlia has turned from conflicted to positive.


A Continued Study of “The Leona Files”

What is “The Leona Files?”

The Leona Files is post I made around the middle of the first semester of my second year. At that time, it was posted in my multiply, which is really inactive right now. The Leona Files contains how Leona was at the middle of first semester and how I have observed her. In this includes ways on how to scar her, what she believes in and facts about her life in second year. Believe it or not, she did comment in this post of mine.

So what is this continued study for?

Leona went through some changes during second year and also third year since I am classmates with her once again. These changes were noted and a comparison will be done in this post. The continued study will probably be the last segment of “The Leona Files” due to it just comparing how Leona is before and after.

Where can I read the first version?

It’s on my multiply. Click here. 🙂

It’s been around a year and a half since I did that post. I believe that this is a good time to bring it up and do a comparison due to numerous changes that may happen in a span of a year and a half. You will notice that certain parts will not be added to this post. For those purposes, I really don’t know what Leona thinks of it now due to probably lack of conversing with her or I just forget to bring something like that up in a casual manner.

    1. Remember, Leona may be green, but she is innocent.

At the start of second year, this has been proven to be a fact, but over the time, Leona started getting the idea of how things work. Her innocence was slowly stripped off due to her encounters with Dahlia, Sam Fadrigalan and probably Ima Ocon since they are roommates if I remember correctly. Yet, behind all these occurrences, she has still managed to retain an innocent looking image with the new found information she has. Her mind may not be as clean as it used to be, but one thing is for sure, she rarely shows it out in public… except when Jia is around and certain topics are brought to life.

    1. Do NOT put Jia and Leona in the same room together only.

In Dahlia, the sole reason of Leona being stained is because of Jia Peña, though for Chesie, she thinks it’s Sam rather than Jia. Jia tends to use variety topics in discussions that range from topics that can be used during any group discussion to the absurd. In 2nd year, most of her questions bordered or entered the absurd. Leona, not knowing much about these absurdities, was scarred with the information until it had sinked in to her, which happened in x number of days.

Currently, it is still advisable to not put Jia and Leona in the same room, but they can be put in the same room with not much damage done to either of them. Jia and Leona can actually have decent conversations nowadays with some bordering the idea of insane wherein insane is totally random. These random topics are actually topics that are rarely talked about. For example, shiny spoons was one of their conversational topics.

    1. Leona loves the Drama

Have I ever told you the drama that happens in II-Dahlia every single day? The story is as goes– Leona and Angel were meant to be and were tied together by a red string of fate. Their love was supposed to last forever and never falter, but that was until Sam got into the picture. Sam was looking for companionship and comfort; she found that in Angel. When Sam found out about Angel having a special someone, she didn’t back down from the challenge and still clung on to Angel. This is how the “telenovela” of II-Dahlia goes.

Nowadays, the whole drama is toned down especially in III-Sodium wherein there is no such thing as drama. For in Sodium, you are either the seducer or the seduced and it is normal to have more than one prey or attackers. There is no drama; it is all seduction. So in a way, the drama did tone down. If there is a case wherein Leona would attract drama, it’d be anything that has to deal with Kate because for Leona, Kate is forever hers.

This is the end of the continued study of “The Leona Files”. There has been quite some development in terms of Leona’s personality and traits, but one thing is for sure, she’s still lovable as she is. I’ll probably stop monitoring her now like a test subject since the chances of us being classmates again are highly unlikely.

As it strikes 12mn

JS Prom of Pisay entitled VENEZIA: Solo Per Una Notte
February 5, 2011, 7pm – 12mn
@ Wack-Wack Country Club

JJ, Jeorge, Marlo, Darren, Kenneth, Patrick, Jelor
Quina, Ria Lianne, Thea

Table 18, the table assigned to me to stay at during the program of the prom. Initially, we were 10 until Quina got a date and he wasn’t in our table, so we added a chair “conveniently” to our table, so we became 11. The people in the table I was at are awesome and well, I did choose to stay with them when the table forms were being asked for. The mixture of the table was good and it kept the conversation very lively.

A fact to be brought up is that I wasn’t allowed to go to prom initially, especially during the time I had a boyfriend. Through perseverance and a little luck, I got my parents to agree to let me go. It would’ve been a waste of Patrick’s effort if I didn’t go.

To the left is a picture of me with my date who happens to be one of my best friends. We’re one of the potential soulmates in our batch. In our school, whoever you’ve been classmates with for 4 years straight is considered your soulmate. Well, we’ve been classmates since 1st year, so yeah.

I was asked to prom by him during YMSAT week, but I don’t want to go through the details about how he asked. If you know him, you’re sure that he used a guitar when asking. As for the song, back track on my posts.

He asked me to prom because I always seemed down whenever we got to the subject of prom because I didn’t have a date. He also said he wanted to make my prom memorable because it’s a special event that only happens once. We also promised at the start of the school year to make our 3rd year memorable because there was a high chance that we wouldn’t be classmates anymore in 4th year. He really is a great friend.

The whole prom event was entertaining except for the playlist, which was an epic flop and also the non-existent last dance, which ticked everyone off. It was one fun event and I have a class shot with every section of mine, from 1st year to 3rd year.

Sapphire 2012
I miss them dearly. The photo with more of us is with Rangel, but I haven’t seen her upload it, so I was able to grab this version. 🙂

Dahlia 2012
The special section that was able to have Sir Da as an adviser and have Sam Fadrigalan as their classmate before she left. They too are quite missed especially the antics of Ramon, Red and Bobbi, which in the end involve the whole class in tons of laughter.

Sodium 2012
My section this year. They’ve made my 3rd year really awesome. The mix of students in one section was so random that is actually worked. There weren’t a lot of elite gaz people in the section except for a number countable in one hand. The most seductive section ever. :”>

Now what. Prom is over and everything is back to normal. We’re all back into those school uniforms stressing ourselves out to finish all the requirements we need to finish. Our eye-bags are returning and there’s no make-up that can cover that up. A few still keep that special day called prom with them. Some through their nails, which haven’t undergone nail polish remover; others through the injuries they received because of heels and others it’s in their frontal cerebrum. One thing is for sure, prom was a night to remember right until the moment it struck 12mn.

credits to Lianne Visperas and Sir Da for photos

Surfaced Friendships

There’s always this one person in life that at the start you weren’t on good terms. You disliked each others guts or there was just a lot of friction. Yet as time goes by, you start to acknowledge that person’s presence, but to a degree of just acceptance. You had small talks, but nothing huge, but through that they slowly become a really important person, a friend. You can label this person as that, Jia Peña. Before going on, I would like to point out that the MAC has such wonders with the ” ˜ ” part of letters. All you do is press alt + n and it appears and to put the letter under, you just press the letter on the keyboard. Weee!! I am partially high.

Jia is probably one of those amusing friends I have. How? Topics we talk about are completely random and have no connection at times. That’s what she and Leona probably have in common– random topics. That’s her specialty in conversations, but its also best not to trust her to find ways to cheer you up when you’re seriously down. Though she has that as a weak spot, her randomness and idiotic antics make her very lovable. She is one of those people who have learned to embrace how they truly are and use it to their advantage. For me, she isn’t a faker. She knows how to truly be herself though at times by being herself she ends up in places you don’t want to go to.

I’d probably continue about her life before high school where things were rocky, but I did promise her and myself that I would never bring that up in my wordpress, so just thoughts about it will be kept between her and me. One notable fact, she has a knack for figuring out how people act and reply for example, she knows that I never say the words I love you to her without following up with a totally long clause about how it’s not gay. I always place that clause for precautionary measures, hehe.  I tried testing it out once, well not me but rather Maki. Jia responded in a manner that asked who was using my Y!m. Amusing. She figured out it wasn’t me. :)) I should trust her more often, not saying I don’t, but yeah.

To that Computer Science part of mine for 2 quarters, I dearly miss you as a classmate and we seriously need to start the JAVA project soon. I love you! In a totally non-gay manner because if I don’t say that all hell will break loose. xD

Always Around

Yesterday I didn’t have the chance to write a post about Reina since she was assigned to Dec. 6. Today, it’s Patrick’s turn, so I decided that I might as well do a double dosage post. Anyway, the two have something in common: they are the ones I know I can trust no matter what. 🙂

First off, Reina Adriano. She’s my so-called twin, but then that was probably due to only two reasons: we both wear glasses and we both just love anime. I don’t get to talk to her that often, but when I do it’s always those deep thoughts and “bangag” moments after every deep conversation. Reina… she’s one of those people I have the tendency to rant to. She’s my sound board in a way and I really appreciate her for that; I mean this is considering that the moment Is tart ranting, I can’t see to stop. It’s surprising she hasn’t strayed away from me or hasn’t been bothered by how I rant.

I’m really happy for her considering that she now has a prom date as compared to me, who is about 99.9% sure about not getting a prom date. I hope that her prom day will be eventful and that she’ll still be happy even though there might be a possibility that I won’t go, but that’s just me being kj or really lazy.

The person in the picture above is too awesome to be explained in just words. You have to see the awesomeness to believe it. The one and only Patrick Andaya will have a high chance of being my soulmate. Three years being classmates with each other and it makes me wonder how we haven’t been separated yet considering we’re kind of the best of friends. I remember stating at around 2nd year that if I continued on being classmates with him, I’d never get an Andaya teacher. Luckily, I passed the Food Science test and I got his mom as a teacher; now I don’t have to worry about never getting an Andaya teacher.

He’s probably that person who has noticed how I’ve changed in about 3 school years or maybe not change but rather knows whether my presence is there or not. Unlike Reina, he isn’t my sound board, but rather someone to tell bits of information to and he’d find so random comment that just happens to make me smile. I think that’s a skill of his– making people smile.

In the same light, in 3 years, I’ve seen how he’s changed. He isn’t as lazy as he was in 1st year and knows some sense of responsibility now. I have no idea how he became more responsible in the span of 3 years, but it’s a good change. I’ve also seen how fail his love life is, but I seriously don’t want to go into details about it.

All in all, Reina and Patrick are 2 out of 3 of the important friends in my high school life. Who’s the 3rd? You guys probably know who, but the day of that person’s special post is way far away from these dates. It’s best to expect around the last few days of year 2010.