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Share 11 random facts.
Answer 11 questions from the nominating blogger.
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11 Random Facts About Me
- I love lying around in a room, doing mostly nothing aside from reading and occasionally standing up to get food. :3
- I hate all kinds of nuts. Peanuts, pistachios, cashews… All those stuff. I don’t have an allergy, just a very strong dislike. :)
- I may look like a cold-hearted person but I actually cry easily. (like, if there’s a sad thing or something)
- I’m excited for our prom next year!! :D
- If I like a song, I like it. I can go from listening to Thnks fr th mmrs to Taylor Swift then Of Monsters and Men and then Ellie Goulding. :> Yeay songs!
- I am easily amused by the littlest of things.
- I will probably not trust your opinion on things anymore if you prefer movies over books. That’s just not right.
- I like going to school, I just don’t like actually doing anything. XD
- I love eating things that are very sweet and very salty. Diabetes and kidney stones are looking bright in my future. T_T (but I drink LOTS of water anyway so…)
- There are lots of things I don’t want to talk about/ sensitive topics. :))
- I am not good at anything! Hooray for being so useless. :(
I have been nominated by two bloggers so I will answer a total of 22 questions! :)
Our second day was reserved for our Kyoto-Nara Tour. We ate breakfast at McDonalds. I love love love the designs on their paper bags and cups! (I’ll try to make a separate post next week, after I have blogged all ten days of our trip.) Morning was reserved for Kyoto, and the afternoon was for Nara. We visited three different destinations at Kyoto.
The first one was a shogun palace. Taking photos inside was strictly prohibited so there’s not much pictures. I swear I loved this one! It was really interesting knowing about all these. They showed us the different rooms inside the palace. There are sliding doors and creaking floors. There’s a receiving area, where gifts to the shogun were received by the ministers. There were also rooms painted by young artists of their time. There was even two beautiful rooms painted by a 25-year old. The design was a big pine tree. It was very pretty. :3
There were also rooms where the tasseled red door handles indicated that there are bodyguards hiding, ready to attack if the shogun is in danger. Amazing, right? They even showed us the room where the shogun rested, ate, and slept. I love how sturdy the floors are, no matter how old. The floors creak when you walk on it, so the people inside would be alerted if there’s an intruder. Kyoto was previously the imperial capital of Japan. Shoguns were the leaders and dictators. There was a bloodless revolution that happened when they changed the capital to Edo (which is now known as Japan; I love how I knew that because I read it in a Magic Tree House book before). :)
Next, we went to a Shinto Temple. It is said that people go here mostly around January to February, which is the exam season for high schools and universities (entrance exams). They go there to pray for success, to pass the exams. Shintoism and Buddhism are mostly the religion in Japan. Shintoism is something about the nature and ancestors. We tackled it once last sophomore year. Actually, we didn’t just tackle it. My classmate and I even reported it to the class. I can still find our powerpoint presentation in our Sampaguita facebook group if I wanted to. :D
I just recall random words… (Misogi, Matsuri, Bushido Code, Torii) Hahahaha! Anyway, the temple was pretty interesting as well! We were mostly walking around the place, looking at things and taking lots of pictures! I’m not sure if that temple was the Kitano Tenman-gū. I think it is… :)))
The was a location where it looked so pretty and so my sister and I took lots of pictures. This is just one of those. Hahaha! :) After that, we went to the Kinkaku-ji or Golden Pavillion. Our tour guide told us that Paul McCartney once paid a lot of money to spend his honeymoon here. Lol.
There was a lot of people there! The road was one way and it went around the palace. You could get lost in the crowd, but you would be heading towards one exit so you won’t remain lost forever. We had vanilla and green tea ice cream afterwards. It was very tasty! (the vanilla, that is. not the green tea. I didn’t like it that much. :P)
We had lunch afterwards! It was a small buffet that included chicken, macaroni, fries, and some other stuff. It marked the end of our Kyoto Morning tour. We had to transfer buses afterwards, to a Nara Afternoon Tour. We headed to Tōdai-ji, a Buddhist temple. It reminded us of our trip to Thailand many years before. There was a large statue of Buddha inside. (You can search it on Wiki!)
While walking towards the temple, we encountered a lot of deers! There were just roaming around the area. I was like, “Oh dear!”. Heh. Anyway, we were given around 20 minutes free time to just roam around and take pictures. Needless to say, we maximized every minute of it. I removed my jacket because it wasn’t that cold and because I realized I look better without it. =)))
We stopped at another location. It was the Kasuga-taisha or Kasuga Grand Shrine. It was another Shinto temple. There’s not really much to see. I saw rice wine and this some kind of board where you put wood and there’s some writing in it. The higher amount of money you donate, the higher the position of the wood with the writing. There was a lot of spots perfect for taking pictures, though! Below are just two of the many pictures I had. :))
Heh. =))) After that, we went to a souvenir shop. We didn’t buy anything, just took more pictures. We headed back to the hotel. I sounds simple but it’s not. Nara is far from Osaka so we had to ride a lot of trains to get there. It was difficult, but fun. We then got our stuff and and went to Universal Studios. We were to stay at Hotel Kintetsu for two nights and three days. We left our luggage at our rooms, rested for a while, then went out again and roamed around the area. It was night so it was a lot colder than it was in the morning. We went to the hotels around the area, some of the shops, and even bought breakfast for the following mornings. We also did another thing…
You guessed it! We took lots and lots and lots of pictures! <3 Yeay for this cute family picture. :3 After that, we slept and prepared ourselves for a great day ahead. :D
Day One - October 26, 2013
Our flight to Japan was on a Saturday. We had to get out of the house to go to the airport at 2AM. I had classes last Friday so it meant that few hours after I get home would be our departure from the house. My sister and I went out to get our nails done and long story short we ended up getting home at 12 midnight. Instead of getting few hours of sleep (like I planned) I didn’t get any sleep.
I woke up at around 5:30 AM Friday morning, and I was still awake 24 hours after that, but with constant random napping, which meant that I still didn’t have my proper sleep. I was so sleepy that I can fall asleep standing, and would be jerked awake when I lose my balance. It was really cranky and all. I slept while waiting for the airplane, and while on the plane. Like I said, constant random napping. I really needed to sleep and sleep and sleep. It was what I really needed at the time.
Upon reaching the Kansai International Airport, we got our luggage and headed out to go to the Hotel Granvia Osaka, where we would be spending one night. It was a lot colder outside than inside any establishments. Instead of air conditioners, there were heaters. Our hotel was near to the Osaka Station City and Daimaru, a big department store.
We ate lunch at a certain floor where there were many places in which you can eat. We ate Chinese and Japanese food. Lol. After that we just went around the mall to look at things. That’s simply what we did. It went on for a long time, and after that, we went to Cafe de Grace to have an afternoon tea. I don’t know how it happened but we just did.
We had super delicious scones with cream cheese and strawberry jam, sandwiches, Royal Milk Tea and Earl Grey Tea, and other stuff. It was around 5PM that time so there weren’t many people inside. We didn’t really chat and eat the food slowly like teas are supposed to go, but it was still fun! Who would’ve guessed that my first tea party would be here? Not me, that’s for sure. XD
After our tea party, we went around the mall some more and then we went back to the hotel to rest. It was around 8PM when we decided to get out again to walk around the mall some more. I really wanted to go to the 13th floor of Daimaru because Uniqlo and Pokemon Center Osaka was there, but we found out that it closes early. At that time I was very disappointed because I really wanted to see what was inside the Pokemon Center. We went out of the mall and ventured out into the cold evening air. Took lots of pictures and then headed back. It was a very tiring day even if it sounded like we didn’t do much. Before reading and feeling sleepy again, I managed to read a few chapters of one particular book. I slept soundly that night. :’)
This month of October, our school held four contests among year levels. Yeay GZ for having a place in all of them! <3 <3 <3
- Jingle-Making Contest - Champion
- AVP Contest - Champion
- T-shirt design Contest - 1st runner-up
- Bulletin Board Contest - 2nd runner-up
Here is the medal I received for winning the AVP Contest. I was the chosen representative of the class. You guys will be able to view the video on our school’s website (or so the AP coordinator says). It gets updated few times a year so I doubt it, but yeah if not I’ll just try to upload it on YouTube (but I stll doubt it ‘cause internet is not fast enough to upload a 5-minute video) HAHA. :D
Here is a typography I made on a notebook using a Blue Pilot Acroball Pen and Purple Titus Pen. I swear, the lyrics of Little Talks can be quoted all the time. Every line is just so wonderful and I just want to make lots of typographies, but unfortunately I’m not really good at it. XD
I watched Dear John when I got home. I cried lots of tears, and I really did expect that. I love Amanda Seyfried so much like omg. :’) :’) I loved the part where she sang "Little House" because I’ve loved that song for a long time even though I’ve only watched the movie now. :"> It reminded me of the time when I tapped the beat of the song and Jaemee sang it and it sounded really good but I was too shy to blog about it that day so I’m waiting for the right opportunity to blog about it. XD I loved the movie. ♥ :)
And now, I’ll wait for Friday to end so I can finally celebrate a stress-free week! (fourth year of high school is really stressful. don’t let anyone tell you otherwise hahahaha they’re either liars or lazy people that lets other people do all their dirty work) XD
Pagtapos ng talumpati bukas, okay na, wala na masyadong problema. :3 (Take note: Sobrang nakakakaba po nun like omg to the highest level) Super excited na po ako sa sembreak. Syempre walang classes, meaning walang stress, tas ang dami kong dinownload na magagandang libro. Hayyyy kung pwede lang magdala ng gadgets magdadala talaga ako ng iTouch para magbasa ng libro eh. Walang cellphone cellphone, wala naman akong tinetext ever eh. XD BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS SEMBREAK SEMBREAK SEMBREAK <3 <3 <3
We went home two hours earlier than usual! And then the house project that we were supposed to turn in tomorrow was moved to November 4! And our section won the jingle contest! So many reasons to be happy, right? THERE’S MORE!! <3
I was too busy with school work that I forgot to read Revealed (P.C. & Kristin Cast). It was released last October 15. Teardrop (Lauren Kate) was released yesterday. I checked other books on Goodreads, and it turns out that the second installment of a certain trilogy was also released on October 15! THAT MEANS I HAVE THREE GOOD BOOKS TO READ!
AHHHH THIS IS THE LIFE! THERE ARE SO MANY REASONS TO BE HAPPY!! This day is too wonderful to be true. :’)
88 daw po highest na grade namin sa Filipino exam. <///3 Malamang hindi na ako kagad highest. Ano nalang kaya grade ko? 85?! HAHAHAHAHA <//3 On the other hand, ang lowest daw namin sa Trigonometry ay 91. Ang dali lang po kasi nunn talaga sobra. <3 <3 RIP na po talaga sa ibang grades ko. Dasal dasal nalang para sa kasipagan sa third quarter.
What is disappointed sa sarili? HAHAHAHA :(((