Short Musings #1

In this world full of copy cats and wannabes,

Be Original 

Stay in your lane and create your own dreams. 

We are unique and smart in our own way. 

Following other people’s footsteps is good and flattering but we must remember to make our own path in life.

 

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HAIM: Not your Mainstream Girl Group Musicians

If I would be asked to choose between Fifth Harmony and HAIM, I’d choose HAIM any time of the day.

Wait, who is this HAIM I speak of?

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HAIM is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles. The band consists of three sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim who are joined on stage by drummer Dash Hutton. The three sisters were active since 2007 but it was just last year when I fell in love with their amazing style of music, thanks to John Green’s movie adaptation of Paper Towns.

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UST Senior High School Week

Last February 14-18, 2017, University of Santo Tomas held its very first UST Senior High School Week…and it was pretty exciting for an event happening for the first time.

Before:

Senior High School students of University of Santo Tomas has been anticipating Senior High School Week ever since it was announced that we’re going to have one. This event got me curious (and I’m sure I’m not just the only one), I have no idea how SHS week will go. I’m thrilled for the parade and booths but they were all cancelled a week before the event. That got me bummed because I think those two will be the life of the whole week.

Faculty members and students were cramming and stressing (the fck out) a week before SHS week. Exhibits weren’t ready, the production team has only two or three days to practice their performances, and some students are sent to different places to buy materials for our strand exhibits.

During:

The SHS Week opening was my favorite part of the week. It started with a Eucharistic Celebration at the Quadricentennial Pavilion followed by the most blood pumping, adrenaline part of the opening, the UST Drumline and the performances of each strand.

Each strand has their own color to be identified:

  • STEM- Black
  • ABM- Green
  • HUMSS- Blue
  • HA- Red
  • MAD- Orange
  • PES- Pink

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

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Theatrical Release Poster

Director: Alfonso Gomez Rejon

Screenplay: Jesse Andrews

Starring: Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Jon Bernthal

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 105 minutes

Studio: FOX Searchlight

Release Date: January 25, 2015 (Sundance)
June 12, 2015  (United States)

Based on: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Novel) by Jesse Andrews

Synopsis: High Schooler Greg Gaines, an awkward high school senior who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after his mom forces him to spend time with Rachel – a girl in his class with whom he hasn’t spoken to since kindergarten who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

Rating: 5/5

My Review

This is the movie that didn’t glamorize cancer. It’s beautiful.

This is the movie that tells us life is full of unexpected turn of events and it is short

This is  the movie that left me in awe. It’s beautiful.

I know a lot of you would disagree with me but I prefer this movie over ‘The Fault in Our Stars’. The two movies seemed to be related and attached that whenever you hit the search button for Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, The Fault in Our Stars is always at the suggestion page for ‘Related Movies’ or ‘People also search for’.

Don’t get me wrong, The Fault in our Stars is a great novel and movie but there’s something about Me and Earl and the Dying Girl that caught my attention (and admittedly my heart and soul). Maybe because it isn’t based on a love story but about a mismatched friendship.

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Too Broken To See

 

I don’t know how I became so foolish.

I didn’t see it coming

I guess I thought I have mistaken it for friendship

Since I was broken, alone and in the state of solidarity

Willow sighed as she read the poem she had written a while ago. She slouched back on the bench she was sitting on in the middle of a beautiful park in Indianapolis. She adjusted her glasses since it was boring into the bridge of her nose. She was so sure it would leave a red mark but she didn’t care because the mark that her friend left her was far worst.

I feel so abused

I’ve just been used

You broke my walls

And let me fall

You we’re supposed to be my friend

Sadly, it hurts to see our friendship end

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