This term (half a semester) I have physiology every Thursdays. Everyday we meet at 7:00am and split at 5:00pm.
Wake up or decide to get up at 5:30 am (depending if i had 10 minutes of “sleep” or no sleep at all..)
Shower at 6:00am
get ready/eat breakfast
Quick decision on the way to school whether or not McDonalds breakfast #3 is worth it (depending if i ate breakfast) — it was last Thursday! =)
Park at Shuttle, get driven to school
Study in class
3 hours of 3 different lectures
30 minute break at 12:00pm
Lab Test/turn in homework + physio cases
Labs till 5:00pm
Eat with ppl
TV and try to sleep since the 2 past Thursdays I have been pulling all nighters
Usually my Wednesdays, are "lets get crackin with Physio" days. Whether I have friends or boyfriend that visit, or the girls and I drive to LA for some fun I usually don’t do homework till Tuesday and start studying on Wednesday nights…
This week, I did not procrastinate. The girls and I have been meeting up and studying all week. By the way, we went to Boiling Crab last night, OMG! It was so hard to study afterwards! 2 Orders of Shrimp, Sweet Potato Fries, 1 order of Calamari, 1 order of King Crab Legs for 4 girls. It was a good amount of food, I’d say.
Oooh and I passed by some Vietnamese place with KIAMOY!!! Well, that’s what we call it in the Philippines, it is dried prune or plum with red (or white) salt/sugar, aka Li Hing Mui. My brothers and I grew up with this and we go gaga for this very unhealthy but addicting red thing. My grandma started it all; she would sprinkle it unto our white rice because back then she said we were the hardest to feed. Haha How funny because now I can definitely eat. I can eat this powder with everything; mangoes, pineapple, apples, I bartended in SSF was even going to make a drink at the bar with this powder. I never got to it because I got too busy, but at my next job, I will surely do this.
So today I actually had time to go to my friend’s apartment complex and swim, study under the sun, go home shower, meet the girls up at sbux for our Weekly Wednesday Study Session, watch Ugly Betty on DVR, blog and look at my notes one more time before I sleep. I actually feel relaxed, and not worried.
A light earthquake occurred at 4:04:00 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, March 16, 2010. The magnitude 4.4 event occurred 2 km (1 miles) ENE of Pico Rivera, CA. The hypocentral depth is 18 km (11 miles).
I just experienced my first “LA Earthquake.” I freaked out.
So there I was, sitting on my bed with two pillows behind me, with the T.V. on and my macbook on my lap. Out of nowhere it felt as if an angry giant or really loud roommate shook my world and it was only happening to my room. My heart “stopped”, my mouth kept shut and my eyes went straight for the T.V. as my peripheral vision, ears and body saw, heard and felt the blinds, bunk bed, lamp and sliding mirrors shake while the curtains and doors moved from the gust of air going through the whole house. My fingers stopped typing and my left hand grabbed the T.V. remote and turned that shit down. I felt the pulse of my slightly faster heartbeat go through my body and finally, it was over. Then I went straight for my iphone, plugged in my password and called Chris, one of my bestguyfriends. I would have called Niel but I knew for damn sure he was sleeping at this time of the night and I knew Chris was awake because he mentioned doing a lot of homework.
First thing I said was, “Chris, dude, I just felt an earthquake. I’m scared.” As those words were coming out of my mouth, my eyes were looking around and on my tan-colored carpet I saw slight movement. “What the f###, a spider.” I was thinking to myself, “Wow, seriously? I can’t even get over the earthquake yet and theres Mr.DaddyLongLegs crawling towards my desk. Ugh!” I stood up from my bed and wondered for a quick second if it was safe to do so. My hand was holding my phone and I could hear Chris semi-confused just waiting for me to say something, but I was too busy grabbing my Uggs trying to decipher where the spider could have went. I saw it. Moved stuff from under my desk and got a good look at it. Smacked it with my boot and said, “Okay, OMG I was scared and I just killed a freaking spider!” I texted my family and boyfriend then I got a text from my friend Kat who just moved to Anaheim from SF too. ”You felt that? Omg I think America is next!” I got more scared but at least I knew it didn’t just happen to me because what if my mind was playing tricks on me? I did only have 3 hours of sleep the night before. I got my laptop and put “earthquake” on google. My mom and I texted each other and she said 4.4 magnitude. Ahhh.
I never really experienced an earthquake before—that I remember—and at least not that like that. I know that in October 1, 1987, my parents told me that I almost died from the L.A. Earthquake in Whittier. Thank God my grandpa randomly decided to move me from my usual spot that night, because during or right after the earthquake, they found my spot covered with heavy books that fell from a shelf or something. They freaked out, until my grandpa said, no, I moved Toni to the couch. I would have been a really hurt/dead 2 month old baby.
I was scared because my loved ones are so many hours away from me and although I think I am safe enough inside my metal cage of a bed (theres no bed on the top bunk yet), we really don’t know what the future holds.
I’m listening to channel 2 news and Matt Levesque from LA County Fire Dept. said we all need:
1 gallon of water per person per day.
How scary! I definitely have food where I stay, but not that much water just for myself.
Ok, I’m over it. Just needed to vent. =)
I do have to prepare for “emergency food”, something my dad has always been prepared for at our house back home.
Love You all.
Remember to pray, because really, that’s all we have.
The only way to be in a Sweat Lodge — to experience all that it brings — is to sit far from the exit. Because if you sit too close, you will find a reason to use it. The same is true of any long-term relationship. If you decide to…
I used to listen to this song a lot when I was younger. Like…10 years old younger. My brothers and I knew the words and eeeverythaaang. This was one year prior to moving to the CA from Manila.
(This is a long post, sorry, I’m using this like a diary so I can remember the things I did/ppl I saw)
Anyway. I went to LA for school. Spend the whole February 2010 here. Had a few visitors =) Niel visited on Valentines day & last week. My parents were the ones who dropped me off her on Feb. 1st. My future roomie/one of my bestfriends Tiff came here 2x to take her entrance exam and pass!
Last Monday Niel came but unfortunately I had a ton of things to do/study before my 7am-5pm class on Thursday. On Thurs, towards the end of my class we flew to SF. Ohh man the air is different, I can tell. The sun rises earlier and the nights are colder. It was crazy windy when I was there.
Thursday: Sunny day! got picked up by Niels sister, Elaine & new bf. Went home. Saw my family & Quinda, my german sheperd then dinner with the fam & Niel at Intramuros. This place is my second house with a huge number of extended family members. Friend Marcus Lee & Alzy were the Djs. Papi Josh had his friends come for their birthdays. Saw the usuals. Had different drinks/shots that night. It was fun! Ohhhh the man of the hour Mr. Daniel Billostas got his & yacked his night away lol! Shots after the night ended, Senores Pizza after. More pictures on my facebook.
Friday: I don’t remember what I did during the day. Niel picked me up from the house and he bartended that night. Friends Kristine,Tiff, Xando, Jp & Liz came by. We talked, had some drinks, made fun (of people gettin down on the floor not to the beat of the music,grindin the chair aaand falling numerous times lol they knew people were watching. Not cool tho. It was fun.
Saturday- I dont remember. Oh! Had lunch at Tokyo Tempura (sushi spot at westlake) with Niel. Good food, but it was at 4pm. Hella high school kids just got out of Westmoor so it wasnt as quiet as some nights. Walked around the mall, he bought earrings for himself and me. Looked for things to shop, nothing at f21. I know we did more just can’t remember. Went to intra, picked up his check then he did something with a friends external hardrive. Met up with Tiffany Huq had some creme brulee, & buffalo chicken, I sold some pocket-knives to some of the staff and gave some to people. Theyre small, $3-$9 worth depending on the size. Man, I’m already telling you, I am good at selling things. In the future, I will do something in that field for fun/extra cash. Those knives really are sturdy and useful. I have them everywhere: my car, my rooms & my purse. Then Niel & I went to icon to meet up with Chris Evang, Aramig, Justin (who was the last DJ of the night). OMG SO MUCH FUN!!! Seriously had one of the funnest times on the dance floor with Niel. I laughed at/with him so hard it was crazy. When I told my friend that she said, “wow, i can’t believe you & your boyfriend go to clubs and have fun just by yourselves.” I haven’t really gone out in a while.
Icon. Niel and I talked and it was fun and we learned a lot.
The Asian female bartender was hella sick. She’s faster than me (most definitely) but faster than even some guy bartenders I know. She said she’s been bartender for … I think 3 or 8 years I forgot. I’ve only been bartending for a year.
I learned that a lot of people watch themselves too much, hella dudes were watching Niel dance and why I kept laughing with him. They were all by the walls with or without drinks in their hands just hunting for girls on the dance floor. Geez! listen to the music and have fun! They would just walk around too, walk back and forth trying to get at girls while they were dancing. haha Guys, if you want to meet girls, meet them at the bar.
I learned that in SF, I do know people. I expected to not know anyone but our friend Sasha’s bf Chris turned out to be the promoter that night. In LA, I would have to start all over in the nightlife industry.
Took me a snakebite, 2 adios, a shot of LC and a shot of Cazadores + more to get me niiice =)
Niel: Damn, I had a lot of fun with you, Toni! Me: You are too! Guess thats why you’re my bestfriend-turned-boyfriend, duh
Went to Niels. Had arroz-caldo by his mom & saw some calamari from Manila Oriental. Yesss!
Sunday-woke up at 6am and felt bad that I was still at Niels. I guess I knocked out. So I texted my mom. I felt bad cuz I was actually in SF that night. Went back to sleep. Parents were cool about it. Woke up again, too late for Church. I felt bad. In socal I go to church alone so going with fam would have been good. So Niel & I met them up at Asian Pearl a dimsum place in Millbrae/San Bruno off of El Camino. I was soooo hungry & the food was good! You guys should try it. I have a lot of favorites =) Went to Sequoia Ski Shop (screw from my bindings came off) and Daiso. Went to Nordstrom Rack with fam. Niel scored some sneakers, mom got stuff, I didn’t. I looked in the shoe section but no…nothing. It was good relaxing Sunday with my parents & Niel. We split. Niel & I watched Alice in Wonderland - boring. Makeup&graphics was cool, but the story was boring. I guess it is a kids story. It made my night so ehhh. Went to Intra to hang out, had some food, drinks. Saw Darryl, Eli & co. Met up with Chris, Ally, Gretch & Inn-n-Out MIllbrae. Went home, watched This Is It with parents =)
Monday- OMG Boiling Crab in SJwith My parents, Niel, Tonito & after 30 mins, Tonichi&Laurel came too. Food was super good. We ate so much. 2 Hour Session. Dad drove, I fell asleep in the back with Niel. Dropped by Intra. Excited because we have new crab specialties coming out on the menu for Intramuros and I told them how good it was at BC! Went to watch Shutter Island with parents, TitoBarry&Tyler, and saw and invited more people on the way. Honestly, it is a good movie, but I was disturbed as well. Went home, packed a little, talked with fam till 4am. I have been meaning to catch up on my shows so I did, till 6am. I slept on the couch, the sun came out shining on my eye and thats when I knocked out.
2 hours later… this is only 3/44 of our mess
Tuesday-Woke up, brunch with dad (finally, home cooked meal). Yay for my favorite shrimp! watched tv, packed, got ready, said my goodbyes, Isobune with Niel @ Burlingame Ave. Said bye to my parents then did some homework at SFO.
I had a huge headache from the turbulent flight to Long Beach. It was a smaller plane and we were seriously rocking left to right as we descended to the ground. It was the first time I ever felt like I was going to throw up, plus the tvs didn’t work so we were all entitled a $15 voucher we have to claim on JetBlue’s website. As soon as I got home, I turned on The Office watched the rest of season 6 and fell asleep at 3am cuz of my fat headache.
I loved my first visit back home from OC. I was only gone for a month but I felt like a tourist/on vacation on my first day home.
I am a bitch, I have a mouth that’ll ramble on for days about what I believe, about why you’re wrong, about why I am right. I have a mouth that’ll ramble on about how I should and shouldn’t be treated. I have a mentality of a age that is not my own. I have the body of a little girl. I have a heart of a woman who’s loved before, who’s been hurt before. I have a mind that’s seen this and thats witnessed that. I have these ears thats heard my crying late in the night. I have these eyes, these eyes that have witnessed my own hurting, these eyes thats witnessed my growth, these eyes that have witnessed my success, these eyes that have witnessed everything I’ve felt, everything I’ve delt with physically, verbally and mentally. I have this heart thats never been broken but has always been sewn back together. I have these knees that have let me fall but have let me stand all over again. I have these hands that have wiped my tears at night when I thought everything in the world was gone and done with. I am strong which is why I am a bitch. I am sensitive which is why I care so much for those I love. I am passionate which is why I put my love into something full force no stoppin’. I am quiet which is why I have so many thoughts running through my mind because they have yet to be expressed verbally only mentally. I am loud when needed because I do not take shit from anyone because I believe I deserve the best. I am insecure but that doesn’t mean I am not strong in other ways. I am everything I come off to be and everyone that has hurt me, abandoned me, pushed me away has made me. Made me stronger, made me even more of a bitch, made me even more of a person who won’t take shit from anyone, and has made me into a person who knows exactly what she is worth.
Health: 1. Drink plenty of water. 2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy. 5. Make time for prayer and reflection 6. Play more games. 7. Read more books than you did in 2009.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. 9. Sleep for 7 hours.
Personality: 10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day —— and while you walk, smile. 11. Don’t compare your life to others’. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 12. Don’t have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. 13. Don’t over do; keep your limits. 14. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does. 15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip. 16. Dream more while you are awake. 17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner with his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness. 19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don’t hate others. 20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present. 21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime. 23. Smile and laugh more. 24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Community: 25. Call your family often. 26. Each day give something good to others. 27. Forgive everyone for everything. 28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. 29. Try to make at least three people smile each day. 30. What other people think of you is none of your business. 31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
Life: 32. Do the right things. 33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. 34. Forgiveness heals everything. 35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 37. The best is yet to come. 38. When you awake alive in the morning, don’t take it for granted – embrace life.
39. Your inner most is always happy. So, be happy.