Sunday, June 27, 2010

FIFA 2010

Well, I've been following the FIFA 2010 updates even though I'm not really a football fan. Believe it or not, I became a FIFA fan because of the World Cup songs. LOL. First it was K'naan's Wavin' Flag, then Super Junior's Victory Korea. And because of my Korean friends on Twitter and the Kpop celebrities I'm following, I found out how supportive the Koreans are to their team for the World Cup. It really amazed me. How I wish my country could represent in the World Cup in the future. How I wish. LOL. But football's not really a favorite game for Filipinos, it's basketball, so I think I might have to wait for a long time for that to happen.

So they are currently on the Round of 16, and last night, South Korea lost to Uruguay so they're not qualified to enter the quarter finals anymore. I think a lot of Koreans cried last night. I wasn't able to watch their game but for sure they did great and their countrymen are apparently proud of them. Too bad they can't have a chance to the finals. But it's still a victory for them for making it this far.

The team I'm cheering on for the 2010 World Cup is... Argentina! Why? Well, I was able to watch South Korea's game against them last week ( first football match I ever watched. LOL. I watched it because I was curious. lol. and I was bored that time. ) and I was impressed by their team. and.. yes, this is the part you have been waiting for.. One player caught my eye. It's Gonzalo Higuain. Argentina won against Korea 4:1 and Gonzalo Higuain contributed 3 out of their 4 goals. Since I wasn't able to finish watching that match via live streaming, I downloaded their game today and watched it. They're really good. I'm gonna watch replays of their games tonight if I finish downloading them all. Go Argentina!

Here are my favorite players of the team :

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Father's Day Tatay

I have an excellent father, his strength is making me stronger.
- The Best Day by Taylor Swift

My father's phone call woke me up today. It's just so nice to hear his voice. But because I was still so sleepy, I forgot to greet him a Happy Father's Day. I'm so sorry Tatay and Happy Father's Day.

I was browsing through the status updates in Facebook and saw a lot of father's day greetings. Then I realized a lot of people I know didn't grow up with their father by their side. It must be very hard for them. I couldn't imagine growing up without him.

I'm so thankful that I have the best dad in the world. Many people misunderstand him, including me sometimes, but I know he's always thinking of what's good for me and my sisters. I know he loves me so much. I have failed him so many times but he's still on my side, guiding me. I lived half of my life without him by my side physically. It was very hard too. It's still isn't easy even today. But as what mom and he used to say, it's for me and my sisters. I think of all the boys in my life, he's the only one I could really trust. They say I resemble him a lot. My mom and my eldest sister says I even got much of his attitude. I used to be very close to him before he left to work abroad but after a few years a lot of things have changed and sometimes it makes me sad that we're not as close anymore. I hope he'll come home and just stay here for good. I want to make up for the years we didn't spend together. I have always been asking him about that but he says it's not yet time. Well, that's true, my sisters are still studying and we still couldn't manage if he's gonna stop working now. Sometimes I really hate the fact that we can't be together because of money. But I know it's useless - all the blaming. Because here we are, we survived all the storms so far including the 1 decade of living away from each other. 

So tatay, I have a lot of unsent letters for you. I'm so sorry I never had the guts to give it. But I hope you'll get to read this, I love you so much and thank you for everything. Thank you for taking care of me, my sisters, and nanay, and thank you so much for putting up with me despite all my failures. And thank you for being so brave in facing life without mama just for me and my sisters. 

[Life Update] Being an Out-of-School Youth and Enjoying It

LOL at the title. Yes, school has officially started a couple of weeks ago which means I am now officially an out-of-school youth. I was supposed to graduate last April but yeah, I have an incomplete subject (my thesis) so it's gonna take another school year or at least one semester for me to finish it. And since the INC expires after one school year, I am not officially enrolled this semester. Hence, I'm an out-of-school youth!

I miss going to school. I miss waking up early, listening to lectures, chatting with my seat-mates during a boring class, cramming, and the allowance of course! lol. I miss my classmates a lot. I don't know when we will ever seat in a class all together again.

These days I'm just staying at home everyday and just go out when I have things to buy or bills to pay. It's quite boring but I have tons of movies on my hard drive now. I guess one true sign that you're a bored homebuddy and an out-of-school youth is that your hard disk is full of movies. It's a perfect time to catch up on good movies that I failed to watch because of school before. I actually have a lot of things on my plans during this not-so-free-from-school time but for now I'm still stuck with movie marathons.Revamping my blog and looking for cheap hosting is part of my list. I've been meaning to learn web development but I don't know I'm not that motivated yet. I also want to go back to learning Korean. Apparently, I stopped my Hangul 101 a few months ago and I'm not that into watching Korean shows or updating myself with the latest Kpop gossip anymore. I must go back to learning Korean before I forget a lot of things I learned before. Exercising and going on a healthier diet is also part of my to-do.

With this much time on hand, I don't even know which things to do everyday. Hahaha! Welcome to the life of an out-of-school youth. I'm enjoying it but I gotta hurry and finish my thesis soon so I'll be able to find a job. i know I'll get tired of this carefree out-of-school life..