Saturday, August 27, 2011

Chic-Boy experience

For some, the long weekend starts now while in my case I still have to attend my Saturday class before anything else. I was even 15minutes late for this 1hr class because I was hoping for an announcement that classes would be suspended because of the storm Mina. Hehe. So after class we decided to eat at Chic-Boy because we still haven't tried it yet and because it's my pre-bday celebration blowout. Good thing I always have my ATM card with me because my money at that time was just enough to bring me back home to Cavite. Haha! And yea, it's my birthday tomorrow! Last day of being a teen today! =|

Chic-Boy Espanya is only a few blocks away from UST. When we got there the 1st floor was already full and limited seats left upstairs. We ordered 3 Chiquito meals (pork barbecue and paa) and 1 Chibog-Busog meal (Inihaw na Liempo) which comes with unlimited rice in case we want extra rice. Hehe. We waited for about 15-20 mins. but it's not that long if you're with a good company. =] The place is full of UST students mostly from Engineering. Dianne was even searching for a potential crush while we were waiting for they were seeing a lot around. Haha! After a few minutes our meals were served. They also have those 3 condiments (soy sauce/ vinegar/ chicken oil) like in Mang Inasal. The Chiquito meal was good enough. I had the leg part which was very tasty though there's this "elastic band" (litid?) that makes it hard to slice some of the meat but still it was a thumb up. The rice serving was also big enough for the chicken. Their barbecue was also bigger than others while the Inihaw na Liempo was as big as what their picture in the menu depicts which is a very good thing. Too bad I don't have my camera to show it better. All in all, it was a good first time experience! The ventilation was also good enough to accommodate full packed room. Dianne. Fides and Gem were even already planning to go back there next Saturday not just because of the food but because of the Eng students. Lol.

After eating, we decided to try out the Rockband place at Morayta in front of FEU. It was already been a habit for us every Saturday to play Rockband because we're addicted like that. Haha! It's easy to find because there's a huge sign and a LED signboard above. As we went up, the walls were painted with graffiti like we we're entering an underground basement just like in action movies were the drug dealers go. Haha! Ok, enough of the imagination. A few stairs up, a large tarpaulin with a rockband sign all over it was sticked to the wall on the second floor. Like those you see at birthday parties and events where you can pose with it as a background. And you'll get the point why there's like that when you finally see the entrance of the shop/studio. What even made us laugh was the set up of their entrance. From the outside, you'll think that there's a party happening inside, if it's not with the sign we'll think that we're on the wrong place. Haha! There were even these huge flaps of plastic hanging in the entrance like those you see in the meat section of the supermarket leading to their freezer room. The place looks like the one we go often at Lacson because they also have computer rentals with wide screens. 1hr studio rental was also for 250php complete with 2 wireless guitar, drum, keys and a mic. The studio there was also a lot bigger that even 10 persons would fit there with enough space left. Their music library was a hit; it was already updated with songs ranging from Lady Gaga's Born this way to Bruno Mars' Grenade. Too cool! Haha! We are only four in all so imagine how tired we were after. My thighs were already hurting from the constant pedal on the drum while my thumb is tired from strumming on the guitar. But it was super duper fun! A very nice day to end my teenage years! =]

Thursday, August 11, 2011

UAAP '74 (Go USTe!)

Just got home from Araneta (now known as Smart-Araneta) after watching my first live UAAP basketball game for this season. Even though the odds were not on our side it was still a fun experience. I was not even planning to watch this season because I think I'm already jinxed for the reason that everytime I watch it live, they lose. Huu! Sorry Tigers! =\ But anyway, our one and only prelim exam for this week was moved to Saturday so I don't have anything to do and Gem and Dianne was searching for more companions so I hopped in.

We went inside around 2:30 pm just in time to catch the last quarter of the UP vs AdU game which the falcons dominated. Then around 3pm the players of LaSalle started to came out to warm up in the court which is followed by the Tigers then followed by a loud cheer from the Thomasian crowd. No one can beat the school spirit of Thomasians. Haha! What a happy community. So after a couple of minutes the game started with the Archers gaining the first points. The Archers were owning the game from the start till the end of the 2nd quarter with a 20+ pt. lead. Yea. So sad. As noticed from the game, the de La Salle players were very good in assisting each other and they were more into shots near the hoop with a number of alley-hoops, while the Tigers lack a strong defense but only if they would polish it more they would be a big challenge to other teams because they've got players with a lot of potential just like in the past few years. Yea. Kunwari alam ko talaga nangyayari. Hehe. But the two Jeric's of UST was really good! I'm an instant fan. Hehe.

So after the 2nd quarter, both teams went back to the dug out while the Yellow Jackets and the DLSU counterpart went out for a halftime stint. They did their respective school cheers first facing their respective side. The YJ made the "viva la liga" and "black gold, black white" plus some other I can't remember. After each squad did their own, both joined together to form the letters "UST" and made a UST cheer that surely pumped up the crowd then next they formed the letters "LS" plus a DLSU cheer altogether. I don't know if this is the first time having both squads join forces chanting even the opponent's cheer, but that's the most awesome halftime show I saw. Just shows how sportsmanship is seen in UAAP and how everything is just a game where in the end everyone should all be friends. Aww. Props to the YJ and DLSU squad for that amazing show! =]

The second half of the game was the great climax. Everyone's so hyped up after the Tigers notched up in their game after finally making their scores close in with the Archers from time to time. The game became more intense with the addition of a number of players getting cramps/injury and even someone from DLSU slipped accidentally and had a bad fall that I didn't saw because I was at the cr. Nyaa. The last quarter was the point were almost everyone in the UST side was already cheering their lungs out after coming to a close fight with DLSU only having a 1 pt. advantage with 18seconds left. Woohoo! The most excruciating seconds of the game. This is the moment when every second really counts. How I wonder what the players feel when this happens. I really admire Coach Pido and others in times like this because they still get to have a solid plan even if only a mere seconds were left. That epic comeback from the Tigers boosted everyone's energy after almost being slammed down on points by the Archers. But in the end, the DLSU team made it with a score of 74 against 71 of the UST Growling Tigers. Aww. But honestly, I didn't felt too bad unlike from the past games I went to in the past seasons. I just had fun watching plus UST definitely gave DLSU a good fight, if only there was more time left they could have got it. The energy and enthusiasm of the crowd is the best thing in watching live. I haven't even expected that a lot of Thomasians would come because it's supposed to be a prelim week for us, compared to the DLSU crowd which is smaller and they're not so much into cheering chants I guess. So getting back to the game, it's a very good fight and a lesson for the Tigers which they need a lot to totally get back in the stats on the second round of eliminations. As of now they have 3w and 4l, I just hope the odds would finally be in their side on the 2nd round of elims. Go Uste! =]

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I got in!

Kilig!!! haha!!

At last! After 2 days of trying (hah!, not bad. hehe) to find that "twitter-trending" MAGICAL QUILL to get to register early on Pottermore, I finally found it! Potterheads just can't wait for October! haha! woohoo! I was even late for a bit because I was accessing it through my iPod touch but a mouse pointer is needed for you to get the magical quill so I hurried and opened my laptop, plus the internet is stressing me out because it won't connect quickly, but then I got it still. haha! I think I'm over reacting now. lol. But imagine how a lot of Potterheads all over the world accessing the site plus limited slots for registration in a day, just woah! =] hihi! Now I just have to wait for the owl that will send my joining instructions. haha!

The site where I have been directed. (

The site where I have been directed. (

woot! woot!

"Y'err a wizard Liezel!"

Hi, I'm CharmCloak144!  =)

after 5 mins.

See you Potterheads on Pottermore! But first, I have to get back first to my muggle duties. STUDY! 2 major quizzes on Thursday and Prelim week next week. woohoo! Be nice AudProbs! =]