So basically, some of my favorite parts of my early teenage years was spent hanging out with the boys. I’ve spent my Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays staying late in school because they had basketball practice. I would be the girl in the bleachers looking after everyone’s stuff. Their cellphones and bags etc. (a.k.a Yaya lol) A friend and I would wake up at 7am on Saturdays just to catch their bus leave to go to an away game. And I don’t even like sports like that. I don’t know, I just really love seeing them play the sport they love to play together. Those guys have been in a team since they were in the 3rd grade, apparently, which I only found out last night. And I guess it’s just a really nice feeling to be kinda part of that in some way. Not technically, but you know what I mean. Watching by the sidelines again last night was a real treat for me. I haven’t seen them play in a really really long time. I hate that I got there during the 4th quarter already, but I’ll make up for it on the next game.
After the game we went to Anton’s place and just hung out. Which was great since I haven’t hung out with them in 5 months or something. And if there’s one thing I got from last night, it was that boys will always be boys. It’s been 7 years or so, and I still don’t understand them most of the time. I have learned to adapt and live with it. I’ve actually always had more guy friends than girl friends. That’s a fact. Why is that, you might ask? I don’t know either, but it was nice to be around these boys again. Just straight to the point. No drama (kinda, ‘cause they’re really softies on the inside especially when they’re a bit tipsy/drunk lol) which is a great change of pace for me. I’ve been so hung up on my emotions lately about stupid tv shows and it hasn’t been pretty! I needed solid guy time. There was a lot of beer, talking about fights and basketball etc etc. I just nod and say yes sometimes. The moment was a bit hazy, but I think there was singing and reminiscing which is always nice haha.
Anton’s house and my house are 10 mins away, so they brought me home around 5:30-6am and then just when we were in front of my house I realized that my phone was missing. The sweet guys that they are, they went to backtrack and looked around the streets and everywhere else, but they couldn’t find my phone. I have never wanted to accio anything so much in my life at that moment, omg. And then someone went to buy pandesal and then I finally just let it go and went back home and slept it off. Haha. And now I’m saving up for a new iPhone. I’ll probably get one next year. Whatever happens, I’m getting an iPhone again. Life has been easier with that phone. You will be mine once again. Just wait.
All in all, basketball game + hang out with the boys - iPhone = a great night.
Yesterday in 2 minutes. Don’t be fooled by the time of this video. I literally spent 6 hours in Fully Booked yesterday. The first 3 hours with some alone time in Starbucks, which was lovely. And then Lauren came to keep me company getting lost in books, and then had dinner after. Probably the perfect way to celebrate my 20th birthday.
My celebration with my village friends is tomorrow and I’m really excited about that. That needs a different video, for sure haha! Apparently, I like making videos now. Hit me up with some editing softwares/apps you know! :)
I didn’t really want to blog about this just because I didn’t want to jinx it. I wanted to hold on to the memory a bit tighter, as per usual, because I’m just that kind of person. My world is smaller than the usual. I have my CSA friends and Molave friends. I don’t exactly meet new people on a regular basis, so I am kinda entitled to be a little clingy sometimes.
Another reason why I didn’t want to blog about this event is because if you’ve been a follower of mine for a long time, you’d probably just read the same old blog entry I always had when it came to my high school friends. The “these are the people I grew up with” blog entry, and I think we’re a bit past that, so.. yeah.
The problem was that I didn’t really know what to say, so I guess I’ll just say this:
I’m glad we do this every so often. I’m glad that this particular get together happened because in all the years we’ve been doing this, we’ve never really just hung out. Since we’re a big group, we usually have a get together but then go on our little groupings and stuff. People play beer pong tournaments and whatever, but this time was really the first time we’ve actually gotten to sit down, drink, talk, laugh, and bond just like we used to over lunch. That’s what it felt like. Lunch time/dismissal at our bench. (Wow, I just realized that now as I’m typing this.)
I didn’t take a lot of pictures, which I guess is a good thing, but I later regretted it. It’s true when they say that we don’t take a lot of pictures of the things we want to remember, but nevertheless, this night will always be one of my favorites. It’s always nice to see familiar faces. The people who basically helped shape who you are as a person and the people who more or less know why you’re the person you are now.
I went home with Tesa around 4am even though we were both already tired by 3 just because I wanted to remember that moment just as it was. We’re never gonna be 19-20 forever, so.. yeah. I hate how I get emotional about this stuff. OKFINE, I’m the drama queen, but I think every group needs one, so whatever haha!
Bottomline: These people will always have a place in my heart even though, sooner or later, we all know that life will eventually catch up with us and we’ll all have to live our lives. It’s inevitable, but we will always have these kinds of nights to remember and I really can’t wait to see what our 25-year old selves will be like. Probably the same, I bet, but still. It’s nice to think about it sometimes.
Had an awesome shoot with Aia, Matt, Camie & Gab for the Hunger Games Collection of DLM! Ate at Stacker’s Burgers at ATC for dinner and had hella good burgers, fries and milkshakes + a cool movie after with Matt, Camie & Gab :)