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I’ve moved!

The past year has been amazing, and its going to be even more amazing here on out.
I have lots of surprises in store for you guys for the month of March–BIRTHDAY MONTH WOOOO. First of which is–I’ve moved! Also explains why I haven’t posted that much here really. Finally have my own domain, and I want to thank you for sticking through with me and this blog. So go ahead and click the photo/link below (follow maybe?) to check out my new site.

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http://www.louiseramos.com

I’ve spent the last 3 early mornings coding–I’ve changed my header and layout, imported my posts, and Googled the nerd life out of me–and I hope you’ll like it! Still tweaking a few more things but yeah. (Sobrang wew po, #goals ko forever magkadomain and wew, just wew. ❤️❤️❤️)

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Currently Vol.28

Currently Vol.28

My week has been busy. Had a lot of things to catch up on (and not just TV shows this time), then also had a few wtf episodes (aka flat tire when I had to thesis in an expressway, wew timing wew, but thank god for batchmates ♥️), and generally just lifed. Like most nights for the past days, I am on Photoshop. I just got home after getting a quick haircut because my Merida hair is now worse than Merida’s. And trying to get through maybe 3/4 of my trip photos before the night ends.
Last year, part of my ‘What I’m Saving Up For’ is a photobook. I’m almost done layouting my 2nd one and I’ll have them printed by the end of the week (hopefully).
Also, I haven’t been posting art stuff because doing self projects instead. But there’s some I’ll be scanning tomorrow which I was working on last month but I forgot about it midway and just finished this morning. As usual.

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Quick Update & Feelings & Other Stuff

By feelings and other stuff, I mean Cole Sprouse and Cole Sprouse.
I’m making up excuses on being able to share this well–everywhere. You might have gone through some of my old posts with a photo (or more) of Cole Sprouse in it because let’s just say I like like him. I liked him as Cody in the Suite Life of Zack & Cody (I liked Cody more than Zack!), and I liked him even more after the series–how he pursued his passion, why he and Dylan parted ways with Disney, and he is an amazing photographer, okay?

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Currently Vol.27

Currently Vol.27

Long weekend! But I’m really on long weekend every weekend because I only have classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but yeah, long weekend! Sunday spent at home is ♥️. Aside from my room (where I could practically live as a hobbit in), I can lazily spend all day in our side porch. It’s my spot at home. (Also the single seater sofa chair adjacent the door going to the porch) It’s been a norm for me to direct myself here when I leave my room–for projects, studying, jump rope spot lol, or to waste time. Maybe because this certain spot at home just looks so hipster, I cannot think of any other reason. Haha. Ambiance is a must for productivity, yes? The wall opposite this photo is even a brick wall. 😂 I’ve locked myself out here from Saturday afternoon until now. I’ve been painting on a huge piece of cloth for a costume and I’m writing this as a “break”.

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Currently Vol.26

Currently Vol.26

It’s February! But it’s a Monday, ew. But it’s also just past 1 a.m. so I’m treating now as a Sunday still.
I’ve spent the last two hours in the attic, rummaging for things and being nostalgically emotional. All I had to do was get some textile paint and cloth scraps from last year, but being me, I spent one hour going through a hundred of other stuff–which led me to find this Sia wig (which we used for last year’s Maski show)–and another 30 minutes setting up a mini shoot in the attic. Granny hair, don’t care.

Engineering Week is fast approaching and I am legit stoked. And crying. Dumb ass crying. My best college memories are because of Eng’g Week. I backread through our event group last year and it stings. I miss the ACES Maskipaps 2015 team. I miss Lianne! My Eng’g week headships and activities got me back into sketching and consisted of consecutive days of no sleep–just paint, costumes, glue, and sewing machines–but I’ve never felt more energized. I was in my element.

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January Haul and Beauty MNL Review

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Ending the first month of the year broke. 😂😭
So I’m one of the girls who hate shopping. It’s not the shopping I actually hate–but the hassle of going to the mall, the traffic, parkings are always full, the massive amount of people you have to push through inside, and then going home not really finding what you’re looking for. So, in a nutshell, I hate crowded places and malls are one of them. And I praise whoever invented online shopping! I do most of my shopping via clicking and typing in credit card details, and I usually just go out for groceries and to bookstores.

One place I love going to in my real-self-body though is Common Room. And it’s just below where I live! So I usually go on a weekly basis to check out new stuff and sometimes, even in just my pambahay. Located in Dela Rosa St., Katipunan Ave., Quezon City–its a place for makers. Art lovers would want to lock themselves up in here.

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Coffee Shop Sessions 2: El Union Coffee

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Before my last semester started, we had the chance to go on a mini road trip to La Union– one of my fave have-to-get-away-from-it-all chill place.

You might have heard of this quaint coffee shop from bloggers and writers like Abbey Sy, Mikka Wee, cool kids Samantha Lee, En and An Gonzaga, (so this is becoming a list of my favorite people lol) or may have scrolled through cannot-not-like photos of it on Instagram. Despite slowly coming on the main stream, it still stays genuine and lives up to the hype. Well, at least for me. And also, I’m lucky that all my visits here happen to be when the place is almost empty– an introvert’s simple happiness.

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El Union Coffee is located in Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union; just amidst all the hotels / hostels along the surf area in Urbiztondo beach.

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When I first went here in 2014, it was my go-to in and from Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel. Now they’re set up in a larger area as a cafe along the highway. El Union is actually one of the reasons I like coming back to LU, aside from the beach that is, which by this time is already a given. It’s just one of those places you leave a piece of yourself behind, maybe a memory or a story, and you want to come back and let that time sink in again. (Side story: LU is my personal unwind space. I went here once and all I did was the usual. I didn’t swim. All I had was my regular school backpack and additional clothes. It was like I just went somewhere to sleep without worries. Far from the city.) So this round, my LU trip group was my family– a thing I wasn’t expecting. It was a normal for me to go here with friends (and I could even go alone), and I never expected them to say yes to come with me to LU. Check my La Union photo diary here.
After checking in at San Juan Surf Resort and dropping our baggages, my brother and I left our parents in the room to rest, and walked down the road to get my much needed caffeine fix after driving for 4+ hours.

Click below for their menu and a glimpse of my happy place.

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Currently Vol.25

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I apologize in advance for what you’re about the read. Rated GP. Girl Problems.

Back from the dead, a.k.a. the time of the month I loathe people who breathes in the same room as me, and I spend a great amount of time scrolling over puppy pictures in Pinterest. Because it’s new news that you now need doctor’s “reseta” for pain reliever. I almost killed the drugstore lady. Jk, I kept my cool. Kunwari hindi masakit. Sanay na ko dun. Chos. Also I labeled the 1L vanilla ice cream with my name on it in the fridge. And I did it in a fancy hand lettering way with a Sharpie. But then I feel a Satanic sacrificial waterfall feeling and I die again. +I had major yoga bed poses which did nothing. Nothing.

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So in all honesty, ^THIS is my Sunday. I still have 2 hours left before The Sunday Currently becomes The Monday Currently so I’m getting my sht together. My pre-dying-dead phase, a.k.a. again, 1-3am hits, was happy and all rainbows and meadows and definitely no signs of incoming dementors in my stomach. I was able to finish painting Harry Potter stickers (Not yet finished agonizing Alan Rickman’s death) and I’m planning to digitize them on Tuesday. I think I’ll do a Pokemon version as well. And maybe other cartoons.

CURRENTLY

  • READING Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Still. Stopped because enrollment and because I cannot, with my feels still on Reply 1988 Kdrama series which finished airing last night and still has no subs tonight. Do your magic, world wide web!
  • WRITING this in a speed mode manner.
  • LISTENING to Mario background music my brother’s playing.
  • THINKING chicken wings.
  • SMELLING coffee caramel candy.
  • WISHING for the small amount of pain left to go away.
  • HOPING I wake up tomorrow like lyf so good, let’s have bacon!
  • WEARING denim boxers, big black shirt, and a face that might swear if anyone goes within my self-defense radius.
  • LOVING ice cream. Vanilla ice cream.
  • WANTING no classes week. Please let this week be here’s-your-syllabus-bye-now-see-you-at-the-end-of-the-semester week.
  • NEEDING to exercise. Legit. I get less cramps that way.
  • FEELING cold. But if I turn off the A/C, is too hot. 😭
  • CLICKING phone. Bloglovin’. Pinterest. And watching more BuzzFeed.

I just reread what I typed for any typos and that and everything’s all over the place. It sounds like how my head sounds like.

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Currently Vol.24

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Lucky to have been able to squeeze a hike/beach/surf trip in my first week of 2016. Photo above is from our hike to Tangadan Falls. I’m starting the year off rather well (at best conditions actually). Well, that until I injured my knee on the way home from the trip yesterday. We spent 5 days away, and I drove to Elyu, hiked twice, surfed in the mornings and no casualties from all that; so it’s wtf on how I get injured from being clumsy on a paved city road. Way to go, self. U doing it right again.

For a week recap, I’ve rewatched the Harry Potter series with my brother for the first week of the year: 1 movie a night (because we might not be able to stand each other that long if we go on a full marathon, no stops.) And watched Ant-Man twice because I need a Paul Rudd in my life. I’ve eaten too much again. Started my journal. Painted a little after hikes when I don’t feel like moving. Edited Thai/Cambodia trip photos. And sulked a great amount over the fact that I’m going back to school next week. Boooo. But I’ve been feeling the want to go back too because the forever vacay thing is scary– like something bad might welcome me back after the vacay. The good outweighs the bad so far though and it’s still been a great start!

CURRENTLY

  • READING Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Will just start, actually. It’s part of my To-Read list for the first quarter of the year.
  • WRITING on my planner. Scheduling ahead and looking at long weekends. Ha! School hasn’t even started yet and I’m noting down holidays already.
  • LISTENING to Charli XCX’s Sucker Album. Recently bought Spotify Premium and I don’t know why it took me this long. I’m converted guys. Like seriously. Best new year decision ever.
  • THINKING ’bout how to thesis / school / the like. I only have 9 units left including thesis this coming semester so that gives me a lot of free time but I think I’m jinxing it.
  • SMELLING tea. Because I had too much coffee already.
  • WISHING my whole year would be like these previous days. Much chill.
  • HOPING for a good year. Legit good year. Named 2016 as my year of trying and let’s try not to die shall we?
  • WEARING stripes top, white shorts. Still in bed. And I’m wearing my bed’s blanket quite well. Working it! 😂
  • LOVING quick escapes like the week that has been. I’m tiring myself from the adventure but it’s always the good kind of tired.
  • WANTING someone to download everything on my To-Download list hahaha. Gimme movies and albums and eps please.
  • NEEDING to lose the holiday weight. And the weight before that. And with an injured knee, I can’t walk well so the universe may be giving signals for me to just continue living the baboy life. I am born in the year of the pig.
  • FEELING tired now. For no particular reason. I might sleep again.
  • CLICKING SNS, my phone, folders because transferring files.

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Motivational Words To Start Off 2016

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Happy 2016! First post for the year… kroooo.. krooooooo…….

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I honestly don’t know how to feel about 2016 and the first journal entry I wrote in my planner was just dramatic. So off with that. That was very unmotivational. I crey, sorry. On a very unrelated thought though, I’ve been binge-watching Harry Potter with my brother (who has never read or watched the series like what the actual fck), so I’m in the midst of converting him to a Potterhead and I’m out of nowhere writing this at 1:30 in the morning all the while convincing myself that I should sleep (but obviously can’t) and also me family’s gonna be leaving for a long drive in a few hours for a trip before my last semester as a college student starts. So I don’t know how to feel about that either– on both the last semester and the kaladkarin trip thing. The new year may be messing up my feelings or finally giving me the realization that “Hey dude, now you can’t use your too much feels line” My mind’s both no where and everywhere. Wew 2016 u being tough ey. So that’s that on my first half-week of 2016.

Back to the motivational thing. Maybe if you’re stuck like me (or you’re back at work or in classes) then you could convince yourself of some of these quotes to hustle off for a year start. Scanner’s back in Manila so crappy phone photos instead. And hey, 2015 was awesome, let’s just cross-fingers it’ll be same for 2016.

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I just realized that we just finished the 6th HP movie. And now think I know why I’m so dementor-in-the-radius crappy. Dumbledore just died. Oh you already knew that, boohoohoo, spoilers be gone. We should just get on with the last 2 movies so things get happy and Ron and Hermione can go live happily ever after (Still ship her with Draco in fanfics though lol.) And Harry can do whatever it is that he wants (Like he always has.)
How’s 2016 on your end so far?

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