my two cents on the other side of the rainbow

Monthly Archives: October 2012

A year older.
Somewhat wiser.
Definitely stronger.
But these still hold true:
Ever blessed, ever loved. 🙂

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It’s really quite a challenge to discuss something that you really find interesting and relevant in a specific number of words. It would be much easier to just let the words come freely, so that you might be able to expound and stress on points that you want to emphasize. The same is true when you are limited to a particular number of pages. You can only say so much when the format requires you to write in double-spacing at the same time.

But I guess that’s the point of the assignment: to challenge you. To make you think of ways of stating things without using a lot of words. Because in the end, if you write more, chances are you’ll have more errors. Besides, it’s also a good training for writing academic manuscripts. Journals and peer-reviewers can be very specific about the technical details, so might as well get used to it now.

Hay buhay. All this writing make me so hungry. For Jollibee. 🙂 —>totally incoherent flow of thought right there. So much for academic writing. :p


IMEC applications are going to close soon, so if you are an IMEC hopeful, better hurry and send in your applications! 🙂

Best of luck to everyone. 🙂


I called up my dad earlier, and he asked me what I wanted them to do for my birthday. My mom’s been asking what i want sent from Pinas for my birthday. I told them I don’t need anything, really. I’ve pondered on what I want for my birthday and realized that what I want is far more substantial than any material thing. I just want to be happy, peaceful and loved.

And since I have that most days, I just asked them to eat KFC on my behalf. They don’t have it here in Oslo. Hehehe 🙂


It’s been raining these past three days, and it’s kind of depressing. Everything is just so cold and dull just because Mr. Sun is not up and about. I realize, that’s something we take for granted in the Philippines- that everything looks so vibrant and radiant because the sunshine lights everything up so nicely.

So Mr. Sun, sun, Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on meeeeee.


A lot has been happening since my last post about my humble abode here in Oslo. It would seem like I’ve abandoned my blog for other things. Well, truth be told, that’s what happened. I chose to live instead of blogging. If you are my friend in facebook, however, you would know just how busy my life is, to a certain degree. It’s only in facebook that I update about my whereabouts regularly, not so much to document everything but to let my family and friends know that I’m okay, still alive, well and healthy.

In a nutshell, here’s a quick rundown of what happened since then: first module done, second module started, jumped on a cruise ship to Denmark and went back after a day, went to numerous museum trips within Oslo, hiked at night to look for the northern lights which we do not know if we saw or not because it was cloudy, learned to cook a lot of dishes, did my laundry using the machine (i was hand-washing everything prior that), went on a study trip to Gothenburg, Sweden, met some infamous names in the field of early childhood education and care and of course i was star-struck, experienced a big drop in the temperature and still coping with that ’till now. Of course that’s also not a very complete story, but those are some of the highlights. 🙂

I’m supposed to rest my eyes now since they’ve been staring at my netbook and ipad screens the whole day. And my brain is tired too. And I realize that when my brain and my body jives, I have no choice but to follow.

Good night. ❤


Since I’m done with the paper that’s due today, i’m cooking up some comfort food from home: adobo for the win. Ironic that I’m cooking more Filipino dishes in Europe than when I was back home. Well, that I’m cooking at all is more surprising. Hehehe. I’m learning, though, so let’s not discount that fact. I’ve done afritada as well. Oh, an i already know how to cook rice without a rice cooker. Yay me! 🙂 hay, the things you have to do to survive 🙂 i will always stand by my belief that it’s when you step out of your comfort zone that you learn best. 🙂 AJAFIGHT! 🙂