Wednesday, August 24, 2005

I'm It Again!

Vayie tagged me again. These questions are rather fun to answer!

What I was like...

20 Years Ago...

24th of August 1985. I was 7 years old. I was in my second grade in O.B. Montessori Center in Sta. Ana, Manila. I was a lanky, awkward kid - very tomboyish. I would always get scolded by my teachers for being "talkative." I think now they call that ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Hahahaha! Other than that, I can't remember anything else that I have done in school during that time.

It was during this time that the Cure released the album "Head on the Door," the first ever album I purchased myself.

Menudo was big then, and I clearly remember going to their concert at the PICC with my mum and some friends. Lea Salonga was part of the act. Hahahaha! Baduy!

The song "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" was getting heavy airplay. I originally loved Curt more than I did Roland but in time I began to love Roland more. No idea why I made the sudden switch, maybe his rather ooh la la physique in the video of "I Believe"... nah, that's the reason why I love him again :p

I remember my childhood best friend Maricel and I playing EPs of Wham (Wake Me Up...cringe!), Industry (State of the Nation :p), Toni Basil (Hey Mickey), and Madonna (Borderline). We would dance to these songs every single day!

MTV was always on the telly. I clearly remember all those 80s music videos and how I have memorized some of the dance moves. It was a fantastic era for music.

15 Years Ago...

24th of August 1990. I was in first year high school at La Consolacion College in Mendiola, Manila - an all-girl Catholic school. It was my mum's punishment for being a naughty kid all throughout grade school in OBMC. I was in section St. Monica, and there was nothing saintly about our section. Our section was where all of the new students and naughty kids were. I'm both :p

During the first half of the year, I was part of the cool, trouble-making group. We would get into all sorts of shit, bullying the other girls, having "relationships" with others then leave them crying. Hahaha! I was a nutter back then! A few of my friends got caught for shoplifting at the Gift Gate shop along Centro Escolar. The principal knew I was part of that group but because I was excelling in my studies and was getting remarkable grades, she didn't have any ground to be suspicious of me.

The next half I decided to break out of that awful group and just lay low. I actually made the nicest friends during this time. I was still excelling in school. My last "relationship" actually lasted up till the day I had to leave LCC and transfer back to my alma mater, OBMC. My mum thought that LCC was doing me more harm than good :p

I was still living in Sta. Ana during this time. I was still hanging out with my neighbourhood pals.

10 Years Ago...

24th of August 1995. I was already in my first year of undergraduate studies in La Salle. I started out majoring in Philosophy until I got bored with it and decided to shift to Literature and Japanese Studies. I was kind of "seeing" my best friend David then. He actually started of as a boyfriend before we became such great friends!

La Salle was good to me in a sense that my so-called "weirdness" was not considered weird and my individuality was appreciated. I found that there were people much more nuts than I was! Hahaha!

I made great friends whom I still have great friendships with till this day. Ryan, whom was a great friend from high school, became my blockmate in La Salle. This only served to strengthen our friendship that to this day, we never go over a couple of days without chatting over MSN! As much as he should be whom I consider my best friend, he is more of a brother to me than anything ^_^

The professors were really cool. La Salle made me think outside the square and encouraged me to question everything that I ever believed in. Imagine, the teachings imparted by a known Catholic University like La Salle was actually the reason why I'm an non-practicing Catholic :p The irony of it! Hahaha!

It was also during my stint in Uni that I decided to completely ditch David as a pseudo-boyfriend and get a proper boyfriend - big mistake. Thus begins my 3 year saga with the idiot boyfriend :(

5 Years Ago...

24th of August 2000. I have been staying in Australia for 6 months during this time. I was living alone in Melbourne. I have broken off with the idiot boyfriend over the phone. Nothing like living in a foreign country and getting your head bashed against the wall of reality to make you realize that he was not the one for me. Without even thinking twice, I ditched him. It was the cowardly thing to do because I did it over the phone and not to his face when I was still in Manila, but I was so blinded.

It was this time that I started regaining my self-confidence and my sense of self-worth. That previous relationship completely destroyed the person that I was. I was slowly working to getting back everything that I have lost - my sense of self.

I have not met Arnie as of yet. I met him a month later, and we've been together ever since ^_^

3 Years Ago...

24th of August 2002. I just had my car for a month then. I have only been driving for 2 months. It was a rather exciting time for me then. My mum and I were saving up for our holiday in Manila on December of the same year. Have already been going out with Arnie for almost 2 years at this time. My mum and I were still living in a flat in Footscray at the time. We were already shopping around to buy our house.

I was already promoted to Department Manager at this stage, if I remember correctly I've been in position for a year then. I was very excited about the upcoming Manila holiday too.

Last Year...

24th of August 2004. What happened here? Nothing much, just work, seeing Arnie and stuff... Oh, we just got Meeko about 2 months before then! My little baby puggy who became such a dear addition to our lives!

Last Night...

23rd of August 2005. I was in YM with my two aunties in Japan and my mum who was beside me all the time. We chatted until 12:30 am about my wedding plans :)

Mum and I stayed up till 2 am and chatted. We haven't done that for awhile. It was fun.

Today...

Busy at work. Chatting with Arnie and Ryan in MSN while working - breaks the monotony. I have printed heaps of journal articles from the net in preparation for my second assignment.

Next Year...

... plans of buying a house with Arnie. We're also saving up for the wedding ^_^ I'll be graduating from Uni as well, a postgrad degree holder :p I hope that by this time I would have been promoted to a higher paying job with more responsibilities and with more demands (I'm a masochist :p)

Five Years From Now...

I would be 32 then. Hopefully I already have my first kid. I will be in the company for ten years then and will be taking my long service leave (3 months). I might plan to move to another kind of job, hopefully in the arts sector (art galleries, stuff like that). I hope that during this stage Arnie and I will have so much money we don't know what to do with it :p

I also want to have already travelled most of Europe, have gone back to the Philippines a few times, and have around 3 pugs running around our house. I also want my mum to have a comfortable life during this time. She'll be 54 during this time.

Ten Years From Now...

I just want to be a happy, healthy, and content 37-year old. I wish all my loved ones happiness and good health during this time as well. I hope I have my second kid by this time.

Now, I tag Kiko, Jayce, Karen Kristie, and Jaz ^_^

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi jeni.
As my memory rests...but will never forgets the past.. happy times, argues, laughters and dinings..

all the best in future,

...): )(:) (...

~*galenlondeien*~ said...

another tag?
i know this will take some time to answer so prolly in the next couple of days. now, you got my mind reeling just thinking of the answers to this. :)

Cleod said...

Jennie: "I would always get scolded by my teachers for being "talkative." I think now they call that ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Hahahaha! Other than that, I can't remember anything else that I have done in school during that time."

Dude, that's definitely ADD! ;p

And hey! where was I in the DLSU memories? I was the freaking first person you met!

Jennie said...

DJ: I know, I know... there were heaps of things I forgot to write down in this Q&A. It's so freaking long! Sigh....

Of course I won't forget the fact that you were the first friend I made in La Salle... and the fact that we played patty cake :p

Anonymous said...

,...m not from la salle...

Jaz said...

Huuuwwwhaattt???!! Moi got another tag??!! That's 3 in a row for me this week alone! Jeez, aren't I the lucky one? =P