- find out what I want in life
- this moment to happen
- be a Dean's List-er
- learn how to ride a motorcycle
- go skydiving
- go scuba diving
- make my own blog layout
- learn how to use Flash
- travel more
- improve my drawing skills
- go to a Flea market
- a Tarot Card Deck
- fashion sense
- femme outfits
- witty t-shirts
- vintage clothes and accessories
- make my own clothes!
- go on a shopping spree
- contribute to WWF
- a DSLR
- bake something
- A CAR
- A CAR THAT I CAN DRIVE - an underwater camera
- cosplay again
- visit my online friends
- stop being a safeist
What I Did for Holy Week and Other Things Besides Listening to: Portishead ~ Wandering Star
OK so, I didn't update when I said I would, but I'm still updating, right? XD
Anyway. Last Friday we went to Pampanga for the Kalbaryo 2006. We woke up pretty early, and got there via car at around 9. We parked the car outside the Barangay, and walked towards the site. Once we entered the barangay, we were met with this:
I was the first to get blood on my clothes. XP
So we continued walking. It wasn't that hot yet, so it was ok. One thing I noticed is that there were a lot of emo bois in that barangay. XD I mean, there were a lot of people wearing black, given the day of the Holy Week, but these guys were definitely emo. The hair, the glasses, the shirts and the shoes. Definitely emo. Twas surprising to see them there. XD Anyway, we continued walking. Some of the locals were pretty 'friendly'. No, they weren't really friendly in that sense, but they sure did go out of their way to try and get my attention. Graa. Along the way, we met up with what seemed to be another traveler. He introduced himself as the Amabassador of Nigeria. O: He told us to visit his country afterwards. XD I thought it'd be cool, until I found out that Nigeria is in the state of Civil War. So anyway, we stopped at this spot where flagellants were, well, flagellating themselves. We got to see what they used to flagellate themselves up close.
They use pieces of glass stuck on a block of wood to cut up their backs, then they repeatedly whip themselves to keep the blood flowing from the cuts.
After getting some shots, we continued to the place where the crucifixion would take place. It was bare field, with a small hill with three crosses on it. To the side, there was a platform for the international media to take pictures from. Flagellants would march up to the hill in groups, and there they would finish their penitence.
At this point, I was tired of taking pics of bloody backs. I was also pretty splattered with blood, so we waited for the crucifixion to take place. Jeth tried to get suntanned, and I walked around. There was no shade. At all. Something that would suck at the end of the day. XP I ate ice candies and bought pinipig for kids collecting empty water bottles. We waited for nearly 3 hours in the sun for the crucifixion. We ended up hijacking a random ice cream vendor's trike, because it had an umbrella. In exchange, I helped him sell ice cream. XD SO. I'm so cool. XD
Jeth trying to get dark.
Those spots on the side of the van are blood. XP
Jeth's forensic shot of a blood splatter on my pants. XD
Buying pinipig for teh kiddies.
The Ice Cream trike we hijacked.
Good quality Dirty Ice cream! *thumbs up*
By the time it started, there was A LOT of people there. When we got there at 9, there was barely anyone. At 12, the place was swarming with people. XP I stood on the bike seat, and was able to see the cucifixion from there.
It didn't faze me out that much, since I was pretty far away. (Plus 4chan has kinda desensitized me to these things. @_@) After the first three penitents were crucified, we headed for the exit.
BIG, BIG MISTAKE.
Nearly 60% of the people there had thought the same thing, and before we knew it, we were standing in the middle of a pushing crowd. I cannot describe how horrible it was. Someone actually started shouting out "Wowowee!". Holy heck. It was that bad. It was hot, dusty, and crowded. It was horrible. I walked the 15 minute walk back to the car in a daze. Dad and I held on to each other for support, as he gets panic attacks pretty easily, but in the end it was I holding on to him for support. All I could think of then was how dizzy I felt, how hot it was, and how there was blood splattered all over the street and gates cars that passed by. I felt like I was marching into Hell. o_o
So we finally got to the car. I had sunburn on my shoulders, there was dust in my hair, and all I wanted to do was go home. But we didn't. XD We stopped by at a Pizza Hut on the NLEX and had lunch there. I was able to change into some clean clothes, as well as wash my face. Then we went home. The first thing I did was take a bath. There was blood on my body, and it wasn't mine. It freaked me out. XP I ended up being the first person to actually take a bath in out newest bathroom. XD
So that's what I did for Holy Week.
Tristan came to stay with us for Saturday, and all we did was play the PS2, because I felt sick. XP Dynasty Warriors 5, Samurai Legends, Grandia 3, Suikoden Tactics, Battlefield something.. I forgot. XD OH! And BASARA! LOL! XD It was in Japanese, so we could only guess at what they were saying. But omg the game is just so.. gay. XD Haay. I love making fun of games. XD
Although we did have a lot of fun killing thousands of random soldiers and laughing at cliche cutscenes (Well, I had fun at least.), I couldn't help but dabble in the issue between my parents and Tristan's parents. =/ My parents and Tristan's parents aren't on good terms at the moment. Hell, they don't even want to talk to each other. It's a long story, and I can't put it here, but I can't help but feel like these issues are isolating us from the rest of our family, relatives wise. We don't even have a lot of immediate relatives here in the Philippines, and we're going to fight with them pa? How alienated can you get? =/ Cousins shouldn't get separated because of fights between their parents, but that's what's happening to us, and I find it sad. It's annoying. Stupid pride.
On Sunday we went to Greenhills for Mass and I ended up buying this uber spiffy Harley Davidson hat. XD Mum was up to buy me clothes, but I didn't know what I wanted to get. It was then that I concluded that I don't have a set style for myself. It's a good and a bad thing in a way.
On Monday... I signed up for Jazz Dance classes. zOmgwtfbbq LOL! XD HOLY CRAP. Thinking about it makes me laugh. XDDDD They're every Thursday and Friday, from 1-2:30pm, at this place in Don Antonio, along Holy Spirit Drive. Lololololol, good luck to me. XD I also cleaned out my room. o: I got rid of a lot of clutter, and I finally admitted to myself that I'm a horrible pack rat. But it was pretty funny coming across all of these old papers, notes, letters, Chastity Covenants, and other stuff while sifting through my things. XD Now my desk is finally clutter free! :D
On Tuesday... I forced Gela to sign up for Jazz Dance with me. HAHAHAHAHAH. XD Now I have someone to look stupid with. XDD For some reason I had dressed up, even if we were just going to Don Antonio, so Gela text 'round, asking if anyone was up for a last minute gimmick of some sort. We ended up crashing Spyk's (Racine's brother) birthday dinner. XD We went to Starbucks in Tomas Morato while we waited for Racine's family, and after we went to Starbucks, we went to the Burger Machine across the street and hung out there. Why? Because we can. XD We then made our way to Heaven and Eggs, where we got free food. Gela and I are such freeloaders. We know. XD
Today, I planned on just bumming in the house. Mum and Dad left at around lunch time to go to Ortigas, and they ditched me here, leaving me with no transpo to meet up with Gela and Racine in UP. That didn't matter tho, as at around 4 I received a text from Gela, telling me that they were already on their way to my house. XD I was like, "WHAT XD". So they crashed and I stole 500php from Mum so we could order McDo and the delivery guy kept on giving me this weird look even if my Dad was there pruning a bush so I went inside and argued with my parents on whether or not we should tip him or not. XD *breathes* They stayed until 7, and all we did was look at the pics I had on my PC. So yeah. We also tried to think up with a pet for Gela's TNT thingie. We came up with a pet that ate garbage and who's poo smelled good. LOL. XD We imagined it as a pink, ice cream shape mound that smelled of strawberries. HAHAHA. XD It still didn't change the fact that ADMU would still be covered in crap. Even if it did smell good, it was still crap. XD
Harr. I've been reading a manga of Legend of Mana. My love for LoM has been greatly awakened once more. X3 But I only have up to the third volume. D: I have to find the rest of it. It's just so <3ful! It makes me want to connect my PS somewhere so I can play it again. X3
I think we're going to Subic next Sunday. Mum wants me to get a two piece. Great. XP
SO. Nice long post. XD Congrats on actually reading the whole thing. :D It doesn't count if you just skipped to the bottom tho. XD I think this'll do for now. I'll update tomorrow. I hope. Lol. XD