A Place of Temporaries
Baguio City, a place of tranquil beauty filled with exhilarating moments and breathtaking views. A great tourist destination for those who crave for adventure, relaxation, and for things and activities that is something new. A city that’s alive all day long.
People who visited Baguio have their own story to tell every time they remember the city of pines. Tales of their experiences and adventures, the people they encountered along the way, the moments that can’t be bothered with lesson and memories to keep forever. It is a place for escape. Going here for a vacation meant an escape from their reality. No work, no heartbreak, no stress from whatever they have to face in life. Just the breeze to accompany them as they explore into the city. For some, it is a land of opportunities, where they continue on with their hopes and dreams, and make the city their home for the next years.
The city with open arms welcomes them on their journey to success. This is a place where nothing is ever permanent, eventually every one who visits have to go back to their own reality, people who lives here moves on to the next chapters of their life. Baguio will forever hold a special place in their heart, even though constantly changing, it is filled with remainders of memories and moments that every person leaves behind. It is a place full of temporaries, temporary love and heartbreak, temporary hopes and dreams, temporary freedom, and so on. Anything could happen here, maybe you’ll find whatever you are looking for or lose it all in an instance. Going here is a risk, you’ll be in places and meet new faces that will change you in different ways. It is a place perfect for life reflections.
Baguio City, a place of tranquil beauty filled with exhilarating moments and breathtaking views. The city where people come and go but the city goes with them as they leave. It became a place where people escape the reality of heartbreak and sadness, a place for life reflection. For some, it is where they’ll continue on their dreams and make the city their home for the next years and leave after they finish their studies and go on to make their dreams happen. For the people who lives here, they make the best out of it and love it with their life… but eventually like every tourist that visited the place, they’ll leave. They’ll leave the place with that brought happiness and laughter to them and move on to the next chapters of their life. They’ll leave, once they are needed elsewhere. A place of excitement. A place of possibilities. A place of temporaries.
Here's a shot of our campus library that I've taken when I was in college.This has always been one of my favorite go-to places back then. I've read great, life-changing books, and had best memories here with my friends during our study sessions or just chilling while waiting for our next class. I really miss this place. I wish I could go back there and experience it all over again!
Shouts out of joy, moderate breeze feeling as the sunlight slowly hits my shoulder from the window. As I sat down at the lower bleachers near the comfort room I looked around and I can’t but feel sepanx. Sometimes it only took one look to bring back a thousand memories.
How I miss the feeling of shouting and cheering until your throat gets super itchy, you slowly lose your voice but still try to shout as loud as you can. The kind of feeling where you laugh so hard you felt like crying, and oh! don’t forget the part you were able to sleep in the middle of everyone’s chaos and noises, but I sure don’t miss the stinky smell from the comfort room neither the strong stinky smell of the players as they sweat. I laughed a little as I watch these students dance at the stage every time their team wins, students who were using their phone and some were sleeping because they weren’t interested, and students playing the ukelele and singing not caring about the game.
But I can’t help but smile every time this girl shouts, “ LET’S GO, TEAM! KAYA NIYO YAN! WOOH!” I remember myself saying the exact thing before. What a great time to reminisce. I remember the feeling of getting super excited but nervous because of an intense game, as you hear the time ticking, the breath of the players out of tiredness, squeaky sound from their shoes, ball dribbling and crowds getting super wild but the announcer still cracks a joke as he announces. Last two seconds, everyone was silent as the player aims for his shot and 3 POINTS!
The floor felt like collapsing as we jumped and enthusiastically screamed as we ran into the gym area to congratulate our team. But in every competition some get wild but some get heartbroken by the fact that they lost, but Win or lose its the experience and the lesson that matters. I observed the players and saw this girl hugging her friend to cheer her up because she was next to play. I was in the same exact situation before, that moment where I got super nervous and had an anxiety attack where I nonstop think and nervously shake because I was afraid that I might lose and embarrass myself. And when I was playing all I heard was my own breath and heartbeat as my sweat flows down to my face, everyone was watching and all I thought about was winning the game.
I miss the sound of the shuttlecock when it hits the racket and flow with the wind as it gets hit by the other player too. I miss being able to experience it again, and sometimes I wanna go back just to feel the same thing twice. I didn’t realize I was making a memory but I knew I had fun before. A smile was formed but there was an ache in my heart, time does really fly so fast. I can’t even imagine that it was two years ago when I was in this gym, getting nervous, getting wild, maybe felt a little sad and cried, cheered to death, jumped like I was in a trampoline, playing just to make my team proud and most importantly having fun like there’s no tomorrow.
I'm amazed by just that thought, but two years ago I also wanted to graduate senior high and leave so badly that with even all of those good times. It’s really Ironic that years ago, intramurals were exciting but felt kinda boring and now, I miss that kind of intramurals. Ironic how years ago I wanted to grow older but wished to never grow old now. And how ironic it is that now that I’m a college student and soon, I miss being a high school student with all those memories. Happy times may come and go, but the memories stay forever. Life is a collection of moments, and I realized that nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. The experience and memories that I remembered today will forever stay and remain a lesson in my heart.
We will grow older from time to time, but every experience and moment in our lives made us who we are today. Life is an ironic reality, you should live your life to the fullest, never rush things and enjoy being young because you’ll never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. And that is why I say that Life is an Ironic Reality.
To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song
By: CJ Reyno
Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?
Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.
You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.
As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”
I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend
Here's a fan art that I made for Lee Joo Young of Itaewon class! I've been making digital illustration since last year and I'm happy that I was able to see my improvements. I'm also happy to see people's reactions and support for my craft even though all of it are made through my phone (adobe illustrator) only ????. You don't actually have to use expensive or complicated medium as long as you know how to be creative and like what you're doing, then you can do it. ????