June 17th, 2004

emma; only girl in the world

To Sir with Frustration

I ended up enlisting for Sociology. Spanish was competing with it and I'm not sure why Sociology won. For one thing, I felt so rushed while enlisting, but who am I to complain? I'm a mere student. I pity Hannah though. She was given false hope of getting into Basic Accounting when in fact, she had been cut off. That's just not right. Sure, go ahead and rush the student while she makes an important decision, even if she was supposed to think about it at home, but don't tell someone they got into something that had already reached its quota.

That's not right.

I slept again, obviously and now, I have to do my work. The funny thing is, I was supposed to have been woken up by my aunt, but that didn't happen. In fact, I just woke up all of a sudden. My dream wasn't half done, and no one was making any noise. I just popped up in bed. The gods love me alright. Still, there's not much to be done, but I was hoping I could read on some stuff. Yeah right. I promised myself I'd be a better student this year and I really hope that I can be more diligent.

I'm reading the first reading during my last first community mass on Monday. Did that make sense? We usually have one every year at the beginning of the school year and since now, I'm a senior, this is going to be my last year attending these things before I turn into an atheist. The university I'm pining for, doesn't have religion in the course outline, so I'll be faithless for that time being.

Nah, it's not like I won't be going to mass and all that jazz. It's just a running joke that the university turns everyone into atheists and activists, when in fact, they really make up a very small portion of the academic community. It's funny how a small part represents the bigger part of the set.
emma; only girl in the world

Linsday Lohan

The Next Big Thing
Lindsay, the new teen queen, is what I would actually call her. Not exactly the next BIG thing for me, but I guess it sounded better than the replacement to Hilary. They can't just have two people of the same category now can they?

So, they create a new name for her, when in fact, she's just like the others. I actually like Lindsay Lohan. I have to say that she grew up quite nicely. That little scrawny kid in the Parent Trap sure grew up nicely and we can all see that. I appreciate her movies, which have high entertainment value, but I don't exactly ♥♥♥ them that much. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen was highly fun -- I'm not a fan of her singing though; and Freaky Friday was a great rebirth for her. I have yet to see Mean Girls, and it's probably going to have to same themes as the rest of her movies.

This girl is one lucky girl too. So far, all the guys she's been paired with are gorgeous. How easy could it be for her to "act" like she's enamored by them, when they're that nice on the eyes. That's one thing I'm envious off. Of course besides the fact that she's tall, thin, and gorgeous -- and did I mention the sudden sprouting of mammary glands?

Still, she's a party girl at heart -- not legal yet -- and she's seen out night after night with the likes of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie. She says she's just trying to have fun, and I'm saying that she's in for a bad start. I'm not one to condemn others for their choices, but she's barely even legal and the road she's headed for is an early rehab. Not exactly something the next big thing should be doing.

But hey, it's a free country and she probably does get a lot of things for free, so I'm going to let her "enjoy" her re-found fame. After all, she must have great things in store for her in the future. So many things to do and so little time for the next big thing.

**out of a possible five
emma; only girl in the world

Showdown: Senior vs. Newbie

This day had the most horrible start for me. See, there's this little girl in the school bus who happens to be a newbie. I, on the other hand, am a senior member of the school bus. I have been riding that damn thing forever. Ever since I was in Kinder 2, I was a loyal rider -- no yaya too! The thing is, there are unspoken laws there and one of them is to shut up when people are sleeping, especially in the morning when people do sleep.

Now, little miss newbie and her mom, just don't know that. I guess we have to verbalize these rules to them. Although, for a normal person, I think it would be plain common sense to know that people should keep quiet when others are resting after a long night of doing crap. And I'm quite fair. If they were speaking in hushed tones, I wouldn't have minded them talking at all. But no, these peeps have loud, obnoxious voices that really get me annoyed.

So, I sit there in agony, just waiting till I can finally get away from the both of them. Finally, the long journey is over and I have reached school. I can now walk on and live my own life in peace and quiet. I tell Meg all about how noisy newbie caused havoc the afternoon before, as my back aches from the pangs of pain the heavy backpack has done to my back and out of sheer hate and annoyance, and did I mention lack of sleep (?), my poor knees cave in and my arms go lax and I drop my lunch box.

Now that would have been peachy keen any other day. I've dropped that lunch box so many freaking times before and it's lasted the test of time. The thing is, this morning, the precious Gatorade bottle, I had been saving to drink in school for days since it had been purchased, was inside my lunch box. Before I know it, a pool of red liquid has flowed from my lunch box and is starting to follow the flow of the grooves on the gray cement. This would have been a nice picture to take -- The Murder of a Lunch Box -- but I wasn't thinking along these lines.

I was angry.

I was pissed.

And I just wanted my day to end.

Little miss newbie and dear mommy of hers were just there watching me, as if it was such a normal occurence to see a black lunch box drowning in a pool of energy drink with shards of glass coming through. I seriously wanted to give her a really dirty look and just curse to the high heavens, but thank goodness, I was still thinking rationally. I basically clean up the entire thing and it was such a blessing that Meg had a plastic bag with her (this is the second time a plastic bag has saved my life in the same month).

I end up in the Chapel's bathroom, scrubbing my lunch box with the handy sponge and Perla soap lying there. I look like the funniest thing on earth, washing everything. Tupperwares have saved my stuff too. I didn't see any red liquid seeping into my delicious lunch, but my recess wasn't spared. A part of the bread had turned red just like the party bread they serve at children's parties. I had to eat that right away before it turned into another life form.

Basically, I was angry and really annoyed that morning. I seriously couldn't handle another disaster or I would just snap. It was good I didn't have a gun with me or I would have gone on a shooting rampage starting with little miss newbie. Nevertheless, things started looking up for me. GorgeousHelen had finally lent me season 3 of Alias. Damn! I'm so ready to marathon with my brother this weekend if I'm not too busy with the Father's Day Festivities my cousins and I had planned for our dads or attending the uber cool Fete de la Musique at Eastwood. I am so psyched. But there's always time for Alias. Sark is someone I absolutely love and I just have to watch him.

Things got even better. On the way home, little miss newbie rode another bus. Ha! Vengeance is sweet. The senior gets her way and things are back to normal. I can breathe steadily now. I'm so happy it doesn't matter that my friends and I are drifting apart a lot earlier than I had anticipated, or that I have tons of work to do, or the fact that I've been cast aside once again. It doesn't matter, because I am okay now and that's saying a lot considering all the shit I went through this morning.
emma; only girl in the world

Norah Jones

The Class Act
Norah Jones is not my kind of gal. I have to admit that some of her songs on her first album, Come Away With Me were okay. My sister's into her and even she didn't like her second album too much. Basically, just like Chingy, she's not quite hot for me.

She just doesn't get to me like that. So instead of blabbing on about her, I'm going to save space and tell you that I really don't think she's all that. She's talented, and she made it to the age limit. Sure, she's got a lot of Grammy' and she has a new album out, but I think the only reason she's in the list is because they wanted to make it more diverse. That's why I'm not an editor at Teen People. They make the decision on who makes the cut, not me.

**out of a possible five