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Whirlwind week..

Wohohoho!! just came early this day all the way from our bukid (i thought hapon pa sya dadating) to attend my graduation ceremony comes April 1 ('di sya excited) lol. kaya ayun.

Well, sa sobra na namang katamaran, I did not went to school for the graduation practices, imagine 5-9pm ang practice? hehe. napag-isip isip ko rin na may kainan kina June-ann kasi nga graduation day nila ngayun. (food trip na naman). kaya ayun. lol. i even have to sacrifice my schedule in OR completion tomorrow(sayang naman). hay ang sarap talaga nang alimango, sugba, sea foods, and of course mawawala ba naman ang Lechon??hehe. nagkita-kita din ang mga high school classmates ko. kain doon, kain dito, laugh there, laugh here (argh, tama ba yun?)

Anyways, sa week na ito, di ko na matatandaan ang ginawa naming practices- just repeating the thing itself- i was pissed off!! (kaya ayun, nag absent ako for today's practice.) kaya nag- anime marathon ako- Elfen Lied, Bleach, Prince of Tennis at ang pinaka d best sa lahat- D. Gray-man ( xixixi, astig ni Allen Walker!!). ang tagal nang Naruto Shippuuden. lol

Reality Check:

Sana di marami ang cases bukas sa DRH-OR para naman fair kasi di ako pupunta sa duty completion( bad ko. hehe)


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