This dog and cat have this super cute friendship that I’m really envious AF! They’re totally super duper cuteeeeeeeeee!!!
As a final requirement in our Journalism course, we created our own newspaper and our group was assigned to make a broadsheet. It didn’t take too long before we chose the name Pirates Gazette over Lycean Ink. When our Journ professor Ma’am Salinas asked us why, we all giggled and laughed because for us, it’s just so appealing and stuff like that- nothing more.
The contents of our broadsheet were of national scope- meaning we compiled all the happenings in the Philippines for the last four months. We read facts from a lot of sources; leading media publications’ online websites, and write the stories in our own words so no copyright infringement intended on those media organizations ❤ The images we used are also from those sources.
Layouting the paper was one of the tear-inducing moments in my life before this year ends. I won’t forget about it. It’s the reason why I’m still stuck with my other school duties for it demanded to be taken care of for a whole fucking day. Luckily, I have my sister to help in some parts like in editing the photos as well as layouting the paper and getting it on the printing shop. My Mom is such a badass too, helping me as always. I’m thankful for them. I don’t know what to do without these amazing ladies, seriously.
To Phia, thankiee for the front news. Ma’am was amazed that you got the front content right! To Elaine, thankiee for the editorial and Britzy for the editorial cartoon. By the way, Elaine, Ma’am said that your picture in your column is cute HAHAHAHAH! LOL! You should’ve given me a more formal picture though XD!
There was another editorial story that should also be put inside the paper, but we ran out of space. The 12 pages weren’t even enough to put the news stories that we all exerted an effort to put together from too many sources. Some passed articles were not able to join the final layout 😦
To Pam, Queenie, Ate Hannah, Ate Xandra (THE BULLY), Mariel, Jov, Ellie, Mariella, Alyssa, Ate Diot, Nikko (our sports writer) and of course to Sofia…
Another one down na sa mga requirements 🙂 Thank you for the cooperation. Alam ko di niyo masyado mage-gets kung bakit may paganto-ganto pa ako sa blog, pero kasi I have this love for publication thingy talaga so I’m happy sa output natin. Sayang di nakita nung iba sa inyo noong ipinasa namin kanina kay Ma’am. Huhu! Ang ganda pu ng output natin kahit di naman pu siya perfect 🙂 Nakakatuwa HEHEHEHEZ. Nagustuhan ni Ma’am ‘yung name na pinili natin. Sabi pa niya, rich with photos daw tayo which is a very good thing. Tamang headline daw and gustong-gusto niya ‘yung article about kay Whang-od etc. Quoting her, “It’s really a good paper.” Yay! HEHEHEZ
Congratulations for all of us. Ma’am will pass one copy to the Department, one she’ll keep for herself and the last one…guess what? She’ll give it to her students! Guys, makakatulong tayo sa ilang mga bata with dreams for Journalism etc. with our work ❤ Love, love, love!
Here's a PDF copy of our very own PIRATES GAZETTE: Pirates Gazette Broadsheet
As promised, this is the article I wrote as part of our training in the Regionals Schools Press Conference (RSPC) last 2015. I was a contestant for Feature Writing- Filipino.
This isn’t complete HAHA 😉 The other part will just be kept confidential LOL!
Read this previous blog post of mine about a gift that PJ Simon gave me through a friend: PJ Simon of Purefoods Star Hotshots Gives Me an Advance Birthday Gift Through a Friend
Don’t let this world dictate you on how to think, how to behave and how to feel.
You are your own person.
You are meant to be you.
You are meant to be unique.
As long as you’re not hurting anyone, do what pleases you.
Be a free spirit.
Words & photo by MV Sorima
Cover Art by MV Sorima: Images from outlandernetwork.tumblr.com & Glossier instagram
There’s this guy that I seemed to have an odd connection with from not a long time ago. I was doing an awkward walk for a fashion show in one of my classes and he’s one of those invited to watch. As I was going forward to make a pose (which I’m really not good at), our eyes met and his face registered to me.
He’s kinda angelic and I’m not just using a flowery word here to exaggerate. He doesn’t have wings nor a halo, but have you seen those movies about fallen angels and observed how angels are portrayed there? They all seem timid, like they don’t know how to speak. And when they do speak, you’ll only hear a very small amount of words that will make them more mysterious. They have this aura of wildness and danger hidden under a very soft and innocent mask.
That guy has all of those. But that moment in the classroom isn’t the one I’m referring as the “odd connection”. It happened on another day. It was a rainy, cloudy day as I was traveling back to Tagaytay. If I’m right, classes were cut for a reason I can’t remember anymore. I was riding an ordinary bus. When we reached Olivarez Plaza, the bus stopped and started unloading passengers. When it’s my time to go downstairs, I saw him right in front of me, just some distance away. He was eating street foods. The moment I set my eyes on him, he had his eyes on me too.
That moment, I remembered our not-so-significant quick glance before and I decided not to shift my eyes away this time. He’s still looking at me while holding the stick with I don’t know what, fishball maybe? I slowly go one step down, not just because of the slippery stairs, but because I wan’t to try if he will not break the gaze. Another one step down and he’s still looking at me straight in the eyes. Another step and another. Staring at his eyes gave this feeling that I don’t know how to describe because I can’t understand it. I’m still looking straight at him and he’s still looking straight at me. Like our eyes are kinda playing a game or what. Neither of us broke it until I landed on the ground and decided that it’s time to ride a jeepney and go home HAHAHA!
I don’t know. Maybe it isn’t odd for you guys, but for me it’s kinda like that. Or maybe I’m just a hopeless romantic. Oh, yeah, maybe HAHAHAHA! He’s really beautiful though.
Let’s call him Jace Hugs and the reason why will be a secret for quite a long time 😉 HAHAHA! 😀