Being a junior is so tiring because the subjects are getting harder and more assignments, more projects are given to us students. At first, I was thinking that my third year in high school would be more on boring lectures, lessons that I do not want to learn and more of scolding from the teachers. But I was wrong. Third year in high school was more of lively discussions, lessons that are interesting but difficult to learn and reminders from teachers that would help me in life. They say third year is the hardest year in high school. I guess the people who said that are right. I also suffer from those many assignments that are given to me and those deadlines that I should beat. I also suffer from those nights that my eyes would hurt because of reading and memorizing the definitions and authors from a story or an article. But I know it’s worth it studying and doing those assignments because it would make my parents proud and I would not waste their money. It is also fun being a third year because the teachers do not treat you like a child. The teachers treat us like matured people. I do not know why. Nevertheless, I am thankful for that because it makes me feel in control with my life.
my first page, to be submitted to my MOTHERF E.TEACHER
Hey! My name is Vanessa Jaravata Regidor. Almost everybody calls me Van. I am 15 years old. My special day is every fifth of August. I am an ordinary teenager living peacefully here in Davao City. I am studying at Ateneo de Davao University and I am currently stuck being a junior. My favorite colors are yellow, pink and black. I love reading books but I am not the nerdy type of person. Internet is my best friend, because she makes me happy every time I face the computer. I love watching movies and listening to any kind of music. I love to travel. Someday I want to visit London, New York and Paris.
I also love collecting random things. Like stationeries, stickers, pillows, bags and books. I also love creating stuffs that are useful in my life. I like everything that is colorful. I keep on doodling on my notebook I know it is not a good thing because it is a waste of paper and ink. However, I cannot help my self.
I treasure things that are given to me. Especially the things that is somewhat expensive. Because I know, it is hard to earn money so I take good care of things I own and things that I borrowed. I also treasure the people who make my life happy. Like my parents, who are there to support and care for me and my brother, who is always annoying me with his annoying questions about anything. In addition to that, there are my friends who help me through bad times and celebrating with me in good times. I always cherish those times that these people made me happy and more alive.
Nowadays people neglect the importance of the books. They resort themselves to using ebooks which are handy and much cheaper.
Books are sets or collections of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of paper, parchment, or other material, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. Books are the best decorations one can ever have. Books should be well-treated just like Princess Diana, if she was still living, would visit your house. Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Books are good friends. They’re never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.
Books are not garbages in colored paperbacks. Books are not your toys you can play with and just leave them lying around. Books are not ordinarily compiled papers with thousands of words in it. Books are not your jewelries which you can just leave them disarranged in their places. Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
People who own books know how to live life to the fullest. A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Maggie, its nice. srsly, im not kidding. you can pass it to miss H.
1. “You’re nothing but a second-rate, trying hard copycat!”—Cherie Gil, “Bituing Walang Ningning” (1985)
2. “Para kang karinderyang bukas sa lahat ng gustong kumain.”—Vilma Santos, “Palimos ng Pag-ibig” (1985)
3. “Walang himala! Ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao! Nasa puso nating lahat!”—Nora Aunor, “Himala” (1982)
4. “My brother is not a pig! My brother is not a pig! Ang kapatid ko ay tao, hindi baboy damo!”—Nora Aunor, “Minsa’y Isang Gamugamo” (1976)
5. “Once, twice, thrice, gaano ba kadalas ang minsan?”—Hilda Koronel, “Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan” (1982)
6. “Ayoko ng tinatapakan ako. Ayoko ng masikip, ayoko ng mabaho, ayoko ng walang tubig, ayoko ng walang pagkain, ayoko ng putik!”—Maricel Soriano, “Kaya Kong Abutin ang Langit” (1984)
7. “Hayop… Hayuuup… Hayuuupppp!”—Nora Aunor, “Ina Ka Ng Anak Mo” (1979)
8. “Trabaho lang ito, walang personalan.”—Rudy Fernandez, “Markang Bungo” (1991)
9. “Si Val! Si Val! Puro na lang si Val! Si Val na walang malay!”—Vilma Santos, “Saan Nagtatago ang Pag-ibig” (1987)
10. “Ikaw pala. Ikaw pala ang sinasabi ng asawa ko na asawa mo na asawa ng bayan!”—Laurice Guillen, “Nagalit ang Buwan sa Haba ng Gabi” (1983)
11. “Akala mo lang wala… pero meron! Meron! Meron!”—Carlo Aquino, “Bata, Bata…Paano Ka Ginawa?” (1998)
12. “Gutay-gutay na ang katawan nyo… pati na ang kaluluwa nyo!”—Sharon Cuneta, “Pasan Ko ang Daigdig” (1987)
13. “Sabel! This must be love!”—Carmi Martin, “Working Girls” (1986)
14. FPJ: “Ang problema sa ’yo, maaga kang ipinanganak.”
Sharon: “Ang problema naman sa ’yo, huli kang ipinanganak!”—Fernando Poe Jr. and Sharon Cuneta, “Kahit Konting Pagtingin” (1990)
15. “Wala akong pakialam… ibalik mo sa akin si Jun-jun. Ibalik mo sa akin ang anak ko! Ibalik mo sa akin si Jun-jun. Ibalik mo ang… ahhhhh!”—Vilma Santos, “Paano Ba Ang Mangarap” (1983)
16. “Kung saan, kailan, at paanong labanan, magpasabi ka lang. Hindi kita uurungan!”—Sharon Cuneta, “Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin” (1984)
17. Alice: “Mamamatay ako, Ate, pag kinuha mo sa akin si Alex!”
Lorna: “Ipalilibing kita.”
Alice: “Ate, please!”
Lorna: “Nung inagaw mo sa ’kin si… muntik na rin akong mamatay. Puwes, ikaw naman ngayon ang mamatay.”—Lorna Tolentino and Alice Dixson, “Nagbabagang Luha” (1988)
18. “Simple lang naman ang hinihingi ko. Kung hindi mo ako marespeto bilang asawa, respetuhin mo naman ako bilang kaibigan. Kung hindi naman, respetuhin mo ako bilang tao.”—Vilma Santos, “Relasyon” (1982)
20. “Kung hindi tayo kikilos sino ang kikilos? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?”—Vilma Santos, “Sister Stella L.” (1984)
She Said, He Said
JUST when you think those particularly memorable and piquant movie lines are peculiar to Filipino movies, here come more quotable lines from Hollywood:
1. Bette Davis (Margo Channing): “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” (“All about Eve”)
2. Julia Roberts (Katherine Watson): “This is all they’re really doing here, isn’t it? They’re just biding time until SOMEBODY proposes!” (“Mona Lisa Smiles”)
3. Jennifer Connelly (Alicia): “I need to believe that something extraordinary is possible.” (“A Beautiful Mind”)
4. Audrey Hepburn (Holly): “We’re alike, me and cat. A couple of poor nameless slobs.” (“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”)
5. Julia Roberts (Maggie Carpenter): “I guarantee that we’ll have tough times and I guarantee that at some point one or both of us will want to get out. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life ‘cause I know in my heart you’re the only one for me.” (“Runaway Bride”)
6. Humphrey Bogart (Rick): “Here’s looking at you, kid.” (“Casablanca”)
7. Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator): “I’ll be back!” (“The Terminator”)
8. Richard Gere (Lancelot): “I dare not kiss so lovely a lady. I have but one heart to lose.” (“First Knight”)
9. Sandra Bullock (Angela): “For future reference you should know that the living tend to interest me just a little more than the dead do.” (“The Net”)
10. Judy Garland (Dorothy): “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” (“Wizard of Oz”)
11. Jack Nicholson (Melvin): “You make me want to be a better man.” (“As Good As It Gets”)
12. Robert Hays (Ted Striker): “Surely you can’t be serious!”
Leslie Nielsen (Dr. Rumack): “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” (“Airplane”)
13. Julia Roberts (Anna Scott): “I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” (“Notting Hill”)
14. Sandra Bullock (Annie Porter): “Oh sure, it’s just like driving a really big Pinto.” (“Speed”)
16. Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich): “They’re called boobs, Ed.” (“Erin Brockovich”)
17. Tom Hanks (Jim Lovell): “Houston, we have a problem!” (“Apollo 13”)
18. Sandra Bullock (Agnes von Kurowsky): “You know what I’ve been told? Italian men respect their wives. They spoil their mistresses. But the only women they love are their mothers.” (“In Love and War”)
19. Andrew McCarthy (Blane McDonough): “You told me you couldn’t believe in somebody who didn’t believe in you. I believed in you. Always believed in you… just didn’t believe in me.” (“Pretty in Pink”)
20. Anthony Hopkins (Dr. Hannibal Lecter): “I do wish we could chat longer, but I’m having an old friend for dinner. Bye…” (“The Silence of the Lambs”)
21. Julia Roberts (Alice Sutton): “This guy’s a restraining order waiting to happen.” (“Conspiracy Theory”)
22. Kiefer Sutherland (Nelson Wright): “Today is a good day to die.” (“Flatliners”)
23. Tom Hanks (Forrest Gump): “Mama always said life was like a box a chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.” (“Forrest Gump”)
24. Sandra Bullock (Annie Porter): “I’ve been in worse situations than this, and panic does not help, trust me!” (“Speed 2”)
25. Tom Cruise (Jerry Maguire): “Show ME the MONEY!!!!” (“Jerry Maguire”)
26. Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator): “Hasta la vista, baby.” (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day”)
27. Julia Roberts (Shelby): “I’d rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.” (“Steel Magnolias”)
28. Renée Zellweger (Dorothy Boyd): “I love him for the… for the man he wants to be and I love him for the man he almost is!” (“Jerry Maguire”)
29. Richard Gere (Jack Sommersby): “Being your husband has been the only thing I’ve ever done that I’m proud of.” (“Sommersby”)
30. Kevin Costner (Crash Davis): “Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.” (“Bull Durham”)