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Popcorn, BuzzFeed, and my Summer!

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I can still remember the first time I watched a BuzzFeed video on Youtube. It was one of those boring afternoons (every summer afternoon is boring by the way) when I stumbled upon a page (maybe) sharing something with “Americans”, “Filipino”, and “food” in it’s title. I got hooked instantly! What’s more attention grabbing than those three words for a young Filipino who’s been immensely influenced by everything and anything with America in it and is very, VERY fond of eating? I dove in without any hesitation. Apparently it was about BuzzFeed employees tasting some Jollibee. Fast food. Pftttt. Anyway, it lead from one thing to another and I now resort to their Youtube channel for entertainment. They have good content, for me at least. I get satisfaction from their witty and sometimes funny videos. Their videos are bold, I know, their adults but I get a lot of information from them and I think sometimes I get too much. WAY TOO MUCH

I recently learned something from buzzfeed. Popcorn. Butter is usually added to them while they are hot. (But I don’t do popcorn. I eat rice with ulam for meryenda. Hahaha!) I learned a new word from that video, “truffle butter.” I guessed at first that it must be expensive because truffles are freaking expensive. I learned that from cooking shows 😉 and that truffle oil stinks and will ruin your food if you don’t have proper knowledge of using it, that was from Masterchef. You shouldn’t bitch around Gordon Ramsay if you don’t want to be called an “Idiot Sandwich”. I thought that the truffle butter in the video was truffle mixed with melted butter like those compound butter with herbs that’s used on steaks but NO! Boy, was I wrong! I didn’t expect that! TOTALLY!

An idiot sandwich

An idiot sandwich

Truffle butter is apparently a slang term slowing making it’s way to many people’s vocabulary. I will define it here for information purposes. There are several definitions in urbanditionary.com and I chose a less vulgar and offensive definition. Here goes:

Truffle Butter
-Something so disturbing, you don’t even want to know what it means.
Jake: Dude, what’s ‘Truffle Butter’ mean??
Eli: Bro, don’t even ask.
by Birkner23 March 29, 2015

If you really are curious, click “shame on me.” You can hear the word in one of Nicki Minaj’s song titled “Truffle Butter” what else? Shocker. Anything with Nicki Minaj’s name on it becomes BIG. Sometimes literally, if you know what I mean *grins* It’s quite disturbing though but I can’t unsee it now. The damages have been done. I’m injured inside. THE INTERNET IS VERY POWERFUL.

Aside from truffle butter, youtube videos have occupied me this summer. I’m so into youtube even though I don’t make videos myself. The entertainment industry is boomming then and especially now. Everybody’s into the internet. I learn stuff from videos, a little maybe. I will continue to do youtube because I recently declared myself as a visual learner. I tend to remember more than just simply reading it out of context. Summer is a bliss.

And oh by the way I will kill two more months of vacation! I’m going to college!!! U-nibersidad ng Pilipinas! U-NIBERSIDAD NG PILIPINAS! I’m sorta excited and nervous at the same time. I didn’t expect that I would get into my dream school. I’ll talk about it in another post because I have a lot of kwento soon. I’m turning conyo na. Nooooo! Toodles.

Home Alone!

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Habang sinusulat ko ‘to walang tao sa bahay maliban sa akin. Kawawa naman ako, iniwanan ng mga tao. They have their own agendas, unfortunately mine is staying at home. Tagabantay lang. Wala kasi akong thrilling event na pupuntahan na kasabay ng kanila.

Ang Papa ko ay nasa barko. Seaman. Pero sa totoo lang hindi ko alam ang kanyang job description. Ang alam ko lang ay nasa barko siya. Matagal na siyang nandun pero 8 months lang ang kontrata niya at 4 months vacation na kalimitang naeextend dahil sa mga di malamang dahilan. Nasanay na ako na summer vacation o start ng school year siya dumadating. Nandun siya para suportahan ang pangangailangan namin like other OFWs. Hindi kami mayaman, marunong lang sigurong magimpok ang mga magulang namin. Sabi nga pag may isinusok may madudukot. Hindi ko alam kong kailan ulit siya babalik dahil mahal ang tawag at text overseas. Wala akong load at walang panload.

Ang Mama ko naman ay nasa lupain ng mga kangaroo, sa Australia. Wag kayong excited, hindi siya ang nagbayad ng pamasahe. Libre yata yun ng Ninang ko na marami ng utang sakin dahil minsan lang siyang umuwi sa Pinas. Sa kasamaang palad hindi ako nakasama at pinasama dahil sa kakulangan sa papeles at wala kaming pera. Kaya ayun, maya’t maya ay may uploaded picture sila sa Facebook. Nasa zoo, aquarium, spa, beach, restaurant at marami pang iba na ayaw ko ng dagdagan dahil lalo lang akong naiingit. Siguraduhin lang ng Mama na may pasalubong ako eh.

Sino siya diyan? Hulaan niyo.

Sino siya diyan? Hulaan niyo.

Ang mabait (joke) kong kapatid ay nasa Leyte specifically sa Ormoc City. Umaatend ng National Schools Press Conference kasama ang mapakaganda namin School Paper Adviser na si Mrs. Amelia J. Garcia. Tinatanong mo kong bakit di ako kasama? Eh wala eh hindi ako biniyayaan nang kagalingan sa pagsusulat. Pero masaya na rin ako para sa kanya. Atleast kahit Grade 7 kasama na agad sa NSPC. Surprisingly, oo Grade 7 palang yun at second choice niya noong RSPC ang napanalunan niya. Siguro ay dahil na rin lagi niyang inaagaw ang remote para manood ng sports kaya ayun Sports Writer ang kapatid ko. Nahihili man ako ay ipagdadasal ko na lang na manalo siya. Champion agad!

RSPC. 2nd place, Sports Writing English

RSPC. 2nd place, Sports Writing English

 

Pero kahit wala sila ngayon dito ay nageenjoy pa rin ako dahil sa dami ng gawain. Winawalisan namin ng pinsan kong tubong Valenzuela ang buong paligid. Ever summer siyang nandito at sinasamahan ang mga Lolo. Maliit pa yun pero sanay na dito. Sinusuot pa nga niya ang mga long shorts ng Lola na sobrang old fashioned. Nakakatawa talaga. Dinidiligan ko rin ang mini farm ni Lolo na sa tingin ko ay pinakamahirap sa lahat ng gawain ko. Tapos sinasabayan pa ng init ng araw. Unti-unti ko nang naaapreciate ang mga gawaing bahay na araw-araw gingawa ng Lola. Ang hirap din pala. Aproximately 2 hours ang shift ko na  nadadagdagan pa paminsan-minsan. Hindi ko na kailangang gumala at magparty dahil masaya na ako sa daily routine ko sa ngayon.

Gusto kong maging productive ngayong summer at ayaw ko lalong umitim kaya mabibilang lang kapag lumalabas ako ng bahay. Kakain lang at kapag inuutusan ako. Pero hindi naman totally boring ang sched ko dahil aatend ako ng seminar sa White Beach for 10 days. Gusto ko ang mga seminar dahil marami na naman akong makikilala at experience din. Ako naman ang busy!