ONE DIRECTION LIVE IN MANILA

As my sister said and I quote;

“The concert was so effing effing AWESOMEEE!!!”

We didn’t have tickets.
We weren’t inside the venue.
But we were there outside for the music…

Before I go to the details of the concert, let’s have a little back story:
Last year we tried to get these Titanium tickets for One Direction’s On The Road Again Tour but we didn’t push through with it. There were too many people, too many fans that craved for the tickets. So did we but we’re just so unfortunate. I really wanted to attend that I cried overnight because I can’t get tickets. I tried though. But that didn’t stop me from experiencing 1D on my own way 🙂

Since the venue was at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds (open area), we decided to watch from the outside along with the team ‘Seaside’ (located outside the venue near the seaside), the hopefuls. We watched through the big screen, and it wasn’t so bad. We saw them, even when they walked along the runway that we get to see them through this small opening in the VIP section. I’m okay with it. I was satisfied enough.
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I’m a Juan Directioner and I am proud of it…
Don’t care if people judge me because I like this boy band. They don’t know their songs but I do. They don’t know how much I admire them. But I am not one of those obsessive die-hard fans that cry in a very overacting way when they see their idol.

The concert started at exactly 10 minutes to 9 pm. The whole crowd, both attendees and hopefuls, went wild when the boys came in and sang their first song ‘No Control’. Everybody was so overwhelmed, that they cried – tears of joy. And me and my concert buddy, my sister, were singing at the top of our lungs! 🙂

Beforehand, the 1D staff have told the public that Zayn Malik couldn’t continue with the shows because he has to fly back to UK. They released a statement saying that Zayn is stressed lately that he needs to rest. It said that he is stressed because some picture of him with a girl came out when they were in Thailand when actually he has a fiance, Perrie Edwards from the girl British band Little Mix.
He couldn’t take all the mean stuffs that people throw at him. I find it very unprofessional. I mean I get it that he is a human being like us but he is a superstar. He has a duty to his fans. He disappointed alot of girls. Some of the fans outside even cried when they heard the part of the song that was supposed to be Zayn’s. They really cried, they really cried ugly. (No Offense) I just find it very disturbing. Then, I realized “(insert curse word) Zayn is not here” I found myself a little bit teary because I was annoyed. One Direction is here but without Zayn – Wrong Direction.

It’s not One Direction without effing Zayn Malik ;(

Even then, the boys gave us a performance of a life time :))

I have here lists of what I hate and what I love from the concert…

Things that I hate from the concert:
1. I hate that they always start a song by introducing the title, “Stockholm Syndrome, everyone!” – like element of surprise, please!?!
2. I hate it when they end every song, they shout “MANILAAA!!!” Then, the crowd goes wild.
3. I hate it that they repeatedly said:
“This is one of the best gigs we’ve ever had!” And the likes… which you know that they always say in every single concert.
4. I HATE THAT ZAYN MALIK WAS NOT AROUND ;(( because he is my favorite ❤

Things that I love from the concert ❤ ❤ <3:
1.I love that One Direction is in Manila!
2. I love that they are so handsome!
Not to mention, Harry’s Hotness, Niall’s Cuteness, Liam’s cockiness and Louis’ unique voice.
3. I love the staging – big screen and a long runway.
4. I love that we saw them :))
5. I love their British accents, especially Naill Horan’s adorable Irish accent.
6. I love how much they love their fans.
7. I love how the concert ended with a beautiful fireworks display.

Here is the list of all the songs they sang in order:

No Control
Steal My Girl
Where Do Broken Hearts Go
Midnight Memories
Kiss You
Stockholm Syndrome
Ready to Run
Strong
Better than Words
Where You belong
Little Things
Night Changes
Alive
Diana
One Thing
What Makes You Beautiful
Through the Dark
Girl Almighty
Story of My Life
You and I
Little White Lies
Best Song Ever

This has been one of the Fun Nights that I have ever in my life! :)))

I will forever cherish this experience 🙂 even if we weren’t really inside the concert, we still saw them, we heard them, we screamed and we sang along with them :))

They are such amazing performers.
I really love the way how they connect to their fans. They made them feel special like the concert was all about them. They made sure that their fans are loved especially when the group dedicated the song Where You Belong that Naill wrote. He wrote it to remind him that no matter how much success they have in life, they won’t forget where they belong; that all of these are made possible because of their endearing fans.

The band ended the concert singing to the Best Song Ever, and everyone was like happy enjoying themselves especially when the wonderful fireworks began.

It was a very unforgettable experience. A spectacular night, indeed.

Even though I didn’t get to attend the concert, I’m glad that I was out there. We really enjoyed it.
I am happy that I got the opportunity.<3

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Cramming at its best

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Too many requirements, yet so little time.
I just wish I can freeze it.
I wish I can sleep early but no I can’t.

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Source: Google

Maybe this is not cramming.
This is just the way how college is.

Too many papers, all due in less than a week?
Challenge Accepted!!!

The Traditional Way: Love Letters

While my sister and I are on the way home, I noticed this guy across from where we are seating. I instantly saw him writing a letter with a heading that says ‘Baby,‘ I thought it was so sweeeeeet that I grabbed my phone from my bag and took a picture of it.

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Then, we thought “what a lucky girl!” 😀

I didn’t expect that guys still initiate to write love letters, or maybe I know they still do, but actually seeing someone write one is just so flattering. :)))
Then, guess what?! He even has a pink scrapbook inside his bag filled with more love letters!!! It literally made me smile 😀

Though I find it really thoughtful, I already have this notion that guys who do sweet things like this are a bit clingy. No offense. I just notice.

But hey! Sometimes that is what girls need nowadays… A KEEPER 😀
A guy who knows how to remind his girl how special she is and how much she is loved.
A guy who knows how to take care of his special someone by expressing his admiration through words.

But i just hope it’s true…
Remember:

A word’s just a word til you meant what you say

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When you give your time and effort to surprise someone, people appreciate it, even the sweet little things.

It’s better to make letters, give chocolates and flowers, small trinkets, etc. than to send a heart icon and a kiss emoji.

Still, go for traditional, write what you feel. It’s one way to put all your emotions into words. Write all the things you can’t say personally, people love it that they even cry.
You might think it’s so old school, but I think it is very commendable

(Sorry to the dude if I just took a picture of you without your consent.) -Btw, the guys is from Adamson University :)))

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We don’t have much time
But we still procrastinate
Why don’t we just live in the moment
And do something about it
Because sooner or later, it will be gone.

Ed Sheeran Live in Manila 031215

Ed Sheeran, the ginger-head singer from UK held his concert this 12th day of March. It was a sold out concert. There’s no surprise to it because Ed is considered as one of the biggest names in the music industry. He is a superstar. He brought his soulful pop music and gave inspiration to millions of people around the world.

When you are given the opportunity, take it because you’ll never know when will you get another chance like it again.

When we knew that more seats will be available for the concert, we really took the chance to watch the concert. Our dad was the one who went to the ticket outlet so early to fall in line and get us some tickets. Luckily and so fortunate, we got tickets out of the few more hopefuls and desperate ones.

I wasn’t that excited a week or even days before the concert because my mind’s so occupied with school stuffs. It was just the day before that I realized I don’t have any to wear.
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The concert was on a Thursday, a school day, so we just went straight to the venue coming from school. When we got into our seats, we realized that we were really one of the hopefuls and desperate ones. Our view is where you are literally already few feet from the ceiling and your head can lean on the wall. That’s how far we are from the stage, compare to our seats when we watched The Vamps in Manila last February 1.
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Well, nothing of it matters as long as we are in the place where in a few minutes Ed Sheeran will serenade us with his amazing songs. The concert was so simple but beautiful. He just went up the stage and just did his own thing – with his guitar and his loop pedals. He is such an amazing performer.

When he started singing, I was overwhelmed, and so were the thousands Sheerios there. I literally want to cry so bad because I can’t believe it’s Ed Sheeran!!!

He made us fall inlove.

He captured our hearts especially when he sang one of my favorite songs, Photograph that the fans started flashing their lights. And it was bright and beautiful.
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I list down all of the songs (I might have missed one or two songs).
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This experience is one of the best nights of my life 🙂 I can’t believe that I was there. I’ve been inlove with his music and style for so long. I admire him so much even though he is not that handsome, but I can’t deny that he is so adorable. ED-ORABLE
And I’m so glad that I got to share it with my concert buddy, my sister, and her bestfriend.
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Even though Ed left us hanging with his last song – us singing the ‘oh-woah-oh’ part of the song Sing and clapping our hands – and then he just walked off the stage, I will still forever love him and his music.
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Cheers Coffee to Sleepless Nights

sleepless I’m wide awake… yeah I was up all night. I was holding tight, don’t care if I’m tired.

(sing to the tune of Katy Pery’s Wide Awake) Hell Week it is. Sleepless nights. Coffee drinks. Eyebags. That zombie feeling – walking oddly & moving slowly You get easily annoyed. You get easily mad. Nothing seems to brighten your day. You don’t get to rest, and your bed sheet has been neatly flattened for several nights now. Just hold tight… few more weeks until this school year ends. Few more days until endless movie marathons, finish few TV series, and some reading for pleasure. (rules of parallelism here) Don’t give up until you’re done!!!

My Inner Peace

Whenever I get into an argument or a conflict wherein I get bothered for the rest of the day, I do something different to get my mind off it. I hate that about myself – overthinking, overreacting.
Since it’s Sunday, I attended the Feast Alabang (a Catholic Prayer meeting led by Kerygma preachers) I was hoping to find my inner peace, my inner strength, so I did.
At one point of the session,Brother Arun Gogna, the preacher and Feast builder, asked us to meet someone and hear their prayers. I met a girl who is about 14 years old. She told me that she has troubles with friends because she doesn’t feel like talking. Then, she said she is homeschooled. That is why. I told her to be confident, to get out. She got a whole life ahead of her.
After, I told her my prayer:

I hope that I could get a little freedom, enjoy my teenage years.
I hope that my parents would understand me.

Then, I also told her that she’ll understand what I’m trying to say when she gets my age.
We had a moment to hold hands and to pray for the other. It feels so great being so selfless and empathetic.
The power of prayer lies in our hands and in our faith.