Beyond Extraordinary.

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KYRA RIOS.
college kid.
Fighting Maroon.

My life is a book. The 365 pages of every chapter is waiting to be filled every day.
Maybe tomorrow will bring something better. Maybe yesterday was a good mistake. But what matters is today, and we have to seize every moment and enjoy life.

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Tomorrow marks the “almost-official” day of our summer term, hopefully the last summer term for me. Who doesn’t need a break, right?

And here’s how I’ve spent thirteen days of freedom.

I finished reading my first Chuck Palahniuk book, Damned, with its freaky demon-face book cover. The story was lifted from The Breakfast Club, and as expected, it’s a book that leaves you wondering. Honestly, there were some parts that made me shift perspectives and things in my imaginations ran wild as I went past its pages. I guess I’ll never move on from the idea that humans are income-generating economic-status symbols.

I started reading (but have not finished) Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood. This book was a tough decision. I was too excited to grab a Murakami book since it’s just a few rows before Palahniuk’s collection. I weighed between Sputnik Sweetheart, Norwegian Wood, Kafka of the Shore, and Wind-up Bird Chronicle. I decided to get the cheapest one, and the debut novel of Murakami’s - Norwegian Wood. And interestingly, it’s title is from a Beatles song so, pretty cool. I haven’t finished because I had other priorities and I think its story is something that needs a lot of attention. There are ‘highlightable’ quotes that may come only from the works of Murakami. I’m proud that I’m reading a book of his. :)

The downside is, I still haven’t bought The Book Thief. Regrets aside, I think that such a precious book (um, yeah, it has reached the “precious” status because of the many years of trying to bring myself to have a copy and finding the right time to read it) needs full attention, plus enough time to watch its movie adaptation. So I’m keeping it for the two-month break after the summer term.

As for a K-drama, of course, I needed a dose. I enjoyed speedy-watching Heartstrings/You’ve Fallen for Me starring Park Shin Hye and Jung Yong Hwa *gasps*. Their tandem felt realistic and the K-drama experience did not fail. The story was just too concentrated (? if that’s the right term to use), as if the plot was too focused on the main love team and the other sub-stories weren’t given enough air time and attention. Given that, I still liked the series. And maybe it’s because of a long hiatus from K-dramas, the aftershocks were almost endless. It took at least three days before I finally moved on from the heart-stopping scenes. I also had to get a copy of the OST to complete the drama experience. 

Aside from K-dramas, I recently entered the K-pop fandom because of a friend. She converted me to someone who will also appreciate Korean music, along with dramas she’d recommend. I think I’m officially a VIP, or a member of Big Bang’s fan club. I have almost all of their mini albums and special editions. It’s been three days since I listened (and had LSS) to their songs. It doesn’t matter if I can’t understand the non-english parts and if it’ll be difficult to memorize, still, it’s music, and it sounds nice.

My dad underwent tonsilectomy, he had his tonsils removed because of numerous throat complications and inflammations, so he’s currently recovering from it.

I still don’t have my CRS password to get a virtual Form 5 (yes, UP has changed into a SAIS system and now our initial Form 5 looks like an electric consumption bill). They’re trying to go digital and paperless, but the glitches of the system and its inconveniences, as usual, were overlooked. 

Tomorrow marks the first formal meetings of my three classes.

Tomorrow, I’ll be gone for a month. 

I think I need this summer term. I need to take this seriously.

So long! 

teenshealthandfitness:

Never give up!

beyond-optimism:

iamcompletecrap:

i wish i was even half as brave as finn

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Living on the shore of Lake Ontario, just east of Toronto, photographer Matt Molloy has daily encounters with brilliant sunsets and cloudscapes that he’s been taking photographs of for over three years. One day he began experimenting with time-lapse sequences by taking hundreds of images as the sun set and the clouds moved through the sky. Molloy then digitally stacked the numerous photos to reveal shifts in color and shape reminiscent of painterly brush strokes that smeared the sky. You can learn more about his “timestack” technique over at Digital Photo Magazine and prints are available here.

my love for these is absolutely infinite

how purity!!! nothing like nature to cheer you up!!! making you realize how small and insignificant you are. 

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dont-stop-runninggg:

knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit

wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad 

That was deep

philosophy is wondering if that means ketchup is a smoothie

That was deeper.

common sense is knowing that ketchup isn’t a damn smoothie you nasty

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marlborodiamonds:

sending your selfies to NASA because you’re a star

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clengheartsyou:

So never underestimate God’s power to bless you. ♥

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Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.
Simon Sinek (via psych-facts)

Three more exams before the whole semester’s done.

Three more days before this week ends.

Three.