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Hey y'all.
I'm Jasmine, and I'd love to travel the world, ride my bike in the woods, and jog along the beach. Hawaii will be my future home. Or Canada.
#IglesiaNiCristo is life.

27 July 2014.

Let me start off by saying, I never thought I’d be given the chance to be a part of the INC Symphony Orchestra.

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26 July 2014.

We didn’t have rehearsal at this day, just a meeting. Me, Cha, and Onat were walking to the arena when Bro. Oliver’s son, who was staying in the housing also, gave us a ride, so that was neat lol. It was already crowded by this time; many food stands were set up, and tons of people were camping already. The arena is supposedly closed, pero there were non-performers that sat in their seats already. In the meeting, they showed us where to go after the special worship service, and they told us that our all-in time is 1 am. So, me and my friends left the housing to walk at the arena at like 11 am, and it was crowded omg. However, on our way, the fireworks started, and it was really cool bc people were just doing their thing, and when it started, we all stopped and stared at the sky, and people started videotaping it or taking pictures of it. And yup.

22 July - 25 July 2014

*I’m typing this in 11 August 2014*

This is the day when we arrive to Philippines. And yes, a lot of my friends had the same flight as me. Cha and her parents, Lyzette and ate Mariel, Justin T. and his parents, ate Kathleen and her fam, ate May, etc. There were a lot of us lol, so it was really fun being with INC members at the same airport lol.

The airplane ride was ehh. I haven’t rode one in ten years, and I had the window seat. I didn’t know I was going to get air sick, so the 12 or 13 hour plane ride to Seoul was hell.

We also stopped over in Korea for 16 hours. Some only had 4 hours. Their airport is REALLY nice; it was spacious and it had a lot of brand name stores. They also had this free cultural center place where you get to make crafts for free. A lot of their things were free so that was nice. And the Koreans are so pretty omg. Even though it was an airport, everyone was dressed nicely and their face were flawless. I don’t know how they do it.

And Philippines… Some ministers picked us up at the airport and drove us straight to Central. We only stayed there for 1 night because we were going to move to the housing in Ciudad de Victoria the next day. The housing in Central was nice, and the housing in Ciudad de Victoria…well it was new. There was no running water LOL but there were drums of water and the housekeepers were kind enough to refill it for us. I boarded with Cha and her mom hehe.

Everyone in Central was so nice and friendly ^__^ They all call you ate or kuya even though you’re obviously younger. At first I thought I was going to be scared because a lot of people knew each other already, however, they were all very accepting. Like what one brother said, even though we came from different culture, we all had one similarity, and that is our faith. It all united us together, and so that made things easier for most of us SMW who were new hehe.

The security in Central is strict. Every time we go inside, we always have to fill out a form to get in, surrender our electronics, and we had to get our pictures taken even though we did before. We also couldn’t take pictures inside Templo Central. But obviously, there are reasons for that.

And the practices…well, we started late and ended late, pero it never felt long for me. My arms never got tired, idk. But it was always nice playing with the choir bc they sounded nice (especially the soloists OMG whenever I hear them, I feel the need to stop playing lol). 

11 August 2014.

I’m about to write my whole “”vacation”” so be prepared for some long posts lolol and and I’m typing outside bc apparently I really need vitamin D 

04 July 2014.

"Practice hard. Pray harder." -Sis. Jane

30 July 2014.

Intense practice sessions the past 2 weeks. We basically lived in he chapel lol. It was filled with food, people, laughter, and even tears. But I’m so glad everything happened, even the mistakes that we did. This past 2 weeks has shown me what’s important in my life. I can’t wait for the centennial celebration :)

11 June 2014.

I never really understood why my mom kept my first notebook that I wrote 10 years ago (when I first came to America) but after reading it few minutes ago, I’m quite thankful that she did. 
My grammar has definitely improved a lot, but anyways.
I’m just glad that you were my first friend here and I’m glad that you approached me even though I couldn’t speak English that well. I was the most awkward child ever, but you still came up to me and you taught me to catch butterflies and to be free. It was your 9th year death anniversary last week, and everyone that knew you still remember you, because you were very precious and you have touched all of our lives. 
Rest in peace Sandra, and thank you for being such a close friend to me. 

18 May 2014.

So while my friend fixes her stuffs, I’m here reading Tumblr posts from way back (aka October 2010, when I started #lifeandotherstuffs) and I’m just laughing at myself.

It’s actually really funny bc I can remember all those days lolol.

18 May 2014.

My tolerance level is way too high.

"Meet me where the sky touches the sea.
Wait for me where the world begins.”

"Meet me where the sky touches the sea.
Wait for me where the world begins.”

08 May 2014.

So I’m quitting my school orchestra next year to give space for this CNA program near my CC, and I thought my course load for next school year would be a little easier, but I sorta just realized how much of an over load it is:

-English IV Dual Enrollment
-Government Dual Enrollment I and II
-Biology Dual Enrollment (or AP, depends)
-AB Calculus
-AP Stats
-CNA (second semester, early double release first semester)

I think the double early release might give me some time to work on stuffs! If I can do Eco first semester, that’d be so much better.

26 April 2014.

I miss my friend like we’d literally chat for hours after hours and there’d be no awkward silence or anything, and we could vent to each other but not all the time bc that’s very annoying, but we’d listen to each other and I’d help him out with his relationship stuffs and we’d give other song recommendations and yeah…

But life happened and I’d still chat with him at school, but people are always on the way, and he works whenever I’m free, and I’m doing other things when he’s free, and I just miss my friend a lot…

26 April 2014.

Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waiting for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailing

Somewhere beyond the sea
[He’s] there watching for me
If I could fly like birds on high
Then straight to [his] arms
I’d go sailing

It’s far beyond the stars
It’s near beyond the moon
I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon

We’ll meet beyond the shore
We’ll kiss just as before
Happy we’ll be beyond the sea
And never again I’ll go sailing

I know beyond a doubt
My heart will lead me there soon
We’ll meet (I know we’ll meet) beyond the shore
We’ll kiss just as before
Happy we’ll be beyond the sea
And never again I’ll go sailing

No more sailing
So long sailing
Bye, bye sailing…

22 April 2014.

I guess I’ll update and what not.

I’ll be getting my letterman in the summer, but that’s not really important, I guess.
We got 2 new cars bc the other one got total wrecked, and we were able to pay for a cheaper price for the other car compared to the past one.
I’m quitting school orchestra. It’s not the same anymore. I guess we sounded nice, but the teacher puts so much emphasis on reputation rather than passion.
I’m still in orchestra, I’ll probably elaborate more on this too when the right time comes.
It’s been really hectic, especially on weekends. We had to drive to Humble every Saturday, and I guess I’ll update more on this (hopefully) by the end of summer.
I’ve been pretty good with keeping up with my diary, compared to last semester.
Kuya Jel moved to Philippines.
I’m becoming an organist trainee for Church.

So yeah, I sorta learned these past few days that you should let go of the things that are not good for you. For ex, school orchestra got in the way of everything, and my teacher went a little hard on the upperclassmen (she’s new), and I don’t need that in my life, especially at this point. So I’m letting it go.

22 April 2014.

Few nights ago, I had a nightmare that my friend was still alive, and it gave me chills and goosebumps.

Annnnd apparently, my internal clock is messed up, and They told me that I’m an insomniac. I don’t believe it.

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