Twenty-Fourth

“Twenty four oceans
Twenty four skies
Twenty four failures
Twenty four tries
Life is not what I thought it was
Twenty four hours ago”

So I just turned 24 last month, and now I am so wise and matured. Just kidding, of course. Being twenty-four doesn’t feel any different from being twenty-three. I spent my birthday eating. Haha! I went to The Nook with my sister. It’s a Harry Potter-inspired cafe in Maginhawa, Quezon City. We tried the Butterbeer. I am definitely coming back to this place because I did not get the chance to try the robes. Haha! It was a Wednesday afternoon, but there are still many people coming in and out the cafe.

Here are some pictures I have taken:

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Then, we (the family) had dinner at a seafood restaurant. It’s been an awesome day and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Too bad I had to go to work the following day. Haha!

Anyway, I am nearing half of my twenties and I still haven’t figured out what to do with my life. I have goals, of course. But I feel like what I am doing with my life right now is not the right path to achieve my dreams. Do you feel me, reader? When I was younger, I have this mindset of what to do someday, but now is part of that someday and I’m so off track. I’m scared that when I get back on track, it might be too late. I don’t want to spend my life regretting my choices. That would suck.

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But I believe it will all work out in the end, because if I won’t, who else will? So here’s to kids who are in their twenties and still figuring out life. We got this. We can do this!

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He had me at “I’m a Harry Potter fan, too!”

There’s this friend of mine that I’ve been crushing on for years now. We were grade school classmates. He transferred to another school in high school. We went to the same university for college.

Anyway, he’s also a Potterhead. When we were in grade school, we always talked about Harry Potter non-stop. We even watched Chamber of Secrets together! Well, not really. He was with his family, I was with mine. Though we were at the same cinema at the same time. The next day, he told me he saw me. They were standing, though. There were so many people. (What do you expect from Harry Potter?) We were in 5th grade then.

Summer before high school, he tried courting me. Well, court is a strong word since we were only twelve then. (What was he thinking, right?) He even asked me to go see Prisoner of Azkaban movie with him. Of course, I declined. I was so young. What do I know about going out with someone? Haha.

Of all my friends, he’s the only one I can really talk about with anything and everything. We can go months without talking but when we see each other again, it’s like we were never apart. And Harry Potter is always part of our conversation — anything HP related. It’s like Harry Potter has become our glue.

When I realized I really like him, he already has a girlfriend. They’ve been together since college so I don’t know what’s the point of this post. Haha! Though I was hoping, whenever he thinks about Harry Potter, he remembers me, too. :)

Chamber of Secrets turns 15 today!

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July 2, 1998: Fifteen years ago today, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (book) was published in the UK.

This is the second installment of the Harry Potter series. This is my favorite book in the series. I don’t know why. Maybe because this was the first HP book that I’ve read. Hihi. I’ve read this for I don’t know how many times already. (Confession: I’ve read the whole series for so many times because reading just one book just doesn’t feel right. :D)

Let me share some of my favorite quotes from this wonderful book.

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore

“Harry — I think I’ve just understood something! I’ve got to go to the library!” – Hermione
What does she understand?” – Harry
“Loads more than I do,” -Ron
“But why’s she got to go to the library?” – Harry
“Because that’s what Hermione does. When in doubt, go to the library.” – Ron

“Beds empty! No note! Car gone! You could have died, you could have been seen, you could have lost your father his job.” – Molly Weasley

“What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?” – Arthur Weasley

“Scared?”  – Draco Malfoy
“You wish.” – Harry Potter

“Help will always be given at Hogwarts to those who ask for it.” – Albus Dumbledore

I so love this book. Have you read this? :)

Because I am a Potterhead.

Thursday, Feb21. A friend told me he has something to say.

B: S, nakita ko sina *insert classmates’ name here* nung nagpaprint ako. Sabi nila, “Kagroup mo dito si S no? Lumos eh.”

Me: Oh well. =)))))))))

Friday, Feb22. I was sending pictures through Bluetooth to a friend. He said the devices should be paired first. (Arte ng HTC!)

N: Anong name?

Me: Obliviate.

B: Harry Potter na naman?

Me: =))))))))))

SEVEN :””>

7 books. 7 horcruxes. 7 years at Hogwarts. 7 floors of Hogwarts. 7 galleons for a wand. 7 positions in Quidditch. 7 tasks in the Sorceror’s Stone. 7 potions in task 6. 7 Weasley children. 7 Harry Potters with 7 Order members. 7 DADA teachers. 7 people locked in the Malfoy’s cellar.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND SEVENTH TO PRESENT ON FRIDAY! :””>


I think this is a sign. 7 is like a powerful number in the Wizarding World. And for our thesis defense, we are 7th to present. I know we will be very lucky that day. :)))