Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dauntless

Yes, I just finished yesterday the best-selling book Divergent, and man was it spine-tingling!


It was one of the best books I've ever read. It was so creative and relatable and I admire Veronica's mind for her vast imagination. Whenever I read it, I am in complete oblivion of the world around me.

It is a story about a utopian community that has 5 factions. When a person reach the age of 16, he/she has to choose a faction in which they would be a part of for the rest of their lives, otherwise, they'll become factionless (they're like the homeless in real life, but worse, because they're really not part of the society). It's kind of ridiculous because their motto is "Faction before blood.", meaning once they chose a different faction from their family, most likely they weren't accepted by them anymore. It's ridiculous, yet fascinating. You'll think, "what does it feel  like to choose a different family where you actually belong, and not your own blood?" 

There are 5 factions one could be a part of:

1. Dauntless - The Brave
         This faction are not just brave. They're crazy brave. Brutal I think. They're so wild and it's like they live their everyday lives with adrenaline. It's a life filled with excitement. If I were to choose a faction, i'd pick dauntless though. :) They're role in society are the army, and the likes.

2. Erudite - The Intelligent
      These people are, well, smart, informative and sometimes evil. They're worst enemies with Abnegation. Their role in society are scientists, teachers and the likes.

3. Abnegation - The Selfless
       These people doesn't like vanity and self satisfaction. They always put other people first and they live a beautiful peaceful life. They're roles are government leaders and the likes.

4. Candor - The Honest
      Candor's are cute because they literally never tell a lie and they tell it to your face whatever it is they're thinking and they could tell whether you are lying or not. They don't keep secrets.

5. Amity - The Peaceful
     Amity are the peaceful faction. 

Yes there are 5, but there is another faction that also exists, yet, it seemed like it wasn't suppose to exist, it is dangerous for you if you are a part of it and if the leaders of the factions found out about it. These people are the Divergent. It wasn't revealed yet in the book why they are not to be named, and my guess is it will be told in the second book so, let's read that!

Tris is the name of the main character and she chose Dauntless, instead of Abnegation-the faction she was born with. But she is actually a Divergent. And the adventure begun! Just read it you know! I won't spoil it for you!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

PBP: 3 days 2 nights Baguio Trip! Happy Birthday Marie!

Since this is a personal blog post, I'mma make this real quick! :)

It's beb Marie's birthday celebration in Baguio! Originally, it was supposed to be in Boracay but their private planes were fully booked since she was late to reserve the dates for the trip (Yes, they own private planes. With an s). So, no choice but to go with Plan B which is Baguio. We stayed at their huge beautiful house there. If I'm not mistaken, there are more than 7 rooms in that house and the last time we stayed there, which was last year (it was my second time), we occupied all the rooms because we were 10 people. This year, Marie only get to celebrate it with us 4 special people - Me, King (Marie's funny boyfriend), Raia, and Monarch (Raia's gentleman boyfriend). Yes they're a couple of couples and I'm the fifth wheel. I don't mind though. :) 

We stayed there for 3 days and 2 nights. 

October 26, 2013 - First day!
We arrived there at around 3 pm. We have no itinerary so we just trusted our spontaneous selves. 
 

Karaoke night!

Picking songs while drinking San Miguel Apple. Chiiiiiiill.
Look how cute these 2 are!
Medyo maharot.
We also played pusoy dos. Pusoy dos will be a Marie's birthday tradition. Originally we played it last year with dares. If you lose, you'll get to do the dare by the first winner. But that day we didn't play it with dares because King doesn't know how to play it, so we just enjoyed the bragging rights of winning the game alone, and how King "abnormally"played the game. Haha!

October 27, 2013 - Second day!

The second day we decided to go to Burnham Park and Camp John Hay but we left like around 3 pm soooo...
Paris ang peg with the beanie and shirt. #outfitoftheday

 Pictorial at Burnham. 


  
We arrived at Camp John Hay way too late so we weren't able to go to the tree top adventure so we decided to just play with the camera!






Just lying around. :)


We went home and Marie did the cooking! Her specialty: Bicol Express. And it was yummy!
After that is smores time!




Girls on fire. :)

Yummy melted marshmallows coated in chocolate Hershey's and graham! :) <3 

Bonfires are beautiful :)

October 28, 2013 - Third day!

On the third day, we decided to go to the peak of Mt. Sto. Tomas. It was sooooooo beautiful. We were so high, we were literally inside the clouds!



Betcha can't have just one!

We went to tree top adventure afterward.

I really love you guys hahaha.

We went to ride the Superman Zipline.



It's a bird. It's a plane. Not! It's us! :)

Everything is always fun with your bestfriends!

Happy birthday Pretty Beb!



Baguio 2013.
Photos (c) Kingpaolo Co Yuson