I made my livejournal almost a year ago, got myself into an almost a year hiatus and here I am again trying to survive this account. Anyway, we are not here to discuss the history of my livejournal but rather to talk about me (lol, self-centered much).
My name is Maria and I am a 20-year old Filipina.
I live in Cavite, a two-hour commute to my school where I'm studying to become an architect. I'm quite an idealist and I wish to give something back to my country once I have graduated. During free time, I try to study Spanish by myself through books or podcasts. You see, I'm quite obsessed with Spain and I have a dream of living in Madrid, a city of culture and beaming sunshine.
I am a big Rafael Nadal fan and tennis (in general) which is one of the things I truly love on earth. I am also a Real Madrid fan and there's nothing more beautiful than being with your team through the toughest times and seeing them grow as a unit in front of your eyes :')
People say that from first impression I look like a snob but (still according to them) it suprises them that I am actually open-minded and a fun person to be around. I have a very dirty mouth and a loud laugh which some of my boy friends find annoying and scandalous and in turn I find very offensive :( I do still try my best to act lady-like. I hate confrontations and will probably do anything just to get away from them. Working under pressure is my most productive period. I'm a little emotional, irrational and extremely indecisive as well :P
More about me:
Music: Regina Spektor because her absolute rawness in every single song she does is just <3. Sufjan Stevens for being able to write songs about his faith without sounding so preachy. Local Natives for making me lose it when I put them on. Death Cab for Cutie because I go through moments where I can't express myself and their lyrics can. Natasha Bedingfield for her quirkiness. Ben Folds. Britney Spears. Shakira. Lady Gaga for trying so hard to be different <3. A Fine Frenzy. The Veronicas. Ah, the list goes on...
Television: I watch television shows a lot. I don't watch them directly though because I like them downloaded. Heh. Dexter, Modern Family, Merlin, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Supernatural, Fringe, Misfits, Grey's Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother. I also watched Lost, Daria, Pushing Daisies, Prisonbreak, The OC, Wonderfalls, Eli Stone, Samantha Who?, Dollhouse, Tru Calling, Harper's Island. Hate to admit it but I also watch 90210, The Mentalist, Lie to Me, America's Next Top Model, Hellcats, Nikita. See! I watch so much!
Movies: Paris, je t'aime, Pocahontas, Big Fish, The Last King of Scotland, Away We Go, Love Actually, She's the Man, Saved!, The Proposal, Flipped, The Young Victoria, Mulan, The Science of Sleep, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Mean Girls, Stardust, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, X-Men: First Class, Underworld, Star Trek, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 28 Days Later, How to Train Your Dragon, Chronicles of Narnia
Books: I love to read and read fast :) but I only have a few favorites. The Historian, The Rule of Four, Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, The Kite Runner. I also love love reading YA novels.
Other little random things about me: I love hearing Spanish people talk in English, especially the rrrr's rolling off their tongues. And also, Scottish accents <3! If Architecture doesn't work for me, I'll probably become a museum curator, a librarian or a pre-school teacher. I dream of travelling the world by myself and some time after with my friends. We already even have a checklist of places to visit. Also, it kinda disappointed us when Madrid didn't win the bid for the Olympics 2012 and 2014 and World Cup 2018 :)) Before becoming an Architecture major, I was a History major for a year. I have a half-Poodle half-Japanese Spitz dog and he's the cutest thing ever!
The journal: This is relatively new again so there's nothing in here yet but I'm planning to post at least 3-4 times a week. Or maybe because this is kind of new, I'll be more giddy and be more excited to post more entries :)) The posts will be about my life, of course - school, relationships, etc. Sometimes about my fandoms, tennis and football. From my past livejournal experience, I enjoy reading what other people have to say on their journals and I comment when I can. Feel free to add me if you would like to be friends :)