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C-H-O-R-V-A

Published March 26, 2012 by The OC

And you ask, what does chorva mean?

Chorva is a word used by Filipinos which does not exactly mean anything. It is used as a filler for a word which is at the tip of the tongue, a word that one cannot give an exact term for, a word which is forgotten at the moment of saying it, or for a word for something one isn’t familiar or has no idea of.

It is made popular by gay Filipinos who uses it in their language often and just came to influence others by their flowery vocabulary. Basically, “chorva” can be found in the dictionary of gays. It is believed that this word came from the Greek word “cheorvamus” which means “for lack of the right word to say or in place of something you want to express but cannot be put into words” according to the urban dictionary online.

Chorva can be compared to the neutral colors, black and white, for its practicality of usage at any time. Chorva is the same with ek-ek, echos, chuvaness, and eklabuh.

Kahit ano pang chorva ang pagdaanan natin, ‘wag tayong susuko”

(translation: “Whatever chorva we go through, let’s not give up.”)

-The OC

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It’s More Fun in The Philippines! ♥

Published January 13, 2012 by The OC

I think a lot of you have already heard about this “It’s more fun in the Philippines thing.” Well, I’m giving you pictures I found about the latest tourism strategy of the Department of Tourism! HAHA. Some of these are just made by those with creative minds, if you know what I mean. ;

So, here it is!

The Banawe Rice Terraces

Chocolate Hills

Hundred Islands

Mayon Volcano

Eating with bare hands

 

Ati-Atihan

Bayanihan

 

Jeepney

Lechong Baboy

New 500 Peso Bill

Cebu Dancing Inmates

Halo-Halo

Tapsilog

Dirty Ice Cream

Fish Balls, Squid Balls, Kikiam

Chocnut

GMA's Eat Bulaga Sugod Bahay Gang

This is pretty much like an album thingy. :)) But I hoped you enjoyed and come visit the Philippines sometime! Don’t worry, people here sure are friendly! See you soon! ♥

xx ,

The OC

Two-Zero-One-One

Published January 2, 2012 by The OC

"Two thousand and eleven made me who I am."

 

Two thousand and eleven has been a great year for me. It’s not perfect but it sure is one hell of a ride. It probably is the year where I’ve been through my highest ups and my lowest downs. So to give you guys a walk-through of my 2011, I am giving you guys… a list! :D

Going UP

1. I passed the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT)! ♥

2. I passed the University of Santo Tomas Entrance Test. :D

3. I won champion in an essay writing contest held by UP KAPITAS. :D

4. Had the EPIC video of my life. HAHA. (This is me and my friends doing crazy things and decided to video it.)

5. Won the championship title in the speech choir competition in Lyceum, together with my team!

6. I passed the CAT. (This is one BIG achievement.)

7. I gave my speech in our graduation. :’)

8. I graduated as our class salutatorian. :>

9. I got enrolled in the University of The Philippines.

10. I found new friends. >:D<

11. I realized how much my parents loves me. :’)

12. I got high scores in my second semester (so far). :D

13. I STARTED BLOGGING. :>

14. I have met a lot of bloggers here! Hihi.

15. I had the best Christmas celebration eveeeeeeeeeeeeer! <:P

16. I got a polaroid camera. ♥

17. Alfred Highmore followed me back on Twitter. :”> ♥

18.  Oh, I forgot. I turned seventeen. :P

19. I got a lot of shoes. ♥

20. I’m still alive. :D

Going DOWN

1. Our Seniors Promenade. :|

2. THE HEARTBREAK. </3

3. My grand father died.

4. My mom got sick.

5. No money. Huhu.

6. Low grades in my first semester. :(

7. No fireworks this New Year’s Eve. Huhu.

This is just what I remember as of now. But if ever I get to remember more, I’m sure to update these lists!

It was the year I am reminded that I am a human, I do fall down. But it is true, what they say, you pick yourself back up. This was the time when I started to think more maturely and began to be rational and reasonable. I have grown up. Not just literally, but deep within. 2011 gave me my life lessons. 2011 taught me what it is to be a human being. It taught me how to feel, how to think. It is then when I started to act my age and not pretend to be somebody else. And it probably is the time I began experimenting on myself (hello, curly hair!) and started to learn who I really am and find the purpose of my life. Though 2011 has gone by, I will NEVER say goodbye to it.

2011 made me who I am today. :’) ♥

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