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the name: Layla. Lays. Ellie (to my college friend Jen), L to some online friends, Laylie (to the Henritas/intensevibe girls).

I didn't blow any birthday candles, but I should have blown twenty-six seven.

domicile of origin; domicile of choice: Las Islas Filipinas! I love Philippines!

what I do: I'm studying the intricacies of Law. Having a sort-of love-hate relationship with it, but I'm enjoying the journey though!

what I am like, really. Hard jawbreaker if you don't know me that well. A soft, chewy caramel if you bother to get to know me well. I am a girl you can take to the poshest shops in Greenbelt, and I'm also the kind of girl you can eat fishballs and quail eggs and sugarcoated peanuts with somewhere in Dapitan.

random things that make me happy: Rain on the rooftops. Doodling. Coloured pens (one of my good friends say I have a huge pen fetish). Maltesers (the bigger bag!).White chocolate (current obsession). Flavoured yogurt (strawberry or the berry mix one by Nestle). the colour red (the ruby red). Granny Smith apples. Long scarves. Dark chocolate. Stargazer lilies. Art materials. Pen and paper journals (this year I'll start again). A guy whose identity I hide using the codename Attractive Nuisance.

drowning in sensory pleasure: The Beatles. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Muse. Norah Jones. Manic Street Preachers. Coldplay. Lily Allen. Franz Ferdinand. The Libertines. Dirty Pretty Things. The Futureheads. Kaiser Chiefs. Kate Walsh. Mutya Buena. Mandy Moore. Wolfmother. Feist. Suzanne Vega. Radiohead. Portishead. Matthew Sweet. The Rolling Stones. Lucy Woodward. Duncan Sheik. Snow Patrol. Starsailor. Lenka. Kate Nash. Lily Allen. Sophie Ellis Bextor. Holly Valance. Jack Johnson. Keane. Michael Buble. George Michael (so sue me, I don't really care). T-Rex and Marc Bolan. The Clash.

Selectively adding.


Aug. 6th, 2011 10:48 pm
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Was strangely ill for a while, but am feeling loads better now. 

Had a sort of cold when I attended Local Government. Wheezy and sneezy. It took me several sips of water to relieve me. And we had a quiz. A QUIZ! God damn it. Let me tell you guys something. When I am ill, my brain refuses to cooperate. And I guess, I felt worse. LOL! I mean, everything I studied melted away because of a cold and a forerunner of an asthma attack! 

Maybe I'm being melodramatic again, and that it happens to everyone. 

So after the Local Government class, I headed home. But I decided to check into another National Bookstore branch to see if they have the book I need (Civil Code of the Philippines, Book 2 by Justice Edgardo Paras). Unfortunately, there was no stock of that book, and hence, a sort-of wasted book. But not totally wasted. Because I bought two second hand books at P20.00 (maybe this would be about 50 cents or so, and about 30 pence in UK---not totally sure). Anyway, I can't wait to read them! 

A good surprise: On my way to school, who should I see but my bestie Elle! She's been real busy lately--what with midterm exams and being the Editor-in-chief of the Far Eastern Law Review.  She's also a person I consider as my de facto sister, along with Aya and Krystel. So we had a brief chat. I had to let her go quickly because she has to study. Lucky girl. She's having review subjects already.

I miss my FEU Law homies. 

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Before I get dressed for uni, I'll post this. Yesterday was well, sort of productive. I was able to do a bit of advanced reading since I had no regular class yet for Monday--to avoid getting shell shocked. And yes, my Torts professor kept his word. The list of cases were drastically reduced--from forty-five to twenty. Well. That's something.

Oh, sorry. My handwriting's terrible. :(
The decision for Dingcong case was written in Spanish! Thank heavens for Google Translate, it helped me understand the case, even if the English translation was a bit on the pidgin side. 

And jurisprudence also teaches us real life lessons. This is directed to men, and gleaned from the case of Wassmer v.Velez  (mind, I only pitched this in out of an insane sense of humour)--: If you're not (yet) ready to marry your sweetheart, don't ask her to marry you. You'll get sued if you walk out on her.
fiveby10eighty3: (music is my boyfriend)

So I'm a bit on the delayed reaction side. But her voice is awesome, almost on the Joss Stone calibre, and possibly even better. I wish I have her voice.

in pain.

Jun. 24th, 2011 11:18 am
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 shet, putangina, ang sakit ng puson ko. :(
fiveby10eighty3: (heels)

Isn't she a cutie and a half? I wanna huuuuuuuuuuuuuuug heeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrr.

Must dash, explanations later.
fiveby10eighty3: (black butterflies)

Just how urgent is urgent? HAHAHAHAHAHA.

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 Five magazines for myself. 
Two magazines each for Aya and Elle
Two for Ate Maries; same for Kath.

The rest? Giveaway. Yay! :)
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 Remember this? A few entries ago?

Well, one of the magazines I got was this one.

I don't always get to have a copy of Vogue. And one from the UK at that! I am not  a big fan of fashion magazines, but I look at them because of the layout. Fine, I lie. I do like to look at pretty things too! But it is true--I AM A SUCKER for a good magazine layout. Vogue is no exception. 

Let me apologise if you are a part of a magazine staff and you are living in the Philippines. I like the concept of some of the magazine layouts, but sometimes, they need to learn that less is more.  So far, where local magazines are concerned, only Meg (haha, am biased because my high school friend Nissie works there as the art director--but she will be transferred to another magazine from the same publication company) and Preview of Summit Publishing have met my satisfaction rating (as if I know a lot about magazine publishing, haha).

And I am also in agreement with her with this magazine--Real Simple. We had a copy once at home. The layout was clean. No fussy elements. I don't know where the magazine is now--so I'm putting it on a wishlist (for my birthday)! I want a copy of Real Simple magazine--the latest, or even a back copy will do!
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Inspired by Camille Pilar  and Paula Deveraturda of Walled Playground, I will also have my take of showing you what's inside my bag! Well, at least they're the staples.


1. Post-It pouch- yes, I have a LOT of them--and I mean a lot! To the point that a pouch was deemed necessary!

2. Perfume- although I rarely have time to spray on some, I still bring it in case of need. ; )

3. Wallet- can you leave home without money? Of course not.

4. Codal- a Law student cannot survive without his or her multitude of  "bibles".

5. Textbook- The subject varies with the day (class schedule).

6. Water tumbler: I don't think I can live without water. (this particular water tumbler is now broken, and is replaced by another, also procured from Starbucks)

7. Memory aid/study outline- if I get an attack of  "I can't be arsed-itis", I will read it instead of the textbook. Very handy for exams.

8. Umbrella- "Oooh, how I love the rainy days..." Rain may be romantic, but not when it's a downpour and you'll be faced with the prospect of pneumonia. Good times? Of course not.

9. Makeup bag- again, I rarely put on make up. Too dusty, especially for a commuter like me.

10. Scrunchie- yeah, so my hair has been cut short. But what's the harm of having one in the bag just in case?

11. Pencil case- my friend Marc says I have a pen fetish. Uh, yeah, he's right. And take note, this is the auxiliary pencil case.

12. Plastic envelope-contains some notes, outlines and pad papers. I now feel guilty for asking people for paper most of the time!

13. Comb- snarly hair ain't cool. 'Nuff said.

14. Book marker- ...that looks like a GIANT paper clip. Very handy, I swear!

15. Campus Belle de Jour planner- never, never will I again miss out on its big girl version! I will reserve in advance this time for the 2011 planner. I got a planner because I want to keep track of what I am doing.

Please note that this is a repost from the old main blog that I have. I am inviting you guys to take a picture of your bag and its contents, and tell us which items are those you can't leave the house without.
Please send your pictures and you'll be featured in the main blog (! 

You can send them here: or Please include a description of the items that YOU CAN'T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT.

A gift will come to two lucky senders who will send their pictures from today, 2 June 2011 to 16 June 2011!  :-)
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My sister sent us a box that would've come with her had she been able to come home (I think she sent the box earlier, though).  It was full of food and new readables, ie. magazines and two new cookbooks! She also sent us the newspapers in which the engagement announcement of the royal couple (now known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge). She also sent us sweet biscuits, some shortbread (if any one of you readers are Scottish, please explain why do you call shortbread SHORTbread?), and jam. And finally, a small jar of Marmite spread has finally reached Philippine shores.

Marmite is a kind of spread made out of yeast. My older sister says it's good, and even suggested a quick chicken meal for me to prepare using it! More pictures later, I have to dash and help prepare dinner!
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Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts ... good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with. And that's just as important as the school that you choose. Who's in your life, and do you respect them, and do they respect you? And are you respecting them. Right?

Michelle Obama
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I found this picture from my awesome college friend Jen's Tumblr blog. And this picture really got me into thinking. 

It is a sad but true fact, the picture can't state the obvious enough. We hear news that a woman has been raped. There will be two reactions to this: "she asked for it", or there will be pity. 

Why do people get raped, anyway? Is it the clothes that the woman wears? Is it the things she does--ie, inviting trouble by her body language? Or the fact that she's in a place where angels fear to tread--(translation: dangerous place) will send a message that she's fair game to everyone? 
And why do people say that it's always the woman's fault that she gets raped? Why do people judge the reason when they hardly know the circumstances of the act? It's not just date rape, it's rape per se. 

Let's just say B attended a party. Like any other woman, she arrives at the party with the appropriate attire for the occasion. She's had a lot to drink with a guy named D. D takes advantage of the whole situation, gets his hands on her (by this, I guess you know now what I mean). She cries rape, he tells everyone she asked for it for drinking one cocktail shot too many. It's her fault, he will reiterate. She asked for it.
And instead of being the victim, the woman contributed to her  "downfall". 
Looking at this picture reminds me of a rape case that happened more than five years ago--before I entered law school. I remember having mixed feelings about this case--and I still do. When do we cross the line between "it's her fault" and "she needs help"?
When do we need to open our eyes? When it happens to any one of us? Yourself? Your sister? Friend? Neighbour? Relative?
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I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power. And this undoubtedly will be the case unless they hold fast both the doctrine, spirit, and discipline with which they first set out.”

--John Wesley
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While I post this picture, please allow me to say something about the books! :)

The first book is Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet. My aunt gave it to me over a year ago. The story is about a girl and her imaginary friend who eventually leaves her (don't they at some point in our childhood?). Twenty-three years later, the imaginary friend comes back--in the flesh. Could someone from your imagination be your one true love? I think this is one book guys should read too--seriously! That is, if shedding an occasional tear isn't an issue for you. I practically used a lot of tissues while reading this book. I won't go into details, you have to get this book for yourself.

The next one is Trinny and Susannah: The Survival Guide by Trinny Woodall and Susannah Constantine. It is a book that I would forever grateful for my older sister for leaving it behind. It is a lot of help! The book is chock full of tips, sensible advice and it even contains quick home remedies for a cold, a tooth that has been knocked out, or what to do with a crying child. I am not sure if it's available in Powerbooks or anywhere in the Philippines. I hope they do! I have to get their "What Not To Wear" book. It's full of vital information. This is a book every woman should have!

This portion has been mentioned here!

Yes, I talk too much )
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The winners in life are not those who have never tasted failure, but those who have failed again and again but never give up.

Via Simple Love Tweets
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Julianne Marquez Manaois: Happy birthday, my favourite bitch. Love you! :)
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Years ago, my older sister and I found dead mice surrounding a big bag of coffee beans in our cupboard. I was reminded of it when I was stocking away groceries.

You would know good coffee if mice keep on "gnawing" at them to the extent that they'll die of extreme "intoxication."
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I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's gray and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday, I'm in love! In love in love in love!



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