Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What's up this summer?

It's officially the first week of summer vacation for me! School ended only last Wednesday. And although I only have 4 subjects and 2 school days last term, the end-of-March-beginning-of-April is always the hardest part for us trimestral students since it's the time when other schools are done with their academic year and there's nothing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram except posts on how they're enjoying the beach, bored at home doing nothing, catching up on different series while we are left to face the toughest part of the term since it's usually when papers flood and of course, there's the final exam. But finally, summer is officially here for me! 

As I made a vow to update this blog regularly and make it more personal, here's a post to do just that! Nope, no outfit shots on this one. Just me, my thoughts (turned into lengthy sentences) and an update on the past few days!
Dear everyone, please stand and do a slow clap! 
Yes, that's me driving. And yes that NLEX outside the window. I've had my driving lessons last year (as seen on this post). I was too lazy to practice regularly that's why I'm still not very comfortable with it. But last Saturday my mom needs to buy something outside so I decided to volunteer my rusty driving skills since it's just around the neighborhood. And by Sunday, they had me driving thru NLEX and EDSA on our way to church. My parents trust me too much, haha. But successfully, I've managed to bring a total of 4 passengers to our destination (without any injuries whatsoever haha).  
This summer, I'm trying something new! I decided enroll Plana Forma after months of the "Am I fat?" "I'm so fat" rant. This is my first ever attempt to fitness. Haha. I've always been too lazy for any kind of exercise and too lampa for any kind of sport so I'm giving Plana a try. I've read so many good reviews about it - people who went from size 6 to a size 2 in just a few weeks and hearing that was enough motivation for me. :)) 
Although it has been called "addicting" by many, I was also aware that was infact intense especially for beginners. The main goal of Plana is to tone the muscles with pilates and aerobic movements that are particularly hard on the thighs and the core. They even call their students "thigh warriors". And thigh warriors we were! It is indeed intense and you can literally feel the burn in the thighs. As in literally. The core exercises were a bit better for me, since I started doing pilates at home this year. After my first session, I was half expecting to see a Miranda Kerr-like abs on me upon looking at the mirror. Sadly, there still wasn't none. 
After Plana, I headed to yet another first this summer - an internship! Since last term I only had 2 class days, I spent most days bumming around the house with my face infront of my laptop all day. That's why this summer, I wanted to at least be productive and do something worthwhile. Also, since we're finishing college this year, most of my batch mates have applied to different multinational companies for a summer apprenticeship in preparation for our actual OJT and to vamp up our CVs. Being the bandwagon-er that I am, I did the same even if I really wasn't that interested in working seriously for a big company this early. Not that I didn't want to work. I just want something that interests me but something that will teach me stuff as well. 
And I think that's what I got! I landed an internship at Aranaz! It sort of a fashion internship but I would be helping on the marketing and retail department so it's also something useful! I just had my first day yesterday and so far everything's going well. It's a relaxed environment with cool bosses. I work with the Aranaz-es themselves. Something my professor suggested. She said that it's better to work for a company where in you're directly involved in the job. She encourages us to go for small companies since according to her multi national companies would just ask us to file papers and get coffee.
I even have my own desk! My very first desk! Gosh, I feel so legit. Hahaha. I get intimidated easily though, like on my first day I was asked to do a social media plan. It seemed a little complicated upon hearing it but once it was explained to me, it was pretty simple. I have the tendency to psyche my self out so hopefully this internship will teach me to chill right out and cope with situations well.

More updates soon! :)

Love, Paola xx

1 comment:

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