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Official Statement from Christopher Lao August 4, 2011

Posted by leukemicnut in UP.

The past few days have been very disheartening for me and my family.   As you know I have been a subject of a viral video that showed my helplessness during a trying moment.  As it stands right now, I have several hate pages in Facebook and Twitter with hurtful and derogatory messages attacking my person.  The reputation that I built the past years has been besmirched.   A bad day has now turned into wounded feelings and sleepless nights for me and my family.

I have been silent the past few days as I want this to go away soon but not before saying sorry and thank you to people who matter.

I would like to apologize for my behavior that was seen on nationwide television and now on the internet.  It was unfortunate that I was caught on camera immediately after an overwhelmingly stressful mishap.

I would like to again sincerely  thank those who braved the flood to help a distraught stranger like me.  Their selfless act reminded me of how dependable Filipinos are in times of crisis.

Lastly, I would like to thank my family, friends and all of those who showed empathy, consideration and support throughout these trying times.  You have given me strength and courage to rise above and be a better person.

Sincerely yours,

Christopher Lao


Catching up, losing touch October 4, 2008

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I have been catching up with all the movies I have not watched since summer movies began. Damn. The fall movies just started, and I just watched Iron Man and The Hulk. I feel sorry for myself. Note to self, watch more movies. They keep me sane. This is probably why I think I am losing it, well, losing my determination to study. Just for the sake of it.

I have been losing touch with the man above. I just cannot make myself to look up.

Finals week is upon me once again. Self-destruction rears its f–king ugly head again. Yes, I have an exam in three days and I find time to watch movies, my television series, and mind you there are a lot because almost all shows started airing their new season. Why did they have to air right before the finals week or during finals week. Good thing I have at least 4 days in between each exam. Whee!

Have great plans for my bar review already. But still have to choose which of the many plans I have made will I choose. Hmm. Advance bar review might be one of them, and that means opting for a less stressful second sem. I think I deserve that.

Suweldo June 5, 2008

Posted by leukemicnut in UP.

Sa wakas may suweldo na ako. Yay! Galing ng timing, kung kailan balak ko na mag student loan dahil pag ginamit ko lahat ng pera para sa tuition, wala na akong ikabubuhay na pera. Haha.

Summer May 19, 2008

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The summer break is almost over and I still find myself longing that it will not be over soon. I don’t think I will be prepared to take on the classes that are mostly review classes, plus the heavy load at work, and the dreaded OLA. I may end up having to give up work if things start become increasingly challenging, but I do not want to end up in that position. I also just recently realized that I have not gone to the beach this summer. Adds sadness to the already uninteresting summer I have. Maybe I’ll find the time between now and enrollment, I hope so.

This summer has been spent trying to be busy with work, at least the month of April was spent doing work. But May was a different story. Trying to do as much job as I can do was not just possible when my mind is not in the right gear. I volunteered for bar-ops thinking that doing a reviewer was easy, or manageable. Big fat mistake. Thanks to a wonderfully written reviewer from last year that made my work ten-fold more difficult.

Aside from work, I have been busy catching up with people who are not of the world I call Law School. My high school friends and undergrad barkada are those that belong to this group. I realized how much I have missed by undergrad barkada. I also realized that it has been three years since we all graduated, and they all have been successful, which I think is an understatement. One will be going to London in a few months, for two years, others are negotiating a very hefty raise and promotion, another just had promotion, and one’s been expanding her network and having lots of fun doing what she wants to do. I am in law school. If the three years was not spent studying, I could have been in the workforce already and earning a larger amount of money. I just hope this thing called law is indeed the right track for me. I do enjoy it now compared to a year ago.

Aside from seeing people, I did find some great placed to eat this summer. This place near UP Main Libe sells the most awesome pasta under 60 bucks. The stall is called Long Island. Jeifan had been raving about the place for sometime, but I conveniently ignored her. Now though, I could not stop eating there everyday. I eat my lunch there everytime I am in UP. I just love their pasta.

I also discovered a Japanese milk tea place at The Block, called Bubble Tea. I just love their milk tea because it has pearls. Tapioca. Sago. Whatever. I just love it! I have bought a different flavor of their milk tea everytime I am in that area. It is also less than 100 bucks so way cheaper that other coffee shops. The place looks cozy too with green white cushioned chairs and light yellow lights.

This summer I also discovered how much free stuff I can download through iTunes. French lessons, NASA presentations, apologetics talks, history lectures, and even exercise videos. Haha. So been in front of my computer for longer hours than before but have been learning more things and discovering many things in the process.

I just hope I will be prepared for the coming sem when it comes. As of now, I’ll enjoy my milk tea, pasta and the lectures on Byzantine empire.

I hate having to save the environment March 21, 2008

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Not really. I just hate that I have a take-home exam in law and environment and it is not easy. I have to read through 99 pages of JPEPA just to see it’s environmental repurcussions. That is just one of 11 questions. And it entails some research. Argh.

I just have to read up before that because I also have a finals exam on the same day.  So even though I have a Corpo exam in two days, I am researching or reading up on Baseline Law, Sharks, and Renewable Energy bill. I just wish I did not love the environment, which was the reason I enrolled in this class.

Pigging out January 22, 2008

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One thing I love about UP is the really cheap food that are quite easy to find, since most of them are street food.  Just this afternoon, while waiting for my cousin to finish whatever she was doing, Ming, Jo and I ended up in SC to grab some merienda.  Nothing beats tostadong fishballs for me.  I just love the crunchiness of the carb-loaded food especially when the sweet and spicy brown sauce makes it a bot soggy.  I always end up eating two orders, which a carb-conscious friend would raise his eyebrows at. Sue me.

Then as we were about to leave, I realized that even before I decided to order fishballs, I saw this kakanin near COOP which really looked like the ones my Lola Ebang used to make. I really remember how she used to make those bibingka in the traditional way. She would collect banana leaves from the backyard and use it to cover the big container which will house the batter she has made.  The part I loved was when she would finish putting the sweet layer on top of it called latik and she’ll give me the pot and I’ll eat my heart out on what’s left. Heavenly.  Well, that was how the kakanin in SC looked.  SO I bought one, the called it puting pinipig or something.  It was a great food find! Really good for just 12 pesos.  I will definitely try one again when I pass by that place, intentionally or not.