Pyrofest 2013 (Second day) | 30th of November, 2013
Pyrofest 2013 (First day) | 23rd of November, 2013. Saturday
(uhm idk what to post so but i wanna kwento my life as my first post)
16th of February, year 1997, I was born with the name Calvin Laxamana Carreon in Angeles City, Pampanga. My mother works in an employees’ canteen back then. While my father works as a Purchaser in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. I also have an older brother who is 4 years older than me named Philip but most of you know him as Kobe. I grew up in a small suite in Oasis Hotel, where my mother, Zeny, works. The suite is too small for 8 persons to live including my brother and some of my relatives. My childhood was happy though. My childhood friends and I are in the same compound that’s why I was never alone. But in the year 2005, my mother has to quit her canteen business because the hotel itself bought the place where she was working and we have no choice. Luckily, my parents already bought a lot and earned enough savings to build our very own house and it’s still in the same town. But my mother thought that it’s the end of her career and we can’t afford most private schools any more, this is why my brother was forced to go to SSC, now known as Angeles City Science High School. But after a while my mother realized that she can still continue her cooking career via catering service. Thus, her business was born and still going strong as of today.
My brother flunked SSC so he was transferred at Holy Angel University while I was enjoying the rest of my childhood at Angeles Elementary School (now known as Angeles City SPED Center). I met a lot of cool friends in that school. Cool teachers. Cool atmosphere. Cool everything. But my happy elementary life has ended at 2009.
I spent my 2 years of high school life at Angeles City Science High School. Freshmen year was such a blur but I was really happy even though my world only spins at our section, Kelvin. Met a lot friends to treasure even though I was still in Freshmen. Second year started at 2010. I was in the section Leeuwenhoek. A lot of my batchmates that are not in that section envy us because most of my classmates are “cool”? I guess? And also because of our adviser. She was known for being a great teacher especially in math related subjects. Second year was also the start of my dancing “career”. I joined this club, Mananayaw and became a part of our batch’s dance crew, High Voltage. I made my first tumblr account and it’s still running until now but it’s full of reblogs so I decided to make a personal one. This is also the year when I got my first DSLR camera. Everyone loves my camera that year and until now maybe? Haha. Also until now, I think Sophomore year is the best year in my high school life. Maybe I enjoyed too much dancing or got drunk for taking too much happiness that’s why I didn’t notice my grades going down. Since ACSci is a Science High School, it has high standards. Unfortunately, I did not meet that standard ACSci is requiring. That’s why I got deliberated and my parents forced me to go to HAU though I have 3 choices.
The thought of leaving my friends that time crushes my heart. But hey, it’s my fault naman diba? My Junior life started at HAU. I was really really culture shocked because ACSci is a small school with a small student population then biglang HAU. A university with thousands of students! From elementary to college. One moment in my Junior year, first day, when it was our recess time, I went to this canteen. Students are everywhere. The place was like a concert of Rihanna or something. People are everywhere! I nearly burst in tears that time blaming myself for failing ACSci. I hated nearly everyone. I didn’t have any close friends until January, I think? Adapting from ACSci to HAU was really hard for me. Then our english teacher, (now the co-principal of the high school department of HAU) announced that the school is opening an audition for Lion King Musicale. My classmates forced me to audition. I was with my classmate that time. We auditioned Don’t Stop the Party with 10 minutes of practice. After a week, results came out. We got in! Our mentor, gave me the role Pumba, and my classmate, Timon. Rehearsals was done and I felt welcome in our own theatre club. After 2 weeks of practice and props-making, It’s show time! We have 4 sets of shows. Every performance was fulfilling. Rush of adrenaline, crowds cheering, backstage laughters, everything! After the show, I checked my Facebook account, I have 60+ friend request! I was so happy because I didn’t expect this. After this, our own closing party, then recognition. What a way to start my HAU life, right?
Senior year. I got really disappointed with my section at first because I got recognized for good grades last year and now this? I was kinda expecting to land at fourth or fifth section but ugh. First day came. I only know one out of 50 of my classmates. After a week or two, I’m in this clique. Most of them belong to a fraternity. But because of them, I realized that most fraternity stereotypes are wrong because they approached me first and welcomed us to their clique with no bad intentions. Senior year was fun. Maybe because we think that we dominate? And our section was a bit united. Best Christmas Party, CAT, Prom, everything. We had to make the best out of them because it was our last. Senior year was way better than my Junior year but Sophomore year will always be the best. With two set of friends (ACSci and HAU cliques), I learned how to balance them, miraculously. Graduation came. We bid our last good byes to “the best 4 years of your life”. My first DSLR went missing last graduation party. I was really depressed because I love that camera. After three months, my parents decided to buy me a new one. Great gift before starting college!
College. I took Architecture since I love drawings, photography, and colors. But I was wrong about that architecture stereotypes though. Architecture is about designing. Our prof in our major subject said it’s the only course that has balanced art and science. It’s not really hard but frustrating. Really good time management will help you live this course. But I enjoy what I do and I think that’s what college requires you. To enjoy what you do. First semester is where architecture enlightened me. On what you need to think of and to do. Went into this clique filled with boys from Don Bosco. They’re good naman. Now, second sem just started. United with some old friends and I’m more comfortable with them that’s why I left my DBA clique. They’re still my friends naman. No hard feelings.
I created this second blog because my first one was full of reblogs. I want a blog with a little more personal feelz. And also to post my shots that I’m proud of maybe? I didn’t insert anything about my lovelife though because this post is long enough. But as of now I am single and happy. Happy with my course. Happy with the people who loves me as I love them back. Happy with what I have. Happy with what I reach and what I’m currently reaching. Everything happens for a reason. But I still thank God for everything.
(Excuse me if there are wrong grammars. English is not my mother tongue and thank you for your time reading?)