A quick note before going back to the books

I’ve been trying to be as diligent as I can with my studies right now. I rarely hang out in school after class anymore, unless there are really important meetings, activities or errands. And when our internet connection was cut a few days ago, I didn’t quite mind it, as I was too busy reading cases and textbooks when I’m at home. Right now, I’m just finishing this entry before going back to my readings.

Anyway, last night, since all the other cinemas were booked because of Transformers: The Revenge of The Fallen, we found ourselves rediscovering the cinemas of Metro Manila’s first mall (okay, apparently, Harrison Plaza claims to be the older mall).

The last time I was at the cinemas of Ali Mall was two or three years ago, when it was still all dingy and dark. It was the opening weekend then, I think, of The Da Vinci Code, and my friends and I gave up upon seeing the humongous crowd at Gateway Mall in Cubao. Upon my suggestion, we walked to Ali Mall and watched the movie in its large, decrepit, and largely empty cinema.

Last night to our pleasant surprise, however, it’s a lot, lot better now. Together with the rest of the mall, the cinemas have been renovated. The large cinema has been divided into three smaller and cozier modern theaters that look like the cinemas at Gateway. And since I don’t think a lot of people are aware of Ali Mall’s recent transformation, the box office lines were pleasantly short.

Transformers was a great visual treat. Nothing artsy-fartsy. Funny how I think like a law student sometimes even when watching movies. The moment Sam’s family home was destroyed my first thought was, damn, I wonder if their house is insured (or if the insurance policy will cover destruction by robot).

Three down, two to go!

October 21, 2008. I’m now struggling to memorize the constitution for our last final examinations this Thursday and Friday. I’m done with Persons & Family Relations (Civil Law), Legal Method (Statutory Construction), and Criminal Law 1. And for more, I even had to take a Political Science 14 final exam last Monday.

Last Saturday, my blockmates and I went out for lunch after our Criminal Law 1 final examinations. It was as if we didn’t have any more examinations left. Well, there were four days before the next one, so we thought it wouldn’t hurt if we would eat, drink and be merry for one afternoon.

We had lunch and a few drinks at Alan’s Grill at the Cubao Expo.

Before I totally forget to blog about it, a few weeks ago, the whole block also went out for lunch for Migs’ birthday. It was his treat, of course. Mukhang magastos mag-birthday sa block B2012, ah. He he he. This one’s at Amici restaurant along Tomas Morato.

Our exam on Friday would be from 4PM to 9PM, beat that. A five hour written examination all about the Philippine Constitution. Shucks.

I shall then be leaving for Davao City first thing Saturday morning by the way to attend a KASAMA sa UP (Katipunan ng mga Sangguniang Mag-aaral sa UP) National Congress at UP Mindanao. I’ll be back by first thing Tuesday morning, not to go home, but to board a bus right off to Zambales for a USC (University Student Council) semestral planning. I hope there would be some leisure breaks in between. Sigh.