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This summer, I’ve started on getting my TV series fix. Last summer, I found my undying love for Bones. This summer introduced me to Leverage. I finished downloading the remaining Leverage episodes quickly so I moved to NCIS: LA because it seemed fun and flashy. Although it’s not quite up there yet with the other two, NCIS: LA is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

NCIS: Los Angeles

The show stars Chris O’Donell and LL Cool J as partners in a super secret special ops division of NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigation Service, also the title of the original show from which NCIS: LA was spun off). O’Donnell is Special Agent G. Callen (yes, just G. – really excited to watch more of his background story unfold), the head of a special unit that jumps in when Marines get themselves in (or cause) trouble. He’s partnered with former Navy Seal Sam Hanna (Cool J), and their quick-witted banter is fun to watch on screen.

They’re joined by Junior Special Agent Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah), a marine brat who’s a natural charmer, operational psychologist Nate Getz (Peter Cambor), whose biggest dream is to bring a gun to the field, technical operator Eric Beal (Barrett Foa), whose idea of work clothes is Hawaiian shirts and flip-flops, and the newest member of the team, Dominic Vail (Adam Jamal Craig), who, as of this writing, has been kidnapped and is still missing. Overseeing all of this mad, mad chaos in sunny California is deliciously quirky Hetty Lange (Linda Hunt), a pint-sized terror who can turn even Sam Hanna on his heels.

Have I mentioned that their office is a foreclosed mansion and their questioning room is a boat house?

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Please be nice to me in four years 🙂

Yesterday, I enrolled to the Ateneo School of Law. Anna and I arrived with Mikee at Rockwell at around 11AM. We finished registering at 4PM. Detdet (who was busily noising up the whole building), Anna and I were talking about how it was the longest Ateneo registration we ever had to go through.

Throughout those hourse of waiting and lining up, up to the moment before I withdrew the money I needed to enrol from the nearby bank, one thought crammed my head: Is this what I really want to do? Do I really want this?

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Let me tell you a story.

On March 27, 2010, a Saturday, I, along with about half of my batchmates (SOSS and SOH people), walked up the stage, shook hands with Fr. Ben Nebres, took a bow, and went back to my seat. We graduated from college–from almost 12-13 years of structured education. I remember thinking, “what a quiet way to send the sesquicentennial batch off“.

Still, that was our moment. It was our graduation. We were supposed to be at center stage. The spotlight was collectively ours.

However, it seems everybody has forgotten that teeny tiny little fact in lieu of the much-sensationalized speech of Manuel V. Pangilinan.

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