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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Baninay Bautista (Tagalog To!)

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Dear Baninay,

Una sa lahat, alam kong ayaw mong nagbabasa ng mahaba, pero for the first time e may article na tungkol sayo na sinulat ng taong may kilala talaga sayo. Kaya sana magustuhan mo to.

(Kung hindi niyo pa alam, birthday ng isa sa mga pinakamalapit kong kaibigan ngayon. Hindi ako makakarating sa party niya dahil aral mode na, kaya ito na lang ang mareregalo ko ngayong taon.)

“Sampung Bagay Na Hindi Niyo Alam Tungkol Kay Baninay Bautista.” Naks!

Sayang at kaya ko pa sana gawing dalawampu’t dalawang bagay tong nasa listahan ko. Sakto sana sa bagong edad mo, diba?

Kaso ayaw mo ngang magbasa ng mahaba diba, kaya sampu na lang…

(Yun nga pala ang unang trivia. Sana walang magregalo sa kanya ng libro.)

PANGALAWA

Sinong makakalimot noong saktong birthday mo rin last year e naevict ka sa Bahay Ni Kuya? Hindi ata nila alam yon!

James Reid and Baninay Bautista

A greeting from James Reid! Pakonswelo ni Kuya kasi evicted pala siya nung gabing yun. Hahahuhu.

Ang gulo kasi, yun ang una mong eviction. At dahil sa swerte mo, may dalawa pang sumunod.

Welcome back to the outside world! Repeat three times!!!!

PANGATLO

Hindi nila alam imbyerna ako sayo noong una kitang nakilala sa PBB. Sabihan mo ba naman ako ng, “Wala kang talent?! Bakit ka pa sumali dito?

Naisip ko pa nun, “Bad trip, kailangan ko tong pakisamahan.”

Baninay and Aura's first meeting

Omaygad! Badtrip ako nito! Kung maka-hug ka dyan! Hahaha!

E ikaw nga, ang talent mo pala ay gayahin ang pagkanta ni Lyka. “Hete eke!!”

Tawang tawa talaga ako kahit paulit-ulit mong binibirit yon habang humihithit ng mga sinusunog mong bote para sa parol.

Adik? Kaya pala nagkasundo tayo.

(Hindi pa nila alam yung joke na “hete eke” kasi hindi pa umaappear sa vlogs mo! Sobrang nakakatawa kaya yooooon.)

PANG-APAT

Hindi nila alam na sobrang talino mo rin pala.

Ikaw kaya tong maraming achievement sa school! Tapos sa buong Batangas, Top 2 ka kamo sa ano gang test i-yon?

Pilit ko ring hinahanap kung may video tayo noong tinuturuan mo kami nina Tanner at Tyler kung paano mag-solve ng Rubik’s Cube. Step by step tutorial pa! “First of all! Second of all!” Eh hindi nga ako umabot sa Fifth Of All! Paano ba kasi ulit yun?

PBB Blue Team Rubiks Cube

Alam niyo bang idea rin ni Baninay na gawing parang hollow blocks ang tower namin kaya kami nanalo? Ang baduy, hindi pinalabas yun!

PANG-LIMA

Hindi nila alam, high school ka pa lang eh mahilig ka na magpost ng mga vlog kuno sa Facebook.

“Hello! Nandito tayo ngayon sa _____!” Yan na ang intro mo dati pa. Natural lang pala talagang vlogging ang magiging trabaho mo.

Baninay Life Before PBB

High school Baninay vlogging inside a jeep LOL

Buti na lang at nabigyan ka ng tamang inspirasyon, guidance, at exposure para makapagsimula. Hinding hindi ka naman nakakalimot magpasalamat. Pero kailangan ko ring masabi na..

PANG-ANIM

Alam ko namang hindi to lalabas sa bibig mo mismo kasi humble ka. Pero sana makita rin ng iba ang nakikita ko.

Hindi nila alam na hindi lang ikaw ang Youtuber na tinulungan ni Wil. Hindi lang rin ikaw ang Youtuber na nagsimula sa PBB.

Pero ikaw ang pinaka-bongga ngayon. Tipong kahit magkakasama tayo, ang tao eh sayo lang lalapit at magpapapicture. Ano na lang kami, others. Matinde.

Baninay Bautista silver play button

Parang kailan lang, tuwang tuwa tayo sa 30,000 subscribers mo!

Kaya ang totoo, ikaw na yan girl. Ikaw na lang yan. Alam niyo kung bakit?

PANG-ANIM

Hindi nila alam, ginagalingan mo naman talaga.

Ano man ang nakita nila dati sa TV, higit pa doon ang nakita ko. Malaki naman talaga ang tiwala mo sa sarili mo. Sobrang lakas kaya ng loob mo!

“Iphone ang puhunan, confidence ang labanan!!”

Aura Baninay PBB

Ano ba kasing pabebe ginawa mo sa TV teh hahaha!!!! Love this moment. 

Hanga ako sayo sa pagpopost mo ng bikini pictures at song covers na walang kemerut sa bashers. (Ako nga hiyang hiya! Huhuhu!)

At nang hindi ka makuntento, why not magpa-concert sa Music Museum!? Iba!

Lahat ng ganap pinuntahan – kahit walang kakilala, kahit walang kasama – basta “always show up!”

Lahat gagawin! Pero hindi lang “para sa vlog!”

PANG-WALO

Para rin talaga sa pamilya mo.

Minsan ka nang nasabihan ng magulang mo na “maaga ka lang mag-aasawa at iiwanan mo rin ang pamilya.

Pero hindi nila alam, na kaya mong higitan ang ano mang naging ekspektasyon sayo. Na ginagawa mo ang lahat ng ito para sa kanila.

Na kahit na gaano ka pa kapagod, kalayo, at kahectic, uuwi’t uuwi ka pa rin sa iyong pamilya.

PANG-SIYAM

Hindi nila alam na simple ka lang tignan, pero sobrang taas ng pangarap mo.

Pinalaking prinsesa, pero kaya mo palang mag-isa. Kaya mo palang makipag-sapalaran kahit saan ka dalhin, kaya mong makipagsabayan kahit sino pang kilalanin, at kahit sinong AFAM ay kaya mong paibigin. (LOLOLOLZ)

Balang araw, magkakaroon ka rin ng sarili mong bahay. Makakaranas ka rin ng graduation.

Baninay Bautista Jollibee Crew

Napakaraming memories ng Jollibee sayo talaga! Nako kung alam nila! LOL

At ang pinakasikretong hindi dapat tinatago – na mula sa isang employee, ay kaya mong maging endorser, at balang araw, isang may-ari na ng Jollibee!

PANG-SAMPU

Hindi nila alam na sobrang saya mo lang talagang kasama, at natural ka lang na simple at masayahing tao.

Na okay lang sayong humiga sa sahig ng van, at magbeach nang naka So-En imbis na totoong bikini.

Na kahit anong hugot mo sa Twitter e okay ka naman, may lovelife ka man o wala. “Masaya lang tayo dito!!”

Baninay Bautista boyfriend

Naaalala mo pa ba kung kanino ka kinikilig sa picture na to? Ang saya mo a!

Na kapag island hopping e uupo ka lagi mag-isa sa harap ng bangka, at kahit natutulog na kaming lahat sa pagod at hilo, e sumisigaw ka pa rin sa tuwa (o takot) kasi maalon tapos nababasa ka.

Naisip ko nun, “Pucha muntanga si bebe, bakit ang saya niya. Wala namang camera.”
Pero ang totoo, “Pucha nakakainggit si bebe, ang saya niya. Kahit walang camera.”

Happy birthday, Baninay!

Tuloy mo lang lahat ng pangarap mo. Wag ka magugulat na nandito lang kami, patuloy na mambabash at susuporta sayo. Saka gumising ka na ng maaga para mas marami kang magawa sa araw araw ha! I love you bebe!! 🙂

Baninay Aura Caramoan Tugawe Cove

Hindi ka na Forever 21 kasi walang forever! Happy 22nd birthday. We’ll have so much fun this year I promise 😛


This Means Everything To Me

Aura Azarcon and boyfriend Noe

Me and my boyfriend Noe during our 2012 BS Biology graduation, and our 2016 Doctor of Medicine Graduation. Achievement unlocked!

Choosing med school four years ago, and every day since then, was easy because of you. Thank you for never letting me go through it alone. Thank you for being my person. They have no idea. ♥


Meanwhile, While Re-watching HIMYM

You. Me. Cheesy. Easy.

You. Me. Cheesy. Easy.

Being in a couple is hard. And committing, making sacrifices; it’s hard. But if it’s the right person, then it’s easy. Looking at that girl and knowing she’s all you really want out of life, that should be the easiest thing in the world. And if it’s not like that, then she’s not the one.

Marshall from How I Met Your Mother, “The Wedding”


Peachy things

Three forever things I got from college:
1) A certain fondness for creepy invertebrates and glow-in-the-dark E. coli
2) My “La Zalle” reputation and all its repercussions
3) My BFF Peach

(My boyfriend Ogie too, but let’s try to focus on Peach. Hehe)

Dear Peachoo, I did not forget your birthday. I didn’t want to text / tweet / Viber because I wanted to write a blog post for you, BUT the cancer cells you saw on my laptop remained unlabeled, and there are like 672233 kinds of lymphoma that I had to read about for our big case presentation. In case you cared, we thought it was “Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma”, but it turned out to be some sort of rare “Kikuchi Disease”. We still nailed the report though.

Nonetheless, this post is dedicated to you!

Here are some nice Peachy things that I believe we have in common. She is:
1) A creative / efficient project manager
2) A low-maintenance traveler
3) A wise budget manager
4) An expert “Imma drink til I’m happy and stop before I’m wasted” drinker
5) A Taylor Swift + Ed Sheeran shipper

And for that, we are friends.

But here are some nicer Peachy things that I’m not, but I want to be:
1) She’s independent.
2) She’s assertive when she knows she’s right (and she usually is).
3) She’s professional (heels, work-attitude and all).
4) She knows how to cook tinola, adobo, and tacos. (What else girl text me hahaha)
5) And … she’s one exam away from being a professional diver.

And for that, we still have to be friends. The “no matter where you are XX years from now, I expect you at the front row of my wedding” kind of friends. 🙂

TALLY! # of consecutive Peachy birthdays we were present at -- Aura (6); Ogie (4); Pierre (3)

TALLY! # of consecutive Peachy birthdays we were present at — Aura (6); Ogie (4); Pierre (3). I win! 

P.S. Belated happy birthday!


No To Burnout

Our workload has been hella crazy, but I’m not complaining. I’ve been a med student long enough to know when to chug down coffee and put my game on, and when to drop the last remaining unread transes and surrender to my bed.

Also, a very recent change of heart got me saying yes to weekends off with my high school friends – for two consecutive Saturdays! What a feat for someone who looked forward to weekends to catch up on sleep!

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All huggy when buzzed nyahaha

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One of my oldest friends, who bravely ditched law school to go after what she really wants. 🙂

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Proud of our friendy Mika, certified public accountant!

And P.S. The less people you chill with, the less bullshit you deal with.


Pause

I’ve had this entry drafted for weeks, and I even called it “Pause” because that was all I wanted to do. In the midst of all the exams and papers, and bad weather that postponed all the exams and papers – I didn’t find it in me to just pause.

I didn’t intend this extended blog hiatus, and I’m sorry. Not because I need to keep my current readers updated with my life all the time – no, this is not 2005. I’m sorry because my future reader (singular, yes) will have forgotten how hectic 3rd year was, or will have never even noticed that she allowed it to devour her whole.

I do NOT want that to happen. Pause.

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