Posts Tagged ‘engineers


late post is late. i’ve always looked forward to up’s annual miss engineering pageant because it’s such a laugh fest, the show’s an instant pick me up. met up with maki of course, we always support her club’s candidate, ms. ge club. this year’s theme is timeless… uh, women and ms. ge club’s character is mariah carey.


the hosts are always funny and… pervy, hahaha. this is the very thing that i like about maki’s school, they’re open to stuff like this.


here’s ms. ge club, he kind of looks a little soft to me, maybe that’s why they chose him to represent.


the show usually starts with the talent portion, which tends to be the longest. i ended up with a sore throat after this because of too much laughing, charot.


i was impressed with the swimwear part, they even had wings… although some of the participants’ private parts are obviously visible, haha.


the long gown competition was the last thing we watched from the show since i still had some work to do. maki and i ended up grabbing some chow from army navy and wishing ms. ge club good luck. in the end, ms. ge club was best in the long gown part and was the third runner up! huzzah!

yun lang.

♥ melai


went to see miss engg 2012 with maki at the up theater last sunday… err, i was late, and i ended up at the back part of the theater. i was smiling at the guys who were keeping watch there and they were about to let me in… but as it turned out, they thought i was some miss catherine, whom they were waiting for. wahahaha!


anyhoo, this year’s theme is andronica. unlike last year’s super girly, lace-filled enggchanted, andronica is more of sexy robot glitter and metallics. there was even one contestant who came out wearing metal boobs. lol.


the hosts … they one of the reasons i really like miss engg. they too funny, i was laughing almost all of the time. this event really came in at a good time because i’m kind of overstressed at the moment so this was a great stress reliever. and to add to that…


ms. ge club 2012 … is absolutely adorable. maki’s from the ge club and she brings me sometimes to events like this. so, it’s no brainer that i’d support their candidate. from the top, he’s in his fisher-woman-robot costume, then skimpy yellow bathing suit thingy for his talent portion, followed by a black bikini for the swimwear competition.  i don’t know how he hid it but he hid it… you do know what’s it, right? hahaha. but he hid it well, anyway. hindi bakat! then my absolute favorite would be the long gown, in which he strutted around in a peachy stunner. he won best in long gown too.


and here are the rest of em! hahaha! most, i think are straight and the winner even said he wanted to win to prove he was worthy of the one he liked. ms. ge got fourth runner up too. so, all in all, it was a great pageant… kind of pervy to an extent but you do learn a lot of things, like women are strong like men too, and in some cases even more. let’s go again, next year!

yun lang. i love engineers!

♥ melai

it has been years since i started going to the up fair. ito na naman yung isa sa mga part ng taon na magpapanggap akong taga up. hahaha! normally, non-up peeps would need to fall in line at main gates… twice. hahaha, kasi one is for buying tickets and the other line is to the entrance to the fair itself.

it would have been ok but the lines are extremely long, you’d lose your sanity in the middle of it. it’s a good thing that maki is an alumna and we always are able to get in to the fair easily. nyahaha! mabuhay ang mga engineers!


the mudness …  dahil maulan ng mga nakaraang araw, super putik ng sunken garden. it felt like walking on brown play doh. there were casualties, you know… hundreds of shoes… mostly white chucks and keds. hehehe. we walked slipped and slid around the booths though and we found…


fair treasures … well these are little gems to me… i bought this year’s ring, the thing costs like php300 at forever21 but the seller sold it to me for only php50. huzzah! then maki and i bought shirts from mightee everyday. they sell statement shirts that have sayings in excellent type art. finally, i found a lost bear.


himigsikan … we went to the fair on its last day and the theme was himigsikan. there were established bands such as parokya ni edgar, moonstar 88, updharmadown, and kamikazee… the ones i remember. there were two songs though that i literally stopped and listened to, senti and kundiman, my all time favorites. and here’s a shoutout to my friend jang, who went to himigsikan too and who texted me saying that she remembered me when they played kundiman.


mixed up … it was a sign near the rides and fun booths. maki and i don’t usually go near there but since we were with the rest of the engineering kids we did go there. the nice thing about it is there were a lot of cute boys. hahaha! we were eyeing the one above. the pixxor doesn’t do him justice though.


several math whizzes … these are some of the engineers we bumped into who know me already or whom i’ve met several times and whom maki does not need to explain why were friends and all. hahaha. from left ay si manny, lani, aileen, and maki. lani is the only person i know who does mental math like a calculator.


lots of math whizzes … these are the rest of the engineering kids who call me and maki…  ate! love them all, mostly when they’re calling me ate. parang ang cute ee. they were toddlers when i was in high school. lol.


a sweet ending … we chanced upon some cakes and we bought a slice each by the end of himigsikan, a nice way to end a long, muddy, musical, fun fun fun day. salamat sa pagsama lagi sa akin, maki… next year ulit!

yun lang.

♥ melai

after our chocolate kiss merienda, maki and i headed to the up theater for the miss engineering pageant. this is sort of a culminating activity for the up engineering week. it’s a contest where guys pretend to be girls and wear bikinis and gowns, just like in a real beauty contest.


first time ko sa miss eng! hahaha! and this year’s theme is eng’gchanted. the stage had towers on each side… for princesses to come out of. hihihi.


here’s the ticket and uh, i was wearing shorts… this is something i like in up, they let their students wear comfy clothing. going back to the ticket, this one was courtesy of my maki’s friend aileen. thank you very much! i love engineers!


the show started with a blast! they showed a short documentary of the contestants… kung papano nila tinago yung alam mo na, hehehe. take note, these are all straight young men. gays are not allowed to join, so i’m told. tapos kung sino daw yung gusto nilang patulan among the contestants. too funny! they were also introduced and had a dance number… there was snow white, tinkerbell, princess jasmine, even the red queen! but since i’m with maki, who’s a member of the ge club or the geodetic engineering club, siyempre ang bet ko ay si cinderella! he’s the ge representative. here o…


ang cutee niya, from the top, you see him in his character dress, the shoes are so shiny! ; then swimwear, ang kinis kinis po ng pwet nya. hahahah! ; next is the talent portion where he danced to bubble pop by hyuna, i’m not a big fan of hyuna but i like bubble pop now. ang galing niyang sumayaw, his is the only performance wherein the backup dancers didn’t steal the light. ; after that is the evening gown, ang bagal ng lakad niya, walking in sky high cinderella heels is no mean feat, but he got the award for best evening gown! so pretty! ; and of course, the question and answer part! sa tingin ko, he had the wittiest answer of all, but this part only accounts for a small part of the scores.


third runner up! he was ever so graceful and smiled a lot. i think he deserved the crown. in the end, i knew the ge club were happy, which is an understatement kasi they were screaming at the top of their lungs, and proud of their cinderella.


attack of the engineers! maki and i milled around with a few more of her engineering friends. sobrang nag-enjoy ako, next year ulit. more pixxors here!

yun lang.

♥ melai

it’s my third time to go to the up fair… ang swerte ko nalang kasi maki was able to buy tickets already at hindi na namin kailangang pumila ng mahaba unlike the past years. at siyempre sinulit ko ang rest days ko para magpuyat at tumayo ng matagal sa sunken garden. hahaha! went to the loverage and upsurge (which will be in another post) concerts.

tickets and stamp … na pag di mo sinabon ng mabuti, hindi matatanggal. hahaha! anyhoo, before heading to the fair itself, tumambay muna ako sa … teka di ko alam yung name nung building but maki says it belongs to the geodetic engineering department, tama ba maki? it’s near law building, yes, the one with the bling bling! lol.

attack of teh engineers … more pixxors nicked from here … ahm, sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon sa buhay ko, nakakita ako ng sandamakmak na engineers at future engineers ng earth. maliligalig silang kabataan. i tested the title with my name… engineer carmelle montano. but maki just reiterated how i hated math and physics. nyahahaha!

so eun moving on… tanya markova was playing when we entered the sunken garden. di ko pa sila kilala, i thought iwa motors is a girl. hahaha! ikot ikot lang kami ni maki sa fair, and i didn’t pay much attention to the other bands except for the ones maki lectured me on like pedicab. i was generally happy to see myrene, though. she’s the imago and sandwich bassist. i thought she was really pretty.

ikot ikot with nam a.k.a. maki … sabi ko nga, we just roamed around the tents and ogled the big stuffed dolls that were up for grabs in booths… i badly wanted that gigantic patrick star doll… kasize ko yata yun. tapos more engineering students, ay… lots of engineering students pala! it was so nice to see people who reminded me of school and who had nothing to do with call centers. hehehe.

we waited till kamikazee was playing followed by parokya. yup. i was completely satisfied after that. tapos umuwi na kami ni maki, my feet hurt from all that walking and standing but i was extremely happy. my sentimental self of course ticked the loverage ticket on my corkboard. and with a great big smile i dived into my loving bed.

yun lang muna.

♥ melai

hello, my name is melai and i write to document the places i’ve been to, the things i’ve seen, and the books i’ve read. sometimes, i also write about food.