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10/20/07 04:24 pm - ...

i'm still alive.
i hope to have a productive sem break.

7/27/07 06:58 pm - five simple ways to be happy =)

I got this from Jen's blog. 

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

***I AM HAPPY at the moment.

7/4/07 07:55 am - for Bman


a BIG smiley as promised.

6/24/07 01:02 am - after 72

After 72 entries, I'm back in Manila.
It feels undeniably great to see my family and friends again.
A lot of things have changed. I changed.

dilemma: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

6/6/07 03:08 am - seventy one


I got this from somewhere.


[/] worried about getting bullied by fratmen or getting killed in a riot
[ ] got bullied by fratmen or was killed in a riot
[/] witnessed a riot -- sa AS
[/] watched the Oblation Run
[/] made friends with a teacher

[ ] was tricked as a freshman into attending a rally/prayer meeting
[ ] wore red or black on one of those wear red or wear black days
[ ] wore red on Valentine’s Day
[/] wore black on Valentine's Day
[ ] celebrated a birthday at Mang Jimmy's
[/] learned UP Naming Mahal (and forgot it immediately after)
[/] got on the dean's list as CS or US

[/] slept on a bench -- sa Engg during Engg Week
[/] was an RA or SA
[ ] lied or begged to an RA for a slot in class
[/] participated in a there's-only-one-more-slot-are you-feeling-lucky?
[/] jogged around the campus

[ ] visited the Vargas Museum
[/] knew at least one xerox lady, manong, or technician by name
[ ] attended university level graduation
[/] got an activist for a teacher
[ ] watched a La Salle vs. Ateneo UAAP game
[/] watched a UP vs. any school basketball game
[ ] studied in CASAA
[ ] studied in McDonald's or Jollibee Philcoa for one full night and bought just one regular-sized drink
[/] studied along Katipunan cramming in Mcdo/Starbucks
[ ] studied along Katipunan and affected the mannerisms of a stereotypical Atenean
[/] watch a play that's not required for Comm III
[ ] went stargazing
[/] ate in Chocolate Kiss, Tea Room or Chateau Verde
[/] slept in the lib

[ ] struck up a conversation with a taong grasa
[ ] wrote to/for the collegian.
[/] seriously pondered about the identity/ies of the people described in Eksenang Peyups
[/] went to the chapel

[ ] got a pebble stuck in your shoe/slippers while walking in Sunken Garden - That's nothing. How about na third base sa Sunken Garden? X-P
[/] cut class with your block to watch a movie
[/] had a voltes V for a teacher -- I think I got the younger generations of the Voltes V, Amarra, Math 17
[ ] took a class under Joseph Palis
[ ] lied to the transcript lady to get a transcript earlier than the standard 3 months
[ ] went to a Freshman-only concert where you had to show your form 5 to prove freshmanhood
[/] subsisted on just streetfood (ex. fishballs, half footlongs, kwekwek, squidballs/rolls, mais, dirty ice cream) for a day --- add monay and cheese
[ ] learned how to smoke
[/] went on an out-of-town trip with blockmates or orgmates
[/] fell in love

[/] actually read the book you keep borrowing from the lib --- comm res books
[/] played cards during your free time
[/] dress in business attire

[ ] sumabit sa jeep
[ ] got sung to or sung to someone in class during Valentine's day
[/] watched the lantern parade
[/] helped out a total stranger

[ ] helped out a total stranger because he/she was hot
[/] learned to stay awake for more than 24 or 48 hours straight --- nakakabangag I swear
[ ] got bullied by fratmen and feeling cool wannabe people who were actually losers
[/] took Wednesday and/or Sat classes WILLINGLY - YEP!!!! a 7-9 AM SOCIO 101 class under Neeks Curato =D
[ ] volunteered for the pahinungod
[ ] ate "tasteless white sauce" pasta from cock-a-noodle-doo
[ ] got a boyfriend/girlfriend
[/] took time to read the vandalism in the CR
[ ] watched a sexy art film for any GE class
[ ] got held up or pickpocketed
[ ] felt depressed because you were not as good academically as you were in high school
[/] did a last minute paper
[/] had spent a lot for 1x1 ID pictures

[/] got exempted from final exams
[ ] got exempted from a final exam but still took it
[/] attended a varsity pep rally
[/] watched LIVE AIDS, Androgyny, Maskipaps or any well-known variety show --- I didn't know that Maski is that well known.
[ ] promised to quit smoking
[/] got into at least one (org- or council-sponsored) adventure race -- UP IEC Road Race

[/] knew where the best restrooms are on campus
[/] joined an org
[/] allowed yourself to make mistakes --- EMO???

[ ] went to the gym in spite of having no PE class just to ogle varsity players
[/] took summer classes
[ ] admired the oblation
[/] made a video for a project
[/] had a crush on a teacher - ha! a couple of times
[ ] had a teacher who had a crush on/tried to court you
[ ] attended your ROTC Bivouac
[ ] faked sickness to get an absence excused
[ ] got your car scratched by one of those "kuya bantayan ko kotse niyo" kids
[/] took a PE class where you had to pay for tuition (i.e. sportsclimbing, ten pin bowling, etc) -- ten pin bowling at SM North
[/] went to school in your crappiest yet most comfy clothes
[ ] learned how to use the Bayantel pay phones
[/] participated in school activities
[ ] caught the UP Pep Tryouts
[/] dated someone from UP
[/] rode an IKOT and TOKI
[/] found a tambayan

[/] went drinking at Sarah's
[ ] learned how to beg for a higher grade
[/] used your 6 allowable absences wisely
[ ] lived in a dorm
[ ] volunteered to be beadle or go-to guy for your group/class
[ ] had the worst schedule
[/] realized that there really is just one coconut tree on the sunken garden
[/] not used up all 6 allowable absences
[/] ate in ISSI, Treehouse, Mama Thai's and other more obscure cafeterias
[/] ate food Aristocart-style
[/] was active in your org
[/] attended an ACLE

[ ] got as many app forms as you can during the job fair
[/] learned how to cram
[/] sold tickets for (or watch) an org-sponsored movie premiere

[ ] saved money to Xerox all of your seatmate's notes
[ ] had accidentally seen a make-out session
[/] slept in class
[/] finished a homework/assignment/paper in the shopping center or philcoa
[/] had mountains of unused sample exams and/or old testaments
[/] resolved to be "better this semester"
[/] slept during a test --- Econ 100.1 after EWOC party

[/] had groupmates from hell (ie no-shows, babblers, dependents, airheads, dreamers, idea stealers, plagiarists)
[/] learned how to work with groupmates from hell
[ ] perfected the art of parking on campus
[ ] had a bad encounter with one of the guards on campus
[/] developed a love for sisig -- enzo!!!!!!! hahaha!
[ ] practiced those UP cheers in the first meeting for PE class
[/] looked at microfilms in the library or poked through archives
[/] reserved a classroom, AVR, etc. for a class or org function

[/] attended UP Fair
[/] went to a library other than your own college's to research
[/] lost a perfectly functioning umbrella -- guru left in somewhere in sunken garden. not my fault.
[/] used consultation hours properly

[ ] went to the Guidance Office for real, heart-to-heart guidance
[/] went to the infirmary
[/] attend class with a hangover or tipsy --- attended class while drinking??
[/] drink beer or alcohol while inside UP grounds
[ ] walked all the way to Philcoa or Katipunan
[ ] bought frogs from NSRI or a Bio department
[ ] maxed out on the 6 allowed unexcused absences but DID NOT drop
[/] got invited or pursued by a sorority or fraternity - about three times. cant remember.
[/] wore slippers to school -- most of the time

[ ] had a professor who smoked in class
[ ] got diagnosed by the Infirmary as pregnant or infected with STD

6/2/07 12:34 am - seventy

One bad thing about winning a darts game twice against an American and a couple of Russians is that it can make them think that I am from a boar-hunting community which until now thrives in a hunter and gatherer society.  I just earned the reputation of being the queen of the tribe. Nice.

The things I learned about my self today.
1. Almost always, I can hit the target.  Proof: Winning the standard cricket twice and almost winning the
2. I lack strategic planning.  Proof: An embarrassing failure on the cricket cut throat game. =(

***Straight from one of the horse's mouth: Russians are designed to kill Germans and write long books while the Americans are busy trying to unethically rule the world. 

5/31/07 12:10 am - sixty nine

Strangers with Candy's memorable lines.  This will stick for a while.

*         *         *

Geoffrey Jellineck: You pushed me away!
Chuck Noblet: I wasn't pushing you away, I was pulling me toward myself.

*         *         *

Chuck Noblet: Look Geoffrey, I'm glad you stopped by. I'd like you to leave.
Geoffrey Jellineck: I'm sorry, what's happening?
Chuck Noblet: It's over.
Geoffrey Jellineck: What are you saying, Chuck?
Chuck Noblet: I need more out of this relationship than I'm willing to put in. I think I deserve better, don't you? Hey, I know this is hard on you. It would be hard on me, too, if I broke up with me. I know what you're losing.

*         *         *

Jerri Blank: (talking to Megawati) I'm just having some cruel fun at your expense! Jeez, I thought you people had thicker skins than that. You know, fighting those tigers in the jungle and all.
Jerri Blank: Why doesn't anybody like me?

5/19/07 12:33 pm - sixty seven

Disclaimer: This entry was written not because I was on my nerd mode (again).

I remember taking one of the most interesting subjects I've taken in UP, Sociology 101.   I took it on the second semester (November to March) where it was very nice to sleep late during the mornings because of the relatively cold weather in Manila and the class was every 7-9 AM on a Wednesday.  I won't say it was a form of torture where students needed to wake up very early in the morning for that Wednesday class (Wednesday where most of the Iskos and Iskas were still enjoying the perks of the supposedly "research day for the students" aka "pwedeng-matulog-buong-araw" or "pwedeng-uminom-kahit-tuesday-night") because I enjoyed every minute I spent in that classroom.  I was aware that I wasn't the only person who felt that way.  your_bitchness and pink_issues can attest to that.  I could remember being very angry at myself for waking up 15 minutes after 7.  I managed to arrive in school at around 8 without taking a shower.  (I went back to my place after the class to take a shower. --> me being defensive)

Not all of our professors in the university can actually teach us something that we could actually use in our daily existence.  Case and point, sociological imagination. V. useful. =) see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociological_imagination

It was just amazed to see her on Facebook this morning. I remember [info]draiard suggested that we should start a fan club.  The idea was half meant but thinking of establishing a fan club for a professor was such an unusual idea.  The common thing was mostly a campaign for "don't-get-that-prof's-class" or "she-is-a-monster-c*ck-s*cking-b*tch" . 

On a different note, I am 680 hours and 24 minutes away from Manila .  I hope it won't be too long.  I want to be home soon.  I must be home soon. I am, or maybe we, are getting tired of waiting.
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