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That is my grade in black and white!!!!

Aug. 18th, 2008 | 10:54 am

Oh yeah. Sa kabila ng kabusyhan sa buhay, eto ang tumambad sa akin nang naisipan kong bisitahin ang CRS at tignan ang mga Lambino grades kong isang dekada ko nang hinihintay.


Whoa!!! Totoo ba yun?!?!?!?! J192 (ethics) at 1.25, while J198 (internship) ar UNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Wooohoooooo!!! Akala ko never na kong makakaflat one sa kahit anong J subject!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!! Ang saya ko!!!! Haay Ma'am Lambino forgiven ka na sa late mong pagsubmit ng grades namin. Wahahahaha.

At syempre, di makukumpleto ang moment na ito kung walang song from Legally Blonde the Musical. Hahaha Greek Chorus!!! Sing with me!!!

*sings* "Is that my grade up on that list?
Does someone know that I exist?
Is this a mistake?
Am I even awake?
Pinch me now to make sure....

That is my grade in black and white
Maybe I'm doing something right
I feel so much better than before"

(Para sa mga hindi nakakaalam ng kantang ito, hanapin ninyo sa YouTube ang Legally Blonde the Musical, at hanapin ang part ng So Much Better na Part10 ata. Kung wala, puntahan ninyo dito http://www.dailymotion.com/l3g4llybl0nd3/1)

At syempre, kuha naman ng calculator at compute for the GWA. 1.625. Yehey!!! CS na ulit ako!!! Hahahaha. (kanta ulit... that is my grade in black and white...wahahaha). Woohoooo!!!

Na-high ako dito ah. Hahaha. Pero as I've said before, ayoko na maging GC (dahil masakit sa ulo at nakakastress), although sana mamaintain ko ang GWA na 'to. Haha. Natuwa naman ako at CS ako last sem after two sems of not being one. Hehehe.

At least, may maganda akong balitang natanggap ngayong Agosto. The only good news I've received so far. Pero go go go lang!!! Hehehe

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"Paano susukatin ang isangdaang taon?"

Aug. 15th, 2008 | 11:57 am

Kagabi, nanood kami nina Dyan, Lau, JM at Jen ng re-staging ng Pamantasang Hirang (Centennial Concert) sa theater. Nung June ko pa gusto panoorin sa CCP, pero di ko napanood. Buti may re-stage. :D

"Paano susukatin ang isangdaang taon?" - sabi ng isang line dun sa unang song. Naisip ko kaagad yung song na "Seasons of Love" hahaha sabay hirit naman kami ni JM ng "525,600 minutes... how do you measure a hundred years?" Minultiply pa by 100 ang 525,600 minutes. Haha. Nung kinakanta to, medyo kinilabutan ako dun sa slowly bumukas na yung ilaw sa may bandang likod ng stage, after nung mga solo parts, at andun pala ang UP choirs. Astig! Parang kala mo walang tao bilang madilim, sabay meron pala. Tapos nasa likod pa sila ng parang translucent na curtain.

During nung mga parts na may mga babaeng sumosoprano at nagsosolo"
JM: Nakakastress!
Lau: Akala ko ba pangde-stress natin 'to?

Waz. Ang taas namin kasi ng notes! Di kaya sumakit ang mga ulo nila sa pag-abot nun? Oh well.

Tapos super astig nung may five pianos and five pianists sa stage!!! First time kong makapanood/makarinig ng ganun. Nakakakilabot yung first part. Haha. Ang gagaling nung mga tumugtog.

Nag-enjoy naman kami manood. At syempre nakita pa namin si Kumi!!! Go Pep Drummers!!!

Kaya lang medyo nadisappoint ako dun sa bandang patapos na. The play told the history of UP, how it changed etc etc. Tapos nung pinakita na yung present UP generations, di ko nagustuhan. It reduced today's UP students to mere coños and pa-cute people who have nothing else to do but comment on one another's fashion sense. It failed to reflect the diversity that UP has today - diversity in terms of political views, ideas, skills etc. UP students today may not be the same as those who lived during, say, the time of the First Quarter Storm. But the current generation is way more than what was seen on stage.

Medyo nalungkot lang ako dun.

At for more disappointment, the "UP Naming Mahal" was sung in English. After that, it was sung in Filipino, with which we sang along. Sana wala na lang yung English para di na 'ko na-disappoint. Parang nawala kasi yung momentum na nagpupugay ka na sa UP sabay biglang English yung "UP Naming Mahal." Tsaka di ko talaga maappreciate yung English na "UP Naming Mahal."

Tapos sa speech pa ni Roman bago magstart, parang pinapatamaan niya ang mga tibak. Nakalimutan ko na yung exact lines niya. Dun ata sa part na parang sinasabi niya na parang the best way to celebrate 100 years is through art and not through something. Basta ganun yung essence. Akala ata niya maitatago ng magagandang bagay ang mga pressing concerns na iniignore ng administration niya. At bakit parang ang tingin niya sa art ay form of escapism? Di naman ginagamit ang art tuwing may celebrations lang o pang-entertain. Nagdadala rin yun ng message.

Haay bakit ba sya ganun?




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Gusto mo ba ng....

Aug. 11th, 2008 | 08:37 am

Hello!!! Gusto mo ba ng naggagandahang mga bookmarks para sa mga paborito mong libro? Or baka naman cute pins ang trip mo? Alam mo bang pwede ka rin nilang iremind to be good?

Now available...

"Pay It Forward" bookmarks and pins!!! wohooo

With three designs to choose from:







(for the pins)







(for the bookmarks.. may yarn sila sa tuktok)










Syempre the actual sizes are bigger than the pics
Pins - P35 each, 3 for P100
Bookmars - P15 each, 3 for P40

To order, text Katkat (09162850117), or drop by the ICTUS tambayan and sign-up at the sheet posted at the UA board.

Alrightie? Spread the goodness. Spread the love. "Pay It Forward!"

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Buhay 4th year

Aug. 5th, 2008 | 09:02 am

Ayan. Nakapagnakaw rin ng oras para makapagblog. Hahaha.

Matinding paghahati ng oras ang ginagawa ko ngayon para sa acads, sa ICTUS, sa bahay at sa pagtulog (tulog? sleep? ano yun? hahahaha). Grabe talaga! The past two weeks had been super mega hell. As in. As in super! Waah di ko maemphasize. I've been distributing my sleep, if you could call it as such, throughout the night (or day?). When I get home at aroung 7 or 8 p.m., I would eat dinner, sleep for about two or three hours, then wake up at around 12 midnight or 1 a.m, then proceed to do acad stuff. I would finish at around 3:30 a.m. or 4 (or a little beyond that), then go back to bed and wake up, err, be waken up by my mom or whoever at 5:30 a.m., with the waking up session extending until 6:30 a.m. I would finally "wake up" at around 6:40 a.m., go straight to the bathroom to take a bath, and leave the house without eating any breakfast (or I just eat my breakfast while riding the bus). If my mom insists that I eat breakfast before leaving the house, I arrive super late in school. Well, in any case, I arrive in my 8:30 classes late. Haha. Except when the prof is late too or when the prof doesn't care if you're late or not.

Kakapagod mga kaibigan. As in. Anyway, lahat naman ata tayong mga nagtthesis ay ganito ang nararanasan sa bawat araw. So alam kong hindi ako nag-iisa. Haha. Tapos academic suicide naman ata kasi ang ginawa ko dahil dalawa ang Chua subjects ko (investigave journ at computer-assisted reporting), may BC133 pa (Broadcast Journ - katumbas ng J105 sa Broad sa haggardness), at syempre, ang J199 (Thesis Proposal). Bongga di ba? Tambling kung tambling. Subukan lang ng Journ Dept na ireject ang thesis topic namin ni Dyan (nating lahat pala) matapos nating paghirapan at maipasa na ang chapters 1 and 2. Haay grabe! Don't provoke stressed people!!! *evil laugh*

Even my weekends weren't spared from stress. Had to sleep late and wake up early (or was that sleep early in the morning and wake up early in the morning as well?). Buti na lang nitong nakaraang weekend nakatulog ako nang mahaba. Kebs na lang kung may di ako natapos or what. I needed rest, or else baka magkasakit ako at lalong di ko magawa ang mga dapat kong gawin.

Pwede bang grumaduate sa journ nang hindi gumagawa ng thesis? Haha. Asa! :p Ano pa nga bang magagawa nating mga seniors kundi paghirapan at pag-ukulan ng labis-labis na atensyon at pagmamahal (charot! :p) ang ating thesis. Haha. Di bale. Magkakasama naman tayo. At andyan naman ang Drew's kapag nababaliw na tayong lahat at gusto ng mapaglalabasan ng kabaliwan (at syempre, oorderin ko na naman ay ang iced tea nila na kung gaano kaputla ang kulay, ganoon din kinulang sa lasa). Haha. Pero pwede na rin. Ayokong malasing eh, bilang nagcocommute ako pauwi at panigurado, wafaz ako sa parents ko. Wahahaha!

Haay nako. Tama na nga. Tatapusin ko na ang entry na 'to bilang marami pa 'kong gagawin. Pero bago ko tapusin, gusto ko lang sabihin na ang ganda ng kanta natin sa "Panalangin sa Pagiging Bukas Palad" at "I Will Sing" kanina. Marami-rami rin tayo. At yehey may bibong apps! Sana palaging ganito. At tsaka ang saya ng TUT kanina kahit mahirap (at frustrating) magturo ng pagbabasa sa Grade 5. Pasensya at tiyaga ang kailangan. Nakakatuwa kanina kasi pagdating namin, "Ate Katkat" sabay kaway na ang bungad ng mga bata sa amin. Tapos nung pinapabasa namin sila isa-isa, "Ate Katkat turuan mo 'ko" ang naririnig ko. Tapos nung aalis na kami, niyakap pa 'ko nung isang kid (Jovel ang name). Nakakataba ng puso. Hehehe. Kasi kahit pagod na 'ko sa lahat ng ginagawa ko, kapag nakikita kong ganoon ang impact ng pagtuturo namin, feeling ko nagppay off lahat ng pagod ko. Di man reflected sa mga uno (dahil wala naman akong mga ganun hehe), nakikita ko naman sa ibang tao ang bunga ng ibang mga pinaghihirapan ko. Ang saya, di ba?

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First CLA, Parents' Day etc

Jul. 19th, 2008 | 10:52 am

After Parents' Day, I felt sooooo happy because it was successful and relieved as well. Natapos na rin ang one month and two weeks (I think) of worrying about Parents' Day. Nakakatuwa, lalo na when I was watching them from the sound booth. Tapos nung scene na nung All I have to Give, Wannabe hanggang matapos, I thought it was just perfect.Ang ganda!

= = =
First CLA kanina for the school year. First CLA ko din. Palagi kasi akong may Saturday class kaya hindi ako nakakapagCLA. The only time I went to CLA before was during the CLA Christmas Party 2006, when Danigirl was the CLA head. Since di naman nagturo that time, sa CLA kanina ko lang naexperience yung "real" CLA. Ang saya pala magCLA! Sana dati pa ko nakakapunta. Anyway, it's not yet too late naman di ba? This sem, I don't have Saturday classes. I can CLA.

Kor and I handled the Grade 5 and 6 kids. Nakakatuwa. Participative naman sila, and I can see that they really want to learn and are interested. They give examples. They recite. Ang saya! Maganda pa yung origami activity as icebreaker. Di lang talaga ko magaling magtupi ng mga papel and do crafts hahaha.

Some kids were calling me Ate Katkat with the "a" pronounced as "e". So it sounded like Ate Ketket. Haha.

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Carillon and Thesis on a Monday

Jul. 7th, 2008 | 07:30 am

This morning, I was reading stuff at the CMC Skywalk, and then I fell asleep (Monday morning hello). Just then, I was awakened by the sound of Lupang Hinirang coming from the carillon. Shucks ang ganda! It wasn't my first time to hear music from the carillon, but the Lupang Hinirang from the carillon was just soooooooo amazing! So amazed I was that I forgot to stand for the national anthem. Haha. I just stared at the carillon from one of the windows the CMC Skywalk while the Lupang Hinirang was being played. Haha. Ano yun nahypnotize ng carillon? Wahahaha! Di naman. Ang ganda lang nung tunog. Grabe! Hello Monday morning! 

Di pa nagrereply si Ma'am Diaz about our thesis topic. We emailed her a mind map of the specific topics Dyan and I had conceptualized based on our general topic (citizen journalism). Waz wala pang reply. I sent that yesterday. Gusto ko na malaman kung okay ba sa kanya ung mga sinubmit namin. We want to know if we can already choose from the specific topics we have submitted, or if we have to think of another general topic or other specific topics or what. Haha. Ano 'to napapraning sa thesis? Well, thesis writing is worth being paranoid about. Haha. Tama ba? Or is it just me?


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Switch!!!

Jul. 7th, 2008 | 07:19 am

Mark your calendars now! You're super invited to watch Switch, a play featuring the members of UP ICTUS!!! Yey!!! :D It's loosely based on Shakespeare's play The Twelfth Night, on which the movie She's the Man is patterned. Ayun. May nagswitch na boy and girl.. and what happened next? Where did that led them? You're bound to find out on Sunday, July 13, 5 p.m. at the Aldaba Hall (UP Diliman). 

For more inquiries, just text me at 0916-2850117. Kk? See you there? Nood kayo ha!

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Switch!!!

Jul. 7th, 2008 | 07:12 am

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Gawad Plaridel

Jul. 4th, 2008 | 10:09 am

Ayun. So nasa Gawad Plaridel kami kanina dahil lahat ng CMC students ay kailangang andun. This year's awardee is Pachico Seares, editor-in-chief of Sun.Star Cebu. It's nice that the awardee is from a community newspaper, because it shows that the importance of community journalism is recognized.

Ang ayaw ko lang sa awardee ay yung sinabi niya na "good journalism is good business." I agree with Tony na bakit ineequate agad sa profitability? Sabi niya, sana daw equated muna sa good advocacy bago sa profitability. Yes Tony. Hear Hear.

At kumanta pa ang UP Madrigal Singers. Waaz. Grabe lang ang All I Ask of You nila (yes, yung sa Phantom of the Opera). Grabe! Ang galing! Mga reaction namin ranging from "OMG!!!" to "awwwwwwww." Natunaw ako at mga friends ko! Grabe! Syem[re Madrigal singers yun eh. What would anyone expect? Ang galing talaga! :D

On to another topic, my sprain is better, although di pa 100% back to normal yung walking. I'll go to ICTUS on Monday for the practice. Pero I won't dance na. I can't eh. I'll supervise the practice and do the things I have to do.

Ayun na muna for now. Wala na 'ko masulat for today. Hehe.

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Hanap mo ba ay masaya at makabuluhang org? :D :D

Jul. 4th, 2008 | 05:53 am

We are the UP In-Christ Thrust for University Students (UP ICTUS). UP ICTUS is a duly-recognized, non-stock, non-profit, religious, and socio-civic student organization of the University of the Philippines - Diliman. We were among the ten finalists in the 2004 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) in the NCR.

We are guided by four thrusts:FELLOWSHIP, TEACHING,SERVICE, and PRAYER and we live it out through ourapostolates.  We have our weekly TUTORIALS for students in the neighboring elementary schools.  Every Monday, we visit the children at Philippine Children‘s Medical Center and conduct play therapy. After that, we teach CATECHISM to the students of Krus na Ligas Elementary School. Lastly, every Saturday, we have ourCHILDREN’S LITERACYAPOSTOLATE at Bagong Silangan, Quezon City.  We also hold special activities such as medical missions, storytelling for the kids and field trips.  Lastly, we also sponsor eight scholars both in secondary and tertiary level.


We have members from different colleges in the University and we want you to be part of us.  Join us in our APPLICANTS’ ORIENTATION on July 11, Friday, 4PM at the Delaney Hall, Parish of the Holy Sacrifice Compound.


For Inquiries, contact Joelle Ortiz (09209285181)or Julian Cañita (09063339727)

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