Thursday, September 29, 2005

My baby rode the MRT with me for the first time today! Cause the car had to go pick Justin up. No untoward incidents... but there was this couple who decided to SQUEEZE themselves in a space good for half a person. The space happened to be between me and another lady. Sheesh. As much as I wanted to stand up, the whole backpack thing made it impractical. Commuting was quick as usual, my only complaint is I'm deprived of an hour of sleep. Sweet sleep.

I didn't fall asleep in Philo! Not much of an achievement since I had a good night's rest. But it was also because of the reporting and lecture today.

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo giusto,
Li tutti vivono in pace e in onestà.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

Nella fantasia io vedo un mondo chiaro,
Li anche la notte è meno oscura.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano.

Nella fantasia esiste un vento caldo,
Che soffia sulle città, come amico.
Io sogno d'anime che sono sempre libere,
Come le nuvole che volano,
Pien' d'umanità in fondo all'anima.

Dr. Garcia comments: "Fr. Eliazo was a jolly teacher, rosy-cheeked. That is, before he became a building." mhm.

I didn't fall asleep in Bio today either! I have no idea why. But there was a part where Cuencs said "open your mouth and look inside" so I attempted to do it literally (smart aleck), fully aware of the impossibility. I thought no one was watching (how could they've seen! I'm seated in the front row!) but they somehow managed to and I couldn't stop laughing afterwards cause they were laughing at me hehe sorry doc. Well after saying I would minimize eating salty foods after our lecture on intravascular tonicity, I gave in to McDo haha Thanks Jic

Got a 9 in Cog yeyyy and prof announced it was a bonus quiz! Yeyyy haha Also got back the proposal and defense results for psy105 yeyyy (btw, the results we obtained are significant meaning the ones seated in the first row really do better than other students) Bio lang talaga problema ko this sem!!!!!! pffft. Yea the sem's about to end. It's been 15 weeks since it started. Time flies fast. Happy birthday to Kat (Enzo-and-Kat Kat)! Happy monthsary to Mic and Elaine! Happy birthday to twinnie! Happy birthday to Jello!

Hey, old friend, are you okay, old friend?
What do you say, old friend, are we or are we unique?
Time goes by, everything else keeps changing
You and I, we get continued next week.

Most friends fade, or they don't make the grade
New ones are quickly made, and in a pinch, sure they'll do
But us old friends, what's to discuss, old friends?
Here's to us - who's like us? Damn few!

Hey old friends, how do we stay old friends?
No one can say, old friends, how an old friendship survives
One day chums having a laugh a minute
One day comes and they're a part of your lives.

Most friends fade, or they don't make the grade
New ones are quickly made, perfect as long as they're new
But us old friends, what's to discuss, old friends?
Here's to us - who's like us? Damn few!

Everyday na ata ako nagpopost haha oh well

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

What a lazy day today! Only one class: Fr. Dax's. Then I went to eat lunch with my grandfather, aunt, mom and cousins at EDSA Shang - shrimp dumplings! rice rolls! fried rice! chicken feet! corn soup haha there's a new item on the menu called salmon dumpling which we tried. It was okay - I still like salmon best when it's raw hehe

Worked on the Theo paper afterwards at my aunt's house. When Carrie woke up she wanted to use my laptop - how could I resist "Achi Kim me compuTER!" so we played around with Paint. Went back to school to watch the Dragons and Summits play. Dragons (team of Gai, Dex) vs. MEA (team of Chong, Jacqua) was a good game, we were leading during the first half but Jacqua decided to put in a LOT of three-pointers during the third quarter. Summits won against AltG! I didn't get to watch them cause I was too busy videotaping the Dragons' game for Kim but I did catch the last quarter. Ang kulet nila haha

Had a massage at 9:30-ish - I didn't get to finish the 1st episode of Amazing Race Family version! But that's okay, I'm re-charged haha hell week? next week? bring it on hahahaha

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Oh I love this...

What Makes You.. by SheBangs12
Your name?
Your gender?
What makes you sexy?Everything
What makes you pretty?Your smile
What makes you loveable?Everything
What makes you fun?Your adventurous nature
What makes you irresistable?Your flirtatious nature
What makes you cute?Oh, just about everything ^.^
Quiz created with MemeGen!

Haha anyone feel free to agree... or disagree doesn't matter haha

Monday, September 26, 2005

I'm so bored... WHAAAT
I'll start studying na for... next week? WHAAAT
Naninibago ako sobra >_<

No wonder I have Celadon to keep me busy. Had Fr. Dacanay approve my book for the "A paper." Comment nya:

Fr. Dax: But this was written by a heretic! Heretics go to hell!
me: haha Father, I'm a heretic!
*heretic here means non-Catholic.

Anyway, he approved the book. One of my favorite teachers, even if he is a Catholic? haha jk It's a shame he didn't win Gratia's Legend award. On the other hand, sir Oca (En14) did so it's okay.

I'm scared about next semester... How difficult can it be?! Nuts, I was never scared of a SEM before but after experiencing this sem (read: BIO), I'm really anxious.

Angkong (c/o dad) won the dice game yesterday. So weird. He still wins in the company raffles, even if he doesn't attend. "Lucky" has different meanings and he's not lucky in some aspects but very lucky in others. I think he's had 7 holes-in-one? He refuses to count the time he didn't pick the ball up from the hole personally (the caddy got a scolding for sure). When my friends visit the house, I love showing them his pictures in the office like the one where he receives an award from Marcos for his guerilla activities during WWII. Trivia: Do you know that the family company logo is part of the front door's design? I think there are four logos but now that I think about it, I'm not quite sure. I'll try to notice tomorrow.

Wala akong magawa!!!! Time to advance...

Sunday, September 25, 2005

What a week! It started with attempts to catch a nose... I think it's tired already, actually catching it is just a matter of time. My excursions to the chocolate cabinet aren't helping though.

THEO PAPER. After working on it the whole day, Retcher and I went to the library (cause Matteo was closed already) to work on it some more... until around 7ish (it was due 9pm). That paper did not make any sense. It was 19 pages of nonsensical research that didn't jive with our conclusion. Afterwards I rush over to the covered courts to watch the referee blow the whistle, signaling the end of the Celadon Dragons' game. We won that by the way haha The day wouldn't have been complete without our first actual trial (experiment). Around 24 people attended :) Started working on Cog Psy paper that evening.

I cut Philo haha nakakaguilty but I had to, I was really feeling bad already (physically). Used the morning to prepare for Cog Psych reporting, also finished the Cog Psy paper. Bio - nothing new, used the time to study for Cog Psy hehe I'm really becoming such a bad student... Cog Psy reporting went well, I just found out we got a 95 :) Submitted the paper and got a 7 in the quiz rawr

BIO TEST. Ugh I totally flunked that one. I've no doubt about it. If I pass, I'll call it a miracle, divine intervention. I felt as if NOTHING was registering anymore, aside from not really caring much ahehe "learned helplessness" I believe. Of course it was my fault I had to call an HR managers meeting that day. Kailangan na kasi. Also had another experiment (21 participants). Plus I really wanted to help out in Gratia - it was fantastic! Fr. Dacanay saw me at Gratia (I gave him the invitation) hahaha
Fr.: You're actually studying??
me: I have a test later at 6:30
Fr. looks at his watch and nods
Weh haha I just love Fr. Dax. It's a shame he wasn't able to watch Retcher dance.
After the test, went back to Gratia and got from the buffet table hehe Sayang naman kung may matira diba? Even BD, Stephen, Andy, Jim, and the other Stephen decided that they weren't going to let the free food go to waste.

PHILO PAPER. My vision was getting blurry already while working on this one. I had to manually "delete" grammatical errors before submitting it haha Gosh what will I get this time. Afterwards, I went to the library with Aims and Esther - and slept. Not on the couch.. the place was a bit full. I slept with my head on the crook of my arm, bent over one of those small 2nd floor tables. Needless to say, my arm was dead by the time I woke up a little less than 2 hours after. Disorienting @_@ I attended an experiment by JC's group (and probably became an extraneous variable). Then it was time for bio again, prof left in the middle of class cause his phone rang and he had to rush to the hospital. I got a 9 in the Cog quiz. The Celadon Phoenix won their game (first win!) because the opposing team didn't arrive ehehe

DIDN'T STUDY FOR DACANAY QUIZ AT ALL!!! At least it's only worth one quiz. I had the gall to get one copy of the "A" paper guidelines after class. Who knows, I probably will write the "A paper"... I think we only have one quiz and then it's time for Finals already. We have to be in business attire for that ("I'm requiring the ladies to wear blazers"). Then it was time to prepare for our experiment again. We got over a hundred participants!! We were only supposed to have 4 trials but some people actually wanted to join so we had 5 trials total yey. I have to start checking their papers soon. After the experiment, went to watch the game of Summits. I made myself late for the Bio makeup class just so I could watch the first half (I'm such a bad bad bad student na talaga). We won! Yey. The makeup class ended at around 8 something. Is he really allowed to hold so many makeup classes?? We have one almost every week! And then he's giving bonus points to those who donate blood to the St. Luke's blood bank (kung bawal ka magdonate, sorry ka nalang rawr). Gonna visit the mental institute soon (bonus din).

Watched Footloose!!!! I still like Blue Rep's better (warning: biased haha) - that was 2 years ago already. I miss being part of a musical. It's different to just have a concert (Ryan Cayabyab) without a real story although it's still fun :) Won't have time to go musicalling this coming summer cause of practicum. Jay R was OK, you know how some people become perfect after you've seen them perform? Somewhat like that except he doesn't look good in the Colgate giveaways they were distributing after the show. "I think about you... 24/7" hehe I didn't like the girl much but her red cowboy boots were sweet!

Almost paradise
We're knocking on heaven's door
Almost paradise
How could we ask for more?
I swear that I can see forever in your eyes

One of the more famous songs from the musical aside from Footloose and of course:
Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where's the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and turn and dream
of what I need

I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder end rising with the heat
It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet


Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I would swear that there's someone somewhere
Watching me

Through the wind end the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach
Like the fire in my blood

I heart musicals :D Angkong might watch Sound of Music in HK in October, hm maybe I should tag along haha The first musical I ever recall watching is Miss Saigon, but I was too young to appreciate it. I just got bored. We have a family anecdote about Ria watching Phantom of the Opera in the states when we were still much younger. In the middle of the play, she declared "Why can't they all die already?" teehee

I got my dress last night too. The beadwork was done well, not the kind that clutters the dress. Wedding rehearsal on Oct 6! Not looking forward to the curlash (makes me cry haha) but ah the price of beauty haha Super sorry Auntie Annabelle if my eye luggages are huge :( Makeup will fix it hopefully hehe

Oh I have a multiply account now - cause all of the pix from JJ and Wes's party are there and I couldn't view them unless I was a "friend." I uploaded pictures too, do add me up :)

Whew blogging backlog haha Another week to face...

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Last night I attended what is hailed as "the social event of the season." In less sensationalistic terms: JJ and Wes's birthday party. They said it would start at 8 - I arrived at 9 (the ones who live near usually arrive later). Actually, it was the first time that I was offered rides to the party! And the first time dad wasn't being hyper about me coming home late from a non-school activity. Plus I didn't even have to worry about the driver.

The girls had one table, the guys had tables, and the couples had dark quiet corners (kidding kidding). Actually, it felt like a HS soiree. We (girls) were just taking pictures of ourselves the whole night. Plus kwentuhan of course. The guys, I have no idea what they were doing - playing poker? Funny enough, a lot of my Theo classmates were there and we were all worrying about the theo paper haha

Today is supposed to be study day. We have a family dinner later though. Gosh will start to panic in a few hours. I've been writing in my offline diary more often lately but I think the frequency of my posts here won't change significantly - I do value my sign pens hehe How come I write so quickly here but it takes me hours to finish my papers...

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Last night, Celadon celebrated the MudAutumn Festival at the Cervini Field. That wasn't a typo - the choir's song successfully invoked the rains... So the chairs were sinking, the once (in a) blue (moon) jeans turned dark brown and the only green patches that remained were those safely under the sunken tables.

Buhos na ulan aking mundo'y lunuring tuluyan
Tulad ng pag-agos mo di mapipigil ang puso kong nagliliyab
Pag-ibig ko'y umaapaw, damdamin ko'y humihiyaw sa tuwa
Tuwing umuulan at kapiling ka

Minsan pa ulan bumuhos ka huwag nang tumigil pa
Hatid mo may bagyo dalangin ito ng puso kong sumasamo
Pag-ibig ko'y umaapaw, damdamin ko'y humihiyaw sa tuwa
Tuwing umuulan at kapiling ka

It was a great project! Definitely a must-keep.

Anyway, before I went to the dice game, it was pretty hectic. After theo class, I compiled the participant lists for the experiments next week. I hope more people join! Please please join (open to anyone): just choose one - MWF 4:30-5. Email or YM me please :) We need 168 participants hehe Then we started to work on our Theo research paper. This pretty much ate up my entireee afternoon. We were having difficulties researching cause the rain (we think) was messing up the wifi. But it's all good - we finished around 12 pages in 6 hours.. the paper's supposed to be 15-20 pages :) Of course, it still looks like a rushed job, but something a good edit can remedy. Went to choir practice then watched the game of Celadon Eagles (sayang..). Then rushed back to the field - thought it was halfway through already but it was just about to start! Yey! Went to eat at Pizza Hut after (ooh expensive ouchy) but it was yummy and the company was fun. Got home at around midnight already. We were actually supposed to eat in the Greenhills area but the cleanup took a lot of time (mud galore) haha even almost lost my ID.

Mom woke me up early today (yawn). 2nd (and last) fitting for the October dress. It's pretty ^_^ Plus Ms. Lagdameo taught me a new "trick" ahihihi So far I like Diaz the best still, even if she is a bit expensive (ICA ball, prom, Achi Jo's debut/XS ball). Rajo can have pretty fatal designs. Aside from being expensive, I remember not being able to breathe normally that night I wore his dress (Achi Sa's wedding/XS prom). I don't even think about having my dresses made in Delacuesta anymore (XS soph). But there's a really nice shop that sells pretty dresses at reasonable prices somewhere in Glorietta (Celadon ball, KLee's debut)... Definitely Confetti for shoes! I sound like a girl >_< Well it's fun being one :) Mom thinks I'm a Barbie.. I think I'm fat haha

D-E's here, D-ku and family are visiting too! So this weekend is gonna be full of eat outs. And I have so many things to do for school!! haha Bahala na....

Month-to-go-before-sembreak standing (i THINK):
Theo - B+
Philo - B+/A
Cog - hard to tell.. A/B+/B
Bio - C+/B
Expe - B+/A

Range - 3.40-3.73 hm pwede na hahaha Cafe Puccini here I come

Thursday, September 15, 2005

i couldn't resist just sneaking in this bit of word play i thought of after i messaged my friend with "may the force be with you" (YM)... he was doing a bit of schoolwork and anyway, basta yon...

"May the fours be with you" (c)daph hahahah

Monday, September 12, 2005

do we really? hahaha mirror mirror on the wall :p Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 10, 2005

I got a 3.5 for theo ^_^ Not bad considering I lacked an entire sentence haha

Thanks everyone for making a rather stressful day yesterday really fun :) I feel like I have two birthdays this year! Thanks so much Ter for the surprises ^_^ I'll write everything here so I won't forget :)

Was messaged about a surprise birthday for Wini (whose birthday really was yesterday) at McDo. I said I'd try to go cause I have a paper due.

So yesterday morning, I was busy reviewing for Theo when I suddenly receive a couple of messages greeting me happy birthday already. I even texted mom about it: So many people are greeting me today ö

After Theo, my expe groupmates and I agreed to work on our final proposal at Matteo. More or less, had decided not to go to Wini's party because we had to finish it. When I heard that my friends had a class at 11:30, changed my mind. Told them I'd meet them back at Matteo. Pinky stayed with my laptop and I went with BJ to McDo.

Saw Terry coming from McDo, he said he was meeting with a friend in Natio (oh realllly). Anyway, we were the first ones to arrive - 11:30 daw e! Got food na. AJ and Joanne came after a few minutes. Then we all moved over to the function room cause Terry said Lau was already there. We sang when Joyce arrived (cause her birthday's the same as mine). They told me Wini was coming and then when she wasn't there, I'm like huh ok why'd we sing. Hayy they were confusing me haha I had to leave to finish the paper! Kill joy ba! Apparently I had everyone worried about how to get me to McDo hehe (Oh no, acads yan, di pupunta si Daph!!) Pinky called me up already asking me to go back and then it was a fine stroke of luck that Elaine was there. Mic called to ask where I was, I said McDo, and they told me they were going to McDo too (I was assuming still for Wini) so I told him to pls bring my laptop.. Wini came soon after and then we all sang to her - and then they sang to me @_@ And then they got the cake and we three blew the lone candle LOL First time for me to have a surprise birthday for sure. I was finally reunited with my laptop so I could work haha I told my groupmates to meet me in McDo.

So that's how my surprise party went haha thanks to everyone who came ^_^ and happy birthday again to my co-celebrants :)

AIR was reallllly great. Wonderfully planned and executed :) Congratulations Kim, Justin, Lance and Sonsy! After the project, Ter gave me a blue scrap book with letters from Celadon people awww. I should have my birthday more often LOL

To everyone: TY very very much :) Pizza on Tuesday at Matteo, my treat :D

Today, my groupmates are coming over this afternoon so we can work on the video for expe and Theo. I don't mind, my morning's great already and then my family and I are eating out for dinner :) Thanks to everyone who texted (so many messages when I woke up haha) I really am touched :) Love you guys *hugz*

Thursday, September 8, 2005

What a niceeee day!!!! A day I really really truly enjoyed. For one thing, I just recovered. For another... Philo, Bio and Cog wheeeeeeee Oh gosh what an academic way of looking at things. But things are definitely looking brighter :) Both Celadon teams won in today's games and wala lang, babaw ba? Well. Tomorrow I hope my luck doesn't change - Theo results will be posted and we have a 3-quizzes worth quiz. Plus the defense paper is due tomorrow too. I hope I cram it in time ahehehe

Celadon AIR is tomorrow too! Whatever happens, I'm super pleased already with the managers, especially Char and Van. Also, MidAutumn festival takes place next Friday (16th) 6-8pm, if you would like to buy tickets, pls YM me! I still have 7 to sell. I had to ask Bio prof if I could take an earlier exam haha Yes another exam! I promise to do as well as I did for the 2nd one - or maybe I'll do even better? Asa pa haha Can't wait to see the adjusted grades though. Whew the studying paid off I guess. So now that I've been reinforced to study, I will go study.

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Right now I am just dreading tonight's 6-9 make up class for Bio. If he is as quick to check our papers now as he was last time, we'll be receiving the results of last week's exam by around 8pm tonight. Good Lord. I hope more than 11 get a passing mark - and yes I hope I'm one of those who pass. If I fail though, let me fail by more than a point.

Monday, September 5, 2005

Last few paragraphs of "Daphne, An Autumn Pastoral." I really like the story, maybe because of the name of the main character hehe I recommend you know the story of Daphne and Apollo first before reading it. For a complete version, go to Project Gutenberg and search :) I think it's worth reading :)

"You chose the steepest road of all to-day, little girl," he
said. "But it is not half so long nor so hard as the one I
expected to climb to find you."

"You are tired!" said Daphne anxiously. "Rest."

Bertuccio was sleeping on his flat rock; San Pietro lay down for
a brief, ascetic slumber. The lovers sat side by side, with the
mystery of beauty about them: the purple and gold of nearness
and distance; bright color of green grass near, sombre tint of
cypress and stone pine afar.

"I shall never really know whether you are a god or not," said
Daphne dreamily.

"A very proper attitude for a woman to have toward her husband,"
he answered with a smile. "I must try hard to live up to the
character. You will want to live on Olympus, and you really
ought, if you are going to wear gowns woven of my sunbeams like
the one you had on yesterday. How shall I convince you that Rome
must do part of the time? You will want me to make you immortal:
that always happens when a maiden marries a god."

"I think you have done that already," said Daphne.

Sunday, September 4, 2005

Hi codebreakers! I'm planning to use a deciphering activity for a class presentation. Pls tell me how long it takes you to decipher the following message:


Thanks :)

Saturday, September 3, 2005

400th post

Time for an update... The week's been a whirl so expect a rather long and dragging account of it.

There were no classes last Monday but the Theo paper was still due on that day. I still went to school to submit the paper.. Fr. Dacy was not in a barong (shock) haha Anyway, I decided it would be too much of a waste if I just went for that so I fixed up a study group with Pinky, Retcher, Harry and Jacky. Ther and Faye were at the lib steps studying for their Philo exams too. Interestingly, there was a bunch of people practicing for some Filipino presentation and, instead of focusing, we watched a "drama" unfold when their director got frustrated and decided to walk out on them. Ah the temperamental artiste. I can totally understand though.

The night was spent studying for my Expe exam AND nitpicking on the reports - 35 pages total! Ateneo isn't eco-friendly at all. The poor trees :( I didn't finish studying, good thing I had an hour and a half break before the exam, which turned out to be very very long. Yes, I went over the hour and a half. Tricky counterbalancing techniques. That's the last Expe meeting we'll have for the sem. Everything else will just be focused on the experiment - am excited ^_^ Obviously I won't tell you people what it's about so that you can participate and be guinea pigs hoorah! This also means that I have a 4.5 hour break every TTh wheee.... And no labs anymore on Wednesday too!

So after the exam, it was Theo time once again. Had another study group with Pinky, Roumel, Nic and Harold. The thesis statements were longer this time around. So long that come my oral exam, I didn't even get to explain the third sentence of the statement (depressed - I'm hoping to get at least a 2.5). It went like this: We're given 10 mins. I was too busy talking that I forgot to look at the timer. When I saw the timer, 50 seconds left (panic hehe I'm too talkative). As a side note, it's a good thing I come to school early, I was able to spot something significant in my last-minute re-readings that was part of the thesis statement I got. Whew.

Went home after Theo class to start studying for Bio. Got side-tracked and ended up fixing some Celadon stuff weh. Went back to school to watch 3 basketball games. We lost all of them :( But both men's games were really close. One even went overtime and RA, a Celadonean playing for another team, got injured. Of course during the basketball game, was attempting to study for Bio still. Thank you so much to Joyce and Robin for helping me - I still remember that CN XI is the spinal accessory nerve - for sensory signals from neck and movement of shoulders, neck and head. Yey! I actually deviced so many mnemonics for that, I'll illustrate later.

On Thursday, I was supposed to have two free cuts - Philo (orals) and Expe. But Dr. Cuencs texted to say he was sick so I had three free cuts! Studied for Cog, my only class for that day and did well on the quiz yey. Studied for Bio when I got home - was up until 2am and still didn't feel prepared. Fr. Dacy had announced previously that there'd be no quiz so didn't have to worry about Theo. I got a great score for that three-quizzes worth quiz last week - happy happy! Retcher and Pinky did well too! Notice how much time I've been spending with Pinky haha

So Friday... was spent... at the library. I made a tabular representation of the brain structures so I was poring over it. It was too big for the table though so I was working on the floor. If I could have, I would have taped it to the wall.. So I was studying the brain structures while Pinky was studying for Philo, which I'll have to start studying for already this weekend. Philo, btw, is back in my good graces - remember the paper I crammed? haha Anyway, here are my bio mnemonics

For the sympathetic and parasympathetic effects:
Paul Said A Happy Sweet Boy Gave Danny Some Beer
pupils, salivation, airway, heartbeat, sweating, blood vessels in skin, glucose release, digestive system, secretion of epinephrine and norepinephrine and bladder

For the 12 cranial nerves
1 - looks like a nose therefore Olfactory, smell
2 - two eyes therefore Optic, vision
3 - looks like eye sockets therefore Oculomotor, sensory signals from eye muscles, eye movements (eye ball, eye lid) and pupillary constriction
4 - looks like an eye sideways (facing ->) therefore Trochlear, sensory signals from eye muscles, eye movements
5 - looks like a person's face sideways (facing <-) therefore Trigeminal, facial sensations; the round part of 5 is the "mouth" so chewing also
6 - looks like an eye also (facing ->) therefore Abducens, sensory signals from eye muscles and eye movements
7 - the line in the middle looks like a tongue sticking out therefore Facial, taste from posterior 2/3 of tongue, salivation; the stem looks like tears so tear secretion and (no particular imagery) dilation of cranial blood vessels
8 - two circles "balancing" on top of one another therefore Auditory-Vestibular, equilibrium (sensory signals from inner ear) and hearing
9 - looks like a tongue sticking out also and neck (my number 9's stem is straight) therefore taste from posterior 1/3 of tonge, swallowing and salivation
10 - 1 looks like a throat, 0 looks like O for Organs therefore Vagus, control of and sensory signals from abdominal and thoracic organs and throat muscles
11 - Spinal Accessory, no particular mnemonic, just remembering Joyce and Robin touching their shoulders, neck and heads hehe
12 - Hypoglossal, no particular mnemonic but glossal means "of or relating to the tongue" ( so tongue movements and sensory from tongue muscles

Tada! I never planned to take medicine and after I don't think I'll be changing my mind. Good luck Mic! After the test (6-8pm), went to SS foyer for another study session with Pinky for Philo. That lasted till 9 and we still talked on the phone when I got home. She really makes me study cause we have so many classes together this sem (Expe, Cog, Theo, Philo). She's actually younger - her grades are better than mine and that makes me feel guilty haha Guilt can be a big motivator. She feels guilty if she doesn't study because she's a scholar and she thinks that if she doesn't study as much as she can, someone more deserving could have gotten her slot. So it's just a guilt cycle.

This morning, went to fit my dress for the wedding in October. It's a nice dark red. My shoes are matte gold. Can't wait to see it finished. I hope the flowers are not the strong kind (allergies). Speaking of, they're gonna renovate the guest room and turn it into my brother's room. That means my room will finally be my room haha Of course I'm also allergic to paint so as soon as they start bringing the paint in, expect Daphne the red-nosed reindeer for Christmas. Funny, was listening to the radio last night and they were talking about looking forward to Christmas - it's Septmember!! haha

Roumel and I had a short chat the other day. The main topic of the conversation was: should the guy ask the girl if he can court her? The same question posed by another guy friend of mine. To them, it's really a big thing for their ahem "pride." They want _signs_ from the girl first. BIG SIGNS. haha There's no real answer. Girls have different preferences. My blockmate would say no but then another blockmate says dapat lang! I give no opinion... my advice was "whatever feels RIGHT." Cause I have a couple of friends (now I won't mention any names) who don't really court. Bigla nalang, sila na ng girl hahahaha bato-bato sa langit. It's when you're not looking that you realize that you don't need to look, cause it's been there the whole time.. food for thought.

For the coming week, I have my aforementioned Philo orals, Expe defense, a Cog LT and a Cog paper. Amazing Interdepartmental Race is on Sept 9 :)