Friday, November 25, 2005

must be bee season

1st Runner-up. I'm disappointed but we really did our best... Actually, I felt as if majority of the questions that came up were about abnormal psych, social psych or testing - areas that I haven't taken up yet. Waxy flexibility! [Rewind]...

The 19th Psychological Assoc of the Philippines - Junior Affiliates Convention is hosted by La Consolacion College. The interschool quiz(bee) challenge was held this morning 9-11am. Schools that participated included: UP Diliman, UST, Ateneo de Naga, New Era, San Beda, Assumption, CEU, Saint Louis University, Isabela, Miriam, hmm I'm not sure who else actually but the stage looked kinda full - and us of course [Kenneth (4BS), Girlie (4AB), moi (3AB) and our coach, Ma'am Mira]! The four of us were wearing the free Ateneo shirts we got from the A-shop (having a team shirt was part of the rules) and it was funny cause Shena and Ron who decided to watch also wore blue... must be an Ateneo thing.

The first round was great!! 15 questions. Top 4 gets into the final round. We were doing pretty well... Girlie was writing down the answers. We answered 50% percentile for one question (50% of the scores fall below this score) but the correct answer was supposed to be "median." But the judges accepted our answer. So we were doing very well. We got all of the questions right, except the 15th question - but everyone else didn't answer correctly. We were the top breaking team!! There was a tie-breaker for the next 5 schools.

Top 4 - ADMU, UPD, UST, SLU. For every correct answer, 10 points. For every wrong answer/no answer, deduction of 5 points. There was one question that only Kenneth answered correctly - waxy flexibility!!! hahaha but the coaches of the other teams complained and the judges accepted stupor and cataplexy too. The very very last question that determined the winner was biopsych related too - I still don't know the correct answer because it was way too technical already. Sayang :( UST got that one haha they're the defending champs too! Anyway, we tied with SLU for 2nd place so.. sudden death! When we didn't get the correct answer, SLU didn't either. When we got the right answer, SLU did too! Until the questions of the quiz master ran out. So the judges gave more question until we answered "Evolutionary theory". And that was it.

We had lunch (c/o the dept haha) at Yellow Cab - pizza, pasta and ice cream. Then there was a super long plenary on the "Synergy of Wellbeing: Psychology and other Professions" (4 profs from ADMU! and 2 others). By awarding time, I was the only Ateneo representative left cause the others had Philo class. Cash prize haha not much but still!

That's basically what I did today. I still have to do a 3-5 Reflection paper for tomorrow. Nakakatamad. Yeah, we've been doing a lot already acads-wise but I'm still a busier bee org-wise.

My managers are doing really well so far this semester. I'm not quite sure what the difference is, but I can feel it. I'm very nervous-excited. We have a bazaar this weekend - I really hope we earn enough to support our projects for the sem! We've been trying to get sponsors but it's hard. AJ and I went to Makati and got lost for over an hour, and we ended up at the airport (oops) haha but we got the deal for that at least. And then we went hotel-hopping for the LDP sleepover and it was fortunate that the people in Podium had some sense of direction cause we did not hahaha Students part of the UA&P Chinoy org visited last Wednesday and it's a good thing I didn't get lost while escorting them to the parking lot afterwards hehe

Anyway, my I/O group (with Sanny, Jomel, Jules, Roumel) got a perfect score in the group quiz yesterday! It was quizbee style. And before that, we had a Jeopardy-style activity for Testing. hehe I love my course!

No school on Monday! and Friday!

Friday, November 11, 2005

The Good
When you get a random number like mine, you don't need to worry about choosing profs and class times. I pretty much knew my sched before I even registered cause all the other classes are closed :D I can't blame myself if I don't like the prof. Yes, blame the random number haha

The Bad
I have a 7:30 class everyday (M-F). I have only one class every MWF. (7:30-8:30)

The Ugly
I also have an 8:30-12:30 Saturday class and I get off at 7:30pm on Thursdays. My Ts and Ths are loaded...

MWF - 7:30-8:30 Psy 108 with Nolasco (Ma'am Jopie! My 101 prof)
TTh - 7:30-9:00 Ph 102 (same as 101)
- 9:00-10:30 Hi 165 with another legend, Arcilla Bel308 (the big classroom)
--with Ronnel, Pinky, Ericka, a whole lot of other Psych people and Bianong too
- 12:00-1:30 Psy 109.1 with Ty (they say he's good*)
Th only - 4:30-7:30 Psy 110 with Calleja (same with the other 110 class) CTC106 (near Matteo)
S - 8:30-12:30 Psy 109.2
*But his lab is on a Saturday...

I guess I shouldn't have dreaded it that much. I even dreamt about reg last night (Vince said he did too!) hehe Mas madugo pa reg ni Pinky - with her 273 random number (I should know, I did it for her).

A lot of people seem to have pretty bad scheds too so I shan't complain (much). Am actually still thinking about overloading. Can't get the original class I wanted to overload cause they're not allowing juniors to buffer in (after my constant visits to the dept during the break!). Thinking about Th151 but the only class left has a TTh sched. i.e. TTh - 3:00-4:30 Th151 with Rosana CSR (Matteo--CSR--CTC is a long walk)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005

various pix i didn't feel like posting on my multiply

I didn't want to stop the car anymore so the picture's a bit blurry. Anyway, this shows what some people will do for Halloween. The tableau is based on a scened from The Phantom of the Opera. The mirror is real - those who actually stop to take pictures together with the phantom and Christine can first make sure that their hair looks fine.

MVP (formerly Colayco) before the sem break.

My days and nights have gone topsy turvy. Just finished applying for GlaxoSmithKline's corporate strategy competition... Hope I don't regret my (last minute) decision to join.