Friday, September 29, 2006

I should be doing my philo paper, the case study, studying for ab psych, preparing for the real defense, tweaking the theo paper... but somehow, I just can't be bothered.

Yesterday was spent worrying about the MidAutumn Gratia (which will take place next semester), bonding with mom and scribbling notes for Philo. Catching up on sleep was part of the day too. Today was just as lazy though I was able to finish a book "Daddy's Little Girl" by Mary Higgins Clark which I borrowed from MPC.

Stuff to do before the sem ends:
a lot.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Whee head hurts, think am coming down with yet another cold.

Yesterday was the "final pass" for thesis. Ugh I'm so not happy with the way it's going. Anyway, that was basically what I accomplished yesterday since the rest of the afternoon was spent asleep. Yeah I even missed the Chinese Studies Program screening for the MidAutumn festival and the CADs concert :(

Coming right up is the traditional... hell week.
Theo presentation on Tuesday, Thesis presentation on Wednesday and Case study due on Thursday.

Of course on Friday we have the MidAutumn Festival! Am excited-anxious about the project. There are so many aspects, I'm not sure which one is my favorite.

Voting - Piso per vote! Essentially, it's the "Student's Choice" award for faculty members. Am saving up so I can help some of my favorite teachers win.
Faculty Trading Cards - A new project where teachers who won in the past Gratia celebrations are "immortalized." I dreamt this project up last semester, during one of Arcilla's lectures. Ken said the cards look fantastic!
Chinoy - Yes, the publication will be released this week, and the release of Kim Chiu's First Day High movie is quite timely! Chinoy will have a short interview with her and an interview with Chris Tiu's mom also. Good thing the Ateneo basketball team is doing pretty well. Let's see what happens this weekend though.
Thanksgiving Mass - Have to start September 29 right. And since Gratia is all about thanking the teachers for the time and effort they spend torturing tutoring us, I do think that a Eucharistic celebration is a great way to do it.
MidAutumn and Gratia - Merging the two celebrations is a big risk but hopefully it works. It's more meaningful if students are able to applaud their teachers instead of having teachers applauding for themselves right? Plus there's a buffet dinner haha I wonder how we'll ever cover the expenses of that.
SOA Advocacy Campaign and MidAutumn Raffle Draw - This is also quite promising. I do think that many didn't want to buy tickets last week because they know that they still have the coming week to do so. Anyway, ticket-buyers can support a SOA organization buy shading in the circle beside the org of their choice (ACLC, ACIL, AtSCA, Gabay, Kaingin, Kythe, Musmos, and Tugon). Sometimes these orgs are just lumped together without being differentiated from each other so hopefully this project will make the Ateneo community more aware of their advocacies. Hopefully.
Chinese Filipino Schools Drive - What better way to empower the youth sector: start young! We'll be preparing a module to encourage Chinese Filipino students to help society. This is tied up with the request for them to donate items for the MidAutumn game for the SOA children. I am not sure how effective this will be... Maybe I should tie this up to my thesis and create a normative environment that will make students help because "everyone else is doing it."
SOA MidAutumn - I'm definitely excited about introducing the MidAutumn dice game to the children... I pray it's a big hit.

So there! See, it's a huge project spanning from September 17 to November 25! Actually, you can subtract October since it's the moratorium period. We're going to need everyone's cooperation.

Friday, September 22, 2006

In the spirit of nation-building through Chinese Filipino traditions,

in cooperation with
the Office of the Vice President of Loyola Schools

This September!

@ the Doghouse, 900am-430pm
Vote for your teachers; recognize the noble efforts of our outstanding faculty members
- Teachers who receive more than 50 votes automatically receive a card

Collect Faculty Trading Cards and remember how much your teachers shaped your life
- Available individually for PhP20 or in booster packs of 5 cards for PhP70

Help children who need your support
- Promote the advocacies of Ateneo's socially-oriented organizations
o ACLC: Not just an org, it's a way of life.
o ACIL: Ite et Docete. Go and Teach.
o AtSCA: Para sa Diyos. Para sa Bayan.
o Gabay: Pinipili kong magtaya, nangangako akong magtaya, malaya akong nagtataya...
o Kaingin: Social Justice through Education!
o Kythe: Children should be flying kites, not fighting cancer.
o Musmos: Where there are children smiling there is hope.
o Tugon: We like to make babies.... happy!
- One organization will receive school supplies for the kids of their area

@ the MVP Roof Deck, 430pm-900pm
A ticket to the culminating night will give you a chance to:
- Enjoy performances by the Company of Ateneo Dancers, Blue Repertory, Entablado, Tanghalang Ateneo, the Big Blue Blob, and more!
- Applaud your favorite teachers during the awarding ceremony
- Play the traditional Chinese Filipino dice game (no prior experience necessary) and win lots of prizes!
- Join the raffle draw for an iPod shuffle

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I think it's cool :D hahahaha Vince thinks it's so cult-like. Bev thinks I'm scary bwhahaha

Monday, September 18, 2006

If life were fair, things would've turned out differently.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006


History - B?
Thesis - ?
AbPsy - B/B+
Theo - C/C+ ack!
Philo - B+

mediocrity... :(

Sunday, September 3, 2006

I watched "The Devil Wears Prada" last night. I thought it was really cute! Actually everything seems to be telling me I need to find some direction in life - and fast. I'll be taking my finals in 5 months... ending my second to the last sem in one and a half. Unless of course I decide to go back to school. Which I'm not ruling out. Then again, in terms of building a career, that would be a bad move. The way I see it, if you skip your own batch's recruitment period, you might get overshadowed by the shiny new graduates. I guess the question would be: What am I looking for?

"The Devil Wears..." emphasized the importance of learning from one's experiences. Even though some experiences are hell, what won't kill you only makes you stronger. Another point it drove home was the importance of loving one's job. Attitude makes a lot of difference. Take for example my current relationship with my academics. Lastly, it was Mic who verbalized the logic behind being promoted when life goes up in smokes. They call it sublimation.