The Semester has Ended! [One More Day to Go!]

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Finally the semester has ended! Although it will take some time for our grades to appear I think I’ve done the best I can to end this semester without any problems.

Since the semester has ended, I now have the right to be excited over what’s going to happen in the next six weeks.

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Why can’t I be sleepless anymore? Leaving in more or less two days.

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During my high school days, I can go to school without actually sleeping just to finish all of the projects that my teachers require or to finish that entry to a competition that I’m dying to join. Back then, an hour of sleep is good enough for me.

Now that I’m in college, it is now mandatory for me to go to sleep at least three hours no matter what. I can’t do project marathons anymore [where you start at 6 PM then end at 6 AM the following day] neither that I can force myself not to sleep.

Right now I’m trying to finish that PhilSoc paper so as to finish this semester finally. As much as possible I don’t want to go to sleep. I think I have to put my mind over matter.

Mom is right, the Month of March will be fast and I can’t believe that I’ll be leaving on Sunday. Currently I have mixed emotions since:

  1. It’s my first time to leave this country and as such first time to enter another country.
  2. It’s my first time to ride a long-haul flight and sit on a plane for almost 13 hours.
  3. It will be my first time to meet some of my cousins in person.
  4. First time to be jet lagged.
  5. First time to experience "extreme temperatures" (in my first destination the temperatures will be at least -1 Degrees Celsius with highs at 11-16 degrees)
  6. First time to be initially alone on a trip (if some of you are taking a flight this Sunday to Vancouver, please do let me know)

There are so many first times on this trip, and I think this is exciting. I think.

That’s all for now, have to finish this paper and see you when I see you!

Papers, Papers, Papers

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Software Engineering (Currently 61 Pages) – Due 3 Days before you plan to report which should be no later than Friday. Optimistic – Monday, Pessimistic – Friday.

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Philippine Society and Culture (3 of 5 -10 Pages) – Due Friday at the Latest

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Medieval Literature (Divine Comedy) – Due Thursday

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Sigh, the last one is frustrating. Right now I’m trying to remember what I’ve learned about Will and Intellect from the last semester’s Philosophical Anthropology class. Although I already got a very rough idea on how will I approach this paper.

Anyone wants to throw an idea on why:

  1. Inferno – the development of Dante’s Intellect
  2. Purgatorio – the development of Dante’s Will

Introducing Block IT!

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I can’t help but notice the following portion of a comment on one of the blog posts of my classmate Jhasmine by Pas, one of my friends in UA&P

my seatmate during the equats kept on asking and saying "Sino sila?", "kabatch ba natin sila?" and "i don’t know them"

Ouch! We’ve been in the University for almost three years now and no one knows about us. So I’ve come up with some sort of FAQ-like article as part of this blog post for you guys in CAS would know about US.

Introducing Block IT!

Some time in February – March 2005, some of the accepted applicants in the University of Asia and the Pacific (like me) received a letter explaining and inviting us to a pilot program called the BSIT on Science Stream. It is a new program wherein students will get less of the Liberal Arts, more Math and Sciences plus we get our major subjects at the beginning of our life in the University.

Normally, students of UA&P except for those who are taking EM (I think) should undergo a three year liberal arts program, at the end of their second year they will have to apply for their chosen field of specialization (e.g. Education, IMC, PolEco,IEP, IT, etc.).

The BSIT on Science Stream block (or popularly known as BlockIT), is currently composed of 20 individuals.

Q: Where do you guys hang out?

A: If you don’t know yet, we have our own floor at the ACB. The fourth floor contains two IT Laboratories and the faculty room for the Institute of IT Studies. We normally stay there to work on projects, surf the Internet through the computers or through Wifi with our notebook computers (yes, we do have it on our laboratory). You can also find us in the different floors of the ACB, in the study halls, the cafeteria.

During special times, as what we observed within ourselves is that we always hang out in Yellow Cab Pizza, We play bowling as a block, we go to malls, etc.

Q: What Organizations are you part of?

A: When we are in first year, everyone of us is part of the Math Honors Society. Now that the MHS is inactive, almost everyone is a part of I-MIC public speaking organization. Some of us also help in implementing projects such as the proposed wifi network for students, etc.

Q: How come we don’t see you?

A: I think it’s because our subjects is structured differently, for example our curriculum states that we are scheduled to take Philippine Society and Culture during the second semester of our third year instead of taking it during the second semester of first year, we have to take a different and special Physics and Biology Subjects. We don’t have LIT101, LIT102 but we have LIT103. We don’t have APS (PRS) subjects, we are only required 1 Arts subject, so there.

Q: Is your life easier?

A: Although, we don’t have too many papers [I dunno if this is still true], we do spend our time solving problems in Algebra and Trigonometry, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Finishing different projects from our majors, etc. I think it’s safe to say that we have less but heavier units per semester.

Q: What is your block’s favorite chocolate brand?

Hany’s. Enough said.

If you have further questions, please do comment!

One Year from Now

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March 3, 2009

Dear Chester,

At last you’re on your way to graduation, hope that your subjects are behaving well right now. Also I hope that you enjoyed the OJT experience. Remember, you have to graduate in June so it’s either DO or DIE. So right after you finished your finals what are your plans? Do you intend to go on vacation such as what you did last year?

Regards,

Chester [March 3, 2008]

First final grade is in!

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im checking my email through windows live mobile and i saw my grade 4 emerging tech and i must say that things are good this time! 1.5