Wednesday, August 24, 2005

"Short" Stories

Another overdue update, You see the internet connection here in my school is malfunctioning. One time the connection is good then after a few minutes it will be gone again. Seeing "cannot find server" and "page cannot be displayed" on the screen annoys me. Well today the connection is okay but the question is for how long? Anyways here are my "short" stories about what's goin on with my life.

Heraldo Filipino

* The first issue of Heraldo Filipino will be released finally. It was way long overdue. It should have been released in July but HF experienced problems. Sometimes I feel that I'm a jinx coz why does this problem happened during the time I'm a part of HF?

*I will be part of the second issue of HF intially I have 3 articles but it went down to one.I wasn't able to interview bro.armin because of class conflicts. Then my article on economic crisis was moved to HF3 and the only article left is my story about the Dean's list. Oh well :(

*The news assignments for HF3 was released and I have 2 tasks: about SPO and Cavite Studies Center. Our news coordianator also assigned assignments to non-news staff. I felt sad since I know that our news coordinator is disappointed since we (the news staff) are so slow on our assignments.

*There will be this PALAD writing workshop this September. Last year I planned to join this workshop but my shyness ruled over me so I did not pursue on doing it. Good thing now I could now attend since I'm part of HF already. I'm also persuading my other classmates to participate since I know they write good they just need some boost and I think this writing workshop will be of a good way on unleashing their skills


* Midterm examinations is next week already and it will be another busy week for me.However we have two days that we do not have an exam scheduled. But the bad thing is are exams are piled up in the succeding days plus we have this "schedule made from heaven" You see on Sepember 2 our first exam is scheduled from 8-9m then the next exam is 4-5:30pm, talk about giving us time. Oh well I hope I will do good in my exams

*I'm worried for the final period since I know JOU21 will face lots of school work. Here is a preview on what awaits us:

for PE: We will join this competition on foreign dance, the girls will do Japanese Parasol and us guys Chinese Dance.
problems: Physical Exhaustion and a big amount of money will be spend on costume and props

for Art Appreciation: We will do a production (Theater I guess).
problems: Since It's a class thing I expect problems on cooperation and the process of doing a play

for Retorika: Debate and Forum
problems: Public speaking skills and Filipino teachers are somewhat hard to please like when we did our speech in FILI101 we did our best but the teacher gave us not so satisfying grades

for Speech and Oral communication: what else but addressing a speech
problems: same with Retorika

TV Stuff

I do not watch TV as frequent as before but still I still manage to watch some shows

*I like this new show on studio 23 "Jack and Bobby". The actors are good they really are effective and I like Grace, the eccentric mother of Jack and Bobby. Sometimes you wanna slap her then in some instances you want to symphatize her. On the second episode she delivered a speech and it was powerful. Here it is (courtesy of TwizTv BTW):

Good evening. I'd like to welcome all of you tonight to a renaissance. For some of you, tonight marks a return to your college life. For some, a new beginning. And so on the eve of the tremendous journey upon which you are all embarking, I would like to offer you a thought to take with you. Okay, listen carefully. You will fail here. All of you. College is not the culmination of your high-school career; it is the beginning of your adult life. Only it's a slow, sweet beginning that feels nothing like what life in all it's attending obligations will eventually bring, so fail here. Be bad at things. Be embarrassed, be afraid. Be vulnerable. Go out on a limb, or two, or twelve, and you'll fall, and it'll hurt ... but the harder you fall, the further you'll rise. The louder you fail the clearer your future becomes. Failure is a gift, welcome it! There are people who spend their whole lives wondering how they became the people they became. How certain chances passed them by. Why they didn't take the road less travelled. Those people are not you. You have the front-row seats to your own transformation! And in transforming yourself you might even transform the world! And it'll be electric, I promise you it'll be terrifying, but embrace that. Embrace the new person you're becoming. This is your moment. I promise you it is now. Now! Not, not two minutes from now, not tomorrow, but REALLY NOW. Own that, know that, deep in your bones, and go to sleep every night knowing that, and wake up every single morning remembering it. And then ... (She laughs. "Have a Little Faith In Me" is playing again in the background) ... keep going. Keep going. (wild applause)

*On September 3 season 5 of Gilmore Girls will premiere on Studio 23.I'm so excited since the season 4 finale was a cliffhanger and I really want to know what happens to Rory's stupid decision and Luke's surprise

*The Amazing Race: family edition is also coming soon, I'm really curious on how will this competition with 4 people per team as oppose to the usual pair. Plus the fact that it is a"family edition" mothers,fathers,brothers,sisters,uncles,aunties,cousins in one team, will it bring good or bad to the show?

*Survivor Guatemala will premiere this September. This is the 11th installment ;I wonder how will Mark Burnett keep the show's torch flaming since they have almost done all things to keep this show interesting

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


I have been wanting to update my blog for the past days but there were lot of circumstances that stop me from doing it. I was busy with school and HF stuff, then if I had the time to visit ERS it was closed and when it was on line again their server was so slow that opening up this site takes a a lot of time. Because of that my stories that I want to write about had piled up which leaded to this multi-story entry.


My REED professor revealed something that really shocked me. His colleagues tried to get rid fo him by falsificating documents. I could not believe this of all people that could do this shameless act, Religious education professors! They who supposed to teach us good acts. But I know my professor was hurt I could see it into his eyes.


Last week my uniform (the barong) was burned when it was ironed by my mother. It was not her fault since the iron malfunctioned and when it was pressed on to my uniform it automatically burned it. I only had two barongs and that lead me to have one barong to wear last week. When I got home I wash the barong and when I wake up in the morning I ask my mother to iron it (I don't know how to iron and I don't want to take risk). Good thing last Monday I bought a new barong, I will no longer experience the hassle of having a wash and wear uniform.


Two Sundays I finally had my haircut. I have been wanting to have a haircut but I was either busy or lazy. I was really uncomfortable with my old hair since it perspires me more. Plus I have been having pimples at the back of my head due to my heavy perspiration. When I saw my the back of my hair through a mirror I saw that I had scars already due to this pimples. Now I will really try to have a haircut once a month.
Also when I had my haircut I saw this mother dragging his kid to the barbershop. The kid was wailing like a pig being butchered. When it was his time to have his hair cut the kid was hysterical, his mother have to hold him so that the barber will not have a hard time. I really wonder what was the kid thinking about, when I was young I never really got scared with getting my haircut. Maybe the kid thought he might die when he ahve his hair cut. or maybe he was so attatched to his hair that cutting it is like taking something away from you. Oh well, anyways the kid had a semi-kalbo haircut.


My father accomnpanied my brother to get his driver's license. They had a hard time since the people there are making their life hell. But when my father asked someone to help them, the guy ask "How much?". My father was so desperate that he agreed on giving lagay to that guy. My father said that if they did not do that it will take months before my brother gets his driver's license. Shortly after my father gave the money his license was released. That is how dirty the government agencies are. I thought this things only happen in Metro Manila but it is also present here In Cavite. That's why we cant see progress because the people in the government agencies are rotten.


I watch Tru Calling and I like the show. The season one finale had a good twist. It left me wanting for more but the show's second season only had six episodes since FOX cancelled it due to low ratings. I am disappointed because just when the story is just getting exciting it will end abrubtly. I know that it will not have a proper conlcusion. Tru Calling will now belong to the group of TV shows that left me hanging.


It has been a month since I became part of the team of Heraldo Filipino. I had three assignments. Two of it are already in the typing process and I will pass it later this week. But my interview with Bro.Armin is still not accomplised due to some uncontrollable forces. During the month I stayed at HF I have met lots of new people and gained new friends. I also have interviewed two people in the school administration and I had a good time. I'm looking forward to more learning experiences at HF.


The Prelim grades were released I was surprised with the results. The highest grade you could obtain is 4.00 and the lowest is 1.00 and grade of 0.00 is a failing mark. Although I did mediocre in my examinations (except REED where I have gotten a perpect score) my preliminary grades are high.

REED- 3.75 (I love this subject and I'm glad I have gotten a high grade)

PE- 3.50 (Good thing it had a written exam)

Art Appreciation-3.25 (This is the most shocking grade I had since I barely passed the exams and my "works of art" that I passed are horrible, the teacher even commented that it was monotonous, I think I don't deserve that grade)

Retorika,Intro to Communication Theory- 3.00 (I'm happy to get a high score in intro to com theory since a lot of my classmates have gotten low grades)

Computer and Philippine Constitution- 2.75 (I thought I will get a lower grade on both subjects since I did get low scores on quizzes)

Speech and Oral Communication- 2.25 ( I am disappointed to get this grade since it ruined my "winning streak" however I feel that I deserve this grade since I did not excel in the oral exercises and thw written quizzes are low, I hope to get a better grade for the Midterms)