IB Relief Operations

Repost from Sir Dino

Institute of Biology in cooperation with UP SAGIP ISKO calls for donations for IB faculty and students as well as for the other sites that were affected by the typhoon Ondoy is on-going.

Please help out by donating the basic necessities:
clothes (blankets, towels, sanitary napkins, underwear), food (rice, noodles, canned goods, WATER) and medicine (multivitamins, paracetamol, etc…important rin ang alcohol). We’re accepting relief goods, and monetary donations (to buy the stuff needed by the victims of the typhoon) starting Wednesday. There will be a box left at the IB lobby for the donations.

In addition to that, it’ll be really amazing if each org donates a sack of rice. It’s not much but this can feed a LOT of people.

Also, volunteers are needed from Wednesday to Friday for packing, sorting, delivering, etc. Materials for packing such as markers, plastic bags, packaging tape, and masking tape will be needed as well. Please reply to this post if interested.

Sir Wigi Garcia and his family are safe but their house is gone. Other IB profs are OK, although Sir Mamaril ay di pa rin macontact.

Guys, a little help can do a lot!

If you know any others na affected by the storm, please reply to this post with the details!

Please disseminate this info to orgs (members and apps) and to all the people you know. Textbrig, facebook, multiply, YM group message, kung-ano-man na guys. Thank you!


The Cat Killer

AAAARRRRGGGH. Aminado akong hindi ako mahilig sa pusa, pero UNFORGIVABLE ang ginawa ng person na to. Sadly, he’s a UP student from Diliman. Sadly, he’s actually bragging his dirty deed. I hope the authorities (within and outside the campus) give him the appropriate punishment.

*********a repost from pleytiran’s blog*************

Yes, the title says it all. I am reposting this from my friend’s blog. People, I am asking you all to do the same – repost this, write a blog about this, post a link to the sites found below, or just copy and paste to your sites, so this guy will get what he deserves. Poor little cat, and what a zero-braincell and heartless guy.

From: My Perfect Symmetry

By: John Conrad
 I pulled it on its tail and threw it. Then like some pro wrestler I jumped on it and my feet landed on it’s torso. Slam! Felt good! But the cat didn’t die, well not yet. It ran for it’s life and just as I was about to catch up on it somebody yelled: “Pwede bang pabayaan mo yung pusa?!”
He even said (proudly) It’s not my first time killing a cat.
John Conrad, you are an ass. An ass who needs to rid his brain of delusional thoughts of coolness and machismo. You write as if killing just because you feel like doing it is already accepted and tolerated in this world. Guess what, you sicko. It’s not, even if it was just a cat.  You had the nerve to be all cool and blog about it using language and manner that is not reflective of regret nor shame.

Actually since the post has been marked private, here’s a copy of the entire post

I killed Schrödinger’s cat – Isang Araw na Puno ng Epick Phail

As always, start the sem right.. and yes i started my sem with a bunch of epic failures. Don’t get me wrong this isn’t a bad day (well not really). Marami lang talagang mali ngayon.
I was up and about around 5:30 am and got out to jog (nagbabakasakali kasing kaya ko pang pumayat). There’s nothing wrong with the jogging. The epic fail is what happened after. After two rounds around the oval bigla akong lumihis ng landas at nag – jog patungong philcoa. Napa jollibee tuloy. Lesson numbah one: Plan your route when jogging. And don’t include eating places on your itinerary. Haha so much for operation slim waist..

8:22 am. Nakabalik na ng dorm. Did the normal morning rituals and that includes taking a bath (wow that’s a new one for me XD).. pagbalik sa kwarto’y binuksan ang cellphone.. ayun two messages mula kay ginoong kirby cheng.. hihiramin daw nya ang bugbog sarado ko nang physics book by tipler. I kept that it in mind. So matapos magbihis at isuot for the sixth consecutive day ang aking denim shorts (isang buong sem ko ring di nagamit dahil di na magkasya.. it’s a proof na lumiit ako kahit konti), ako’y nagtungo na ng Llamas Hall. I was very near the door when I realized I was bringing Giancolli instead of Tipler. So ayun 2nd failure, napatakbo pabalik ng dorm, linabas ang Giancolli sa bag upang kunin si Tipler. And this is the real 2nd epick fail: I went out of the dorm carrying Giancolli again! Napatakbo nang matulin si JC pabalik ng dorm, tinago si Giancolli sa maleta at binitbit si Tipler.

3rd Epic Fail: Binigyan na ako ng pera last week para sa enrollment. Kumpleto na pati pang miscellaneous. Too bad I wasn’t keeping track of my money at nagastos ko ang perang nakalaan para sa aking pag – aaral. So I called HQ (butuan) to send in reinforcements. The thing with banks is you can’t trust them in times when you need them the most. May problema sa bank sa amin at di naipadala sa takdang oras ang backup. So di pa ako bayad. That should be okay. But it didn’tcoincide with my summer resolution: Always be on Schedule. 
4th Epic Fail: An Accidental Crime. First day sa supercon. Lunch time came. On our way out of old NIP I saw the cat I almost killed last Tuesday. Now everyone knows I hate cats. It’s an unexplainable feeling towards them. Like some internal hatred. Hindi ko talaga alam kung bakit pero anumang pagpipigil sa sarili ay hindi sapat upang mapangibabawan ang panggigil ko sa mga pusa. I pulled it on its tail and threw it. Then like some pro wrestler I jumped on it and my feet landed on it’s torso.Slam! Felt good! But the cat didn’t die, well not yet. It ran for it’s life and just as I was about to catchup on it somebody yelled: “Pwede bang pabayaan mo yung pusa?!”. It was instant and involuntary. I stopped on my tracks. Nobody ever stopped me when assaulting cats. Well I guess there’s always a first time for everything. The cat got away. Or at least that’s what i thought. So we went to lunch Mel, Jayson, Tracy and me. After lunch, balik na sa kung anumang naiwang gawain. Then Tracy and Mel told me ” Hui Jc napatay mo yung pusa”. Hours later, habang abala sa XRD, a guy came in. Tanong niya: “Sinong pumatay dun sa pusa?” Bang! Dat was me boi. Guilty as charged. I didn’t see it diepero sabi ni Myles it coughed up blood or at least something like that daw. Didn’t realize I gave it a fatal hit. This isn’t the first time I’ve killed a cat but this time it’s different. It didn’t occur to me backthen that the cat had a leash. So I think somebody owns it. Well it’s very well loved in NIP from what I heard and I just ended it’s life. So there you go I’m sorry. And I wont be striking another one for maybe about a month. It feels good when your beating it(a cat) up but you suddenly feel something strange when it turns off permanently. That’s how I feel right now. And maybe for the next days. Dang, am I a cat serial killer?

5:30 pm : Met up with 2 pairs of lovebirds sa sunken garden. MP and Jayne, Jonalds and Dee. Tambay sandali then I raised the idea of watching a movie which ended up as plan to make kain sa mall. (Ang konyo ng last words. Sinadya ko ‘yan). Nagtaxi papuntang Trinoma. Isang taxing de LPG na nagsimulang magloko sa daan. Imagine those shows on TV where the car starts going crazy? Yun bang parang paubos na ang fuel. daz what exactly happened. Kulang na lang ay makapal na usok mula sa tambutso and we’re comical. It’s like those cartoon network shows na andar patay ang kotse. Ganung ganun talaga mehn. Umabot kami ng trinoma lulang ng taxing yun. Winner. If that’s not enough nabiktima na naman ako ng mga mukha ng mga bata. Ewan ko ba’t kahit saan ako magpunta, pag ako’y nilapitan ng isang paslit and it starts to do that “Puss in Boots look” (yung sa Shrek), I end up giving the kid what he/she wants. So ayun nabiktima ng sampaguita gang. And this isn’t the first time. Parang under surveillance na ata ako sa organisasyon ng mga batang yan. Wherever they are, may holdap na nagaganap. Isang tao lang ang nabibiktima – ako yun. Damn. Can’t believe I waste money on them. Nasaan ba mga magulang nila?

Mahaba – haba na rin pala ito. Pagod na ang aking mga kamay. Muli, sorry sa mga nasaktan sa pagkamatay ng pusa. Hindi ko maipapangakong wala nang iba pang pusang papanaw pero pagsisikapan ko pong pigilin ang aking sarili. Daz it mahn. Cease Fire muna.
This is sick. The thing is that he even blogged it. Now face the consequences. 
Here were the comments:
bianx3966 wrote on Apr 13
Enjoyed reading this. Epic fail number 2 was funny. =p BUT YOU KILLING THE CAT WASJUST GHASTLY! It was just wrong! Uncalled for! Gaaah! *speechless*
thisisalie wrote today at 12:31 AM
namatay pala yung pusa na yun. witness ako amp.
cutterhands wrote today at 3:40 AM
Enjoy your killings, the NIP faculty, staff and students have their eyes on you.
cutterhands wrote today at 3:40 AM
FYI, certain faculty members are considering to charge you with violation of section RA 8485 Section 6 with punishment given in Section 8
celinecats wrote today at 4:29 AM
I don’t personally know you. But I must say that the 4th Epic Fail is very sick. Very, very sick.
Comment deleted at the request of the author.
bianx3966 wrote today at 5:53 AM
But despite your crimes, Jace, hahahaha, don’t worry we still love you. =D
nicnicnicnic wrote today at 9:31 AM
ikaw pala yun. i like that cat. nung mamatay si garfield, ako pa kumuha sa kaniya sa ilalim ng sasakyan ni sir sarmago para lang maiwas siya sa mga ants. 
kapag nakasalubong kita sa nip wag ka magpakilala a. friendly advice.
crabbypatty wrote today at 9:39 AM, edited today at 11:08 AM
Who gives you the right to be cruel to animals? & I don’t think that’s what you would call an ACCIDENTAL CRIME. I just hope karma hits you & hits you HARD.
Comment deleted at the request of the author.
blabberoo wrote today at 9:43 AM
patay ka jc.
cuzincurly wrote today at 9:49 AM
I don’t personally know you either, but what you did was just sick. You thrive on the torture of others, including animals. I just hope you rethink what you did, and have the conscience to feel bad about it. Good luck with karma
starzdream wrote today at 9:52 AM, edited today at 10:20 AM
You even gave yourself a nickname.
Cat Serial Killer.
Tanggalin mo lang ung “Cat”.. Grabe. Is that who you want to be?
And.. ACCIDENTAL CRIME? You FELT GOOD when you slammed the innocent cat’s body. There’s no accident in that boy.
Tapos nag-sorry ka lang nung nalaman mong mahal ng NIP people ung pusa. Wow lang talaga.
acti0nman wrote today at 10:05 AM
myperfectsymmetry said
I didn’t see it die pero sabi ni Myles it coughed up blood or at least somethinglike that daw. Didn’t realize I gave it a fatal hit. This isn’t the first time I’ve killed a catbut this time it’s different. It didn’t occur to me back then that the cat had a leash. So I think somebody owns it. Well it’s very well loved in NIP from what I heard and I justended it’s life. So there you go I’m sorry. 
hindi kita kilala.. i don’t even want to know you.. weird ka kasi.. napakadisturbing ng ginawa mo.. hindi mo na mababawi yang buhay na kinitil mo.. sana makilala ka ng mga naghahanap at nanghuhunting sayo.. bahala na sila sa’yo..
v2nonexistence wrote today at 10:12 AM
sorry but i really don’t tolerate such attitude against animals…
justintoribio wrote today at 10:21 AM
holy shit dude you need help
lynnmaxwell wrote today at 10:28 AM, edited today at 10:41 AM
I don’t know you personally, but what you did was downright sick. Walang ginagawa sayo yung pusa. So what if you hate them? It doesn’t justify you exterminating them..and in such a heartless and cruel way pa! And you didn’t realize you gave it such a fatal hit? Are you a retard? If someone the jumps on your stomach with such a force, do you think you would survive the ordeal unscathed? 
And you just had to blog about it. Are you proud of what you did? Sicko.
jirving wrote today at 10:30 AM
disturbing. ano bang ginawa sayo ng pusa para ganunin mo siya?
userfri3ndly wrote today at 10:32 AM
Wow, and you’ve even admitted this wasn’t the first time you’ve killed a cat. What a slip up, sicko. Do you feel macho now?
malleability wrote today at 10:47 AM
congrats. lalabas ka na sa tv. para kang si sadako. wahaha:P
maallen wrote today at 10:53 AM
barbster wrote today at 11:04 AM, edited today at 11:11 AM
I don’t know you but you are seriously demented. It’s already definitely wrong to hurt a perfectly innocent animal just because it pissed you off but it’s just so sick and justTWISTED to attack it with the attempt to kill it (and even get frustrated that it didn’t die…yet).
I personally hate cats but you don’t see me killing them.
Proud na proud ka pa sa ginawa mo at may tag ka diyan na “cat serial killer”. 😐
oxytocin89 wrote today at 11:11 AM
There are some facts you need to know before you die.
1. You are an idiot.
2. You will be shot when we see you walking around. In the head.
3. Your body will be burnt and the ashes scattered all over the campus.
sirciphangemort wrote today at 11:15 AM
shit dude, i hope this was some satirical blog entry
because you are so screeeeeeeeeeeeewed :))
mhemmhelle wrote today at 11:20 AM
Ewan ko. Wala akong masabi. Hindi kita kilala. Taga NIP ako. Nakakahiya. Sana hindi kita makita sa NIP. Nakakainis yung ginawa mo. I mean NAKAKAAWA hindi lang yung pusa.. pati ikaw.. Hindi siya accident. Natuwa ka pa nga sa ginawa mo eh. 
You need help dude. Badly.
Masaya ka na ba sa ginawa mo?
bianx3966 wrote today at 11:23 AM
This dude. He screwed up. But he DID apologize. That’s why this is a blog of EPIC FAILURES. Like you people have never messed up before. Sheesh.
xyfemzy wrote today at 11:25 AM
I’ve messed up so many times in my life, but never have I been proud of them. Taking a lifeisn’t right, especially when the species has never done anything to you. 
Get help.
jezchua wrote today at 11:25 AM, edited today at 11:27 AM
i don’t know you personally too but what you did to the cat, i will have to say…. is very…. brutal. and wrong.
pachpach wrote today at 11:26 AM
careful perusal of the 4th epic failure suggests that the apology made was not sincere…
Comment deleted at the request of the author.
lovinmyhmm wrote today at 11:32 AM
lolz. para kang tae. sana maapakan ka.
lynnmaxwell wrote today at 11:35 AM, edited today at 11:38 AM
bianx3966 said
This dude. He screwed up. But he DID apologize. That’s why this is a blog of EPIC FAILURES. Like you people have never messed up before. Sheesh. 
If you look at his choice of words and manner in his apology, it would become clear that he wasn’t sincere. good luck with the people at NIS.
It’s true that I have made mistakes in my life before, but intentionally killing a cat for fun and in this demented manner is surely not one of them. And if I did make mistakes, I will notblog about them in this manner. So yeah.
Sorry, but I’m not attacking you. I am attacking what your friend did. I know you’re sticking upfor him, but you know what he did was wrong.
shrewdpicturesque wrote today at 11:36 AM
seriously, i think you need some psychiatric help or somethin’. 
killing an innocent creature isn’t right at all. WTH. :O
mhemmhelle wrote today at 11:37 AM, edited today at 11:39 AM
bianx3966 said
This dude. He screwed up. But he DID apologize. That’s why this is a blog of EPIC FAILURES. Like you people have never messed up before. Sheesh. 
So there you go I’m sorry.
And I wont be striking another one for maybe about a month.
It feels good when your beating it(a cat) up but you suddenly feel something strange when it turns off permanently. That’s how I feel right now. And maybe for the next days. Dang, am I a cat serial killer?


You may repost if you want to.

The Probe Team Features the Padyak Project :)

Manood kayo this Wednesday at ABS-CBN after Bandila!

Definitely one of the most memorable events this summer. Haha. Sir Jojo, Mich, Rinno, and I were interviewed two days ago to talk about the UPM’s Padyak Project. Turns out Mr Alejandro’s a UPM member himself. Ayos!

More details here: http://padyakbikes.multiply.com/journal/item/10/TV_Alert_Padyak_Project_on_Probe


(the following pictures are from the padyak.org website. thanks sir jojo!)

If you see me PADYAK-ing down the street…

Unang-una sa lahat, gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa mga taong nakatulong upang mabiyayaan (naks.) ako ng pagkakataong makagamit ng bisikleta nang libre ngayong summer:

  1. ang mahal kong UP CRAdLe na nagsetup ng application booth sa likod ng Pav4
  2. si jb na nakapansin ng maraming bike sa may likod ng Pav4, at nagtanong sa isang may-ari ng bike kung bakit maraming bike na cute dun
  3. ang may ari ng bike na nagsabing pinahiram ng UPM ang bike na gamit niya at maglog-in sa padyak.org para magregister ng free bike
  4. at si sir jojo gutierrez (with ma’am gutierrez) na nagsilbing contact ko sa UPM at ang nagbigay ng Padyak upang aking magamit ngayong summer.

Ang ganda ng concept no? The UPM (UP Mountaineers) thought of a way to celebrate their organization’s anniversary by lending out bicycles for free this summer as a test run for their all-out launch this coming schoolyear. As I said, I’m lucky to be one of their test dummies. hahaha.
Ang saya ko nung nakakuha ako ng bike kasi haggard ang sked ko this summer. Two hours of physics lab sa NIP at PI100 sa AS right after. Ang layo kaya nun! Try mo takbuhin? Wag na. Nung mga unang araw naglalakad pa ako sa math tapos sasakay ng Ikot papuntang AS. Ibig sabihin, sa bawat araw, nakakasayang ako ng ~5 minutes sa paglakad at ~3 minutes at P6.50 sa jeep. Magbabike na lang ako no!

Nang simula kong gamitin ang padyak.. (Hindi ko na binigyan ng nickname yung bike, baka masyado akong maattach.. alam niyo na..) sa totoo lang parang ginanahan ako pumasok. Haha! Ang init kasi mag-commute, kahit 9am pa lang, at pagdating sa UP maglalakad pa hanggang NIP. Pero ngayon, pupunta lang ako sa AS, kukunin ang bike (na binabantayan ni manong guard sa CASAA side) at magpapadyak.

Siyempre, hindi pwedeng mangarera sa mga jeep at mga sasakyan. Sa gilid lang ako dumadaan. Pero nalalampasan ko yung mga jeep kasi tigil sila nang tigil. Yey! Galing AS, nakakarating ako sa NIP in ~3 min na rin. Not bad at all. Mabilis na, mahangin pa! Pagdating ko sa NIP, ipa-park ko lang yung bike sa tabi ng poste at ila-lock. Ayos na!

Hindi na madugo ang pagbalik ko sa AS mula NIP dahil sa bisikleta na to. Tipid na ko sa pamasahe dahil hindi na ko sumasakay ng Ikot. Hehehe. Maaabutan ko pang pumasok ng classroom si Señor bago magPI. 😀

(Si Jopi pala yan, nakigaya, este, nag-apply din magPadyak.)

Sa tingin ko talaga, magiging successful ang bike project na ito. Napakalawak naman ng UP at maganda ang daanan. Pwedeng-pwede ang bisikleta lalo na ngayong may bike lane na.

Sir Jojo, ito po pala ang aking mga feedback na sana’y makatulong sa pag-launch ng project:

  • Mas safe po talaga ang may bike lane lalo na para sa mga hindi pa gaanong magaling magbisikleta.
  • Ok rin pong magdesignate ng iba pang lugar na pwedeng pang-overnight ng mga bikes, hindi lang po sa AS. Sa IB (institute of biology) po kasi, may guard din po kahit gabi, kaya pwede rin po nilang bantayan ang mga bike (na pwede po ipasok temporarily sa loob ng building).
  • Mas lalo pong magiging ok kung may bike racks sa mga main building ng UP, para po hindi nakakaharang ang mga bikes sa wheelchair ramp (sabi po ng guard sa AS kasi, madalas po daanan ang ramp na iyon) o kaya sa mga poste..
  • Baka po hindi na ako makapagreserve this coming schoolyear, dahil 4th year na po ako nun at lahat po ng subjects ko nasa IB lang, hindi masusulit ang pagbike. Mas magiging useful po ang bike system para po sa mga lower batches (freshies, etc..) na kalat ang klase sa iba’t ibang sulok ng campus (e.g. math 1 sa math building, pe 2 sa gym, english 1 sa CAL..). Mas maganda rin pong i-prioritize ang mga dormers na freshies dahil siguradong mamamaximize ang paggamit ng bike. Hmm.. what if magsimula po kayo sa Kalay Dorm? 😀
  • Thank you po ulit sa bike! Sigurado pong magiging successful ang Padyak Project 😀

On Earth Hour

Yes we turned the lights off. 🙂 (And turned the TV off after they had their PBB fix. haha.) It was fun for me, but it could have been a lot more fun if the whole neighborhood (at least) joined in.

I’ve heard about Earth Hour. Didn’t they? Sa internet lang ba to kumalat? Eh nabalita nga sa 24 Oras eh.

Anyway, I’m just wondering. hehe.

How was your Earth Hour?