Reminiscing

Think back to your first year in college. Let’s see how much you remember and how much you regret. (galing kay eejay na kinuha niya from vica. ahaha!)

*What section were u?
Hindi section nun eh.. block! Block M-3! Handled ng ABM nun. Pareparehong under kay Sir Emoy sa Geol11 at kay M’Mia sa Math 17. 🙂

*Who were your seatmates?
Usually si Roni 😛 Kaya lagi kaming napagkakamalang magkamukha. Pareho ba namang may salamin, mahaba ang hair, at Diesel na bag? 😄

*Still remember your english teacher?
(Teka lang ah, check ko sa CRS hahaha…) Eng 1 – Concepcion, Eng 10 – Calderon

*What was your first class?
Nung 1st sem: Geol 11 pag MTh, PE 2 Social Dance pag TF. Nung 2nd sem: Envi Sci 1 pag MTh, English 10 pag TF. 

*Who was your crush back then?
Naku, parang nakawala sa kumbento ng SSAM.. dumami e! 🙂 Hindi simultaneously, pa-isa isa lang.

[Reaction ni jb: “hindi mo naman sinagot eh”]

Haha! Fine. Uhm.. Sige, there were FOUR pero secret na lang kung sino sino sila.

*Made friends to the higher years?
Onaman. Hindi raw ako halatang freshie e. 😀 I remember Kuya Jayson (RA sa floor nina Aidz), mga classmate sa GE subjects, and my orgmates sa DanceSport.

*Had a boyfriend/girlfriend?
First year? Wala pa 😉

*How was your class schedule?
Wow. Andami kong 1.5 hour breaks. Kakainis kasi napapagastos ako sa food (!) tapos wala pa kong mapuntahan kasi wala namang tambayan ang mga orgs sa CHK. Ngayon miss ko na ang mahahabang breaks.

*Made any enemies?
Meron ba? Haha! Si Roni lagi kong kaaway. 😀 Lagi ko kasing kasama nun e! Kopyahin ba naman schedules ko for the first and second sem.

*Who was your favorite teacher(s)?
Sir Emoy, na nagsabing walang social life ang nagiINTARMED, Ma’am A, my dear PE teacher and org adviser, Sir Acy Yago, Mr. ChemBoard Topnotcher, Sir Castronuevo na may kahawig na batchmate.

*What sport did you play?
DanceSport 😀 (karir days pa nun. I’d come home 2-3x a week no later than 9pm)

*Back then, do you always buy your lunch?
Yep. Nagsawa na sa kakabaon nung high school. It was heaven! Hahaha. Ang daming kainan sa UP e, pero pag bio senior na, parang CASAA na ang mundo. Pansin niyo ba yun? Kung hindi CASAA… Chateau Verde! 😄 hahaha joke lang. Ang sosyal naman.

*Were you a party animal?
Hindi. Na-shock ako nung freshie concert, may mga nang-gatecrash na JJs* sa event. Akala ko magugunaw na yung Bahay ng Alumni.

*JJ – jumping jologs

*Were you well known in your school?
Hindi. Kapag nagpeperform lang yung DanceSport sa mga events events ako nagpapakita sa madla. Haha! Joke lang. Most well-known moment siguro nung nag-trip ako nung event sa Bahay ng Alumni tapos nasabunutan ko si Ate Cha before our salsa performance. Sorry!

*Skip classes?
Never! Kahit ngayon.

*Did you get suspended/expelled?
Anong klaseng tanong to?

*Can you sing the alma mater?
Tulad ng sabi ni Eejay, ang pagkanta ko “UP naming mahal, pamantasang hirang.. hmmm hmm hmm hmm hmm.. [pagdating sa bandang huli] pag-asa ng bayan..” Di ko pa nga natry ipunch yung fist ko sa air sa part na yun e!

*What was your favorite subject?
Strangely enough, Philo 11. Daling dali ako sa subject na yun, parang elementary math. Pero beyond that, dun ko na-meet si Sobs, ang notorious na D.O.M.ish prof sa PH 420! Kung pupunta kayo dun, punong puno ng vandal yung mga chairs sa likod, puro tungkol sa kanya. Weirdness talaga. This was my blog entry nung July 20 2005

Logic

Recent Grafitti seen on my chair, AS 420:

PANGKULAY SA BUHOK JOY KALAMANSI KAYA GREEN

Come to think about it, greenish nga ang kulay ng buhok niya kapag nakatapat sa nakakabulag na fluorescent lights ng AS 420. Pero parang imposible namang dishwashing liquid ang ginagamit na pang shine ng kanyang silvery hair. Hindi masasabing attractive ang kanyang itsura, mainly because matanda na siya’t laging pinagpapawisan pagdating sa classroom. Siguro nagaaerobics. haha

PANGHUGAS SA PLATONG MASEBO

Kawawa ka sa klase niya kapag lalaki ka. Sa mahigit kumulang apat na buwan na pagdidiscuss ng symbolic logic sa inyong classroom, never ka niyang tatawagin for recitation (kung lalaki ka). At hindi ibig sabihing masaya ang buhay mo kapag babae ka sa klase niya. Siguradong every lesson may recitation point ka, sa ayaw mo’t sa gusto. Kung magandang babae ka, mas malas ka. Wala kang magagawa kundi sagutin ang bawat tanong na ibabato sa iyo every 10 minutes.

KAMUKHA NI MICHAEL V (GURANG NGA LANG)

Masaya talaga ang assistant prof na ito. Ang unang-unang joke niya sa klase, hindi halatang joke. Walang natawa dahil walang naka-get. haha That must have been embarassing. Wala nga palang tatalo sa kanya sa pamimilosopo. Kapag di namin malaman ang sagot sa tanong niya, mamimilosopo siya.

Hindi na rin ako magtataka kung bakit notorious ang pangalan niya sa cssp.

*What is your school’s full name?                                                                                  University of the Philippines – Diliman (Campus?)

*Where did you go most often during breaks?
Kung saan may food. 🙂 Haha.. Food-o-taxis 😛

*If you could go back in time and do it all over, would you?
Sure! Hahaha!

*What do you remember most about 1st yr?
“Para kang nakalabas sa lungga!” – Ate Tin. Neh, haha. It was the start of rediscovering myself as a person. Malay ko bang mahilig ako mag-internet, mag-blog, sumayaw, gumala-gala, at makidaldal? 🙂 Go UP!


Tagged separately (by jodi and nikki)

– PART ONE –
from nikki

The Rules are simple:
i. Put 10 things that you like.
ii. Tag 10 people.

1. Chocolate – my comfort food, my happy food, my kiddie food. I find people who don’t like chocolate simply weird. Maybe the serotonins don’t hit their brains..Hehe.
2. Commuting – of course I’d always have dreams of hitting the roads with my own very snazzy car, but with the traffic here in metro manila, commuters have the upper hand when it comes to being street smart.
3. Riding on a bus – somehow related to 2, but I especially love the feeling of being in a bus. Childhood memory, i guess..
4. Multiply – nyahaha. 😛
5. Being a proofreader – i literally sulk when I see really bad grammar/punctuation/spelling. Maybe editing someone else’s writing makes me feel as if I’m putting order into this world. :))
6. Hugs – self-explanatory!
7. Travelling – a Sagittarius like me always likes to wander free raw eh. A bit true for me.
8. Surprises – i love giving and receiving them
9. Freedom – hey, most people take this for granted..
10. Daisies – my favorite flower.

For Part ONE, I tag: melatariel, beauytiful, thepinktelligent, dyeninapey, chimomo, kmolondriz, mikichun, amdgorgeous, eellennor, & dyenetcrystel

PART TWO –
from jodi
 
The Rules:
1. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
2. Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their ten things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose ten people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.
***

  1. My parents “planned” me to be born on the Year of the Blue Dragon as it was said that babies born on that year are lucky.  
  2. My mum lost a lot of blood when I was born because my placenta came before me (placenta praevia). So much for lucky. Haha.
  3. Margaret (“pearl”) and Rose (“pure”) when put together seems contradictory, as all pearls have a bit of dirt or sand in them.. Hehe. I was named after two great grandmothers Margarita and Rosa. These had further derivatives for my nicknames: maggie, meg, gi, gigi, marge, margie, marj, marg, garet, (and from some of my favorite hs classmates madel arches and maral español), rose, bocs, boss, boss margie.
  4. An ongoing theory why I have dark skin is that my cousin (who was a toddler back then) made me drink a bottle of milo when I was an infant. I threw it all up daw.
  5. I can eat lots of citrus fruits in one sitting. I especially love pomelo.
  6. I auditioned for Dance Club when I was in Prep, but got rejected. 😀 Then my adviser signed me up for Twinklers, the mini-version of Girl Scouts. It was my first and last year as a Twinkler.
  7. I really don’t know my taste in music, because I seem to like lots of genres.. even OPM. I like singing crazily to Aegis, April Boy Regino, Renz Verano.. nyahaha.
  8. Inasmuch as I would love to learn, I don’t know how to do the alphabet sign language. I feel dumb when my friends use their hands to share secrets. Huhu. It’s something I missed to learn back in elementary. Haha.
  9. There was a time na gandang ganda ako kay Katrina Halili. 😀
  10. Hay naku, tsismosa talaga ako. Hahaha. After the headlines, the entertainment section of the newspaper is the next thing I read. Showbiz news fascinate me. They sound so important yet so useless.

For Part TWO, I tag: mastertrouchan, 7even7, cvmagnus22, akoito88, or3o, kurkuripapo, betbetbet, krimpop, minmina, & reginaregine

Hmph.

kababawan naman..

may friend ako sa friendster na for some unknown reason dinelete ako sa listahan niya and i still don’t know why.

bakit ba napaka big deal nun? dun lang siya active sa friendster at hindi ko pa siya nakikita for around three years na.

hay naku

nagcomment pa sakin, nagtatampo, pero nung chineck ko profile niya di ko na maaccess

tama ba naman yun

parang nakakababa naman ng self esteem

haha

mag-online suicide kaya ako sa friendster?
hindi ko naman siya talaga nauupdate eh.

watchatink? ano bang silbi ng friendster ngayon?

I am in grave danger

Guys. you have to do this for me.

I know why you viewed this blog entry. hate to break it to yah pero the title has nothing to do with well, anything. i just wanted you to do this itsy bitsy tiny thing for me.

If you know me, or at least think im a familiar face

even if I don’t speak to you often, post a memory of me.

It can be anything you want. ANYTHINGGGG!

It can be good or bad, just so long as it happened.

Then post this on your journal.

Be surprised & see what people remember about you.

Halfway through the Grace Week*

(*Sa blog ata ni abby ko nakita na hindi “hell week” dapat “grace week.” Thanks abby!)

Some thoughts bago ako mag-aral ng OIA ng mga muscles ni Glenn at Sharkie.

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Ito ba talaga ang halfway through the sem? Nagkataon sumabay sabay ang major requirements ng mga bio subjects ko.
  
Monday: 116 MRFB
Tuesday: 102 superquiz (the ONLY quiz for the 2nd exam) and 140 lec 2nd exam
Wednesday: 102 muscular system lab exam
Thursday: 116.1 2nd exam on all worms (flat, round, peanut, ribbon, horsehair.. lahat na) and rotifers
Friday: 140 lab karyotyping and sir Q’s colloqium and due date for alium test project proposal

T-T pagdasal niyo ko..

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Other concerns

Biogyugan 2008. Ano na bang nangyayari fellow juniors? Maiyak-iyak naman ako sa napakamahal na donuts na binebenta natin.. Gustuhin ko man bilhin yung buong box di ko kaya. Pero masarap ang Cello’s with their American coffee. Nice.

Thesis. Naman ba’t pinag-iisipan ko na agad to?? Ngayon medyo nacoconvince na ko mag-ecology as topic. Ganda ng kwento ni M’Brenda eh. Pero dapat magfield bio daw ako this summer kasi dun kukunin ni Sir Dan yung mga advisees niya. Eh I was planning to take up PI and Physics 72.1 na sana. Hmm.. What should I do? Kasi I could get a head start na for thesis in the summer diba? But I have back subjects pa.. and I don’t know how to swim!

CRAdLe. At last na-convince na rin ako ni Eejay sumali. Haha. Na-attract ako sa short application time ah. And of course mahilig ako sa bata at gusto ko rin silang pangalagaan (more on that on the following entries na lang). Tuluy-tuloy na to, promise!

NMAT. I’m considering signing up for review classes for the NMAT this April. “To keep your bases covered,” sabi ni Dad. Ikaw, mageNMAT ka ba? Kung makaapat tayong magrereview classes, we can have a huge discount. 😀

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You Sometimes Don’t Get Enough Sleep
You’re often more tired than you’d like, and you’re probably not getting enough quality sleep.Sleeping a little more could make you a lot more energetic and happy.Try having a bedtime, keep your bedroom cool, and only eat fruit before bed.

True..

*Mga Ka-bio, sali na kayo sa dance number sa Biogyugan!*

 

On mushy-ness.

Do people change that easily when they suddenly find themselves in a relationship that you never really thought they’d get into?

How come that friend of mine whom I’ve known for such a long time to be cynical about love is now.. mushy?

Not that I’m anti-mushy. Haha. I’m sure I’ve been mushy myself.. It’s just so weird seeing it in people I least expect to be mushy.

I believe our religion teacher in high school taught us something about the stages of love (or was it marriage? haha). There’s a name for those stages. But in my own words, the first stage is definitely the “I-can’t-live-without-you” stage, where love is usually very intense because of the new-ness of the relationship.

Unfortunately this stage isn’t permanent and eventually the two parties learn more about each other. The good stuff and the bad stuff. Sometimes, if they cannot handle the bad stuff about the other, the illusion formed during the beginning stages disappears, and causes disappointment (and frustration. and despair. <-bio 140).

What makes relationships last is whether or not the two can face the difficulties of seeing the imperfections of each other and accept those flaws as what they are. Or as I always say to (^^,) whenever one of us messes up : “hey, it’s part of the package.”

When the acceptance is there, then the relationship stabilizes.

I wonder how long my friend stays in that “I-can’t-live-without-you” stage. Hmm. I think it will be quite a while.