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August 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Burnout na yata ako. Ewan. Tila kasi nawawalan na talaga ako ng interes sa mga ginagawa ko ngayon — thesis, UP ACM, at ang mismong pag-aaral. Sana pwede ring mag-“leave with pay” ang mga mag-aaral na tulad ko. “With pay” — walang mawawala sa akin sa aking pagbabakasyon, pero imposible yata iyon. Gustuhin ko mang magpahinga nang mahaba, hindi maaari.

Noong una, tila ang mga nabanggit kong bagay sa itaas ang ilan sa mga gustung-gusto kong gawin, pero bakit tila hindi na ako maligayang gawin ang mga iyon? Bakit tila nararamdaman kong gusto ko nang bitawan ang mga iyon upang gumawa ng bago.

Paano ba ibsan ang epekto ng burnout, kung hindi naman maaaring magpahinga?

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Reflection on the Batangas Field Trip

March 17, 2008 1 comment

This appeared on my class report for Archaeology 2.

The story started one Sunday morning, while waiting for the bus and all our teammates to arrive. We were already taking pictures of each other even before we left for Batangas. I never imagined what we were going to do when we get there.

The trip lasted for at least 3 hours. I was half-asleep then, but I think we made a backtrack somewhere in Cuenca (?). We took another route instead which travelled took me as near as 7 kilometers from my home, in Batangas City. Then went past Sta. Rita, then San Pascual, then Bauan and finally, Sta. Teresita.

We rested for almost an hour, I think, then we set off to what became my personal nightmare. We hiked all the way to Sta. Teresita’s Taal Lake coast to visit a church ruin were the town of Bauan used to stand, enduring the 70-degree slopes and slippery terrain (darn those leaves). Despite that, it was worth it, I thought, given that I was seeing something for the first time. We ate our lunch there before *hiking* all the way back again, using a shortcut we didn’t even take when getting there.

Heavily perspiring, we once again rode on the bus to visit the next church ruin at the town of San Nicolas. Fortunately, we didn’t need to hike all the way to this church ruin, as it was already by the side of the highway. Also, it had been thoroughly cleaned already, so the ruins are much much more visible than the one in Sta. Teresita.

After San Nicolas, we visited our last stop – Taal, Batangas. We visited two standing churches; the Basilica of Saint Martin de Tours and the church of Our Lady of Caysasay, before finally setting home, back to UP.

All-in-all, that was a marvelous experience for me. I became closer with my classmates in the process. All the hardwork I did during the trip was definitely worth it.

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Looking Back at 2007

December 31, 2007 3 comments
  1. Kalayaan Residence Hall Pasalubong Fest.
  2. Kalayaan Residence Hall Garden Dinner and Recognition Night.
  3. I actually received Valentine’s Day letters.
  4. Made new friends and best friends.
  5. Destroyed a friendship, but eventually recovered.
  6. Witnessed break ups and new relationships.
  7. Dormitory application blues.
  8. Hardin ng Doña Aurora.
  9. New dormitory — Ipil Residence Hall.
  10. New roommate — J. Joseph Castillo.
  11. New Computer Science Building.
  12. The Manuel Ramos experience.
  13. GABAYnotes.
  14. Spoke with the youngest instructor currently employed in UP Diliman.
  15. Herb’s Canteen squad: From 3 (Aica, Mark Perez and I) to 8 (Aica, Mark Perez, Mark Montes, Herbert, Jaybee, Ariel, James, Roger and I). Occasionally, other people tag along, like Marc Ros and Kit Difuntorum.
  16. First organization: UP ACM.
  17. Highest GWA I’ve achieved.
  18. Second semester: First real paper since two semesters ago.
  19. I actually stayed at the Main Library for more than an hour.
  20. The Quiwa experience.
  21. The Adorna experience.
  22. Sepang Loca.
  23. Pag-iilaw sa Pasko 2007.
  24. UP Symphonic performs Beethoven’s Ninth.
  25. Pre-Centennial Lantern Parade.
  26. Eighteenth birthday.
  27. Drank liquor.
  28. Best Aste Christmas Party ever.
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Meet my new friend

December 6, 2007 Leave a comment


Say "Hi!" to my new friend, Chimchar. Thank you, Aica and Mark for the wonderful gift.

(For those of you who do not know Chimchar, it’s a fourth generation Pokemon, #390).

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December 6, 2007 1 comment


I feel old already.

Update: By the way, thanks to all who greeted me!

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