Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Humanities Final Presentation class pictures!!!!!!

October 18, 2009

Bulwagan Juan Luna,

University of the Philippines


Humanities 1 - JX

evaluation time

comments from the class

class picture with Sir Popoy

pictures galore!

classmates / friends up the stage

parang walang nagbago...

haha...wacky daw..!

These pictures were taken during Sir Scott "Popoy" M. Saboy, our instructor in Humanities 1, was giving his evaluation for our final performance which was a stage play, by the way. Good to say that he said that what was performed was not what he expected, but we surpassed his expectation.

It was such a crazy class...but we really learned a lot. About reading, about exploring and seeking something more...

I won't ever forget this class...

It's more than just a class, it's a family....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sembreak officially started!

The bus I took yesterday began it's trip by 12:30pm. After my Econ 141 exam, i packed my things and off i went. On the bus, I met Ate Joy, a 4th year psychology student at PUP, and we began chatting the whole trip. And I bet you she's so nice, inside and out. We even exchanged numbers.

After saying goodbye, I stepped down and went directly to our terminal where my brother fetched me.

I arrived home by 5:20pm (my brother stayed at the park to buy something, he said) and saw my dad at the back of the house.

I slept peacefully for the first time after this semester.

I woke up (or rose, rather) past 9am... took sopas as my breakfast, then read Veronica Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho (which I bought a few months ago, hope i could also watch the film version of it!), ate lunch, read, slept, read again, helped my mom with the laundry stuff, ate dinner then used the Internet by past 11pm.


this is what i missed!

Life without rules (much rules i mean...)...

Hope my break would just be fine....

and not over before i knew it!

I'm just starting to have fun!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Doing better now...

..At last, roads are more or less fixed...(or passable at least)..
thanks to everyone who prayed.

Food supply is once again becoming stable. Yet, some prices remain relatively high due to what happened. Many of our faculty and the university administrative staff went off on a Relief Mission to the affected areas after collecting and packing the relief goods to be distributed.

What I'm, facing now is my dilemma on all of my exams, papers, presentations and other requirements. I'm having an exam tomorrow morning in Econ 121 (Monetary Economics). Then the rest of the day would be spent in class practice. On Sunday, we will conduct our final presentation on our Humanities class. On Monday, I have my Econ 141 (International Economics) exam plus another paper due.

I hope I would be able to go home on Monday of Tuesday.
I really wanna go home.
I miss the food, the sleep, the Internet, everything about my home.

But before that, I wish my trip home would be trouble and danger-free.
I'm still scared of how the main roads look like.
Another batch of prayers for this.
Thanks guys!

(Sorry I wasn't able to reply on comments. Academic obligations first. Thanks! )

Monday, October 12, 2009

AT WORLD"S END Part II: Here in the North (Baguio)

...After what happened in Manila, another devastating event occurred on the Philippines. After Ondoy, Pepeng made another fearsome memory for us. Especially for us here at Baguio City (and the Cordillera as a whole) and many other northern and central Luzon regions like Tarlac (my home place), Pangasinan, Ilocos and Isabela.

The heavy rain and strong wind caused many provinces to sink not only in flood but with a thick mass of mud as well. Many landslides also occurred here at Baguio killing hundreds of people.

Classes were suspended until Wednesday by the City Mayor I think. But when I entered our university, tons of donated clothing and other stuffs. The bad thing is that rescue operations are a bit difficult due to the serious damage of the roads.

Another problem that we're facing here is the food shortage. People are being in panic because of what's happening. Prices of good like veggies also tripled even in the market. My housemate said that some food stores at SM are closed as well.

But my biggest problem is my way back home. The Kennon Road is the only passable way so far, but only light vehicles can pass. Hope they can fix Marcos Highway and Naguilan Road soon. I wanna go home and take some rest. I've been planning my sembreak since last month. But if they won't be able to fix the road, I guess I have to stay here longer. It's better that way than risking my life.

By the way, one instructor in school, Sir Ben Muni, and other friends helped some affected areas here at Benguet. He said that it was totally disorienting. Good thing, they were able to raise around Php25,000 yesterday so they were able to buy some cavans of rice, medicine and other basic needs. He said that there was an overflowing clothes donation and at this time, rice and medicine and blankets are what the people need. Some areas, he said, are difficult to reach but they were still trying their best.

This is such an devastating event. Why is this happening to us?
Hope there would still be more help for those who really need them.
Let's pray for our other countrymen.
And hope this thing won't happen again.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Prayers and Donations for all...

(picture courtesy of NASA)

Due to the devastating effects of typhoon Ondoy, thousand of Filipino families are left homeless. Not just that, many of their family members also died due to the accompanying events that happened.
The aftermath of this life-changing phenomena will forever be remembered by everyone. And the best thing we can do is to pray for our fellow citizens and donate what we can give. It would also be a great help to volunteer ourselves in rescue missions.
Our university, University of the Philippines - Baguio, had a continuous donation drive on all corners of the school. Some of us donated cash while some donated goods and clothing. It as such a nice feeling to give help to those who are really in need right now.
Unfortunately, though it seems that many have not recovered yet, another typhoon, Pepeng, is on its way. Classes were suspended by lunchtime yesterday.
So far, the only thing we can do is to share some acts of kindness and to offer a sincere prayer for everyone. All of these will pass... hopefully in no time...