Monday, May 23, 2005

Survivor Finale: Tom gets the mill

Image hosted by Photobucket.comI'm little bit late on posting this topic since the winner was announced a week ago. Tom, a 41 yr. old firefighter, won the million dollar prize and the title of Sole Survivor of Survivor Palau. Tom deserved his win against Katie. Katie's a big slab of rock in camp who does not exert any effort on the camp while Tom fishes, hunts etc. etc...

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If I will decide who should win Survivor from the final four, I would choose Ian.Ian had underwent lots of turmoil and he even sacrificed his final two slot for Katie which was really over.

I'm looking forward for Survivor 11 in Guatemala. The participants we'll be sent into a n ancient Mayan community and we'll be told to live there and outwit, outplay and outlast each other.

BIGGEST TWIST: The first twist saying that out of 20 participants, 18 will continue on playing Survivor, just after 5 hours at the beach.
MOST DRAMATIC SCENE: Ian sacrificing his final two slot to regain respect from both Ian and Katie. Ian's a true gentleman.
BEST CHALLENGE: Balut challenge. harhar. proud to be pinoy.
SADDEST VOTE-OFF: Angie being voted off.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Enjoying the end of the beginning

Kakatapos lamang ng summer class ko last Tuesday. Ang sarap ng feeling ng magkaroon ulit ng pahinga.

Meron pa rin akong 2 linggo na bakasyon bago bumalik ulit sa UP para sa first sem. Ang bilis ng panahon, parang dati rati lang, isa akong freshman na walang sa UP at isang batang binato sa mundo ng kolehiyo. Pero ngayon, isa na akong sophomore. Ang dami ng pagbabago. Ilang taon na lang member na ako ng "working force". Parang ayoko pa maging part nun since enjoy ko pa ang pagaaral. Kasi pag nagaaral ka, ikaw pa yun binabayaran. Hihi.


Ito ang documentary na ginawa namin sa CWTS. Super saya ko na natapos na namin ito. Ginawa namin ito ng dalawang linggo at lahat kami had no or little experience on making a documentary. Kaya, nun matapos napaka-saya ko na natapos na namin ito. Ang sarap ng feeling ng sabihin sa inyo na "ang ganda", "ang galing", "congrats". It's really rewarding. All thanks to my groupmates and coordinators. Ang galing natin lahat!
Parang gusto ko na tuloy maging isang film maker.

CRS nanaman

Kakalabas lang ng results ng CRS last wednesday. So, kamusta naman ang result? nakuha ko ang 4 out of my 7 subjects. Di ko nakuha yun PE, econ at math ko. Pero enlist ulit ako baka swertehin ako sa 2nd enlistment.

Bagong Star Wars Fan?

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHmmm. Nanood ako with my classmates Kim and Charles yesterday ng Starwars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

I never really liked Starwars. I remember when my dad brought me to watch Star Wars Episode I, Wala akong naintindihan. Then, I had no interest then on watching Episode II.

Before the release of Episode III, I decided to watch Episode II thru our reliable Quiapo VCD. At that time, medyo naintindihan ko na yun flick.

What can I say about Episode III from a non Star-Wars fan?

It really connects the story. Your answers of how Anakin Skywalker became Darth Vader for example. The special effects was good (I didn't appreciated it much since we were seated at the second row nearest screen, so it was like very scary.).

But I like the CG graphics of Yoda and the space ships. It was really realistic compared to Episode IV (duh it was 1970s something).

I appreciated the film, all in all. Too bad it is too late for me to appreciate it since Episode III is the last installment of the StarWars series. I suggest you see it.

Anyway, I saw this Darth Vader mask kanina on TV and I want to have one.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Pahabol sa Friday the 13th

Hmmm. Ang tagal ko na rin di nag post. It was terribly a very busy week.


I got my bag slashed last Tuesday at the BUS STOP at SM North EDSA - Annex. I was on my way home from school and I was waiting at the bus stop to catch a ride. I had waited there for about 5 minutes then I got up on the bus. As I fixed my backpack, I saw that it had a big slash on its lower right part. I thought at first that it was caught up by a hanging piece of wire and got torn. But as I got home, my dad and my mom said that I was a victim of BACKpackSLASH. They said that these crooks uses razor blade to cut your back on get whats inside. I was lucky that they got nothing from my bag, since it was full of papers (ie a big garbage bag). My phone was secretly stashed on a safe pocket and it was completely safe.

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SWIM on the 13th.

It was both our editing day for our CWTS documentary and our semender for UP MCO. It was a very hectic day. At first I was never really decided to go to our MCO party but doubt filled up and excuses were made, so I sneaked out (not literally sneaked out but I did tell my groupmates about it) to our editing an went into our semender. I was not prepared for this activity talaga. I got no swim shorts, towels, extra clothes prepared but I still went to the resort. It was in Valenzuela and it was sort of an out of the city escapade for me. I didn't hesitate to jump on the pool and swam a lap or two.

It was also nice to see my orgmates again which I totally miss. I got to bond with them for a short while and got to chit-chat with them for updates. After that, I got myself dried up and through my genius ideas, I had myself back into shape and ready for editing. I left my orgmates in Valenzuela and headed back to QC for our editing.


I got to the editing process shortly before dark. There were few improvements and they were still on the process of dubbing. It was really a very painful job. We were awake the whole night finishing the editing process. We just sat there, look on the editing process, filled our stomachs with chips and coffee. I considered myself as a big bum in this activity as, along with my groupmate, goofed along the night. And at around 6am, we had it completely finished. I was really glad that it was over and seeing the final product made me realize what an accomplishment we had made. We had made a documentary and were not even film-makers! woohoo! A big salute to me and my groupmates!

All in all, I am glad that my CWTS will be over. I will truly miss my groupmates, no doubt about it, but I'm really glad that I will be back to my relaxed and bummed self. (harhar). It was a noteworthy experience and I won't forget what it had instilled in me.


Image hosted by Photobucket.comCaryn was gone. Yeepee! I don't like this girl. I'm really looking forward on its finale this coming Monday. I hope Ian wins.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Kamusta na man ang week?

Not so much this week. Been terribly occupied by my CWTS volunteer work the whole week. As our project, we were to make a documentary film about Krus na Ligas (a barangay near UP).

So pretty much, my week was occupied by lots of walking and talking. It was fun in a sense that I got to interact with different kinds of people, from the Barangay Captain to the drug addict at the dark street.

I'm hoping that this documentary will be good.


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Monday, May 02, 2005

School on a Holiday

I was really irritated that we had to go to school today, May 2, 2005. Since today was Labor day and we should had been staying on our homes resting. But, NO. I had to go to school early in the morning for my CWTS orientation programme. I was also a little bit of puyat because I got home late yesterday.

I got into school with a broken spirit, sleepy body and careless attention. I was also irritated on the fact that there were no jeepneys to UP since there was no work and school for today.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comBut I was really inspired by the talk given to us kanina. Professor Benito Lim, a former UP CMC Professor and a Political Scientist gave a talk on Governance. I was really inspired by his talk. First he gave out stories, much like an old man, about his UP experiences which was really funny. Dati daw, bus were the ride here in UP. hehe.

Image hosted by Photobucket.comHis main talk, focused mainly on governance. I learned a lot from him like how bright Apolinario Mabini really is. Before the Malolos Convention, Mabini drafted 5 constitutions but his constitutions were rejected. Mabini was then exiled to Guam because he was considered a threat on the colonial government by Arthur McArthur and William Howard Taft.

Also, he implied the importance of Mass Communication in the society. One of the key problems of our society, according to Prof. Lim, is Misused Mass Media. I am really inspired by his talk that it made me realized how big of an impact I can make as a media person. It made me think of not shifting. hehe



Image hosted by Photobucket.comStephenie was voted out. Wahaha! *jerick sobs... waahh! I really like her, too bad she was a threat. sob sob