Thursday, December 28, 2006

Comelec Voter's Registration SUCKS!

Based from the title, it's pretty clear that I'm fcuking pissed off! With all the "incompetencies" that the COMELEC had been battered with (Garci and the electronic poll scam), it's no surprise that they will once again fail. And yes I, along with almost 2,000 QUEZON CITY DISTRICT TWO "angry" and soon-to-be voters, were victims of mismanaged registration process.

I was in line from 8AM til 6PM and I didn't accomplish anything "Comelec". I was there last week to get me scheduled for the voter's form release but almost 8 hours had passed and let me just say that all I got were two tired feet,an empty stomach, pissed off grandma images that I think will last forever in my mind and a headache.

The COMELEC Voter's Registration is the most inefficient procedure that I've ever seen in my whole life ( passport and driver's license application were overshadowed by this). With only 2 computers working for 505,000+ people in my district, you get my point. Along with some untrained volunteers, this will definitely result to long lines, pissed mob, pre-stampede situation and many unregistered voters.

But I had my own share of mistakes since I joined the voter's rush with me being aware of the registration starting last our semestral break. But, I think, the dilemma goes with COMELEC as well since they were unable to prepare for the expected surge of registrants within the last few weeks.

While in line, I also saw how most of the masses see the media in these situations. Media was for them the "police" of the government. Often in the line, you can hear shouts saying "parating na ang media" and "kaya naayos yan ay dahil may media". It's quite positive that they see media as that but looking at the bigger picture, actions done based from media coverage is unacceptable.

I got my own taste of media frenzy as I was interviewed by a GMA reporter while in line. I pretty much stuttered on the interview and said a lot of useless comments. They didn't show any interviews nor my face but they were able to tackle my problem. But they did show my photocopied IDs as well as my Ipod and some people were able to recognize me from the feed. haha. sikat!

I wasn't able to register and I won't register this time. I know that I should vote in 2007 but with these incompetencies I won't be able to put my trust for my vote on a commission full of shit. I hope by the 2009 registration, everything will be well. for now, down with COMELEC. hehe.

Monday, November 27, 2006

On multiply

I'm blogging temporarily on jeryk.multiply.com. It's much easier there. But I'll this link though.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

25 Things I learned and XPrienced on our Cebu and AIESEC NLDS trip.

Check out the slide show I made about my NLDS and Cebu Trip. So Fun, madaming new experiences and new friends. I'm game ulit sa next conference. Check it out!


Tuesday, October 31, 2006

back from cebu

I just got back from cebu aiesec nlds. ang dami kong kuwento, i'll blog it later. and syempre, i'll post pictures (actually,hundreds of pictures).

later. sleep muna

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Things I promise myself to do this semestral break

What will I do this "two week" sem-break?

1. give more time for family
2. eat until I get fat (impossible!)
3. Go to Cebu for NLDS.
4. Stay in Cebu after NLDS
5. Mag-ipon ng pera
6. Fix our PC.
7. Constantly check my grades sa CRS
8. Watch DVDs. (Finish 3 seasons of One Tree Hill)
9. Read a book and actually finish a book
10. Read Harry Potter 6 (aside from number 8)
11.Visit some of my relatives
12. Sleep. Sleep long.
13. Learn something new.

Ayun, happy sem-break!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Lost in taxi-lation

I lost my mobile phone Wednesday last week.

My MCO friends and I were on a taxi going to SM North. As we arrived at the mall, since I was in front, I decided to pay the fare. Since I was holding my phone, I placed it in my left pocket so that I would be able to get my wallet at the right. Ganito pa yun dialogue nun:

Jerick: Manong, eto ang bayad ( I pay P100)
Taxi Driver: (gets the money and gives me back P20)
Jerick: Manong, bakit po P20 lang ang sukli eh, 62.50 lang ang nasa metro
Taxi Driver: Eh, marami kayo eh!
Jerick: Di naman po ganun, kung ano po yun nasa metro, yun po yun ibabayad namin.
Taxi Driver: (nagagalit na)
Jerick: Anong plate number niyo?! TWU 707! I-rereport ko kayo sa LTFRB
Taxi Driver: (gives back the exact change)
Jerick: (went out and slammed the door)


Once that I was out, I was telling my friends what had happened. Then, I noticed na that I lost my phone. Ayun.

It was my phone for 2 years and my number for 5 years. Nakakainis. Some contacts gone. Some pictures poof-ed away. Tsk tsk.

Ganyan talaga ang buhay.

Don't worry, I already have a new phone.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Why do students fail in exams? (very good final exam joke!)

Why do students fails in exams...?
It's not the fault of the student if he fails, because the year ONLY has 365' days.

Typical academic year for a student

1. Sundays-52, Sundays in a year, you know Sundays are for rest.
Days left 313.

2. Summer holidays-50 where weather is very hot and difficult to study.
Days left 263.

3. 8 hours daily sleep- 130 days GONE
Days left 141.

4. 1 hour for daily playing (good for health) means 15 days.
Days left 126.

5. 2 hours daily for food & other delicacies
(chewing properly & swallowing)- means 30days.
Days left 96.

6. 1 hour for talking (man is a social animal)- means 15 days
Days left 81.

7. Exam days- per year at least 35 days.
Days left 46.

8. Quarterly, Half yearly and festival (holidays)-40 days.
Balance 6 days.

9. For sickness- at least 3 days.
Remaining days =3.

10. Movies and functions- at least 2 days.
1 day left.

11. That 1 day is your birthday.
How can you study on your b?day??????

Balance = 0


___________________________

huhu.

Monday, October 02, 2006

The good, the bad and the ugly


BOO:


These two weeks will really be hectic. The horror starts tomorrow!

October 3 - Film 110 (Photography) Final Exam -check-
October 6 - Journ 121 (Newsroom) Article Deadline
October 7-8 - Journ 121 (Newsroom) Layout
October 7 - Econ 100.2 (Microecon) Third Exam (and possibly our last exam)
October 9 - Journ 121 (Newsroom) Campus Paper submission
October 9- Comm 120 (Media Law) Final Exam
October 16 - Film 104 (Genre) Final Paper deadline
October 17 - Journ 152 (PR) PR plan presentation
October 18 - Last School Day. Comm141 (media and society) final exam


YEY!

I got tickets to cebu for AIESEC NLDS! Excited! I'll be staying there for a week!


MID LANG


UST won the UAAP basketball championship. hmmm. no comment.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Photo and Forge

In the past six saturdays i've been doing volunteer math tutor work (or Project Forge) to elementary students. Sharing some of my time and knowledge to younger and less fortunate children is heart warming. It was fun and I want to do it again sometime.



Anyway, here are some pics that we did for our film 110 class. this time it's in full color. Oh yeah, we did some nude photography.... It was..well... a new experience. Mahirap at nakakatakot siya, But fun pa rin.

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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Mid-September Blogging

30 days to go before sem break! Yey! I'm "so" tired of school!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Film 110 Quiapo Photos

These are from our Film 110 Quiapo Exercise. We went there to "document" Quiapo's vibrant environment. Unfortunately, we over-developed our films causing almost all of the photos to turn black. These are 2 of the 6 photos that got developed. Too bad, marami pa naman sanang maganda dun.

Again, check out my multiply to see more pictures.

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Film 110 Depth of Field and MotionExercise

These are some of the pictures that I took for my Photography class exercise on depth of field and motion. Check out http://jeryk.multiply.com for more pictures.

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*just a side note, as I was brushing through my blog's statistics I found out that I was linked into this weird site "www.filcomin.com/pinoy-call-boy.php". I don't have any idea why they linked me. Mukha ba akong call boy?. haha. Just wondering.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Breaking Free: Prison Break

I'm officially a Prison Break Fan. I happened to watched an episode about a month ago in cable. And now I can get enough of it.

PLOT

One of the main characters, Lincoln Burrows, faces death penalty for allegedly being accused of murdering the Vice President's brother. Upon knowing that his brother was innocent, Michael Scofield, deviced a plan to get his brother out. He then willfully got himself into prison. But it was all part of a plan to get his brother out. With Michael, a structural engineer and designed the place (and having the blueprints tattooed on his body [really cool!]), he, his brother and a group of mixmatched convicts, hatched a carefully planned escape that no one had even dare imagined. But will this plan work?

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Prison Break is a show that straps you in your chair and glues your eyes open that you wouldn't be able to blink for an hour. Enough said. I strongly recommend that you watch it!

Season Two starts tomorrow on Fox in US. Here in the Philippines, they are still airing Season One. Catch its back to back episode on Crime/Suspense every Monday 9pm. Or get a copy of Season One DVD from your suking Quiapo seller.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

The MRT

I remember my first MRT ride. It was back in 2000 when Jeka and Ernest, my high school friends, went to Shang to watch a theater performance. The trains were practically new, the walls were clean and the smell was pleasing. There were few people in the train which made the inside brighten up.

I don't frequent the MRT since I live in the North and school is at two jeep rides away.But I got to ride the MRT today and now it has turn to the worse.

"Gender Sensitive" Train


The train recently implemented separated trains for women and children. Even though I find the admin's reason for doing it valid, i still find it really impractical in the long-run. Yes, it can avoid women harrassments on the short run but I does not guarantee teaching abusive males proper conduct in the long run. Bringing them apart only creates bigger tension and on a personal note, bigger intention to do such malicious actions.

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Crowded Crows

With P15 per train ride from SM North Edsa to Taft Ave., who doesn't want to hop on the MRT? Its alternative - BUSES - apart from being more expensive (P20+ i think from SM north to Taft on an ordinary bus), travel time is longer and the exposure to pollution is far greater. I believe that all Pinoy share the same concept which made the MRT a lot crowded than before. At noontime, we are practically like sardines at the taft station, the 1st south station. Hay! Maybe they can add more trains or more train routes. Superregions GO!

MRT Anecdotes


I was in the MRT with Schatzi from UJP kanina. And while on our way to QUezon Ave., there were some "unforgettable moments" on the biyahe.


Unholy Lady

There were these two middle aged women talking in front of me at the train. They were debating about whose church pastors are better. The first woman said that their pastor didn't allow a woman to get into their church because she's wearing pants. And then the other woman replied saying that their pastor is far worse. And they keep on saying P****** I**. Christianity shouldn't be only inside the church but also on the outside.

Manong! Wait lang!

Haha. There were some ladies trying to get out of the train. But the train being crowded and all, the people outside keep on pushing inside. Then there was this woman who angrily shouted "HOY! Magpalabas naman kayo!" and said "Manong! Sandali lang". Haha. As if naman, it was a jeep that the driver is practically an earshot away. haha.

Know your directions

When we got into the Quezon Ave., there were people lining up on the outticket line. On my line, there was this man who instead of going left of the card puncher (the one where you insert the MRT card), instead went onto the right. (which shouldn't be the case!). And worse, there was this other man who inserted his card on that slot. The man intentionally or unintentionally used the card of this other man. Then this other man kept on shouting "Akin yan card na nagamit mo!". I don't how he got out. And the first man, practically just ignored him. Kawawa naman.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Five Short Films and a Roll of Kodak Film

I've been preoccupied with two of my film classes lately. Yup, you can call me the pseudo-Econ and pseudo-Film major. haha.

Anyway, after our tiring Communication 120 Midterms (it was hard, but I did all right naman), I went into our Film 104 (Film Genre class), we were supposed to tackle progressive films but instead we went on watching 5 short films, 4 coming from the Cinemalaya shorts.

First was Aliwan Paradise (hope, i got the name right) by Mike De Leon. I think I know what Prof. Campos means when he said it was non-genre. Yeah, I find it really outside of the socially set film genres with its practically unnatural narrative.

Next, we went to the Film Center to see the winning Cinemalaya short films. All four shorts were different from each other in terms of narrative and approach. I like the short film "Orasyon". It is a story of an old woman, who alongside her noisy katulong, been routinely engaged her life to religious actions and lonely nights. It was a chilly story but true to what the cinemalaya jury, it really deserved its best film award. I don't want to give up more information, better catch on Wednesday at 5 PM.

My other film class, Film 110 or Photography, is a class that I reall enjoy. But on my last shoot for motion and depth of field, I had troubles on some of my shots. When, I shoot on high apertures and high shutter speed, my camera's shutter sometimes does not close. It happened on almost 1/3 of my film shots. Yay! Kinakabahan ako, I hope I can get at least 8 good shots.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Italy WINS!

Oh yea! Oh yea! Italy won! It was a 5-3 penalty shoot out from a tied 1-1 fight between France. I'll wear blue tomorrow! Viva Italia!

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Sunday, July 09, 2006

One month in one entry

I'll try to make my entry short. I don't want to put all the things that happened last June.


19th BIRTHDAY

I turned 19 last June 28. Oh yeah. It's a school day, so I was in school. I got to UP at around 12 and went directly to church to attend mass. Before starting my day (school day that is), I want to thank the Lord.

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Then, I attended my class in CMC. I was greeted loudly by my MCO friends. Probably the whole masscomm heard them shouting.I attended my C141 class after. I despise that class and it's probably the longest 3 hours ever. I just can't wait to get out. Worst class I think this semester.

Then, I went to see my family at SM. We ate pizza. How I enjoy having a PALM CARD. Iba talaga,busog kung busog. Then we went to see Superman which opened also on that day.

I find the movie Superman Returns as probably one of the best and well-crafted superhero movies ever. I find it better than Spiderman and Xmen3. The plot was so intriguing and surprising that it really puts you into what is happening. And the special effects? need I say more. Of course it's stunning, the scenes were REALLY well done.

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21 UNITS CRAP

Now, I feel how hard it is to be on 21 units. As I said before, Im taking 7 subjects this semester namely C141, C120, Econ100.2, J121, J152, Film110 and Film104. There are some good and very interesting subjects but there are those which I find really boring (refer to entry above). 3 months na lang!


I-POD


I got an Ipod Nano as a gift from my Tito. It was supposed to be a reward for me being CS last semester. But since I received it only this June as my tita got back from her Europe trip, it was also a pseudo-birthday gift.

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It now has 401 songs compiled from my CDs and old MP3s.


WORLD CUP


The cup will come to an end today (tonight is the finals). The final round is between France and Italy. My two favorite world cup teams, Mexico and also Spain got eliminated in the quarter finals . Now, I'm rooting for Italy. I can't watch tonight's game since I have class tomorrow, dahil bawal magpuyat. I'll watch the replay na lang tomorrow at RPN 9.

Well, that's it for now.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Updates Later

Yah! I have tons of things to write about but Im too busy. Sorry. Next time na lang.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Farewell, summer thee...

This entry serves as a supposed goodbye to summer. I sure be missing those movie marathons.

SCHOOL

School will be starting tomorrow. (Pilit na Yay!). This semester I'm on 21 units which means I need to push myself again. I'll be taking 2 Communication classes, 2 Journalism classes, Photography, Film Genres class and Microeconomics. These subjects sound pretty damn serious.

Academics won't be my only concern next semester. I'm a part of three organizations, so I'll also be spending some time on fulfilling my delegated tasks on each organization. Hopefully, I can manage to do my academics and extra curricular activities at the same time.



GOAL!


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The FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany had started! I'm not the stereotyped fan of football/soccer (No painted heads!) adding up that in the Philippines, soccer/football is virtually unknown. I am not even aware of the player's names (but my name list is now getting longer). But hey, you don't need to know their names to enjoy the game. I've been watching live feed of the games every early morning (games start at 9/10pm and end around 4/5am) which I think made my eyes really droopy. But since I'll be starting classes tomorrow morning, maybe I'll just get my football news in the internet.

My titas and tito are on a Western European tour now and I think Germany is on their itinerary. I hope I can at least get a world cup shirt. :P

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Mexico's Ramon Morales with a header in their game yesterday versus Iran. Mexico wins 3-1.


Who's my bet in getting the cup? Mexico played a good game yesterday. But it's still early for assumptions since only half of the 32 teams had played. But now, I'm rooting for Mexico. Maybe it will change if I see Brazil's game.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Di ko na-enjoy ang bakasyon. :-(

Malapit na magsimula ang klase at di ko pa rin naeenjoy ang bakasyon. Kasalanan ko rin yun siguro kasi nagpumilit ako magsummer classes. Ayun, di tuloy ako nakapag out-of-town. Tatlong places lang ang napuntahan ko for vacation, one was Baguio, then Lucena siguro I-add ko na rin yun Tagaytay. Nakakapanghinayang.

Di pa rin ako nakakapag-beach.

Oh, well. Babawi nalang ako sa next Summer.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

AIESEC Year Planning Sem. (Part 2)

After our cheering presentation, we went to dinner (or is it the other way around?) anyway. Then we went outside for ghosthunting/starry walk. It was so cool! I never saw that many stars since our bivouac in 2004. With only few houses in Southridge, grassy lots looks like a place where salvaged people are thrown into. Really spooky. But, we ended up running and laughing. Haha.
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Spooky!


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After the tired and sweaty walk.


We arrived back really tired and sweaty, so while the EBs are having their meeting, we went on to prepare ourselves and call it a night. But actually, even though we arrived at 9, we ended sleeping at around 2AM due to the following reasons:

1. Constant Chismisan
2. Pinoy Big Brother Eviction Night kasi
3. Eva's card hula which revealed who will marry whom. Yada.
4. Chismisan ulit.
5. Pusoy Dos.

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Marlowe getting a good card ata.


We woke up at around 6/7 in the morning to cook breakfast. We again started on our semplanning serious stuff after breakfas. We were supposed to fix ourselves after breakfast but because Gab (grr! haha joke) accidentally locked our bedroom, we ended up finishing our semplanning on our sleepwear.

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For this coming semester, I was asked to head an Acquaintance Party for the incoming applicants. Yeehee. I hope I can do it!


After finishing lunch, our bedroom door was finally opened and prepared for our ride back home. We went home at around 4PM.

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Before leaving, picture muna.

Haay! I really enjoyed our YPS. An entry that deserves the 100th slot! ( I just reached my 100th post! Yipee!!!)

(anyway, thanks cara/aiesecupd multiply for the pictures)

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AIESEC Year Planning Sem. (Part I)

In preparation of the coming school year, my org AIESEC held its Semplanning at the windy hills of Tagaytay. Ayun, medyo tinatamad ako magsulat. Let the pictures speak for themselves.

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This is while we are waiting in BA. Haha. We were supposed to meet at around 6.30 but we ended up leaving an hour after.



Now as we got to Tagaytay at around 10. All of us (13+1[ayen who arrived in the afternoon]) started fixing our stuff, choosing on which bed we'll sleep. Yadiyada. Then, after fixing lunch, we went on to "official business".

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Everyone's serious while looking on the presentation.


Now, after doing those serious semplanning stuff, we went to do a cheer for the coming DevCon (One of AIESEC's seminar). Haha. This was so funny. I was grouped with the EBs. Shoutout to Emman, Eva and Clarice. We made one of the most unique and probably the most creative cheer/tula ever. But it was fun and I hoped everyone enjoyed it. :D

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Emman, Clarice, Jerick and Eva (on white cloth for ghost scene)

Friday, May 19, 2006

Aras Wins Survivor Exile Island

Tagal ko na rin di nagpopost about Survivor.

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(Aras is on the right)

Aras Baskauskas won Survivor: Exile Island. It's not one of my favorite seasons but this season really introduced some interesting characters. Wala lang, Im glad that Aras won. He was my bet ever since I watched the pilot episode.

**He reminds me of Lex in Survivor:Africa.

Freedom for The Da Vinci's Code.

Yesterday, I went to see the film "The Da Vinci Code" along with Mom and Dad. I'm halfway through the book and many of friends discouraged me from watching it yesterday and that I should had finished reading the book first.

Apart from it's big blockbuster cast and special effects, the movie's story plot and claims proved to be far more controversial (Except for Tom Hanks' weird hair). Anyway, we all know from media hypes that the movie debunks the catholic church and Jesus himself. And with our conservative catholic country, i expected this reaction from our leaders.

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But what bothered me was how naive our lifestyle and view on society is. I just feel somewhat deprived of my freedom of expression and religion. I know that 85% of our population is catholic, but that doesn't give us the right to suppress our right to know and look on the other side.

I am a practicing Catholic somewhat over from the usual simba-simba Catholic. I do go to church almost everyday, have my confessions regularly, attended rosaries sessions, novenas, feast etc. I am proud that I am Catholic. I am even a semi practicing Opus Dei (I go to Kapuluan Study Center which is run by Opus Dei). And I firmly believe that my faith on to the church was not swayed by a fictional claim.

I mean, maraming movies shown under a PG13/R13 rating possessing FAR TOO MANY VIOLENT SCENES. Bakit di yun ang istop nila.

Nakakainis lang talaga isipin.

Our leaders do not believe with the capacity of Filipino Catholics.


Sayang naman, marami na ang di makakita tuloy sa weird hair ni TOM HANKS. :P

I suggest you guys that if you can't go to the movies, get a pirata copy and watch it for yourself. I know that you are far more open minded and critical than what our leaders think.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

I wish I'm in the beach...

My decision on taking summer classes was that it was supposed to help lighten my 21-unit 3rd year or my thesis sem but I think I made the wrong decision.

When Weisa, Nelly and I had manually enlisted for EnvSci 1, we were so happy that we were able to enlist. (Yes, enlisting in UP can be dreadful, double the fact that it's a GE subject then triple the threat since it is under MST). We were 1000% lucky.

But EnvSci brought a "painful" way of understanding what UP life is. Hey, getting your first "over-bagsak" grades is a way to say that UP Life is really hard. Well, all of us three felt a mixture of pagsisi, sadness and inferiority.

Getting a 30/100 quiz and getting 48/100 midterms can be really painful especially for GE subjects. C'mon! Sabi nila noon, GE subjects are easy, but not this time.

My only consuelo is that there are people who are lower than my grade. Di ako nagiisa.

But even with those dreadful grades, I still find this class really informative. Now, I know how El Nino forms or the reasons why CFCs are bad. And I can compute it mathematically! Amazing!

We only have a few chances to redeem ourselves and one of it is through our report. I promise that it will be a SUPERMEGAOMEGA CAREER REPORT! I mean, bigatin-kung-bigatin. All for a good grade!

Haay! I can't wait for our vacation, again.


**Nga pala, with all those attention on our EnvSci subject, I seemed to have forgot that I have another class. Crap, exam pala namin tomorrow and I haven't start studying.

Nyorks

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Big Bother

With all that crap on local TV today, the new season of PBB adds on the long list of semi-crap to utterly stupid local TV shows. Hmmm. I'm so pissed that I can't write anything about it. Very disappointing.

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I'm glad that no one from UP joined. (We'll I know someone from UP who should have been there but ended up not going, good for him.:))

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Couch Jump

I just got my grades last semester. For the first time, I captured the College Scholar mark that Ilonged been hoping for.

Also, I was removed from the probation list of our department.

It was really a blessing.


Economics 100.1 - 1.25
Broadcast 100 - 1.5
Film 100 - 1.5
Communication 140 - 1.5
Natural Science - 1.5
Journalism 102 - 2.0

PE Tap Dancing - 1.75

GWA - 1.54167


I feel like jumping! Couch jumping like Tom Cruise.
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(Katie just gave birth to a baby girl, her name is Suri.)

Kudos! Magpapainom ako. :P

Friday, April 14, 2006

Erika's Debut

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These are not my JS Prom pictures rather pictures of Eka's debut party last March 31 at the Intercontinental. I was invited as one of the 18 treasures wherein you have to give a reason why you'll be giving her YOUR gift. No fancy soaps, lotions, necklaces, or those candles and teddy bear gifts that I commonly give to those debut parties I had attended to.

But I think I went too far back into "strange" gifts category. I gave her a Fighting fish in a bowl. Weird? Strange? or plain whatthe? I hope she had appreciated and probably will remember it years from now. I'm now... jerick the fish trainer.

It was really hard to carry and she told me that she had a hard time carrying it back home. Haha.

Well, all for a girl's (ehem. lady's) best night.

RANDOM THOUGHT: Bakit ang mga boys walang debut party?? Are we always the gift giver and not the gift-receiver? hehe. :P

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Mainit

Summer heat's really different here in Manila. I want to go somewhere cool. Haaay!


Summer enrollment starts tomorrow. My first manual enlisting of subjects (in my case, subject). Well, you won't experience the true UP without the pilas. haaay!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Random Post 1.2

align="center">Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||| 36%
Stability |||||||||||||| 53%
Orderliness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Accommodation |||||||||||||| 56%
Interdependence |||||||||||| 43%
Intellectual |||||||||||| 50%
Mystical |||||| 30%
Artistic |||||| 23%
Religious |||||||||||||||| 70%
Hedonism |||||| 30%
Materialism |||||||||||| 50%
Narcissism |||||||||||||| 56%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||| 56%
Work ethic |||||||||||||| 56%
Self absorbed |||||||||||| 43%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||| 43%
Need to dominate |||||||||||||||| 70%
Romantic |||||||||||| 50%
Avoidant |||||||||| 36%
Anti-authority |||||||||||| 43%
Wealth |||||||||||||||| 70%
Dependency |||||||||||| 50%
Change averse |||||||||||| 43%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Individuality |||||||||||| 50%
Sexuality |||||||||||||||| 63%
Peter pan complex |||||||||||| 43%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Physical Fitness |||||||||||||||| 70%
Histrionic |||||||||||| 43%
Paranoia |||||||||||| 50%
Vanity |||||||||||| 50%
Hypersensitivity |||||| 30%
Female cliche |||||| 23%
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Sunday, March 26, 2006

I'm the Flash...

I just finished school's second term last Wednesday. It's a relief that finally school is over (for now). But seems that most of my friends are still in school for their finals and papers! keep it up, guys. kaya yan!

Now, I had been savoring my vacation mode status. My family just went to Baguio last Friday and we got back just hours ago. It was really cool in Baguio and how I wish that the cool breeze can reach Manila. haaay! I'll upload pictures later.

Then, I'll be off to Lucena next Sunday for a week vacation before going to school summer enrollment. Hope I can get good subjects this time! I'll be taking either 2 GEs, GE + PI100, GE + electives or Math 11 or 14 (just in case i need to shift)

Anyway, this is series 1.1 of my SUMMER RANDOM INTERNET MUSINGS.

results:
You are The Flash
























The Flash
65%
Green Lantern
65%
Spider-Man
55%
Iron Man
50%
Hulk
50%
Superman
50%
Robin
45%
Supergirl
40%
Catwoman
35%
Batman
25%
Wonder Woman
15%
Fast, athletic and flirtatious.


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I'm actually "the flash". Fast (check). Athletic (pretty much). Flirtatious (Hmmm). Haha

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Fireworks

What a nice way to end up AY 05 - 06.

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Celebrate the end of classes with a bang!

Saturday, March 18, 2006

AIESEC Experience

I had been dwelling my extra time for the past few months in AIESEC activities. Cara invited me to join A'Day (orientation) a few months ago and since then I had been devoting my spare time to my third (or fourth) organization. Being a CBA based org and me coming from CMC, I find it complicated to go to the events but due to my eagerness I still find time to go.

We had gone to a lot of activities ranging from dinners and seminars to interviews and tarp designs. Holistic growth ei. There are also some new terms that I had learned from AIESEC:

1. Self-Pinduting - the manual slide changing feature of Microsoft Powerpoint

2. Brokeback - Showing actions (with or without gay intentions) of homosexuality. Refers to man to man "bonding moments". No gayness required.

Here are some pictures from AIESEC Culminight celebration last week. It was at Bossing Iara's place in Katips. It was another AIESEC bonding (full of singing, dancing, craziness, the color orange and blue, brokeback-ing, magic sing and EATING).
Also, there were some fireworks display in lieu with the AIESEC party. hehe.

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Anyway, I just got home from our final interview in AIESEC. It was not the usual CMC INTERVIEWS that I had gone through. Hehe. I hope I can pass my application.

Truly enjoyed the application process and I (and my co-apps) am looking forward in fulfilling the AIESEC experience.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Case Paper = Party

Who would have thought that doing a case study paper can be fun? If your topic focuses on partying all night would be a great example.

My Communication 140 Case Study Paper centered on the topic of Communication Aspects in a Club Environment. To make it short, we are to analyze behaviors inside a rave club. My groupmates (Weisa and Lea) and I went to Basement (a bar in Libis). It was my first time in a rave club (Oh yeah! I'm a big dork).

It feels really weird that amidst this party atmosphere, our group still thought of our paper. We just can't get the hang of it. But we did drink and dance until morning. It was a little awkward at first but once the beer gets into your body, haha, it did "wonders".

Anyway, we did some undercover works like dancing alone and letting people approach us. Weisa was able to have a conversation with some of the guys. Then while I was dancing alone, two fat and slut-looking ladies came closer and started grinding their bodies into mine. It was really awkward and I didn't feel like dancing with them, so I went out of the dance floor. Haha. But if it was somebody who looks like Angelina Jolie or my crush, I'll be willing to dance. Haha. I just don't like dancing with people whom I don't know and worst whom I don't even like.

We went home at around 4 in the morning. :-). I hope my research papers are always like that. :-P

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Friday, February 24, 2006

Future film career?

I went to Gateway last Tuesday for the CAM's Inyorai Video Festival. Laman-loob was selected as a finalist for the festival. It was Laman Loob's first recognition and my first recognition as a film actor. Film actor? Why you ask. I portrayed a supporting role for a short film last year. Check out my older entries.

C'mon, that acting stint was recognized by a film organization. I didn't expect that my small acting stint will bring me to an award show. It was not as big as the Oscar's nor the MMFF but awards are still awards. di ba?


Basically, I went there to see my face in the big screen in Gateway. My camwhoring days are over (?) and I was hoping that I'll see myself acting in front of a movie screen. I love my self, sobra. Pero normally, I don't like to see myself on that film and even worse acting. I watched Laman-loob only twice out of the endless screenings in family reunions etc.

But too bad it was not screened in Gateway dahil di pumayag ang MTRCB. There were some "sensitive" scenes kasi on the other nominees, so they scrapped all the films from the big screen.

But the awarding ceremony still kicked off. Laman-loob was nominated on all the awards on the Narrative Short Feature Category including Best performance and Best Short Film. We weren't able to scrap those two awards but still the film won two awards both from Best Screenplay and Best Director for Ate Liar. The funny thing was I was nominated in a way for best performance. WTF?

The good thing is that Laman-loob was recognized. So, what's next on my "supposed" film career? Wala. Haha.

That may be my first and last film award ceremony.But who knows? Oscars may come next.hehe.
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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Bureaucracy at its "finest"

Last tuesday I was invited by Stand UP to run as journalism council representative with their party. I was really shock by that invitation. The idea of running in the student council election had longed been inside my mind. Ever since I got into UP, the idea of a student-leader has been one of my goals.

But I decided not to accept their invitation due to the following reasons. One, I was invited to run on the day which was also the last day of filing for candidacy. I was disappointed with the fact that they had only invited me due to sheer desperation. Their line up was not complete and they saw me only as a "fill-up" or a pandagdag. They didn't even bother to check who I am. Parang, they only went out to the street, picked a stranger and told him that he should serve the people. It was not about leadership but about beating the other party. It was really disappointing considering that most of the UP officials are from their party.

"Parang nakita ko tuloy na...they are not after serving the people and being good leaders but gaining the majority of the supposedly positions." For me, council elections is a big crap.

Two, I have been very busy these days. I've been very active in the pursuance of academic excellence which I think is really paying off. Also, I added AIESEC to my list as (possible, since I'm still applying) organizations.

AIESEC defines work really well. If you really want to work, AIESEC can be an option. But AIESEC works are really rewarding.

Yesterday, I, along with Cara, Iara, Jed and Tanya, went to the Bureau of Immigration for the apps' internship work. It was my first time to be in Bureau of Immigration and it was only then that I knew that their office was in Intramuros. In BI, it shows the current situation in Philippine bureaucracy. Even in the millenium age, government offices still lack computer sets for processing. And also, I noticed that in regular processing of visa, for example, will take you two weeks. But if you add like a thousand pesos, you can get it for 30 mins. Wala lang. Nakakalungkot lang isipin.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Random Postings

I found this random post on Dana's blog. It looks nice.

Actually, number 1 is half true.

I've been busy this days. I don't want to blabber about how busy I am. It just makes me think on things that I still need to do.


Ten Top Trivia Tips about Jerick!

  1. Jerick cannot swim.
  2. The first Jerick was made in 1853, and had no pedals!
  3. In 1982 Time Magazine named Jerick its 'Man of the Year'.
  4. The pupil of an octopus's eye is shaped like Jerick.
  5. The book of Esther in the Bible is the only book which does not mention Jerick!
  6. Only fifty-five percent of men wash their hands after using Jerick.
  7. The number one cause of blindness in the United States is Jerick.
  8. An average beaver can cut down Jerick every year.
  9. More than one million stray dogs and half a million stray cats live in Jerick.
  10. During severe windstorms, Jerick may sway several feet to either side.
I am interested in - do tell me about

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Chronicles of Narnia: The LazyBoy Experience

It was really cool that I had watched The Chronicles of Narnia at the new Globe Platinum Cinema at the Gateway Cineplex last night. They have a big screen much like an IMAX screen and 40 lazy boy seats.

It was my first time to watch on the Globe Platinum Cinema and I really enjoyed watching there. It costs P300 ($6.00) for one time screening. It is expensive compared to the normal P120-150 ticket in other cinemas. But I mean, for unlimited popcorn and drinks and the comfy lazy boy seats, you don't want the movie to stop.

I had enjoyed watching Narnia. I think I'll read the other books.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Clean UP

I've become a clean freak.

I started 2006 cleaning. I woke up on Jan.1 with the desire to clean our bathroom. This was the bathroom that me and my two sisters uses. The bathroom was really gross before. It has lots of cobwebs, some dirt that I didn't know how it get there, old toothbrushes, lots of half used papaya soaps, empty bottles etc.
It was wilder than the zoo.

I was challenge as I cleaned it up in 2 hours. hehe. But now, It's squeaky clean.

I targeted my computer next. It has lots of unused programs, spywares, adwares. Hehe. Now, it's clean (I think).

CAREER OPPORTUNITY:

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Worker for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. hehe