Nagpunta ako sa school kanina para magrenew ng scholarship. Kumuha narin ako sa Dean's Office ng Schedule of Fees.

Ang mahal ng tuition. Pero di na ko nagulat. Sanay na.

Sa totoo lang, sulit naman talaga ang tuition fee, kung quality education ang pagbabasehan. Pero ang Miscellaneous + other fees + other charges? Yun ang padagdag sa bayarin. Hindi rin naman masyadong nagagamit.

Kaya eto ang mga tips ko para masulit ang binabayad natin sa paaralan:

1. Laging mag-library- Manghiram ng libro. Hindi ko naman sinabing basahin mo, basta hiramin mo lang. Tapos siyempre ibalik mo. Kapag mainit, tumambay sa library, sa tapat mismo ng aircon. Kapag umuulan, sa library sumilong. Yung iba kasi may phobia sa library eh, malaki kaya ang library fee!

2. Magpacheck-up kahit walang sakit- Alam niyo ba na kasama din sa miscellaneous ang medical at dental services? Kaya kung boring ang klase, magpanggap na nahihilo para makatulog sa clinic/health service. Note: acting skills required.

Sinong may sabi na sa London lang uso ang Royal family? Meron din sa Pinas niyan 'no, kahit Republic/Democratic/Presidential pa ang type of government at hindi Monarkiya.

Kaso sa TV nga lang...

Sino ba naman ang makakalimot sa "Sarah, Ang Munting Prinsesa"?

Naalala ko lang bigla kasi nung isang araw may replay sa Studio 23. Ilang beses ko narin 'to napanood at dati talaga tuwang tuwa ako. Dahil sa palabas na 'yan, buong buo ang paniniwala ko na may snow talaga sa Pilipinas.

At siyempre kung may Prinsesa, dapat may Prinsipe rin. Naalala niyo pa ba ang "Cedie, Ang Munting Prinsipe"?

It's been almost two months since I've last seen my classmates and I really miss them.

I remember during those busy days of project-making, when we have to stay in my house to finish etching, drilling and soldering our circuit. PCB etching is such a long and tedious process and it involves a lot of waiting. While waiting, my groupmates and I play Pusoy Dos in our garage and I have to admit, we got addicted to it.

Monopoly is one of the games in Casino Adelina
Even those from the other groups come by my house to finish the project join the Pusoy Dos fun. It happens almost everyday that's why our garage was named "Casino Adelina" (based on our street's name). The casino was also extended in our classrooms (I hope my profs aren't reading this). We form groups and sit on the floor during breaks or when the prof is absent.

A few days ago, I went to Duty Free with my mom and tita. We finished shopping early so my tita decided to spend some time in PAGCOR before we go home.

They say December 21, 2012 is the scheduled date for the end of the world. Apparently, people are making doomsday an urgent matter.

An evangelical group in California, headed by Rev. Harold Camping, founder of Family Radio Worldwide, believes that the Judgement Day will happen on May 21, 2011. He predicts the world will end that day and only true believers of God will remain with Him.

If that prophecy is true, then we only have 9 days left here on Earth. So why am I not bothered?

As a Catholic, I sincerely believe that there will be a Judgment day and it marks the end of time. The Bible clearly states that the Lord will come and only those who believe in Him shall have eternal life in His kingdom.

But when will that happen? Can we really predict the exact date through the galactic alignment, the Mayan calendar or the continuous war and earthquakes?

Who would have thought hotel heiress and socialite Paris Hilton is a huge boxing fan? Or not?

Paris Hilton became a trending topic not just on Twitter but also in the local media for her I-love-Manny-and-Jinkee tweets during the Pacquiao-Mosley fight.

She is rooting for Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and even joined the post-fight press conference, sitting with Jinkee.

It seems like Pacman gained another avid fan and this event somehow made Filipinos more proud that Paris is very vocal of her love for the Philippines.

She even greeted Charice on Twitter! By the way, Happy birthday Charice and congratulations for a job well done singing the National Anthem!

I know the Philippines is a great place and many international celebrities love the country, but the sudden fuss just feels weird. I was thinking maybe Paris has another motive.

Two great fighters will face each other on the ring again. It's Manny Pacquiao vs Shane Mosley on the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas for the welterweight championship.

Will Pacman do it again? Or will Sugar release his knockout power to beat the eight-division world champion?

Nothing can stop these two men fight for the belt and nothing can stop boxing fans from witnessing this historical event.

Watch Pacquiao vs Mosley Live Stream


Because for mothers, everyday is children's day.

Happy Mother's Day to all moms in the world!

For my first #sentisabado treat, I'd like to feature the Justin Bieber during our time.. Aaron Carter!

Remember this little guy over here?

Aaron is the most popular kid for young girls back in the 1990s. He is the younger brother of Backstreet Boy's Nick Carter (also a heartthrob back then).

I went to YouTube to watch his music video for "Crush On You". I can't believe I still remember the lyrics.

Unfortunately, kids grow up. A few months ago, Aaron Carter entered rehab for some issues he's dealing with. He was once arrested for marijuana found in his car.

If you're a Twitter active user, then you may already be familiar with Senti Sabado.

A few months ago, Pinoy Twitter users reminisce the 80's and 90's using the hashtag #sentisabado every Saturday, hence "Senti Sabado".

It was fun to read tweets on my time line regarding old movies and songs, long lost celebrity stories and other remember-those-days facts.

Now I would like to do this on my blog and I will start tomorrow, of course, because today is Friday Friday (fun fun fun!)

I'm inviting other Pinoy bloggers to do the same. Let's relive those good ol' days!

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I had a really great bonding time with my mom yesterday. We've been planning to go out ever since but it was always postponed due to our previous appointments.

We went to Bayan Center to upgrade my DSL speed. I was complaining for the slow internet connection that I'm getting these past few weeks. My DSL plan is just 768kbps so I decided to upgrade it to 1mbps. I really wanted to have at least 1.5mbps but it's too expensive for me.

As usual, choosing the place to eat is the most difficult thing to do when you're in the mall. There are so many restaurants and a variety of cuisines to choose from. Since I'm a Pinoy food lover and I was craving for something grilled that time, I suggested that we eat at Bacolod Chicken Inasal. My mom hesitated and said, "Chicken na naman?". But in the end I convinced her that the food is really great and she should try their bangus.

Bacolod Chicken Inasal is the place to go if you're very hungry because they have combo meals with eat-all-you-can rice at affordable prices. I ordered Chicken Inasal and mom ordered Inihaw na Bangus. We both loved it! I finished my mountain-ful of extra rice in unbelievably fast speed. The chicken tastes really good that I'm not even talking while eating. Mom was glad I convinced her to eat there because she loved it too.

Paypal Giveaway by MisoGlam

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Who wants to win Paypal cash? Misoglam is giving away $50 to one of her lucky readers!

Who can enter?

Anyone 18+
Must have a valid email address
Must have a paypal account

All you have to do is subscribe to her blog to be eligible for the raffle. There are other ways to earn more entries, check it out on her blog!

Giveaway ends May 10, 2011 at 11:30 central time. The winner will be chosen by Winner has 48 hours to reply. Good Luck!!

I was one of those who attended the World Youth Day in 1995 and I consider myself very lucky. I was fortunate to see Pope John Paul II, even from afar.

I was very young back then. I'm not really sure what's going on but I know everyone was celebrating. Everyone was so joyful to see the Pope. I felt joyful too.

World Youth Day, UST (1995)
with my mom and aunt
Now that he's already beatified, I became more proud that I have witnessed his love, his humility and kindness. He was a very well-loved Pope for he had done so many great things to the church and to its people.

AJ Perez on MMK

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It's my first time watching AJ Perez on TV. I must say he did a good job on Maalaala Mo Kaya. He was a handsome guy and a good actor.

I never really paid attention to him when he's still alive. I guess we could only see something or someone's value when it's gone.

It really felt sad and awkward to see a deceased person so alive on TV. AJ's face is very cute even for his role in MMK as a homeless/beggar. His lips make him one of the cutest guys on the screen. And he seems to be a really nice guy.

The MMK Episode entitled "Tsinelas" is basically about two young brothers travelling from Manila to Samar by feet. Most of the scenes were shot in the roads of different provinces. There were also times that they get almost hit by cars and there's a scene that they passed by a cemetery. It's like a premonition. Come to think of it, AJ Perez died in a road accident. Isn't it ironic?

Hey there! Since I'm bored and I really want an iPad..

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I'm only 30 votes away from the first place so PLEASE I'M BEGGING YOU.. VOTE FOR ME! :)

Century Tuna will be giving away gift packs to lucky 'likers'. Winners will be notified via FB message. This will take you only less than a minute.

First, LIKE the Century Tuna Superbods Facebook page:

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH! It means a lot to me. I really want an iPad! :)

The Royal Wedding was definitely ROYAL! It was seen all over the world, covered by every channel.

We watched the live coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton's (now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) wedding, from the preparation to the wedding ceremony. Monarchs of different places witnessed the ceremony. The British people were celebrating, and so is the whole world. It was definitely the wedding of the century.

Kate Middleton was stunning on her long sleeve laced gown and tiara. I heard she did her own make-up. Amazing! Her wedding dress was made by Sarah Burton. Prince William saw the dress for the first time when Kate walked on the aisle of Westminster Abbey.

royal wedding kate william

The wedding ceremony was almost the same as those held by ordinary catholic people, although their religion is The Church of England.

The newlyweds proceeded to the Buckingham Palace for the traditional first public kiss at the balcony.
royal wedding kate william kiss

..and they lived happily ever after (hopefully!)

I'm Back!

Posted by klomster | 10:31 PM | , | 1 comments »

I'm back! From where? Away from the blogosphere!

It's been 2 months after my last blog post. I was very busy in school. The last days of March were terrible, so many requirements to pass and organization papers to be processed.

For those of you who have been to this blog before, you may have noticed a BIG change on this site. Oh yeah, I finally had the guts to change my 1 year & 4 months old blog layout! I've been planning this since the start of the summer vacation. I really wanted to make my blog more personalized ever since.

The layout and blog title is inspired by Schaum's Outlines, the popular textbook series. I based my concept with it because I was amused that my name rhymes with it and besides, Schaum's Outlines textbooks are part of my school life.

This blog is still under construction. I have more ideas to incorporate on this site. Hopefully it would reach to perfection before the summer ends.

I want to ask for your help with this new blog. Please feel free to comment and suggest on anything about the new concept, layout, etc. I would really appreciate it.

By the way, this is a screenshot of the former layout:

I forgot to take a screenshot of the whole page. But I hope this would bring back memories! :)

So what do you think? Do you like the old one or the new one?

P.S. If you have my link on your blogroll, please do me a favor to change the title from Time to Shine to Claum's Outlines. Thanks!


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The owner of this blog is residing in the Philippines. She wanted to be an astronaut but ended up being an Electronics Engineer. She is currently teaching in UST, her alma mater.

She started blogging in the year 2006 but took it seriously in September 2009 when she heard about bloggers who make six figures online. She created her personal blog, "Time to Shine",  with the aim of making money through SEO. Information regarding whether she was successful or not... would not be discussed in this section. :)

This blog was later called, "Claum's Outlines", based on her favorite textbook series.

Besides blogging, you can also find her studying, watching movies and series, reading a sci-fi/mystery novel, playing and daydreaming.

Her name is pronounced as 'klom'.

And lastly, she accepts donations. Thank you. :)

What makes me super excited about the weekends?

Tomorrow is the Rotaract District Annual Sportsfest! I'm super excited because I'll be with my org friends. It's gonna be a super fun-filled and exciting activity. We'll do our best to win! :)
with my org friends

Also, Glee is back! It will be aired tomorrow after the SUPER Bowl. The episode is entitled SUPER Glee! Isn't that exciting? Watch the sneak peek:

UST Quadri Week

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Nothing can stop me from partying and enjoying the Quadri week, even flu. I've been suffering from sore throat, colds, muscle pains and headache for more than a week now. But I couldn't just stay at home and rest, because I want to attend the activities and enjoy the one-week celebration of UST's 400th birthday.

Wednesday. January 26, 2011. The Q Parade.

Our classes were suspended so we could join the parade or watch the Cheermania. More than half of the class chose to join the parade, including me. There were colorful floats and students in costumes. It was actually more than just a parade, I call it parade-procession-rally-marathon. We walked from UST to Mendiola and back to UST. There are times that we have to run, then stop, then walk again. We were waving and shouting "EN-GI-NEE-RING." It was so much fun.

We passed by other schools like FEU and UE. The Tamaraws and the Red Warriors were watching us, some were even waving and shouting with us. The parade lasted for more than an hour. I was very tired and my feet were hurt. But still we all enjoyed it and we all thought it was a great experience.

Whew. That was one hell of a week month. The last two weeks for me was very stressful and very tiring. So I spent the whole day resting. The results of the exam are still bothering me though. I can't help but think of it.

Good thing the Quadricentennial week is coming ahead. There will be a lot of activities in UST. I went there earlier and I saw the preparations. They were setting up two stages at the Grandstand and at Plaza Mayor. There were also tents beside the field and a huge yellow hot air balloon-like thing. Classes would not be suspended but it's still up to the professors to give permission to the students to go to the Q Fair.

In cooperation of the 400th foundation of UST, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas will release 200 peso bills with the Qudricentennial logo. There are also  UST commemorative Swatch watches and other merchandises available at the Quadri Cart located at Plaza Mayor.
A 200-peso bill with the UST400 logo

Bloody Red Books
Done with 4 exams, 3 more to go. The first day was good. I'm confident with my answers in Electronics and Computer Networks. I guess studying for 3 days straight was a good idea. Unlikely, the second day (today) isn't really good. I slept late last night to study Materials Science. I thought I've reviewed everything, but when I saw the test paper, everything just fell off. Mental block attack, hate it. We took an hour break to talk about that dreadful exam and for a last minute review in Mechanics. At first, I thought I did good in Mechanics, but after the test I heard my classmates' answers and they were all different from mine. I realized that I was very careless that I omit some of the details in the problems, resulting to wrong answers.

Moving on, we received bad news earlier during our Mech exam:

Prof.: Your Electromagnetics exam (scheduled tomorrow) is postponed.


Prof.: May sakit si Sir Bangles.

Class: Aawwww. :( 

My life has changed in an instance. Who would have thought this would happen? Often considered a shy, "lady in waiting" personality.. now becomes a fearless, majestic, leader! From Virgo the virgin to Leo the Lion! Virgin no more.

Gotcha! I'm talking about the zodiac sign change, of course. What were you thinking? Hahaha.

There's a fuss going on about the new zodiac signs due to the change in the earth's axis. A 13th zodiac sign was added to the list: Ophiuchus, the serpent holder. Because of this, dates have been moved in the zodiac chart. See if yours have changed too:

K-Pop Domination

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Is anyone here not familiar with the song, "Nobody nobody but you! *Clap clap, clap clap*"? If yes, then prepare to be stabbed to death. Not by the Wonder Girls, but by some drunk men, just like this:

Absurd, isn't it? Getting killed because you can't sing "Nobody". What an ugly way to die. The lesson here? Drink moderately. Memorize "Nobody".

K-Pop or Korean Pop is indeed the widest phenomenon of the 2010 scene (second would be the Jejemons). I remember when I was in High School, there were only 3 Korean students in our school. Now there are more or less 300 of them in UST. It seems that the Koreans came here not only to study, but also to invade the music and television industry.

After the successful hit of the Wonder Girls, K-Pop became more prominent in the Philippines when Sandara Park, who happens to live and work here as a teen actress a few years back, became popular together with the all-female group 2NE1. Though Sandara Park isn't Filipino, she at least gave us a boost of Pinoy pride when she became successful in Korea.

Honestly, I'm not much of a K-Pop fan, but I'm not a hater either. I admit that I was once hooked to Koreanovelas and I think Korean guys are cute. A good example of a cute guy would be Nichkhun, a member of the K-Pop group 2PM. I learned about him when I saw a compilation of pictures and videos of him winking. Yeah right, he is best known for his winks.
I watched a few videos of him in YouTube and I found out that he's not just a handsome face, he can play the guitar and piano too! I also learned that he is Thai-Chinese. He turns out to be not Korean, after all! Amazed by his good looks and talent, I followed him on Twitter. But still, that doesn't count me as a fan. Because by definition, fans would be something like this:

2010 was a year filled with pressure and stress. So this year, I will lessen my worries, have more fun and enjoy every moment 2011 has for me.

I don't make New Year's resolutions, primarily because I know I would just be disappointed at the end of the year. To start the year with good vibes, I will set my goals and I would like to call it, My 11-Point Agenda for 2011:

1. Academics- aim for "Claum-laude". Studying is my first priority, of course. My biggest dream is to graduate cum laude. I still have 2 more years to work on that dream.

2. Be an earth-warrior. Caring for the environment is my advocacy this year. I'm planning to join Earth-UST next semester and join more tree-planting activities.

3. Be more socially-active. Not by spending more time on social-networking sites but by participating on school and club activities. I already have a list of organizations on my mind.

4. Sleep early, wake up early. I don't want eye bags this year and I don't want to be late for class.

5. Exercise. No, I would not be hitting the gym. I don't have enough cash for that. I want to join marathons, like run for a cause and such. Also, exercise instead of sleeping.

6. Live a healthy lifestyle. I would not be on South beach diet, for I don't have much fats left. I'll just eat healthy food, stay away from sickness.

7. Spend more, but spend wisely. I would not be buying unnecessary stuffs this year. I realized that I was a bit thrifty last year. So I will reward myself on every achievement I earn, because I know I deserve it.

8. Be a better blogger. I'll try to update my blogs more often. I also have this big dream--to be a popular, filthy-rich blogger! But I still have a lot of catching up to do, I have to work my fingers to the bone.

9. Lessen FB hours. Spend more time reading a novel or watching movies instead of browsing Facebook for hours.

10. Party harder. Not necessarily clubbing. I missed a lot of birthday parties and get-together's last year so I'll make sure I wouldn't be missing any celebration this year.

11. Pray harder. I need to spend more quality time with God. Never forget to thank Him everyday and ask for his guidance. Prayers move mountains.