UST Quadri Week

Posted by klomster | 10:03 PM | , , , , | 11 comments »

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.

Class: YEEESSSSS! YEHEY! YEEEEEY!

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

Posted by klomster | 3:37 PM | , , , , , , | 17 comments »

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.