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There’s a good number of students justifying that there should be no classes this coming Monday because of the first ever State of the Nation Address (SONA) of the newly-elected president of the Philippines, Noynoy Aquino. (Or known colloquially as, P-Noy) Students are (somehow) addressing to the government that they are concerned citizens of this country whodeserve to know what is actually going to happen to their country for the next six years of Aquino’s administration. Here’s an excerpt of what these co-students are actually trying to brainwash us with:

“Kailangang maging holiday ang July 26, not for the benefit of the students as a student or a teen but, as a citizen. It doesn’t mean na ayaw namin pumasok, gusto namin gumala, gusto namin magpahinga, or tinatamad kami, kung hindi dahil gusto namin malaman kung ano ang magiging plano ng gobyerno para sa ating lahat, lalong-lalo na sa aming mga estudyante.

Always keep in mind na ito ang first SONA ni bagong Pang. Noynoy Aquino. Dahil ito ang una, hindi ba mas maganda kung malalaman natin ang mga una niyang plano upang mabigyan natin siya ng constructive criticisms as time goes by? Kailangan ng ating gobyerno ng mga kritiko. Kailangan nila ng mga kritiko mostly from the teens dahil sa mga teenagers din lang naman maipapatong ang responsibilidad sa takdang panahon.

Anyway, baliktarin man natin ang mundo, buo na ang desisyon ng pamahalaan na magkaroon na lamang ng pasok sa darating na Lunes. In my opinion, this would be a great mistake of our government not letting the youth to be able to hear and speak out their opinions regarding the plan of the government for our country.” (SOURCE)

Okay, fine. So this is not an excerpt, this is the entire justification/brainwashing strategy. I just thought I can copy-paste a portion of it and still retain their point and their justifications of their point. But I don’t think that would give them justice, so I took the entire thing and pasted it here. Nobody died in the process, so we can move on.

Here’s the deal, I am a student and honestly, I know the liberation the suspension of classes brings upon us. I sometimes come up with silly, non-sequitur excuses to have what I want. It sometimes works, but at most it does not. And this specific excuse of the self-proclaimed concerned-citizens of the next generation will not cross my mind because it is amazingly futile and (I am avoiding to state the obvious but,) stupid. You see, the problem with their argument is that you can fly a Boeing 747 right through its hole. So here are my counterarguments in bullets (the most fad way of stating them) that I think these students cannot give a decent rebuttal to.

  1. The papers of the day after the SONA will contain the entire speech of the president.
  2. Replays will air almost non-stop for the next 7 days on late-night news way after classes are dismissed
  3. The internet, the infinite source of youth’s intelligence today, will surely have this.
  4. Quiapo might have a DVD copy of this for 35 pesos or so.
  5. Or if you are really that concerned with what the president is actually going to say and want to watch this live on national television like one of Pacquiao’s fight, then absent yourselves from school.

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I have too much things to do lately. This week is hell week number 3 and I got two more to go, finals included. I am supposed to be reading 51 pages of scientific shiz which I probably wouldn’t understand even if I had read the entire thing. It, too, would be irrelevant, unimportant at the least, during the finals. I remember couple of months back, say 12, I chose Physical effin’ Therapy. Nobody told me we’ll be having Hagfishes as patients. Oh no, that’s not all, apparently, we’d be having amniotes, anurans, crocodilians and cows as regulars too. That’s probably why they didn’t specify Physical Therapy, Major in Treating Human Patients.

Hagfish. Not cool.

It’s kind of difficult to set your mind to your goal when you know you are taking a detour. It would probably help me/us in the long run, but of course, it’s too vague for now. I’m not doing that terrible anymore in inhumanely dissecting animals. Muscular, digestive, respiratory and urogenital systems of the cat weren’t that hard. I (kind of) regret not really studying during Zoology last semester. If I did, hello DL, probably. But it’s too late for that now, today is tomorrow’s regrets and yesterday’s hope. I can’t wait for summer! I mean seriously, summer break should start next week. But no! Not for two more weeks!! Ugh. It is hell month and a quarter.

Stupidity comes in mysterious ways. This specific stupidity came in a heart-pounding, grade-threatening, funny-yet-shameful way.

Break before Logic class, inside the cafeteria, reviewing for (logic) test we barely studied for.

Me: Ang aga pa pala. 12:40 pa lang.
Lyssa: Ano?
Me: 2:40 pala. Hahaha.
Lyssa: Anong oras ba class natin? 2:30 di ba?
Garci, Lyssa, Shaw, Me: *Panics*

Barely made it in time. Whew! All four of us passed!!

I guess we have luck….

*Takes off sunglasses* …On our side.

RUN!!!

YEEEAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!

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School Blahs

Top reason why you shouldn’t be excited when doing math:

Found somewhere in the net

Reality

Reality

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This is soooo bad. I haven’t posted anything since the 8th. I was too busy with school and I ran out of witty, interesting topic to talk about. My stats are dropping fast; so much for a New Year Resolution.

10 Random things you need to know to catch up:

1. I just had my hair cut (really) short last Sunday.
2. I/we just killed and dissected a pigeon for the name of f*cking science. Oh yeah, a stinky shark too was dissected :-&
3. I’m in the verge of failing Comparative Anatomy Lec and Lab. All, except one, failed the Lecture exam and our professor doesn’t give a damn. But I ain’t gonna give up.
4. We are supposedly the last batch to have Comparative Anatomy Lec and Lab in PT.
5. CRS week was last week. It was F-U-N. Kamera-horing. =))
6. I’m addicted to CS Source and Left 4 Dead 2. Justin BV snipes B-)
7. I’m running out of cash. (Reason: Refer to no. 6)
8. I’m still pissed off with the “bag of douche”
9. I am in dire need of some inspiration to keep on blogging.
10. Justin Bieber’s gay. Talk about some hardcore career suicide. Loser:))


Not surprising.

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UGH! BV.

1. Unlike you, I am responsible and sensitive enough to at least make up for the things I did wrong. I know misery do love company but when someone really has nothing to do with it, please do not put the blame on her and just sit down while she clean up your mess.

2. I may not be as intelligent or as hardworking enough as you, but these people are my people; I care for them, unlike you- you, who don’t care about anything but yourself. And for the record, no one wants your position or even competing for them; you’re lonely up there.

There are two kinds of men and only two:
There’s the one staying put in his proper place
And the one with his foot on the other one’s face

3. And third, I know you’re stereotyped as religious because of what you say and you “do.” But I am sorry; your real actions don’t reflect them. I, apparently, am more religious compared to you. Saints give me goosebumps btw.

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Ra-ra-rant!

THINGS TO DO (And why I hate them):

1. Theo SGA- I’m fed up with our theology and tons of things unrelated to my course that they are trying to fill my mind with. Given that most of these things are taught since we were in grade school and can easily be understood with common sense. It is also occasionally absurd.

2. Theo Report- Need to say more?

3. Appendicular Endoskeleton of Turtle, Cat, Chicken and Shark- This is the perfect way to fuck up one’s holiday. Give ‘em four skeletons to study while the rest of their family and friends are joyfully singing Deck the Halls and Auld Lang Syne. And you’re supposedly fucked up locked in your room studying femurs and humeri and other forsaken bones. Hay nako, no choice.

4. 50 vocabulary words- Ma’am, just so you know, freevocabulary.com has numerous flaws. You might wanna try scanning through them before asking your students to freaking memorize them. “Baffle” isn’t to frustrate, it is to be puzzled, bewildered, or something. And what the hell is this-> “eccentricity- n. Idiosyncrasy” Well, I mean what the hell?

5. Logic Post Test- Nuh, I don’t hate this. This one’s all right.

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School Blues (1)

I can’t get over it. There was a little debate in logic class today, whether the following picture is a triangle or not.

Answer: It isn’t.

It may be a little tricky, a concave triangle. Okay, so a little background on triangles. A triangle is a polygon with three corners or vertices and three sides or edges which are line segments. The triangle above isn’t a polygon since it should be composed of straight line segments to be considered as one- which is reiterated in the definition of triangle. Another strong argument is that triangles are always convex; the above picture seems to be a concave ‘triangle’- which is in the geometry world, impossible. A simpler explanation for its existence would be: intersections of different points in three different circles the forms a figure that seemingly looks like a triangle.

Here’s a visual:

What does this have to do with philosophy and logic? Well, one, it’s math. Two, philosophy is the study of everything, including geometry, in the name of science in the pursuit of the primary cause with the use of reason. I sound like a nerd don’t I?

Mathematicians, correct me if I’m goddamn wrong. Thank you! 🙂

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