And then… i was still.

March 13, 2010

 

I was productive yesterday. I was productive this morning. Then suddenly while I was studying this afternoon… I was still. It was as if my body (or brain) was telling me, “stop, I’m tired.” I tried solving a problem in ES 21, but it won’t sink in. I took a break and read the newspaper, then returned to the unfinished problem with still no progress. I was sitting on the bench in our porch. Just sitting there, asking myself, “what do I do now?”

I have a research paper to write. I have interview questions to prepare for my interview with two deans next week. I can’t mess those interviews. I can’t mess that paper. I don’t want to mess that paper.

I have ES 21 to practice. The ES that they say is easy, but what the heck, it seems that in my four years in UP, math has yet to love me.

So after sitting down on the bench for who knows how long, I decided to open the computer and find something in the internet that might trigger me to work again. A song, a quote, a website, anything. Even facebook didn’t distract me this time.

It was one of those days when I thought I had the drive or energy to study, then suddenly everything just drains away.

I went to youtube and found this song. It’s a wonderful song from Les Miserables. It’s sad, but it’s wonderful.

What do I do now? I’ll keep trying to write my paper and keep trying to solve that ES 21 problem. As Dory always said in Finding Nemo, “just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” So I will keep trying. Kahit mabagal, basta gumagalaw. I’m swimming against the current right now. haha.

Ok, enough multiply. Get back to work!

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After Two Years… nakumpleto kami!

January 6, 2010.

Charlie called last night at home and suggested that Tan2, Richard, him, and I meet for lunch the next day. I immediately became excited and happy (for I was feeling annoyed, confused, and was about to cry before he called). Tan2 said yes instantly, but Richard wasn’t sure if he could come.

Charlie and I were waiting at the lib as early as 10am even though the meeting time was 11:30am (excited?) because our respective classes were canceled. It turned out that Richard’s PI 100 class wasn’t going to meet as well so he was at the lib by 11am. The three of us were able to talk about a lot of things while we waited for Tan2 who made it on our meeting time.

And off to TechnoHub we went…

It was Tan-tan’s first time at TechnoHub and we decided to eat at Pizza Hut. More kwentuhan came during meal time and then Richard treated us a Dessert platter (also from Pizza Hut)! We were able to take some pictures outside the restaurant, but I was running late for my 1PM class so we left shortly.

The last time the four of us ate together was 2 years ago during my 18th birthday when we had dinner at TOSH Katips. We didn’t have any camera then, so the photo above is the first one with all four of us in it. ^^

Thank God for making this possible. Yey! =)

~ Jill =)

Live Each Moment =)

January 5, 2010.

First day of classes after Christmas break. For some reason, I was feeling nervous the night before. But God prepared a lot of surprises. ^^ Here’s some of them:

1. Nakita si Stef (tama ba spelling?) sa may bulletin board malapit sa ACES tambayan. Nagkakwentuhan sandali ^^ at pagkatapos nun…

2. Nakita ko naman si Jomax! – pareho naming inaabangan ang pag bukas ng lib kaya nag kwentuhan muna kami tungkol sa PI 100, music, at konti ng ES 21. fun!

3. Naging bibbo kid sa ES 21 – dahil ito sa aking seatmate na si Kay! haha, nag board work kami. minsan-minsan lang ‘to. =P

4. Nag lunch sa Engg Caf w/ Cheska! – ngayon nlng kami ulit nakakain sa caf kasi halos laging sa LB kami nung December. ^^

5. Prodwork at the ICTUS tambayan w/ Jako, Nelson, Edzel, Luka, Jela, Chard, and Julian– tumulong sa pag gawa ng stand para kay ICTUS Man na ilalagay sa exhibit. Nasa tambs din sina Migs and Dans. ^^

6. Tumambay sa engg lib habang inaantay si manong – nakita at na-greet ng happy new year sina Mario, Dan, Nadygne, at Tina! (hiwa-hiwalay ko silang nakita) =D Nakakatuwa dahil, sabi nga ni Tina, “Ang tagal na kitang hindi nakikita!”

– pinakamatagal kong nakausap si Nadygne. Ang amazing pa dahil yung cell # naming dalawa ay pareho ng digits! iba-iba lang ng order. XD

7. Nakasabay palabas ng engg sina Rendell at Jessa – kwentuhan tungkol sa MatE 103 at ES 26 habang inaantay si manong sa may parking lot sa yakal. ^^

THANK YOU!

~ Jill =)

“You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just SMILE.” =)

August 8, 2009. The day of the ES 12 2nd long exam. haha. People/Things/Events that made me smile.

1. Breakfast with Papa, Mama, Yads, & May. Gusto ko ang breakfast every weekend dahil kumpleto kami sa bahay (pag weekday kasi hindi kami sabay2 dahil may school/work) at for the past few months ay lagi na din naming kasabay yung girlfriend ng kuya ko. Parang may new member in the family. =P

2. Good luck text from Jayne. Para sa ES 12 exam namin nila Ritz at Cheska. Thanks Jayne!

3. ChE 197 class. Nag sit in si Richard kaya nakapag kwentuhan kami habang hindi pa nag sstart yung lecture ni Ma’am Melit. =D

4. “Picnic” sa Quiet Zone sa engg with Benj, Cyma, Carlo (o Karlo?), Nitu, and Nadygne. After ng 197 namin nila Cyma at Carlo ay nakasalubong namin si Benj. Gutom na daw si Carlo kaso sarado na yung engg caf that time. Kaya nag punta kaming quiet zone, naupo sa lapag (dahil nawawala ang mga chairs sa quiet zone!), nilabas namin ni Cyma ang baon naming snacks sa bag, at nag salo-salo habang “nag rereview”. Tapos dumating sila Nadygne. The more the merrier. haha. Naalala q tuloy nung high school, lagi kaming ganito nila Angela- mauupo sa lapag at sabay2 kakain at mag kkwentuhan. Fun! =)

5. Went to the Parish of the Holy Sacrifice with Benj and Ralph. After ng ES 12 exam ay wala pa sila mama sa parking lot sa may Yakal. Sabi ni Benj pupunta daw siya sa simbahan para mag tirik ng kandila for the exam. Dahil hindi q pa ata na-experience na pumunta diretso sa simbahan at mag tirik ng kandila after ng exam at dahil wala pa naman sila mama, sumama ako kay Benj.

Nung papasok na kami sa gate ng church, papalabas nman si Ralph. Tapos may nakita pa akong dalawa din naming classmates sa ES 12 na pumunta sa loob (so may idea na kayo tungkol sa difficulty ng exam, haha). Niyaya din ni Benj si Ralph na mag tirik ng kandila kaso pag dating naming tatlo sa loob, walang posporo. Saka kahit may posporo ay mamamatay lang yung apoy dahil sa lakas ng hangin. Kaya ayun, sa adoration chapel kami nag punta. After nun ay sabay2 na kaming nag lakad palabas pabalik sa may engg. Siguro natuwa ako sa event na ito kasi first time ko pumunta sa simbahan kasama sila. hehe, wala lng, natuwa lng ako. =)

O, ikaw naman reader, what made you smile today?

God bless! =)

What Made You Smile Today? =)

July 22, 2009

 

Count your blessings, not your worries! Even if exams are happening almost every week, let’s not forget to be happy. I mean REALLY happy! Here are some of the things that made me REALLY HAPPY today:

1. A short walk with Charlie! Haha, nagkasalubong kami nung umaga (mga 8:05 nun) tapos sabi niya ang aga ko daw para sa 8:30 class ko. Tapos tinanong ko siya kung anong oras class niya, 8:00 daw! kaya pala ang bilis mag lakad eh! =D

2. Watched the partial SOLAR ECLIPSE with Ritz, Cheska, and Jayne at the PAGASA Observatory. Dahil absent ang prof namin sa 8:30-10:00 class, we had the chance to watch the eclipse. Ang ganda-ganda talaga ng creation ni God!

3. A smile from Richard! Hindi ko na kasi sila nakakasalubong ni Mario sa engg caf pag umaga dahil maaga ako dumarating (or mas late lang sila pumapasok, haha). Pero dahil magka-lapit lang ang classrooms namin, nakakapag “hi-hello” kami minsan pag napapadaan sila sa classroom.

4. School session with Melbert, Ruby, and Pam. Akala namin ni Melbert hindi matutuloy kasi dalawa lang kami nung una. Mabuti na lang dumating sila Ruby. yey! pero syempre mas masaya pag kumpleto ang schoolmates. Next week ulit!

5. Flute lessons with Ma’am Dothy. Haha, syempre lagi naman itong masaya. Music is one of my best stress relievers. =D

Thank God for this day! =D

How about you reader, what made you smile today? =)

Matututo pa ako! Umpisa pa lang ng dose! =D

June 29, 2009

 

Hay. Ang ES (Engineering Science) nga naman. Sabi nung prof ko sa ES 12, practice lang daw ang katapat ng ES. Siguro nga totoo. Kaso pag nag ppractice naman aq ng problems sa bahay, hindi ko masagot ang karamihan sa kanila. T_T inabot na ako ng buong hapon at hindi man lang ako naka-5 problems. My goodness me, saan na ako mapupunta nito?

Medyo nakakalungkot lang minsan kasi syempre nag aaral ka para maging “engineer” tapos hirap na hirap ka mag solve ng “engineering problems” na parang madali lang naman para sa iba. Pero sabi nga ni mama, kanya-kanyang talent lang naman iyan. Kung nahihirapan ka, kailangan mo lang ng extra effort para pumasa. Tapos na-realize ko din na hindi naman umiikot sa ES ang engineering. Yung HSE (Health, Safety, and Environmental Engineering) ba kailangan ng ES? Pati yung MatE 131 (polymer materials), MatE 121 (electric and magnetic materials), at iba pang major (except MatE 111(mechanical deformation of materials))? Kung meron man konti lang siguro. Saka na-realize ko din na siguro ang tinuturo talaga nila sa ES ay yung logic or tamang approach sa problems. Hay. Dbale, may ES 12, 15, at 21 pa naman. Matututo pa ako. =)

bawal sumuko! go,go,go! whew. Wish me luck! yey! =D

Jill has temporarily mutated (pasensya sa mga tatamaan. nag sasabi lng ako ng totoo)

May 2, 2009

Bakit pa ba na-imbento ang sigarilyo?

Hindi ba nila na-rerealize na unti-unti silang pumapatay ng tao dahil sa usok na binubuga nila?

kung gusto niyong mamatay kayo na lang. wag na kayo mang damay!

dapat nga hindi din kayo payagan na sa open air manigarilyo kasi pati ang kalikasan ay unti-unti niyong pinapatay.

mag kulong kayo sa isang kwarto at singhutin niyo ulit lahat ng usok na binuga niyo.