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I went to school at around 9am, just in time to meet Ria, Dom, Tiff, Mark and Tim at the Aldaba Hall 10am to get the panel boards to be used in the UProject exhibit. We transported the boards to the College of Engineering using a truck, which we rented.

Tiff and I rode with Tim to Engg. Upon arriving there, Tiff had to leave because she had this batch shoot to attend to. We brought the materials (tarps, etc) to the Eng’g Lobby - where the setup is going to be.

Tim and I helped out until around 11:20, and headed back to AS after, in time for our 11:30 classes. We left Ria, Dom and Mark to set-up. Migs and Sean came later to help in setting up. I went back at around 1:10 with Hannah, and staple gunned the remaining tarps.

UPROJECT EXHIBIT ROCKS!!! :)

THE EXHIBIT WILL RUN FROM MARCH 10-14, 2008. COLLEGE OF ENG’G, MELCHOR HALL LOBBY. SEE YOU GUYS THERE! :)

My uncle just messaged me and showed me the text in the application TextEdit. I never knew this existed in my MacBook until today. I was amazed, really! :) I took a screen shot of it:

Dear Kate,

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.

Take Care,
John Applessed


Familiar much? Here:

As I welcome 2008, it’s just right for me to look back at the experiences that I had. For all the good times and the not so good ones. For all the memories that are forever treasured and remembered. Thank You Very Much to everyone that had touched my life, one way or another. To the next year – to 2008 (and beyond!).

2007 has been wonderful.

• Had New Year with my cousins at our house. (It was when I lost my innocence to alcohol?)
• It was a really wonderful experience being in my first org – Chinese Student Association (which I consider family now). <3
• I got chickenpox (I had to cut class and stay at home for 3 weeks! Boo!)
• University Scholar babeh!
• I went to the Xavier Variety show with Tiff, Harrell, Vanessa and Cokie, and just enjoying watching without worrying about tasks of being in Stallion or in the Variety Show Committee.
• UPCSA goes to La Luz Beach, Batangas! Woooot! :D

• Got a real job (part time) in Outblaze Asia-Pacific as Online Content Support (thanks to Tiff! I can’t thank you enough dude!)

• Had my first summer class in UP (…and learned that Summer Class = HOT HOT HOT = VERY UNSUITABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING!)
• I got Malikhaing Pagsulat under Prof. Rene Villanueva (God bless his soul!) for 3 days (He was replaced/ subbed by Sir Eliserio after…)
• Played Frisbee – with Tim Sy and Chris Ng during summer (UF2 class with Aouex)
• Got elected as Vice President in CSA (Thanks so much guys! I love you!)
• Proclaimed Tiff and Sean to be best buds in CSA (they’re the best!)
• I got to be a Registration Assistant in CSSP/ AS101 (kalog peeps!)
• Had to choose MemComm people. Met with them at Starbucks Katips for the first time! We did the Sigsheet (Leslie = d’best! – she made all the art in the Sigsheet!) MemComm = LOVE :)
• Attended State of the Nation Address (rubbed shoulders with the President, Speaker, political figures)

• Went to the Office of the Vice President, met Noli, had pics taken! That was it! My future flashing right through my eyes (and mind you, I wasn’t dreaming while it was happening)

• CSA applicants exceeding “projected” number. (We’re growing exponentially as Kim said). Met a lot of new people. Got close to new people. Made new friends :) I LOVE C.S.A. (It had its ups and downs, but still we’re here. We’ll keep fighting, and changing for the better I hope!) XD
• Got my first? Oh no, second acting Gig (Thanks to Ma’am Anna!) *First was when I acted as a Chinese salesman in Chris Ng’s BC class. That was fun! **Second was with Bembol Roco! Yeahboy! Haha! No need to elaborate much. I’m now international! Oh yeah! Wu’s international too!
• Had new doggies! (Debbie – Mini Dachshund, Sophie – Yorkie, Jade – Shih Tzu, Kirby – Shih Tzu)
• I VOTED! May 14.
• Harry Potter Book 7! (and now it’s finally done)
• Formed BFFL (best friends for life) with Barbie, Reg, Rog and Tenai (Go Pub Ad! Go NCPAG! Go UP Law! Haha!)
• Bought my own MacBook with my hard earned money! (That felt great!)
• Dared Tiff to live without swearing (that was fun…or at least for her, because she had cake!) She almost did it, but not quite. (Medyo positive ang pagkasulat ko ha!)
• Had first complete BFFL inuman session @ Guiley’s Island to celebrate BFFL Reg’s birthday! Yeahboy!
• Had second complete BFFL inuman session to celebrate Barbie’s birthday @ her house
• Mimi’s Birthday @ Shantung

• Halloween @ Ayala Heights

• Sketchers Streetdance Battle Year III (my first ever! UP won!!! as usual!)

• Christmas Party @ new office of Outblaze (Played Wii! Crazy Wario Ware)

• Watched AVENUE Q! (yippee!)
• LANTERN PARADE!

• Reunion with my 1C,2C,3C,4B classmates :)

• Christmas @ Ayala Heights

Thanks Tiff, Joyce, Pat, Sean, Austin, Thea, Harrell, Kim and Merryan for your love and friendship – for always understanding me. I know that you’ll always be there for me, kahit ano pang sabihin ko sa inyo, you guys will be there to listen :P

Thanks to MemComm (Chris, Alvene, Ariel, Clea, Ainna, Leslie, Pam, Pao Pei, Arianne, Sarah, and Carlo) and Execomm (Jayne, Laureen, Krisha, Jarv and Scott) and to the Deps!

Thanks to CSA! You’ll forever be my family!

Thanks to BFFL! (Barbie, Reg, Rog, Tenai!) and to Blanch and Pebbles! :)

Thanks to my Xavier classmates! (d’best!)

Thanks to my blog readers!!! I LOVE YOU OH SO MUCH TOO! XD hehe

Thanks to everyone! You’re too many! (Sorry! Hehe! You know I love you guys too!)

I LOVE MY FAMILY! Thank you! :)

And now, *drum rolls* I LOVE MY OH SO WONDERFUL COUSINS, who’ll forever be in my heart! Clumtards President – Achi Denise, VP – Tin, Sexytary – Moi!, Treasurer/ Speaker of the Haus – Luj, (ano si Adi? …at sina Tippi, Justin at Jen? Haha!) Don’t forget our lawyer – AJ! And to my other cousins! Thanks for everything!

Happy New Year!

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Val, Shereen, Jan Mike, Pam and I went to the Senate in GSIS building earlier to interview Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero for UPROJECT, an organization in UP Diliman.

We arrived there on time! (thanks to Jan Mike’s driving skills). We waited, and waited, because he was still in a committee hearing. Val and I toured the senators’ rooms to get their contact numbers. We managed to get Senator Pia and Allan Peter Cayetano’s. (We should’ve gotten Arroyo’s, Angara’s, Enrille’s, and all those UP alumnus..I didn’t know that they were from UP.)

We went back to the office of Sen. Escudero, and waited again, talking about anything really, to pass time. I had to go ahead because I have a previous meeting set at the Office of the Vice President.

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Jan Mike drove me to the PNB Building, but first, we detoured to Jollibee to buy food. It was already 3pm, Pam, JM, Shereen and I haven’t eaten yet, and are REALLY STARVING! Talk about Pam saying “Cheese Whiz, Cheese Curls, Cheese blah blah blah.”

I went down at the entrance of PNB, and went through the whole security clearance process all over again. My classmates were already there. We went up to the 7th floor and got inside the “Office of the Vice President of the Philippines”. Security was wow! Finger print, digital number code system. Well not really that “amazing” compared to other countries, but still…

We were asked to wait in the Vice President’s Briefing Office where he meets the cabinet, and HUDCC/ Housing authorities.

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Atty. Jessie Andres, the Vice President’s Chief of Staff did our briefing, and answered all our concerns regarding Philippine Administrative System (with regards to the Office of the Vice President - Executive Branch).

We had these microphones, the ones used in cabinet meetings, senate sessions, and all those government stuff. :))

We were all amazed when no less than the Vice President emerged out of a not so noticeable door. The room we are in had a connection with the real Office of the Vice President. It’s a double room, with a concealed (not so concealed after it opened for Noli) door.

He didn’t stay that long. We just took pictures, talked for a while, and then he left. He’s such a busy person perhaps.

We have his nephew (our classmate, and my batch mate in UP) to thank for arranging all of this. Atty Andres told us that this was a FIRST ever thing, that they allowed students to visit and tour the office of the VP! Cool huh? XD

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UProject’s first interview is Sitti Navarro, bossa nova singer, graduated Business Economics from UP School of Economics.

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Sitti: Whatever your passions are, whatever your passions were, even before college, ‘dun at ‘dun din kayo babagsak (you’ll definitely end up there), that’s what I’ve learned.

Crisette: You think you want to be doing this for the rest of your life? Like Singing…

Sitti: I’ll only do singing, I’ll still do singing only if it doesn’t feel work…But at the time it feels like work, I’ll stop.

Ria: How did you decide to take up B.E. (Business Economics) What’s the story behind that?

Sitti: You know how UP applications are done early in the year…When I was in high school, I enjoyed everything. I enjoyed all my subjects. So I asked my mom to pick a course for me. It was my lolo (grandfather) who picked my course. BE was my first choice then the second choice was Com Eng (Communications Engineering)…You can just imagine how my brain…I wasn’t really decided on anything. 

Ria: Because that what a common problem we want to address. A lot of students don’t really know yet at that stage… So would you say that you felt that way also?

Sitti: Yes definitely. But that’s okay, you’re only 16 then. What am I suppose to do? Everything will fall into place, just be patient. Just be patient. If you feel troubled. It’s okay to feel troubled. No one knows for sure, if you’re in the right course…or if you’re taking the right path. You just learn a long the way…and there are signs a long the way. Bigla akong nagkaroon ng record deal (I get offered a record deal). I think I should sing. Okay, I’ll try singing. E okay ‘yung album. (The album’s okay) I think ill go for another album. Don’t force anything, but do your best!

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For the video of the interview, check out UPROJECT Website.

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