many of the greatest achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working

March 16, 2009 at 11:16 am (academic, rants)

i have never met a course that i would be exerting so much effort on until i met IE32.

this, by far, has been the subject i exerted full effort on. i am honestly going to tell you that i am just getting by college and passing my subjects without the help of divine intervention.

however, this case is very different from the rest. i’ve been calling out the names of every god and deity i can remember just to help me pass this subject.

i won’t settle for anything but a pass. because, failing to do so would mean an additional year to my student career. now, who wants that?

i just want this subject to be done and over with. but, we still have a paper and presentation to prepare. however, to do that, we should have an exam average of 60 to continue with the course.

i can do this!

“Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working.”


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the instinct of ownership is fundamental to man’s nature

March 9, 2009 at 10:59 pm (academic, rants)

these past few days have plagued by several undeniably frustrating incidents.

the first of which is the breakdown of my computer which translated into lost files and programs.

which is a big “OH NO!” if you ask me. the road towards the end of the semester is almost near and i my computer crashes down on me. what about my papers? what about my files?

pero, the good thing is that i have the will to back them up. uh-huh. i am being a better computer user. ever since i got rejected from the inhinyero interview last year by not knowing how to back-up my important files. 😛

anyway, im still not over having to share a computer with my siblings, again. i was happy even though the cpu was just noisy. at least, it was mine.

but, as i know, i have to wait until the next one comes.

how long the wait will be, i don’t know.

“The instinct of ownership is fundamental in man’s nature” -William James

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a good heart is better than all the heads in the world

March 5, 2009 at 1:06 pm (thoughts)

i think that we should always think closely at why we do our actions.

just this afternoon, before my classes start, i ordered my “lunch” at the local cafeteria. i finished what i was eating when i realized that i haven’t even paid.

but then, i instantly said to those i am with that i better pay for good karma.

that is when i realized that i did the thing for the wrong reason.

often, our actions are influenced by thoughts that are not appropriate. or we do things for all the wrong reasons. an example of which is personal gain. will personal gain ever replace social responsibility? i don’t think so.

i just want to say is that we better take a closer look at why we do things. and maybe, we’ll have change in the way we do them.

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world. -Edward Lytton

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efficiency is doing better what is already being done

March 3, 2009 at 10:24 pm (academic, life)

i am proud of myself today.

i completely followed what i’ve written in my planner. this is he first time i’ve done that – shading all the to-do baxoes for the day.

and, i am also happy to say that i’ve done the things worth doing and minimize all the time i’ve wasted by just surfing the internet and other acivities that take up my time but provide no productivity at all.

anyway, i hope to keep this up. i may be in good mood after the movie last night. i look forward to having more of these days in the future.

first things first, they say. priorities is another word. i’ve done them. and, continuing this is a feat i would like to achieve. 🙂

to add to this entry:

i’ve also planned my summer. there are these two psych subjects that i’ve been wanting to enroll in. and, i think that this is a great opportunity for me to take them because i realized that enrolling in Psych subjects during the regular semester is hard. it is because that they give priority to psychology majors and other students who are required to take those courses.

i want this so badly.

the two subjects are Principles of Learning and Industrial Psychology. both of which are very useful in the event that i will pursue my career choice. and, as i take them i will gear myself towards becoming a great person in that field.

i hope that i do get them. i will pray that i do.

“Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.” -Peter F. Drucker

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how you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself – so always think positively

March 3, 2009 at 1:42 am (academic, life)

i have been distraught this whole weekend brought about by the frustration caused by an academic requirement called an exam.

moreover, it is more frustrating because the exam is about a required course entitled stochastic processes in engineering.

what stochastic means is something i can’t explain at the moment. or maybe i could but  i won’t explain because it can only lead to things like “ooohs” and “aaahs”.

i was studying in front of the computer because what i have is the soft copy of the reference materials and that i am too lazy to have to face the book. while studying, i was surfing the internet and decided to change my status in facebook.

i was too tired of the subject that i wanted to rest for a bit. actually, nothing was retained nor acquired the whole time i was in front of the computer. the things i knew were stock knowledge of previous courses i’ve taken which are related to the said subject.

anyway, there is this person that i’ve added just because i have a crush on, and we do not necessarily know each other personally, messaged me regarding this status. i won’t go into details but i really felt joy inside of me and i decided to call of the log-off-and-just-sleep plan. it was real awkward at first, but hey, i wasn’t the one who made the first move.

i went to sleep full of hope in answering the said exam even though i learned nothing from my “study session”. i wasn’t even worried  that i didn’t know more than half of the whole exam coverage. but, due to more responsible friends, i got all that i needed to know and all the formula i needed to use in order to fully answer the exam.

i was even proud of myself of going through the exam without having a breakdown. or crying. wait, i didn’t even thought of crying.

anyway, it was not as depressing as the last exam i had with the course. but it really frustrates me because i couldn’t think of other ways of trying to understand the subject matter.

to end the day, i was found, along with some friends, at a certain victory party where i “met” some people. i wasn’t ready to mingle just yet. when it was time to go home, the group decided to catch the latest movie, You Changed My Life.

it wasn’t corny nor jologs, IMO. it was likable, funny, light and a bit, ok, very, cheesy.

cheesy as it may, it was still very likable because it was as true as it can be. it can relate to different people and there were not really unbelievable shiz in the story.

it really touched me in the sense that what the story upholds is true.

all in all, it was the perfect way to end a disastrous weekend. disastrous was a bit overkill but it really represents the point i want to make.

i look forward to a better week ahead especially with an invitation of a volleyball game from co-engineering varsity friends. and, more facebook chats. 🙂

How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself – so always think positively.  -Norman Vincent Peale

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