Created on Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:54 pm with 59 blog posts
I'm bored and this looks like a good place to write stuff. I don't really like writing, and I'm really bad at it. Well, here goes..
Just had our midterms in semiconductors earlier. So far it's the hardest exam I've taken, even if it is an open cheat-sheet exam. There was just so much topic to cover that I haven't mastered the lessons. I think I did really bad in that exam. I used a photocopied cheat-sheet of my friend, (One that is actually complete), and there are some topics I'm learning for the first time! during the exam! haha
I'm running on less than 3 hours of sleep and a mouthful of energy drink (don't wanna finish the whole bottle ) for around 15 hours now. It's also a first. For some reason I don't feel like myself. It's like I don't care about anything around me and feel really focused on what I'm doing. It's kinda like the feeling you get when you don't sleep, minus the sleepy part.
I find the game jetpack joyride very fun in my sister's ipod.
Today they were able to port it to android. But it's only available through amazon's appstore. It's very annoying because you still have to create an account and provide credit card details for a free app. Plus you can only play it if you have an internet connection.
I'm wondering, are all amazon apps like that?
There's been a major flooding here in the Philippines. It's the worst I've ever seen first hand even though I wasn't directly affected - I was at the condo the time of the rain. The floodwater got into our house though. But thank God it only rose for around 4 inches.
Other households in the Philippines, especially those near the riverbanks, weren't so lucky. The flood reached their second floor and they were forced to evacuate. So far I haven't heard of anyone drowning because they were trapped inside their house. This was common during the Ondoy storm in 2009.
I think it's safe to say that we've all learned our lesson back then. A lot were prepared - Rescuers now have rubber boats, Families prepared a make-shift raft, and only a few refused to evacuate. Everyone was afraid to see Ondoy happening all over again.
What happened this week was due to an amplified (sorta) monsoon rain. It's not even considered a storm. They say that a storm is brewing and is due for next week. That means only one thing - the worst is yet to come.
In times of disasters like this, we see how much we really are vulnerable. We see how everything can all disappear from us in a blink of an eye. And so we must be prepared. And God gives us hope
It's been around 5 weeks since I last went back home. Mostly because I have to stay at the condo to study. I do see my family every week though. They visit me every sunday and we eat dinner together.
Anyway, here are some updates!
I had a really hard time answering our exam in electromechanical systems. To make it worse, I just found out that that exam was a midterm, 40% of our grade. I was used to having 4 exams per subject per sem. But this time around they decided to give only 2 exams per sem. They say it's because students usually forget the lessons in the preceding exam once they move on to another one.
ah well. Have to study for the next one.
Today was the second day of enrolment at our University. I stayed at the lecture room for around 9 hours just to wait bfor news regarding the class we petitioned for yesterday.
You see, there are probably around a hundred fifty of us in the batch taking roughly the same subjects (except for those who had to repeat). But the department decided to open only 6 of this important class, each can accommodate up to 18 students only. That's why we had to petition.
Around noon was the time they decided to announce that there'll be no results until tomorrow. Sure, that's understandable due to the high number of students signing petitions. But couldn't that have been avoided? What was the course demand survey for?
The students blame the inefficiency of the department while the faculty blames it back to the students because some didn't answer the survey. But what is to blame here, really? I dunno, the lack of teachers perhaps? Classrooms? Budget? You decide.
I'm writing this because they said that they might not open new classes tomorrow after all.
It's hard to write something bad about something you're supposed to be proud of. This is the department of electrical and electronics engineering! We're supposed to be able to deal with these simple matters. This may sound better than what happened to college of law yesterday, but at least they get to graduate on time.
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