Archive for July, 2008

I honestly don’t like deaths (then again, who does?).  There’s this stingy feeling I feel inside whenever I hear about someone’s death.  Somehow, somewhere within, I feel a feeling of guilt.  But I don’t know why.  Maybe because, in some way, I feel related or responsible for the death?  Or because I give sympathies just because it’s the automatic feeling solicited from me?  I don’t know.  But somewhere there, I know there’s guilt.

Just recently, a mother of a ka-barkada in High School (Friday Pablo) passed away due to breast cancer. (more…)

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Just a quick update:  The UP-NU game just finished with UP finally bagging a win after the embarassing drought last season.  Martin Reyes led the pack with Andrew Marfori just at the helm.  Final score was 86-72, a whopping 14-point lead over National University.  Let’s hope the team keeps this up!

ADMU-DLSU game is just beginning.  The Big Dome is packed!  Will update you guys once the game finishes.  There are currently 22,008 people packed inside the Big Dome.  Whew!  That’s a lotta people.

[7:07 PM] Aaaaand we’re back!  ADMU trumps DLSU over with a 77-73 win!  Yay!  Looks like DLSU’s walking home with a wounded pride.  Hehehe.  That game was very tight!  Real close fight until the end.  Congrats ADMU!

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I’m a self-confessed tech addict.  Which makes it all the more appropriate to call these random cravings of mine as “technolust.”  I adore looking at the newly-released gadgets in the market that I tend to drool most of the time, wishing I could get some of those gadgets for myself (which makes it lust-ier because I know I can’t have those gadgets).

As of late, here are the “toys for the big boys” that I’ve been keeping a close eye on.  I know it’d take 5 to 10 years before I could practically own any of these (save for one), but I guess it’s good to keep my hopes up.  Nevertheless, let this be a checklist of sorts, just so I could have a “goal” and a “motivation” when I work in the future.  Hehehe. (more…)

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The future is dawning upon us little by little.  First, there were the occasional bouts of senior moments.  Then, apprehensions about the life after graduation.  Then the inevitable theses, deadlines and whatnot.  And recently, something that solidifies our place in the “Senior” world:  UP-CMC’s Graduation Committee, otherwise known as VOX 2009.

Soon enough we’d be leafing through hundreds of papers, contracts, layouts and whatnot.  Then we’d plan, do the yearbook, take our photos, buy our sablays, don our barongs and sayas, and graduate.  Soon after that, we’d be on a hunt for a career or an admin job search (yes, ’cause we have very high standards.  heh).  The next thing that happens, who knows?  We’d be traveling through different paths by then. (more…)

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Community press advocate Pachico Seares, editor in chief of leading Cebu broadsheet Sun.Star Cebu, is this year’s Gawad Plaridel Awardee following the lead of Eggy Apostol (print), Vilma Santos (film), Tiya Dely Magpayo (radio) and Cheche Lazaro (TV).

This is the first time the award was given to a man.  All four awardees in the previous years were, obviously, women.

Seares is recognized for his outstanding work in the Cebu daily, as well as championing the cause of Community Journalism despite the harrowing trials and tremendous woes they have experienced over the years.

The award was given to Seares in a ceremony held at the UP Cine Adarna this afternoon.  Mass Communications students from all over the metro graced the occasion.  Former Plaridel Awardees Cheche Lazaro and Vilma Santos were also present. (more…)

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To all die-hard UAAP fans out there, below is the schedule for the first round of games for Men’s Basketball.  As you will see, most of the games will be held at Philsports Arena (formerly ULTRA.  Yes, the WoWoWee stampede ground zero).  Some schools are complaining since they say it’ll be far from their school (Hmmm, I wonder what school that is?) but ULTRA actually strikes middle ground for people coming from Taft, Espana, QC and the U-Belt area.  So please, before you complain, consider everyone and not just your school.  The Ninoy Aquino Stadium is a rather unfair venue, especially for people from far-flung universities (like UP, Ateneo and UST).  Besides, the ULTRA venue is relatively better than NAS, what with its dripping roofs during rains (which comes often this season, btw) and broken bleachers and all.

In any case, on with the schedule! (more…)

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People who know me know that on my spare time (yes, the little of it), I like to spend time watching movies (either with a companion or by myself through Joaqs).  I’m a suki of torrent sites out there, as well as cinemas whenever a new movie comes out.  But most of the time I busy myself watching movies at the apartment, just by the bed or by the study table, absent the more preferred surround sound or home theater lighting, and just confine myself with me and Joaqs (my laptop), plus a headset.

Lately, the movies I tend to watch were preoccupied with the idea that beneath the fabrics of this universe lies someone–or some thing–who/that writes the grand story of our lives.  There’s Mrs. Dalloway and Virginia Woolf in The Hours, Truman Burkman and Christof in The Truman Show, Harold Crick and Karen Eiffel in Stranger than Fiction, and Horton and the Who(s) in Horton hears a Who (although I haven’t finished this one yet). These movies talk about the eternal debate between the pre-destination of Man and his power to change that destiny, as well as the master pen-writer who weaves stories into our lives as he/it goes. (more…)

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