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first semester SY 2007-08

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The first semester for the SY 07-08 has ended and Ramie failed his accounting subject. He didn't expect it because he had passing grades for the pre-lims and midterm...so he was really downhearted. I did not get angry anymore but he had to take a lecture from me. The up-side is that he got a 25 % athletic scholarship for the second semester for being in the Taekwondo Varsity Team of the university. It was a good semester for the Section of Bioethics of the College of Medicine. One of the faculty is back after finishing the Erasmus Mundos Masters in Bioethics program, so now we might be able to start our own Bioethics program in the graduate school. Hopefully we will be able to develop better teachers and established a department, not just a section. I was also made a part of the green team during the University Days and it gave me the opportunity to bond with the students. We were the Green Gang and we gave a good fight...unfortunately we lost but we had the coolest t-shi

A list of Firsts

In our lifetime, there are many firsts...first teeth, first food, first haircut, first steps, first words and more...all of these are usually documented in pictures or in a diary or album. But there are also many firsts that are just kept stored in our memory banks...the ones that just happen because it's part of living and growing. Things like.... first crush, first love, first kiss, first date, first heartache etc... For today, I decided to write down as many firsts of this category (rated GP...hahaha) that I can remember before memory loss sets in... 1. first crush - at age 10, I developed a crush on a 16 year old 3rd cousin who I thought looked like Paul MaCartney. I followed him around the whole summer...my first serious stalking activity ;) 2. first dance - also at age 10...I went along with my Mom to the Seniors' graduation party of the high school where she was teaching. Physically I looked about 13 or 14 having developed earlier than girls' my age. There

a terror attack?

At approximately 1:30 PM today a loud and strong explosion occurred in Glorietta 2 in Makati City, ending my restful weekend plans. Initial report says that it was a gas explosion but later, it was more or less established that in all probability, it was a very strong bomb. Once again people from the opposition used this to sow intrigue in the minds of the public. One of the first ones who gave a statement was Antonio Trillanes, one of those soldiers who launched a mutiny in 2003 in Oakwood (which incidentally is adjacent to Glorietta) saying that this is a diversionary tactic of government. What? That's a sick mind! It is during times like this that we should act as one people and help each other deal with this tragedy. It is not the time to point fingers. The Philippines is an archipelago made up of many islands...so that whatever happens in Manila does not mean it is happening everywhere else in the country but this is different because the enemy could be right beside you.

Which Baby are you?

Someone sent me this…Let me validate this one by one…those statements without comment is true, 99% of the time :) APRIL BABY 1. Suave and compromising. (depends on the situation) 2. Funny and humorous. 3. Stubborn (how can one be compromising and then stubborn…duh) . Very talkative. Calm and cool. 4. Kind and Sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. 5. Loyal. Does Work well with others. Very confident.. 6. Sensitive (observant is a better word) . Positive Attitude. Thinking generous. 7. Good Memory. Clever and knowledgeable. 8. Loves to look For information. 9. Able to cheer everyone up and/or Make them laugh. 10. Able to motivate oneself and Others. 11. Understanding. Fun to be around. Outgoing. Hyper. Bubbly personality. 12. Secretive. (not…although I do have some secrets ;) ) 13. Boy/girl crazy (in my youth?….nah) 14. Loves sports (purely as an spectator) , music, leisure and Travelling. 15. Systematic. 16. Hot but has brains. Now I dare

Dante's Inferno Test

This is interesting... I kinda knew I was not meant for heaven straight-away ;) Dante's Inferno Test - You Have Been Judged Your fate has been decided.... You are one of the lucky ones! Because of your virtue and beliefs, you have escaped eternal punishment. You are sent to Purgatory! Purgatory You have escaped damnation and made it to Purgatory, a place where the dew of repentance washes off the stain of sin and girds the spirit with humility. Through contrition, confession, and satisfaction by works of righteousness, you must make your way up the mountain. As the sins are cleansed from your soul, you will be illuminated by the Sun of Divine Grace, and you will join other souls, smiling and happy, upon the summit of this mountain. Before long you will know the joys of Paradise as you ascend to the ethereal realm of Heaven. The Dante's Inferno Test has sent you to Purgatory! Here is how you matched up against all the levels: Level Score Purgatory (Repenting Believers)

what is my best quality?

What's Your Best Quality? Your Result: Personality   Your best quality is your personality! People like you because you are an all around good person. You have good manners and values. You also like to express your personal style and interests. Loving   Out-Going   Intelligence   Sense of Humor   Ambitious   What's Your Best Quality? Take More Quizzes

Do I have a Personality Disorder?

Please remember that this test isn't meant to diagnose you. Only a professional can do that. Below are your test results, broken down for the ten different personality disorders. You are rated "low," "moderate," "high," or "very high" probability for each disorder. Low or moderate ratings mean that you are unlikely to have the disorder. High or very high means you are more likely to have the disorder. Only a professional can diagnose a disorder, however. Disorder Rating Paranoid Personality Disorder : Low Schizoid Personality Disorder : Low Schizotypal Personality Disorder : Low Antisocial Personality Disorder : Low Borderline Personality Disorder : Low Histrionic Personality Disorder : Low Narcissistic Personality Disorder : Low Avoidant Personality Disorder : Low Dependent Personality Disorder : Low Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder : Low -- Take the Personality Disorder Test -- -- Personality Disorder Info -- Awww, I'm mildly disappo

high school memories and reunions

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I went to an all-girls high school although I did have boys as classmates in elementary and intermediate grades. But I don't remember much about those days...I think I spent high school in a blur, maybe because I did not become part of any group or clique so that I wasn't able to create a lot of memories. Looking back, my high school life was pretty much about growing up from childhood to teenager. I entered high school at age 11 and graduated at 15...still a child, really. I wasn't even allowed to party with boys yet! My main preoccupation then was reading...I literally finished most if not all of the books in our school library. I was seen as a quiet girl by the other year levels because they saw me as always reading. Of course, my own classmates did not think so because I was quite talkative and opinionated since I had all these general knowledge in my head. They considered me to be very childish compared to them who were a year or two older than me (translation: they

self-talk

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It happens...that sometimes our self-talk can no longer be separated from what is real and what is not...from what is false and what is true. The things that we tell ourselves sometimes reaches a point that the what is and what should be becomes a blur. Many people are like this. Even me. Sometime in our lives, we have experienced distorting truth and convincing ourselves that we are right. But self-talk is actually good. It's a way of coping and builds self-confidence. It only becomes damaging when it makes a person delusional, egotistical and narcissistic. Then, that person becomes his own worst enemy.