Thomasian Graduate :)))
With all the stressful school stuff, I felt something wrong with my body. I feel sick and I feel like I just want to sleep all day. But after a few days of enduring it, another pain came and I am so worried that I just had to go to the UST Health Service for a checkup.
We finally defended our thesis! Thank you, Lord! :)
I thought I’d never experience NetSpace anymore since this is already my last semester as a college student and I have been using the NetAcad academy connection since last year. NetSpace uses the Canvas, which I have used before in my Software Engineering subject, and I think it is better than the NetAcad. The design is much simpler and easier to navigate. But since I am new to the interface, I still get confused with stuff. I guess I still have a few more weeks to familiarize myself with this.
In one of our subjects which is Embedded Systems, we had to make a project to be presented in class. As suggested by one of my groupmates, we proposed the 3D LED cube for our project. I am actually excited for this but we just didn’t have the time to meet and create this project. Until finally, we were able to find time for this one since we only have one week left to do this.
With the help of my groupmate’s friend, who became my new found friend, eventually, we were able to do this project. This 3D LED cube is supposed to display different light patterns but we only did one pattern. Still, we were so amazed with the result. It’s so cool. :)
Tutubi: a prepaid rental bike system
Today, I am one of the UST students that are given the opportunity to try the latest innovation in the country. As part of the Engineering week, Tutubi is launched to UST for the students to try. Tutubi is a project of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a bicycle-sharing scheme which will be tested in different cities.
Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:38-39
While our professor was discussing a very boring lesson, I was reading the handouts because I just had my first quiz of the year. Peanut Kisses on the side. :)
Hello, UST! I’m back!
I had my first class for 2013 and it was boring. It’s a Cisco lecture class. I could have liked it if it’s a laboratory class. Anyway, it’s good to see friends and talk about the stuff we missed during the Christmas break.
And oh, there’s only one week left until preliminary examinations come. Whew.
Series of Unexpected Events
Last Saturday, my friends and I attended an event at UP Diliman entitled BizCon 4: Ideaspace Roadshow. There were students from other schools too and unexpectedly, a lot of Thomasians were there and I know some of them.
The event started late so it also ended later than the 5pm they stated. It’s alright though because I learned a lot from the talk. But the most interesting part was the icebreaker game. Haha. I was really competitive because I wanted to have a free shirt but unluckily, I didn’t win in the game. But because I wanted to have a shirt so much, and shirts are given as incentives to those who will ask questions after the talk, I confidently went to the center, grabbed the microphone and asked. Whew, that’s all for the shirt! However, the shirt is too large for me so I might just give it to someone. :)
After that, we went to this famous Mang Larry’s Isawan at UP. It’s my first time to be there. I had isaw and balun-balunan. Nomnomnom. Yes, despite of the warning before of avoiding street foods because of what I experienced before, I still eat street foods. Haha.
Then we decided to have milk tea at Moonleaf Maginhawa because that’s just nearby. We also met a friend of ours, who I haven’t seen since she graduated last year!
And yes, I ordered a large Nata Milk Tea with pearl add-ons. Again, despite of the fact that there’s a big chance of having sore throat/tonsilitis after, I still drink milk tea. I’ll never learn my lessons. Haha.
The place is really comfortable and nice. Mind you, we stayed for about 3 hours in that Moonleaf shop. I really wanted to go back to dorm because it’s already 10:00 in the evening and I am actually scared to commute all the way from Quezon City at that hour but because of this friend who’s forcing us to stay, we stayed for a couple of minutes more. I could have stayed longer if only I live near the place, but not. Thankfully, I was able to go back to dorm safe and sound at around 11:00pm. Gosh.
Everything just happened so fast that I wasn’t able to document them well through pictures. I don’t even have ‘decent’ pictures with friends. Haha. Thanks to Instagram, I get to take pictures and upload them in an instant. :) We just planned to attend the seminar but look at how I spent my day. It’s really fun when you’re with your friends. You don’t notice how time flies so fast.
Christmas in UST 2012
So there’s this poster being shared on Facebook about an event today at 6:00pm. There were many students gathered at Plaza Mayor waiting. Lucky as I am, our professor for my 5-6pm class wasn’t around so I also waited for the event because I am really curious about it.
Everyone expected that this is all about the Christmas lights in UST. Some, or probably most, expected that there will be a fireworks display and bands were coming, but there’s nothing. It’s just simply the opening of Christmas lights. Disappointed much?
I am not really good on taking photos at night. Thanks to my friend who guided me with the settings so I was able to come up with these pictures.
Honestly, I didn’t like the decors this year. I just hope Paskuhan 2012 and the pyromusical will be a success.
Accenture’s Campus Technology Session 2012
Yesterday, I am given an opportunity to be a part of Accenture’s Campus Technology Session 2012. We’re only around 50 students and we didn’t spend any amount. The transportation is provided by Accenture and there’s no registration fee.
Upon arriving, we had to register and claim our Accenture freebies plus our name tags. I do wish these are personalized magnetic name tags.
The event started with an overview and a virtual tour around the company. The main topic is about the latest technology that Accenture has. The talk included the Microsoft Lync 2010, which is awesome, by the way. The telepresence is also mentioned though they only demonstrated it using one screen. I wanted to see the 3-screen telepresence! :) And this round table camera is also amazing, but costs a lot! Haha.
After the talk, we participated in a Paint Me a Picture game, which our group didn’t win, unfortunately.
Then we had a buffet meal, which as I said on my Instagram post, is a balanced meal, though it would be better if it’s water or juice than Coke. I am not a softdrinks lover.
There’s also a raffle draw and the prizes are Starbucks GCs, Accenture 2GB flash drives and an iPod Nano 7th Gen! Did I win? NO. I didn’t expect to win because I am not lucky in raffles like that. But hey, the winner of the iPod Nano is soooo lucky. Everyone has their eyes on that amazing gadget.
Are you bored yet? Hang on. It’s almost done. Sorry for not taking a lot of photos because there are already event photographers there that I thought I won’t be needing to take my own photos. But I was searching for photos since last night and I can’t find anything. I really hope they’ll upload them somewhere.
Anyway, I wouldn’t miss to have a photo of myself, of course. So I asked a friend of mine to take this picture for me. Blurry picture is blurry.
We went back to UST at around 5:45 pm already. Mind you, I still have a 6-9pm class. Heavy traffic is heavy. I’m one and a half hour late for class! I even had to do the lab activity with only one hour left. Can you imagine the pressure? As expected, I wasn’t able to finish the program. But it’s alright. I still have a good day. :)
Hello World! Hello Groovy!
Groovy is a new programming language I’ll be learning for this semester. According to our professor, only UST offers Groovy in undergraduate programs because it is usually offered for masteral. If you know other schools that offer Groovy for undergraduate programs, let me know. :)
So I tried Groovy for the first time. I must say that Groovy has less codes than Java. I just hope that this will be easier to learn than Java. Haha.
Today is the start of the second semester but I didn’t attend my class. It happened that there’s a faculty meeting at 1pm so my afternoon class is affected. Because of that, it made me felt lazy to attend my class which is earlier than that. Haha.
And so, I went to SM Manila to buy a new Tattoo stick. I wanted to purchase the other kind of tattoo but the money I brought wasn’t enough for that and I don’t want to go back so I just purchased this one instead.
Globe, I’ve been a loyal customer when it comes to Globe Tattoo Broadband so please be good to me. :)
Today is the first day of November, and a few days from now, second semester is going to start.
This is my registration form after I enrolled last Tuesday. I can’t believe that there’s only one semester left before I graduate.
5 months. 18 units. Php 46,687. Just a little more perseverance, and I’ll be marching soon.