Nothing beats the feeling of coming up on stage right when your name is called, when everyone is shaking hands with you, congratulating you. Just the feeling of, “Finally! I am a Thomasian Graduate!” :)
Today, I went to school for the distribution of toga and graduation tickets. Know how my day went…
Today, I went to school to apply for our UST Engineering Alumni card. I had to fill up the form, submit a 2x2 I.D. graduation picture and pay. I am just so excited because this is one of the things that a graduating student would usually do.
After submitting the requirements, I went off to the mall to buy piano hinges for my brother. I am not sure where he is going to use it but he told me he really needs it as soon as possible because he can’t find one in his place.
Baccalaureate Mass 2013
Finally, this is it! The Baccalaureate Mass made us feel that we are really graduating in a few weeks!
The assembly time is set at 3:30pm, and the mass is supposed to start at 4:00pm but we all know Filipino time, so it was delayed. While going to the venue, we saw these large blocks of letters for the colleges along the Lovers Lane. Of course we didn’t miss the opportunity to have our pictures taken here! :)
While we were seated under the heat of the sun, we saw our college’s former Dean passed by. He’s the best dean and we missed him so much.
In a while, the mass has started and we had to endure the heat. Time passed by and a little while the darkness came. This is one of the parts of the Baccalaureate mass where we had to light candles.
You might not believe it but since I entered UST and known about Ate Yema, I haven’t bought anything from her yet. That is why I told myself that before I graduate, I shall buy something from her and take a picture with her. :)
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.
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.
So this is how our Engineering shirt looks like for this year. Honestly, out of the four Engineering shirts I have, this is what I like the most. :)
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. :)
Surprised with what I saw, I took this photo from the 5th floor of Engineering Building while waiting for our 6-9 pm class. But after class, the lights went off so I wasn’t able to take a photo of the Main Building itself. Maybe the lights were just tested for a few minutes or hours.
I am sure Thomasians are already waiting for the Christmas lights in UST. Paskuhan 2012 is only few days away. We’re all excited! :)