The nightmare of pre-enlistment & other stuff

Meh… all I can say is “Meh”… Pre-enlistment is a “meh” for me.

Some background:

I enrolled in UP as a second semester, late admittee freshmen. As was the case, I no longer had the “luxury” of trying to gain subjects through the pre-enlistment module in the University CRS system. That being said, I had to go around the university trying to “prerog” any subject I could find… and I did… I prerogged all FIVE of my subjects that faithful second semester. Summer that school year was much the same, I had to prerog both things I took… and I couldn’t even manage to get an PE subjects because the line was LITERALLY spiralling in the gym. To top it all off, some departments DO NOT open early… *cough*Bio*cough* and the whole process is as tedious and time consuming as an 80-year-old rheumatoid-stricken grandma trying to cross the street with those portable table/crutches (idk what they’re called exactly, but you get the picture).

Folks, that’s how the SHIT hits the FAN in the University of the Philippines. Ha!

What’s happening now:

This is why pink is an evil color ( ̄、 ̄;)

This is why pink is an evil color ( ̄、 ̄;)

Anyhoo… yeah… I am tossing my die once more in the second round of pre-enlistment… hoping… praying for a miracle XD Well, not that it matters because I guess I’ll end up prerogging again~ Which is tedious yes, but at the same time gives you the same kind of thrill and excitement one feels when on the hunt for treasure (if you ever did an Easter Egg Hunt with the eggs having numbers written on them and the numbers indicating what the eggs are worth IN CASH, you’d know what I’m talking about  (n’ω’`)っ )

On to other things, on May 26 I had the “pleasure” of enrolling my sister in Miriam College… I was half expecting the same kind of chaos I go through in UP, but was pleasantly surprised with the speed of the actual enrollment.

My pleasant experience was short-lived however, when I realized I was missing something: My sister’s school ID. I called Hong Kong to tell them the good news about me finishing the enrollment and nonchalantly apologized for the lost of the school ID when my sister very disgruntledly told me that it wasn’t as small of a deal as I thought. In fact, she told me that for her to get a new ID, we’d have to somehow provide an Affidavit of Lost Item for a SCHOOL ID! O_O

I was like… Meh?

So, I retraced my EVERY STEP in the whole campus from the start to finish, asking everyone I came into contact to if they had found an ID lying around. I repeated this THREE TIMES! In my mind, I was saying “Crap, we’re screwed”… And, adding insult to injury, when I was asking the STAFF OF MIRIAM COLLEGE if they happen to find a lost ID, most of them were IMMEDIATELY DEFENSIVE and shut-off. Bah! It wasn’t like I was accusing you of anything… -__- It would have been much better if they stayed PROFESSIONAL and HELPFUL rather than succumbing to just being… the STEREOTYPICAL FILIPINO… i.e. just covering their own skin (like our politicians Zzz)… How typical. I was very unimpressed. If the same people involved in the education of the youth have the same mindset and default reaction to inquiries as the sh*ts (most, not all) we have in congress/senate, then what hope is there left?


In other news, I watched Night at the Museum 2 yesterday! Yay for me ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶٩(̾●̮̮̃̾•̃̾)۶

Comments… Well, it wasn’t AS GOOD as the first one… the premise had promise (it’s the THE SMITHSONIAN people!) but the delivery left a lot to be desired. Yes, there were numerous funny moments, but some aspects of the movie really… really SUCKED BALLS! It seemed Ben Stiller and the movie itself needs to turn their mojo back on… The acting was uninspired and the movie lacked conviction or anything resembling real comedic flair…

Yeah... go find your moxie...

Yeah... go find your moxie...

Daniel out

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Summer school ends, Star Trek, and Angels and Demons



No more sleepless nights… no more waking up early… no more SCHOOLWORK! Woot! 

Well… today would have been perfect if it wasn’t for the fact that because I had to make a Tagalog Term paper for Kas2 (which is very difficult for me because I haven’t written anything in tagalog in ages, let alone a whole 10 page research paper about why monotheism came from the Jews and whatnot), I couldn’t revise for my Chemistry Exam enough. I only got around reading 5 of the 12 topics tackled… Now, coming from Hong Kong means that my Chemistry knowledge is quite extensive, but the exam was hardly Chemistry at all… It was a Trivia quiz, more history and memory work than anything about Chemistry… meh… and I HATE HATE HATE History. 

On another note, Kas2 was much more enjoyable that I previously anticipated. At first I was really nervous as to how I’ll do with the “angkop na wika ang gagamitin natin para magaral ng Kasaysayan ng Asya” (a suitable [contextually, Filipino] language will be used in our study of Asia’s history) because my Filipino writing skills are equivalent to a 5th grader… But, all in all, it was fun and challenging. I felt I learned a lot about the continent of which I am a part of and, at the same time, learned about my own native language as well. =) Good work, Prof. Dedina Lapar! Also, be seeing you, classmates…

So… after my Chemistry exam, I was both bummed and happy all at the same time. Being me, I was conflicted on what I should do… Should I go home and sleep? Should I go shopping for clothes (need more clothes)? Finally, I came to a decision… I’m gonna go watch MOVIES! So I hopped on a Pantranco bus, got off Philcoa and rode on up to Glorietta 4, my favourite mall, and watched 2 movies consecutively, first was Star Trek and right after was Angels and Demons…


Star Trek was so and so. James Tiberius Kirk was portrayed as too cocky I think… Considering his character’s other (future) selves. Haha, Sylar was perfect for Spock (whatever the correct spelling of his name… sorry, I ain’t a Trecky -_-). The plot was so-so too, the all too familiar blackhole-creates-time-space-distortion-time-travel-bad-guy-from-future-blah and all that jazz. The most interesting aspect was the character development which somewhat compensates for the lack of depth of the plot (I’d like to see Ender’s Game (Orson Scott) on the silver screen… THAT’D be a SCI-FI flick I’d LOVE TO SEE!). The acting was… oscillating from okay to cringingly bad (I’d nominate the guy that played the doctor for a Razzi >_< Yes… it was that bad!) Here’s a pic about showing the old cast compared to the brand-new-spanking new cast:


The new guys are prettier, but the old guys are timeless

The new guys are prettier, but the old guys are timeless


Moving on… Angels and Demons was… hmm… interesting. I’ve read the novel almost a year ago, so I had a vague idea of what was gonna happen, and overall the rendition of the novel to the big screen satisfied my expectations, although there were times that I just had to cringe at the blatant attempt of the director to besmirch the cardinals by showing reals of his “actor cardinals” smoking. Well, it IS true that many cardinals smoke, but just because they came from a time when the hazards of smoking wasn’t known yet… Anyhows… Although it was the truth, it was still portrayed so prominently that the bias was oozing out of it by the gallons. What makes me wonder is if the cardinals who smoked was shut in the Sistine Chapel until a new pontiff was elected, the quite a few of them should have displayed symptoms of nicotine withdrawal… meh… The acting was bad… Yah… it was bad… the chopper-sky-full-of-light-lord-of-the-rings-people-go-flat-on-the-ground-from-shockwave wasn’t as cool as I thought it should have been based on the book’s description… Ewan McGregor did a nice job being the Charmalengo, but he should have overacted more and showed some more crazy eyes XD 

Ratings… Star Trek: B // Angels and Demons: B-

Well, wanna sleep now… I’m gonna sleep until noon tomorrow… 

Daniel out