Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Second Semester

Ok... I have a lot to write about... Er backblogging events three months old...

Anyway, let's start with the second semester.

I'm taking five classes: Events Management, Integrated Marketing Communications, Theology 131, Philosophy 102, History 165 with my schedule spanning MWFS. That's right boys and girls, Ozy get's TTH off! Not that it matters because I'm still around campus on meetings, and pretend research, and talks and whatnot...

Here's the kicker my MWF involves the three core subjects (histo, theo, and philo) going consecutively from 1:30-4:30. So it's like brains turn to mush right? More on this later. The real problem is my History class is in Sec, my Theo in the ISO, and my Philo in Kostka. That's a lot of marathoning for ten minutes. And you know how classes tend to extend sometimes... The first few days was fine, minimal work, I could still brisk walk to my next classes. But as the days progressed, well... "WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING!?!?!?!?!"

Which brings me to a discussion on my rather not so rosy academic standing this semester.

Another "WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING" moment includes my signing up for Events Management. I didn't really ask a lot of people about it. I thought that it would be a class that could improve on my presentation skills, you know pitch an event... Again, and again. But no, the first day when Sir Sev gave us our syllabuses... wait for it... "WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOU THINKING!!!" We were supposed to do REAL EVENTS. REAL, with a budget, venue, subject, guests, the whole fricking shebang. Oh and that's in plural form... THREE FRICKIN EVENTS! Of course the quality of my post now wouldn't reflect much of my chagrin because I've already gone through two events (Lots of juicy stories!). But just imagine that anime dude with his hair covering his face with a black background and gigantic sweat drops plus ominous background music. Yeah that was me.


It's history, so meh... But I might say that I have had the good fortune of getting great professors... Well partly because of my Regcom status but regardless, I like my history professors. I guess I just have a motivational problem with regards to studying...

Oh yeah and I'm doing dismally... As usual... Sad... Just sad... Oh and our group report bombed because Tamuneneng (still thinking of a proper name for my laptop) went crazy when we plugged her to the projector at Escaler. Vista is teh suxxorz! Seriously. When we were making the powerpoint, everything was fine. All the links worked. The color was great. But nooooooo. When we plugged it in the color scheme conked out and all the links failed. To top it all off one of the actors didn't memorize her lines. We had a One Vs. One Hundred theme starring Kris Aquino and Inday. Kris was still Kris, and Inday was the smart-aleck English-speaking housemaid. The sad part was the acting was horrible for Inday, as in the interpretation done by my groupmate was the dumb Inday. Kris was fine. Hay... I still don't know our grade. I hope we got a B+, considering we were the first group to report and as Ma'm says, our topic was the most boring. And medyo mababaw naman kaligayahan ni Ma'm... And of course I've been doing horribly in the exams... Just seriously seriously sad... I now only have some recitation, a long test, and the finals to show her I deserve a B... If I can even ace all of the remaining requirements. Oh and did I mention that I was in the seniors' class? So things move way, way faster. Heck I'm having my finals in two weeks!!!

Events Management

See next post

Integrated Marketing Communications

The course description should've included "laptop required." Ma'm Nonna discusses quite expansively and rapidly. Not that I'm complaining, I'm learning a lot and she teaches a very informative class after all. The problem is that it's seriously hard to take down notes and process the info at the same time. What I don't understand is why she doesn't give us her powerpoint files like Ma'm Borsoto so we can listen to her more intently. Either way that's the only problem in this class. Like Sir Sev, she gets all 4s at the year-end evaluation.


Let me say, I enjoy philosophy. I love the subject and the people behind it. The ideas and the milieus tackled always brings new insight to the times we're living today. But for some reason, I'm doing rather horribly this semester. Discounting the fact that I've been a very bad student, I guess it's the pacing of the class that's gotten me down. We're horribly slow, which is further perpetuated by a certain girl who keeps asking questions. They aren't stupid questions, just annoying questions because they would obviously be answered afterwards. The worst thing is that these questions are credited. I'm bitter I know... Oh well, as sir says, I still have 85%

Scratch that, I uber-crammed my other requirement which was a week-long paper. I really, really am sick or something... procrastination is bad... really, really bad.


A separate post on my musings of theology, but this is about the class. I got the infamous Markus Locker of rather unsavory repute. Apart from being very funny, he also has that rather hard to decipher accent. But the real deal? It involves turning a D to a B+ legitimately. Anyways he's not so bad. I just really, really don't find theology interesting. I wanted to get Dacanay but my other class conflicts with "The Legend's" schedule.

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