First semester has come to an end, and now I am happily making the most out of my sembreak by doing all the things I want (and can) do. I will make a to-do list for sembreak soon, and a book list, and a DVDs to watch list!
I found this survey from my blockmate Iko's Multiply.
What's your ID number?
Did you pass or get wait-listed?
I passed AB Literature, my second choice.
How did you know about the ACET results?
The ever-reliable college entrance exams review center ACTS head teachers personally went to Ateneo to check the results for us. Ahya Robert (Pangilinan, a Ma11 professor) and Achi Tina are the best.
Was Ateneo your first choice?
I was deciding between Ateneo and La Salle. I almost went to La Salle, since I liked my course there and it was closer to my home. But Ateneo's holistic education, humanities programs, the TREES, and prospect of Junior Term Abroad attract me more, and because of this, distance does not matter much now.
Do you know what your ACET score was?
Of course not. Who does?
What course was your first choice?
Management Engineering. But now I think I am grateful that I did not pass this course. I realize now that too much math is not my kind of thing.
AB English Literature. I have an overwhelming passion for books and reading. But I think that learning a thing or two about management will be pretty useful in the future. I want to gain leadership skills. I think management is better taught by real professionals, but learning about the world of literature will always be within my reach - in Fully Booked! and Powerbooks! :)
What is your course now?
BS Management, major Communications Technology Management. I admit that it gets tiring after a while having to explain to everyone what Comtech is. XD
Did you have any plans of shifting?
I want to take up BS Psychology, too. Maybe I'll take it as a second degree. :D
Did you have fun in your OrSem?
It was one of the best days of my college life. Everything they said about OrSem was true. The TNT's reflect real Atenean spirit. They're amazing! It was then that I realized that I am very thankful that I chose to study in Ateneo.
Do you stay in a dorm?
No, since my parents will never allow me to stay in a dorm. EVER. I love and hate them for that. ;D
Ever had an F in your grade report?
Never had, so far. I hope I never will.
How about an A?
In a grade report, no. But in exams, yes. :)
D, I think. And that was in ES. Good thing an A made up for it.
Worst experience in AdMU?
Powermatch Round 2. My partner and I were tasked to defend this motion: That mothers should be allowed to be with their children in prison. I was stammering and stuttering half-formed sentences about mothers' and children's rights in front of one of the best debaters in ADS. In that shameful moment, the 7 minute time limit seemed like forever. What's incredible is, we still got one measly point! - meaning third place from four teams.
Did you always attend class?
I have never cut a class except P.E., which I cut four times due to the drastically early 6:30am calltime and me having to cram homework early in the morning.
What are your orgs?
Celadon, Ateneo Debate Society, ACTM, and Alay ni Ignacio. I love Celadon the most, still trying t get the hang of debating in ADS, while I am not really active in ACTM. I am so looking forward to helping out in ANI!
First Sem: Math 11, English 11, Literature 13, and Filipino 11! (Yeah, I love studying.)
None, so far. I am predicting I will be having trouble in biotechnology next semester. But I think it's worth the challenge.
Fave landmark sa ADMU?
The Church of Gesu. It's stunning! And the steps at Matteo Ricci Study Hall. And the trademark benches found almost everywhere on campus.
Caf Down. I always sleep on a table there when I arrive at school 6 in the morning.
Were you always at the Rizal Library?
Yes. The library is my second classroom.
Ever went to the infirmary when you were sick?
I have never been sick so far in my college life.
Did you have a crush in campus?
May balak kang mag-MD, PhD?
To be a master or a doctor of a field I truly love - it is one of my lifelong dreams.
Do you know the "Song for Mary" by heart?
Not yet, I hope I will, before I graduate.
Memorize mo ba ang Fabilioh, Halikinu at Blue Eagle Spelling?
Not yet either. (Uno High School's cheers are still stuck in my head. ;D)
Who's your fave UAAP basketball player?
Chris Tiu and Rabeh Al-Hussaini. 'Nuff said. :)
Ever had a perfect score in an exam?
No, but I got a 95 in an English paper.
Ano ang ayaw mo sa Hell Week?
Getting only a few hours of sleep - although this is what Hell Week is all about, so no complaints there. Knowing that you did a job well done and getting a nice grade in the end is worth the sleepless nights. :)
Dito ka ba natuto uminom ng beer?
I have never tried drinking beer, and I think I never will in this lifetime.
What do you like most about the Ateneo?
A diverse student body, the amazing professors, cheap food, the TREES, a great humanities program, having a truly invincible school spirit, and teaching us to become Magis - to always strive to be the best that you can be and remembering to be men and women for others. GO Ateneo! :)
I wanted to make this entry private, but then again, this is a start for me to stop caring about what other people think, and just start being me.