More than a week has passed since we officially ended our first JTA Sem…and honestly I can’t believe I survived that sem. Right now I have a rough estimate of my grades, I actually anticipated my grades to be somewhere like this. Really hoping it won’t make my cumulative dip so low. But the sem’s done and there’s the second JTA sem for me to make a comeback (and that has been the case for the past 2 school years).
I would like to thank my professors who have been patient with us and who have spent so much time teaching us and, for some, bonding with us. Really thankful to have these professors because they have been quite generous to us and they really understood what we were all going through.
Such a great time with OpMan because our prof’s really awesome and we were able to befriend our MAC classmates right away. OpMan will be unforgettable because of the IMBA long tests filled with calculations and numbers. (Really not a fan of numbers HAHA) Discussions were always interesting and really made time fly (take note, that we had 2 hours/class). Sir Allan is also such a nice guy! One time Dominic and I went to Eastwood and we saw sir by the parking lot and we greeted him! And take note that was like around the first 3 weeks of classes! Haha! He also went to our small picnic earlier on the sem. ALSO he’s the prof who’s active in our FB accounts haha! Thank you sir Allan for making OpMan fun! 🙂
CS175 was the class I most looked forward to after Marketing. It was probably the first time I was really able to put my artistic self into some good use ever since I stepped into college. It was fun doing all exercises and I’m sorry Father (no, not for I have sinned) but because most of the time I fly solo except for the start in flash. Haha! CS175 was really fun with Fr. Charlie because he made things simple but memorable. Very approachable and he’s always there to lend a helping hand. I will never forget having to stay up awake finishing the video project because the laptop I used was crazy as it couldn’t handle Premiere Pro as well as my old laptop did. Nonetheless, despite the noobish editing, Fr. Charlie was able to appreciate it. Thank you Fr. Charlie for making me put my artsy self back through CS175! 🙂
Philo was the class I was looking forward to but I knew I would be mindraped every time…and it’s partially true. HAHA. We originally had Sir Tolentino but at one point he left for studies, I think though he’ll be back this January 2012. Philo was a bit challenging because I had to re-read the readings multiple times just for me to semi-understand what it’s trying to say. Whenever we have lecture I the semi-understand changes to understand. HAHA. Well yeah, with the prof’s input as well as everyone else’s everything becomes clearer for me. And I’m thankful for that. Under sir Michael, Philo became easier I guess because of the readings. The quizzes well they were a bit challenging. I had a 0 in one quiz 😦 But PH101 under sir Michael will be unforgettable for two things. First, it was my first time to fall asleep in any LT ever. HAHA. Second, despite my really dumb orals, I got a decent grade! Haha! Because of sir Michael I learned to wait to be enlightened again. So I guess, for that, thank you sir Michael and hope to see you around! 🙂
The class I least looked forward to. I hate numbers as in really HAHA. With ma’am Marion, however, I felt that I can actually solve stuff on my own! My grades aren’t high but it’s an achievement I guess for me not to be failing in an all numbers class! I can say that probably had I owned a natural display calculator, my life would’ve been easier, as in totally! It was just so difficult using a plain scientific because it’s like being primitive… everyone else could solve right away and I’m like typing and typing HAHA. But Finance was fun to an extent because we get to help each other out learn stuff and everything. Ma’am Marion, well I’m thankful that she’s our Finance prof and thank God we have a female prof HAHA! She was very understanding and patient with us. She helped us understand stuff better and she pushed us sometimes so we can be better. For that, thank you Ma’am Marion 🙂
Ah yes, the class I most looked forward to, Marketing. Marketing was fun despite the difficult to do WACs and the bloody papers. Actually, having it at Friday night and Saturday morning wasn’t so bad after all considering a 6 hour break every Friday. I would really miss all the commercials that were shown and seriously, it really made me want to go to advertising after college, but I’m still open to anything. I can say that probably it took time before we got to really get to know our ME classmates compared to everyone else. The whole time we really thought they didn’t want to mingle but apparently some felt we were cliquish. HAHA! Sir Wilson Gan’s a really great cheerful guy and he provided us much assistance along the way in all of our papers and there’s improvement a. I will never forget this one 6-8PM class when we were just all so crazy and he didn’t mind at all! Sir Wilson, thank you for sticking with us despite our insanity 🙂
There’s so much to be thankful for, really and I guess the most significant ones are those I went to the battlefield with. It was a tough time all throughout but these girls and guys really made every moment worth with. Made every all nighter worth it. Made every responsibility more tolerable. Made me feel…at home again in school. They have helped me realize a lot of things and have been there through the tough times as well as the great ones. Thank you so much, I’m eternally grateful. 🙂
And now we carry on to our respective countries 🙂 Dominic and Maia, enjoy Singapore and do bond with Kenley, Marco and the other Singaporeans! Apple will be there soon so yeah don’t be cliquish! haha!
Second week of JTA sem was overwhelming towards the end of it. It was still, overall, a fun week of sorts.
First. Dominic, Gianna and I went to Eastwood for the celebration of the birthday of Domz. It was just a fun gathering of some of us in the block free that time. Really missed Fazoli’s! Domz, Camae, Janine and Justin were there.Second, the meeting with Krista and Josh for ACTM’s 1st GA StratComm plan was really light and not as difficult as I expected it to be. and in a way, I’m kinda scared that maybe we didn’t do mega in-depth, but I’m satisfied with the plan. The phrasing of different parts could’ve been better, but didn’t know how to improve those. Haha!
Tuesday, I had a meeting at night. And I’m just so happy that our meetings will just be 6-9PM once a week. I just need to find a way to tell my mom about it. The feeling of being part of the team is still kinda bittersweet and I will further go into it later on. For now, I find comfort in knowing that I’ll be with 2 ComTech friends. Beng and Ingrid!
Thursday, I was in school 6:30am because we were coding. Sad thing, my 10am class ended up to be a free cut because my prof was sick. During lunch, I wanted to go to Starbucks for the Happy Hour. As we were about to leave JSEC, I saw one of my High School orgmates (and in fact the orghead when we were in Senior Year) who went to Canada. Hi Marvin!We first went to the Starbucks beside Cantina and, as expected, there was this freaking long line so we decided to walk to the one beside Rustan’s. I was quite positive, actually, that there would be barely any line there. And I was right! Haha!
Went back to school and stayed in JSEC. CS175 after which was really fun. I learned new stuff one can do in Photoshop! haha! Finished early so I decided to take pictures of people. Hi Mai and Sarah!When I arrived home I was sick-ish but didn’t tell anyone in the house because that would’ve meant I wouldn’t be able to go to the mini PlanSem.
Friday, CRAZY DAY. Tried to finish Finance but it was just impossible! Will really miss sir Mike! I hope he can be our teacher for Finance, for good. That night, I went to a sort of PlanSem. You see, I actually have 3 PlanSems this weekend and I was supposed to be able to go to 2 out of 3. But because I got sick, was only able to go to one. Before anyone can hate on me, the one I went was because it wasn’t out of the way in a sense. It was just there in school so I decided to sleepover and just wake up in time for class. I didn’t want to hassle my mom to fetch me late at night then bring me to school quite early in the morning. So I’m really sorry ASLA and ACTM 😦 Doesn’t mean I love guys and girls any less 😦 The circumstances were just against it.
Saturday morning, woke up early thanks to the phone calls of Gianna and Maia! Sad that Diana had to leave because she has a MEA PlanSem.
Before I left the RecWeek peeps, Charla got someone to take a picture of us. Sadly this isn’t a complete photo.Scared of what’s ahead of me but I really believe that with optimism and faith in God, and a lot of coffee and milk tea, we’ll be able to make a fun fun fun fun you will look forward to the RecWeek event. Prayers for an even more successful one this year please!
I attended class after and after that I realized something funky…
First week of JTA has been so stressful not only academically, but emotionally as well for me. I won’t hide to anyone that the past week has been a roller coster of sorts for me. In a span of 6 days, a lot has happened; some good, some bad. Thinking about my classes alone makes me just want to give up (and yes, it might seem so early but it’s difficult when I see the people I’ll be leaving behind and when people mention things I will surely miss). But I guess it’s because of the friends who are with me in this journey that I pick myself up. I actually feel bad I wasn’t able to take a picture of everyone 😦 Will do next week!
Crazy blockmates. Really love these guys! Really wish Ina went on through with it. But I know that God has better plans for her and I just really wish her the best. But until after JTA sem 2, I’ll be with Dominic, Maia and Gianna most of the time from R4.
And there are also the other ComTech majors who are as crazy and fun! I know all of them but not so close and I just can’t wait to hang with these people! Note that the 2 other people behind Dianne aren’t my JTA blockmates, the guy is an ME marketing classmate and the one behind him is an LS100(I think) prof.
Our classes have been crazy but enjoyable…except for Finance. Well, sir Mike Tan is great and all but it was hard to grasp concepts and all that. Wishing things will be fixed for us ComTech JTAers! Philo was really crazy. Marketing and OpMan are both interesting. CS175 will be enjoyable I bet. In all, I have an amazing set of profs and I am just wishing that my extracurricular activities won’t get in the way of me getting really good grades this hell JTA sem! 🙂