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Windang Week 14 November 2009

Filed under: class — Sara @ 21:46

The first week of classes have passed, and all I can say is: WTH

First of all, a few of my classes are postponed until next week, and because of that I got them all mixed up. I thought my WF class was on TTh and vice versa. I also did a lot of errands which I really should’ve done during sembreak but I was too excited to begin bumming again that I didn’t think of them. So there. I did a lot of run-arounds with offices, banks and other stuff, all the while being inefficient and indecisive. I did a lot of bad decisions (knowingly or otherwise) which cost me a few attendances missed.

Let’s just say I would like to forget this past week. This isn’t a good start. I hope the next ones would be better.



It never fails 10 November 2009

Filed under: class,first day — Sara @ 13:48

A glitch in the matrix, perhaps? No, actually it’s more like a long-running tradition. On the first few days of classes, there really isn’t much to do other than wait in vain for professors. Through personal experience and by experience of others, I can attest to this. Well, except for a few abberations like a certain non-lazy LA prof a friend has told me about. All you can do is hope for at least one of the following things:

(1) somebody announces early on that the prof isn’t coming (and says when the actual first class will be)

(2) you have classmates you know and/or can chat with to pass the time

(3) you have some sort of entertainment with you (book, music player, portable gaming console, a singer & dancer…)


Also, if you have another class after this first one, then you might as well plan in advance where to spend the rest of the hours outside the classroom (especially if hope#1 occurred). A mall, an internet shop or a nearby cafe/restaurant should be good options.

Thankfully for me, I ran into some 2nd year friends (on their way to Trinoma, probably because they had the same fate as I) who told me that some my afternoon class and the one tomorrow morning are postponed until next week. Amazing! Time to go home, then.

Expect many more first day posts to be like this. :p


Status: unknown 3 November 2009

Filed under: enrollment — Sara @ 17:34

As with any college in UP, the first day of Advising/Enrollment is dedicated to the Graduating students and Freshmen.

I’ve already graduated and has just started attending school in another college.

Um… so what’s my status again?

I think I’m on Freshman standing, but my CRS page says otherwise. Oh what the heck. I trooped down to CTID on this first enrollment day and asked Ate Tess.

me: Ate Tess, ano ba ang standing ko?

AT: *checks computer* Ah, regular.

me: ganun? Pero pwede ba akong magpa-advise ngayon?

AT: hmmm… ikaw.

me: ok! *writes down name on list*


Haha so that’s that. I was able to have my advising done today. But the trouble was, I wasn’t able to enlist in the ID subject I was lacking because I was on “Regular” status so I could only enlist starting tomorrow. Oh well. I’m going back tomorrow anyway, so it wasn’t a hassle.

I had one FAIL moment, though. I didn’t know I had to have my grades in a slip of paper countersigned by Kuya Sam at the enlistment room before I went to my asviser. So I had to go out and back again. Other than that, the day went by pretty smoothly. Before lunchtime I was on my way to SM North to have lunch and get a haircut.