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25 May 2007 @ 11:56 am
Summer 2007 Recap...  
Ah, after being so inactive with my blog for months, here I go again! So many things have happened these past few months that I haven’t had the proper time to write them down and post it then. Well, here’s a recap of some noteworthy events for me…

I enrolled for summer classes this year so I’d be able to finish my PE courses before next semester (I’d be third year by then). As always, the registration blues are there again at my college (Fine Arts) and we have to wait so long just to have our Form 5As. What’s funny then is that they have a list of names where my classmates and I woke up and came so early at FA just in time to get our numbers early to avoid the long wait. I arrived at about 7am then and my friend Sheena already wrote down my name at around nos. 5-10 I think. We waited until 8am where the registration supposed to have started, but a usual, it started late at 9am and the admin telling us that they scrapped the list and have form a new line at the admin to distribute the Form 5As immediately. It was both good and bad news for us… bad since we went so early to sign at the list but good since they gave out the forms right away. As for what successful result came out from the CRS (Computerized Registration Service) pre-enlistment, out of about 3 subjects I tried so hard to enlist (Ultimate Frisbee [PE], Social Dance [PE] and Math 2 [MST]), I only got 1 (Ultimate Frisbee). Ever since 2nd year, the CRS has always giving me headaches for not getting the subjects I need… Which results to always going for the prerog option (teacher’s prerogative) - begging profs for mercy to accept me in their class. Even though there’s an option to manually enlist on a subject, the CRS system was down then and I don’t want to wait so loooooooong again. So the first day of classes came and I was pretty much determined to get prerogs… though unfortunately that day, all my efforts were wasted especially for GEs… so again, I waited the next day and decided to just get a PE which I terribly need. I went to my friend Vica’s Social Dance class at 10am (where I was supposed to have been accepted) and waited until the professor came…

So the professor (Prof. Mynette Aguilar) came 30 minutes later and I desperately approached the prof immediately to accept me in her class. The prof told me, together with other “preroggers” to ask our other soon-to-be classmates what to do… and they told us to dance so we would be accepted in class. Surely that would be quite embarrassing, especially for me who isn’t that good with dancing, but I bravely and terribly desperately accepted the challenge. Together with my friend JJ who also wanted to take the class, danced swing in front of the class and since we’re both male, the whole class were amused and sang while we danced We really felt embarrassed then but decided to sacrifice for the sake of being accepted in class. That’s how desperate we’ve become. :) Now that we’ve been accepted already, I’m already able to complete my PEs this summer. Though I was supposed to take another GE subject, I decided to just take it next semester.

So far, our social dance class has been quite fun and a truly learning experience for me since I was able to learn a couple of dances such as the Waltz (which I really had quite a hard time learning but enjoyed it with my partner, MC), Cha-cha (which I enjoyed a lot with my partner, Grace since we got along quite well), Tango (which my partner Tina quite had a hard time perfecting it, especially ending up laughing a lot until our friend Felipe helped us and we had fun in the end), Boogie (which I’m terribly bad at and even messed up me and my partner Salve’s actual performance, especially giving my practice partner Vica lots of headaches, but with the help of our friend Lei, I was able to catch up), and finally, Swing (which I truly truly had loads of fun pulling my partner around… Hehehe. Thanks to Mira and Rain, I have learned to love this dance!). At first I was having apprehensions towards dancing but I was glad to be able to overcome all of that with the help of my dear friend Vica (who pulled me into this PE, patient, understanding and just really good in dancing!) and Victor, who was really patient repeating lots of steps for me. I also got to know really good friends such as Lei (the one who helped me Boogie well), Vanna and Roan (both of which I have fun talking to), Wilfred (the one who takes lots and lots of pictures then), J3 and C3 (I see them somewhat like the class clowns), Natalia, Grace, Felipe, and Tina (I feel comfortable in their company and really good dancers), Raymund (who’s my high school friend, I really admire his dancing well), Ervie (Raymund’s friend who’s also a good dancer, MC (my cool Waltz patner), Salve (my patient Boogie parter), Mira (my Swing partner that we enjoy the dance so much we get carried away lots of times) and Rain (my second Swing partner who’s quite a fast learner and a really good partner). After all the hard work and exams for this PE, it ended with a culminating activity party at Kublai’s in Katipunan where we had lots of fun dancing all night (and surely, munching on eat-all-you-can bowls and bowls of Mongolian Rice with toppings of our choice with really bottomless Iced Tea – I had about 10 glasses…). The other section was also there too, so it was a total interacting experience (my FA Section Y classmated Reg and Brent were there too! Really good dancers!). I must say this is one of the most memorable PEs I had since we had lots of interaction and bonding moments.

As for JJ, he dropped out of the class a few meetings after since he had one extra PE which he can choose to drop and decided on this one because he didn’t like the male-female pairing (well, he’s gay so what can we do about it) and aside from that funny reason, he gets totally tired from his 8.30-10 Camping PE and he wanted to have some vacant time to rest before our next PE class at 1pm – Ultimate Frisbee.

At Ultimate Frisbee, I’ve just realized that no one must ever underestimate this kind of sport. Before I just thought of this sport as easy as child’s play since you just have to throw a disc and have someone catch it. But I was just damn wrong! There’s always a certain science one must really know to be really good and precise at throwing the disc and playing it well. However, Ultimate Frisbee, or just Ultimate (since Frisbee is a brand name of a disc) isn’t as complicated as other sports though because what is valued here is the sport’s Spirit of the Game which encourages fair and fun play, not too serious and not too competition-driven. I guess that’s what I loved so much about this sport even though I’m not much of a sporty person. With my classmates in FA, Erica and JJ, together with our friend since the first day – Dimple, we really had so much fun playing the game. Our professor, Prof. Aouix Santos, was quite a patient one on teaching us the basics and principles of Ultimate. He’s fun prof I must say, cracking jokes most of the time and also sharing us “wisdom” through quotes and poetry readings before a game (since he’s a former Philosophy teacher and loves reading a lot). And as for our final written exam, he gave our True or False questions which all the answers are True; fortunately I just had 4 False answers... I guess this is one PE worth recommending because I must say, no one will ever regret nor forget the experiences and lessons gained in this PE. I guess the only things we didn’t like in this PE is being scorced for hours under the sun on the Sunken Garden while playing and sweating profusely. :)

This summer has been extremely fun for me because aside from just fulfilling my academic requirements, I gained new lessons, friends and experiences. I even had a summer that was quite fun and productive!

So until this coming 1st semester… Kitakits!



End notes…

As for CRS, naku, sana naman makuha lahat ng kailangan kong subjects. Diyos ko, ayaw ko na talaga noon kagaya ng mga nakaraang registrations!!! AT AYAW KO NA NG PREROG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >:(
 
 
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albert_diyosa on May 25th, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
Naging prof ko na si Ma'am Melinda, and unfortunately, prerog din ako sa klase niya, so... haha, Daniel, i know the feeling! XDD
curly_topzcurly_topz on June 1st, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Hay, di rin pala tayo nagkakalayo... pero pag natanggap ka na sa klase masaya ang feeling, lalo na't kung nag-eenjoy ka na. Mare-realize mo na lahat ng hirap at kahihiyan na nangyari sa'yo noong nagprerog ka ay sulit. :)
albert_diyosa on June 1st, 2007 10:24 am (UTC)
Yup yup yuh! =D
Ash-sama: smile-ashashturil on May 25th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
*rereads and dies*

but I was glad to be able to overcome all of that with the help of my dear friend Vica (who pulled me into this PE, patient, understanding and just really good in dancing!)

Dan, syempre tutulungan kita eh. You're my bestest-best-friend! *mush* No really.

As for the italicized and bold line...
NO REALLY?
curly_topzcurly_topz on June 1st, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
YES
YES. :) At naguumapaw na maraming salamat muli!!!
Ash-samaashturil on June 1st, 2007 07:48 am (UTC)
Re: YES
I don't know you.

*more laughter in the background*
KERSTIEkkoorime on May 31st, 2007 08:04 am (UTC)
yah, yoko rin ng pre-rog pero mas ayaw ko real time enlistment! ;)
curly_topzcurly_topz on June 1st, 2007 03:24 am (UTC)
I agree
Sobra, mas mabagal siya ng todo!!! Mas preferred ko pa prerog. :)
trixee: trixtrixtrixee on August 12th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC)
added you :)
curly_topzcurly_topz on August 13th, 2007 01:37 am (UTC)
Thanks Trixie!!! :D