Well, well.

Just a little update, I guess.

I haven’t really written anything (aside from my Arrival post) because of two reasons: a.) my academic and organization life had taken over my life last semester; and b.) it’s as if I lost my ability to write. Even now, I’m struggling to let the words flow freely.

But now I’m back and ready to churn out all the things I couldn’t write! Basically, this post will be a mess.

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Enrollment Frustrations

My beloved university, UPLB, is currently going through shit*. Everyone is angry, and if they’re not angry, they’re probably sleeping because they had been up all night trying to get the subjects that they shouldn’t even be fighting for, to begin with.

Also, the time of the enrollment was 12AM. So spare us. You don’t know what it’s like.

There are three ways this whole fiasco can go:

1.) SAIS reverts everyone’s units back to 0. The whole nightmare starts from the beginning again. Equality within all students, yes, but we’ve already experienced how shitty the website’s server is; if we repeat the whole thing again, it’s highly likely that the server will crash, just like before. Let’s not forget about the time, money, and effort that would be wasted if this will be the path that the UP System takes. On the other hand, this will benefit the irregular students (seriously, though, this term is degrading).

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The Importance of Fireworks

Back in 2013, when I was still in high school and I lived with my family back in the UAE, we would have this sort of tradition where we would go to a popular landmark (eg. Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, The Palm, etc.) and watch the fireworks explode in extravagance before our eyes.

Out of all the places where we’ve celebrated the New Year, my personal favorite was the Burj Khalifa—my parents can attest to this statement. Every turn of the year, I would urge them to celebrate there, despite the fact that we’ve seen it more than twice already and my parents are dead tired of the place.

New Year 2014 at Burj Al Arab.

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