Thursday, January 24, 2019

I've fallen to another full cycle of procrastination and escaping reality again.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

A glimpse of a college instructor's Christmas

Starting December 1, most people were already preparing for Christmas. Malls were getting busier, traffic was becoming heavier as the spirit of giving became mandatory for some.

Example of this events where giving is required are the Kris Kringle and Exchange Gifts. As adults, most exchange gifts are accompanied by a wish list - we don't want to receive any useless stuff. 

My wish list contained things that I want to buy but I don't have time to do so:
  • foot socks
  • flash drive
  • mini SD
  • BB cream

Those things are for personal use. I was thinking about what I want, what I can use. That's why I was surprised when I saw what my other co-instructors listed. 

At least 3 of them listed whiteboard markers and ink.

They asked for the supplies that should be given by the company.

What does that say about the Philippine education?

1. Supplies are not enough, or are not distributed well. 2/3 of those who wished for markers were lecturers: term for part-time instructors. They only work during the weekends, thus they cannot ask for markers in the Dean's office because of its office hours. This can be easily remedied by allocating at least 2 markers for every lecturer per week. But they don't. That's why I initially concluded that supplies aren't enough.

* I'm a full-time instructor and I ask for 2 markers a week. However, I bought refiilable markers and ink because most of the time, 2 isn't enough. I taught Math and a marker can be used up in one session only. In my opinion, 5 markers per instructor is a good conservative estimate for a smooth and interactive Math class.

2. Most of the instructors are passionate about teaching, that they even wish to receive things that they can use to further improve their way of educating student. It's good to have this burning passion, and I plead the higher ups anywhere, to please not exploit it. Please do not put their flames out by not giving them proper incentives, working conditions, and at the very least, supplies.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Day 10 — Someone you don’t talk to as much as you’d like to

Day 10!

To myself,

I haven't talk to you lately. We're not meeting eye-to-eye. I think we don't even have the same goals anymore. I'm missing the true you. When can you clear your schedule, sit down, have a coffee and just reconnect our goals to our daily activities?

Let me also give you uncalled for advises, since we're already here.

Please read self-help books again. Finish Anger Management for Dummies - you badly need it now imho.

Manage your time and money again. You were ~~good when you were in younger. Revive it.

Restart doing the things you want. You'll be happier.

Lastly, be more useful, thus, happier this 2019.

And, let's talk.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Communication DOES NOT Matter in Poon's Relationship Matters

Being an interpet personality is not so easy. You must always think of the audience. If you have a PG content, you must not curse, or else, criticisms will pour. 

That's why when I watched Relationship Matters' video about long distance relationship (LDR), I immediately messaged them. 


Because they're spreading ideas that when accumulated in the heads of young people, it will come out as misogynistic. Also, it's belittling men's capability to control themselves. 

Maricar: And this is the need that women might not understand fully kasi hindi tayo lalaki e. Iba talaga ang need nila for that.
Poon: 99.99... % ng LDR nagloloko one of the partners, or both. ...
Pero I'll be honest, alam ng mga lalaking nakatune in. Baka di na ever namin aminin yung mga sexual escapades namin.
Maricar: Dito mas lalamang ng onti ang babae kasi mas matiisin by nature...

We're in the 21st century. Everyone has the means to satisfy oneself. Hindi lang mga lalaki ang gumagawa nito. And when we're still pushing the agenda that men are more sexually active than women, which is busted by many researchers already (read here, here, here, and here), we're trying to still hinder women to satisfy their needs. It might not be evident now, but in the long run, it will be. 
(Fun challenge: Ask women how well they know their vaginas and boobs. Then, ask men how well they know their penises. Marvel in how they answer.)

So, how did they reply? Behold.


Firstly, they did not address the problem. If based on statistics, what they were addressing is true, go on and proclaim the word of LDR. But that's not what I was pointing out. I pointed out that the way they presented it felt like women's lust aren't valid. THERE LIES THE PROBLEM. The fact that you have 17 years in counseling doesn't answer the way you mishandled the information.
Dismissing the question is not a valid answer.
It's comparable to Imee Marcos' video on whether she's a Princeton graduate. See the spectacle here.

For the second point, here's the 2nd part of their answer:
Check, out the last part. 
This is why I think that they don't value communication.
I reached out; what did they do?
They condemned me for having other opinion, and closed the conversation.
They tried to win.
They did not even hear what I was saying.

It's an immature move. Parang nasa comments section lang ako. So disappointing, coming from them.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

PLDT Letter of Request for Termination of Account

So, I was tasked to write a letter of request for termination for our internet because, as we all know, PLDT's services plummeted down when they terminated their contractual employees instead of regularizing them because they're greedy ass MFs.

Here's the important details that must be in the letter that I got from this helpful blog:

  1. date
  2. account number
  3. landline number
  4. reason for the request for termination (let's pretend that they don't know what this is all about haha)

Here's what I made:

October 26, 2018  

To whom it may concern,

  I, NAME, current subscriber PDLT Home DSL with account number [00000000] and landline number [00000000], is requesting for termination of the said account. This is due to intermittent Wi-Fi service with occurrence of days without Wi-Fi, and poor telephone service of having no dial tone from September 24 to date.

Thank you,
NAME and signature

I also made a simple letter of authorization because my mom would go instead of my dad; here it is:

October 26, 2018  

To whom it may concern,

  I, NAME, is authorizing my wife, (Name), to send the letter of request for termination on my behalf.

 Thank you,

 NAME and signature

We just opt to use CATV internet with the same price instead of waiting for PLDT to stabilize. 
Good luck with your first steps to comfort, reader. Let├Ęs boycott those suckers haha.