The Save Draft was working… “Draft Saved” it read. But when I would like to edit it, it was nowhere to be found. Is it my faulty internet, the WordPress blog, or just an out-of-the-ordinary event that wanted me to become angry at myself and feel uncomfortable?
October 30, 2013
I have been a Christian for 7-8 years now. I don’t even remember the exact day of my salvation, my acceptance of Christ. This shows how unimportant my belief was to me in the past.
I attended services with my family. As soon as the music singing starts, I would go out to the corridor and spend my time there. When I get bored, I would often ask money from my mom and buy food from the nearby Burger King. I’d stay there until the service is over.
I didn’t see the importance of attending church services. I did not know true Christianity. I did not have a real relationship with Jesus. Coupled with this was the fact that I was in highschool. It was a very exciting stage of my life, especially the third year phase. This was when my passion for computer games intensified, when I tried to fit into a group of not-so-good students, and when I began to taste the pleasure that is alcohol.
October 21, 2013
And thus, the semester was over. I had three subjects today, along with one laboratory. And now, I’m waiting for a grade on one more subject. I am happy so far, ecstatic seeing an average that may qualify me at least as a College Scholar.
It’s been a series of routine days: wake up, accompany my sister to school, take a bath, academics till lunch, eat lunch, academics till night, break for TV, then academics till sleep. I am very thankful that I discovered several productivity articles that have helped develop my focus and study habits. The battle with procrastination was hard, but at least I gave a great fight every time.
Now that my coursework is finished, I enter the dreaded BOSS STAGE – THESIS WRITING. I have yet to decide on a study topic, though several papers I did could be developed into a thesis endeavor. I also have an adviser, though I think I have much ground to cover in order to finish writing a thesis proposal by the end of the next semester. Working almost all the time at home would be a challenge yet again, with all the distractions of TV, Facebook, and laziness. Hopefully, the same tools (StayFocusd, Time Recording, Evernote) I used this semester would prove beneficial in this most important time of my graduate studies.
June 11, 2013
I want to blog professionally. I am a graduate student of Environmental Science. As part of my summer residency, I have read books and journals in search of a topic for my thesis. A lot of the resources I’ve read about being a good graduate student tells of routinary writing summaries of what you’ve read. This is to let one practice organizing his thoughts and not just pretend to be productive in reading parts of a scientific article.
But why, why do I don’t get the feeling and motivation to write even one article about the things I’ve read? Is it the shallowness of my reading? My disinterest in writing? Or my little appreciation of the knowledge I (should have) obtained from one-hour-a-day of “scientific research?”
Or maybe, it’s just me being the procrastinator I am? The I-don’t-have-a-deadline-so-I-don’t-have-to-do-it attitude that keeps me from achieving much. Hopefully, as the new semester begins, I become more enthusiastic about reading AND writing in order to accomplish much.
June 7, 2013
yes, I just thought I ought to write.
It’s the start of the semester once again, and I just made my schedule to have any little hope of maximizing my time. Balancing graduate school, ministry, and personal life has not been the problem: laziness is. I have this allotted time for reading journals, exercising, and other “important” activities, but end up feasting my eyes on the status of my Facebook friends and updates of my followed Twitter users…
April 22, 2013
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. – Winston Churchill
(In: Easton T and Goldfarb T. (2005). Taking Sides. pp. 114.)
April 4, 2013
I was able to ride an e-jeepney!!! As a child, I was (and still am, I’m only 21!) fascinated by technological advances. And lo, one trip to a mall was all it needed for me to experience a new way of traveling the streets of Quezon City.
Photo from http://www.jericpena.com
The vehicle was so quiet and drove smoothly, but I felt that speed was sacrificed.