July 21st, 2004

emma; only girl in the world

Age and Inconsistencies

Yesterday, I greeted a good friend of mine a happy birthday. Normal, right? Well, not exactly when that friend of yours happens to be a teacher -- already. That really does make me feel a bit old. Going to the elementary faculty room to look for her was kind of eerie. How can all the teachers fit in that tiny cubicle anyway? Besides that, Ms. Barcela was a bit irked at me, because I forgot to thank her when I asked for Lisa, or Ms. Sobreviñas as I now have to address her.

I thank Ms. Barcela eventually and walk away. The thing is, I haven't been to that part of the school in the longest time. The feeling of my seniority was really kicking in already. The fact that everyone there was younger than me, asides from the teachers of course, I was the queen of the school. Well, at least I'm supposed to be.

Still, I don't feel like it much. I haven't abused my power yet and it wasn't like I was really planning.

I started reviewing for the UPCAT though. It's drawing really near and I have to get in. I just have to. I'll be competing with 60,000 other hopefuls and I can't be confident about it. The chances of getting in are so slim, I'm getting really nervous. The thing is, the reviewers are just boring the crap out of me. Jamie's Expert Guides handouts are just so dull!

Not that I've had any interesting reviewers to begin with, but due to my idleness, I have noticed something about Expert Guides handouts. For one, they have a lot of typographical errors. I'm no hypocrite and I probably have a ton of them in this entry alone, but it never hurt to proofread. They also have a bunch of inconsistencies in their word problems. I'm no perfectionist. I was just a tad confused with the problem.

So much for reviewing, nothing's getting into my head anyway.
emma; only girl in the world

Mock Me

We had a Mock UPCAT today. Funny for sure, but I'm not complaining. I'm not going to say that it boosted my confidence, because I know that the actual thing will surely be a hundred times more difficult than that one, but still, it was nice to know that our school somewhat cared about us. They actually let the entire batch skip clubs this afternoon just so we could have a mini-briefing on the dreaded test.

Sure, the school has it's quirks, like giving us test permits for different colleges. I was in the college of music. How the segregated us, I really don't know, but just the fact that they went through all that trouble, shows a lot for the school. That's a ton of bonus points for them. Somehow, they're trying to redeem themselves for all the sh** they've done throughout the years.

Still speaking of the school, they really have a thing for trying to impress the ever so difficult to please, PAASCU. I really don't know why they even want their approval, but apparently, it's badly needed because all the other schools have Level 3. Level 3 of what? Crap perhaps? I don't know, but next Tuesday, we have to be at our best behavior.

What our best behavior means, can be taken in different ways, for sure. 4A is a very different class and a simple phrase can be taken in so many ways. In fact, misunderstanding seems to be our specialty.

We weren't at our most friendly this morning. The class was at odds over the seating arrangement. That wasn't a very pretty sight. I refused to enter the classroom because I knew that things weren't going to be very cordial. In fact, it was surprisingly hostile at some points, but I guess we've worked it all out. At least I hope so. Sometimes, egos get in the way of things and things get all messed up because of it. I just want to give Siete a huge HUG. I hope you don't feel too bad anymore.

Tomorrow, I am going to take my English session test and I'm actually quite scared of it. Sir Joey has a way of scaring me sh**less and I really think I need to study for that. Obviously, I'm not doing that right now, but I promise to stay away from my overly tempting bed. I will study tonight. No, I won't break this promise. I need to be serious about studying now.

Just a thought. I ♥♥♥ Ate Let. She makes the best food ever! She makes me want to eat all the time. I don't know if that's such a good thing for people who are trying to lose weight, but she makes me feel all warm and fuzzy with just a few bites of her scrumptious dishes. Tonight we had arroz a la cubana, complete with bananas and fried eggs. I never knew ground beef could be sooooo good. I have a satisfied grin on my face right now. Thanks for all that grreat food!