Wednesday, March 10, 2004

.:Izzat So?:.

Got this from the e-mail…

Men Are So Hard To Please

The problems with GUYS:

If you TREAT him nicely, he says u are IN LOVE with him;
If you don't, he says you are PROUD.

If you DRESS Nicely, he says you are trying to LURE him;
If you Don't, he says you are from KAMPUNG.

If you ARGUE with him, he says you are STUBBORN;
If you keep QUIET, he says you have no BRAINS.

If you are SMARTER than him, he'll lose FACE;
If he's Smarter than you, he is GREAT.

If you don't Love him, he tries to POSSESS you;
If you Love him, he will try to LEAVE you.(very true, huh?)

If you don't make love with him., he says you don't Love him;
If you do, he says you are CHEAP.

If you tell him your PROBLEMS, he says you are TROUBLESOME;
If you don't, he says that you don't TRUST him.

If you SCOLD him, you are like a NANNY to him;
If he SCOLDS you, it is because he CARES for you.

If you BREAK your PROMISE, you Cannot be TRUSTED;
If he BREAKS his, he is FORCED to do so.

If you SMOKE, you are a BAD girl;
If he SMOKES, he is a GENTLEMAN.

If you do WELL in your exams, he says it's LUCK;
If he does WELL, it's BRAINS.

If you HURT him, you are CRUEL;
If he HURTS you, you are too SENSITIVE!!

If you tell guys about this, they’ll swear it’s not true…
If you don’t tell guys about this, they’ll never know about it, and think they’re still great…

That’s rich, really. I’m sure that there’s a version of that for women, though. We all have our double standards, really. It’s not like guys can kiss other guys in public, neh? ::chuckles::

.:Onizuka Quote Of The Day/Week:.

“Occasionally, I watch schoolgirl porn. But knowing that you force innocent girls to do this, as a teacher, I can’t enjoy it anymore in the future.”

Oh, man. What a simply hilarious line, no question about it. Of course, watching GTO got me to thinking about what’d happen to my weblog eventually. I know that my students would find it if I end up teaching, so I couldn’t just be as happily talking about CP’s and all that. Of course, blessed are the LJ people on my friends list, as they’d still see the old me in there… I guess I’ll be a bit more restricted with what I have to say on my weblog, if that be the case… assuming I do end up teaching.

I actually liked this episode of GTO a lot. The girl with glasses who got kidnapped, and Eikichi taking the test was quite a fine dramatic episode. My only qualm with it is that the better the episodes get, the less sense it makes for Eikichi to have just left Seirin school in the middle of the schoolyear at the end of the series. It just doesn’t follow…

Get Backers, on the other hand, is pretty interesting. Unfortunately, I don’t follow it as faithfully, so I am quite curious right now as to why Ginji and the Knife guy are on the same side now when they were at each other’s throats the last time… I kind of like this series, although it has yet to really grow on me…

.:Finally, A Conversation:.

Had a short exchange with Abby about my chances in Adonis after graduation. She wasn’t too keen on the idea of me doing nightly prosperity dances. At the same time, I don’t think my third… err… my third… basta. My third so-and-so would ever really raise my stock.

I was pretty much filled with classic lines for that one, as when Bro left Abby’s house while I was talking to her on the phone… ah, never mind. (“That was a short make-out session.”)

In any case, that wasn’t really the conversation I was talking about. I’m actually pertaining to my really nice talk with Daph the other day, as while I recognize that we haven’t really been so close per se, we at least do get along immensely well. At the same time, she’s a person whom I can definitely call a good sport. I was half-expecting her to take offense if she found out she was actually C.P. 1 for the past year or so, but instead, she was actually flattered by it. I guess that’s because aside from the fact that I don’t intend to act on it, I’m also aware that her family is the type that wouldn’t allow their daughter to have a boyfriend who’s not Chinese.

She knows by now that I happen to have a soft spot for all things Chinese (Must… learn… to… be… less… blatant… once… I… start… teaching!), so I suppose it wasn’t really much of a surprise to her, anyway. Still, I’m pretty happy that I got to talk to her about it lightheartedly, and she knows me well enough to realize that I’m not one to jeopardize what I have with Grace by doing something idiotic.

Daph, here’s to you, and here’s to hoping that you fulfill all your dreams and aspirations. You’re a very spirited person, and I certainly believe you can achieve anything that you put your heart into. I’m one of the many fans of your life, jabroni. Thank you for being such a great friend. :)

.:A Weird Sit-In:.

I was less and less concerned about getting to Sacha’s class on time as I was about actually seeing what’s happening with the class itself so far. It’s quite interesting, truth be told. Neill’s been making immense progress with the Game of the Generals simulator, and then he asked me to invite him to Orkut, which has been pretty entertaining, to say the least. Apparently, Orkut now allows you to rank your friends in terms of closeness. Pretty cool new feature, although only you would know about it. In any case, it was pretty cool, as I was on a small date with Grace before I went to the class. Grace and I saw Ring: Spiral, which was so bad I don’t think I’d want to bother reviewing it. It completely threw me off the Ringu series, offered more and more bizarre explanations for Sadako’s curse (Smallpox?), and didn’t even seem to have much continuity with the previous parts of the film. I guess it’s C- material, if only for the fact that it honestly can get annoying…

Anyways, when I got back after watching Ring: Spiral, what was the first thing that Peppy did? He handed me a videotape. Good Gawd, if Ring: Spiral were actually a scary film, even just half as scary as the first part of the series, then I may have actually freaked out from being handed a videotape after watching a film like that. Instead, I was just chuckling about it. The tape contains last week’s Smackdown on Solar USA, just in case you’re curious.

Anyways, I have to concur with Sach on this one: Orkut really rules. It’s got so many features, and it’s a lot more compact a community than Friendster is, which is both its strongest asset and biggest drawback. To me, it’s a very fine asset, truth be told. I don’t have much room for distress if I run into people like Adi (You know… bad memories…) on Orkut, because I know for a fact they can’t just walk into Orkut that easily… heh.

With that being said, I must say, this CS 21 class of Sacha’s is a really fun class. I’d hope to see them take my class in case I do end up teaching Philosophy… that’d be really great.

.:The Birthday Boy:.

Yes, I was surprised when I caught “No Way Out” on Solar U.S.A. last night. That was an unexpected bonus, and while I didn’t get to see the finish of the Championship match between Brock and Eddie because of sheer sleepiness, it was still one remarkable pay-per-view, mostly for the last three matches on the card. Of course, the writer for Smackdown at the time is now the writer for RAW, so that explains why the product has been heading downhill since as far as current Smackdown’s go, at least by virtue of opinion in the Internet Wrestling Community.

Still, I woke up early so I can drop by the station today just to greet Brad Turvey on his birthday. It’s pretty interesting, really, as the topic for the Hot 10 was: The Hot 10 Questions You Want To Ask Brad Turvey. He had quite a few weird questions asked of him here and there…

If you’re not gay now, when will you be?

If you had the chance, what chance?

He was a pretty good sport, actually, answering the questions posted to him without any qualms, even questions about Martin Nievera’s presence in SOP last Sunday, since they both essentially hosted the show. He was also asked some cryptic questions, which he promptly answered in a cryptic manner, as well. Anyways, it was fun, and he was amused when he saw the WWE belt I had with me. In any case, it was a good time, and it was particularly fun when a whole class from Lagro High School showed up, and they really made the booth more packed than it usually is. Pretty fun times, really, although I don’t think there’s anything much else there. It was a hectic day for all concerned, so I couldn’t hobnob much with them.


I’m trying to complete my application for teaching by Friday. It’s pretty fun, really, because I’m still not over the high I got when I discovered for myself that I got a perfect semester (Whooooo!!!). In any case, I ran into Rachel today, and she was really nice. I hope I can talk to her soon, though, and I sort of had a pretty funny statement when I talked to her, though…

Marcelle: Hope I can meet you again soon. I know you’re busy… and yeah, hope I can have a picture of you before I graduate. Today would’ve been fine, but… ::gently pats her unruly hair::

Rach: Ay, salamat, ha? So you’re telling me I have bad hair today?

Err… my bad, Rach. I just assumed you wouldn’t want to have your picture taken yet… heh. :)

So I finally got my application form for the teaching assistant bit. Of course, I might be wasting my time if Dr. Ibana doesn’t consider my application to begin with, but I at least have two out of the three recommendations I need. One’s from Dr. Barbazza, the other’s from Ms. Magtibay. Hopefully, I’d be able to make it on time, and even ask Dr. Ibana up front whether or not I’m just wasting my time running around for this application… ::faints from stress and exhaustion::

It takes a lot to impress Dr. Barbazza, so I was pleased as punch when he was with my effort towards Cum Laude

Dr. Barbazza: So you got a perfect sem? Wow. Eh di ang sama ko sa iyo, kasi hindi kita nabigyan ng “A” last sem. (So I was mean to you because I didn’t give you an “A” last semester.)

In any case, he found the combination of being a DJ and teaching Philosophy to be a very interesting career path. Don’t I wish that’d happen…

.:Believing His Own Hype:.

I’m more open-minded about Lacson as president than most people I know of in the Ateneo, but I really think he’s not making too many smart moves at this juncture. One of his most glaring attempts at playing up his popularity as though it were really that great is when he decided to use some informal survey results to claim his superiority over FPJ and Roco.

What schools did he use to prove his point? ICA and Xavier.

Now, I love ICA to bits (And I’m sure people know why. ::winks::), but I know for a fact that the Fil-Chinese community is heavily behind Ping Lacson. To expect that he will make a very good showing in these schools is a truism, and there is no point in taking the survey there. It doesn’t prove anything, as the survey was taken from a sample that wasn’t representative of the people who will be voting come elections.

This is especially because I don’t think too many ICA or Xavier students, who are mostly High School, are even legal voters.

With that being said, I think Lacson should go back to the drawing board before he tries to hype himself up with very lopsided surveys such as these. I really think that he’s not doing himself much good, especially since his press releases put down the other candidates quite condescendingly. I really think he’s burning bridges with too many people at this point.

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