Must be fate then. Read on.

Weekly Gratefulness List (September 26 to October 2, 2010)

| October 4, 2010

During the past week, I am grateful for: –the Spanish filmfest at Greenbelt 3 So far I’ve seen six movies (technically, only three of those can be included in last week’s list but what the heck) –first day of Advance Mandarin class! Which was … challenging, to say the least. Thus I must be reminded [...]

My Grad Certificates

| August 25, 2010

One of the first things I looked for when I got to Valenzuela was the mail. I knew my diploma and transcript arrived weeks ago but this was the first time I got to see them.

Weekly Gratefulness List (June 20 to 26, 2010)

| June 25, 2010

–Instead of a DLSU Press,the university now has the Academic Publications Office (APO) which partners with publishers for (what else?) the school’s publishing needs. The way I understand it, APO acts like an agent of sorts in that it becomes the middleman between the writer and the publisher. Last Saturday, I sent a soft copy [...]

100 Years of La Sallian Presence in the Philippines…

| June 24, 2010

…100 years of excellence!! The university and college recognition rites coincided with the day when a time capsule was buried in simple ceremonies at DLSU, as part of the celebrations for the DLSU centennial. I took some pictures for posterity.

Almost Graduation

| June 19, 2010

I did not go to the actual graduation ceremonies (which is starting right about now…). Instead, I attended the recognition rites given by both the college and the university on June 16, 2010. Here are my pictures of the events:

You know you should’ve graduated long ago when…

| June 17, 2010

…you don’t know any of the other graduates. …you’re on first name basis with many of the profs. …you’re on kumustahan basis with many of the secretaries, from different offices. …you share fond memories of yesteryears with the gardener.

The Ph.D Quest…

| June 10, 2010

… is going to be way harder than I thought. I finished answering the sample GRE for Literature last night and I flunked big time. Which means I will have long intense study sessions ahead of me if I really want  this bad enough. Having written the novel has raised my confidence level so high [...]

Is it time for a Ph.D?

| June 4, 2010

I interrupt my Macau Adventure series with ruminations on the further manifestation of my masochism. After almost a decade, I am finally graduating with my Masters degree in June. I have scarcely gotten hold of my diploma when I am shopping around for possible Ph.D programs in the US. And I am very intimidated. As [...]

Weekly Gratefulness List (May 2 to 8, 2010)

| May 9, 2010

I am graduating! Finally, finally, FINALLY! Yes!! And with an outstanding thesis too! *does the Joni dance, the one with long skinny limbs flying about so watch out

Weekly Gratefulness List (March 14 to 20, 2010)

| March 21, 2010

Could there be anything I would be more grateful for than finally finishing my novel, successfully defending it, and having it recommended for the Most Outstanding MFA Thesis Award? I suppose not. Oh, one more will make it complete: when I finally do get the award. *waits (Photos as soon as I get to access [...]