young days of learning

Reminders

Recently, we have been organizing documents and house materials. I decided to organize the documents stored in the yellow box that is located at the corner of our kitchen. There were important papers and sentimental documents in the box, but there were few things that immediately caught my attention. I got the chance to see my past plates and artworks again.

Touching and examining each plate was like walking down the path where I started my adventures in college with innocence and diligence. Each plate has its own memory and it has a very powerful impact to me. One plate reminded me of the time when I rummaged through my classmate’s phone to find some faces of people for the facial emotion activity that we had in Body Parts Drawing. Another artwork reminded me of my ventures in joining the annual Petron Art Competition! It was a memory that I will always cherish for it taught me so many things such as hard work, perseverance, and wisdom. Another piece reminded me of the hype that I had towards drawing Disney characters! I actually Disney-fied some of my high school classmates, and I chuckled when I saw the drawing! Another piece reminded me of how I met my first college best friends and their essentiality in making FA a fun course! Also, some of the plates greatly reminded me of the helpful professors that I had in FA, and I will forever cherish their essentiality in making my talent grow in a challenging way. They showed me that learning can be a friendly process with the involvement of the teacher who shares lessons, and the student who works and makes heaps of plates and artworks! I was only asking for an improvement, but they have given me more than that in a very casual way. However, I will never forget the plates that reminded me of the deadlines that I had! Some of my plates were rushed, but as soon as I reached the campus with hours to spare, I added details to make an improvement.

Well, the set of artworks as a whole reminded me of my diligence and perseverance towards every task when I was an FA student in AUP; this reminder would be very helpful now that I am about to become a sophomore student in UP. It tells me that diligence and perseverance will always get me to where my goals are, even though college is a distinct series of drastic success and failure. Thankfully, this small task that I have accomplished earlier reminded me of my true purpose as a college student.

Scribbles in the Meantime

Let me present to you, Princess Mononoke, and my old betta fish (nope, not Bubba) coming out of my old Game Boy Advance SP!

These works were done during the semestral (please let me use this word, sorry) break and let me just say, I got really inspired to draw again because I have watched most of Mary Doodles and Doodle Date’s videos. Sometimes when I am out of creative juice, I watch videos of few artists on YouTube  and gladly, it helps! It helps me get going on the road! It informs me that, still, I have a long way to go in the world of arts and crafts! Having a day full of videos from Mary Doodles, Doodle Date, Lizzie’s a Lefty, etc. gives me a lot of reasons to hone my skills in drawing.

But why did I draw Princess Mononoke? I watched her movie and of course, it amazed me. I turned into an instant fan after watching it because I saw the beauty of how fluid the story has become.

But why did I draw my old betta fish coming out of my old Game Boy Advance SP? Simple, it reminds me of how precious my childhood was when I was a third grader (I was about to turn into a fourth-grader that time, though). We all have golden childhood memories. I represent mine with this doodle.

‘Tis I, the one who made the boat scene

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Voila! This is the boat scene that I made on GIMP for today’s lesson in IT. Obviously, I need to practice more! But hey, it’s always like this! You learn the basics, progress into it bit by bit, and you turn into a successful person like Bill Gates. Yes, that is what I learned today in IT and it is enlightening. Someday, I will paint the whole world by using GIMP and no one can stop me because I want to be a successful person like Bill Gates!

Okay, I just need sleep, but learning new things is just fun! Anyway, IT helped me in so many things; especially the things that I cannot understand in the world of computers. I know that I can apply the IT lessons in real life. I will always bring these lessons in life, and yes, just like a loyal boat carrying its cargo into the seas where the beautiful sunset resides.

Computer Hardware

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(c) Sir Kevin Vega

The lecture last Friday in IT was like a recap of what I’ve learned in high school with pieces of information added in it (and it was very helpful!). It was relatively easy because we tackled the parts of a hardware. Although, it shocked me when Sir told us that the CPU is not the CPU itself, it’s just the case. The real CPU is inside the case; it’s a chip that manages everything inside. I also learned that if a CPU is broken, the stored files (a.k.a. memories 😉 ) won’t get deleted, it will be stored in the Hard Disk Drive; everything can be retrieved by pulling out the HDD and connecting it to another computer. The simplest things that I learned last Friday were the most memorable points of the lecture. It was a great discussion!

Summary

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  1. Hi Pluto! Last Monday, I bought a cord holder that defines my love for Disney. Whenever I listen to music, I always say hi to little Pluto, and that is a good thing. Hopefully, I’ll see more Disney goodies that are useful and practical (so I’ll have a reason to buy them, lol).
  2. The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Last Thursday, I watched a play in DL Umali Hall, UPLB. The play was entitled The Caucasian Chalk Circle and it was directed by Sir Rufo (he is a wonderful professor, everyone loves him). The play was beautifully and remarkably done. There were no dull scenes or dead air. The play balanced its serious and comical side which is perfect. It was worth the wait!
  3. One More LAYF. Wednesday was a relieving experience thanks to Lakas Angkan Youth Fellowship. Their freshman treat truly made me see the difficult things in a different way. Everything that I have heard from their Godly messages made me calm for a while.

My LAYF Last Wednesday

Few hours after taking a brain-draining exam in SPCM1, my friends and I attended a freshman treat by Lakas Angkan Youth Fellowship or LAYF. Their treat was entitled “One More LAYF”

Honestly, I entered Baker Hall last Wednesday without any idea of how a freshman treat is done. That was the greatest mistake I have made last Wednesday (and what’s not great is a number of mistakes I committed during the SPCM1 long exam) because coming in without expectations surprised me with joy and laughter. The event started with several games, I bet this is the attention step of the event. And it was an effective attention catcher! The (more…)

Learning how to Add and Subtract Binary-ly

I would like to apologize for the impulsiveness to turn a word into an adverb. Please forgive me for using “Binary-ly”.

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Last meeting in IT 1 Lab, the topic was incredibly interesting, and I thought I was not going to get it. I learned how to use the Binary Arithmetic; which is somehow easy and difficult.The way or manner of solving it looks complicated, but it’s not that difficult; once you learn the basics of when to use 1’s and 2’s complement, you are in a smooth road to success! Adding and subtracting by using the Binary Arithmetic is fun! I feel a sigh of relief whenever my answer matches the designated answer. Want to learn how to do it? Enroll in IT 1 now!

The Realization

Hola! We are in a freezing computer lab right now, and there is a chance that I am breathing 9% fart (which is better! Because outside, I breathe 99.99% fart). Anyway, my life as a blogger changed today because I learned that blogging is actually using one of the amazing features of Web CMS!

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Web CMS or Web Content Management System is an application that you can use to publish images, essays, poems, information, stories, comic strips, artworks, and whatnot with audience interaction. Clearly, it is a website that you can use for personal use and management. But how did it change my life? Firstly, I have been blinded by the fact that WordPress is only a website that I can use for posting word vomits, but it’s more than that! Most of the successful companies use WordPress as a medium of dispersing information. Secondly, WordPress is not the only website available to a person if one wants to manage his/er own blog or website. There are many choices such as Drupal, Zope, Guppy, Dot Clear, Joomla, and many more!

To sum it up, being enrolled in IT 1 or Information Technology Literacy is beneficial to my life as a blogger. It helped me realize that blogging is only a fraction of what a website can do to my daily life. I am willing to learn more in this course(or subject)!

Dear Friend #7

10384022_755799541139161_634214068581978264_nThank you for being my second light! At times of sheer happiness in the world of education, I wildly wondered, what if I weren’t meticulously tutored under your supervision. Will I still learn how to read and write efficiently? For oh so many years, I peacefully assured myself that I am truthfully lucky to have an open light which I can depend on at times of darkness. Thank you so much for everything; no words can measure how thankful I am to have you!