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Date:2009-01-29 22:33
Subject:Full time tutors needed

I am looking for English teachers/tutors. Fresh graduates or graduating students from reputable schools are welcome to apply. Regular work hours with excellent compensation. Please email your resumes to marjorie.sanpedro@gmail.com

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Date:2009-01-29 22:29
Subject:Looking for Full time English Tutors

I am looking for English teachers/tutors. Fresh graduates or graduating students from reputable schools are welcome to apply. Regular work hours with excellent compensation. Please email your resumes to marjorie.sanpedro@gmail.com

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Date:2009-01-26 00:30
Subject:ahem.. its starting again

Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It's really hard to only use one word answers. Be sure to tag the person you received it from!

1. Where is your cell phone? BAG
2. Your significant other? UNKNOWN
3. Your hair? STRAIGHT
4. Your mother? KIND
5. Your father? PUSH-OVER
6. Your favorite thing? BOOKS
7. Your dream last night? WEIRD
8. Your favorite drink? FRUIT-SHAKES
9. Your dream/goal? LIVING
10. What room you are in? WORK
11. Your hobby? READING
12. Your fear? FROGS
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? OUT
14. Where were you last night? BED
16. Muffins? CHEESE
17. Wish list item? NOTHING
18. Where you grew up? MANILA
19. Last thing you did? EAT
20. What are you wearing? SUIT0
21. Your TV? NONE
22. Your pets? DEAD
23. Friends? LAUGHTER
24. Your life? INTERESTING
25. Your mood? IMPROVING
26. Missing someone? NO
27. Car? BOK
28. Something you're not wearing? SHOES
29. Your favorite store? BOOKSTORE
30. Your favorite color? PURPLE
33. When was the last time you laughed? YESTERDAY
34. Last time you cried? LAST NIGHT
35. Who will resend this? REPOST
36. One place that I go to over and over? BOOKSTORE
37. One person who emails me regularly? WORLDBANK
38. My favorite place to eat? CHOCOLATE-KISS
39. Why you participated in this survey? PROCRASTINATING
40. What are you doing tonight? R

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Date:2009-01-22 04:27
Subject:Looking for English Tutors

I am looking for English teachers/tutors. Fresh graduates or graduating students from reputable schools are welcome to apply. A degree in Education is preferred but not required. Regular work hours with competitive salary. Please email your resumes to marjorie.sanpedro@gmail.com

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Date:2008-12-08 22:39
Subject:Ateneo Immersion Scandal

I was going to leave comments on a blog entry but since the opinions I am going to share really covers a multitude of situations im just going to put it down once and for all.

First of all, in this situation the school is incidental. UP, UST, DLSU, PUP, FEU, PLM. A school is a place where there is invariably a diverse population that will, like it or not, cover cliches. (Cliches are there for a reason people. Accept it.) 

The problem that cropped up (as it did with other controversial issues) is that people protested that people like to judge. I dont think that's bad, in my opinion you need people around you who judge you by your actions the same way you want people to accept you "just the way you are". There are too many egotistical people around who think they are too good for this earth as it is.

I dont think that that is the problem. I do find that the internet has a tendency to dehumanize comments and it makes it so much easier to judge a person. And so the crux of the matter is that people dont think and feel when they make judgements. What i hate is when people dont make judgements out of the need to show that person what he or she needs to improve and they make judgements so that they can feel better about themselves and/or justify the life they lead and the actions they made.

I find it a little ridiculous that people make sweeping comments about a person's whole life based on his/her online presence. I have friends I've known for more than 10 years who are still surprised by some of my opinions. And besides, people change. Constantly. Every person who touches our life changes us and vice versa. So what applies now does not necessarily apply one hour from now when we have finished a particularly enlightening conversation with a complete stranger. So don't write off a person's future based on his or her actions today.

Now to my actual comment about her retelling of her experience. I've no idea how she was raised and I'm happy that her family is well off enough to provide her with luxuries in life (I also hope that I can provide the same to my kids when I do have them). She provided a biting and to some witty comments about her immersion trip. I was on a similar trip two years ago and I have to say that it also was not the most comfortable trip ive been in. The plumbing was awful but im practical enough to use it since i prefer to be clean and healthy during my stay there.

The Aetas are not perfect, they are not all beautiful kind people. They are people who lead a somewhat different life than we do but essentially they are Filipinos. I see in them the same pride, same weaknesses and problems we face elsewhere. Some were gracious, some hard working, some proud, others weren't.

I actually dont believe much in the 2-3 day immersion thing since you dont really get to know the people. An immersion for me is seeing what you want to see and feeling what you want to feel. More often than not, it just becomes an affirmation of what you want to see. In a way its a way for you to learn who you are more than who these people are. Its a way to see what you are when all the creature comforts are gone and you are faced with people less fortunate than you are.

In the end, its not the judgement from your host family, your professor, your school, your friends you wrote the post for, or the random/anonymous people who made a judgement based on your post that counts. What counts is what your judgement of who you are at the end of the experience.

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Date:2008-12-08 00:48
Subject:Marj just poked Pride and Prejudice... poke back

I am absolutely in love with Pride and Prejudice and have just finished watching the BBC special (6 part miniseries) that features Colin Firth as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (the character his Mr. Darcy from Bridget Jones' Diary was based on).

So I am absolutely delighted to have found... "Pride and Prejudice told via Facebook updates"


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Date:2008-10-26 23:04
Subject:Oh NOOOOOO!!!!

Good News. The Red Cups are back next week!

Bad news... The barista told me they aren't sure if Peppermint Mocha will be available this year!

So background:
Me? I love Christmas. I love everything about Christmas. The Songs, the weather, the spirit, the mad rush to shop, the wrapping of gifts... even the bankruptcy. I love to celebrate the fact that at least once a year, people make the effort to change, to love more, to give. Sure, most of the year people suck (some are more miserly on Christmas) but I love the fact that people Try.

Even if they forget that Christmas is about Christ's birth, even if they do it for the most superficial reason. Fact is, they try. And that is something to celebrate I think.

So anyway. back to the most superficial thing... Starbuck's peppermint Mocha. See for me, its become a tradition. Drinking PMs remind me of christmas'es past. Time spent with friends, chatting til morning in various SB cafes. It reminds me of quiet times spent contemplating past years, the resolutions I made, the dreams I mapped out.

So d@mn it all! Give me my Peppermint Mocha!!!

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Date:2008-08-10 22:41
Subject:I am a Dynamic Thinker

My personality type: the dynamic thinker. Take the free iPersonic personality test!

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Date:2008-07-28 03:10
Subject:Commercial Muna.... shih tzu pups for sale

For sale:

shih tzu pups, 3 1/2 months old
2 male,1 female, no papers
complete vaccines

See pictures at http://jbiology.multiply.com/photos/album/53/new_set_of_shih_tzu_pups

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Date:2008-07-23 22:33
Subject:Fight against corruption...

This has been something a lot of righteous people fought for. A lot of corrupt people used it as a tool to manipulate the masses. And i personally don't see how this cycle will end. All i can do is my part and ensure that i am not part of the system that transforms idealists into cynics.


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Date:2008-07-23 02:53
Subject:I'm in love!!!

So many things have happened this year. I've been up, I've been down, and i've rolled all around.

I've picked up new hobbies, learned new things, forgot a LOT of things. I made new friends, broke friendships, pissed off a few people along the way. BUT... BUT, I've no doubt this will be the highlight of my year.

I liked a lot of people but I've never been in love. They say you're in love when you can't sleep, you smile into space and you can't wait until you see the object of your affection. In that case... I'm in love...

Meet my babies...


I can't wait to see you loveys!

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Date:2008-04-10 23:25
Subject:Parang di ako UP student... parang di ako student, period.

[ ] Worried about getting bullied by fratmen or getting killed in a riot.
[ ] Got bullied by fratmen or was killed in a riot. Haha, yes, I am a ghost! Parang beef porkchops ito
[ ] Witnessed a riot. Kung classes ko nga di ko ma witness, riot pa.
[X] Watched the Oblation Run. I SWEAR! Na trap lang ako pagtapos ng klase.
[X] Made friends with a teacher. Wala clang nagawa e.
[ ] Was tricked as a freshman into attending a rally / prayer meeting. Hah. kahit me plus points sa Physics lab di ako pumunta, pero voluntary ako sa YFC.
[ ] Wore red or black on one of those wear red or wear black days. Cutting ata ako nung mga yun... me ganong days ba?
[ ] Wore red on Valentine’s Day. Hah! I wore green (tpos tabi sa naka red, at kanta ng xmas songs)
[ ] Wore black on Valentine's Day. See above
[ ] Celebrated a birthday at Mang Jimmy's. di pa ako nakakakain hanggang ngayon!!! maawa n kyo, isama nyo na ko.
[X] Learned UP Naming Mahal. certain stanzas lang. Pero nag effort ako nung 1st year.
[ ] Was an RA (registration assistant) or SA. Haha, barely a student, mag assist pa ba?
[X] Lied or begged to an RA for a slot in class. yah, nung 1st year, for physics (major pa kai nun ha, mga leche)
[X] Participated in a there's-only-one-more-slot-are you-feeling-lucky? Hehe, optimistic ako e.
[X] Jogged around the campus. Does scrambling from AS to Math to NIGS to Physics for classes count?
[X] Visited the Vargas Museum. Para lang sa requirement ng brother ko. at tinakot namin ang mga sarili nmn. creepy place
[X] Knew at least one xerox lady, manong, or technician by name. Sa ILS? oo nmn (ginawa kong official xerox place e)
[X] Attended university level graduation. Yep! glad i did, transferring sablays? Awesome experience
[X] Got an activist for a teacher. hoyes...activist, atheist, pati suspected harraser, and i suspect durugista, hehe.
[ ] Watched a La Salle vs. Ateneo UAAP game. Didnt even watch UP, ano nmn mapapala ko sa panood ng ateneo la salle?
[ ] Watched a UP vs. any school basketball game. crappy ang maroons e. sorry.
[X] Studied in CASAA.hayyy... yes.
[ ] Studied in McDonald's or Jollibee Philcoa for one full night and bought just one regular-sized drink. i dont like philcoa.
[X] Studied along Katipunan.
[ ] Studied along Katipunan and affected the mannerisms of a stereotypical Atenean. huh? why? UP ako e.
[X] Watch a play that's not required for Comm III. (pero required sa ibang subject)
[X] Went stargazing. Habang naghihintay ng sundo after a play
[X] Ate in Chocolate Kiss, Tea Room (in CHE) or Chateau Verde. all 3!!! yey!
[ ] Struck up a conversation with a taong grasa. saan?
[ ] Wrote to/for the Collegian. papers ko nga di ko maipasa on time e.
[ ] Seriously pondered about the identity/ies of the people described in Eksenang Peyups.
[X] Went to the chapel. at nag choir!!! hehe
[X] Got a pebble stuck in your shoe/slippers while walking in Sunken Garden <heels lang.. lumubog
[X] Cut class with your block to watch a movie. cyempre, movie, arcade, bump cars, hehe
[ ] Had a Voltes V for a teacher.
[ ] Took a class under Joseph Palis.
[ ] Lied to the transcript lady to get a transcript earlier than the standard 3 months.
[ ] Went to a Freshman-only concert.
[ ] Subsisted on just streetfood (fishballs, half footlongs, kwekwek, squidballs/rolls, mais, dirty ice cream) for a day.
[ ] Learned how to smoke.
haven't smoked a stick in my life
[X] Went on an out-of-town trip with blockmates or orgmates. class pa din
[ ] Fell in love. di pa ever. ang cold no?
[X] Actually read the books you keep borrowing from the lib. Naman! oo...
[X] Played cards during your free time. <- haha, even during class!
[X] Dressed in business attire. pag nag trip
[ ] Sumabit sa jeep. bawal to!!!
[ ] Got sung to or sung to someone in class during Valentine's day.
[X] Watched the Lantern Parade. at nagperform pa... (kill me now)
[X] Helped out a total stranger. siguro namn...
[ ] Helped out a total stranger because he/she was hot. konti lang ang hot sa UP, at kung dahil sa katangahan ang pangangailangan nya ng tulong... d cya hot.
[X] Learned to stay awake for more than 24 or 48 hours straight. thesis week.
[ ] Got bullied by fratmen and feeling cool wannabe people who were actually losers.
[ ] Took Wednesday and/or Sat classes WILLINGLY. you kidding?
[ ] Volunteered for the Pahinungod.
[ ] Ate "tasteless white sauce" pasta from cock-a-noodle-doo. yung fish with lemon and butter ang gusto ko sa kanila. tama bang store iniisip ko?
[ ] Got a boyfriend/girlfriend.
[X] Took time to read the vandalism in the CR. gusto ko yung sa Math at yung sagutan series about the "push the button"
[X] Watched a sexy art film for any GE class. OMG!!! oro plata mata. di yun sexy... disturbing lang... sorry, first year nun e.
[ ] Got held up or pickpocketed.
[ ] Felt depressed because you were not as good academically as you were in high school. <- Di nmn din ako good academically nung HS. Ngayong MA lang ako na GC
[X] Did a last minute paper. Ang tanong, How many????
[X] Had spent a lot for 1x1 ID pictures.
[X] Got exempted from final exams. MATH!!!
[ ] Got exempted from a final exam but still took it. ano ko tanga? Di ako ganon kayabang.
[X] Attended a varsity pep rally. 1st year. required
[ ] Watched LIVE AIDS, Androgyny, Maskipaps or any well-known variety show.
[ ] Got into at least one (org- or council-sponsored) adventure race.
[X] Knew where the best restrooms are on campus. best buildings = best CRs (meaning wala)
[X] Joined an org.
[X] Allowed yourself to make mistakes. and wallowed in it
[ ] Went to the gym in spite of having no PE class just to ogle varsity players/cute boys. eeeww. stalker? ang init kaya sa gym
[X] Took summer classes. LORD!!! bago pa mag freshie, nag susummer classes nko sa UP
[X] Admired the Oblation. <- yes, then got freaked out when i realized i might as well be ogling FPJ sr..
[X] Made a video for a project. hehe, sir igs! ang crappy ng video ko, ngayon ko lang na realize, pwede mag retake?
[X] Had a crush on a teacher. OMG yes! hanggang ngayon hinahanap ko pa, pero bumalik na ata sa france ang mokong. I love you Monsieur!
[ ] Had a teacher who had a crush on/tried to court you.
[ ] Attended your ROTC Bivouac.
[X] Faked sickness to get an absence excused. complete with Doc's permit! san ka!
[X] Got your car scratched by one of those "Kuya bantayan ko kotse niyo" kids. haha. pahatid/sundo lang e. Di pa din ako marunong mag drive :(
[X] Took a PE class where you had to pay for tuition (i.e. sportsclimbing, ten pin bowling, scuba diving, etc). ten pin! papasok k din lng ng wed, sa SM na.
[ ] Went to school in your crappiest yet most comfy clothes. pero sobrang gusto kong i try magsuot ng PJs.
[ ] Learned how to use the Bayantel pay phones. me cell na nun e.
[X] Participated in school activities. hah... okay, yung lantern parade
[ ] Caught the UP Pep Tryouts.
[X] Dated someone from UP. hmmm, di ko sure e, date ba yun? Nope, La salle lang (haha)
[X] Rode an IKOT and TOKI.
[X] Found a tambayan. Sa ils, at yung mushroom tambayan na dinemolish
[ ] Went drinking at Sarah's. wala na... di ko na inabot. after freshie iba na e
[ ] Learned how to beg for a higher grade. tinakasan ako nung prof e. hayop.
[ ] Used your 6 allowable absences wisely. ssoooos. me gumagawa ba nun? Ako laging sobra sa 6, wala nmn nagbagsak sa akin.
[ ] Lived in a dorm. and a boarding house lapit ng bahay e.
[ ] Volunteered to be beadle or go-to guy for your group/class.
[ ] Had the worst schedule. ito ang pinagkakaabalahan ko. nothing before 10, and past 5:30. (late gumising, tapos anime shows sa hapon... prioirities lang yan)
[X] Realized that there really is just one coconut tree on the sunken garden. kasama sa briefing nung freshie
[X] Not used up all 6 allowable absences.
[X] Ate in ISSI, Treehouse, Mama Thai's and other more obscure cafeterias. yep! mang jimmy's lang hindi :(
[X] Ate food Aristocart-style. Sa ils lng. me lunch date sa stonehenge
[ ] Is active in your org. nnnnooo.
[X] Attended an ACLE. - Alternative Classroom Learning Experience
[ ] Got as many app forms as you can during the job fair. crappy fair.
[X] Learned how to cram. HS pa lang expert nako.  
[ ] Sold tickets for (or watch) an org-sponsored movie premiere.
[X] Saved money to Xerox all of your seatmate's notes. me allowance talaga ko for that. yung natitipid ko sa hindi pagpasok sa class, haha.
[ ] Had accidentally seen a make-out session.
[ ] Slept in class. i read books lang. or play tong its, hehe
[X] Finished a homework/assignment/paper in the Shopping center or Philcoa.
[X] Had mountains of "unused" sample exams and/or old testaments.
[ ] Resolved to be "better this semester". I dont deceive myself
[X] Slept during a test. i like to leave early and sleep at home, tekaa... sa acctg ba? or sa geo? parang me na jojog sa memory ko.
[X] Had groupmates from hell. HELL YES! mahilig ako mag kick out ng grpmates e.
[X] Learned how to work with groupmates from hell. Kick em out.
[ ] Perfected the art of parking on campus.
[ ] Had a bad encounter with one of the guards on campus.
[X] Developed a love for sisig. Yep! first time ko kumain ng sisig sa UP
[X] Practiced those UP cheers in the first meeting for PE class. hah, yep. Matatapang! Matatalino! (kelangan isingit to no?)
[X] Looked at microfilms in the library or poked through archives.  <- waaayy cool.
[X] Reserved a classroom, AVR, etc. for a class or org function. malakas ako ke Dean Sison, napagamit ang sa ILIS for Pol Sci class :D
[X] Attended the UP Fair. graduating na ko nun
[X] Went to a library other than your own college's to research. HS pa lang!
[X] Lost a perfectly functioning umbrella.( and pamaypay, and panyo, and... sanity hehe)
[X] Used consultation hours properly. i bugged a teacher 2 hrs before an exam for tutorial (at nag emphasize cya sa lalabas sa exam)...I think he tried to hit on me, hehe.
[ ] Went to the Guidance Office for real, heart-to-heart guidance.
[X] Went to the infirmary. para lang sa 1 time check up bfore admittance
[X] Attended class with a hangover.  nag ski-skip lang ako ng class pag ganon.
[X] Drink beer or alcohol while inside UP grounds.
[X] Walked all the way to Philcoa or Katipunan from UP.  damn, nung UP oblation at inubos ng taga Miriam ang mga jeep.
[ ] Buy frogs from NSRI or a Bio department.
[X] Maxed out on the 6 allowed unexcused absences but DID NOT drop. WOOHOO, patatagan ng loob yan!
[X] Got invited or pursued by a sorority or fraternity.  <magkalaban pa.
[ ] Wore slippers to school. sandals lang
[X] Had a professor who smoked in class. 
[ ] Got diagnosed by the Infirmary as pregnant or infected with STD. 

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Date:2008-03-27 22:38
Subject:Find Out Which Disney Girl You Are!

Stolen from Clair... yes I am bored out of my mind and days behind sa deadlines.

You scored as Tinkerbell

She's sassy, she's sarcastic, and she's such a fashionista - Tinkerbell is definitely one of the rebels of the Disney girls - just like you! Sometimes that temper of yours can get you into hot water, but at least people know you're there for them in the tough spots!


Find Out Which Disney Girl You Are!
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You scored as Megara

Witty, smart, and sarcastic - this is so Megara, and also so you! Sometimes that smart mouth can get you into trouble, as well as getting you laughs from the people around you. Be very careful with this sharp tongue - it can hurt feelings and rub people the wrong way. It's no way to keep friends and lovers. You have a lovely strong personality under that sarcasm, let people see it!














Snow White


Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)














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Date:2008-03-02 21:07
Subject:ehem... commercial muna.

This statistics is a result of the study conducted by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), based on the average passing in the BOARD EXAMINATIONS OF ALL COURSES of all universities and colleges in the Philippines . This study is concluded every 10 years.

Eleven schools come from Luzon , two from the Visayas and seven from Mindanao .

1. University of the Philippines
(Diliman Campus / Luzon )

2. University of the Philippines
(Los Banos Campus/ Luzon )

3. University of the Philippines
(Manila Campus / Luzon )

4. Silliman University ( Dumaguete
City / Visayas)

5. Ateneo deDavao University ( Davao /
Mindanao )

6. Ateneo de Manila University
( Manila / Luzon )

7. University of Sto . Tomas ( Manila /
Luzon )

8. Mindanao State University (Iligan
Institute ofTech/ Mindanao )

9. Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila

10. Saint Louis University ( Baguio
City / Luzon )

11. University of San Carlos ( Cebu
City / Visayas)

12. Xavier University (Cagayan de Oro /
Mindanao )

13. Mindanao State University (Main /
Mindanao )

14. Urios College ( Butuan City /
Mindanao )

15. Polytechnic University of
the Philippines ( Manila / Luzon )

16. De La Salle University ( Manila /
Luzon )

17. Mapua Institute of Technology
( Manila / Luzon )

18. Adamson University ( Manila /
Luzon )

19. Central Mindanao University

20. University of Southern Philippines
( Davao / Mindanao )

If your school is one of the listed top performing schools in the Philippines listed above, please repost this and be proud!

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Date:2008-02-27 00:56
Subject:I 'm a Porsche 911!

I 'm a Porsche 911!

You have a classic style, but you're up-to-date with the latest technology. You're ambitious, competitive, and you love to win.  Performance, precision, and prestige - you're one of the elite,and you know it.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Okay, my dream car will always be a McLaren road car (even though it looks like a conservative batmobile). A Porsche aint bad though (a bit too girly i think, a Maserati looks more powerful).

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Date:2008-02-08 00:14
Subject:time of day

Perfect description of me, time-wise. Not too early, not too late. Im at that point in time when I just can't afford to sleep til lunch. And yet im not so disciplined that I'll wake up early to finish my commitments. I'm still very much a night person

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Date:2008-01-30 21:34
Subject:Personal(ity?) DNA

:D same same.

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Date:2008-01-13 22:40
Subject:Random stuff to break the tedium of work

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works. It's okay. I understand.

Drama Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
Social Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Anime Nerd
Artistic Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

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Date:2007-12-13 01:24

I am currently drafting my thesis proposal for my Masters degree in Reading Education. I still have that deer caught in the headlight look. I have no idea if Im going to survive this year. Work, business, studies... God, my life sounds so pathetic, ne?

So im throwing some ideas around for a good topic. "YA, books, interests, lifelong learning". My problem? I HAVE NO PROBLEM. Hay, my undergraduate thesis was not worth the trees that were cut down to produce the paper i printed it on.

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Date:2007-11-26 23:41

I thought I was having a really bad vertigo attack. Darn. Im still dizzy!

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