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Hahahaha. Long hiatus again.

Anyway I’m back. Not sure if it’s for good, I just missed typing things and telling stories. And this blog’s freakin stagnant for like two months, so I think it deserves a post in a way.

Okay for some stories, the UP Cineastes’ Studio is nearing its 25th anniversary and like we are really busy with some of the grand activities, and a week from now is the Cinamalaya Goes to UP which, for the record, is being organized by the org for the past 5 years. It’s really one freakin hell ride because I know the executive board is like killing themselves just to pull this thing off. Well, our heads will be stacked in the chopping board next week, so we are like doing our novenas and incantations for the gods to help us next week.

The Cineastes applicants are so cool! I enjoy every minute with them, I just hope they are enjoying their application process too! Of course, I have my favorites, but I wont be squealing it here, just for fairness’ sake. I think so far they are enthusiastic. I hope they maintain that positive aura.

Anyway, my friend Fred and I ate dinner at Chowking Philcoa just this night. Wala lang, we just seeked for comfort so, Lauriat is the key! Hahaha. The wholesome and peaceful dinner became a night of secrets and gossips for we talked about every scandals and every interesting things we could talk about! Like it’s an ultimate bonding experience for us both, since it’s the first time we talked about these things over dinner. I enjoyed it very much since we were not given a chance to bond when he was still an applicant of the org.

Anyway, everyone’s busy in preparation of the people’s protest for GMA’s SONA this coming Monday. As for my part, I made some statement pins for the people to wear. This week might be the busiest week for me since we’ll be doing some room to room and focus class discussions regarding this SONA and why the students must raise their concerns in the streets and forward their disgust to the system and for GMA’s haunting CHACHA. Marami pang issues like term extension, that 100% ownership of local lands by foreigners, forced disappearances, marami. So if you think this SONA should be GMA’s last and you’re against the selling of our lands to foreign entities, you’re against harrassment and extrajudicial killings, or you’re just plainly annoyed by GMA’s face, join the July 27 rally. Collective action will take us to victory.

So much for that. Have to do some academic stuff. 🙂


Unit 4B, Anaheim Tower 4, California Garden Square, Libertad, Mandaluyong

Grabbed somewhere dahil hindi pa ako nakapagpicture taking.

Grabbed somewhere dahil hindi pa ako nakapagpicture taking.

At least now I know my real address, dahil for the past two sems nag-endure ako na tumira sa isang place na hindi ko talaga alam ang eksaktong address niya, at pahirapan ang instructions sa pagpunta dahil nga, ehem, hindi ko talaga alam ang eksaktong address niya. Basta sa UP Bliss yon sa tapat ng playground. Shempre hindi ko naman pwedeng sabihin pag magpapadeliver ako ng food na sa tapat ng playground yung address ko ano.

Maraming mga bagay na nakapagpadesisyon sa akin para lumipat ng bahay kahit na masasabi kong hassle talaga ang layo nito sa UP. Okay na yon, sabi ko, para naman matuto akong maging responsable as a person.

Maganda yung place. May pool area at may gym sa baba so baka anytime magpa-member na ako doon at ng sa gayon ay mabibigyang daan na ang pangarap kong magpapayat. Hehehe. May ministop din sa baba, which is sagabal naman dahil anytime (AS IN ANYTIME) na magutom lang ako ay bababa lang ako to get some food.

Nagustuhan ko naman ang place. Maayos, malinis, malamig.

Pero weird talaga yung feeling ng bagong lipat. Weird kung weird.

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First, let me show you my wonderful schedule.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
08:30 AM – 11:00 AM Film 106 TRU Film 103 WRU Film 102 HRU
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Film 106 TRU Film 103 WRU Film 102 HRU PE 2 CHL FEG
11:30 AM – 01:00 PM PE 2 CHL FEG
01:00 PM – 02:30 PM Pan Pil 17 THW1 Film 112 FWX Pan Pil 17 THW1
02:30 PM – 04:00 PM Film 112 FWX
04:00 PM – 07:00 PM Comm 100 WYZ

I think I deserve my schedule because I’ve been to one hell of a journey to get it. The enrollment really sucks, and far worse, I only got one GE subject so I’m now forced to take four film subjects this semester. and mind you, they are all 3-hours-once-a-week classes. Argggh.

And see, my wednesdays are FULL. I really dont have any idea on how I could manage to study harder with three major subjects crammed in just a day. and I have barely an hour for my break.

Tuesday, June 10

It’s the freshie welcome assembly! We had much much fun. I saw the enthusiasm in the face of those film freshies! Parang ako lang din noon. And I know there’s a lot of things alloted for them. As for my classes, I just had Sir Tilman and he dismissed a little too early.

Wednesday, June 11

I only had Film 103 and again, with Sir Tilman. I noticed he wore the same shirt as yesterday. Hahaha. And yeah, my first Comm 100 will be on July 2. So, one month free!

Thursday, June 12

Yey! Independence day! Okay, Sir Palomares is okay, I think. Hope I learn a lot from him, though. 🙂 And I again met Ma’am Salanga for PanPil 17 along with my other classmates in MPs 10! Yey. And the UP Cineastes’ Studio had our very first General Assembly this sem. It’s supposed to be held on the thirteenth, but because of superstitious beliefs, yeah. Hahaha.

Friday, June 13

Friday the Thirteenth! I think friday the thirteenth’s bad luch thing doesn’t work for me because i just had 1 class for the day and soon, i’ll be having 4 days in a week off because I only have like 3 remaining meetings with my PE! Hahahaha.

Ummm yeah I have to admit that this day gave me a little nega-feeling. I didn’t feel that well and became a little irritable. But I was to able to go home safe and sound, so i think that’s lucky. 🙂

Gusto ko pa ng unlimited internet at magpahanggang umagang panonood ng mga downloaded movies.

Pagkain ng masasarap na luto ni Mommy at unlimited rice na parang hindi kami mauubusan talaga.

Gusto ko pang mahiga sa King-sized bed sa kwarto ni Yeng at tumapat ng magdamag sa madumi at maalikabok na electric fan na ang tatak ay Standard.

Gusto ko pang manood ng Pinoy Idol at malaman kung sino ang susunod na matatanggal.

Babay Bevs. Babay Elliot. Mamimiss ko kayo

Gusto ko pang magmotor at lumibot-libot sa paligid-ligid ng lalawigang akala ko’y paraiso na dahil mas maganda pala ang lugar na ito kaysa sa mga dumi at init ng maynila.

At yung okay lang na hindi ka maligo dahil nasa loob ka lang naman ng bahay.

Yaaaaaaak. Bitin ang bakasyon. Lalo na’t isang linggo lang ang bakasyon ko.

Well actually ang paniwala ko kami ang centennial freshies noong kapapasok ko pa lang sa UP pero ang incoming freshies pala ang may hawak ng distinction na ito, so, okay!

Nandun ako sa isa sa FOP na naganap sa Diosdado Macapagal Hall sa School of Economics dahil nag-usher/ assistant keme ako sa mga stage directors. Andaming freshies! At nakikita ko sa mukha nila enthusiastic din sila tulad ko noon. Excited, ganyan. Well I wish mag-enjoy sila first year nila sa UP!

Angweird lang na dinidiscourage ng admin na mag-org ang mga freshies na ultimo sa mga survival kits ng mga freshies ay bawal nang maglagay ng mga advertisements regarding orgs. Pati yung mga host ng FOP nung araw na yon ay parang nareprimand at pinaalalahanan na huwag magbanggit ng mga promotion ek-ek sa mga orgs. Angweird. Ang mga orgs naman lalo na yung mga academic orgs ay nandiyan naman para suportahan ang mga freshies lalo na sa mga academic needs nila. Siguro nakaapekto yung mga events na naganap sa mga frat last year kaya siguro naging ganito ang treatment ng admin sa mga orgs. Well, nasa handbook naman ng mga freshies na bawal magjoin ng frat in their first year.

Pero ito personal ko nang statement: MAKAKATULONG ANG ORGS SA MGA FRESHIES. According to personal experience na yan. Lalo na’t ang blocking system sa UP ay parang wala naman talagang kwenta, makakatulong ang orgs sa pagbuo ng relationship with other UP peeps. Importante ang socialization lalo na sa period of adjustment ng mga freshies dahil mahirap talaga yung walang kaibigan sa unang year.

Sa totoo lang nilu-look forward ko noong araw ng FOP na may makita akong Film freshies dahil ako noon ay napakaenthusiastic makakita talaga ng mga film students. Ganyan. Sa course na film kasi importante yung may mga kakilala ka at koneksyon, ganyan.

Mga freshies, go lang sa buhay! Kayang kaya nyo ang UP! Make a difference! Go sa acads! Go sa org! 😉

I can’t believe it! I really really cant believe it. I’m back to Kalay to stay for summer! Like, it’s just two weeks ago since I was last lamenting about leaving my beloved dorm and now, I’ll be spending the whole summer in it! Yehey!

Friends, see you at Kalayaan! See you! Waaaah.

After some weeks of hiatus, I am now back for some blogging action!

But, woooaaah. I was really surprised of wordpress’ new interface. Many changes! Hahaha.

Yes, I’ve been away from wordpress, actually avoiding to blog things because I was too emotional in the past week. See, I’ve left Kalayaan Residence Hall so I have no where to live at now. Hahaha. Plus it’s so sad that I wont be going back to Kalai to stay and all, I’ll miss my floor mates and of course my ever-beautiful room.

Waaah. I had enough of those drama things.

I will be busy for the coming days because first, I’ll be having my summer classes, every weekdays from 1-5pm, and second, because I’m now a part of the executive board of my org, we’ll go with joining the Freshmen Orientation Program Committee. Hope we get the film block like how the org got our block last time. Hahaha. Go Cineaste!

And as of now, some of my professors are still not uploading my grades at the CRS. Need to see them, please! Hahaha. Wala pa kasi akong nakikitang grade na may amoy man lang ng uno. Yung dalawang grades na naka-post, dos at two-five. Hindi naman katakataka, yung dalawang yun ang pinakaayaw kong subject ngayong second sem. Na-blog ko na dito yung isang subject. Hahaha. Kinakabahan ako sa CW 10 at sa Film 100 ko. Waaaah.

Sa ngayon, I’m trying to enjoy the rest of the vacation days here at the province. Hope to return to Quezon City by Wednesday.

And of course, how would I forget, CONGRATULATIONS to JANN MIKHAIL “MISHA” LECAROS for being the Assistant Editor of the new PLAYBOY PHILIPPINES magazine! Buddy, I’m really really proud of you!

Unang-una, gusto sana ni G. Chua na mabasa ninyo ito.


Unang Huwebes ng pasukan noong Hunyo ko siya nakilala.

So, nang dumating ako sa classroom ko (its 329 if I remember it right) super tagal ng teacher kaya nakapagmashid pa ako ng maayos. May mga klasmeyts akong mukhang inosente, at may mga mukhang matanda at gusgusin (Hehe..). Yung nasa dulong upuan sa kalikud-likuran, mukha na ngang graduate. Pero hinayaan ko lang.

Ganun ko siya unang nakilala. Pinagpapawisan, magulo ang buhok, nakasuot ng puting T-Shirt na gusot ngunit hindi pa rin naaalis ang presensya ng pagiging sinsero at pagkakagalang-galang sa pagkatao niya.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you our professor, Michael Charleston Chua.”

Ipinakilala niya sa amin ang kanyang sarili sa kakaibang paraan. Katuwa-tuwa, nakakaaliw at dahil sa ganoong paraan ay sinimulan namin siyang mahalin. Agad-agad.

Mahal ko na ang kasaysayan bago pa man ako mag-aral muli nito sa ilalim ng kanyang patnubay. Tsismoso kasi akong tao by nature. Tsismoso in a good sense. Gusto kong nalalaman ang mga bagay-bagay sa paligid. Ngunit sa mga pagkakataong tinuturuan niya kami, mas minahal ko ang kasaysayan, mas minahal pa kaysa sa maraming bagay sa mundo.

Hindi ko sinukat akalain na magiging kaibigan ko ang aking guro sa labas ng silid-aralan. Ibinababa niya ang sarili niya sa mga oras na magkakasama kami. Isang napakamaginoong gawain. Kaya naman kahit kailan ay hindi ako nakadama ng kahit na anong bakas ng pagkayamot sa kanya. Nakakatuwang isipin na nagkukwentuhan at nagkakamustahan pa kami sa text paminsan-minsan. Kapag nag-uusap kami, naaalala ko ang mga kwento niya noong pagkabata siya. Weird daw siya noong bata siya. Weird pa rin naman siya hanggang ngayon, pero parehas lang kaming weird kaya naman walang problema sa akin iyon. Mas masaya pa nga ako dahil magkasundo kami. Matanong din kasi si Sir. Mahilig sa libro. Nasasapo ko ang wavelength niya.

Napakapositive ng outlook in life. Hindi magarbo ang mga pangarap niya sa buhay, hindi siya naghahangad ng yaman. Mas umiiral ang prinsipyo sa katawan niya kaya naman ganoon na lang ang pagtayo niya sa iba’t ibang pagsubok sa buhay niya.

Siguro kung nabuhay siya noong panahon ng mga Kastila, una siyang pinatay. Alam kong napakalakas ng paninindigan niya at hindi matitinag kahit na umpugin man siya ng mga mas mataas sa kanya. Naniniwala siya sa pinaniniwalaan niyang tama. Hindi siya bumabaligtad kahit na pader na ang kalaban niya.

Magaling siyang guro. Kakaiba ang teaching style niya. Mas madali mong naaabsorb ang pinag-aaralan dahil parang kinukwento lang niya. Magaan ang bawat lesson, hindi kasi siya yung tipo ng teacher na ipinamumukha niya sa mga estudyante niya na siya ang pinakamatalino sa lahat. Open sa corrections. Open sa new ideas. Hindi siya nagmamayabang. Yung tama lang para igalang siya ng mga estudyante niya. Kaya naman hindi na siguro question kung bakit mataas ang demand niya sa registration kapag enrollment. Maraming nagmamahal sa kanya pagkatapos na maturuan niya. Dahil ginawa niya kaming parang mga kapatid niya. Ganoong katindi.

Opisyal na idineklara noong Marso 17 na hindi na magpapatuloy sa pagtuturo si Sir Xiao ng kasaysayan. Hindi man namin alam ang dahilan kung bakit ito nangyari at sa anong punto nagkamali si Sir ay alam naming isang malaking kamalian ang desisyong ito ng Departamento ng Kasaysayan ng CSSP. Isang malaking kamalian. Hindi ko lubos maisip na isang magaling na guro na naging mabuti sa lahat ng kanyang estudyante ay tatanggalin sa isang tungkuling minahal niya ng lubos. Manhid na siguro ang taong gagawa nito sa kanya.

Tama si Sir, ang mabungang puno, iyon ang kadalasang pinupukol. Pero Ginoong Chua, kahit ilang beses kang pukulin at malaglag ang mga bunga mong pinaghirapan ng matagal, nandito lang kami para pausukan ka uli nang mamulaklak ka at mamunga pa uli. Kaya natin ito. Kasama mo kaming mga na-inspire mo.

Isang pagpupugay sa isang natatangi at mabuting guro.

“Wear the culture that’s only ours.
The maroon in you that you can’t hide.
The world watches as we set the bar.Show your UP pride.” – Scholoration

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Shit. Kung makapag-lament naman talaga ako sa nangyari sa Geog midterms kanina.

“Define proxemics.”

Shemay. Hindi ko talaga alam.

“Ma’am, I seriously don’t know the answer.”

“Are you sure?”

Leche lang talaga dahil parang hindi siya makapaniwala na hindi ko alam ang sagot. Walang traces ng data sa utak ko tungkol sa word na yon. At mukhang natatawa ang mga tao sa likod ko dahil mukha ngang madali lang ang tanong.

“Ma’am, I’m sure. Sorry, but I really don’t know the answer.”

Okay, I failed the midterms. I failed it. Damn.

“Okay, pick another question.”

OMG. Hindi ako makapaniwalang binigyan pa niya ako ng pagkakataon. Hindi talaga ako makapaniwala.

I was asked to cite an example of interdependence of places and yet their unique characteristics.

“Ma’am, pang Miss Universe yung tanong. Kaya kong sagutin.”

For more laughs behind.

I started talking about The UP system and how different campus are unique to each other yet they rely to each other in different aspects.

The end. Hope I didn’t fail it. She said I had minus points but I reminded her that I had extra points for joining and for ending second at “Did GeogGET It?“. Haha.


AkoSiHyro is a blog by Jessehyro Tito P. Aguinaldo, a college senior at the University of the Philippines-Diliman taking BA Film and Audio-Visual Communication, who dreams of just earning enough money regardless of the job.

He is the current Executive Vice President of the UP Cineastes' Studio, the premier student film organization of the Philippines.

He is also a proud member of the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP - College of Mass Communication (STAND UP - CMC).

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