Saturday, December 19, 2009

PolSci Days

Dec 14-15 saw UVPSS celebrating the annual PolSci Days, It was nice to see the studenty taking an active role in this extra curricular activity. Kudos to the Officers lead by the every humble Arnel Pahanonot. 

Prior to the said date, Dec12 saw the celebration of the CAMPUS ROCK Concert as sponsored by Globe Telecom and the UV Student Council. Thank you, Alicaya for the nice globe number with the prefix of 6666*** he he he

I did use a self depreciating wise crack whilst acting as a moderator to the cebuano version of a debate.  Enjoy the Vacation, kupo!  Remember, class resumes on the 4th of January!!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Rise: The Spirit of Martial law

The President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued PD1959, declaring martial law on the province of Maguindanao. 
The said decree cited the following grounds to wit:
Whereas, Sec. 18 Art. VII of the Constitution provides that “in case of invasion or rebellion, when public safety requires it, the President may, for a period not exceeding 60 days, suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus or place the Philippines or any part thereof under martial law."

Whereas, Republic Act 6986 provides that “the crime of rebellion or insurrection is committed by rising publicly and taking arms against the government for the purpose of depriving the Chief Executive or the Legislature, wholly or partially, of any of their powers or

Whereas, heavily armed groups in the province of Maguindanao have established positions to resist government troops thereby depriving the Executive of its powers and prerogatives to enforce the laws of the land to maintain public order and safety.
 In the December 6 Mass in Sto. Rosario, the auxiliary Bishop of Cebu Julitio B. Cortes mentioned how the declaration of martial law would strike fear into the hearts of the citizens.  Saying a mistake can not be corrected by another mistake.

The legeslative department is split regarding the matter, Congress seems to support the action whereas Senate condemned the act asking "where is the rebellion and insurrection?"

One thing is certain, the Filipino people are in doubt and in fear.  With great trepidation, we await the Executive Departments constitutional task of reporting after the declaration of Martial law. 

Abagan ang susunod na kabanata....

Friday, December 04, 2009

All men watch porn

all men watch porn is one of the best articles I have read on-line.  It debunks the notion that men imitate what they see or watching X movies purges vile sexual urges.

So go ahead if your wife catches you watching porn, say that it is a healty habit and a healthy male can't help but follow his instincts (and go to hell for it)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Reason why to study Photoshop

Here is one of my top reason why one should learn Photoshop skills.  I really should upgrade by computer skills, I admit that I so s*ck at photoshop that I can only resize photos with it. 

Maybe I can find during the Christmas break and do something like this.

Not in season

With the start of the Christmas season, may we be able to look at our blessings with thanks in our hearts.  My good friend, Bashi, shared this pic over at Pinoy-N

It is with great trepidation that I share this pic with you.  Someday we will grow old and someday we will need the help of strangers.  Let us be one in this season of hope and just remember if some adults ride a jeep singing Christmas songs passengers and saying 'pasalamat kayo nag cacarol kami kesa mang holdup' clutch your bags and pray.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Invalid excuse letters

Here are some of the most inane excuse letter that I have found over the net, so kindly read and laugh:

"My son is under a doctor's care and should not take P.E. today. Please execute him."

"Please excuse Lisa for being absent. She was sick, and I had her shot."

"Dear School: Please ekscuse John being absent on Jan. 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, and also 33."

"Please excuse Gloria from Jim today. She is administrating."

"Please excuse Roland from P.E. for a few days. Yesterday he fell out of a tree and misplaced his hip."

"John has been absent because he had two teeth taken out of his face."

"Carlos was absent yesterday because he was playing football. He was hurt in the growing part."

"Megan could not come to school today because she has been bothered by very close veins."

"Chris will not be in school cus he has an acre in his side."

"Please excuse Ray Friday from school. He has very loose vowels."

"Please excuse Tommy for being absent yesterday. He had diarrhea, and his boots leak."

"Irving was absent yesterday because he missed his bust."

"Please excuse Jimmy for being. It was his father's fault."

"Please excuse Jennifer for missing school yesterday. We forgot to get the Sunday paper off the porch, and when we found it Monday, we thought it was Sunday."

"Sally won't be in school a week from Friday. We have to attend her funeral."

"My daughter was absent yesterday because she was tired. She spent a weekend with the Marines."

"Please excuse Jason for being absent yesterday. He had a cold and could not breed well."

"Please excuse Mary for being absent yesterday. She was in bed with gramps."

"Gloria was absent yesterday as she was having a gangover."

"Please excuse Burma, she has been sick and under the doctor."

"Maryann was absent December 11-16, because she had a fever, sore throat, headache, and upset stomach. Her sister was also sick, fever, and sore throat, her brother had a low grade fever and ached all over. I wasn't the best either, sore throat and fever. There must be something going around, her father even got hot last night."


In the last 2weeks the Philippines became the center for news.

The Good news: Pacquiao wins and Efren Penafranca's Hero of the year award.
The Bad news: 57 journalist killed in Mindanao. Sure sign that the election season is upon us all.

All in two weeks alot of things happened.
I have given 2 subjects, only to be reassigned to another subject. In one of the classes that I handled on the first meeting, most of the student clapped their hands upon seeing that I will be their teacher. (mga sipsip? bwahahah)

It was hard adjusting to a teaching load of 8 straight torturous hours. I wanted to give my class the best of my teaching skills with some stand-up comedy routine mixed in the middle. Nothing is as stress killer like seeing my student laugh.

Hopefully my body would have adjusted to the new bio-clock. Still, working at 7 is such a drag even if I wake at 4am since time immemorial.

Long holiday ahead of us, folks! So sleep all you can.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Funny Pic#2

Students are encouraged to send me the links to funniest pics found on the net. The better pic sender gets an to be mentioned in this blog. Please click on the images to know the punch line.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Back to the Future

A good friend of mine from high school (I hope he still considers me as such) posted the HS Year book 1995. So in the spirit kalag-kalag I am posting my picture when I was in high school. I was so scrawny and small, I could be mistaken for a girl back then except for the absence of boobies.

Forward in college whilst working in Jollibee Mactan, a customer looked at my name plate and said "aljay? Are you a girl?". If that chick weren't so hot I would have (bleeeeeeeeeep) but that was in the past. Our mistakes made me who I am now and I am thankful for that.

UV Prepares for IQuAME

HERE ARE THE ANSWERS FOR THE ASSIGNMENT FOR THE 3rd week of November 2009. Remember to put it down in a half crosswise yellow paper.
IQuAME stands for Institutional Monitoring and Evaluation for Quality Assurance that is administered by CHED.

Schools who wish to attain autonomous status apply for it and set a schedule for a CHED visit whereby the school undergoes strict evaluation on four key areas:
1) Governance and management
2) Quality of teaching and research
3) Support for students
4) Relations with the community
5) Management of resources.

If the so-called “evidences” that the school compiles and shows matches with the criteria laid out by the Commission, then the subject school will most likely pass the acid test.

UV is applying for Category A (teaching) under IQuAME rules.

The history of the College of arts and Sciences

In 1948, when UV was then known as the Visayanian Institute it opened the Liberal Arts Department under the approval DECS (department of education culture and sports) with an initial 10 student enrolees. Liberal Arts is now currently known as the College of Arts and Sciences Department.

Currently Offering the following courses:
A.B. Political Science
A.B. Journalism
A.B. Literature
A.B. English
A.B. Psychology
A.B. Mass Communications
B.S. Biology

The College of Arts and Sciences upholds excellence in the arts and sciences tradition. We want our graduates to be recognized for their highly developed critical thinking and communications skills, moral and spiritual values, intellectual integrity, democratic leadership and social awareness of the problems and concerns of the community and the nation.

The college of Arts and Sciences provides quality instruction which focuses on the acquisition of knowledge through critical thinking and communication skills, inculcation of moral and spiritual values in all disciplines, promotion of intellectual integrity through research and scholarships, adoption of policies for training geared towards democratic leadership and creation of opportunities for community service.

General Objectives:
1. Design classroom activities intended to facilitate in-depth communication and critical thinking.
2. Provide opportunities for moral and spiritual upliftment
3. Conduct research activities through intensive reading, analysis and evaluation
4. Spearhead activities that help students develop leadership potentials.
5. Under take programs and projects which allow students to be with the marginalized sector of society for community service

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

No Final exam last sem? Read me!

(Edit: this was edited as some student sent me an email addressed to another teacher. Sending Fail!)

For past few days a lot of student have been asking for a special final exam. Please verify your grades with the MIS, if you have indeed an INC for a final grade kindly email me (aljoriz at gmail dot com).

Special exam will be scheduled as per request.

Finally, the study guide on General Psychology co-compiled by yours truly should be available at the UV library on the 2nd week of November. The book is written gratis et amore (read: almost no payment for my services), as I am doing this to help UV (iring) for IQUAME / accreditation purposes

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Donate blood and get a free gift

I always donate my blood every 2months except if I am not healthy enough to do it. On November 3, I donated my blood. I was surprised that red cross gave me a free red baller band. The token was enough to make me feel very special and as such I always wear it. So go ahead donate your plasma and get this limited edition red cross baller bracelet. Wear it proud knowing that you are a volunteer for the International Red Cross of the Philippines.

BTW donating blood is not as 'traumatic' as say getting an operation. The needles are not that big and the puncture is as painful as an ant bite, the minute pain is similar to my yearly flu vaccine; you also get a free orange juice when donating. I should know, I have donated almost more than a gallon of my blood he he he

Free Blood Screening (HIV/AIDS)
almost free blood replacement in emergencies (if you have donated a gallon or more)
FREE RED CROSS BALLER BRACELET for a limited time only

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

I... AM... SORRY

For those student who were not able to get the exam last semester, Feel free to contact me via email to schedule your make up exams. If you have not taken the exam chances are the grade might be INC or depending on your performance for the previous terms (pre to semi) there might not be any need to take the exams.

email me aljoriz at gmail dot com (change the dot to perio and at=@). I am doing this so that bots might not get my email. After all I hate autoBOTS he he he

FYI, I have not failed a student save for 2 who never attended classes or showed no interest at all in the subject.

I am very sorry as I was not able to serve students for the clearance signing due to some rapid works done on the general psychology book. I pray that this book will not be sequestered unlike my previous attempts to write a book (Philippine Constitution).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Clearance signing

For all nursing students of mine. You can catch me at UV MAIN T-square on October 29-31, from 1-5pm only, to have your clearances signed. No other requirements!

See you there!!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Feast of the Holy Rosary and funny stuff.

October is the month of the holy rosary and the birth month of the President of U.V.
(yay! Way klase?)

My last post was a total failure. As I forgot to post the link to where the coverage was posted but at least a student managed to post a feedback to inform me about my own stupidity.

A lot of funny stuff happened to me over the weekend to wit:

1. My GF decided to eat calamares at Jonie's Fried Chicken SM yesterday. (thank you for the food, bun!) She decided to get the spicy one, unbeknownst to her it was indeed very hot and spicy so much that she gave most of the calamares to me. Mao na rason why I am very healthy, again thank you bun!

2. I was telling my students how sex is expensive, I was detailing the litany of expenses on the birth of a child when out of the blue a student said 'Sir Mao na rason why wa pa ka minyo?'


I have successfully migrated from Microsoft Windows to UBUNTU 9.04, which is a great open source operating system. Also, I was able to get my gf's ANTIQUE pentium2 333mhz with 256mb ram up and running with ubuntu complete with music and video. Gamit man jud ang facebook sa iya. Maayo pa facebook tanawun niya kada adlaw ako dili hu hu hu

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Finals notes coverage for asian civ

This is the first of a series of notes for the finals in History3 class. Students can download the file at
Remember that this is the firs of a series, hopefully by next week it must be completed so that in the same time span the final test papers would be ready

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Asian civilization coverage

The time space continuity has shrunk this September with my birthday (he he), intramurals and the semi-finals in the horizon. As a consequence I am putting my history3 semi-final notes, for download. (pls click the download link.

The notes only serves as a guideline for my discussion and is not meant to replace the student-teacher interaction that a classic classroom setting can give.

If you have problems downloading them, try switching internet providers from GLOBE to PLDT he he he

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

CAS acquaintance part


Last Aug 15 the CAS dep't had a blast getting to know their teacher and classmates a like. It was a great event that I couldn't help but ask for a second serving of the food. Well enjoy the picss
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Sunday, August 02, 2009

UV Political Science election

July 30, 2009 - UV Political Science Society held its election of new officers. You can see how active college students can be. I felt kind of weird as I was not so active in the Polsci Society in my college days in USJ-R. I was even requested by the students to open the ceremonial ballot box. Kudos to Pahanonot, Arnel and company for winning and all polsci students for actively participating the event.

The event was totally yours!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Prelims: the start of cheating

Prelims are the start of the cheating in every colleges. I do get tired to reminding students that 'God is watching you from a distance'. Maybe it is human nature to do the short cut to things? I will not identify the students in the accompanying photo as such is a common sight to be hold. I will however pray that they would learn the value of honesty.

I have no plans of reporting cheating students to their respective Deans; it would merely be an exercise in futility.

I have never failed a student who gave his best in class even if his best is not the up to par.

On a side note nearly 50% passed the nursing board exam, the top notcher is from Verallo Memorial Foundation! I can hear you ask: 'Where is zat?' its at BOGO, a northern province of Cebu. This proves that urban and rural student are on the same learning plane.

Since my pop hails from Daan Bantayan, the northern most town of Cebu, I wonder if its not too late for me to change careers he he he.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Blood donation

Only 25% of my class are based at the main campus, the other 75% I spend them at the Banilad college of nursing of U.V. When I reminiscence of my early pre-college days, I am amused by the fact that I was not able to enter a pre-med course yet here I am teaching nursing students. Life has some wicked sense of humor.

Today, Red Cross visited U.V. Banilad for a blood letting activity. I would have loved to give my blood but I had made a donation last month so I am precluded to donate until August. I took the liberty to take the photos of these courageous female students. They withstood the prying eyes of their classmate whilst donating. To give you a mental image, imagine all of your classmates peering down on you as if you were some amphibious creature to be dissected.

Despite it all these ladies are heroes in their own right. Willing to sacrifice their blood (not menstrual) for the sake of giving life to their fellowmen. Now, if only I can remember if they were my students. We need more people like them. The picture begs some caption but I am keeping my comic side away. This is their day!

I have no doubt that they will have the best sleep. Sweet dreams are made of these and who am I to disagree?

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Updates on H1N1 and dengue seminar

The U.V. college of nursing sponsored a seminar on the updates about a(h1n1) and dengue fever. The over capacity crowd at the U.V. Inday Pining Teatro were able to combat those disease through the use of proper information dissemination.

The resource speaker was Dr. Faith Villanueva, if I am not mistaken. I had my students in Polsci 114/8 attend the said activity. The accompanying picture is that of my students who were seated at the back part of the AVR.

Is that for the purpose of being the first to go out once the event has folded up? he he he

BTW for the real origin of A(H1N1) virus kindly view my post last May entitled "Swine Flu: Origins" click here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

History1 TTh video drama.

Once upon a time, students were forced by their 'totalitarian' teacher to role play 'pamalaye' in their class. The result was a laugh-a-ton of entertainment here is a very short 'sweet' scenes from the school activity. Sir Galeon, who is dramatic thespian, would be proud of them

History1: ka drama baya nila

I would have wanted to add some photoshoped ballon on these wonderful picture of my students in action. However, I am so LAZY as of the moment. I would upload the wacky vids later, if I am not lazy enough. In the meantime enjoy this pictures. I love the picture at the middle, did they have some brokeback mountain moment whilst viewing the drama?

These photos were taken the spirit of fun. I apologize to students whose pictures were taken w/o their permission. Next time I would seek the approval of your talent managers he he
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Monday, July 13, 2009

New U.V. Main campus wash area

In response to the global awareness of hand washing as a means to prevent the spread of diseases, the University of the Visayas has installed 2 new wash area. It is equipped with a anti-bacterial soap. Students, personnel and faculties alike are reminded to wash their hands.

Make use of the facilities of your school!!!

My favorite aunt

Due to some back problems I can no longer go jogging with my favorite aunt and my dalmatian. I can only pray that my pain is not forever. In the meantime, here is a picture of my favorite aunt.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Love team of the semester

History 1 MW 6:30-8pm
I required my students to re-enact the traditional pamahinkan or pamalaye. Needless to say I am amused and awe how some students gave their best, I am also flabbergasted at how some students do not seem to care for group dynamics. To each his own, I guess.

I can't help but post a pic of these 'perfect couple' who played lovers in a class activity. They just seem so photogenic together he he anyway enjoy the picture for now!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hatsukoi Limited

After nearly four months, the anime series Hatsukoi Limited has come to a close. The animation style closely resembles the cult classic I's.

Hatsukoi Limited is about a romantic high school life anime of eight girls in middle school and high school. What I loved about the series is that it manages to show how both sexes think about love and affection.

This anime is classified as Shōnen hence you can expect a lot of fan service for guys. If you have loved the animated series BOYS BE. This is a series that will make you smile after each episode and feel as if you have been kissed for the first time. This is my hobby in my off time: watching anime!

wakapman: pacquiao superhero

Philippines - when Transformers: revenge of the fallen was shown in theaters it carried a viral trailer for the movie. Wapakman!

The good 30sec. trailer that give absolutely nothing about the movie save for some people being beaten to a pulp. It is reported to have the following cast: Pussy Cat Doll Nichole Scherzingger as the love interest and Dave 'The animal' Batista as arch nemesis.

Feedback was generally positive for trailer of the first international movie to be produced by Manny Pacquaio. As with most boxers who entered showbiz, they become comedians. I am sharing this humorous photoshoped picture of the Pambansang Kamao.

How I wished I had such photoshop skills. I, for one, can't wait to watch this film. If you will watch only one tagalog movie this year?


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Transformers exhibit

Today I went to SM to watch the GMA Kapamilya day but due to the queue I decided to forgo the original plan and went to see the transformers exhibit for a second time around. Often, I would ask myself what made these toys so attractive to my eyes 25years ago? The toys were obviously old yet kept in pristine condition. The old toys were very much block looking the way th

So clockwise:

Lynx, if I am not mistaken
Various incarnations of the autobot Optimus prime on a shelf.
Custom Protectobot, by Ryan Uybengkee, combined to form by Defensor.

I find it sad they did not have the constructicons generation1 and movie counter-part present nor is their dinobot complete for display except for the fan favorite Grimlock. For a free exhibit, I can not demand too much from them.

Makes me wonder: Are these toy owners the only toy collectors in Cebu? I am sure there is more than meets the eye on the matter. If only SM and toy kingdom, whom presumably sponsored the event, reached out to the many. I hope there will be more toy exhibits like this event.

Friday, June 26, 2009


The world mourns the death of a great singer/actor/artist. Michael Jackson.

Despite the child abuse cases, baby displaying sagas of this ubiquitous artist of the 90's.

I found out the news whilst browsing the net on my choppy SE K800i. At first I thought it was RIP: Michael Jordan but after reading it properly it was Jackson, pala!

I read on the ABC News that Madona cried so much hearing the death of the King of pop; for some odd reason I pictured Madonna crying so hard and saying 'OMG, I might be next!'. I reckon I might have been reading too much Pugad Baboy 21 (please buy it and help the fledgling pinoy comic industry.


I now have a blog follower and surprise! It's not my girlfriend or my mom. I would like to give my heartful thank you.

Friday, June 19, 2009

2009 First day High

Teaching has always been draining for me. It's an emotional roller coaster so when I was offered asian civilization in U.V. Banilad for nursing students, I grabbed the chance as it would mean getting a breathe of fresh environment. Nursing students are easier to teach as their comprehension is better than some.

This semester the Institutional Monitoring and Evaluation for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (IQuAME), under the CHED, will be visiting the Main Campus of the U.V. They would even drop by at the least expected time, we faculty members must be prepared (cue in the song 'be prepared' from the movie Lion King! I loved that film.)

I have to make changes to my method of class record making. The Dean wanted me to make it in such a way that even non teachers would understand how the grade was computed. Am I the only teacher in the CAS department that uses MS-Excel in computing grades?

I don't know but maybe going old school is cool sometimes, don't you think?

I just hope to be the best at what I do even if at times people would hate me for it.

On a related note, it was ego massaging to know that some students would always ask me if I would handle their subject; some would even go as far as adding my teaching load to their courses. I have not seen any of them this week though, it might be safe to say that I was Punked!

I hope to improve my batting average of giving grades as some say 'tihik daw ko sa grades' which is not true but then again I will do my best.

If you have been following my blog, aside from my dutiful girlfriend, you would have noticed that the themes of pictures for the blog are totally unrelated to the contents of the post. I intentionally made it like that to make it more fun and amusing.

So know you understand the mystery of the *******

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Not in U.V.

How I wished I was the teacher who checked this answer sheet.

Below is the reply of the instructor who checked this testpaper.

Dear Michael,

Every year I attempt to boost my students' final grades by giving them this relatively simple exam consisting of 100 True or False questions from only 3 chapters of material. For the past 20 years that I have taught Intro Communications 101 at this institution I have never once seen someone score below a 65 on this exam. Consequently, your score of a zero is the first in history and ultimately brought the entire class average down a whole 8 points.

There were two possible answer choices: A (True) and B (False). You chose C for all 100 questions in an obvious attempt to get lucky with a least a quarter of the answers. It's as if you didn't look at a single question. Unfortunately, this brings your final grade in this class to failing. See you next year!

May God have mercy on your soul.

Professor William Turner

P.S. If all else fails, go with B from now on.
B is the new C

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Halcyon days of the summer


I always loved that bleach episode that uses the word HALCYON. It means an idle, tranquil day. My absence from the net is cause by my move to switch DSL providers, having been with GLOBE for over five years and understanding how bad their service made me switch to the other provider. If you are wondering who that pretty black err morena girl is, she is the College of Arts and Science Ms. Rose of Summer. She gamely decided to post for this blog.

As for the other pictures, those are of my students in Philosophy having a hearty debate whilst some of them having it up for the cam. Sir Pat Acobodillo does an introduction to the summer days of U.V.

Until here folks, keep the faith!
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Thursday, May 07, 2009

1lazy afternoon.

After giving a short review, for my logic class, in preparation of the midterm I took a power nap wit my eldest aunt he he he

Friday, May 01, 2009

Swine Flu: Origins

This picture was passed over to many people via email. I'd like to thank my friend, Roland De los Reyes, for passing this gem of a picture to me.

I hope you like the ribald origins of the swine flu.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things

In the afternoon, I had my Logic class see "The Shawshank Redemption"; a film based on a short story by Stephen King. It was fun to share a piece of my favorite movie; I did the same to a summer class last year. The result is always the same, they would say it is the best film they have ever seen despite the film being dated or old; I am not sure if some of them cried when a crucial character died, but it is safe to say that majority of them were teary eyed.

A student would always end up borrowing my original DVD copy of the said film, to share the experience with their family. Granted not all of the students were present, some may have even skipped class but those who decided to stay saw an emotionally gripping tale of the human will.

I just hope they learned a thing or two about hope and the power of positivity. Its a sad note that Shawshank lost to Forrest Gump in the oscars but Shawshank had a cult following and enjoyed fan support on DVD. Do the film a favor and buy it whenever possible.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

BB blogs

April 23
Rustom er BB gandanghari wanted to watch Rannie Raymundo's show at the Aruba, a posh club in Manila. Due to the extremist belief of the club. BB was shoved, figuratively, out of the premises.

Personally, I have nothing against the '3rd sex' as long as they don't try to 'sex me up'. This even just shows how far civil freedom can go in this country. Granted there are places where cross dressers are not welcome like say the Archbishop's Palace of Cebu but in a socially interactive society that involves no religious overtones we must respect the right of one another.

Even if that right pertains to their gender.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Here is a stolen photo of a person taking a passive respite from the five hour blackout in Cebu City. The photo was taken at SM City today with my significant other.

Without further ado here are the assignments for my Logic class at the U.V. Cebu

1. What is a barbara type of syllogism and what does it stand for?
2. What is Aristotle's definition of syllogism?
3. Give one example of everyday syllogistic mistakes.

Hidden clue I am a lazy student

Friday, April 24, 2009

Red Mobile: now good for all phones

Early this year I totally cursed Red Mobile; but as of the moment I can no longer complain.

I tried using my Red Mobile Sim on 'dated' Sony Ericsson k800i using the GSM network setting alone. Much to my surprise, it worked! So to be sure I borrowed an old Nokia 1200 from my aunt and tried using the Red Mobile sim. Nokia 1200 is a GSM network phone only with nary a 3G capabilities.

the result Red Mobile still worked. Its a good thing that I didn't throw away the old Red Mobile sim. The only question that remains are the following:

Will I now use Red Mobile as my primary sim?

Would the public now embrace Red Mobile?

How come Red Mobile, as a subsidiary of SMART, never made such announcement?

Php 0.5 text or call for Red to Red Mobile, will the public now switch to Red or will they start 'turning red' literally and figuratively.

Let us wait and see!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Student picture: a violation of privacy

As much as I wanted to take pictures of seemingly 'sweet' students, their right of privacy hinders me to upload such picture. After all I would not want to have a student take a picture of me pissing or taking a sh*t.

I apologize to a certain student the word 'shit' is technically not a bad word per se as it is translated to FECES in tagalog 'TAE'.

As fun as teaching is I can not for the record say that all of my students enjoy my class; I was a student after all, who can stomach a person doing a monologue for more than an hour? Due to the nature of my job I have to talk non-stop. This explains why my girl (not a dog) would complain why my voice is so low in volume.

For students of mine, I hope that this blog would bring 'Sir' closer to you and know how he is as a person in hopes of making you say: 'at least this guy has the testicular fortitude to smile'

Smile and the world smiles with you.
-A friendly reminder from the Philippine Mental Institute.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sleepy summer

As a result of constant morning jogs and lack of sleep, my aunt takes powerful cat naps to re-energize her body. In a effort to show how much I adore her, as to opposed to ridicule, I am uploading her photo in the internet for all to see.

Yes, we all take cat naps. The banana in front of her is actually for sale.

U.V. Summer meeting.

Cebu City - The University of the Visayas College of Arts and Sciences held a meeting last April 17, 2009 for the purpose of informing and preparation for the upcoming I.Q.U.A.M.E on May 1-2.

The Philippine government's program on Institutional Monitoring and Evaluation for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (IQuAME), under the flagship of the Office of the President, Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

As always, I am not in the photo as I am the official maniniyot sa department.

Catching up for the summer

As a result of my recurring Asthma and sometimes coupled with fever, I got a flu shot from my doctor. Despite the photo looking like my ass cheeks (and no I have not actually seen my ass cheeks, its actually one of my biceps. The redness of the shot is still visible and a bit sore when moving the arms.

As I result I might not be able to go to gym for a day or two. So much for the so called 'weight loss' program. I still have a nasty pain on my lower left lower lung when breathing deeply, so I was given another medication called 'Omeprazole'. Dr. Polloso deduced that my ails are based either on Peptic Ulcer Disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease but since he has never been wrong since I dutifully followed his prescription.

Please pray for our continued health.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Semestral end photos

Alot of things has happened lately and I can't think of a way of putting all of the events in this blog so I decided to college the best photos I had for the summer. The students in a sack were from Nathaniel Guido's English class; which much to my amusement is very creative. I hope to find time to blog more about the crazy things in my life but as of the moment I will let the pictures say a thousand words.
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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Students of the week

Sorry for the delay of posting this one. We have two students of the week. From the College of Arts and Sciences we have from left to right Ivonah Carcedo (I added the extra 'h' for hentai, er fun) and Darling Wagas. Both beauties of the said department are presumably in a happy and loving relationship with someone. They were chosen as this blogs student of the week due to the following:

Their academic standing and the degree of participation in Campus related activities.

Ms. Wagas is a graduating student this semester and we pray that she will remain humble, beautiful, and successful in her future endeavors. She was a constant fixture to various activities acting as an emcee and at times an entertainer, unlike those found in bars, for her classmates. With her close-up smile and colgate confidence, if only looks could kill.

Ms. Carcedo will continue to pursue studying in hopes of making it big in the real world. She is starting to 'replace' Ms. Wagas on the breath of her visibility in various activities like the CAPSO days, with the loving support of her father and a school mate as a special someone. We have no shadow of doubt that she can go the distance.

Photos posted were taken with their consent.

Monday, February 23, 2009



The pictures are brought to you by PICASSA and Sir Dublin
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Here are the pics from the 1st week activities for the Cebu Association of Pol. Sci Organization (CAPSO) participated by the following schools:

For students Kindly click on the photo for a larger image!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Using photoshop

I spent 2hours just playing with photoshop and here is the astonishing result. Its a wonder what a thought balloon and an imaginative mind can creat

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

UV watches CESAFI

Photos for the week. Taken by my students when they visited the SWU to watch the CESAFI Oratorical contes however please note that the representative of U.V. is absent in the photos as my students are such hams for the cams.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Flame scare

15 years ago our home was burned down to a crisp, along with the family pet. Fast forward, the LPG of our neighbor 'exploded' and started a small fire in their residence. Their home was 5 houses away from ours.

It is a good thing that the neighborhood seem to have learned from the past, for the first time the communities fire extinguisher was put to good use. The flame was controlled before it even began to spread but I can not help but relieve the memory of losing a home. As I said, it was a good scare and we hope to have learned more from it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Photos from a bad angle

Above is an example of how a picture taken from a certain angel would give you a 'wrong impression'. Now, before you might get the wrong idea about the picture, let us straighten things up for you. The picture here is about two girls doing (not doing each other you, sick kid) each others eyeliner. This is not a Scandal site.

I took this stolen shot from two students for doing the deed in class, by the way I was giving an oral exam so such activity by them is forgivable. Kudos for those 2 gals being 'kewl' enough to allow me post their photo here.

Hope future photo bugs would take note of this quick lesson in Photography.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

UV students at RTC

The Justice League of U.V.

I brought my class to a court observation at the Regional Trial Court Branch13 of executive Judge Meinardo Paredes. We had a great time talking with suspects, and almost becoming a suspect (joke), observing manners and habits of lawyers and the Judge. It is prayed for and hoped that students will get a boost of enthusiasm and love for legal gobbledegook.

There were 15 mutants err students in attendance. It truly was an unforgettable experience, actually its my first time bringing students to observe court trials. My last court observation was eons ago for the trial of a priest who 'ran over' my sisters foot; which fortunately is still well.

That trip was made possible by the following:
Mr. Nelson Sungahid, the clerk of court of Branch 13;who is a product of U.V. and was once a working student. It's remarkable how U.V. changed the lives of people.

Mr. Jayson, Merson who was kind enough to lend us the fantastic vehicle and offered to drive us to court and back to school. I have no doubt that you have the testicular fortitude to go where your dreams want you to do.

Dean Estrella Navarro
For trusting this 'gifted-child,' who O.D.'d on Promil Milk, to teach students a thing or two about life, law and the hangups of living.

Monday, January 26, 2009

The morality of blogging

I have been reading and cross checking various blogs.

I realized that people had a chance to see over a person's thoughts and minds through a blog.

Sometimes, bloggers write their feelings in it.
Sometimes, people don't get their feelings.
Sometimes, they are misunderstood
Often time, it would lead to a misunderstanding.

I understand I might have unconsciously offended people through this blog.
I could have posted their test papers or their pictures but I choose not to.

I am reminded of the Diary nature of blogs. Blogs are always a diary, nothing more nothing less. If by what I have written, I could have hurt people. I apologize.

Cheaters go to hell.

In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power...Green Lantern's light!

I was checking the test papers of my taxation 3:30-5pm TTh class.

I actually read their answers. I finished checking one test paper and gave it a score of 2.0+ but then after 3 more test papers I chanced upon the same answer. I juxtaposed both test papers and realized that both were exact photo copies of each other save for an occasional error in spelling. It breaks my heart!

I gave them the guide questions so that they would be able to prepare, review and study the questions that will may come out in the exam. Not to have them abuse it for questionable methods.

Am I happy that I failed them in the midterm?
Is it a Vendetta?
Am I the Punisher?

The answers to these, questions posted, are in the negative. In this 2nd Semester, this is the second time this happened and I am seriously thinking about changing my style of giving my students a guide questions for the exam; maybe I should just give them the coverage. As always I harbor no ill will towards them, I can only sigh out of exasperation, perspiration, and expiration.

I will guide them and let them see the errors of their ways.
I should try to experiment for the semi-final ... Change is a good thing, I hope.

Random Drug testing for college professors

The ChEd, according to inquirer, is set to implement random drug testing in various colleges. Those found with substance abuse are to be admitted to a rehab program and/or prohibited to teach.

IMHO it is a nice practice on a piece of paper but in reality it would be troublesome for the following factors:

1. the most common drug testing is by urine sample
  • My nursing students should know that this procedure is a bit trouble some as a person who uses prescription drugs on a maintenance basis has the possibility of producing a FALSE positive result, any chemist can list down this drugs which may trigger false positive results but I am no chemist. When this happens, without any due process, a person can be immediately labeled as a Drug addict when in fact he is taking prescription medicines as per advice of his doctor.
2. The use Urine analysis to determine drug use is highly debatable as the system can be cheated by the use of a adulterants or simple switching of urine. I wonder what would happen if you switched your urine with a dogs urine for drug testing, would they notice the difference?

3. Random Urine testing can not detect recent use of drugs, it can only detect drugs used as long as five days.

I know of a teacher, from another university, who used drugs but then again, who am I to judge. People change, habits change with the grace of God. I am afraid of a totalitarian government, one where we have no freedom; a place where we give up freedom for safety, convenience and economic standing.

This is the voice of Fate - V for Vendetta

Friday, January 23, 2009

Iraninan Visayanian Student shot dead

Iranian UV Student shot dead

His necklace and Nokia 91 cellphone was intact but his wallet is missing. Ashkan Aminian will be missed by the UV community although he has never been under me; he was set to graduate this March.

Let us pray for the eternal repose of his soul.

Quo Vadis est amore?

As February comes to a close, we celebrate the month of love. Not the love making, never mind the fact that motels / hotels are so full on the 14th. For some odd reasons, I saw these two students (one of which was my student). I offered to take a shot of them, they gamely posed for a 'sweet photo'.

Are they lovers or 'just friends'? those were never my concern. This shot reminds me of a time when I was a young, hormone driven person. Not to say that the parties herein are driven by pheromones. I just find it sweet that a guy can be a good friend to a girl.

I salute them for reminding me of love. Don't you ever believe in the urban myth about couples on a photo together would end up parting ways. As I parting shot, I wonder where is the guys left hand on the picture? What is he touching?

Ah love... thy will be done!