Monday, June 04, 2007


I am bored out of my mind. It's only the third week of classes which would explain why my life is not as hectic as it usually is during midterms or finals. It's weird though, because I hardly stay put. I'm always doing something. I always have to be doing something because if I stay put long enough, I could go bonkers. I can't help it, I am just easily bored. I have a very short attention span. If it doesn't pique my interest, my mind just goes wandering off to other things. This is a major problem that I am trying to figure out how to control. It's especially hard when I am in a class that I don't like.

Speaking of classes...

I only have five subjects this term. And if that isn't enough to make full-loaders envy me, all those five subjects happen to be floating subjects. Before you start chucking tomatoes in my direction, let me just say that there was no way for me to enroll in major subjects this term because I just shifted to ISE last term. Anyways, it's not a story that I feel like telling right now.

Where was I before I so rudely interrupted myself?

Oh, yeah. Subjects. I have five this term and they are: ALGE101 (Algebra), GENDERS (Gender Studies), PHILPER (Philosophy of Person), INTOECO (Introduction to Economics), and LITELEC (Literature Elective).

I don't even wanna talk about ALGEBRA. There is a reason why I am in the College of Liberal Arts and not the College of Engineering, you know. Math is my worst subject. It really is. It just doesn't come naturally to me, that's all. If i had been gifted at solving mind boggling equations, I probably would have wanted to become an Architect (if I had been given the ability to draw, too, which, unfortunatley, I haven't) or an Engineer or a Rocket Scientist or whatever. But, alas, I suck at Math. Which is why I dream of becoming a Lawyer. You don't need to be a Math whiz to pass the bar exams, that's for sure. My ALGE101 professor seems like a nice lady but I am quite intimidated by her because, apart from teching part time at DLSU, she teaches full time at another university here in Manila. And, get this, she teaches graduate school engineering. My jaw practically dropped when she told us this. But she's been really nice so far. She's very approachable. She does tend to teach a little too fast every once in a while but she's always ready to entertain questions.

GENDERS is one of my favorite subjects. According to my prof, only La Salle has a Genders Studies course. Just in case you're not familliar with the subject, let me give you a short description: Gender Studies deals with issues regarding Human Sexuality, Sex, Sexual Orientation, and the like. It looks at these topics through a Biological and a Social perspective. It's very informative. You have to have a fairly mature mind in order to view the topics in an intellectual perspective. That, according to my prof, is why the subject isn't open for freshmen. My prof this term is a brilliant woman. She's very smart and it shows in the way that she discusses topics in class. She's funny, too. Which is why I like Genders. It's never a boring subject.

PHILPER is the second Philosophy course that we are required to take. I'm not too fond of Philosophy but it's an ok subject. I like it well enough.

INTOECO is Introduction to Economics. It's a pre-requisite to my majors so I have to do well in this class. It's not so bad. I used to find economics boring but now, it interests me. It has to because I have to take International Political Economy, European Economics, and so on in the terms to follow. I like our professor here, too, because she's good at explaining concepts and she's quite funny as well.

LITELEC is the Literature Elective for non-literature majors. My lit elective is called PICTURA. I wanted to be in the Harry Potter class but it ran out of slots so I got shunted to Pictura. Pictura has something to do with the paragonal relationship between the sister arts of painting and poetry. Basically, we shall discuss poems based on artworks like paintings, sculptures, and so on. It sounds boring, I know. But it's not. My professor is an internationally acclaimed poet. She's amazing. Her passion for literature is evident in the way that she talks in class. She's really cool. We have to do a lot of writing exercises in class which I don't mind because the intelligence that I lack in Math, I make up for in English (all humility aside).

That's it.

I apologize for boring you if you actually finished the whole thing.
I just don't have a lot to do today.
That's why I did this.
Tchuss for now then.

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