Today was a productive day! After calc class we stayed at the library to do our calc project. Now I’m down to the last 18 problems. I need to finish this tonight. Then I’ll start on my part for the english paper.
I feel so down in the dumps today. So much has been happening the past few days and I just feel so tired. I can’t wait for this to end. I miss my small glimpses of sunshine.
- At the bus with A12 blockmates. Too bad the ride only lasted for 10 minutes. I like bus rides with classmates.
- The barangay area. Honestly I expected it looked more disorganized. haha
- The kids eating their snacks. We taught them the importance of eating healthy and proper brushing of teeth and washing of hands. I was able to talk about the Go, Grow and Glow foods.
- One of the cutest kid in the bunch. Meet Princess
- Selfie (or is it groupie) with my groupmates. (from L-R; Cheska, Me, Mec, and Ana)
- This was a very tiring day. I miss having whole day breaks.
We were required to conduct an interview for our Eng11 class. Our topic was about a specific type of drainage or tunnel system that can possibly ease the flooding and eventually the waste problems in Metro Manila. So we decided to interview experts from DPWH and PAGASA.
Our first interviewee was Ms. Mercado from DPWH. Getting there was an adventure. We didn’t have an idea of its exact location so we had to ask for directions. It was located near the pier at Manila so it was a bit scary for us because there might be people who might take advantage of us. Luckily we still found our way there.
Ms. Mercado helped us shine light on the situation of the current drainage systems in the major roads in Metro Manila. We learned a lot and was shocked with some of the information we learned. Like that when the deposited waters in the drainage systems are drained into rivers, it is up to the LGUs to clean and treat them. (So we weren’t sure if the water was cleaned)
We also went to PAGASA Flood Forecasting to interview Mr. Jun Paat. My dad knew him so he referred him to us. We asked him questions about the SMART Tunnel System of Malaysia.
The interview was conducted in one of their offices and it was cool to see where they monitor floods. My dad also said that this where they conduct meetings.
Conducting the interview was a learning experience for us. Hopefully we could utilize the the things we learned to come up with a well written paper (which is due next week).
OMG I JUST HAD TO REBLOG THIS. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET THIS. :(((
Finals are just around the corner… The next few days for most of us would probably be very stressful. Here’s some tips the I got the from the past.
- List down every task that you need to accomplish. You don’t need to have a planner for this. You could just jot it down on sticky notes and place it somewhere that you see all the time (like your mirror, or your desk). In my case, I list put my to do list on my laptop’s desktop so that I’ll be reminded all the time. Put the task with the earliest deadline on top, and don’t forget to indicate when it needs to be accomplished.
- Keep your stuff organized. Working in a disorderly environment will only make you feel more tired and stressed out than you already are. Try to make your work space look pleasant in the eyes. Avoid putting distractions (like your phone) near you when you’re studying.
- On quizzes and tests, try reviewing at least 3 days before the actual test. By doing this, you ease yourself into the lesson, and you retain the information better. Some say that reviewing heavily on the actual day of the test can cause mental blocks (this actually happened to me before) so try reading your notes every night. (I even rewrite mine because I learn better when I rewrite)
- Believe in the power of energy boosters. When desperate times call for pulling an all-nighter, chocolate (or coffee) helps me keep awake. Also, try power naps.
- Practice makes perfect. We Mapuans have the so-called Old Testaments that we use to review for tests. Practicing and answering actual problems will help you have an idea on what the test could possibly be. If you have a hard time, just keep practicing.
- SLEEP. Always find time to sleep. If you were able to list down everything you have to do, you will find time to do everything. Remember to always have time for sleep. Sleep is love :))
- Pray. Of course before tests, remember to always pray. Prayer can help you with anything.
I got the idea for this post from an article from rappler.com