Best Thesis Colloquium

“Do not settle for less, always aim for the best”

This is the quotation I never forget to remind to myself when it comes school works or finishing something. I never and will never settle for less or to what other people say “okay na yan”. I am never contented to that and never will be.

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Today, we celebrated Valentines in front of a large crowd presenting our thesis. It was a new experience since we have never done that such thing, and to be honest nakakakaba siya at nakakapressure because there were third year Psychology students watching us, at kami ang pagbabasihan nila sa darating na title defense nila. 

Our group is known to be the most-chilled group mainly because we relax a lot and practice on the very morning of the defense. We always worry about the things we are going to say, pero we pull it off naman in front. Nakakaramdam kami ng kaba but we comfort ourselves with jokes, which we heavily laughed. In fact, 90% of our practice time is laughing and making fun of ourselves. #notbraggingjustsaying

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(c) Rovie Manansala

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“Team X-men: Transhuman did it! 💕🎉 So proud of you guys!”Divine, Leader

“※ Best thesis or not, im still proud of these weirdos. We may have fought/argue a lot (divine & jjang mostly), procrastinate, always do our tasks last minute, always asleep in the classroom instead of doing some research in the library (like our classmates), but look where we are now, who would’ve thought that we will make it this far? That the “Team Chill” will make it to the colloquium?? We may not bag the best thesis title, but the experience i have shared with you weirdos will be the “best” of all the best. Afterall it’s the experience that really matter. Thank you for almost 1 year of being groupmates, for all the ice creams & coffees & pizzas, until next time Team X-Men Trans-human.” – Love, AL (aka Dr. Grey)

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“Congratulations guys!” “Lagi akong binubully ng mga yan” – Ma’am Bubbles

The person who inspired and motivated us through-out the journey.

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“Criticism is good, how will you learn? Paano kayo matututo kung hindi walang criticism or feedback?”  -Ms. Malou, one of the panelist

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“Don’t settle for less. Always expect for the worst. I was challenging you dati kaya ko binigay yon and nakikita ko naman yung effort niyo, nakikitaan ko kayo ng potential” – Sir Carlo, Adviser

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Also, we didn’t won the best thesis (bummer) but we received a special thesis award, which we are also proud of. Haha.

This is colloquium for thesis was a great experience for us. We enjoyed every bit of it kahit na may part na kinabahan kami at hindi namin alam ang isasagot sa mga questions ng panelist namin. Our group is glad to see each other again and share the same platform. Until next time guys! Loves a lot ❤

-Emmanuel

Panahon ng Pangungutya

Ang dami-daming tao sa mundo, at ang dami daming pwedeng gawin sa mundo. Ngunit dahil sa kahirapan at kaingitan, ay madami din namang nalululong sa chismis at mga gawain paninira ng kapwa.

Isa sa mga ayaw ko ay ang magsabi ng bagay na alam nating ikasisira ng iba. Madaming dahilan kung bakit nagagawa ng tao ‘to. Pwedeng inggit o para lang makaganti dahil sa ugaling naipakita o ipinakita ng taong sinisiraan nila. Ngunit tama ba talagang gawin natin ito? Tama bang siraan at maging sanhi ng pagbagsak ng taong iyon ang mga hindi magandang lumalabas sa bibig natin?

Minsan, sobrang nagiging makasarili tayo na okay lang na bumagsak ang ibang tao, basta tayo hindi. Ugali iyan ng karamihan. Mas magandang makitang bumagsak sa kinakatayuan ang isang taong mataas ang lipad kaysa magtrabaho para mapasa sa paglipad. Ika nga ni Miss Universe 2015, Pia Wurtzbach, sa kanyang interview kay Boy Abunda, “it’s so easy to watch a queen fall“. Pero tama ba talaga ito? Tama nga ba na maging ugali ito ng madaming tao?

Madalas akong tumingin at maglibot sa Facebook dahil wala rin naman akong magawa minsan. Pero isang gabi, nagbasa ako ng comment box sa isang news page at nakita ko ang punong-puno ng puna kay Maxine Medina galing sa mga kapwa ko Pilipino. Hindi ako fan ng Miss Universe, and never have I watched the entire show pero tama bang pulaan ang babaeng lalaban para sa Pilipinas? Sa sobrang daming pwede gawin o sabihin, puro mga mali pa ng tao ang nakikita ng lahat. Alam kong ugali na ito (matagal na) ng madaming tao ngunit hindi ko matanggap na instead of supporting Maxine, people are criticising her appearance and her grammar. Minsan sa sobrang galing natin tumingin nang mali ng ibang tao, nakakalimutan natin na may mali rin sa atin. Walang tao na tinuruan ng tamang asal simula pagkabata, ang gustong makipagkaibigan sa taong pala pula at mali lamang ang nakikita sa ibang tao.

Ang dami kong nakita sa comment box na mga nanay, mga tatay, mga guro at mga taong dapat tumatayong “role model” sa mga bata ngunit nakikita ang ugali sa comment box, nakikita kung paano mangutya ng ibang tao. How are we supposed to teach children good conduct kung tayo din ay hindi marunong panindigan ang mga sinasabi naten, at hindi kayang magpakababa.

Filipinos are known to be hospitable. Sa sobrang hospitable naten, nakakalimutan na nating maging hospitable sa mga kapwa natin. Sana. Sana naman, turuan natin ang mga kapwa natin na kung walang magandang sasabihin, mas magandang wag na lang magsalita o idaan sa bagay na makikinabang yung tao at hindi magiging dahilan ng pagdudusa nito.

Sobrang affected lang ako sa mga nakikita ko. This is not about that Miss Universe, baka sakaling maisip niyo na avid fan ako ng competition na yon.

Kung may mali akong nasabi, pwede niyo akong icorrect at hindi na lang ishare dahil correcting is learning .. and learning is growth.

Emmanuel

PAPJA 2017

This January 20-21, our school attended an event for all Psychology majors (minors) a.k.a PAPJA. It was our second time to attend this kind of event, and we somehow enjoyed our overall stay.

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— of course I enjoyed PAPJA because of my so called “family” or the “sleepy heads” —

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Part of the event was picking and attending a workshop on the second day. My friend and I attended a workshop about playback theatre, and it was an outstanding experience. Ms Joan Valbuena, our speaker, made us all do certain activities that was embarrassing at first, pero habang tumatagal okay na siyang gawin. 

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can you see me? beside me is our speaker

— She was so confident about her knowledge; she knows what she was talking; she’s so passionate about her work (playback theatre). I like her, obvious ba? Haha! 

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Here are all the attendees of PAPJA 2017 (not naming them all):

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all the fourth year Psychology students of LPU Cavite
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3rd and 4th year Psychology students of LPU Cavite

There’s nothing much on this post. But I enjoyed the event. Too bad it’s our last time. Oh well, thank you!

Emmanuel