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

Inspired by stories

Our research needs connection from experts from the Autism Society. Luckily, last friday we had a meeting with the President of Autism Society of the Philippines (Dasmarinas Chapters). It was an inspiring afternoon, we discovered more about our research and our lives.

Ms. Peña, the President, shared personal stories about her work that I, myself, was inspired and motivated to pursue the clinical setting. Yes, it’s a bit tough but that’s life right?

Listening and reading inspirational speeches and stories are my favorite. I always ended up hurrying myself finishing reports and imagining that I could wake up with a degree on my hand. Haha!

Anyways, I hope people align their actions with their inspiring thoughts. As well as myself!

Equality over all

Few days ago, I saw a video about testing how people would react or do if they saw someone, insulted a person with down syndrome. I honestly thought that there would be a lot of individuals that will protect him, even though it is just a show. I thought there will be a lot of people who view things fairly, yet I underestimate the society’s actions and thoughts.

I do think that equality is needed in this world. People should treat each one of us equally. Race, Gender, Age, Mental and Physical disabilities… We should treat them equally, we should show them the same words and action we are showing to everyone else. They are a human being too! They have emotions too!