Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2011«

The class of compromise

January 29, 2011


I was too full of myself to assume that Communication Research class will be easy. Thinking about it now, my achievements thus far in my grad school life are nothing if I don’t pass this class. Like in poetry, I’m only as good as my last poem. And in this case, I’m only as good […]

My Foray into Foursquare

January 21, 2011


I first got wind of Foursquare when my cousin sent me an email invite in April of last year. I accepted the invite and hastily set up an account, after which I conveniently forgot that I have one. At the time (and up to now, actually), I still find Facebook much more useful for my […]

Good news for Confucius Institute is good news for me

January 20, 2011


Today, a press release I wrote for the Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University appeared at Philippine Star, a national broadsheet here in the Philippines. The title is “Customized Chinese language learning at Confucius Institute”. After finding that one out, I wrote a quick email to the CI director, her subordinate, my boss […]

Our Ateneo Twitter account is an official news source…Yey!

January 16, 2011


While browsing through Ateneo-related news on Google Alerts this morning, I found this article at GMANews.TV about the release of the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET) results. What made me jump for joy was that it cited the official Ateneo de Manila Twitter account, which I manage, as its main news source. Ateneo entrance results […]


January 15, 2011


My life as a full-time Communications employee and as a part-time Communications student has been crazy. Work demands that I oversee and implement a lot of things. My Communication Research class, meanwhile, is proving to be a tough nut to crack. But I have three reasons to smile. First, I’m about to watch Episode 9 […]

Al Jazeera and their resource persons for news analysis

January 11, 2011


I was watching Al Jazeera the other day, amazed, as usual, at the quality of their news analysis. I love hearing their resource persons speak on current issues. They help me deepen my understanding of issues, and they help me connect their ideas to my own. Often, these resource persons come from the academe and […]

Studying Chinese, Watching Japanese, Listening to Korean

January 8, 2011


I don’t understand myself either. Every evening, I review my Chinese language textbook so that I won’t forget what little I’ve learned from my classes. But I don’t practice my comprehension nor any other language skill. Instead, I watch Japanese drama and anime and listen to Korean boy bands and girl groups everyday,  both of […]