levity: (daydream team)
That moment when your review of related literature begins with:

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are infections in the urinary tract.


Research, how I love you so.
levity: (adventure)
So our paper is due on Monday and we're almost all of us clustered (damn if Statistics will rid me of the use of a perfectly acceptable word) in Jasper Vince Jio's condo unit working on it, or at least pretending to work on it. Terence and Orven are going off and buying us lunch and Alexeis is playing music and laptop screens shine with data on smoking, personal history and family influence and peer pressure and all the things we should be running tests on and analyzing.

We set records for procrastination and unproductivity, but what the hell, I love my classmates.
levity: (adventure)
So our paper is due on Monday and we're almost all of us clustered (damn if Statistics will rid me of the use of a perfectly acceptable word) in Jasper Vince Jio's condo unit working on it, or at least pretending to work on it. Terence and Orven are going off and buying us lunch and Alexeis is playing music and laptop screens shine with data on smoking, personal history and family influence and peer pressure and all the things we should be running tests on and analyzing.

We set records for procrastination and unproductivity, but what the hell, I love my classmates.
levity: (not all those who wander)
Our class is doing a research paper on the factors affecting smoking in UP Manila students. In order to conduct said research, we have to hand out questionnaires, to get our statistics straight. Questions 16 and 17 of the questionnaire read as follows:

16. How many close friends do you have? _________

17. How many of them smoke, if any? _______



This is in order to determine the percentage of smokers among the respondent's close friends. Our prof approved, or at any rate he didn't disapprove. That doesn't stop me from feeling faintly ridiculous about it.
levity: (not all those who wander)
Our class is doing a research paper on the factors affecting smoking in UP Manila students. In order to conduct said research, we have to hand out questionnaires, to get our statistics straight. Questions 16 and 17 of the questionnaire read as follows:

16. How many close friends do you have? _________

17. How many of them smoke, if any? _______



This is in order to determine the percentage of smokers among the respondent's close friends. Our prof approved, or at any rate he didn't disapprove. That doesn't stop me from feeling faintly ridiculous about it.

STR

Apr. 14th, 2009 09:08 pm
levity: (Default)
Is it any wonder that STR is the most hated of all? Is there any other subject that barges in on your summer and forces you to spend time that could have been well-used worrying about how you can talk your way out of not making the proper measurements and using the right statistical tests? No?

Beloved Intel-mates, I had no idea that choosing to work on a coral disease would lead to this. XD

---

There is much to be said for contentment and painlessness, for these bearable and submissive days, on which neither pain nor pleasure is audible, but pass by whispering and on tip-toe. But the worst of it is that it is just this contentment that I cannot endure. After a short time it fills me with irrepressible hatred and nausea. In desperation I have to escape and throw myself on the road to pleasure, or, if that cannot be, on the road to pain. When I have neither pleasure nor pain and have been breathing for a while the lukewarm insipid air of these so-called good and tolerable days, I feel so bad in my childish soul that I smash my moldering lyre of thanksgiving in the face of the slumbering god of contentment and would rather feel the very devil burn in me than this warmth of a well-heated room. A wild longing for strong emotions and sensations seethes in me, a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life. I have a mad impulse to smash something, a warehouse, perhaps, or a cathedral, or myself, to commit outrages, to pull off the wigs of a few revered idols, to provide a few rebellious schoolboys with the longed-for ticket to Hamburg, or to stand one or two representatives of the established order on their heads. For what I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity.

--Steppenwolf, Hermann Hesse

STR

Apr. 14th, 2009 09:08 pm
levity: (Default)
Is it any wonder that STR is the most hated of all? Is there any other subject that barges in on your summer and forces you to spend time that could have been well-used worrying about how you can talk your way out of not making the proper measurements and using the right statistical tests? No?

Beloved Intel-mates, I had no idea that choosing to work on a coral disease would lead to this. XD

---

There is much to be said for contentment and painlessness, for these bearable and submissive days, on which neither pain nor pleasure is audible, but pass by whispering and on tip-toe. But the worst of it is that it is just this contentment that I cannot endure. After a short time it fills me with irrepressible hatred and nausea. In desperation I have to escape and throw myself on the road to pleasure, or, if that cannot be, on the road to pain. When I have neither pleasure nor pain and have been breathing for a while the lukewarm insipid air of these so-called good and tolerable days, I feel so bad in my childish soul that I smash my moldering lyre of thanksgiving in the face of the slumbering god of contentment and would rather feel the very devil burn in me than this warmth of a well-heated room. A wild longing for strong emotions and sensations seethes in me, a rage against this toneless, flat, normal and sterile life. I have a mad impulse to smash something, a warehouse, perhaps, or a cathedral, or myself, to commit outrages, to pull off the wigs of a few revered idols, to provide a few rebellious schoolboys with the longed-for ticket to Hamburg, or to stand one or two representatives of the established order on their heads. For what I always hated and detested and cursed above all things was this contentment, this healthiness and comfort, this carefully preserved optimism of the middle classes, this fat and prosperous brood of mediocrity.

--Steppenwolf, Hermann Hesse
levity: (Muonsters Inc.)
Ang weird pala kung nag-aayos ka ng papers ng iba. Yung methods, intro, at RRL na pinaghirapan mo ng isang taon nawawala, and you find you have to get used to their project as though it were your own.
levity: (Muonsters Inc.)
Ang weird pala kung nag-aayos ka ng papers ng iba. Yung methods, intro, at RRL na pinaghirapan mo ng isang taon nawawala, and you find you have to get used to their project as though it were your own.

safe!!!!

Mar. 13th, 2009 03:15 pm
levity: (Mew)
Our corals are not illegal, I am not in trouble with the law, and we are going to have a field bio reunion.

I think I have to run around and bounce and scream out of pure relief.

I MAY NOT BE GRADUATING WITH HIGH HONORS, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO JAIL!!! XD

(XD Simeon asan ka when I need to talk to you?)

safe!!!!

Mar. 13th, 2009 03:15 pm
levity: (Mew)
Our corals are not illegal, I am not in trouble with the law, and we are going to have a field bio reunion.

I think I have to run around and bounce and scream out of pure relief.

I MAY NOT BE GRADUATING WITH HIGH HONORS, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO JAIL!!! XD

(XD Simeon asan ka when I need to talk to you?)
levity: (disarm)
Why?

Why does Sir Kent feel the need to text me that OJ and Jer just won Intel?
levity: (disarm)
Why?

Why does Sir Kent feel the need to text me that OJ and Jer just won Intel?
levity: (Puck)
Our corals died.

Well, some of them, at any rate.

Okay, so Im a fool who thought she could actually succeed in not just working with corals but curing an incurable major disease- who thought she could succeed where the qualified scientists failed. So I lost our Chem. results and my labgown and I went up the four flights of stairs to the math room last Friday, problem set in hand, only to forget to actually put it on the shelf. So I have a yearbook write-up to finish and an English play to direct and an Econ magazine to edit and I am down with sleepiness and the flu. Could the world just give me a break, even just for one day?

---

Augustus gave me cupcakes. XD The look on his face when I walked up to him right after our Bio was priceless.

Kates expression when she saw I was still alive was more priceless, if for exactly the opposite reason. XD
levity: (Puck)
Our corals died.

Well, some of them, at any rate.

Okay, so Im a fool who thought she could actually succeed in not just working with corals but curing an incurable major disease- who thought she could succeed where the qualified scientists failed. So I lost our Chem. results and my labgown and I went up the four flights of stairs to the math room last Friday, problem set in hand, only to forget to actually put it on the shelf. So I have a yearbook write-up to finish and an English play to direct and an Econ magazine to edit and I am down with sleepiness and the flu. Could the world just give me a break, even just for one day?

---

Augustus gave me cupcakes. XD The look on his face when I walked up to him right after our Bio was priceless.

Kates expression when she saw I was still alive was more priceless, if for exactly the opposite reason. XD
levity: (inconceivable!)
1. Antalino naman ng second judge namin. Yung nagtanong kung oil-based ba o water-based ang dihydrocapsaicin. I only grasped the implications of that after eight months with our project.

2. We need to order dimethyl sulfoxide. (In relation to 1.)

3. Stirring capsaicinoids with your hand isn't such a good idea, even with contamination issues aside. (Also in relation to 1.)

4. Five tanks. Lots of corals, all belonging to genus Acropora. One tank (3 corals) treated with 0.1% (by volume) capsaicinoids. Another tank (4 corals) treated with 0.5% (by volume) capsaicinoids. All the other corals are happy we didn't pick them for experimentation.

5. 1 banca for 1 day = PhP1500.

6. Noonday sun + no shade + no sunblock + prom the next day = disaster. (When my dad's baldness is added to that it equals total complete no-hope-of-recovery disaster.)

7. Bus rides are fun, kahit na hindi namin abot yung overhead rack.

8. Pag may luku-luko, sabuyan na lang ng capsaicin. (Chupungco, 2009)

9. Ate Koko, we missed you. It's always nice to have a sane person around.

10. STR = awesome, to use Kate's word. XD
levity: (inconceivable!)
1. Antalino naman ng second judge namin. Yung nagtanong kung oil-based ba o water-based ang dihydrocapsaicin. I only grasped the implications of that after eight months with our project.

2. We need to order dimethyl sulfoxide. (In relation to 1.)

3. Stirring capsaicinoids with your hand isn't such a good idea, even with contamination issues aside. (Also in relation to 1.)

4. Five tanks. Lots of corals, all belonging to genus Acropora. One tank (3 corals) treated with 0.1% (by volume) capsaicinoids. Another tank (4 corals) treated with 0.5% (by volume) capsaicinoids. All the other corals are happy we didn't pick them for experimentation.

5. 1 banca for 1 day = PhP1500.

6. Noonday sun + no shade + no sunblock + prom the next day = disaster. (When my dad's baldness is added to that it equals total complete no-hope-of-recovery disaster.)

7. Bus rides are fun, kahit na hindi namin abot yung overhead rack.

8. Pag may luku-luko, sabuyan na lang ng capsaicin. (Chupungco, 2009)

9. Ate Koko, we missed you. It's always nice to have a sane person around.

10. STR = awesome, to use Kate's word. XD
levity: (Jolteon and Togepi)
No, really, I do. What wouldn't I give for three weeks of vacation so that I could watch all the existent episodes of the tenth season, awful theme song and all, or start and finish my Pearl game again?

On the plus side, by Tuesday, we may have corals. Here's to the best of luck for our Intel group. XD
levity: (Jolteon and Togepi)
No, really, I do. What wouldn't I give for three weeks of vacation so that I could watch all the existent episodes of the tenth season, awful theme song and all, or start and finish my Pearl game again?

On the plus side, by Tuesday, we may have corals. Here's to the best of luck for our Intel group. XD
levity: (Puck)
If I had one wish it would be to live life completely alone and consequently entirely free.

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