All posts filed under: Graduate School

That Uno: How I got it, and how you can get it, too.

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Academia / Graduate School / Productivity

“All my life I’ve stumbled, yet up here I am, just perfect. Perfect as I’ll ever be.”–Marie Digby, “Spell”. Let’s get this clear–I am posting this with absolutely no intention of bragging, but I’ve promised myself that if I get better grades than those I received in my first year of graduate school, I would share how I did it. So, here I am. To be honest, I am still in a state of disbelief. […]

Me, academia, my wallet, and spending habits

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Academia / Graduate School

I am no stranger to shelling out my money in the pursuit of learning, apart from paying my tuition fees. After all, when I was still studying law, I spent thousands of pesos buying law textbooks. I spend almost a thousand pesos a week–no exaggeration–in photocopying cases to read for grueling, soul-crushing)] recitations. In graduate school, there are no cases or textbooks to read–at least, for now. If there are any, it’s a rare instance, […]

Yes, you can teach this girl new tricks.

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NB: This pic was taken a year ago. I haven’t been to the UP Diliman campus since the Enhanced Community Quarantine was announced in March. So yeah, I miss my university. While I’m enrolled right now, attending classes on Zoom is a different ballgame. I know this feature picture is totally irrelevant to the current blog topic, but this university has given me a new lease on life, and it has given my confidence back. […]

The Life-Changing Magic of Having Everything You Need On Your Desk

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Graduate School / Life Lately / Productivity / Something personal

I usually prepare my room for a life change every year (well, almost every year). Going back to school, or just plain needing a change, my room’s layout gets revamped. And while I acknowledge that it is very labour intensive and er, dusty, the results are totally worth the muscle pain and allergic rhinitis. Tidying up also involves my desk, and I make sure I have everything I need within reach, so it’ll save me time […]

Preparing for a new semester.

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Well, hello there! And hello, August! We’re having a pretty late start where the first semester is concerned, but with the world being pretty much upside down at the moment, it’s understandable. I’ve gotten word that enrollment will start mid-August. And that’s just mighty fine with me. I’m pretty excited yet apprehensive. I don’t know how online learning is going to pan out. I guess we shall wait and see.

The Revision Diaries 1: The original and its comments

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Academia / Graduate School / Revision Diaries

Hola amigos and amigas! Over a month ago, I submitted my research proposal. The proposal was about the introduction of more flexible working arrangements in the Philippine government sector. As someone working in the government sector, I have realised that the flexi-time being offered in most government offices doesn’t cut it anymore. Traffic, most especially in Manila has become increasingly horrendous, making millions of workers arrive late to their respective workplaces. I have received my […]