UP, Ang Galing Mo!?

Posted on January 29, 2008 at 12:36 Down the Drain

Projects in Statistics106 were returned today. Our scores were 24.5/25 and 19/20. I was surprised by the second one. It was on Linear Regression and our model turned out not appropriate, so why is it that it only had a single mistake? Turns out that the item was 30. :faint:


UP Centennial Logo

Last Saturday I attended the Opening Ceremonies of the UP Centennial Celebration in UP Visayas. It was together with the Panay’s annual festival, the Dinagyang. A parade that lasted for about an hour and a half started the event. We walked the streets of Iloilo City under the sun with gigantic speakers on both sides of the road banging different music. For our academic group, I was one of the people who took part in holding the bamboo sticks that in turn hold the cloth tailored with the Centennial colors that, as two groups, read “UP” in aerial view. The parade concluded at the city campus. A program followed. There were UP President Emerlinda Roman and Senator Francis Pangilinan. I was jokingly yelling, “Sharon-ian here!” 😆

At night, I went to SM to watch the first Dinagyang Pyrolymics. I was actually just surfing the Internet when I fatefully realized that there was little signal in my spot and received my classmate’s message about the start of the contest. After maneuvering from a sea of people, I was just in time for the first contender to color the nightsky. The second from the last of the first batch of contenders was the one that really made the most “Wow!” and applause from the audience. Maybe I’ll post a video of it next time. After it, we learned that the next batch will start at 10:00, so we left the carpark to have dinner. We ended up in Jollibee after walking some miles. On our way, I had this conversation with a man:

Man: Does your cellphone fail?
Me: What?
Man: Does your cellphone fail?
Me: (getting the point of “Message sending failed”) No. Are you SMART?
Man: Yeah.

Man: Do you have extra load?
Me: No. (lie)

My classmate called at my back and motioned who the man was. Then, another from our group who was walking ahead of me came to me and told me that I shouldn’t have talked to the man. I told them about the conversation. My friend said that it’s their modus operandi and that when you give your cellphone to them, it’s sorry for you. True enough, I didn’t think about that possibility. Good thing I was fast in lying. :tongue: If I think about it, I wonder what would have happened if I gave the man my cellphone and he actually ran. 😯

Edit [2008-01-29 14:16]: Holy freak I feel supah light! :angel:


  1. gravatar.com Sese
    January 29, 2008 at 20:06

    Does your cellphone fail -> talk about MAJOR wrong grammar
    and yah good thing you didn’t give your cellphone. :faint:


  2. gravatar.com utakGAGO
    February 12, 2008 at 08:35

    Oh yeah, our FEB FAIR’S a blast too! 🙂

    Does your cellphone fail =)) LOL.


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