Identification Card

Posted on September 29, 2007 at 19:56 Down the Drain 3 Comments

The rain continues to pound the roof. What is up with him?

I merely surfed the Internet the whole afternoon. Look at the wonders of the availability of the Internet in the dorm. No, really, it’s a very good thing – as well as refreshing. Right now, it’s for free. Well, should be. All you need to have is a laptop (or computer if you’re brawn enough to carry it, haha) and patience for an hour, if you’re too unfortunate that all the spots are already taken. Being in this university is such a privilege. There’s no doubt about it. Talk about the cheap tuition (err, aside from the recent TOFI – Tuition and Other Fees Increase) and dormitories.

When I was toured around UP Diliman two weeks ago by my high school classmates, I learned that in their respective buildings/colleges, you cannot enter without presenting an ID. We went to the library and if I didn’t bring my ID, then I would’ve been left outside, watching the enormous structure. The same thing happened when we went to the gym (College of Human Kinetics) to watch the UP Pep Squad perform. While in here, the use of the Identification Card is only in the library, when borrowing books. And unlike in UPD, it’s not even used as an entrance requirement. Well, this campus is only big in terms of land area and not of buildings and student population so I guess it’s not an issue at all. Also, since we’re talking about ID’s, I just wanna share that we just had ours here renewed. What I mean is its appearance. It looks like a ‘true’ ID now, unlike before, which looked like one in regular public high schools. Hehe. Claiming one would mean surrendering the old one. That’s why we had to lie about losing our ID’s when we came to the Registrar’s Office during the enrollment. But it turns out that the old one’s merely holed twice to become unusable. I was saved from presenting an Affidavit of Loss. I have no idea how to get or make one.

Honestly, things such as this and other payments to the government i.e. tax still remain a bit vague to me – on how they’re circulated, etc. What kind of a Filipino citizen am I? x_x; Maybe I should go and see this San Diego tax lawyer.

Political PoV

Posted on at 16:49 Down the Drain 1 Comment

Since then, I never really considered Politics to be of my grasp one day. It’s suicidal. I mean, entering it’s domain is just like entering World War III – the complicated interconnections of nations and everything. Politics is broad. It doesn’t necessarily refer to government officials (our teacher in SocSci26 “Geography” emphasized this one time) out there because everything has it. I actually remember someone talking to me about the “Politics of a chair”. *wonders* I’m referring to the government here by the way. Others think differently, of course, while some are simply inclined to it. Corruption is an actor who always stars in the mind of every Politician. Some might say – especially those who are still on campaigns – that they will kill this ‘actor’ and do things for the betterment of everyone. Nyeh. I never believed in such thing. I see corruption as inevitable. It’s money that’s in your hands, so why would you let go of it? Theft of the people’s money happens in small and big scales. Nevertheless, I am not saying that absolutely everyone does this deed. Perhaps there are still those concerned enough to do what is right. And of course, what would happen to a nation without these people behind the government? With regards to this matter, if you are interested in U.S. Politics, you might want to check out George Lindemann. Lastly, I am not saying that I am closing my doors. But I really can’t see myself with it.