tales of a sober lad

June 10, 2009

A(H1N1) Update 4

afraid2As of today, June 10, 2009, the Department of Health (DOH) has declared 77 confirmed cases of A(H1N1) Influenza Virus in the Philippines, 15 of which are students from my school, De La Salle University – Manila. Many are wondering whether or not school would resume on June 15, but as of the moment, the university has not announced anything regarding such matter.

Source: Inquirer

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June 8, 2009

startling quiz

Filed under: Random — Tags: , , , — crossedfingers @ 10:12 am

Every now and then, whenever I get bored, I take quizzes that people in Facebook want me to take. And surprisingly, I took a quiz here and the results really amazed me. It is so because it showed MOSTLY everything about me. Here are the results:

Your view on yourself:

Other people find you very interesting, but you are really hiding your true self. Your friends love you because you are a good listener. They’ll probably still love you if you learn to be yourself with them.

MY COMMENT: I only hide my true self to people I don’t genuinely know yet. I have trust issues, which could explain my behavior. But I’m pretty sure that I have already showed my true identity to my friends.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You like serious, smart and determined people. You don’t judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren’t necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people’s eyes.

MY COMMENT: Well, before I was definitely the most superficial person in our group. But as days pass, I have learned how to appreciate the concept of simplicity. And this can be proven by the people I have liked lately. LOL.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship.

MY COMMENT: I couldn’t agree more!!!

The seriousness of your love:

You are very serious about relationships and aren’t interested in wasting time with people you don’t really like. If you meet the right person, you will fall deeply and beautifully in love.

MY COMMENT: The first statement is 100% true. However, I have a problem with the next one. Apparently, my bestfriend told me that I easily fall in love, whether or not the person I’m in love with is the right one. Anyway, I personally think that there’s no way for any of us to determine the rightness of the person we love, right?

Your views on education

Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

MY COMMENT: Need I say more? I really got depressed when I left school, so I guess that would already prove how much I value education.

The right job for you:

You’re a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you’ll be set for life.

MY COMMENT: This is actually true. I really, really want a job which I really, really like. Really. Haha. But honestly, as long as I find the right job for me, I would definitely settle with it.

How do you view success:

You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

MY COMMENT: I firmly believe that success will come to those who try HARD. So, I’m glad to get this result because I’m the type who would not stop until I get what I want.

What are you most afraid of:

You are afraid of having no one to rely on in times of trouble. You don’t ever want to be unable to take care of yourself. Independence is important to you.

MY COMMENT: Whenever I feel like I’m in trouble, or is just about to get into trouble, I make it a point to talk to some of my closest friends. And it’s funny to see this result because this is so true. 

Who is your true self:

You are full of energy and confidence. You are unpredictable, with moods changing as quickly as an ocean. You might occasionally be calm and still, but never for long.

MY COMMENT: I have to agree with the second statement. I really have bad mood swings. But I think my mood swings have gone better ever since I entered college. However, I still think that I’m moody. And for the last statement, well…it’s true again because I’m almost always paranoid and awkward. My calmness and stillness are always asymptotic to level zero.

Although to some of you, these tests appear to be spurious, I think you’ll be surprised by what they might actually tell you. It won’t hurt you anyway if you’ll try, right? Like in my case, I happen to be amazed by what the results have shown me. So why not go give it a shot! You, too, might be surprised by your own results.

June 5, 2009

A(H1N1) Update 3

scaredA new A(H1N1) Influenza virus case has been confirmed by the DOH at the De La Salle University. I heard that the DOH contacted all the students that may have had a close encounter with the first two victims. The new carrier of the said virus is a 17-year old male, who happened to be clueless as to whether or not he had close contact with the Japanese students. To be quite honest, many students are now paranoid because the number of DLSU A(H1N1) cases is slowly growing in number. All students are now advised to quarantine themselves so as not to unconsciously spread the virus.

Source: Inquirer

 

UPDATE:

Total number of DLSU A(H1N1) cases is now 4. A friend has confirmed this to me, but I still need to find sources that will support this claim. The reliable source said that the new victim is now at the Makati Medical Center. Let’s pray for that person’s quick recovery. I shall blog again later for more details.

June 4, 2009

looking back

Filed under: Random — Tags: , , , , , , — crossedfingers @ 5:21 pm

looking backI have been in a roller coaster ride lately. And I feel like I would pass out any minute now. But thanks to an old blog entry, I have gained back my composure and my sanity. So yeah, I just want to share one of the entries that I have made last December which could really summarize my predicament these past few weeks.

Click here to read the entry. 

topman & topshop sale

Filed under: Fashion — Tags: , , , , , , , — crossedfingers @ 9:32 am

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Guys, forget about swine flu! Topman and Topshop are on sale! This is it! But I’m more excited for the Mid-year private sale! I can’t wait for my invitation. Anyway, go to their nearest shop now and buy!

talk you down, the script

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , — crossedfingers @ 8:32 am

the-script_huge3Taking shortcuts through the alleys. While your racing through my mind. Cops can chase but they won’t catch me. Not before I get to speak my mind. If there’s still time.

Just a cigarette gone. No you couldn’t be that far. I’m driving in my car where I hope you are. Maybe I can talk you down. Maybe I can talk you down. 

Oh, we’re standing on a tiny ledge. Before this goes over the edge. Gonna use my heart and not my head. And try to open up your eyes. This is relationship suicide.

‘Cause if you go, I go. ‘Cause if you go, I go. ‘Cause if you go, I go. ‘Cause if you go, I go.

-Talk You Down, The Script

I think this song speaks for itself already. Oh, I just love songs with great melodies and awesome lyrics.

Youtube link: Click here.

anatomical cravings

Filed under: Rants — Tags: , , , — crossedfingers @ 8:05 am

anatomyCan you find me the person who has these:

BRAIN that will never cease to believe in me 
EYES that will see me beyond my imperfections 
EARS that will listen and understand 
TONGUE that will whisper I care 
HANDS that will join me in prayers 
HEART that will love me unconditionally 
ARMS that will protect me from harm
FEET that will join me in my journey steadily 

Ok, emo much?! Don’t mind me. I just feel like I deserve more – that I deserve someone better. Or maybe I’m just missing someone so much right now. But anyway, it’s so hard to demand when things are not out in the open. So, nevermind. I  just want to rant.

A(H1N1) Update 2

Filed under: Random — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — crossedfingers @ 6:52 am

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Just today, a second case of the notorious virus, A(H1N1) Influenza virus, has been confirmed at the De La Salle University – Manila. The new victim is a 20-year old male graduate school student who is believed to be the roommate of the first victim, who is a 19-year old female Japanese exchange student. The two is believed to live in the same dormitory and share the same four classes.

 This is not good news to all Lasallians because the names of the two victims are still not disclosed. I understand the reason for not disclosing their names, but how would the students know if they had any interaction with these victims if in the first place, they are not aware of their names? But oh well, I guess we just have to be more careful now. I just feel sorry for these two victims and I just hope they’ll get well soon.

June 3, 2009

dreadful mri result

Filed under: Rants — crossedfingers @ 1:50 pm

3554074701_5f395e9755_o“As compared with the pre-neoadjuvant chemotherapy MRI from Makati Medical Center in February 2009, there is no significant interval change in the percentage/degree of necrosis within the osteosarcoma. In addition, the size of the tumor has increased (from 4.5 x 5.8x 8.5 cm to 4.5 x 6.4 x 10 cm). The findings are consistent with poor response to chemotherapy.”

I really am saddened by this result. I don’t know what to do. I feel helpless again.

heartless, kris allen

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , — crossedfingers @ 11:31 am

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In the night, I hear ’em talk,
the coldest story ever told
Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul to a woman so heartless..
How could you be so heartless?
Oh.. How could you be so heartless?

In the night, I hear ’em talk. the coldest story ever told. Somewhere far along this road, he lost his soul to a woman so heartless. How could you be so heartless? Oh.. How could you be so heartless?

How could you be so, cold as the winter wind when it breeze, yo. Just remember that you talkin’ to me though. You need to watch the way you talkin’ to me, yo. I mean after all the things that we’ve been through. I mean after all the things we got into. Hey yo, I know of some things that you ain’t told me. Hey yo, I did some things but that’s the old me. And now you wanna get me back and you gon’ show me. So you walk around like you don’t know me. You got a new friend, well I got homies. But in the end it’s still so lonely.

-Heartless, Kris Allen

The original version of this song done by Kanye West is just okay. It is usually played in clubs in the metro and that’s it. However, when Kris Allen, the newest American Idol, performed it on stage during the Top 3, the song ultimately became the best song cover ever performed throughout the season. Majority of the American Idol critics share the same sentiment and most actually believe that it is the most artistic performance ever since it is one of those performances wherein the cover is actually much, much better than the original. So there you go, just click on the link to see the video.

Youtube link: Click here.

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