Thursday, January 31, 2008

You Are 55% Left Brained, 45% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

You Communicate Like a Man

When you communicate, you like to get to the point.
You're not afraid to say what's on your mind - and leave it at that.
Talking about your emotions drains you. You rather keep them to yourself.
You prefer solving problems to wallowing in your sorrows.

What Patricia May Means

You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.
Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.
Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.
What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

I think this is more Neko than me, although there are a few points here that I agree with.

You Need Some Blue in Your Life

Blue will make you feel calm, intelligent, and confident.
And with a little blue, you will project an aura of sincerity and loyalty.
If you want wisdom, you've got to get a little blue in your life!

For extra punch: Combine blue with brown or green

The downside of blue: Blue can make you seem more conservative and reserved than you are

The consequences of more blue in your life:

You will feel more open to the world around you
You will have a broader and richer perspective on life
You will be able to find solitude, even in the most hectic times

You Act Like You Are 22 Years Old

You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel like an adult, and you're optimistic about life.
You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

You're still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.
The world is full of possibilities, and you can't wait to explore many of them.

You Are a Little Messy

You aren't the cleanest person in the world, but you're definitely not a slob.
You clean up when you have the time, but you're realistic about what you can get done.
Generally, you're pretty organized and tidy - though you may have a few hidden messes.
You eventually get around to making things spotless, but you do it on your own schedule!
Are You Messy?

Eh... Not so. I usually don't bother cleaning up my messes... Haha.

You Are 70% Grown Up, 30% Kid

Congratulations, you are definitely quite emotionally mature.
Although you have your moments of moodiness, you're usually stable and level headed.

What Your Latte Says About You

You are very decadent in all aspects of your life. You never scale back, and you always live large.

You can be quite silly at times, but you know when to buckle down and be serious.

You have a good deal of energy, but you pace yourself. You never burn out too fast.

You're addicted to caffeine. There's no denying it.

You are responsible, mature, and truly an adult. You're occasionally playful, but you find it hard to be carefree.

You are honest and genuine, but you are never tactless.

Battling Peer Pressure

So, why am I suddenly writing about a social occurrence, rather that simply the things I see, touch, smell, feel, and er... taste? But I do see peer pressure. Everyday. Obviously I don't just go to class and sleep throughout the day. (How would I have gotten my highest ever average for the quarter that way? ^^ 91.60 <- shocking) Peer pressure, although not outright is in our class, our batch, and definitely in our school. It probably is in yours too, that is if you still go to school. But anyway, I realized today that peer pressure isn't just about how you dress, your slang, your habits, but it also includes those little things you don't think about anymore.

When the class just suddenly decides to stand up, what do you do? Of course you join in and think that you missed something. I know I do. If one of the classmate you admire laughs at a joke, you haven't really thought about, what is your reaction? I know I just laugh.

Where was I going with this again? Er...

Ah, yeah, that we should take into consideration what we are doing. We might not realize it, but we might already be doing something unpleasant to the Lord's eyes. This kinda applies a lot to those graduating students, like me. We're leaving our tiny, kinda stressful haven, where we're pretty much protected from "bad influences”,in whatever form these may be. When we leave (and our teachers never fail to remind us how close that day is getting), we leave the safety zone. It may be pretty obvious and such, but I don't think we really realize how much we are being shielded from the world. We get bored with the monotony of our classes (speaking for myself here) and want to leave as soon as possible.I expect to have a lot of fun in uni, and actually enjoy the classes, as we are the ones to choose which ones we are to take and which not to. But at the same time, we loose the familiarity of our so-called tiny building along Pasong Tamo Extension, ahem, Don Chino Roces Avenue,  I mean. 

Too much, er, what did you call it again, routine, and life becomes boring, on the other hand, without any sort of routing, life becomes unbearable. Ok, so I'm exaggerating. When we leave big school, and go to bigger school, everything's new and exciting, and a little bit terrifying, but I for one intend to enjoy the transition... Gah! I've gone way off track again. *sigh* Anyway, my point is, college life will be, hands down, totally different from high school. I'm sure! *glances around* Yeah... No more teachers you can approach and start a "chika" kinda conversation. No more lounging around the Guidance Office during lunch. No more same set of classmates and classroom day in and day out. No more MHCS... How in the world did 12 years go by so quickly?!

Ok, so the previous paragraph was rambling and babbling rolled into one. My real point is that we're going to be in a completely different atmosphere and a new set of classmates, who will most likely have a completely different set of values. We can't just bend to what they believe in because we want to fit in and be accepted by them! If we do, what were those years in high school for? Everyone says that elementary and high school are just stepping stones towards uni (which is the stepping stone for life), if we discard the values (not only the info) we acquired during our time there, what was the point? It all becomes a waste.

People are unique beings. A person shouldn't have to pretend to be somebody he/she isn't. And you can't expect someone to fit a mold you made, just because you want them to. We don't have exactly the same DNA for a reason. We are different. Let's savor the diversity.

You know, I really did intend for this article to end up a completely different way, leading to another article about hypocrisy and stuff, but now... Ah...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pato Confessions


[x] Talked back to a teacher.
[ ] Been kicked out of class.
[ ] Worn pajamas to school.
[x] Had your tooth fall out at school.
[ ] Gotten lost in your school.
[x ] Broken the dress code in school.
[x] Failed a test.
[x] Left class without asking.
[x] Missed a whole week of school.
[x ] Thrown up in school.
[ ] Been beat up at school.


[ ] Argue with your parents a lot.
[ ] Argue with your brother(s) a lot.
[ ] Argue with your sister(s) a lot.
[x] Have your own room.
[ ] Do your own laundry.
[x] Cook dinner once in a while.
[ ] Are loud at home.
[x] Wear pajamas when you are not going anywhere.
[x] You sleep long.
[x] All you do is watch television.
[ ] Your parents are divorced.
[ ] Your family makes you cry alot
[ ] One or both of your grandparents live with you.
[ ] You can't stand being with your parents


[x] You currently dislike one or more of your friends.
[x] You are jealous of one or more of your friends.
[ ] You have known a friend your whole life.
[ ] Your friends are all taller than you.
[x] You have been ditched by a friend.
[x] You have memorized a friends phone number.
[x] You have lost/forgotten a friends phone number.
[ ] You have been to all of your friends houses.
[x] You love most of your friends.


[ ] You bite your nails.
[x] You have an odd obsession with knives.
[ ] You cannot sleep with the door closed.
[ ] You cannot sleep with the door open.
[ ] There is at least one sound you cannot stand.
[x] You write stories about mad cannibalistic serial killers (I used to. Read Akabane)
[x] You are good at telling lies.


[ ] You currently like someone.
[ ] You want to kill one of your exes.
[x] You can stay commited for an unusually long time.
[ ] You get bored of your crush/bf/gf easily.
[ ] A crush/bf/gf has called you a bitch before.
[ ] A crush/bf/gf has called you self-centered before.


[ ] You hate George Bush.
[ ] Abortion is horrible and should be illegal.
[x ] Gay marriage is fine by you.
[ ] Boys make better friends than girls do.
[ ] The beach is an excellent place for a date.
[ ] Pink is an ugly color.
[x] Needles aren't so horrible.
[ ] Human flesh tastes like fine aged veal
[x] You have plenty of secrets


[ ] Fallen up the stairs.
[ ] Someone has tied your shoelaces together.
[x] Had a nail fall off.
[ ] Captured, Manipulated, or Destroyed a soul by Ars Falcis
[ ] Had surgery
[ ] Slapped someone across the face.
[ ] Killed someone.
[ ] Someone has called you a tease.
[ ] You have been to Europe.
[x] You have worn something inside out for a whole day

Taken from Neko's site.

Friday, January 18, 2008


As Neko points out, this post was due for quite some time now, 2 weeks I think. I just haven't had the time to brag about this. >.

Anyhoo... Yipee!

FIRST AND MIDDLE NAME: Patricia May Tuazon
STATUS: Accepted

^- And that blank after the scholarship part simply means that I'm not a scholar, duh. But I'm just saying this so no one misunderstands.

Now that this is over, I can now say in a very singsongy voice, "I'm going to Ateneo!" Read that 10 times and you've got it. What else can I say? How about our batch's passing rate?

I'm not sure how many took the entrance exam, probably around 60+, but one around less than 20 got in. That's about 20%... It isn't amazing, but it's better than UP's, although worse than DLSU's. None of the results were particularly surprising. The passing rate, I mean. The UPCAT's results were released much earlier than we expected. They guys proctoring us said that it'd be out by late February, but check the UPCAT site and you see results. I'd have to say that it's a bit troublesome to search for classmates. Only 9 out of 60+ passed. *wipes sweat* When it came to DLSU, however, almost everyone passed. You know I did. :)

Oh yeah, did I pass UP? Short answer: No.

And I don't particularly care, actually. Even if I passed, I wouldn't have gone there anyway, so it doesn't really matter to me. (Neko got all tense when she heard this piece of news though. She thinks she's just as smart as I am, but I'd have to disagree. She's 14, I'm 16. She confuses me a lot with this or that, which she throws into our conversations, where I'm left asking, "What is that?" Maybe she is as smart as I am, but then again, I have a 2 year lead in age. So what does that say about us?) Where was I? Eh... *gets distracted by Samurai X playing in the background* I'm lost, I forgot where I was going... Yeah, that happens a lot.

So, now, once again, I've forgotten the point of this post, oh yeah... I got into Ateneo... Since that purpose has been fulfilled and Slam Dunk is now playing, I'll leave the other posts I've planned to make till later.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Ah, my first all caps title. You know what, I bet you that this will be a year absolutely full of firsts. Like right now, this is my first Love Earth shirt. And this is my first time visiting SM Bacolod. I've only seen one floor of one wing, and I'm not really amazed or anything. Not anything like my reaction to MoA... (Wow... It's huge...)

But lets's get straight to the hyperactivity-inducing point.


Case No. : 09689
Examinee Name: Cruz, Patricia May Tuazon
School : Makati Hope Christian School, Makati
Degree : BS-PSYC
Status: Accepted (1st Choice)

You see that. Now I'll never be a ronin. I got that from the Chobits manga I was reading a week ago. Ronin - a student who failed his university's entrance exams and has to go to "prep"/"cram" school. (I'm not sure which it is.)

I know I want to get into Ateneo and hopefully into NUS as well, but it's a stepping stone. A first usually is succeeded by, well, other similar incidents. Hopefully, in a few weeks time there'll be a "I GOT IN! - ADMU STYLE" or "I GOT IN! - NUS STYLE" something of that sort.

Ok let me now, just take this opportunity to wish everyone a prosperous new year - hopefully. Let us remain hopeful for the rest of the 360-something days.