Category: anything you can CE


this crystalline building serves as a studio and workplace for students at the Kanagawa Institute of Technology. the structure is assembled using glass panels to provide daylight. an amazing light-filled glass studio that is energy efficient and aesthetically sound. 

in the perspective of the engineers and architects, this may be a breakthrough, a spectacular infrastructure.

ang problema, sana walang birds na mabunggo dito accidentally dahil sa reflection ng trees sa glass panels tulad ng nangyari sa Philippine Cuckoo na namatay sa pagkakabunggo sa salamin sa CAL building.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1Mcbfn/inhabitat.com/amazing-light-filled-glass-studio-in-japan/

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this is not about nene. most especially, this is not about aling dionesia either…

it’s CE 14, or what we, civil engineering majors, usually call as KATORSE. this is my last exam for the year 2009!!! and now, i’m back with vengeance!

i can now do whatever i want: finish reading PANAMA, a novel; jog for the next 5 days; eat 2 heavy meals and 4 snacks on time; get an 8-hr sleep, twice a day; at tumambay. namiss ko rin ang pagtambay sa tambayan (malamang :])

at ang pagiging acad mode this week dahil sa tatlong miserableng exams ay at last tapos na. next is vacation mode…!!!! whoohoooh! (at least pag natapos ko na ang isang mx sa hardcore programming na major namen, hi sir!:D)

hello engg week!

hello lantern parade!

hello christmas vacation!!!
😀

nung una buhawi na tumama sa UP campus, sumunod ang h1n1 virus threat on schools in metro manila, tapos ngayon ang nagbabadyang brownout! damn. buti na lang umabot ako sa validation at post advising bago mawalan ng kuryente (kung mawawalan nga sa UP). 

from day 1, june 3, akala ko ay magiging probi ako sa college dahil sa bagsak ko. buti na lang at umabot ang units na naipasa ko last sem. so i’m eligible for enrolment this sem. after almost a week of hardwork (sa paghahanap ng slots ng es 12, ce 14, ce 21), patience (sa paghihintay ng 3-4 hrs a day sa labas ng es dept for the raffle of slots) at faith (na may maaawang prof para magprerog ng dose at magbukas ng bagong section ng ce21), natapos din ako sa wakas. at ngayon ay naghihintay na lang ng lunes para makapagbayad at maging officially enrolled (sana lang ay wala nang mangyari pang aberya para hindi ako makapagenrol!). 

halos pagalitan na lang ako ng advisers at RA’s dahil ang baboy at ang gulo daw ng aking form5a! puro cancellation, palit ng section at prerog para lang maipagkasya ko ang mga subjects na dapat at kelangan kong makuha for this sem, just to make sure na hindi na ako lalampas ng 6 years in UP. heto ang history ng units ko since nirelease ang aking 5a: 

june 3:            crs-enlisted subjects = 15 units (plus cwts-ge)

                        (waiting for ce14, ce21 and es12 slots)

june 4:            ce 132 cancelled = 12 units

                        physics 73 enlisted = 16 units

                        ce 26 transferred to saturday = 16 units

june 5:          ce 21 enlisted = 19 units

                        ce 21 dissolved = 16 units

                        pe-tennis enlisted = 16 units (plus cwts and pe)

june 8:          all-day naghintay for es 12 = 16 units

june 9:          es 12 preroged = 19 units

june 10:        ce 21enlisted = 22 units

                        ce 21 cancelled = 19 units (plus cwts and pe)

 yan. ang husay, just imagine kung gaano ka linis tingnan ang form5a ko. buti na lang hindi ko pa naisulat yung ce 21 ko sa form5 dahil undecided pa rin ako hanggang kaninang 10am kung major ba or arki1 ang icacancel ko. Still, meron pa ring bura don sa form5 ko dahil nagpalipat ako ng sched ng ce26 just to allot that time for es12. but then i decided to give up ce21 dahil: hindi rin yun sigurado as of that moment dahil 13 pa lang kami, at ang minimum ay 15 per class; gusto ko munang mag-ge ulit; baka sumabog na lang bigla ang utak ko dahil sa dami ng aking subjects; at floating  na ang major na yun sa bagong curriculum. 

and for now, eto na aking final and official schedule for the 1st sem, ay 09-10:

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

07:00 AM – 07:30 AM

 

 

 

 

 

CE 26

 

07:30 AM – 08:30 AM

 

Physics 73

Physics 73

Physics 73

Physics 73

CE 26  

 

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM

 

ES 12 

 

ES 12 

 

CE 26  

 

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

 

ES 12 

 

ES 12 

 

CE 26  

 

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

ES 12 

ES 21

ES 12 

ES 21

CE 26  

 

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

 

ES 12 

ES 21

 

ES 21

CE 26  

 

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

CE 26  

 

12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

 

 

PE – tennis

 

PE – tennis

 

 

01:00 PM – 02:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

02:30 PM – 04:00 PM

 

 

EEE 3

 

EEE 3

 

 

04:00 PM – 05:30 PM

 

CWTS 1 – Engg GE

Arkiyoloji 1

CWTS 1 – Engg GE

Arkiyoloji 1

 

 

 goodluck na lang sa ken. ayoko na ng better luck next time. hahaha.

ES 12 (dose) is the name!

pakunswelo lang muna: i took it this 2nd sem together with ES 13 and the fact that it’s one of the hardest ES subjects.

but no, it should not be considered that way.

based sa curriculum namen dapat talaga silang sabay, supposedly 3rd yr, 1st sem, and i think they are indicators and tests for being a civil engineering major (dahil vital ang subjects kung saan sila ay prerequisites)…at kung hindi mo man ito makaya ng sabay, pagisipan mo na kung dapat mong ituloy ang pagiging ce student. shit.

eto pa, we had four exams. nabalik na sa aking ang 2, isa pasado, isa bagsak. the other two were not returned. at yung finals din. wala ring nakapost na grades sa me dept. so, wala akong idea kung anong status ko sa subject na yon.

damn.

isa pa, binabaan daw ang passing grade from 60% to 55% according to my classmates. that only means, na ganoon kababa ang grade ko sa dose.

therefore…

kelangan ko syang iretake next sem. ang sabi ng ibang higher ce students, basta matapos mo ang dose at trese before entering 4th year, kaya pa maging on time.

dahil dyan, extended na talaga ang stay ko sa UP.

 

and hopefully ay one sem lang.

The most tiring, sleepless, brain-drained sem I’ve ever had in my three years in college.

But as they say, this is just the beginning.

Third year starts it all, the most chaotic subjects, kind but demanding profs, and busy days and hectic schedules.

 

For the past 3 weeks before 2nd sem ends, I had 9 exams, fieldwork reports and relief model and 1 ‘docu’ project.

 

March 18 – ce131 2nd exam

March 21 – es12 4th exam

March 23 – es13 5th exam and ce21 4th exam

March 25 – deadline of the ‘docu’ project in ce131

March 26 – ge12 5th exam

March 30 – es13 and ce21 final exams

April 2 – deadline of relief of terrain model, fieldwork reports and notebook in ge12

April 3  –  ge12 final exam

and lastly, April 4 – final exam in es12.

 

I really thought I could not finish all the requirements in time, it is indeed, I passed my field notebook a day after the deadline. And the consequence, there is a 20% deduction in the final exam. Saklap!

 

Pakshet naubusan na ako ng English!

 

Worth naman, dahil may naipasa na akong 2 out of 5 subjects (ce131 and es13) as of the moment. At least I’ve proven myself to the es and ce departments, in case mag 24-unit rule man ako * wink*. Though meron akong isang sobrang alanganing major, which is napabayaan ko dahil sa ibang subject at sa aking pa-banjing-banjing na ginawa.

 

Hay,,,haha I love being tamad sa una, dahil pressured akong galingan sa huli, which is not a good trait for me. marameng nasasakripisyo, pati ang tulog ko. At the same time, marameng news about stressed UP students na namatay dahil sa ‘acads’, nagalit tuloy nanay ko sa ken.

 

It’s been a not-so-good but rewarding sem para sa akin, marameng realizations na naganap (bago magaral)

 

And my next assignment, summer classes! (before moving on to a more challenging fourth year). Haaaayyyyy.

ES11 (Statics of Rigid Bodies) notes:

> lecture notes from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of the West Indies (reference textbook – Vector Mechanics for Engineers, 3rd ed.) : http://www.eng.uwi.tt/depts/mech/ugrad/courses/13a.html

> lecture notes from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University: http://engineeringonline.ncsu.edu/mediasite/Homepages_Video/mae206_lectures.html

> various lecture notes that covers statics, including solid mechanics from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Civil-and-Environmental-Engineering/1-050Fall-2004/LectureNotes/index.htm

> lecture notes and sample problems from Missouri University of Science and Technology: http://web.mst.edu/~oci/frame1.html

> lecture notes and sample problems from the Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska – Lincoln: http://emweb.unl.edu/NEGAHBAN/EM223/Intro.htm

 

ES 12 (Dynamics of Rigid Bodies) notes:

>lecture notes from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mechanical-Engineering/2-032Fall-2004/LectureNotes/index.htm

>lecture notes from the Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Nebraska : http://emweb.unl.edu/NEGAHBAN/EM373/Intro.htm

>http://smccd.net/accounts/enriquez/engr240.htm

 

ES 1 (Mechanics of Deformable Bodies) notes:

>lecture notes from the Physics Department of university of Wisconsin: http://physics.uwstout.edu/statstr/Strength/indexfbt.htm

>lecture notes from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mechanical-Engineering/2-002Spring2004/LectureNotes/index.html

 

CE 21 (Engineering Statistics) notes:

>lecture notes from the Department of Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Civil-and-Environmental-Engineering/1-151Spring-2005/LectureNotes/index.htm

 

GE 12 (Elementary Surveying II) notes:

> lecture notes and problem sets from the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry: http://www.esf.edu/erfeg/stiteler/ere371/ere371_notes.html ; http://www.esf.edu/erfeg/stiteler/ere371/ere371_homework.html

> lecture notes from the Surveying Engineering Dept of Ferris State University: http://www.ferris.edu/FACULTY/BURTCHR/sure110/notes/leveling.pdf

>lecture notes from the California Dept. of Water Resources: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/row/landsurveys/LSITWorkbook/06.pdf

After exposing worldwide viewers to the consequences of climate change of ‘The Inconvenient Truth’ and ‘Eleventh Hour’, GMA network started a breakthrough in Philippine television when it released early this year a documentary regarding issues of global warming entitled ‘Signos: Ang Banta ng Nagbabagong Klima’, narrated by Richard Gutierrez, with reports from Howie Severino, Maki Pulido and Raffy Tima. And there it is, the consensus of most Filipino scientists believe that the Philippines is at the forefront of this environmental crisis.

 

 

 

Last year, I think it was mid-July, Tullahan Bridge which connects Malabon and Valenzuela collapsed following a heavy rain.  And it was not solely about the cracks on the bridge, for it was built many years ago, but because of garbage. When the typhoon came in Metro Manila, it produced vast floods in many areas including the CaMaNaVa district. This area always experiences flood because of below-sea-level land, inefficient drainage systems causing garbage to clog. As a result, bulks of trash, together with the extreme flood due to continuous rainfall, hit the low-lying connection and broke it apart. The next day, vehicles going in and out of Valenzuela were stranded. They built 2 footbridges at the sides so commuters can pass through. Since then, I really had a bad time walking almost 2kms just to take a bus and go to school. If you ask how much wastes could be enough to smash a bridge, try to see the places around Tullahan, and realize that it’s not hard. This is mainly because of throwing and dumping garbage in the river’s vicinity. If you walk around, you will encounter streets always have trash around theirs corners. People still put their litters even if they see mounts of them. It happens everyday, since the bridge broke until the new one if built. It’s almost a year but people tend to ignore. Everyday, as the bus I’m riding passes the bridge; I always notice that there are still junks floating in the river or stacked up on the side. It’s just disappointing to think that those people near the rivers don’t know how to dispose their wastes properly.

 tullahan bridge when it collapsed

One doesn’t need to watch documentaries like Signos for him to understand and realize what global warming is all about. But this would give a little help of disseminating information to the people. After watching this film, I realized that residents’ discipline is still a prerequisite for preventing global warming. Being responsible of what you are doing and contributing to the environment is good to know, this will make you realize of the larger impacts as a whole.

 

You could make big change out of small things. We can downgrade the rapid increasing of global temperature. Aside from the little things Richard said, there are also minor things you could accomplish on your own. Avoid using too much plastic and styrofoams. Have you realized that using straws is useless? You are just adding another non-biodegradable waste in the environment. And as UP Haring Ibon member, I’m expected to make a stand for nature. Why not join an environmental organization? I’m not inviting you to join UP HI, but this is also a good step for contributing good examples for our planet. Moreover, making advocacies pro for the environment lessen harmful effects in the surroundings. There are several options that require effort and sacrifice, consuming less meat means less emission of carbon dioxides in the atmosphere, according to some vegetarians. See, it doesn’t force a person to make a big action to sustain a living planet; it’s a matter of choice and knowing its outcomes. All you have to do is make a move, for the better and not for worst.

 

 

 

Photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/10406184@N07/1311285108/

                      

2ndsem, 0809 sched

nkakainis na crs yan!!! meron pang nalalaman na ranking system tapos ang ibibigay pa rin sa’yo eh yung least priority mong subject…asar!!!

 

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

07:00 AM-08:30 AM

 

 

CE 131

 

CE 131

08:30 AM-09:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

09:00 AM-10:00 AM

 

GE 12

 

GE 12

 

10:00 AM-11:30 AM

 

GE 12

CE 21

GE 12

CE 21

11:30 AM-01:00 PM

 

GE 12

 

GE 12

 

01:00 PM-02:30 PM

 

ES 13

 

ES 13

 

02:30 PM-04:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

04:00 PM-06:30 PM

 

 

ES 12

 

ES 12

Who else but myself…

 

Sino bang dapat sisihin,  kundi ang mga sarili natin sa ating pagiging delingkwente in the past sem?

Sabi nga ni Kirstie kay Jeff:

 

 

            ‘wag mong isisi sa iba, sa mga magulang mo, sa mga kaibigan mo, sa prof mo o sa mga classmates mo kung bakit ka bumagsak sa isang subject, walang ibang dapat sisihin kundi ikaw!’

 

 

Ahaha…very well said.

Natatamaan tuloy ako, at hindi ko siguro ‘to mari-realize kung hindi pa malapit ng matapos ang sem at nararamdaman ko ng tagilid na ako sa mga subjects ko this sem.

 

 

ES 11:

Isang napaka-madugong subject na kelangang pagdaanan ng halos lahat ng engineering students, pero anong ginawa ko, 2 out of 5 exams lang ang pinasa ko! Hindi mag-aaral hangga’t hindi pa araw ng exam. Tsktsk…

 

 

Grade – 3.0

 

 

GE 10:

Hindi ko ‘to major pero required bilang ako ay isang civil engg major. At ibig sabihin, kelangang magpakita ng kahusayan. Siguro sa una, mataas pa ang nakuha ko at napasok pa ako sa top5 *winkwink*. Ngunit nang sumunod na exam, lagapak! Isa ako sa pinakamababa at bagsak…ito’y dahil lang sa isang maling sukat ng angle at isang topic na dinaanan lang ng aking mga mata sa aking libro; dahilan para hilahin ang aking score sa naunang exam.

 

 

Grade – 2.75

 

 

PHYSICS 72:

Isa sa tatlong physics subjects na kelangan kong pagdaanan. Ok given, sabi nila mahirap daw ito compared sa 71 at 73. pero ang masaklap, mahirap na nga, hindi ko pa pinaglaanan ng pansin. Sa 4 exams nito, 4 na beses lang din ako nag-aral, at ito ang apat na gabi (at madaling araw) bago ang exam kinabukasan. Magaling, magaling!

 

 

Grade – 2.75

 

CWTS 1 – MMME:

Isang beses na nga lang ito required (bilang ang isa ay CWTS 2), hindi ko pa na-attand-an ang iba nitong requirements dahil ibang araw at may conflict sa aking PE. Hay, tuloy uulit ako ulit next sem.

 

Grade – It’s complicated (I dunno kung FORCED DROP o SINGKO!)

 

 

Yan ang naging buhay ko for the past sem.

Kaya mga bata, wag niyo itong gagayahin.

Mag-aral na lang kayo ng mabuti.

At ako, babawi na lang ako next sem (na naman! Tskstsk…)

Warning: ES 11

one of the most deadly, pass-or-fail ES subjects in town (this is conventional)…

 

where exams are given to be unsolvable (for me I think)…

 

profs are made to be misunderstood (that’s what I think bout them)…

 

and…

 

 

 

all I can say is…

 

 

 

 

haaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…………………

 

 

it’s indeed fatal!!!

 

 

 

coz I got THREE (a hard-to-get tres)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(as a civil engg major) tsktsk…………