Friday, August 10, 2012

Rent-to-own Condos in Manila

Remember: The population of the Philippines will continue to increase despite the RH Bill. They will find places to live in, dorms to stay in. Why not invest in a condo now? Space Manila and Space Romualdez start at 7,600php. No downpayment. No balloon pay. Just rent-to-own scheme. Delivered fully furnished with aircon, tv, fridge, microwave, beds, etc. See Albums for more details.

click on the links below for 

1. detailed visual presentation of a) Space Manila (Ermita, Manila) and b) Space Romualdez (E. Rodriguez, Manila)   a.
2. automatic Excel file calculator
Space Romualdez (E. Rodriguez, Manila)

Space Manila (Ermita, Manila)

Sunday, August 5, 2012

UPCAT Essay Questions

Do you like or hate the UPCAT essay questions? I found them leveling the playing field for students of different backgrounds: "Narrate the conversation when you encounter an alien." Not that it's a no-brainer. Just think what this question measures. A lot more than rational-calculative, abstract, or purely conceptual questions can. 

The essay questions were:
1. "Tell a lie about yourself and prove it"
-I'd open my essay with "I lie every weekend" (The Liar Paradox) 
2. "Narrate the conversation when you encounter an alien."
-A blabber on existentialism and then end it with a twist that I was talking with an alien/alternate psyche that exists in my head (not an actual alien, but an alien form of my usual, socially defined self)
3. "If your crush says that he/she loves you, will you say you love him/her, too?"
-It depends if he's a guy or girl who confessed to me. A blabber on gender freedom and love, on opportunities and constraints.
4. "What is your favorite study tool?"
-My seatmates. A talk on collaborative learning. Expand the essay on the value of social networking sites.

I'm sorry. But the question haters don't deserve to be in UP.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Summer Activity in Korea

One of the things I like most in Korea is that there are many things to do in weekends and during vacation. International students can immerse in cultural and historical environments for free (Buddhist temple stay, fruit/veggie picking on farms, homestay programs, Kimchi making, etc). Since it's the official week of vacation, why not try signing up for KINSA's program? 
Send your application to

with your name, university, nationality, cell phone number and perhaps a short reason for why you should be selected to join the activity.