Friday, March 31, 2006

Finally it's over...

Emerging not-s0-triumphant but nevertheless relieved from this week. The Four Gospels exam was horrible!!! I don't think I did well. I hate multiple choice tests asking things like "The incident in chapter ___ means" and then the answers are so close... and yeah. Too bad I can't get a copy of the exam to show some of the questions. A lot had to do with all the connecting passages. It was hard!!! I think if he had given an essay test I might have done better. UGH. Oh well!

It's nice out... 76! Yay... people are lying on the grass everywhere. They're all trying to get tan or something. Hah. I forgot Christy wasn't here so I didn't have anyone to eat with... but I ended up eating out on the grass in front of the dorm where there were a lot of girls hanging out and also Nick who was killing time waiting for his last class.

No I feel like sleeping but I have a lot of homework. So yeah. Toodles

Thursday, March 30, 2006

There has to be a better way...

Online registration stinks. This confirms my suspicion -- I should become a college drop-out. Plus, I can't even access the ECC webservices to register for summer classes. So basically if peeps don't drop courses, I have 11 credits and can't stay at PBU. (I think someone will drop something over the summer) But whatever -- it's a sign. NO MORE COLLEGE FOR ME.

The most annoying thing is that right now, on MWF I have a class at 8am and a class at 2pm. HAH!!! Elizabeth and Janita were able to get all their courses. Nice for them. The whole server jammed up and I had to keep redoing my cart 5 times and then I had to restart my computer. The guys dorm was quite noisy with much yelling and screaming and at one point, "IT BROKE!!!"

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


I survived BI. And if it weren't for the 25 pt. chart, I think I did well. Now to dedicate my life to Mark. This week will be over eventually! Sorry the picture is not the greatest... I was leaning over the railing and Christy was waiting for me anyway.

Hey, wouldn't it be cool if I lived on this road?

Edit// I got a 79 on the midterm. UGH!!! I must have goofed on the chart (not enough observations I bet... I get 70's on those charts) or else messed up a lot of other things that I thought I hadn't. I guess I'll never be a good tester. If you want the A, you have to try a little bit harder -- but how much harder can you try??? Danae even quizzed me and everything. I worked so hard for that, but oh well. My conscience is clear -- I gave it my all and I worked incredibly hard for that 79, so I guess that's all. In the long-run, it's not the most important thing. Hehe.

One of the customers at work today had 6 kids -- 2 sets of twins. I want 2 sets of twins... no wait, I want to be a twin. Hehe. She said that when she was little, she always wanted 10 kids and wanted to be a mother... but she only has 6 cuz her husband said "no more!" Four girls and 2 boys.

Ok, now to work on Mark yet again. It's a multiple choice exam, but it's detailed. He hasn't written it yet either... and his wife is due anytime. One guy said "I hope she gives birth at 12 on Friday." Then again, he'd probably still give the exam by having someone else do it. Oh well. Can you believe we have 4 weeks left until finals and we've had 1 out of 4 exams in that class?!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

To all interested parties:

(like my mom and grandmother)

I am working this Saturday so I will be back Saturday night.
Sunday I will be in Trinity for morning and evening and will drive back Sunday night.
That is the end of the announcements. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program:

The studying for the BI midterm is coming along nicely... I hope. So yeah... and then to study for Four Gospels! Oh dear!!!

Work was ok today. It was unusually slow which was WONDERFUL. Sunhee and Rachel stopped by so I saw them... although they ate at a Korean restaurant instead (traitors... hehe). ''

Did I mention that in chapel we watched an abridged version of "Beyond the Gates of Splendor"? It was really good... and I'd like to see the whole version.

"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." -- Jim Elliot

Have a great day!

"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for
God's own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has
called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were nto a
people, but now you are th people of God; you had not received mercy, but now
you have received mercy." 1 Peter 2:9-10

Monday, March 27, 2006

BI midterm will be the death of me

If I start studying now, I can study for 6 hours straight... but who wants to study BI for 6 hours?!?! I'm done all my other homework basically... except for studying for BI and Four Gospels... oh and A&P. There's a lot in that too. UGH!!! I don't think I'll survive.

It's such a nice day out. There are flowers coming up too... daffodils outside our dorm! Cool!!! And pretty pink flowers outside the MAC. I was going to take a close-up picture of them but I didn't do it yet... cuz I didn't have my camera on me. One of these days! They're sooo pretty!

There are peeps playing frisbee out in the field... and I think that's why I can't study! Waaah! It's 4pm and I got out of class at 1. Since then I have accomplished: word study for BI, laundry. Tis a sad fact. Oh well!!!


Saturday, March 25, 2006

My pleasure! Have a great day! Your straw is in the bag...

Hello mga peeps! Huh? Mga peeps? Baduy naman!!! What do you call that? A double plural? Mga is plural 'tas peeps -- plural na rin!

Back in NJ for overnight. I attempted to wake up at 7 this morning, but I really only got up at 8. Tsk tsk... bad me. Oh well, I still managed to finish reading Luke and then begin my Anatomy and Physiology chapter. Heh, before Four Gospels I didn't realize how different the Gospels were and the different things emphasized.

I made a customer mad today. Oops bad me. I didn't realize there were people behind the last person I served and so I just closed my register and walked off. Some lady asked to speak to the manager and said, "I just want you to know that she just walked off and closed her register and I had been standing in line for a long time." OOPS. Beth understood and just told me that next time I should tell them to move to the next line because my register would be closing soon. She said that people often get mad anyway. Wow, nice people.

What would think if someone came up to you with his mouth full and said, "I ordered a 12-piece chicken nuggets and I only have 10 here." HAHAHAHA I wonder why. I should have said to the kid, "You mean NOW you only have 10." I was too busy cracking up at him. I think he was around 10.

I also made a kid at ministry mad. He was not behaving and was running around when he was supposed to be doing homework. I was one of the leaders downstairs so I spoke to him. First he told me he wasn't "afraid of no time out." I told him if he got up one more time, he'd go into time out. I wonder what will happen when that child becomes a teenager. I'm positive if he had a gun, he would have pulled it on me. Finally I had enough of him and went up to talk to Trish because I couldn't handle him. (And he kicked his cousin in the head.) As I was walking up, I heard him say, "Snitch." Trish talked to him and he wouldn't look at her and he was basically steaming. Trish said he was like that all week and she had no idea what his problem was. Later on he walked up to me while I was sitting and took his hand and crossed it below my knee and said, "I'll saw your leg off." I bet if he had a saw, he'd do it. He's a sad kid -- it wasn't just normal kid anger. He was mad at something and something must have happened to him. A lot of these kids are really sad... and even their education is pretty poor. Sometimes those kids drive me insane and often times I forget the meaning of "ministry." I often see it as something like a class -- a requirement -- and forget the ministry aspect. Luke shows Jesus' compassion for the lost sheep of Israel very clearly in his gospel and many times I forget who I am -- one who is supposed to be showing the love of Christ to these children with undying souls. But anyway... yeah.

I need to try to write my Four Gospels reflection paper before I go to bed tonight... and try to read more A&P and do internet labeling (which I just remembered). My friends think it's sick the way I work to stay ahead, but if I didn't, I think I'd be completely dead. I mean, even keeping ahead, I still have so much to do. Imagine if I didn't keep up! Maybe it's cuz I'm a slow learner and have to work for everything. Oh well. La de da.

Over and out.

EDIT// HEY! It's only 9pm! And I did the internet labeling and wrote the paper! YAY! I was inspired. A and P here I come!!!

EDIT OF THE EDIT// HAHA I started to read A&P and didn't feel like reading the whole thing -- it's so long!!! So I'll do it Monday. Heh. Then I started playing with the html codes. Baduy ba??? As Kim would say, e paano? (Connection?!?)

Friday, March 24, 2006


Well guess who's changing majors? ME!!! But I'll still be in school for 5 years. I will be switching to Early Childhood cuz I don't really want to teach beyond 3rd grade. (Which surprised Mrs. Kloth -- I saw her today walking down the hall!) I can't go to Pre-K because it limits me. Graduating with Early Childhood gives me a Bible degree, an education degree, a PA Instructional I, and ACSI. I can go back to teach possibly at Faith Academy without my masters and only take it if I really want it. I can also do TESOL at the extension school there or with a Bible school in the Philippines that just began the program. AND, although Faith usually requires 2 years teaching in the States before going abroad, Miss Mac said that they'd probably let me go right away. The reason why they ask for 2 years is to get used to teaching before going abroad and trying to adjust to the country. But since I grew up there, I should be able to get in without the 2 years here first. (That is, if I want to teach at Faith for a bit) So yeah! If I throw in a summer, I can get done quicker. Miss Mac suggested asking the Waltons if they'd take in a boarder for 6 weeks. Hehe. They were missionaries in the Philippines for 20 years. But anyway, yeah...

I should study now cuz we might watch either Pride and Prejudice or The Scarlet Pimpernel tonight. See ya

P.S. Chocolate quote for March 24: "Men, coffee, and chocolate are all better rich."

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Cool, I posted 3 days in a row

I got a book in the mail today. War of the World Views. Ken Ham even signed his name in the front. It's the fruit of playing with clay dinasaurs and kids at the AIG conference. =)

I go to work in a bit, but I should be reading Nehemiah or something, but I'm not cuz I'm lazy. You know what's hard? Trying to study for a Mark exam on Friday (next week) and yet reading Luke so I can write a paper for Wednesday. It's all overlapping. Let's hope I manage to keep them straight. Oliff was his strange, eccentric self in class today. (Talking with a lisp, singing, etc) Interesting man, and to quote Elizabeth, "Quite a case."

We were in the computer lab today for BI. We were learning how to do word studies using Logos Bible software. I was freezing. It felt like the aircon was on.

I should try to type out another chapter of Mark before I go to work, but my head hurts so I'm going to do it when I get back (yeah right haha). Oh well... my work for Thursday and Friday is pretty much done -- no wait. I forgot about my math homework.

Ok see ya

P.S. This pretty much rocks

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

La la la...

Ok, here's "In Christ Alone" although it's not the most attractive sounding version.

Today was pretty good, although I really haven't started studying. Bad me! Anyway, I worked until 3 because Jon told me to. We had an interesting time at work. First, Ken and I were nonstop working for an hour and a half. Then it started lightening up and Jon came out. I got talking to Jon about PBU and Jon asked what church I went to and I said Trinity usually and when he found out it was reformed, he said "High five!" Haha. He is Covenantal and Calvinistic and also Presbyterian. I asked him how Jon (his son Jon) was going to PBU if he doesn't even agree with it all. Actually, for the first year he want to Calvary or something in California and all his credits transfered to PBU and also it was near home. He can't wait to get out, though. He's actually in seminary. He's trying to get a PhD in Church History and he's going to some school in Boston, but I can't remember what it was. So yeah, meanwhile Ken was just standing there and Jon turns to him and says, "So are you a Christian?" His cousin is Rich -- the homeschooler and one of the managers. Apparently he's a professing Christian. Anyway, Ken said, "Well sort of but not really. I mean I'm not an atheist. And I believe in God." Wow, that got Jon all ready. After we took the next few customers, Jon turned to Ken and said, "Ok, let's talk theology and find out how in the middle you are." He then proceeded to ask Ken what he believed about God (and basically Ken doesn't believe God can control everything because of the bad things that happen to people) and what he believed about Jesus. He then discussed Christ as begotten of the Father, fully God yet fully man. There was some stuff about the inerrancy of Scripture and Ken didn't believe it was the word of God because he said there were inconsistencies in it. Jon then told him that there weren't any inconsistencies, although it might look like there are and talked about how if it is God's word, there can be no errors. He brought in the resurrection and faith and stuff. Ken made a comment, "Well it's all feeling" and Jon said "It's faith. If it were feeling, I wouldn't believe." In the end, Ken said something like "I believe in God, but I don't know much about the Bible or anything and a part of me doesn't really want to know." Jon then told him, "Yes, but in this matter, what you choose to believe will have eternal effects." I don't know what Ken thought about that, and then he went on break. Later Jon said to me, "Well, our responsibility is to share the gospel and pray that God works in his heart." It was pretty cool. Oh yeah, Jon (although I still think I should call him and Betty Mr. and Mrs. Bonomo or something like Tito or Tita because just calling them Jon and Betty is waaay too weird) is Betty's husband and Betty is actually the owner of Oxford Valley Mall Chick-fil-A branch. (Although Jon is practically co-owner/top manager cuz he's Betty's husband.)

Then I went to Baby Genius, the preschool/day care place and they said I could just give them a call and then come hang out with the kids. YOU KNOW WHAT?! THAT PLACE TAKES KIDS SIX WEEKS OLD TO SIX YEARS OLD!!! WHAT MOTHER LEAVES THEIR KIDS AT SIX WEEKS?!?!?! The woman said she'd put me with the 5-6 year olds cuz they learn more things than the little kiddies. But the little kiddies are soooo cute and they get to sing songs and play with play dough. HAHA. We'll see... I'll see if I can get in maybe tomorrow or something, but I work tomorrow. Maybe Friday since I work Saturday.

Anyway, gotta go. Toodles!

PS -- I forgot. Yesterday was Rita's free water ice for the first day of spring. I went with Susan, Sunhee, and Christy (haha Asians) and Chris brought another car load of people. When we got there, Mel showed up and it was practically a dorm event. =) And here are some pics:

Do we look alike? People say we do... and people have also said that we both look Indian. I have more pix from Rita's and stuff but the thing is refusing to work. It's a sign: DO YOUR HOMEWORK

Monday, March 20, 2006

Yum yum mango chips

I got given mango chips last night!!! A lady at Warminster (I can't believe I still can't remember her name!) gets them in bulk at BJ's (some place I need to find!) and they're actually from the Philippines. Yummy!!!!!!!

Had a safe trip back to Warminster, although I was afraid I was gonna be late. I was right on time. =) I hung around for about a half hour talking to Hannah and her talkative little sisters... and I saw the new baby Jerusha. She was sleeping the whole time, though. Joshua (the 5-year-old) asked if I wanted to hold her and I said no because I'm afraid to hold babies at that breakable stage. So she makes 7 in the family. =) Then I talked to Jeremy and Jon briefly and then eventually left.

Back to school and my whole schedule gets messed up. The Four Gospels exam that I studied for all of break got moved to the 31st, which also makes the last 2 other exams right on top of each other. Ugh!!! So now I have even more time to spend studying Mark. Oliff said he's going to attempt to make his first ever 100 point multiple choice exam. That is amazing. So anyway, by the 31st we should be living and breathing Mark. In fact, I'm going to retype the entire book. (Oliff's strong recommendation) I've already read it 4 times and taken chapter by chapter notes on it twice. Plus, we have basic key terms quizzes in A&P on Wednesday and Friday. Oh yeah, Friday is Oliff's "Geek Fest." It's actually the Evangelical Theological Society thingy... some Dallas guy is speaking. It's as Westminster Theological Seminary. The option is to pay $5 and attend some lectures and write a report and get 10 points or report to the library and study for Four Gospels during the class period. If you don't, you're marked absent. I think I'll just go to my room and study for it and take the absent. It's my last class of the day anyway.

Ok, gotta go hit the books again. I finished 2 Kings and started Ezra... I don't think I'm going to get 1 Kings-Esther read through twice in 3 weeks. We'll see. =P

Oh yeah (sory, still yacking -- can't stop talking, huh?) today is free Rita's. I guess they're opening up again or something. But yeah, half the campus probably showed up at Rita's. I actually have no idea what Rita's is other than "Italian Ice" (la de da) but who cares -- as Janita says, "It's free!!!" Heh, so I'm going with some of the girls and then on to pick Danae up from the airport.

And in chapel, the Louisiana peeps gave reports on the work they did there. It was really cool.

Two verses of "In Christ Alone." We sang it in chapel -- and I love it! And the tune is soooo great too.

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone, who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
'Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Great sadness abounds...

Back to the Langhorne Prison tomorrow.
Positive thought: 7 weeks until summer and therefore 51 days until I go home.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Spring Break is almost over... =(

Last night I slept over at the Carlson's. 'Twas much fun... and brought back a lot of childhood memories. Funny, it was like seeing my childhood all over again because Sheryl is sooo much like me. (Hint: emotional ups and downs within 5 minutes) Funny, it reminded me of a little girl who cried on her 13th birthday because her dad told her she could go to the market alone now. Time flies... I wonder what happened to that girl. Now I see her sorting out college schedules, greeting total strangers from behind the fast-food counter with complete ease, talking to her advisor with no problem, and yes, going to the store alone. Doing things you don't like to do builds character -- and it's true.

Julie also reminds me of me... when I was her age. So basically I was much like Sheryl until I was around 14 and then more like Julie for the rest. Andrew is sort of similar to Andy... and definitely Pastor Bart and my dad are alike and even Mrs Carlson and my mom. Sheryl was weeping over her math and her dad was talking to her about it. I felt like I was hearing myself talking to my dad but from a viewer perspective now, having passed that stage. I told Sheryl that I knew exactly how she was feeling and that I never understood math until I got to college, so she has some hope. =) I did my studying with them while they were doing their schoolwork. I was inspired to study because they were studying. Hehe. So I got a lot done. Yay. 'Twas fun being there... reminded me of my childhood.

I made brownies and they're probably done now. I should go down and check them. Besides, I can't type anymore. The world is shaking back and forth. I'm dizzy. Who knows why.... sometimes things just start shaking back and forth. I'm gonna throw up... whatever. Toodles.

Going to Dizon's tonight.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

La la la

I don't feel like updating but my mommy wants me to. So I am. But I don't feel like writing.

* I'm listening to Irish music
* I went to Kindergarten yesterday
* I went back to PBU for the ACSI music competition. It was nice... weird to be back at school and see a bunch of high schoolers hanging around. I saw Laura and Shannon and Sam (from a distance) and Mr. Oliff and Irene (but she didn't see me) when I was there. Oh and Elizabeth too.
* I saw the new Pride and Prejudice and it was soooo nice.
* I need to study. Bye

Monday, March 13, 2006

Currently Eating: ChocNut

There's a great sense of happiness when one prints out a paper and staples it together. I just love how papers come out looking so neat and pretty... makes me feel really smart (just don't read the paper). =) I just like how it looks all typed up and stapled together. My favorite part is the top because it looks so professional.

Becky Hofmaier, Box #435

Old Testament History 2

Dr. Paul Benware

March 2006

Hehehehe... Cool no? =) You know what's sad? I'm getting work done that isn't due as soon as the Mark exam! I just can't get my imagination working enough to study the significance of stuff in Mark. I'd better learn how to be creative pretty soon because I have several years left here and it wouldn't look very nice to get a C in every single Bible class.

I just found out I'm still a current student at ECC. (I was looking for Sociology for the summer) I might actually take 2 classes at ECC -- Lit and Arts of the Western World (although it isn't called that) and Sociology. That way I'll get out of Drummond and one semester of Minto. Yay.

What did I do today...
* Woke up at 7:30
* Talked to my parents
* Finished my book summaries before lunch
* Helped Gfather turn over the garden
* Studied some Four Gospels
* Walked to ShopRite (hey, I saved gas)
* Called Ate Ivy

The pretty purple flowers (I don't know what they're called) came out even more today! Prettiness! I got Gmother some pix developed at CVS went I went to ShopRite. Pretttty flowers. The picture lady at CVS wanted to know why HER pretty purple flowers (what?!? I said I don't know what they're called!) didn't come up. How should I know!!! But they're pretty... and they're purple.

It's Monday. Funny, I'm so used to studying like crazy all Monday and Tuesday because starting Wednesday, life gets busy. I'm still in the whole panicky "oh no!!! It's due Friday!!!" mode even if it's really due in either 1 week or even 2... possibly an assignment due in 3. I do procrastinate, but my procrastination usually involves putting it off until the week before rather than 2 weeks before. Sick, isn't it? I wish I were smart because then if I worked this hard while being smart, I'd get a 4.0!!! HAHA. But then, life wouldn't be so joyful when I got an A. Heh, being a B student (sometimes a C in *cough* Four Gospels) makes A's positively loverly.

So I'm back to school on Tuesday for the ACSI music competition (little secret: I actually love PBU so much I can't get away from it... NOT!!!). Then sleepover (sleep???) at Kaitlyn's (hopefully watch the new "Pride and Prejudice") and sit in on kindergarten at Trinity. Thursday I have an interview with Pas Smith and Pas Carlson (it took this long because, to quote Pas Smith, "We had some serious concerns about your character..." probably cuz of the school I go to... NOT! Actually it was cuz they were so busy with the wedding and all the stuff going on) and also hopefully sit in on a preschool. This whole preschool-kinder thing is looking more and more interesting. We'll see...

Friday we're going to the Dizon's for dinner. Guess what?!?! They're making Japanese food! Hahaha huh?! I thought they were Filipino. Anyway... =)

There was a hymn sing at the Davies' last night. There were only two guys there -- Andrew and Andy. The other guys were off gallavanting across the country for a road trip. (Road trip? You call that vacation?!? Icky!) Guess what we sang along with hymns? Praise and worship! HAH and I'm such an expert at it, so I knew nearly every single song in the little booklet thingy they had. "In Christ Alone" often goes under praise songs, but I seriously think it shouldn't be classified with them. I love that song! The tune is great too.

Andy and I were discussing CCM in the car today. Here's a little secret: we both like Casting Crowns! And yes, they don't sing hymns. And yes they don't use quiet piano or just organs for the music. And yes, they are CCM. And yes, we like them! Hahaha. I actually have a wider taste/tolerance in music than Andy does and I like Casting Crown's sound as well as their lyrics. Andy doesn't really care what they sound like but likes the lyrics. I like the lyrics too, of course, but I also like their sound. Whatever. At least it isn't "The Rock that Doesn't Roll" *cough* Andy said he heard it on the radio the other day. Anyway, I'll give you a little sample of Andy's favorite ("Who Am I"):

Who am I?
That the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love
And watch me rise again.
Who am I?
That the voice that calmed the sea,
Would call out through the rain,
And calm the storm in me.

Not because of who I am,
But because what of you've done.
Not because of what I've done.
But because of who you are.

I am a flower quickly fading,
Here today and gone tomorrow.
A wave tossed in the ocean,(ocean)
A vapor in the wind.
Still you hear me when I'm calling,
Lord, you catch me when I'm falling,
And you told me who I am.
I am yours.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

59 Days (I think)

I smell pizza.

I should start memorizing my verses for Four Gospels. But I'm not.


What I did today:

*Read Living By the Book (243-256) -- Due March 24
*Wrote a book summary for Joshua (Judges, 1 and 2 Samuel left) -- Due March 23
*Looked at Four Gospels notes just a teeny weeny bit
*Began retyping notes for the BI midterm on March 29
Here's a sample :

ADAM: 4000 BC
Dispensation of innocence: Creation-Fall
NOAH: 2400 BC
Dispensation of conscience: Fall-Flood
Dispensation of Human Government: Flood-Babel
MOSES: 1400 BC
Dispensation of Promise: Babel-Mt. Sinai
DAVID: 1000 BC
Dispensation of Law: Mt. Sinai - Death of Christ (1400 years)
Dispensation of Grace: 2000 years
JOHN: 100 AD
Rapture and Kingdom: 1000 years

*Did laundry

What I still need to do:
* Begin memorizing for Four Gospels

"Now He said to them, 'These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.' Then He opened their minds to understand the Scirptures, and He said to them, 'Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Luke 24:44-49
* Chart for BI... on second thought, I'll do that next week.
* Museum report


Tom Chapin's song "Someone's Gonna Use It" is actually really gross. And speaking of kiddie songs, it's amazing how many kiddie songs I knew way before I even understood them. And some have a completely wrong world-view that I only noticed as I got older and began understand the songs. The same goes for Disney movies. Hence, no kid song or kid movie is really harmless -- so many things kids hear and sing without even knowing what it means... and unknowingly, if not taught, develop some majorly unbiblical views. SO LET'S ALL LISTEN TO BARNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not. I just realized how many pointless kid songs I know... 'tis a sad fact. Let me illustrate:

I fell down from the window,
The second story window,
I stubbed my eyebrow on the pavement,
Go get the axe, there's a fly on baby's ear
A boy's best friend is his mother!
Um ah went the little green frog, one day
Um ah went the little green frog,
Um ah went the little green frog, one day
And his eyes went um um ah.

Beep beep went the big red truck, one day
Squish, squish went the little green frog
And his eyes didn't go um ah anymore
Cuz they got licked up by a dog. Arf! Arf!

HAHAHA and for your pleasure, I found some cool songs (too bad I don't know the tunes because I would sooo learn them).

You've got to change your underwear daily
And brush your teeth every night and day
You've got to wash mainly
Because the dirt isn't good for you

It'll make you ugly, and homely, you'll lose all your friends
Come on, it's time to make amends
We have just received an note from outer space
The Martians want to hold a dance for the whole human race!
Pa-pa-ooh-ma-ma, pa-pa-ooh-ma-ma
Pa-pa-ooh, pa-pa-ooh, pa-pa-ooh-ma-ma
Pa-pa-ooh-ma-ma, pa-pa-ooh-ma-ma
Pa-pa-ooh, pa-pa-ooh, pa-pa-ooh-ma-ma
We do the Martian Hop!We do the Martian Hop!
I’m bringing home my baby bumble bee
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me
I’m bringing home my baby bumble bee
Ouch, it stung me!

I’m squishing up my baby bumble bee
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me
I’m squishing up my baby bumble bee
Yuck, its all over me!

I’m licking up my baby bumble bee
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me
I’m licking up my baby bumble bee
Ugh, I feel sick!

I’m barfing up my baby bumble bee
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me
I’m barfinging up my baby bumble bee
Oh, what a mess!

I’m sweeping up my baby bumble bee
Won’t my mommy be so proud of me
I’m sweeping up my baby bumble bee
But, my mommy wasn’t so proud of me!===========================
I’ve got a head like a ping-pong ping-pong ball
I’ve got a head like a ping-pong ball
Ping-pong ping-pong ball
Ping ping-pong
Ping ping-pong
Ping ping-pong ping-pong
I’ve got a head like a ping-pong ping-pong ball
I’ve got a head like a ping-pong ball
Ping-pong ping-pong ball
Ping-pong ping-pong ping-pong
Last late night when bed we all were in
Old Leary Lady hung a shed the lantern in
And when the kick cowed it over
She eyed her wink and said:
“There’ll be a time hot in the town old Tonight!”

Oh, Tom the Toad, Oh, Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?
Didn't you see, that light turn red?
Now there are tracks, across your head.
Oh, Tom the Toad, Oh, Tom the Toad
Why are you lying in the road?

Oh, Kitty Cat, Oh, Kitty Cat
Why does your tongue hang out like that?
Why were you running from the mutts?
Now that truck, spread out your guts...
Oh, Kitty Cat, Oh, Kitty Cat
Why does your tongue hang out like that?

Oh Fred the fish, Oh Fred the fish,
Why are you lying on the dish?
You did not see the hook ahead,
And now your head is stuffed with bread.
Oh Fred the fish, Oh Fred the fish,
Why are you lying on the dish?

Oh Bill the bug, oh Bill the bug,
What are you doing on the rug.
You did not see the foot ahead,
and now your just a spot of red,
Oh Bill the bug, oh Bill the bug,
What are you doing on the rug.

Oh Froggie Fred, Oh Froggie Fred,
Why do you lie there stone-cold dead?
You didn't look as you jumped out,
A ten-ton truck ran up your snout!
Oh Froggie Fred, Oh Froggie Fred,
Why do you lie there stone-cold dead?

(And that's to the tune of "Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree")

OK! The End!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Spring Break!!!

YAY! Finally, it's Spring Break! And after Spring Break, we have 6 more weeks and then finals!!! I'm going to spend break taking a break... and studying. Heh. I have a quiz the day I get back (for Four Gospels -- have to start memorizing the verses) and then the Mark exam! (And Oliff was sick Monday and Wednesday -- hence more studying for us!) Also have papers and the week after, I have a midterm for BI which covers everything from the beginning of the semester. Yeah, so basically life is gonna be one happy party when I get back to school.

Thursday, Jaci and I went to my ministry. I helped Kelli with her homework. She had some sort of reading comprehension thing which looked frighteningly like the SAT. The only thing was that her teacher gave it to her just as homework... It had long passages to read and then about 5 questions to answer from it. Kelli really can't read. At least she can't read well. She also has a short attention span. I read her the passages and she sort of payed attention... and then she answered the questions. She guessed half of the answers and I made her actually read the questions out loud. That's when I discovered how poor her reading is! She couldn't recognize so many words like "impossible" or other simple words like that. She's in 5th grade. If she keeps this up, she's going to die when she hits the PSAT. It took her like 5 minutes to actually read one of the questions. She would have been at it for 3 hours if she were doing it alone... and she probably would have given up and guessed everything. Her vocab is really poor too. It probably doesn't help that she has a really bad home situation.

Some of the kids wanted to play outside, so I went out with them under the condition that if they started fighting, they'd be sent in. Anyway, guess who I had the delight of watching outside? Not just Kelli. Kelli, Krista, and Kearstin -- the three worst of all. They're fine by themselves (except Kearstin is pretty hard to deal with alone too) and TERRIBLE when they're all together. Kelli and Krista are sisters and Kearstin is their bratty cousin. She has SUCH an attitude problem. Her favorite line is "OH MY GOSH! I'M AIN'T PLAYIN NO MORE!!!" (and then pouts and stomps off...) Suuuch an annoying little child. She has red hair and green eyes -- a pretty child, but quite an ugly disposition.

There was a little kid that came to Chick-fil-A and Sara (coworker) asked her "What grade are you in?" The little obnoxious brat said, "Third. And I'm nine. And I'm smart. And I'm pretty." She was really obnoxious. Then another girl came up and said "I just want to let you know that I think you're all so awesome." When I was 8, I didn't talk like that... or maybe I did... hehehe. It was funny in a weird sort of way. There was a 4 year old girl once that walked straight up to the counter and ordered exactly what she wanted. She acted like she owned the place... and she knew exactly what to say to order which probably means she eats out a lot. There are some interesting customers out there.

Oliff is back. He informed us that if we wanted to know how to lose 15 lbs in 4 days, talk to him. He said he doesn't remember ever being so sick. He's already really skinny and very high-strung, so I guess losing 15 lbs wasn't very good for him. I'm afraid the Mark exam will rely much on our own studying of the passages, which will make life difficult because I never seem to come up with what he wants... and I never seem to come up with fabulous discoveries like other people in the class sometimes come up with. Yada. Today we discussed the significance of the "naked dude" (to quote a classmate) and a comparative analysis on the wilderness temptation stories.

Soo... anyway! Andy is socializing right now... with the guys. And I'm here tap-tapping away. La de da. Toodles!

You Know You're Filipino When....

Your middle name is your mother's maiden name.

Your parents call each other "Mommy" and "Daddy."

You have uncles and aunts named "Boy," "Girlie," or "Baby."

You have relatives whose nicknames consist of repeated syllables like "Jun-Jun," "Ling-Ling," and "Mon-Mon." Mine by the way was "Che-Che."

You call the parents of your friends and your own parents' friends "Tito" and "Tita."

You have four or five names.

You greet your elders by touching their hands to your forehead.

You always kiss your relatives on the cheek whenever you enter or leave the room.

You follow your parents' house rules even if you are over 18.

You live with your parents until and at times even after you're married.

You decorate your dining room wall with a picture of the "Last Supper."

You keep your furniture wrapped in plastic or covered with blankets.

You have a piano that no one plays.

You keep a tabo in your bathroom.

You use Vicks Vapor rub as an insect repellant.

You eat with your hands.

You eat more than three times a day.

You think a meal is not a meal without rice.

You think sandwiches are snacks, not meals.

Your dining table has a merry-go-round (lazy Susan) in the middle.

You bring baon to work everyday.

Your pantry is never without Spam, Vienna sausage, corned beef, and sardines.

You love to eat daing or tuyo.

You prop up one knee while eating.

ou eat your meal with patis, toyo, suka, banana catsup, or bagoong.

Your tablecloths are stained with toyo circles.

You love sticky desserts and salty snacks.

You eat fried Spam and hot dogs with rice.

You eat mangoes with rice--with great GUSTO!

You love "dirty" ice cream.

You love to eat, yet often manage to stay slim.

You put hot dogs in your spaghetti.

Everything you eat is sauted in garlic, onion, and tomatoes.

You order a "soft drink" instead of soda.

You think Christmas season begins in October and ends in January.

Your second piece of luggage is a balikbayan box.

You've mastered the art of packing a suitcase to double capacity.

You collect items from airlines, hotels, and restaurants as "souvenirs."

You feel obligated to give pasalubong to all your friends and relatives each time you return from a trip.

You use paper foot outlines when buying shoes for friends and relatives.

You're a fashion victim.

You can convey 30 messages with your facial expression.

You hold your palms together in front of you and say "excuse, excuse" when you pass in between people or in front of the TV.

You ask for the bill at a restaurant by making a rectangle in the air.

You cover your mouth when you laugh.

You respond to a "Hoy!" or a "Pssst!" in a crowd.

You'll answer "Malapit lang!"--no matter the distance--when asked how far away a place is located.

Goldilocks is more than a fairy tale character to you.

You refer to power interruptions as "brownouts."

You love to use the following acronyms: CR for comfort room, DI for dance instructor, DOM for dirty old man, TNT for tago nang tago, KJ for kill joy, KSP for kulang sa pansin, OA for over-acting, TL for true love, BF for boyfriend and GF for girlfriend.

You say "rubber shoes" instead of sneakers, "ball pen" instead of pen, "stockings" instead of pantyhose, "pampers" instead of diapers, "ref" or "prijider" instead of refrigerator, "Colgate" instead of toothpaste, "canteen" instead of cafeteria, and "open" or "close" instead of turn on or turn off (as in the lights).

You use an umbrella for shade on hot summer days.

You like everything imported or "state-side."

You love ballroom dancing, bowling, pusoy, mah jong, billiards, and karaoke.

You have a relative who is a nurse.

When you're in a restaurant, you wipe your plate and utensils before using them.

You can squeeze 15 passengers into your five seater car without a second thought.

You wave a pom-pom on a stick around the food to keep the flies away.

You always ring a doorbell twice, assuming that the first ring was not heard.

You let the phone ring twice before answering, lest you appear overly eager.

Your other piece of luggage is a balikbayan box.

You use a rock to scrub yourself in the bath or shower.

You're proud to be Filipino - and you pass these jokes on to all your Filipino friends!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

The title has nothing to do with anything.

Ok, ok, I'm blog writing, but I'm not really in the writing mood anyway. The reason I'm writing is cuz I'm waiting for Christy to get out of class so we can go eat lunch. My Four Gospels class was cancelled again cuz Mr O is sick... again! So far this semester we've missed 4 classes because he's gotten sick. That will kill us for the Mark exam. Oh well. La de da. Still nice not having class.

BI was interesting today. We were discussing types of figures of speech. Then we split the class in half and quizzed back and forth. It was funny... Seth picked on me and of course I didn't know the answer so when it was my turn, I picked on him for revenge. Michelle was hotly contesting on the score. For some reason Dr Emmons was in a much more laid-back mood (hey, he shot a rubber band at CJ and me) and it was a cool class. Plus, I was awake. =)

I was panicking about the math homework cuz my diagrams weren't turning out properly. Thankfully she went over it in class and I think I understand it now. Math exam here I come. AHH!!! Then I was worried about a vocab quiz in A&P, but it was moved to Friday because Dr Beach left an old message about it being postponed from last year and half the class thought it was moved. Yay. The sad thing is we don't get to watch the video on the miracle of birth or something. (We'll probably get to watch it after break) One of the guys in the front said, "YESSS!!!" when he found out we weren't watching it Friday.

I found that if I have music playing, my screensaver doesn't kick in. Anyway, last night, I turned my volume down and forgot I had music playing... so I think the cd has been on repeat for 15 hours. Hehe.

Um, MuKappa! Well... someday I'll describe the skits. Not now. Don't feel like writing a giant epistle on it. I'll post pics eventually.

Ok, Mrs. Wasson served soup and salad. Oh, and chocolate cake. Yummy, yummy chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Did I mention it was chocolate?

Our Four Gospels exams change every year, apparently... they change as Oliff discovers new things. Many of the questions are based on class discussion, which means that there are 5 people that establish what happens in class. 'Tis true. There are only about 5 other people that really get into the discussions and take up all the time with their insights and stuff. It's fine, but some exam questions are based off of things they say in class.

What did my advisor say? Lots! She's cool... anyway, she said it's not a question of how fast I can get out, but what I want to do with my life. She said when she was starting, she wasn't sure if she would really want to teach elementary. Then she went to Faith Academy as an elementary teacher and absolutely LOVED it. Now she is a college professor working on her doctorate (I think...)! Sometimes she said she wants to give up and just go back to Faith because she loved it there and it was easier, but this is where God put her. Anyway, little commentary on my advisor. Soo... she said I could get out with my masters in 5 years, which most schools don't offer. The little catch is that I would have to study a lot of summers to get through. Little hitch there -- summers are for earning money to actually afford this school! She also said that I could take a semester of general education courses (Lit and Arts, sociology, physical science, philosophym cultural anthropology, American history, foreign language) at Willy P, as long as I don't go over the limit of what I can transfer. Many people, and my advisor, strongly suggest I take Sociology over the semester somewhere else because the *cough* profesor that teaches it here isn't... the... ideal... yeah. I could take early childhood which is basically preschool kind of teaching, but that's still the same time. Another option is social work, but I'd have to meet with Lloyd Gestoso to ask what's involved with it. The last option is Bible Education, which is a shorter program, and certifies me to teach Bible K-12. It would certify me by ACSI but not the state. Maybe I'll just drop out of school and dress up as a cow and pass out samples of chicken nuggets for Chick-fil-A. HAHAHAHA!!! So yeah, basically I have to decide what I want to do. I do want to come back next semester, but I don't really know if I want to continue with el ed. And I do want to take sociology over the summer somewhere else. The End

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Which would you rather?

Me spend all my time writing long, detailed blog entries and fail school? Or get my studying done and do well? Think about it: this is PBU not ECC. Whee!!! Yadayadayada!

Quote of the Day:
"I think I have a severe case of food coma." -- Sun Hee


Monday, March 06, 2006

Crazy late nights

Did I mention that my Four Gospels exam was moved to after spring break? (Which also means that I have to dedicate my life to memorizing Mark) Anyway, I think I should never have found that out because since then I've become such a procrastinator!!! WAAH!!! I don't want to do homework anymore... I started my BI chart for Friday but there's still much to do.

Anyway, Friday I didn't do ANY HOMEWORK. How sad!!! Heh. Elizabeth and I went to Wendy's cuz it was her concert for Symphonic Band. We did that last concert. Anyway, I got back and then Rachel Park visited and we talked for a long time. Sooo yeah, I didn't do homework. Go me! Then Saturday morning, Sun Hee and I went to UPenn to visit the museum. (It's for OT) Rachel and Jenn were going to go, but they ended up not going. It was still fun... we were going to explore a little but we were too cold.

Saturday night was so much fun. We had our MuKappa talent show. It WAS GREAT!!! Let's see, the countries we represented were: Holland (Ariel, Alexa, Mattias, and Peggy (not from PBU)), Poland (Tim), Switzerland (Ephraim), Austria (Sam M.), Mexico (Jessi and Andrew... I think that's his name...), Japan (Andy), Columbia (Laura, aka Mary), Philippines (Benaiah, Joe, and me), Korea/Philippines (Sam P.), France (Jake) and I think that's it. There were several skits and it's late so I don't feel like yacking about every little detail.

The grossest skit was Ben's and Joe's. If you're really interested in getting grossed out, I'll write it up some day.

Sunday, Danae came with me to Warminster. Pastor Barker preached for morning and SS. Then Danae, Jeremy, and I went to the Wassons for lunch. It was a really nice time... not to mention that the food was good. =)

I'm going to post some pix eventually... esp the crazy ones that are the result of Danae getting her hands on my camera. Hehe. (It was during our tea party...) The only bad effect of our tea parties on Sunday nights is that we do them so late that the caffeine kicks in. Hehe.

Um... so today I went to class and was wanting to skip from chapel and on but I was a good girl and didn't skip. By the time it was Four Gospels, I wanted to skip but I would never dare skip that class. We were sitting in class and it was already five minutes past the hour. The phone in the classroom rang and nobody wanted to answer it, so Liz, our Freshman Class President, answered it. After she got off, she said, "Class dismissed" and the room erupted in a cheer. The only bad part is that Oliff is sick... oh, and it will make it worse for us when the exam comes around. So far we've missed 3 classes because he's been sick.

I met with my advisor today and now I have to decide what I want to do with my life.

Um... I sort of did homework today. Heh. I don't know what's wrong with me -- usually I have almost all my homework for Friday done today, but I don't. WAAAH!!! And now Christy and Danae are "studying" for OT, but they're actually watching "Anne of Green Gables." Hehe.

We got our Memorial dorm sweatshirts!!! YAY!!! It took forever... we were supposed to get them before Christmas break (or just after), but we didn't. Heh. Oh well.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Taking a break... para mag-blog muna... =)

HI! So today I finally got this:

Anyway, this morning was interesting. Stef (across the hall) popped out of her room and announced that we have a 2-hr delay due to the "storm." Sunhee had checked the weather this morning and it had said something about a bad storm, but we didn't think to bother checking the PBU emergency closing website. Turns out we had a 2-hr delay and all classes before 10am were canceled. My only class today was OT and it was at 9:30. YAY. That was nice cuz I had planned to get up at 6:30 to study, but fell asleep until 7:30, so with the extra time I was able to study some more. YAYNESS!!! I did end up going to work. The roads really weren't bad at all. So much for the big storm. I didn't go to my ministry, though, in case the roads iced over as the sun (what sun?) went down. Jaci couldn't go either, so oh well.

I studied some when I got back from work... also wrote a letter and now I'm writing here. (Duh)

Spring break is in one week!!! But before then I have 4 exams. Oooh splendiferous life. I was reading my diary from when I was around 9 or so and I had written something like, "I want to be an eager learner." Sheesh! Cheesy. I don't know about the eager part (although I'm pretty attentive in class and I study a lot) but yeah. Funny. I get headaches in Four Gospels because I think so hard in the class. Hehe. No, seriously. I do. Last class was pretty bad. My brain was going so fast, trying to sort out what he was saying. Afterwards, Liz said, "Did you understand what he was saying today?" I said, "Um... I think I sort of started to get the point at the end, but I don't really agree." She said, "Yeah..." Crazy class.

On Wednesday (yesterday), my math class was canceled, so I skipped my Biblical Intro class and chapel (my BI prof was speaking too). BAD BECKY!!! I talked to my parents... oh and I studied too!

I did my BI chart on Tuesday and wrote my paper for Four Gospels on Monday. YAY. I love keeping up. It's like a personal contest. Heh. Can't wait for summer when I can relax for a little bit... not have to constantly figure out how much time I'll have to study this or that and what I have coming up in the next week to work on. In the words of Daniel, "You're a busy bunny!" Bunny? Hahaha. I thought that was beaver.

Would you like to see my study nook? This is where great things are accomplished (not). I thought it looked pretty cool without the flash, but just for you, I also have one using the flash.
Oh yeah, and here's what I've been doing too...