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My previous idea wasn’t implemented because of time constraints as COMELEC had barely a month since considering my plan. With this came a series of disasters, with the most prominent being Nancy Binay getting a senatorial seat. The fact that my idea didn’t come in time puts her existential mistake on my hands.
And so, I came up with something way ahead of time: a new plan for the 2016 nationwide presidential elections and for the subsequent elections if this works flawlessly, which isn’t something to be worried about because it is awesome. Did you read the title? It says “awesome election idea” and not a single “meh” or “lame” is in it.
This new election idea is basically rooted on one thing: Pinoy Big Brother. Seeings as how the show’s success can be greatly attributed to the fact that most Filipinos would would get out of their way to watch people act like complete conformists on national TV, I thought: “Why not turn politicians into housemates?”.
A voice inside me then said “Holy shit.” – my subconscious mind reaffirming me of my rightness.
In theory this would accomplish a couple of things in one awesome and fun run. Benefits compared to the boring, old way include:
- Free publicity – With all candidates getting free air time on TV, huge-ass amounts of money would be saved by not spending for personal campaign adverts. Mother Nature is also happy here – less physical media means less pollution (unless of course one candidate doesn’t care about everybody else just to get ahead of the others, which is a huge possibility considering the nature of people)
- Air time for debates – By forcing the masses to watch Pinoy Big Brother: Politics Edition, a substantial amount of regular voters would be turned into informed voters since the housemates are bound to argue with each other at some point – leading to debates. This way less people would be committing atrocities, like actually voting for Nancy Binay.
- Personality exposure – Skill and personality should go hand in hand. By showing people how political candidates interact with each other on national TV, people would be aware of each’s personalities and would be able to make judgments whether a person is terrible or not. If you don’t think this is important, think of all the poor souls who voted for Nancy Binay.
- A lot more! (because I don’t know anything about politics except the rampant bullshit)
If you’re still not convinced, think of the future. Do you really want someone like Nancy Binay be in charge of important things in our beloved country? Do you want all of us to continue going down in a downward spiral?
Today was an extremely ordinary day. Everything went as ordinarily as expected. I also expected the completely BS parts, like going to this one class and spending time getting annoyed by my idiot of a classmate.
Me and my classmates were all standing outside the classroom as our professor was incredibly late. So late, in fact, that when she arrived, we had one hour left out of the two and a half hours allocated for the lab period.
We were all doing our own thing while waiting. My friends were busy laying out for some magazine, others were busy playing Temple Run 2, and some were just…staring blankly into space. As always, what stood out in our class was this one guy who doesn’t deserve to exist.
The episode on that day was about…time travel at the very least. The story started with a little girl wanting to turn her life around from poverty by winning a singing contest. As she was singing, her top rival’s older sister sabotaged the protagonist’s performance, thus leading to her defeat.
I don’t know what exactly happened then, but at the point that I resumed watching this POS, the little girl met another little girl on top of an overpass. They became BFFs until they were about 18, I think.
Then, all of a sudden her disappointment at being poor pushed the story forward. She was wishing this and that, and for some reason a random genie granted her her wish: turn back time and prevent her younger self from being sabotaged.
And so she went back in time to save herself. When she came back to the present, her house looked extremely different. Her house turned from one giant pile of crap into a fucking mansion. Holy shit did her wish come true.
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First of all, a little disclaimer: Computer Science is a great course and I have nothing against it, but like all things, the human factor makes a very big difference.
So, without further ado, here’s a little story instead of a rant for you to better understand why I’m very, very, frustrated.
During my Computer Organization and Assembly Programming class, we were told to group ourselves with the people we were comfortable working with so we could get started on a research paper.
I chose to work with the people I was close with in class, and we started brainstorming for a topic we would be working about. A few minutes later, we came up with this: ARM Competency in Most End-user Applications.
We liked what we came up with, even though it’s not that amazing of a topic.
Then, all hell broke loose.
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These past few weeks I haven’t been able to go to church. No big deal, because I don’t really like attending masses anyway. Whenever I get woken up to prepare and “celebrate”, I just do that one primal thing we’re biologically programmed to do when we are still sleepy and forced to wake up: go the fuck back to sleep.
Because of that I haven’t been able to attend mass for quite a while, including this day.
I know that sleep is something that can be easily conquered when you have the initiative to pull yourself together and do things you’re supposed to do. Unfortunately for church-going, I don’t have that said initiative.
So what happened?
Considering the fact that I live with extremely religious grandparents, I got a mini-sermon saying: “What you deposit is what you get. I’m not forcing you to go to church”. (It’s something like that. I just translated it)
When I was little, I couldn’t go by a single minute without talking my heart out to people. I spewed out random information (and bullshit), sang, and just plain kept my mouth open right up their faces because I can. That’s a bit understandable, considering the fact that I was little and had a very naive mind. I never thought about the possibility of people talking behind my back because of my annoyingness.
Those days are behind me now, and I can pretty much say I’ve grown much since those times.
However, now that I’ve grown up and have the right things to talk about, nobody fucking listens.
What I hate the most? People who ask for my advice but never follow what I say.
For the love of fuck, what was my advice for? This has happened a lot of times already, and most of them are computer related. One example would be this one person who kept asking me which laptop to buy. I told him/her to tell me his budget, the computer’s possible range of uses, and his/her preference of brands or whatever it is that he/she wants me to not choose for him/her.
Guess where the conversation went.
Apparently, our Philippine History teacher has not yet come out of his high school habits. 4 years in college and he still hasn’t realized that memorizing countless bullshit leads to nothing.
It makes me wonder how he managed to land a job as a teacher in a university.
Think of it this way: You’re busy doing important things in your life, like studying for your subjects that really matter. You put effort in them to make sure you don’t fail at all, since, you know, they matter. Then here comes ‘Philippine History’. To be specific, your ‘Philippine History’ teacher. It ruins your mood, your study schedule (if you do have one), and every single plan you have set for your ‘day off’ from school.
What I’m saying is that his requirements are ridiculously demanding for a minor subject and his teaching style unbearably stupid.