Category Archives: School Life

Lost in Time 2012: The Movie

I think, maybe it’s time to set LOST IN TIME 2012: The Movie for international release. I believe it’s not the one you expect like the one you have seen on theaters but it’s the product of our efforts as students to create a quality movie (not that much) despite of having schedule conflicts and restricted time frame to create such. We weren’t be able to finalize the movie since it lacks some scenes and effects, and we don’t have any plans of doing so in the future.

Anyways, we have something for you to watch and enjoy. Just hit the link above (headers) or below.


During Exam

Sir E: Class, prepare 3 sheets of short bond paper. No borrowing of calculator. Exam will start at exactly 10:29:29.99.


Exam (Photo credit: albertogp123)

Many of us were expecting tricky identification items and difficult problem solving parts that require complex solutions. After receiving my strip of paper, the following similar questions appeared:


1. Answer… in one to two sentences.
2. Describe… in one to two sentences.
3. Compare… in one to two sentences.


After copying all the questions and providing written answers below, written output consumed only about half of the first page. hehehehe..


Practical Questions

Here are some practical math questions you might (ever) encounter:


Calculator (Photo credit: n_erd)

1. Anna wants to buy a portable media device with 3.54 inch display (measured diagonally) 960-by 640-pixel resolution. a.) What are the dimensions of the display (in cm) to the first decimal place?

2. Christine’s new 12-megapixel camera takes pictures with 3:4 aspect ratio. If she wants to print one photo to be placed in a 6-by 8-inch picture frame, how many dpi (dots per inch) the printed image would be?

3. Mary wants to photocopy a Math book from page 18 to page 34. If the machine operator can photocopy two pages in a sheet of bond paper and a bond paper worth of photocopied pages costs 50 centavos, how much will Mary pay?

If you know the answer, please drop your comments bellow. I’ll be glad to check 😉

Mystery Image 001

What do you think the characters are looking at?


If you know the answer (or simply a guess), just post your comments below.


[image from a scene in Waktu Rehat]

A Wooden Lamp Shade

A true friend…

A true friend is a special someone who encourages us to be ourselves, accepts who we really are and directly informs that we’ve done something wrong rather than seeing us tolerating it.

-a sociology teacher

from self-image forum too.

Learning: Got poor grades? Who to blame?

A. Teachers
B. School
C. Parents
D. Environment
E. Yourself

Well, before giving an answer to this question, consider the following questions first.

1. Do I perform massed practice?

What is massed practice?

When someone practices massed practice, he or she is an easy go lucky during vacant pariods then cram reviewing before the examination or quiz

If no proceed to item number 2.
If yes, what happens?

When someone crams before the exam, he or she will feel very anxious which review material to review first. It is difficult to absorb everything he or she reads because of information overload. It may result to a mental block during a quiz or exam because the brain has not yet organized the information to be stored in the long term memory of the individual. Not everything one reads is stored in his short term memory because of the limitations our body has.

2. Do you perform distributive practices?

What are distributive practices?

When a person plans to do a task ahead of time or deadline, a person performs distributive practice. The person then breaks the difficult task in chunks. These chunks are distributed across his available schedules. He then works out which task is easier then proceeds to a more difficult ones. When the task is done, he has the peace of mind to relax and do other activities.

If yes, you are a very productive individual. Keep it up!
If no, maybe it’s time for a change.

3. Which method do you learn better?

A. Step by step
B. All at once

Well, it depends on one’s ability to understand and comprehend.
If the individual is bright and skillful on a certain topic or skill, then the Full Learning all-at-once approach is best suited. The person can learn something without any well detailed elaboration. E.g. Shutting down a computer.

If the person is just a beginner or have inadequate comprehension of the topic, then the Part Learning or step-by-step approach is necessary. The brain needs time to organize and familiarize the lesson to fully understand the lesson. One may teach the proper techniques for one to become skillful about it. E.g. riding a bicycle

4. Which of the following best describes you?

A. Listens to the teacher, actively participates in class discussion, takes down notes, ask questions for clarification, understands the lesson, have learning materials ready, and prepares before the class

B. Daydreams during class discussions, talks with your classmate, listening to mp3 player, busy texting and chatting, coming late to class, being absent, not taking down notes, no paper, books or pencils, relies on others’ notes

If you have chosen letter A, good job. You are focusing on what is essential. You are an active learner.

If you have chosen letter be, maybe it’s time to focus on what is essential. Maybe, it’s time to ask yourself why you are entering classes in the first place?


To be continued…

Source: Gen Psych 1 class and book