Thursday, December 13, 2012

CSIT01



My section for this term in school is called CSIT01. We are all irregular students but I don't mind. I like this section. The people in our class are not boring and are all friendly. They really love making fun of everyone and cracking up jokes for us to laugh. My classmates are batch mates since before, I was one of the lower batches but I am so thankful that I got to get along with them easily.

On the very first day of classes for this term, I immediately searched for some people who I already knew but I became happier when I already made some new friends. I always wanted to bond with new classmates to expand my circle of friends. For me, my new classmates are better than my original block. I don't mean anything bad by this, but i prefer having classes with them.


This school term is about to end in a few days and I would definitely miss my classmates. I won't forget all the bonding that we had, the jokes and laughs that we shared. The gossips that we are always talking about, the teasing and fooling around with each other. I will also miss our team building where we added a twist by drinking while doing projects. I also look forward to our coming exchange gift this Wednesday. I am excited to find out who picked my name.





Fifty Shades

The moment I started reading the fifty shades trilogy, I can't get my mind off of Christian and Ana's love story. I really love the way they met and how faith had its own way to get them together. I believe that what happened to them was love at first sight. 

Ana was so lucky that her best friend Kate was not able to do her interview with Mr. Grey which gave Ana the opportunity to meet him. Her entrance to his office was quite embarrassing but is very romantic because Christian was there to help her stand up when she fell down. I really like reading Christian's thoughts about everything that happened between them especially his views on their first meeting and in the hardware store. At first, I didn't expect that Christian planned it but I could say that he did a very good job.

I always play some scenes on my mind but I got more excited when i saw a teaser video for the movie. Some people I know who were also a big fan of the fifty shades trilogy said that the teaser video was not yet official but I can say that it really excited me and I am now wanting to watch the movie so bad. I hope to see the movie as soon as possible, I want to witness their love story really soon. The book is for adults but I am not after those hot scenes, I really fell in love with the story and the efforts that the main characters gave. If only the book is recommended for people of any ages, I would definitely recommend it to everyone.

2 Down, 2 More to go

Today, we had our project presentation for our Software Development and Quality classes. My team and I had been doing that project for a couple of months already and we really worked hard for it to get very good grades. 

I wanted to prove to my team that i can be a good leader, one who will guide and help them and at the same time make them believe that project making is fun and not boring. Whenever we had group meetings or when we are in our room, we always share a laugh while doing our tasks so that we wouldn't get bored and to help us think about what to do. After spending several sleepless nights, I can say that it is all worth it.

After our presentation, I felt that I had a lesser problem. I can also focus more on my other projects because one main project is done by now but I am not saying that the others are not important. For me, all of my projects are my priority, nothing more, nothing less.

I wish that I could successfully present the rest of my projects and submit everything on time. I don't want to repeat any subjects next term and I will do my best to have no more subjects after my internship.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fur Babies

I am not very much of an animal lover but I am big fan of dogs. I have two of my own namely Pablo and Mochi. Pablo is a German Shepherd and Mochi is a Shih Tzu. The two of them differ in personality, size, and attitude. 

Pablo or also known as Pabs is a family dog. My Dad brought him to our home last November 10, 2008 where he was only three months old. I didn't expect that he was still a baby back then because he is big. I researched about German Shepherds and found out that they are really big dogs. He is now 4 years old and he is taller than my younger brother when standing up. He is very sweet especially when you are petting him. He also loves our family very much. He gets mad whenever people who are not member of the family gets things which belongs to us. He is also very mad at cats because one time he saw my Dad trying to get rid of a cat in our front yard. He loves it when he is inside our home, I think it is because he really feels that he is a member of the family. Pabs is really a good dog, he is very sweet and caring. For me, he is a small dog trapped in a big body.

Mochi is my own dog. She was given to me when she was only two months old. I saw her the moment she came out of her mother's tummy. I was not the one who named her but I decided to make her name longer. Her original name is really Mochi but I made it as her nickname, I chose to name her Maria Mochita Maturnina Baby Girl. I know it is so long but i like it very much. I love calling her that every time. Mochi is very cute and eats a lot. She is so fat, whenever she sees someone eating she always barks and won't stop until she tastes the food. She is also sweet because whenever some member of the family wakes up she will always go to that person and lie down showing her tummy asking for it to be rubbed. She also runs up to someone who just arrived at home to welcome that person and she won't stop until she gets noticed.

Pablo is much sweeter than Mochi but Mochi is cuter. They are not together because we are afraid that Pabs might hurt her and she won't be able to fight back. I didn't have the chance to meet Pabs' parents but I get to know Mochi's. Mochi's mom is Juana, I knew her since she was a baby. I get to play with her whenever I am in their house and i watched her give birth to mochi and her siblings. They are so cute and adorable since they are small puppies and I used to feed them with milk using a small bottle. It is really cute. It seems like I am feeding real babies. 

I wish that I could own a lot of dogs with different breeds. I really love taking care of dogs and I am not afraid of them. I treat dogs like a real baby and I love playing with them.




Team Building

This week, everyone in class is so busy for school projects and presentations that's why we are having our team building everyday. My group and I always go together with some of our classmates and this night, we are currently at our member's house for project making.

We make our project while having different activities so that we wouldn't get bored. While making our project, we have a lot of snacks and some drinks. We also had the Videoke on for some music and entertainment. Our team is developing a website as a requirement for our softdev class and we have to finish it tonight because we have to present it in class tomorrow. Being the project manager, I need to make sure that everything is ready and well done. I am also one of the developers that's why it is my job to finish the website.

After hours of trying different codes, I am so grateful that I finished our site already. It feels so good completing our project and I am also very thankful for all my members for their cooperation and help, without them, I wouldn't be able to finish my task. I am also glad that our member's family provided us foods and let us make our project in their home even though we are a bit noisy.

With the team building that we are doing, I realized that a project is best done if I am with my friends or classmates. Aside from giving entertainment and killing boredom, they are always there to answer questions, help in finding the solutions to problems, and helps in making anything possible.

I feel so great because I didn't made the wrong choice in choosing my teammates and having the right friends to be with.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas shopping for kids!

Christmas is coming very very soon and preparation time is getting shorter. One of the best things about Christmas is gift giving especially for kids because they receive a lot mostly, toys and money. 

Last Saturday, my Mom and I started shopping for gifts to give for small children. We bought clothes and some toys for the babies and small kids. It is really fun because I get to choose different styles and different kinds of clothes. I liked it because it seems like I am going to dress up a doll which is one of my favorite games when I was a little girl. There are a lot to choose from but it is also a bit confusing because I am not sure of some of the kids' sizes. Shopping for clothes made it more fun because i also get to buy some for myself.

The next day, my Dad and my siblings joined in our Christmas shopping. We went to some bazaars and toy sale to get cheaper but good toys to give to children. I enjoyed this more than clothes shopping because you don't have to estimate for the sizes anymore and because I prefer buying toys. I like giving toys more than clothes because I remember my wish when I was child every Christmas and that is to get many toys from other people. I enjoyed choosing toys and trying out some samples. I wish I could play with them especially the Barbie dolls but too bad, I am not allowed to open it and it would be really awkward. While looking around for good stuffs, there are a lot of items which caught my attention aside from the Barbie Dolls, those were the very large stuffed toys, the musical instruments for PlayStation 3, and the human-like baby dolls. Other people are also very busy these days because the line for the cashier is very long. 

Shopping is really fun but it takes a lot of fun. We already spent two days for Christmas shopping but still, we are not yet done. I am looking forward to wrapping the presents and placing them all together under the Christmas tree but the sad thing is that we don't have a Christmas tree.Oh well, I will just put them all together in one place and just wait 'till Christmas day arrives. I am so excited to see every kid's reactions whenever they open their presents. It feels so good whenever I see someone smile upon leaving our house during Christmas. It really feels great whenever you share something to someone especially when it makes them happy.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My Wish List

There are so many things I want to buy but the BIG problem is I don't have enough money. I have a list of things that I want to buy and do and I really hope that I could have them little by little.


Credits to the owner of the photo :)
First thing on my wish list is a new phone. I am not really a fan of cellphones, I am usually contented with what I have and I don't change phones unless it cannot send or receive messages or calls anymore. A new phone is the first thing on my list because I think I want a change now. My current phone can't use its camera feature anymore because I accidentally dropped it a few months ago and had its camera broken. With that accident, the bluetooth won't function too so I cannot accept and send files anymore. The music player got a little problem also but good thing it is still playing music. I want a new phone now with the latest features. There are also certains apps which I would like to download and another reason is because I want to be updated with some latest trends like some games and social networking applications.

Credits to the owner of the photo :)
Next thing on my list is an iPad or an iPod Touch, any of the two. I want one of those so that I could have something to play when I am bored. I want a music player without using my phone, a camera which can instantly upload photo, a gadget where I could download a lot games, and something that I can use to surf the net, I want to have those features all in one gadget and I think an iPad or an iTouch suits what I want.

Another thing on my list is a personal DSLR camera and to enroll in a photography class. I love taking and looking at photos ever since I was young. I think I got that from my Dad. I want to be a professional photographer with a very professional camera. For now, I just use my Dad's camera in taking photos but of course, having your own camera is different, you don't have to ask permission anymore if you want to take it somewhere, you don't have to worry because you might get it broken but you must still put extra effort in taking good care of it. I want to enroll in a photography class so that I could gain more knowledge about photography and to know the right things to do like the correct posture, the correct lighting, finding the perfect angle and many more information. 


Aside from photography, I also wanted to enroll in a music class and to own different kinds of musical instruments. As of now, I have two acoustic guitars in our home and I really miss having an electric guitar especially when I want to play rock music. I want to learn how to play the violin, piano, drums and bass guitar. Since I was a child, it is my dream to learn how to play the piano. I always wanted to make my own music. Whenever I want a song, I always wanted to learn how to play it. Aside from the piano, I also wanted to learn how to play the violin because I really adore the sound of it, it helps me relax and feel good. Drums is another instrument that I wanted to learn because I find it very cool to see a girl hitting the drums and I also wanted to learn how to spin drumsticks in your fingers just like what every drummers do. It is really amazing. Last one is the bass guitar, I know how to play it but I'm not that good and my fingers are slow, I want to improve my skills and become better.

Credits to the owner of the photo :)
Next things on my wishlist are clothes. I want to own a lot of clothes so that I won't repeat what I wear often.I have many styles and designs in my mind but the problem is buying everything is very costly. There  is  this particular striped shirt that I really want to have, I found out on the Internet that it can be bought in Forever 21. When I went there and searched for that shirt, I found it but with a different color, they have the peach one but I want the white one with the black stripes. Gosh, I really want that shirt. I will definitely come back there hoping that they have a stock of what I really want. It kinda looks like the one shown on the photo. 

Credits to the owner of the phto :)
Last thing on my list is a planner. Before 2013 starts, I wish that I could have a planner, the Starbucks planner to be exact. Last year, I tried my best to collect stickers in exchange of a planner but too bad, my stickers were not enough. This year, I am not gonna do that anymore, I just joined some contests online hoping to win that planner and if I lose I will just buy a planner in some bookstores. I want a planner to keep my schedules organized and so that I could manage time easily. I think a planner would be a great help so that I won't forget the things that I have to do and to easily remember dates and events.

Right now, those were the things that I want. I don't know if there would be an additional to those things in my list and I am really hoping that I can do or have them one at a time. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Curriculum Vitae Preparation and a Mock Interview

       Hey there! It's been so long since I posted here so here I am once again for another entry.

       A few weeks ago, I was so tired of making homeworks and school projects but then out of nowhere, I remembered that I must prepare for my internship. I decided to open my email to check if I have important messages regarding my internship then I saw an email with the subject, "Resume Orientation". I got excited so I opened it quickly. The email is about the schedule for the resume orientation and a mock interview including two attachments which are the resume template and a sample resume.

       On the following day, I informed some of my fellow incoming interns about this. I was excited for the orientation because I really want to graduate soon but I am also nervous because of the said mock interview. Days went by so fast. It is already the day for the orientation. I made sure that I won't be late because I don't wanna miss anything from the instructors. I also wanted to learn the proper way of making a student fact sheet so that I won't have a hard time making one on the time that i will be needing it. Aside from the resume orientation, I am also looking forward to hearing the possible questions that a student might be asked during a job interview.

       On that day, I learned a lot of things to do; the Do's and Don't's, proper spacing and format, and more basic information. When the topic was about the subjects that we already finished, I can't help but reminisce through the past years that I've been in school. I remember the times when I thought that I won't survive in this class, when I thought that I won't be able to create this program, when I was about to shift into another course but of course, I also recalled happy memories like when I developed a system on my own, I learned how to make a network cable, when I realized that I can survive in any class and many more. There was also a topic in the orientation where we were asked to recall some of our major projects in school. I instantly remembered the projects that we all worked hard for and I felt really proud. After giving us the guidelines in making a resume, we were also instructed about how to prepare for an interview. They told us proper manners and behaviors as well as dressing up appropriately. After the talk, we were asked to get a partner and do a role play about interviews or be prepared for they will be choosing random students for the mock interview. It instantly got me nervous I don't really feel like acting in front of me fellow students and I am also too shy to talk to an expert English speaker.

       After a few minutes of preparation, the time has come for the role play. The instructors chose randomly and I am so glad that me and my partner were not the "Lucky Ones". We watched how others did their best in acting like they're in the real world. I jotted down some notes regarding the mistakes that were made so that I won't be repeating it. After two sets of role play, our instructors randomly chose two students for the mock interview and to my horror, I was one of the them. I tried my best to act confidently. I tried to answer every questions impressively while keeping an eye contact with the interviewer. It didn't last long and I was so glad about the comments that I received from our instructors. It made me inspired and look forward for the next meeting.

       After that orientation, I became more excited to finish the term and be prepared for internship. I will do my best to get in a very good company and to be a good intern. I believe that this orientation helped me a lot not only because of the information they gave us but also because it boosted up my confidence. :)


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

SELF INTRODUCTION


HELLO!

Let me do a self introduction for my first post here in my blog. 

I am Katrina L. Duguran, 19 years old from Taguig City. Some people call me Kaye. I am a 4th year student at Asia Pacific College taking up BS Computer Science and Information Technology with specialization in Computer Networking. I graduated elementary at Saint Francis of Assisi College and finished high school at Taguig Science High School. I have a very happy family which is made up of caring parents and two wonderful siblings. Our family always has time for each other. We always eat together and share stories everyday. We play games, help each other and share laughs and jokes.   

I am simple person. I like listening to different kinds of music, Pop, RnB, Classical, anything. I also practice playing the guitar because it feels good when you listen to your own music and when you play your favorite songs on your own. Aside from that, I also enjoy reading books and magazines. I find it very relaxing and it helps me enhance my imagination, from reading books, I sometimes see myself going to a different world. I also gain a lot of information through reading and it helps me discover new terms. I want to travel to different places but before going out of the Philippines, I want to explore the whole Philippines first. I want to see the attractions of every place here in the Philippines. I want to learn how to drive so that I could go to some places whenever I want to. I also like taking photos and looking to different pictures. I want to practice photography when I have time. I want to capture precious moments and important events. I am a pet lover as well, I love playing with dogs, we have two dogs in our home, one is a German shepherd named Pablo, he is 4 years old and the other one is a Shih Tzu named Mochi, 4 months old. I enjoy playing with my pets especially mochi because she is a tiny toy dog. I enjoy dressing her up and treating her like a real baby. I also enjoy computer games and surfing the internet. I love it when I found new knowledge and when I witness the new trends which have something to do with the new technology.

As a student, I am getting amazed when I apply the knowledge I gained in school in real life. I am now in my 4th year and right now I am getting excited but also nervous for my coming internship. It will be a new experience for me. I hope to gain a lot from that. Aside from being a student, I am also an entrepreneur. I run a small business, it is an online shop where I sell clothes and accessories for girls. I was just starting but I hope that it will be a great success someday.

I am just living a simple life and that is who I am.