Tuesday, December 30

Soju (소주)

I'm sure you've already seen this green bottle in korean drama and movies ;)

Soju is a distilled beverage native to Korea. Most brands of modern soju are made in South Korea. Though traditionally made from rice, most major brands supplement or even replace the rice with other starches such as potato, wheat, barley, sweet potato, or tapioca (called dangmil in Korean). Soju is clear in color and typically varies in alcohol content from about 20% to about 45% alcohol by volume (ABV), with 20% ABV being most common. Its taste is comparable to vodka, though often slightly sweeter because of the sugars added in the manufacturing process.

Etiquette when drinking Soju:
Soju is usually drunk in group gatherings while eating, unmixed and portioned into individual shot glasses. It is against traditional custom in Korea to fill one's own glass. Instead, it must be filled by someone else at the table. This promotes a spirit of thoughtfulness and camaraderie.

In Korean culture, using two hands to offer and accept items is considered an act of respect. Accordingly, if one's glass is going to be filled by a superior, one should hold the glass with both hands. Similarly, when pouring soju for an elder, one holds the bottle with both hands.

To pour a drink, hold the bottle in the right hand with the left hand touching the right forearm or elbow; this peculiar arm position originated from the practice of holding back the sleeve of the hanbok so that it wouldn't touch the table or the food.

Similarly, when receiving a drink, rest the glass in the left palm and hold it with the right hand, perhaps bowing the head slightly to show additional respect. You can also hold the glass using the same hand positions as when pouring. Pouring and receiving with just the right hand by a senior, or between equals, is common in normal situations.

Koreans often say "one shot", a challenge to everyone in the group to down their glass in one gulp.

A glass should not be refilled unless completely empty and should be promptly refilled once empty; it is considered rude to not fill someone else's glass when empty.

Some special rules apply when drinking with someone of much higher status, i.e. greater age or rank. When drinking in front of elders (people older than you), the junior is expected to turn away from the elder first. Drinking the shot while directly facing the elder is considered disrespectful.

On occasions, an elder gives an empty soju shot glass (usually his/hers) to an equal or junior. A junior may also offer an empty glass to a senior after they have established a closer relationship.

Giving the glass implies that the person is going to fill it and wants the receiver to drink it. It is not obligatory to finish the drink immediately, but it is impolite to place the glass on the table without at least pretending to drink from it.

After finishing the entire glass, it should be returned and refilled. It is not necessary to return it immediately, but holding it for a long time is considered rude, as it deprives the giver of his glass.

Among friends of equal social status, it is not necessary to use both hands while pouring or receiving a drink, but may be done out of habit or politeness, or if the situation is considered a particularly formal one.

trivia:Soju was entered into the online Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2008 and will be included in the printed edition September 1, 2008. Soju is now one of only a handful of Korean words that have entered the English lexicon (others being "kimchi", "taekwondo", and "hangul"). Merriam-Webster dates the word's appearance in the American English lexicon at 1978.

for Soju recipes visit this site

text from: wikipedia.com

sweetest things I find in Kdrama

-he gives her his coat when its cold

-he holds her hand when he knows its freezing

-he carries her on his back when she's drunk

-she gets to sleep on his shoulder

-he gives his hanky when she cries

-he wipes her tears

My Tutor Friend Lesson II

Plot summary:
Junko crosses the ocean and goes to Seoul as an exchange student and to look for her love, Woo Sung. She stays at a guest house in Korea, but she doesn't like the left vacant rooms and the land lord decides to give his son's (Jong Man) room for her to rent. Jong Man goes sleep at his room without knowing that Junko was there, they then discovered it when they woke up in the morning. Junko pays for her Korean lessons in advance to Jong Man's father that forces Jong Man to teach her. Junko went to the military training camp where she thought Woo Sung was but she didn't found him and got back home crying. Jong Man comforts Junko and they end up drinking and fall asleep together on a bench. She later then accidentally meets Woo Sung and invites her to go out, at that night, she was invited by Woo Sung to come with him and his friends to a trip but then she rejects to come. Junko has secretly signed for Jong Man in a boxing tournament in school which Jong Man has years ago stopped due to the severe damage he has done to his foe in one of his fights. He gets persuaded by Junko to join the tournament but then he gets beaten up and losses. Junko has to go back to Japan because her father got sick. Jong Man then follows her in Japan and shows up in Christmas eve. He came as an exchange student in Japan :)

*It was really a nice movie! Try watch it! ;)

photo from: kdramadrama.com

Monday, December 29

South Korean Etiquette

There are some quite interesting dining rules that are followed as regards South Korean etiquette. If you'd decide to visit Korea, these would be a great help for sure:

- South Korean etiquette involves some very strict rules regarding who should sit at specific spots at the dinner table and it is best to wait till you are told where to sit. Don't commit a social blunder by making a dash for the empty seat beside the pretty lady.

- According to the Korean etiquette the eldest person at the table eats first. So don't pounce on your food as soon as he/she arrives, however famished you might be.

- Practice saying "no" when dining out in South Korea. This is because South Korean etiquette dictates that the first offer of the second helping should always be refused. (this a bit confusing...... i can't rephrase it...)

- Don't give rise to the frowns and the raised eyebrows by pointing your chopsticks.

- Don't leave your chopsticks sticking out of the rice bowl. This is a definite no-no, as this is funeral ritual.

- However comfortable it may seem, don't use your hands to pick up food.

- Table manners in South Korea say that you don't leave anything on your plate. Indicate that you are full by keeping your chopsticks on the chopstick rest or on the table.

- Etiquette in South Korea says that you pour each other drinks. Understandably so, for Korea is a generous and giving society where the people don't just help themselves.

- If someone senior to you is extending you a drink, you should adhere to South Korean etiquette and accept it with both hands cupped on the glass. More importantly, you are expected to drink with your head turned sideways, away from your senior.

- This is for the juniors. Ensure that you keep the glasses of your seniors always full; a good way of being in their good books.

There are some other do's and don'ts in South Korea that would help you in your dealings, both personal and professional, with the Korean locals. Here:

- Always remove your shoes when entering a South Korean house. There are also some restaurants where you are supposed to enter bare feet.

- Being half-an-hour late is acceptable in South Korea. Now this is probably one thing that is sure to bring on the smiles, especially for those flouting the hands of the watch is a habit.

revised post from: asiarooms.com

Sunday, December 28

Samtaeguk - 삼태극

A samtaeguk is a traditional Korean pattern and visual image which represents Korea. This pattern is widely used as decoration on fans, gates of Korean-style homes, artifacts, and folk crafts.

text from: olympic.org
photo from: wikimedia.com

Thursday, December 25

Merry Christmas everyone!

I hope you had a wonderful one!

Tuesday, December 23

The only chance of renovation is to open our eyes and see the mess.

-Samuel Beckett

Superstar -Loveholic romanized lyrics

You're my super superstar

Nebang gadug cheumyo
hwanhi udon med deimon
guye shinjag yonghwado
nyusugori aniji

Chomen jal mollassodon
noui hwanhan misoga
imi naui mamsogul
onthong sarojabungol

You're my super superstar
nal bichwojunun byol
you're my shooting shooting star
nega soaollin shining gajang bidnanun byol
amazing ne mamsoge byol
(dreaming kumkwo odon byol)

Dudgijocha shirhodon
shikuroun nobana
ijen nado moruge
jaku hungolgoryojyo

Chomen manhi dalladon
nowa naui chwihyangdul
ijen nul hamke hedo
manyang julgobgiman he


Superstar - Loveholic (200 Pounds Beauty OST)

슈퍼스타Superstar - 미녀는 괴로워Loveholic

Monday, December 22

Harvest Moon: Back to Nature

Harvest Moon: Back to Nature is a video game in the farm simulation series Harvest Moon, developed by Victor Interactive Software. It is the only Harvest Moon game developed for the original PlayStation, as well as the first Harvest Moon game for a non-Nintendo console. Characters from Harvest Moon 64 were transferred to be the characters in this game, although with new lifestyles, personalities, and relatives, including the wooable girls from Harvest Moon 64 (Ann, Elli, Popuri, Maria [known as Mary], and Karen).

A girl-oriented remake Bokujō Monogatari Harvest Moon for Girl (or simply "for Girls"), was also developed, but until 2007, had not seen a localized English release. The setting of this game was later transferred to the 2003 and 2005 Game Boy Advance games Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town and Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town. Also, the game was coupled with the girl version and ported in 2006 (2007 for North America) as Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl for the PlayStation Portable, although the box art and instructions portrayed it as a completely new game.

Why I'm blogging about it---> This game is really addicting! I've been playing Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town before here in our computer..... But after we had a reformat, I didn't had the chance to retrieve it any more. Then.................. when kuya went back here in Alaminos from Manila for his Christmas Break he told me he had Harvest Moon on his PSP!!!! yipee!! (at natuwa naman ako dun, nung sinabi nyang di-nownload nya para sa akin!!1 naks!)

visit wikipedia to see the storyline and more....

Sunday, December 21

I had a 3-part Christmas Party

*this is actually a late post.... this post is supposedly for December 19..... since I'm busy with voice lessons(that I didn't really wanted to take*

So....... I had my Christmas party at school in the morning..... we had games, exchange of gifts and we ate our lunch all together!!!!

Then we went at Marisse's place where we got to try fishing and eat lots and lots of shrimps!!! Mmmm!!!!

After that, I joined mom's Christmas party with her colleagues....... then we went to a place where I got to fill my tummy! ;)



The view:

The owner:

it's US!:

there's soooo many pictures. just visit the album on Sherica's multiply to see everything. :)

obviously, photos are taken by Sherica

Thursday, December 18

what a lucky day!

I was then sitting on the passenger van waiting..... then two Koreans came.... and one of them sat beside me.... :)

We talked and he asked things like; what school do you go in..... what year level are you in..... what school are you planning to go to on college....... how many are your siblings....... if I understand CNN news (that's because he was boasting that his daughter could understand English..... and even those on CNN...... HAHAHAHAHAHA) If I could completely understand American movies....... if I understood the song playing on the radio (that's because the song was English again...)what's my mom and dad's work.......

His English was a bit distorted that makes it a little hard to understand...... like he pronounces college as "ko-lee-gee" and CNN as "shi-en-en"........

but still of course, it was nice to meet and speak to a Korean ;D

We've got a new dog ; )

that's actually kuya (that's how Filipinos call their elder brothers)in Casey's cage.

Wednesday, December 17

A Letter for Christmas

This is a chain mail I received 3 years ago, and I've kept because I've liked it so much. I just wanted to share it also with you:

It's worth reading. I promise.

Dear All,

As you well know, we are getting closer to my birthday. Every year
there is a celebration in my honor and I think that this year the
will be repeated.

During this time there are many people shopping for gifts, there are
many Radio announcements, TV commercials, and in every part of the world
everyone is talking that my birthday is getting closer and closer.

It is really very nice to know, that at least once a year, some people
think of me.

As you know, the celebration of my birthday began many years ago.

At first people seemed to understand and be thankful of all that I did
for them, but in these times, no one seems to know the reason for the

Family and friends get together and have a lot of fun, but they don't
know the meaning of the celebration. I remember that last year there was a
great feast in my honor. The dinner table was full of delicious foods,
pastries,fruits, assorted nuts and chocolates. The decorations were
and there were many, many beautifully wrapped gifts.

However, do you want to know something? I was not invited.

I was the guest of honor and they didn't remember to send me an

The party was for me, but when that great day came, I was left outside,
they closed the door in my face .. and I wanted to be with them and
share their table.

In truth, that didn't surprise me because in the last few years all
close their doors to me. Since I wasn't invited, I decided to
enter the party without making any noise. I went in and stood in a

They were all drinking; there were some who were drunk and telling
jokes and laughing at everything. They were having a grand time.

To top it all, this big fat man all dressed in red wearing a long white
beard entered the room yelling Ho-Ho-Ho! He seemed drunk. He sat on the
sofa and all the children ran to him, saying: "Santa Claus, Santa
Claus" as if the party were in his honor!

At midnight all the people began to hug each other; I extended my arms
waiting for someone to hug me and do you know no-one hugged me.

Suddenly they all began to share gifts. They opened them one by one
with great expectation. When all had been opened, I looked to see if,
there was one for me. What would you feel if on your birthday everybody
shared gifts and you did not get one?

I then understood that I was unwanted at that party and quietly left.

Every year it gets worse. People only remember the gifts, the parties,
to eat and drink, and nobody remembers me.

I would like this Christmas that you allow me to enter into your life.

I would like that you recognize the fact that almost two thousand years
ago I came to this world to give my life for you, on the cross, to save

I want to share something with you. As many didn't invite me to their
party, I will have my own celebration, a grandiose party that no one
has ever imagined, a spectacular party. I'm still making the final

Today I am sending out many invitations and there is an invitation for
you.I want to know if you wish to attend and I will make a reservation
for you and write your name with golden letters in my great guest book.

Only those on the guest list will be invited to the party.

Those who don't answer the invite, will be left outside. Be prepared
because when all is ready you will be part of my great party.

See you soon. I Love you!


Share this message with your loved ones, before Christmas

Tuesday, December 16

Love You - Byul (I am Sam OST) English translation

I think I’ve strolled for a while, here
Where you are, it was hard for me
So hard that it was
Like a river that cannot return whence it flows
The wind carries
Your scent and draws me

Hold my hand, get closer
So I can feel you
So I can let you know of my feelings
If your love, your regrets
Make you more sensitive to my presence
One, only one. Love you

I call you again and again, but
Can’t you return to me?
It doesn’t matter if it’s until the end of time
I think I can’t forget you
The wind carries
Your scent and draws me

Hold my hand, get closer
So I can feel you
So I can let you know of my feelings
If your love, your regrets
Make you more sensitive to my presence
One, only one. Love you

After today’s gone, after I’ve forgotten you
I return to what I was before
Walk or crawl, from your memory
I find the strength to go on

Hold my hand, get closer
So I can feel you
So I can let you know of my feelings
If your love, your regrets
Make you more sensitive to my presence
Only one. Love you. Love you. Love you

from: kreah-craze.com (translation by S. Ang)

Love You - Byul (I am Sam OST) romanized lyrics

hanchami gollin go-kata yogi
niga innun go-kaji okil
mobshina himi durosso
naegen dora-ochi anhnun kangchorom

parami puro-unun koseso
noye hyanggirul tama naruri-kuro

nae sonul jaba chogumman kakayi
norul nukil su it-dorong nae mam chonhal su itke
noye sarangi ashi-umi narul do-ug do
nukil su it-damyon hana tan hana Love you

urodo kudael bollodo kudael
naege ul sunun omnun-gonji
kidarime kkuchirado andwae
ijul sunun omnun nan-gabwa

parami puro-unun koseso
noye hyanggirul tama naruri-kuro

nae sonul jaba chogumman kakayi
norul nukil su it-dorong nae mam chonhal su itke
noye sarangi ashi-umi narul do-ug do
nukil su it-damyon hana tan hana Love you

onuri kago naso kudae-ruritgo naso
yejone naro turakayo
kori kori gitden kudaeye mosub sugeso
nanun saragal himurodoyo

nae sonul jaba chogumman kakayi
norul nukil su it-dorong nae mam chonhal su itke
noye sarangi ashi-umi narul do-ug do
nukil su it-damyon hana tan hana Love you

Love you…Love you

from: kreah-craze.com (romanization by Hikaru)

Love You - Byul (I am Sam OST)

Stained Glass (유리화 )

During their childhood, Dong-ju and Gi-tae are both abandoned by their real parents. In the orphanage, they grow up like brothers and become best friends. Ji-su transfers to the school, where Dong-ju and Gi-tae attended there. But at the same time, they both fall in love with her. While trying to get the ocarina, Dong-ju is caught in the river and is presumed drowned. A Japanese couple adopted him after he was being drowned in the river, Dong Ju became a heir to the corpotate throne. Gi-tae takes Dong-ju's place in Ji-su's affections and later become a couple. Twelve years later, Dong-ju returns to Korea as a Japanese gentleman, but his feelings for Ji-su begin to develop and his friendship with Gi-tae begin to unravel.

Genre: Melodrama, Romance
Network: SBS

Kim Ha Neul as Shin Ji Soo
Lee Dong Gun as Han Dong Joo / Yuichi Yamamoto
Kim Sung Soo as Park Ki Tae

official site

text from: DramaWiki
photo from: mountainapplecompany.com

Monday, December 15

Mission Failed

I really wanted to wear eyeglasses.... and I finally convinced mom to bring me to the Ophthalmologist (and that was Dr.Benedict Bernal)...... but ironically sad, neither of my eyes has high grades (did I use the right term?) and the doctor said I just needed rest......

Ohw..... I thought I'd be wearing glasses when I go back at school after Christmas break.....

:-->mission failed!<--:

Sunday, December 14

caroling has already ended.....

We already ended caroling last night......... [thanks god!] I had a check-up with an Ophthalmologist and he told me not to stay up late..... he must have really noticed my bags.......

Well..... after caroling we ate dinner at the house of the alumni president...... and had a party after...... we danced (the kind of dance they do in bars....HAHAHAHA) and played parlor games since we were there (i mean because they had young people with them.... hee hee hee) it was really fun. I actually got along with them after few days of being together.....

Thursday, December 11

San makakabili ng PEN?

We were discussing about drafting materials...... and we were on this pen thinggy topic......

someone asked: Sir, saan makakabili ng pen na yan???

Randy: sa Penshoppe

Bahay na walang Hagdan...

Ma'am Mendillo: Sino'ng nakapunta na sa Bahay na walang hagdan?

Katrina (Bejarin): Ma'am ako! Yung bahay namin walang hagdan.......

at humabol pa si Randy:

Randy: Ma'am ako! Pero sa hagdan na walang bahay.....


*FYI: Bahay na walang hagdan is a place where they take care of disabled persons, specially those who have no longer legs.

Tuesday, December 9

Caroling We Go

December's a time for carols. And I'd be caroling tomorrow together with my school's alumni and some members of the faculty. I thought it was a good idea at first...... but I and Vanessa don't feel that we're much welcome.... that makes it feel awkward going carol with them..... :(

Another thing is, we'll be staying up late and exhausted every night. We'll be meeting at six o'clock then start at seven thirty..... then probably end at eight thirty...... and that's pretty bad.... I'll be having eyebags........ if only it was fun being with them, then it wouldn't be a burden.

Monday, December 8

the S-line secret

S-line, is how the Koreans describe a "coca cola-shaped body" or in short, sexy.

Chili is always a part of Korean food or "한식 (Hansik)". They call red peppers "고추(Gochu)". Red peppers are the main ingredient for their red pepper paste which is "고추장(Gochujang)", together with salt, water, fermented soybeans and sweet rice powder, and which is almost a part of every Hansik. Korean food is basically spicy. Aside from chili giving a spicy taste, chili relieves pain and breaks down fat, that makes it an ideal dietary food...... That's why most of korean females don't get fat.

Doraemon! Doraemon!

I loved doraemon when i was small. No no, i still love it. I still enjoy the series.

When i was young, the first thing I do when I reach home after classes is to turn on the television. The Doraemon series' timeslot that time was at four thirty in the afternoon. We dismiss at school at four, and our house is just a walk away from the school that i go in that makes it possible for me to watch Doraemon.

I really liked his super gadgets... I wished I had one. hee hee

photo from: jamaipanese.com

Sunday, December 7

VALDA mint pastilles

I remember when we stayed at Daddy Rody's(that's grandpa) house....... We used to sneak at his room and steal some Valda.... that was when I had company like ate Abby or kuya..... 'coz I'm afraid to do it alone..... Ate Abby told me that it was for colds..... and I believed her... because whenever I eat some..... it feels cool when I breathe in....... Ohh.... i miss the taste of it....

the candies were like green mushroom roofs covered with sugar........

here's a picture of it:

photo from:

Friday, December 5

magastos ang December......

Lea Marjorie: grabe........daming gastos itong december

Inna: pati kami........ tanggalin nalang kaya natin ang december sa calendaryo??? hahaha


Lea Marjorie: ou......itira natin 25...yun lang

Inna: oo nga pala hahahahahahahahahaha

Lea Marjorie: ako......sobrang dami tlga gastos

Lea Marjorie: 560-souvenirs

Inna: dahil sa mga regalo??

Inna: whoa!!! grabe naman yun!! para san yun???

Inna: ano yun? buong skul bibigyan mo???!

Lea Marjorie: nd....sa souvenir sa skul

Lea Marjorie: tapos meron pang xchange gift sa service,skul,friends

Inna: hehe magastos nga.........

Inna: wala na nga natira sa savings ko eh... 100 nalng

Inna: hahahahaha

Lea Marjorie: tapos clas picture pa.....50 pesos pra sa ewan q..

Inna: naubos lahat..... hindi ko nga alam kung pano naubos..

Lea Marjorie: ou nga yung aginaldo ko last yir konti na lng natira

Inna: naubos din para sa aguinaldo....... hehe

Lea Marjorie: mababawi din yan kc may aginaldo ulit

Inna: hahahahahahaha

200 Pounds Beauty (Minyeo-neun georowo)

So....... I decided to borrow something to watch from my friend..... and one of these was Two Hundred Pounds Beauty....... It was really nice. Really nice. I cried a lot..... specially at the end.... hahaha.....

Genre: comedy, romance

앟중김 (Ahn Jung Kim)- Hanna
진모주 (Jin Mo Ju)- Sang Jun

from: imdb.com
photo from: yeehan.com

Plot summary:
Hanna who sings for Ammy(or Ammy lip syncs Hanna's voice when singing) falls in love with Sang Jun, manager of Ammy. But because Sang Jun doesn't notices her, decided to get a full body-plastic surgery. Due to the loss of Hanna, Sang Jun held auditions for a new one to lip sync for Ammy. Jenny finds out about the audition and tries out, and ends to be built up by Sang Jun as a new singing superstar. Sang Jun ends up discovering her true identity. Jenny reveals her true identity to the public in the last concert show on the movie.

Thursday, December 4

backless, frontless.......

McJo: Namiling talaga si Vanessa Hudgens.... tumalikod pa talaga para makitang backless ang suot nya.....

Randy: Malay mo yung suot nya frontless, ehdi mas masapa pa!

*toinks! iba ka talaga Randy! hanep!

Wednesday, December 3

look at the MOON outside....... it's smiling......

seen: night of December 2, 2008

photo from: Sherica
Love is a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing.

Violin classes............................ again.

It annoys to know that violin classes were moved in summer vacation instead this Christmas break. Augh!!! I've already set my mind pa naman na..... And I was also very excited to buy a violin....... No choice. I have to wait for three months pa. :(

Mom got me enrolled in Voice classes for Christmas break...... and I'm lazy about it. haayyyy naman....

Mabibili ng Pera...

Ang malambot na kama ngunit hindi ang pagtulog.
Ang mga aklat ngunit hindi ang karunungan.
Ang masarap na pagkain ngunit hindi ang gana.
Ang beauty parlor ngunit hindi ang kagandahan.
Ang bahay ngunit hindi ang tahanan.
Ang gamot ngunit hindi ang kalusugan.
Ang mga luho ngunit hindi ang kultura.
Ang kasiyahan ngunit hindi ang kaligtasan.
Ang krusipiho ngunit hindi ang Tagapagligtas.
Ang katawan ngunit hindi ang kaluluwa.
Ang mga pangangailangan ngunit hindi ang mga kaibigan.
Ang lupa ngunit hindi ang langit.
Ang relo ngunit hindi ang oras.
Ang simbahan ngunit hindi ang pananampalataya.
Ang puso ngunit hindi ang pag-ibig.
Ang dugo ngunit hindi ang buhay....



What money can buy.......

A soft bed but not the comfort of sleep.
Books but not wisdom.
Scrumptious food but not appetite
A beauty parlor but true beauty.
A house but not a home.
Medicine but not health.
Everything you want but not contentment.
Happiness but not salvation.
A crucifix but not the Saviour.
Body but not the soul.
All you need but not friends.
Acreage but not heaven.
A watch but not time.
The church but not faith.
A heart but not love.
Blood but not life.

translation by: Me ;D
Some see more than others, but few see everything that is within the range of their vision.

-Helen Keller

What's the secret of SUCCESS?

by anonymous

"Taking pain," said the nail.
"Keeping cool," said the ice.
"Driving hard," said the hammer.
"Being up to date," said the calendar.
"Not being led," said the pencil.
"Being sharp," said the knife.
"Making light around you," said the fire.

"Sticking to it," said the glue.
"Being bright," said the lamp.
"Being on time," said the clock.
"Saving a drop," said the faucet.
"Learning from it," said the mistake.

National Career Assessment Examination results

My NCAE results

General Scholastic Aptitude:
Scientific Ability: 97
Reading Comprehension: 96
Verbal Ability: 98
Mathematical Ability: 87
Overall GSA: 97

Technical-Vocational Aptitude:
Clerical Ability: 79
Manipulative Skill: 83
Overall TVA: 86

Non-Verbal Ability: 99
Entrepreneurial Skill: 95

Occupational fields of interest:


Scientific Ability:
This is an assessment of the individual's scientific abilities and skills to adopt scientific methods, procedures and processes constructing knowledge and solving experimental or real-life problems. One who has greater probability to excel in academic programs that work mostly on scientific methodologies. Those with average SA can be successful in the field of chemistry, botany, biology and other courses related to medicine.

Reading Comprehension:This measures the ability to understand what has been stated directly; to analyze, interpret and criticize what has been read; to recognize reasonable application of principles or opinions expressed by the author. A student with high RC has the potential to make sound inferences, syntheses, generalizations, or conclusions on what he/she read. Students who posses the skills will most likely succeed in courses that involve public speaking and even writing such as mass communication, teaching, theology, and law.

Verbal Ability:
This subtest measures the assertive ability of a person in view of grammatical rules and logical arrangement of ideas. Individuals with high VA have high sense of analogy; hence, they have potential in mass communication, law teaching, and preaching vocation. Those with average VA can be developed in advertising careers.

Mathematical Ability: This subtest id used to assess quantitative abilities and computational skills, particularly, on working with numbers, perceiving relationship between two quantities and solving word problems. One with high MA has high sense of mathematical calculus, a requisite skill in engineering courses, aeronautics, and marine courses.

Clerical Ability: This is a test of ability and skill to encode data/information and file office records, as well as ability to note details. High CA is the requisite skill for secretarial jobs for these jobs require good manual dexterity; thus individuals with high CA are potential computer operators, encoders, and stenographers.

Manipulative Skills: This subtest measures abilities that require perceptual and visual judgment in determining figures, symbols, patterns, and nature of space as well as skills in mentally manipulating objects and concrete materials. Manipulative skills are required in occupations such as machine technicians, jewelers, watchmakers, engravers,handicraft makers, and the like.

Nonverbal Ability:This tests a person's reasoning ability to identify patterns presented in diagrammatic form. The series of figures presented in each item requires the perception of an operating principle underlying the changes in the figures. In each instance, the examinee must discover the principle's governing change/s of the figures and give evidence of his understanding by indicating the diagram that should logically follow. It tests abilities required in jobs such as engineering, science, architecture, and any other jobs which involve working with diagrammatic and similar visual information.

Entrepreneurial Skill:This a test to assess one's capacity to engage in business undertakings. One with average to high ES has the potential to succeed in activities/jobs that generate income, considering profit business.


Social Interests: This means that you enjoy activities that assist other people and promote learning and personal development. Examples: ushers/lobby attendants, nurse/caregivers, librarians, teachers, news reporters, translators, advertisers, sales agents/representatives, athletic trainers, law enforcers, judges, counseling psychologists, religious workers/laymen, health educators, business managers, community workers.

Enterprising Interests: This means that you like activities that have something to do with carrying out projects especially business ventures. Examples: retail/sari-sari store, door-to-door sales, buy-and-sell, handicrafts, telemarketing, hairdressing cosmetology, dressmaking/tailoring, agriculture crops, food factory, travel agency, loan service, hotel and restaurant.

Monday, December 1

Back from Baguio

Time Check: 11:59 am.

I'm already back from a two-day stay in Baguio.

First day:
We arrived at Baguio past nine am....... I stayed with mom at their meeting till 1 in the afternoon, then went to the place where we were to stay. We went out to make series of purchases at ukay-ukay stores in Baguio. HAHAHAHAHAHA We went home early to rest for the next day.

Second day:
We went out of the place where we stayed at ten..... We ate lunch at a Korean restaurant ( and that was Hodori-> ahjumma, ahjussi; jayoroun kwanggoreul jeoreul kamsahashipsio ;) ) at Session Road..... I ordered for Samgypsal which was thin pork that you fry in that built-in stove in the table and noodles (it's name started with something that rounded Ra------ i forgot already....) HAHAAHA we didn't know how to cook the Samgypsal that's why we just asked for the assistance of the waitress....... good thing she had a good relationship with customers.......... After lunch, we headed for SLU for my entrnace examinations that lasted until half past-three in the afternoon....... then went to SM Baguio after that.

Third day:
We went home.

And now, I don't know what to do for the exams tomorrow. Gosh.

Friday, November 28

SLU-CEE: Saint Louis University College Entrance Examination

I'll be heading for Baguio tomorrow at dawn for my SLU entrance exam on Sunday.......... Baguio's populated with Koreans..... so I've got to practice some korean lines..... LOL I hope we find and get to eat at a Korean restau. I hope so. After the entrance exam, are preliminary exams back at school and I haven't prepared yet for either of the two. Augh.

Overview: Hanbok

Women's hanbok is comprised of a wrap-around skirt and a jacket. It is often called chima-jeogori, 'chima' being the Korean word for skirt and 'jeogori' the word for jacket. Men's hanbok consists of a short jacket and pants, called 'baji', that are roomy and bound at the ankles. Both ensembles may be topped by a long coat of a similar cut called 'durumagi'. Hanbok worn today are patterned after those worn during the Confucian-oriented Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Yangban, a hereditary aristocratic class based on scholarship and official position rather than on wealth, wore brightly colored hanbok of plain and patterned silk in cold weather and closely woven ramie cloth or other high-grade, light weight materials in warm weather. Commoners, on the other hand, were restricted by law as well as finances to bleached hemp and cotton and could only wear white, pale pink, light green, gray or charcoal colors.

Jeogori->The jeogori makes up the upper part of the hanbok. Men's jeogori is larger and simplistic while a woman's jeogori is rather short and characterized by curved lines and delicate decorations.

DongJeong->The dongjeong refers to a white collar attached along the rim of the neckline. It contrasts and harmonizes with the overall curve of the neck.

Otgoreum (Cloth Strings)->The otgoreum is a women's ornamental piece, which hangs vertically across the front of the chima.

Baerae (Jeogori Sleeve)->The baerae refers to the lower lines of the sleeve of either the jeogori , or the magoja (outer jacket). It features a circular line which is naturally curved, similar to the line of the eaves of the traditional Korean house.

Chima->The chima is the women's outer skirt. There are different kinds of chima: single-layered, double-layered, and quilted. Pul-chima refers to a chima with a separated back, whereas a tong-chima has a seamed back.

Durumagi->The durumagi is a traditional overcoat worn on special occasions over the traditional jacket and pants.

Baji->Baji refers to the lower part of the men's hanbok. . The roomy nature of the cloth is due to a design aimed at making the cloth ideal for sitting on the floor.

*Kkotsin->The kkotsin refers to silk shoes on which flower patterns are embroidered. They play an important role in completing the graceful line of the lower rim of the chima.

here are nice kkotsins:

texts from: asia-planet.net, freewebs.com
photos from: freewebs.com, flickr

Britney Spears wears Hanbok

*한복(Hanbok) is the traditional dress of Korean females

photo from: londonkoreanlinks.net