Wednesday, January 30, 2008

SOSE WEEK Culminating Night :)

*apologies to those who'll receive this more than once

Enjoy a full-packed CONCERT with a one-of-a-kind fashion show.
Challenge a friend in PS2 and Nintendo Wii.
Dance the night away!
Hosted by:
Tantan Tengco
Jigjig Bautista
Cabrei Cabreira
Gab Perez
**SOSE Orgs will get additional points for each member who attends Helix! Registration will only be until 9.30 for points to count.**


The Ultimate Challenge for the Pinoy Youth


ORIENTATION: February 1, 2008 (Friday), B208 4:30-6:00PM
COMPETITION: February 8, 2008 (Friday), Ateneo Grounds 4:30-7:30PM

The Mechanics:

1 - Each team should be composed of 3 members (from an organization or a group of friends). There should be at least one boy and at least one girl. Slots are limited to 10 teams only.
*There should be 2 facilitators from each team. (Total of 5 Representatives for balanced representation)

2 - Your team should decide on a TEAM COLOR. On the date of the competition, the team members must wear shirts of the same color and shade. The following are the possible colors:
Black, Brown, Gray, Dark Blue (Midnight blue), Royal Blue, Light Blue (Sky blue), Purple/Lavender, Violet, Red, Orange, Yellow, Yellow-Green, Emerald Green, Torquoise Green, Hot pink, Pastel pink


*Send an email to, with the following information:


THE TEAM MEMBERS' Names, Year Levels, Courses, Sexes, and Ages
CONTACT INFORMATION of every team member (Cellphone No. and Email)


THE FACILITATORS' Names, Year Levels, Courses, Sexes, and Ages
CONTACT INFORMATION of every facilitator (Cellphone No. and Email)


*Register right before the orientation! (First come, first serve!)

4 - There will be an ORIENTATION for the teams and the facilitators on FEBRUARY 1, 2008 (FRIDAY) 4:30 - 6:00PM. Venue: B208.

5 - All facilitators are obliged to wear WHITE shirts on the day of the competition.

6 - The competition will be on February 8, 2008. On that date, teams will be required to perform several various tasks. Whoever finishes all the tasks FIRST shall win the prize of P5000!

WOW! KABATAAN is an adventure race around the Ateneo grounds that shall require the teams to perform certain tasks in several stops. The aim of the Ultimate Challenge is to promote and encourage the values of the Contemporary Pinoy Youth.

Brought to you by:
the School of Social Sciences Sanggunian, the Office of the SOSS Dean, the SOSS Departments, and the SOSS Home Organizations

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"next to of course god america i" by e. e. cummings

"nest to of course god america I
love you land of the pilgrims' and so forth oh
say can you see by the dawn's early my
country 'tis of centuries come and go
and are no more what of it we should worry
in every language even deafanddumb
thy sons acclaim your glorious name by gorry
by jingo by gee by gosh by gum
why talk of beauty what could be more beaut-
iful than those heroic happy dead
who rushed like lions to the roaring slaughter
they did not stop to think they died instead
then shall the voice of liberty be mute?"

He spoke. And drank rapidly a glass of water

"Richard Cory" by Edward Arlington Robinson

Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
He was a gentleman from sole to crown,
Clean favored, and imperially slim.

And he was always quietly arrayed,
And he was always human when he talked;
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
"Good morning," and he glittered when he walked.

And he was rich--yes, richer than a king--
And admirable schooled in every grace:
In fine, we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place.

So on we worked, and waited for the light,
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread;
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head.

From "Macbeth" (Act V, Scene 5) by William Shakespeare

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

"you fit into me" by Margaret Atwood

you fit into me
like a hook into an eye

a fish hook
an open eye

"The Secretary Chant" by Marge Piercy

My hips are a desk.
From my ears hang
chains of paper clips.
Rubber bands form my hair.
My breasts are wells of mimeograph ink.
My feet bear casters.
Buzz. Click.
My head is a badly organized file.
My head is a switchboard
where crossed lines crackle.
Press my fingers
and in my eyes appear
Credit and debit.
Zing. Tinkle.
My navel is a reject button.
From my mouth issue cancelled reams.
Swollen, heavy, rectangular
I am about to be delivered
of a baby
Xerox Machine.
File me under W
because I wonce
A woman.

"Poem" by William Carlos Williams

As the cat
climbed over
the top of

the jamcloset
first the right

then the hind
stepped down

into the pit of
the empty

"My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke

The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death:
Such waltzing was not easy.

We romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My mother's countenance
Could not unfrown itself.

The hand that held my wrist
Was battered on one knuckle;
At every stepped you missed
My right ear scraped a buckle.

You beat time on my head
With a palm caked hard by dirt,
Then waltzed me off to bed
Still clinging to your shirt.

From "Preludes" by T. S. Eliot

The winter evening settles down
With smell of steaks in passageways.
Six o' clock.
The burnt-out ends of smoky days.
And now a gusty shower wraps
The grimy scraps
Of withered leaves about your feet
And newspapers from vacant lots;
The showers beat
On broken blinds and chimney-pots,
And at the corner of the street
A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps.
And then the lighting of the lamps

The morning comes to consciousness
Of faint stale smells of beer
From the sawdust trampled street
With all the muddy feet that press
To early coffee-stands.
With other masquerades
That time resumes,
One thinks of all the hands
that are raising dingy shades
In a thousand furnished rooms.

"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and the frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He give his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

"Heloise to Abelard" by Angela Manalang Gloria

That I have loved you is beyond denial.
That I have sinned thereby is not so plain.
Call me, O joy, and though your voice were phial
Of hemlock, I would drink of it again.

There is no god to make me now surrender
What startling height of folly we have known,
What now Gomorrha builded on this wonder
Of hellfire surging through our veins alone.

O heady rapture of desire forbidden,
Forbidden lips forever hunting mine!
If to my hunger you are fruit from Eden,
If to my thirst you are nepenthean wine,

If this is sin, then never will I be shriven
Who, drunk with hell, now dare the curse of heaven!

Source: Manlapaz, Edna Zapanta. Angela Manalang Gloria: A Literary Bibliography. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila UP, 1993. 36

"Poem" by Angela Manalang Gloria

(for C.)

Let the mind be steel and the heart be fallow,
Let the night and the day be one,

Let the dream be no longer a dream and a halo:
Till the crash of judgement day,
He lies, who one broke bread with November
And drank of the wine of May.

He sleeps. And though battlefields turn to clover
And bayonets honor the slain,
Though peace be a tune hummed over and over
In moonlight and sunshine and rain,

The mind is steel and the heart is fallow,
Morning and midnight are one,
The dream is no longer a dream and a halo:
Love is gone.

30 November 1946

Source: Manlapaz, Edna Zapanta, ed. The Complete Poems of Angela Manalang Gloria. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila UP, 1993. 151

"Tabernacles" by Angela Manalang Gloria

If my proud lips
Should ever wilt in wan
Despair, I shall return this way and creep
Again into
This sanctuary of fold
On fold of umber hush, and, broken, weep.

For in a dusk
As consecrate as this,
When holy moments rise upon the vast
To spread the heavy
Silence of the stars,
There shall be none to see me grovel past

The fallen towers
Of my pride: and though
My flesh should shrink from crucibles of pain
Avenging years
Will carve, I shall be spared
The scorn of pity of a world profane.

For in one garden
In Gethsemane,
In such a twilight tabernacle bared
Alone to stars
That see not, even He
One dropped in anguish . . . and no mortal cared!

27 August 1930

Source: Manlapaz, Edna Zapanta, ed. The Complete Poems of Angela Manalang Gloria. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila UP, 1993. 65

"The Invalid Looks Toward The Window" by Angela Manalang Gloria

Lord, it is hard to have to lie
Coffined in this monotony
Of four straight walls that bar me
The comradeship of earth and sky:

I know that just beyond this room
Day spreads a shawl of green and gold,
And flaunts at me one broidered fold
Through yonder window laced with bloom;

And winds must stay their eager flight
To thrust [to?] my peace their tales
Of things I love, what golden trails
My feet have known, what blue my sight

Once caught. But I, now freedom-shorn
And tucked within geometric space,
Can only turn a bitter face
From so much mockery and scorn

31 May 1930

Source: Manlapaz, Edna Zapanta, ed. The Complete Poems of Angela Manalang Gloria. Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila UP, 1993. 64

"In A Station Of The Metro" by Ezra Pound

The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
Petals in a wet, black bough.

"To err is human, to forgive is divine" by Alexander Pope

To err is human,
To forgive is divine.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Missing Pen

Hey guys...if ever you see a silver Cross pen with my name (MaryAnne Lim, not Macky Lim) engraved on it...that's mine…I lost it last Wedesday, January 23, somewhere between 12:00pm and 2:00pm...

To whoever finds it, pease email me: mcl_sanyo@yahoo. com or mcl_sanyo@eastern.

Or you can leave at lost and found…

The pen is of sentimental value to me, so please please return it…

Thank you,

- MaryAnne Lim

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Scholarships and student conferences newsletter, January 27, 2008 edition

Hello everybody,

here are the latest scholarships and student conferences updates from


P&G Seminars 2008

Procter & Gamble Balkans
Financial aid: full
Date: Spring 2008
Deadline: varies pending on the type seminar
Open to: all interested applicants from selected countries
Website: http://www.eastchan asp?q=54, fge,int

Scholarships - United States

IATEFL Scholarship Fund

School for International Training (SIT), Brattleboro, US
Finaid: award amount of $15,000
Date: academic year
Deadline: 01 March 2008
Opento: international students
Website: http://www.eastchan asp?q=159, us,sch

Scholarships - European Union

Scholarships - Jan van Eyck Academie

Maastricht, The Netherlands
Finaid: an annual stipend of ? 8,840 for researchers who fully commit to the institute
Date: one or two year period starting at the academic year on 1 January each year
Deadline: 15 April 2008
Opento: Artists, designers and theoreticians
Website: http://www.eastchan asp?q=212, eu,sch

Globe Business College Munich (GBCM) Scholarship Programme

Munich, Germany
Finaid: scholarship available
Date: one year
Deadline: August 1st, 2008
Opento: undergraduate students that have shown outstanding academic achievement in high school
Website: http://www.eastchan asp?q=213, eu,sch

Master Scholarships in Economics and Finance

CEMFI, Madrid, Spain
Finaid: scholarships for living expenses amounting up to EUR 10,000 per year
Date: two years
Deadline: 7 April 2008
Opento: postgraduates in economics and finance
Website: http://www.eastchan asp?q=214, eu,sch

Scholarships - Other states

PhD Position - Business Management

H.N.B Garhwal University, India
Finaid: two MBA Degree course available
Date: 3 years
Deadline: 31 April 2008
Opento: owners of a Master in Business Management and related Discipline
Website: http://www.eastchan asp?q=65, other,sch

Harold White Fellowships

National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia

Finaid: grants towards living expenses available
Date: grants are awarded yearly
Deadline: 30 April 2008
Opento: established Australian and international researchers and writers
Website: http://www.eastchan asp?q=66, other,sch

International events - no fee events

International Essay Competition 2008

Finaid: the grand prize: $5,000
Date: N/A
Deadline: March 23, 2008 (midnight, Paris time)
Opento: all young people, students and non-students, between the ages of 18 and 25
Website: http://www.eastchan asp?q=33, nfe,int

Summer courses - CEE states

International Summer School for Young Theatre Artists

Moscow, Russia
Finaid: 70 scholarships to young theatre specialists available
Date: 1-28 June 2008
Deadline: 03 March 2008
Opento: Young (up to 35 years old) Professional Actors with Basic Knowledge of Russian
Website: http://www.eastchan asp?q=36, cee,sco


Legal Director

Budapest, Hungary
Finaid: Annual gross salary: 56.000 to 60.000 ? based on experience plus benefits
Date: more than three years
Deadline: 18 February 2008
Opento: owners of a degree in law, favourably in human rights law or related fields
Website: http://www.eastchan asp?q=309, ja,jobs

Friday, January 25, 2008

12th International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

The 12th International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is coming up on February 7 to 10. It's a very fun and exciting event that includes airplanes, helicopters, sky diving, paragliders, micro-lites, ultra-lights, kites, blimps, rc airplanes, rc choppers, aerobatic shows and so many more that would keep you busy having fun all weekend long!

It's not only an event for aviation enthusiasts; it's for everyone, young and old, girls and boys! You can bring your family or your friends with you! If you don't fancy flying a hot air balloon, an airplane or be adventurous and try flying a paraglider or an ultra-light. .. There would be many tiangge stalls if not the Duty Free shopping malls around Clark for shopping addicts like me. There are also many yummy local food stalls and yummy food trips you can do in Pampanga. Pampanga is known for its yummy food and sweets. There would be a concert, many parties and cute young pilots and aviation enthusiasts who are our age from Europe and Asia... For those who like to do a little relaxing you have Holiday Inn, Mimosa and Fontana also in Clark. For shutterbugs and camwhores, you can definitely get a lot of nice photos w/ great colorful backgrounds like what my friends and i do every year!

Here's a list of what's going to happen =) if you guys want to buy tickets.. Pls. contact Katrine Llaguno 09162826916 katrine.llaguno@

Schedule of Events for the Fiesta
January 27
SM City Clark
5:00 pm
February 5
SM Mall of Asia
6:00 pm
February 6
SM City Clark
6:00 pm
February 7
Clark Airfield Pampanga

Hot Air Balloon Flight
5:30 -7:00 am

Paragliding Exhibition
7:00 – 7:30 am

Ultra-Light Aircraft Formation Flying
7:40 – 8:30 am

Ultra-Light Bomb Dropping Audience Participation
8:30 – 9:30 am

Sky Diving Exhibition
9:30 – 10:00 am

Kite Flying Exhibition
10:00 – 11:00 am

Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition
11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Sky Diving Exhibition
1:30 – 2:00 pm

Army Jeep Club Demonstration
2:00 – 2:45 pm

RC Demonstration Flying
3:45 – 4:30 pm

Rocketry Demonstration
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Ultra-Light Formation Flying
5:00 – 5:20 pm

Hot-Air Balloon Fly-In
5:20 – 6:00 pm
February 8
Clark Airfield Pampanga

Hot Air Balloon Flight
5:30 – 7:00 am

Paragliding Exhibition
7:00 – 7:30 am

Ultra-Light Aircraft Flyby
7:40 – 8:30 am

Aerobatic Flight Display
8:30 – 9:30 am

RC Helicopter Show
9:30 – 9:50 am

Fire Fighting Exhibition
9:50 – 10:20 am

Radio Control Aircraft Flying
10:20 – 11:00am

Sky Diving Exhibition
11:00 – 11:30 am

Ultra-Light Bomb Dropping
11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition
12:30 – 1:30 pm

AOPA Aircraft Flyby
1:30 – 2:30 pm

Aircraft Balloon Bursting Competition
2:15 – 3:15 pm

Aerobatic Show
3:15 – 4:00 pm

Rocketry Demonstration
4:00 – 4:30 pm

Paragliding Exhibition
4:30 – 5:15 pm

Hot Air Balloon Flights
5:30 – 6:00 pm
February 9
Clark Airfield Pampanga

Hot Air Balloon Flight
5:30 – 7:00 am

Paragliding Exhibition
7:00 – 7:30 am

Ultra-Light Aircraft Flyby
7:40 – 8:30 am

Aerobatic Flight Display
8:30 – 9:30 am

Search and Rescue Flying Exhibition
9:30 – 10:00 am

Missionary Heliostat Aircraft Demo
10:00 – 10:30 am

Sky Diving Exhibiton
10:30 – 11:00 am

Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Ultra-Light Flying Display
1:30 – 2:30 pm

Agricultural Plane Spray Demo
2:30 – 3:15 pm

Sky Diving Exhibition
3:15 – 3:45 pm

Aerobatic Exhibition
3:45 – 4:30 pm

Rocketry Demonstration
4:30 – 5:00 pm

Kapamilya Caravan Variety Show
5:00 pm onwards

Ultra-Light Flyby
5:00 – 5:30 pm

RC Airplane Flying Demonstration
5:30 – 5:45 pm

Hot Air Balloon Flight
5:45 – 6:15 pm

Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
6:45 – 7:30 pm
February 10
Clark Airfield Pampanga

Hot Air Balloon Flight
5:30 - 7:00 am

Paragliding Exhibition
7:00 – 7:30 am

Ultra-Light Aircraft Flyby
7:30 – 8:30 am

Missionary Heliostat Aircraft Demo
8:30 – 9:30 am

RC Helicopter Show
9:30 – 10:00 am

Helicopter Flying Exhibition
10:00 – 10:30 am

Sky Diving Exhibition
10:30 – 11:00 am

Light Airplane Balloon Bursting Competition
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Choreographed Kite Flying Exhibition
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Ultra-Light Flying Display
1:30 – 2:30 pm

RC Airplane Flying Demonstration
2:30 – 3:00 pm

Aerobatic Exhibition
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Rocketry Demonstration
4:00 – 4:45 pm

Search and Rescue Demonstration
4:45 – 5:30 pm

Hot Air Balloon Night Glow
5:30 – 6:45 pm

Crew and Awards Night Party
7:30 pm