18th of April

April 18, 2018

Dear Journal,

Today, we had an advanced coding session for the Arduino-Supported Mobile Robot (MOBOT) with Sir Peter. Also, it was this day when I held a testing for the bots to assure its quality before the final presentation on Saturday at Philippine National Bank (PNB). In order to do this, we separated the pieces and fix it every now and then to familiarize with all the modules as well as its connections.

As for me, I also did some troubleshooting session with the 2 MOBOTS assigned to me since they are of different Bluetooth modules and I must initialize it at a different way as compared to others. It was not that hard since we were all well-supervised by Sir Peter. Thanks to him I managed to finish the task successfully. 🙂 

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17th of April

April 17, 2018

Dear Journal,

On this day, we had our Arduino-Supported Mobile Robot (MOBOT) Workshop with Sir Angelo Javier and Sir Josiah Sicad. Given that we already had our introductory lesson with Arduino, we took another step forward to build up our skills and knowledge on the project that we’re going to finish by the end of the week. To do that, the MOBOT was handed to us individually. Basically, there were three boards in the bot – one for the motor, another for the bluetooth module and lastly is the main Arduino board (Gizduino ATMEGA168).

As for our discussion, we focused on points such as making the MOBOT capable of sensing and avoid different obstacles, following or tracing a line and be controlled by merely using a mobile application called Arduino RC. It was fun yet a very challenging experience especially with the line tracing since there were some adjustments that must be made with the sensors by at least, I learned a lot today. I am very much hoping for more in the future.

27th of March

March 27, 2018

Dear Journal,

            I literally did a city adventure today with my friend since we just started our company hunt for our summer internship program. It was still unimaginable for me to fathom how long we walked and traveled between cities only to land a job. Now I realize that finishing your studies is a thing but finding a work suitable for you is a way lot different story. There are a lot of requirements that need to be fulfilled as well as the circumstances along the way that also need to consider. It was pretty much difficult, but I guess that maybe if we continue doing this, we’ll figure out how to manage things up without roaming the roads unconsciously.

            To wrap things up today, I want to thank the Almighty for protecting us all throughout our journey today. Thanks G! 😊

 

Sincerely,

Angelie

27th of February

February 27, 2018

Dear Journal,

            The highlights of today — MERALCO POWERCAMP!

            Well today, I attended an orientation about the PowerCamp spearheaded by the Meralco Corporation (Electric Company). At first, we thought that it will already be applicable to third year students unfortunately, it is not. The organizers informed us that they invited us only just to give us a glimpse of what will be happening next year. It was a good point actually coz we found out the things that we should work on for the next few months. I am so excited about it but at the same time, I feel so scared that I might not make it until the end. Maybe this is the first problem that I need to sort out myself – I need to learn that not all things will go the way I want them to be. Some things in this world aren’t just for me and I just have to be patient about it. 

      In the end, I want to say that this was an amazing day for I learned something that I consider life-changing. 🙂

 

Sincerely,

Angelie

12th of December

December 12, 2017

Dear Journal,

            And this marks my last college day for 2017. Can you imagine how time just flew!? Wow. My entire year really went like a short run and the countdown for Christmas is already up. There were so many things to finish up at the university and that is why it’s been a while since I posted something like this. Apologies! Meanwhile, as my vacation time starts, I am just so excited to go back to Baguio after so many years. Yes, that’s right – we planned to stay there until Christmas’ day and I am expecting to have a great week there. Even though I was just a little grade school student when I first when up to the “City of Pines”, I remember all those memories that I created along with my friends. All the laughter that we shared, I treasure it until today. Actually, I am really curious what they’re doing right now. Hahaha. Can they still remember me? Hmmm…

            Anyways, I guess that this is enough as an entry for today. I really hope that this season will be worth keeping. See ya!

 

Sincerely,

Angelie

21st of November

November 21, 2017

Dear Journal,

            Today was supposed to be the day that I would compete once again in the extemporaneous speaking contest at our college department. Unfortunately, I was enlisted at another event overlapping the first and putting me in a very difficult position. Good thing, a student on the same class as mine took my part and participated in it. As for me, I attended the writing contest in the afternoon. Initially, I thought that it would be the last event in line for me after I got out in the speaking competition but nah, I got it wrong. The contestant for the dagliang talumpati (the exact opposite of extemporaneous speaking *just the Filipino version*) also has an overlapping schedule during the time. But since I was already vacant, I represented our class. Honestly, it was really challenging on my part for it wasn’t done in the English language which I practiced a lot. For several years, I competed in the extempo not in daglian. Unfortunately, there was no one to put in the slot aside from me and that is why I joined. Continue reading “21st of November”