Thursday, December 26, 2013

Telephony Project Tutorial



                Vacation is almost up! And you’re a graduating student, having been in that same situation last year I know just how you feel especially if you’re like me who does not know shit on what to do. A famous project for ECE Students? Telephony and Microwave!

                Last year I spent Christmas with my friend, now Engr and University Instructor to do the project. A perk of having the smartest student as your bestfriend is you will never EVER be lost and you have a sure guide. As early as today last year we were on our way, and we did it shitload ahead of time which he used to study and which I used to goof around HAHAHAHA.

                Ohhh yeah this is incomplete this is about 60% of the Total Work, I may definitely have forgotten something or deliberately left-out other stuff.

                So without further ado, here is a Tutorial of Telephony Project (50% KEVIN CALA and 70% KELVIN MONJE Approved)


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Coping Up with a Failure The Biggest One of My Life

Coping Up with a Failure The Biggest One of My Life

                I have never failed. That is a bold statement but allow me to elaborate. Sure I have failed many times, but most of thems are failures I quickly bounce back from. Being a Student, the only failure I could have possibly have had will be Failure in quizzes, examinations, projects and love. I have failed tons of quizzes and examinations, but I did what I must to fight back and retaliate myself to propel myself back up, as for love, I had only one major heartbreak and meltdown. I will always remember that experience like it was yesterday. Contrary to the norm of crying like there is no tomorrow,being bat-shit sad and emo, I worked myself into a fury into making myself better, instead of dampening my confidence to approach girls, I became more confident. Six years ago, I was a fat ass, weighing in at a staggering 180lbs on 5’5” height, I was an obese thin ass, I didn’t have a fat ass even when I was fat L On March 2008, my HS Teacher told me I was too fat to go out with my other batchmates. That was harsh but true, another thing which made me pursue a better start at college. By June I lost 30lbs and by October I weighed only 130lbs. I told myself I can make it, and to no surprise, I did. As for approaching women, you can ask a lot of my friends or the girls I met themselves hahaha.

                As I graduated college, I can say I performed a little above average on a half-assed effort. Don’t get me wrong, I loved studying, and not to sound nerdy but I love MATH as much as I love POKEMON and I really love Pokemon! During my first two years in college, I was at the top of my game always competing with the top who eventually became our Magna Cum Laude hahaha, hi Kevin Cala hihihi. But as Majoring came, this is something I had shared with my friends, even with my potential employers, I became disinterested and my studying efforts went downhill. What made my 3 years interesting was my amazing friends and professors which helped me into who I am today. To my ECE professors, especially Ma’am Lot and Ma’am Asilo, the two professors who I know know me, thank you for  believing in me and making me feel like I’m a child of the ECE family, thank you so much, for my ES teachers, thank you for making me love math more and making my transition to college the best two years, performance-wise, of my entire stay, especially Sir Rambongga and Ma’am Guevarra.

                Last December 14 and 15, I took the ECE Licensure examination. At first I was motivated to study, I finished the math books earlier and I constantly read conceptual parts on GEAS and EST, for Elecs, I made it a point to memorize all the Virtual Review shit, which I did. That was basically my whole gameplan as EVERY PASSER HAS CONSISTENTLY TOLD ME TO DO SO. I’m a lazy person, and why would I not believe my mentors and former passers who consistenly told me ELECS is a PIECE OF CAKE BASED ON VIRTUAL REVIEWER. There was even a mentor who begged us to not miss the virtual to the point that he said forget about reviewing the books, Villamor and Gibilisco, both I finished looks Famming, the latter I actually read until the end, and just focus on Virtual Review. I was feeling pretty confident as the exam grew near but an unexpected occurrence happened which would trigger, for the third time in my life, a guinea pig scenario. Ms. Marcelo, RIP, died, and the Board had to be renewed, and frustratingly, so does the Question Bank.  I know you didn’t ask but, in highschool, I assumed my Alma Mater was threatened by the rise of Science High School that a few select had been subjected into a new curriculum, I was part of that bunch, but I quit, not because I can’t but because I didn’t want to be the at the bottom, I saw the opportunity to be the best among the average. I’d rather be the best among the average than be the worst among the best. And sure enough, I graduated the best among the average. This is not like being the handsomest among the uglies or being the ugliest in the handsomes, I assure you, I’m in no way average. Being the best among the averages skyrocketed my confidence. As college approached, I was subjected to a new curriculum, which I honestly did not feel because of aforementioned things about my major.

Now, for the third time, I am a Guinea Pig once more, and Finally, after all the accumulation of strength, confidence, morale, expectations from people I aim to please, I am a first-born, I have that please everybody complexity HAHAHAHA, I FAILED HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I CRASHED I BURNED HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

Rather than being mopey, sad, pathetic emo which thinks life is not worth living anymore, I actually think the opposite, I admit I am hurt, but it does not compare to the Laughter I feel inside, I don’t feel pressured, I don’t feel shamed and I don’t think my life is over. That is how I am coping up with this failure, I admire myself for the strength of instantaneously looking forward to the future. And I think that is we should put our minds into, the future. I know how frustrating investing on review centers and investing time for naught can feel, but what can we do for now?  Nothing. Instead of wallowing in sadness, for those who want to pursue license, study now, you know in yourself you can do it and I’m pretty sure this experience will make you wiser for the next board examination.  For those who will not pursue the boards and focus on their Go! All of us have gone through 5 years of studying, and you owe it to yourself to believe that those five years will not only be substantial but more than enough to propel you to excel, I honestly don’t know what to say as I only hold on to one thing, my positive outlook in life and Faith that I have much more potential inside me. This is the major factor as to how I’m moving on and Coping with the Failure, the extreme self-confidence and super optimism, I believe that I am better and much more capable than the limits of the License, hahaha! I’m already employed into one of the top companies in the world, I’m loving it here and the compensation is almost twice what I could have gotten should I have pursued the Telco companies or Semicon industries, sure money can’t buy happiness but it can buy me temporal happiness on a monthly basis, so yeah, currently I bought myself a Corsair M95 Gaming Mouse and a 3DS XL, I’m pretty sure I’m happy hahahaha, and I assure you I’m not the kind of person who will be content with Job Stagnation, I aim to find growth in my career and I know Hewlett-Packard will aid me going forward. And we all know, happiness is with our God, alam kong hindi madadala ang pera sa kabilang buhay, but I don’t think pursuing money is wrong, I aim to help people when I get rich, is that bad, if I’m looking forward to growth, dun na ako sa mas mabilis kong maabot pangarap ko.

Think of it as this, this is the NBA Draft, the passers were the ones who got drafted but we, the undrafted can still make it and be one of the best, Ben Wallace is my favorited Undrafted Player hahaha. Kung naglalaro ka ng NBA, may PoItential dun, laro ka NBA 2K12 or yung mga nauna tignan mo yung Potential stat ni Lebron, ganun ako kagaling HAHAHAHAHA Ito pa Tang ina, College Dropout nga mumimilyonaryo at fumeferrari dahil sa #Power #FrontRow putang ikaw pa kayang College graduate? HAHAHAHAHA

That being said, I will never forget to thank God for this experience, I was a pompous braggart, I had to be stopped, during exam period, I was actually just giving thanks for the job God gave me, I did not care if I passed, if my slot was to be filled might as well be to someone who deserved it, glad to see all my friends passed. Congrats Engineers, kita kita nalang tayo pag may business work niyo sa HP hahaha.

#December2013BoardExamFailer and #Unashamed HAHAHAHA

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

THE MANILA BUS BAN: From a Commuter’s Point of View

From a Commuter’s Point of View


It has been some time since I last wrong something on my blog. I am on temporary leave on blogging latest phones due to my fund shortage and my Buy and Sell experience has been from bad to worst. Lately, I witnessed a huge ‘game-changing’ ban, and it was the No Bus Van on Manila. The moment I heard of this I immediately knew and predicted this would create more traffic than it aims to alleviate. Let me enumerate to you some of the things which the ban did BASED ON THE 1 WEEK OBSERVATION I HAD. Again, this is based on MY OBSERVATION. I am a Reviewee student on Espana Manila, from PERC DC, Panginoong Dimal’s Turf. I have classes every MWF and go to school every Thursday to review. I have classes in the morning, and every Monday, I come from Taft Avenue and the rest I tackle the Quezon Avenue and Espana Combo. The Bus Van heavily affects two road, Taft Avenue and Espana, buses U-turn around at Welcome Rotonda  and buses from Gil Puyat are restricted from entering Taft unless they have bus terminal on Manila.

Figure 1
Probably the most annoying result of this ban was the drastic increase of greedy of Jeepney Drivers to the point all their disciplines, if any of them even have some, is blinded with the tons of commuters at the choke points. Figure 1 Shows Welcome Rotonda, The X Represents the choke points. You can observe that from Cubao, left side of Welcome, there is a choke point, this is where MOST, if not all, bus drivers stop. How annoying can this be? Not only is this the wrong place to load passengers, it is also on the middle of the Rotonda which causes not only stoppage on travelers from Cubao but also from Espana. In addition to the frustration, on the circle you can see MMDA officers, I don’t know if blind, stupid, or bribed by bus companies, just standing there, DOING NOTHING TO ALLEVIATE THE TRAFFIC.

Also from Figure 1, you can see two choke points from the right, as you can see there is a U-Turn spot nearby, how many Jeepney drivers have I seen forcing their way to the side just to get passengers from Unloading Buses. The first choke point is where buses unload and the second is for the greedy selfish jeepney drivers. The aforementioned U-turn slot occupies one lane, the second lane is where jeeps pushes their way to the third lane and the third lane is the choking point. The result is the clusterfuck of a traffic that spans up to Banawe, sometimes even to Santo Domingo. I know Jeepney drivers are just trying to maximize profit but for the Love of God, please don’t be inconsiderate greedy jerks.

Figure 2

Moving on from Espana, we come to the simple Figure 2, last Friday was the only time I had the chance to experience a bus free taft, and it was one of the fastest rides I had, though I did leave at noon so traffic maybe much lighter by then. Quiapo was still an undeniable choke point but it did not take me as long as before. The problem I had with Taft was this Monday, July 29. Normally, the buses I rode reach up to Park and Ride Lawton, it was no biggie for me to leave the bus from Gil Puyat but that was where I was wrong. The FX Terminal was now swarmed with passengers and Gil Puyat was very crowded. As seen from Figure 2, there is an unutilized part of the road which is also the choke point, caused by whom you ask? JEEPNEY DRIVERS. JEEPNEY DRIVERS WHO COULD NOT STOP AT DESIGNATED STOPS TO FILL THEIR JEEPNEYS. Ok ok I’m being too harsh on Jeepney drivers I will put the blame on the passengers also. Some passengers insist on riding even if it is not an optimal place to load and unload. I will go back to Jeepney drivers, if you are not so greedy and tell the passengers that this is not the right spot to ride or unload passengers will not be as keen to ride at those points. I can give you two examples as to where passengers are disclined. MAKATI and BINAN. I live in Laguna and I ride Jeepneys at Binan, Jeepney drivers there shout at passengers to go to designated Loading/Unloading areas. Makati is the best example for Loading and Unloading, try to unload on a loading spot and face the humiliation from the conductor, driver and the passengers. HEAVEN.


Finally, probably the biggest drawback of this  Bus Van would have to be the burden of the commuters of SM Fairview. With buses especially coming from UST, the seats are scarce as buses from Taft are filled from Taft, Quiapo and Morayta, can you imagine how hard it is for Thomasians or Espana commuters to go home now? FXs will surely be filled by the time they get to Espana as well as Jeepneys forcing SM Fairview commuters to take alternate route. You suggest more FX and Jeepneys? Are you seriously too na├»ve to suggest this? Not only does it defeat the purpose of alleviating traffic but it adds to it. One scenario where the bus will surely be missed will be on rainy days. Jeeps are too scared to ride with the wave but I’m pretty sure bus can endure the flood. What I think of this ban is a high-risk low reward move.
With all the disappointment I have with this Ban, I have to applaud a person for doing such a bold move, Mayor Jospeh Estrada. Sure it was a ridiculous move but it was a game-changing move, this is what we need for our country, bold moves to try and help the country to improve, when was the last Ban/Law which made drastic changes? No Wang-Wang policy? You must be kidding me. I don’t think Erap made this law to punish commuters, I think it was an honest effort to help alleviate traffic. Sadly, it had more cons and created more cons than he anticipated. I am not an Erap fan but I am a fan of politicians brave enough to rattle the status quo. Kudos to Erap! Now if only, my ONLY TAX-PAYER CAN VOTE dream can come true how nice could that be :> Hihihihihi.