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Hey, I’m a ChemEngg Student! (Plus pics of football and more of Melia’s first bazaar)

With all my posts on fun things like food and my online store, some of you may be forgetting what I’m majoring in at college. Well, to remind everyone, I’m studying Chemical Engineering at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. Here are some photos of what I do when I’m at school.

So here we have the Reynolds experiment set-up. For the nerds out there, like me, you’d know that the Reynolds number defines the flow regime of a particular fluid. The Reynolds experiment was conducted by Osborne Reynolds in order to better define these flow regimes. What came about was a quantity that could define a particular flow as laminar or turbulent.

The task we were handed was to recreate the experiment and even incorporate another aspect of the flow of fluids to it. What that is my groupmates and I are unsure of as of the moment. For suggestions, comment away! I’m sure I’m not the only Chemical Engineering student on the web. We’re looking into hysteresis but are still unsure how to design our experiment around it.

Anyway, on to the photos!

My hardworking groupmates hard at work ๐Ÿ™‚ And me, snapping away. Don’t worry this is just the preliminary checking stage. We were just looking to make sure everything worked. I will be helping out during the actual experiment.

Here we have our laboratory’s old old old old condenser. I don’t think anyone uses it anymore >.<

More pipes and things ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, enough of the engineering stuff. I am also an avid football player, if you all recall. Though it’s been a while, I still get tingles whenever I’m on the field. Unfortunately, I was only on the field because I had to help officiate a tournament. I didn’t actually play ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I did get to kick around the ball with my orgmates for a bit. My spikes really missed the mud and grass. Sigh. I wonder when I’ll be able to play again.

I was so jealous of everyone playing ๐Ÿ˜ฆ At least the whole tournament when without a hitch. Congratulations to the Eng’gSoccer heads, Kero and Noelyn! Everyone seemed happy. Special mention to Laya FC! Thanks for officiating.

In reference to my previous post, I found more pictures from the organizers.

I promise, I’ll be joining more bazaars in the future. And, I’ll be more prepared ๐Ÿ™‚

Flying High: Singapore Day 3

Singapore Day 3! I apologize for not following up my posts sooner. College life has been sucking out all my energy. Time to load up on milk tea!

On a side note, I just found out yesterday that Moonleaf now has a branch in Kapitolyo! I live in Kapitolyo! I checked out the new branch and saw that it was walking distance from my house! Crazy! So many exclamation marks!

But seriously, if I don’t watch myself, I’m probably going to drown in milk tea. We have Cha Dao Tea Place (walking distance), Chatime (trike ride away) and now Moonleaf all within 5 minutes from where I live! It’s good to live in Kapitolyo. Other yummy places include Charlie’s, Thai Dara, Uncle Moe’s, Skew U, and many more. I’ll do a walking food tour of Kapitolyo some day and post my reviews of all the food places. And to think, Zagu used to be the only decent food/drink place in my area when I moved here a handful of years ago.

But I digress. Again, here’s my post for Singapore day 3! So, we decided to take a city tour of Singapore to see the sights and chillax. After the busy and wet day that was yesterday, we were all looking forward to a nice leisurely tour.

Our first stop was a chocolate shop. What’s with city tours and chocolate? Are they all trying to make me fat?ย 

Then, we went around little India and visited their oldest Mosque. We also went by an electronics store that gave us great discounts! I was this close to an iPad 2 haha!

What’s a city tour without a visit to the Merlion? Here we are at the iconic statue.

Nothing too different from the first time I went to Singapore. The weather was a lot better this time, no crazy rain. The one place we did go to that I haven’t been to before was the Singapore Flyer. Much like the London Eye, it’s a huge ferris wheel that shows you the whole of Singapore. Get ready for a lot of aerial shots and vertigo-inducing pictures.

I got fascinated by all the ships. Look at all of them! There are swarms of ships waiting to dock.

Here we are, the crazy siblings. My kuya may be smiling but he was scared the entire time. He was practically sweating.ย 

My favorite part of the view was the awesome football stadium near the water. Let’s zoom in.

Imagine playing in that field! I bet it would be awesome. Awesome, and a little scary. I wondered if they had nets to stop the balls from flying into the water. I would have loved to get to step on that grassy field. Awesome floating soccer field is awesome.We finished all these before lunch and took our bus back to the hotel for some food. After eating, my mom, my titas and I all went shopping on the famed Orchard road. Gucci, LV, Coach, Prada, Ferragamo, oh my! My mom and I outlasted the others and stayed while they took a cab back to Concorde. Our last stop was Forever 21, which had 4-5 floors! My goodness. We only got to the third floor before deciding to call it a day.

So, that ends day 3 of Singapore with family! Yay! Though we originally planned for a nice and simple day out, I ended up almost dead on the bed when we got back to the hotel. My uncles wanted to go to Clark Quay to join the Halloween celebrations and asked my brother and I to come along. We decided to stay in and abuse the warm, comfy beds at the hotel.

The Beautiful Sport

Everyone in my college (at least those who know me) associates me with Football. I’m glad they do.

I’ve been playing Soccer since my fourth year in high school. It was the first time they offered the sport in my school and ย I went ahead and tried out for the varsity team. Thing is, I’ve never played the game before that. Kinda arrogant, but that’s me. Luckily, I got into the team and my baptism into Soccer began.

Being as I don’t like to run, it was quite funny that I ended up loving a sport that makes its players run. I’m mostly a defensive player so I don’t really have to run the whole length of the field, thank goodness, but the trainings doesn’t make a distinction. I still had to do shuttle runs and jogs and exercises. My unfit body wasn’t happy. That year though was the year I felt my strongest and fittest.

After my fourth year, I joined the Xavier Football Club. I was the oldest one there but I was OK with that. That was the summer of Soccer for me. Got to train with the funnest people ever. Until now, no other team came close to ours in terms of camaraderie and over-all sillyness.

Fast-forward to college and me trying out for the varsity team. Unfortunately, I couldn’t cope with the late hours plus my academic requirements. I’m studying Chemical Engineering, by the way. It was really tough for me to juggle all of that so I decided to quit.

It’s a good thing the College of Engineering still gives me the chance to play. We have an annual Engineering Cup where Football is one of the major sports. I also have an org that has a lot of passionate soccer players so I get to have pick-me-ups sometimes. Phys. Ed. classes also lets me blow off steam and play a little footie. Even with all these avenues, I always yearn to play more.

And though I play a lot of different sports, Football will forever be my first love.