Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Approval Sheet

Praise the Lord!
I've finally completed all the signatures!!

I'm gonna graduate !!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Thesis and Work and the International conference.

Finally, I KNOW that I will officially graduate this October 2016. I got the signatures from my panel already. Minor revisions but it is already approved!!

I can also now focus more on building a bigger team for my work. I really love being a leader. I really enjoy balancing the chemistry, the culture, the personalities, the strengths and weaknesses. That's what's really I love best in being a leader. And it is true that being a leader will be so easy if you have the right people on your team! 

And then of course I can now focus more on the International Conference that my professional organization has been preparing for more than a year now. This is another accomplishment for me because all (but one) of the major partners of the conference is because of my networking skills. I am also going to take this opportunity to present my paper! Well, at least only a part of it because my thesis is actually compose of three studies. I can present the quantitative phase in this conference =)

My team on Online and Computerized Assessments will also be presenting. I will also be presenting, I think I should be preparing for my presentation soon. haha.

Oh goodie such a great year this year yes it was. Thank you Lord!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Recipes from cooking class

Attended another cooking class today and the food looks all delish... I am just not sure if I will be able to replicate them on my own. But just incase, I will post the recipes I've gotten from the cooking class because I might misplace these some day.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


Thesising with my gradschool friend, Rina. Pulling an old-day-ER. Lez get this sh*t done.

Monday, July 11, 2016

When people ask me what my work is...

Okay, last year I made a post trying to explain what a psychometrician was so that when people ask me what a psychometrician is I have a script to follow. This is because it's just so difficult to sometimes explain to people who are not in your field and make them understand what it really means. You have to convert it to something useful and relevant to them.

Psychometricians: They develop tests like personality tests, aptitude tests, psychological tests etc. I think that's understandable right?

Now when people ask me what my work is or what I am currently studying on, and then I say what my course is: "oh you want to be a teacher?"

It's not that I DON'T want to be a teacher, but there's just more in education than that. Of course one day I want to teach inside the classroom. But how do I explain the job of an instructional designer? or a Curriculum writer?

I would sometimes say "We write a compilation of lesson plans for teachers to use". Lesson plans are a layman's term right?

But recently I found a much simpler version of it all: "We write books for students."

And then I get the idea they understand what they basically mean. Save the technicalities for those who wish to learn more about my profession.

48 Laws of Power by Robert Green

Here's a screen shot of my current iBooks in my Macbook. I can't wait to have free time so I can go back reading to these books again. These are type of books that you have to read more than once. I just realized that most of my favorite books are on the lines of learning the art of manipulation. Isn't applied psychology just awesome? lol ... anyway... not that I want to manipulate anybody... I just want to learn human behavior and how the best way to behave in certain situations... *wink*

Anywayyyyy... the only book that I haven't read in my collection is 48 Laws of Power. I cam across an article from Business Insider ( and read the summary of each "Law" ... Kinda deceptive but it's like the "Art of War" but only different, somehow.. Anyway it does sound interesting.. I'm sharing here the clippings from the article I mentioned. And then after completing my thesis revisions I will 1) Study Spanish and 2) Read my books!

Funny that when I was a child I hated reading books. It just completely bores me. If only I was introduced to these "behavioral" books then maybe I could have developed the love of manipulation, or I mean, the love of psychology and reading at an early age! ... Human behavior is just so awesome.