Friday, May 16, 2008

student number


My UP student number was...


Asking for one's student number is tantamount to asking a woman her age which is always bleah. :-( But a doctor can often get away with asking questions that would generally be considered awkard like how many sex partners have you had? Or the precious query, did you fart today already? Like me, for example, the first things I would want to know about anybody would be age, gender, height and weight. Such simple data can give me lots of information like endotracheal tube size, rate of IV fluids, dosage of drugs, and the like. ;p


So my student number in UP was...

There are several fellows from the University of the Philippines in the Dumaguete Writers Workshop presently being held in Silliman. And in our conversations the student number always comes up. For example, my FAVORITE fellow (brilliant mind, beautiful writing), Lambert Varias, has a student number that begins with 01 indicating that he entered UP in 2001. Until now he is still a creative writing undergrad. The reason? It is one whole fun-to-read essay, an entry piece to the workshop. So the student number gives a clue as to how long a student has been in the university. They are sometimes called 'Super Seniors' or 'Magna,' as in 'Magna-nine years in college.'

My student number was...

something that I knew by heart, for three and a half years, which is the time it took me to finish BS Zoology, which is now a defunct course. Yes, even with eyes closed we knew our student numbers as it was our identity there, everywhere we went the only thing they cared about was our student numbers.

My student number is...

something that I have (partially) forgotten already! So here's a clue, to Meloinks, my co-Bisaya and co-MD blogger, I'm old enough to be your mother but young enough to ride habal-habals and go backpacking in the mountains. Can you guess my student number from this?







10 comments:

Got meloinks? said...

Hahaha. Don't forget the summa (sumasampung taon).

"I'm old enough to be your mother but young enough to ride habal-habals and go backpacking in the mountains. Can you guess my student number from this?"

Hehehe. I'm not good at profiling. Does looking at Friendster profiles count?

You must be some mountain mama. And you must be familiar w/ the John Denver song. (Dapat pala po pinopo-po ko po kayo).

Ok, that's about it. It would be rude to guess by posting a number here. Hehehe.

Got meloinks? said...

Oh no, sa banner pix po ninyo may nakalagay na "SUHS 78." What is that? Hehehe.

Rosana said...

hehehe i know how old you are but you sure look much younger than that in the pic...

go girl!

Ness said...

Haha good sleuthing, Meloinks! I was going to point to that banner na sana but I learned sa workshop that in creative writing, sometimes we can use obtuse language, pa tipsing ra, pa tangent, for effect. O di va kewl?

Ug maluoy ka, ayaw intawon ko ug i-po. Ma-emphasize,Dong. :-)

Ness said...

rose, wahaha, you are my friend for life, evah!

Louell L. Sala MD said...

I think you're batch 2001?
Naks... Hehehehehe

Ness said...

louell,
how i wish ;p

Bone MD said...

Ate Ness? Ikaw ba yan?

78-xxxxxxx?

meloinks, grabe ka naman. Si Ate ness yan

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

ikaw ni?.....balik ra ko to read your post ha,
time to go back to work....

hala uy, kagwapa nimo ug bata pa man diay ka......sorry ha?

ako nya ni kuhaon.....sus di na needs ug plansa uy, kay gwapa ka n bata pa kaayo...

thnks, i have to off now...

lili lang ko kay tabi ako sis, naka gawas na daw akong mama sa ospital....na-ospi. siya for 8 days sa holy child...

Praise God gawas na cya, eventhough not ok pa gyd....

regards and a million thanks, balik ra ko sa sunday. free ko....

bye ingat ka .........

Ness said...

vicki,

hope your mom's ok now...