7 problems communication majors have when it comes to math

Most communication majors have no patience for math–I certainly don’t. It was only in 5th grade when I really enjoyed math, and it was only because I understood it (thanks to the best math teacher ever). Anyway, now that I’m in grad school and I have subjects like accounting, financial management, and quantitative methods in business, my feud with math has started all over again. I rounded up this list that some of you may be able to relate to:

1. When you understand the word problems, but you don’t know how to compute for the answer.

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Or not.

“I know what is being asked for, but how do you compute for it?” Then you have classmates who are accounting majors–they KNOW all the formulas, but they don’t understand the context of the problem. Can we be groupmates please?

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The Secret to Getting a US Visa

My sister and I just got approved last Monday–and we received our visas Wednesday (just two days after the interview)!

I decided to share with you what we went through so that we could be of help because the journey wasn’t that smooth. To guide you in applying for a US visa, everything you need is in this link. I read that everyday to ensure that I didn’t make any mistake.

But I still made some bloopers. So don’t fret. It’s best to be ready, to double check everything. The lesson I learned is this: that no matter how ready I sometimes think I am, I still get hit in the face by something I never thought of.
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Life outside a crate

As many of you know, I am a mom to a wonderful beagle named Snoopy, who is now 1 1/2 year old. Life with Snoopy didn’t start out easy–potty training, chewing stuff up, and the infamous beagle bolts and the energy! But now, we have reached harmony. We have a routine we have been following since the day he arrived and dogs, as you know, live for routine.

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An open letter to the 20-something non-voter

I have nothing against you. In fact, I am even really close friends with some of you.

I love your political views, and your opinions on national issues. I follow a lot of you on social media and I have discussed with you from time to time. I am impressed with how you view things. I am amazed of how much you want our country to be free from the corruption and the traditional politicians. I think to myself, if only there were more people like you.

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The Sixth Year Significance

Today, we are celebrating our 6th anniversary as a couple. So yay!

People ask us how we manage to stay together for the past years—without a single break up or even a cool off. Not that we don’t fight or disagree—we actually disagree a lot because we are very different and opinionated people. I think, in all honesty, it’s because we are both in it for the long run, and we accept and love each other for who we are.

I don’t believe articles with titles like “10 secrets to a lasting relationship” or “5 tips to keep him happy.” I honestly believe that it’s a case-to-case basis. Different people mean different relationships. What may work for us may not work for you. So that’s why I’m going to share six reasons why I think we have stayed strong and happy together. As I’ve mentioned, this is a case-to-case basis. This is our story, and you have your own.

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Graduate School So Far

Go to grad school, they said. It would be fun, they said.

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Well, guess what. I did start my graduate studies, and it is NOT fun. Nah, I’m totally overreacting.

I am currently taking up Master of Management in Business Management (MM BM) still in my beloved University of the Philippines Los Baños. Aside from this being a requirement for tenure, I also really really really want to start my own business in the future, and I want to have a strong background in that. Among other Masters Degrees in UPLB, the MM program requires applicants to take the MM Midyear Program to gauge if they are ready for the regular semester. If you pass the MM Midyear Program, you get accepted either as a regular graduate student or a probationary student. If you fail the midyear program, you can try again next year.

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Hello world!

Yey! Regina writes again!

When the blogosphere wasn’t that active yet, or when it was still fairly new, I would like to believe I was one of the first few who tried it out. I got addicted almost instantly.

I have always loved writing. I used to write fantasy stories, or even book series. I grew up believing I would become a world famous author someday. Of course I grew up and met people who really were good writers. I went to school, had my papers graded, and so I realized I wasn’t perfect. Also, I got distracted. I learned to do other stuff I really enjoyed doing. So I guess I lost focus.

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