The 250 People You Meet at the Eighth Floor

14 06 2008

Okay, sure, this article is dumb as hell. The grammar and composition is poor. I just saw it while fumbling through my old college files. Again, I found it interesting. So in case you were wondering how pitiful I wrote back then, read on:

Located 56 feet above sea level, it is not surprising to see how diverse Asia Pacific College’s engineering students are.

Ranging from total fashionistas to total weirdoes, the inhabitants of the 8th floor of the APC Building prove to be one of best species of human beings that ever set foot on earth (not to offend leg amputees).

To understand us better, though we are so strange that it is virtually impossible to comprehend us clearly, here is a list of the basic groups of people that you have probably already encountered at the 8th floor:

1. The Leibniz-wannabes

Here come the scholars.

An ordinary human being will find it very difficult to understand what goes through these people’s heads. Unconsciously, these Leibniz-wannabes find it impossible to sleep without studying 50 pages ahead of everyone else. They have this tendency to exaggeratedly learn everything they can due to the paranoia of failing, which we highly doubt happening to them.

Whenever something falls out of the sky, they exclaim, “Oh my gravity! Get out of there; it’s falling with a negative acceleration of 9.8 meters per second per second! Do you seriously want to kill yourself?” Yet, this is not the weirdest trait they have.

These cerebral beings don’t cram nor fail tests. But when they do, severe manifestations of manic depression happen; to the point that they actually hurt themselves by banging their technical pens to their heads.

The Leibniz-wannabe’s live on computations, electronics, and mathematics alone. Their sagging eye bags prove to be the effects of sleepless nights trying to disprove the Pythagorean Theorem.

But most of all, they hate seeing 3.5’s or lower grades on their report cards. These ratings poison them. They will not eat nor sleep for days due to the thought that they had failed the ancient religion of numbers.

In effect of their lack of sleep, the average time of death of this breed of engineering students is just about twelve to fourteen days after they have graduated (This is based from a not-so-trustworthy study conducted by the next type of engineering people.)

2. The Braindeads

These are somewhat the opposite of the Leibniz-wannabe’s.

The Braindeads don’t necessary loathe equations, it just so happen that their brain synapses are down. No matter how much they examine numbers and equations, these symbols practically appear invisible to them. Thus, they are also referred to as “Number-blinds.”

What’s more intriguing is that whenever they hear certain words such as calculus or antiderivatives, their noses bleed as if they where hit on the head by a ten-wheeler truck.

They don’t need extra hours of tutorials; this won’t have any effect on them. A few specific occurrences like a car accident or severe head trauma can possibly change their pathetic condition.

You definitely wouldn’t want to be like them.

3. The All-I-Can-Think-Of-Is-DOTA Type

These engineering students are the ones that can actually blend into the crowd and we won’t ever wonder what they’re going to do after class.

But every once in a while, we hear someone utter, “I’ m sure I won’t be the first blood next game!” which we have no idea about whatever he meant by those words.

That, my friend, is only a small part of a language only computer-gaming freaks know.

Underground, amidst the noises of the sacred land of Netopia, lies an arena for a new kind of engineering people. They are known as the All-I-Can-Think-Of-Is-DOTA Type.

We rarely see them attending classes, not unless the class involves computers.

From mirrors to points, gods to vipers, and pretty much everything you can think of, they can relate that to their addiction. So when examination time comes, they just might as well sleep and dream about new strategies for their next battle.

4. The D.N.E.’s

Does not exist

This term (also known as D.N.E.) is used to define numbers that are non-existent. But now, this also describes a certain kind of engineering folks that somehow disappear into the masses so unnoticeably that we are not even sure if there are students of this kind.

Inside classrooms, they hardly ever talk to anyone. They have a fear of being called by the professor to recite. They die each time they are requested to speak or just even show their presence.

They would rather talk to their own fingernails than to converse and have fun with other people.

They probably need some advice from this next type.

5. The I-Have-So-Much-Cash -I-Can-Even-Buy-My-Own-College Sort

The name implies that money is by no means their problem, and so is repeating subjects.

They are the ones who trade The Calculus 7 textbook for the latest issue of Teen Vogue. The only numbers that they know are those on the price tags of their signature clothing. And dating their boyfriends or girlfriends is a bigger priority than to review for the final exams.

They never worry about grades because their parents’ affluence is their back-up.

Though they may pass certain subjects once in a while, we just can’t imagine these guys passing the board exam and becoming engineers—which in every way is improbable (not unless their bribes work).

And last but not least (nor the most):

6. The Jugglers

Basically everybody wants to belong into this brand.

The Jugglers effortlessly balance their social lives with their grades.

They may not be as smart as the Leibniz-wannabe’s or as socially-obsessed as the I-Have-So-Much-Cash -I-Can-Even-Buy-My-Own-College Sort, but they can sure pass exams with satisfactory results and make friends with anybody.

They are usually the ones you meet and chat with at the 8th floor.

Now that you know us a little further, I hope that every time you go astray our floor, you’ll be ready to deal with us, whichever eccentric variety we belong to.


That might just be the corniest and most ridiculous article you’ve read, so please forgive me. I’m spending more time deriving equations now, so I have resorted into recycling.

XXXxx

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28 responses

16 06 2008
batopik

yah yah.. whatever..
harhar.. wasakk!
ang galing! naabutan mo na ako!
congrats! pacheeseburger ka naman jaaan!!!
hohoho..
hndi pala ako emuuuu..
di ku binasa ung post mu.. hehehe… XP

16 06 2008
royal spencer

congratulations! you have defeated batopik by 300 aliens as of 8 pm.
fan mo rin ako batopik pero loyalista ako ni rime. 🙂

hakhak

adek to

tenks heniweys

cnu k nga ba?

XXXxx

16 06 2008
batopik

oh. sino si royal spencer…? harhar..
puberty boy siguro si royal spencer… tsktsk..
tinan mu eadd nia.. hekhek..

16 06 2008
batopik

ay adik ka pala… may blogspot din ang rimewire!!!
adik kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

17 06 2008
eloiski

hahaha!
ako na alng yung juggler!
wapaK!

natuwa ako sa post na ito. at sa tingin ko may ganyan din sa amin!
hahaha!

tamang-tama, kase ginawa ko ung artikol pra sa mga engineers

hakhak

go ECE!

XXXxx

17 06 2008
nickname™

love the blog..
hehehe.
san ka ba dun? juggler? hehehe..
galing mo naman pala magsulat eh.
hehe. 😆

tenks beri mats, slmat sa pag-aprisiyeyt

hakhak

sana nga ilibre ako ng klasmeyt ko pra matuto na kong magDUtah

hakhak

XXXxx

17 06 2008
nickname™

and oh, i love playing dota.. but i didn’t cut classes back then.

“first blood” means you are the first hero to die during the game. hehe. it’s really fun.

17 06 2008
SuperPAURONG

wala yata ako dito. ok lang naman ang pagkasulat. ansaya mo talaga.

ah, pang-engineering histyudents po kase ung artikol eh, hakhak

baket ho MASAYA ko?

XXXxx

17 06 2008
ifoundme

hmmm… parang i couldn’t place my kabarkada in those categories. parang they are combination of everything…. tipong mga gago na brain dead nga pag nasa class pero leibniz wannabes naman pag nasa labas ng klase… ang labo! hehehe! i like this entry. 🙂

pang-HENJINIRING HISTYUDENTS lmang po kase ung klasipikasyon ko sa artikol kung kaya’t hnd ito nkikita sa ibang mga kurso

hakhak

slamat sa pagbisita

XXXxx

17 06 2008
neex

sa 8th floor lang? edi mas madami pang klase ng tao pag buong campus na yan. haha.. katuwa naman

uu nga eh, kaso ibang planeta n cla nkatira eh, di kame klows

hakhak

XXXxx

17 06 2008
dota

dota…

Dota is a really great game! Thanks for this post mate!…

18 06 2008
ifoundme

engineering din sila… ay… hahaha! hindi ko pala na explain kaya baka hindi mo nakonek. when i was still studying (a business course), i hang out with engineering students. hwag magulat ha pero hindi rin kita masisisi kasi kahit pinsan ko nun nagugulat na nakikita nya ako sa engineering bldg samantalang hindi naman ako engineering student. i think i went out with them more compared to my blockmates and classmates. so ganyan…. all i know is that they are so brain dead when in class pero pag nasa labas naman, daig pa ang summa cum laude kung makadiscuss. hahaha!

hakhak

ah, ganun ba?

xenxa ho, elyens lamang

hakhak

XXXxx

18 06 2008
lois

ahaha.. ang kyuuut naman. san ka ba jan belong kuya? d:

hakhak

aaminin ku na, isa akong, LEIBNIZ WANNABE

hakhak

super nerd tudamaksimum “label”

tenks por visiting!

XXXxx

18 06 2008
kris jasper van dyke

lol.. natawa ako sa mga D.N.E’s.

na parang naawa rin.

hmm….

mixed emotions na naman ako.. di healthy ito.

hakhak

bket nmn d healthy ang pgkaka-mixd emotions?

hakhak

bka di ka lng ngbreykpas

hakhak

elyens

XXXxx

19 06 2008
lawstude

i can see myself as somewhat of a leibniz/d.n.e. back then.

thanks for the visit in my blog.

have a nice day.

Have a nice day, too. Salamat din sa pagbisita.

XXXxx

19 06 2008
tina

i dont find it ridiculous. impact its great. i see your a keen observer. (not to mention.. madali kasi akong humanga.) hhehe. so its up to you to take this as acompliment or not. aheheheh. but i mean what i say.

19 06 2008
royal spencer

no. no. no. no. no. me no adek. ek-struh-tuh-res-tree-uhl lang.

hakhak

adek tlga ‘to

hakhak

wet lang, kilala po ba kita sa totoong buhay sa planet earth?

XXXxx

20 06 2008
mang BADoy

mabuhay ka! isa kang henyo ako yata yung number one nung college ko… pa-genius kunwari! buti na lang tapos na yun… at isa nakong ganap at lisensyadong HENJINIR.

mabuhay ka! salamat sa pagbabasa sa blog ko!!! happy reading til next time…

20 06 2008
batopik

hindi ah.. kelan eun?
baka yun ung badtrip aku sa titser ko sa pubspe..ewan ko.
wala nga ako sa sarili ko masyado ngayong linggo eh.
tsktsk. sorry naman. bingi.

22 06 2008
eLLesiRk

haha a nice mix, nagbblend nicely ang bawat race ha… so wala bang hybrids??

22 06 2008
kamotenista

ay none of the above ako….wahaha

naliligaw po ako!

hai sana ung naghasik ng grasya si kuya Jesus may nakuha akong yaman sa matematika…..=(

6 07 2008
shenmue7754

Usually engineers or engineering students are not good in writing journals or stuffs like this especially in ENGLISH! I am not saying lahat pero marami-rami rin… huwaw, you must have one hell of a brain! Saludo aq sau pwamis!

tutuo pu yan, bhira lng ang may gusto sa Ingles

ngunit wirdo aku eh

hakhak

XXXxx

18 07 2008
KEEM

BEST WRITER EVER. 🙂

siyet

that’s the best comment i received

tenks po

XXXxx

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20 11 2008
batopik

BEST WRITER EVER!

nakangyan ngaun ko lang binasa. Hakhak.
Pasalamat ka naman saken binasa ko.
Hehehe.. =P

“to the point that they actually hurt themselves by banging their technical pens to their heads.” —bat ganyan din ako nagpupukpok ng bolpen sa ulo, pero di ako super nerd. mas masipag lang ng 50% saken ang mga Leibnitz wannabe na katulad mo. Ang hirap! Ang hirap na mag-aral. Pero ang sarap mag-aral lalu na pag nabeberi gud ka ng titser mu. hakhak.

ang daldal ko.
ui naberi gud ako ni miss grace kanina.
ang saya ko talaga.
hahahaha!!! 😀

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