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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The End in mind

I just came from a meeting yesterday and while discussing with them multitude of issues that's causing me the depression, one cheerfully said "Begin with an end in mind", quoting the words of Covey in his Book the "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People". Who would not know this book - I myself heard about about it a thousand times already - although up to now, I still haven't read it (You might want to lend me one, haha...)

Relating covey's 2nd habit to this world of mine, I told myself, "yeah, I should work with the end in mind". Yup, you read it right, work with the end in mind. For those who are and who'd been into "hell" because of work(an overstatement maybe), it would seem more fitting and inspiring to work with the thought of "Working with the end in mind". I for one, is awaiting for that day when I can finally escape from the agony I had been feeling for several months. The thought of the last days just gives me a feeling of relief, inspiration and all. To end means having to start anew, the end means new environment and being up for new challenges. Now, I'm feeling a little better because some of the impossible things were resolved during the meeting. And of course, I'll be out soon......

One month to go for that end to come...:-)

UP@100: Ang Galing mo!

To all proud peyups!

UP: Excellence, Service, and Leadership in the Next 100 Years"*

The country's premier university, the University of the Philippines is now 100 years old and UP is moving into the future with goals that are ever more expansive. Excellence takes the form of not only developing but also discovering new areas of knowledge. Service goes beyond conducting research to include designing workable and effective action plans. And leadership demands transforming the nation through pioneering endeavors that serve as blueprints for national development.

Concretely, this kinetic dash into the next century involves rationalizing UP's program offerings, strengthening its position as the leading research university, firming up its science and technology programs, and developing a community of scholars with academic credentials comparable to their counterparts in the best universities in the world. For UP, the next century has just begun.

For UP centennial celebration details, visit its official website here

*The UP Centennial theme, "UP: Excellence, Service, and Leadership in the Next 100 Years," was decided upon during the 7th Centennial Commission Meeting on April 25, 2007.

In line with the UP's centennial celebration, the UP Mindanao will be having its 1st UP Mindanao Grand Alumni Homecoming on February 22, 2008.

Venue: UP Mindanao Campus, Administration Building Atrium Mintal,
Tugbok District, Davao City


The alumni night starts at 7:30 p.m., however, all alumni are also invited to attend the testimonial dinner to honor the prime movers and the pioneer administration, faculty, staff and reps at 4:00 p.m.

Too bad I can't make it...

For more information, contact:

The Alumni Relations Office
UP in Mindanao
Administration Bldg., 8022
Mintal, Tugbok District