Unexpected Academic Hurdles

As I planned, it was off to DLSU for some academic solitude in preparation for the upcoming term… Only to run into an unexpected snag.  Apparently if one isn’t enrolled for summer classes, irregardless of whether or not one is taking up their Master’s Degree and, what’s more, working on their thesis proposals, one can’t use their IDs to enter the campus, much less use its facilities.  This meant that I had to get a freaking visitor’s ID just to get in, and even worse, had to pay a hundred pesos just to be able to get into the library and use the reference material there.  Ugh.

Needless to say, I swallowed my annoyance, and coughed up the hundred pesos for the library usage fee.  I then went up to the Filipiniana section (which was more or less used by about four people for the entire time I was there), and stayed there for the rest of the day.

I can’t say that it was fruitful, as the fact that my laptop was able to grab wireless internet access was an obvious distraction, but at the very least my mindset is on the right track, as well as the fact that I was actually able to put down notes today…

Wish I could say that the rest of the day once I got home was just as fruitful.  Since my sister is working at home, obviously I don’t have the room to myself.  Add that to the fact that our block seems to be suffering recurring brown-outs, well, suffice to say that net use hasn’t been as consistent as we’d want to.

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