Google is heart

Our instructor in IT taught us how to use google’s features like google docs, google drive and many more. For our group project, the topic that we wanted to tackle is about the awareness of UPLB students on “fake news” so we drafted questions regarding it and plotted it in google forms. It amazed me in many ways how easy we made our project even we are at different places and not meet-up and discuss personally.

Topic head

Isko’t Iska, Nabiktima Ka Na Ba?: Awareness of UPLB students about “fake news”

This is the link of our form for UPLB undergraduate students who would like to answer our survey:

I hope many UPLB student out there can answer our survey. I can’t wait to see the responses. We would also like to analyze and summarize it and present everything that we learned on the survey. I will post soon what we have concluded on it. I hope it would be helpful to someone conducting a study with similar topic like ours and to others who needs to know the impacts of fake news.

Cute Kahoot!

Today we had an amazing quiz via and our quiz was way more intense than usual. We became competitive while at the same time we are having so much fun. You can create and play in many different ways. Just go at their site and let the magic begin.

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Kahoot! is a game-based platform that makes learning awesome for millions of people all over the world.


Look! I did my best. Woohoo!

It has many features. You can see the scores, what place are you on and even who topped the quiz. There is a part on our quiz that I became the first place but I just ended up 6th place with 2,443 points. Well I guess, I’ll just get the hang of it. I’ll just try my best again on the next quiz.

I hope you explore more about this so you can understand the excitement I felt. – E

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What is UBUNTU?

Ubuntu is a very popular operating system developed by Mark Shuttleworth and his team which is widely used today. It is an easy-to-use Linux free software funded through a portfolio of services provided by Canonical. Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning “human kindness or humanity to others.” It also means “I am what I am because of who we all are.” If you wanted to know more about Ubuntu, you can check out this link:

Ubuntu baby


Our lessons for this week at my IT1 class are about Ubuntu and GREP commands. This would basically mean that we are going old school and experience using GREP commands and we will use Ubuntu for the whole semester. It is my first time using this kind of operating system.

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Sample image of terminal and some GREP commands.

Compared to Windows, Ubuntu comes with a wide assortment of open-source software packages such as Firefox, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, and many more. Viruses are also out of the question when using this OS because Linux has significantly less number of viruses. GREP commands on the other hand is used to search text or searches the given file for lines containing a match to the given strings or words. By default, grep displays the matching lines. Use grep to search for lines of text that match one or many regular expressions, and outputs only the matching lines. grep is considered as one of the most useful commands on Linux and Unix-like operating systems.

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I am amazed of what I can do using Ubuntu and the GREP commands. We are having so much fun during the exercise,it helps us know, understand and use the GREP commands. I think that our generation of IT1 students can be called “Ubuntu babies” because we will be embracing and experiencing Ubuntu throughout our IT1 journey this semester. I am happy that I am learning new things and information about computers which are different of what I am familiar with. I think that this is not just an added knowledge but also an added skill. If I were you, I would opt to learn about these fascinating things.

Heave ho! Ubuntu babies!

giphy (8) Proud Ubuntu Babe now signing out…

Remember M, remember E

Remember M. Remember E. Put them together, remember ME!



But when it comes to my name, it’s the other way around. You must remember “E” first before the “M” because I am Ella Mae Leal.

I love cooking and eating. My favorite cartoon character igiphy (5)s stitch and this could sum-up that I love everything that is blue. I am just an ordinary artsy-fartsy human being, that loves to draw, paint, and do art stuff as a stress reliever, but when time permits, I also dance, sing, and play guitar, flute or cajon. I former had a band with my friends. You can watch our first song cover titled “Tayo na lang dalawa” originally by Mayonnaise on at this link: and also we are featured at The Elbi Files: Elbi sessionista at this link: