We took a surprise exam today!!!

@secretbear (19464)
Philippines
November 23, 2007 3:00am CST
Geez.. we were all taken by surprise! (of course since it was a surprise exam. LOL) all of us subordinates here in our office met with our assistant regional director and other bosses. they updated us regarding the recent projects and activities that are being implemented in our region since not all of us are aware with it. it was necessary because it cannot be avoided that civilians would ask us about our projects and activities. we thought that was the only thing that we are going to do! after the last speaker we were given questionnaires and blank papers and that's it! it was a surprise exam that nobody expected. but i guess it was easy since it was all about our work. but then, hey, its an exam, somehow, it made our eyes rolling and our heads spinning. ^__^;; what are your experiences on surprise exams/quizzes?? results are going to be released next week. wish me luck! top 3 will get a prize. ^__^
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
24 Nov 07
haha.. A surprise exam is one thing that i hate :) hahaha.. Because i never or seldom concentrate during lessons..LOL.. Even if i do always focus on lessons, and very well prepared for anything.. But when i got a surprise exam, my mood will change completely as i need to completely shift my attention to something else.. haha.. So weather i will get to pass the surprise exams, will depend on my mood to see if i can focus on time not.. LOL :) u are so smart, getting the top prize for u is definitely not a problem :) hehe
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
LOL the exam was sort of easy since the we encounter the questions almost everyday. ^__^ i topped it. ^__^ and my prize?? well, not exactly what i thought of, but it was a pyrex bowl.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
22 Dec 07
Congrats on being the top scholar, secret ^_^ LOL.. i told u, u will sure get the top prize.. hehe ^_^ oh, wat's a pyrex bowl by the way?? hehe
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
25 Dec 07
thanks kun. ^__^ oh i think pyrex is a brand of glasswares. and from what i've heard, its a good quality brand and kind of expensive too. ^__^ its a thick heavy glass bowl with cover. ^__^
• Australia
23 Nov 07
I think the biggest surprise exam i've ever had (and still going through) is mother hood! It's not as easy as people think! lol.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
I'm sure its not easy! not only you have to answer some questions all by yourself, but also you have to pass for the sake of your children! ^__^
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• Australia
26 Nov 07
yeah, I wonder when I'll get my report card!lol. Parenting is the hardest thing ever and there is no text book for it! lol.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
maybe your husband should give you a report card for the subject of wife-hood. and if your children grow old enough, maybe he can give you a report card on motherhood. LOL
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@MatsuJun (68)
• Italy
23 Nov 07
Good luck! ;) Anyway, at school it happens quite often °_° If the teacher dosen't even say something like "these days we will do a test" i get angry XD i can't know everything everyday without studying..and i hate getting bad marks! XD Anyway what will the best get? a price in money? or something else?XD
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
it really sucked when it happens back during when I was still a student. but I came out alive. ^__^;; we don't know what prize will be given to the top 3. our boss said it will be special. now I wonder how special it would be. 0_o
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
hi matsujun! ^__^ i got a pyrex kitchen utensil as the grand prize. ^__^
• Italy
21 Dec 07
wow!^^ congratulations! ^_^ i'm happy for you!
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
25 Nov 07
Hello secret bear. We had the same surprise last month. All of us teachers were asked to take the exam for the certificate of International Business because some other officials would come to inspect our school because ours is still trying to be rated as a key school of the country, the purpose of which is very clear. We English teachers and all the other teachers who teach International business were asked to have the exam. Gladly enough, we all passed the exam and have already got the certificate. I never expected to take such an exam, but it is ok for me as I have not taken any kind of exam for many years after I graduated from normal university. But you are lucky to have the chance to get a prize. We even had to pay for the exam fee by ourselves, which is very expensive. I wish you good luck, dear friend.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
hi william! ^__^ good thing you passed that exam. i'm sure that was very helpful and i bet you learned a lot. ^__^ yeah, sometimes we need exams like that to refresh our minds. and thanks for the luck, i topped the exam. ^__^ and the prize wasn't that expensive. it was just a pyrex bowl.
• China
22 Dec 07
Hello friend. I am glad to know that you topped the exam and got a small prize for it. I wish that you will always be the top one in everything. Merry Christmas.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
hi william! ^__^ thank you so much! i don't know if i can be the top one for everything. i have such little confidence over myself. but i will try. ^__^ merry Christmas to you too!
• United States
24 Nov 07
In my line of work this doesn't happen but I know many professions it's common. Nursing is one of those. I guess it's meant to keep you up to date with the most current information. Also meant to keep you on your toes and alert. I'll bet you will be one of the prize winners. Do you get a car? A trip to a foreign country? Just kidding. LOL ‹(°¿°)›
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
LOL i would have fainted if the prize was a trip to a foreign country. i would have never stopped jumping up and down if it was a car. ^__^;; but no, it was only a pyrex bowl as the first prize. ^__^;;
• United States
23 Dec 07
Pyrex is good stuff. Maybe you can sell it for a trip. LOL ***I got some great news secretbear!!! LOST is starting here January 31st. The previews look interesting. ‹(°¿°)›
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
25 Dec 07
yup. its a good product. we have a few actually. ^__^ yipee! i can't wait to watch brand new episodes and see our Losties back in the screen!!! i miss them. ^_^;;
• United States
23 Nov 07
If I were still in school, I would take them in stride, but now that I am out of school. I would be livid and I would take the test and then I would wait until they really need me a certain day, and I would take a sick day. If I wanted to take tests, I would still be in school.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
LOL we couldn't really do anything that day. it was a surprise and nobody couldn't run from it. ^__^;; anyway, i topped the exam. ^__^
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• United States
23 Dec 07
Congrads.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
25 Dec 07
thank you very much and Merry Christmas! ^__^
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@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
Well, in my school before, we expect that we will be having a surprise exam everyday. Its because our teachers there wants to see if we are really studying everytime we go home. I dont see anything wrong with that unless you do not study and you are absent. Good luck to you, I hope you will pass your exam and get to the top.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
everyday?? so that means you have to study everyday too?? ugh. I'm not fit for that. LOL thanks lucky_witch. ^__^
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
everyday?? so that means you have to study everyday too?? ugh. I'm not fit for that. LOL thanks lucky_witch. ^__^
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
hi lucky witch! ^__^ i didn't only pass the exam, i topped it! LOL thanks for wishing me luck. ^__^
@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
23 Nov 07
Gosh! Call it suprise exam, it brings out the real you not the cramming you? I once sat for a surprise exam and I manage to get 2 out of 100, heheheeeeeee dont mind am not that daft, it was a math exam and me and math are like sworn enemies. I wish you all the best in the test.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
2 out of 200?! LOL I would've shrunk in embarrassment if I were the one to get that. but hey, its math. I don't like math too that much. ^__^;; thanks kwenge. ^__^
@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
11 Dec 07
Hey secret! Did the suprise exam results come out? How much did you manage? did you get the award? Hope you did not get my 2 out of 200. (^-^) Dont worry if you did not. Thanks for the BR.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
hi kwenge! ^__^ nope. i didn't get 2 out of 200. ^__^;; i don't know exactly what was my score but i am the topnotcher. ^__^ the results were announced only yesterday during our christmas party. i'm going home with a pyrex kitchen utensil. i don't know exactly what it is coz i haven't opened it. it was our boss who told me the contents. ^__^
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
All of you must have gotten such jolt. I bet most of you were sleepy he he he! I don't like surprise exams too but. I fear that my brain might crash to be under such instant pressure. Ouch! I don't like to think!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
we really suffered a jolt there. and yah, we were kinda sleepy too because it was in the afternoon and the lectures were kinda boring. LOL but now, I think most of us don't take it as a big deal. ^__^;;
• Philippines
27 Nov 07
that was probably why they gave you a surprise exam, because everyone looked like they were sleepy. LOL. they probably wanted to test you whether you were paying attention to what they were lecturing you about. hope it goes well for you. tell us the results. and what they prize is...
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
yay! it was our Christmas party yesterday and the results of our exam was announced. i was the topnotcher! woohoo!!! and my prize is... *drum rolls* i haven't opened the gift yet. LOL but according to our boss its a kitchen utensil made of high quality pyrex glass. she even said she likes it. i said i'll sell it to her if she really likes it. ^__^;; but she refused because my mother would love it she said. whose prize is it?? mine or my mother?? LOL
• India
23 Nov 07
You must be stunned and left quzzical.. when you received the questionnare.. and i think that you must have talked to your collegue.. " hey.. looks like exam.. What is it..." And hopefully you would have performed well..and surely i pray god that you must TOP the exam.. Do post about the outcome of the exam when you get to know about it, here in mylot. Take care and have a nice day,
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
I will surely post the results of the exam the moment I receive it. ^__^ its not a big deal for me but hey, topping an exam is not an everyday menu for some people. I guess it'll also be worth for a celebration. LOL
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
hi saiven! ^__^ i topped the exam! ^__^ thanks for your prayers. ^__^ i got a pyrex bowl as the prize. ^__^
@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
23 Nov 07
I have had surprise exams in the past during my school years and I seemed to have done pretty well. Not as well as I would have liked but again, I wasn't all that prepared because it was a surprise. I will wish you luck and think positive thoughts for you in hopes that you will be the top three and win the prize!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
I think those with good memory abilities do well with surprise exam. and I'm not one of them. ^__^;; the good thing is, the exam we took was about our work which we encounter everyday so there wasn't really a problem in remembering. ^__^ thanks mamasan. ^__^
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
21 Dec 07
hi mamasan! ^__^ thanks for wishing me luck. i topped the exam. ^__^
@SKLC_PT (1234)
26 Nov 07
I didn't know they did that at working places, I thought it was only at school that they had those procedures. I hate exams in general even if I have a good previous warning... So surprise exams are as close to my heart as a sharp knife d: I've had a few surprise tests and they never go well... you tend to get so nervous with planned ones sometimes that those surprise ones can make you forget your name... or is that just me?
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
LOL i haven't met someone who forgets his/her name because of an exam. ^__^;; but i think that's possible. LOL i guess the exam was a sort of evaluation. to see if we really know what we're doing in our work. ^__^
@subha12 (18453)
• India
26 Nov 07
hmm.. a surprise exam. As far as i remember i have taken taht type of exam 2-3 times. all the times the exams went well. hope you will get the award as well. best of luck.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
thanks subha. ^__^ i topped the exam. it was only announced last Thursday. ^__^
@ketybhagat (4125)
• India
26 Nov 07
Acutally we usually sit for such meetings without really paying attention. I can imagine what you must have felt on being given a questionnaire. I am sure you must have done well secretbear and when you pass with flying colours, do let me know. I shall be sending a prayer to dear dear God to help you pass muster. Good luck and God Bless.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
hi kety! ^__^ thanks for your prayers. i topped the exam. ^__^
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
Way back in college, we always have surprised exams reagrding the previous lessons. Or sometimes about the lessons to be disucss within the day. Like an advance exam for the topics not yet disucssed. Just to check if we are studying in advance. Of course, there are exams that I failed. lol But with God's mercy, I was able to graduate with no back subjects.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
haha.. lucky us. i also graduated without any back subjects. although i hated surprise exams. ^__^;;
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Good luck!! I hope you are in the top three!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Dec 07
hi jill! thanks for the luck. i topped the exam. ^__^
@raychill (6530)
• United States
23 Nov 07
I just have to say I think it's hilarious you said "Civilians" I have never heard of anyone being called civilians unless it's in a police/law enforcement setting...and you're not in that right? I'd say I pretty much disregard pop quizzes and stuff. Take them like it's nothing. they're no biggie.
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
woah! I'm not from the law enforcement, I'm not a cop. LOL I did dream to be one a long time ago. but now I even shiver when I think about it. LOL I don't like cops. ^__^ anyway, yeah, I'm not taking it as a big deal. I'm not worrying about it. but it sure would be nice if I get a prize for it. LOL
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
i think as always have been, surprise exams are really meant to surprise its subjects :-) LOL goodluck Secretbear!!!!!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
thanks bong. ^__^ at least it really served its purpose. LOL
• Philippines
23 Nov 07
Surprise Exam is always a surprise exam.During college, we always have that on our Chemistry laboratory analysis. To think that it was a Chemistry subject, my major i always plunk the test. Why, because of this. When we have a laboratory analysis presently, then after that we wll have a surprise quiz. You know what our surprise quiz all about, our past lesson, or the next lesson. If we do not have an analysis so we review past lesson and browse the new one, and you know the quiz is, the analysis of new lesson. What on Earth was that. so we always fail. Anyway, i wish you will be the Top 1 and keep the prize. Goodluck.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
LOL I didn't quite enjoy chemistry because of that. good thing it wasn't an everyday whim of our professor. she would only give us a surprise exam if she's annoyed at us. ^__^;; i'm imagining myself to be the topnotcher but I'm not hoping for it. ^__^ it'll be nice though. but I don't wanna make a big deal out of it.