Mensa Philippines holds its Annual Gathering “tAGisan ng talino”

Mensa Philippines holds its Annual Gathering “tAGisan ng talino”

Mensa Philippines, the Philippine chapter of the high-IQ society Mensa International, will be holding its Annual Gathering on November 6, 2016 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This year, we take members to Hungry Meeples Board Games Cafe for a quiz night. "tAGisan ng talino" celebrates the society's love for trivia and learning.  The entrance fee for attending the Annual Gathering is Php800.00 for current Mensa members and parents of Mensa kid members, and Php1,000.00 for guests. The Annual Gathering is the organization’s most important meeting for the year, and some 150 Mensa members as well as their guests are expected to attend. To purchase tickets, you can purchase online through our online SHOP in our Facebook fan page. Or make a deposit to: Bank: BDO Account Name: Pilipinas Mensa Society, Inc Savings Account # 00-4900-100857 OR Bank: BPI Account Name: Pilipinas Mensa Society, Inc. Savings Account # 1861-0096-09 How to pay: 1. Deposit the amount due to any of the above-listed accounts/ banks 2. Inform Treasurer by emailing to treasurer@mensa.ph the following details: - Your full name - The amount you paid - What you are paying for - What bank did...
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A Satirical Complaint Letter to the Organisers of the Mensa Whisky Workshop

A Satirical Complaint Letter to the Organisers of the Mensa Whisky Workshop

As told to Andrea Levinge   Dear Sir/Madam, When I heard that Mensa Philippines was going to "taste spirits", I arrived at the event at the Grand Midori Hotel armed with a Ouija board, the sacred beard hairs of my late great-grandmother Wilhelmina and an antique silver spoon. However, instead of the gourmandisation of ghosts that I so fervently anticipated, I sourly discovered that this gathering of minds was focused, instead, on matriculating a beverage called whisky.  The evening started with Aids Tecson, our expert lecturer, announcing we were not going to dilute the taste of single malt whisky with that awful substance called 'solid food', but were instead going to sip it purely for full impact. On dangerously empty stomachs, and armed with a few more brain cells than absolutely necessary, the night began with 11 members and non-members of Mensa in attendance.  What followed was an in-depth presentation dissecting the differences between the single malt and blended whiskies, and why the Glenlivet Distillery of Speyside, Scotland was chosen for our vertical tasting. Before a taste of whisky...
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The Next Mensa Qualifying Exam in Manila is on October 8, 2016!

The Next Mensa Qualifying Exam in Manila is on October 8, 2016!

The next Mensa Philippines qualifying exam will be on October 8, 2016, at the Marsk Training Rooms, Marsk Building, Aurora Boulevard corner Balete Drive, Quezon City. Test sessions will be held every hour from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The test typically takes 40 minutes to complete.  Walk-ins are welcome, but Mensa recommends those interested to pre-register for the test at the links found here.  The test fee is Php800, and all test-takers are required to bring a valid ID with photo. Undergraduate students may avail of the discounted price of Php500 if they show a current school ID. Membership to Mensa Philippines is open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent of this qualifying exam. The minimum age to take the Mensa test is 14 years old. Mensa has over 110,000 members around the world, with over 200 active members in the Philippines. Mensa members meet, collaborate, and share knowledge about anything and everything. Famous international Mensa members include Academy Award-winner and Olympic archer...
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The Perks of Being a Mensa Member

The Perks of Being a Mensa Member

By Zoe Arugay & Art Ilano “What do you get from being a Mensa member?” It’s an often-asked question that, admittedly, can often be quite a challenge to answer. But that’s because the benefits that you get from Mensa membership are quite nuanced. You do not just get one single big thing out of it. Rather, you get a lot of little things that, taken together, add up to a whole lot of value. Not just for your professional life, but for your personal life as well! So how does being a Mensa member benefit you?  You get a genius-level professional network. Members come from diverse backgrounds and professions, but being able to think on the same frequency allows members to work together. They may even point you towards new, out-of-the-box directions that you need for work. Mensa members include everyone from students to military men & women, lawyers, BPO agents, IT specialists, doctors, writers, entrepreneurs, educators, media practitioners, and even a pastor (or two)....
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The Next Mensa Qualifying Exam Will Be in Cebu!

The Next Mensa Qualifying Exam Will Be in Cebu!

The next Mensa Philippines qualifying exam will be on August 27, 2016, Saturday, at the Castle Peak Hotel, Cebu City. Sign up for the Mensa Cebu test here! Test sessions will be held every hour from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The Mensa qualifying test typically takes 40 minutes to complete. Walk-ins are welcome, but Mensa recommends those interested to pre-register for the test at the links found at their website, www.mensaphilippines.org. The test fee is Php800, and all test-takers are required to bring a valid ID with photo. Undergraduate students may avail of the discounted price of Php500 if they show a current school ID. Membership to Mensa Philippines is open to anyone who scores in the top 2 percent of this qualifying exam. The minimum age to take the Mensa test is 14 years old. Mensa Philippines kicked off in 1992 with inaugural test sessions held at the Manila Peninsula Hotel and administered by the Director of Mensa International. This led to the birth of the first batch of members of the organization. Since then, Mensa strives to conduct...
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Your FAQ’s on the Mensa Qualifying Exam, Part II

Your FAQ’s on the Mensa Qualifying Exam, Part II

   Taking the Mensa Qualifying Exam and you still have questions? We have compiled a second list of Frequently Asked Questions. See if yours is here. "What are the requirements?"The minimum requirement is age: you should be 14 years old and above. That's it!  "I'm not a Filipino, but would like to take the exam. Is that ok?"Yes. And if you qualify, we will send you an invitation to join, too. "I am an unregistered student this semester, but also unemployed. Will I receive a discount?"Unfortunately, the discount is granted only to enrolled undergraduate students. However, we give group discounts. Groups of five can avail of a discounted rate of just Php 500 instead of Php 800! "Can a group of undergraduate students also avail of a group discount?"Definitely! A group of all undergraduate students currently enrolled can avail of a discount, too! Groups of five can just pay Php 300 instead of Php 500! Just present your current school ID. "I'm not sure if I...
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Introducing: The Isolated M!

For decades now, the Isolated M newsletter served as the main channel for news about Mensa around the world... if you were literally an isolated Mensan. You know, like if you were the sole Mensa member in the island of Tuvalu, for instance. But the content is just so charming to leave to just the isolated Mensans. And so, here it is, Comic Sans font and all! Click on the link below to read your copy of the April 2016 edition of Isolated M. Isolated M (April 2016) Enjoy! ...
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The Next Qualifying Test is on May 15, 2016! (Updated: Deadline for pre-registration is May 12)

The Next Qualifying Test is on May 15, 2016! (Updated: Deadline for pre-registration is May 12)

The next Mensa qualifying exam will be on May 15, 2016, Sunday, at the Marsk Training Room, Marsk Building, Aurora Boulevard corner Balete Drive, Quezon City. Test sessions will be held every hour on 9:00 am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm. The Mensa test typically takes 40 minutes to complete. We recommend pre-registering here and adding your preferred time at the "OTHER QUERIES" portion of the registration form. The test fee is Php800 and all test-takers are required to bring a valid ID with photo. Undergraduate students may avail of the discounted price of Php500 if they show a current school ID. Scoring in the top two percentile of the Mensa test is the only prerequisite to becoming a Mensa member. The minimum age to take the Mensa test is 14 years old. There will only be two Mensa Qualifying Exams per year, the next one would be in November 2016....
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SWAG: The Mensa Philippines Star Wars Annual Gathering

SWAG: The Mensa Philippines Star Wars Annual Gathering

Last Sept 27, our Chairman, Christopher Tan, explained to the racers of the Amazing Mensa Race what all the Star Wars teasers were about. By now, only some of you have an idea what's going on. It's time to let all of you in on this secret - SWAG stands for STAR WARS ANNUAL GATHERING! Not only is this a Star Wars themed AG, but we're also having a block screening on December 17 at the SM Light Cinema from 7pm to 11pm. That's the night that it premieres everywhere and we are going to be a part of it! And if you come in as your favorite Star Wars character, you’re eligible to win some of our limited edition merchandise. As with any other AG, this is that time of year where you get updates on everything Mensa, and witness the induction of our new members.  We only have limited seats in the theater. Ticket prices are: P 1,200 for members...
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Mensa Philippines’ Qualifying Test on Nov 14, 2015

Mensa Philippines’ Qualifying Test on Nov 14, 2015

The next Mensa qualifying exam will be on November 14, 2015, Saturday, at the Marsk Training Room, Marsk Building, Aurora Boulevard corner Balete Drive, Quezon City. Test sessions will be held every hour on 9:00 am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm. The Mensa test typically takes 40 minutes to complete. We recommend pre-registering here and adding your preferred time at the "OTHER QUERIES" portion of the registration form. The test fee is Php800 and all test-takers are required to bring a valid ID with photo. Undergraduate students may avail of the discounted price of Php500 if they show a current school ID. Scoring in the top two percentile of the Mensa test is the only prerequisite to becoming a Mensa member. The minimum age to take the Mensa test is 14 years old. There will only be two Mensa Qualifying Exams per year, the next one would be in February 2016....
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