Wednesday, December 29, 2010

From the Shelf: "Remembered Death" (also "Sparkling Cyanide") by Agatha Christie

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"Remembered Death" (also "Sparkling Cyanide")
by Agatha Christie


"Remembered Death" (also "Sparkling Cyanide")
by Agatha Christie


Date and time finished reading:
12-29-10; exactly 9:42 AM (UTC +8.00)

-Whoah! another Agatha Christie book! Thanks to weng! haha..BTW, just uploaded the 2-in-1 pics. The one on the left is the cover of the book that I have read while the other is just the alternate title/cover(the original British title). I liked both titles anyway so I made that way.

I hate spoilers but I love spoiling. haha. But no spoilers for now. I am just so so very very happy because somehow I was able to determine the "trick" but only in somewhat almost ending part. But at least, I discovered it before it was revealed though.

[SPOILER coming]
Another clue [no it's not a spoiler] if you happen to read this book: do not be bothered b the chapter/book titles. But you'll be bothered anyway. The book was subdivided into 3 "books". The first consist of chapters remembering the first death, the 2nd consists of the events prior to the 2nd crime and of course the 3rd is the 2nd crime and discovery of who the murderer(s) is/are.

The mystery was a little bit of puzzling (How could it be a mystery if it is not puzzling?). But I was thrilled upon knowing that my lame assumption was in fact not lame but actually the real thing!

Another clue: the book cover.

[END OF SPOILER AND OF ALMOST ENDLESS TWITTERING]

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Optqosefu!

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Naman oo! Inspiradong-inspirado ako ngayon. Ewan ko ba. Crush ko kasi siya dati. Siguro magpakahanggan ngayon pa rin. Pwede ba iyon? haha. Basta sa dalawang linggong bakasyon ngayon ay naganahan talaga akong mag-isip kung ano ang gagawain ko para sa kanyang kaarawan niya kahit na di hamak eh malayong-malayo pa ito. Noon ay gumawa ako ng isang 180 degree rotational ambigram ng kanyang pangalan.

Ang isang 180 degree rotational ambigram pala ay isang sining o disenyo ng mga salita o ng mga salita na nababasa bilang ang kaparehong salita o ibang salita ngunit sa ibang pananaw, direksyon, blablabla [hirap mag-Tagaog mehn!]. Halimbawa nito ay ang salitang "suns" sa Ingles na kung iyong iikot ng 180 degrees ay "suns" pa rin ang basa.

Anyway, balik tayo sa topic. Inspirado talaga ako kaya nakaisip kaagad ako kahapon kung anong ambigram ang gagawin ko para sa kanya. Kung hindi lang talaga ako pagod kahapon ay kahapon ko na ito natapos. Subalit, mas okey na rin kasi mas inspirado ako ngayon. Mas madali ko natapos ito kahit na MS Paint lang gamit ko. Sira naman kasi yung Adobe PS namin. Kahit na alam kong pwede na yung ginawa eh parang nag-isip pa talaga ako kung ano ang pwede kong idagdag. Salamat sa pagod ko at napahinto ako.

Isa pa pala. Medyo nasira lang ang inspirasyon ko kasi yung kapatid kong nakatatandang babae ay makulit. Lagi niyang tinatanong kung ano ba ang ginagawa ko. Ayoko namang makita niya yung ginagawa ko no tsaka baka tuksuhin pa ako niyon. Kilala pa naman ito dahil sa facebook. Kaya kung malapit si ate sa laptop eh minabuti kung i-zoom in at i-zoom out ng todo-todo para hindi niya makita ang pangalan.

Hahai. Ang saya ko ngayon kahit na hindi pa niya ako pino-poke back. Sa ngayon ay nag-iisip pa rin ako kung anong kalokohan naman ang ireregalo ko sa kanya. Noong unang beses na nag-attempt ako ng prank gift sa kanya eh nag-backfire sa akin. Ako ba naman ang tinawanan kasi halatang-halata daw at hindi mukhang prank gift ang ginawa ko.

Hahai. Ilang beses na ba ako nag-"Hahai"? haha. Mukhang napahaba ata ang post ko. At dito nagtatapos ang aking post. Sana lang hindi rin dito magtatapos ang inspirasyon ko. Yikes! :DD

Sana mag-comment back at i-poke back mo na ako, "Liza" (Codename lang po iyan).

*Minabuti ko na lang din na itago ang pamagat ng post na ito sa paraang alam ko kung saka-sakaling mabasa niya ito. Malaki naman kasi ang posibilidad na mabuksan nya ang blog ko at malaki din ang posibilidad na babasahin niya ang post na ito kung ito ay nakapamagat na "Inspirado." Tiyak din na kung mababasa niya ito ay malalaman niya na siya ang aking tinutukoy. Patay kung ganoon. haha

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mikropono

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Kasarap palang makahawak muli ng mikropono.

Matagal-tagal na rin akong hindi nakakahawak ulit ng mikropono. Noong hayskul pa ako ang ang kahuli-hulian kong paggamit nito. Pagdating ko ng kolehiyo, nakakahawak man ako ng mikropono ay boses sa pagsasalita lamang ang naririnig ng mga tao. Ngayon ay masaya ako dahil muli ay nakakanta ulit ako. Kagabi din ang kauna-unahang pagdu-duet namin ng aking kapatid. Kahit na sa pagpasok ko sa koro (dahil yun lang ang parte ko talaga, dahil hindi ko maabot ang matataas na notes sa verses), ay alam ko na medyo sintunado ako itinuloy ko na lang sapagkat hindi naman lahat ay nakakaalam niyon. Mas minaigi ko ang pagtutloy para hindi hindi magmukhang nagkamali ako sa pag-sesecond voice. Lame attempt lang talaga iyon kasi pag hindi ako nagse-second voice ay tila nao-overshadow ako ng boses nga king ate. Mas malakas din naman kasi ang bolyum niya kumpara sa akin. Pero ok na rin, kasi nakakanta ako muli, hindi bilang isang choir member kundi bilang isang nagkakanta sa Offertory Part ng aming pagsisimba.

Masaya ako dahil sa wakas nakapag-alay ako sa Kanya. Hindi man gaanong kagandahan pero alam kong masaya Siya sapagkat masaya kaming nag-alay ng awit sa kanya. Masaya ako dahil na-apply ng aking ate ang aking mga itinuro sa kanya kahit na ako na kanyang coach ay nakalimot sa mga itinuro nito.

Masaya ako dahil muli akong nakahawak ng mikropono. :)

Totem: Merry Christmas

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Finally, I am able to make and upload another ambigram again. It had been ages when I last did. Because we had a two-week vacation, so obviously one needs something to kill boredom and so far this is what I had produced out of boredom.

Here's my first totem ambigram and a lame attempt to make a totem ambigram that is supposed to be shaped liked a Christmas tree. When I was still drafting this stuff, I never thought it would be a little bit of time-consuming if done with the computer especially if you lost your Adobe Photoshop CS2 and all you can work with is MS Paint. Also, considering that I am still (and always still) an amateur to this, it really took me one hell of a time.


I also uploaded the other versions [though in reality they're just the inverted color versions] because I can't decide which of them looks pleasing to the eyes.  Anyway, Happy Holidays everyone and may you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!





Again, Happy Holidays everyone! May you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

From the Shelf: "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

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"A Christmas Carol"
by Charles Dickens



a cover of "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens

Date and time finished reading:
12-22-10; in the time range of 10:30-11 PM (UTC +8.00)

-And here's another borrowed book from the SU Lib. Actually, I read part (almost of it) of the story from the library book and the other I just DL-ed because I have to return the book although I haven't finished it yet.

The book is nice. To be honest I did not really like it or should I say, I felt it was too short. After all, it's a novella (that's what wiki says). Now, I think I'm ready to watch the film adaptation. For me it's always better to read/watch/hear the original version before the adaptation because a lot of stuffs is left in the original and a lot is changed in adaptations.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Espiya - 2

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At ito ang pagtutuloy sa kwento nina Lara at Ren at ng aking pag-eespiya.

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Nang sinabi ni Lara ang tungkol sa kanyang nararamdamang panlalamig ni Ren ay hindi ko talaga alam kung ano ang nararapat na payo ang aking ibigay. Ang tangi ko nalang sinasabi sa kanya ay maaaring mali ang kanyang akala.

Ayoko nang magpaligoy-ligoy pa kaya't ifa-fast forward ko ang mga pangyayari. Dumating ang punto na sinabi sa akin ni Lara na nagkaroon sila ng usapan ni Ren. Sinabi daw ni Ren sa kanya na "Huwag muna" at ito raw ay hanggang makatapos silang dalawa sa pag-aaral sa kolehiyo. Hindi lang naman ang mga magulang ni Lara ang mahigpit, pati na rinang kay Ren. Tinannong ko si Lara kung okey lang ba sa kanya na sila ay cool-off kasi ito ay hindi isang magandang senyales sa isang relasyon. Para itong isang di tuluyan o di direktang paghihiwalayan. Mas mabuti pa ang break kasi malinaw at may closure kayo.

Minsan nung wala na kaming pasok ay naisipan namin ni Lara na mag-usap-usap muna upang kahit papaano ay magamit ang aming oras. Dalawa lang ang klase namin sa hapong iyon at doon lang sinabi ng aming mga guro na hindi na raw muna kami magkaklase, pang-aguinaldo kumbaga. Sa katagalan ng aming pag-uusap ay di namin namalayan na alas kwatro na pala sa hapon. Yun ang oras na may pasok si Ren. Alam namin nina Lara na exams nila sa araw na iyon kasi pareho kami ng titser kaya kami ay nagtaka ng hindi pagdating ni Ren. Tila ay wala itong balak na mag-take ng exam! Mga sampung minuto ang makalipas ay dumating din siya. Iyon ang pinakanakapagtataka sapagkat sina Lara at Ren ay hindi nagpapansinan ni hindi nga nila magawang makatitig sa isa't isa. Diretso lang ang tingin ni Ren patungo sa silid at si Lara naman ay sa akin nakatingin.

Gabing iyon, nung nag-comment ako sa kanyang status sa facebook ay tinanong niya ako kung pwede ko raw i-on ang aking chat. Hindi naman kasi ako nag-o-online sa chat para na rin makaiwas sa mga makukulit na kaklase laging nagtatanong assignment kahit na hindi naman liban sa klase. At sa pagcha-chat namin ay pinag-usapan namin ang nangyari kamakailan. Humantong din ito sa punto na pinaki-usapan ako ni Lara na pwede ko raw bang tanungin si Ren kung ano nga ba talaga ang estado nilang dalawa. Hindi ako nangako kay Lara dahil sadyang hindi ako magaling sa pagtupad nito. Sinabi ko lang sa kanya na ito ay aking susubukan.

Nahirapan akong makakuha ng tamang tiyempo sapagkat hindi kami ganoon ka close ni Ren kahit na magkagrupo kami sa isang subject at tsaka ang mga lalake sa aming kolehiyo ay halos walang pakialamanay sa mga relasyon-relasyon ng isa't isa basta alam nila, yun lang. Minsan ay may napadaan ata na maganda at seksing babae sa aming silid-aralan. Iyon ang aking assumption kasi bagamat ay malapit ako si pinto ay nakatuon ang aking pansin sa aming ginagawa.

Kaya nang sabihin niya sa akin na "bad yan tian no." ay dito ko nakuhang pwede ipasok ang topic. Hindi ko man nakuha ang sinabi niya ay ngumiti lang at dito nga ako nakahanap ng tiyempo.

Tinanong ko siya na "Di ba kayo pa rin ni Lara?" kahit na alam kong cool-off sila.

Sinagot lang niya ako na, "hindi ko alam, tian. Ewan ko sa kanya."

Hindi ko na matandaan at di ako sigurado kung ano ang kasunod kong itinanong sa kanya basta pagkakaintindi ko ay ito ang sinagot niya sa akin na "medyo malaya siya ngayon. na medyo napupuno siya kay Lara kasi selosa at pinag-iisipan siya nito na mayroon daw siyang iba kahit wala naman."

Muli ay di ko na matandaan kung paano namin natapos ang pag-uusap na iyon basta ang alam ko lang sa panahong iyon ay hindi ako sigurado kung dapat ko ba itong sabihin kay Lara. Dumating din ang punto na may sinabi ako kay Lara pero sinabi ko lang sa kanya na sinabi sa akin ni Ren na wala ito iba. Hindi ko na masyadong isinalaysay sa akin kung ano ang aming pinag-usapan. Hindi ko rin sinabi sa kanya na sinabi sa akin ni Ren na "hindi ito sigurado sa kanilag estado" at ang tungkol  sa pagiging "malaya" niya at "pagkakapuno" ni Ren kay Lara.
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Dito ko napagtanto na mahirap nga pala talaga ang maging isang espiya. Kinakailangan nito ang pagkakaroon nga malinaw na pag-iisip, malawak na pag-unawa at matalas na memorya. Kailangan mong piliin ko dapat mo bang ilahad ang lahat-lahat ng iyong nalaman. Kailangan mo i-evaluate kung ano ang mga importanteng detalye at kung ano ang magiging epekto ng iyong nalaman sa taong nagbigay sa iyo ng impormasyon at sa taong pagbibigyan mo ng impormasyon.

Sa aking kaso ay pinili kong hindi ilahad ang lahat ng aking nalalaman kay Lara dahil sa ayaw kong saktan ang damdamin nito bilang isang kaibigan at nais ko nalang ding igalang ang pag-uusap namin ni Ren bilang isang lalake sa lalake. Bagamat sa mga kadahilanang iyon ay hindi pa rin ako sigurado sa aking desisyon. Sa ngayon ay kait mahirap ang maging espiya susbukan kung maging isa pa rin kahit na hindi ako pinakiusapan ni Lara. 

Susubukan kong maging espiya sa dalawa ngunit sa panahong ito ay sa aking sarili ko muna itatago ang aking mga nalalaman. Alam kong hindi ako magaling sa pagtupad nga pangako pero susubukan ko pa rin, kahit mahirap, kahit imposible, ang maging isang espiya.

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This is about the presentation last night during the Centennial Celebration of the foundation of our Church where today is actually the exact "foundation day." Indeed that is something to be happy about. However, considering with what happened yesterday, I think not.

First, the Vesper Service at 4pm did not start exactly on time. I could not really remember the exact time because at that time I was not in the mood and am a little bit of sleepy. the awards to be given to the deserving servants of our Church, were broken. Yes, literally broken although not really all which is something to thank God. Some of the awards are in the form of plates and now they've turned into broken dishes.But that is not really something to freak out not unless you were there to witness the fall or to hear the crash of the falling plates.

Second, there is this another plate malady. It has something to concern with the real purpose of plates and yes, that is of food. They've already assigned meal tickets in an attempt for "control." Unfortunately, the plan went haywire. I'm sorry to speak of this but the truth is some of the people do not know the essence of lining. It's in buffet style so while we have to wait and line others immediately go into the food table and get what they want. The food is not really of trouble, it was okay. The fuss is just that I didn't enjoy it even if it's scrumptious for the dinner did not start early and that is because the Vesper Service did not start on time.

Another is that of the event in the town plaza. Our church has decided to carol the people [thought I'm not sure if "carol" can be verb] in the plaza. Of course, because this occurred after the dinner, and it started late like 10 pm.

Lastly, we were caught off-guard. This is the point of my post. [I just wrote all those other stuffs up there to show the build-up of my disappointment.] My sister was told that she is going to sing and is then given a music sheet and an audio file days before the presentation. Unfortunately my sister did not really have a good practice she had been to busy with school. She asked my help anyway and I gave her tips which I had learned from being a Men's Glee Club member in the university. It turned to be bad though as the December winds had been so cold that she got a cough. During the Caroling at the Plaza, it was a mess because we did not know which part my sis is going to sing. We were to caught off-guard then when suddenly the lady of ceremony told the audience that our family is going to sing not even giving my sis warning prior to her solo that she's next. I was like "Whaaat?! I thought my sis will have a solo! And why did they not tell that she's next already?" I did not yell that though. When my sis got to the platform, I believed she had been so tensed already because the music started already even if she had not yet reached the stage. As it turned out of the tension, she was indeed caught off-guard that she sang the song in a different key. I am not a Music Major and do not know how to play any kind instrument but I am sure that she was off-key.

I do not want to talk more of how embarrassed we were with what happened. Just thank God that two of the Choir directors in the Church approached her and told her that it was okay. When I asked my sis about it, she told me that she was so pressured about the music starting instantly and that she can;t hear the music too well plus the fact that the lights have been to bright. She even told me that I should have helped her but I just told her that even if I suddenly hail the song to stop she still won't see me because of the lights.

Regrets. I just regretted the fact that I should have helped my sister even if what a surprise it could have been. I actually wanted to suddenly run to the stage to help her but I was too coward to do so. I knew that I was caught off-guard myself as with my sister.

Off-guard. Off-key. And all I wanted to do at that time is go back to our house to go off to sleep, hoping all those trouble could be just switched off.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Espiya

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'Yan ang aking status kagabi sa facebook at ito ang kwento sa likod niyan.

Mahirap pala talaga ang maging espiya. Akala ko ay isa lang itong napakadaling gawain. Mahilig akong magbasa ng mga aklat ukol sa mga misteryo at pati na ang anime na pinamagatang "Meitantei Conan" sa Japan o "Case Closed" sa Amerika o mas tanyag sa "Detective Conan" dito sa 'Pinas ngunit hindi ko lubos akalain na ako mismo ay malalgay sa isang posisyon kung saan ako ay maging isang espiya. Hindi ko naisip na ito ay mas mahirap pala kaysa sa mga nakikita ko sa telebisyon at sa mga nababasa ko sa mga aklat. Ito ay kaaikibat palang responsibilidad. Ayoko ng magpaligoy-ligoy pa at tatapusin ko na ito. Introduksyon lang po ito kaya simulan na ang pagkabagot.

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Mayroon akong isang babaeng kaibigan. Itatago natin sa pangalang Lara. Medyo malapit kami sa isa't isa dahil naging kaklase ko siya mula elementarya (maliban nalang sa ika-6 na baitang), tapos naging schoolmates kami sa unang taon ko sa hayskul at ngayon kaklase ulit kami sa kolehiyo. Pero, anh pagkakaibigang ito hindi umaabot sa punto na pwede kaming tawaging mag-bespren. Kung inaakala ninyong tungkol sa pag-ibig ang kwentong ito ay marahil tama kayo pero hindi ito tungkol sa aming dalawa. Ito ay tungkol sa kanya.

Marahil ay ako lang ang naging kaklase niya sa kolehiyo na naging kaklase di niya sa elementarya ay ako naisipan niyang isa sa kanyang tinatakbuhan ng ilan sa kanyang problema. Marahil ay naisip niyang ako ay mapagkakatiwalaan dahil minsan ko na rin siyang nabahagian ng ilan sa aking mga suliranin at alam niyang medyo kilala ko ang kanyang pagkatao mula pagkabata. Ilan sa problema kanyang dinudulog sa akin ay ang tungkol sa kanyang kasintahan/dating kasintahan na siyang pangalan ay itatago pa rin natin at ito ay sa ngalang Ren. (Minabuti ko na lamang na ikubli ang kani-kanilang mga pangalan dahil mukhang masyado ko nang nabulabog ang kanilang pribadong buhay).

Mabait naman si Ren. Iyon ang aking pagkakaalam. Lagi na siyang ikinukuwent sa akin ni Lara noong hindi pa naging "sila." Hindi matagal para sa isang lalaking tulad ko na malaman na si Lara ay may gusto kay Ren. Hindi naman gaanong kagwapuhan si Ren na yung matatawag na pinag-uusapan ng madla. Simple lang siya pero mayroon talaga isang bagay na magaling siya, isang talento na rare para sa isang lalake.

Unang taon pa lang kami sa kolehiyo noon ng nakilala ko si Ren at ang kanyang papel sa buhay ni Lara. Hindi man pinag-uusapan ay tila alam na ng lahat na may namamagitan sa kanila. Minsan ko na ring tinanong si Lara ngunit sabi lang niya "hindi pa pwede." Hindi na rin ako nagtaka sa ganoong sagot dahil medyo kilala ko na ang kanyang ina. Sa ikalawang taon namin sa kolehiyo ay ganoon parin ang nangyari. Pakiramdam ko lang noon ay nandun na sila sa puntong "special someone" na ang isa't isa pero wala pang opisyal na katawagan sa kanila.

Naging magkaklase kami ni Ren sa isang subject at dito nagsimula ang aking pag-eespiya. Hindi naman niya direktang sinabi sa akin ni Lara na gawin ko ang pag-eespiya ay tiyak ko pa rin na iyon ang nais niyang gawin ko ngunit ayaw lang niyang sabihin dahil hindi pa opisyal na "sila." May kaklase kami sa subject na iyon na kanyang pinagseselosan, si Ana (Ana kasi unknown siya, hindi ko alam name niya). Ito ay dahil nung minsan na nag-uusap sina Ren at Lara ay biglang sumulpot itong si Ana at kung makipag-usap daw ito kay Ren ay tila hindi niya ramdam na may namamagitan daw kina Lara at Ren at parang maysa-tagabulag si Lara dahil tila hindi siya nakikita ni Ana. Sa pag-uusap na iyon ay nakumpirma ko ang aking hinala. Sila na nga ngunit parang hindi pa. Sinabi ko naman kay Lara na wala lang ang babaeng Ana na iyon. Oo, parang may gusto nga ang Anang iyon kay Ren pero alam kong wala lang iyon kay Ren.

Sa ika-2 semester ng pagiging second year student ko sa kolehiyo ay naging magkaklase kami ni Lara sa halos lahat nga subjects ko, naging magkaklase din kami ni Ren sa ilan ngunit sa pagkakataong ito ay walang ni isang subject na magkaklase sina Lara at Ren. Kung kailan din mayroon klase si Lara sa ibang building ay sa iba naman ang kay Ren. Ngayon 2nd sem ko rin lang din nalaman na opisyal na palang naging sila. Matagal na pala, at ito ay nagsimula pala isang araw bago ang aking kaarawan! Kung kaya't hindi ko ito makalimutan.

Dahil na rin sa mahirap makahanap ng panahon upang ang magkasintahan ay magkita maliban nalang kung sila ay mag-seset ng date, tila lumalamig din ang kan'lang relasyon. Ilang araw ding umiiyak si Lara sa akin at sinasabi niyang lumalamig na nga si Ren sa kanya.
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Sa puntong iyon ay hindi ko alam ko ano ang dapat kong gawin o ano ang nararapat na suhestiyon na aking ibbigay. Sa puntong ito din ngayon ay medyo pagod na ako sa pagta-type. Bukas ko na ito itutloy marahil dahil maging ako ay nababagot na sa aking ginagawa.

EPIC FAIL Preilim Week

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I just had my week and I really thought that it took me so long to reach this very day. How on earth can a week be so long even though it's still has the same number of days for a week to have? Maybe that is because I just had this freakin' Prelim Week, the first of the three most dreaded weeks in college (for me they are). The others are the Midterms and the Finals. Yeah, you guessed it right. I suck at studying. It would take one long to realize that I once had been an honor student from kindergarten to high school. then suddenly, hello college. Thanks for breaking the record.

Anyway, the prelims week was so epic fail for me. Well, lemme break it down by subjects.

REL 61 (Christian Ethics) - No big thing. We just had a small devotion thing and that's all after we passed the essay about "the most crucial decision we made in life" which in the one I wrote I still think is still not crucial. I was just late and I blame it to my lousiness, stupid slow feet, the traffic, the long distance between the starting and finish line and the wrong "Silliman" time that I chose.

PE 22 - Oh yes..PE. Physical education. We just had a Christmas presentation last Tues and I really thought that we did well. No, we actually suck. But if compare to the other groups, and in my slightly biased opinion, we did well. thanks to me nga baling pina-ugat ug kanta. Sh*tness, mangugat jud kay taas ayu ag key ilang gigamit sa pagkanta. Dili ko soprano bai. and maulaw man pud ko na mu-blend kay murag braggart ayu.

EE 22R (Electrical Circuits I) -Oh yes. I could really say that the prelim exam we had was so epic fail or maybe just us. It was so difficult and at the same time, we felt it is so unfair ('is' kay present man japun). Unfair jud kay ag mga CE (Civil Eng students) kay by pair ila exam unya ag prelim kay take home. Then sa amu kay individual na, dili pajud take home. Nasagul man gud kos mga EE (Electrical Eng students) so murag gipalisud amu life and Comp Eng man pud ko so basin mao pud ng in-ana. Ataya uie. Plus the exam was really difficult (tell me I haven't said that twice). After the exam, I know that I wasn't alone with that boat. When I asked one of my classmates about the exam, he told me somewhat like this: "Bali bai. Gipahinumdm pa gud".

ES 24 (Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics) - Not really epic. We had a two-day exam. One on the Monday and another on Tues while the other classes just had one day. It;s because they got 2.5hrs on TTh while we only got 1hr on MW and 1.5hrs on TTh. So it was an advantage after all minus the fact that we kind of had a background of what the test will be. Thanks to the CE people. Buwahaha! It wasn't unfair after all. So evil me. haha

PSYCH 11 (General Psychology) - Wednesday of this week and I could still remember of how weary I felt after that exam. Oh gods! My classmate (whose class of the same subject and teacher is in the morning while mine's in the aftie) was right after all although she kind of exaggerated it. I asked her about it and the type(s) of test and she told me, "tanang type of test na imung mahuna-hunaan kay naa." And she was kind of right. There's matching type, multiple choice, modified true or false, identification, enumeration, essay and diagram stuff. At this time I still think that my "xurbol" is the matching type. Super easy and test 1. The rest is otherwise.

CHEM 12 (General Chemistry II) - It was on Wed still, just after my Psych 11 exam. I felt so nervous about it (as with all exams, don;t we?). The topic is only about "Acids and Bases". One of the easy topics. That's dangerous because easy means that the teacher will find a way to make it hard and with that kind of teacher we had I knew I was not wrong. She made it kind of difficult via the problem solving part. Yeah she discussed it to us but did not elaborated it much, in a way in which you might think won't be included in a test.

MATH 22 (Differential Equations) - This is the most difficult of the subjects I took, considering the fact that it's a difficult subject and the teacher is quite fast and that I really had a weak foundation of the subject. Thanks to our MATH 21 teacher, the subject which is the pre-requisite of MATH 22. While taking the test and even after it, I knew that I wound end up not having a good score. I'm positive of that although my mind is negative.

Pretty long week. At least we had a pretty long vacation, enough time to think about studying harder to get good grades and no failing ones or not. For me, it's both. Anyway, it seems that I did not really had an epic fail week, maybe it's just about to come. haha..

SO EPIC FAIL POST.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

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Nothing. Yes, nothing. Null. Naught. Nil. That is what I could think of after what happened yesterday. I know I am sad. I just don't know the exact word to describe what I am feeling. No, it has nothing do with school stuffs or love or financial or whatever bla bla bla.

It was on one of the subjects last Friday that such thing made me sad. I learned that one of my classmates knows how to make an ambigram, or so what I believed to be an ambigram. But I am quite sure it really is an ambigram. My classmate drew from her (yes it's a her) pencil case on her designs (almost ID size) and her folks kept on turning it in 180 degrees. Of course, that should be an rotational 180-degree ambigram.

Probably, I was kind of jealous of her because people are recognizing her budding talent. Maybe I just envy her because my ambigrams are rarely recognized and praised. Maybe I was agitated that for at first I thought I am the only one, the only one in our university, who could make ambigrams. Now, it seemed I have a match. I'm quite certain that she is still starting for her ambigrams were like that of mine when I was still starting and I am really certain that she is going to improve. And with such character, I know she has potential. Most women are born artistic and sometimes it comes out naturally while men are more of the creative sense.I know that compared to me, she can endear more people that I could.

I know it is not right for me to envy her. Well, I jut think that I should just keep on making ambigrams then, produce more in hard copy, and upload more in the World Wide Web. That really is the problem because I can only make ambigrams manually which meant that I'm quite limited to pencils and erasers. There's another way though -- scanning. Unfortunately, our scanner broke down.

I don't wanna be like this. I don't want to be in competition. I know the consequences of it. For year, I still bear the spoil of the war, a competition which I did not play yet was still entered into it.

I think that that (Oh yeah, I think my double that is correct) my classmate of mine gave me inspiration to improve, do more and express more of it. I have also thought of teaching her some of my ideas in ambigramming but that would make me sound so braggadocio. I haven't made a name of myself yet. In fact we're not even close to each other and we have never talked. I just new her name and vice versa. No, I am not into her. I do not hate her. I think I just hate the fact that I did not let myself be acknowledge of my abilities. Anyway, I would like to encourage her to do more of the ambigramming. Who knows, maybe we could work as partners? Impossible! haha

Friday, December 3, 2010

From the Shelf: "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" by Agatha Christie

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"The Mysterious Affair at Styles"
by Agatha Christie


A cover of "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" by Agatha Christie

Date and time finished reading:
12-03-10; approx 6:20 PM (UTC +8.00)

-Another borrowed from the SU Lib. In reality I have no plans to borrow another book because I wanted to read the Christie's books from beginning to end. By that, I meant of reading the books by order of publication date. But then, to my surprise, I found that the lib has possession of the first book which is actually this one.

Certainly, Christie is a genius and has her every right to be called one. Now I know why she had been so known. Also, of her detective characters, Hercule Poirot is nonetheless a genius too and perhaps mad as a hatter. But still, I like his character and could somehow relate to him and of course if it happened in my case, I could've done the same -- hiding the truth so as the culprit may have no chance to escape while evidences are still lacking.

In fact, like the other detective [which I could relate again for I, like him, is a fool too], Arthur Hastings was surprised of who the murderer was -- or should I say culprits. Christie sure is knowledgeable of chemistry and somehow I understood the business in here. Thanks to Chem 11! Also, I was overwhelmed that the author somehow put an element of love story in here which until the end I have never thought of as possible.

That is all of which I could say. And that ends the spoiler. :D

Sunday, November 28, 2010

From the Shelf: "By the Pricking of My Thumbs" by Agatha Christie

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"By the Pricking of My Thumbs"
by Agatha Christie

The cover of "By the Pricking of My Thumbs" by Agatha Christie


Date and time finished reading!!!!:
11-28-10; 1:11 AM (UTC +8.00)

-Borrowed from the SU Library again..something to read while on a some-kind-one-week vacation because of the Intramurals again..

I knew this Christie author already like four years ago. Back then I do not actually know that she is one great author and I resent the fact that I have not known. Anyway, the main reason I searched for her books is so to have more ideas of how mystery story writers write. Just like Perry, Christie uses (I think) a Victorian setting (or probably later than that).

What I really like in this book is that it had a good twist and by good twist, I meant of a twist that I thought and is somewhat similar to my assumption of  possible twist. What I don't like? Not really, just the fact that I read this book first instead of reading the earlier books of Christie. That should have given me a better perception of the characters.

BTW, the picture above is not the same picture on the cover of the book I just borrowed. You bet it was plain black except for the Call #. If that really was the picture or they retained the picture of the book, that alone should have lure a lot of readers. That doll is so freaky I decided this should be what I'd be uploading (among the other editions' covers).

And BTW again, you can borrow this at the SU Library 2/F (haha..ambassador/promoter/advertiser najud kos SU Lib. :DD)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Foodless

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I really had a bad day. Thank God, it did not really hunt me 'til this night.
Just last morning I was so excited to go to the university. It's the start of the Intramural Games 2010 in our university. But that does not really mean that I woke up so early or earlier than my usual wake up time when there are no classes.
Anyway, I was so excited that I went to the university a day prior to the official start of the intramurals. Of course I did not go there by chance. I had to check the schedule of the games, especially on the Lawn Tennis Women. And no, I have no thing for the players; I've no idea who they were. I registered myself to be part of the Food Committee and yeah nakasulod ko, with high hopes it would be of less burden than watching 5 games per day. If you are enrolled in the SU College of Engineering and Design and if you are not, by any means, part of the Intramural Games, then you are assigned to watch 5 games [participated of course, by the engineering people] for a day -- that is, 25 games all in all for 5 days. To be exempted from the five-games-per-day burden, you either have to be an ESG [Engineering Student Gov't] officer, an athlete, a member of the Patrol or Food Committees or you have a medical certificate that you have been admitted to the hospital for a certain illness. Of the four reasons, I only have one chance and that is to be part of the Food Com. And so I became part of it and have been assigned in the event of Lawn Tennis (Women).
That’s the reason why I came to the gym to check the schedule. Unfortunately, I saw no schedule, no time, no dates, no venue, and alas no teacher to ask for about those stuffs. The only things I found were the diagrams of the order of the games. I forgot what it should be named. I just knew it because I learned how to make one in high school. The diagrams were of double elimination. Because that is the only somewhat useful piece of information that I found and so that my journey would not turn fruitless, I copied it. I was quite confused that the Game 1 is SBE vs. CED but Game 3 is that of NRSG vs. COE. Ooh that was pretty puzzling. I know for sure that SBE is School of Basic Education, the “high schoolers” and NRSG means Nursing when in fact it should have been SUCN (SU College of Nursing) so as to make it parallel. What bewildered me are their opponents – CED and COE. Okay, so CED is probably College of EDucation or College of Engineering and Design but COE could also be College of Education or College of Engineering as most people forget the “and design” thing.
So as to be sure, I kind of went early. By early, I meant it to be earlier than the typical start of the first game. I went there like 8:20 AM-ish [redundant much? Haha] because the Opening Program is at 8 am. My question was finally answered. The first game of our college is the Lawn Tennis (W) at 9 am which is much to my disappointment. And more to my disappointment, my co-members of the Lawn Tennis (W) Food Com were not present so as the Patrol Com. If they are present; I swear I have not seen them. Worse, the food that we(?) are about to bring to the players are still not there. The drinks arrived at about 9am and the food? No news about it. So I waited [I have to] for another couple of minutes which still bore no fruit. Finally, they had decided to give us the drinks [and drinks alone] and luckily my friends were there to help me. But, that was like 9:30 AM which in my opinion is like the end of the game. I have no idea with lawn tennis things.
Unluckily, the court where we headed and we thought the venue is, is not the court where the game is supposed to be held. It is in another court, a place which is very far from where I am at that time. Because I am dumb enough I decided to go there and my friends [who are also Food Com members] had to leave me because they’re needed. I really thought that it was near. Well, it actually with the fact that I knew a short cut. I arrived there just to discover that I had another fruitless labor. The folks in there told me that no game had ever started on that venue. I just sighed, “WOW! I brought all these 5 Gatorades in my bag heavy they may be and yet still have to end in a meaningless walk.”
I informed one of the Food Com Chairs about what happened and so all I have to do is go back in my college again and return the drinks. And so I did walk the same path again. It’s just a good thing that my mom who has some business to do in the city, passed by me to fetch me. Just in time to save the day. I hope this won’t happen again. I’ll try to be back tomorrow with hopes that I will not have a meaningless journey. That was totally fruitless, or should I say, foodless (because the Food Com just received from the officers drinks and no food a all!) although I think there is no such word.
NOTE: At home and from my mom did I only realize that distance between the two venues I ventured is like a kilometer. That would make 2 kilometers for having me to journey the way back. Wow! I think I lost a pound or so when fact I shouldn’t have.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

From the Shelf: "A Dangerous Mourning" by Anne Perry

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"A Dangerous Mourning"
by Anne Perry

The cover of "A Dangerous Mourning" by Anne Perry


Date and time finished reading!!!!:
11-25-10; 11:11 AM (UTC +8.00)

-Borrowed from the SU Library..something to read while on a some-kind-one-week vacation because of the Intramurals..

I was so confident in borrowing this and did not expect that I won't be able to finish it in few hours..I did not read it (due to some school assignments, exams and whatnot) not until it was like a day before the date it was due to be returned. Obviously I have to return it to avoid paying fee (if there is) and of course, I borrowed it again..haha..I have to; I have just been halfway the book.

One good thing I got after reading is the feeling of some kind of triumph. Yeah, I somehow got a hunch of the mystery or probably I just did because the author gave hints. Anyway, the only thing I did not like about this book is that there is some evil in the plot. Something happened which should not happen.

And of course, I could not spoil much in case you have the time to go to the univ. lib and enough strength to climb to the second floor. :D

Thursday, November 11, 2010

You made my day like B-A-D

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Bad day. That's it.

It (probably) all started yesternight. Last night, I was having a headache but I still logged on to this laptop for browsing reasons. Because I am about to enter to a new class (which actually started already), I asked my friends about the assignment so that I may be able to catch up. I was so eager for that assignment that I kind of forgot my headache and instead of drinking a medicine to treat it, I rushed to the laptop and began my research.

Bad thing is the internet connection was so slowpoke. Worse is I did not understand those stuffs I just found. Those things probably led me to remember my headache or probably it led my system to remember that my head is aching. I then turned off the laptop, went to my room and tried to reflect. I decided to try to reflect and to ask God's help because at that time, I felt really weak. I could not think of what to do [especially that I've been faced to a lot of problems].  After taking medicine and a nap, I felt relieved.

..and finally the real purpose of this post...

The bad night I had yesterday was continued today (or probably a while ago). It was when I went to the P.E. department of our university so that I can be accommodated with the P.E. and so that I can be excused of the P.E. I had. Of course I brought my medical certificate which is filled completely except for the signature of my instructor. Sadly, he wasn't there. However, I still decided to go to the house of the "dean" (that is what the girl in the PE office said) to accompany a friend of mine. She wants to transfer to another section and that "dean" is the one whom you should go when you are to "drop" and/or accommodate a subject/section.

In the midst of the conversation of the "dean", I asked that "dean" about my condition and the to-do's. She laughed at me (no, that's just idiom) because the reasons/conditions indicated in the med cert are malnutrition and mild scoliosis. Yeah, I am malnourished, undernourished to be specific. But I won't stress that much because it caused me too much stress.

The thing that made my day bad was her reactions. I knew that if she was my instructor (thank God not her) she would certainly not honor the certificate even if it was issued by the university physician. She even said that I could just perform softball (the PE I am enrolled in) because the scoliosis is just mild.

I would like to tell her that very moment that: Ma'am, can we have an agreement that if my scoliosis would develop, you would take responsibility for it.  But of course I did not and that was way too shallow.

But the second reaction of her was like this: Simple ra man ng imong problema. Kaon lang ug daghan. Ganahan na gud ta ko mutubag ug: Kay kung mukaon ko ug daghan karon dayun maam, mutambok diay ko pagka-ugma, ha? It was like she was telling me that this matter is something that can be solved in matter of magic seconds.

But that really did not stir me up. This one did. She checked the portion of the med cert wherein there is a list of activities and the instruction above it says: Pls. check activities which the student may participate in. In the sports section of the activities only the track-and-field had been check by the doctor. That means the blanks in the softball, soccer, basketball and others were not checked. But she just told me that I can perform softball because I could still perform walking, running, jumping, calisthenics and other stuffs checked. She even said that my physician, the University Physician is dumb. "Butol man ni nga doctor", she said. She said I can still do softballing because the instruction just indicated about the activities which the student may participate in. She said, "may ra man so pwede ra na."

In my own opinion she is very wrong about the may thing. The activities that had been checked were ONLY those which I may participate, the rest which are unchecked means of those activities which I am not to participate. Although, the word is may and not  can, it is too broad to say that it is just a matter of might and may.

COME ON MA'AM. PLEASE, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE, BE PRACTICAL. USE  YOUR LOGIC (IF YOU CAN). 

P.S. I mentioned no names except for "aliases." I just wonder what the reaction might be if the University Physician would know that the "dean" just mocked her. For now, I'm still not sure if would be accommodated to the PE section I wanted. It seemed that there are still other teachers who will mock me. ONE thing: You (yes you, "the dean"), You made my day B-A-D.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

From the Shelf: "The Demigod Files" by Rick Riordan

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"Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Demigod Files (Companion Book)"
by Rick Riordan

"The Demigod Files" by Rick Riordan

Date and time finished reading(?):
11-3-10,8:40 PM (Phil time)

-Okay. So I really have no other way to read this book and I think it would take me eons to purchase a copy. Two reasons: one of my favorite bookstores in our place was transferred to a mall and I think this book was with limited copies. That sure suck!

Anyway, the only way I got to read or got to get a grasp of some contents of this stuff is though an audiobook. Yeah, not an ebook. That should mean like listening and not reading should be the most appropriate term. Some of the short stories contained here though could be found in the net and could even be read in the blog of this very author.

Still, I'd prefer ebooks than audiobooks such that I prefer a real and my own copy of the book than just an ebook.

DIFFERENCES: Halloween, All Saints' Day & All Souls's Day

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When I was still starting this blog, I had in my mind to put a regular post about differences and/or arguments about stuffs commonly misunderstood, misconceptions to say. I just realized that this maybe the time to start it though I think it won't be regular. 

Many of my folks often got confused with the date of Halloween and All Saints' Day. So without further ado, here's my first and official post about DIFFERENCES.

HALLOWEEN
It is an annual holiday observed on October 31.
It is also called Hallowe'en, All Hallows’ Eve, and All Saints’ Eve.

The word Halloween is first attested in the 16th century and represents a Scottish variant of the fuller All-Hallows-Even ("evening"), that is, the night before All Hallows Day. Although the phrase All Hallows is found in Old English (ealra hālgena mæssedæg, mass-day of all saints), All-Hallows-Even is itself not attested until 1556.

Therefore, Halloween is on October 31 not November 2.

ALL SAINTS' DAY
It is celebrated on November 1.
It is also called Solemnity of All Saints, All Hallows, Hallowmas and often shortened to All Saints.

It is celebrated by parts of Western Christianity, and on the first Sunday after Pentecost in Eastern Christianity, in honour of all the saints, known and unknown.

Therefore, November 1 is not Halloween, just All Hallows Day.


ALL SOULS' DAY
It is a commemoration of the faithful departed usually on November 2 and in some places, on several times of the year.

It is also called Feast of All Souls, Defuncts' Day, and Commemoration of the Faithful Departed.

*Just additional information
DEVIL'S NIGHT
Devil's Night or Hell Night is a name associated with October 30, the night before Halloween.


Therefore:
1. Halloween is on October 31 not November 1.
2. November 1 is All Saints' Day and not Halloween.
3. All Souls' Day is on November 2 (though in some places, it is different).
[Source: http://en.wikipedia.com]
 

I actually planned to make ambigrams for DIFFERENCES post but with those words [Halloween, All Saints' Day & All Souls' Day], I'm sure you'll agree that it is indeed a very difficult job to do.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

XXIX: The End of the Hassle in a Hustle

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XXIX. That is the Roman Numeral for the number 29. That is also the number which I got for the "Encoding" process [which I accomplished last week] and the same number again for the "Final Checking" process in our enrollment.

XXIX: 29

If  you're a Sillimanian, I doubt if you would really know or understand what on earth I am typing. If we're of the same college, then you must know what were those things.

Those processes above were just some of the so very too much napaka baling samuka [my dialect which kind of means "irritating"] steps for the enrollment in our college. If you are studying at Silliman, whatever the course you are taking, you would not expect for the College of Engineering and Design to be as particular and as hassle as what I am talking.

Too bad, what I just typed were true. Actually, I was just enrolled [like just some 8 hours ago, a week after the real enrollment week]. As what I've said in my earlier posts, I was very busy with some of my medical stuffs that the only day I was able to have time for the enrollment was last Friday, exactly the supposed-to-be-last day of enrollment [Thank God they made an extension].

It was really a hassle in a hustle, a riot, an experience which I don't if I should laugh or be disappointed. There was a stampede [thank you God again for letting me be in no harm]. It was like a market, the kind of market which someone won't find some peace and quiet time.  All those riot stuffs happened for the sake of getting a number. These numbers were supposed to be instruments for a more systematic and orderly enrollment process. Unfortunately it caused a chaos. Just luckily [and sometimes not], a teacher reprimanded us [though I still think shout is the right word] of what a riot we were. And so there was order, somewhat.

I hate to end this post right away without telling the whole story as well as I hate telling the whole story again [it should take me some time again to think of the words to right]. Just that this number 29 is the same number I got for the two different steps. No, it's not really strange. After all, it does not really have a significance. Well, it does, at least for a blog post title.

Anyway, while I was at school i was thinking of what I could post. I was really thinking of an ambigram. This XXIX is the only thing that keeps on appearing on my mind. It even took me a long time to realize that XXIX is in fact a natural ambigram in totem form or in a bilateral form written vertically. That way I didn't have to sketch and think too much. That way I didn't have to put much effort in doing this in the computer. That way I have a title for this post. :D

All Souls' Day

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Almost similar to my previous post about All Saints' Day. Same story. Just posting the pic probably for people like me who are confuse with the date All Souls' Day, whether it was on the first or the second of November. This one, though, is kind of an ambigram. I just don't know what kind/type it is. It's probably like a perceptual shift ambigram that is supposed to read the word in the middle as "Souls'" or "Nov.2 [with the presence of unnecessary 's']". It depends upon your perception.

All Souls' Day

This is all that I kind think to make an ambigram using only simple typefaces [in here I used Baby Kruffy and Anagram typefaces]. I still have to figure out how to develop my ambigrams with the Old English typeface using the computer. Albeit I know how to make ambigrams with the Old English typeface [or whatever it is called], I'm only stuck to sketching them like just in pen and paper not in the computer. Anyway, here's the original one. I used a different font color for the Nov.2 for emphasis.

All Souls' Day [again]

Monday, November 1, 2010

All Saints' Day

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Not the typical post I make. I'm just posting this pic below. Probably, that pic is only for people like me who always get confused with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day when it comes to dates. Now, I think this pic will remind me that All Saints' Day is on November 1 not on the second.

All Saint's Day

 If you would notice I had "ambigram" in one of the labels and you may wonder why I did so. To curious people, NO, it's not an ambigram and to the pros, YES, it's not an ambigram. haha..It's just that I was planning to make an ambigram for this but couldn't think of any.

All Saints' Day (again)

And oh, by the way, that's the original pic. The first pic just had the colors inverted. I don't know which looks better and which is worse so I posted the two anyway. Just a simple graphic art with the use of "1" in letters "L" and "I" to signify Nov.1. BTW, the typeface I used was "Baby Kruffy". You can download the typeface (I think) in the net if you want.

Friday, October 29, 2010

From the Shelf: "Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero" by Rick Riordan

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"Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero"
by Rick Riordan

The cover of "Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero" by Rick Riordan

Date and time finished reading:
between 12MN to 12:30 AM, Phil time

-Gosh! I am so addicted now with the whole Camp Half-Blood series and this one belongs to the sequel series of PJatO. I even dismissed/halted my reading of the Inkheart sequel, Inkspell [sorry Cornelia Funke, I thought your book is too thick for me to read in a small amount of time]. So, I chose this one instead, but that doesn't mean I'm not continuing the Inkspell book. After all, I still had that "thing" that once I read a book there's no letting go [though it's effectivity relies on my interest of the book].

This is probably the first time that I had the feeling like a book fan, waiting for the sequel book to come. <--Oh wait, the last phrase from that sentence is like not appropriate. I really can't wait for it. :D

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Walang Kasigurohan

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Hahay..Heto ako ngayun nagtatagalog, malamang epekto sa pagbabasa ko kanina sa blog ni Jethro, "Mga Pangitain ni Jethro." Sa totoo lang hindi naman talaga ako ganoon ka interesado sa teleseryeng Imortal. Siguro ang paglitaw ng karakter ni Jethro o marahil ang blog niya ang nakapag-udyok sa akin.

Pero ang post ko ngayon ay hindi tungkol sa telerseryeng iyon. Wala ako mata-type tungkol dun maliban sa blog post na nabasa ko kanina dahil hindi naman ako masayadong nanood ng tv ngayon. Ito ay dahil sa nagbabasa ako ng isang ebook sa laptop ng aking nakatatandang kapatid. Marahil ay "lumala" na talaga ang aking pagkahilig sa mga aklat dahil nararamdaman kong nais ko talagang sundan ang kwentong iyon (ng aklat at hindi ng Imortal..haha). Ang binabasa ko pala ay tungkol sa mitolohiya sa Gresya at marahil sa Roma din. Kung may nagbabasa nito at kung ikaw man iyon at kung ikaw ay mahilig sa aklat, sigurado akong mayroon ka nang tinatawag na hunch kung ano ang aking tinutukoy. Pinamagatan ang buong serye na Camp Half-blood na maryoon ding parang sub-series--ang Percy Jackson and the Olympians (PJatO) at ang ika-2 ang Heroes of Olympus (HoO). Sa ngayon ay binabasa ko ang unang aklat sa HoO, and The Lost Hero.

Masyado na ata akong nadadala sa aklat dahil tila nakilimutan kong hindi pa pala ako nakapagpa-enrol para sa second sem. Marahil ay hindi ko ito kasalanan talaga kasi wala pa nga naman grades na ini-release ng aming guro. Siguro ay kasalanan ko rin dahil kahapon pala sa hapon ay nandun sa college namin ang yaong guro at nagpa-note lang ang aking mga kaklase, mula sa kanya, na nagsasabing sila ay nakapasa at maaari nilang makuha ang subject na pre-req iyon. Pwede pa naman daw na ma-enrol kahit hindi kumpleto ang mga grades sa mga subjects na kinuha last sem basta't may grades ka lang sa mga pre-req subjects o isang note kaya mula sa guro na ikaw ay pumasa. Sayang nga naman ang pagkakataong pinalampas ko dahil nagkataon pumunta ako sa school kanina at wala siya. Hindi makakarating ang aming guro sa araw na ito ayon sa schedule ng mga guro nakapaskil sa lahat(?) ng pintuan sa aming departments.

Marahil ay sayang iyong napalampas kong pagkakataon. Ngunit, regarding na sa araw na iyon ay marami akong inasikaso at kung babalik man ako sa hapon ng araw na iyon, siguro ay magkakasakit ako ngayon. PAGOD na PAGOD talaga ako kahapon. Akalain mong nilakad ko ang parang half-km halos pabalik-balik? hahaha..Hindi ninyo siguro masukat-akalaing magagawa ko iyon kung makikita ninyo kung gaano ako kapayat. Pero kung kilala ninyo ako, ahw, hindi na kayo magtataka sa isang taong nakapagtakbo ng 5km sa Milo Marathon.

Isa pa pala, parang nadismaya akong sa mga na-DL kong mga videos ngayon. Ito ay ang isa sa mga episodes ng Glee at ng Gate Keepers (isang anime). Parang hindi nila napunan ang aking ineekspek.

Ngayon, hindi pa rin ako sigurado kung maeenrol ba talaga ako bukas kasi hindi naman ako sigurado kung sa araw ay darating ba talaga ang aming guro. Nakakalungkot lang isipin na bukas, ang last day of enrollment (sigurado, hindi), ay yun rin ang araw na magpapaenrol ako. Ina-italicized ko ang mag for emphasis. 

Bukas ay hindi ko pa rin ako sigurado sa mangyayari. Ang aking kapalarang bukas ay walang kasigurohan.

P.S Sana ito lang ang pagkakataon na mahahawa ako ng isang sulat-Tagalog kasi mukhang mahahaba ang aking mga nata-type. BTW, nasabi ko na ba na isa ito sa aking mga katangian -- nahahawa ako kung ano ang istilo ng pagsusulat ng huli kong nabasa, maging ang persepsiyon ng isang karakter sa isang aklat. Oo, ganoon ako kabaliw. :D

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Like a Freshman

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Waaah! Just as the title says, it almost seemed like I came back as a freshman college student entering the university.

That is all because of the fact that I just had a chest x-ray yesterday and a CBC blood test awhile ago. When I was still an incoming college student in the university, I had a chest x-ray, blood test and dental check up as required by our university for the physical examination.

Now, it's like I'm in the same scenario. Dental check up nalang ag kulang, mura najud kog first year. haha. 

This post will be short because I'm still inviting my folks to vote for my cousin. Anyways, I just contributed 25 people to like that page (which is the way of voting), still far from number of votes to the one with most votes.

BTW, I'm still not enrolled and I super hate it because we still didn't have grades in our major (which I'm still worried and paranoid of). I think I'll end up in that PE again and not the one I wanted. :[

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Enrollment: A Hassle in a Hustle

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Whew! And I was right. Still I won't be enrolled. Of course. How could that be possible if I have only achieved like 20% of the whole process. The good news that I received today was that I passed with that subject. For now, the only trouble I have to face regarding the grades are like 4 subjects. I'm still paranoid that I might not pass the other subjects.

Also, with regards to my good news, there's a bad one which involves that of my sister. I'm still praying for her in her trouble.

For now, I'm not feeling well and my head aches. Thss would not really be a big problem if only me is not feeling well. My mom and my sister is in the same boat with me.

Monday, October 25, 2010

When Sembreak Ends

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Hay! Our 3-week semestral break seems too short. That is the usual feeling when just after few hours (just like now) and poof...sembreak's end. Well, after all tomorrow is not yet the exact beginning of the second semester. We still have a week or so. But that really is not the case for tomorrow is the registration week or the enrollment week. And alas, falling on long lines again and long process of enrollment.

Even if I would be the earliest bird tomorrow or we would have the enough money for the down payment or the process would be so in a jiffy, there is still no assurance that I'd be enrolled already. Of my 8 subjects in the prev sem, only 2 of them have grades already. The good news is that I both passed in these 2 subjects. The bad news is that I still don't know what is my grade in the subject where I feel like I flunked. Worse is if I really flunked with that subject then it would seem like I didn't take a summer class.

Also, I have another problem and that is my PE subject both the one in 1st sem and the upcoming. With the 1st I'm thrilled because maybe I'd get an INC. With the upcoming one, same story but what's making thrilled is the fact that my PE is softball. In my part, its kind of okay. With my mom, it's a NO-NO because of the danger stuffs and all. I still have to get a med certificate to certify my slight scoliosis so that I'll get the approp PE.

This sure is one long post. haha. After all, I've been out of the blogosphere for a long time. For now, I'll try to keep on writing even if my posts are kind of senseless.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Midterm Week

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Finally, I've made a post after a long week (Wait! The week hasn't ended yet). Though, it's still Saturday I still felt that I've had enough of a long week of midterm examinations. Midterm examinations are simply examinations mostly in the college or maybe only in college which put to a test or tests the learning of a college student with the first half of the semester. As for me, they really tested me, both figuratively and literally.

Last boring Wednesday evening, even though I should I not be bored because I've got loads of stuffs to study, I've come up to make this very simple ambigram. I was thinking of what I would post for this week and this is what it I thought. Well, it's very simple that when I saw that word, I immediately had an idea of what ambigram to make because it is almost an ambigram itself even though it hasn't been "ambigrammed" (there is no such word unless I put in at urbandictionary.com but of course not all entries in that site are words blablabla) or it has been "ambigrammed" already without our knowing. Whatever it is, I should end this lengthy intro to show what I'm referring to.

MIDTERM. Mirror Ambigram

Very simple. Even other ambigrammists can do this in their simple. However, I did this and ended having no much sleep. I'm still adjusting with Adobe Photoshop because it's a little bit of tiring to sketch an ambigram manually or just hand-drawn, scanning it and editing it so I can upload it and I'm so noob (amateur, novice, or neophyte; a term mostly used in gaming although I'm not really into that) with it (both with editing it from and making it) so I used Paint instead.

If I am making this manually, it'd be a burden for me to make mirror ambigrams because they're a bit confusing but with the aid of technology, it's fun (only if you knew how to do it) because you only have to make the other side then mirror copy it or flip it so becomes its exact reflection of the other side.

In this ambigram, M is very perfect for horizontal (or probably vertical, I forgot which is which) mirror ambigram and so is T. The D in here looks a little bit like a number 3 and the R in here is also like letter I but of course, if you're like me or you're me, you would read it the way I wanted you to read it.
Midterm.

P.S. Whoever reads this, pardon for the rampant presence of unnecessary stuffs (e.g. parenthesis, descriptions, like-this stuffs).

Monday, August 9, 2010

Careless

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Careless. That is the word (of course, in my native tongue) that i keep on muttering after receiving the results in an exam in one of my subjects. In reality, I could've gotten a higher score, in fact the perfect score if only for that algebraic sign. Yes. The common mistake of students -- not carrying the sign and so that is what I exactly did.

Also, I'll be posting about some my book reviews here (even those that I have read like eons ago. Of course, I'll have to set the date and time). Well, they're not really reviews.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I'm Back!

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I'm back just like what the title says. Either college life had been so cruel to me I had been to cruel to not think of such time to make a post in my blog. Well, even though nobody reads this blog but me I'll try to make posts as long I'd have that time.

For this instance, I'm posting one my worst ambigrams (or probably not an ambigram at all). I actually planned to post this exactly on my birthday but of course, I found no time of doing so and found no time making and even thinking of how to do this. If you notice,it's nothing of some remarkable sort. I can blame nobody except myself for not being able to think of any idea how to "ambigrammized" (there was no such word) the two words and for being so ignorant of editing stuffs.

It supposed to be read as two separate ideas: birth date and birthday. I posted this because there are some people who get confused with the two as one idea. The phrase "birth date" is simply "the month, day and year" (i.e. July 10, 1992) on which a creature is born. "Birthday" on the other hand is just simply "the month and the day" (July 10), which makes it the anniversary or the birth date.

I know that many scholars would easily know their differences and only few are puzzled with this but I can't think of any fitting post anyway.

Also, I'm planning to change my blog's name because it seems a corny one. I hope God will provide me the idea of a better name.

From the Shelf: "ASoUE 13: The End" by Lemony Snicket

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"A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book the Thirteenth): The End"
by Lemony Snicket


Date and time finished reading:
8-7-10, between 4:00-4:28pm, Phil time

-Finally. I finished this "bad, reptile, wide, miserable, austere, ersatz, vile, hostile, carnivorous, slippery, grim, penultimate" series (although in reality I don't really see some of the words used as fit to be used such as reptile, wide and others). And so Lemony is right. This series is entirely filled with unfortunate events. It is like a peeling onion that every time you peel it, you would regret that you did. Well, he was quite right about that because i kept on peeling the onion but unfortunately he was wrong; there was no glint of regret in me. As of now, I'm still engulfed by the mysteries left untold in the series. Perhaps, the series had come to its conclusion, but the mysteries had not. I think I'll have to search for the answers now and I hope I'll find them.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

From the Shelf: "ASoUE 12: The Penultimate Peril" by Lemony Snicket

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"A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book the Twelfth): The Penultimate Peril"
by Lemony Snicket


Date and time finished reading:
8-5-10, between 2:40-3am (very not sure), Phil time

-late jud na upload. now lang ko kitag time to do so. Aside from that, medyo gisapot ko ani nga book. probably, mao ni ako hatest sa series (if dili ang last). That is why there won't be a lenghty description/reaction for this certain book-pic. [sigh!] This series is certainly getting in my nerves; I want to finish it right away hoping they'd soon be gone.

*Penultimate means next to the last.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

From the Shelf: "ASoUE 11: The Grim Grotto" by Lemony Snicket

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"A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book the Eleventh): The Grim Grotto"
by Lemony Snicket



Date and time finished reading:
8-3-10, about 2:44am, Phil time
(NOTE: dili typo ang "am"..na-late lang nako ug upload)

-I am very eager to finish this series at least on or before "that day". Unfortunately, due to the upcoming distressing exams, I don't think I can make up to my goal. [sigh!] I can't say a lot because my feelings after reading this ain't that so fresh but anyway even if i uploaded this just right after I finished reading this, I still don't think I can type a lengthy description for that time I was really sleepy. And for now, I think I've got to be really studying. haha

Sunday, August 1, 2010

From the Shelf: "ASoUE 10: The Slippery Slope" by Lemony Snicket

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"A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book the Tenth): The Slippery Slope"
by Lemony Snicket


Date and time finished reading:
8-1-10, about 2:17am, Phil time

-I think I'm getting so used with the misfortunes of the Baudelaires in this story and I think I must have been so excited that I did not stop reading until I finish this.

Woah! Wala na kaayu koy masulti ron, aside sa tungod kay gadali ko kay matulog nako, but tungod pud kay excited najud kaay kong humanon ni nga series nga wala nako ga-English.

P.S. if real book jud imu gibasa and not ebook, makita nimu nga baga jud ni nga book so dapat if mubasa ka ani nga book, i-budget nimu imu time or see to it na enough imung time sa reading speed of more than 300 pages. So, if you have plans to continue reading, follow my advice and not of what i really did which what really happened to me (see the time finished on top).

Thursday, July 29, 2010

From the Shelf: "ASoUE 9: The Carnivorous Carnival" by Lemony Snicket

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"A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book the Ninth): The Carnivorous Carnival"
by Lemony Snicket


Date and time finished reading:
7-29-10, about 8:10pm, Phil time

-...
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The ellipses simply meant that this book left me with jaws hanging and with utmost silence. Indeed, it was carnivorous, worse than its previous book, the 8th. SPOILER!!!!!!!I quite expect some kind of death to occur but not that kind of death. Every time I keep on reading this books about the Baudelaire misfortunes, I keep on thinking that every last book of them that I get to read is the worst! And speaking of the devil, this one is one hell kind. Lots and lots of thrilling spots, of chills and KILLS!

Good luck sa mubasa.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

From the Shelf: "ASoUE 8: The Hostile Hospital" by Lemony Snicket

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"A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book the Eighth): The Hostile Hospital"
by Lemony Snicket


Date and time finished reading:
7-27-10, about 11:30pm, Phil time

-I've got no big time on the next day and I want this finished; I don't want that the next day I'd suddenly stop my work just because I'd be wondering what would happen next and blablabla...Also, I don't have more time now for typing this one because I've got a class the next day and I've got to get some sleep (as long as I can) and blablabla..I am supposed to be reading a history book instead of this but of whatt use could it be for me to read a history book and then I would suddenly stumble to a word which would trigger me into thinking about this book and blablabla...Anyway, there is some kind of thrill in this book especially in the last part.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

From the Shelf: "ASoUE 7: The Vile Village" by Lemony Snicket

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"A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book the Seventh): The Vile Village"
by Lemony Snicket




Date and time finished reading:
7-22-10, about 12:40am, Phil time (excited kaayu ko mao ng gapadugay ko)

-Vile. So vile indeed. Goodness! There was a lot of action especially in the last parts. Though it did not really ended entirely with a happy one, the time i devoted for this is much worth it. I had actually been waiting this part to be unfolded, when the Baudelaires would soon be wearing diguises (as I've read from site once) but that time won't be on thi book, just it's "primer". One thing, I was so glad that I was able to get to know the mystery of the couplets before the story reveals it. Sadly, another life of an innocent had been taken away. So much for spoilers, better read it. For now I'm in no mood to type a lengthy description (or at least as long as its prequel descriptions).

*Vile means descipable.

Monday, July 19, 2010

From the Shelf: "ASoUE 6: The Ersatz Elevator" by Lemony Snicket

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"A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book the Sixth): The Ersatz Elevator"
by Lemony Snicket




Date and time finished reading:
7-19-10, (about 10:48pm, Phil time)

-!@#$%^&*)=!!!!!! Aaarrrggghhh! I was so mad when in the later part of this book, that even though the trick is clear and that the whole thing was a red herring, the Baudelaires were not able to guess it right. They fell to that dirty old trick! Cr*p!

Well, maybe if I was in their part I'd probably also fall onto the same trick. [sigh!]. This is probably the second (PJatO5 as the first) book that made me speedy at reading. You'll be shocked by how fast you'd get at reading when there's a lot of action in the pages.

*Ersatz means an imitation or a substitution.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

From the Shelf: "ASoUE 5: The Austere Academy" by Lemony Snicket

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"A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book the Fifth): The Austere Academy"
by Lemony Snicket




Date and time finished reading:
7-17-10, (about 1am, Phil time)

-Di Immortales! Though I was able to guess it right that the "friends" of the Baudelaires will soon have a misfortune (oh yeah, I spilled it. It's a review anyway.), it did shocked me that they were still alive. So mean of me to think that they'll die. I'm delighted they're still alive as of reading time.

This book really left me with the mystery of the acronym or code or abbrev that Duncan gave to Klaus. I'm thinking that VFD is probably an acronym of a periodical but I think that's wrong because if it were then the quagmire notebooks will be that of big help then. Maybe then it's an acronym of a secret society wherein their parents belonged to and which of some sort, is somehow involved with the "fire." Of course that turns out to be a very complex guess but if you were me, who was able to read..and damn the net which spoiled this part of the plot--about the secret society blablabla...*

*Austere may be like the words "grim", "plain" or "stark."

Monday, July 12, 2010

From the Shelf: "ASoUE 4: The Miserable Mill" by Lemony Snicket

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"A Series of Unfortunate Events (Book the Fourth): The Miserable Mill"
by Lemony Snicket




Date&time finished reading:
7-12-10

-Whew! the author is indeed right. This is probably the worst or the most miserable of the books, yet. Also, this one got me chills and the thrills. I don;t know if this would be my favorite book but all I can say is that this one's full of action especially in the last parts.

and hahaha,so funny. There's some kind of twist which(or not really because you'll be expecting it) but the twist is that you expect such thing to happen but not in such a way you expect it to happen.

P.S. Hemophobics with wild and vivid imaginations, beware! No blood mentioned but it is implied and that always creep me out.
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