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
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