Thursday, April 26, 2007


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ION is kicking in my system. i have been going through my days lately without coffee - just ION. Well, it's the best energy drink around - i think - well, if you base it on the taste alone...I have tried Bacchus - just tasted like medicine soda! hahaha...

on to other things.

Well, I was nearly brought to ears by one of the segment in American Idol: Idol Gives Back. I really liked how Carrie Underwood sang Stand by Me (by whomever I don't really know who did the original)...I was also really amazed and had goosebumps at the effort American idol showed in trying to really find a way of giving back to the less fortunate Americans and the more less fortunate Africans. There was this one segment where they featured a young kid whose entirely family is gone and he's left with his sister. They make a real effort to go to school and study as well as maintain a they live in a slum which according to Seacrest was the size of Central Park, NY (I don't know how big that is) and in that area, 1.2 million Africans live. I was moved.

Yey! I was able to make the RF ASK Module work. I did the necessary antenna adjustments...accomplished that yesterday...and did a simple program that would transmit and receive via UART0. Well, to say the least, I am impressed by the progress I am making. Well, in a way, it's boosting my self-confidence of actually making something work. Well, I have had bad experiences before and it's always the lack in self-confidence in electronics that's kind of putting me down...but, on I am getting over it. I am glad.

The Slovanian exchange between Bruce and Tina was a great idea. Well, for one thing, I am quite entertained. But, I never really find the time to watch Pinoy Big Brother, most of the time, I forget it's even on air because I am watching other channels. Here are some shows that I spend my time watching:

1. grey's anatomy - I just love how tragic the episodes I have seen so far are. Well, the only two episodes I really remember are the ones where there was this man who had a bomb stuck in his lung and when Burke was shot and izzie had already cut the "life line" of Danny. I was really disturbed by the tragic storyline. Of course, I couldn't wait for next week to see what happens so I even read the episode recap of it hehehe.

2. Avatar: The Last Airbended - Man, this is one of the best animations I have seen. Not because of the animation but more on the storyline. It's cartoon but it's not exactly meant just for the younger audiences. In fact, the show contains mature themes like rage - well that's mature right? Hmm, I have already finished the two seasons...and i even had to go to Quiapo to get myself a copy. Well, I couldn't wait for the rest of the 30% of the two seasons I was downloading.

3. Well, I said to myself that I'l be watching Prison Break season 2 when the whole season is finished...but....I just can't seem to avoid watching the series being aired at Crime and Suspense Channel during thursdays at ten.

4. CSI season something. Man! This has got to be one of the best seasons - well if not, then one of the season that had the best "series of episodes." I was so captivated by their serial killer who created models of the scene of the crime - on point. Well, I was disappointed with how they ended it, but the story nevertheless was satisfactory...I also liked the episode on the is going on a sabbatical?! He's going to teach at some University?! OH no! well, something to look forward to.

5. On Tuesdays, well, I like watching the Search for the next doll. It doesn't exactly feel like another talent show of the sort. Well, the challenges I think are more exciting and it's a SHOW.  I just can't quite put my finger on it. But, the show is good.


Haay....Well, for other other things. I like the life I am living right now...I just have so much time in my hands...ahhhhhh.....freedom. Well, the past year was a year of trials and stuff...but I did get my fair share of experience and I am thankful for Circuit for giving me that opportunity. But now, I have to keep myself busy not only in my acads (for honorific amibtions) as well as in IRC (for accomplishing the undergraduate research project). I love my locker at IRC. it's useful. IRC has a very cold temperature which I am thoroughly liking - as well as - well, it's a learning experience especially with the RF modules that I am working on. Haay...Life. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that sometimes, I do doubt my decision in going through my 190->198 alone. I mean, all the other batchmates that I have in IRC have groups/mates. I was offered if I wanted to be in a group and I simply answered, well, hmm...I forgot exactly which of the two I said: was it - Sir, if I can do the project by myself, then why not - or was it - oh never mind the other - I think this was what I said. So, yeah, sometimes I do doubt the choice that I made - but - the reason behind the initial conviction is that, in the real world, you will need to be independent. And I figured that, by working on this endeavor alone (like other irc grads, jonats, ren and rj) then if I do indeed make it through in one piece, then I can say that I am ready for the world that I am about to face (if i do decide to get a job - which is still a decision left hanging because I may want to take up MS - with an initial condition - if I get accepted as TA - which, is still not clear but will soon be made clear).

So on with the post - independence. 

no, just kidding. that's about it. I may post about it some other time. Hmm...for some weird reason, I keep forgetting that I do have a stat 101 exam tomorrow. No wait, that's probably because I studied it last monday thinking that it would be on tuesday which ended up NOT - because it's tomorrow.

good night.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

hot and cold

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man, it's so hot during the day - - and well, even at night. grabe kaya when you take a shower here at home, the first spurts of water are warm....but eventually becomes cold. ganun ka grabe yung init na hanggang pipes ng bahay apektado...haay....grabe...hmm...basta ang init. at lalong mas evident kapag galing sa kwarto ko at kunwari kukuha ako ng tubig sa baba....ang init na agad hehehe...paano ba naman...full blast yung aircon sa kwarto. reklamo nga ng mommy ko, na ang taas ng kuryente...sagot ko mainit eh...tapos in the back of my mind...siyempre....kaya nga may aircon para hindi mainitan....kung matatakot ka sa gastos ng kuryente hehehehe....=p

anyway...been trying to take care of some things for moving out. i plan to move on to blogspot./blogger. eventually. but for now, if it's not ready yet....dito dito muna.

also...ang saya ng summer classes ko. i never thought 2 hours could just pass by so quickly...well....basta! nagugulat nalang ako especially sa stat (kasi malamig lamig naman) na dismissed na kami! well sa pi hindi ako ganuong nagugulat kasi ang init eh - ang dami namin sa classroom hehehe...and....unahan pa sa upuan kasi kung late ka upo ka sa floor. masaya pala magturo yung mga teachers na nakuha ko kaya di ganuon ako nabobore - kung si sir escoto siguro yan....parang 1 week na sa tagal ang two hours na lec.

on some other note, yey! im making good progress with trying to "play" with the rf modules i have been tasked to "play" with.

on the other hand yet again, Congratulations to the Graduates!!! to my friends! especially rose! sabi sayo wag ka na magswimming eh! hahahaha... i meant that in the context of you taking 20 units or was it 21 in your last sem ever.

Haaay....another random thought...grabe naiinis ako sa schedule for next sem - na wala kang choice kung hindi isang elective nalang (assuming ayaw mong mag grad elective ulit) kung mag coe 115 ka at 53....kaya ang naisip kong solution since - nagiisip na talaga ako ng mga plano eh...kumuha ng isang course na hindi naman na macredit since tapos na ako ng free elective...para walang pressure sa course na yun ng grade...such that lalalbas na parang 13 units lang talaga ang kinacareer ko pero 16 units naman talaga ang inenroll ko. naisip ko lang kasi na kung mag isa pa akong eee last sem ko....parang isa nalang talaga yung subject na pinapasukan ko which is ece 113 - eh kasi diba ang 198 naman walang class parang kukuha ng extra unit then see from there kung kukuha pa ba ako ulit ng second course nun na lalabas 15 units ako sa last sem kung tutuusin na...ten units lang talaga yung course. hahahah...ewan! parang ayaw ko pala mag 15 hehehehe....basta ganun. fyi - intsik 10 yung tinutukoy kong kunin. na baka hindi nalang assuming makahanap ako ng maging classmate sa grad electvie. basta ang importante - go for honors ehhehe.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


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1) another new year for me. my birthday...and again, the same feeling i had last year...a feeling of unease. maybe the unease is caused by the recent outcome of the grades i have....the gwa that i will be getting for this sem will not be lower than about 1.94...which will totally bring down the current gwa that i have from 1.78 ~1.77 to about effort...but never mind that. that's number 2. but, yes the birthday. I believe this feeling has been going on for two years now. I just don't feel like celebrating. there's just something missing but I cant quite put it right. I mean, there's also a mixed of partial fulfillment of some sort. I just don't feel like it. It just feels like any ordinary day. Oh well, maybe that's not really something special...maybe a lot fo people actually feel the same way I do...but anyway...there's still a long road ahead of me...and...again, my problem is just getting stuck up in both the past and the present that I seldom look forward to things...Like now, I'm still stuck up on the what-ifs this and that for the subjects that I took. So many what-ifs that could have ended in me just maintaining instead of trying to get a hit on it.

2) Haay...for number 2. The current motivation for me in really excelling for my studies is this. Before, my sister told me that if I graduate with honors, She'll buy me a new car...and since I am already 21...the registration can be made for me. Meaning, I actually own the car. My property...and the motivation was even further strengthened when my dad just called right now and told me that if do graduate with honors, the he might but me a reaction get rid of that nasty word ----"MIGHT"-----I immediately gave my response as this "aheheheh...baka pwede naman po kayong maghati ni achie, nangako rin po siya na bibigyan niya ako ng kotse." hehehe...well, if this will be the goal that i am going to build up myself for. My eyes are currently focused on a toyota fortuner. the black one. =) So, that's about 1.,6M., sis, and maybe my bro as well - since he may have migrated to new zealand by then - ready the money!

3) for an update on the first 2, I need to get 1 on both my summer classes....and then 1.5 something in my first sem gwa and then...198 - - 1.25? and then....113 - 1.5? 1.75?...Lord, please help me make this all go well..

4) So, self supporting. For the past days, i actually have not been getting any allowances. hehehe, ive been forgetting to ask my mom for some moolahs. that's why I don't have any money as of the moment. Wala pa akong pangblowout- and nahihiya na ako humingi sa nanay ko ng pangblow out sa mga friends ko. eh kasi ba naman...21 na ako eh! sure...sasabihin lang ng mommy ko na meron naman akong pera.......uhmm.....wala kaya...hehehe...actually, meron naman pala come to think of it...pero ipon ko yun eh. dun ko nilalagay lahat ng ilang porsyente ng mga perang regalo...para pag nagbakasyon or what may pera...siguro sabihin nalang natin na nakakapanghinayang na gumastos ng pera lalo na kung sa sarili mong bulsa manggagaling...ang hirap talaga maging self-supporting. diba rose? diba norman? =)

5) a miracle has occured! I got a 2 in my eee 105 class. And there I was thoroughly worried of getting a 3-2.5 grade...that was when I assumed that I would be getting a 1.5 in doc m's 141 class which turned out to be a total disappointment...I got a 2...but I guess you can say that I did deserve it...I was counting on the fact that he would curve the grades that much to accomodate me getting steps higher. Oh yeah, getting back to 105, well, I was seriously worried about it because of the fact that when I saw the exam average of the class, only three of US. hehehe talagang dapat sabihing a passing exam average....I was the second highest with 61.something...and the third got 60.something...but my ME was only 70...and my quizzes was only about kasi naman ang hirap magpaquiz ni sir. minsan kaya biglang naglabas ng timing diagrams tapos kelangang gawan ng hello? kelan ba ako huling nag eee 21...and hindi naman ako coe...wala rin siya sa libro so kahit magbasa ako dapat nakasalalay sa fact na malakas ang retention sa memory ko ng mga past lessons/courses. anyway, ayun nga, moving on...tuwang tuwa talaga ako ng makakuha ako ng 2 kasi nga di ko conclusion...Got to believe in magic din with sir bob...

6) MS or job offers. Nakakatuwa talaga mga kaibigan ko...buti nalang at yan nalang ang mga kaibigan ko sila, makikisama na rin ako. Well, tempting nga naman mag MS kasi nga yung benefits tsaka yung sa NGSE, may bond nga pero walang specific company or something basta stay in the philippines....Which got me thinking on what future path I should be trekking. I mean, come on, you also get a monthly stipend of 12k pesos?! That's a tempting offer. Pero, ang nagpapabago lang anman sa isip ko is the fact na if I want to continue studying, I want to at least give it a shot abroad...first dahil mas masaya...and the sense of independence it offers is way way better. I mean, kasi pag nag ms...uuwi ka parin sa same house, though you won't be overly dependent on your parent's money...hehehee...pero for me, that won't be a problem as long as my parent's are willing to give. Hehehe....pag magdate kaya kapatid ko sa alabang dahil yun na yung in between sa kanila ng girlfriend niya from batangas, mom ko tatanungin pa kapatid ko kung may pera siya tapos bibigyan ng 2000 pang gas and allowance...hmm...wait...di ko lang maalala kung yan ba yung time na umuwi rito kapatid ko galing abroad so wala talaga siyang pesos or bago yun. hehehe...anyway...baka mabasa to ng kapatid ko...congratulations sa new zealand!

7) the end.