Tuesday, February 26, 2008

on life's challenges

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a lot of ground needs to be covered.
Yet, I sleep.
Not because I want to.
But because I need to.

Life's like this. We're pushed and pulled by life's eddies.

I am exhausted. Pushing yourself does have its toll.
More evidently now, with the changing weather.

With a coming exam, and the need to integrate our thesis' firmware.
I stand torn in between.

Especially pissed of by the fact that I was late earlier. I don't even want to specify.

But, priorities priorities. I guess the integration has to wait.
I have all the time next week.
But little time now to study for ece113.

I would not be dreading this much - if I have only been attending classes diligently.
But then again, why have I not been able to attend in the first place?

Hohoho. If only life's abundant with material belonging. Then with each low, an equivalent high.
A material thing to satisfy every whim.

Haha. The answer to every down. Nope. Not alcohol.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

"the end is near!" - revelations, Bible

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I don't mean to blaspheme against anything or anyone (institution or what) actually is true..

Mark your calendar(s)! The end is near!

March 15.

Hopefully, everything falls into its proper place by then. With all these conferences and contests <- hahaha. i think i may have exaggerated that. With two upcoming sort of conference - ICT4Health (Man, an organizer missed out on our submission. what a turn off. must everything be followed up on?! <- if you're marketing for an event - YES. -> so there. they better fixed up the program. I hate wasting my efforts for nothing.) plus MADC.

Well, i think the exaggeration may have been called for. The preparation you put into those events the documentations, etc etc. the presentations....and an early deadline for an integrated "thesis"....ahem totally whacked! Thankfully, I may have finished up on adolescence which is evident with the lack of pimples despite lack of sleep and irregular sleeping habits (hahah. call this...subliminal phishing)

Anyway...True enough. The end is near. But...for everyone of us in IRC...and to my FRIENDS who are taking up ECE198/COE198/EE198. May it be salvation that welcomes us all - not death. I'm sure all of us are ripe for the taking. (Think of all the possible implications of this sentence. I've actually thought of 3).

And for those who are to graduate next sem next year (whenever you're ready)...Good luck! But before luck gets to you. Wish the luck back at us first. (That's imposed). Let's keep the good karma circulating.

PS: it sucks that the presentation for MADC is at SUCAT. So it's going to be SUCAT on FRIDAY...then FESTIVAL MALL ON SATURDAY. If the cash price was not that big (imagine - 32k for the students - 8k for adviser and 16k for the school!) i don't think it will be worth the effort. Wait actually, no matter what cash prize it is, it is actually worth it. Since, duh, our project makes use of their microcontroller. Plus Plus. (STUDY SHOWS THAT ONLY 10% OF THE PEOPLE WHO READ THIS PARAGRAPH WILL HAVE NOTICED THE INTENTIONAL ERROR I PUT. HAVE YOU NOTICED?)

hehehe. i intentionally typed in the wrong spelling for prize in one of the sentence and wrote price instead.
hahaha. I am like that usually...not the part of typing something incorrectly. It actually is one of my pet peeves....I actually am fond of finding out that i may have mistyped certain things just because they sound alike and i was zoning out and never really noticed my fingers typing in the word differently but almost the same just because they sound alike. The case being the example above.

And for the claim study shows...I'm sure you've guessed. I don't think anyone reading this is that stupid Gullible.

PS: Driving is like breathing. You never really usually remember a moment in time where you actually thought of breathing. It's like it's there. It happens. Similar to a case i'm trying to build. I have noticed that sometimes, when I drive...and I am deep in thought...I zone out and when I snap out of it...I realize I've driven a long while...but don't remember getting did I overtake someone slower? I wasn't in this lane moments before... Kind of surreal when you are actually in that point in time where you realize you don't remember getting there. (hahaha. sounds like alien abduction?)

PSS: There's this sort of alley (2 laner road where cars are usually parked on one side) intersecting both mindanao and visayas can try getting there by turning right after you drive by Avenetto (Visayas going to QMC) yes back to the alley. I love driving through those sort of roads where the margin of error when two cars are driving in the opposite direction in a single lane road (single for both sides) is very small. A miscalculation could lose you a side view mirror. Adrenaline rush! I love the challenge it imposes when you drive fast. I have seen the Hong Kong roads. And these kinds of driving instances/situations do exist....and there is of course a speed limit (min)...I remember where a truck is in the other lane and we were going the other way...RUSH!! 

Quote: "Di ako kaskasero. 'Mahina' lang yung iba."
Quote 2: "It takes guts to drive faster"

hahaha. The quotes are for licensed drivers. student drivers - do not even!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


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p*ta*g in*ng prison break yan!
shit talaga!
ganito pala ang feeling ng manuod ka ng season finale ng di mo man lang alam na season finale na!
natapos ko na mapanuod at naghahanap ng spoilers ng mabasa ko ba namang - "FINALE"

Wednesday, February 13, 2008


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1) Did you know that low frequency sounds can cause a Polar Bear to become aggressive?
2) Did you know that Svalbard does exist (if you're a Pullman fan then you should know what I am talking about)?

For number 1, according to what I saw at National Geographic, this is not the sole cause. Pollutants in the atmosphere are carried to the arctic (air currents?) and due to the harsh weather, the cold etc etc, those pollutants condense and mix in with arctic waters.
Those are in turn, ingested by planktons which are eaten by fish which are eaten by seals and then finally reach the apex of the food chain - the polar bears. They consume the blubber of seals which contains about a billion times the pollutant (according to NG). This intoxication to the polar bears are considered to be the cause of recorded aggression from Polar Bears. Although, p. bears are not naturally aggressive, factors like low frequency sounds (passing aircrafts, motor noise from ships, oil plantations etc etc) accumulate to cause their aggression.

trivia: Most fatalities caused by the bears are from the male sex. Male bears are very curious compared to female bears which are cautious and calculating.

3) Did you know that the cashier at Ate Fe's (I'm not sure if she's the owner or what) has a daughter taking up nursing.
-Haha. I am not a stalker. I just saw them this morning waiting for a tricycle near ministop.

4) I didn't know that Neanderthals were considered to be a different species from moder humans. There was a discussion in NG about how unlikely it was to have Neanderthal decendants today. I got the impression somewhere that no offspring would have been created if a Neanderthal and Modern Human shagged. (haha)

5) Did you know that my favorite song as of the moment is (Timbaland feat. Fall Out Boy)'s One and Only? If you don't know the lyrics: 

"One & Only"
(feat. Fall Out Boy)

[Verse 1 - Timbaland]
I get over heels for someone (I)
That I really can't deal with (deal with)
I want to block her out my mind
But I really can't do it
I tell myself this the last time
I'ma let her do this to me
Whenever we do spend time
I realize that I can't get enough of you

[Bridge - Patrick Stump (Timbaland)]
Wipe that smile off your fucking face (Let me say to you)
Wipe that smile off your face (Let me say to you)
Wipe that smile off your fucking face (Let me say to you)
Wipe that smile off your face (Let me say to you)

[Chorus (Patrick Stump):]
To be despised
To be loved
To be dreamt of
To be sought
I'm the inside of "I don't care"
Right in the middle
I'm right in the middle
To be despised
To be loved
To be dreamt of
To be sought
I'm the inside of "I don't care"
Be my unholy
My one and my lonely

[Verse 2 - Patrick Stump]
I wear scarves and hoods
'Cause it's the only poker face that I've got left
And everything I love about you is a mess
Smash the mirror and break the palm reader's hand
I want to be better than I am

[Bridge - Patrick Stump (Timbaland)]
(Let me say to you)
Wipe that smile off your fucking face (Let me say to you)
Wipe that smile off your face (Let me say to you)
Wipe that smile off your fucking face (Let me say to you)
Wipe that smile off your face (Let me say to you)

[Chorus (Patrick Stump)]

[Verse 3 - Timbaland]
Girl, just look what you've done
How could you do this to me?
I gotta put my foot down
I can't let you do this to me
I can't forget those good ole times
And all the things you've been doing to me
I wanna hit that one more time
I mean love, what your doing to me
I'ma say it loud, right here
Let's fuck in this crowd
Why we arguing
I thought me and you were supposed to be
Let's chill for minute
Better yet we could heal for a minute (for a minute)
Baby, put down the knife
Sometime I wanna save ya life
Why don't you

6) And finally, did you know that PRISON BREAK just keeps getting better and better?! If you didn't catch up! Watch Ep. 12. Man on man. It was so exciting I didn't even notice the hour pass by. I was close the edge all through out the episode. Although, I was already expecting Molly's appearance but she hasn't yet which got me talking that perhaps they shot another storyline. It's totally different from the spoilers I have been reading. She should have already come out by now...she was supposed to kill Gretchen after all. Man oh Man. I am hating Linc each and every episode. What a time to pull out a grudge for someone?! Nearing the critical moment he goes all dramatic about his Father's death! I thought your son was important for you! Don't fuck Michael's plans over your vendetta! Shit! Hahaha. Sorry. I got carried away. Hahaha.

7) Ooops. PS: Will this cycle continue for the next weeks? Again, I have no sleep! I didn't get any sleep exactly last week because I was finishing up the integration of my FAT16 (csv) firmware with the Axel Activity Monitor firmware + Power Optimization feature. Hmm. But for this week, thankfully I have already finished that integration, I was having fun doing the LCD firmware. Haha. I had a vision you I wasn't satisfied with having the screen use the horizontal addressing or whatever for the display (in layman's term: horizontal -> for texts, vertical -> for images)....but since my vision required the integration of both....I pursued and ACCOMPLISHED!


Wednesday, February 6, 2008

sleeping and bandwidth

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you know, i really love it when i study late night. it's quiet, and i can hear my thoughts better.

which got me thinking -  when i study late night, and most other people sleep....then it's like I'm hogging all the available bandwidth...

but then, if that was the case, then the premise was that everyone shares a single collective thought and that we're all connected/networked to each other somehow.


Monday, February 4, 2008

on cloverfield

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that's the movie you guys should see.
although the film runs relatively short (1 hour 30 mins max i think), it does provide a lot of excitement/amusement.
i won't compare it to blair witch though...although movie concepts are very similar, hmm..haha. im at a lost for words. i have no recollection of blair witch except for the running around while sort of in night vision.

cloverfield. what i liked about the film was how i felt the fear of the characters. the build up was good and up to now, i was kind of wishing things turned out well for them (spoiler!) hehehe...anyway, that's not too much. oh yeah, another thing that i liked about it you have that feeling of "damn! don't be stupid! run away run away run away!" in films where some stupid character decides to like go back to save his girl or something despite the horror some murderer poses? well, not for this film. i was wishing for one of the lead characters to go back and get his girl. the main reason was that they had a fight or let me clarify that. the two of them were friends for the longest time, and several weeks before the cloverfield incident, they slept together and things started to go down hill for them.

but their feelings built up and in fact, behind the friendship guise they were under, they really loved each other. the night of the incident, as i mentioned, they had a fight and then cloverfield incident happened and the girl was trapped in her condo (erase the picture of debris on top of her. more like "trapped" due to impalement" hehehe) so the guy wanted to get the girl to safety - as well as tell her he loved her. as simple as that...

setting: Manhattan. I also liked how the setting seemed so real. Although i have never been to new york, well, i was amazed at how real the set felt.

so there. GO WATCH CLOVERFIELD! well, for people here in the Phils. it's the only film being shown this week that passed my standards (refer to: hehehe. so far, my standard is. if the rating for the film is not greater than 50% then don't bother. although there are exceptions to this. namely, simultaneous openings (e.g. spiderman 3, harry potter, etc etc)