Archive for May, 2008

i am afraid to show you who i really am, because if i show you who i really am, you might not like it–and that’s all i got.

Posted in life stories on 31May2008 by jod

today, my world fell apart. today, i worked on my own.

the little spark of hope i had suddenly died.

i do not know whom to turn to anymore nor whom to trust.

it was when you were ready to open up that the world decides to close its doors on you.

i know it may sound a bit harsh and that there will always be hope. but, hey, let us be in touch with reality that everybody feels so down every now and then.

all i knew it started out perfectly fine for a summer morning. the weather excites some neurochemicals in the brain that would lead to some weather-related psychological effect. it was either that or something i felt that ruined the day.
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why is it that when you are ready to risk something you want to risk into that is when opportunities suddenly disappear.

did i take too long?

was it wrong for me to make sure i wouldnt do anything embarrassing?

was it wrong for me to make sure i wouldnt be hurt?
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well, with what happened today, i really was hurt. and it was not even my fault i was hurt.
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i do not know what to believe in.

nor, whom to believe in.

this was taken from my old blog. however, i feel the same today. such reminiscent thoughts clogged my mind. i am still this person who talks. right now, i might have more confidence. more self-esteem. but, still inside the shell.

all media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values

Posted in life stories on 29May2008 by jod

okay!

let’s lighten things up and play a game.

i’ll be posting a number of lines from my favorite movies. the one who have the most number of correct guesses wins. i still don’t know the prize yet. or maybe ill create an entry about him/her. or he/she can freely ask me any question and make a whole entry about it. either way, im good.

you can answer through comments. haha. wala na palang ibang way. anyway, please answer in complete movie titles. okie?

correctly answered quotes will bear the correct answer after them. it will be colored red and big. haha.

on saturday, if half of the number of quotes isnt correctly guessed, ill try to put clues. okie?

the quotes are from IMDb. i should not have said that. so, please dont cheat and go to the site and search for the quotes. i will know – not! haha. basta, cheating is bad! i will ban you from the internet. *evil laugh*

let the games begin!

1. Tell me, how does my mother, or any person for that matter, go into a parent/teacher conference and come out with a date?

The Princess Diaries by Jmar

2. Guys, a woman’s purse, alright, it’s her secret source of power. Alright? There are many dark and dangerous things in there, that we, the male species, should know nothing about.

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days by Daniel

3. You can’t stop my happiness, ‘cuz I like the way I am. And you just can’t stop my knife and fork when I see a Christmas ham! And if you don’t like the way I look, then I just don’t give a damn!

4. He is the cheese to my macaroni. And, I know that people are supposed to fall in love before they reproduce, but… I guess normalcy isn’t really our style.

5. I want to see the look on that man’s face when his gold is gone. He took my father from me, I’m taking this.

6. The moment you set foot on that casino floor, they’ll be watching you like hawks. Hawks with video cameras.

7. The French have said au revoir to the franc, the Germans have said auf wiedersehen to the mark, and the Portuguese have said… whatever to their thing.

8. Baby, save it for Oprah. This is a brand-new day ladies and gentlemen. A brand-new day. We’re gonna start with respect. You’re gonna respect me and I’m gonna respect you.

9. Waiting for you is like waiting for rain in this drought, useless and disappointing. *give-away*

A Cinderella Story by Patag

10. I wonder if my opponent is basing her opinion on the Prince’s politics or how cute she thinks his butt is?

11. Ok, here’s the deal. I have a hangover. Who knows what that means?

The School of Rock by Patag

12. This is the kind of distraction i was trying to avoid. *give-away*

13. You’ve slayed dragons. If you can’t get a date, who can?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Patag

14. Son, if that’s ain’t Jesus calling, shut it off.

15. Jimmy want a rib! Jimmy want a steak! Jimmy want piece of yo chocolate cake!

Dreamgirls by Jmar

16. I don’t know if we each have a destiny, or if we’re all just floatin’ around accidental-like on a breeze. But I, I think maybe it’s both.

yan. GO! hula na!

leading the tally board is:

Patag – 3

Jmar – 2

Daniel – 1

housework is something you do that nobody notices until you don’t do it

Posted in life stories on 29May2008 by jod

the moment i opened my eyes, my brain told me to get up and make some lame excuse to get out of the house. i have been quarantined inside this house for almost two weeks. and, by the end of the first week, i was having this unknown sickness.

i thought that maybe it is nice to go out for a change. to leave this house and do nothing for a day. for the last month, this house is being repainted. and, the final touches are on their way. today, i didnt want to hold a paintbrush, have paint stains on my body and bath with thinner in the afternoon.

however, i cannot think of some reason to go out. and, i dont know where to go either.

so, trapped again inside this building, i decided to continue with the painting.

everybody knows that i am not skilled when it comes to household chores. the only chore i like doing is to wash the dishes. i do not like sweeping the floor because the sweep is too short and it gives me back aches. i do not like dusting because i do not like dust, in general. i do not like mopping because i feel like Cinderella. in short, when it comes to the household, i am very lazy.

but, not with painting. last week was the first compliment i got for doing a household chore. they said i do not waste paint. or i am a thrifty painter.

that was the first and the last compliment i ever heard. after that, i was so lazy in doing this and doing that.

anyway, today, i decided to paint my door. i didnt want it to be just plain black. so, i figured to do this art ive been doing since high school.

i can’t show it to you now. you can come by the house later and ill show it to you. hah. 😀

no matter how i try, i guess i am not a born cleaner. i am a natural at painting, though.

so now, until enrollment, i guess i would be staying inside the house and finish this up. i am going to help so as not to extend this painting session until classes start. that would be a whole lot of hassle for me.

i wish everyday was painting day. 🙂

those who get lost on the way to school will never find their way through life.

Posted in life stories on 28May2008 by jod

the first semester of my fourth year in college is just around the corner.

everybody is so excited once the CRS (computerized registration system) results are out. as much as possible, each would pray that he/she would get the full 18 units in CRS so as not to wait in line during enrollment to get their needed classes.

i, for one, am lucky to have enlisted in those full 18 units. and, if you have experience with CRS you will definitely say that i am very lucky.

to see a clearer version, right click the picture then click “view image”. voila!

dont be overwhlemed by the number of letters in the subject. the last three letters are the sections. TH means that the class is held every Tuesday and Thursday while the WF ones are on Wednesday and Friday. the last letter tells you the time slot. every letter corresponds to a different time slot. these letters starts with Q for the 7-830am classes then R for the 830-10am classes and so on.

however, i do not think i am ready for school to open, yet. i haven’t been able to enjoy vacation and i have not been to somewhere i’ve never been to before.

but, the fact that i was not the student once was, i wanted to take revenge. and, i want to start it as early as i can. i mean, i dont want to be the same as i was in third year. i now that i havent been studying that hard. and now, i want to do the opposite.

donuts, is there anything they can’t do?

Posted in life stories on 26May2008 by jod

i am a fan of donuts.

it has been one of my comforting foods. and more often than not, it is the food that i most crave for.

Hansen Gregory claimed to have invented such thing on 1847 aboard a lime-trading ship when he was just sixteen years old. what he was doing on the ship, we don’t know. but apparently, these rings were made by punching a hole in the center of the dough using the ship’s tin pepper box.

*whew. nagresearch pa ako nyan ha. ganyan ko kamahal ang donuts*

anyway, there are apparently a number of establishments that offer donuts. bakeries, for example, has the staple donut which comes in only one flavor, sugar-dipped.

i think, right now, after almost 19 years of existence, i am an expert on this matter – donuts.

Dunkin' Dnouts Logo (from Wikipedia)

Dunkin’ Donuts (Grade: A)

as far as anyone i know, they knew that Dunkin’ Donuts is established by Filipinos. but no, Dunkin’ Donuts was founded on 1950 at Quincy, Massachusetts by a guy named William Rosenberg. it was only in 1981 that these donuts made their way into FIlipino mouths.

i graded these donuts as A from their price and their taste. if you want to satisfy your donut craving and yet, do not have enough money to spend, you may try one of these.

i also love their new choco chip muffins. they are so tasty and big. these muffins, however, are not as affordable as the normal donuts which are only 10pesos.

Krispy Kreme (from Wikipedia)

Krispy Kreme (Grade: B)

If you want to satisfy your cravings and you have enough (when i say enough, it is 50+pesos enough) money on you, you may want to try Krispy Kreme whose most popular donut is its Original Glazed that is usually served hot. Their bread is tasty too!

Krispy Kreme was founded in 1937 but it only arrived here in the Philippines late 2006.

GoNuts Donuts (Grade: B+)

GoNuts appeared in the Philippine donut industry by December 11, 2003.

i first tasted it at a resort when i was in high school. it was the first ever donut chain (that i knew of) that offered peanut butter donuts then. from then on, i was addicted to it and i was very happy when it opened its store in Cubao.

one of the things that people complain about their donuts is that they are very sweet. one donut would suffice your whole craving. also, their donuts are good to eat when served hot.

Mister Donut (from their website)

Mister Donut (Grade: B-)

i also thought that this donut chain is established by Filipinos; but, research prove me wrong. Do you remember the Rosenberg guy who established Dunkin’ Donuts? well, his then partner and brother-in-law, Harry Winouker, split up and created their own donut chains. This led to the founding of Mister Donut by Harry Winouker.

those facts i didn’t know. however, this rivalry is still prevalent here in the Philippines. Mister Donut reached the Filipinos by May 10, 1995. they were 14 years behind.

Mist Donut, for me, is the last alternative. if there are no other choices left, and i am still craving for donuts, i would buy from Mister Donuts. the problem with them is that their donuts taste bland. you cannot differentiate Choco Peanut from Choco Butternut. and that, 10pesos is not worth it.

Hot Loops (form their site)

Hot Loops (Grade: A-)

Hot Loops is proudly Filipino. its idea is spearheaded by John Gokongwei himself. it started its operations by 2004.

Hot Loops is one of the tastiest donuts i ever tasted. also, i love it when they are still hot.

Cello's Doughnuts and Dips (from somebody's flickr)

Cello’s Doughnuts and Dips (Grade: A+)

Cello’s is established by Cello Santos a graduate of Management Engineering of Ateneo. Their branches are in Katipunan Ave. and Taft Ave.

what i like about this place is their different flavored donuts. they have all new flavors like Chocnut, Oreos and everybody’s favorite, Cheese. and they also have dips for pillows, too. pillows are donuts shaped like pillows and are bite-size.

they are tasty and are baked – so there is less cholesterol. also, they are not too sweet nor too bland.

these, by far, are the donut chains that deserve attention and appreciation.

i would like to thank them for bringing joy to my world and comfort in depression.

a theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong; a model has a third possibility: it may be right, but irrelevant.

Posted in school related, thoughts on 25May2008 by jod

DRAFT: April Something Something, 2008

this morning we had our first exam in ES12.

What is ES12?

ES 12 Dynamics of Rigid Bodies

Motion of particles and rigid bodies; force, mass, and acceleration; work and energy, impulse and momentum. Introduction to vibrations and balancing.

gets?

okay. i was smiling throughout the duration of the exam. not that it was easy. i was smiling because i loved doing these things. i like analyzing these whats and hows.

however, after the exam, as i walk towards the jeepney terminal, i was thinking about the relation of ES12 with my course – this goes for every other ES subject except for ES21 and 26.

i am industrial engineer, what do i need kinetics and kinematics for?

the one who cannot restrain their anger will wish undone, what their temper and irritation prompted them to do.

Posted in my rants on 25May2008 by jod

i am a mild-tempered person.

my anger thermometer does not react to the presence of minute nuisance.

however, there still are things that make me irk. and, i get easily irritated.

1. People In Front of Me Who Walk So Slooooooooooooow

i walk in the middle of the road so that i can overtake. however, there are people who walk so slow and cover these areas too.

< if > Parents with Children

don’t you know that you are not setting a good example for your children? and that, sloth is one of the mortal sins? please do not walk at the center of the road if you and your child is on a field trip. if you want to ogle at things like animals in a zoo, go to the park. you will find things there more amusing.

< if > Lovers

please. the motel room not big enough that you need to slow things down on the road, too? or can you not hold your hands so as people can pass?

please do not PDA while walking. surely, we can see that you cannot multi-task. if you can’t, well just pick whatever you want to do. if you want to walk, then fine. if you want to do something else, go find a room!

2. People Smoking inside the Jeepney

is the world not big enough for you to smoke that you need a jeepney? also, there is a law that prohibits smoking in a public utility vehicle.

can you not deduce that people want you to stop smoking and throw your cigarette in the trash can (i also disapprove of smoker littering their sticks of cigarette) when we cover our noses with handkerchief? or are you just plain, walang pakialam.

if you are unaware of such thing, i hope that you die of lung cancer or some other respiratory disease. it will eventually happen to them. only, i said it first.

3. For FX with Malfunctioning Aircon

hey! we did ride the FX for its aircon right? so, an FX without an aircon is not necessarily correct.

what happened to what we paid for?

i did not pay 20pesos to sweat like a leaking faucet.

slow walkers, PUV smokers and malfunctioning FXs aren’t the only things that irritate me. however, my level of irritation for them is so high that they are the only ones i remembered.

one day, i just might lose my temper and walk-out.