Friday, May 28, 2010

Electronic numbers

200+ gb of porn
132+ gb of PSP games
124+ gb of tv shows and movies
96+ gb downloading
45+ gb of movies
35+ gb of music
21+ gb of backup for office laptop
16 gb of backup for personal laptop
8+ gb of pictures
60+ gb of other files in laptop and
73 gb of other files in external disk.

Summarizes my electronic life.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Bits and Pieces

Yesterday, we finally had the results of the annual physical exam taken last April 28.

Blood count: ok
Urine analysis: needs further test for UTI (hmmm, must be because of too much softdrinks)
Stool analysis: none (didn't bring a sample kasi)
Chest x-ray: ok
BMI: overweight (it's 28 which is more than the 25 maximum for men)

In celebration of having clear lungs, I smoked a cigarette.

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I remember when I was in grade 4, our teacher was discussing parity rights (during period of reconstruction after WWII) and Pilipino Muna. Then she asked which we prefer. Understandably, almost all of my classmates answered Pilipino Muna. I kept silent thinking that to childish minds, Pilipino Muna is definitely the better policy (which maybe true). But they hadn't thought of the different contexts in which these two policies were brought about. What a precocious child I was!

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About a month since I had my first session for root canal, my dentist called me because I haven't been back for a long time. I went there this afternoon. More drilling, x-ray, scraping, injecting fluids and putting temporary cement on my tooth. Monday will be the last session and she'll close up that tooth for good.

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When I was in grade one, we were given our report cards for our parents to sign. I would always give it to my mother since my father's signature is "madumi" while my mother's signature is neat. Looking at my signature now (which evolved through time and which is made shorter and more "pangit" by having to sign checks), I realize my father's signature is much better to look at.

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A highschool classmate is engaged to be married. Who would have thought that he'll be marrying. Back then, he was outwardly the gayest of our class.

(Even back then, his girl friends say he isn't gay. Maybe it's true after all).

Monday, May 10, 2010

"who cares?"

"Who cares?"

This is a comment I received from an anonymous reader of my post on Andrew Knowlton.

Somehow, that comment got me annoyed, frustrated and even saddened.

In a normal (person-to-person) conversation, those two word would be quite offensive. However, in a normal conversation, there is a chance that they were uttered because it was your fault. You could be talking too much about yourself, talking of petty or unnecessary things, failing to keep the other person's attention or failing to notice that he/she doesn't give a damn what you're talking about.

For a blog, I find this comment inexcusably offensive. For one, a blog is a person's thoughts or ideas (at least mine is). It is not forced on anyone and you don't have to read what the blog says if you don't feel like it. I (or any blogger) can blog on and on and it shouldn't matter because I'm not forcing my ideas on anyone. But to comment "who cares?" on a blog that nobody forced someone to read is like insisting that someone talk to you and then rudely put them down with an "I don't care what you're talking about". So rude.

Anyway, to all commenters out there, avoid bad comments that are uncalled for.

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The comment needed my approval before posting and I decided to approve it anyway as a reminder of how ________ (insert adjective) some people can be.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Top Design 2

I downloaded Top Design season 1 (season 2 was already shown on cable TV and I have its DVD). Because of this, I was inspired again to do some makeoever of my apartment.

First part, I added some wallpaper to my dark bookcase.

The wallpaper makes the wallpaper look lighter but somehow a little more cluttered looking. I still need to learn how to style a bookcase properly.

Next top is my bedroom. This is how it looks like before:

After wallpapering, this is how it looks like:

Ok, I arranged the bed better but somehow, the white and blue stone inspired wallpaper made the room cooler (as in less heat).

I'll be adding a contrasting color on the top as a sort of "trimming". I hope it will look good.