Friday, February 26, 2010

In Search Of, One Year Later

When I created this blog way back in 2007, I never really expected that I would be able to sustain writing continuously. True enough, I did not, except for a couple of entries. In fact, I never even wrote a single post in 2008.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tawagin Mo Akong Ligaya: The G4M Adventures 1

May ipagtatapat ako.

Naadik ako sa kaka-chat noon sa late and lamented na G4M lobby. Minsan, inaabot ako ng 8 oras na dire-diretsong pagcha-chat doon.  Nakaka-aliw naman kasi. Iba't ibang personalities ang makikilala. May kwela, may tahimik, may makulit, at may mga naglalakihang *toot*

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Height Is Might: The Russian Women's Volleyball Team 1

As I have written about my favorite Las Morena del Caribe here and here, let me now share another volleyball team that perhaps was the thorniest rival the of the Cubans at the turn of the century: the towering Russian women’s national volleyball team.

The iconic players of Russia: Lyubov Sokolova on the left, and Ekaterina Gamova on the right.  Both shift between the opposite and outside hitter positions.  Like I said before, Sokolova, 6'3.5", is perhaps the compleat player to have emerged from the Russian team. She was outstanding in all the volleyball fundamentals save probably in setting.  At 6'7.5", Gamova is probably the tallest woman player active in the international volleyball scene.  Her intimidating block is extremely effective when she is the opposite position directly in front of the outside hitter on the other side of the court.

Monday, February 22, 2010

The Unbearable Lightness of Haiku

Haiku (俳句 haikai verse) listen , plural haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 moras (or on), in three metrical phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively.[1] Haiku typically contain a kigo, or seasonal reference, and a kireji or verbal caesura. In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English usually appear in three lines, to parallel the three metrical phrases of Japanese haiku.[2] Previously called hokku, haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century.
- culled from Wikipedia

Friday, February 19, 2010

Papaitan Recipe (Dahil Ubos na ang Ampalaya) Quote # 6

"Wag kang mag-inarte. Hindi ka kagandahan."

P.S. Ito na ang huli sa serye na ito. Disclaimer lang po: hindi lahat ng tugon e galing sa akin. o sinabi ko sa totoong buhay. Credit goes to other bloggers na kampon din pala ni Bitter Ocampo hahahaha

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Heisenberg Principle of Uncertainty – I So Don’t Get It (A Re-Post)

"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose."
"The more things change, the more they stay the same."
- old French proverb

Call me staid (read: boring), and old-fashioned (read: inflexible), but change isn’t my cup of tea. Really. I dunno, but I’d rather prefer the sun to rise every morning I get up. Not that it hasn’t risen at all (knock on wood), but I imagine if it doesn’t, then my whole ordered and predictable world will come crashing down. Of course I’m exaggerating, but it brings me my whole point: why change your status quo when there’s no assurance that the precipitating change will be for the better?

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


No, hindi ako nanalo nung P200+ million na jackpot last week. Wish ko lang no!  Pero paano ba naman ako mananalo e di naman ako tumaya hehehehe In fairness, niyaya ako ni EB na mag-bet nung nasa SM San Lazaro kami last week, pero naisip ko, jusme, ibibili ko na lang ng yosi yung pera.  Si EB na lang ang tumaya tuloy. Well, obviously, di sya ang nanalo.

Belat ka EB. At least ako, may apat na packs ng yosi nyhahahaha

In fairness, napagtanto ko, e kung tumaya nga ako at nanalo, anong gagawin ko sa P200+ million?  Eto ang listahan that I came up with:

Monday, February 15, 2010

Nauubusan na Ako sa Paraan ng Pagluto ng Ampalaya Quote #5

Tugon sa tanong "How was your Valentine?"


P.S. Maari rin isagot ang tugon ni Yj.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Imaginarium of Eternal Wanderer

In the imaginarium of Eternal Wanderer, he sees the perfect set-up at home: his father and mother are still together, the sun is up and shining, and there is no rancor and resentment; all is peace and quiet at home.

Alas, the imaginarium only exists in the movie. Eternal Wanderer lives in real, and not reel life.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Four Things I Learned While Doing Math

Lately, I've been tutoring math to a h.s. kid who's studying at the British School Manila. I was looking over the textbook they use and immediately noticed there was a huge difference between the way the subject was being taught. I've been used to handling curricula that covers a lot of topics, but only on the same subject for the whole year or the whole semester. The British School, on the other hand, covers a smattering of different math subjects over the entire school year, i.e. a little of algebra, geometry, statistics, trigonometry, etc.

Admittedly, it was jarring to me at first. I mean, it would be kind of confusing for me to juggle factoring polynomials for a week or two and then suddenly shifting to calculating the angles of a polygon. As I was discussing this situation with another educator, he pointed out that it may actually be beneficial to kids who have a short attention span. In this manner, there would be a variety of topics covered, and boredom due to monotony could be avoided.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Sarciadong Ampalaya Quote #3

Tugon sa tanong "How's your love life?"

"Ano yun?"

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ampalaya con Carne Quote # 2

Tugon kapag inecha-pwera:

"Lalaki ka lang. Kayang-kaya kita palitan."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Charantiya Tea Quote # 1

Tugon sa "I hope we still can be friends."

"Marami na akong kaibigan. Di ko kailangan ang isa pang tulad mo."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Take a Silly Online Test, Get an Interesting Result

On one of my blog-hopping sprees, I came a cross a personality test that kinda looked *blah*. But since I really didn't have anything to do, I decided to take it anyway.

Whadya know, it actually gave interesting results.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Bomba Star Ako!

Nasa isang bubong na naman ang parentals ni Eternal Wanderer.  Mej weird ang set-up, pero kehri na rin.  May perfect opportunity tuloy  sya na i-contrast and compare ang ugali ng kanyang Popsy at Mom.

Ang Popsy ni Eternal Wanderer ay liberal na tao. Hindi nya mashado pinakikialaman ang buhay ni Eternal Wanderer.  Easy going at nagsasalita lang si Popsy pag kailangan.

Pero ang Mom ni Eternal Wanderer ay isang different animal all together. Napaka-coservative ni Dña Mudra del Vagabundo Eterno Quién es Puro Immaculado y Modesto!