Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Teachers do have the right stuff!

congratulations to my friends in the IE Faculty for getting recognitions during the Eng'g Recognition Rites 2009

Prof. Amado "Lolo Madz" San Mateo - Lifetime Achievement Award
Michelle "Mickey" Mancenido - Limcauco Instructor Award for Teaching Innovation
Jonas Gonzales - Limcauco Award for Teaching Technology Entrepreneurship

Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Trolley Token for Ronald

A few hours ago, my Mom gave me an advanced birthday gift. She said it was a surprise and even told me to close my eyes. With bated breath, I waited, hoping for a Wii.

Much better.

She gave me a trolley token.


Anyway, it's a trolley token for Ronald. Yup, for me and me alone. Along with it came a list of attributes associated with "Ronald"...

ORIGIN: Scottish
DERIVATION: From Reginald meaning "power force"
STRENGTHS: Makes new friends easily, values those of old
CHARACTER: Energetic
EMOTIONAL: Knows how to build relationships that last
PHYSICAL: Perpetual motion personified

Whatcha think?

Nga pala, thanks for the gift Ma! :-)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

What Grinds My Gears (WGMG) Post #1: What's the problem with wannabe sports reporters?

Usually, I reserve my rants for my close friends' ears. But, given the nature of today's events, I was starkly reminded of how people can be so misguided in their use of time and (possibly) money. I am starting a (hopefully infrequent) series of posts that I would like to call WGMG, or What Grinds My Gears. Sa madaling salita, ito'y mga bagay na sadyang nakakairita at dapat kong ilabas sa aking saloobin.

Today is a historic day. Our very own Manny Pacquiao battled it out against unarguably one of the most famous boxers of our time, Oscar dela Hoya. It's a fight that, as my good friend Jonas estimated, will earn Pacquiao 8-figure dollars net of taxes. It's also a fight that every Filipino should be proud of, even if you're not a big fan of boxing (i'm only a casual fan, at best).

With the growing popularity of boxing in the country, lots of establishments are offering pay-per-view (PPV) screenings to cater to avid boxing fans so as the will not be a slave to the slew of commercials that local TV inserts in between rounds. Sadly, these establishments cater to a certain group of annoying people who want to be sports reporters. Since PPV finishes waaaay earlier than local TV, results of the fight are known as early as a little after noon. And what do these morons do? They take it upon themselves to send you updates and even the result of the match. Now, the people they send the message to fall under these categories: (a) interested with the match but is not willing to pay 500-800 pesos to see it in real time (b) not interested whatever the result is (c) would have wanted to see it real time but didn't have money. Now, do you know anyone who would be not watching PPV, is interested in the match (and its result), and would like to know the result before the actual match begins on local TV? Ayun.

For me, these messages go straight to the trash.

I would like to say a lot more but it might get me into trouble or I might have a long argument with the morons who are the harbingers of these shit.

Advice na lang I guess: Be a bit more sensitive (and less moronic??). The person you are sending it to is either not that interested with the result, or will get bummed knowing the result of the match he has yet to see. Common sense will tell you that your message is not solicited and it could probably even ruin someone's day...

Thursday, November 06, 2008

I can finally retire from UP

How do you know you can retire from UP?

Your name is mentioned in Pinoy Exchange!

Happy Second Sem guys!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

it's 3 AM

Loving the call center hours...

Busy preparing for THE thesis defense. Long overdue if you ask me.

In the meantime, you can reach me at my newest email address...

WTF! Don't judge me!

it's 3 AM

Loving the call center hours...

Busy preparing for THE thesis defense. Long overdue if you ask me.

In the meantime, you can reach me at my newest email address...

WTF! Don't judge me!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

TV Time

While I should be busy finishing my thesis, I can't help but resist downloading TV shows that began their new seasons.

A few that I'm watching now:

New Seasons of Old Shows
Prison Break S4
Greek S2
Gossip Girl S2
Entourage S5

New Shows
Samurai Girl
90210 (Where Kelly and Brenda make apperances that are more than cameo)

Upcoming Seasons
Heroes S2
Big Bang Theory S2
Supernatural S4
Chuck S2

Did I miss anything?