Countries that don’t use the Metric System

by in Image on August 14, 2008

Y’all suck. All three of you.

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Robert Anson Heinlein said…

by in Quote on August 12, 2008

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

(Indian By Design via Swiss Miss)

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Generation X

by in Quiz on August 11, 2008

Wrong generation.

You Belong in Generation X

You fit in best with people born between 1961 and 1981.
You are fun, laid back, and very independent.
You are willing to take risks and live your life however you see fit.
You are casual, accepting, and friendly. You see everyone as your equal.
What Generation Do You Belong In?
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What’s so wrong about clean?

by in Image, Video on August 1, 2008

Note to self: next time someone says your web designs are “clean”, show them this:

What’s so wrong about clean? Also:

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Name That Code

by in Quiz on July 31, 2008

Name That Code

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My band

by in Meme on July 6, 2008

The band name:
Monday Morning Cold
(It’s an album name!)

The album name:
Shadow follows its source
(Nice. Keeps up with the sad emo vibe.)

The album cover:

(Dark clouds. Still emo.)

The songs:
Africa Needs Microfinance
Symbiotic Partnership
In Need of a Green Revolution
An Unbreakable Link
Failure to Protect
Is Democratization Dead?
Inclusive Foreign Aid
Perils of Proliferation
Europe’s New Economics
China’s Soft Power
(From Harvard International Review. Fail.)

What to do:
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by in Meme on July 6, 2008


I don’t really know how to tell you this, but I’m in love with your cat. I think I realized it when I quoted Forest Gump and I saw you in your closet sit on salt-beef bucket.

I’m sure you’re frostbitten enough to understand that I get turned on by garbage men.

I’m returning the couch cushions, the pictures from Vegas, and your car to you, but I’ll be keeping the results of that blood-sample as a memento.

You should probably also know that I wWas interviewed about the car you stole and I will haunt you when I’m incarnated as an Eskimo.

Go milk a cow,

That was a tedious meme. Copy after the jump.

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Individualistic Doer

by in Quiz on June 29, 2008

My personality type: the individualistic doer

Hierarchies and authorities impress them very little; if a superior is not competent, they will have little respect for him.


Oh my God! They killed Nathan! YOU BASTARDS!!!

by in Image on March 24, 2008

South Park Heroes

I would hope they don’t pull the “Is Nathan dead?” card at the end of every volume.



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How many colors can you name in 5 minutes?

by in Quiz on March 23, 2008


Sad. I forgot these:

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Top 10 Quotes Against Work

by in Quote on March 4, 2008

#08 Eight Hours:

“One of the saddest things is that the only thing that a man can do for eight hours a day, day after day, is work. You can’t eat eight hours a day nor drink for eight hours a day nor make love for eight hours—all you can do for eight hours is work. Which is the reason why man makes himself and everybody else so miserable and unhappy.”
—William Faulkner, interview in Writers at Work, 1958

#05 Slaves:

“I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables—slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don’t need. We’re the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war . . . our Great Depression is our lives. We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.”
—Fight Club, 1999

#01 Cubicle:

“We don’t have a lot of time on this earth! We weren’t meant to spend it this way. Human beings were not meant to sit in little cubicles staring at computer screens all day, filling out useless forms and listening to eight different bosses drone on about about mission statements.”
—Office Space, 1999


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At Age 22

by in List on February 12, 2008

At age 22:

Charles Darwin set off as ship’s naturalist on a voyage to South America and the Galapagos Islands.

James Joyce left his family, his church and his country for the European continent, in order to become a writer.

By 22, Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget received his Ph.D., published 20 articles, and wrote a philosophical novel that outlined many of the issues he would explore during his career.

Caresse Crosby became the first person to patent a brassiere, which was made of two handkerchiefs and ribbon sewn together.

The Greek orator Demosthenes, orphaned at age 7, took his guardians to court when he was 22 for misusing his inheritance. He won the case.

Olympic runner Herbert James Elliott, ranked by many as the greatest mile runner ever, retired undefeated at 22.

U.S. swimmer Mark Spitz won a record 7 Olympic gold medals.

Inventor Samuel Colt patented the Colt six-shooter revolver.

Cyrus Hall McCormick invented the McCormick reaper, which allowed one man to do the work of five.

Dia DiCristino survived 11 brain surgeries when she was 22.

Rachel Castens broke both of her femurs in a snowboarding meeting with a tree, had titanium rods placed in each bone, and walked the next morning. (With the help of a walker, but walked all the same.)

By the age of 22, Anna Ellis had been clean and sober for two years.

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Unvisited UP

by in List on February 9, 2008

This thread in Flickr got me thinking. Where haven’t I been in UP Diliman?

Visitor Information Center
Didn’t get the free map in freshman year.

Those cubic sculptures before CP Garcia Ave.
Only those pointy checkpoints.

Albert Hall
Beside Villadolid Hall.

Benton Hall
Between Palma Hall Annex (PHAN) and Palma Hall.

Owl’s Nest
Across the Physics Pavilion.

International Center
I have no foreigner classmates!

Church of the Risen Lord
Not Born Again!

Swimming Pool
But yes to the Arcade! Had ice cream and my school uniforms sewn there when I was a kid.

UP Tennis Club

Archery Range

National Center for Transporation Studies (NCTS)
Near Melchor Hall and DILC and the Sundial.

UP Center for Women’s Studies
Beside the Ballet Room.

School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP)

School of Labor and Industrial Relations (SOLAIR)

National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG)

Campus Maintenance Office (CMO)
It burned down already. I think.

New College of Architecture Building
Near CMO.

Equine Stud Farm
Along CP Garcia.

New Office of the University Registrar (OUR)

Executive House
Only the driveway. Nestled deep in the woods and atop a hill.

Marine Science Institute (MSI)

Child Development Center

Health Education Center

But yes to PNRI! The dinosaur egg!

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Beloit College Mindset List for the Class of 2011

by in List on February 4, 2008

Does this list make you feel old?

  1. What Berlin wall?
  2. Humvees, minus the artillery, have always been available to the public.
  3. Rush Limbaugh and the “Dittoheads” have always been lambasting liberals.
  4. They never “rolled down” a car window.
  5. Michael Moore has always been angry and funny.
  6. They may confuse the Keating Five with a rock group.
  7. They have grown up with bottled water.
  8. General Motors has always been working on an electric car.
  9. Nelson Mandela has always been free and a force in South Africa.
  10. Pete Rose has never played baseball.
  11. Rap music has always been mainstream.
  12. Religious leaders have always been telling politicians what to do, or else!
  13. “Off the hook” has never had anything to do with a telephone.
  14. Music has always been “unplugged.”
  15. Russia has always had a multi-party political system.
  16. Women have always been police chiefs in major cities.
  17. They were born the year Harvard Law Review Editor Barack Obama announced he might run for office some day.
  18. The NBA season has always gone on and on and on and on.
  19. Classmates could include Michelle Wie, Jordin Sparks, and Bart Simpson.
  20. Half of them may have been members of the Baby-sitters Club.
  21. Eastern Airlines has never “earned their wings” in their lifetime.
  22. No one has ever been able to sit down comfortably to a meal of “liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.”
  23. Wal-Mart has always been a larger retailer than Sears and has always employed more workers than GM.
  24. Being “lame” has to do with being dumb or inarticulate, not disabled.
  25. Wolf Blitzer has always been serving up the news on CNN.
  26. Katie Couric has always had screen cred.
  27. Al Gore has always been running for president or thinking about it.
  28. They never found a prize in a Coca-Cola “MagiCan.”
  29. They were too young to understand Judas Priest’s subliminal messages.
  30. When all else fails, the Prozac defense has always been a possibility.
  31. Multigrain chips have always provided healthful junk food.
  32. They grew up in Wayne’s World.
  33. U2 has always been more than a spy plane.
  34. They were introduced to Jack Nicholson as “The Joker.”
  35. Stadiums, rock tours and sporting events have always had corporate names.
  36. American rock groups have always appeared in Moscow.
  37. Commercial product placements have been the norm in films and on TV.
  38. On Parents’ Day on campus, their folks could be mixing it up with Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz with daughter Zöe, or Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford with son Cody.
  39. Fox has always been a major network.
  40. They drove their parents crazy with the Beavis and Butt-Head laugh.
  41. The “Blue Man Group” has always been everywhere.
  42. Women’s studies majors have always been offered on campus.
  43. Being a latchkey kid has never been a big deal.
  44. Thanks to MySpace and Facebook, autobiography can happen in real time.
  45. They learned about JFK from Oliver Stone and Malcolm X from Spike Lee.
  46. Most phone calls have never been private.
  47. High definition television has always been available.
  48. Microbreweries have always been ubiquitous.
  49. Virtual reality has always been available when the real thing failed.
  50. Smoking has never been allowed in public spaces in France.
  51. China has always been more interested in making money than in reeducation.
  52. Time has always worked with Warner.
  53. Tiananmen Square is a 2008 Olympics venue, not the scene of a massacre.
  54. The purchase of ivory has always been banned.
  55. MTV has never featured music videos.
  56. The space program has never really caught their attention except in disasters.
  57. Jerry Springer has always been lowering the level of discourse on TV.
  58. They get much more information from Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert than from the newspaper.
  59. They’re always texting 1 n other.
  60. They will encounter roughly equal numbers of female and male professors in the classroom.
  61. They never saw Johnny Carson live on television.
  62. They have no idea who Rusty Jones was or why he said “goodbye to rusty cars.”
  63. Avatars have nothing to do with Hindu deities.
  64. Chavez has nothing to do with iceberg lettuce and everything to do with oil.
  65. Illinois has been trying to ban smoking since the year they were born.
  66. The World Wide Web has been an online tool since they were born.
  67. Chronic fatigue syndrome has always been debilitating and controversial.
  68. Burma has always been Myanmar.
  69. Dilbert has always been ridiculing cubicle culture.
  70. Food packaging has always included nutritional labeling.
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Killing my Website

by in Image on January 30, 2008

Stellify Chainsawed

Stellify got a redesign alright.

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Iskolar ng Bayan

by in Questionnaire on January 10, 2008

Happy Centennial UP Ang Galing Mo!

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No Apologies Explanations

by in Questionnaire on January 6, 2008

Rule 1:
If you opened this you GOTTA take it.

Rule 2:
You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages you and asks

Rule 3:
Only answer truthfully

“Who was your last?”


1. Had a beer with?

2. Went to the mall with?
Heh, Sampa02! (Minik, Tin, Cheska, Jesi, Kimpo, Zu, Jace, Rach, Bai)

3. Talked on the phone with?
Tito ko

4. Made you laugh?
I think my goddaughter.

5. You hugged?
Jesi or Rach, I forgot.

6. You yelled at?
See #3.


1. Pierce your nose or tongue?
Tongue… but only if I’d get used to it.

2. Be serious or be funny?

3. Drink whole or skim milk?

4. Die in a fire or get shot?
Either, as long as I don’t die a slow death.


1. Sun or moon?

2. Winter or fall?

3. Left or right?

4. Sunny or rainy?
Rainy, only by 1%.

5 . Peach or Pear?

6. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?

7. Do You Cook?

8. Current mood?
Tired, hungry, headachey, pissed off, but grateful.


1. Kissed someone?

2. Sang?

3. Been hugged?

4. Danced Crazy?
I think so.

5. Cried?

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by in Questionnaire on January 3, 2008

1. What did you do in 2007 that you’d never done before?
Win something awesome in a raffle! Vote! Travel abroad!

2. Did you keep your new years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
What resolutions?

3. Did anyone close you you give birth?

4. Did anyone close to you die?

5. What countries did you visit?

What states did you visit?
N/A Um, Antipolo?

6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007?
Money. Haha.

7. What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Nothing specific.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting nominated, traveling (even if I felt I was going to die on the plane and I had to work), (still) racketeering.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Saying goodbye to several things.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Infection. And that episode on the plane.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
This long-sleeved knit blouse. Feels cozy and festive.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

14. Where did most of your money go?
Going out and monthly bills.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Reunion(s), the Lantern Parade (of course), and several movies (only one of which disappointed me).

16. What song will always remind you of 2007?
Umbrella, Papaya, Girlfriend, and lots of emo ones.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? I feel pretty neutral. Oddly. Maybe because so many people feel happier the past year.
thinner or fatter? FATTER!!!
richer or poorer? Richer. Relatively.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Get more sunshine and see more people.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

20. How will you be spending New Year’s?
At home, of course.

21. How did 2007 change you?
It made me unstable, doubtful, depressed, delighted… all the usual suspects.

22. Did you fall in love in 2007?

23. How many one-night stands?

24. What was your favorite TV program?

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
OH HELL YEAH. :) But then, I think I already hated him from way back.

26. What was the best book you read?

27. What was your greatest musical discovery?
In Rainbows!

28. What did you want and get?
New shoes? Travel? Oh, and that Adobe CS3!

29. What did you want and not get?
Stability. Certainty. Competence.

30. What was your favorite film of this year?
Enchanted is a shoo-in. Stardust, too.

31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
Slept pretty much the whole day and then had a “post-modernist birthday dinner”.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
That sense of accomplishment.

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
Fashion victim. Nah. But I can’t believe I succumbed to skinny jeans and off-shoulder blouses.

34. What kept you sane?
Procrastination. Writing in notebooks and on papers. Twitter.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Adrian Pasdaaaaaaaaar. I’m still on the fence with Patrick Dempsey but he is fascinating.

36. What political issue stirred you the most?
Technically it would be the senate elections because it was the only one I participated in.

37. Who did you miss?
High school. As in, the nervousness, the anticipation, the excitement, the sentimentality. ‘Cause it feels so far away now.

38. Who was the best new person you met?

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007:
You need a stable job.

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Stupid Things

by in Meme on December 27, 2007

[x] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were talking.
[ ] Gum has fallen out of your mouth when you were NOT talking.
[ ] You have ran into a glass/screen door.
[ ] You have fell out/off of a moving vehicle.
[x] You have thought of something funny and laughed, then people gave you weird looks.

So far: 2

[ ] You have ran into a tree.
[x] You have tried to lick your elbow.
[ ] You just tried to lick your elbow.
[ ] You never knew that the Alphabet and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same rhythm. [[Same melody you mean.]]
[ ] You just tried to sing them.

So far: 3

[ ] You have tripped on your shoelace and fallen.
[ ] You have choked on your own spit.
[ ] Your hair is/was blond.
[ ] You’ve put metal in the microwave.

So far: 3

[ ] You have accidentally caught something on fire.
[x] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose/eyes.
[x] You have caught yourself drooling when you wake up.
[x] You’ve fallen asleep in class.
[x] You have tripped over your own feet.

So far: 7

[x] Sometimes you just stop thinking.
[x] You are telling a story and forget what you were talking about.
[x] You have forgotten to breathe. [[When you get conscious of trying to breathe.]]
[ ] You are often told to use your “inside voice”.
[x] You use your fingers to do simple math. [[How is this stupid?]]

So far: 11

[x] You have eaten a bug [[It’s a statistical fact, though I’ve never done it on purpose.]]
[x] You are taking this test when you should be doing something else.
[x] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out.
[x] You’ve looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand.

So far: 15

[ ] You sometimes post bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen to you if you don’t.
[x] You break a lot of things.

So far: 16

[ ] Your friends know not to use big words around you.
[x] You sometimes tilt your head when you’re confused.
[x] You have fallen out of your chair before.

So far: 18

[x] When you’re lying in bed, you try to find pictures or words in the texture of the ceiling.
[x] The word “uh” is used many times a day.

Total: 20

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Magical Girl Title Generator

by in Generator on December 6, 2007

Generated names for “mirror” (hint hint!):

Bane Morning Protector mirror
Cuddly Queen mirror
Laughter Scream Sailor mirror
Minute Witch mirror
Night Finder Sailor mirror


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