Sunday, January 31, 2010


Been away for a while. There are lots of things i want to say (write) but so little time, pending thoughts for the mean time. It was a tumultuous but enjoyable month.

To my Samus Aran, thanks for a nice meal/ dinner huh. Someone cooked for me, what a way to end my January. oi oi oi... :)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Once Upon A Time In Greece

"Love is patient; love is kind
and envies no one.
Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude;
never selfish, not quick to take offense.
There is nothing love cannot face;
there is no limit to its faith,
its hope, and endurance.
In a word, there are three things
that last forever: faith, hope, and love;
but the greatest of them all is love"

- 1 Corinthian 13:4-13

A day apart, that seems like forever.
Now, you're back, back in your arms, in each others arms.


I know what's on your mind. This isn't one of them. Nope, this is not one of those stories you've probably read on lit** or boy bastos, about one man's awakening. This has also nothing to do with my 17th god child (which baptism I attended earlier on the day), whose name is Raffaele.

For reasons unknown to mankind, I want to talk about Raphael, the ninja turtle. For those of you who just came from the other dimension, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles is one of the coolest things that happened in the 90's. It is equivalent to Mankind's Lunar Landing or the discovery of the metal adamantium. It became one of the many inspirations of great artists of the decade and it spawned new generation of creativity in the world. It's up to you if you believe me on this one. :-)

Raphael as you know by now, is the least favorite of probably everyone. Yeah, seriously, tell me someone who's favorite turtle is Raph and I'll show you 1000 who is not. He is the most under developed and who's character you can least relate with.

Leonardo is the leader and uses the Katana blades.
Donatello is the brains or the genius/ inventor and uses the bo.
Michaelagelo is the nunchaks wielding, pizza loving, cool turtle.

Raphael is what? None that you can easily describe. I bet, most of us doesn't even know the name of his weapon, which is a sai.

Now, above are just my descriptions, below are the official descriptions of its creator as expressed on its very touching and very inspiring opening theme lyrics:

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (3x)
Heroes in a half-shell
Turtle power!

They're the world's most fearsome fighting team (We're really hip!)
They're heroes in a half-shell and they're green (Hey - get a grip!)
When the evil Shredder attacks
These Turtle boys don't cut him no slack!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2x)

Splinter taught them to be ninja teens (He's a radical rat!)
Leonardo leads, Donatello does machines (That's a fact, Jack!)
Raphael is cool but crude (Gimme a break!)Michaelangelo is a party dude (Party!)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(3x)
Heroes in a half shell
Turtle power! "

Raphael was never cool, it was Michael Angelo. Even the creators got mixed up and must have confused the color orange from red. Having the color red mask is the only good thing about him. Since this color represents the courage, fire, aggression, among others, they wanted to make Raph, the crude one, the bad guy, the sort of enforcer. But they failed, no doubt.

Thus he excelled on only one thing. The only thing that he was great at. That is, becoming the least popular of the turtles.

Poor Raphael. If ever you meet him, show some love for the guy. ;-)

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Power Up ver 2.10

The end of 2009 means the start of the new decade. The search for the Star of the New decade is now on. I am not one of the contestant (if you call them that) and I won't going to write about it etiher. I just made it as an opener because I thought of it as cool. (yeah yeah, i know it was quite pathetic)

These are the things that I am looking forward to this year, and we'll see what happens at the end.

I'll try to be more personal on my approach. One of the few feed backs I had during my first few posts is that, compared to my previous blogsite, skewedlogic is too matter of factly. It is less human and less personal, that I might as well write things like how to light up a bulb or something. Blogging is one way of knowing a person daw kuno. Mine is kulang ng human touch. Well, never did I ever said that I was human.
Well, not that I care that much on what they said, but I might, and take note of the word might, just give it a try. What I am sure though is that I'll be posting more things like how to light up a bulb and the likes. :-)

I hope to graduate and earn my MBA degree this year. Yeah, my memorable and life changing MBA days will finally come to an end. Now it is time to use what I learned (if there are some) to the tests. I am also contemplating on taking up another course. Returning to a first love kung baga. TOP SECRET for the moment.

I'll be following the exploits of SMART GILAS and probably be writing few bits and pieces about it. I'll also try a new sport, already signed or made a gentlemen's agreement about it this year. I also hope that we'll win the championship on this year's basketball tournament.

Work will never end. If I do good, it will do good to me. I know no other ways of doing it but doing it great. So nothing special that I am expecting this year. :p
Oh, this year will mark the energization of the 69 kV Puan Switching Station that I am working upon for the last two (2) years.

My love life, if you call it one is relatively OK. No, it is very very OK. I am looking forward for a saner, normal, less complicated relationship, but equally fun, full of love and veeeeery happppppy one. I got this strong hunch that I will finally have it. This is not wishful thinking. Trust me on this one. Thank God, for indeed He is Good and Great.

Before the year ends I want to do and/ or witness following:
a. I'll be profficient in PLS-CADD, ETAP, and Prima Vera
b. Attend the wedding of my friend, in Qatar or Quezon City, wherever it is, basta I'll be there.
c. Learn 10 new things during my spare time
d. To fully furnish my house (this one is tough)

These are just few things that I am looking forward to this year. There are of course some things that I cannot share to the world that I am also wishing and working my heart out. Heck, nobody cares anyway.

It will be fun to look back at this during the year end and find out how much of it eventually met my expectations.

til then