Monthly Archives: September 2010

Me? Badtrip?!? Naaahhh Maaannnn, I’m Cool…

An officemate of mine told me that the impression he gets of me when reading my blog is that I’m always “badtrip” or in a bad mood. This makes me sad. Why? Because I want to be a blogger that writes about happy and fun things. I want to come off as a guy who loves rainbows, cotton candy and magical unicorns, not some hell-hath-no-fury-nut case.

Believe it or not, I actually put in an effort not to sound like some rabid lunatic. To prove that I’ve made an effort in improving myself, here’s an excerpt from my previous blog to serve as a comparison:

Putang ina kang hayop na group leader ka!! Ano ba naman ung sabihin mo sa akin na may orientation nung Monday ng 4:30!! Mahirap bay un!? Tapos tatanungtanungin kita kung bakit di mo sinabi, sasabihin mo “kasi hindi ako nagtanong”. Fuck You Asshole!! Nung sinali ako sa group mo BY FORCE kasi 2 lang kayo, I should have gotten the message that you’re a motherfucking loser!! Papagawa ka pa ng review notes na deadline ng August 2, tapos mag na nag ka sobra, tapos isusubmit mo ng August 15 kasi hindi mo pa tapos yung part mo!! Tang ina mo! Palusot ka pa na marami ka kasing ginagawa!! Hayop!! Ilan beses mo ako rinemind about the fucking review notes?! 6 na beses gago!! Ilan beses mo ko rinemind about ung orientation!? Zero you prick!! Hindi ka pa patay sinusunog na kaluluwa mo sa impyerno gago!!

As for you, you stupid stuck up bitch, porke alam mo na requirement ng mga students ung immersion sobrang high and mighty mo!! Ina mo!! I tried being polite dammit, it isn’t my fault that my group leader is GALACTICALLY STUPID!! Pero you didn’t even lift a fucking finger!! Screw you!! Tinanong kita kung ano mga options ko, sabi mo “magdasal”! MAGDASAL!? That’s the best you can fucking come up with!? ARRRGGGGHHHH!!! Siyet!! Tapos magsusubmit lang ako ng medical, dami dami mo pang sinabi hayop ka! Well, since hindi naman ako makakasama sa immersion, you can take my medical, dust it off, fold it up real nice, turn the sunnavabitch side ways and stick it up your tight ass bee-atch!! IF YA SMELL WHAT THE MIKE IS COOKING!!!”

I know right? I was an angry, angry college kid.

Why did I change? 3 reasons. First, writing like this in college was cool, but I figured writing this kind of shit wasn’t gonna cut it in the corporate world. Second, I guess I matured… A little. Third, I can’t go hating on people like this today, when the person can find out about it, post it in Facebook and then laugh while watching social-network Armageddon rains down on my sorry ass.

Hence, the new and improved me. =) I still dream about blogging about my magical unicorns, and maybe someday, if I’m worthy, I will.

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Tech Noob

I always considered myself technologically competent. Being an ECE graduate and a Firmware developer, I believed myself knowledgeable in the ways of tech.

I was wrong. Fuck me.

Last Saturday I decided to open up my desktop to re-attach some usb ports that have mysteriously dislodged themselves from the CPU case. I failed. the stupid fuckers were behind a thin wall of impregnable aluminum. With no easy way to pry the wall open, save for hitting  it with a hammer like some crazy caveman, I decided to just put the desktop back together. When I did, my damn monitor didn’t turn on when I powered up my PC!!! Fuck. I opened up the desktop again and checked if everything was nice and snug. Everything seemed fine but my damn PC still wouldn’t power up. I couldn’t think of a way to fix it. I tried resetting the BIOS. I tried waiting for a few minutes so the components could cool down. I even tried staring at my PC, silently willing it with my imaginary Keanu Reeves-like-powers to work.

Suffice to say, I went to sleep that night tired, exasperated and feeling totally inadequate.

Swallowing my pride, the next day I took my CPU to the shop for some professional help. I explain my problem to the PC repair man. This guy saunters up to my CPU, opens it up, takes out the video card and rubs an eraser on the metal connectors.

Then he reattaches the video card and powers up the cpu. Like magic, the damn thing powers up. BAM! I paid 350 bucks for some guy to clean my video card with a pencil eraser…

I spent 4 years working for a company that had me routinely taking apart CPUs in the laboratory. They probably paid me at least twice as much as what a regular computer repair man earns… And I was pawned by a guy with a mongol eraser!!! A GOD DAMN FUCKING MONGOL ERASER!!!

If that doesn’t win me the noob of the year award, I don’t know what will.

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Ipod Touch == Shiny Happy Monkey

I bought a 4th gen Ipod touch this week. I know I said I really wanted an Iphone 4, but I figured an Ipod touch is more practical and budget friendly (translation: an Iphone 4 is fucking expensive). Compared to the 3rd gen Ipod touch, there’s not much difference (aside from the new cameras). But since my old Ipod was a 1st generation one, the upgrade in features justifies getting the new Ipod touch. I couldn’t find any protective casings for sale yet, so I’m uber careful handling the thing. I think I would literally lose my fucking mind if I scratch the damn thing. So please hurry up with the protective casings already!!

Still, I’m enjoying it. I love my new Ipod. I’m pretty happy. I guess until Apple releases their next ipod. Then Steve jobs is going to go around and say that its the most revolutionary Ipod they have ever made, its the coolest, anyone who owns a lower version is a fucking loser, yada yada yada.

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Fan Art: Death of the Endless

I love the Sandman graphic novels by Niel Gaiman.  I especially love Death because she’s just so sassy and adorable. So here’s  a drawing I made of her.

Honestly, I’m a little disappointed in the finished product…  The anthropomorphic representation of death came out looking like generic anime goth girl no. 26…  (sigh)

Anyhoo… I’ll try drawing Dream next. Here’s to hoping it doesn’t suck.

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Lean Mean Haiku Machine

I hate to be packaged as just a programmer. I love to draw, so I’m also an artist. Just now, I realized I’m also a poet. Here are some Haikus composed by yours truly.

But before that we go to a Wikipedia definition of what a Haiku is:

“Haiku (俳句 haikai verse?) , plural haiku, is a form of Japanese poetry, consisting of 17 moras (or on), in three phrases of 5, 7, and 5 moras respectively. Although haiku are often stated to have 17 syllables, this is inaccurate as syllables and moras are not the same. Haiku typically contain a kigo (seasonal reference), and a kireji (cutting word). In Japanese, haiku are traditionally printed in a single vertical line, while haiku in English often appear in three lines, to parallel the three phrases of Japanese haiku. Previously called hokku, haiku was given its current name by the Japanese writer Masaoka Shiki at the end of the 19th century.”

On to my Haikus:

Defects Suck

monkey goes to work

he tries to solve a defect

monkey fails miserably

System Error Dread

Monkey tests the fix

download… Then System error.

Putang ina mo!!!!

err_gross

O solid state drive

My Data is safe with you

Red Light turns on. Shit!

Revenge of the Fallen

Watched transformers 2

Is it more than meets the eye?

Yes. It fucking sucked!

Jejerazzi

i watch GMA

Eugene Domingo is on

Fuck! change the channel

Spongekulangot

Watching spongecola?

cover your ears, close your eyes

stops you from swearing

Mahaba-habang inuman

I drink san mig light

i get totally wasted

I puke on the floor

Magtanim ay ‘di biro

I plant, plant, and plant

then harvest, harvest, harvest

farmville is hard work

Your Show! Your Time!

Anne Curtis’ Showtime

a dance routine shows a boob

facebook is happy

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Da Shit versus Shit

Some things are just “Da Shit”. Awesome stuff. Amazing stuff. The stuff of orgasms. While other things are just plain shit. Smelly, fly infested, gag inducing 100% grade-A monkey shit. Here are some examples just to drive home my point:

1. Sassy Girl versus Sassy Girl

My Sassy Girl was the first Korean movie I watched. As many people will tell you, it was awesome. The American version was another story. It had none of the magic that the original had. Even though it had Elisha Cuthbert, the American Sassy Girl just stinks.

2. Sadako versus Samara

Another case of the original being far far superior to the update. Sadako is just fucking scary. Compared to her, Samara from the American ring is a second rate cosplayer.

3. Maxmimus versus Spartacus

If these two gladiators were to fight, it would be no contest. Maximus would kick Spartacus’ ass so hard the next gladiator wannabe is gonna feel it.

4. book Ginny versus movie Ginny

I love Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter books! I’ll tell anyone who’ll listen that Ginny Weasley is one of my favorite HP characters and that I knew from book two that she and Harry would end up together (I really did dammit). That’s why I’m so pissed at the casting of Ginny in the movies! Urgh! To put it nicely, she’s too… plain looking. especially when you put her beside Emma Watson. Come on. It’s not even fair. I guess that’s probably one of the reasons that a lot of people want Harry and Hermione to be the love birds instead.

5. The Rock versus Dwayne Johnson

I wish time travel exists. So the Rock can travel to the present and kick Dwayne Johnson in the nuts. What the fuck is wrong with you Dwayne Johnson!? Why the hell are you hosting the fucking Teen Choice Awards!? You used to be so cool!

6. Christian Bale versus George Clooney

Batman fans so get this.

7. Solid Snake versus Raiden

Think back to 2001. Remember waiting for months for the Playstation 2 to come out. Remember waiting for another couple of months for Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty to come out. Then, remember when you finally got your hands on the game and played the first 4 glorious hours as the legendary Solid Snake…

Then remember the rest of the game when you play as girly man Raiden.

8. Robin Padilla versus Jeric Raval

As the most famous Filipino movie line of all time goes: Jeric Raval, Walang Himala.

Wait. That’s not right. It’s this one:

Jeric Raval, you’re nothing but a second rate, trying hard, copy cat.

9. Ghostfighter versus Flame of Recca

Flame of Recca was hyped (by GMA 7) as the next Ghostfighter. It wasn’t. The anime wasn’t very good to begin with, but couple that with terrible dubbing and just how awesome the tagalized Yu Yu Hakusho was, the Flame of Recca anime just doesn’t come close. (The flame of recca manga is decent by the way)

10. Rivermaya versus Rivermaya versus Rivermaya

214, ellese and Hinahanap hanap kita. Ahhh those were the days. The days when people wouldn’t call you insane for mentioning Rivermaya and the Eraserheads in the same breath. Then Bamboo split and Rico Blanco took over as front man.  That’s quite a downgrade. But still, say what you want about Rico Blanco, but he knows how to write good tunes.

Then Rico Blanco left. The remaining members were forced to pick up the pieces with a Rockstar insx like contest to find their next frontman. Now they’re just a shadow of their former self. Cueshe is more fucking relevant than Rivermaya. And that’s just plain sad man.

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