It is relatively too early but I am a bit too sleepy. I wasn’t able to practice again today and it is all no thanks to the sick person in our place. The mosquitoes are already getting at me and so I must turn in for the night already.

The bane of anything good: the fact that they have to end one way or the other.

When something good ends, it’s always a bittersweet feeling that tugs at you. It was so good that you wanted it to last forever but you know that it will have to end sooner or later. And, oftentimes, you also know that if it gets longer, it will stop being any good.

Well, it’s as good as it lasts.

I just remembered something.

It happened again today. It rarely happens because I’m not the type of person who volunteers to recite in class but instructors occasionally call on people and when they do call up my name, I answer.

I don’t know why it is like so but every time I do, whenever I recite, everybody else falls silent when it usually is the case that everyone is talking. It’s amazing.

Of course, it can only be because of the effect of the nearness of my voice that I feel like everybody else falls silent but they are still a bit too quite when I stop. They just resume their murmurs when the teachers starts talking again.

Although, I must say, sometimes, it’s a bit disturbing.

This is why a Facebook login still makes sense even if you do not logon to Facebook anymore: it saves you the burden of having to sign up for new accounts, especially on websites that you do not really visit often but need occasionally.

An Uncontacted Tribe is a native tribe, typically a small group of people, living in a remote and isolated place who have not yet had contact with members of a technologically advanced society.

If that really is the case, then how can did anyone ever come up with this:

Today there are an estimated 100 “uncontacted tribes” of people living in various remote corners of the world.

I don’t get that.

From Introduction to Sociology by Ron Hammond & Paul Cheney

What is the difference between software engineering and computer science?

Computer science focuses on theory and fundamentals; software engineering is concerned with the practicalities of developing and delivering useful software.

I should make sure to remember that. Somehow.

From Software Engineering, Ninth Edition by Ian Sommerville

Many people think that software is simply another word for computer programs. However, when we are talking about software engineering, software is not just the programs themselves but also all associated documentation and configuration data that is required to make these programs operate correctly. A professionally developed software system is often more than a single program. The system usually consists of a number of separate programs and configuration files that are used to set up these programs. It may include system documentation, which describes the structure of the system; user documentation, which explains how to use the system, and websites for users to download recent product information.

This is one of the important differences between professional and amateur software development. If you are writing a program for yourself, no one else will use it and you don’t have to worry about writing program guides, documenting the program design, etc. However, if you are writing software that other people will use and other engineers will change then you usually have to provide additional information as well as the code of the program.


From Software Engineering, Ninth Edition by Ian Sommerville

It is relatively easy to write computer programs without using software engineering methods and techniques. Many companies have drifted into software development as their products and services have evolved. They do not use software engineering methods in their everyday work.

OK… So, what exactly is the difference between software engineering and software development?

From Software Engineering, Ninth Edition by Ian Sommerville

Why do books sometimes have pages that say this:

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Technically, that makes the page NOT blank.

I don’t get that.

So many things to catch up to. Which means, I’d have to stay up late. I might even have to pull an allnighter if the need be. Which doesn’t really sound good because I’ve classes tomorrow!

Ah, well, that’s the price of… Wait, that’s not fair! It’s not my fault exactly. Things happen. Plus, the weather hasn’t exactly been very friendly with us here in the past few days which results in power blackouts. I don’t really know their deal but even if the rain is not too strong, the lights get shut off. I’d like to say to the electric coop here, “Paranoid much?”

Then again, maybe it’s a good thing that they turn off the lights whenever it rains. Still, sometimes, you just really need the electricity. Especially when you gadgets, like mobile phones, already need charging.

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you will be the guy (or gal) who’ll decide where you’ll go. Oh the places you’ll go.”

~ OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO! Dr. Seuss

I just remembered something.

Back when I was reading about the casting for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1, specifically, about Renesmee, I was wondering why they had to question how the movie people are supposed to make it work out. Something about growing from infancy to 17 in too short a time. I think, it was from E! that I read that.

I was wondering about that because I don’t remember Renesmee having to grow to 17 already. Well, in the book. I must have missed it. Or maybe it really wasn’t stated in there specifically.

Whatever the case, as it happens, it was for Jacob’s vision while talking about gravity and imprinting. Basically, he was the hero in that part…

Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love
When I’m afraid to fall
Watching you stand alone
All of my doubt
Suddenly goes away somehow

One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
Standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this

One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

One step closer
One step closer

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

And all along I believed I would find you
Time has brought your heart to me
I have loved you for a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

A Thousand Years.

I can’t really call it LSS because the last song that played in my player was The Script’s The Man Who Can’t Be Moved. But the song stays in my head.

On a different note, something happened and someone is at the hospital. I went for a visit and to offer my assistance after the movie ended. And that was the first time that I’ve ever been in a hospital ward. Well, as long as I can remember. At least a hospital ward which I didn’t like the smell of. It wasn’t anywhere near pleasant. Given the state of things, I say they’d have to be moved out of there.

We wouldn’t usually go for a bed in the ward. Actually, I don’t remember us ever going for one. But, this time, we didn’t have much of a choice. The hospital was full when he was admitted. I guess, it’s just so during this season. Or simply bad timing. Either way, we didn’t have a choice and that’s that.

But they have to be moved out of there to a room in a better state. They just have to be.

It’s November 18th 2011. Basically, there was only one thing on my list today: to go to the movies and watch The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1.

I’m not a screaming fan girl exactly. I mean, I’d remember Cedric Diggory more than Edward Cullen. But I have my reasons for watching this one like I really just had to. For one, the Eclipse movie is the worst in the series. Yet. Because there’s still one left. The vampires in that one didn’t look anywhere near beautiful which is what they’re supposed to be as described in the book. So, I wanted to know if Breaking Dawn will pull the series back up for me.

Also, there was something I wanted to see. Well, a few somethings. But that was the most disappointing part because none of those somethings made the cut to the movie – like, the university stuff, Bella’s fancy new Mercedes, the Cullen’s awesome garage, Fido’s dog dish, Jacob’s sort of search for someone to imprint on. And to think that Stephenie Meyer was the producer…

Still, this one was way better than the Eclipse movie. Hopefully, Breaking Dawn, Part 2 wouldn’t be much of a disappointment.

And I also wanted to see which part will A Thousand Years play. I like the song. I like it better than It Will Rain. I was thinking I heard It Will Rain within the movie – after the wedding, before they were in the car, when they were walking getting showered with whatever those were – so I wasn’t expecting it to play in the credits. Then again, it did. But maybe it really was in that scene.

But they just had to put A Thousand Years in the very last part of the movie, hadn’t they? It made me stay inside the theater until the very end of the credits. But it was a good thing as there was an extra scene involving the Volturi – Carlisle’s note, incorrectly spelled and grammatically incorrect too – according to Aro, and Aro’s, well, wish. It was a pretty nice hook to Part 2. That and Bella’s new freakishly red vampire eyes, of course.

Which means, it’s a given that I’m also gonna watch The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2. But unlike Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – also broken up into two parts – where I made an effort not to insert a movie between the two parts, I will be OK to inserting any movie whatsoever that I’d want to see that might come between Breaking Dawn, Part 1 and Breaking Dawn, Part 2. *cough*The Hunger Games*cough*

Well, in the theaters, that is. I mean, I totally missed out on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader just so there wouldn’t be any movie between Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

The Hunger Games is coming this March – March 23rd, if I remember correctly. And there’s no way I’m gonna miss out on that one just for Twilight. Breaking Dawn, Part 2 will not come until July – that’s a guess, I’m not sure but I thought of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when I looked at the release dates of Breaking Dawn, Part 1 and Breaking Dawn, Part 2.

So, next picture: The Hunger Games. Unless, of course, there’ll be another one I’d want to go take a look-see.

Oh, my God, thank you!

I didn’t think my brother would actually come through because it’s already Wednesday and he said he’d get it for me by last Saturday but he did actually get me the book that I needed. I was already making plans for Friday so that I could go look for it.

And, wow!, if it was just me with my current amount of spendable money, I didn’t have hope of being able to afford it. I could afford it if I chucked away from my saving but that can’t happen yet.

I honestly didn’t think that it would be so expensive so I just went ahead and asked him. I asked him before but he said he couldn’t find one to borrow from so he’d just buy it. (It’s either as thick or even thicker as the thickest Harry Potter book and given that the pages are thinner, it’d be safe to say that there’s even more pages – which probably makes for the price.)

I’d have to reciprocate this one way or the other. And I will. Definitely.