“Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement. If things aren’t going well it probably means you are learning a lot and things will go better later.”

– Randy Pausch

And a fire in Sampaloc, Manila.

So much for March being dubbed the “Fire Prevention Month“.

But the good thing about being a Filipino is that, even being present in the aftermath of calamity and being a victim at that, you can still smile and be happy. Life goes on…

Another earthquake. It was this afternoon. Right about 3 or 4 pm this afternoon.

Apparently, it’s a magnitude 5.9 quake, according to the people from PHIVOLCS.

The doom-and-gloom people should be freaked out about this saying that, “It’s coming!”

Time is the mind’s way of arranging things so that everything doesn’t happen all at once.

Space is the mind’s way of arranging things so that everything doesn’t happen all in the same place.


Introduction to Immanuel Kant, Dr. Tom Kerns, philosophycourse.info

“Our minds are incapable of even imagining what a time-less experience would be like. The fact that we cannot even imagine a non-time-conditioned perception ought to make us even more suspicious that time is a condition our minds add to perceptions. The way Kant says it is this: the fact that all of our actual and all of our possible experience is conditioned by time is an indication that time is one of the mind’s necessary categories of perception.”
Introduction to Immanuel Kant, Dr. Tom Kerns, philosophycourse.info

Akihabara. That place filled with manga, animé and otakus.

I wonder how far that place is from Tokyo. I wonder how far it is from the center of the quake damage. I wonder how far it is to the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Or how near.

Cliff diving, huh?

What are the odds that it was actually popularized by The Twilight Saga?

You know, that thing that the wolf pack does that Bella thought was extreme enough that she’ll see Edward in her imaginings?

Hey, Japan, you know that the entire world supports you. So do I.

But the nuclear radiation problem is a huge problem. Thus, I do believe that there is no need to restore the plant. We all should just move on from nuclear energy to sustainable energy.

Nobody wants another Chernobyl.

I not certain myself but, just how deep do I intend to go into writing?

Last time, I was worried about not having written anything in a relatively long time.

Now that I have been able to write something, I am actually happy about it.

It’s kinda creepy.

“The physicists, for example, tell us that even though the chair appears to be impenetrable and solid, in fact it is made up of molecules and atoms which are themselves made almost entirely of empty space.”
Introduction to Immanuel Kant, Dr. Tom Kerns, philosophycourse.info

Logically, it can only follow that everything, including the human being is almost entirely empty space.

Which sends me back to the question of the logic of the Hindu-Arabic numerals in that, how does one and nothing (10) turn out to be more than two (2)?

And that question of whether stars, the one we see supposedly shining bright at night, actually still exist since we define them to be light emitted by giant balls of gas that has taken eons, eons, and endless eons of time – even traveling at the speed of light – before their light reached us.

Yes, I am reading philosophy. And there would have been more of it here, from my initial questions when the course started, if that accident didn’t happen.

I was made to hit in America!

Opening theme from BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad.

I think, there something missing in there for it to be perfectly grammatically correct. But who cares? It’s called the “literary license”. Or something like it.

Charice’s new look?

It’s supposed to be “rocker chic”. Or so that reporter said. Well, it definitely doesn’t look chic. Neither does she look rock. She just looks… Wrong.

Besides, she’s got this concert tour which will, of course, feature the songs she usually sings and I really can’t imagine how that hair, and everything else about her new look, is gonna work.

#NowPlaying Black Tattoo by FM Static from My Brain Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go!

She’s got this picture in her head of leaving
Feels like there’s nothing left for no good reason
How could he hit her, she’s wasn’t born a quitter
And she never deserved to be treated like that

She leaves a letter as she leaves his place
Still feeling all the bruises on her face
She only wanted to feel like she was wanted
And that all changed when he broke that bottle

And she said, you might have got the best of me
But you’ll never get the rest of me

I’m not afraid to be who I am
‘Cause nobody told me that I couldn’t be that
I wanna scream like it’s never been said
But mean it like a black tattoo

I don’t wanna care about what everyone says
I don’t wanna live inside a past that’s dead
I wanna touchdown where miracles live
And show it like a black tattoo

She grabs her keys and she drives on down the road
Her thoughts are flashing through her mind like vertigo
But she knows if she stops that she’ll just go back
Her mother told her she was smarter than that

Whatever happened to the world, when did she stop dreaming?
No matter what she never stopped believing
She said I want a life that’s filled with meaning
I don’t want anything else

And she said, you might have got the best of me
But you’ll never get the rest of me

I’m not afraid to be who I am
‘Cause nobody told me that I couldn’t be that
I wanna scream like it’s never been said
But mean it like a black tattoo

And I don’t wanna care about what everyone says
I don’t wanna live inside a past that’s dead
I wanna touchdown where miracles live
And show it like a black tattoo (tattoo tattoo)
Show it like a black tattoo (tattoo tattoo)
Show it like a black tattoo (tattoo tattoo)

I’m not afraid to be who I am
‘Cause nobody told me that I couldn’t be that
I wanna scream like it’s never been said
But mean it like a black tattoo

I don’t wanna care about what everyone says
I don’t wanna live inside a past that’s dead
I wanna touch down where miracles live
And show it like a black tattoo (tattoo tattoo)
Show it like a black tattoo (tattoo tattoo)
Show it like a black tattoo (tattoo tattoo)
Show it like a black tattoo
Show it like a black tattoo

I can’t believe this! I’m actually worried about not having written anything!

I mean, sure, I did write things abnormally many things last year and a bit until this January but actually worrying about having nothing in quite a while is quite a different story.

This is something else. It’s actually quite unnerving.

Another solar flare.

A big one this time.

But it’s not really gonna affect the planet. Just the satellites, GPS systems, and electric wires. Technology. Doomsday people can’t have anything on this one.

I am using Chromium. Not normal.

For the first time in my entire computing life, something which, as I realize now, is not that long yet, Firefox has been rendered unusable for reasons I cannot fathom. I just sudo apt-get upgraded and its been crashing without even being able to successfully launch.

I think, Firefox and Joli are not being friends again. Ah, well, I hate that but it’s not the first time they’re not friends. Although, this is the first time that the enmity is of this particular scale.

On a side note, my wallpaper looks so 3D I can feel the volume. No, not 3D going out but 3D going in. I love how these things create the illusion.