Thursday, July 30, 2009

On foils and duals

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Contrasting characters make for great stories. Examples abound, and I only have a (looong) partial list below... (Myers-Briggs again, even though they don't describe the whole picture) I find myself gravitating toward the one who's closer to the IN*P type, but I enjoy the contrast provided by the other characters as well...

CSI seasons 1 - 8
Gil Grissom, Sarah (INTJ) and Catherine, Nick (ESTJ)

CSI seasons 9 -
Dr. Langston (ENFP) and the rest of the team (*STJ)

Don (ISTJ) and Charlie (INTP)

Ichigo (INFP) and Ishida, Aizen (INTJ)

Death Note
Raito (ENTJ) and L (INTP)

Naruto (ESFP) and Sasuke (INTJ)

Ouran High School Host Club
Tamaki (ESFP) and Kouya (INTJ)

Taiga (ESFP) and Ami (INTJ)

Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles
Kurogane (ISTJ) and Fye (ENFP)

In the most recent manga series I'm reading ("The Drops of God", "Les Gouttes de Dieu") about fine wines and their associated imageries, there's also a pair of contrasting characters, but I'm liking the ESFP guy better than the INTJ one. Maybe because I'm substituing all the wines with music, because that's the closest thing I know of that could evoke such rich and varied imageries.

Monday, July 20, 2009


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Purry =) We got a light yellow shirt and a pair of jeans for me. Shorts can wait, haha. We were also critiquing the mannequins... and laughing at the ones who look like they're permanently high (at Old Navy).

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Driving while texting

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Here's the game. Below is my result. Considering I have minimal experience texting (and driving) and on the young end of the NY Times reader spectrum, this is probably expected... but it would be suicidal for me and everyone else nearby if I text while driving, that's for sure.

Sand sculptures

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They're very awesome :-) I find that I really like the ones with lots of abstract representations and/or have highly intricate structures. (Will put pictures when I have them)

I made my own too, but they weren't very tall or elaborate because the sand is not firm enough. I built a 4-pointed star and a hexagonal-shaped structure and a semi-3D butterfly. ED built a spiral fort and a Greco-style edifice, which looked nice while it was still standing!

Good times~~

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hodgepodge of recent

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1. Rewatched "Wall-E" on DVD. And still enchanted by the robots' celestial dance sequence. I think I can rewind that part 10 times in a row. Watched the end credits to completion and the bonus features as well. I totally should watch "Up", but I can wait till the DVD comes out =P

2. E is for Expresso. One murder mystery, two 500-piece jigsaw puzzles, plenty of fun. Greenbucks Coffee, Cap'n Chino, Lottie Machiatto, rofl.

3. Instead of coding, I flew my kite for about an hour today. Took me awhile to get started because the loop was in the wrong place. It was airborne for approximately 80% of the time, and went quite high at some point... 5-story :-)

4. Errata in the book...
p. 166 - There is no such thing as a centrifugal force...
p. 174 - Human cells don't have cell walls...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Optical musing

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Sparks, twinkling.
Spectrum of colors.
Soaring over the valley of
Clouds in dancing waves.
Then down they drift, drift,
Drift until the afterglow
Where it may vanish evanescent
Or fade, fade into the hazy night.


One or the other identity
Either way
It can bounce right back
Or be deflected
Or disappear into the depth
Or come out on the other side
Then the question becomes
Or how
Or how much
Or when
Or why
Or what if


Would you like it done
Quantum mechanically,
Or medium-rare with a dash of thyme?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ultimate fanfiction project proposal

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My ideal epic fanfiction would be a cross-over between Numb3rs and Batman. Go figure. Probably not altogether surprising, as the lead characters are both of a somewhat similar type as myself, and the supporting cast is more than awesome.

It won't be too hard to come up with a general scenario... could even be along the line of the Bourne series. But the devil is in the details, and one can imagine how the Professor and the Dark Knight would want to handle things on their own and see no need to collaborate... so it would take a most compelling circumstance that would force them to join forces and forego preconceived notions.

On an aside, I think Alfred and the prof's father would totally get along. I can picture them doing some crazy hands-on project together, like building something outrageous in Mr. Eppes' garage or the basement of Wayne Enterprises...

Saturday Night Live clips

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Natalie Portman raps. Exciting stuff. Though my top favs are the Hillary-Sarah address and Jon Stewart's War on Terror-able Diseases.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

My sketch

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Um... yeah... I know, it's weird...

Saturday, July 4, 2009


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Watched it from the sailing pavilion across Memoriall Drive from Walkker. Pretty explosions. Bad for the environment, but very colorful :-P

Thursday, July 2, 2009


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Somewhat suicidal, but looks like a lot of fun :-P