Monday, December 5, 2011

No One Ever Bothered to Perfect the Jetpack

There is no hope for me. :))
Would you believe me if I told you I'm in class right now?
I'm in class right now and would rather blog. Or sleep. Or both. Or eat. Or all three at once. Heck, I'd even rather go home and clean. Everything, and I do really mean everything, but coding sounds fun at the moment. Wish I had the the same level of enthusiasm for coding programs as I have for blogging and making blogskins. Actually, given how much I admittedly enjoy doing those things, I think even a miniscule fraction of a fraction of it would do me wonders. Good gravy, why do I just have to be so visual?

I hate how plain the CMD looks.
Most especially, I hate how I never need to use photoshop.

I love photoshop. We're like the best of buds.
I actually wouldn't mind as much if I still had the time for random edits but I often never have enough. And when I do insist on having random photoshop sessions in hopes of keeping myself sane, I suffer the consequences. It's not fair.|:

Well anyway, that's probably enough negativity for one day. Happy thoughts. :D

Earlier this morning, we finally had our JavaServer Pages report for Programming Languages and it went marvelously. I feel silly for even worrying as much as I did. Silly Joey. :)) I suppose this goes to show that, sometimes, the worst of things happen only in your head and things are never really as bad as they seem. :))

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I Want My Own Domain

I guess from now on, I'll make a habit out of posting pictures of places I'd rather be. :D
Hey there, you! :D Top of the evening.
I reckon you noticed the layout change. :D

Not quite though with it, I'm afraid.

How I planned it.

Turn out.

I haven't changed much of anything and it's rending me unrulingly insatiable. But it's best that I let it lie since I've been working on it since noon. It's nearing midnight now; I think I've done enough editing for today. Nothing much going on tonight besides realizing how irksome I find Nuffnang ads to be. Hippidy-moo.

An entire day free of all academic obligations and I waste it away doing this. It's all too awfully upsetting, really. But yeah, bygones.

I can tell it'll be a rather stressful week from here on end.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Zombie Apocalypse

I honestly think I'm way too excited for my own good. HAHA.
Good evening, everyone. I am Joanna and I will be attending a debut tomorrow. :)

It's Liane's birthday and yay, I got a dress for the occasion. :D

Well, it's later, since it's almost 2am. But it still feels like it's tomorrow so I'm sticking with that; I insist it's not the 7th of November yet untill I go to sleep.

This time, I'm making extra sure that I get photographic coverage. THE CAMERA'S CHARGING. :D And having had said that, I can assure you that there will be tons of pictures on their way. :D No, I will not tell you the color of my dress; you'll have to be patient like everybody else and wait till I upload the pictures tomorrow. :)

But oh goody, I feel so much like I'm in that 'Extreme Makeover' show and even I myself am waiting for the grand unveiling. This is all really too exciting.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Rainmeter Revamp

I find too many ways to waste my time.
For the whole of today, the only thing I've done is work on this.

But heck, I had fun. :D
Good evening! :)
And now, with all distractions set aside, I shall now proceed to doing the things I've been meaning to do.
I must be the best procrastinator of all time.

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Futile Attempt to Be Healthy

I plan to scavenge though the entirety of the storage room and of basically the whole house for crayons I will never probably use and do this. I will not rest until I've searched every nook and cranny and have nothing possibly turnable left unturned for all of these shades. And if I so happen to lack any, I will buy myself a brand new crayon set just for the very sake of it. MARK MY WORDS, I WILL DO THIS. Eventually. Hahahaha. And then, I shall finally have a beautiful piece to hang up on the wall. :D I'm rather brilliant, aren't I? :3 LOL.

I'm on my laptop this fine morning cause I want to share with world how much of a fail I am. HAHA. So, get this. I just got back from a morning jog and guess what? 5 minutes into it and I was walking, panting like the unhealthy slab of meat that I am. LOL. Unfortunately enough, the exact same thing happened last night when I attempted to jog on the spot. 5 minutes, I lasted for only yet another measly 5 minutes. I feel oh so horribly unfit right now. Good gravy.

See that? Good gravy. I've gotten so unhealthy that even my expressions have become somewhat related to food. LOL. Pity, pity. Although, I will not deny the fact that I am tremendously proud of myself for having even jogged at all. It might not be much but hey, at least I've started somewhere, yes? :D 5 minutes + 5 minutes = 10 minutes of awesome. I think I'm good. :D Hahahaha. :3

Getting a diet partner would certainly help; I'm all too easily demotivated when it comes to these things. Being the 'googler' (Haha) I am, I've read through fitness articles and I found this one to be particularly encouraging, and not to mention amazing adequate. It was rather reassuring to know that Kristen's, the writer of the said post, first jogging session lasted for only about 10 seconds. Heck, I'm not so healthy after all. HAHA.

Well, I suppose all's going quite splendidly. I'll start afresh tomorrow and, if my body's able, maybe I'll up my jogging time to 10 minutes or so. :D I wonder how I'll keep this up once the new semester starts; I'm rather loaded. With 28/30 units, I expect to be constantly knee deep in school work. I guess I may otherwise need to cut down on my internet time. But I suppose it won't be so bad. I still have my Sundays; I could always blog then. :D School feels so fancy with the online enrollment finally set up.

Oh hey, look at that. I still only have 25 units. I forgot that I haven't loaded my Calculus yet. But if I did, I'd actually have 30 units since it's a 5 unit subject. 25 + 5 is apparently, according to me, 28. HAHA. Math fail. And I call myself a Computer Science student. Haha. I'm not even sure if it'll be available this semester so I might need to take it up in summer or maybe even in third year. So, without Calculus, I guess it won't be so bad after all. :D

I don't know if I should be too proud of myself but I vandalized my wall. LOL.
Those who have read my previous post should know that I had just finished painting my walls a gorgeous crisp white. Well, it's not exactly done just yet but it's good enough. I can bare having 1/5 of the room left unpainted until summer when I will probably start work on it again.

Since I was generally just really too much of a cheapskate bum to spend money on any proper wall decoration, lol, I came up with the extraordinarily ingenious idea of doodling on it. For most of my life, I've been doodling. I doodle on my books, I doodle on my worksheets, I doodle on my exam papers. And hey, how much different could it be doodling on my wall? HAHA.

I promise pictures of it when I'm through. :D
And I randomly present you results from a personality survey I recently took.
Good gosh, I love these things, lol. I don't know if there's actually any truth in this but hey, I still pretty much enjoy taking them. Haha.

Slumber awaits for I actually had only under 4 hours of sleep.
Lol, I'm so abusive for forcing myself to jog anyway.

You like your own company; you're a very interesting person. Tracking your own mental processes, knowing what you're thinking and why you do what you do, is important to you. Often, what's going on in your mind is more compelling than what's going on outside. For the most part, those with a high score on the "introspective" trait enjoy reading, taking long walks, learning new things, and other solitary activities.

You are not someone who is constantly looking to be among a group of friends; you never feel bored when you are by yourself.


You have a knack for knowing what's going on in the hearts and minds of those around you, without their having to tell you explicitly. People tend to turn to you with their problems because they know you care, and that you will likely offer good advice and a helping hand.

You do not feel that people with sad stories are just looking for attention, or have brought their problems upon themselves.


You have a genuine interest in other people. You're a natural host, and are always thinking about how you can increase the happiness of those around you. When friends have problems or are in trouble, you're usually the first person they turn to for aid and comfort. Scoring high on the "warm" trait suggests that you are among those who enjoy domestic activities — doing things around the house — and are enthusiastic about charitable work, helping others, and making the world a better place.

You don't always say exactly what you're thinking; you don't like the idea of causing anyone pain because of your criticism.

You are gentle with others, both physically and emotionally. You are careful not to upset people and go out of your way to find the nicest way to say something. You naturally focus on the fact that the world is full of wonderful people, places, and things. More often than not, people with a high score on the "tender" trait enjoy spending time with children, love romantic movies, and are enthusiastic about making the world a better place.

You don't think of yourself as tough-minded or gruff, nor do you need to be seen as some kind of objective source of truth and rationality.


You are in touch with your own feelings, which helps put you in touch with the feelings of others.

You don't buy the logic that your happiness comes ahead of everyone else's because unless you're happy you're incapable of making anyone else happy.

You are good at solving problems, coming up with original ideas, and seeing connections between things, connections that most other people miss. People with a high score on the "creative" trait often are employed in such fields as finance and scientific research, and enjoy avant garde and classical music as well as literary fiction and scholarly non-fiction.

You do not shun abstractions and concepts in favor of the concrete and tangible.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sandpaper Castle

Lol, the title's so random. 
Hi there, fellow earthling. :D How you be? :D
Would you like to hear some good news? 

I shall try to not mislead you with forced zest cause to be quite honest, I am dead tried at the moment. But nevertheless, I'm still just as happy. :)

I got it back from the repair shop just yesterday and after having to exhaust the very fiber of my being of whatever patience for a screen-less laptop I had left, I thought it would be only proper to work on a few pictures. :D  

They're anything but impressive, as you can see. Turns out I wasn't really in the mood to edit. Lol. I even went on ahead and started on a blog design. But even that eventually wore me out. Here's how I left it.

Unfinished and bare.

As for the whole day today, I've done nothing but work on the room. You can only imagine how horribly fatigued I am at the moment. For two straight days, I've been continually painting the walls of the master bedroom and it's hardly any fun. I've always acknowledged wall painting as a fun activity, and I still kind of think it is. But it just seems like such a chore when you're left it do it all on your own.

I will spare you the details of what I've labored today but I could sum it all up for you in a single sentence. I have learned how to patch up holes and have regained respect for the marvel that is sandpaper. :D HAHA.

Judging by how things look, I'd say I'm 60% done. I still need to buy another can of primer and a tub of joint compound or putty or whatever you call it for repairs on the wall I've slightly destroyed. LOL.

I didn't quite destroy it exactly. I just kind of chiseled holes in it in an attempt to even the wall out. It had awkward dents that just had to go. And now, I need putty to fill them out cause the putty I had in storage dried up in its tub. 

They're not too big; nothing I can't fix. Although, it would certainly pay for me to have those automatic sander machine things. I wish I knew were I could rent one; it'd make my life heaps more easier. I've wounded my fingers from too much manual sandpapering. 

I feel so handy, doing all these things. HAHA. :3 

For the wall designs, I haven't quite decided on what should be done. I've a few ideas in mind but I'm frankly too spent to start blogging about any of them now. 

Maybe next time cause, goodness me, I need to rest.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Strangely, I've been extremely attracted to sparklers lately.

I would like to start off this post with a declaration that

Besides music, food and maybe a worthy book, jello is good for the sooooooul. It wiggles and it jiggles and it makes my tummy go MMMMMMMMMM. :3
And my statement is invalid cause jello is still technically a kind of food. HAHA.

Why, hi there, living organisms who can read. How are you doing today? :D
The reason behind that declaration up there would be because I've been home all day watching movies and giving in to my voracious tendencies. LOL.

Movies I've Already Watched

Movies To Watch

Movies I Tried Watching But Couldn't Cause 
They Bored The Wits Out Of Me

Maybe cause it wasn't really 3D, I don't know. LOL. And, in addition to that, I watched an entire anime season earlier today.

In any case you can't read kanji, and it's most likely you can't, that reads Baka To Test To Shoukanjuu Ni. You're a disgrace to all of mankind for not knowing how to read Japanese kanji. A DISGRACE, I SAY! D< Lol, but it's okay. Neither can I. LOL.

You can't get any bummier than this. Hahaha.

Right now, I lust for three things.
1. A sewing machine
- I've always secretly wanted this. I've secretly wanted to secretly sew and secretly alter clothes secretly, in secret. HAHA. But really though, secret or not, I want to make things that I can wear. Or, you know, at least fix whatever I am already wearing.

2. An oven
- Now, what's better than making things that you can wear? Yes, that's right. Making things that you can EAT. Again, I am a gluttonous beast. Hahahahaha. I want to bake! I want to make cakes, cupcakes, pastries of sorts!

3. A DSLR camera
- I want to take pictures and not feel like I still have to edit them. My digicam is alright but it just can't compare and its battery life oftentimes just renders it completely useless. It's either this or a phone with a camera that has at least 8 megapixels.

Besides Jessie, Stefi and JV now have blogs as well.

Visit them if you will, they're awesome people. :D

World Palace and Insolent Bees

Hello there, earthling.
A fair morning, I bid thee. :)

If in my lifetime I get to personally see a sky with that magnitude of beauty, my life will be complete. :D

Last night, I attended Gabee's debut party at World Palace. Never did I know such place existed till just then. From the outside, it must've been the grandest KTV bar thing I've ever seen in my life. Although, of course, I haven't really seen much of anything but still, it was the grandest KTV bar thing I've ever seen in my life, in Davao.

It also had a pretty inside but, unfortunately, these were the only presentable enough pictures of the place I could scout off the net. Poo. |: They had aquarium and everything; very fancy.

I met up with good old friends, sang a little in the background and maybe danced a little as well.
I do not understand how I forget to bring my camera to parties like this. It has always been that frustrating instance with me when I become aware of its existence only when I'm already halfway to the place. I could have snapped pictures.

Oh hey, the rooms were awesome. Gabee booked the 'Clouds' room and, to my amusement, it was designed quaintly coherent to its name. They had swirly clouds for cushions and the walls were painted a brilliant blue. Even the walls were padded with cushion-y fluffs. I wanted to sleeeeep there. Hahahaha.

And oh yes, the aquariums! They had goldfishes, catfishes, I think, and other fishes that go glub glub. Haha. Forgive me for my knowledge on these aquatic friends is evidently limited. But yes, unless they've, unbeknownst to me, evolved, enabling them now to make different sounds, I'm quite positive that whatever the fish, they still pretty much go glub glub. LOL.

I got stung on the arm by a bee. ):

In other news, in my needless struggle with what I should do in my life, I have decided to do one thing.

The thing is, the only thing I've ever been passionate about is staying happy. It's all I've come to know. And, lol, plenty of things make me happy. Maybe I should make muffins for a living. :D

I feel retarded to have had used the word 'thing' in the same sentence twice.

Oh, do you know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, do you know the muffin man,
Who lives in Drury Lane?

Oh, yes, I know the muffin man,
The muffin man, the muffin man,
Oh, yes, I know the muffin man,

The muffin man's a she!

Setting jokes aside, I think I might take up visual communication. I've thought long and hard about this and I'm convinced that it's something that I indubitably want to spend my whole life doing.

It's honestly rather difficult for me to make a concrete decision on this matter cause, as of now, I see my current course as a challenge. And good golly, I could never back down from a challenge. HAHAHA, kidding. I just feel really bad giving up on it.

I don't know. I should probably, if I'm able, finish this course before pursuing anything else. I've already come this far, why must I put it all my efforts to waste, yes? :D

You know, I should never ever never fall asleep on a sad thought. And neither should anyone else, lol.
It weaves me such distressing dreams. Funny thing is, I don't even know if they're premonitions or if it's just my paranoia acting up and I hate that I cannot tell the difference. D:

Tomorrow, I'll be accompanying Jez to have her hair done at some salon I've never before gone to. While she gets her hair colored and straightened, I will most probably pay to get my hair splodged with green hair dye. :D

HAHA, only joking. I could never pull that off. LOL.
I shall run on along now.

I suppose I'll head to Abreeza today and take a picture of that restaurant I've been just dying to blog about. I could have blogged about it anyway though, without pictures, but I don't think I'd be doing justice to the place. AND SO, I SHALL GET MY PICTURES AND I WILL TELL YOU GUYS ABOUT HOW AWESOME IT IS.

Cause capitalization is for emphasis and I simply cannot emphasize my point enough. LOL.
If I can't take the pictures today, well, there are other days. Hahaha.

And oh, I'm working on a duet with Aaron at the moment. It's so strange listening to the song with just half the duet piece playing. HAHA. Also, I'm reading Almost Perfect by Dianne Blacklock. After a month void of absolutely any reading material, I've got tons of reading to catch up on.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Progress Report

Conclusion: I'm always depressed.

Well, anyway, a splendid evening to everyone.
You could probably guess, I'm still working on the game. It's been going on for days now and, admittedly, I've allowed myself to become significantly antisocial because of it. Day in and day out, for the past several days, I am cemented in front of my laptop, trying to figure out bits and pieces of the code to the best of my abilities.

LOL. It's consciously mentally draining and I will not lie, right now, I'd rather be doing a whole bulk of other things.

Progress Report:
Oh joy, lol.
  • I've come to terms with how to work with classes. YAY. 
  • I still haven't gotten the battle frame to work properly but I'm basically through with everything else. LOL. Which, surely, would still amount to nothing cause the battle scene is what the game's all about.

Let me not continue to bore you with technicalities. Cause, lol, I'm pretty much starting to bore myself as well.
But anyway, I thought of revamping the character design but I had just found out from Martin, our class president, that our defense will be tomorrow. Considering that I've yet to attend to the battling bit, I won't have much time to work on them as intricately as I want to.

Nevertheless, I took time off coding to try and recreate the blue mochi cause it's cute and I just had to. Besides, working on it for as long as I have, I needed the much deserved break.

Original Mochi


It bothers me that I don't have enough time to work on the other mochis. As cute as the original mochis may be the way they are, they don't look as aesthetically pleasing against a gray backdrop.


I should get back to coding; I'm running short on time. It's already due tomorrow and I still have major kinks to work out. Majorly major kinks. 

Anyway, bye! :D

Monday, October 3, 2011


At this point of time, I feel so much like a bird held in its cage, reluctantly against its will. It's a Monday today and I suppose I should be in school. I think. I'm not exactly sure.

Oh heck, I'm awful at keeping track of things. |: Exam week is here and it's presumably the most stressful, hectic week a college student could possibly have in the semester. And yet, here I am, blogging, worrying only about not having enough time to sleep. Should I be concerned? Haha.

Anyway, throughout the entire day I've been confined in this teeny tiny room of mine, I've been urging myself to work on my mochi project. I mentioned it in my previous post and within the time span from when I posted that up till now, there has been absolutely no progress whatsoever. LOL.

I find it so easy to disappoint myself sometimes. It doesn't take much, really, cause I don't have much reason not to be. DEPRESSHION. HAHAHAHA. But, you know, it's the truth. I'm aware that I shouldn't be feeling down and that I have plenty other reasons to be all hippity-hoppity everywhere. Come to think of it, my reasons to be happy might even outweigh those of which are pro-depression. But there comes a time, not often but every once in a while, when you've got to just let yourself feel these things. Why? Because having to continually cheer yourself up is too tiring.

I hate how I can never feel much passion for anything. All my life, not once can I recall a time I could say that I am good at something because I have grown with it through passion. One thing I've long yearned for is just, passion, for anything. I'm passive, I always have been. And I'm through with it.

I'm all sorts of upset now.
Lately, I've lost so much of myself to my low self-esteem and this seemingly congenital need to please everybody.

I'll go have some cookies.
They've always had a quaintly magical effect on me.
I always feel better when I have cookies.
And since I'm trying to shed pounds, I shall get oat cookies.
Oh, the dietary goodness.

In my dire attempt to lighten up this post, read this.

Sometime in the near future, if someone were to plummet off a ladder or something, know that I shall be the first person to run on over there, fall on my knees and cry, "SOMEONE GET THIS MAN A BOWL OF NOTHING BUT BLUE M&M'S. NOW.".
Okay, haha. That was dreadful.

A Chronic State of Severe Wanderlust

Well, top of the evening to everyone. :D
I've gone quite a while without blogging and for that, I express my deepest apologies.
It's been a busy week and, to be rather frank, I have no idea where I'm to even begin.

On a somewhat unrelated note, I need to deal with this incessant obsession of honing these posts to perfection. It's honestly what keeps me from blogging as frequently. I intended to blog earlier today, and yesterday, and the day before that actually. But what kept me from even starting on anything was my constant worry of not having enough time to work on these posts of mine.

Just do it, Joanna. Just go for it.

It's considerably still a busy night so I'm afraid I'm going to have to cut this post short and present to you the highlights of my week. You know, only the important, significant bits. :D Let's work backwards.

Just yesterday, I hung out with Kong and Mich.

I'll edit in the details of our little adventure when I have the time but for now, these pictures should do. :D

The other night, I made this time lapse video of myself through the ages. LOL. It's basically a compilation of pictures of me since fourth year high till now.

Since I thought that turned out horribly, I started on a new time lapse project. I'll be taking a picture of myself everyday for the next year or so and I'll make a video quite similar to what we had up there. :D

Have you ever had mochis before?
Well, might I say that they're the most wonderful thing invented by man, EVER. Hahaha.

Even the plastic they come in are cute. :D

Shishi and Thor first introduced them to me and I got all excited ever since. From the very first bite I took out of my first mochi, I fell in love almost instantaneously. HAHAHA.

My final java project is even inspired by mochis. :D

Coding it has been ridiculously draining. I'm still on it even up till now.
I haven't been working on the game these past two days though. I've been too preoccupied with learning how to solve a rubik's cube. Solving one would serve as our final examination for Discrete Mathematics.

I had the hardest time with it and I still basically am. I haven't gotten past the second layer yet. IT'S DEMORALIZING, HAVING TO DEAL WITH CONSISTENT FAILURE. LOL.

But hey, I succeeded in Joanna-ifying my cube. :)

It's gorgeous, I know. HAHA.
I should get back to my program.
It's not going to code itself.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Badges, Facebook Integration and Tweaks

I really ought to be asleep at this time of night. But hey, what can I say? My insomnia has stuck yet again. I'm physically worn out but my mind's way too high on adrenaline, unceasingly rushing in its restless state. Oh brain, why won't you let me sleep?

Anyway, since I'm still up, I might as well go through the minor tweaks I've done on my blog.

Today, I've registered my blog on two blog directory sites, Blog Catalog and Top Blogs, and I'm still awaiting confirmation. Also, I've signed up for Nuffnang and am now being paid for every unique visitor I manage to get. I think. I don't really know how it works, to be honest. LOL. Well, that was a definite fail.

These registrations are the reason as to why I now have awesome badges up. I've always longed to get some and now that I have, you can only imagine how pleased I am with myself. Haha.

Besides the obvious loading panel thing I've set up, I had forced myself though the horrendously tedious process of integrating my blog with Facebook. Notice how I now have like buttons and Facebook comment plugins? I'll go over in detail what I did to accomplish this some other time.

I was at war with myself about the comments. Should I rely on the Facebook comment plugin entirely or should I utilize both the Facebook comment system and the Blogger comement system? What do you think?

Well, we'll have enough of that.

I chatted with Aaron earlier this evening and him worrying about looking good for prom motivated me enough to edit my face on my dream body. LOL. I did his too. I had them up but naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw. I quite frankly would rather not have anyone else see them. They're too ridiculous for the internet. Haha.

We're such bored people. Anyway, I should get going. Unlike my brother and all other fortunate highschool and gradeschool students of Ateneo, I have class later; all us college students do. Life's but fair, I say.

I've edited some of my scans last month and, even now, it still amazed me how lovely I think they turned out.

I'll be coloring Martin's drawing next.
I often wish my course was equally as fun as this.
Contrary to programming, I could actually stand to do this for a living.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I'm a Hufflepuff

I am AshHorn44 and I am a Hufflepuff.
You can't get any better than that.
No, actually, you most certainly can. Haha.
I should have been in Gryffindor.

Oh, sorting hat, dear sorting hat, you think you know everything.
I'm afraid you've made a grave mistake about this one; about me.

Aaron's in Gryffindor.
Daniella's in Gryffindor.
Mark's in Ravenclaw.
Jessie's in Ravenclaw.
Clydie is, most likely, in Ravenclaw as well.
And I'm in Hufflepuff. |:

In any bizarre case you're not a Harry Potter fan, for reasons I would never understand, please allow me to bore you as I rattle on about Hogwarts' business, you incompetent muggle.

Haha, only joking. Muggles are love. Sort of. LOL. Them ordinary folk, pshaw. Hahaha.

Hufflepuff is currently the house with the most number of members but even so, we remain to have the least amount of points.
And to think having the largest population amongst the other three should come as an advantage, but noooo. Hufflepuff houses people of too little care to even give the slightest snot about even winning this thing. Fishsticks. |:
We're done for, I tell you. DONEEEE FOR.

Anyway, moving on along now.
I've come to accept the inevitable; we positively won't be winning any house cups soon. Maybe when the Wizard's Duel feature is up and running again, things will get better.
There is hope for us yet. :D

Haha, look at me making such a fuss over Pottermore.
Quaintly endearing, isn't it? HAHAHA.

I'd brew potions to help earn house points but it just takes too long to make them; up to almost two, almost three hours even. I'm sorry Rowling, but I have my life to live. LOL.

I can't wait till they're done with the second book.
Take it from me, Pottermore is quite the experience. It's Harry Potter like you've never seen before.

If you have an early access account, I'm AshThorn44, let's be friends! :D
If not then, let's be friends all the same. Haha.

Pottermore will be taking in regular registrations some time in October.
For those who haven't accounts yet, see you then! :D

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lush and Lavish

Fallacy lurks, dormant in its sleep.
Vicious and volatile, it engulfs as it seeks.
Fallacy creeps, its secrets lie.
Horrid apparitions, it's an eye for an eye.

Clustered yet sparse, and vaguely untamed.
Traces of affection, it wouldn't contain.
Fluid in motion, our dreams intertwine.
I hope you find comfort in these words of mine. 

I present this poem with a heavy heart.
This was brought about by the lull of my conformity in words.
I was having a Calculus quiz and nothing made sense. Writing this was my means of feeling better, of soothing my wounded esteem; the only means of which I found to be working.

LOL. It makes no sense at all, really.
But, no matter. :D

Monday, July 11, 2011

I Ran Out of Titles

Hey there, blog.
Now, don't you think that picture is just the most precious thing? :D

I've been up since a little over 8pm and now, I'm sleepy all over again. Funny what barely an hour of Volleyball can do to such an unhealthy fellow such as myself. Haha. I bought a Volleyball ball and practiced doing bump passes as soon as I got home. After which, I bathed and took a nappy nap before being startled awake by Jason to help him with this Math project of his.

I was put in-charge of this here map diagram thingamabob. Can't say I'm too proud of it though. I had little time to work on it. Bleh. And now, here I am, blogging.

I was supposed to study for my programming class and Calculus but hey, heck with that. LOL.
I haven't the mood.

I had my Biology exam today; my first exam this week.
It t'was average, I suppose. I believe it would have had the potential to be way easier if I had actually studied for it. LOL. Oh well. My next exam is not till next week. I have the rest of this week to prepare and review, basically, mug. Yay.

Earlier this afternoon, right after school, I bought a box of cheesecakes from Lachi's, that of which now only has 3 out of a total of 9 cheesecakes remaining. I know, Jason and I are such gluttonous bums. LOLJK. But not really. Haha. Yup, they're just that good. :D

You know, I feel boring. I've been feeling awfully boring for quite some time now, actually.
No, I don't feel bored. I feel boring, uninteresting, dull. LOL. This is very sad news. Though, I think I know why.

Something's been bothering me. And I've reason to believe it's quite serious indeed.
It's all I can think about and, honestly, it's starting to genuinely scare me.
I'll try figuring things out after exam week.
I need to set my priorities, no matter how difficult that seemingly is.

I wrote this blog post cause I had felt the need to rant.
LOL. I guess we'll have none of that. Good night, everyone.
Have pleasant dreams. :)

Today, I started on 'A Separate Peace'.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mi Amore

Hello there. I just arrived home from Abreeza and even if today turned out rather splendid, being home still feels just as unsettling.

It's been several days since I've last gotten the chance to talk to him and not hearing from him, I admit, is quite unnerving. Paranoia has begun to sink in and is rocking my boat fairly viciously. I can't help but wonder what's wrong. I miss him, I'm worried, I'm uneasy and I'm sad.

I refuse to seek comfort from anyone for I know for a fact that ranting will solve nothing.
I've hopes that writing this blog post will bring me temporary relief. It's helping a little bit, actually.
Anyhow, I'll try calling him tomorrow.

It's about time I confront this fear I've known all too well.
Silly as it is, I've always been afraid to call him.
I'm not anymore. Cause I know I shouldn't be.
I want to hear his voice.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Saturday Humbug

Fudgeballs. I woke up late.
And now, I'm missing what could potentially be the most awesome day of my second year college life.

Today, right now, our Computer Science division is currently having its Sportsfest.
I don't know what exactly goes on in these things cause, last year, I didn't really bother to attend.
For, as you can see, it's a Sportsfest and I don't do sports.

But this year, well, this year, I thought it could be different.
Setting aside the plausible fact that I might indeed may be just after the bonus points my Computer Programming teacher, Mrs. Nisperos, offered, I actually wanted to go this year.
Again, no, not only for the bonus points but I really think this would have been a very opportune moment for me and my new classmates to possibly bond.

Yeah, I just had to wake up late.
Fishsticks. |:

Anyhow, moving on along now.
I was actually in the middle of coding my assignment for my CS212 class when I felt the sudden urge to blog. We're into coding 'mini-game'-like java programs now. They're not exactly mini-games but they're 'mini-game'-like.

I am always quite hesitant to blog about these programs of mine.
I fear I might bore you guys to tears with my programming technicalities. Though sometimes, as sad as this might sound, they're really all I have left to talk about. Haha. College work does that to you, I suppose. Evidently, I've grown to be very passionate about mine. LOL.

OH, which reminds me.
I don't know how it conceivably could but it did.
My FoodTrip Barkada friends and I had dinner out yesterday! :D
Well, we were supposed to anyway. It turned out to be a major flop.
Only 2 out of 4 came and one of the two who showed up was me.
I was also supposed to watch Transformers 3 with another bunch of friends as well last night but I supposed it got cancelled since I didn't get a reply text back.

Fleur, the other of us two, and I ended up having dinner at Taps.

LOL. I got that image off Google since I don't exactly have a functional camera phone.
As of late, I haven't been taking pictures of anything substantial. Rather, I haven't been taking any pictures at all. Haha.

Anyhow, that was how my whole evening panned out.
I have NSTP on Saturday so I spent my afternoon in school.
I spent most of my morning at school too, actually. I had to get there a lot earlier to help work on a group project.

I promise to take more pictures next time.
I'm currently training myself to use my digital camera more often. Haha.
And hopefully, it pays off.

I've got to go work on my program now. :)
Plus, study for Calculus. Discrete Mathematics, Physics and Biology.
Till the next post! :D

Happy Sunday, everyone.
It's now raining where I'm at. :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

In Desperate Need of Caffeine

Dear people who tag on my tagbox,
Can you not tell from these posts I write that I, under strict circumstances, speak English and, more importantly, do not speak Malay? ): I know I may look the part but hey, I am not a Malay nor do I understand Bahasa. Please leave messages in English next time, alright? :) Cause, I'm afraid I would not be able to reply to your tags if you don't 
Love, Joanna.
You know, I can't tell if my tags are from real people anymore.
I've actually a sinking feeling they're all bots. LOL. Sad me.

It's an all-nighter for me, everyone.
I can barely keep my eyes open.
My upper eyelids are on their way to meet with my lower eyelids and once they do, I will be forced to drift to sleep.
They're halfway there!

I've got to go brew myself a cup of coffee.
LOLJK. I don't know how to brew coffee.
I use typical 3-in-1 sachets. :D
Which we're, as of now, sadly void of.
Fishsticks. |:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Glenden's Blogskin Request, Completed.

A day and a half's worth of work has finally paid off.
After so many months, I'm done with Glenden's blogskin request.

I can't believe it took me this long to complete it. I guess this just goes to prove that I work best under unconstrained conditions. I simply could not get myself started on it as soon as I've intended. I was way too busy worrying about what Glenden might want. LOL.

I end up doing this smoke-y typography thing. It turned out better than I thought it would, I must admit.
I'm not satisfied with the color combination though. But I'm just way too worn out right now to be bothered to do anything about it. I've been coding this for almost the whole day today.

Well, anyhow, it's off to bed.
I will make the best out of this weekend.
I plan to sleep all my awful eyebags away. :D

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

First Letter Capitalization In Java

Hey! It's 11:11pm.
Make a wish! :D

Alright, 11:11pm over. Haha.
Now, a very good evening to everyone. I had just finished helping Jez code a Java program. Good gosh, I feel so accomplished. Haha.

import java.util.Scanner;
public class FirstLastName2 
public static void main (String[] args)
String firstName;
String lastName;
String lastNameCap;
String firstNameCap;

String firstLetterFirst;
String remainderFirst;
String firstLetterLast;
String remainderLast;

Scanner keyBoard = new Scanner(;

System.out.print("Enter your first name: ");
firstName = keyBoard.nextLine();
System.out.print("Enter your last name: ");
lastName = keyBoard.nextLine();

firstLetterFirst = firstName.substring(0,1);  // Get first letter
  remainderFirst   = firstName.substring(1);    // Get remainder of word
  firstNameCap = firstLetterFirst.toUpperCase() + remainderFirst.toLowerCase();

firstLetterLast = lastName.substring(0,1);  // Get first letter
  remainderLast   = lastName.substring(1);    // Get remainder of word
  lastNameCap = firstLetterLast.toUpperCase() + remainderLast.toLowerCase();

System.out.print("Your fullname is: " + firstNameCap + " " + lastNameCap);

Yeah, I suppose that doesn't make sense to many of you.
That whole gunk of codes up there basically just asks you for your first name and last name and then displays your full name with the first letters of your first name and last name capitalized.
The program looks somewhat like this.

Enter your first name: joanna
Enter your last name: morales
Your full name is: Joanna Morales

So... yeah. That's what it does.
Yadayadaflipflop, boring things. Haha.

I got home from PE some two hours ago. We had volleyball drills and stuff.  It's unbelievable how tired all that physical activity left me. It actually wasn't as strenuous as I tried to make it seem but, darn it, am I exhausted.

Discrete Mathematics and Physics; I've yet to do my assignments for them.
I should have gotten them done sooner.
Oh, fudgeballs.

Sleep sounds really good right now.

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Room on the Sixth Floor

Hello, everyone. :)
It's been ages since I last blogged. I quite honestly am rather disappointed at myself with the post before this. I've taken the time to read it and, in hindsight, I was being ridiculously depressing. HAHA. We can't have that. I'm sorry.

To those who missed it, I've already deleted the said depressing post. IT DAMPENS SOULS. Especially mine, lol. So, I found it to be incredibly unnecessary to keep it up. And besides, things have become ever so much more better since. :D

Anyhoo, tons of stuff happened this month. Jasmine, Aaron, Dad and dear Henk Pookie had their birthdays. Daddy turned 50! :D This year was, I believe, the first time I've ever really done anything for Henky's birthday. :D I got him cupcakes and made him videos. It was frankly one of the most fulfilling things I've done lately. :)

Besides that, school has started. :D
I am now a 2nd year Computer Science student. Sounds fancy, doesn't it? Haha. :) I can't say I'm now better adjusted cause I'm really not, lol. I got separated from my old classmates and I am now bundled up with a bunch of new ones. They're real nice people, I should say. It's just taking me a while to get comfy with them. Though, I suppose it's too early to really say anything. We've had barely two weeks together. LOL. It's alright, it's all good. I'm very optimistic about this. :D Haha.

My schedule is, by my standards, quite ideal.
My day starts at 7:40am everyday, Monday all throughout Friday.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, by 3:35pm, I'd be through with all my classes.
I get to go home at 12:30pm on Thursdays and on Tuesdays, my day ends at 8:10pm due to PE.
I also have my NSTP-CWTP subject, which takes up 3 hours of my Saturday afternoons, 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

I hereby present to you my timetable.

If you so happen to be a stalker of mine, you are more than welcome to view that in full-screen. :) LOL.
I really shouldn't have bothered with elaborating on my schedule when I planned to upload a picture of my timetable anyway. Hahaha. Oh well. :D

Okay, I wasn't being very honest. My schedule is anything but ideal. LOL. Though, I'm not complaining.
It might not be everyone's definition of ideal, nor is it mine, but I've come to really like how my subjects are spread out throughout the week. :D

Calculus scares me but I find my other subjects quite alright. :)
I guess I should start working on those assignments now.
Yes, now, at 1:08pm in the afternoon.
Yeah. I'm nerdy like that. :> HAHA.

And oh, my new beloved classmates got this song stuck in my head.
It's insanely entertaining. LOL.

I'm just being random here but, I really want to use them musical stairs in this video.

Till next time! :D

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I Just Wanted to Say

My desktop is incredibly handsome. :)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Only Cause I Haven't Been Blogging Lately

I guess it's true what people say about...
UCK. I forgot what I was supposed to blog about. I swear, this has been relentlessly happening to me, over and over again. It's sickening. Take my word for it, it was an exceptionally stimulating topic. And I forgot all about it. Fishsticks and gumballs, just look at that opener. I had it right within my grasp and now, it's gone. It went swirling down its way to oblivion, never to be heard from ever again.


Anyhow, it is of the least importance. There's nothing that can be done now. GOSH, I NEED TO WRITE THESE THOUGHTS DOWN. They escape just as easily as they come. FISHBALLS. D<

Righteo, now that I've taken that off my chest, let's talk business. Haha.
I'm studying for Law. :D
Okay, so, maybe I made it sound much more pleasant than it really is. It's actually a tad bit more tedious than I give it credit for. We need to discuss a real ongoing (I think) case in class today and I've yet to cover the basics. Heck, I don't even know what the case is about. Haha. I'll read up on that later, I suppose. Now, I should bathe. HAHA.

Atrocious how people tend to announce their -- uhm, now do I put this -- "bath-oriented" routines. Maybe it's just me but when people say such, my mind immediately generates an awful, awful mental picture of them scrubbing themselves down in the bath. HAHAHAHA. Malice set aside, based on how I imagine things, it is definitely not as perverted as it sounds. HAHA. I ASSURE YOU.

Oh gosh, that was awkward.

Now, I shall scurry on along and, yes, bathe. HAHA.
ETA: 2 hours and 5 minutes.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Windows 7 Ultimate

I just simply need to get this off my chest and tell someone. MY LAPTOP'S NOW RUNNING ON WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE. And, it's making me a happy lemur. :D Haha. Here are before and after screenshots. SEE THE DIFFERENCE.



Notice now incredibly slicker it looks now. And I've added the Rainmeter. I highly recommend that everyone gets it. It's beyond awesome. :D

Besides that, my day today has been, otherwise, quite eventless. HAHA. However, I have no regrets. I've been home trying to configure my desktop and such. Seeing as to how I don't how much about desktop customization, you can only imagine the effort I've put into it. But I'm proud and, my gosh, all my efforts were all worth it. I can so totally bring my laptop anywhere now and flaunt my awesome desktop. HAHA.

Well then, I had better study for my PS class now. I've got to memorize the Bill of Rights, Section 1-18 or so. Wish me luck! :D I ask for your prayers. :) 

P.S: Facebook got the better of me. My account has been reactived.