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.