Friday, October 24, 2008

Beauty is in the Eye of the Computer

I stumbled upon these two pictures while I was looking for materials for my Impact Values class. I and my 14-year old student talked about the concept of "beauty". Well, in Korea, the state of being beautiful is tacitly accepted. If you're not, then you have to. Thanks to The Face Shop, Etude, Skin Food, et al. ^^;

These two pictures are computer generated pixels that attempt to capture the only uncontested measure of beauty: balance.

What do you think about these faces?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Biting Love

Sonnet XVII

I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.

I love you as the plant that never blooms
but carries in itself the light of hidden flowers;
thanks to your love a certain solid fragrance,
risen from the earth, lives darkly in my body.

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.
I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride;
so I love you because I know no other way

than this: where I does not exist, nor you,
so close that your hand on my chest is my hand,
so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep.

Pablo Neruda

Monday, October 20, 2008

When the Going Gets Tough

The future belongs only to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Our efforts might not be giving even marginal returns but let's keep going...The law of nature never fails: those who toil shall be rewarded. 그래서 힘들지만 화이팅!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Debt Consolidation Service

Incurring debts is something that I am really averse to; I don’t borrow money however small the amount would be. I don’t want to get habituated to the act of borrowing because I’ll just be at risk from the debt snowball. I knew someone who is terribly suffering from multiple debts from multiple people, and his attitude towards borrowing money is totally the opposite of mine. Now he’s in a deep pit and needs financial redemption. The best way he could get out of this is through consulting non profit debt consolidation offices where he could get professional and expert advice on debt consolidation. In his situation where he owes a number of lenders, debt consolidation will definitely ease him out from the financial squish. If you want to clear your debt, My Debt Consolidation Advice could throw you a rope and pull you out of the quicksand. Start your plan, get an unsecured loan for a low interest rate, and avail of their free debt consultation. Their service offers benefits like reduced interest rates, removing fees, reduction of aggregate monthly interest, and reduction of balance transfer. My Debt Consolidation Advice is also registered in the Better Business Bureau so you can be rest assured of the quality service that you could get from this lending firm. Visit the website and call toll-free.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Who wouldn’t want to bite from a deep, red, scrumptilicious apple? Obviously, it is Bella Swann’s neck that’s on the book’s front cover. I haven’t progressed that far in the book but I think it’s not bad as Amazonians would say. The way it’s written couldn’t be better than Harry Potter or Chronicles of Narnia but Twilight is a worthy past time nonetheless.
Novels with a bite is not my genre. I guess more women are into it that are men. I often think that vampires symbolize alpha men that women find particularly romantico-sadistic; they have the ability to be both brutally seductive and (in some books) orgasmically fantastic. Wouldn’t I like to become a vampire then? I guess I have to think about it considering that I have to live forever…

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cutting Through the Cutting Edge

Finding the latest, hippest, most of the most gadget is a tough browsing job. I remember when I was looking for a network media player. I had to browse a good deal of websites before I could arrive at a decision what brand and model to buy. Wallowing through information could be overloading. Good thing that there are websites like Gadget Advisor that presents the cream of the electronic crop to people who are in search of cutting edge digital goodies. What caught my attention here is the website’s really witty catch phrase: Cutting Through the Cutting Edge. I think this is worth the mention. I like neophrases. Anyhow, Gadget Advisor is a very neat website that displays without clutter the things that you need to know about what’s latest: high-end laptops and desktops, storage devices like solid state hard disks and online backup services, universal remote controls, navigation gadgets, and other neat stuff. The website features a very clean interface where you could surf tech news just by clicking on the links at the top of the page. You could also register and get the benefits like newsletters they send to members. Indeed, websites like this that distills the nice from the niceties are useful hangouts in the web.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm Not 911

I guess everyone wants to be useful but not to the extent of being used...

What's with all this emocrap?...*sigh*
I just feel tired from this corporate life.
I'm looking for a new learning curve to master.

photo source

Saturday, October 4, 2008

There are Indeed Goodbyes

Tears welled up in my eyes last night when I reminisced how I got through my undergraduate thesis. I thought it was insurmountable, especially after my 10-month hiatus, but she advised me like her real protege...
My dear academic adviser Corazon B.Lamug...It was such an honor to have been guided by her able mind.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Health Care Course

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