It seems I owe you guys a post...
I've been gone for quite some time - mainly because me and my wife moved into a new apartment. We don't have internet there yet, plus her old laptop is a bit unreliable... so yeah, minimal activity from me.
As for the wedding, it went flawlessly - it what I want to say, but unfortunately, no. It was full of flaws and problems that stressed me out and made me wish I could duplicate myself and be in more than one place at the same time... It came to a point where there were problems with communication and some misunderstandings as to what people will be doing that, well, problems arose. But all in all, it was a beautiful ceremony, and it sure was exhausting.
We got a lot of gifts and thankfully, the only duplicate gift we got was two whistling kettles. Our most extravagant gift was a glass dining set from two of my wife's siblings.
Every once in a while, my father would drop by and do some maintenance work. He even built a countertop for our stove in the kitchen.
Moving in the apartment was a lot of work. I moved in ahead there to prepare the place - you know, perform some cleaning and stuff. However, it was more like a cave than what it looked like now. It seems a woman's touch is really good for a home. Most men (like me) are more concerned with function than appearance, eh?
Well, I know I have a lot more of stuff to talk about, but I have to do some Christmas dinner stuff - like eating!
See you around, and have a Merry Christmas.
I haven't posted in a while...
So... the ceremonies are later this afternoon, and I am feeling nervous. It's all these ceremonies and stuff, plus I'm worried that preparations may have lacked somewhere and that we may be forgetting something...
Remaining calm is key... but yeah...
I'm just trying not to think about it much.
Well, here goes.
See you around!
but I guess you knew that already...
Anyway, I'm feeling down and stressed.... I think I'll cheer myself up with some of the new Doctor Who that I've been putting on hold for a while...
At least I hope it cheers me up... I think I was in the Dinosaurs on a spaceship...
excuse me, good people. see you around!
It's not bad to have an easy subject.
I have three classes of the same subject this semester. They're about good governance, mostly in the business setting.
If I discuss it in a straight manner, textbook style, I'd kill, not only my students with boredom - but even myself.
So, every once in a while, I kick in a bit of wit and humor to liven things up a bit, risking making my class look like a comedy bar. hahaha... It gives me pleasure to hear them laughing at some stuff I throw in. Heck, I even throw puns around.
Well, not all my jokes get laughs. But, hey, you can't please all the people in the crowd, right?
Most of the time, I use humorous and exaggerated examples to illustrate a point. One of my favorites lately is how I illustrate a fair law.
"The existence of a law is not in itself a sign of good governance. What if there is a law that says, "The words of the dictator is law"? Would that be fair? If I were the dictator, and say, I don't like your haircut..., 'execute him tomorrow', or you sneezed in the wrong direction? 'cut off his head!' or I don't like your beard?" I then make the gesture of cutting one's head off by drawing a line by my neck, "would that be fair?"
Ah, good times. Hey, it's not often you get to live your dream of being a ruthless dictator, right?
Well, let's just hope that they remember the lessons, than the punchlines more. XD
See you around!
Hello everyone. How's it going?
I know what you're probably thinking! "It's a post!"
Well, today was rush mode.
I have deadlines for reports tomorrow, but suddenly the boss lady announced that she has a meeting today, and needed a partial report by the afternoon. Well, I was almost done, so I rushed it. Fueled with caffeine and a bunch of music, I punched the keyboard like it was on fire! Well, not exactly... I sometimes got distracted by people asking about stuff work related... > >
I hate it when I get interrupted. Most specially when I am on a roll. It kills the momentum.
Anyway, afternoon came, and I was very close to not finishing the required report. I just managed to finish it after a few minutes past the deadline. Then my printer rebelled against me. It did not print, and kept returning "error printing" messages.
I only managed to print page 1 of the two pages I needed. The boss, clearly disappointed, took the page and headed off to her meeting. I promised that I will send the remaining pages after her later.
I had to restart, and retry.Nothing. I then deleted the printer, and reinstalled the driver. Eureka! That worked.
But... by the time the printer was working and I finished the report, the boss lady returned and apparently it was a short meeting. Bummer.
Well, tomorrow is the final deadline, and I still got a few stuff to work on.
Two consecutive cups of tea in the morning helped me today, so probably a few more cups of tea and coffee might be in order tomorrow.
I still have school paper work to deal with. I'm not very good with school paper work. All of those stuff that needs writing! BAH! There's an accreditation coming up, and I have a lot to work on. But since my office is more important to me than my part-time teaching spot, I'll have to work on that first.
On a side note, I was slightly amused when in an Operations Management class, when I asked anyone if they are familiar with the set-up of American Football, and if none, I'll use a basketball analogy example, a lot in the class reacted "Yes, with Eyeshield 21" and they also reacted with "Slam Dunk!" in the basketball question. Hahaha... who said you TV'll rot your brains?
Well, that's all for now... See you around.