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Remembering Sea Paradise

Thank you Ms. Irene for the picture.

Thank You for MVP Basket

Thank you DG12 Section 1.
Thank you very much for giving me the MVP Basket (Plastic Box).

After some years of working, now I have experience of receiving an MVP Basket and being recognized and this made me happy. (Sorry, they did not include Pringles)


Becoming an awardee of MVP Basket (Plastic Box) never came to my mind because I think I will never be, but I am wishing to have one.

Let me share you my insigths about this MVP thingy:

For the previous years since I have started working, I feel disappointed when I know I will not be recognized for the job I have done. Iniside my head I always think what do MVPs have that I do not possess. Nothing is my answer because I feel I have done my job well that deserves recognition. Since the basket is limited it means there is only a set of people that will have chances of being recognized and I have accepted it.

Anyway being recognized or not by others, I have always thought and continues to think of myself that "I am good". This bel…

Santa, my Buddy

Good shot Agustin. Originally posted at http://ratamahatta.multiply.com/photos/photo/85/5

Elmer with Spectacles

Hey Paeng, thank you for the photo.

Image taken by Agustin and originally posted at http://ratamahatta.multiply.com/photos/photo/86/31

Ratings and impressions for ELMER

Yehey, finally my christmas vacation has started.

I was doing my stumble again for tonight, and found a site about ratings and impressions about a name. Feeling interested, I searched for my name to see how is my name rated and the impression it leaves to other people.
Here is the link: http://www.behindthename.com/rating/view.php?name=elmer

Ratings and impressions for ELMER:Good Name60%40%Bad NameMasculine100%0%FeminineClassic89%11%ModernMature64%36%YouthfulFormal64%36%InformalUpperclass50%50%CommonUrban50%50%NaturalWholesome79%21%DeviousStrong75%25%DelicateRefined36%64%RoughStrange57%43%BoringSimple79%21%ComplexSerious54%46%ComedicNerdy54%46%Unintellectual

24 Things Not To Miss in Tokyo

I bought this book one year ago, when I started having some trips to Tokyo. It is a guide around the places in Tokyo and some customs.

On the first part of the book, it presented 24 things not to miss in Tokyo. Since I will be going back to Tokyo in next year, I need to prepare myself again of what I shall visit. Let's look what I am still missing in the list.
Shinjuku Gyoen - already seen from a building Yurakucho - not yetGhibli Musuem - not yet, it needs some reservationAsakusa - took picture with the big lanternOnsen Bath - not yetMeiji-jingu - seen some japanese weddingsHarajuku - during sundays i take a rest in Yoyogi-koenSumo - watched in televisionRikugi-koen - not yetTokyo's fireworks (Hanabi) - witnessed last summer 2006Prada Building - not yetKabuki - watched in televisionHappoen - not yetTsukiji - ate sushi set with KarloHanami parties - not yet, always goes back home before the partyYanaka - not yetRoppongi Hills - not yetShibuya - my other hang-outs during saturday…

Let's do the manual, Cashier Machine is broke

I always pass by the famous drugstore, which is undergoing some repainting job for the pass weeks now, every night to get something to drink while walking home.

Tonight, the cashier machine was broken. I did not notice it until I queued in the line. The cashier is computing manually all the items bought by the customers. I thought I can still wait since I am the 5th person in line.

After some time, the line seems not to be moving anymore. Why? The price tags are not pasted on the products. Imagine, sales person - include the security guards - shouting to each other the price of the product being computed. This was the scene that took place.

"Ok! Fine", I said to myself and continue to wait for my turn. But I got annoyed when they do shout not knowing the price of the product and look for the price somewhere far - maybe they have a price list in some kind of an office.

This continued on for 15 minutes and the line did not move. In my thought, I was already formulating some trou…

Student Got Expelled for Bringing a Toy Gnu

Got to do my stumble for the night before I go to sleep.

Today I have read a news about a dyslexic fourth grade Oakville student who got expelled for bringing a toy gnu to school. Since the school has zero tolerance policy they have to expel the student.

An excerpt from the post:

"We're convinced he intended to bring a toy gun." said Meredith Simmons, Principal of Waterbury Elementary. "His reading disability may have confused him about what is prohibited in the policy, but we can't take any chances. That's why it's called zero tolerance."

The expulsion received full approval from the superintendent's office. "We support Principal Simmons' decision." said Milton Decker, Assistant Superintendent. "The toy gnu may seem harmless, but we can't ignore the underlying intent. I seriously doubt any of our students even know what a gnu is."

The post also includes a real toy gnu. For us (software engineers), you should already know…

Let's Do the Speedtest Again

Glass Garden

Fearless Mice, Scardy Cat

Following some recent development in genetics, another experiment in Tokyo University was done to prove that fears are not learned through experience but genetically embedded on us.

On this experiments, the genetic engineers switched off the instinct of the mouse from fearing the cat by removing some nasal cells.

From these, I just learned that mice fear the cats because they can smell them.
[So, can I say a person fears other people because of their smell. What a logic? :p]

Well anyway, the study only shows that we can also control any fears -- its all with the mind.

Looking back with "Glowing in the Dark" Cat, I don't think that mouse will befriend with the glowing cat.



Reference:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071214/ap_on_sc/japan_fearless_mouse

Cloning a "Glow in the Dark" Cats

Cloning research now-a-days has been becoming more progressive.

Some scientists even manipulate the fluorescent protein gene with a goal of developing a treatment for some human diseases. This is great. But the side effect of this, it makes the creature glow in the dark.

What will you react if you found out that your cat at home glows in the dark?

For me, at first I will be scared because it seems creepy to see your cat glows. But at the same time i will feel I'm cool because I can brag it to my friends. :p

Below is a picture of a glowing cat.

Reference:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071212/sc_afp/healthscienceskoreacloning