Friday, June 25, 2010

Blogging, etc.

Posted by austenfan at 6/25/2010 10:00:00 PM 0 comments
Today was a busy day. It felt like I'd been working nonstop for such a long time when it has only been - what? - 5 to 6 hours? Despite that, it was kinda fulfilling. Knowing that I did something productive in that amount of time makes me feel happy and a bit proud of myself. I'm sure you've felt the same way before. :)

But with all that business, I still make it a point that I have time to blog. Not only is it a good practice for my, ehem, writing skills, it also serves as a somewhat stress reliever for me. It feels good whenever I get to express what I feel or think, especially during those times when I need to let it out. I still remember those days when I was a newbie blogger, trying to find the cutest layout for my blog, trying to figure out what SEO (like the Chicago Search Engine Optimization) is, and of course, meeting fellow bloggers in the world wide web. It's been great. I've learned a lot from blogging. Don't ask me to enumerate them, I just know that I did learn a lot. Haha. So, I'm glad whenever a friend becomes interested in starting a blog as well. I know they'll love it. :)

Anyone out there a newbie blogger? Come, say hi! :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

This one doesn't have a title.

Posted by austenfan at 6/23/2010 10:59:00 PM 0 comments
Rainy season's here once again. To tell you the truth, I'm not very fond of the rain. Oh sure, I don't like it either when the weather's so hot that you can't do anything but perspire and complain endlessly, but I like it better than when it rains. I particularly do not like it when it rains hard.

Although here, in the Philippines, the temperature doesn't drop too really low figures that we need to have an electric fireplace insert in our homes, the rainy season still has that ability to evoke in me feelings of well, I don't really know how to describe them, let's just call them as 'feelings-I'd-rather-not-have'. Don't ask. You know how there are some things that are just so hard to explain? Well, this is one of those.

I've bored you enough with this pointless talk so let me stop. :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's coming

Posted by austenfan at 6/21/2010 09:44:00 PM 0 comments
The premiere of Eclipse - that's what's coming. :) And though, up to now, I still haven't seen the trailer yet, I'm excited about seeing the movie nonetheless. What I'm not looking forward to is spending a lot of time in the sure-to-be-long queue of line for the movie tickets. It would have been very convenient if I have my own home theatre system, where I can just watch movies all day while just lounging around the house all day. But as that's not possible since, not only will the DVD version of the movie not be available until several months later, we don't have a plasma television or a rear projection television here at the house! :)

So I guess by now you're wondering what I have been doing these days that I haven't even seen the trailer of Eclipse? Well, I don't know why as well. It's just that every time I think of visiting Youtube to look it up, I find myself doing some other things. Maybe I won't even see the trailer before seeing the movie. I'm sure it'll be great. For a self-confessed fan, it can never be anything but absolutely awesome. :)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Looooove

Posted by austenfan at 6/20/2010 09:31:00 PM 0 comments
It's times like these that I wish I have another blog - one where I can write entries so cheesy and overly romantic that you couldn't mistake me for anyone other than the love-stories-with-happy-endings loving girl that I am. Er, you might be wondering what I'm rambling on and on about. Haha.

Actually, it's nothing - I just listened to this track (again) and fell in love with it (again). Does that make me a very weird person? I'm pretty sure the answer is no. I mean, there's got to be someone else who sighs over romantic lyrics as much as I do. Anyway, what can I do? I'm a romantic, and there's nothing I can do about that, nor do I want to do anything to change that. I cry over romantic movies. I go 'Awww... that's so sweet' over cheesy ads and other promotional items. And yes, I cry over romance books! Not that I'm complaining. Actually, I don't even know why I'm blogging about this. Just thought I'd share, in case my fellow romantics out there happen to stumble upon this. :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Blog Maintenance

Posted by austenfan at 6/16/2010 10:55:00 PM 0 comments
I haven't been taking care of this blog as much as I used to. In fact, right now, there are 7 comments that are still awaiting moderation. (Er, did that sentence sound correct?) I also haven't been able to change this blog's layout, as I've planned to do weeks ago. Aside from not knowing what template to replace the current one with, I find it a hassle to re-do the widgets' appearance, ordering, etc. So until I have more free time, I think the layout's gonna stay the same.

As usual, I'm still busy these days. Sometimes, I'm afraid that I'm going to develop adult acne, what with all the daily stress I go through. It's a good thing, I haven't - which must mean, I'm not really as stressed as I make it sound, or I just cope really well. Haha.

Monday, June 14, 2010

C'mon!

Posted by austenfan at 6/14/2010 01:17:00 PM 0 comments
I can do this!

If you're wondering what the heck I'm talking about, if you must know, I'm motivating myself to start studying seriously for the upcoming board exam (or is it supposed to be board exams, since there's actually three sets of tests?). However, so far, I'm still stuck here, with my too-lazy-to-study and too-busy-to-open-my-notebook attitude - which is, I'm sure you already know, not good at all. It's not just not good, it's downright bad. Good thing review classes are a big help. If you're not familiar with them, they're actually some sort of sat prep classes to help students with the upcoming exam. *Sigh* If only I don't get so sleepy whenever our lecturer starts writing equations on the white board. Oh well, at least I haven't fallen a sleep during the class yet. Plus, my notes are complete (kinda)!

So, my goal for today (okay, that sounded dorky. Haha.) is:

to finish studying at least one unit operation topic

Or if that's too ambitious, maybe even half of the topic coverage? :)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Starting to like K-pop

Posted by austenfan at 6/12/2010 09:18:00 PM 1 comments
Yes, I'm starting to like K-pop. Well, a bit. Before, I used to wonder why so many Filipinos go gaga over these Korean groups - may it be male or female - when they don't even understand the lyrics of their songs (unless they use some translation services), that is except for the occasional English phrase or so (which usually turns out as the title of the track). Now, though I do still think that, I think I'm beginning to appreciate their catchy tunes and of course, let's not forget the uber gorgeous group members! What is it with Koreans and their perfect skin and enviably gorgeous hair anyway? Haha.

For now, even though I'm still not that big a fan of Korean songs, let's just say that I wouldn't mind using some professional translation services or service de traduction (if you're French) to try to understand the lyrics to their songs (provided of course, that they are free! Haha.). How about you? Are you a big K-pop fan? Got any K-pop favorites? :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Still thinking of a title

Posted by austenfan at 6/09/2010 09:35:00 PM 0 comments
During my college days, I was used to staying up late - writing papers, studying for exams, reading (fun) books, or just pointlessly searching the internet for whatever I can find. And I wake up early too, since I had a 7 AM class last semester. I was used to it. It's a wonder I didn't have to use some anti wrinkle eye creams (though I'm beginning to think I should start using one). So now, I'm really wondering why when 10 PM starts to roll in, I can't seem to keep my eyes fully open. They get heavier and heavier until I'm forced to stop whatever I'm doing at the moment and just go to sleep already.

It's not like I do any physically exhausting task during the morning. Well, what I do is mentally exhausting so I guess that counts. Hey, maybe it has an even greater effect than physical chores. Yep, I'm becoming more and more positive that it has. And no, I am not happy about that fact. Still, it's nice to have proof that you're actually doing something productive to get that tired.

Ok, going to sleep in a bit! :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I don't have a title for this.

Posted by austenfan at 6/08/2010 09:49:00 PM 0 comments
Sundays are my review class days. So far, I'm learning and re-learning a lot of things. It's a good thing that I didn't decide to just self-study the topics for the board exam. Classes are from 9 AM to 6 PM. Yep, 8 long hours of chemical engineering concepts and 1 hour of lunch break. How ever could I stand it? Haha.

It's a good thing our current instructor is the complete opposite of boring. He regularly jokes around (in my opinion, he does this to keep us awake) so the class feels upbeat most of the time. Er, not really upbeat, more like, slightly enthusiastic. Haha. Anyway, one thing that I don't like about review class is the location of the review center itself - it's situated in a heavily populated and not-so-clean-and-orderly area (that's putting it mildly). And when it rains, the place has the tendency to get flooded, though I really hope that this does not happen - I'd have to bring rain boots, if ever!

Ok, talking about review classes just reminded me that I've yet to catch up on self-studying all the topics we tackled for the past few weeks. :( I need to find the time and energy to study! :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Read any good books lately?

Posted by austenfan at 6/04/2010 10:27:00 PM 0 comments
You all know I've been busy this past weeks. As it is, I don't have much time to read fun books, that is other than academic ones. I don't even know if there is a new good young adult series to watch out for or if the book series that I read before have a new installment. Whoa, I need to get in a good bookstore soon.

What about you guys? Read anything good lately? Something that you think I would like? Cause if I find it to be really, really good, I can guarantee you that I won't stop until I finish reading it - even if I have to use wrinkle removers to eliminate the strain caused by staying up late in the night to read it. :)

Now, give me those book titles and authors! :)

Appetizer, anyone?

Posted by austenfan at 6/04/2010 10:15:00 PM 0 comments
Earlier, we ate dinner at this restaurant. (Whatever happened to my diet, right? But nope, I haven't tried using phentremene and am still doing it the natural way. Haha.) No, I'm not going to say the name. So, after we've said our orders, the waitress asked us if we also wanted some appetizers. Me, being really hungry at that moment, said sure and then proceeded to order. The waitress then went off with our orders. And then we waited... and waited.

I was expecting that the appetizer would arrive in a few minutes since it is, after all, an appetizer. You can just imagine my surprise (and growing irritation) as several more minutes passed and we were still there appetizer-less. And get this, the main food orders actually arrived before the appetizer! Now, I don't like it when I get like this. I sound so mean and shallow. But hey, it was an appetizer and I was really hungry that time. :p

A series of entries

Posted by austenfan at 6/04/2010 09:54:00 PM 0 comments
This post will be the first in a series of entries. Forgive me, but I really need to post some entries. :)

Lately, when I get home, I just lie on my bed and then go straight to sleep - which is, of course, wrong since I still have to study and prepare for the BE (from now on, I shall refer to the board exam as such as I foresee that I will be talking about it a lot). I'm not that tired so I can't understand why I always feel the need to sleep early. I mean, when I was in college, I used to sleep late all the time (it's a good thing I didn't need to get acne treatments back then) so why can't I do that now?

Anyway, if you have any tips on how to stay awake and feel energized (cause I have to study!) until the wee hours of the morning, let me know! :)


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I don't like it when...

Posted by austenfan at 6/02/2010 10:16:00 PM 2 comments
  • I wake up really early in the morning so I can go to a 7 AM class just to get informed later that we won't be meeting for that class that day.
  • People get moody for no apparent reason at all.
  • People get moody for all the wrong (and slightly unfair) reasons.
  • There's someone near me who can't seem to let go of his cigarette. I don't like smokers. If you can't stop smoking, I suggest you use an e cigarette - it's safer and it'll help you with whatever addiction you have with smoking.
  • I get involved (or become the star) of a very embarrassing situation.
  • I make mistakes due to carelessness.
  • The cover of my book gets folded. (Noooo!)
  • People who (always) think they're better than others.
  • People who go on and on about how they got the correct answer to an exam when they know that the person they're talking to didn't.
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