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Archive for March, 2007

AAA (Attack All Around) – Soul Edge Boy

Soul Edge Boy
performed by: AAA

kizudareke no days
tsubahaki sutete
futashika na yume
fumimadou every night

aragau kanjousae
kiba nukukarete
furi ageta kobushi
munashiku chuu wo kiru

sekai wa kuruoshiku
yureteru dake

SEKIRARA soul
yobi samase
TAMASHI tsuki yabure
sakebu koe wa ryuusei ni natte
ochiteyuke
chi wo nagase
inochi tsukiru made
itami no tsume de
hikisakarete mo ii

migi e narae de
bangou de yobare
yuushitessen ni
kakomareta jiyuu

BIRU no okujou FENSU
yoji joutte
ochiru GIRI GIRI no
nagame ga suki datta

kotae wo sagashitemo
doudou meguri de

mukidashi knife
togisumase
chizu wo yaburi sutete
sabita kusari tachikitte
hashiri dase
shiboridase
koe ga kareru made
iki saki nante
wakaranakute mo ii

(UNKNOWN RAP HERE)

SEKIRARA soul
yobi samase
TAMASHI tsuki yabure
sakebu koe wa ryuusei ni natte
ochiteyuke
chi wo nagase
inochi tsukiru made
itami no tsume de
hikisakarete

mukidashi knife
togisumase
chizu wo yaburi sutete
sabita kusari tachikitte
hashiri dase
shiboridase
koe ga kareru made
iki saki nante
wakaranakute mo ii

taken from: Pingbook Entertainment

Jump Start

I’ve just submitted the acceptance letter and agreement for my training under the ACTION program of Advanced World Systems. I’m not sure how intensive the training is but I hope I’d be able to finish it. I get to study Nihonggo and IT both at the same time. I just hope I’ll still have time for myself when the training starts. I have this weird feeling that it’s going to take up most of the time.

They have already given me a homework which I should finish and submit on the first day of training. It’s for the Nihonggo part of the training. I have already browsed it and it’s quite simple since I’ve already memorized hiragana and katakana before.

It’s a must for me to pass the Level 3 JLPT exam and the PHILNITS/JITSE exam. It’s kinda part of the requirement.

I’m really excited. I hope this excitement won’t go away when I’m already training.

At Last!

I think I’d be able to get a job! I just received a message telling me that I passed the final interview and that they are inviting me to attend this coming Thursday for the job offer.

I really can’t believe it! After several months of applying to different companies, I finally landed to something I really wanted. I almost felt it was destined to happen.

I learned about this job last January when they still haven’t advertised it yet. I decided to send my resume but it kept bouncing back to me. I decided to call them and ask if it is possible to just walk-in and personally apply. They said it was OK and they would schedule me for an exam.

I took the exam and to tell you the truth, I was the only one taking the exam that time. The HR then told me that I was the first one to apply and they were still finalizing the ads about the job.

After a week, I received an email telling me that I passed the exam and they would schedule me for an initial interview. The initial interview happened after a month. However, during that time, I was also applying to different companies. I attended all the interviews and exams but somehow I ended up being turned down.

I attended the initial interview which I felt went well. I then followed up my application after 2 weeks and I learned that I passed the interview but the final interview is going to be scheduled after a month. They asked me if I would wait for it. Of course I said I would.

Still, I made sure I have other back up plans just in case I won’t pass the final interview. I decided to apply again to different companies while waiting for the final interview. I attended the exams and interviews. Some of it didn’t bother to inform me about the result while the others gracefully turned me down.

Everything seemed to be going the wrong way and I am starting to lose my confidence in ever finding a job. Just when I was thinking about these things, I received a call about the final interview. I also received a message and an email about 2 initial interviews. The final interview was scheduled on a tuesday while the other 2 were both scheduled on a wednesday. I decided to resched one of the interviews scheduled for wednesday and just attend the other one. As for the final interview, I attended it.

For the final interview, I was interviewed by a panel consisting of VPs, 2 Japanese and 1 filipino. It wasn’t too intimadating and I do felt I had the interview under control when the Filipino asked a really hard question regarding my applications with other companies. He asked me if ever the 2 companies offered me a job at the same time, would I take them considering that their offer is only an allowance during training. It was really hard for me to answer. I lamely replied that if it ever happened, I really don’t know what to do and that I’d probably ask my parents about it. It was a really lame excuse but I can’t think of anything to answer. I would have wanted to lie but I’m not good in doing it and it might look too plastic.

As I think about it at home, I felt I made a huge mistake. I was waiting for the reply about my rescheduled interview but it seemed they did not bother to reply anymore. As for my other interview that happened last wednesday, I received an email telling me I did not pass. I really felt at a lost. I don’t know what to do anymore if ever I also would not pass the final interview. I really felt I’m going to start all over again…

I decided to seek help. Spiritual help so to speak. I can’t think of anything else to do so I thought I’d give it a try. I asked GOD and ST. JUDE to guide me on this ordeal that I’m having. I really prayed hard. I never expected anything and then I received a blessing. I was HEARD! My prayers were answered! I almost can’t believe it happened too soon just when I was still starting my novena.

I really don’t believe in stuff like that but at that point I really felt at a lost. I was really happy They heard me and I do believe I owed Them a lot. I realized that all the hardships I had in finding a job paid off. I just needed to complete the task which was to ask THEM and let THEM do rest.

It was probably the only thing they’re waiting from me. If those things never happened, I probably wouldn’t have asked for Their help. I’m thankful for everything that happened to me for the past months I was looking for a job. I had a lot of experiences and learned a lot from it.

Now, I feel settled. Of course it still unofficial but I can’t wait to post it. 🙂 I hope Thursday would come already!

Creepy

Pauwi ako kahapon galing sa isang interview sa makati. Sa bus ako sumakay pabalik sa pacita. Ang bus na sinakyan ko ay ung mga dumadaan sa ilalim ng MRT. Nakasakay naman ako agad at maluwag naman ang nasakyan ko. Naupo ako sa isang tatluhan na upuan at pumwesto sa malapit sa bintana. Mejo malamig ang bus pero di ko tinapat ang aircon sakin kaya ok lang ang lamig. May tumabi sa akin na isang lalaki pero pumwesto sia sa dulo ng upuan kaya d ko talga sia katabi. Mukha naman desente kaya di naman ako nag-alala.

Nang umandar na ang bus… makalipas ang ilang minuto ay may sumakay pa ulet na ibang pasahero. Yung isang lalaki naman ay naisipang pumwesto sa tabi ko. Mukha naman siyang ordinaryong tao kaya kampante na ulet ako. May dala pa siyang polo at inilagay nia iyon sa gilid ng balikat nia. Akala ko ay nilalamig lang sia kaya nia ginawa iyon pero maya-maya ay may nararamdaman na ako sa tagiliran ko. Akala ko ay balak niyang kumupit kaya inilayo ko ang bag ko. Kinuha ko naman ang mga papel na nasa loob ng bag ko at kunwari ako ay nagbabasa. Maya-maya ay nararamdaman ko ulet ang mga kamay nia. Mejo kinabahan na ko pero di ko pinahahalata kasi akala ko ay nilalamig lang sia at pag tinitingnan ko naman sia ay parang wala lang. Maya maya ulet ay naramdaman ko ung kamay nia. Parang dinidikit nia ung kamay nia dun sa gilid ko! Parang MANYAK! Kinabahan ako pero ayokong magpahalata kasi naisipan ko naman na may katabi pa naman kami kaya malamang e wala naman siyang gagawin na masama at kung meron man at talgang handa na kong sumigaw. Nagpanggap na lang ako na BUSY. Pagdating sa may Alabang ay umalis na ung isa naming katabi sa upuan pagkatapos ay ung “manyak” ay umurong na kaya natuwa naman ako sa loob loob ko.

Maya-maya bigla nalang katabi ko ulet sia na parang walang nangyari. Bigla kong napatingin sa kanya at nagulat ako! ung mata nia parang naikot tas nakita ko ung isa niyang kamay nandun sa loob ng pantalon nia! NASHOCK ako! d ko alam kung sisigaw na ko ng “MANYAK!” o hindi dahil wala naman siyang ginagawa sakin. Maya-maya ung isa niyang kamay na katabi ko ay pumwesto sa pagitan ng upuan namin at bigla na lang may nararamdaman akong parang may balak sia na kung ano. Tinitingnan ko ung “reflection” nia dun sa bintana at talgang ung isang naman niyang kamay ay “nandoon.” Natatakot na talga ko. Gusto ko na bumaba kaso binabagtas pa ng bus ang highway. Naghahanap na nga ako ng lilipatan sa mas bandang unahan pa pero wala naman akong makita pdeng lipatan. Ayoko naman lumipat sa may bandang likod kasi mas delikado at mejo malapit na din naman ung toll gate. Nagkunwari na lang ako na busy. Nakwento na din kasi sakin ng kaibigan ko dati na may mga ganitong tao. Ang solusyon daw dito ay wag papansinin dahil ang mga ganitong tao daw ay iniintay na magreact ka sa ginagawa nila. Meron pa nga daw na mas malala pa at pinapakita pa nila “iyon.” Pag nagreact ka ay baka mas lalo pa silang may gawin sayo. Kaya minabuti ko na lamang na magkunwaring busy pero “alert” ako kung sakaling may malala ng mangyari. Nararamdaman ko talga ung pressure dun sa gilid ko. Malapit kasi ung kamay nia dun sa legs ko pero ung kamay naman nia ay di nakabukas. Parang naka “fist” ang dating nung kamay nia. Para talga kong napaparanoid nung panahon na un feeling ko unti unti niyang binubuksan ung kamay na at parang pinapasok nia sa ilalim nung legs ko. Gusto ko na siyang murahin at ipagkalat na manyak! Buti na lang nung nangyari un ay meron ng malapit na Stop over. Tumayo na tlaga ako at binalak ko ng bumaba. Di ko sia tiningnan. May feeling kasi ko na pag pinansin ko pa yun e bka sumunod pa sia.

Naglakad na lang ako kasi mejo trapik ng onti papunta sa unang stop over. Pero para sakin OK lang kesa ma-stuck ako dun! Mahirap na din kasi. Atleast habang marami pang pasahero ay makaalis na ko dun. Bka mamaya kaming dalwa na lang dun e mapapraning talga ko. Malaki pa naman ang chance na mangyari yun dahil huling stop over ang lugar namin. Kinabahan ako sa pagbaba ko kasi bka mamaya ay sumusunod sia pero derederetso lang ako at di ako tumingin sa likod. Alam ko kasi e dun sia dapat bumaba pero di sia bumaba dun. Sabay kasi kaming nagbayad kaya feeling ko alam nung manyak na dun pa ko sa pacita bababa. Sa awa ng diyos e di lumala ang pangyayari. Mukha namang di sia bumaba.

Nag jeep na lang ako pauwi kahit mejo malayo pa.

Haayy ayoko ng mangyari ulet yun! Mamamatay ako sa nerbyos!

Autonomous Golf-Playing Robot (HNICEM 2007)

We presented our thesis paper for the 3rd International Conference on Humanoid, Nanotechnology,Information Technology, Communication And Control,Environment and Management (HNICEM 2007) held at Century Park Hotel. We were the first to present for the Parallel Session under the topic of Humanoids and Robotics. It was my groupmate who presented our thesis because only 1 person may present during the conference paper presentation.

Our thesis paper was entitled Autonomous Golf-Playing Robot. This is the overview of our thesis ^_^. This is not the actual abstract of our paper because I’m not sure if it is OK to post it.

Overview

Bleak

I feel that my future is very bleak … I wake up every morning waiting for a call that never comes. Sometimes I just want to forget about ever looking for a job but I know I can’t. It would be a shame in my part if I never found a job to think that I graduated from a reputable school and even passed the licensure exam.

I do have some progress though with my job hunting but I don’t feel assured about it. Even though they said that I’m already for a final interview, I still feel unsecured about passing that interview. Probably because of a lot of failed interviews/exams, I already have a low self-confidence about ever getting a job.

I still hope I’d be able to get the job. I have this weird feeling that it is my last chance of ever finding one because all the pending applications I have for other companies never even bothered to contact me.

I wish myself GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS!

Lazy

I’m so lazy these past few days. I’m suppose to update this LJ about Deathnote Movie 1 and Gokusen and happenings about my boring life but I’m getting this strange urge NOT TO DO ANYTHING. >.<

I'll just wait for THAT moment where I'll feel like updating anything but as of now… YADDAH!

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Thinking carefully… this post is actually updating this LJ but I don't want to admit it ^_^

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