Friday, March 25, 2005

testing the picasa --> hello --> bloggerbot thingie. Hope this works Posted by Hello


Just when I finally got a around to finally writing a decent update to this blog I somehow managed to lose it all by pressing the wrong button.


So here's the short version of that update:

1. I haven't been updating my blog primarily because of LAZINESS

2. I found a great new exciting music (see "now playing" below)

3. I got accepted into Harvard for grad school.


now playing: Machine and Synergetic Nuts - Leap Second Neutral

Friday, January 28, 2005

Gritings prom da Pilipins

Well, I've been in the Philippines for a week now. A lot has changed but it seems a lot hasn't changed. Which is both a good thing and a bad thing. I've gone out with my high school and college buddies and am now out with cousins. Have done nothing but eat and sleep. Damn! I really need to get back in shape now that I (seem to) have all this time.

now playing: background internet cafe chatter

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Return of the Curse

I thought I had broken the dreaded lyle-curse. Witness it's return in full glory:

1. I arrived at the airport an hour before the 8am flight and when I tried to check in, the ticket agent told me that my reservation was cancelled. It is most likely that the travel agent in NY failed to purchase my ticket though my name was on the list. I called the travel agent and the school but it was too early as no one answered. I left a message at the school and decided to try out my laptop wifi connection. Well, for $8 you can have wifi allthroughout the airport for 24 hours. I e-mailed my contact at the school regarding my predicament. Unsatisfied, I googled [hehe they should make "googled" a legitimate word] the travel agency, found their e-mail address and e-mailed them. I waited until 8:30am before deciding to purchase the ticket myself, all the while trying to contact the travel agency by phone. Before handing over my credit card, I asked the ticket agent to check one more time for my name. In the last second she found my name for the 9am shuttle. Looks like the travel agency was able to re-issue my ticket.

Well, all this is well and good but my efforts above proved to be futile because:

2. All flights to LaGuardia airport have been delayed due to a massive fog engulfing both NY and Boston airports and apparently the entire New England area. The 9am flight was finally cancelled and I am rebooked for the 11am. But it looks like I am going nowhere anytime soon. I have an 11am appointment for an interview at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It is now 11:30am and I am still in Boston staring at nothing but whiteness out the windows.

Not all is lost though. With my wifi, I was able to do research on 2 faculty I'm supposed to meet. I've read up a bit on the papers I'm in and kinda formulated a schpeel(sp?) in my head for the interview. I've also been in touch with the school and they told me not too worry about coming in late.

I've even researched on the possiblity of powering my laptop in-flight. Cathay Pacific has equipped 84% of their planes with an "empower" socket to power electronic devices. Now all I need is an "empower" adaptor.

While updating this blog I'm also ripping the CDs that I brought. I may just be able to copy all my CDs to my laptop before I leave.

Thank God I have a cell phone and a laptop. Thank God for wifi too :)

now playing: Banco - ...di Terra

Tuesday, January 04, 2005


Golly. It's two weeks before I need to get my ass out of the country. So many details to iron out. I keep telling myself that it's going to be fun - like a very long vacation. I haven't seen my mom, family and friends in 5 years. Most importantly, I looking forward seeing my dogs, particularly Hubby-boy. I wonder if he still remembers me?

Been chatting with Abet and Virvar in Yahoo messenger. We're planning on Manila clubbing and Boracay, respectively. I'd really like to visit the islands again. The recent tragedy in the Indian ocean makes me want to return to the gorgeous Philippine beaches before they get wiped out.

Still, with many fun things in the works when I get home I can't help but feel sad to leave Boston.

now playing: Christian Vander - Offering, Part I and II

Sunday, December 26, 2004


It is a nice thing to be pleasantly surprised. You know, when you come across something you've been waiting for a long while without seeking it out. In this particular case it was seeing Eskaton's album "Fiction" finally released (or rather, re-released) in CD format. I quickly grabbed my credit card and ordered the much awaited CD from Wayside.

Now if only the CD re-issue of the Sloche catalogue would come to fruition. Or better, the Gentle Giant reunion! One can still hope.

Other pleasant surprises this Christmas:
The Necks - Mosquito/See Through
Magma - Bobino Concert 1981 (on DVD!!!!)
Egg - Egg/The Polite Force (care of Peng. Thanks!!! Galing mo talaga kumuha ng non-existent gift certificate)

now playing: The Necks - Mosquito

Wednesday, December 22, 2004


I got my Biochem GRE scores. It is dismal. I don't even want to post it here in case some schools happen to see it. Granted I expected a low score as I didn't study that much; and granted I wasn't going to use the GRE subject test score in all but 2 of my school applications; the results nevertheless suck.


One good thing is that my hightest score out of the 3 topics covered (Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology/Genetics) was 85% in Mol Bio/Genetics. A good score considering my severe lack of preparation. My forte is definitely in that field.

now playing: Steely Dan - Citizen Steely Dan (Disc 3)

I'm going to rodent hell

Saturday, December 11, 2004

soaked in seattle

Here's an accurate depiction of Seattle, Washington throughout the seasons of the year.


now playing: nothing