D’ye hear the Can Calah? Hear it very well, I beg.

D’ye hear it, sai? ‘Tis the Can Calah.

Gan speaks, the will of the White must hold.

I hear it well, may it do ya fine. For my Father’s sake, I hear, and remember the words of my dinh:

“I do not aim with my hand;
she who aims with her hand has forgotten the face of her father.
I aim with my eye.

I do not shoot with my hand;
she who shoots with her hand has forgotten the face of her father.
I shoot with my mind.

I do not kill with my gun;
she who kills with her gun has forgotten the face of her father.
I kill with my heart.”

I will stand, and be true.

Turn from me,
lest thine venom and malice return to thee threefold.
Love and mercy alone stay my hand,
when justice would take what gives thee life.
Ka will be served, and I am its Instrument.

Hear me well, for your Father’s sake.

Museum disaster!

Argh. The past week has been a nightmare.

We had a major disaster at the Museum last week; vibrations from hammering being done in a gallery under renovation behind our Oriental Arts area dislodged a late Qing period blue-and-white vase. It fell off its display shelf… and shattered.

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Happy birthday, O Nameless Wonder.

Happy birthday, honey.

You’re busier than a one-legged man in a kickboxing tournament today, but we’ll find time to be together soon. We have all the time in the world to wait for each other, and there’s no rush.

I found the perfect presents to give you — perfect as expressions of what we are to each other, that is.

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May the Magnificent.

A few days ago, I was chatting with my friend May. She told me about how the radiation therapy she was undergoing for her breast cancer was going, and how it was so hard to be strong.

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This theme is called “Thirteen”, by Beccary, and it’s green!  It’s so… green!

I’ve never been partial to the color green, but this new theme is just lovely!  It’s neat and simple,  but with satisfying degrees of contrast.  I’m so glad WordPress keeps offering new themes every so often.  Keeps things fresh. 🙂

Living in the past.

I just love film noir.

There’s something about the dark, brooding atmosphere in a film noir that sends a delicious thrill up my spine. Kind of like a knife blade being slowly drawn up it. Terrifying, yet sharply sensual.

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So it’s back to the Rubric theme. I tried a few others for a while, but still nothing beats the simplicity of Rubric. Quentin’s dark red background and parchment-y feel worked, but the large fonts got overwhelming.

I think, after everything I’ve tried, I’ll stick with the one that works, and makes me happy. There’s nothing like being home.

Museum geek.

Elsec 764 small.jpgI so enjoy being a museum geek.

We’ve been using Elsec 764 handheld environmental monitors to assess our relative humidity, UV, temperature, and lux factors for about a month now, and we’re seeing the patterns of destructive highs and lows that are affecting not only the collection, but the entire structure as well.

The Elsec is an itty-bitty handheld thing that does the job of four different pieces of equipment, and it’s terribly handy. I love it! It looks horrible, kind of like the 1st gen Sony Ericsson mobiles, but it more than makes up in performance what it lacks in looks.

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Geeks do it sideways!

m|ph March 2006Heads up!
Er, sideways!

The new issue of m|ph Magazine is out! And because it’s the best, most fearless, most innovative tech magazine (or maybe the editors are just flippin’ crazy), they went horizontal. 😮

Yes, folks. You heard it right. It’s the Widescreen Issue.

This March, m|ph brings you your usual feast for the eyes and everything your geeky heart and terrified wallet could possibly covet. Plus, the lovely Pia Guanio is on the cover this issue — yeah, she is way hot, I agree, boys. You should see Pia’s other photos inside! Sssssmokin’!

Oh, and one more thing. I join m|ph Managing Editors Art Ilano (who also happens to be the Editor-in-Chief of PC Mag Philippines) and Jayvee Fernandez, alongside Mobile1’s Marketing Manager Jed Quiambao (she was the Fashionable Geek for the… lessee… Christmas issue? Or the January? I forget. But she was fabulous! And she’s a member of PodCentral.ph! 😀 ) and GAME! Magazine Editor-In-Chief Aiza Tancinco for this issue’s Tech Talk. The topic? Geeks and Dating. 😀

Hot off the presses! Go get yours now!