Monday, June 28, 2010

First two weeks of school or stress?

I’ve been away from blogging for two weeks. School made me busy – assignments, projects, and the one that brought me stress, one report. Whew! This single report had a lot of preparations. Hard copy of the topic should be distributed to my classmates, there should be presentation/visual aid, formal attire was required, and I must memorize the flow of the whole report which means, looking at your own copy should be avoided. Where’s the stress? I’m the first reporter (but I think it’s always better to be the first) and I can’t have a chance to report again for the whole semester plus our instructor has high standards and another plus, principles of communication (subject) is one of our majors.

So how’s my report??? Well, I DON’T KNOW!! For me it was just an average performance. I knew the flow of the report and I knew what was my report all about but for me I had not delivered it so well. Am I just pessimistic? The last two questions in the Q & A portion somewhat broke my concentration. I found it hard to answer the questions because I’m not sure of the answer. I don’t know what grade my classmates and the instructor gave me but the most important question was: Did they learn?

Anyway, the report was over last Friday and it was a relief but I can still feel some stress.

Basta, I’m back, I’m back, I’m back!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Clash between Man and Machine

Many movies today even T.V. series feature science fiction films especially about robots. One thing is for sure, these robots fight for human existence according to what "it" is programmed and believes. It might serve as good soldiers for us or it might serve as life destroyer. Digital age has come and man's realization of his dreams has started. Robotics is the most ambitious dream of every inventor. Who would have thought that 18th century's simple machines could take our figure and even do our tasks?

We always look forward for a better future. We continually seek for good benefits but sometimes, we take it for granted and don't dare to foresee the bad effects that technology will bring. Actually, these bad effects have already happened. We tend to depend more on technology and forget how things usually work manually. This one is already a big effect and problem, so as, what more if technology is twice advanced than today's and new machines or robots are invented? Technology might be a good medium to get wealthy but I don't think its products will. Now, if you're thinking that there would still be jobs that need manual work like machine operating, electronic components designing and making, then employees must still be qualified or not just an undergraduate.

Let us just wish (we should make ways not just wish) that one day, we will be as prosperous and true rulers of this world as the people we see on technology - inspired films but still have our human nature preserved.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Carabao Kneels

Welcome to Carabao Festival! Last May 14, we went to Pulilan, Bulacan to visit my uncle and to witness again the Carabao Festival. It is a three day feast. I don’t know much of the history why they celebrate Carabao Festival but sure thing is the carabaos are the stars.

Aside from the parade of the carabaos, our uncle joined the contest of making a bahay kubo (nipa hut) in front of their home. The three winners will receive cash prize of Php 15,000, Php 10,000, and Php 5,000. We were surprised because the bahay kubo was really beautiful and you can see that lots of effort was done. My uncle was even interviewed by ABS – CBN. We just don’t know what its place was but we were sure that it was a winner.

Around 2:00 pm when the parade started. It was really hot outside but we don’t care. There were street bands marching coming from different barangays and schools in Pulilan and even one from Pasay. There were also street dances but I wasn’t able to get photos of them because they didn’t stop on the spot where we are. Too bad. There was also a street dance from Pampanga in relation with the Ebon Festival. They were really like flying with the wind; they were too energetic and colorful.

Let me share some photos that I had.
My pamangkins...this is a part of the nipa hut...a baby carabao was born.

Another scenery outside the nipa hut. Carabaos are mainly used in farms.

Look there's a dalagambukid. XP

The nipa hut.


Here comes the star.

Jollibee is not a carabao..???right...??XP

Sosyalitang pig nakapayong pa.

It's really hard to take a fast shot at this carabao.

Shaved carabao. Nice design.

More carabaos.

Good thing was there were no carabaos that got high blood and went angry and crazy unlike last year where there were reported casualties.

I don’t know if there are also carabaos around the country which can kneel or walk while kneeling like Pulilan’s. Next year, try to see the Carabao Festival. X)