feels weird

a full moon is more often than not a beacon that weird things are coming.

like how my sister and i got lost at the makati walkway in the morning searching for kfc. we ended up at mister donut.

like how i thought my biggest problem of the day was my HP password conking out again.

like how i got the call which said that my mom got hit in a car accident and was rushed to st. luke’s. like how you never never expected for the doctor to say that she needed bed rest and that she shouldn’t move for 3 weeks if she didn’t want an operation.

i know moons aren’t stars, but still i find myself wishing on one.



Everybody has their own ‘mot-mot’ (e.g. “emote-emote”) time. I usually have mine during the ride home from school (er, now, I guess it’s from work).

While trying desperately not to hear an over-enthusiastic cellphone call next to me, I zoned out and thought about college. I’ll probably never get over the ‘I-miss-UP’ phase.

And who can blame me? College life truly magnified every fear I had; I never felt more incapable in my life. But it also equipped me with skills and an outlook that is priceless, probably more than I could ever fathom.

It taught me that the first step to being wise is to acknowledge that you are stupid. Being wise doesn’t mean knowing the answers to everything. The trick is to know where to find the answers when you need them. Meanwhile, just learn and learn; the thirst to be educated should be insatiable and the well of knowledge is bottomless. Never waste mistakes; they probably are the best ways to learn.

Also, all my life I’ve been taught to play nice. But now I’ve learned that if you play by the rules, you get burned. Instead, play smart. Never cause another person misery on purpose though; pissing off karma is a recipe for doom. Play smart instead. Make mistakes and you’ll know what I mean.

too much time on my hands, eh?

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then check out Spell with Flickr. enter any word,

and it’ll skim through letter photos from flickr to spell it out. if you happen to not like

any letter, just click on it and the site’ll find another photo for you. cool. come to

think of it, this is good for ransom notes. or fanmail. or whatever.

what, still bored? i got some more sites left, although i haven’t checked out some:


Online photo editor. Very handy.


30 gig Mail service. Yep, it’s yet another email provider, but this one lets you see from which countries your emails are coming from thru a map. :p


Up for some karaoke? This site lets you sing, record and playback your fave songs.


Online office suite. Handy for cramming.


Online data backup. No more my-pc-crashed-and-it-had-my-thesis-on-it! excuses.

this is what you get when you put a restless loony in an office.

for hard core geeks


i used to think that invisibility was something meant to remain in sci-fi books. hmm… i wonder how long it would take them to figure out how to teleport? the future remains promising.

other ways to change the world:

classroom 2.0: revolutionize the college experience

books 24/7: imagine what this will do for africa. or maybe life in artartica.

gprs auto-ticket: no more speeding for you, i’m afraid

dark clouds hanging

There are just days that just weren’t meant to be good. Early day spoilers are the worst — a cranky parent, a ride with the world’s worst taxi driver — and the rest of the day is doomed. Summon all things good but still it’s hopeless. No matter how hard you try or how bad you want to psyche yourself up, nothing can brighten your mood anymore. Not perky siblings. Not treats. Not even a good movie. And you know it’s bad when a good movie doesn’t work anymore.

Thank God there’s a good life to compensate for bad days.

dahil sa isang sako ng bigas, napa-post ako

it finally came, the first delivery of my bimonthly rice allowance from HP. and it hit me, this is my first real contribution to the Gagno home since I started work. it’s really a long way from the once-walang-kapantay-na-bratinella.

oh, who am i kidding. i’m still a brat, and i have no idea why i would want to be otherwise. πŸ™‚

Hello, I'm Ish, and my mission is to have fearless joy! Once I figure out what that means, I'll let you know how it goes.