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Jul. 13th, 2010

I Write Like

Kit's 'I Write Like' entry intrigued me, so I decided to try the site out with a couple--ok, more than a couple--of my own writing.

First tried out one of my recent poetry, something I wrote just last semester or the other semester before that and is currently one of my favorites. And I got this

I write like
J. R. R. Tolkien

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


*grins*

Of course, I just had to try it out on some more stuff.

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Apparently, I write most like Stephen King?
I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


//edit: tried again on some more lj entries. 3 Stephen King, a Tolkien, a Joyce James, and a Douglas Adams!
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Jun. 26th, 2010

Book meme to end all book memes


- Bold those you have read
- Italicize those you started, but didn't finish
- Add three books after the last one

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//when i say childhood favorite, it usually means i first read it when i was in grade school and i still love it til now.

Oct. 22nd, 2009

good band names

Ok, I couldn't help putting this here. In the LJ spotlight right now is a community called 'good band names' and I could help but think about our 'band'. It's just a silly thing. And the band name?

*dun, dun, dun*

The Dehydrated Marshmallows!

The first album will be entitled Just Add Water The first single will be Dekano (sung to the tune of Piragua from In The Heights. And lots more!

Gahd, I know no one else will get this joke, but what the who. I find it fun. :-p

Sep. 8th, 2009

Book Meme! (taken from Kit)

1. List the first line(s) of 10 books you really like.
2. And then your friends all can guess the book.
3. Post your opinion of the book when someone guessed it.

I'm pretty sure some people are definitely going to get some of these (*cough, cough* kit). Like Kit said, if you've read them, you'll probably recognize them right away. On, second thought, typing this up, maybe not. I just realized that some of them are kind of hard. >.<; They're all from some of my favorite books. They're kind of spread all across different genres, though, so good luck with that.

1. The sun sets in the west (everyone knows that), but Sunset Towers faced east. Strange!

2. They say Maniac Magee was born in a dump. They say his stomach was a cereal box and his heart a sofa spring.

3. She didn't remember dying.
With an obscure sense of apprehension, she wondered if the distant angry voices drifting in to her meant she was again about to experience that transcendent ending: death.

4. "There are dragons in the twins' vegetable garden."

5. The trawler plunged into angry swells of the dark, furious sea like an awkward animal trying desperately to break out of an impenetrable swamp. The waves rose to goliathan heights, crashing into the hull with the power of raw tonnage; the white sprays caught in the night sky cascaded downward over the deck under the force of the night wind.

6. The queen waited. Sitting at the window, she watched the lights of the town glow in the last of the long twilight. The sun had been down for hours and it was still not fully dark. True dark wouldn't come, except in the odd unlit corners.

7. In the land of Ingary, where such things as seven-league boots and cloaks of invisibility really exist, it is quite a misfortune to be born the eldest of three. Everyone knows you are the one who will fail first, and worst, if the three of you set out to seek your fortunes.

8. This is not a story of heroic feats, or merely the narrative of a cynic; at least I do not mean it to be. It is a glimpse of two lives running parallel for a time, with similar hopes and convergent dreams.
//this has to be my favorite of the opening lines here :)

9. "Are you awake, Will? Will? Wake up, it's time for your medicine, love..."

10. And they lived happily ever after.
Not the Tillermans, Dicey thought. That wasn't the way things went for the Tillermans, ever. She wasn't about to let that get her down.

I really, really, really wanted to put in Rainbow Six by Tom Clancy, but I couldn't find our copy of it.. Boo... And I almost put And Both Were Young by Madeleine L'Engle here, but then that book's really hard to find here, so I doubt any of you guys have read that.

Jul. 23rd, 2008

meme

tagged by danna. and bored enough to do it. (and i just want to distract myself from acads. hah!)

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
C. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it".

1. i played outside all the time when i was a kid. until the end of grade school. i was one of the kids who would change out of my school clothes and go play outside even if it was noontime. and we would be on the streets till we got hungry.

2. i love running. there's just something i love about having the wind blowing against your face. it's exhilarating (oh, and beating all the other kids at all the games that involved runnning was always fun when i was a kid>:) )

3. my mother is visayan, and we spent all our vacations as kids in either davao or leyte. i can understand visayan, but i can't speak it. but whenever i spend too much time in the province, i tend to speak with a visayan accent. and i grew up thinking a lot of visayan words were tagalog. i used to tell classmates in grade school to give me my kalo when i wanted my cap and no one understood me.

4. i used to create all these stories with a huge cast of characters when i was a kid. like having a whole world of imaginary friends. i would spend hours just daydreaming about those stories.

5. i tend to listen to other people's conversations. it's not that i intentionally eavesdrop, i just can't help hearing what other people are talking about especially when i'm somewhere with a lot of people. i'm weird that way.

6. i go off on tangents during conversations, and not everyone can understand how i got to another topic from one topic. for example, i'd be having a conversation with someone about bags. and then i'd remember that someone else has this cute bag, and that she also has a cute keychain. and the next thing you know i'll be talking about keychains without explaining the leap from bags to keychains.

7. my mother told me that when i first went to preschool, the teachers would ask her if i ever laughed or talked to people at home because i was always so serious during school. apparently i never smiled during preschool. seryoso daw ako masyadong bata >.<

i tag kylerthatch, huggabearry, erilyn525600, annahojmai, tina_itsme, maylaybdyornal. i'm supposed to tag one more person, but i don't have a lot of lj friends :))

Mar. 19th, 2007

2 weeks left

huwaw.... i only have two weeks left here. it's amazing. i'm making the most of the rest of my time here, but i have to admit that i'm kind of excited to go back home :-p

my whole family's going to leyte this saturday. my flight home's on april 2, then i have a morning flight to leyte on april 3 with my cousin, eldon. haha. straight from winter to the sun and sea. :D i think our flight home is either april 14 or april 15, so we'll be back in manila by mid-april :-p

Mar. 14th, 2007

bus ride home

the thought that maybe eee is still getting to me even when i'm not studying struck me while i was in the bus today. -_-' i was listening to my mp3 player, minding my own business, when my thoughts wandered to how mp3s are shuffled. then, somehow, my mind was thinking about the function used in programming that returns a random number. then, i remembered the playlist program we had to do in eee11. then, i thought if the random number generator returned a number greater than the number of songs, an error would occur. so i thought that you had to mod the random number generated by the number of songs to get a number that is always the range of 0 to the number of songs. then i thought i wouldn't be able to get the highest number if i mod it. then i realized that it's ok because the index i'd use would be from 0 to (the number of songs - 1).

i apologize to those who had to read the above. >.<; it's just such a random weird thought i had to put down. i'm pretty sure people who have taken programming probably want to hit me over the head right now.

oh, and on the second bus home, there was this kid in a stroller in front of me. she was so cute--and she was looking at me. i'd shake my head, then she'd copy me. then i'd nod. and she'd nod. haha... it was a really fun thing to do on the bus.

Feb. 22nd, 2007

yesterday

yesterday was fun. i had class in the morning, as usual. then i went to beaver lake to go skating in the afternoon. skating outdoors is so much fun. there were even some squirrels scampering on the ice. :P and the fact that there's actually scenery to look at while skating is fun. there were all sorts of people on the ice. there were teens, kids, really little kids, parents, and even grandparents.

masarap magmuni-muni habang nagiice skating :P

definitely doing it again. i really like the fact that it's so easy to get around here. i was planning to go watch a movie yesterday too, but i was too tired. maybe next wed.

till next time. i really suck at blogging.

Feb. 18th, 2007

after skiing >_<;

we went skiing yesterday at cape st.-jacques. oh, and it was cross-country skiing, not downhill skiing. my thighs and arms hurt a lot today, basically i'm sore all over. but, considering it was my first time to go skiing yesterday, i did pretty well. we went through almost 9km of ski trails yesterday. i fell a lot. >_<; and i have a bump/bruise on my right knee from falling forward onto my skis.

we even went out onto a river (frozen, of course). it wasn't part of the trail, but tito guy wanted to look at some people who were ice fishing on the river. i went along, of course. but while we were standing on the snow-covered ice, thoughts of news headlines kept flashing in my mind. 'young flipino teen dies from hypothermia, falling through broken ice.' of course, that didn't happen, but it was kind of strange knowing that i was standing on a river.

i liked skiing, but i have to say i like skating more. skating feels 'freer' for me. and i can control my falling more on skates than on skis. though skiing is easier than skating. but i like the feeling of skating more. :P anyhoo, that's all for now.

Feb. 14th, 2007

finally, an update

first off, happy valentine's day to everyone out there. anyway, here's a drawing...





well, a lot happens, but i really suck at this writing in this blog. >_<; so, here's some of what's been happening and i'll probably elaborate some other time--or maybe not, i don't know.. :-P

* french classes started jan22. it's actually fun, i'm enjoying it. though it can be confusing at times..

* my uncle, aunt, and i have gone to all the 'sortie culturelles' (a phrase i picked up in french class, it's theater/music/play/etc) that they had planned for me. we went to a ballet, an opera, an orchestra concert, and a play. ballet = the nutcracker, opera = lakme, orchestra = classical (vivaldi, beethoven, etc), play = don juan.

* we went skating. twice, so far. the first time, i sucked. much. but it turned out i was wearing skates that were too tight because the next time (last sat) i was skating a whole lot better.

there are a lot more stuff, of course. but i'm not in much of a blogging mood. actually i'm a little disappointed. i was planning to go ice skating after class today, but thanks to a snowstorm, i couldn't. it's just my luck that the day i was supposed to go ice skating is when it starts snowing again. but my uncle's taking me cross-country skiing on saturday, so that's something to look forward to.

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