Randominity 4

My right shoulder aches from all the checking. The air-conditioning system bothers me with its melancholic hum. I’m listening to this amazing trip-hop music. Nothing gets better than this.

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I want to buy you something, but I don’t have any money.

The Drums, Money

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Been taking notes of randoms things, random equations, random events, and random music (from the internet radio). They would all lead to nowhere, I guess. I just want to hear the tappings on the keyboard — or how my fingers feel the solid, plastic little keys as if playing a cheap piano.

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Freewriting — this is my new diurnal exercise. I feel so free whenever my mind vomits on the monitor with words almost incomprehensible.

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You know what’s weird? When the old laptop runs faster than the new one. Also, I’ve been using the ol’ dog since last month. I guess this little beauty still has some mileage left.

Randominity 3

Just  a quick update. We just had our department meeting this afternoon. I thought I saw five new faces, new grads. I was thinking, “maybe I could invite them and the others to write poetry or short stories.” That way we can create a subcircle of new teachers who dig literature and other artistic endeavors within the department.

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Chicharon from Cebu: delectable. I salivate at the very thought of it.

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In connection with our meeting, I’m starting to [re]formulate the syllabus for my Mythology (101) class. I was hoping to get a softcopy of the old syllabus from my colleague but unfortunately her hard drive was nuked by some virus. So I decided to design the syllabus from scratch.

To meet the standard requirements specified by our Chair I’ll automatically include Greek/Roman Mythology and Norse Mythology, both of which are a little easy (and hopefully fun) to teach. I’ve been a fan of the Greek/Roman mythology since kindergaten, and I’m a bit familiar with some of the Norse  gods. Thank god for Marvel and Neil Gaiman.

Of course, I’ll teach Asian (Japanese to be specific) and local mythology. I’ll include modern mythology (superheroes) at the end of the semester. I hope this works.

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And yeah, I’m planning to incorporate Dungeons and Dragons and Lord of the Rings in the syllabus. Oh wait, maybe I need to add Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. Argh! The possibilities, the possibilities.

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As for En002 (Writing in the Discipline), I’m not going to pull off a repeat performance. In fact I’m totally revamping the whole subject. The revision should hopefully flow well with the learning curve of the incoming animation students.

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Trial of the Month (or the year perhaps?): Chief Justice Corona. Everyone was glued to their seats as they watched the trial on television.

Dude is found guilty. I guess we can sleep soundly tonight.

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Excited to teach again! Yeah!

Randominity 2

Friday. I feel so dull today. Sore throat.

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Just finished my long, almost overdue assignment. Feels good. Can’t wait for my stuff to be published.

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Been craving to eat Kinalas, only to find out that it’s Friday today (Lenten season). Gonna look for some “fishy” alternative. Sushi perhaps, or sashimi. Hungry.

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As an assignment I was asked to do a book review. There’s only roughly 20 pages to go (started reading yesterday), but I’m too tired to finish it. Though the book is interesting (will not divulge it publicly yet since it’s something… academic), there are some, well, let’s say holes in it. Should I be honest? Or should I turn to euphemisms? I’ll soon find out tonight as I write a three-page review.

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Again, sore throat. Hate it.

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Been looking at pics of Bikol at Tumblr. I really love my region, quirks included. Though I believe we still have a lot of shit to clean up.

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Listen to the church bell overlapping the sound of the air-conditioner overlapping the sound of my head’s soundless nonsense.

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Too tired to write a review. Too tired to even worry.

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Rhinoceros.

Randominity

Received a colleague’s email. She’s from another country. First word on the subject bar: “Nortification.”

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Sunny day. The light is at it again, but it’s unusually cold and windy right now in the office.

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Dunked a can of energy drink into my system last night. Been a while since 2008. Felt so alive, and felt a little dead the morning after.

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Almost there, just a few more pages. No wait, more writing assignments. Yey.

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Let’s listen to melancholy: