Doodles Speak A Thousand Words
I'm going to be real busy the rest of the day though, so I thought I'd update my blog before the craziness starts.
And since I can't say much --- class starts really soon --- I'll just post a few things I've drawn the past two days.
Anyway, this doodle describes what I've been doing in school better than words could ever say it.
I'm the knight with the angelic scientific calculator flying over my shoulder.
And yes, that's a monster pipe.
God has been very good to me though; I've had time to do other things as well.
Like draw little Japanese anime blobs (translate: chibis) for the bulletin board at school.
Yup, these are supposed to be my classmates.
I'm not sure if I got them right. Either way, it was an interesting exercise in using the vector tool in Photoshop.
I put them up in my deviantArt account since they turned out all right.
And now, I have to go. Class starts in a half-hour.
Until next time then!
Daisy on 7/28/2008 08:41:00 AM
A Break From Schoolwork
I'm busy busy busy, but it's a happy kind of busy. I was getting a bit worried about what to post about since I didn't think anyone wanted to hear about my schoolwork all the time.
I mean, I read large textbooks, take notes, listen in class, and go through problem sets featuring flow with negligible energy dissipation and regular solution theory. If I write about that extensively, I think all you not-so-chemically-inclined readers will pass out.
Or lob rotten vegetables at me through the internet.
Anyway, I had a great break last Monday from all those happy but brain-frying activities. My family went to watch Mamma Mia! together. Aside from the fact that we haven't gone out with the family in a long time, we were also looking forward to it since we'd enjoyed the original play so much a few years back. I think my Mom even saw the play twice.
Here's the movie trailer.
It was fun. I'm not going to make a critique on its qualities (there are dozens of reviews ranging from the great to the terrible), but it just made me laugh so much.
The singing was also very enjoyable as a whole.
Not to mention Colin Firth is one of the actors whose movies I usually like.
And now it's back to schoolwork again! I'm really thankful that God gave me some time I could spend with my family.
Daisy on 7/23/2008 07:11:00 PM
Huzzah For Lora Innes!
I was actually planning to post about something else (like why I didn't post last Wednesday like I was supposed to) but after checking out the weekly update of one of my most favorite self-published comic series in the world, I just had to say something about it.
You might have noticed that there's a link on the lowest part of this blog's right column with the words The Dreamer emblazoned on it. Ooh, you haven't? You have permission to scroll down to look at it then come back.
Anyway, that goes straight to a web comic I read every Friday. It's about a modern-day teenager who dreams (literally) of living another life almost three hundred years back. There's some conflict, drama, and the occasional war tragedy. The characters are also very lovable.
Well, with all that said...
The Dreamer's getting published!
Yes, that was a very uncalled-for fan girl moment.
Still. I'm getting excited just thinking about how I can actually hold my favorite comic in my hands some day soon. I'll be able to leaf through the pages and indulge in beautiful pictures that tell an unusual story.
I mean, really. How many comic books tell stories based in 1776 accurately?
I've always loved the history of the American Independence so that detail caught me quickly last year. And I've been hooked ever since.
I'm also especially happy for Lora Innes, the comic book's creator. She's put a lot into this comic even though it hadn't been making her money; she even quit her job.
And best of all, the comic's still going to be on the internet even after it's published. Huzzah!
Here's a cute and silly meme I did in support of the comic last week.
I'm just so happy for her, and for us readers, of course. I wish Lora and the rest of The Dreamer team all the best as they support Lora's dream as a comic book artist.
Daisy on 7/19/2008 12:04:00 AM
A Minor Prison Break
Note: A short apology for the photo quality, dear Reader. Taking good photos wasn't the objective at that time.
You know those hidden object games where you look for things to get the plot going? The ones where you're shown a large pile of
Sort-of like I Spy or The Secret of Margrave Manor.
Well, have I got a hidden object game for you!
So what's wrong with this picture, hm?
It's actually pretty easy. Saw it, yet?
(Do not scroll down if you don't want to find out the answer.)
This was the sight that greeted my sister and me as we headed out of the house last Saturday. Our house may be a veritable zoo, but like a zoo, most of the animals are in cages.
So how'd we react?
"Oh my gosh, isn't that a monitor lizard?"
"It is! What's it doing there?"
"Oh, if it falls, it'll scratch Mom's car!"
"What are we going to do? No one else is home!"
We then realized it was my Dad's lizard. It had been in pursuit of liberty before my sister caught it er, red-handed.
This made it even worse. We couldn't just leave and let said lizard go free like any other animal. It was a pet.
The household help couldn't do much since we didn't have any ladders high enough to reach it. Not to mention that no one wanted to touch its slippery body and menacing claws.
So we called in the reinforcements. In other words, my uncle (who lived nearby) and some of his employees.
The ladder is still too short.
With a few nets and longer ladders, the lizard did get down. Only to proceed on a high-speed chase.
I sadly cannot offer pictures of said chase since I was also on the run.
It then jumped into the closest fishpond --- I did tell you we had a zoo, dear Reader --- and squeezed into a hole in the artificial waterfalls.
Here Lizzy, Lizzy, Lizzy...
After a prodigious amount of poking, the lizard did get caught. We were all understandably relieved.
One of our maids mentioned how this was worse than finding my sister's python in a drawer a few years back (yet another story, dear Reader).
The whole debacle was a bit tiring --- we missed the appointment we were heading to --- but looking back, it was also kind-of funny.
Stuff happens, and when you live with extreme animal-lovers (like my Dad and my sister), animal antics become quite normal.
Daisy on 7/13/2008 03:43:00 PM
Learning / Panicking
I'm sorry I haven't posted my usual Sunday post.
I've been learning material for my exams. My internet connection also conked out the past few days so there was no chance to post anything.
But never fear, dear Reader! I have things to say and pictures to go with them.
They'll have to be posted on Saturday though. I'm still knee-deep in Transport Phenomena, and getting pretty nervous too.
But I'm trying to keep calm because I don't want to freeze up while taking the exam.
Besides, I've been studying for this exam since last Monday. I guess I'll just be praying for guidance, and reviewing like crazy.
I hope I don't forget any formulas. And that I can imagine exactly how the insides of pipes look like.
I'm happy though. I've been thinking a lot about my life, and I feel I'm in exactly the right place I should be right now.
I will write more soon!
Daisy on 7/10/2008 08:03:00 PM
Under The Weather
I got sick.
I've been having the sniffles, the coughs, and other unmentionable things.
My standbys: tissue, a glass of water, and medicine
I also had to give up my breakfast cereal in normal milk because it's been making me even sicker. I had no idea I was mildly lactose-intolerant. I was allergic to cow's milk as a kid, but I thought I'd gotten over that.
Moving on from my inconsequential troubles, I'm not the only one who's gotten under the weather. Look what a typhoon did to this ship for starters. (You can read more about this here.)
Uh-huh, that's a capsized ship.
(Screenshot off news coverage in TV Patrol, a local news show.)
(Screenshot off news coverage in TV Patrol, a local news show.)
Loads of people are still missing; some people have lost their whole families on that ship. The unsuccessful rescue attempts and legal battles ensuing between the shipping company and the rest of the world are also depressing to read about.
I've actually ridden this particular vessel quite a few times with friends, so it's freaky to see it like that. I'm just so glad that no one I know was on the ship.
Though a good friend of mine did end up on another local ferry that collided with an oil tanker last week. Thankfully, she's fine though a bit shaken.
This all definitely doesn't put Philippine domestic transport in a good light. Hope things get better quickly.
I will post more when I feel a bit better. Take care, everyone!
Daisy on 7/03/2008 06:37:00 PM