Friday, November 17, 2006

Too many conventions, too little time

I go to Anime/SFF convensions every now and then, just to see the stuff they sell, the cosplayers, and sometimes to meet up with friends. Conventions happen quite rarely (i guess 4 times a year at best) so I've always hoped that there'd be more.

Imagine my shock when I found out that this Saturday 18 Nov, there will be 3 (yup, three!) conventions happening around Manila!!!

  • Animax Anime Fashion Show - Glorietta 5pm
  • Hero TV Anime Convention - World Trade Center, 18 Nov - 19 Nov
  • TOEI 20th Anniversary - Libis
I mean this is ridiculous! Its great that there are a lot of conventions but having them all that the bloody same time? What the heck?!?

The sad thing about it is that the convention population will be divided into three, there wont be that many people in a single convention. I wish that they'd coordinate something like this in the future.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rustans? What's going on?

I went around town lately, and I noticed that ALL the rustan's supermarkets are closed. From Katipunan, to Gateway, to Farmers, to our neighborhood Rustan's supermarket. Now 4 supermarkets closed is too much of a coincidence.

Anyone know what's going on?

Monday, November 06, 2006

2006-2007s2 Start!

The new semester starts today! This marks my 19th semseter in UP, and the 13th as a teacher. I'll be involved in registration duties, see me harassed! XD

I might actually enroll this semester. As a non-degree, since I already graduated my MS. I just want to be able to take some of the funky new subjects being offered like creative writing, art studies, philosophy, theater 10, film 10, music classes, stuff like that.

No PE's though, i think im too old and out of shape to catch up with the kids these days. I'm slightly worried too about getting a teacher younger than me, or for that matter, would the teacher weird out if he/she finds out that there is another teacher in class pretending to be a student! O_o

The feeling of empowerment was great as I did my paperwork, I'll actually get to be a student again! Wow.


Friday, November 03, 2006

Starting Driving School

Im going to start learning how to drive today. ^_^ I actually knew how to drive 5 years ago, went to the Concepcion Barbershop / Driving School (yes, its a barbershop with training cars out front). And I was quite happy learning how to drive a Honda City

But my dad wasn't. When I drove my family car (a big toyota revo) for the first time and stalled in the middle of C.P.Garcia he remarked, "um... why dont you go back to school and learn how to drive a big car?" ugh.

Well i did get back at him by *NOT* learning to drive for the last 5 years. Hehehe. If you know how to drive you immediately become the family driver. "Please drive me to the grocery store." "Please drive me to school." Etc. I feel sorry for my dad though.

I realized lately that its time that I did learn. Being 25 and NOT being able to use the car kindof sucks. This time I enrolled in one of those big driving schools (A-1 driving, which happened to be just a little down the street from the barber shop) and this time I made sure that I'll be training in a toyota revo.

Will I be able to borrow our car? Well, that remains to be seen. =)