July 26, 2007

3 Things Learned in 3 years

Progress, regress, shit, fan, evolution, evaluation. Reevaluating my life has always brought me to better terms with my surroundings. Unfortunately, it appears that there's more to life than doing things for the betterment of one's own self and one's own self only (say that five times fast). Among a million other things that echo through the holes in peoples' faces, it has been brought to my attention that I've got to help the needy if I want to get into heaven. Well, before my audition, I’ll share with you 3 things learned in 3 years of evaluating my life as a human living with humans. 1 - Make time for friends. Sometimes we lose ourselves. We get lost, we change and we evolve. The changes seem perpetual at my age. Whether I’m moved to make positive changes or otherwise, the only people I have to bring me back, to remind me of what I was like in the past before I became this shit, are my friends. Friends remind me of the better me. They’ll remember things about yourself that you’ve long forgotten or never really realized; you’ll learn a great many from them. That said, it’s only fair to make time for them. So, don’t always be busy. Make time, show some love. 2- Google it, seriously. Never ask me questions while you’re online. With the internet at your finger tips, you shouldn’t be asking anyone for anything. Everybody knows the cliché but do you really understand it? It took me two semesters studying IT before it truly became an extension of me. Be it in the form of video clips, blogs, podcasts, wikis, it's all there — everything you'll ever need (well, almost). You plug it into Google and like magic they’re there for you baby. It’s the best thing since apple scented toilet paper. Make it a habit, Google everything. 3- Write it down. It’s very important to know our capabilities. I’ll forget that you were coming over at 2pm until you start hitting that button beside the door — talk about ring a bell. I’ll also forget phone numbers, email addresses, scheduled meetings, lunch, but not a single Manchester United game. So, to be gentle on myself, I write reminders in a 3.5” x 5” mini notepad. And surely, if you’re like me, you’ll find yourself forgetting about/misplacing that notepad after a few days. When this happened, I had to set a permanent location for the thing and most importantly, I started to treat it with respect.

July 19, 2007

I hate Chicken

July 17, 2007

River at Dusk

July 14, 2007

10 Things You Don't Know About Me

Everyone's doing it so... Below are 10 things you don't know about me and probably don't care:

  1. I don't like chicken.
  2. I like to wear/use things until they wear out and fall apart.
  3. I eat once a day.
  4. I shower every other day.
  5. I detest being around too much people (which explains why I allow myself to shower every other day).
  6. I go to bed at 6AM and wake up at 3PM.
  7. I hate wearing clothes (blame the tropical climate).
  8. I don't go to church.
  9. You can beat me at Ping Pong.
  10. Someday, somehow, I'll tour Europe.

July 12, 2007

How Does Twitter Make Money?

I got an email today from Twitter, a free online application that lets users answer one thing — "What are You Doing?". Here's an excerpt from that email: "Hello, Twitter-ers! We were just as excited about the arrival of the new Apple iPhone as every other geek on the planet. So much so in fact, that Twitter Inc promptly issued a shiny new iPhone to all employees. We love them!..." I don't know about you but I'd definitely like to be a Twitter employee right now. This makes one wonder, how in the world could a service that doesn't charge for sign-up and has over 100,000 loyal users make money? Is there a magical money tree that I don't know about? Probably, the people that run it built a huge sailing boat in the 60s, sold it in the 70s after they toured the world, saved the money in a bank, and now they live off the interest. Indeed, that does explain the iphone phenomenum...er, maybe not. I did some Googling but still, nobody knows how they really make money. NYTimes has an article about Twittering. And so does this guy and this other guy. Obviously, Obvious corp., the founding company of Twitter, run a blog,"Obviously", that I'll keep an eye on for clues about their little business ventures. I'll need you to keep an eye on Google while I do this, don't want them taking over the entire world again.

July 11, 2007



July 2, 2007

Zhung delivers at High School Finals

Muffles College High School's Zhung Ko and Yemin Tillet will represent Belize for a chess bout at Guatemala after placing first and third respectively at the Belize High School Chess finals held at the Belize City Civic Center on Saturday June 30th. Over 100 games where played and more than 20 participants represented their high schools and districts. The tournament was based on a 5 round Swiss system that lasted over 5 hours. Chess clocks were used to time the games with 30 minutes alloted to each player at the start of each game. At the end, the top 5 males and 5 females were chosen to represent the country in Guatemala. Zhung Ko (top) from Muffles College emerged with 5 victories being the strongest player in the tournament. Yemin Tillet, another Muffles College participant was third strongest in the tournament winning 4 and losing 1 to Ko. May I say that our efforts have been successful and our hours of hard work paid off well. Pictures can be found here.