May 22, 2009


I was walking up a very third-world hill this evening and saw two primary school girls, brown skin, pushing two helpless, equally brown skin babies in a twin-stroller down the hill without chasing after it and away they went! This is not a poem.

May 19, 2009

On Wolfram|Alpha

"Today's Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone. You enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and growing collection of data to compute the answer."

Saw this marvel gaining hype on CNN yesterday. Very nice to have but not something I could use on a daily basis like Google or Wikipedia. Check out Mashable's Top Ten Wolfram Alpha Easter Eggs. Would like to see what the masses make of this thing. Reminds me of the attention Cuil was getting before launch. Remember, Cuil was once dubbed as Google's search engine rival. Funny.

May 17, 2009

18 Titles and Counting

May 7, 2009


Last July the ophthalmologist prescribed me glasses for life. My vision got bad in high school where I had to use glasses for reading. Wait. That's not right. I was born with bad eyes. Color blindness to be exact.

Being colorblind means that I have trouble distinguishing between colors. Some people have problems with one or two primary colors. Color blindness is hereditary, passed down by women who are almost immune to it, and has no cure. Take a test, maybe you have it.

Does it affect me? Here's a scenario. Tracy asks me to get a light green shirt for the baby. I open the drawer and everything looks green only in different shades. When in reality there's green, light green, orange, some red, khaki. Then without asking for help, I start reasoning. I pick up the orange shirt, "this one can't be green because it has a bit of red in it", ... and I usually end up taking two or three of them back to her.

So yes, it does affect me a lot. For one, I could never become a pilot. I also have problems reading traffic lights. And the irony here is... I'm a graphic designer! Ah well.

Today I was excited for a bit (yes, even I get excited) because, after an eternity of torturing my eyes with a terrible piece of glass (courtesy of Hoy Eye Center), I finally got a decent pair of frames from the US. It wasn't my first preference but in the end, the Oakley Gasket would suffice.

And I won't get my lenses at Hoy either! My experience with Hoy Eye Center (four years ago) has been the shittiest of shitty experiences. Dr. Hoy is, at best, a shark disguised in shiny leather shoes and a fancy pansy office. I feel suckered. We bought some expensive products from him once that didn't even last a year. So much for his designer brand frames. His lenses looked and felt as checomaleco as the frames and service. Instead, go to Chetumal, ask for H1N1 (kidding). Chet is better and cheaper. If you need contact information just post a comment.

Oakley Gasket eye glasses.

May 5, 2009

See you in Rome

Manchester United in Roma!

On May 27 2009, Manchester United will travel to Rome to defend the Champions League cup against the winner of tomorrow's semi-final match between Chelsea and Barcelona. The Champions League is Europe's most lucrative football competition.

May 3, 2009

The Bad Thing about Getting Old

Old men on the streets of Orange Walk Town. Circa August 2008.

The bad thing about getting old is that we start doing less. We approach things with caution, sometimes being too pesimistic. Life becomes more about what not to do. True, I agree that sometimes less is more, but to live a lifetime with such a strategy is boring and unimaginative.

Challenge yourselves to be creative and innovative because one day, you won't have that chance. You'll look like a raisin in the sun, insane in the brain. Suncreen and floss won't even matter then.

With that said, let's go plant some tomatoes or clean our rooms or maybe not.