(I may have written something like this before, in this blog, but I just want to express these thoughts once again)
Before the year ends, I have a simple bit of advice to everyone who isn't doing it on a regular basis yet.
Learn to write down your thoughts.
You don't have to do this using the English language, you may write down your thoughts and observations in any language or dialect you are comfortable with, but do make sure you use proper punctuation
The Parable of the Stick
By Rodion M. Herrera
Once upon a time, two boys chanced upon a long straight stick on the river bank. The stick was quite long, almost twice as high as a person, so they decided to break it in two. However, the stick didn't exactly break in the middle, so that one of the sticks was longer than the other one. The taller boy decided to give the shorter stick to the other boy, who was shorter than him. The short boy merely smiled and shrugged. Then they
Last night my brother Ivan and I managed to find a Day Z Standalone (SA) server that had a decent ping for both of us. This was important, considering that he's living and working in KSA, and I'm here in the Philippines. For if I chose a server in Singapore or West Coast US, my ping will be low, but his will be high, and if he choses a server closer to him (say, France or Germany), then my ping will be high, but his will be low. We eventually found middle ground in a China-based server. We were
Today, I woke up during that period of time considered to be the “ungodly hours of predawn.” Try as I might, I couldn’t bring myself to sleep. Thus, I decided to watch one of the movies I downloaded off the web last week. This movie, I believe, is a critically-acclaimed film, that tells the story of a young girl who lived in Germany during the Second World War.
I found the plot of the film to be slightly similar to that of yet another film set in postwar Germany, called “The Reader.”
NOTE: Before you read this entry, take note that I am only talking about the northern hemisphere here--there's a totally opposite thing going on in the southern hemisphere, below the equator, but to avoid confusion, I shall not mention about that in this entry, so please also don't comment about that fact below, because I shall tackle that specific point in a later entry.
I've fond memories of summer in the Philippines as a child. They were ones filled with long hours of gung-ho bicycle-riding,