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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The new WoW web page has been uploaded, and it's only a matter of time before BFA arrives. I think I'll be fine with the current Direct3D drivers, but did update the Nvidia drivers - not sure if that'll matter at all. I don't plan on updating the OS at all - and I don't think it'll be necessary. But if it has to come down to that, who knows - either I'll have to unsubscribe or actually have to 'upgrade'.

I don't know about Ricky, but when it comes to scorching hot - I'd be more like Beavis & Butt-Head: "Uh, huhuhuh.....the sun sucks" muhaha.

Yappie Season 2. Make it happen!


Sunday, July 15, 2018

I just remembered the WoW Summer Finals were this weekend - but it was that yesterday or attending the street festival. Although I caught just a few matches, I needed to spend the day outside. When I go to street fairs or festivals, I look forward to the food vendors - in particular, the fried desserts or goodies. Ok, so now I know that elephant ear is a pastry dessert not made from a literal elephant ear but supposed to resemble in shape only. Yes, 'sendz' more 'foodz' pls heh.

In this digital age that we live in, social media, the internet, mobile devices - although they are used for everyday uses such as work or recreation, they can be also used for extremes - to harm or hurt, or to even help and save. The film "Searching" addresses some of that, seen from the view point or perspective from the very technology that we use.

I am somewhat in between extremes sometimes - completely spaced out or overthinking too much heh.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

It's getting hotter and hotter and... Don't jinx it heh.

I think I'll be able to get to some new recordings next week, and the acoustics have been fine (not sure how that'll turn out on camera). But from the several practices so far, its been nice and warm.

Yappie Ep.4 - I could've sworn that dude in the club was using reverse psychology to turn her around heh. Moral of the story? Don't fall for that, or the easiest way is to just say what you have to say and leave. You know, the "Who'ja think you're foolin'?" with the Arnold voice haha. Sometimes, it's easy to sense things. But most of the time, it's better to err on the side of caution. Anyway, this episode said everything that's been on my mind as well in the past. It's about time to tell it like it is for sure.


Monday, July 09, 2018

Our first hike yesterday! It's certainly been awhile, and about time (certainly the most exercise I've done for the entire year it seems heh). We already had a few hikes in last year. Although we could've gone on some earlier, I was usually unsure about the trail conditions this year due to the cold and wet conditions. But then again, that isn't what you would call the 'toughest conditions'. It could've been worse. Hiking on stones, pebbles and gravel can be quite the challenge with regular sneakers - remind me to get hiking shoes or more sturdy ones. The hike was enjoyable as it wasn't too arduous, but there wasn't much at the peak and a lot of stones, narrow paths, mosquitos. I'd probably would not rate this as high as the others. More to come hopefully.

If I ever want to learn how to eat a delicious cookie cheezy poof sammich, who better to ask than Ricky Berwick hahah. As far as I'm concerned, who knows what other online personality or Youtuber might be lurking out there.

Once again, "When words fail, music speaks...And maybe comedy too" heh.


Friday, July 06, 2018

Summertime temperatures seem to have arrived for good, a bit late in what has been a cold year. Hot, but certainly not as hot in other areas I'm sure. I have a bit more tolerance for cold weather, but nobody enjoys extremes (otherwise, live on the planet Mercury or on Pluto heh).

Oh yeah - Anime Crimes Division Season 2. There should have been more episodes in the first season, but fortunately there'll be another season to look forward to.


Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Happy mudda fourth indeed. It's usually about the fireworks, but for me it's mostly about the food heh. When it comes to BBQ's, don't settle for ordinary hot dogs but go for the spicy sausages and smother them with toppings. I definitely thought the pasta sauce and cheese added to the flavor and toppings. It seems that most holidays are about the eats. Nonetheless, it's that time to light 'em off. We now live in an area where we really wouldn't able to see the local fireworks, obscured by all the evergreens and foliage. Fortunately, there's a balcony with easy access to the roof for some viewing. Tonight, we were able go out and catch some. But around the city, you can spot quite a few shows just down a few blocks or so.

Thumbs up to Yappie's third episode because....Peter Jae was in it! Nah but seriously, it's not the only reason and I'm not sure if he'll be in future episodes. But going from tough guy to engineer - I suppose that gives the expression "old faces, new places" a whole new meaning heh.


Sunday, July 01, 2018

My first practice or run through of my current program or repertoire at the new home yesterday. I'm glad the piano is in a room of its own, and I think the carpeting as well as the spaciousness might be a 'thats-a nah-ice' kinda feel heh. Well, certainly something more practical than that satirical exasperation along the lines of 'It's-a me, Mario' type deal heh.

I might be aware of the type of drama, vitriol and nastiness that can go on in social media. But I probably can't imagine the degree and severity or seriousness of it, since I do not use them to begin with. It certainly takes a very thick skin to deal with them, and the practical solution or advice would be to not even deal with them. Instead of feeding them attention, don't waste your time or energy on negativity but on positive endeavors. And that's all I have to say about that...again.

The adjustment period has begun, and I already had to replace a modem. Other than that, it's interesting to observe how everyone can overreact or panic when there is an outage or a connection / activation issue with the network. I can get very flustered and unnerved for sure. We'll see about the other bills.

Quotable Of The Day: "When words fail, music speaks"


Thursday, June 28, 2018

New place, new home, new beginnings. The moving process can be cumbersome and exhausting, especially when there is an extraneous amounts of crap to move. Fortunately, we did not have too much. Since I did not get out of the house that much, driving back and forth was a breathe of fresh air for a change; certainly did not mind at all. Now it's time to settle in, and to brace for the adjustment period. I reckon most (if not all) never settle in one place all their lives; they'll move at least once if not more than once. The future is never certain or guaranteed, and we just have to make the most of what is given.

But so far, this seems to be the most idyllic and tranquil place (out of all the places that I lived). I'm happy for and am forever grateful toward my mother, who has always tirelessly worked hard and never gave up on the house hunting endeavor. All this time, I was never really enthusiastic because I never looked forward to moving anywhere. Talk about lazy-ass heh. Hopefully, the change of scenery can also further change or stabilize my emotional and mental state of being - such as when I first moved out to this state years ago. Progress has been difficult in that sense, but it seems like a snail's pace for me.

Being in the rural area and more out in the open, there might not be much around but star-gazing might be a plus. I think a telescope would do wonders here; although ideally you'd want to be as far away from the city lights as possible. But too far, I guess we'd be bored to tears albeit closer to hiking areas I guess.


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