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Bamboo, petals, and roses...

I got sick for a couple of days, brought down due to sinusitis. Spent whole wednesday in bed, recovering from the fever which was brought about by the infection that comes with *anything*-titis. Oh well, I miss swimming, and I miss the feeling of working through the ~2k workouts I was just getting used to. Maybe I should have taken more rests while I was doing my sets last Monday (August 31st). Or, I should have taken a paracetamol right away after getting off the pool. I should definitely try doing that next time I go swimming.

Oh, and thanks to my bestfriend Mapet, this brainteaser has given more life to my otherwise lifeless day: Petals around the Rose. It's definitely worth a hack at, specially for the brean-teaser lovers. I'm not one of them, but I enjoy them brain teasers (and lovers) once in a while. I've been itching to do something here at my cousin's place, especially do something about the crashed hard drive on the other "more powerful" system. Mainly because I am itching to play my ranger character in Neverwinter Nights, and aside from that I really like helping with the fixing-ups of systems here.

I've been waiting for quite a while already for Michelle to text me where and when we'll be working on their website. I was mentioning blogger as a possible online news site regarding their org, and maybe some other hosts for the content of their website. Consistency in the look and feel is something important not only to them (although I don't really know what they want for their website yet), but also to me. I never like half-baked projects, and consequently half committed groupmates/workmates. I like working in an environment where EVERYBODY is working, and once I start doing other people's work, then that's where I draw the line. I'd rather that the ship sink, if I need to act as captain when he himself (the captain) won't. I will work, when I know everyone else in the group is working -- otherwise, I won't work at all.

That's the same reason why I like the group programming contests, where there are small groups and where each person's role in the group is crucial and well defined. I miss the ACM programming contests, and subsequently my teammates. I've grown into the concept of a cohesive working unit where each person delivers and performs up to specifications. I never like doing other people's work, but I don't mind getting bulk of the work to be done. I like pressure, but when I'm the only one feeling the pressure, then I fold. Maybe that's what's wrong with me, but I don't really know how to "fix" that.

If only I could thrive under pressure alone... Which reminds me, I should complete them INC's ASAP. I'm not filing for graduation anyway, but for me to qualify for the SCUAA and the swim team next semester, I should have no more deficiencies this sem. Graduation can come right after I give a little back to UPLB. I'm not even thinking about that anymore.

Oh well... I should really get back in training form now that I'm feeling a little better.

Chill...

~~ PS: I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BUYING THE ORIGINAL ALBUM OF THE LOCAL BAND BAMBOO ENTITLED: "As the Music Plays". I'm not sure if they have a website, but for 250 Pesos only, you get great music from real musicians with taste for alternative rock. This is one great buy. I give it a 5/5, and a must have for musicians into the alternative rock scene.

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  1. "... I miss the ACM programming contests, and subsequently my teammates. ..."

    Ikaw ha.. ;D

    "... I never like doing other people's work, but I don't mind getting bulk of the work to be done. I like pressure, but when I'm the only one feeling the pressure, then I fold. Maybe that's what's wrong with me, but I don't really know how to "fix" that."

    I don't think that needs any fixing.. That's just being fair..

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  2. I got the Petals around the Rose in two tries.

    For fun, I rolled the dice once, thought long and hard for twenty minutes, used every bit of mathematical knowledge still unfried in my brain (ha ha, reminds me of ramirez' code), and consequently got the answer wrong.

    I rolled the dice for a second time, took off my glasses, and, miracle of miracles, i saw the petals around the rose(s).

    Les arbres! Les arbres!

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