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Who Am I?

"Who Am I"
Casting Crowns

Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth
Would care to know my name
Would care to feel my hurt
Who am I, that the Bright and Morning Star
Would choose to light the way
For my ever wandering heart

Not because of who I am
But because of what You've done
Not because of what I've done
But because of who You're

I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still You hear me when I'm calling
Lord, You catch me when I'm falling
And You've told me who I am
I am Yours, I am Yours

Who Am I, that the eyes that see my sin
Would look on me with love and watch me rise again
Who Am I, that the voice that calmed the sea
Would call out through the rain
And calm the storm in me

I am Yours
Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear
'Cause I am Yours
I am Yours

Whew...

That was one great weekend -- it was productive, full, and very very memorable. For starters, my two friends that I also work with spent the weekend over at my house. We had been working online for the most part, and we grab the opportunity to do a "hackfest" and be productive during some weekends. We've been able to overcome obstacles as a small group hacking at different things, eating lunch and dinner together, and unwinding with drinks.


I've also taken the opportunity to snap up pics during the weekend, and have found a renewed love affair with flora. I admit though, I still have a lot to learn about photography, but I certainly would like to be able to regularly take pictures of many different things. I'm posting these photographs for the world to see. If you'd like me to try certain things with the k750i, please just drop me a line.


Or if you want to get the raw 1632x1220 resolution image, please lemme know. ;)

I believe the person I'm seeing (I'm …

Update

It's confirmed -- but the schedule isn't yet. I'll be talking at the LinuxWorld 2005 Philippines Conference about Beowulf Clusters. If you are going to attend the event, I'd love to hear from you and get to know what you might want to know when setting up and using a Beowulf cluster. I've only done it for my thesis, but during the process I've been lucky enough to learn a lot of valuable lessons especially with regards to the installation and use of these clusters.

http://linux.org.ph/events/linuxworld2005

And I'm so happy last night, words cannot express how I felt. I made progress with the person I'm seeing, and somehow I feel more at ease with her -- and I think that she also feels more at ease with me. Sentimental is an understatement for my experience late last night. I thank Him for bringing us together and letting us share moments we might never forget.

Another update I'm posting is the fact that I can actually present the thesis results and the…

Blind.

Yesterday, I went out on a blind date. I hadn't gone out in a while already, and thanks to my friend Vida I got a good excuse to spend time and get to know someone new. And thanks to her, I can't wipe the smile off my face. Of course, thanks to Him, this wouldn't have happened.

For the longest time I didn't want to go out on dates because I thought it was a waste of time, and I thought it was something people with time to waste do. But I am really happy I got to know someone especially bright and great to be with, that I'm seriously considering asking her out on a date again. I just hope she wants to go out with me again. *crosses fingers*

The past few weeks, a lot has really been happening thanks to Him. I've been meeting a lot of people, learning a lot of new things, doing a lot of the things I like doing.

I just hope I can keep up with the blessings He brings everyday. :D I can't thank Him enough, but I know He hears me.

CHill...

Telebabad

I just got off the phone with a textmate. I had a great time talking with her about a wide variety of things, and I'm thankful that we got to talk tonight. I had been meaning to meet her before, but had apprehensions because I didn't know what to expect or how to deal with a situation with almost a complete stranger.

But after this 4 hour conversation I'd say I've been blessed with an acquaintance I can treasure. She's definitely very nice to talk to -- and seems like a nice person to be with. I had a nice time talking with her because we can talk about everything, and mainly because it's a fresh perspective to listen to someone who can I can relate with. I'd love to get to go out with her some time, and get to know her a little more. I'm not hoping for anything romantic, nor am I expecting anything else than to gain a friend who I can share a lot of experiences with.

I'm looking forward to Sunday Service at UPLB. I'm also looking forward to seein…

All nighter.

This is what happens when you pull an all nighter. Good thing I was able to finish the implementation of the remaining keyword handlers that I was assigned. I'm thankful that I did refactorings earlier on -- it made my job easier in terms of making quick hacks on simple tasks.

And some people insisted that object hierarchies aren't necessary -- and that hierarchies are the root of all programming evil. Maybe it may be determined on a case to case basis, but in my case, I've benefitted from putting all the common code up to the base class, and using these common operations in the specialized class. Being able to make sections of the code "virtual" is such a life saver, I wouldn't know what to do without them now.

Crunch time again, and I need to celebrate and enjoy the fruits of my labor. I might go out tomorrow night barring any major assignments from work. I'd like to be able to enjoy this for the moment -- since I don't have the luxury of sleep, I wou…

Eureka!

Lord Jesus, I believe in you and I receive you. I can say it loud, and I can say it proud. My heart is filled with joy that after a while of "straddling the line on the sand" I can truly say this. Had I realized this before, I would have been a lot more happy in my life, more fulfilled, and enjoying it more. I was asked the question: Where in my daily routine can I become more aware of God's glory?

I failed to see it for the longest time -- and then it hit me. I had been blessed by God with the aptitute to program the computer at a very young age; I had been blessed by God to be able to speak in front of many people at a very young age; and I had been blessed by God to be able praise him and spread the joy through music. I owe it all to Him, and I am happy that I have realized these things.

Everything for the past few weeks has been a very nice experience -- stepping closer to Him has made my life a tad fuller, more enjoyable, and making more sense than ever. For the first…

Swap.

I've been reading the purpose driven life, and I keep a journal for the points that I want to be able to go back to offline. However, day 4 asks me in the end to name one thing I should stop doing and another I should start doing. It sounds like a pretty easy question to answer, but apparently I don't know which one I should stop doing. I know a couple things that I should start doing, but even those things aren't really concrete -- or "worthy".

I'm getting enlightened day by day, and now I'm actually looking forward to attending service with Johanna on Sunday. I owe her a great deal for not giving me an excuse NOT to read the book by actually giving me a copy. I believe this was meant to be, and I'd gladly go along with what He has planned for me.

Come to think of it, I always wanted to share knowledge -- not teach, I believe in the exchange of ideas is better than calling it "teaching". Maybe that's what I should start doing -- concentra…

My Purpose.

Thanks to my friend Johanna, I now have a copy of "The Purpose Driven Life". I couldn't wait to get through the first chapter, after signing the covenant on the first few pages of the book. And the circumstances surrounding my getting the copy of the book is eerily "meant to be".

I was really on the way to the bookstore -- a Christian bookstore -- along the grove to UPLB, when at the ICS, I saw Johanna and I decided to chat her up. Before leaving for the bookstore, she remembered that I was interested in attending church service at Alabang with my workmates and that she had an extra copy of the book. So without giving me time to hesitate, she gives me the book and puts a dedication on the inside -- and now I have a copy of the book thanks to her.

I believe the first few words I read from the book -- ... Before you were born, God planned this moment in your life. It is no accident that you are holding this book. ... And truly enough, I believe. After reading throu…

Finally.

After a long week of waiting, I now have broadband internet access at home. And from now on, I don't need to walk 2 minutes away to get my fix of the internet. I just need a 4 port switch (or something with more ports, but I don't need it yet) so that I can plug in my 2 other laptops. I might invest in a desktop someday so that my dad can use a computer here at home, but with the current circumstances, a laptop works best for me. I'm not that rich yet, so I can't buy dad his own computer.

Things at the right time. I just hope I can learn to manage my time better and make better use of my available time. I can always learn to get up earlier and stay up late, but it's taking it's toll. Especially since I need to work on a lot of things (with the day job, the sideline, the thesis, and my personal life). I know I need to prioritize my day job and the thesis, but somehow the day job has been taking more and more of my time. I need to put in yet more resources cited i…

Surprise!

I had been greeted by surprise by a lot of people: "Congratulations!", or maybe "Hello!", or even "You're Here!". But yesterday was one of the most memorable surprises of my life: "Happy Birthday to You!" courtesy of friends at work. They went out of their way to get a cake (my favourite at that, chocolate mousse) and surprise me at my officemate's thanksgiving party. The party wasn't for me, that's why it was a pleasant surprise -- one that I will cherish for a long time to come. Here's a picture of the cake and the wine... A little blurred due to the lighting and my movement -- it's hard to focus with beautiful ladies around. ;)

Of course, I found one of my favorite subjects -- fauna. I really like taking photographs of living plants and capturing the magic that is life. If you look closely at the sepia treated photographs, they show green color -- maybe has something to do with the fact that the camera is digital, and c…

Absent.

How do other people do it? I mean, stay up late and wake up early, and manage to stay up late again? I'm beat, and I need to learn to schedule these activities of mine more effectively. Countless seminars, techniques, books, and trainings I've already gone to on time management, but somehow I feel like "I'm spreading myself too thin" these past few days and weeks. And I'd like to publicly acknowledge my sister's efforts on keeping the party going (for me and her daughter) last July 28, taking care of my guests while I wasn't there and handling the food and preparations.

And regarding the pictures, I've been really wanting to put up pictures of my sisses on the site -- however I don't know if this is the appropriate place to put them. I just feel lucky that every monday and thursday afternoon, when I get out of a guelling laboratory class, I have my sisses to greet me -- and make my day. Seeing a lot of beautiful ladies at any given time makes m…