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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 not really sure I want to put her name here anyway) and I have made very important and very memorable progress with the limited time that we spend together. Unlike most of the couples or "daters" that I know who have the whole week together after class, during breaks, the whole weekend, and even in class, we on the other hand make the fullest of the limited time we spend together. She's very understanding that I have work and live 20 minutes at least from UPLB, and I understand that her work requires her to spend a lot of time at their office. Hardly sounds like a god combination (busy guy and busy girl), but somehow I feel it's going fine so far.

I missed Sunday Service, but I vow to attend the mid-week service at UPLB. I also missed the ballgame, but I'll try my best to get back into shape through other forms of exercise. I believe in spending quality time, and the past week I've been able to spend quality time with my dad, co-workers, and the person I'm dating. I look forward to spending quality time with friends and workmates at the "Job Formerly Known As The Day Job" (JFKATDJ) -- which is a Job I have a lot of issues with right now. I'd have to sit down and talk to The Bosses, to clarify out some things and re-draft a new agreement between "The Company" and me. I look forward to spending more time with my cell group leader, for the one to one discipleship sessions.

I have to make it up to Braidwhip AKA Miss Inna for missing her thanksgiving party. I owe her two now -- one for getting me started to the way closer to Him, and now because I missed her party.

In a couple of weeks, I'll be talking at LinuxWorld, and I'll definitely be blogging about that. I'll also be defending the thesis real soon and I'm sure to blog about that. So many things going on, such little time to sleep. So many people to be with but too little time to give -- but as the last preaching I heard went, "God has enough for me..." and "God is enough for me...".

I'm very optimistic with the way this week is starting, and I look forward to another weekend.

CHill...

PS. If you have any questions regarding any of the photographs, comment on the post or send me a personal email -- that way I'll respond immediately.

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