Monthly Archives: November 2006

Musings on the article “What makes a good PhD student?”

While browsing through copies of old Nature volumes in the library, I happened to read an article titled, “What makes a good PhD student?” I was intrigued. I am way past that point, having graduated about 7 years ago (my, … Continue reading

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Blogging With Windows Live Writer

I was searching for add-ons to our internet explorer 7 installation when I came across Windows Live Writer.  It is a free downloadable program provided by Windows Live. According to its description, it provides WYSIWYG editing capability allowing bloggers to know exactly how their … Continue reading

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Casa Mia

At long last, our house is finally finished. It was turned over to us “bare,” and we waited for a year before starting on the renovations. Work on the house commenced as early as May this year; due to some … Continue reading

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Magnet Test

Aya has actually performed a number of experiments this year; obviously, I haven’t had enough time to update the experiment blogs. But we have been continuously working on our experiments and having fun discovering new things together. It is such … Continue reading

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Seeing Sounds

This experiment demonstrates a simple way for kids to learn about sounds, particularly, how sound makes movements. For this experiment, you will need the following: 1. Bowl 2. Plastic wrap (e.g., Saran wrap) 3. Rice 4. Metal tray 5. Metal … Continue reading

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Still, Supraventricular

It has been a year since I was diagnosed with SPVC (supraventricular premature contraction). I’ve been reading on the internet about other people with similar cases, and I am often surprised by how many people with varying ages and occupations … Continue reading

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Upgraded to Internet Explorer 7

I’ve recently upgraded my browser to IE7 – and admittedly, it’s made my browsing experience much more manageable and less worrying (for now). Actually, I wasn’t really interested in upgrading until the other day, when one of the websites I … Continue reading

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The First Filipino Ever

Someone wise and older told me recently, “You are either No.1 or you are nobody.” I have mulled on this for a long time. I still am. But I have to agree that although that it’s a pretty harsh condition … Continue reading

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Ayapuffgirl

Aya loves watching cartoons on tv. Powerpuff Girls is one of her favorite shows on Cartoon Network. When we were in Cebu, she insisted on buying a pink backpack with a Powerpuff Girls design. At the daycare, she has formed … Continue reading

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Jugemu What?

Aya came home one day and excitedly recited to us the following: Jugemu-jugemu Gokōnosurikire Kaijarisuigyo-no Suigyōmatsu Unraimatsu Fūraimatsu Kūnerutokoroni-sumutokoro Yaburakōjino-burakōji Paipopaipo-paiponoshūringan Shūringanno-gūrindai :Gūrindaino-ponpokopīno-ponpokonāno Chōkyūmeino-chōsuke 寿限無寿限無 五劫の擦り切れ 海砂利水魚の 水行末 雲来末 風来末 食う寝る処に住む処 やぶら小路のぶら小路 パイポパイポ パイポのシューリンガン シューリンガンのグーリンダイ グーリンダイのポンポコピーのポンポコナーの 長久命の長助 I’ve heard of the “Jugemu” being … Continue reading

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