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Which literature?

Lord of the rings
J.R.R. Tolkien: Lord of the Rings. You are
entertaining and imaginative, creating whole
new worlds around yourself. Well loved, you
have a whole league of imitators, none of which
is quite as profound as you are. Stories and
songs give a spark of joy in the middle of your
eternal battle with the forces of evil.

I took this test which determines what literature classic I am. I don’t know if the description fits me though.

There are other results are George Orwell’s Nineteen eighty-four, Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, Oscar Wilde’s The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, Charles Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil, Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland.

Go ahead. Take the test and see which literature classic you are.

UPDATE: I’ve taken more test. I’m just bored.


You are a Samurai.
You are full of honour and value respect. You
are not really the stereotypical hero, but you
do fight for good. Just in your own way. For
you, it is most certainly okay to kill an evil
person, if it is for justice and peace. You
also don’t belive in mourning all the time and
think that once you’ve hit a bad stage in life
you just have to get up again. It’s pointless
to concentrate on emotional pain and better to
just get on with everything. You also are a
down to earth type of person and think before
you act. Impulsive people may annoy you

Main weapon: Sword
Quote: “Always do the right thing.
This will gratify some people and astonish the
rest” -Mark Twain
Facial expression: Small smile
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In your eyes, people can’t seem to see anything
because your eyes are covered up by tears! You
are constantly hurt and depressed… No one
seems to understand how you feel because
everyone is scared to get close to you… You
long to be able to reach out and tell someone
everything, and all of your problems… But you
have no one to tell, or they just don’t seem to
want to hear what you have to say. You’ve been
hurt many times that you don’t seem to have any
tears left to shed, or if you do, they’re an
endless river flowing… You’ve started to hide
and bottle up all or your problems and
feelings, hoping that maybe they just will go
away… You want company, but at the same time,
you’re scared of it. Your sanctuary is your
room where you can just be alone and try to
throw away all of your aching pains. You’re
dark and mysterious and people like you for
that reason. Even if you think you’re all by
yourself in the dark, someone is always there
with you. Your special someone wants to admit
and show their feelings towards you, but
they’re afraid of how you’ll take it. Get out
more and enjoy life because, it is far too long
to frown your way through 🙂
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I won? I WON!!!

It came as a shock to me this morning. I really didn’t expect it. My mobile phone rang and it was a good thing I answered it since I have the tendency to reject or not answer calls when I don’t know who the person is that’s calling me.

Me: Hello?
Person: Is this Jaime Haw… Jr.?
Me: Uh, yeah?
Person: This is Niño.
Me: Oh, hi, Niño! What’s up? (Here I thought he was going to talk to me about the private message I sent him at PinoyMD)
Niño: Congratulations. You won the contest.
Me: Really?
Niño: You won the shuffle contest.
Me: Wow! (grinning)
Niño: Yup! You won the five-twelve iPod shuffle.
Me: Can I jump up and down now?
Niño: (laughs) We will need to have the 3 requirements before you claim the prize from Microwarehouse.
Me: Yeah, sure. (no idea what the requirements are). There’s a Microwarehouse branch here in Davao. Can I give it to Grace uhhh… Ms. Grace Vilareal.
Niño: Great! We’ll just call her up to inform her.
Me: Yeah, thanks! Thanks again!
Niño: Congratulations, again.
Me: Yeah, thanks! Thank you!
Niño: Ok, bye.
Me: Yeah, nice talking to you. Thanks again.
Niño: Nice talking to you, too. Bye!
Me: Bye! Thanks!

As you have noticed, I have the tendency to repeat myself when I get excited. I tried to remember the exact conversation but as I have said, I get excited easily.

I won. I won! I WON!!!

I can’t believe it. I won the raffle! I have a brand new 512MB shuffle!

Now, what am I going to do with my other shuffle?

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I like squid. Not the teeny tiny ones but the bigger kind. Sometimes I would crave for ika sushi or ika sashimi and head to Tsuru. But every now and then I hunger for calamares and there’s only one place in town that serves them real good: Kanto Bar. It’s not every time that their calamares is good. Sometimes the portions are less than usual. Sometimes the taste just isn’t right. But generally I enjoy their calamares. No one else in Davao prepares it like they do. The calamares has a side dish of deep fried thinly sliced sweet potato which is as good as the main dish itself. I think I should mosey down to Kanto this weekend.

I’m hoping one day that I’ll be able to make my own calamares and I’m always on the look out for good recipes. I stumbled upon one in Market Manila and I might perhaps prepare calamares using this recipe one day.

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A shuffle? Let me think about it.

Michael S. Lasky became an iPod junkie when he got his iPod last Christmas. He’s gone everywhere with it but one fateful day in SF’s Golden Gate Park, tragedy struck. He dropped his iPod while jogging and after several bounces off the pavement the iPod lay dead. Among the fatalities were the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and Beethoven. Lasky then understood the mortality of the hard-drive based digital music player (DiMP).

With the recent trauma in mind, Lasky decided to go with a flash-based DiMP this time. Since he previously was a proud owner of an iPod, it would only be natural for him to get the iPod shuffle, right? Right? To find out, read Michael Lasky’s journey into rationalization and see whether or not he still is an iPod junkie.

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Delicious iPod shuffles

These iPos shuffles are looks so yummy that they are good enough to eat. And why not? They’re all made out of food. Mike Industries hosted a competition entitled “Best Interpretation of iPod Shuffle as Food.” The contest started April 5th and ended April 30th. The winner is Davin Risk and his winning entry is a banana/apple/spaghetti shuffle. He also has several entries like Goat Butter shuffle, Parsnip shuffle, and Tofu shuffle. Davin’s prize is… you guessed it: an iPod shuffle. Over 200 entries were submitted by only 20 are shown in the honor roll slide show. Submissions are still accepted until the end of he year.

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Getting a piece of the Apple Pi

The Washington Apple Pi (WAP) has been around for 27 years but I only knew about it 27 minutes ago. According to their Apple Pi Chronology WAP was founded on March 1978 and they tout it to be the oldest Mac community in the US (and perhaps the world).

The reason why I took notice of WAP was because of a tutorial on how to convert audio cassette tapes into CD. I’ll get to do this one day with the right equipment and after I look for all those tapes I had back in the 80’s.

There are lot more things in their website like their online store and how to become a member of WAP.

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The Detroit News Technology Tiger review

The Detroit News Technology got their copy of Tiger the same time that Tiger was released. They installed the new OS in a Mac Mini, a PowerBook G4 and a PowerMac G5 and after a week of using it they compiled a quick guide on their favorite features on Tiger.

There’s really nothing new to what their favorite features are. Spotlight, Dashboard, Automator, Safari RSS, etc. are mentioned. Noteworthy is the Tiger FAQ found at the right side of the page. It talks about software and hardware compatibility issues, bugs and crashes, and why the Tiger seems slow after installation.

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iTMS downloads go past 400 million

After launching four new iTunes Music Stores, Apple announced in a press statement that iTMS has sold more than 400 million songs. This is after surpassing the 350 millionth mark last month.

The Register reports that with the addition of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland it brings the total of iTunes Music Stores to nineteen. iTMS Japan and Australia are still in the works. Australia was supposed to have its iTMS last week but was delayed.

The Register also reckons that the total number of downloads in iTMS could reach 870 million by year’s end and two billion by April 2006.

On a related news, Apple released iTunes version 4.8 yesterday. It allows users to view video in iTunes, and for TIger users, sync contacts and calendar.

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The iSimpsons

An iPod ad is seen in an episode on the Simpsons.

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iTablet: easy to swallow?

The Mac Observer reports that Apple has been granted a patent for a tablet Mac. The patent filing is said to compare the tablet Mac to the HP Compaq Tablet PC and other tablet PCs. Reactions to the tablet Mac are mixed. Some think it’s ridiculous while some can’t wait to get it. Personally, I might get one, if the price and weight are right. MDN

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