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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Semestral break is one of the seasons where students really look forward to. It is the season of freedom from any school works, aside from clearance day and enrollment.

I really looked forward to Semestral break because I have my hard drive waiting for me to watch all the series I have downloaded while doing plates. 

 

Series # 1: Doctor Who

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The longest running series in the UK, Doctor Who is one awesome series which revolves around someone called “The Doctor” who travels around with his buddy time travel machine called TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space). The show tackles diverse themes, time travel, go to different planets and meet and greet different creatures and of course, save the world with his companions (Currently in season 7, Amy and Rory bid goodbye to the Doctor. We’ll watch out for Oswin on the Christmas Special of Doctor Who). Well, The Doctor actually is not a medical doctor, but hypothetically it seems to be somehow like a doctor, who serves as a remedy. This show is where the viewer also feels to run and travel with The Doctor.

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Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor (current). With Karen Gillian, Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston as Amy, Rory and River Song respectively.

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David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor (season 2-4).

Doctor Who is now on Season 7 (remake) and runs in around 45 minutes.

 

Series # 2: How I Met Your Mother

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How I Met Your Mother (aka. HIMYM) is one of American sitcoms very known worldwide. Running from 2005, How I Met Your Mother is about an architect named Ted Mosby narrates his life, in a very detailed way, to his children how he met his wife and his kids mother. His stories revolve around his life, his friends and their lives as a circle and how they tackle each problem and how they turn it all around. Now on its 8th season, viewers worldwide are still eager to know who the “mother” is.

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HIMYM casts: Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan, Cobie Smulders and Niel Patrick Harris plays Ted Mosby, Marshall Eriksen, Lily Aldrin-Eriksen, Robin Scherbatsky and the well-known Barney Stinson respectively.

How I Met Your Mother runs in around 20-25 mins.

 

Series # 3: The Big Bang Theory

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The Big Bang Theory is another well-known American sitcom centered around 4 geeky scientists, Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon Cooper, both physicists, Howard Wolowitz, an aerospace engineer who recently flew out of space, and Rajesh Koothrappali, an astrophysicist and 1 hot waitress named Penny, a waitress and  aspiring actress, who lives just across the hall of Leonard’s and Sheldon’s scientists apartment.

The sitcom presents the friendship between the main characters and how they deal with their differences, with the usual characteristics of a geek (how it is being portrayed and defined in the media) — being smart in science and logic, fan of comics, cartoons and sci-fi movies and of course having the hard time to get the ladies, and the character side of Penny where it is technically the opposite of those personalities of the scientists.

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The Big Bang Theory main characters: Johnny Galecki as Leonard, Jim Parsons as Sheldon, Kaley Cuoco as Penny, Simon Helberg as Howard, Kunal Nayyar as Raj.

The season is now on season 6 and runs in around 20-25 mins.

 

Series # 4: Partners

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Partners is a new series (American sitcom) aired just last September 2012. This sitcom is quite unusual comparing to other sitcoms, where in there are 2 best of friends named Joe and Louis, where one is straight (Joe) and one is gay (Louis). Both of them are childhood friends and became partners in their own architectural firm. Joe is engaged to Ali, a businesswoman in a jewelry shop and Louis is in a relationship with a nurse named Wyatt.

The story revolves around the friendship of Joe and Louis and their relationship with their partners. 

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Partners main characters: David Krumholtz, Michael Urie, Sophia Bush and Brandon Routh as Joe, Louis, Ali and Wyatt, respectively.

The sitcom is currently in season 1 with 5 episodes. It runs in 20-25 mins.

 

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Museums are one of the great holders of history and knowledge about the world and the universe circumscribing us. It is the house of detailed timeline about how the world and its inhabitants developed into what they are today; let’s say a very big facebook of the universe. 

One Tuesday morning, I went with my sister, my nephew and her friends to The Mind Museum located in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City. I was pretty excited, first because it is located in BGC and second, I heard that its architecture was very modern and dazzling. 

The Mind Museum is divided into different areas, pertaining to the important aspects of the universe where some places are classified as Earth, Space, Atoms, etc.

The museum is really intimidating. It caught my attention, definitely because of the layouts, designs and its overall design. This is the museum where art, architecture and modern technology are synthesized.  

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It is one of the museums in the country where it is very interactive, since all the information and visuals are interacted with models, sounds, touch screen monitors. There were also parts where you, the visitor, will get the chance to have hands-on science experiment (like with the static electricity which will make your hair stand, leaving your shadows behind the wall, create bubbles, etc.), have mind games, and also express what you think of the museum through a video-computer machine.

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Before leaving the museum, there was another area just outside the museum (but still a part of the amenities of The Mind Museum) which is called The Science Park (I forgot the actual name, but it sounds something like this). It is an intellectual playground where you just don’t play, you still learn something from science. Just like an ordinary playground, there are some slides here, but the slides are formed differently, and one slide is formed like a leaf, I think, to give a sense of sliding differently. The most attracting facility in this park is the bubble creator (I just made this naming for the facility). Basically, you pull the string quickly and you are inside the bubble. There’s another one where you just blow or stroke the bubble stick to create bubbles. 

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Visit The Mind Museum at:
http://www.themindmuseum.org/
to find out more about it and also actually visiting the place and have fun with science!


Just a few days before the due date of our design project, we abuse the time we have to finish it. Early this morning, as early as 4AM, the rain just kept on pouring really hard and what does it mean if it rains so much in Manila? FLOOD. :)) And if it floods, it means, suspension of classes!

So we waited until 5AM for an announcement, and THERE IT GOES! NO MORE CLASSES. 🙂 And with that, we slept immediately.

 

And I don’t know what’s the sense of this post. :))