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Bucket List

I’ll try to get these things before I turn 30.

  1. Get a cat – a small all-black cat with short fur.
    (Updaate JAN/20/2015) I know it’s breed name. They’re called Bombay Cat. I want a Bombay Cat lol
  2. Get a car – and driving license. actually low priority but it’ll be nice to have.
  3. Get a house – planning on renting a studio-type apartment, then investing on a house, then investing on a house overseas! yea!
  4. Post graduate studies – might take math. or another computer science. or psychology.
    (Update AUG/17/2015) I’m taking MS Computer Science in UP DIliman! Good job bro 😀
  5. Own a company – I’ll name it: enmis inc. still not sure what it’ll do, heh.
  6. Travel overseas – a week in europe, canada, US, japan, australia. i’d prefer to have a friend, or a girlfriend along. then i’ll throw loads of snowballs at her.
    (Update JAN/17/2015) I traveled to South Korea for work. I got to see snow. Work is stupidly stressful.
  7. Learn to ice-skate – this is easy. there’s a skating rink in mall of asia, or at megamall.
    (Update JAN/17/2015) I’m not there yet, but I know how to not fall.
  8. Play the guitar – not just playing, but playing with skill! I have a guitar, just need time to learn.
    (Update JAN/17/2015) I can do some tunes, but not enough. Will not be crossing out for now, I want to learn moar.
  9. Join sports activities – there’s a program in my company. maybe it’ll make it easier?
  10. Get a macbook – or a linux book if I just can’t afford a macbook. but I’ll get it eventually.
    (Update JAN/17/2015) Holy shit, I really got a macbook. I’m typing on it now 😀
  11. Publish an app – android apps are easier. might even publish a tizen app. or an ios app.
  12. Contribute to OSS – I’ve been trying this since last year. will try again later.
  13. Learn how to cook – I can’t do this in my current apartment, the kitchen suffices but it stinks. I’ll until I have my own, then cook breakfast for a special someone, then I’ll be happy.
    (Update AUG/17/2015) I cooked giniling for my special someone. Yay me!
  14. Teach – I’m planning to do this while taking my masters study. Even just as a lab instructor.
    (Update AUG/17/2015) I held knowledge sharing while I was in Samsung. Good times
  15. Create my portfolio site – Will host on github pages using a static cms. Hugo is a good candidate

A Collection of Thoughts

  1. i do really want a cat. planning to move out to a studio type apartment just to have my own cat.
  2. contemplating resignation. get a job with a lighter workload and apply for graduate studies.
  3. the fuck is with these neighbors. it is 1 am. i can feel the bass of their videoke.
  4. still thinking if i would like to have my own car.
  5. i left work today at 11:30 pm.
    (new record: aug23 12:45)
    (new record: i don’t remember, around december 2014 at korea 2:00am)
  6. i hope she’s doing okay.
  7. i should get back to that guitar thing. or at least make time for a side project.
  8. dude, learn blender, at least get some experience in 3d modeling
  9. my fingers hurt. i’m trying to play the guitar. note keyword: trying
  10. i’m also trying out card shuffling and things related. it’s a nice hobby i think.
  11. i got a girlfriend. at age 22, i got my first and hopefully my last girlfriend. holy shit. o_o

These links

Links that I hope to visit/read on my free times. Which is ONCE in a fucking blue moon.

  1. 500px/Ivan Kislov – Pictures of animals to pinch
  2. how I ended up conducting the most successful technical interviews with a single question – “will you please tell me about the best project that you’ve ever created?”
  3. Letter to a Young Haskell Enthusiast – programmer ethics
  4. Code Review – An example setup of code review process that works for the author. Might learn something from it.
  5. C++ React Library – Keeping this link. As a reminder that I want to learn reactive programming.
  6. A Visual Expedition Inside the Linux File System
  7. Clever Psychological Life Hacks … – Does this even work? I think I’ll try.
  8. Introduction to Vala – I fucked around Vala when I switched to elementaryOS. Haven’t followed up since.
  9. AngularJS Testing with Karma and Jasmine – I told the team to use tests! 😦
  10. How to be a Programmer – Hey nice article! Why don’t I read you after some time. (Been sitting in my Pocket list for > 3 months)
  11. Gitflow – A nice git process tool for nvie’s git model.
  12. Kernel 101 – I’m on linux now! I should be able to do this at least?
  13. Computer Science from the Bottom Up – Low level computer science shit. Great for programmers or hobbyist with lots of free time.
  14. Beej’s Guide to Network Programming
  15. Google C++ Style Guide – I’ve read this. Helped a C++ dumbass like me.
  16. The Eudyptula Challenge – Registered some time ago. No activity from me ever since.
  17. Bit Twiddling Hacks – Bit manipulation cheat sheet for C/C++
  18. Problem of the Day – Project Euler lite.
  19. Noisli – Try it. Background sounds when you’re working.
  20. Understanding Quaternions – Artifact from when I was researching for accelerometer/gyrometer things.
  21. Linux command line Tips

These techs

For my resume:


  1. C/C++
  3. Java
  4. Javascript
  5. Objective C
  6. Python
  7. Batch & Shell Scripting
  8. PowerBuilder (quite unexciting for a fresh graduate programmer)
  9. SQL variants and PL/SQL

Used but not in a professional environment

  1. PHP
  2. Perl (when I was bored at Indra)
  3. Assembly
  4. COBOL
  5. Scheme (my first functional programming language)
  6. Visual Studio (from the ancient high school days)
  7. GML (while tinkering with Game Maker around 10 years ago)
  8. Go
  9. Groovy (minimal knowledge, just enough for gradle)
  10. Haskell (tried to setup and run basic scripts some time ago)
  11. LateX (for my undergraduate thesis)
  12. Octave (for my undergraduate thesis)
  13. Rust
  14. VHDL (nightmare from my college days)
  15. Vala (i want to explore this shit)


  1. Agile Software Development
  2. Functional Programming
  3. Functional Reactive Programming
  4. Inter-process Communication
  5. Map/Reduce
  6. Object-oriented Programming
  7. SQL and NoSQL


  1. Android
  2. AngularJS
  3. Apache Solr
  4. Boost
  5. Cocos2D
  6. curses
  7. iOS
  8. libgdx
  9. Qt
  10. Liferay
  11. NaCl
  12. Nodejs
  13. Numpy/Scipy
  14. OpenMP
  15. MongoDB
  16. Pixi.js
  17. Tizen
  18. Underscore.js


  1. Ansible
  2. Git
  3. Gerrit
  4. Subversion
  5. JIRA/Agile
  6. Sublime Text 3 (I miss this. Current company does not allow its use in the office.)
  7. Photoshop
  8. Alfresco
  9. SonarQube
  10. WAMP
  11. Jenkins
  12. Tomcat
  13. nginx
  14. lighttpd
  15. Android Studio
  16. IntelliJ
  17. Visual Studio
  18. Eclipse
  19. MonoDevelop
  20. Brackets
  21. VirtualBox
  22. Some compilers and build tools (make, cmake, gcc/++, clang/++, javac, gradle, gyp, maven, ant)
  23. Markdown
  24. Unity 3D

OS I’ve tinkered

  1. Archlinux
  2. Elementary OS
  3. Linux Mint
  4. Ubuntu
  5. Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1
  6. OS X
  7. DOS

These music

  1. Bamboo
  2. Coldplay
  3. Daniela Andrade
  4. Gorillaz
  5. Jason Mraz
  6. Regina Spektor
  7. The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  8. The Kooks
  9. The Strokes
  10. Yeng Constantino
  11. Vampire Weekend

And songs that got stuck in my head

  1. 12:51 – The Strokes
  2. Across the Universe – Fiona Apple
  3. Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
  4. Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis
  5. Don’t Look Back into the Sun – The Libertines
  6. Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop – Landon Pigg
  7. Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz
  8. Fidelity – Regina Spektor
  9. Hard to Explain – The Strokes
  10. How to Save a Life – The Fray
  11. Junk of the Heart – The Kooks
  12. Last Nite – The Strokes
  13. Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men
  14. Lost in Space – Sitti / Lighthouse Family : both awesome
  15. Macchu Picchu – The Strokes
  16. Manitoba – Daniela Andrade
  17. Mardy Bum – Arctic Monkeys
  18. Moon River – Daniela Andrade / Audrey Hepburn <- quite nice
  19. More Than You Know – Hayley Sales
  20. More Than Words – Daniela Andrade
  21. Mushaboom – Feist
  22. Out of my League – Stephen Speaks : i’ll play this one for you if i can 😀
  23. Raspberry Girl – Chicosci
  24. Samson – Regina Spektor : she’s that awesome
  25. She Moves In Her Own Way – The Kooks : yea she does
  26. Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne : catchy shit
  27. Stuck on You – Meiko : watch her vid, it’ll make you happy. you’re welcome.
  28. The Golden Age – The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  29. The Yeah Yeah Song – The Flaming Lips
  30. You and I – Ingrid Michaelson
  31. You Only Live Once – The Strokes

These sequential arts

Short for manga, comic books etc. Mostly manga, but the plural form sounds stupid in my native language (mangas?)

  1. 20th/21st Century Boys – Urasawa is a fucking genius
  2. (webcomic) 8-bit Theater – FF parody. Thief stole ninja.
  3. Akumetsu – Yea, I’ve read this violent manga about a murderer with radical ideals.
  4. Alive! The Final Evolution – Angsty teens, suicide and powers.
  5. Ao no Exorcist – The catholic church turned badass.
  6. Beelzebub
  7. Bleach
  8. Bloody Monday – A genius hacker and a pseudo religious terrorist group. But the hacking is fucking ridiculous it’s stupid
  9. Berserk – Medieval violence, tragedy and sex. And violence.
  10. Claymore – Female medieval violence, tragedy and slightly sexual scenes.
  11. (webcomic) Cyanide & Happiness – Dark humor. And sometimes sad things
  12. D. Gray-Man – A church turned badass.
  13. Deadman Wonderland – Prison violence, tragedy but no sex haha
  14. Death Note – L is awesome. He knows capoeira (spell that right?)
  15. Doubt – The title eluded me at first. Then I searched google for: phone manga escape bunny murder. You get the drill
  16. Elfen Lied – Cute girls. Cute girl with a violent, limb cutting other personality. And it’s awesome
  17. Gantz – Futuristic violence, tragedy and sex. And violence.
  18. High School of the Dead
  19. Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni – Scary shit.
  20. Holyland – Violence. That protagonist is badass. The fights are grounded in reality.
  21. I am a Hero
  22. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
  23. Mirai Nikki – Violence. Damn.
  24. Monster – Another masterpiece from Urasawa
  25. Naruto – Little ninja – Friendship is magic
  26. One Piece – Did not finish. Look up the chapter count
  27. (webcomic) Order of the Stick – D&D mechanics in a comic
  28. Oyasumi Punpun (Goodnight Punpun) – A grotesquely dark and comedic shit of a story. I like it. And that art. Holy shit, it’s fucking gorgeous.
  29. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) –
  30. Soul Eater
  31. Tower Of God

These books

  1. 1984 – Ever hear of Orweillan?
  2. A Song of Ice and Fire – Violence, realism, tragedy, sex. And violence. Like.
  3. Discworld – Action, fantasy, humor and slightly sexual things
  4. Don Quixote – Quirky guy in knight suit.
  5. Ender’s Game – Ender, the xenocide. The hyperintelligent kid who plays a game annihilates aliens.
  6. It – Well shit. Some pages made me read twice because I cannot believe I’ve just read that.
  7. Lord of the Flies – A bunch of kids in an island slowly developing psychotic symptoms.
  8. Speaker for the Dead – Sequel to Ender’s Game. Philosophy and miscommunication. Ender still a badass, in a peaceful way. (I have a hard copy of this oh yea haha)
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird – Nice. My introduction to book classics. Not actually, that was Don Quixote 😛
  10. The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Read this while I was in high school. I only remember that it was a nice read.
  11. The Hobbit – Inconsistent with the creatures from the LotR books but still nice.
  12. The Long Walk – Another King book. Morals are all over the place. I mean, it makes no sense to have a competition where the losers get executed.
  13. Tuesdays with Morrie – I didn’t quite understand this after reading. Read it on our attic along with The Five People… collecting dust while I was in high school.

These movies

  1. (500) Days of Summer – Deschannel is gorgeous. Dead drop gorgeous. And friendzones things. Stay away from this thing on valentine’s.
  2. 3 Idiots
  3. 50 First Dates
  4. Accepted
  5. American Sniper
  6. Blue Valentine – (July 16) Now watching. The internet said it was heartbreaking. (Update) Yes. Yes it is.
  7. Boyhood
  8. Breakfast at Tiffany’s – My first foray into the classics. Because Audrey Hepburn.
  9. Edge of Tomorrow – Unlimited lives? Fuck yes.
  10. Ender’s Game
  11. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – We won’t know until we try
  12. Forrest Gump – A dumb guy’s history inserted in America’s. With romance on the sideline. Or reverse? Also, I saw a Bubba Gump restaurant at Ayala.
  13. Groundhog Day – Unlimited lives and a whiff of romance? Fuck yes.
  14. Her – An awkward relationship between AI and human. And a sad ending. 😥
    Shitty quotes like `Falling in love is a socially acceptable form of  insanity`
  15. How to Train Your Dragon
  16. Idiocracy – Another romantic comedy scifi. I love romantic comedies. 😐
  17. Juno – A pregnant girl with sense
    Nice quotes like `Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your ass` heh 🙂
  18. Leap Year – Funny, but stupid. Sorry. I remembered watching this but not when or where.
  19. Maleficent
  20. Matilda – Funny? Because Matilda is a nice girl. What if? Yea, that’s Carrie.
  21. Midnight in Paris
  22. Miracle in Jail no.7 – 5482. Heartbreaking stuff.
  23. Mulan – lol. just because.
  24. Night at the Museum 1/2/3
  25. No Strings Attached – A somewhat happier (500) Days?
  26. Old Boy
  27. Patch Adams – First movie I teared up in. They said it was shitty but damn, I liked it.
  28. Reign Over Me – A reclusive socially inept guy because of a painful history contacts an old friend. Like.
  29. The Curious Case of Benjamin  Button – Yeahhh. Weird.
  30. The Princess Bride – Funny antics
  31. The Purge
  32. The Truman Show
  33. This is the End
  34. Transformers 1 and Age of Extinction
  35. Wanted -Bliss after I’ve read the name of this movie. I’ve watched this on my college days and forgot the title, even doubting if this movie existed at all. This is the one where the bullets curved!
  36. The Man From Earth
  37. The Shawshank Redemption – Damn