Current System Configuration: In a mild state of shock
–Olympia by JAM Project [Anison]
This song is probably the most AWESOME JAM Project song I’ve ever heard. Yes, in my opinion it beats even the mighty GONG. Olympia starts out as a bittersweet ballad with Rika Matsumoto’s vocals, then it segues into an very heavy epic metal sequence. The song is split more or less in half by a couple of extreme guitar solos, then the last third of the song is classic, happy-and-heroic-sounding JAM Project. It gave me goosebumps. This song is nothing less than nearly 10 minutes’ worth of pure JAM Project goodness.
[Breakfast] Luncheon meat, cheese omelet, foccacia bread
[Lunch] Spicy tuna on whole wheat buns
[Dinner] Burger steak and brown rice
I received some news today about a senior from Ateneo High School who died while taking the ACET (Ateneo College Entrance Test). I just find it so surreal to hear about somebody suddenly dropping dead while taking a test that would determine a sizeable part of his near future. Apparently, the boy had a viral infection that killed him really quickly. No real details, but boy, that really threw me off. Condolences to the boy’s family, I pray that you might receive the Lord’s healing.
It’s a harsh reality, but it’s a reminder that none of us lives forever. It’s just sad to see someone go at such a crucial moment in his life. Making the most of one’s life is something so easy to say, but so difficult to do. I guess we just have to keep reminding ourselves of it—not like that’s easy. We often get so caught up in the little pleasures and victories of this world that we forget about the next.
Oh, and to my students: PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOUR HEALTH! There are so many sick people now that it’s not funny. Take your vitamins, eat well, and please get enough sleep!
Now for something mildly amusing.
Saw this when I was going through my RSS news feeds. Apparently, someone made a booboo. I clicked on the problematic link and it gave me an “article not found” error. It’s a pretty amusing foil to the nasty news I had to open my post with.
It may just have been an honest typo, but due to the nature of our mother tongue, many of us have difficulties with prepositions. Tagalog only has one preposition which can mean in, on, at, or practically anything else. English, on the other hand, has several, which leads to confusing situations like this:
Student: “I was born on Quezon City.”
Teacher: “…born ON? You were on top of Quezon City?”
Student: “Uh…I was born for…?”
Linguistic lapses like these make my job far more difficult. But like I tell my students, if they want to be good at English, they have to read more.
Anyway, I have to get back to my work. Coming up with impromptu speech topics is tricky.
Your Black Lion