My Laptop Got a Bath


Written on Saturday, June 28, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I always leave my laptop in my study table. Lately, I'm not putting it in its bag anymore because I always use it anyway. And a lot of people in our house also use the laptop, so I felt secured leaving it behind because I thought that many people will take care of it while I'm away at school.

However, when I got home this evening, my sister gave me the bad news. My 3 year old niece poured water in my laptop. The keyboard and mouse were not functioning well and my LCD got water inside of it. I was horrified seeing the situation of my laptop. The good thing about it is that it's still booting. I cried after seeing it. I cannot believe what have happened.

I don't want to get angry at my niece because she is still young and she still doesn't know what she's doing (even if she is in a day care already). I did not get angry but I feel so depressed because I still got a lot of programs to do and it's very hard for me to surf the net and blog

Lucky me, my boyfriend lend me his laptop - an IBM Lenovo T61. It looks like my laptop but a newer version. I hope I get to finish my program by Sunday so that I can give it back to him. I'm actually using his laptop at this very moment and I also do hope the keyboard will work well tomorrow when it's already totally dried up.

Lesson: Always be cautious. It's ok to be safe than sorry.

Busy Mode


Written on Thursday, June 26, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I was busy this week that's why it is so hard for me to catch up with my blogging life. But still, I manage to get at least an hour a day for blog hopping and catching up with my online friends. Now, that weekend is getting nearer, I'm getting more relaxed now even though I still have a lot of things to do.

I still have
3 programs to submit for my operating system subject,
a presentation that needs visual, kinesthetic and situational learning for thursday next week,
and I've got to learn more about a framework of PHP, symfony.

Oh well, that's my busy life so far. Got to balance it all out. Please still keep in touch in my blog 'cause I'll still be keeping it up to date. Ciao! =D

Sharing The Love


Written on Thursday, June 26, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

This tag was given by Blessings and Beyond by Mommy Ruby

This award was created by Memoirs of a Mommy. It’s a very special award that she created in Honor Of The Donor That Saved (her son) Noah’s Life. Noah received a heart transplant, and she hopes that by passing this award around the blogosphere everyone can help raise awareness of the need for Organ Donation.

The rules of this award are: SHARE THE LOVE!!! Share this award with all those blogs out there that you love. All the people who make you smile. All those that make you laugh. All those that make your day. All those that leave uplifting comments on your blog.

**All I ask, is that you include a link to this post with the award and ask your recipients to do the same*

I would like to pass and thank the following people for always leaving comments in my blog:

Lionel and Beena

Triple Tag


Written on Thursday, June 26, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I was tagged by Beena, Marvz and Charmdestiny so I really think I should put it in my blog.

blog readability test

Here are the rules: 1. Check out your Blog Readability Test here then post it.
2. (OPTIONAL) Stop asking yourself regarding the results of the test (LOL!)
3. Add your blog from the list together with the results.
4. Tag as many friends you like.

1.Big Eyed Gal - High School 2. The Chronic Shopper - Elementary 3. Vital Sighs - Genius 4. Princess Vien - High School 5. Em’s Detour - Junior High School 6. Strawberrygurl and Busy Mom - Elementary 7. Reflexes snapshots of life (on manillapaper) - Junior High School 8. expressions and thoughts - Genius 9. our family story - College (Undergrad) 10. MOMEMO - Genius 11. Blessings and Beyond - Genius 12. Charmdestiny - Genius 13. Adventures of a Comsci Student - College (UnderGrad)

And I'm tagging everyone in my link list! =D Newest Technology Blog of the Philippines


Written on Sunday, June 22, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Tech Blog Philippines or is the newest group blog for people who wants to know more about the latest trend in technology that is very suitable to the Filipino audience. This blog has just started a week ago and is now making a big step in the technology blogging scene.

It was the same guys who brought and I'm proud to say that I am one of the contributors there even though I'm only a newbie in blogging and not that a "geek" in the technology world. But I have to say that my other contributors are very well diversed and I know that this blog will go very far.

I just hope I can post regularly twice or once a week if I have the time. Please visit the blog here and take the time to read the articles and get to visit it more often. I hope you'll be a regular reader.

I don't like RAIN because I love going to school


Written on Sunday, June 22, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

It's been raining so hard here in the Philippines during this weekend because of the typhoon Fengshen (locally known as Frank) . And because of that classes here from elementary, high school and up to college are suspended. That's why I don't like rainy season because classes are getting suspended and also because my birthday falls in the rainy season (rainy season here are between june to september). I know many of you don't believe in me. Because a lot of students unlike me loves rainy season because classes are being suspended.

Well, I used to but not anymore. When I was in high school, I like that classes are being suspended because I can have a rest day from my 6 to 6 classes. I don't have to bother to rush and cram for a project or an assignment that I have to pass on the submission date. I got to play online and won't worry for any school work for that day.

Now that I'm in college, I now have a different perspective. I now don't like classes being suspended because I am now eager to learn new things. And whenever we have suspended classes, we are the ones who will suffer because we have to take make-up classes on saturdays or in our vacant time because we have to catch up with the lessons that we have missed. I also don't like the rainy season because I have to suffer going to school wet in a formal attire.

And what I really don't like about rainy season is that it causes accidents and calamities. Like today, a lot of people are bracing floods all over the country. And a passenger ship (MV Princess of the Stars) got capsized. Now, my perspective is not selfish anymore but I'm now more concern with the safety of other people around me. I think this is a sign I'm getting more mature.

Let's all pray that the condition won't get worse and that all would be safe.

Cabal Online Grand Launching


Written on Friday, June 20, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Since the start of Cabal Online Open Beta Test (OBT), a lot of players from all over the country have joined in this revolutionary online game. And now that it's fast growing, they are now ready to roll it out officially.

Tomorrow, June 21, 2008, Cabal Online will be inaugurated as a full-service MMORPG as gamers from all walks of life gather to witness the commercial launch of the country’s fastest growing new MMORPG in the country.

This inauguration will be held in Glorietta Activity Center from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m and prepare yourself for lots of fun activities that awaits all the participants of the event.

What to expect in this event:
  • overflow of live contests
  • interesting trivia games
  • entertainment from the two hottest band in the country: Urbandub and River Maya
  • lots of rewards and freebies
If your a true blue Cabalist, please come in your respective dress code:

Mercury Server Gamers - Green Shirt
Venus Server Gamers - Blue Shirt
Mars Server Gamers - Red Shirt
Jupiter Server Gamers - Black Shirt
Saturn Server Gamers - White Shirt

Funny But So True


Written on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

This is the reality of life. I always like reading comics in my spare time. It really relax my mind.

Forgetful Me


Written on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

My school doesn't have uniforms but implements a dress code to all its students. Student should wear office attire during Monday through Thursday and have a wash day at Friday. For a girl like me, I should wear skirt monday and tuesday, slacks during wednesday and thursday. I should also wear a collared shirt and at least one-inch heel shoes.

I don't want to commute with high heels so I just bring along my shoes with me and commute with my slippers on. I just put my high heels when I'm almost near the gate where there are benches that I can sit on.

But because I was almost late and in a hurry, I didn't notice that I forgot to bring with me my slippers when I changed my footwear into high heels. I only remembered it when it was just my last class already. Imagine my first class was 10:00 in the morning, I only remembered it 3:00 in the afternoon. Good thing that the guard saw it and kept it. I was really embarrassed because this is not the first time that I forgot something.

Whenever I put my USB in the computer lab, I always forgot to get it back. For the nth time, I'll ask the guards if they saw my USB. Luckily, they'll see it before they'll lock the lab and will hand it to me. I also had many cases that I forgot my book somewhere. In this case, I usually go to the logistics office (my school's lost and found department) and ask them if they see my book. I also had a lot of jackets that I lost that I have found in logistics office.

I really hate losing things. I don't know why I'm like this. I just don't remember things easily. Even in names, sometimes I just only remember the face, but not the name anymore. There was once that I want to call a familiar friend of mine but I don't recall her name anymore so I was not able to call and greet her.

I'm really doing my best to remember things. Should I take a memory pill or some sort? I am also scared that in the near future that I'll have Alzheimer's disease at a young age. Sometimes, I really don't know what to do to lessen my "forgetfulness". I just hope that this is not a serious disease. Or I am just paranoid? Is this really normal?

Tag Tag Tag


Written on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I have been tagged by Rowena, an online friend.

Have you ever gone on a blind date?
Yep. I met my boyfriend in an online forum eyeball. (Is an eyeball a form of a blind date?)
Skipped school? Skipped classes twice
Been on a plane? Yes
Been lost? Can't remember...
Swam in the ocean? Don't know how to swim.. =(
Cried yourself to sleep? Yes. Many Times.
Played cops and robbers? Nope. It's a boy thing.
Played dolls? Yes. when I was young
Recently colored with crayons? Nope.
Sang Karaoke? Yes with my sister and younger brother
Paid for a meal with coins only? Yes, when I was young
Done something you said you wouldn't? I dunno.
Cheated on a test? Nope.
Made prank phone calls? Yes, when I was young
Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose? Yep
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? There's no snowflake in Phil.
Danced in the rain? Nope.
Watched the sunrise with someone you care about? Nope.
Been kissed under the mistletoe? Nope.
Gone ice skating? Yep this is my P.E.
Been skinny dipping outdoors? No.
Favorite drink?- Iced Tea
Tattoos? Nope.
Body piercings? Nope
Vacation spot? Boracay
Eaten cookies for dinner? Yep when I was in my diet days.
Ever been on TV? Yes, I got into a commercial when I was young
Ever been in a car accident? Nope. Thank God!
Favorite number and why? 23. That's the date when my boyfriend and I got together
Favorite movie? Forrest Gump
Favorite holiday? Christmas and New Year
Favorite smells?
What do you do to relax? Watch movie and play games.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? successful in my life

I will tag Beena and Darlene.

My Not So Beautiful Day


Written on Monday, June 16, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

As I entered the school today and went straight to the library because I came very early for my class, I saw my blockmate, Ely, at the corridor greeted me and said that I'm really getting fat. I shrugged it off by saying "Do you really think so?"

After I went to library, I went to the cafeteria where my blockmates usually hang out whenever they came in early. As I was walking towards the table, Sami, also a blockmate of mine, said the same thing - that I was really getting fat. And all of my blockmates also agreed that I'm really getting fat. Sami demonstrated to all of my blockmates there how big my tummy is when I am walking. So who cares if I'm getting fat.. My tummy is big but I'm really not that fat, I'm just chubby. But I'm getting a little bit concious about my weight because I think I'm gaining fat because I usually eat lunch at fast food restaurant. I think I should cut off my fast food intake.

When I went to our room for my first class, my classmate, Jessie, said that I looked stress out. I think it's because I had a lot of zits and I have a particular that is very red and big. A classmate of mine, April, who was late for the class said that I looked that I didn't get enough sleep.At lunch, Julius also a blockmate said to me that I used to have a very sexy curve but now I have a lot of bulging fats.

Many people noticed me today that I looked fat or ugly in some sort of way which is very unusual. And because of that I felt that I'm very ugly today.. but they can't bring me down. I will make ways to improve my health, maybe I just need a regular exercise. I just don't get to exercise that much because of my schedule. Or I am just too busy with my laptop and surfing the net.

As I was typing this, I remembered the song "Beautiful" by Christina Aguilera. I particularly remember the line "I am beautiful in every single way, yes, words can't bring me down, so don't you bring me down today"

Indeed, I am beautiful no matter what they say. Hehehe. This day is what I will call "ugly day" in which we sometimes encounter once in a while.

<--- Me, in my beautiful day. I'm just 12 years old at that time.

Mark Your Calendar: June 17 Firefox Download Day


Written on Sunday, June 15, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

It has been set the official firefox download day is on June 17, 2008. So if you want to experience Firefox 3, pledge to download it today.

Firefox 3 sets the innovation bar very high with exciting new features, including one-click bookmarking, the smart location bar and lightning fast performance. Firefox 3 also includes phishing and malware protection, plus the new instant site ID info.

With features like built-in spell checking, session restore and full zoom, Firefox 3 makes it possible to work faster and more efficiently on the Web.

Pledging to download it on June 17 will also make you a part of the Guiness Book of World record attempt for the most software downloaded in 24 hours.

PC Specifications


Written on Sunday, June 15, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I have a lot of friends asking me for PC Specifications that fits in their budget because they want to buy new computer. And because of that, I want to share to you the PC specifications that I came up recently with your 13k budget.

Intel E2200 (2.2 G) 1 mb 800FSB PDC 3640 php
ECS GF7050VT-MS Nvidia - pcle/S/GL/rai 2300 php
160 gb Western Digital SATA 2250 php
PQI 1gb 533/667 1070 php
Inno3d 7300GT 256 ddr3 128 bit divi 2300 php
Casing w/ power supply 1340 php

Total 12, 900 php

This prices is based on PC Express prices. This specification is ok if you want to play CABAL online in your pc and other online games. In this age, many are trying to trick you with high price but not so good PC specs. So my advice for you is to be wise and check first the prices in the market before going to buy new PC parts.

My Dad: My Mentor, My Student


Written on Sunday, June 15, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

My Recent Pic w/ Dad

This is a father's day special post. I really want to thank my dad for bringing out the best in me. He taught me a lot of lessons in life. He was the one who taught me how to multiply, and how to play chess when I was young. He trained me to be responsible and be likable to others. Even though sometimes I have hard feelings whenever you nag at me, I know you did it because you love me.

You are my life mentor. I always turn to you whenever I need advice whether it's in school or in dealing with other people. You're the best, dad!

And you're not only my mentor, you're my student, too. You turn to me whenever you have problems regarding with computers. I am always ready to teach you new things. Remember, I was the one who taught you how to e-mail and transfer files from your digicam to PC. I like the feeling that you can also learn from me, that I am a big help for you.

I really don't know life without you, Dad. I hope that you take care of yourself especially that your away from us.

To all, Happy father's day to your dads and to all the fathers out there! :D Take time to appreciate more your dads.

Can I Get a Job Soon After I Graduate?


Written on Friday, June 13, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Well, I'm really sad today. Because my sister said a lot of discouraging words about my course. My sister and I have a common friend who took up Computer Science same school as mine. He was my sister's former classmate in high school. And that friend of ours graduated last March and decided to teach in my school. He said the reason why he got into teaching is because its hard to find a job in the I.T. industry. Come to think of it, why is it hard for him to get a job even if he graduated as a cum laude?

My sister graduated in University of the Philippines also just this March. She took up BS Tourism. Even before she graduated, Mandarin Oriental was hiring her. Philippine Airlines was suppose to hire her but she declined because there is a two year bond. She has plans to get married next year and stay for good in Canada with her boyfriend.

And she said to me that I should regret taking up my course because there was limited job opportunity unlike with her course. She said that I'll be like our common friend force to teach in a school because of limited opportunity in the I.T. industry. She said that my hard work is non-sense if no one will employ me.

I got really down by her words. As if she is saying that I should get into another degree or change career path. And what keeps me really sad is because she was very discouraging, as my sister, i'm expecting her to be encouraging me.

My sister was also considering that maybe one of the factors is our school. She's from University of the Philippines (U.P.) and me I'm just from Asia Pacific College. I know a few of you only know this school. My school is just small and unknown compare to U.P.

Even though I know my school is not that popular, the teaching here is very good. I am happy here and I'm happy to take up a course that I really like.

Can I get a decent job soon after I graduate? I really don't know. I just hope that my sister is not right.

7th Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention 2008


Written on Friday, June 13, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

The Philippine Anime and Cosplay Community will once again gather in this annual event most popularly know as ToyCon or the Philippine Toys, Hobbies and Collectibles Convention this June 14-15, 2008 at SM Megatrade Hall 2-3.

Ticket price will be 70-80 pesos and will not be pre-sold by any shops and will only be available on the event itself. So if you ever want to go, make sure you come early.

Some of the exciting event activities are the following:

Toy Designer contest - Create your own cute toy designs.

Comic Creation Contest- Pro or a freelancer, you can join this comic creation contest.

Cosplay Clicks - Cosplay photography contest wherein you have to take a creative shot with a Cosplay model.

Toy Clicks - the one who originated the cosplay clicks. It's a toy photography contest.

Animation Contest - Have the art to create a unique and fun anime of your own.

Booth Babe Contest - Exhibitors has a chance to win, too.

And there are lot of other contests that you can join..

If you want to learn more about the event you can visit,

I will be going in this event tomorrow, see you all there!

Happy Independence Day


Written on Thursday, June 12, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Today is Philippine Independence Day. And I think I should greet my fellow countrymen in our native language.

Mapagpalayang Araw ng Kalayaan, Kababayan!
( Happy Independence Day, my fellow countrymen!)

Metro Rail Transit (MRT) gave free rides today because of the special event. I was not informed about it so when I rode the MRT this morning, I was surprised that they're not selling any tickets. That's when I remember that it's Independence Day today. I don't feel that it's independence today because Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo moved the holiday last Monday.

Because the MRT ride is free, trains are jam-packed. Not only that, the aircons are not working. It was like a heating chamber inside the train. Good thing, I have a fan and a handkerchief. I'd rather buy a ticket than to have a free ride without the aircon. It was scorching hot.

Still, the good thing is I got a free ride because of the event.

Organization Day 2008


Written on Thursday, June 12, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

This week was Organization Week in our school. And I missed being an officer, I was supposed to be an officer of Junior Philippine Computer Society (JPCS) APC Chapter but I quit. Read Post(Organization Vs. Studies). Now that I'm not an officer anymore. I joined as a member in most of the clubs.

Actually, you can join in three organizations only. But I have the feeling that the school admin does not monitor how many organizations you have joined so I joined in 7 organizations out of the 20. I know it's a lot but I'll just be active in a few.

These are the organizations that I have joined:

Flickers Photo Society - It's a club for photography lovers. Even though I don't have an SLR camera, I just want to join because I love photography and want to learn more about it.

Junior Information Systems Security Association - I liked this organization because I'll got a lot of benefits in joining. I'll get to attend various seminars and tutorials about networking. I can also get a lot of discounts in certifications like Fluke CCIA, Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) and others. I can also get free licensed software from Microsoft. I think the registration fee of 200 php is ok because of the benefits.

Junior Philippine Computer Society (JPCS) - This was my former organizations and I still want to support my former co-officers in their events.

Explorer's Club - This club aims to explore different places in the Philippines. I want to explore more of the Philippines and at the same time meet new friends in this organization

Math Society - I am a member of this club ever since because they always give plus points to their members that still have Math subjects. I have many Math subjects so I really need to join this club. Hahaha.

Pro Guild - This club is about programming. Well, this club is really not that active in school and just joined it because it's just free and it will still be good in my resume. It is also good if

Association of Junior Marketing Association - Actually a friend of mine just forced me to join this club. Well, I should give it a try even though I am not a marketing associate. But I'm really interested in business.

I wonder if the school admin will notice that I joined 7 organizations already...

Take Part in the World Record: FireFox Download Day 2008


Written on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I've always been a Firefox user. And this time, Firefox will be having a Download Day in which their mission is to set a Guiness World of Record for the most software downloaded in 24 hours.

What I really like about Firefox is its very secure, fast and doesn't have a lot of bugs. And with the new release, it will be a way more better than it is today.

To take part in this one of a kind record is simple, just download Firefox 3 as soon as it is available. It still doesn't have a definitive date, but it should be this month.

Pledge now to experience Firefox 3 as soon as it has been released.

Microsoft Phil. MSDN Event: GIGO Project


Written on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Microsoft Philippines will be having an event about the Gigo Project, which won the 1st runner up in Imagine Cup 2008 at the Microsoft Phil Office in Makati this June 18, 2008, 5-7 in the afternoon.

Discover how a team of students used Visual Studio, SQL, WPF and Web Services in solving real life problems.

GIGO, or "Garbage in, Garbage Out" is a term used in a field of computer science which means that the integrity of data output is dependent on the data input. It was this very concept which inspired Microsoft's web application, also named GIGO.

The context of this is that we as consumers have different needs, and then inevitably produce trash. This is where Garbage Input comes in. The problem here lies in the proper disposal of trash. Most of the time, we just throw them in any trash bin we see, not mindful of whether it was the proper way or the consequences of disposing it. The purpose of the web app is to provide easy access to consumers for information to their trash such as a short description, how to recycle the trash themselves, and if not possible or if the user would prefer, the proper way of disposing it to its corresponding recycling center.

The app shows other details such as composition, images of that type of trash, and even some maps as to where the recycling center is. If the user would choose to dispose his trash in a recycling center, the user can save as a calendar file the date and location of when he would dispose his trash, then sychronize it on to outlook and then his mobile device.

Isn't this a very nice idea that would really help save our world?

This MSDN session is open to all students and faculty.

Online Registration is required to attend this seminar! Register here.

If you have any questions, you can e-mail me at

My New Layout: FireFox or Ubuntu Bug?


Written on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Thanks guys for all the compliments that I have received for the new layout. But I think my layout is having a problem with the Ubuntu operating system with Mozilla Firefox Browser Version 2.6. Well, my school uses open source software specifically Ubuntu as a software and I have found out that my layout doesn't show up right. It just turn into a green background without the colorful flowers in both sides.

Huhuhu. I think a need a new personalized layout as soon as possible..

Cabal Online: The Hottest Emerging Game in the Phil


Written on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Cabal Online, the year's highly anticipated MMORPG, has finally arrived in the Philippines. The newly released game of e-Games (just released it's beta version May 24, 2008) has made a bunch of gamers hooked in this very addicting game.

In playing CABAL, you can master any of the six forms of force: Warrior, Wizard, Blader, Force Shielder, Force Archer and Force Bladder. It is a story-driven game play with a lot of interesting story bound quests.

What's really cool about this game is its free to play. Unlike World of Warcraft (WOW) which is really good but very expensive especially to student gamers like me.

If you want to play in your computer, you need to meet the following PC requirements:

Type Minimum Specification Recommended Specification
CPU Pentium 3 800MHz + Pentium 4 1.4GHz +
RAM 512MB + 1GB +
Graphics Card 3D accelerator

Radeon 9800PRO + /Geforce 6600GT +

Sound Card Any DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Hard disk space 2.5GB +

  • It is necessary to install DirectX 9.0c or later version
  • It is recommended to update graphic card driver

If you want you can also play in your local computer shop. Well, for sure, they have already installed this very in demand game.

My brother and my blockmates are really into this game. So I decided to try it also. I don't want to miss the fun. Hehe. But I'll still prioritize studying. I just need to balance it out.

Waste Exchange System Update


Written on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Well, my groupmates and I made a dummy (layout screenshots) of our proposed waste exchange system. (Read post about Waste Exchange System). This term we have to come up with a working prototype and we have to learn about symfony - a framework of PHP.

The twist? I have to learn symfony all by myself. My professor will leave for a week and he asked us to self-study symfony. When he comes back, we have to work on the project already. It's hard to study symfony all by yourself. When I was in my summer vacation, I tried studying it. But to my dismay, I can't understand it. I don't know if my mind is not that prepared or it's just to hard to understand. I think it's just between the two. The good thing is I have installed it already in my laptop.

This is called cramming! One week to learn a new programming language.. Well, it's really not new because it's still PHP but in a different style.

Oh well, I hope I can squeeze the 24 days tutorial in Symfony into a week. BE OPTIMISTIC, ennah! YOU CAN DO THIS! ~ I do this a lot to boost my esteem. There's nothing impossible. :D

My Picks: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogger


Written on Monday, June 09, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I joined Jannette Toral's Writing Project to help my schoolmate of mine and to have a say on the top 10 emerging influential blogs in 2008.

What's influential for me may not be influential for you. Influential is very subjective. And these are my nominees:

1. Music Picks by Ed Arevalo - I really love music and this blog gives me latest buzz in the music industry

2. Pinay Mommy Online by Mommy Ruby - She gives me insight to what motherhood will be and I know it's not an easy one. I really like her blog because she is very open and honest.

3. You Got Tech - It's a tech blog for non-techie people. I really like the vlogs there.

4. The NOT so Talented Mr. Montano - He's very brave to expose such controversial topics.

5. - 10. Coming Soon.

It's hard to pick out influential blogs for 2008 because I'm still new in the blogging community. Well, I have almost 2 and a half weeks to complete this post. I'll be still in the look out for other influential blogs.


  • Nominate a list of ten bloggers who you think have been influential to the blogosphere
    • Who can be nominated?
      • Blogs started from July 2007 up to present.
      • Any blogs from any country can be nominated
  • Post it in your blog for promotion
  • Link it to Influential Blogger and make a comment there that you have participated. Only one entry per blogger

Cut-off date and time for submission of entries is on July 26, Saturday, 5:00 pm (GMT+9:30). They will pick ten writing project entries in random who will get one hundred dollars (US$100) each.

If you have questions, you can e-mail me at or reply to this post.

My First Award!


Written on Monday, June 09, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I received this award from Kate. I want to thank her for this award. This is my first time to receive an award from an online friend. The rules of this award are as follows:

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winners and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. Make sure to visit the link. Now, my awardees are the following...

Mommy Ruby, the one of a kind mommy

The Coffee Cup Princess - a one of a kind mommy, too

Jhoice - living in States but Pinay at heart, loved her layout

David Tamayo
- got a lot of nice articles about security

Andrik - got a lot of tips in his blog

From Yahoo Answers to MyLot


Written on Sunday, June 08, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I was very active in Yahoo Answers for the last two months when an online friend referred me to use mylot instead.

What is Mylot? It is a community in where you can post your questions, queries and problems and at the same time answer questions that you know and can relate to. It is very similar with Yahoo Answers except that you can earn just by posting and answering. You can also earn by referring your friends.

Well, don't expect to earn a lot from this. The more relevant the reply, the more you will earn. It's like a bonus for helping out other people. You can also earn by posting your own discussion.

I really like helping other people in the net. Well, all of us become a newbie before becoming an expert. If you are interested to join, click here.

Even though I am more active to MyLot, I still use Yahoo Answer.

I've Got a New Layout


Written on Saturday, June 07, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

I want a new look for my blog but I have no time doing some css and photoshop. So I went for the free blogger layouts in the net. What do you think about the new layout?

The previous layout was very simple, white background with a butterfly in the corner. Now, it's more colorful. If I have the time I really want to make a personalized one. But I admit that I am really not that creative to make one. I really suck at photoshop, colors and blending. Yah, I'm a computer science student not a multimedia arts student.

My blog is still underconstruction. The comments were powered by disqus before but I am having a hard time to intergrate it. For now, the comments will be handled by blogger. I also still have to put some widgets.

I'll be fixing my blog as soon as possible.

From Trains to Buses


Written on Friday, June 06, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

When I was in my first year in college, I was lucky enough that I had a driver and he had to drive me to and from my school. But due to financial crisis, our car had to go and I was forced to commute.

Because I was not used to commute and I was not familiar with the streets, I commuted by train particularly by MRT (Metro Railway Transit). I just drop off in Magallanes Station and walk from the free shuttle bus that is provided by our school. From my school, I go home in the same route also.

Now, that the oil price is increasing rapidly and that I have to save my allowance, I am now forced to take the bus. Buses here in the Philippines have two types: the ordinary and the airconditioned. I usually take the ordinary to save more. But I have to say that ORDINARY buses are the most unsafe vehicle in the world.

I really got a lot of experiences in ORDINARY Buses. Here are the list of my extra ordinary experiences in ordinary buses.

1. Because ordinary bus drivers drive very fast (as fast as a roller coaster), my head always hit the wooden chair. I think the government should implement seatbelts in the passenger seats of ordinary buses. Hehehe.

2. I had experienced two incidents that the bus driver was very fast that he hit a private car.

3. When I was staring outside of the bus' window, I began to notice small cockroaches (about 30 of them) in the curtains. It was so gross. So whenever I seat in a bus, I don't seat near the window.

4. A guy sitting right next to me tries to take a picture of me secretly with his front cellphone camera. I really don't know why guys try to do that. I experienced this thrice already. As if I won't notice it.

5. When I dropped off the bus, a guy followed me and asks for my name. It was so scary. At first, I thought we just going in the same route but when I was about to cross the street, he tapped my shoulder and asks for my name. I did not give my name but he still insisted and was still following me. I just run away and immediately hailed a tricycle.

6. Someone sits right next to me, asks for my name and my cellphone number. I usually give a different name and a wrong number so that they'll stop asking for it.

Luck for me, I did not experienced being robbed. I've known many people already experienced that so if I were you, you really should be watchful with your environment whenever you are in a bus.

Usually, I take the train in the morning so I won't get late and take the bus in the afternoon when going home.

Well, I have no choice, if I really want to save enough I have to take the bus. I really don't want to depend so much on my parents. As much as possible, I don't want to ask for extra money to them. I really just have to be careful when riding in public transportations, may it be train or buses.

Candid Pics in our First Week in School


Written on Friday, June 06, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Most of the pictures here are candid pics.
Some are just pretending that it was a "stolen shot". LOL.
These are my blockmates - SSE63. They're really fun to be with.

He's so camera shy so I grab my digicam and pretend that I was tweaking it.

Alphard (the guy that was looking) saw the cam and smiled.

They were all unaware.
Mhar (girl) did not notice the camera.

April smiling at the camera.

Mhar and Sami (Couple)

Kevin and Miles (Couple)

April is checking out someone

Melo and I (No, we are not couple)

Nap is all smiles in this pic

Guess who's hand is this? Clue: Not mine

He's thinking of something

Wow! Macaroni! Yummy..

Whenever she sees a camera, she automatically smiles.

Me, writing my "Patience is a Virtue Post"

Alphard is busy writing his poem

The boys are busy playing warcraft in Sami's new laptop

I've been tagged


Written on Thursday, June 05, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

My first time to be tagged by a friend. I've been tagged by my online blogger friend, Beena


Here are the Rules for this tag :

Remove one (1) question from below and add in your personal question, make it a total of 20 questions, then tag eight (8) people on your list. List them out at the end of this post.

1. What is your favorite food?
- pasta, Mcdonald's fries and coke float, menudo, and chicken curry

2. What was your happiest moment when you were a child?
- when my mom and I went to her province, Surigao

3. Where is the place that you want to go the most?
- Japan

4. What are you mostly against?
- abortion.

5. When you encounter a sad moment, what do you do?
- Eat a lot of chocolates. Chocolate makes you happy.

6. What are you afraid to lose the most?
-My family

7. If you win $1 million, what would you do?
- I'll keep it a secret first, save the half of it, give money to charities and spend some for myself and my family

8. What is the saddest moment for you last year (2007)?
-When my ex boyfriend cheated on me and replaced me with his bestfriend.

9. Which actor/actress would you like to play you in a movie?
-Hermione Granger

10. How do you cope with boredom?
-read books, watch movies or play sudoku

11. Till now, what is the moment that you regret the most?
-I don't regret doing anything. :D

12. What type of person do you hate the most?
- a person who is not true to himself and says bad things to you at your back.

13. What is your ambition?
- be a successful system administrator and be successful in life

14. If you had one wish, what would you wish for?
- World peace. hahaha.

15. How did you celebrate New Year?
- I celebrate it with my family with lots of food

16. What has been the craziest thing you’ve ever done in your whole life?
- Planned to go away from home at age 6

17. What do you look forward to in 2008?
- I look forward that our project with Philippine Business for the Environment be implemented.

18. If your life is a song, what title best fits it?
- I think it's Life goes on by Leann Rimes

19. What is your inspiration in life?
- God, my family, friends, and mentors

20. If you were to change one event in your life, what would it be?
- I think I would not change a single event. I'm not who I am today if I change just a single event in my life.

I tag Etevasi, Marky, Urban Guru, Mommy Ruby, Hazel Grace, Darlene, Z'ris, and Bojoy

Go to Sun Tech Days Conference, Discover Java


Written on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

Interested in Java? Then join Sun Tech Days, a one of a kind worldwide conference on June 17-19, 2008 at Shangrila-Makati, Philippines.

Tech Days, now in it's 10th year, is a Worldwide Developer Conference that spans 15 cities across the world reaching more than 100,000 developers. So if ever you want to enhance your skills in Java, learn new things, contribute to the community and meet new friends, this is the conference you don't want to miss.

This conference is open to all - developers, students and even people who just want to know more about Java.

The conference will have 11 tracks, 55 sessions and hands-on lab. Benefit from insights of technology leaders from around the world and take home fabulous keepsakes to cherish. Topics to be covered will include Java FX, Java SE, GlassFish, MySQL, OpenSolaris and more.

You can avail these conference at a very affordable price. (See the image at the left)

What I really like about this conference is they'll be having a university world tour just for students for FREE at June 17 - the first day of the conference.

The university world tour will be discussing about enhancing employability, introduction to solaris and and real world technologies like NetBeans GUI Builder, Jruby,, JavaFX and JavaME. They will be also having tech demos in between discussions. You also earn certificates by participating.

The fun part of it is it's FREE. If you are interested, you can register here.

I am so much into Java. If ever I'll have the time, I'll definitely go to this conference.

My Philosophy Class


Written on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

My philosophy class is 8:00 - 9:45 a.m during Tuesday & Thursday. Today is my first day and I think I'll be having loads of fun at this class.

Well, my first impression about philosophy is that it was boring. I was supposed to take philosophy class last year as an advance subject. But I had a conflict with one of the subject that I was not able to take it. My supposed to be classmate said that it's ok that I did not take Philosophy at that time because it was very boring - a boring subject for my first subject.

Now that I'm taking it, my professor got a lot of intellectual brain-storming today. Actually, he was in the seminary before and he's good in having a lot of discussions. I really had a great time in my first day in class.

This is just my first impression and I do hope it last.

Patience is a Virtue..


Written on Tuesday, June 03, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

If you have read my post about my subject, open source, you'll know that I have to wait for three long hours for that subject (Read post here)

Today was my first time to wait. And because I have nothing to do in that vacant time (I have nothing to study because it's just the start of the school year), I was VERY bored waiting.

I was very sleepy but I can't sleep in a chair and a table. If I have to sleep, I need a bed and a pillow. That's why I can never sleep in class. To keep me busy, I wrote this blog post in a piece of paper first and typed it when I got home.

My blockmates who are also enrolled in the same subject (Open Source) are also with me, bored to death. So we end up playing card games even though card games were not allowed in our cafeteria during 12-2 in the afternoon. Due to boredom, we were forced to hide the cards and play discreetly. If we get caught, we can have a minor violation in the school. Three minor violations will lead to a three-day suspension. I was really nervous playing. Luckily, the school guards did not caught us.

I'll be waiting for 3 hours, every Tuesday and Thursday for 3 months. I need to be patient enough. But I hate waiting I don't know what to do? Maybe, it's just at the start, I'll get the hang of this. This situation will really test my patience.

My First Day


Written on Monday, June 02, 2008 by Ennah, the comsci student

My first day in school turned out fine. It's the start of a busy schedule ahead of me. And I really missed by blockmates. We were all noisy and jolly today.

My professors was not new to me. They all have been my professors. They were all nice.

Since we know each other, introductions were not needed and we started the first meeting with lectures.

My subjects today were Data Networks, Systems Analysis and Design, and Statistics & Probability.

Tomorrow, it will also be my first meeting with my three other subjects - Philosophy, Operating Systems 2, and Open Source.

I really want to focus in my studies so I have to really do my best this time. It's my third year so I need to take it seriously if I really want to get a good job in the near future.