I’m really sorry for not updated for almost a month. I have been REALLY REALLY REALLY absorbed with personal and college stuff. To tell you honestly, I think my life is spiraling out of control. I don’t know…I can still laugh about it though. I can’t focus well, I’ve noticed. I can’t put myself to do one thing at a time. I also feel empty…I’ve read that maybe I’m going thru what they call “early-life crisis”, which is damn crazy.
BAD NEWS: My memo.card for my camera has recently gone locco. Damn it, I have loads of photos that I still haven’t uploaded in Tumblr and to my FB. Sad, really. I’m planning to buy a new one tomorrow or on Thursday.
OK. OK. I can’t promise to update again, but I will try. I checked my Site Stats and, my God, there are a lot of people viewing me in a week. Thank you, viewers!
Nothing to post here. I’m totally busy. I need to do final requirements for my oceanarium thesis. Plus I’m pretty exhausted. Actually, I don’t know what to do now. My head is cluttered with stuff.
I’m considering myself really lucky to post this entry. Again, I’ve been busy with my architecture thesis.So far, I’m doing well. I need to do a little photo-rendering. I’m hoping I’ll be able to post a lot of entries by next Sunday. Happy New Year to everybody!
This is one of a hundred photos I took in Underwater World, Singapore. It's a sea dragon. Beautiful, isn't it?
I used a friend’s Facebook account, with “Pao’s” consent of course. Pao told me before that he has a friend in Copenhagen, Denmark. And, fortunately, “Mol” the friend was online. I was curious if there were any oceanariums in Denmark, so I popped him a message. We chatted. But I never told Mol who I really was, all he knew that I was Pao. While Mol and I were chatting, Pao was there watching and reading everything. I was careful with my words.
So…Mol told “Pao” that there is an oceanarium at another island adjacent Copenhagen. It was the Nordsøen Oceanarium, Northern Europe’s biggest aquarium. I asked him if he has been to the Nordsøen. He told me he just knew about it when he googled the word “oceanarium”. From the chat, I knew that the Nordsøen was a newly established oceanarium.
Then I asked if he has plans of visiting the Nordsøen. And if he could take pictures for a “friend of mine”. He then told me maybe in January. But after a minute or so, he chatted back an announcement from the Nordsøen website: “I januar holder vi lukket for at få tid til at lave vedligehold på vores akvarier og bygninger. Vi er klar til at tage imod gæster igen den 1/2-2011.”
In English, the Nordsøen is going to be closed the whole month of January for aquarium maintenance. And will only resume operation on February 1st. Sigh…He then told me he will try to go on February. With this, I thanked him by saying, “Det er ok. Tak for din tid. Enhver hjælp vil gøre.” I just used Google Translate for: “That’s OK. Thanks for your time. Any help will do.”
He chatted back saying that “Enhver hjælp vil gøre” was wrong Danish. He did not understand that last sentence.
Anyway, I just finished downloading VRay for my SkethcUp7. VRay is used to have a realistic appeal on computer-generated designs. I’m now ready to install the plug-in; really excited to try it.
Busy. Really busy. I was able to meet up with our thesis professor. Thank God I was not late. I showed him my floor plans and elevations of the proposed Oceanarium. Before meeting him, I was pretty worried about the quality of work. But when he saw my plans, he told me to finalize everything before January 4. Well, that was encouraging enough.
Anyway, I need to go back to my bedroom and do a little editing for the school publication. I’m planning to write one more poem and another story as contribution for the upcoming literary portfolio.
I’m doing my architecture thesis titled “Oceanarium: A Worldwide Movement to Protect the Ocean”. I’m excited. I have learned a lot of things. But, to be honest, I’m somewhat nervous about it. The schedule for the thesis defense is on February 2011. I thank God because I still have a lot of time to polish everything.
I just hope I will have enough inspiration to keep moving.