Archive for April 2018

Only One Floor Away   Leave a comment

Can’t fully process my emotions right now. I know I would be transferring to another contract, but I didn’t think it would be so soon. My last day with my current project is this Friday. I start orientation for the new contract Monday. Completely caught off guard by this. I thought it would be next month or sometime in August.

– Happy/Excited for the new opportunity and challenges.

– Grateful for my managers for the opportunity and trusting me with our work, promoting over the years to a leadership position.

– Overwhelmed/stressed for transitioning my programs within your project, a really sped up knowledge transfer and communicating it to our client.

– Sad cause I’m leaving my team. I really like them.

It’s been a good two and a half years watching our team grow from 7 people to 20, to 55, to 30.

Good thing is I’m only one floor away, literally.

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Posted April 26, 2018 by StupidSystemus in Personal

LEGO Star Wars – R3-M2 and DJ Minifigures   Leave a comment

Found both of these at Toys R Us. I’ll miss this store when it closes.

R3-M2 was an R3-series astromech droid that served the Alliance to Restore the Republic. It is a droid character created for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

DJ (short for “Don’t Join”) is a human male slicer in the galaxy during the war between the Resistance and the First Order. He first appeared on Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.

I’m done.

Your Grandparents’ Language   Leave a comment

I grew up with English, Cebuano (Visayan), and Tagalog spoken interchangeably around me. At an early age, I was accustomed to Visaya and English. In the 1st grade, Tagalog (Filipino) was taught as one of the subjects along with English. Having moved to the US, I’m more fluent now in English than Visaya (which we continue to speak in the house). I can still read Tagalog, but it requires more concentration on my part and digging deep to form a simple phrase coherent phrase.

My cousin and her family are now in the Philippines and visited my uncle. It’s the first time her toddler and baby have met their grandpa. I was looking through their pictures posted on Facebook and one of my uncle’s friends commented in deeply-rooted Visayan, which is like almost comparable to modern English and Old English. I could barely understand some of the words. It reminded me of my grandpa’s toast during my other uncle’s wedding, in which he spoke in old Visayan as well.

Spoken Visaya varies from region to region. The common thing between them is that it now has more borrowed words and phrases from Tagalog and English to make it easier to talk to everyone. It’s pretty much how modern and spoken English has evolved, with borrowed words and terms from other languages around the world. This is what makes English so hard to learn from speakers of other languages: it’s not consistent.

I read somewhere during the 2018 Winter Olympics that the joint North and South Korea women’s ice hockey teams needed English translators and a list of different vocabularies to understand each other. Almost 70 years since the split that their common language usage have diverged significantly.

I wonder how language will evolve in the next 50 years. Will we still talk to each other in English or emojis? Will we be communicating in image macros and memes?

I’m done.

Posted April 24, 2018 by StupidSystemus in Musings

Alcoholic Beverages   Leave a comment

Why do they have to taste so bad by itself? I enjoy the mixed drinks more than a regular beer or straight shots of hard liquor. I can only speak for myself when I say that I drink them for the buzz. It’s been many years since I’ve been of drinking age and before that and I don’t think I’ve developed a preference for beer. My preference for beer are that they don’t taste bad and those that don’t attack my taste buds.

Does anyone feel the same way about it?

 

Posted April 23, 2018 by StupidSystemus in Rant

LEGO Star Wars – Millenium Falcon in 2 Minutes (Easter Edition)   Leave a comment

Don’t know how, but I found the LEGO Star Wars Millenium Falcons on sale at 30% off. So I bought two: 1 to build and 1 as a future investment.

Here’s the time lapse build of the set.

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