Thursday, February 20, 2014

LOVE in mathematics

Its the 20th of February, and I guess its not too late for a post-hearts day post.

My friend posted in her tumblr site, that 'Love has its X's and Y's'.
The post connects love to some stuff we learn from school. Yes, a typical and practical (?) application of these concepts to our lives (specifically, the love life)

She said that Love is like geometric lines in mathematics...
Parallel Lines - Two lines on a plane that never meet. They are always the same distance apart
Well, some lovers, are parallel lines... They wont meet. Ever. Sad story. Parallel lines are similar to being FRIENDZONED scenario.
Perpendicular Lines - Lines that are at right angles (90°) to each other.
Meaning, they would meet once. But once parted, they wont meet. Ever. Another sad story. Perpendicular lines are similar to NOT MEANT TO BE scenario.
Asymptotic lines - Lines that approaches a curve but never touches.
My friend said, its a MORE THAN FRIENDS, BUT LESS THAN LOVERS scenario. The saddest of the three.

Love is also like the Butterfly Effect in Chaos Theory
In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependency on initial conditions in which a small change at one place in a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state. 
Putting it in a not-so-deep-perspective... in a relationship, one, small, wrong move can result in chaos later.

So, I had my own share of thoughts in math... I love 'Watt's Curve'. I think I saw the illustration on one post in G+ and it became my instant favorite.
In mathematics, Watt's curve is a tricircular plane algebraic curve of degree six. It is generated by two circles of radius b with centers distance 2a apart (taken to be at (±a, 0). A line segment of length 2c attaches to a point on each of the circles, and the midpoint of the line segment traces out the Watt curve as the circles rotate. 
Reading its definition won't give you the connection of watt's curve in love. So let's just look at the illustration:
Watt's Curve. Err yeah, its watt's curve and not two buns put together.

Where's the love in Watt's curve? Let's look at the animated illustration.

Ooooh! Did I just see a heart-shaped smiling baboon?

There goes a chubby heart, and a smiley. No need to explain I suppose.

Happy hearts day folks. <3

I am NOT a big fan of math. I am NOT good at math. I somehow only liked the connection.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Hello World!
Its been a while. No, its been months... need to do some backtracking. And yes, I have missed posting stuff.
See you around.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


And so I cannot sleep again. *rolls eyes*

Sometimes I do hate this feeling. Sleep, please be with me! Counting sheep does not work. Neither the warm bath and milk time trick. Blame it on the online and mobile games that I have, blame it on someone who made me go panic near the wee hours, blame it on Sunday because tomorrow is Monday again, blame it on the things that I might have been thinking the whole day... *sigh*

I guess I can blame everything in this world and yet I won't find sleep.

Perhaps tomorrow will be another zombie day for me. Oh, I just wish it won't be.

Hello world, its 1:36 a.m. now

Late Post on Late-Y (Leyte)

Hello world, I'm back.

I've been away for weeks because of too much work and I am still adjusting to the changing crazy effed up weather.

One rewarding thing about my work is, perhaps, the fact that I get to travel to places for free. This month, me and the whole team of young writers went to the South. We invaded Leyte for a 9-day conference held at Ormoc City. It was my first to get there, since I don't have the time and much resources.

Leyte is an island on the Eastern part of Visayas, which is around 616.46 kilometers or a distance equal to 383.05 miles and 332.64 nautical miles (too much math, I know).

We will be in Ormoc City from days 1 to 8. Ormoc City was first known for the tragic flash flood and landslide that took the lives of around 6,000 inhabitants. But of course, its been more than a decade when it happened, and now Ormoc City has recovered from its sad past.

(You can click on images to make it larger)

After the flash flood in around circa 1991, bridges were built as flood-controllers

A view at the Ormoc City food park. Yes, a food park!

We first set foot at around 5:00 am (+8:00 gmt) at Tacloban City Airport. Mild rains that lasted for almost an hour welcomed us. I thought its going to be rainy for the rest of the day, but I was wrong. After a few, the sun began to shine... and it did magnificently shined so it made the day feel like its really summer.

Ro-ro vessel bound to Cebu City at Ormoc Port.
Fare ranges from Php 300.00-500.00 and travel time lasts for like 3-4 hours or more

Doves are commonly seen roaming and flying around the city plaza

Thinking that we'd get to our destination within an hour, our team didn't take any meal as to start the day in Leyte. It was a wrong choice. I thought its quite near the airport, but for the second time, I was wrong. Ormoc City, our destination, is around 2-3 hours travel by land from our current location. So, as soon as we arrived Ormoc City, we were really starving.

The City park and its nice view of Camotes Sea

Still in the city park. Stalls of various goodies can be found here, too

The place was great, IMHO. And perhaps, what I've said is a bit biased because I love being near the sea. Yes, Ormoc City is surrounded by waters.

Sea wall ready for passers-by who want to sit for a while

A six-seater tricycle as means of transportation can be seen almost everywhere. It looks like the smaller version of the jeepney. The city is clean, too. Too bad we cannot stay out of the quarters for long during late nights because of tasks given by the bosses.

The sea wall at night time. The only photo I had.
Didn't notice the lovers sitting near me when I took this shot *smile*

Ah, this? I call this the JEEPCYCLE. A jeepney+tricycle in one.
What makes Ormoc City really fun? It's the food and some perks. To be posted up next :)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

on an island

Hello world!

Went somewhere which is islands (oh yes, ISLANDS) away from home. I have to be here from April 5 until April 13. Will be posting good stuff about this place, like, REALLY good stuff.

See you later folks <3
So giddy about stories I'll be sharing as soon as I reach home.

Revisiting Batangan Churches

March 24 - Palm Sunday marks the start of the most important week of the Lenten Season.

Every catholic have their numerous ways of celebrating them. My family, although not that religious, visits 14 churches every Maundy Thursday (March 28).

14 churches symbolizes the 14 stations of the cross. It is the perfect time not only to revisit churches and commemorate the Holy Week, but also to check out and take photos of religious architecture whose ages range from circa 1575 up to year 2000's.

Batangas is one of the most visited place during the Lenten Season because of the numerous pilgrim sites, churches and basilicas. Since my family lives there, the trip around the churches would not cost us much (and it does not consume much time if you know the shorter routes).

Note: I won't be talking much about all of the 14 churches that we have been to. Just some of it.

At Saint James the Greater Parish, Ibaan, Batangas 

First stop is at Saint James the Greater Parish at Ibaan, Batangas. It was the first because of its proximity to our base station (which is home, of course). Photo above shows the date when the church was built.

A view from below. St. James the Greater Parish.
Inside the Church

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church is located at Rosario, Batangas. It is the next town to Ibaan, and is around 20kms away from our first stop.

A giant rosary is lighted up every night which symbolizes their Patron Saint

Most Holy Rosary Parish Church, Padre Garcia, Batangas - our third stop, and the thrird station. What makes this place interesting is that they have life-sized wall carvings of the 14 stations which covers the churches' vicinity.

Most Holy Rosary Parish Church, Padre Garcia, Batangas

One of the recently built churches in Batangas is found at Lipa; the Mary Mediatrix of all Grace Parish Church - built last 2010.

Mother of all Grace illuminated by the sunlight.

Mary Mediatrix of all Grace Parish Church, Lipa City, Batangas

Perhaps, one of the most famous pilgrim sites in Batangas is the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church located in Lipa City. The mysterious rose petal shower and apparition occurred in around 1948.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Lipa City, Batangas
Prayer and Altar near the Apparition Site

The Apparition Site and the original vine where the Blessed Mary appeared.

Next stop is the San Vincente Ferrer Parish Church, which is also located at Lipa City, Batangas. Note that there are colorful banderitas from the top of the church. Its because they celebrate the feast of their Patron Saint every 5th of April.

San Vicente Ferrer Parish Church, Lipa City Batangas

Shrine of Saint Joseph the Patriarch in San Jose, Batangas is located at the heart of the town and is one of the popular pilgrim sites in Batangas. It is also home to the Oblates of Saint Joseph brothers.

Shrine of Saint Joseph the Patriarch
Prayer garden at the back of the Shrine
Back view of the shrine.

On our way to Taal, we passed through San Pascual Baylon Church in San Pascual Batangas, so we might as well add it to the 14 churches to visit.

San Pascual Baylon Church

In around 1575, a church was built in Taal, Batangas and it was named Basilica de San Martin de Tours. Its old architecture captures the heart of not only Catholic devotees, but also people who are interested in knowing the town's rich heritage.

Perhaps the well-known church in Batangas is the Taal Church being the oldest
Relics of the old era remains in one of the
Churches' building

Old capiz windows cover the Parish Priests' office

The Immaculate Conception Parish in Bauan, Batangas is our 11th station. It looks like the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception located in Batangas City. Well, obviously, structures of some churches look like the other churches.

Immaculate Conception Parish Church, Bauan Batangas

To complete the list, we also visited four other churches including Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Batangas City, St. Mary Euphrasia Parish Church in Batangas City, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Chapel in Fernando Air Base, Lipa City, and St. Rita de Cascia Parish Church in Batangas City.

Friday, March 29, 2013

On a long /br

Hello world.

I've been out for quite sometime. Summer has officially started and we're commemorating Holy Week in the Philippines. Yay, no school.
Will update this page in the next few days.

Cheers! <3
Catch you soon