Monday, August 13, 2007

We will be having a qualifying test for Mensa Philippines - Cebu Chapter this Sunday, August 19, 2007, at the Blue Room, 3rd floor, i1 building, Asiatown IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City.

To register, please contact gbtojong@gmail.com with subject "Aug 19 Mensa qualifier". Please include name, age, contact number, and preferred time slot. Available timeslots are: 9:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm. Pre-registration is required for the 30-minute qualifying exam. You may also contact us through these numbers: 0922 3520 722 (John), 0920 9200 127 (Bimbo), and 0918 990 2303 (Glen).

Requirements are valid ID with photo, and a testing fee of P400. A discounted rate of P150 is available for undergraduate students.

What is Mensa?

Mensa Philippines is an emerging national Mensa under the auspices of Mensa International Ltd. The society has over 100,000 members in over 80 countries worldwide. Mensa's aims are - to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity; to encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence; and to promote stimulating and social opportunities for its members.

The only criterion for membership in Mensa is to score within the top 2 percent (98th percentile and up) on an accepted and properly supervised qualifying test.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Memories are just where you laid them
Dragging the waters 'til the depths give up their dead
What did you expect to find?
Was it something you left behind?

Am I the only place that you've left to go?
She cries her life is like
Some movie in black and white
Dead actors faking lines, over and over and over again she cries

Monday, August 06, 2007

Ideas. I have lots of ideas in my mind, but I don't know where to start. Everything inside me is a bunch of unorganized, high-quality mess. I need someone to stimulate me enough in order to start a debate. As you can see, my blog has been empty for a couple of years already, because I can't just braindump all my thoughts here. We don't have the technology for that, unfortunately. So, starting today, I'll paste my thoughts from various forums and online chat. See my previous post. :)
Thoughts on courtship, as debated in http://www.istorya.net/forums/index.php?topic=141240:

The most common mistake that us guys make is that we think we can win a girl's heart by giving her flowers, teddy bears, and text messages. In some cases it works (esp. if the girl is still in her adolescence), but in most cases, it simply doesn't. This courting ritual invokes behavior that will make it harder to win the girl's heart. Depending on the girl's personality, past experiences, and environmental influences, the girl will follow social norms so she will purposely play hard to get; or she will feel awkward and will not appreciate your presence, creating the opposite reaction that you were expecting. Oftentimes, however, the girl will unconsciously think that you are "buying" her with your expensive gifts and will feel repulsed by such move.

Unless you are courting an innocent 14 year-old girl, lavishing her with gifts is a big no-no.

There are many strategies on attracting a girl. But like what I said in my previous post, those strategies border on deception, and are simply means to an end. I do not play, and I promised myself never to break a woman's heart. But reality made me realize that women rarely rely on cold logic to decide on things, so I am forced to use those strategies from time to time. This, sucks, I know. But until I meet a woman who uses her head more than her heart, there's nothing I can do. I wish I can find such girl.

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

(ERASED. WTF, I only noticed this now in 2012. WTF)
Things I do now:
  • I run around the house naked.
  • I eat raw Milo.
  • I poke my officemates' armpits every time they yawn.
  • I throw random objects at my friends.
  • I sometimes hail a cab and as soon as they approach me, I run away.
  • I make paper boats and paper airplanes while listening to our pastor's sermon.
  • I purposely piss people off in various online forums in order to stimulate debate.
  • I jokingly insult strangers in IRC in order to observe their reaction. We often end up becoming friends anyway...

And many more...

Things I did when I was young (around 3-7 years old):
  • I wanted to know how being electrocuted feels like, so I partially plugged our electric fan to the socket, and touched the xposed metal.
  • (ERASED. WTF, I only noticed this now in 2012. WTF)
  • I felt that every object, animate or inanimate, has a life. Example: when I see a car, I don't see it as simply a car. I see eyes (two headlights), a mouth (bumpers), and feet (wheels).

And many more...

Other things that I used to do, when I was still in highschool:
  • I touch every lamp post that I see.
  • I "walk" around the neighborhood by simply visualizing my surroundings. I usually find misplaced items using that method.
  • I write computer viruses on my spare time.
  • I vandalize chairs.
  • (ERASED. WTF, I only noticed this now in 2012. WTF)
  • I disassemble and reassemble every object that I encounter: ballpens, TV, toaster, radio, etc...

And many more...