Monday, May 29, 2006

invisibility cloak

...ran across this news on the net. pretty amazing, imagine the possibilities..

(AP) WASHINGTON Imagine an invisibility cloak that works just like the one Harry Potter inherited from his father.
Researchers in England and the United States think they know how to do that. They are laying out the blueprint and calling for help in developing the exotic materials needed to build a cloak.
The keys are special manmade materials, unlike any in nature or the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. These materials are intended to steer light and other forms of electromagnetic radiation around an object, rendering it as invisible as something tucked into a hole in space.
"Is it science fiction? Well, it's theory and that already is not science fiction. It's theoretically possible to do all these Harry Potter things, but what's standing in the way is our engineering capabilities," said John Pendry, a physicist at the Imperial College London.
Details of the study, which Pendry co-wrote, appear in Thursday's online edition of the journal Science.
Scientists not involved in the work said it presents a solid case for making invisibility an attainable goal.
"This is very interesting science and a very interesting idea and it is supported on a great mathematical and physical basis," said Nader Engheta, a professor of electrical and systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Engheta has done his own work on invisibility using novel materials called metamaterials.
Pendry and his co-authors also propose using metamaterials because they can be tuned to bend electromagnetic radiation — radio waves and visible light, for example — in any direction.
A cloak made of those materials, with a structure designed down to the submicroscopic scale, would neither reflect light nor cast a shadow.
Instead, like a river streaming around a smooth boulder, light and all other forms of electromagnetic radiation would strike the cloak and simply flow around it, continuing on as if it never bumped up against an obstacle. That would give an onlooker the apparent ability to peer right through the cloak, with everything tucked inside concealed from view.
"Yes, you could actually make someone invisible as long as someone wears a cloak made of this material," said Patanjali Parimi, a Northeastern University physicist and design engineer at Chelton Microwave Corp. in Bolton, Mass. Parimi was not involved in the research.
Such a cloak does not exist, but early versions that could mask microwaves and other forms of electromagnetic radiation could be as close as 18 months away, Pendry said. He said the study was "an invitation to come and play with these new ideas."
"We will have a cloak after not too long," he said.
The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency supported the research, given the obvious military applications of such stealthy technology.
While Harry Potter could wear his cloak to skulk around Hogwarts, a real-world version probably would not be something just to be thrown on, Pendry said.
"To be realistic, it's going to be fairly thick. Cloak is a misnomer. 'Shield' might be more appropriate," he said.

Saturday, May 27, 2006


Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

I have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times that you go through build character, making you a much stronger person.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

season, reason or a lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.!

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.

Monday, May 22, 2006

summer finale

Summer has finally ended. I was awakened in the middle of the night with coldness I hadn't experienced in months. I was shivering. Turned off the fan, hid inside my blanket then snoozed back to sleep. Woke up this morning with the sun up high and cool breeze penetrating my room. Just laid there, half awake with clear thoughts. Can't think of anything that would ruin my day.

For the next few weeks, we'll be experiencing rainfall. How does it affect us? I'm not sure why, but for me, I kinda feel slightly depressed when it rains. Kinda,... nostalgic. Longing for something... dunno what really. It's like bein' homesick when you're already home.

Thursday, May 18, 2006

comes the dawn

After awhile you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand, and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn't mean possession, and company doesn't mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts, and presents aren't promises, and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up, and your eyes ahead with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build your roads today, because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans, and futures have ways of falling down in mid-flight.

After awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much, so you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong, and you really do have worth, and you learn and you learn...with every goodbye you learn.

- Virginia Shopstall

- read it from a post somewhere,. just wanna share.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

rain rain go away

What a way to spend my summer vacation! Would you
believe that it rained almost our entire stay at Quezon! yep. The only sunny moments I recall would be the first few hours of our arrival. The rest of the stay, cloudy with strong winds. All thanks to the storm... hay naku... Perfect timing nga naman!

But that didn't stop us from enjoying our stay. At wind velocities of more than 100kph (yep, it was that strong) we were swimming, running around and battling waves. Weird thing is, it wasn't that cold,.. or was it just me. My tolerance to coldness is not quite high... so I shiver quite easily. hehe.

Out of the beach, if not eating and sleeping, we were playing cards and ps2. Really fun playing with bets. hehe... makes it more... exciting. At nights, kwentuhan and inuman. On the 3rd day, my bro noel arrived. He couldn't join us initially cuz of work. Sunday, I got a txt message from my supervisor about my day off bein' mon and tuesday! Haha, saya talaga. Can't stay for a day more tho cuz the rest my friends have work & my bro is leavin' for zamboanga that night. Well, all good things come to an end, all of us went home. Overall, twas really enjoyable. Feels so good to unwind and relax, away from civilization. I really needed that. Looking forward for my next vacation. hehe

Sunday, May 07, 2006

rules for bein' human

Rules for Being Human

  • You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period of this time around.
  • You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called LIFE. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid. It makes no difference, you will learn lessons.
  • There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The "Failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately "Works."
  • A lesson is repeated until learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can then go on to the next lesson.
  • Learning lessons does not end. There is no part of life that does not contain its lessons. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
  • "There" is no better than "Here." When your "There" has become a "Here" you will simply obtain another "There" that will again, look better than "Here."
  • Others are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects something you love or hate about yourself.
  • What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources that you need. What you do with them is up to you. The Choice is YOURS.
  • The answers to life's questions lie inside of you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
  • You will get what you ask for. It may not be what you wanted, but it will be what you asked for.

Upon Entering This Level of Existence, You Will Forget All of The Above

**got this from an email

...think about it...


Have you ever been bored way too much AND be bored tryin' to do something? Confusing ain't it?!? hehe. Woke up around 8am yesterday, spent a few hours using pc, then went back to bed. Just laid there, can't think of anything to do. It was around 11am then,.. i wuz melting. grabe init. Should i go malling? naah, eat? not hungry, workout? not yet. My mind was totally blank. Can't or probably wont do anything that will require me to even exert the littlest effort. Am sweating like a pig in my own bed...then fell asleep.

Woke up around 1pm..i think..txtd sum friends for workout. Finally sumthin' to do, though not that exciting. Then received a txt from tina, she's with her best friend teray at glorietta..just chillin' out. Wanted to leave for glorietta right away but already compromised with friends. I think twas around 3pm. Told her that i might be there around 7pm. ...but sumthin' bad happened., accidentally fell asleep after workout. kainis talaga. Punta din daw cel sa glrta, reunion uli sana. hehe.

I'm currently here at PBCom makati, temporary assigned here for the day, started shift at 3pm & will end at 12midnight... just...alone...

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