i have three major projects for this year.
1. masters (usc)
3. sta ana (10 months to go)
im reading sophies world. i just finished plato's parable of the cave and aristotle. before them there were several materialists and then there was socrates who made a lasting impression on me when he discussed about the three types of people. the indifferent, the sophists, and the philosopher. what does that make me when walking a tight rope in between apathy and wonder? the last year i noticed a dive in motivation from me and my friends, i hope to see an improvement this year. i think sophie is helping me get back on the saddle. i will make up a list of philosophers and what they said in gist. just so i wont forget about them. im now in the middle ages, and several saints are christianizing the great philosiphies.
i found my dust covered thesis book. i have not opened it for almost a decade now. i started reading the first few chapters intending to remember what we did so i can use it for my masters. there is a lot of matrix translations and computations in it. most if not all of which, no longer makes sense to me. i thought about needing to ask people who are still versed in matrices to explain it to me. i was also amused at the obsolete naming conventions we used because some of my current contemporaries (who are claimed amateurs at programming) had similar standards. and further validated my suspicions about the big gap between a average C and an object oriented mindset. they are totally different.
pour le deuxieme fois, j'ai vu une film avec mes amis de l'universite. bridal shower is a very simple fairy tale about three women (francine, dina, and cherrie) and their relationships with men. the movie starts with francine and dina being successful and cherrie being the pathetic overweight internet maiden loser. and then the movie ends, with cherrie having true love with a stripper. and the other two being trapped (by choice), dina in an illusion, and francine in a very pretty cage. i think the moral of the story was we can not pass judgement since eventually we will all, make imperfect choices due to circumstance and can be entirely happy with it. rico also had a curious metaphor on the constant vomiting of our heroines towards the poor comic relief.