November 5, 2004

Update on Faye

November 5, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Followup stories. Posting because people who read this blog might be

Faye being used in political attack on gov’t? (2004.11.04)
Is Faye’s story true, or just another fairy tale? (2004.11.02)

The Faye Story, a blog

entry with many comments. Turns into a racist discussion near the
end, but oh well.

There’s apparently a followup by Patricia Chanco Evangelista in the
11/05/2004 Philippine STAR, but I can’t find an online copy. I saw
it on a mailing list, though, which means people will probably forward
it again. <wry grin>


Will move to a hotel

November 5, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

New trainees are coming to Tokyo Kenshu Center next week, so Aris and
I have to move to a hotel temporarily. We’ll get our stuff from TKC on
Tuesday evening and move to a hotel near the Ayase train/subway
station, one stop away (grr; that makes the commute a little longer).
I probably won’t have Internet access then, and will connect mainly from
the office.

Aris will check out of the hotel on Saturday and move back to TKC. I’m
meeting Tomoko on Friday night for another trip, though, so I need to
move my luggage earlier. I don’t think it’ll fit within coin lockers.
Logistics are somewhat complicated…

– 1. I need an overnight bag for Friday-Saturday containing pajamas
and two changes of clothes for the next day. (Onsen trip.)

– 2. I need business clothes for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

– 3. I can leave luggage at TKC.

– 4. If I don’t mind walking for 20 minutes, I can pass by TKC on the

way to Ayase.

– 5. I will be late if I have to go back to TKC or Ayase on Friday night.

– 6. My onsen trip is on Saturday.

– 7. Coin lockers are generally only for one day, so leaving a

Thursday-Friday overnight bag at Shinjuku is out of the question.

– 8. I may be able to leave my overnight bag and/or work bag in the


MONDAY NIGHT: Lug big luggage down to lobby. Put aside clothes in a
bag, and label them clearly. I need business clothes for Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday. I can include Fri/Sat overnight clothes in this
bundle. Wear pleated skirt, which will be packed.

TUESDAY: Put pajamas into a small bag and add them to my left-behind
luggage. Go to work carrying normal work bag. Check into the hotel in
the evening. AOTS will make sure my set-aside clothes will be there by

WEDNESDAY: Wear black striped skirt and black blouse.

THURSDAY: Bring Fri/Sat overnight clothes to work.. Leave work bag in

FRIDAY: Check out of the hotel in the morning. Bring hotel clothes to
work. Pick up overnight trip clothes. Leave blazer in office.

SATURDAY: Trip! =)

SUNDAY: Unpack dress, hang to deal with wrinkles.

MONDAY AFTER: Bring work bag and hotel bag back to TKC.

Oh no! The Tokyo Linux Users Group meeting might be during that
weekend! That changes things. I promised to give a talk on personal
information management, and it’s something I’ve also really been
looking forward to…

Let me e-mail Tomoko to see if we can move the onsen trip. Going for
the Tokyo Linux Users Group thing makes my packing a little bit
easier, because I don’t have to worry about the overnight.

Collected links for Faye story

November 5, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Some people e-mailed me for information, so I figured I’d see what I
could come up with using my searching-fu. Google and Altavista,
intercontinental science, faye jasmine trias.

If you’re looking for more information on “Faye”, check out the
following links. I’ve compiled them from the updates on
2004.10.29%231 to make your browsing life

Static pages:

Faye being used in political attack on gov’t? (2004.11.04) The

Postscript article points out that this is not just about the
existence or nonexistence of Faye or even the veracity of the story,
but also the political criticism in the story.

Is Faye’s story true, or just another fairy tale? (2004.11.02) The

previous column raised questions that need to be answered.

Misplaced priorities can mislead the nation (base article) The article

from Bread of Life Ministries.

Dynamic pages, discussion:

J. Angelo Racoma’s blog – (Hey, long time no see. I know him from

way back.) Has archived copy of Evangelista follow-up and link to
Philstar article, which will be broken really soon because Philstar
doesn’t archive articles. Odd, that. Anyway, the blog is probably
the best resource you’ll find. Check the Nov 5, Nov%204 and Nov%203 entries.

The Faye Story (ongoing), a blog entry with a lot of discussion. A

number of people in the discussion are convinced it’s a hoax. Others
claim it is true. The discussion becomes racist near the end, but is
otherwise interesting. Another discussion from the same blog has
degenerated into puns and kneejerk proofs of how it’s impossible to
verify identity on the Internet, but may eventually contain
something interesting. <shrug>

GovPH thread (2004.10.29 – present) Another discussion forum with a

handful of posts. Patricia Evangelista’s first article is reposted
here. cetacea commented that the constant references to Jasmine Trias
seems to be a display of crab mentality.

PinoyPC – Noteworthy because of the scan of the original ad,

if you’re into that sort of thing.


Nifty! The quick start’s sorta readable!

November 5, 2004 - Categories: emacs

Clair has
started playing around with Emacs and Planner. She found the
quick start
useful. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Clair: A basic Planner should automatically pick up filenames from the
current buffer unless you’re on a date page. Try using
planner-create-task-from-buffer from another plan page or from a file
on your hard disk. If that doesn’t do something interesting, please
e-mail me. =) Have fun!

Pfft. Geek bias.

November 5, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Hmm. 51.67653% – Super Geek. Oh well. Slightly disappointing. ;) Then
again, I’m not part of the usual(?!) geek culture. I don’t really dig
media or collect stuff. I’m a free software, text UI kind of girl.