January 11, 2007

Bulk view


I’ve been thinking about picking up tennis. I’m not in shape for it
yet, but I think it will be a good move. If I can find a way to sign
up for lessons here without having to buy a racket and make a large
commitment, it would be good to try it out a few times. Outdoor tennis
season is definitely over in Canada. The good thing, though, is that I
can easily find a tennis buddy once I’m back there. San’s been asking
me for months. <sheepish grin> Yeah, tennis would work. It’s
exercise, it’s social, and it’s something I can keep practicing all my
life. (Just look at Dr. Oposa!)

I should also brush up on my chess. It’s been ages. I should still
have my chess books around…

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I should meet more people in Canada

Hanging out with my friends here made me realize that I really do need
to go and meet more people in Canada. I *love* the chaos of a large
friend group, the strong and deep relationships I get to form with
them and they with each other.

I really like my friends there. I should meet lots of other people so
that I can bring even more people into our group, the way my barkada
here grew over time.

How can I go about doing that? I’ll give pursudo and other meetup
sites a try when I get back. I’ll attend the Filipino cultural
presentations, start going to the gym, take up dancing again. I’ll
focus on my work during the day so that I can make good progress on my
thesis (I really want to finish that already!), but my evenings can be
for fun. I’ll see what I can do with Toastmasters. I’ll find somewhere
to volunteer. I want to meet other people who are crazy about life,
and I’m sure I’ll find them.

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Can’t work on map-enabled prototype

Slow Internet connectivity means that prototyping with Google Maps
will be a royal pain. What else can I focus on? Maybe designing the
research study…

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