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Ranulf head of Manila chapter of International Game Designers Association; Eric head of acads

From http://news.inq7.net/infotech/index.php?index=1&story_id=25520

Ranulf Goss, a support specialist from the Philippine office of anti-virus firm Trend Micro, was named the new chairman of the Manila chapter of the International Game Development Association (IGDA).

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Among the first to be named are World Cybergames Philippines coordinator Tjader Regis to head of the IGDA Events Group; Spoon Interactive's Willy Tang to head the Interactive Group; Gabby Dizon and Luna Cruz, both of whom had worked with Anino Entertainment to head the Arts and Design Group; and Ateneo de Manila University professor Eric Vidal to head the Academic Group.

I think we'll see great things from this group. =)

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Tons of fun

Clair Ching's birthday party was tons of fun. The scavenger hunt in UP was more of a leisurely stroll around famous UP landmarks, and we enjoyed a great picnic on the grass after all our work.

I'm assmilating JM into our collective. ;) He's a good fit. He's interested in kinesthetic puzzles, chess, books, firespinning, and writing. =)

Dominique has been absolutely wonderful. I'm torturing Marcelle by being so obviously thrilled—but I can't help it. He's just so... <smile>

I'm glad to be home.

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Chat with Sean

I finally managed to have dinner with Sean earlier. It turns out he wasn't avoiding me (heaven forbid). He had just been just buried under work, having recently had his workday extended by an hour or so. Dinner out was a welcome break for him, and we spent a few hours leisurely chatting over soup and pasta at Almon Marina. I showed him my feeble attempts at sketching and he gave me a few tips on facial expressions. We chatted about movies and retrogaming, too. (No, we didn't mention the weather at all.)

We headed over to Bizu for dessert, where we ran into Aaron—an old college friend I hadn't seen in ages. It was a lot of fun chatting with Aaron, and it looks like business is treating him very well despite the demanding schedule. He juggles and is looking forward to our show. =) As for me—the low-sugar chocolates and the positively decadent chocolate souffle sent me into seventh heaven. I can't recommend that place enough.

The evening was great fun, and I look forward to meeting Sean and our other friends soon. It's funny... I really _do_ think meeting some people would be more interesting than watching TV—or maybe even working with the computer. Oooh, my hidden extrovert is showing... ;)

イヌとは対照的に、ネコはごく最近になって飼い慣らされたものである。 In contrast to the dog, the cat has become domesticated only in recent times.

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Chat with Ranulf

I had a nice long chat with Ranulf Goss about life, the universe, and everything. I think it's absolutely wonderful that he wants to inspire people to go into independent game development here in the Philippines, and I wish him lots of luck. I'm looking forward to our Subic trip this weekend, too! =)

私たちはその猫をミミとなずけた。 We named the cat Mimi.

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