Why Beyond1123?

February 3, 2009

I should’ve written this when I started this blog.  A number of people have already been asking what’s behind the link. What’s beyond1123? Why that link, when you could’ve chosen thegobbledygook, gibberish, or randomwits? Well, besides the fact that most of them are already taken, there’s a story behind that link. And by the way, the thegobbledygook is used for my poems, which I think would be of no use since I won’t be updating the site anymore.

A lot of people have asked me if my birthday’s November 23. Well, the answer is no. I know, you guessed it from the numbers in the link. To tell you honestly, I have always been fascinated with numbers. I love Math, and oh numbers. Math had always been my favorite subject in school. And that 1123 right there is no date, my dear.

Do you know about Fibonacci’s sequence? Let me remind you. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34… Do you see any pattern? I’m not doing a lecture here, so might as well open another browser and google it. Or, you can choose to read/watch The Da Vinci Code. Ha-ha.

Well, my world during my school years has revolved around numbers . One of my majors during college was Math (Physics being the other, which also uses Math as language).

So, why beyond1123? Well, that simply means beyond numbers – beyond the obvious pattern. I wanted to deviate myself from the usual, from the predictable. I wanted to delve into the world of the unknown, the unexpected.

Why beyond1123? That’s because I’m no Math-geek anymore. I don’t eat Calculus or Trigonometry for breakfast now. I don’t even dream of matrices at all. I don’t compute flow rates of beer, or test the acidity of vodka. I don’t deal with flourescence or some photoacoustic conversion anymore.

This is the real me – the little boy who dreams of cotton candies and eats sunny-side up eggs for breakfast. Deal with it.

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Okay. I have posted you in my previous entry about the searched term. To those who haven’t read that entry, click here. Now, I don’t know if I should be alarmed with the number of broken hearted people. Geez, check this out.

what's with the searched terms?

what's with the searched terms?

And again…

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It’s Hearts’ month. For Pete’s sake, Valentine’s day is a hairbreadth away from now, but it seems a lot of people have been suffering from aching hearts. Tsk tsk tsk. (At bakit sa blog ko napupunta ang mga taong ito?)

I don’t wanna be an emo. At least, not today. lols. 😀

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

January 26, 2009

kung hei fat choi

year of the ox

Happy Moo Year to all of you!

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

October Carollers

January 25, 2009

Flimsy limbs.
Heart-rending voices.
Singing ditties and carols – though out of tune.
With misplaced and mispronounced lyrics.

For just a peso,
And of myopic visions.
Hanging upon bars of traveling conveyances.
Uttering words – almost raucous and croaky.

Street children.
Callow bairns.
With nature-spring-bottle maracas;
And flattened caps for tambourines.

On a midday sun.
And dusty atmosphere.
Their grubby faces mirror penury;
Delicate little hands denote beggary.

**This poem was cross-posted in my poetry site. But since I am not thinking of updating that site anymore, I just transferred it here. This was written out of the blue when I saw little kids serenading the passengers with Christmas songs in mid-October.

The Silkroad Experience

January 24, 2009

Do you want to know what cures my boredom?

Online Games! Yes, at age 21, I still play online games with friends. And, one of the online games I play is Silkroad Online.

silkroad

Silkroad Online is an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online RPG) that puts the player deep into ancient Chinese, Islamic, and European civilizations. The Silk Road, was in short, a major cultural and economic trading gateway. Roads connected between ancient Asia and Europe that have disappeared into the forgotten history of glory and adventure.

The Silkroad is an active world unlike other MMORPG’s which have fixed content. In the spacious roads Merchants take chances for adventure while Thief’s intend to strip them of their goods. Although, with great risk in trades, Hunters will be their too protect traders and end the mischief of thieves. On the Silkroad, the constant life that is given to this world is through the trades and challenges brought from it forming various bonds, goals, and dreams giving the Silkroad a world full of life.

For more info about the game, click here.

Okay, enough about the game. I just want to show you two of my characters there. So, sit back and relax. lol

There, the first character’s name is Lawliet. He character is named after my favorite detective in Death Note, “L” a.k.a. “Ryuzaki.” My character is an archer. Obvious ba? Low level pa lang. Kaya, noob pa rin. And, he is Chinese. lols.

The other character is European. The name’s “bigaon.” If you know a little Cebuano, you’d know what that means. Hehe. She is a rogue. She can use stealth attacks to kill the enemies with her dagger! So, watch out!

The experience was great, indeed. So, come and join me on my quest!