Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Call me a geek but I love the show.

Big Bang Theory
Set in Pasadena, California, the show is about two fictional Caltech geniuses, one an applied physicist (Leonard Hofstadter) and the other a theoretical physicist (Sheldon Cooper), who live across the hall from an attractive blonde waitress and aspiring actress (Penny). Leonard and Sheldon's geekiness and intellect are contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense. An aerospace engineer, non-PhD, (Howard Wolowitz) and a particle astrophysicist (Rajesh Koothrappali) are their equally geeky and socially awkward co-workers and friends.

More Read here: BBT@Wikipedia

Our whole universe was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion years ago expansion started. Wait...
The Earth began to cool,
The autotrophs began to drool,
Neanderthals developed tools,
We built a wall (we built the pyramids),
Math, science, history, unraveling the mysteries,
That all started with the big bang!

"Since the dawn of man" is really not that long,
As every galaxy was formed in less time than it takes to sing this song.
A fraction of a second and the elements were made.
The bipeds stood up straight,
The dinosaurs all met their fate,
They tried to leap but they were late
And they all died (they froze their asses off)
The oceans and pangea
See ya wouldn't wanna be ya
Set in motion by the same big bang!

It all started with the big BANG!

It's expanding ever outward but one day
It will cause the stars to go the other way,
Collapsing ever inward, we won't be here, it wont be hurt
Our best and brightest figure that it'll make an even bigger bang!

Australopithecus would really have been sick of us
Debating out while here they're catching deer (we're catching viruses)
Religion or astronomy, Encarta, Deuteronomy
It all started with the big bang!

Music and mythology, Einstein and astrology
It all started with the big bang!
It all started with the big BANG!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

plus 1 year times 1 million or more unforgettable moments

My "Day"

Marked that date on the calendar. As the dates draw near, I can't help but feel nostalgic and excited; mixed emotions I should say. The day finally snailed its way silently. I celebrate another year of existence. It was any other day. The only exception was that a surprised was served to me on an early breakfast platter.

It is somewhat common us to walk through memory lane everytime we celebrate another year. This is to measure up how far we have reached or how high we have darted. But somehow these images are only brainworks until we see flatout evidences of our progress, or worst, our downfall. Riz, my fiance and the love of my life, cooked up a surprise over the past weeks to remind me of how the years of my existence was like. She stockpiled memories from people, who one way or the other, became a part of my life. People from the past and present went out of their way to sign in some of our fond memories with messages for me in my birthday book.

I can't help but laugh at the different sizes and off-colored images of me growing up. I feasted on the variety of flashbacks I get everytime a page is flipped. It was indeed a happy day. It was indeed a happy birthday.

I want to extend my super deepest gratitude to my highschool friends, teachers, college buds, random close friends and beloved family for sharing this surprise.

I want to congratulate Riz for carefully planning and conniving with those people in making this birthday book a success. Riz, your love, creativity and thoughtfulness have made this possible. I'm sorry for my shortcomings during the time you were percolating this surprise. I love you much. Thank you.

Another year has passed. Another year has been added to my age line. Many faces, places and experiences have been shared and as I scan through the pages of the book, I realized how far I have reached and at the same time, looked forward at the farthest I can still go. I realized that all the things that happened to me and all the things I have accomplished are possible because of the people who pushed me forward and helped me one way or the other. To those people (you know who you are), thank you. 

**some pages from the birthday book. Courtesy of Osang. thanks mat.**