Thursday, January 25, 2007

(More) Codes for Visual Basic .NET

For the toolbar: You click cut, and the text in the textbox disappears. If you click paste after that, the text will appear, over and over again.
Private Sub ToolBar1_ButtonClick(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Windows.Forms.ToolBarButtonClickEventArgs) Handles ToolBar1.ButtonClick
If e.Button Is ToolBar1.Buttons(0) Then
ElseIf e.Button Is ToolBar1.Buttons(1) Then
End If

Monday, January 22, 2007

Achievements of Marcos: More from the history report


1. His leadership was as excellent as always, and he dealt out justice to outlaws and established unimpeachable personalities in positions of command.
2. He liberalized trade with the free world, hastening the industrialization of the Philippines.
3. He improved agricultural production to make the country self-sufficient in food, especially in rice.
4. He tried to strengthen the foreign relations of the Philippines.
5. He played a large part in developing a new conscience in the lower house, which was a comment in regards to his integrity during the time of carpetbaggers.

History Essay: Does authoritarian rule usually benefit a nation? If so, why? If not, why not?

I'm posting our "group" essay in History here just for convenience’s sake, so there. I think I'm perfectly justified do so, don't you think?

An authoritarian rule can be beneficial for a state when there is a competent leader on top. Based on the research and analysis we conducted, obviously a dictatorship is not all bad. An iron-fisted ruler doesn’t necessarily mean an iron fist in the stomach. But although this kind of rule does not mean confirmed development for a nation, neither does it assure you of a peaceful rule and nation.

There are more incompetent and immoral rulers in this world than there are decent and moral ones, so logic would dictate that it is more likely for a dictator to be detrimental to the nation. The ones we researched on were generally good dictators, they did great things in their prime, but none of these came without a detriment of some sort.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

An Update on My Life

Has it not been obvious? Yeah, it has. I have not recapped on what happened after that faithful memory of 2-3 months ago. I'll do a very hurried recap on the actual events that occured, but I'll be more detailed on the stuff that really matters.

So basically, after November, there is December, and for us Hopian, December means two things, one, would be Christmas break, the second thing would be our Third Quarter exams. Honestly, I was scared to death during Christmas break, anticipating our results. That is to say that I don't think I did too well on some of the subjects. *ahem* Algebra and Chinese...

But before I get into describing what happened after we went back to school, I'll have to say that our Christmas party (post-Christmas party really) was a blast! For me anyway. :P I only started going to these things last year, when I was invited by some of my friends to join them in Glorietta, so this thing was not entirely out of norm. I actually only asked my mom's permission to go a couple of days before, whereas my friends had to ask their parents days before. It made be realize something then, even if I complain about my mom being overprotective (and it the level has really gone down radically since high school) my friends' families are worse.

Anyway, what was really special about my most recent mall outing was that Dani and I invited Frankie and Silver to the thing. Frankie showed up a bit late, but still decently so. Silver was late as hell, only arriving at about 5 and showing up at about 6:30-ish. Anyway, we didn't just splurge our (ahem, mostly mine and Dani's) in Timezone, but we did (eew...) girly stuff like window shopping at Marks and Spencer and that store beside Mercury's Drugstore, whose name is not coming into mind. We found lots of cool stuff, like those lovely gloves, which Frankie and I really liked. Dani was really, what would be the right word for it... Quiet? Maybe... During the expedition, perhaps it's because her personality is shadowed when she's with a person like Frankie? Whereas, when I'm with Frankie, my personality becomes more... Pronounced, and I talk more... So, Dani had to deal with two loud and outgoing friends at the time who ended up dragging her around the mall to deal with their own plans.

So, blah, blah, blah, we went window shopping after a bit of Timezone, and then finally, at three past o'clock, Dani and I finally had our lunch. Since Frankie already ate, she just wanted to roam around, and we had to follow our headstrong friend. I'm not quite sure what happened right after we had lunch, but I think we headed to Powerbooks for a bit (of a read, in my case). Dani bought some book, and disappeared from our view but that was before she bought her book. (I know that my storytelling is very messy...) More time passes and we had to hatid Frankie to her mom's office.

And after that, I dropped Dani off at the point where she was to be left at. And the shock (horrorgasp) of the night occured. Silver turned up. Heck, we were actually bashing him quite a bit during our time together, and the object of our frustration just turns up. Pretty much, the thing that gives Silver "plus" points in my book, is that he helped me beat Sakai in Happogahara. Yeah, that's pretty much it. The night ended, and we ended up in our beds later at night, sleeping the exhaustion of walking around the mall for ours.

I'll procrastinate a bit for the next post, it's 1:58 now that I'm typing these pixelated texts, so see you again next post!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

More Pictures!

Becoming obsessed with pictures and PhotoBucket's loaded-ness, I'll post more pictures! ^^

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^ Initial D! That's a picture I took from my camera of a scene from the Initial D Live Action. Since I couldn't figure out how to take screenshots, I figured that this would be the next best thing.

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^ I believe I mentioned that I already said that my mom and I spent a night in Manila Penninsula a night because my uncles family spent the night here. That's a picture taken from there.

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^ This is Kyouichi. Actually, his real name is Jordan Chan, but that's based on his "celebrity name". I don't know his real name, but that really doesn't concern me. All I care about is Kyouichi. *.* Fangirl-ness much.

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^ Apparently, there's a movie of the book Lolita. Frankie and Dani were reading it some time ago, and when my grandmother spent two nights in the hospital, well, what do you know? That was on the wall.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Picture Post!

So much has happened since that memorable November, so to aid the imaginations of those here, I'll be bring out some pictures I took during the trip and other stuff. Like my new cars. Yes! New Initial D cars! And finally, I have decided to enlarge the font size of my posts. I'll forgiving to the eyes of my readers and mine as well of course. =P

Have I mentioned that I'm a bit of on a (useless) strike against YouTube because it removed one of my movies, the pillow fight one between Madelaine and Dani, claiming that it broke some copyright law. Yeah, right. What a load of bull.

And so I wait for PhotoBucket to load now... Sigh. I hate waiting.

Does anyone around here know what a quilt is? I don't the mean the blankie type of quilt. The quilt I'm talking about is the group of avatars put side by side to form something that resembles a quilt. That reminds me, I have to download a .gif animator so I can make better avatars...


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^ The ceiling of the Hong Kong Airport. Personally, I think that it looks very nicely taken. ^^

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^ A model of an F1 car. I've saw this during my last trip to Hong KOng. It seems that it was there ever since. Because I have my cell phone now, I can take as much pictures as my memory will permit. So, what do you think I decided to do.

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^ This is the Disneyland train. I have no idea who those people are, nor do I really care. =P

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^ This was on display there. It features the current designs of the entrance tickets at the time.

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^ This is the train station of Disnyeland. It is actually connected to the MTR of the area, so all you have to do is pay and get off at the proper stations and there you are. At Disneyland.

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^ I don't think I took a picture of what it looks like from the entrance. Obviously, this is what the arch looks like when you're leaving the park.

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^ A picture of one of the attractions there. I think it was called the Orbitron, or something like that. You sit in one of their "space ships" and you can control the height you'd be at, while the machines bring you around. It's not dizzying though. Pretty lame though.

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^ Ah, the first picture I'll post of my self. I'm standing in front of the trademark castle of Disneyland. It's pink. Yeah, and that's where the fireworks and the end of the day are centered.

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^ This is what it looks like inside of the Space Mountain ride. It's my favorite ride there. Can you guess what it is? It's a super fast roller coaster and it's really cool (in both senses of the word) inside.

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^ The big white dome there beside the Orbitron is how Space Mountain looks like from afar.

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^ We take a ferry ride to the convention center. So yeah, that's a view from the ferry. Doesn't it look lovely?

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^ HMV's selection of Jmusic! At least some of it anyway.

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^ HMV's selection of INITIAL D DVDS!!! Whoot!

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^ Suppor HMV! ^^

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^ The convention center. Nothing to say, but did you know that it's partly under construction.

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^ Here's a view from inside of the convention center now. You can kinda guess why the picture is in a shade of green right? It's because I took the picture from behind the green-tinted glass.

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^ This is one of the booths around that I consider the best. It's pink and the sides are made of glass. Usually, I consider things that are colored mostly pink, too girly and slightly sickening, but the thing is, I thought that it was absolutely lovely.

I resozed the pictures so you can't see it too well.

Wake Up Hibernation 2

It has been too long, much, much too long, dear, dear Shiny. Well, it has, hasn’t it? Anyway, since the past month a lot has gone on.

First of all, I went to Hong Kong, originally to skip our Chinese long test, but then the aforementioned test was postponed so I was just skipping school with a somewhat valid excuse. The excuse: there was no one home because my mom went to Hong Kong. That was a total lie, by the way, one, which my mom made up. Lol. And parents are supposedly supposed to be our role models. Either way, the trip was fun. (We went to Disneyland! XD) But I’m getting ahead of myself, I have to explain why we went there in the first place, noh?

There was a convention, of cosmetics, no less, there called Cosmopac of which my mom had to attend and introduce her replacement to PACC’s suppliers and customers, actually, I don’t think they had any customers on the global scale… Oh well, like I care. I'm not interested in this kind of business and never intend to get into it.

The convention was really cool though, fascinating. I’ll list them off…

1. The booths.

You don’t expect people to just walk up to your booth in its plain boring-ness, now do you? So of course, to attract, well, people, some companies went crazy on the designs. I swear, too cool to be true. Some seemed to be made entirely out of glass, another one was practically all pink; another one (which I really liked) was all black. Others even brought out a couple of their machines of which they used to make their products.

2. The products.

Right, so your booth’s interesting enough to draw the crowds to it, but it’d all be useless without the right products to appeal to them, heck, that’s the whole point of the convention, to advertise your stuff. XP Some of the products there were totally boring to the normal consumer, like what normal man/woman would be interested in the cap of a can? But this is a cosmetic convention, which is obviously inclusive of perfumes, make-up, and other beautifying products.

These kind of things have to appeal to the beautifying yourself people, so in turn they are beautiful. I was in awe of the lipsticks and powders and even the eyeliners there. And to think, I hate make-up… Anyway, have you seen a lipstick with a design on it? And I mean on the actual thing you apply to your lips. Well, have you? Have you even heard of such an idea? It’s a really awesome idea and got me staring at them through the glass.

The face powders were like that as well, they had such beautiful designs that even an artist would be at awe, heck, it looked like some really artistic kid went crazy on his mom’s powder there. They even had jigsaw-like ones… I mean that they had groups of powders beside each other, forming powder artworks in their shiny glass make-up galleries.

Unto the boring looking eyeliners I go. So what’s so cool about the eyeliners? Do they have like super-awesome-cool looks? No, but they’re very unique I’d have to say… Ok, so with pencils (the writing instrument) you have a normal Monggol pencil, a magic pencil, and a mechanical pencil. I wouldn’t know of any other types. But eyeliners are like normal pencils right? Eh! Now the mechanical eyeliner has been invented! Dun-dun-dun-dun!!! You twist its body to make the lead come out and I doubt you have to sharpen such a pencil. Too cool!

One really weird product there, which kinda falls under the cosmetic description (But not quite to me…) is the bath soap I found there… Right, bath soap… Bear with me for a moment, but you do know about the plastic dingy you use while swimming, right? Take that, and remove the air then put your bath soap, liquid form, duh. And Tah-daah! Really weird container for bath soap! That’s not all, but you can apply the design theory to it. (The theory where when you have a nice container, you get more customers! >.> Ok, I made that up…) So there was a Halloween theme, a Christmas theme, a Valentine theme, and a *shockhorrorgasp* “Naughty theme… *silence ensues* Wha-? Yes, yes… When I first saw it I stopped and stared for a moment and thought to myself, “Was that a penis?”

So ends the description of the products, with a lot of snickering and probably some blushing as well. Anyway, out of the three-day convention we only spend two days there, so we couldn’t go crazy buying the rad stuff there.

And on the third day of not resting we went to Disneyland! It’s still the same cool place, but the advantage of going on a weekday that isn’t vacation time yet is that there is hardly anyone there! Whoot! Three-minute line on Space Mountain! The crappy thing was that when I tried out the newest attraction there, Autopia, there was like a 30-minute wait for it. And it was a crappy ride to boot. Gah! I wasted four rides on the rollercoaster!

So, since our flight was later that day, we hurried to the train station at 5:30 to take the Airport Express, which was fast, but took about 20 minutes, probably…

But this does not end my description of my trip. That was just what we did… *Big grin*

My two best friends must be influencing me, but the clothes of those in Hong Kong were really cute. Compared to the Philippines, the only place I can say that would interesting to watch out for cute clothes is Greenbelt, but in Hong Kong, whoa. Just walking down the street you can see them, the fashionitas of Hong Kong that Olay is promoting. Ah, the joy of visiting a fashion capital. You do not see people in the Philippines wearing knee-high boots… Apart from the policemen in the rain… *shudder*

So, while I’m comparing the two countries, I may as well do the common comparison of how fast these people do things, from walking, to eating, to serving the food you’re supposed to eat. Eep, fast food there really is fast food. And they’re serving noodles.

*Stares at palm… Tennis lump*

Anyway, being a car freak another thing I noticed was that they have awesome cars there… I saw an S15!!! :D (People: Eh?) Anyway, it seemed like the most common car there was the Toyota something… Crown or Corona I think, basta, something along the lines of that. Not surprising though, seeing that Toyota is one of the top three car companies in the world, based on sales. The thing is that the most common car is the taxi, yep, the Toyota taxi.

But somewhat surprisingly, the second most common car is the Mercedes-Benz. Pfft… Rich much?

The most common cell phone however is probably the Motorola. Yep, Hello Moto is really popular there, while it’s only gaining popularity here. Ahem, Razor…

Another things that seems significant (to me) about Hong Kong are the players there… No, not the dating too many people to count them, players, I mean the Initial D Arcade Stage players. I even heard that the best Initial D player is from there. :D I so wanted to check out the arcade there, but to no avail… Boohoo. So what?

But, before I forget about the most amazing and shallow part about out trip, I shall announce to the invisible crowds of my blog that HMV is the best! It has… *takes a deep breath* Jpop, Jrock, Kpop, Krock, Cpop, Crock, regular Rock, regular Pop, and ANIME!!! But most importantly, INITIAL D!!! They have the OSTs, and even the actual anime there! They had the 3rd and 4th Stage there, complete on DVD! If I didn’t expect that the subtitles would be in Chinese, I would’ve bought it! But oh well, I did purchase a CD of K and of Move. So there was some avail to it all. XD

It’s frustrating though; it’s very expensive compared to the Philippines, duh. That goes very much without saying.

And before I close this very long post, I would like to say that walking around in the morning I saw some schoolgirls in their uniforms. It isn’t as cute as anime puts it to be, but heck that was not Japan. XP

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Prequel to my Pre-made Post

Ok, so I'm bored in computer class. I hate codes, but I love computers, with a fast Internet connection, so it's very much bearable, much better than our current English class anyway. But before I get to bashing our English class, I'd like to apologize to those non-existent readers who have supposedly been waiting for a post that isn't nonsensial to them to appear one day or another.

Anyway, I'd like to announce that I have made a post, on my own computer (which does not have Internet access, if it did, this wouldn't be here) that I plan to upload this weekend. If I can get Blogger to work on my mom's laptop. Apparently, Blogger likes me when I'm in school, but changes it's mind when I'm at home.

We're here in the Computer-computer lab doing a seatwork. See, we have three computer labs here. One Computer-compuer lab, one English-computer lab, and finally a Chinese-computer lab. As I said, I hate codes. But then again, if no one made up these codes, we wouldn't have our wonderful programs, which I'm sure a lot of people enjoy. (Continued at home at 10:55 PM - 1/18/07)

Wow! Blogger! You have finally loaded. Same goes for Yahoo! Messenger. I actually have this status, "YM! You have finally loaded!"

Anyhoo, I have totally lost the train of thought I had when I was writing the previous paragraph. So whatever. I'll just post again and recap what has happened since what happened after what I'm going to post next.

Computer Class Codes, Obvious Writing Laziness Ensues

Change color:
Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
If ColorDialog1.ShowDialog = DialogResult.OK Then
RichTextBox1.ForeColor = ColorDialog1.Color
End If
End Sub

Open file:
Private Sub Button3_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button3.Click
If OpenFileDialog1.ShowDialog = DialogResult.OK Then
RichTextBox1.Text = Text.Copy(OpenFileDialog1.FileName)
End If
End Sub

Save file:
Private Sub Button4_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button4.Click
If SaveFileDialog1.ShowDialog = DialogResult.OK Then
End If

Change font:
Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
If FontDialog1.ShowDialog = DialogResult.OK Then
RichTextBox1.Font = FontDialog1.Font
End If

Cut command:
Private Sub Button5_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button5.Click
End Sub

Copy command:
Private Sub Button6_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button6.Click
End Sub

Paste command:
Private Sub Button7_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button7.Click
End Sub
End Class