Sunday, June 24, 2012

pasalubong from Australia :)

I love when my siblings go out-of-town or out-of-the-country... because they always come home with pasalubong! :D My brother got back from a business trip in Australia and brought these home for us. Sarap ng fresh cherries! :9

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Visited my former office today and was happy to see that pineapple is still alive! Here it is - now with another plant accompanying it in its pot.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

wind engineering

Sometime late last year, I got to visit the wind engineering laboratory in my husband's school. Ronjie toured me around the lab, showed me his experiment model (not posting photos of it here, though - sikreto pa muna yon - until Ronjie's dissertation is published) and explained the functions of the various testing machines, etc. It was a different, cool experience!

My husband is studying wind engineering, the structural field of wind engineering. To explain more about wind engineering, I was supposed to link you to this article in Malaya (a local newspaper) where a representative of RWDI (the top wind engineering firm in the world) was interviewed, but when I checked the link, I found it inaccessible. :( Should have saved a screenshot of the page or should not have procrastinated in writing this entry. (Almost a year! Hehe.) Still, here's the link to the Malaya article: - I hope it goes up again soon.

To make up for the lost link, here's another link instead... to my husband's blog post (which was also my source of the Malaya article), where he has a short introduction to wind engineering and where he also writes about its importance and relevance in the Philippine setting. Check it out, here!

Oh, and enjoy the photos! :)

one end of a small wind tunnel

the other end of the wind tunnel

a small wind tunnel

earthquake simulator?

tornado simulator

Cool stuff, huh?

By the way, it's my husband's birthday today, June 20. Happy birthday, dear! :) I'm so proud of you. :)

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Unlike Calvin, our son is lucky - his dad knows how to correctly answer the load limit determination query. :D

Thursday, June 14, 2012

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I wonder what crazy ideas our son will have. :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

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I've been gone from Japan for 2 weeks now, but happy that Ronjie updates me on how things are there. He sent me this photo of Mr. Owl, taken last Saturday, so I could also update you all about their situation. :D New flowers have been planted and Mr. Owl & Ms. Duck were moved a bit to the side. Hehe. Ang cute nila. Hello, Summer! :)

photo by Ronjie

In other news, Hugh Jackman received a special Tony Award last night for his "contributions to the Broadway community, both as a performer and humanitarian; his tireless dedication to charitable works of many types; and his personal generosity of spirit." His wife, who hates public speaking, surprised him by presenting the award! Aww! ♥ This is his acceptance speech.

I miss my husband more now. :/ Anyway, have a great week everyone! :) I have a lot of blog backlog, working on them this week. Will be posting antedated (hehe! :D) blog entries and photos in the coming days. :)