Tuesday, November 8, 2011 2:56:43 AM
Hello fellow followers.
I am sorry for my inactivity, but yes... October haven`t been a good month for me.
But, the recent happenings have been changing my mind! In fact, I`ve been quite oscillative this year. I feel that I need some inspiration. I do believe that we can`t move forward if something doesn`t inspire us. I probably said that before. Some people are inspired by pure things like math, others are inspired by other people. In fact I didn`t found a permanent source of inspiration, but I know it exists, and I won`t give up looking for it.
Anyway, this last weekend was amazing. I`ve been to a workshop, of my religion, the christian science. Whoever wants to know more about it you can check on the website: http://christianscience.com/
But it was an amazing and inspiring experience. People shared their knowledge, freely, and it was even more amazing because I was in another town, and met new people.
Curiously almost everyone knew my father. I was famous on the environment and didn`t even knew, haha. But the place was amazing, the people were amazing, the food, and everything! And yes I want more! I suppose it is the first time I felt super inspired to study my religion and practice it. These kind of events in which people unite themselves to talk about a single thing are interesting, and make life feels better.
So lets unite! We have no time to lose!
Sunday, October 9, 2011 4:53:12 AM
Before starting this post. A music makes itself necessary. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uTe8DVA9Ug
That was a very good Saturday! Actually I`ve went through all this week just thinking about today, or yesterday, depending on your looks. I won`t say that everything went just great, but the main events were just awesome!
Well first things first. The teacher decided to read what I wrote on the work we are doing. I am just a little bit ashamed that I wrote too much about something simple, and I don`t think it will have much use as an academic article... But anyway, that means the project is still up and the numerical analysis will keep on going! I hope that on the next days I can discuss the results of the algorithm with the teacher by my side.
A very close friend of mine messaged me today by the noon! That was a very good surprise to me. It is good to know that she is doing fine, after so much experiences we passed. Most of them good, but some bad stuff were happening and we didn`t talked in months... or years maybe? But I suppose she is back on the track and that means it is one more for my crew!
Oh, and the main event of today was the concert of "Tears for Fears" at Citibank Hall. Tears for Fears is an 80`s band that just rocks! They have lots of amazing songs and altough I don`t know all their songs, I liked every single one they played on the show. Actually on the ending of the concert I was already losing my voice from shouting(With reference to the song "Shout" of the same band), since I was singing lots of songs with them. The lights on the stage were also very dinamically, that it mesmerized me sometimes, and I have no complaints about the skills of the musicians!
What I didn`t expected was the place to be so crowded. for a band from the 80`s to fill up a theater like that is hard nowdays. Altough the 80`s bands are way better than nowdays bands, but that is personal, pick the ones that suits you. That crowd was a little bit annoying because people don`t know how to behave in a theater. I also had some problems with traffic when reaching the concert and when leaving...
But seriously, what an amazing day!
Thursday, October 6, 2011 1:54:17 AM
Altough this is a Dream Theater song, I don`t know if my post has anything to do with it, altough it is a nice song that everyone should listen to.
But yes, take the time. You gotta stay alert to everything that is happening around you and don`t miss the oportunity. At least this is what taking the time means to me. We gotta wait patiently while doing other stuff while keeping an eye on others to strike it like a tiger strikes its prey.
My day wasn`t exactly the best today. Well, my boss is back from his travelling, but he didn`t even had time to take a look on my work and point me to the correct direction. Altough I did a great improvement on work today by understanding the view of the equation by the book I am reading. The book goes in giant steps which just confused me, so I had to craft all the steps in between to understand what was going on. Good thing I nailed the equation.
And now by the night, my aunt is having problems with the dogs. It would be ok, if the problem wasn`t created by herself. Not only by spoiling the dogs, but the dog can`t even be a dog without she complaining about it. The dogs were just barking at some sort of noise that came from the street, and the woman(my aunt) was complaining that the dogs were barking! How does that work?
Anyway, these things quite killed my mood today, lets see what is going to happen on the next ones. I am just here, waiting patiently until the oportunity shows up so I can take the time.
Monday, October 3, 2011 8:33:20 PM
Hello everyone that is here once again! Thanks for reading everything!
I suppose I already said that, but there are several, lots, thousands of events happening on our lives, and much of them at the same time. I`ve been also studying the problem of activity selection, but this is a math topic I will be quick talking about it.
This problem is about selecting, from a set of activities, the bigger quantity of activities possible. There is the restriction of time overlapping, so when selecting them, you can`t be on two activities on the same time. like, activity A goes from 14:00 to 17:00 and activity B goes from 15:00 to 19:00.
This problem is actually simple, and it is called Matroid. And mathematicians are happy when they find Matroid problems because they are easy peasy to solve. And solve quickly.
But I live in a town where lots of things happen at the same time, and well, we are humans, we also have the problem of liking the activities we are doing. And also evaluating the cost to do these activities. Yeah, optimization is not easy when we are talking about human parameteres, hahaha.
Well the Rock in Rio have been going on for 2 weekends so far. And as far as I know, there have been a lot of good presentations of known and unknown artists. Even some known artist have been disappointing some fans, but they have been good in overall.
For such a big event. The organization is being very good. Except on the first day, well we know that the first day is always the one that doesn`t have anything to do with the following ones. But as far as I know, I don`t see much traffic jams happening due to the event and even some people told me that they had no problem going back home, even because the area closes around 4:00 A.M.
Well I choosed not to go to Rock in Rio. But I`ve been doing good stuff. Aside from working and studying of course. Like the movie after the amazing lunch yesterday. Mjadra with Kaftas, mmmmmmm.... Yummy yummy!
Well this saturday I will go see Tears for Fears live. So wish me a good show, guys!
Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:00:43 AM
Sometimes things just work. Like some kind of magic is working on the background of our lives. And today, this magic came into my life and worked on my favour. Every single happening was to converge to a point that would make me happy.
I started with some small trouble to wake up. Then I started to sing some songs from Gloria Ettari, and that gave me the inspiration to stop slacking and go do my job. I did my job without much troubles, altough I am a little bit stuck with the optimization, but the rest of the work went just fine.
Then I took a ride with the secretary until half of the way that is curiously very close to the house of Shima, a friend of mine. I called him and we decided to go eat some burgers toghether and talk a little bit. He also called me to see the BlackBird Band(Beatles Cover) Concert.
But on the meantime, my cousin also called me to the mall to see some movies with some friends of mine. But when I was entering the mall, I had one of the best surprises ever. I met my high school sociology teacher, and we are good friends! Too bad I couldn`t chat much with her, but we did had a coffee and some chatting.
And then my cousin and friends decided to watch another movie that would start later. If I watched it I would lose the concert, so I decided to drop the movies and watch the concert that was just AMAZING, I have no regrets.
I suppose that since I am starting to take responsability and I am changing, things are conspiring to my favour. I hope my theory is right.
Friday, September 23, 2011 1:43:13 AM
Today I don`t have much to say. I just want to dedicate this day to celebrate my friend Kyuu`s birthday. So I wrote I small poetry, hope she likes it…
Today I went to look for ideas
So I could write something pretty
I swam through the thoughtful seas
And walked all around this city
I tried to connect the dots on my way
Without success the entire day
All I want is to express my feelings
But nothing touched my ceilings
Where is the inspiration I once had
To write words to bring happiness?
My thought shall shine out of darkness
And avoid myself from getting mad
I know that this is not good enough
But I had to try something out
My wise friend said, tough
Just hear your heart shout
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:25:38 AM
Okz that was my old motto. And I suppose that it is not exactly old because I will use it forever.
Yesh! These days have been good, from the work to the lazy times, everything has been good. Food, friends, studying... Altough studying is still not on the perfect rythym but I know I will reach there.
But I am reaching my main objective. I am being happy! I am finding again my treasure, the happiness that lies deepn in my heart. And I have no one to thank but my friends and family that have been supporting me all this time.
I am starting to buy crosswords to kill the time that I spend inside the bus and every other situation I need to wait. And good thing that there are also other puzzles on the magazine so it is a really good passtime.
The volume of tasks is increasing fast. But I know I will take care of them. There is two tests this month, and there is also the presentation of Tears for Fears incoming... There are a lot of events to go.
I do believe that I need to get off home a little bit more. Expand my social circle a little bit. Altough these days I got a really special message from someone really far, but really really special. The kind of message that I will keep in my heart.
I guess I am too happy and speaking too much stuff that doesn`t make sense. I will stop this for now!
Friday, September 16, 2011 4:22:06 AM
Well, seems that when we take attitudes things start to happen! My work has been giving me some fruits! Today I had to work with someone from another country with optimization, and then I had to explain a lot about the optimization software. It was a real challenge for me but it was really cool!
See the biggest problem is that I missed the appointment with the dentist today. And I am hating the attitude of the doctor of treating me as a 8 year old person, contacting my dad instead of contacing me about the problems.
And then it becomes a chain of stress, because one people talks to someone else, and then when I receive the news it already circled for lots of people and it already became something fourty times bigger than what it was before.
So I`d say, the first thing is, do things as you should do, without complaining, without rancor, and without taking people`s pains to yourself. The best way to help is keeping calm and making the water flow without turbulences.
resuming: Take attitudes to let the water flow, without causing turbulences!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 3:31:38 AM
Today was a good day. I am starting on doing something really cool on my new job. I am going to do numerical analysis on a simple differential equation! If you didn`t understand, this is something that is a little bit complicated, so you don`t need to feel dumb.
But it is something cool to me! It is a new start on something that I like a lot! So I am putting a lot of effort on this. I suppose that lots of good fruits are going to come from this work and I hope to produce something for the best!
Also spring is getting closer. So soon there will be flowers sprouting all over the places! and also, the cold days will probably go away.I suppose things are going to get better from now on! So cheer up, it is the start of a new moment!
I don`t have much to say, except that I had a good day!
Monday, September 12, 2011 1:38:19 AM
Okay people, 9/11 is ending. Actually it ended 10 years ago, but well, finally in 10 years we did something in honor to the ones that died. I don`t think that invading a nation to kill more people is actually doing something for the ones that died.
I actually don`t think that lifting a monument also means much. I suppose that people that lived all these 10 years looking for peace and prosperity are the ones that better contributed to the wishes of the ones that died. Come on, did you ever knew someone that died wishing evil to the humanity?
But this year is pretty much an unique year. Lots of manifestations in favor to democracy are happening. I can`t say these manifestations are exactly pacific, but at least this is something that changes the world!
I do believe that if more people keep on studying and working for peace we would be achieving out objectives faster. Specially because there would be less people occupied protesting against violence and other things they dislike.
I do believe that the best we need to do when our buildings crumble is lifting ourselves up and shaking the dust. Crying over the spilling milk only helps for the first 5 seconds in which you realize what happens. The rest is pretty much fixing what just happened.
So lets stand up and shake the dust!
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