About Me

When not at work with students, I spend my time in my room either reading, calculating something using pen and paper, or using a computer. I read almost anything: from the pornographic to the profound, although my main interests are mathematics and physics. "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes." -Erasmus

Saturday, December 25, 2010

random thoughts on christmas day

During Christmas Eve, the custom here is to prepare a feast to be eaten at midnight. Strangely enough, that's also the time when I least want to eat. I was ill yesterday, and all I wanted to do was sleep. Right now, I can't even work up an appetite, so there's a lot of food still in the refrigerator.

I'm planning to go on a bike ride later. It's been a few days since I last took out my bike, and I worry that I'll eat too much food and have too little exercise. Going to school is out since the faculty was reminded that school will be closed from the 22nd of December to the 2nd day of January. It's a pity since the trip from here to school and back will consume 2 hours. Maybe I'll go to Luneta or go along the bayside.

I have two bicycles; my road bike and a japanese one with basket and lights that I use for shopping. Although the japanese bike has a mudguard, rack and basket, it has the disadvantage of being hard to fix when during times when I get a flat tire. The rim is larger than the one on my road bike, and the interior (27 by 1.38) is hard to find in bike shops. The rear wheel is also hard to unmount, you need a screwdriver to undo the brakes and a 13" wrench. My regular wrench (the one I bring with me to school) doesn't match the nut on the rear bolt. I have an adjustable wrench but it's too big to bring. Aside from the difficulty with unmounting the rear wheel, I also need to fix the front light because the dynamo isn't working properly.


1 comment:

Helen Mary Labao said...

hello mike! Merry Christmas!

This is my online gift for you:
http://www.helenmarylabao.com/?p=916

lol. I haven't emailed you yet. Will email after this comment. haha.