My bag's nearly packed, with a box of healthy chips (called Special K Rice Crisps, Sour Cream and Onion flavor), a shirt, a pair of shorts, a pair of pants, and a pair of socks in tow. My handy laptop might also be included in it, as well as all my needed essentials, since I'll be heading up to Reno for an overnight stay.
However, I've been informed by my uncle that tonight, just after 6:30pm Pacific Daylight Time, I might see a total solar eclipse when I'm already up there in Reno, and he told me that I'll see it in full without any dimming or interruptions. He described an ingenious trick on how to view the eclipse using some folded sheets of paper from a letter I received lately and putting another sheet of paper (in this case, an envelope) so that I can see the sun while the moon passes by, covering the sun altogether. He told me that here in the Bay Area, we might see only 85% of the eclipse because the trajectory is a little off from the real path; in Reno and in other places, it is said to be at 100%, a perfect opportunity for me to watch the moon pass over the sun, covering it completely. It will be a rare chance for me to watch the total solar eclipse in real time out in the Sierras, but hopefully, I will be amazed by the spectacle.
Sunday was Mother's Day, and luckily, my mother had time to be with us at home. Her days off were changed again this weekend to become Saturday and Sunday since the following Sunday, May 20, she, along with my dad, her boss and her husband, will head to Reno for a three-day nursing administrator class. Thus, Mother's Day this year was wonderful and insightful indeed.
I've been tutoring students with math problems before, but this time, I will be teaching at a workshop at San Francisco State University! For ten weeks, I will be teaching mean, median, mode, averages, and other statistics topics along with Jason, coordinator at Project Rebound of San Francisco State, every Tuesday from 4 to 6pm at Room T-160 (Terrace Level), Cesar Chavez Student Center, SF State in San Francisco. The workshop runs from June 5 to August 15, with a break on July 17. Limited seats are available, so book yours today by calling me at (415) 488-7995 or calling Project Rebound at (415) 405-0954.
It will be a summer that hopefully will be really memorable for me.
Edited 9 May 2012, 12:48am
It's enrollment time again at San Francisco State University, and I am deeply concerned about the continuing rise in tuition and how it affects my overall cost of going to one of the Bay Area's more renowned universities.
Planning my summer vacation this time is a bit more challenging since I had to prioritize what my needs and wants are. And with rising tuition, I might need to take a quick break from school and go on a long road trip.
This weekend, I, along with my whole family, went to two cities in southern Alameda County, Union City and Fremont. We attended Mass at St. Anne's, which I found to be full of mass goers, especially filled with Filipinos, for a noontime Mass that lasted about 90 minutes, way longer than I expected for a service due to longer songs being performed.
After a long service, in which I stood for most of it, Sweet Tomatoes was our next destination, and as usual, I got a plateful of salad. The lines, though, were long that our wait time was about 15 minutes from one end of the salad bar to the cashier!
After a hefty lunch, we drove through the Niles District in Fremont, in which my uncle and I brought my parents to for the first time, then we went to Union City to grab some groceries, including a box full of mangoes in the process.
After, we toured along Alvarado Boulevard that turns into Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward, where we went through the Hayward Airport, and we finally went home.
And here's the good news: with the mobile version of Weebly now available, I can post more updates more frequently. Plus I can add even more photos and notes about my commute, including the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. I find it fun and easy to use Weebly Mobile; I hope it will have an iPad version of it soon though, as well as added features including HTML formatting and making a photo album similar to how I do it on regular Weebly that will allow me to build my website even further and make my posts better. Plus with expanded coverage, you will even get to see updated commute information as it happens using video and photos so that you can see how transit and highways are developing around the Bay Area. With the new Weebly Mobile, site updates become more frequent while I maintain my high quality of posts, and you'll get to know me the best way: on the go.
As my first video for the daily updates, here's a southbound view of the new Presidio Parkway that I really like with a tunnel instead of a viaduct, and I really like the wider roadway that makes the highway better looking.
Born in Manila, moved to the Bay Area, I am a traveler, photographer, university student, and a fan of several sports teams and SimCity. And yet, my life remains simple and down-to-earth.