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Voicemail has its uses, for example, when one won't be able to pick up the phone for awhile, but needs to relay a message immediately, or when other forms of communication are not possible, i.e. e-mail or texting is inconvenient or irrelevant.

However, I still usually end up ignoring it, thus rendering most of the pros as moot.

(1) Oct 10, 08 - 11:18 AM

On the subject of high school friends, just because you're different, doesn't mean you can't be friends.

(0) Jun 17, 07 - 11:41 PM

Pi is wrong.

Well, actually, maybe it would just be better to use what is currently known as 2*pi. I've always thought it would be easier if sine and cosine had periods that were just pi, not 2pi.

So should pi be 6.283185...? Should pi be the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its radius, instead of diameter? If so, it would take about 50 years for this to gain any momentum in the mathematical community.

(0) Apr 20, 07 - 1:07 AM

Cheese Ice Cream

Wednesday, June 21, 2006 | 1:05:21 AM
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Today, I went into the kitchen hoping to find a quick snack. A quick peek in the refrigerator revealed nothing that would satisfy this weird craving I had. I tried the freezer and a small package piqued my curiousity. It was a container filled with corn and cheese ice cream.

Yes... corn and cheese ice cream.

My mom seemed to have gotten some at the local Filipino store. Cheese ice cream is a rather popular flavor in the Philippines. In fact, it was my mother's childhood favorite.

I've tried some cheese ice cream, myself, when I was in the Philippines. We were out eating at a restaurant and it was time for dessert. They had something of a dessert bar with ube, halo-halo, and three flavors of ice cream. The ice cream was not the standard vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. The colors were, instead, yellow-orange, purple, and... a darker yellow-orange? I knew that two flavors were mango and ube, but I didn't know what the second yellow one was.

I was about to find out.

Mango ice cream is one of my favorite flavors. Interesting, though, as I dislike the actual fruit. Anyway, I scooped some of the yellow ice cream into the tiny provided cone. Excited, I brought it to my mouth, eager to savor the...

... what is this?

The ice cream tasted disgusting. I inquired my mom, and she told me "Oops!" It appeared that I got some cheese ice cream instead of mango. So that's what the other yellow-orange was.

I was a bit confused, though. Cheese ice cream? Uhh... sounds... unappetizing. I handed the cone to my mom and consulted her to find the mango.

Since then, I've always been wary to get mango and not cheese when eating ice cream in the Philippines.

It's interesting how different cultures can have very different tastes. I'm sure most foreign to the Philippines would be amazed that cheese ice cream is actually popular somewhere.

I'm still amazed at that as well.

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