Altocumulus clouds?


This afternoon, I saw what seemed to be altocumulus clouds near my residence.


For some of the pictures, I intentionally included elements such as house roofs and street lights to provide some idea of scale and location.


All these pictures were taken from around the same location and at around the same time, but with the camera aimed at different regions of the sky.





Shopping spree

Whenever I pass by Toy Kingdom Express at SM City Naga, I usually buy 0, 1, or 2 Hot Wheels because I seldom see something I like and don’t already have. When I passed by yesterday, I saw the same old models. But a salesperson saw me and said that he had a new box of Hot Wheels that he would like to show me. When he came back with it, I had to get a shopping basket to hold all the models that interested me. In the end, my wife and I ended up picking the models shown below. I’ll blog about some of them in the future.


Understanding Physiological Complexities using a Mathematical Microscope

When the Bicol Science, Technology & Engineering Conference 2017 was cancelled, one of the plenary speakers, Aurelio Asug De Los Reyes V, agreed to still give his talk but to a smaller audience: the faculty, staff, and students of Ateneo de Naga University. The talk on mathematical modeling of physiological processes is being organized by ADNU’s Department of Mathematics, Department of Natural Sciences, and Graduate School on January 25, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the CCMF Amphitheater. Admission is free.


’70 Dodge Charger: Fast & Furious

I was looking for some Hot Wheels to buy as Christmas gifts for my nephews when I saw this ’70 Dodge Charger (not to be confused with the ’70 Dodge Charger R/T) from the movie Furious 7. It’s a good thing my nephews seem to prefer modern supercars; this one goes to the collection that I and my wife have.


The Philippines in 1598

Swann Galleries sold this double-page engraved map of the islands of Southeast Asia last December 8, 2016. Lot 70 was a copy of Petrus Placius’s Insulae Moluccae Celeberrimae printed in 1598. What interested me the most is the fact that the Philippines is represented with Luzon and Visayas in blue and Mindanao in red, implying that Mindanao is a separate entity from the rest of the Philippines.