I’m gonna take a short break from writing about the Oakland A’s. After all, they are in major danger of elimination from the ALDS after losing two games to the Detroit Tigers on the Tigers’ home soil. Seriously, why on earth does the team with the lower standings than the other team get to have home field advantage first? That seriously make no sense whatsoever. Then again, I never really believe in the whole “home advantage” bit in sports because I know that true greatness in the team is based on skill and efficiency in playing their game, not based on pure luck or the whole “home field advantage” bit. Not all teams always win at their home base.
This weekend marks another milestone of my life. Thinking about age really is scary and I’m in quite disbelief that I’m this old already. Still, other than my usual well-being1, I still feel quite the same, somewhat. I was rather shocked that I gained more weight despite the fact that I’ve been regularly working out. Where did I go wrong, I wonder? I thought I was eating right, but then am I actually eating the right meals? I really did wish that I can simply just make my own simple meals that fits the ideal diabetic budget, but being in a family of stubborn parents, it’s hard to have them eat the same home-cooked meals as you.
On Monday, I begin my introduction to computer science class brought to us by Harvard University through the new open course system known as edX. I’m currently taking other open source classes, with Proofreading and Copyediting class sponsored by UniversalClass and just last weekend, Introduction to Logic sponsored by Stanford University through Coursera. The reason why I’m taking proofreading and copyediting class was, logically, so I would be able to edit and proofread my own body of work, namely my novel series Stardust House. As for Introduction to Logic, I wanted to refresh myself with “mathematical” logic skills to prepare myself for Monday’s intro to computer science class.
I do plan on taking more open courses. It’s a good thing that some of these courses have certificates of completion. I don’t know if they can be an addition to your resume but it really does help. I really do hope that we do get official/professional certifications one day from these open courses because as the saying goes, education is meant to be free. Why? Because everyone deserves a good, proper education without having to pay anything, especially at this time when the economy is bad pretty much everywhere.
I still wait for my time to have a real job and earn enough money for me to enroll in a master’s program. Gah, I seriously need funding. Big time…
On the sidenote...
- the diabetes and all… [↩]