|This is what the printed LC looks like. We have to flip through these volumes numerous times to search and get the appropriate subject headings.|
In RL... I’m busy catching up with the hours needed for the practicum. MWF we’re in Tigbauan, TTh in school due to a couple of remaining subjects and duty hours in Henry Luce. I’m currently in the Theology Library. I’m trying my best to squeeze in what I can in reading and writing.
I like working in SEAFDEC, I like how calm it is there. I’m interested in the ocean, so reading and analyzing studies about it and its creatures is a welcome challenge. We ride their bus for free from the city to Tigbauan and back, so it’s no trouble. It seems that the only time I can read uninterrupted is during the bus ride.
I finished a book there, Two Worlds and in Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan, vol. 1, read from my Kindle. It’s a short story collection of one of my favorite authors. The stories are more atmosphere than suspenseful plot – the recurring themes are about the ocean, space, and parallel worlds. My favorite pieces are: “Onion”, “Andromeda among the Stones”, and “The Dry Salvages”. I like The Dry Salvages best, it’s a written account about a tragic space exploration to a distant planet, told by its sole remaining survivor...
"And still we do not see that we are not gods, The holy fathers and holy mothers and demons of our lost antiquities. We do not comprehend our insignificance at the feet of eternity. We have not the time to learn. We have not the courage to admit. We have not the strength to accept, and, accepting, move beyond this grinding infancy. Instead, we bring snow and ice to birthday parties in Hell and congratulate our ignorance.”