An ok day by far, I guess. was feeling pretty lousy when I get up in the morning to get to work (yes I have to work Saturdays) but am feeling great right now. I think this may be due to happy songs churning out from my stereo system. Happy songs = Happy mood.
Today's match between Korea and Turkey was really great. Who has ever heard of anyone scoring a goal in under 10 seconds?? I think it was the captain, Sukar (?) who did it. I was walking across the street with my friend and there was a mob of people in front of the big screen TV and we watched it for a while. It's unbelievable. The commentator said that the Turks are the "forgotten sons of football." Or something like that anyway. Good thing the Turks won too. They deserved it.
Yay! It's Sunday!
A good day to chill, laze around the house.
There's the match between Brazil and Germany to look forward to.
I think my money will be down on Germany. I like them.
It's amazing what a nice song can do to one's spirits. I came home today feelin really tired but I am feeling so much better simply howling to Echobelly's Insomniac. It's a really old song from back in the "90's." One of them old Brit bands that somehow went bust in the 21st century. It's a nice sing-a-long song that one can just howl along. I like songs that I can sing along to, in some where or the other.
It's such an accidental thing too. I mean, I just switch on the player on my computer and it happened to be the first song to be played. Let's see what else is playing.
Oh it's this really nice French oldie. Its called "sympathique."
The lyrics go something like this.
je ne veut pas travailler
je ne veut pas dejuner
je veut seulement obelier
et puis je fume.
The translation goes something like this:
I don't want to work
I don't want to eat
I only want to forget
And so I smoke.
It's one of those days where everything seems a degree or two removed, and happening behind a veil of some kind.
This makes it really surreal, when one starts thinking about the motion, the process of an action.. e.g. the actual motion of typing and how it is connected (not in a mechanical, technical way; more of an abstract, whats-the-meaning-of-all-this way) to the words appearing on my screen.
I hope this passes soon... it's tiring.
I haven't been blogging for almost a week now. Not that anyone really cares though but I was really zonked out by work. It just gets to a point where i just want to go to bed the minute I reached home. I did enjoy reading other people's blogs though when I get a chance. I guess thats because its always nice to see how their lives are getting along. I'm also happy when good things happen and empathise when bad things inevitably happen as well. I especially enjoyed spacemonk's blog
. The tone is always sincere and he does take the effort to respond to the comments one has added, which is a nice thing to do.
The thing about reading people's blogs is that you think you actually know
the person after a period of time, and you forget that people constantly surprise you. The sad part i can think of is the lack of "facetime." I mean, one just loses the intimacy of a face-to-face conversation, enjoying the outdoors with a good cup of tea and a couple of smokes. I just miss the whole "carefree-ness" of it. I mean, words do not even have to be uttered for both parties to enjoy each other's company. I haven't done that for a long long long time. I should start soon.
Online quizzes: I was thinking about how popular they are. I'm not immune to them either; I think they are harmless in general but what about those that profess to be of a more serious/ scientific nature? For example, I took this quiz
by humanmetrics; a "Jung Typology Test."
The results are as follows:
Your Type is
Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
(a portrait of the mastermind)
*stroking my chin*
Among the numerous qualities that are attendant with this personality type, I am supposedly: "more self-confident," "rather rare, comprising no more than 1% of the population." I am also "the most open-minded of all the types," but I am also "ruthless in implementing effective ideas, seldom counting personal cost in terms of energy and money."
The full description can be found here
Famous people with the same Type include:
1. Isaac Newton,
2. Peter I of Russia,
3. Friedrich Nietzsche and
4. Niels Bohr.
and so on....
But what really interests me is how all these people have so much free time to break down personality types like this. Are we humans so predictable that someone else can come along and analyse our "makeup" like a chemistry experiment? I find the idea of being able to account for everything in one's "personality" positively disturbing. And the fact that so long as we find the right "compatible" type, we will be alright. I mean, if all these are true, then why do we bother meeting new people and keeping in touch with old friends? Why not just have everyone wear a sign over their heads that says what signs they are and save all this time?
It's one of those days where you feel unsatisfied with everything that's going on: everything seems to be edged against you somehow. Even inanimate objects seem to be in your way to irritate the hell out of you.
You are increasingly restless and bothered, impatient, and just generally pissed without knowing why.
The fact that you dont know what you are pissed at makes it worse.
I'm having one of those days :(
I've got my results today. It was nerve-wrecking waiting for it, especially through some automated machine over the phone. I hate those. They sound so weird, so de-humanised. The worse part is that if they are going to put machines to work, they could at least get someone who can articulate properly. The idiot machine cannot speak properly at all! Sentences are all jumbled up and 'B's sound like 'D's!! If I have heart attack, I would have collapsed already. I'm feeling ok about the results (I've got 2 B+s and a B :) Isn't it weird that the papers you thought you have screwed up came up ok? and the ones you come out of the examination hall feeling good are actually the ones that you screwed up? For the life of me, I will never understand how the marking of papers work.
:: how jedi are you? ::
p.s: I lost the post before this: must have deleted it accidentally or something. Does anyone know how to get it back? Please let me know. Thanks!
I am wondering if I should place some bets on the World Cup matches. It does seem that the underdogs are coming up this year. Senegal was the first major upset, then erm, who else? Croatia too, I guess. I'm not too familiar with soccer but I was thinking since I'm quite broke, maybe I should try my luck with this. My colleague has just made a few thousand
dollars! Goodness. But then, someone else lost a couple of hundred over the argentina upset.
But I'm really tired now: have been working the entire day. It's just crazy.
I'm glad to get a breather tomorrow though.
Well, it's about 2 in the morning, and I dont think I have been sleeping well at all for about a week. My mom thinks that my sleeping late is the main culprit for making me "vulnerable" to all the viruses going around. She wants me to be like everyone else she knows I guess. But I like the world around me at 2 am. I do. Its quiet and almost serene. I think better at night. It's cooler. It's just better. You feel that the time you have right now is truly yours.
The only gripe I have against staying up late at night is that you always get so hungry. It's a horrible gnawing in your stomach and you just know that whatever you do put in your mouth isn't going to completely satisfy you: something is missing. I haven't figure out what it is yet but at least for me, whenever I think I know what I want for a late night snack, I will definitely change my mind and one of the following things will happen: 1. I should have eaten something else, 2. I shouldn't have eaten such a big portion and 3. Damn, I shouldnt be eating at ALL.
I got to thinking about what will happen if we don't have email. I mean, it's so quick and efficient that we can't really imagine ourselves without it now, can we? But yet, maybe 15-20 years ago, it's not even heard of, let alone used so globally. A series of emails today sort of determined that I will be able to take up French again (I think) next semester in school. I mean, my point is, that without the help of emails, I will probably have to get my arse down to campus and go through all that face-to-face fake stuff. I can't stand that. At least if you are not too happy with the reply flashing on your screen, you can stick your tongue and curse at it. This is far more liberating than you would think.
Food for thought: my lecturer once told me that people in the 19th century play chess move by move via snail mail. I don't even think it's qualified snail mail-- maybe slug mail. I don't know. Imagine playing a game of chess for over a year or something! Each party will have a chess set in their homes and by sending the other party their moves via days of horses/ postmen etc. I will die just waiting for the person's opening move man.
I feel accomplished! and extremely proud of my new and hopefully improved blog template. I've slaved over it for almost 3 days now, which is a relatively short time if you recall that i'm a total dud at HTML and anything that does not look at all like the english language. I even dream about what my blog looks like at night for that 3 torturous nights. haha. What a geek! But it's ok. It looks better now.
I have just received my new timetable for next semester and the modules they are offering SUCKS! I hate it. I hate the fact that I have to waste 3 months studying stuff that I could give a fuck about. It's disgusting. But I dont see any way out of this but I must absolutely remember to sign up for french classes this time round. I missed the application deadline last semester which is really dumb of me. But i will do it this time! If i can scrape through with my lousy html and still come up with an ok site, i will ace french!