There is some renovation/construction work going on in the next block and it was really giving me a major headache! I mean, I sleep at 4 something 5 everynight cos I'm preparing for the exams and I can study better at night/ early morning. Imagine getting rudely awakened at about 9 in the morning with only 4 hours of sleep! Boy, was I grubby. I'm not too sure if I can continue doing this cos I think they just started the renovation works and I would expect them to take a while. Damn!
I feel like I have alot to say today but seriously I don't.
I woke up surprisingly early today (before noon! Disgusting I know) cos I was thinking of going downtown for a spot of retail therapy before class later. This is probably a most dangerous time for my ol' wallet as I will probably be alone AND bored. Dear god! But maybe a little inspired by my dream the other night, I was thinking maybe I need to buy more clothes (work out the connection yourselves ;-) ). Now, I am not usually bothered about what I'm wearing: it just have to be comfy cos the weather is so hot here, I'm in tshirts and bermudas or shorts most of the time (not much variety there).
But when you windowshop at the mall, because the shops are mostly foreign brands, they have all these clothes from the fall/autumn season which is totally beside the point! I mean, it's hot like hell and you are suggesting a cashmere sweater!? They so need to rehire their merchandiser/buyer. It's ridiculous.
Maybe I will just drop by Borders/HMV to get some CDs or magazines.
I'm not too sure if it's stress or something but I've been having the weirdest dreams these couple of days. For example, I dreamt that I was at some mall last night and there was a sale on clothes. The weird thing is that I was the only one there, and I liked everything that was on sale. They were all laid out really nicely, and not like in a sale or something. There was no one about. No sales girls or anything. Everything was so quiet. So I just picked up a few stuff I really liked and walked over to the cashier point. (No need to try them on cos somehow I knew they were my size) And the cashier invited me to the back room where it's actually a bakery!
And the smell was georgeous! It's got chocolate, peach, strawberry(!!), loads of nice smells together with the bakery smell. And the cashier invited me to tea and we sat there talking like the best of friends, eating those gorgeous cakes and breads and everything.
And then I woke up, feeling starved to death.
Well. What's new? Nothing much, except that I am still writing my term paper. The last one! And I'm about two-third done so I'm feeling miles better than I've been feeling for a long time. Right now I'm listening to BBC Radio 1: and I wish I tune in earlier! It's great! The music they play is nice, not just cheesy chart stuff and of course, the accent. Gosh! I must say, it's excellent.
I took one of them enneagram tests thingie today. It's quite interesting because i never thought of myself as depicted by the test results. I can understand the appeal of these personality type tests. It's fun! For maybe 10 minutes cos I honestly don't know what to do with the information gained from the results. hmmm.
take free enneagram test
I've finally finally finished my Machiavelli essay. But the stupid thing is that I couldnt hand it up today cos I found a typo error on my way to class. So I told my prof (the grinch) that I would submit it electronically.
But I really FINISHED! I'm really happy, and so I played "The Sims-Unleashed" the entire day.
I realise that I don't even play the game without cheating anymore. Although people (esp. my brother who frowns upon cheating as an ethical
issue.) tell me that half the fun is playing the game the hard way, the way I look at it is that I dont have time to play it the long hard way. I want all the fun NOW. Especially with The Sims. I dont want to have to send my Sims out to work for a couple of weeks before they can buy something really expensive. I mean, why make "simulated" life so hard, you know? My life is already hard enough. Studying and working, working and studying for what? I'm not even too sure myself anymore.
Now I'm about two-thirds into my essay, and everytime i stare at my computer, my brain goes blank and I have to force myself to concentrate on what I'm doing. It's not that I dont like what I'm doing (english literature). I do. Its just that I want to be analysing books i at least dont hate. It's almost the end of my course now and I have to do my dissertation next year so I shouldn't complain too much but just for the record, i really really hate machaivelli. I'd wish him dead if he's not already.
It's horrible when you are furiously writing an essay that is due really soon, and you realise that all that you have written is just crap! I have half a mind to just start all over again but I'm more than half way through and I really don't have the energy to do that.
It's really taking the life out of me. Somehow I kinda wished that the exams would be coming soon (soon enough! They are in Nov) just so that I dont have to write 20 page essays.
From today's Friday Five
(which is much easier than last week's):
1. How many TVs do you have in your home?
3--one in my room!
2. On average, how much TV do you watch in a week?
My motto is: "Too much TV is not enough."
3. Do you feel that television is bad for young children?
Not really, no.
4. What TV shows do you absolutely HAVE to watch, and if you miss them, you're heartbroken?
Right now, nothing much. But I used to be hooked on Alias and Gilmore Girls (call me sappy, I know) and West Wing.
5. If you had the power to create your own television network, what would your line-up look like?
The above-named shows plus some MTV maybe, and Simpsons of cos, Family Guy's not bad, some dry witty British comedies will also be nice. oh. Some nice movies once in a while.
i'm contemplating whether to get the new Yo La Tengo instrumental CD off the net
They are written to accompany underwater nature shots filmed by Jean Painleve (not quite sure who he is: apparently avant-garde filmmaker), which kinda explains the titles:
2. Hyas and Stenorhynchus (are these animals or something, cos they have cool names!)
3. Shrimp Stories
4. How Some Jellyfish are Born
5. Liquid Crystals
6. The Love Life of the Octopus
7. Acera or the Witches' Dance
8. The Sea Horse.
Weird out! I took a listen and it's not bad. I think I will get it.
Hi all. I have a new layout. Do you like it?
There has been a terrorist attack on Bali Island, in Indonesia. This happened yesterday night at about 11.00pm. There were 2 bomb explosions at a popular night haunt. The bombs are supposedly home-made and were put in a car. I'm watching the news right now, and it's horrible. There were about 200 dead and countless more injured. About 3/4 of them are foreigners, especially from Australia.
Indonesia has declared an emergency state.
I dont know what else to say.
From Friday Five
(I'm going to take the plunge!)
1. If you could only choose 1 cd to ever listen to again, what would it be?
God I have no IDEA! I spent a good 20 minutes going through my cds to see if anything fits. Can we switch this with no. 5? I dont need to talk to as many people.
2. If you could only choose 2 movies to watch ever again, what would they be?
I do like High Fidelity alot, and i watched it maybe 3 times so that's one down.
erm.. maybe Amelie too. It is a good funny show.
3. If you could only choose 3 books to read ever again, what would they be?
First of all, I will die if I have only 3 books to read. But if I have to choose, then maybe
i. Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground
ii. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
iii. Coupland, Life after God.
Since they are such short books, I am going to read everything by the above-listed authors to make it fairer.
4. If you could only choose 4 things to eat or drink ever again, what would they be?
ii. my mama's curry
iii. bread (i like them a lot)
iv. noodles (esp dumpling noodles: they are excellent!)
5. If you could only choose 5 people to ever be/talk/associate/whatever with ever again, who would they be?
Now seriously, I dont need to talk to so many people.
But probably, my dad/mum/brother
my good friend whom I've known since 11/ and.... see, I cant even think of anyone! That's one slot wasted!
I had the worst nightmare a student can EVER have!
I dreamt that I had to hand up an essay that was only a half-done draft cos I didnt have time to finish the paper. And what does my Machiavellian prof do? He gives me a grade "H"! A "F" would have sent the point home but no, it was a "H." This is SO sad. Not so much my grades but my Grinch-in-Santa-Claus (a.k.a. Fat Bastard) prof is invading my dreams!!
No wonder I woke up today with swollen eyes.
On a totally random note, I am
planning the big switch from yaccs to haloscan. I think it looks good and Taz
is the proof. I thought the option to post a picture/image on your comments page sounds pretty cool but i dont have any! sob. Anyone knows a gallery or something to browse through?
And! Amazing Race is starting in 5 minutes! Gotta go!
isn't it funny when you try your best to recall something, most times you wont be able to?
I've been trying to come up with a new movie quote to post and... and I just freeze at the screen!
gotta go back to stupid essay..
Havent been posting anything for a while... been too busy with papers that are due very soon. I think my time management is rather bad. It's not that I've been going out to party everynight or anything like that. But it's just that I tend to find out everything I can about the topic I have to tackle, before actually putting pen to paper (or rather, my fingers to the keyboard). That obviously takes a lot of time. I should instead research enough to start writing first and then feel my way through the paper. The problem is, I like to have a conclusion in mind before starting the actual process.
Damn! Simply put, I need more time!
I met my ex-bf's friend a couple of times now in the library or around school. I still remember that the first time we met in school (after what, 6 years?), I only barely recognised him. He changed a lot, at least appearance-wise. He's more tanned now, as compared to the pasty-looking boy before. He looks better and healthier, more sporty, more alive
We did the "I-think-I-know-you-but-I-can't-quite-place-you" thing the first time and then the "raised-eyebrow-with-look-of-recognition" subsequently. But we never smiled at each other! I'm quite sad cos I dont know if I should breach the smile-barrier first. He's very "unapproachable" in that sense. I remember that he was already like this 6 years ago. He's always the quieter one in the group.
The other day, I was rushing through the aisles in the Library looking for a book for a project. As usual, I had my headphones on and I couldnt hear a thing, other than the phenomenally loud music (it was probably Finch) that was playing at that time. I saw him at the shelf I was supposed to be at, walking up and down the aisle with the book he was reading. It looked kinda funny and I think he knows that too cos he stopped suddenly and walked away.
After that, I only catch glimpses of him in the canteen or library (at least I know now that he's doing the same subject as me-philosophy.. yay!) and yet never long enough for him to go at least to the "you-were-brad's-girlfriend-werent-you" thing. We need to establish contact, damn it!
Help! I think I like him!
I think my professor is a Machiavellian!
He's pure evil. He looks like Santa Claus (read: fat like hell) but he's really the Grinch.
I dont think he's that good a teacher as well. He doesnt help much in readings or stuff. Sometimes, faced with an endless pool of resources/ secondary readings, what a student needs is just for you to shove him/her in the right direction right? I dont need you to tell me what to think, but at least tell me where
in this jungle should I begin, right?
i hope the chances of him surfing by here is next to nil, or at least until I finish his classes for the semester anyways.