Saturday, March 31, 2007

Countdown To Extinction: 11 Days To Go...

11 Days. It's hit me. I don't know if I can do this! I realised that ALL my job apps have to be in by then because most of the good places close while I'm away! That's more work than all my assignments put together! The assignment I have to do shouldn't be tough. I'm getting there!!! So close, so close. I need pep pills I swear.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Saving Graces

I had an interesting dream the other night. For some reason I was going around with Dave Chappelle in some sort of candid camera show. Then suddenly everything morphed (as it tends to do in dreams) and I was watching a women's soccer match. All of a sudden I was playing on one of the teams! Somehow, I was playing a women's world cup match playing for Canada vs some East European country and the East Europeans weren't happy. Nope, I wasn't good, in fact I played poorly! Hahha, I just thought it was odd that's all.

In other "exciting" news, I discovered one of the major essays I thought I had to complete in (the now) 14 days is actually due in the second last week of school! That means 8 more weeks!! Haha, now I'm sitting pretty because that 400 word report is done and I'll have 14 (well really 13) days to get a 2000 word legal opinion done and that's much more manageable! I'm so happy! Freaking out for no reason! Oh well, I better get back to it. Have fun folks!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Little Lies

I didn't even realise that we've passed 365 posts! But that's a great effort, and props to the others!

After reading the other's brilliant post, I've realised that I too, am in the crap heap. I have exactly 15 days to finish 3 assignments. One is a 400 word report, easy enough. The other two are a 2000 word legal essay, and the other is a 2500 word legal opinion essay! That is not cool. So much like the other, I must also bunker down and get my butt in gear for the work ahead. Hopefully I can finish off that report tomorrow and get started on the other stuff. I usually do up templates and stuff whenever I get an assignment, it makes me feel better cause it feels like you've actually accomplished something, even if it is superficial.

I've also realised that within that 15 day period I must also send out job applications. This would be alright, since I spent the last few weeks doing up a very nice CV for myself. The problem is bloody cover letters and answering selection criteria, it's such a huge strain on time it's not funny. Coming in the middle of assessment period, it's seriously a kick to the head. Interesting really. It's like uni, I didn't know what I want to do, and I still don't, and here I am in my final year of studies. Now it's crunch time and we're sending out job apps to whoever the hell we can possibly try out for, since it's more about probability, if you keep sending out things, you're bound to get an interview sooner or later. However, that takes away even the mere possibility of getting something you actually want, since most of the time it always comes down to so many people wanting so few positions. And this is most likely to decide where we spend the next 40 years of our lives. It's pretty crap isn't it?

I've picked up a nasty habit. Nope, nothing contraband, but damn I went to a careers fair last week and a place gave out lip gloss. It's nothing too exciting, it's the usual vanilla flavour/smell but damn I am hooked!!! I keep sniffing it, I'm even too scared to use it for fear that it'll disappear eventually! I'm also smelling the lil tote bag the Attorney-General's Human Resources Department gave me, it's that highly processed plastic smell that too is also very addictive.

Ahh 15 days, crunch time. I can do this!!! However, it will also mean a lack of posts from me for a while, but don't worry, I'll be back with a vengeance soon enough! Stay out of trouble people, until next time!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

This is a nothing blog post...

Well its another day, and a new start. I know its been forever that I've blogged, but I'm back. Things are more or less back to their normal state. Its been a crazy semester and a lot has been happening, that has been keeping me away from this, but now I have worked things out, and its time to be back in full swing. The fact that the cricket has been on these days sure doesn't help things.

This uni is pissing me off. The internet has been down for so long, that I feel like I'm back in the third world, where this is merely a luxuary. I mean I would be fine if the phone lines where down, but the internet is just too important.

Been following the cricket recently, and its been a crazy cycle. The games have been good, and it seems like my home country is going to make it to the top eight countries of the world. Now thats quite inspiring knowing that they are a really young nation. But due to this cricket watching, there is a lot of work that is piling up and needs to be done in the next two weeks, so I gotta get cracking.

There is a lot I have to blog about, but I'm just not getting the time at the moment, so you're gonna have to forgive me, I'll get to it as soon as the work is out of the way. I just thought I'd write an update so that people don't think that I'm dead or something.

Alright, I know this is a nothing blog, but its just an update, I'll get back into it, but I just have to go and watch 300 now, been waiting to watch that for so long. Tommo I have to get cracking, and hopefully get one assignment out of the way, and once thats done, I'm almost there, one to go... So wish me luck, and I'll get back to you guys soon enough...

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Far Away In The Next Room

The reign of terror is over! Hooray! Ferrari are again reigning supreme, and Kimi Raikkonen is in a car that can deliver the goods! Too bad for Alonso, it's all over and dare I say it's about bloody time! Mark Webber, Webber, Webber, how awful. His career is over dare I say. Made a stupid move, should have gone to Renault, Red Bull was only downwards. But props to Raikkonen, and a very curious eye on this Lewis Hamilton! What an excellent drive from a rookie, he has a bright future ahead of him. However, I am lamenting the brutal downfall in Williams, even though they can beat Toyota (their manufacturer), they are nowhere near their dominance of 10-12 years ago.

Week 5 coming up so I'll be getting into the swing of things assessment wise. Aiming to get all my stuff done before the mid semester break because I'll be in Sydney for a while and I won't be able to do any of my damn work for an entire week (which happens to be the week before everything is due)! I'll do my best though.

I had block cheese tonight for the first time in agesssss and I love it! Haha I remember the last time I did that, was like the 2nd last time my folks were overseas and I was watching Nigella Bites and I was feeling a bit peckish, so I was cutting bits of cheese and putting mustard on it! How student like! It was good.

I played Medieval 2 Total War last night (the gold demo) on it's lowest settings and it still looked amazing. Last time I only had the regular demo and played on the auto detect settings and it almost killed my computer. With the lowest settings however, it ran fine!!! I did all the historical battles and won them on the first try (Otumba, Pavia and Agincourt). However the first run on Agincourt had an issue where we were attacked from behind and I sallied Henry V backwards to face a cavalry charge head on (he was dismounted) and he was the first one killed! But I did do better the second time around. That's got me thinking, after RTW BI is over I think I may buy the second hand limited edition from the local games place of MTW2. I already have the first MTW downloaded, but we'll see what happens with that. This all of course has to happen during the midst of the assessment "goodness", not to mention trying to think of an Honours topic AND job applications. Crap, so much stuff to do, I better get around to it soon or I'll be screwed!! With more money I can buy more games! And better stuff in general!

Was at the other's on Thursday playing co-op Splinter Cell Chaos Theory and by god, it was truly awesome. Never before has co-op actually meant co-op. The linked team maneouvers were awesome, and many a "tomo-nagi" was had! I can't wait to play some more actually!

Went to Drop D for a bit to learn some Trivium songs, then I just had to go the whole nine yards and now I'm currently back in DADGAD, and I actually composed a proper piece in it! I feel so proud, it also sounds pretty damn good.

Well I'd better start making some headway on the assessment trail so I can post some more soon enough, however I will be busy for most of this week, but hopefully I'll be here. Have a nice day folks!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

No Power

I really should stop fingerpicking. I think I'm at the level of skill with hybrid picking that I shouldn't have to just use fingers anymore. But alas I still fingerpick, and as a result my overall fine picking skills diminish for a long time until I can re-start my practice regimen.

I managed to save my Rome Total War BI game by taking a city when the chips were down, so I think I'm on my way to winning (eventually).

Why is it that acoustic versions of songs I like are so far superior to the original?? It's interesting I think!

You know what I've noticed? The proliferation in chubby bunny-ness. No, I don't mean that cute game with marshmallows, but pretty girls who are chubby below or above the waist, never both. It's incredibly disturbing, how does such a thing happen?? I never noticed it before this year, but this semester I've noticed that they're everywhere. What the hell is going on??! It's not physically possible I say!

Haha another interesting point is that despite being away from the blog for so long, I still have no new updates for the Joaquin Rate List (JRL) which is pretty damn impressive I must say!

This is my first real weekend of being home since uni started and I am enjoying it. 2 days in and I've done all my work for next week, so I'm just going to play for the next 2 days! May even start some prelim assignment work. I've also recognised that most of my assessment is due in a 2 week period mideay through the sem, with only 2 things after that, barring exams. It's going to be a lovely semester!!

Until next time people, have a nice day!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The State Of Things

Finally, everyone is back in the blog world and we can begin anew. I must apologise for the mystery missing month of February. I can't believe I let a month slip by without saying anything, then again I'm sure I didn't have much to say.

I have started the Expansion to Rome Total War, Barbarian Invasion and it's bloody tough! I started off as the Huns, and they aren't really good tech or econ builders, so fights need to be effective. They also lack decent infantry, and coming from RTW where I used Roman Specialised infantry all the time to crush everyone. Now I'm relying on a few infantry units in sieges to take walls so I can take a gate then send cavalry through to flood cities.

I used to build up cities then build a crapload of troops to send off, now I need to apply some brain power to my fights.

Uni is alright, these 4 day weekends are AWFUL! I'm always out or parting first 2 nights, which means I have to study the next 2 days and it really just feels like a normal week! I need to enjoy the time I say.

Good to see the others back in fine form and blogging. Ran into the original other yesterday and some fun was had with PS2 goodness. The good gaming times should be back as I'm going to see the other tomorrow, with a controller for some good 2 player and team goodness.

This new blogger layout is pretty crap I must say, they forced me to get a google account! Those bastardos! That's it for today folks! Have a nice day. Hopefully some good blogging action to come throughout the year!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007


greetings readers, been way too long since te last time i blogged. basically been on holiday n just returned to uni. In a different country now, closer to home, Malaysia. i'll prolly take a few more days to settle down, get the internet at home, and then prolly start bloggin again. Thats all for now folks....ciao

Monday, March 05, 2007

The Return Of The King... Not!

Well, its about time that I blogged. I know its been too long, but what can I say I was on a vacation, and hence a vacation from everything. Na thats not it, the net is just so slow down there that I just havn't been online. Well I'm back now, and there will be blogs most days from now on. My classes just started, and after coming back 2 weeks late, there was a lot of catching up to do. Well this is blogger 2.0 we just updated to it today, and let me figure out what it can do. Its absolutely boiling down here, and its giving me a classic headache. So today, I must apologize that I can't write the massive blog that I promised to. I'll do that tomo, for now I'm off, a completely cooked knaves...