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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 0 comments
Mood: Bring it on!
Currently listening to: Are you gonna be my girl? - Jet
Well the exam went pretty well - considering that i was studying the wrong subject until 1am the night before the exam!!! (Grrr... that makes it the second time that this has happened to me, damn Information System subjects and their similar codes) On the bright side this means that i've pretty much studied for the next one... ;)
Well, didn't do too much today after that aside from some coffee (another BEAUTIFUL Melbourne day!), LAN gaming and watching Matrix Revolutions - sorry Janice! I couldn't resist! I'll watch again with you in Canberra ok? Just as well that i went because i managed to snag two free tickets to a special preview of Mystic River on Thursday night (which i can't even go to because of my exam the next day! Anyone want them?).
Well, i thought Matrix Reloaded was pretty all right... not too sure why the critics have been panning it so badly (and i've paid for worse... Buffalo Soldiers for example). Thought it was a little more straightforward plotwise this time around with most of the lose ends being tied up, with a pretty cool (if somewhat cliched) 'last stand' scene, but a little too many religious undercurrents what with Neo being Jesus and everything... Still, all in all not too bad an effort - i give it a 7/10 on the 'Patometer'... ;)
Trying to get my holiday plans for this year and the next together at the moment. Planning to go to Canberra on the 18th Nov for two nights and then down to Sydney on the 20th November for a week or more and then its back to Melbourne in time to pack and leave for good back to KL on the 10th of December. Brisbane has, unfortunately, been scratched from my travel agenda for the moment although i am planning to go there in time for the next NLCAC (hehe, thought you could get rid of me that easily?) and Melbourne again for a two/three week summer vacation. So if you're going to be in any of these places (including KL) during these times look me up! ;)
Oh yeah, will not be in KL sometime in early January as i'll be going down to Singapore for my annual week-long visit with a few brothers in arms to visit some of my old kamaraden who have migrated down south... which usually involves a lot of clubbing and drinking! *grin*
Hrmmm... other things i have to do for the week - see the shrink tommorow, check up with the doc on Thursday and dye my hair on Friday after the exam. Yup! Full head... Was originally thinking of just highlights but my hair is now too short! Not sure what colour i should do just yet (hey, if you have any opinions let me know) but it's to help my friend do her hairdressing exam. Those of you on Friendster should have seen that bulletin post asking for volunteers... ;p
Ah yes, the cemetary plan - that's been postponed until after my mother leaves on Sunday... ;)
In other news me, Jason, Lillian (the hairdressing girl) and Caroline just might be going to a goth club called The Sin Bin this Saturday night in full regalia and it should be a pretty awesome experience - hopefully nothing will postpone this for the third time *urgh*. If you're interested in tagging along just give me a holler during the week...
Oh, and did any of you know that i actually used to collect cow memorablia? ;)
And while we're (sort of) on the topic of the Matrix check out this flash animation - The Meatrix!!! Not only is it well done and funny but it carries across an important message with disturbing real world parallels to the movie...
Jason tormented me by forcing me to watch this today (it's even better if you're an 80s music fan and/or a computer buff!) - Winsongs 95! (note: also available on Fileplanet)
Hehe... and while i'm at it here's the video with which i tormented my old dorm with (yes, it's just THAT catchy and surreal... it's Japanese! What would you expect?) - Yatta!!! (and here too with explanation)
And now for the news... (gonna keep the comments short - falling asleep here)
Not enough US troops for Veterans Day parades - apparently its because all of them and their equipment are in Iraq... so they're settling on the Boy Scouts (?) to fill the gaps.
6 year old boy suspected of killing his grandfather - the kid was released from a mental health facility (he's 6 years old!!!) just prior to this - they start 'em young in the US that's for sure...
5 Homeland Security Officers found fishing on duty - while they were supposed to be protecting a nuclear facility from terrorist attack no less.
Key Rwandan genocide trial begins - 8 years and US$500m later and only 12 convictions. Yet more proof that UN Tribunals never work.
A Singapore story for once! Cop jailed, career over because of oral sex - apparently the age of consent in Singapore is 16, and did you know that oral sex is illegal down there??? News to me... Boy, i don't even want to ask about Queer rights in that case...
Egypt bans 'Bruce Almighty' and 'Matrix Reloaded' - apparently on the premise that Bruce Almighty infringes on God's sacredness while Matrix Reloaded challenges the topics of existence and creation (no shit).
'Corrective rape makes you an African woman.' - lesbians are being regularly raped in South Africa as a means of changing their sexual orientation. Yet another reason not to visit Johannesburg...
Cult told my son that he was a werewolf - it's online and, what's more, this cult is in Queensland!!! I'll admit that there's just something appealing about raw meat though... ;p
McDonalds balks at 'McJobs' entry - according to the latest Merriam-Webster's dictionary the term 'McJob' is defined as 'low-paying and dead end work' (ain't THAT the truth!). McDonalds is of course unhappy about this but as Rotten.com put it: "Tough shit, pal. It's been in the lexicon for years. Anyway, if the U.S. Postal Service can endure "snailmail" you can certainly live with "McJob."
Cow God sleep now.
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