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Wednesday, November 12, 2003 0 comments
Currently listening to: The Flying Dutchman - Wagner
*yawn* A warm day today spent sleeping away most of the afternoon... *streeeeetch* Lovely weather down here, but all in all a rather unproductive day. Spent almost all of it in the OSS lounge with Jason and Abe or just sprawled out unconscious on the couch... And its not like i have nothing better to do - far from it! Aside from studying i'm really falling behind on writing the NLC Reorganisation Plan, my report on the Education Week Steering Group (which needs to be done by the 16th! ARGH!!!), the MMN certificates and housekeeping, packing, and all the other small things which i've got to do (Insurance claim forms, passport renewal, travel arrangements for me and Abe, etc.). *groan* If only i hadn't slacked off two weeks back (but then again i was going a little crazy)... :(
Oh yeah, got the name of the SBS show in my previous post wrong, it's actually called If Only and not What if? (i've taken the liberty of editing the previous post) and its actually on tonight at 7:30pm...
Feeling a little fat and lazy today, haven't really been doing too much in the way of sports ever since the semester ended. Really intend to get fit again during the Christmas and New Year break, and am even promising to go jogging with my dad once i get back (assuming the humidity doesn't kill me) as well as going for 'Hash' runs again - something which i haven't done since i was under 15. For those of you who don't know, 'Hash' runs are organised cross country runs in areas in and around KL by people of various ages who follow a number of different paper trails (literally, we followed pieces of paper cut into different shapes depending on what level you wanted to run at). Its pretty cool, what with the race having its own set of rules (for example, if the pack has lost the trail and you find it again you yell 'On on!'), interesting locations (well, most are jungle runs), interesting experiences (snakes, getting lost, etc.) and the after party which is usually at either the British or American embassy. Great fun! For more information you can look at the Hash House Harriers KL Chapter webpage... wonder if they still have my membership and number of runs... ;)
Went surfing on the net for a bit and found this site with old Chinese Propaganda posters. Pretty cool and i have to admit that they're pretty inspiring (if a little unrealistic at times) - gonna snag a few and make it my desktop theme for a while! ;)
And here's a site for mixed folk! Famous mixed people as well as the terminology used... *sniff* I'm not alone thank heavens... ;p
Here's one for the Monkey Island series fans! Practice your 'Insult swordfighting' techniques! Look! A three headed monkey! ;)
Phwoar! And check out Smith & Wesson's new king of the handgun range... i want one of these!
Lol! And here's one for you Friendster fanatics out there - a guide to interpreting Friendster pictures!
Awww... and ain't this the cutest Harry Potter costume you've ever seen (the dog, not the kid)?
Ok, ok... quick news roundup and then its back to my books... (does anyone actually read these things?). Going to limit myself to six articles per day from now on.
In the news today:
The wounded come home - TIME article that looks at the wounded statistics among US troops coming home as well as the amazing mindset of many of these warriors. As i've mentioned before, you have to remember that the news only reports the number of deaths, wounded statistics tend to be four times as high.
Elephant - Movie review of Gus Van Sant's new controversial movie that deals with aspects of school shootings in the US (read: Columbine). It doesn't offer any reason or solutions - it just shows it like it is (which is controversial in itself if you think about it). I'm definitely going to watch this one.
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse - Online site by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a number of top US law schools dealing with your online rights as an individual or a business and in understanding the protections afforded by the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your online activities.
Close encounters of the sneaky kind - 'When it comes to mating, the brawny guy is supposed to get the girl, but biologists are finding that small, stealthy suitors do just fine'. There's hope for me after all! ;)
Brits ready for face off - 'Ten British people have put their names forward to become the first in the world to undergo a face transplant.' Hehe, looks like Face Off is coming to life! However its ethics are still being heavily debated and for the moment it looks like it will only be offered to people with severe facial deformities (then again, wearing a dead person's face? Freaky... but cool!).
Ok, back to work...
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