Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Phew... these two days have been tiring. Have been having prefect interviews until almost 7pm for both days and this will probably continue until Thursday. I'm looking forward to the day off on Friday. Not much time to show meaningless things!

Monday, September 27, 2004

My form class gave me a real thoughtful gift! A big THANK YOU to you guys for getting me the GV Radiocard (which includes 10 free movie tickets!) You can be sure I will make good use of it! Thanks guys!

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Here's an inside look the popper. It's really cool. The bottom starts spinning when you turn the machine on and it gets really hot. Really looks like something out of a 'sci-fi' movie. Heh.. meaningless isn't this?
Here's the lovely popcorn machine. It's really cool. Takes about 3 mins to pop a bowl of popcorn. The small container at the bottom helps to measure the amount of corn to put into the popper. I'll show you the inside in the next pic.
Hey... guess what... I've blogged for one week! Happy One Week Birthday to my blog! Haha.. Like to say thank you to everyone who visited my blog. Hope it's been fun for you as it's been fun for me.

Today was quite fun. Caught Resident Evil with my brother. Not a fantastic show, but I'm sure RE fans (Resident Evil... NOT Research Education) will watch it and love it anyway. I think the director, Paul Anderson, pretty much kills every movie he touches. He kinda destroyed Alien vs Predator and he didn't do a good job here either.

The boarders gave me a really big surprise this evening. When I came down for roll call, they turned off all the lights in the lobby and placed a cake in the centre! Then as I walked passed them, they sang the birthday song. Quite a nice touch, I must say. If any of my boarders ever read this... Thanks for a nice evening. Some ex-boarders dropped by as well. We had a good time chatting and making fresh popcorn! Yeah! My tutors and ABMs got me a popcorn maker! That's a really nifty gift. I'll post a pic later today (after I wake up). Chatted and played Xbox. Yep.. it's been a fun day.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

Oh yah...guess what I bought yesterday. I found a shop that sold a VCD collection of 10 Pokemon Advanced episodes! hahaha. I also bought the Pokemon Jirachi Wishmaker movie. Kewl rite? Yah yah.. I know some of you who know me can't believe I watch this stuff, but hey, what's wrong with enjoying cartoons? To be honest, currently, my favourite cartoons (being shown on TV) are: Totally Spies, Jimmy Neutron, Jackie Chan Adventures (hey, he sucks in the movies but the cartoon is really quite good!). I like Astro Boy too, but I was thinking I'll wait for the VCDs to be released so that I can watch it all at one go! whoo hoo!
YES! I've made it to the weekend. It has been a pretty intense last few days. Due to the labs closing on Monday and Tuesday, I shifted my lessons to Wed, Thu and Fri... Phew... it was like a lab marathon. But all's well that ends well and the weekend is finally here. I went down to the NATAS fair in the evening and picked up some brochures on Egypt. I'm really quite tempted to see the Pyramids this year. I think they are really awesome and I am sure I will be floored if I can visit the remains of the ancient civilisation.
How I wish I can be in Tokyo right now. The annual Tokyo Game Show will be held this weekend and the PSP and Nintendo DS will actually be playable! Aaahhh... to get my hands on the PSP... Maybe next year, I might actually consider making a weekend trip to Tokyo for next year's Game Show! How extravagant would that be!! haha.. We can all dream, can't we? Interested to find out what's happening at the Tokyo Game Show? Visit my favourite video game sites: www.gamespot.com OR 1up.com

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

The Amazing Race Season Finale was really fun. This is the first time I've followed the whole season of TAR and I must say it has been very enjoyable. From the irritating midget to the devious twins, to the wholesome bowling moms and the b***hy couples, this season was totally watchable and pretty fun. It's nice to see Chip & Kim win. I can't help but think that the whole thing was rigged. Who wants to watch show where the bad guys win? Chip and Kim were the underdogs, especially at the second last leg where the poor Chip had to scale the cliff. Come on, which decent, down-to-earth human would not be rooting for them? Well, all's well that ends well!
It's mid-week. Two more days to go to the weekend. It's tiresome, but I think for many months now, I've been living for the weekends. Not too good, I think. But it's been a tiring year. 5 more weeks to go before the end of the year. I can't wait...

Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Here's a top down view of the new PS2. Doesn't it look cool!?

Take a look at this thing of beauty! The newly redesigned PS2! Sony really does an excellent job at designing their stuff. The new PS2 is only 2.8cm thick compared to the original one which is about 7.8cm! It will probably be released on 1st Nov. WOW. My PS2 works fins with DVD-roms but can't read CDs, so I'm quite tempted to consider getting it. Rumours are that it will be sold at the same price as the current PS2. (News from www.engadget.com)

Monday, September 20, 2004

Ok, thought it would be nice to post a peaceful picture of Mt Fuji. I took this when I travelled to Tokyo in 2002. Nice pic, yah?
Watched Raising Helen today. Not a bad show. Kate Hudson played the role well, but I think Joan Cusack was good, playing her usual 'uptight' roles. Probably not worth a full price ticket unless you are a die-hard movie watcher like me. Managed to find Blade DVD (Code 1) at a pretty good price of $25. That's really good. Can't wait to watch the carnage when I get the time. I'm struggling with whether to buy the Star Wars trilogy DVD. Code 1 costs about $120 and Code 3 costs about $90. If I ordered from US, I think Code 1 will cost about $80. But I'll have to wait for it and I'll also have to pay freight charges. Sigh. I think I might just wait until I go to the US in Nov to buy it. School starts tomorrow... Sianz....

Sunday, September 19, 2004

And here's the cool Nintendo DS, scheduled to be released around Nov 2004. Sigh, looks like I'm gonna be flat broke this year with the PSP, Nintendo DS and very possibly the PSTwo...

Here's what I'm really looking forward to.. the Playstation Portable (PSP). Can't wait for the end of the year when it's released. In the meantime, rumours are that the PSTwo (the new, smaller version of the PS2) will be released towards the end of October 2004! Be still my beating heart!

Here's another one of my favourites. It's a plant-like thing with just two leaves. The leaves basically move up and down, up and down, up and down all the live-long day. It's also solar powered so it'll just keep moving up and down until the sun burns out I guess. Another meaningless toy which I totally dig!

Here's one of my favourite meaningless toys. All it does is tilt it's head from side to side the whole day long (as long as there is light!). It's solar powered so it'll run as long as there is good ole light. What could be more relaxing than staring at this object of pure bliss.
Yep, it's been 10 hours since I created this blog. In that time, I basically... slept. Heh. I've just added a Tag-board. I can see how all this can become quite addictive. It's pretty much creating something that's your own, personalizing it and then showing the world what you have done. No wonder students are so caught up with blogging. I guess if I were back in my student days, this would be a HUGE distraction for me. Well, it's fun for now. Wonder when I'll get bored.

Me in Japan (Dec 2002). I'm actually viewing the magnificent Mt Fuji from this place but I thought posting a picture of this 'suffering' creature was more interesting!

Sydney, 2002. My first trip to Sydney. Not a bad place. (Can't compare to US though). I just find Australia a little too laid back for me. Nothing about the place really excites me. Guess I'm attracted to the High Tech vibes of Japan & US.
This is my first post... hopefully not my last. I hope to use this Blog to basically talk about non-work stuff. I think life is hectic enough without me reminding myself about work here,

I'll try updating it with the stupid, meaningless stuff I do. If you like to find out more, check back often and see if I can commit to this!