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January 28, 2009 at 16:25 (Uncategorized)

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January 28, 2009 at 15:56 (Uncategorized)

I’ve finished writing my supps.  Hopefully I’ve passed both of them.  I am little worried about the literature one – I’ve come to the realisation that essays are not my strong point even though I generally prefer them to MCQ.  The reason being I can explain what I’m talking about in an essay question but it seems my explanations are rather terrible [under exam pressure].  So by the fact that I do exceptionally well with MCQ, they have kind of become my preferred method of testing… I like distinction.  I feel with MCQ that guessing could get you a pass but to do well you have to know your work – so often all of the question options are correct, you just have to choose the most correct option.  I think the reason why I’m not that keen on them is the ‘parrot fashion’ method of answering.

If I haven’t passed I’m going to do a different year one module – now is just the long wait for results.  I feel you shouldn’t have to wait weeks for results, especially if they are for supps as so few students are writing [or at least seem to be].

Air Gear has been added to the list of weekly manga I follow.  Why… it has no story, it’s full of pantie shots and boobs.  I’ve become accustomed to naked girls in manga but for some reason the lead [male] is always naked  – as I said to Aki-chan “little blocks”.  If he not naked, his butt is hanging out.  And he has a crow [the bird] living in his hair.  The abilities of the skates are pretty awesome, the tricks are great and I like the tuning of the skate for the rider but the rider and their tuner have to be… wait – naked.  The artwork is pretty generic as well and there are lots of crazy fights [which are rather cool].  It’s the kind of manga that I would read if given but wouldn’t actively search for [like Deathnote].

However, when they talk about skating and the wind, the freedom – it’s all that I adore about skating.  I think that is why I read it.

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Illusions of sleep

January 21, 2009 at 12:23 (Uncategorized)

Between a rooster [04h15], a falling branch [02h00], mosquitoes and the incredible heat last night – I had very little sleep.  The rooster would have been okay if I didn’t have to get up at 05h00 so I could get back to CT.   Cape Town is quite nice at 06h00; the streets are clear and I can walk properly – only, the gardens are still closed.  Strange things: Long Street full of parked taxis with the drivers sleeping in their cars and the pavements were littered with dead cockroaches.

I may have figured out why I failed my business English module… I don’t recall writing the second part of the two part question.  I don’t think I’ll do particularly well this time because I ran out of time.  It takes me a really long time to make up a business story for minutes and reports.  The minutes question had to include a racism issue – I made up some interbranch racist remarks.  I hope they are okay or, at least, good enough for passing.  I put a production setback of 32% due to a strike in my report question – it seems a bit light but people get worried over smaller figures in the Financial Mail, which I don’t actually read all that often – I just have in the past.

Last night I saw The Day the Earth Stood Still… BOR-RING!  The most entertaining part was when some Chinese was being spoken but the subtitles were in Russian so my sister and I made up our own dialogue.  I was SO hoping for a ‘bad ending’ but the alien has a change of heart – bleagh!  And I wanted to strangle the little brat of a child dead.

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Mossel Bay

January 13, 2009 at 10:39 (Uncategorized)

So some time mid February I’ll be heading off to Mossel Bay to look after my father’s house while I study.  This gives me the opportunity to complete my studies quickly rather than spreading it out over years.  It also give me the option of doing my honours year.  I’ll be writing my exams in CT as it is easy and cheaper than trying to get to George.  It also means I get to come home for a bit.

Mossel Bay is not that far away and it’s not forever.

I have ventured into DIY.  Years ago I bought a large wooden chest with metal attachments like handles, lock and ornamentation.  Originally it was a redish colour with gold/bronze bits which I change to black with silver bits.  I’m now redoing it properly and putting little legs on the bottom which required the use of the drill.  It wasn’t so bad.  My table is also going to be painted.

So far Air Gear has lasted longer than Shaman King.  But SWJ returns this week 🙂

I’m making my sister a dress for The Met.  It’s going to be blue with silver beading.

Japanese this Friday and first rewrite next week.

And I overslept by a hour…

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January 5, 2009 at 15:30 (Uncategorized)

I found this while looking for some outside information about the Great Gatsby and The Merchant of Venice – so far it’s been really helpful and easy to understand.  I only found it this morning though…

Went to see the Nutcracker yesterday afternoon.  I recognised every piece of music – it was a bit of a odd sensation; the story was also a bit odd – rats fighting soldiers O_o   But it was beautiful to watch.  I enjoyed the snowflakes and the bit at the end the most – basically where there were many dancers on stage [I prefer it to solos]. 

I had heard that it might have been Africanised and was preparing myself for disappointment but it wasn’t – SO pleased.  I really, really can’t stand it when stuff is  ‘canised.  Leave it original!  I did feel sorry for the dancers though, there were these black mats [looked like judo mats] on the stage and a couple of dancers slipped and others looked like they were trying not to slip.  At one point the Snow Prince REALLY had to catch the Snow Queen or she would have slid off the stage 😀

More money needs to be put into ballet!!   [It requires two exclamation marks.]

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January 2, 2009 at 17:55 (Uncategorized)

Not really but close.  Polo bit and torn a page in Akira 4 – a five centimeter tear and one fang mark [and some cat gob].  I was reading on the bed, a breeze picked up the page and Polo bit it.  Less than a second. I think he was annoyed because I was reading and not playing with him.  But I just can not be angry with him…

I also missed out on ordering Akira 6 for fifteen pounds due to laziness [normally twenty five pounds] – apparently it is out of print at the moment.  Sigh…

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