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April 29, 2010 at 20:52 (Uncategorized)

I’m writing an exam next week and I have no idea how I did with my assignments.  By submitting them I’ve gained admission to write but as to how well I know the work, where my failings are, what my year mark is – I have no idea.  If it was just the one module, I wouldn’t feel so anxious but it’s all three.  And this is the second time I’m writing them.

And there was no Shounen Jump this week.

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Chocolate

April 23, 2010 at 11:50 (Uncategorized)

Last night as my mother and Aki-chan were staring into a big white box of chocolates:

Aki:  And you don’t eat any of this?

Me:  Yes.

I think that was where Aki-chan lost hope for my sanity…   But look how pretty they are –

I can definitely see myself making more.

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Patience

April 22, 2010 at 12:58 (Uncategorized)

I don’t really have any skills points in the trait.  But I’ll rank a few at being impatient.

I finally got my matric exemption today.  Not that I needed it in the first place but being incorrectly marked as a student that did instead of being marked as a RPL student meant that there was much heartache and frustration in dealing with administration via phone, fax and email until it was fixed years ago.  But now I have both 😀

I bought a lotto today in the hopes that I can win lots of money and go on holiday to Japan.

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Incorrect Answer

April 21, 2010 at 08:18 (Uncategorized)

So, when I was hired manager-man said one thing.  Yesterday boss-man said something else.  The only similarity between the two conversations was that they were talking about me.  There were the usual questions of ‘why Japanese’, pretty standard but then, the boss-man grilled me as to why the Asian countries hadn’t ‘improved’ their writing systems O_o  But I discovered I can make up a rather impressive load of academic sounding crap at the drop of a hat.  And then there was the religion…

I’ve decided to put my qualifications into use.  And so begins the job hunting.

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Petrolhead

April 19, 2010 at 19:50 (Uncategorized)

“XK”

I’m randomly internetting at the moment and this is what I hear my Aki-chan behind me – it’s a car term.  And apart from hearing it, I also knew it was a car term.  I blame excessive and repeated amounts of Top Gear.

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Metrorail

April 15, 2010 at 10:05 (Uncategorized)

If I was forced to use one word for Metrorail, it would be ‘unreliable’.  Two words – ‘completely unreliable’. And three words would be ‘completely fucking unreliable’.

I’ve been using Metrorail for ten years and I really want to say that it’s been great as a form of public transport.  I used go on about the price of a monthly ticket versus the price of fuel, parking and the stress of traffic.  I was a great advocater of public transport.  I thought that if more people used public transport it would have to improve.  And I will probably continue to delude myself with this argument for some time – like a bad habit, the words will fall out my mouth before I have a chance to silence them.  I will rise to defend a cause I’ve abandoned.  I mean, I’ve been convincing myself that delays and no shows are part of the quirks of train commuting for ten years – I don’t really want to be proved wrong.

But the more I drive around, the faster my eyes are opening.  Once they are open, they really can’t be closed again.  I’ve even gone so far, in the last few days, as to contemplate buying a car.  A car – something I considered to be the biggest waste of money in the world.  My view was ‘why have a car, use public transport and it will improve.  It’s cheaper and more eco-friendly’.  But the alarm clock of reality has sounded and I have to get up to a cold morning.  Yes, some people have no choice – I currently have no choice but that doesn’t change or reform public transport.  It carries on with its momentum, unheeding of its passengers’ needs.

Ultimately, cars do cost more but I’m coming to understand that convenience is worth so much more.  I’ll still be needing to use public transport for a while.  At least my love of train traveling hasn’t been completely destroyed.  I still eagerly await the day I am able to tour Japan by train.  I would also love to tour some parts of Europe by train.  But these are journeys of exploration, for when it is part of the journey to sit on a platform and wait for a train surrounded by the unknown.  I’ve heard people say that ‘life is a journey’ but I disagree.  Life is life – full of everyday and the same, no use no point but that doesn’t mean it can’t be enjoyed for while it is around.  And public transport is not enjoyable.  Neither is driving but at least you get where you want to go at the time you want to be there and you don’t have to deal with the public.

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Work

April 10, 2010 at 21:47 (Uncategorized)

Mostly, I’ve been feeling a bit crap these last few days but that doesn’t have anything to do with work.  I just wanted to say so because I’ve been feeling more crap than usual.  And my head is crazy painful.

Work is quite nice, er… a bit boring but that’s mostly because there’s not actually a lot to do and the little bit there is to do gets done in the morning and I only start at 14h00 so… Afternoons are quiet.  But not bad, the pay is though.  On the bonus side, it’s got me back into music.  It was sliding a bit due to laziness.

And I suspect Madara saw himself in today’s Naruto.

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Oops…

April 5, 2010 at 18:46 (Uncategorized)

Feeling terribly lazy after a long weekend of doing nothing I decided to proof some manga instead of actually doing some Japanese homework.  My idea was that while I proof I tend to read the RAWs so it’s a bit like doing Japanese [only not].   This plan was foiled when I opened up my eagerly awaited B.B Project 07 – it’s French.

First day of work tomorrow.

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Fringe also

April 4, 2010 at 13:01 (Uncategorized)

I’ve been watching Fringe these last few evenings and I don’t know if it’s meant to be spoof-y but I find it really funny.  It reminds me of Pinky and The Brain, only Dr Bishop is both Pinky and The Brain.

I saw Alice in Wonderland yesterday and it was also pretty funny – I think I laughed every time the Red Queen spoke.

I also start working again on Tuesday.  I haven’t worked for a year and one month.  Sometimes I look up at my calendar and see things for MB in January, trips to CT in February – it is so very strange how a person settles into their life no matter where they are.  It also makes me look at months to come and wonder what they could hold.

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Hate

April 3, 2010 at 19:54 (Uncategorized)

I used this word with everything that I’ve got – I hate noisy banner ads.  They interrupt my music and my silence with shouting, gunshots, cackles and lame ‘musicians’.  RAGE!!

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