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JGJTan Icon : (05 July 2018 - 10:07 AM) So this has been a while! It's @jgjtan and @leftyy here having a nostalgia trip. We hope you all have been having a great time so far! Miss you, be back in another 5-10 years. (Or find me on social media -- it's not that hard.)
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Back yet again (I'm seeing a pattern here)

Posted by Goto  Icon, 02 December 2007 - 05:47 PM

Well it's been almost 6 months since my last entry, so I guess it's about time for another half-hearted attempt at a blog. Yes, my level of commitment to these ventures is staggering. bluetongue.gif

So yeah... Can't sleep. That's been happening a lot recently, which is frustrating. My internal clock is messed up enough that I don't start getting tired until about 2 or 3 in the morning, which as you can imagine is problematic. Also I'm either tired enough that my right hand is missing every second key, or a few letters on this keyboard aren't working too well currently...

So what else. I found out that in order to avoid screwing up my degree and adding another semester or two to my course, I'm going to need to do a maths subject right through the middle of summer. Fun. I mean it's better than not having some way to fix things up, but it's still not really how I'd prefer to spend that time. I've been off uni for about two weeks or so now, I'd be able to tell you more accurately but the days have been blurring together a bit. I guess I need to find more to occupy my time, hehe.
Celebrated a few friends birthdays recently, so that's been good fun. We went to the zoo for Meredith's birthday, which was a pretty cool idea. It was good to catch up with everyone since there were a few friends I hadn't seen in half a year or two. Darkie was absolutely fixated on the meerkats, had a bit of trouble dragging her away from watching them, it's probably for the best that you can't keep them as pets. bluetongue.gif
A pair of orangutans climbed right up to the viewing window and peered in at Andrew, who was lying down right on the other side of the glass. Maybe they saw some family resemblance there or something, hehe. Lets not even get started on what happened when we went to see the elephants. icon_sweatdrop.gif
I took a camera along and had great fun snapping shots, but I haven't gone through them to see how many are horribly blurry yet, and I'm always a bit hesitant about posting photos of people without their permission. Perhaps later. We went back to Moo's place afterwards, ate pizza and played Guitar Hero 3. Seems fun I guess, but it seems like they more or less just regurgitated the last one with new songs. My exposure to any games in the series has been fairly slight, so maybe there's some subtleties I'm missing.

Went into uni for an anime marathon being run by 3wa, the anime club there that I joined. I joined up in the first week of the year, then pretty much managed to avoid actually getting to know anyone in the club. I went along to some screenings throughout the second half of the year, but that doesn't end up being a very social exercise. I'd been trying to remedy that by hanging out in their IRC channel so I'd get a chance to chat to people before actually meeting them, I think that helped a bit. In any group like that there's enough inside jokes and references that it can be a bit intimidating for outsiders, and I'm introverted/shy enough that prior to that I'd been having trouble taking the step of introducing myself. Still, it was a fun day. I watched very little anime, spent most of the day in the games room. Played Mario Kart 64, that brought back some memories. Some more GH3, the webmaster of the club (Tyris) played 'Through the Fire and Flames' on expert mode. eek7.gif Got some Smash Bros in too, including against a few new people. I think I was probably the best one playing, but there really wasn't much of a difference in skill level between first or last. Ratty, Lex and Sumeet had all gone along since they're in the club too, and we dragged Darkie along. bluetongue.gif

Speaking of Darkie's birthday, went out to celebrate her birthday (late) yesterday, she found somewhere which had glow-in-the-dark minigolf. The only problem was that it was really far away, so there was a lot of driving involved. It was a lot of fun, although personally I thought the minigolf itself was pretty bland and boring, glowingness aside. Darkie had invited Lex along as well as a friend from her uni (Emma), and I was worried those two might feel uncomfortable since they didn't know more than one or two people very well. Seems like that worry was probably unnecessary though, Emma was quoting internet memes with Rat and talking Linux with Lex, and in general the atmosphere seemed fairly relaxed. We got some food after and Rat had all the staff of the place looking on with interest when he managed to stack coke bottles on top of each other, I think about 6 or 7 high? Can't take him anywhere without that kind of thing happening. bluetongue.gif
I mentioned it was a long drive earlier, well I got a lift there and back with Josh. I'd been a little hesitant about that since last time I travelled with him (which would have been back towards the start of the year) he wasn't a particularly safe driver, but since he offered and it was going to save a lot of effort I accepted. All in all that was probably a mistake. His skills aren't too bad, but his concentration really isn't as good as I'd like. A couple of times we had to remind him to watch the road rather than getting distracted by other stuff, and even when he was paying attention he'd tend to be travelling just that little bit too fast on turns, or leaving the braking at red lights a little bit late. The way over wasn't too bad, but it was well dark by the time we left (I think we left at about 11), and we got pretty lost. Lost enough that we were travelling across some very curvy mountain roads late at night, with not a whole lot of visibility ahead or behind us. That still didn't stop him going down it too fast... Eventually he got out his GPS navigator thing, which after being stuck on the windscreen provided yet another distraction from driving. It took about twice as long as it should have to get home, so it was about 1am. By the time I got back I was a bit shaken by it all, really. Didn't actually have a collision as such, but there were a few times when we might have been heading towards a minor collision if Andrew or I hadn't yelled at Josh to stop veering to the side. And we did hit the curb briefly at one point, while travelling at reasonable speed. Not a trip I feel I will want to repeat anytime soon. icon_sweatdrop.gif

This is getting pretty long and it's very late, so lets see what else comes to mind. I've been doing a bit of Guild Wars, mostly a few Hard Mode missions. I think I missed the ball there, since I'm starting to seriously do them about the same time most of the others are just about finished. Makes it much harder to get help without being selfish about the time of others, hehe. A while back I'd been working through all of the EotN dungeons. I've finished all except the final sub-dungeon of Slaver's Exile, Duncan the Black. The hardest part of the hardest dungeon, hehe. bluetongue.gif More or less just waiting for a time that suits to group with a few guildies and attempt that one. In the interest of having this entire blog post not be one huge uninterrupted slab of text, here is a picture I quite liked. I took it in one of the dungeons, can't remember which.

Also some may find the following graph useful and/or insightful.

I guess I should probably be signing off, congratulations to anyone that managed to last through this much of my rambling. If I'm going to stick with blogging for any serious length of time, I probably need to post about what I'm currently thinking about rather than simply summarizing what I've recently done. I guess I'm not really in the habit of writing for my own sake, so my posts tend to be aimed at some non-existent third-party. Unfortunately that means that I'm not really getting all that much enjoyment out of it, since I'm no longer writing for myself. Ari is never on MSN anymore though, so I can't rely on her beating stuff out of me as a means to get things off my chest. I'm also pretty self-conscious about writing anything personal in such a public place, since I'm hardly the most expressive person. Man, I really shouldn't do this kind of thing late at night, I get far too philosophical and nonsensical. I think I'll just leave it at that, and hopefully I'll see you all again before another 6 months have passed. bluetongue.gif

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