This is simultaneously somewhat fascinating and creepy. One of the insects that I am quite nervous about are bees so seeing so many of them, even in a picture, gives me the shudders. That being said, seeing the bees build a beehive is still quite awesome.
I discovered this website of 1000 awesome things which is basically a list of awesome things in life. I think it’s brilliant because a lot of the time, we fail to remember and appreciate the little things in life that are awesome.
So I’ve decided that I need to move my fannish posts off this blog. If not, Merlin is going to take over the blog.
- Got hold of FF13! Yay me! Except I haven’t actually started to play it yet because I figured I would be a good teacher and do stuff like marking and setting exam papers. Still, the fact that it is sitting there waiting for me to play it makes me happy inside.
- A long time ago I blogged about being a female fan. This stupid, sexist facebook page is why I don’t usually tell others I game.
- Did I mention I got Disgaea 3 as well? Yeah it’s a little late and goodness, are the graphics crappy. So that’s yet another game to play. Plus I really, really want to conquer China in DW: Empires. So many games, so little time. :(
- I have this really long blog post about females in pop culture that I’ve been writing for weeks. At the rate it is going, I’ll never finish it.
- I miss my blog.
Heard this song used on a fanvid of Merlin. I love it. So tempted to buy her album now.
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I’m probably discovering this very late but I need to express my love for PortableApps. I love having some of my favourite programmes available when I’m using the school-issued computer. Previously, I had to beg the TA to install stuff for me and wait until he was free. Now with PortableApps, I can use Songbird, FileZilla (haha, edit my blog at school) and Foxit Reader with little fuss.
I logged into my new MOE google apps account today and it was so exciting. Yeah, I get excited over the silliest things but I’m so thrilled with the possibilities of Google Docs and Calendar. The only thing is that now I have to attend some course on how to use them. Let’s hope the course would show me interesting (and new) stuff instead of just things I already know.
Oh and I got access to Google Wave but no one to wave with.
Another exciting thing in my life is Windows 7! Been using it for about 3 days now and it’s pretty. I haven’t explored it all yet but I like the snapping feature (Aero snap?) and the new task bar (smart bar I believe it is called). I just need a new wallpaper to pretty up my laptop.
Kiat bought himself Dragon Age and Football Manager and I bet he is having a ball of a time. I, on the other hand, am still somewhat obsessed with Disgaea and Civilisation IV. To the kind soul who lent me the game, I doubt you will be getting it back anytime soon. I haven’t actually played a PC RPG since Diablo II so while I’m quite intrigued by Dragon Age, I’m not sure if I now have the patience, time or the hand-eye coordination needed to play it. Still, the videos on YouTube are quite … interesting and everyone seems to love it.
In other news, yesterday was a crappy day having been stood up by my friends. Bleh. Not the first time either. Plus the shoes I was wearing were so uncomfortable. I wish there was some way I could tell if a pair of shoes would be comfy or not. It felt pretty comfy in the shop. Also, developed a bad headache at 10pm, missed the Arsenal match and woke up really late with the same headache today. It has only now just gone, thanks to panadol and food.
Still, I caught the latest Merlin episode (which was fine but too dark and angsty for my tastes) and my sis cooked dinner – both of which cheered me up considerably. Plus, I should be having a fun birthday dinner on Tuesday.
I should work now really.
Ever since I started to seriously read comics again, I’ve been hearing of Scott Pilgrim. So I finally picked up a copy of the 1st volume two weeks ago. And I’ve finally finished it.
I found it vaguely amusing at parts and the art was appealing to me. Despite my love for super-powered fights, I thought those fight scenes actually pulled me out of the story instead of sucking me in. Supposedly, the second volume is better so I might actually give it another chance. If I still feel so meh about it, I doubt I’ll ever read the rest of it.
It’s funny I suppose. I like superhero comics but I find it quite difficult to get into any other genre of comics / graphic novels. Maus was ok. The Minx line that DC used to have was alright too but I never really liked them all that much. I have no appreciation for any of the classics-turned-into-graphic-novels books either. Never got into the Sandman. Don’t really read any manga. Strangely though I really like webcomics.
I do think that comics are a fun medium. Perhaps I just never got my hands on any non-superhero comics that would appeal to me.