Okok, so ive played a little dirty trick on my friend ( see previous post)
Obviously she’s a little dissappoint at my sudden lack of inspiration in writing and updating my blog. To make up for it, ive decided to write a brief one, recalling what ive done since after finishing school, the recent weeks and up to this point.
So ive finally completed my diploma course, after going through the 3 months of project hell, and getting an A to boot (yay) and right now im slacking. Ive been slacking alot, since i dont bother getting a job. The demotivation is partly because im going to NS anytime now, and id rather use the time to pursue my hobbies. Hobbies such as watching anime, reading my numerous books bought that ive yet to read, and of course hanging out with friends new and old.
Its been pretty good slacking. I had fun, most of the time. Though it can get a little boring, but at least i know how to fill my time. So what have i been doing all these time?
Well for one, ive been hanging out with my classmates, usually during the weekends, because they are working. What i’ve realised that is that though we see each other during school almost every day, there is still a lot to catch up and lots to talk about. Partly due to the fact that during the last 6 months, before ending school, we havent really seen each other. And to use these free time to come together and just chill is really refreshing. For once, we do not have to talk about school, or stuff relating to school. We went for dinner and movies and slacking session by the cafe.
We also organized our first ever chalet for the class. It took place on 4 april 2007. For one night we booked at Costa Sands Pasir ris. The turnout was pretty good. Almost all attended the chalet, but the location was horrible. We should have booked the Costa Sans downtown instead of that ulu pasir ris. It was really that ulu, not many people were there. Its almost at least 80 percent vacant! Maybe its the offpeak season, but by the gods, when we went to our chalet, there were so many cockroaches!! Thank the heavens they were all dead. Probably the cleaning maid kiled them all when she was clearing the cleaning the unit. there were like 2 near the bed on the floor, and another 3 in the toilet. 1 was alive when we got there, and it was crawling on one of the pillow. We swung the pillow outside and it flew off. We changed the pillow sheet after that. There about 5 to help me check into the chalet. The rest came well into the evening. By then the bbq had started and the party was in full swing! And to add to the party atmosphere, the unit beside was also occupied (by a group of guys) and they had loud music on. So the music was the added effect.
But in the end only 4 of us stated overnight. What a somber turnout.
Anime. Ive been trying so hard to catch up on them, but no matter how fast i go, or how much i watch in one day, im still left with tons of them. It is highly unlikely that ill finish them when i go to NS. But its ok, i dont mind that all. Right now i dont really feel like watching any anime for the time being, despite having some series being half completed. I always have that ‘mood swings’ for animes. Ill watch one whole shot, and then get sick of it, not watcing any for the week, and then it comes again. Im no consistent watcher that im sure.
This spring season, there werent that many that ive chosen to be in my collection. The releases are less than stellar. I think i have less than 7 that has already been confirmed, out of 30 over. Though the number may increase, as there are still a number of them that ive yet to watch and evaluate.
So what do i do when im at home, not watching anime. Well i read. I have a few books in my shelf that ive bought, but never had the time to read. So right now with all the time that i have, i’m actively catching up to them . One book in particular is the recent english translation of the popular japanese novel-cum-anime, 12Kingdoms. Ive waiting like almost 9 months since news that they are translating to english. And i have it right now. I’m curently reading and its really a great novel. Reading the novel that has been adapted to my most favourite anime is truly a dream come true for me. At 400 pages, in beautiful red hardcover, with occasional illustration to give a most manga feel to it, this is truly a treasure to behold. Its currently available at kino. Its not in the manga section though, fyi, rather its in the asian literature section. You wouldnt miss it, unless its sold out.
On the western front, in the realm of books, im totally addicted to this series written by Raymond E feist and his Riftwar Saga. Its a total of 4 books and i just finish the first 3. The first 2 books was combined into 1. I bought that book a long time ago. Almost a year if i remember correctly. But it was only recently that i managed to finish it. The first attempt at reading it halted my at around page 100ish. But during that time i was busy with school, and project was coming along, along with overseas attachment that i entirely forgot about it. I picked it up again recently and i gobbled up those pages (700 pages in all) in a matter of days. It was that good. Never have i read a fantasy book that is that engaging and mesmerizing. Ive read a lot of fantasy novels believe me, but this has totally captured my imagination. I immediately bought the third installment just this monday, and finished it on wednesday. The only other book that i read that fast (for a standard 350 -400 page novel) was Phillip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy, another fantasy book. I now have the final installment bought just yesterday. I expect to start reading during the weekends. For those who are interested look up at the author and find out more on the internet.
A few reasons why im hooked to those books authored by Raymond is that his characters are truly 3 dimensional. Rarely have i actually feel for the characters in the book, emotions run high when i read it. A diverse cast and by the time you finished the first book, you gain a deep understanding and connection to the main characters. That is why i got so hooked to it because i just had to continue reading to know what happens next. Not so much of the plot itself, but rather what will happen to the characters as the result of the plot that is brought forward to the reader. And its pretty compelling also to note that these characters change over time and they dont remain stagnant in personality or age, as the storyline spans several years. So the deeper you are in the story, the further developed are the characters. And the further developed they are, the more they are intertwined with each other and thier relationship, making it even more compelling should the author introduce more characters.
All these reading was also partly to remove my mind from the anticipation and the outcome of my university admission. Ive been wiating patiently for the letters to arrive, from NUS and NTU. Another letter, my ns enlistment letter. So far ive recieved my NTU letter and nothing more. Im overjoyed at the outcome. Ive been accepted to NTU!! When i read out the letter i was so happy in many ways. Howeer im still waiting anxiously for my ns letter, since most of my classmates have recieved them. It should come anyday now.
So now that ive briefly updated my blog, it think you should by now know what im up to. Oh by the way Sanjaya the finalist from American Idol is out! Im soooo relieved! Ive been wanting him to be kicked out of the competition ever since… ever since ive seen him.
Over and out!