Sunday, April 18, 2010

Doing Nothing is Just So Great

Yesterday Hannah had Audrey over after horse riding. They wanted to go see Kick-Ass, but since it was 18-PL I'd have to go buy the tickets for them. I agreed to this because I owed Hannah a favour and because I had to go out to pick Jan up from BB anyway.

I drove out to Mid Valley with both of them and pulled over on the side of the road and walked to the mall. I overestimated the amount of other people who would also be pulling over on the side, so I ended up pulling over too far away and walking further than I needed to. Still, it was better than paying for parking.

When I got to the mall I withdrew some money and went to stand in line for tickets. I called Hannah and told her not to touch anything. She asked me which pedal the break was. I told her I wasn't sure, maybe the left. After that I stood in line and hoped nothing horrible had happened to them.

When it was finally my turn to buy tickets the lady at the counter asked for ID, so I showed her. It was the first time I've had to prove that I was eighteen. It felt good. She asked if the other person was born in '92, too, and I said no, she was born in '91. I don't know why I said that. I don't really want an imaginary girlfriend who's older than me. Anyway, she went to check with her manager to see if that was okay for me to buy two tickets with only one ID, and when she came back it apparently was. So I got my two tickets and she stamped "18+" on them. I took them down to Hannah and Audrey and fortunately they were both alive and the car was intact.

We went to Cheras to pick Jan up, but BB hadn't finished yet, so we waited around. When Jan was finally done he asked me to stop at a petrol station so he could get a drink, so I did. After he bought his drink he remembered that he had left his phone and wristband at BB, so I drove back up for him. He went in the school but he couldn't find his stuff.

Anyway, all this delay meant that by the time we got to Mid Valley the hall for the girl's movie was already opened and they couldn't slip in with everyone else who was going in at the same time. The ushers asked for their ID and I had to drive around and pick them up. Hannah and Audrey ended up wasting three hours of their time and twenty-four ringgit of their money.

Later that night I had to drive Audrey home, and then after that I went to Subway for dinner. Hannah came, too, but she didn't buy anything. The sandwich was delicious.

I spent the rest of the night reading Hyperbole and a Half. I was linked to it from's forum, but Hannah had also told me about it earlier. I am sad that she found out about it first because it is totally the kind of thing I would find out about first, like Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About. Oh well, at least I found out about it eventually. It is very funny, I recommend you check it out.

Today we went to church and then I took a long nap and then I went to Subway with Hannah and Jan and Joel for dinner. It was delicious. Now I'm reading Hyperbole and a Half again. Also, I met Marcus from my second semester English class in a playground after church. His dad was exercising. I asked him if MyPride was working for him and when our results would be out, and he said that it wasn't and probably around the end of April. I've got to drop by HELP to check that out sometime.

Also, I'm making sure that Creep and Push have equal playcounts on my iTunes again. So far they're at four and four while most everything else is at one and nil. I have to listen to "I Will" some more. Also "I Miss You" has climbed pretty high, too. I just started listening to that song; I really like it.

Oh yeah, it's my grandfather's birthday tomorrow. My aunt is staying over in Hannah's room. I wonder if I can use the beanbag now.

Friday, April 16, 2010

So Now That's Over

I finished my final batch of finals on Wednesday. Finite Mathematics was simple and I think I might have scored full marks on that paper. It did start out a bit rough when I forgot how to multiply matrices, but I moved on and did the other sections first before coming back when I remembered.

Psychology was a bit tougher, but I'll pass. Physics was very tough. I'm not sure if I scored enough to get my 50% or not. Also, when I was studying for it the night before, one of the presentations about atomic physics had a virus on it and that killed my computer by throwing it into a login/logout loop, so that sucked. Later on that day I went with Hannah to visit Amanda and her new dog, and I found out that I needed to score 16/40 on the final to pass the subject. I hope that I made it.

I took my computer to get repaired and I also got an eclair later on with Hannah and my dad. When I got back I watched the new Lost and the new Glee and a bunch of episodes of South Park and Whose Line is it Anyway that Ian had downloaded.

I found out RuneScape had been updated with a new skill which was also for free players, which made it the first new F2P skill since Runecrafting in 2004. I got Jan to try it out but I had to promise not to complain about Avenged Sevenfold for a week, which sucks. At least he has headphones now, so I won't have to hear his music. Ian also tried it this morning, so that was cool, too.

Today I went to watch Kick-Ass with Ian and Jan. It was pretty dang awesome. The censorship was mind-bogglingly idiotic, as usual, but it didn't detract too much since they only censored the black people, Hit-Girl, and anyone who swore at Hit-Girl. Also they apparently did not recognize cunts as a swear word, but whatever. After the movie I picked up my computer from the repair place, and that is why I have it now to type this post with. I've spent the better part of this evening getting my bookmarks together and reassembling my iTunes playlist.

I'm hoping to lounge around for five more days before I start looking for Universities or a job.

Man, I hope I didn't fail Physics II.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Last Class (Hopefully)

Today I ate at KFC twice. Once for lunch after class, and again later on at night because my siblings were eating there too and I wanted a chance to get fresh popcorn chicken (the one I got at lunch was stale). The popcorn chicken was indeed fresh, so that was nice. On the downside, I spent pretty much my entire week's allowance, so that's a bummer. I'd been waiting for the better half of last week to use that money, and now it's gone.

After my last post I found a weird comment in Chinese at the bottom of my blog. I don't know how it got there, but it was all links to spam sites, so I just deleted it.

Also, yesterday I picked up Hannah, Yii Huei, and Rebekah from Sunway Lagoon. It was my last favour for Hannah before she finally let me read the tenth Princess Diaries book, so I was happy to help out. On the way back I tried to take a corner, but I was going too fast so I had to slow down really suddenly. A motorcyclist was going behind me and he mustn't've seen me indicated or whatever, and he ended up falling off his motorcycle when he had to hit the brakes really hard. I stopped for a while to see if he was okay, and he was. I stayed stop to see if he wanted to discuss the matter with me, but he didn't, so we both drove off. That was a bit scary, but fortunately nobody was hurt and nothing was really damaged, so it worked out in the end. I'm definitely going to be going slowly around corners next time.

My progress on Arrested Development has come to a halt. Season 3 is not completely downloaded. Episodes 13, 4, and 5 are all only partially downloaded at 99.8%, 99.7%, and 99.5% respectively. I managed to watch episode 4 because it's an AVI file and those can be played even when they aren't complete, but episode 5 is an MP4, which requires the full file to play. So I have to stop. I'm three hours away from finishing the series. Bah.

Luckily I have Lost, Flashforward, How I Met Your Mother, and The Big Bang Theory to tide me over in the meanwhile. Lost is awesome. I have been following it for six years (One third of my life!) and now there are only six episodes left. I will be sad when it's over.

Oh yeah, today was my last day of classes. I need at least 37% or more on my final to get a High Distinction for Finite Mathematics. I'll need to work even harder just to get a Distinction for Psychology, since I screwed up on our group report and ended up getting us just a little more than half marks for that. It'll be a struggle to even pass Physics, so I don't even wanna think about that. I hope I don't have to retake that subject.

Today wasn't really filled with class parties and photos and goodbyes and stuff. I think I'll save the goodbyes for after my finals. There was one picture, for Finite Maths, which kinda surprised me because I didn't think Mr Chen would be up to that.

Jan wants to come along with me to KK so we can climb Kinabalu together. I've got to check with Carmeni and see if that's okay.

The final Princess Diaries book was really good. I thought Hannah had spoiled the ending by telling me who the protagonist ends up with, and I was kinda upset because I was hoping she'd get with someone else (and also that my sister would spoil the book for me), but it turned out she was lying, so the ending caught me off guard and I was very pleasantly surprised. Thanks, Hannah!

I still haven't done any extra work for my baptism class, and I haven't studied, either. I guess that's what I'll do in the next three days. Yay.

Also, Rebecca from Holland has managed to place in the final ten out of a hundred and so for an essay writing contest by the BBC. I would've included a link to vote for her, but that happened a while back and apparently internet voting has now been closed. The results will be released on the tenth. She's up against some pretty impressive competition, but she did a really good job with her essay. I should know, I helped her with it a bit when it was being written.

I think that's about it for now.

I hope I don't fail Physics.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Hmm. Not sure why I decided to stop blogging for so long. I guess it was mostly laziness. Also, if I didn't have to make a post each day then I could get to bed that much sooner, so that was probably a factor, too.

So what's happened in the meanwhile? I had a few quizzes and a presentation and some assignments and such, and I did quite well in all of them except for the Psychology presentation, the results of which have not been released yet. I'm still kind of worried about my Physics score. I need to work hard with that one.

Soon after my last post I went McDonald's for lunch during break with Amanda. She had to go repark her car, so I ended up eating alone. This was the second time that exact situation had occurred. I'm not sure why I'm writing about this and not the many other things that happened, but it was bugging me, so here it is.

Kaminie's dad passed away, so a whole bunch of us went to the funeral. I was surprised at how many people hadn't switched their cell phones to silent mode. Also, everyone was dressed very informally. It was only the third funeral I've ever been to, but I was too young to remember the first one and I didn't know the fellow from the second one since I was just in the guard of honour.

I spent Earth Hour with Hannah since Jan was at camp and Ian was gambling. It was cool, but after turning off the lights and watching the KL and Twin Towers turn off theirs, there wasn't much to do. I invited Amanda over and went to Bangsar Shopping Centre to pick up her friends and her, but when I got there I found out that one of the friends wanted to stay so they all had to stay. I salvaged the situation by getting an ice cream or something, though, so that was nice. After the lights turned on again I went on my computer and finally finished beating the maximum number of hard opponents on the last map of Generals: Zero Hour, so that was pretty great. Now I've got all the medals except domination, but I don't think I'll win the 53 additional games I need for that one. Actually, I might have done the Zero Hour thing at another day. I'm kinda fuzzy on that.

Hannah and Jan are currently in Indonesia, visiting friends. They're coming home tomorrow. I wonder if they had a good time. They probably did.

Carmeni invited her friends (me among them) to go visit her family in KK during the holidays. My parents have agreed to pay for everything if I go. I'll probably go.

The other day I went with Amanda, her sister, and Zach to go look at puppies. I had to miss my Physics class for it, but nothing important happened so that was okay. It was only the second class I missed this semester. The first one was for the funeral, but even then I was back in time to catch the second half of the lecture. Anyway the puppies were really cute but they kinda stank. Afterwards I asked Amanda if she'd like to come swimming on during Monday break, and she said she would, but something came up at the last minute so I took a nap instead.

I finished S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat. I played around in Free Roam for a bit, and it's still fun. I've now got more guns and ammo than I know what to do with, though, so it's getting kind of pointless. Killing mercenaries, bandits, and zombified stalkers is pretty much all there's left to do. Anyway, because of that I started playing BioShock 2. It starts off pretty slow, so I gave up on it for a while, but when I came back I had a lot of fun. It's quite short though, but I don't mind. Any game that lets you set people on fire and then electrocute them when they jump into the nearest body of water to extinguish the flames is good in my books. All this has taken place on Ian's computer, so when I finished with the games I was wondering what to do next. Fortunately, I got him to download Arrested Development, so now I'm hooked on that. I watched 18 episodes from the first season in one day, and I finished the rest this morning. Now there's only two seasons left. Yay.

It's now the last week of college before finals. I haven't studied for anything, so that's kinda scary. I should probably start on that. I've got homework from baptism classes to do, though, so I think I'll take care of that first.

Man, I hope I don't fail Physics.