Saturday, December 31, 2005
Very cool. Makes me want to watch the First and the Third even though I have heard that they are not as good.
I thought the kid was a little too whiny at times.
Yeah. Lots of action, but, also a message.
Dammit, the year is almost at an end.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Sonny DENNIS (and apparently me, although I don't really know how useful I am) are working on a TV series.
I am (apparently) the basis for the idiot guy.
KEN Yakitori is as usual overpriced and nice. I paid $7 for some cocktail thing it was yum, overpriced but yum. I think that sums up the whole place.
Anyway, the new year is coming soon. I will have more substantial and informative thought-pukes then.
Monday, December 26, 2005
'an entire post on my blog'
'while anagramming the whole thing.'
'I don't think Sonny really likes'
'anagrams, but I am still amazed'
'at this website and program'
'and just how easily it turns'
any phrase into an anagram.'
'Evil detected optimal hothead.
'Angriest monotony pleb.
'Heigh-ho! Well-meaning, giant warmth.'
'Trendily tally-ho on kinkiness.'
'Blast amazing, dismal amateur.'
'Intrepid warmth sabotages.'
'Jaunty, loutish tawdriness.'
''Mean piranhas rat an agony
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
It was rather fun. :D Eye Toy 2 is really cool. I want one now >.>
Stuart Little 3 is ANIMATED (whoa didnt see that one coming) and still has the voice of Michael J. Fox.
Singstar Pop and 80s has a cool rap thing. Where you rap. And. It like. Works out your rap. Thing. Ice Ice Baby is completely rap.
I think I made the right choice, I wouldn't have traded today (last day of work, free chips :D and good times) for a weekend with people who don't actually really want me there.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
1x Rosemary and Garlic specialty bread
3L Keri Apple Juice (didn't open in the end)
$2.50 worth of Chicken pastrami
Medium container of potato salad in honey mustard mayonnaise
6 Turkish Delights (this was the most expensive thing at $15.90 a kilo!! but. they are extremely yum. I don't blame the kid from Narnia for wanting more.)
A bag of lime and chilli soy um cracker thingies
A bag of random asiany rice cracker things (multicoloured too!)
It was rather yum. And. more fun than fast food. cause, it doesnt take that long and you pick it. so yeah.
Um. That was fun.
Monday, December 19, 2005
Me and Sonny went for a "brisk power walk" (okay sounds lame it was more like hey we should move more often ok lets go for morning walks so it's win win because
+ I wake up earlier
+ He gets to walk
And. Man. Macleans reserve. Who knew there were so many random paths through it...it was like, all foresty and trekky and stuff. For about the 10 mins we wandered within the depths of the foliage. Mmm foliage.
Anyway. I still haven't mowed the back part of the lawn, and I honestly was going to do it right then just before I am typing this shit but then it is starting to rain outside.
So instead to make it up to William (who is getting very angry/sad) I will hang the clothes up I guess.
I also need to enrol for next semester. And. Student loan. ARR Rhow can i afford it money money
My breakfast (now lunch) is an amalgamation of the following:
Nothing about it is remotely green or healthy.
Sunday, December 18, 2005
+ I found a character called "Punchdeadbabies".
+ Someone told me to have a "marry crismas".
+ There were people complaining how there were no black people.
Yes I have not done much else.
William kinda semi-sorted timetable.
I was gonna go watch King Kong but I felt real bad in the mid afternoon, but got better as midnight approached and I'm fine now. At 2am.
We are trying to save on our power bill. ;_; We used more this year than last year so ergo ipsum factora det we must not use so much power.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Really, I am not surprised :)
Don't get me wrong I am disappointed I don't get $50 but, ah well.
I was supposed to mow the lawn today. Instead, I did the laundry. I am not sure how the two events came to be mutually exclusive but I have a work meeting tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
Khan in Howick, Mongolian BBQ. Great. Very, very great. Mmmm. It's like you pick your meat and sauce and they cook it and theres also other stuff and really nice icecream+waffles.
Best of luck to Simon and crew for their movie shoot later tonight.
And as usual, I don't have anything profound or thought provoking, but I will give you a random link.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Just watched Narnia : The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Great work. I like it, a lot. Um. I cannot really explain exactly why. A lot of it seemed like Lord of the Rings -_- you know with the good army camp and then the bad people forging stuff and then there is also the whole England is Aslan's Lion side and Germany is the Ice Queen and lets bomb the dirty orc and dwarven and minotaur Germans...
But yeah it was good, good good.
Hell's Pizza is rather scrumptious, The Office has ridiculously great subtle humour, I am awake at 6:30?!?!
It is. Friday. Or. Saturday?
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
1) Edwards Scissorhands - a very cool movie (yes Dennis I see the automaton machine-assembly similarities, but, the line was much shorter back in 1990 ^_^). It's rather sad how he can't touch anything without destroying it BUT YET he creates great works of art through the destruction or something along those lines. And. Nobody was like "whoa you saved the kid from the random drunk twat" it was more like omg you cut him, even though we all know you have scissors for hands!
2) FLCL (FuriKuri). Holy crap. Hilarious, absolutely hilarious. Though, I guess it isn't meant to be totally funny. Random South Park allusion, doesn't ever take itself too seriously. And. Um. Fighting robots! Woo!
Monday, December 05, 2005
Of course, I was awake when the car pulled out of the driveway, etc. Hugs etc.
I think sometimes I forget how lucky I am to have parents.
I think sometimes, I think too little.
Sometimes, I think thinking about what I think about sometimes can get rather confusing.
Animals, Animals, Animals...
I have just microwaved Sausages. They are rather nice, although slightly mildly spicy.
[Hey, I'm your subconscious. Shut up.]
So. Um. Anyway.
There is nothing much to talk about. Internet working today, for now, anyway. Some random Telecom guy came around and yelled at our router. Apparently, it is our router's fault.
Which means Slingshot owes us a new one if it is really the problem.
Sunday, December 04, 2005
Our internet died again today. I actually sat around for an hour, without knowing what else to do.
But then....I played PS2. ;_;
Academy of Strings played at Te Tuhi Christmas Concert.
Dennis, I'm sorry, I didn't know it was a vegetarian lunchbox. My mum likes to surprise people o_O
Anyway, I have finished watching OC Season 2. Seriously, so sad a finale. I have not much else to say :
Except not having internet. Is hard. Hmm.
Saturday, December 03, 2005
I can do really selfish, stupid, or just senseless things. Sometimes, I speak, just to make some noise and see what happens. I think it is more exciting that way. Inadvertently, I may say something really rude, or dumb, or just plain cruel. If you happen to be one of the people I accidently slander, please accept my humble apologies, and remember that my accidental slander isn't worth so much anyway. I hope you will remember that I am dumb, and idiotic, and don't take it too personally. Feel free to attack me back if you so desire, for I will not mind if I do so deserve it.
pool2 () Pronunciation Key (pl)
- A game of chance, resembling a lottery, in which the contestants put staked money into a common fund that is later paid to the winner.
- A fund containing all the money bet in a game of chance or on the outcome of an event.
- A grouping of resources for the common advantage of the participants: a pool of implements for the use of all the workers on the estate; forming a pool of our talents.
- An available supply, the use of which is shared by a group.
- A group of journalists who cover an event and then by agreement share their reports with participating news media: the White House press pool.
- A mutual fund established by a group of stockholders for speculating in or manipulating prices of securities.
- The persons or parties participating in such a fund.
- An agreement between competing business concerns to establish controls over production, market, and prices for common profit.
- Any of several games played on a six-pocket billiard table usually with 15 object balls and a cue ball. Also called pocket billiards.
[Here is a reflective pause.]
On one level, drinking milk from another species is rather disgusting, but on the other level, it just tastes so good with crunchy cereal! [The best way to forget the big picture is to concentrate on the small details.]
[Angled brackets?! Nah, they look rather square to me.]
Seriously, look at the first entry.
I think that is the meaning of life, to sit around and think about things, until you think you know it all and then you finally realise you are about to die.
Here is a smiley face to completely destroy/desecrate the mood.
Friday, December 02, 2005
And if I ever have to choose between Sin City and Wedding Crashers again, Sin City wins like, 1000 hands down (sorry David. I can see why you don't like the movie.)
Very impressive visual style, etc. The worst bit on the DVD is when I saw Quentin Tarantino and it's kinda like "what. thats what he looks like? gah."
It is just under 4 mins long.
William my mum and my sister are at Warkworth doing horseriding. They are pretty angry I am not there. But. Horseriding? [Hmm.] Maybe I will invite them to dinner to make up for it or something. Dunno. ;_;
Here is some really hard to read text which you probably will highlight.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
I have really nothing better to say. Um.
har·le·quin () Pronunciation Key (härl-kwn, -kn)
- Harlequin A conventional buffoon of the commedia dell'arte, traditionally presented in a mask and parti-colored tights.
- A clown; a buffoon.
- Having a pattern of brightly colored diamond shapes.
[Obsolete French, from Old French Herlequin, Hellequin, a demon, perhaps from Middle English *Herleking, from Old English Herla cyning, King Herla, a mythical figure identified with Woden.]
Monday, November 28, 2005
1) I cut my hair. It is rather short now :) That means I don't have to even worry about it for like. Yonks. Yooooonks. My mum is annoyed that I went for a $10 haircut instead of a $7 one. The three dollars, I don't think is worth fighting over. Bahaha.
2) William tooks me for a drive. Or rather, I drove and he was sitting at the passenger side. Cause. He has his full for um two years now. So. Yeah. It was rather more exciting outside of a carpark. Carparks are boring, the cars don't move and it isn't exciting, etc. L plates - maybe they stand for loooosarrrrrr cause this guy like overtook me real hardcore. ;_; Also learned how to fill up the car. Our tank-release button is rather hidden.
Sunday, November 27, 2005
I think I should probably explain the "Free Drum Kit" business.
Well. I own a drum kit. If you know me well enough and have entered my house (our? their? hmm), you will realise that we have absolutely no room for it.
It is rather hard to be a drummer without a drum kit, is it not?
So, previously they were staying at Brad's house. They have been there for a while. But then, all of a sudden (or maybe it was boiling in the background like, um, 2 minute noodles), his parents got angry and I am not allowed to leave them there any more. [Subrant: It was rather abrupt. I would have liked even more notice to think about it.]
While Brad did mention "oh John's talking to his parents ill let you know how that goes", it seems like a band-aid treatment for cancer. There is no guarantee his parents will allow for a really annoying musical instrument to be carted into their life, and if there is, there is no guarantee they won't one day suddenly change their minds and ask for it to be removed, whereby I get dumped with the exact same problem.
I do realise I purchased it, and I really should have thought about it more before I forked out the cash. People berate the Africans for having lots of kids and not having any food to feed them. I am wondering, why I bought a drum kit when I obviously do not have room for it. It is like it has to live on a perpetual favour. ("Hey, can you please hold a drum kit in your house. ") [subtopic: Dennis puts it eloquently as "The mince pie wrapper that travels around the commons"] Thus, I have promptly concluded (With myself) that I really don't deserve to have a drum kit, and since there's no "Child Youth and Family" equivalent for drum kits, I am going to give it away - since no government agency's gonna run a smackdown on me.
Yes, that probably means no more FFOF for me.
But. We weren't doing that much anyway. And, we don't have a place to practice.
It feels like I am throwing in the towel. But. Maybe I am. I don't know. It's like...I'm not that good of a drummer anyway I'm sure they can find someone else.
Maybe I shouldn't make such a rash hasty decision. But. I kinda have. I should probably consult the other people (Thomas David John). But. I have not. I have heard nothing, but a text from Brad saying "hey my parents are angry move all the shit out" and then one more a couple of days later "move it out". No reason why. No motive.
I don't. I don't know. It is 12:18am. It is rather late.
So for the time being, Dennis has first dibs. If anybody else wants it, please join the queue, but I do not expect it to be long. Please. Think long and hard. Do you have angry neighbours? Do you have room? Do you really want it? How long do you expect the novelty to last? Have you considered that playing alone on a percussion instrument isn't as exciting as it really could be (ergo you probably want to have a reason for playing it other than for the sole purpose of playing it) Have you considered which room? Acoustics? Will your parents mind?
It feels like I am giving a kid up for adoption, but it's probably best for the kid, and the unprepared teenage parent.
Friday, November 25, 2005
Went to Ken Yakitori bar with Sonny and Raymond, good food as usual, the Chicken thing... (karaage?) is yum. So are their yakitori sticks, the prawn....stunning. mmmmm and cabbage was cool as usual., I had some umeshi. :)
Then we went to the beach to talk. IT was rather cold but it was good.
And then we went back and Sonny got compulsory breath tested :P This time it was fine (last time we were rather worried cause he was on restricted and past curfew but this time no ^_^)
ok thats about it
Thursday, November 24, 2005
|Class Number||Subject||Catalog Number||Section||Grade Official||Grade Basis||Pre-2006 Points||Points Taken|
|Principles of Computer Science||Lecture||Regular Academic Session|
|General Mathematics 1||Lecture||Regular Academic Session|
|Harmony and Counterpoint||Lecture||Regular Academic Session|
|Musical Skills and Perception||Lecture||Regular Academic Session|
|Composition||Lecture||Regular Academic Session|
|Turning-points in Westrn Music||Lecture||Regular Academic Session|
Okay, here is where I go: WTF.
A- for Harmony and Counterpoint?! I was reaching for a C+. That exam was craptastic. How did I get an A in MUS144?!
I should go into uni and apply for my exam scripts back, and stuff.
WTF lol I wasn't expecting so many As.
-_- It's nice but. Gar.
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Saturday, November 19, 2005
These are arather fun to type though they do not make sense to the reader. At all.
I am tired.
Still typing even though vision is black. Hello. Black.
Dark. I cannot see. Lift your eyelids! Open your eyez. Z. The Z is for power, like in Dragonball Z. Those are some powerful balls.
William bought Civilization IV.
It seems cool. I don't know though.
It is Richard's birthday today.
He turns 21.
I was supposed to mow the lawn today.
We are leaving at 5:30
IT is 5:00
I cannot possibly mow the entire lawn in 1/2 hour so I guess it'll have to wait until I either get back, or *gasp* tomorrow.
here is some hidden text nobody will find.
Let us read the next book. JENNIFER MYSPACE FOUND IT
Hello! How are you today?
- good just a hint of insanity and sarcasm
Oh ok fantastic
So. What is the point of having a square inside a circle?
-sometimes the shapes are aesthetically pleasing
Do you remmeber Auckland University's open day?
- ya it was crap
OK just checking
Friday, November 18, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
It is pretty good for an action film. Very nice fight sequences.
VERY BAD CG. VERY OBVIOUS CG PLANE.
VERY VERY UNREALISTIC STUNT INVOLVING A CAR AND A BOMB.
Apart from that it was enjoyable. The main transporter guy has a cool accent.
I met one of Sonny's Architecture Friends today. It is funny, because that spells SAF and he is from South Africa.
That is my insightful comment.
I check my letterbox, and I find a CD, dated on the 16th of November.
In it, is Codename: Lychee. Or, "Bob's Bean Pod". Apparently, a bean pod is a hat. But, I must say I haven't seen orange beans, like, ever. Like.
[Subrant: I hate how sometimes I use the word like as a filler space, like um , um. And uh, and um like.]
I do not know how Dennis pieced together something so cool.
I must say though, there is a typo at running time 30s.
Maybe it is artsy and deliberate.
I like the piano music. I didn't enjoy the random keyboard sounds but that could just be my aversion to General MIDI chipset sounds, in general.
Do I look sad at the end? I am not sure.
I was totally not sad that day.
Acting is weird. I do not like watching myself.
It is like. Hmm. Is that me. Hello.
"It is like in the world, you can't see form, you can only see shadow - shadows of yourself around you, shadows of others upon others, shadows of things that have come before, foreshadowing of what has yet to come, shadows shadows shadows"
It was cool how he added effects and filters to the narrative in the third section.
I think the strongest one is the third section.
The "car crash" in the second section is pretty cool :)
Funny back-story: I was standing in the middle of the road. It was rather dangerous. There were cars oncoming. They were probably like "damn kids of today no respect for their elders blah fishpot"
Sprite. Did I mention incoherency (is that a word (subtopic)) as an inherited disease?
It was fun Dennis. You are finally finished :)
It was very fun. A++ would trade again, let me know if you need me for anything :) (: :) (:
Here are some mirrors of a smile.
:) (: :) (: :) now they kind of look like cookies
Form. Image. Art. Art is stupid. I hate art. How can someone put a toilet in a museum and call it art. Maybe I am jealous. It takes no effort to do that. Negative effort. On a scale of 1290124 to 24891275981275091287501298571298, about somewhere in the lower end.
I have seen Chicken Run about five times now. I have never actually finished the entire movie.
I have seen a demonstration of popping corn being popped.
Leaders meeting. Tomorrow.
In about, an hour.
Shower? [Yes, please.]
Santa Parade? Apparently so, not this weekend but the one after.
Academy Concert Practice? Lacking. Composition? Lacking.
Strings. I do like strings. They are rather useful.
PEAK OIL WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE
Well, no use in worrying then.
The sky outside is blue.
It rained for like, two minutes before and we all rushed outside to like, like, like [Subrant: Here I go again.] take in the clothing and stuff.
Now, it is sunny. With stromcrouds bruing on the horizon.
None of this is making any sense.
Maybe it is art. I hate art.
Logic! Let us all be logical super-robots, sit at Countdown and count prices until we fall down in exhaustion - time is money, so obviously we are spending a lot trying to save three cents over budget oatmeal and toilet paper made from recycled toilet paper from Papua New Guinea shipped over on the backs of slaves and tortured bears.
Please free the tortured bears, that way people will stop making ads about it that make annoying pop-up and banner ads somewhere on some sites on some internet.
Is there more than one?
Can you imagine.
Some people can't. It is rather sad.
Maybe I am one of them.
I wear my watch on my right hand. I am right handed. I am such a rebel. Please, rebel. HEY WE ARE ALL REBELS REBEELLIOIZUZ TEENAGERS PLEASE SCREW THE SYSTEM
I am too lazy, and, or, bored. There were two many commas. Grammatical.
I think I will watch the movie again.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
I think I should get some earlier nights. Three consecutive post-midnight days are not good for you. There is some medical reason too. Something about the production of melatonin or something. My dad would know, he knows a lot.
Someone is trying to break into our house. I hear the knocks on the windows. The objects fall to the floor, the clunk of intruders pushing against our glass sliding door. It is quite disturbing.
It may be our neighbours' cats. Sure they are annoying but I wouldn't cut off their whiskers or poison them.
I should really start on the Academy of Strings composition. I am, however, very lazy.
It is now 11:51pm. The prospect of an "early night" died about four hours ago.
My mum is making "keropok" with "acar-acar". Basically, think of a giant version of those cassava vege-chips, with a pickled lime and vegetable...pickle sauce thing.
I am reading some stuff by Chuck something. The same guy who wrote Fight Club. I am reading "Diary". It is rather morbid.
Monday, November 14, 2005
Still the same rebel/artsy type.
Nothing has changed in this year :
I am still a bastard. (Well. my parents were married but in another way)
Walking up Julia's driveway at 3 in the morning, the weirdest thing happened. I was just walking and I swear the world suddenly turned black and white with massive contrast. The piece of paper someone (I can't remember who) was holding was pure white...there was no moon or light source out. So it was just like all the white objects going up/down that driveway were glowing of their own accord...
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
Mainly because I have an exam in about two hours.
I hate exams. They are not a very good way of testing your knowledge I do not think.
Like Computer Science. They don't even let you use a computer in the exam. >.> It's computer science dammit
I am probably saying this only because I still have exams. Once they are done for the year (in four freakin hours!!!!!!!) I can ignore it for a very very very long time, hurrah.
Back to not studying. :\
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
I got paid today, to watch this surprisingly good film. Movie. Uh, whatever. Yeah. It was very enjoyable, simply because it didn't take itself too seriously, the characterisation of everyone was hilarious and/or cool, and yeah. I can't explain why I liked it. It looked really good too, nice um rich colours blah blah. But yeah. I liked it. XD Probably because it doesn't take itself seriously, and stuff.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Friday, October 28, 2005
New kind of Breast Cancer - DO NOT DELETE
Please forward to all of the women in your lives .. Mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends, etc.
In November, a rare kind of breast cancer was found. A lady developed a rash on her breast, similar to that of young mothers who are nursing.
Because her mammogram had been clear, the doctor treated her with antibiotics for infections. After 2 rounds, it continued to get worse, so her doctor sent her for another mammogram. This time it showed a mass.
A biopsy found a fast growing malignancy. Chemo was started in order to shrink the growth; then a mastectomy was performed; then a full round of Chemo; then radiation. After about 9 months of intense treatment, she was given a clean bill of health.
She had one year of living each day to its fullest. Then the cancer returned to the liver area. She took 4 treatments and decided that she wanted quality of life, not the after effects of Chemo. She had 5 great months and she planned each detail of the final days. After a few days of needing morphine, she died. She left this message to be delivered to women everywhere:
Women, PLEASE be alert to anything that is not normal, and be persistent in getting help as soon as possible.
Paget's Disease: This is a rare form of breast cancer, and is on the outside of the breast, on the nipple and aureole It appeared as a rash, which later became a lesion with a crusty outer edge. I would not have ever suspected it to be breast cancer but it was. My nipple never seemed any different to me, but the rash bothered me, so I went to the doctor for that. Sometimes, it itched and was sore, but other than that it didn't bother me. It was just ugly and a nuisance, and could not be cleared up with all the creams prescribed by my doctor and dermatologist for the dermatitis on my eyes just prior to this outbreak. They seemed a little concerned but did not warn me it could be cancerous.
Now, I suspect not many women out there know a lesion or rash on the nipple or aureole can be breast cancer. (Mine started out as a single red pimple on the aureole. One of the biggest problems with Paget's disease of the nipple is that the symptoms appear to be harmless. It is frequently thought to be a skin inflammation or infection, leading to unfortunate delays in detection and care.)
What are the symptoms?
1. A persistent redness, oozing, and crusting of your nipple causing it to itch and burn (As I stated, mine did not itch or burn much, and had no oozing I was aware of, but it did have a crust along the outer edge on one side.)
2. A sore on your nipple that will not heal. (Mine was on the aureole area with a whitish thick looking area in center of nipple).
3. Usually only one nipple is effected. How is it diagnosed? Your doctor will do a physical exam and should suggest having a mammogram of both breasts, done immediately. Even though the redness, oozing and crusting closely resemble dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), your doctor should suspect cancer if the sore is only on one breast. Your doctor should order a biopsy of your sore to confirm what is going on.
This message should be taken seriously and passed on to as many of your relatives and friends as possible; it could save someone's life.
My breast cancer has spread and metastasized to my bones after receiving mega doses of chemotherapy, 28 treatments of radiation and taking Tamaxofin. If this had been diagnosed as breast cancer in the beginning, perhaps it would not have spread...
TO ALL READERS:
This is sad as women are not aware of Paget's disease. If, by passing this around on the e-mail, we can make others aware of it and its potential danger, we are helping women everywhere.
Please, if you can, take a moment to forward this message to as many people as possible, especially to your family and friends. It only takes a moment, yet the results could save a life.
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Saturday, October 22, 2005
I'm flattered, really. Although I don't think I was the ring-leader. I may or may not have started it. >.> And yeah. >.> Dunno. Don't think that Ben guy likes me very much but I get killed! Awesomely!
So. Ahem. It is almost 3am what am I doing -_-
Friday, October 21, 2005
Yesterday my mum donated blood. For those of you who know my mum you will find this hilarious, like I do. =) Apparently most of the people there were rejected cause their English wasn't good enough. And apparently it's almost like a gameshow, she got through and they're all congradulatory and clappage, etc.
My dad wins at casinos by counting cards :P he doesn't do it very long though, so he doesn't get busted.
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Monday, October 17, 2005
Hello, my name is Edwin. I just recently got into game remixes. I would say that Super Mario RPG is a very excellent game so I decide to look for some songs. When I first listened to your arrangement of "Sad Song" I was absolutely mesmerized. The music spoke my very soul. It actually made me cry. (I recently got of a relationship and I have been feeling very depressed lately) I listen to this song constantly. As a matter of fact I'm listening t it now. But the reason for this letter is asking for request for the sheet music for your arrangement. I would absolutely would appreciate it. I also would like to say that I a new fan and will hope for the best for you and your music career. Keep up the good work!
I have no idea how "my" music spoke to his soul (because 1. its really not THAT great/technical/musically unique 2. i didnt write or perform the piece 3. um hi) Also, here are some commonly mispelt words (tee hee)
Hayfever blows. Running noses are quite possibly up there on the irritability scale like waking up to the sound of a lawnmower, or stepping onto a bus only to figure out you're on the wrong one and have to turn around and push through the (obviously) enormous queue behind you.
Here is another email asking for sheet music for the same arrangement.
um excuse me kind sir, can you send me the attachmentI am quite inclined to say no. It's not like I hid it on the sites you can download the arrangement from anyway.
for "the waltz of pain"? thx
Here is a generalisation:
There are three types of bands:
REALLY ANGRY DEATH METAL
REALLY ANGSTY TEENAGE(ish) I HATE YOU AND LIFE, THE UNIVERSE, EVERYTHING
REALLY POPPY AND HARMONIOUS
There are two types of singers:
REALLY SLUTTY FEMALE
TORTURED MALE WHINER
Things a rap song MUST contain:
REFERENCE TO SAID RAPPER BEING "totally awesome, and/or spitting/rhyming better than all 'yo niggaz"
REFERENCE TO BLING/LUDICROUS AMOUNTS OF MONEY
REFERENCE TO BITCHES/HOS/EASY LAYS/MATERNAL FIGURES
ANNOYING "special sound" (eg honky tonk piano) short melody/sound clip REPEATED THROUGHOUT ENTIRE SONG (eg Usher's "Yeah"'s four note motif)
The guy on C4 presenting is mildly annoying. Way too upbeat. Can't you tell I have hayfever, don't pretend like I don't and smile at me and talk in a camp way about how awesome Ashlee Simpson is ;_;
Why is a little kid called Rory calling to win Ashlee Simpson stuff?
Why is a man called Lance calling?
Why is a guy called John calling?
my mum used the oven today
muffins are sticky.
Pie is perfection. (bit cold but I did eat it a bit after it was finely heat-treated)
Sunday, October 16, 2005
Anyway. My mum was trying to mow the lawn at 8pm last night. -_- I convinced her to stop so that I'd do it today.
I didn't think it was possible for a lawn to look worse after mowing, but it seems I managed very well...went from green to black o_O
I think our water mains is leaking.
The ground around it is always muddy.
And also, don't try to mow lawns that are wet if you have a lousy electric lawnmower like we do. I almost mowed the cable too. Hmm. That would have been, uh, exciting.
Thursday, October 13, 2005
"Mixing it up to entertain you
By SARAH MACDONALD
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AN eclectic mix of Macleans College students will compete in the school’s annual talent quest this week.
The 44th Calibre gets set to rock Macleans gymnasium. From left, Adam Walker, Patrick Sham, Nikita Tu-Bryant, Alex Freer and Ashleigh Hope. Times photo Michelle Hyslop.
There have been an overwhelming number of entries in the competition, well exceeding previous years.
“We ended up with so many entries we have been having trouble fitting everyone in,” said head girl Lara Markstein.
“We’ve got solo dancers, group dancers, solo and group singers as well as instrumentals. There’s rock to blues to jazz. It’s a fantastic variety.”
Organised by prefects, sponsorship helped to secure prizes this year.
“In the past it has been held at lunchtimes. But because so many parents want to come and see the talent, we decided to do an evening finals night.”
One of the headline acts is rock band The 44th Calibre, which was recently selected for the national finals of the Rockquest competition to be held in Wellington on September 3.
The 44th Calibre features Nikita Tu-Bryant on lead vocals and guitar, Adam Walker, guitar, Patrick Sham, guitar and backing vocals, Ashleigh Hope, bass, and Alex Freer on drums and backing vocals.
The talent quest provides the band with valuable performance practice.
“It’s good we can take our minds off the Rockquest until the day comes,” said Nikita.
“[The talent quest] is great especially when you have support and people who know you.”
Alex said school friends offer the band encouragement.
“There aren’t as many nerves because you have friends in the crowd. At Rockquest you just don’t know what is going to happen.”
The 44th Calibre was established two and a half years ago and since then has recorded a single and developed a music video.
“We will see where Rockquest takes us,” said Ashleigh.
“If we succeed then that’s awesome but if we don’t we will stay together and see where we end up. I would love to start in New Zealand and then maybe go overseas — that would be wicked cool.”
This will be the last time the band can compete in Rockquest, with Adam and Patrick in their final year at the school.
The Macleans College talent quest starts 7.30pm, Friday, September 2, in the gymnasium. There will be a small entry charge."
I think my animosity towards them is unfounded. Perhaps they're just too good. :o (Well, Alex is anyway.)
Perhaps I don't like Nikita because she's really up herself (oops did I just type that out)
Maybe I'm jealous?
Am I annoyed that Fist Full of Fives doesn't seem to be going anywhere?
Maybe. (probably not.)
Or am I annoyed at just how much the paper likes whoring the 44th? >.> Why don't they do an article on Dennis? I mean, surely if they come in the finalists for one of High School Rock Music Bands' most important competition thingies, doesn't a finalist entry in the Kodak Music Video awards mean anything?
How the hell do they get in the paper anyway? Did they have to ask? I would feel like such a scab if I had to ring up a paper and ask them to do an article on anything, especially anything I was involved in. :o
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
We got Best Music Video :D
And also, Best DOP (Director of Photography) / Lighting.
The other entries were pretty good, except for this one really random bizzare overly "Artsy" one.
Burger King is nice.
It is nice to have money on hand.
Thanks 2 Dennis :D
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
2) On the music video at the 15 Minutes of Fame night thing.
neoslimd g - friedorange.blogspot.com says:
oh and we are nominated for 4 things:
best director, best lighting/cinematography, best art direction and best music video
·$1[-=Blak=-] ·$4»·$1 blakomen.blogspot.com ·$7-:-·$1 www.ffof.tk·0 says:
um so we need to be in city by 6:30 tomorrow? LOL BEST LIGHTING ZXDXDXXDDXXDDX
·$1[-=Blak=-] ·$4»·$1 blakomen.blogspot.com ·$7-:-·$1 www.ffof.tk·0 says:
LOL LOL LOL
neoslimd g - friedorange.blogspot.com says:
neoslimd g - friedorange.blogspot.com says:
'open the curtains'
neoslimd g - friedorange.blogspot.com says:
neoslimd g - friedorange.blogspot.com says:
"yeaa, that's about right"
·$1[-=Blak=-] ·$4»·$1 blakomen.blogspot.com ·$7-:-·$1 www.ffof.tk·0 says:
we dont even own a light XD
neoslimd g - friedorange.blogspot.com says:
neoslimd g - friedorange.blogspot.com says:
"i'd like to thank the sun"
Monday, October 10, 2005
How. Oh how. is maple story's FAQ on GameFAQ's top 10 FAQ list. ;_; the game is missing one entire dimension!!
Bus driver was crap today. Didn't stop outside my house, went all the way to the top. And didnt even wait for me to step off the bus before he started accelerating again. Bastard.
ASIANS. WALKING IN LARGE GROUPS AMONG SIDEWALK
sitting next to an old lady with sunglasses and ominously chewing gum. Shocking white hair. (teeth? extra whitening?)
Sunday, October 09, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
The theme for 8-10s today was "Superstars" or something - basically it involved making random "fashion apparel" (from bits of coloured paper and with glue and string. bahahah), choreographing their own dance routine (my group's one sucked but won for some reason) and Singstar. Yeah, I got paid to listen to kids play Singstar. I was gonna play too but we went overtime and I had to go do signout- didn't want to screw up again like last week or whatever...
Yeah. Assignments coming in strong. But! I am good at matrices. Oh yeah. I can find the eigenvalues, eigenvectors, stochastic matrix and for a Markov Chain find the steady state vector. >.>
I got my payslip. Did you know I get taxed 7%? I think that's tiny as. National was offering tax cuts? I hardly get taxed as it is...>.>
I've made $914.07 before tax from council this year and they've taken 64.38 as tax. not too bad, I say, not too bad at all. One day of this holiday program stuff earns me $78.18 at the moment (after tax) - being paid $9.89 to play Singstar. >:D
Monday, October 03, 2005
Police sketch artists are useful for hunting criminals. Essentially a police sketch artistís
job is to ask a witness questions about a person that they have seen and then draw an
approximation of what that person looks like. The final sketch is not as good as a
photograph, but can sometimes be good enough to help the public identify the suspect
In a moment of pure genius, I thought that a similar service is urgently required for
animal attacks. For instance if a surfer is attacked by a shark it is difficult for him to
identify the specific shark that attacked them. Many innocent sharks have died in the
past because they were mistaken for the actual attacker.
Because I cannot draw, I have decided to solve this problem using a computer program
rather than an artist. Because I am lazy, I have decided that you are going to write this
program for me.
Your task is to write a computer program that asks the user several questions about an
animal they have seen. Once it has gathered the information from them, it will display
an approximate picture of the animal in question. You are restricted to only FIVE
animal characteristics that you can ask about.
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Saturday, October 01, 2005
Don't you think? entirely the free ｻ ｲ ﾄ. also the woman where the photograph is not put out with the self appeal and bulletin board midway with the figure UP forced シ stem the delightful ♪ (in regard to agreement of the woman is in the man) the subscriber of the woman magazine, in other words the woman only the person who understands, introducing the system which you cannot be admitted, obtaining the reliance where the man is hot, it is the ｻ ｲ ﾄ which is run a special edition with also the magazine unless is. the ｻ ｸ ﾗ stays, because the person of the man it does not become the hen, there is support even in the woman.
I had a lychee cocktail which was good (not as alcoholic as I would have liked but meh), a couple of their random skewers (chicken mince, prawn, beef sirloin, etc) and this cool chicken thing which I forget the name of - it's like a chicken nugget, only with a crispy almondish coating. Mmm.
But the most interesting thing was the free cabbage. Yeah, cabbage. And it actually tasted pretty good, kinda sweet. Very interesting...
I got my two assignments done, finally. (due yesterday)
William is at Long Bay.
I have two saber spoons!
Friday, September 30, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
and my ipod is screwing up more often now
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Heard Ajita play my three piano miniatures today. I wrote them really hard o_O but they sound nice :)
She lives in a nice apartment yes
school holidays, holiday progreamme tomorrow. ":)
Monday, September 26, 2005
Maybe I've pegged it wrong, but I do believe that we do have tables in our house which you CAN eat at. They may not be the cleanest of tables...but they're still tables. It's...I don't know, slightly polite?
I dunno. The girly shoes at the front door, they aren't mine.
William cooked Mi Goreng for dinner! ALL RIGHT! mm msatay
shopped today. spent ~$35, saved $10. WHOA thats almost 25%. hmm.
um. i can now play E flat major scale?
My posts are no longer being very coherent or very long. Have I just run out of interesting things to say? I really hope not. hmm.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
did narration for Dennis' movie today. Quite a lot of fun, actually :)
And/.. theres not much else to say? I cooked my own dinner, mm, dumplings. yum
Saturday, September 24, 2005
Monday, September 19, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Saturday, September 17, 2005
and apparently i got the colours wrong. here:
blue - national
red - labour
light blue - act (did they change deliberately to align with national?)
pooey brown/orange - maori
purple - united future
black - nz first
silver - progressives
green - green
;_; plane threatened to attack sky tower. :(
And everytime you see them play the kill counter is somewhere between 0 and 2.
Just thought I'd mention that (exception is a deleted scene where they managed 50+ kills >.>)
Friday, September 16, 2005
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
You know how we have a wireless network at home, yes?
You know how it's good, yes?
You know how it's slowly been deteriorating, yes?
Well...it appears that ants made a home inside (yes, inside) our wireless access point...and ate the inside to bits -_- And apparently there were ant eggs too. ;_; So those bastard ants killed our wireless network.
Richard says to me "no more food at this table". He forgets that I'm not the only one at this table, and I don't leave my food slovenly and sloppily lying around o_O or maybe I do. Damn ants.
I had fun with no-ant spray today. They were climbing up the skirting as well. I sprayed them, they died. Take that, bitches. Teach you to destroy our mobility.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Sunday, September 11, 2005
And then after that I kept watching TV and stumbled upon this show called Everwood. I dunno. I couldn't stop watching dunno why -_- (probably cause I'm really lazy) but there was a very nice quote in closing from what I guess is the main character, he (Ephram) says:
"The more things change, the more they stay the same. I'm not sure who the first person was who said that. Probably Shakespeare. Or maybe Sting. But at the moment, it's the sentence that best explains my tragic flaw: my inability to change. I don't think I'm alone in this. The more I get to know other people, the more I realize it's kind of everyone's flaw. Staying exactly the same for as long as possible, standing perfectly still... It feels safer somehow. And if you are suffering, at least the pain is familiar. Because if you took that leap of faith, went outside the box, did something unexpected... Who knows what other pain might be out there, waiting for you. Chances are it could be even worse.
So you maintain the status quo. Choose the road already traveled and it doesn't seem that bad. Not as far as flaws go. You're not a drug addict. You're not killing anyone... Except maybe yourself a little.
When we finally do change, I don't think it happens like an earthquake or an explosion, where all of a sudden we're like this different person. I think it's smaller than that. The kind of thing most people wouldn't even notice unless they looked at us really close. Which, thank God, they never do.
But you notice it. Inside you that change feels like a world of difference. And you hope this is it. This is the person you get to be forever... that you'll never have to change again."
I thought it made sense. >.>
I don't like TV series in general because they force you to watch it over a long period of time. Like anime. I like having it all on one (or multiple) discs so you can watch it all, mwahahha, instead of having to wait a week between screenings. It's just not as cool.
I've seen 1-12 of the O.C. and it's great.
o_O Why? I dunno. It's just fast paced and a lot happens.
And as Dennis puts it nicely, there's the beautiful people =P
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Despite my initial misgivings, man, this movie is solid gold (not the radio station) Johnny depp was MUCH better than I had ever expected for him in this role - he isn't really paedophilic, just...quirky. There's lots of levels to him and a whole lot of subtlety...(did I sepll that right >.>) it's great, Freddie Highmore does well, some of the actors look vaguely familiar (like his mum/mom)...the music's great, the visuals are stunning and Tim Burton proves again he's still got the touch. It's fantastical but not to the point where it's unbelieveable. It's like how life might look if you viewed it through a memory.
Willy Wonka gets a lot more backstory to him too. You can't really compare this to the original, they kinda do different takes on the thing.
This is better than I thought it would be. considering I didn't stop watching after the first 10 minutes of the pilot...so yeah.
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
I got the koolest prezzies ever and we had the meanest time. :3
Rock Paper Scissors strategy guide?! GOLD! I've read excepts it's hilarious!
Ingredients to make fried rice? GOLD!
Red wine, and two really cool shot glasses? GOLD!
drum key, brushes and a kazooo!!! woop woop
Beatles?! ALL RIGHT!!!
Sunday, September 04, 2005
You know that "hey, I'm mildly burning all over, my eyes feel like they're giving birth to quintuplets (really really heavy ones), and a blocked nose which somehow manages to unblock for itself to run but not for you to breathe properly..." yeah that feeling.
;_; It'd better not be here tomorrow. Or...I'll write it a letter telling it how angry I am.
Anyway. yeah. *sniff*
richard ran away with the ps2 today again. >.> its like he doesnt trust me to not touch it anymore (Even though well it technically isnt his.) i dunno. im not angry im just...disappointed.
hmm. what else is there to say? i ain't really been doing that much
happy birthday to Julia for yesterday happy birthday Sonny's mum =)
Or is that mom? Crazy Amerikan spellingz.
Yesterday went to Rikky's to watch the rugby. That try with Ali Williams and Doug..Hewlett? was gold. Pure, 99 carat gold. Purity. Especially on tv. the camera kind of panned and you're like wtf why did he kick that and then it gets to Doug and he catches it and BAM great play.
Killinchy gold cookies and cream ice-cream is very nice
I do like that picture of the bassist/guitarist in the school-uniformish thing and angel wings.
i do like school uniforms for some reason. well not all actually. only the ones with white business shirts. im not entirely sure why.
is that really pertinent to anything?
When I turn 18 tomorrow I get to:
Drink (the alcoholic kind, it'd be kind of mean to make someone thirsty for the first 18 years of their life)
hmm what else is there
im sure theres other stuff
all waiting to be discovered magically
i bet its a lie. a large, fat, commercial lie, designed to get you to spend more on thato ne day. nothing truly really happens. you dont suddenly grow wings, or a bubble doesnt pop over you head that just screams "LEVEL UP DOOOD" you dont wake up with an epiphany...
instead...you hold a gathering perhaps, meet with friends...
i'm looking forward to tomorrow :)
and actually, i would very much like a pair of usable wings.
Friday, September 02, 2005
What has been happening?
1. I have been stealing broadband internet from Dennis and Sonny, respectively. I feel dirty and thievish (is that a word) but >.>
2. Filming for a dennis short film. It's really bizzare. We were shooting at his mum's vacant want-to-sell house and these random Indian buyers came along.
3. Played DoTA today. I really suck at it -_-
4. i...i dunno
5. abritary number
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Friday, August 26, 2005
1x "X-Box" arm-band (actually its just a green loop of rubber with the following inscription stamped on it- "Forza Motorsport - You Are What You Race". I played it once at Dick Smith. It's crap.)
1x can of Lift+ (as of yet, still unconsumed)
1x Pad of Paper with MICROSOFT all over it.
2x Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 Suites
2x NAVMAN pens
1x NAVMAN cap
1x Philips pen
1x Microsoft Digital Image Editor Trial Edition
1x Visual Studio Training DVD
For lunch there were these cool bread-like sandwiches (like...i dunno they were yum they looked like cake at first but then not) and awesome mudcake
I didnt stay for the prize draw cause it's 1 in 700 and...i couldnt be bothered. Rather not win it at all than wait there and then find out i dont win it
Thursday, August 25, 2005
i just finished my copoisitionzs i dont like my choral work but i quite like my minimalist trio work
even though it then goes on to be not so minimalist
and but before true relaxxx there is CS assignment and also probably markingz 4 da otherz peepz yo
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
I am sorry for my brazen spoiler upon the death of what seems to be one of your favourite characters. It was foolish of me to assume that just because a million people had spoiled it for me that someone had already spoiled it for you. I would just like to try to convince you that the books are still worth reading. I am most sorry.
MATHS 108 TEST RRRRRR
la porchetta mmm
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Harry Potter's a bit old now, eh? It's riveting. "as long as Harry didn't leave spots of ink on the sheets at night nobody would know what he was up to" >.>
But anyway I was reading that and then I forgot that this morning I was supposed to go to have breakfast at McDonalds its good yes BLT bagel even though the mayo is like 90% fat or whatever it's nice and they had sunday star times and raybon kan's back page is brilliant as usual.
I was going to type it out but it's illegal/I can't be bothered.
Then at 10am we went to the Howick Historical Village while they had a live day (the last time I went was part of like a primary school excursion or something and it wasn't terribly interesting) but yeah the live day was pretty good. Tons of arts and crafts and stuff. And I also had a stuffed kumara for lunch. Double awesome. Only thing is linda's cousins were a bit pushy today i dunno why, weren't letting old people through first at doorways, talking loudly, not saying excuse me and politely waiting their turn on craft help/explanation etc but....oh well.
Maybe its just me o_O
Yeah and then somehow I got fooled into picking donuts to be given to our family (I thought it was for the kidzzzz) and we got 18 donuts. ....
And then yeah Dennis and Kathy came over and we tried William's Douglas Lilburn entry, its fun(ish) yeah
Dennis and Kathy had some donuts
And then john texted
oh yeah did i mention i have a new phone its cool yeah my message tone is quite cool if i do say so myself.
and then so that means this morning 8-3pm was with lindas cousins, then 3-4 was with liek quartet and then now john texted and 5-6.30 is gonna be try come up with a song time and then 7pm is dinner with family and then whenever that finishes i should really start completing my compositions
There was that riveting enough for you sonny? He's been berating me about short concise succinct posts lately. There just hadn't been as much happening as had today. I think something is grammatically wrong with the previous sentence. Meh.
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
im gonna miss those photos so much. I think now they only exist in Taiwan ;_; I'm gonna have to get my mum to get them back for me or something.
2. ;_; im still sad
3. FFXI OST is great. The opening theme, such majesty. I dont know why but the opening movie was turned off so i turned it on and watched the movie and listened to the nice music. It's nice.
Monday, August 15, 2005