Saturday, October 29, 2005

Music leavers concert

it was good :)

i felt kinda stink

dunno why. its like mrwo im not 7th form what r u doing after da conzert

Friday, October 28, 2005

I am not quite sure what to say. This is a chain letter from my sister.

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...


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


More like slingshit. ;-;

I hope their 256k is more stable than the 56k which keeps randomly stopping and killing me in FFXI


Tuesday, October 25, 2005

How do people get into university still spelling words like "thieve" instead of "thief".

I marked Nathan Bailey's assignment. I don't know whether it's the one from Maccas or not. Ah well.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Paernts gon.

NIEc dinnar wif sonnyzfamuly

assignment 5/7 complete

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Is infamy when you get killed in someone's random custom-made web-comic?


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

Had a nice dinner with William and my parents today.

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

Here is some depressing fan mail.

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 attachment
for "the waltz of pain"? thx
I am quite inclined to say no. It's not like I hid it on the sites you can download the arrangement from anyway.

Here is a generalisation:

There are three types of bands:


There are two types of singers:


Things a rap song MUST contain:

REFERENCE TO SAID RAPPER BEING "totally awesome, and/or spitting/rhyming better than all 'yo niggaz"
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?

argh hayfever

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

If I'm correct, the aim of mowing your lawn is to make it look better. To force all the poor blades of grass and other miscellena to conform to your false standard of unified height, etc etc

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

Not to sound obscenely bitter or anything, but I love it how The Times turned an article on the Macleans College Talent Quest into a 44th Calibre article.

"Mixing it up to entertain you


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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

Yeah. o_O

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Just came back from the AUSA/ASM (or whatever) 15 Minutes of Fame short film awards night thing.

Dennis rocks.

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
Recently all these randoms from all over the world, mostly with broken English have been emailing me asking me for sheet music to this one piano arrangement I collaborated on with another person in the US somewhere. It's really quite annoying.


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

1) Happy birthday to my sister!

2) On the music video at the 15 Minutes of Fame night thing.

neoslimd g - 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 ·$7-:-·$1·0 says:
um so we need to be in city by 6:30 tomorrow? LOL BEST LIGHTING ZXDXDXXDDXXDDX
·$1[-=Blak=-] ·$4»·$1 ·$7-:-·$1·0 says:
neoslimd g - says:
neoslimd g - says:
'open the curtains'
neoslimd g - says:

neoslimd g - says:
"yeaa, that's about right"
·$1[-=Blak=-] ·$4»·$1 ·$7-:-·$1·0 says:
we dont even own a light XD
neoslimd g - says:
neoslimd g - says:
"i'd like to thank the sun"

Monday, October 10, 2005

"why is Christmas and Halloween on the same day?"


"because Dec 25 is the same as Oct 31"
My parents are coming over again, and my sister too this time, I believe. It is her birthday soon.

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.


sitting next to an old lady with sunglasses and ominously chewing gum. Shocking white hair. (teeth? extra whitening?)

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Okay. Inorganic rubbish, right. Me and William move the old washing machine (which we used before we fixed up our actual washing machine) to the front lawn and it takes 2 seconds before some Jeep full of PIs rolls along and starts inspecting it XD

Friday, October 07, 2005

IT's oh so quiet by Bjork


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Work today. It was tons more enjoyable than last week mainly because I didn't end on a bad note...yeah.

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

I am marking 101 Assignment 3. The marking schedule is a mess, but this is an except from their handout :)

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 question.
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

It is amazing how I can have Final Fantasy V on my phone. :D

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Sidenote: Here is some junkmail I received recently.



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Hello! Yesterday Sonny brought me (for the first time) to Ken Yakitori bar. Apart from everything costing a gazjsilihillion dollars and apparently the people are Korean, not Japanese, it was a great atmosphere and a great place (and great food)

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!