Wednesday, December 31, 2008

omg lol

Yes! I win!


And then, I came across these on YouTube. (LOL)

(im pretty sure he's drumming better than I can)


But if you reallly wanna be impressed, have a look at this:

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

look at my lovely christmas presents!! (the one on the left is Argon, the one on the right is Zinc)

The water is a little cloudy because it's still a very new tank in cycling...the fish should survive, they're supposed to be hardy dammit.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

woot graduation timeeee;;

BMus - white hood
BSc - blue hood

which is pretty normal - i mean if you had like, a MProfStuds, you'd have to wear pink with taupe band round inside edge, and I dont even know what taupe is!

or BEd (green) and BHB (red) lol@xmassy (but i dont think thats a legal combo)

Friday, December 19, 2008
has anyone else noticed the sheer stupid amount of perfume ads on TV recently? Lancome, Boss, Armani, Jean Paul Gartier, everyone is in on the "christmas smell" action


seriously guys lol who gets given perfume as a present anwyay, its just like buying really expensive deoderant, which is only one step removed from saying "i dont think you smell as nice as this"

Thursday, December 18, 2008

good news!

i got offered the position @ provoke in the auckland office :D

bad news!

the proposed start date is before the end date of my csi academy internship

more news!

as it comes

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

why isnt there a one handed keyboard??


lol i got a response from dps yesterday, regarding my job application...which i made 30th October, a good 45 or so days ago...

&*&(*^ useless lol

Sunday, December 14, 2008,1002,sid%253D25010%2526cid%253D181355,00.html

what i want to say about it is:

Marsh Most Improved Performance Award
Winner: Kiwibank

Deloitte Emerging Enterprise Award
Winner: Endace

NZIM/Eagle Technology Young Executive of the Year
Winner: Mason Pratt, Managing Director, Provoke Solutions


Saturday, December 13, 2008

man, ive been all over the north island this week; auckland wellington hamilton huntly; saw the end of state highway one (and bridge 17264 or some really big number like that :D) Wellington is pretty cool it certainly looks better than auckland yeah!

Saturday, December 06, 2008

currently lovin the two artists:

Justice - I think they are French electro-pop? Very Daft-Punky! Excellent.


Mar Dulce which is !@$*!@$ amazing, a perfect fusion of latin styles with electronica. Really, REALLY good.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Windows Vista Tone
Inspire confidence by communicating to users on a personal level by being accurate, encouraging, insightful,

objective, and user-focused.
Don’t be distracting, condescending (example: “Just do this.”), or arrogant.

Avoid the extremes of the “machine” voice (where the speaker is removed from the language) and the “sales

rep” voice (where the writing tries to sell us something, to cajole us, to cheer us up, to gloss over everything
as “simple.”)


(yeah right)

Monday, December 01, 2008

Hi, I am posting this from work in Hamilton, on a Linux computer.

Ubuntu-Linux is actually very, very pretty.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

woot A+ for pop music. if i can score A+ for analysis (lolll yeah right) then it'll be my first and only A+ semester

Monday, November 24, 2008

Hey guys how's everyone?

So yeah, I'm going down to Hamilton for a couple of months, until February-ish.

Woot! Hope everyone's holidays/work in holidays is goin well.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

and also,


A+ woot, plussage ftw im sure of it
wahoooooo im pretty sure i landed an internshipppppppp

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

haha fire alarm at 7am...

took 2 minutes for 5!!! firetrucks to arrive

but it turns out it was a false alarm pulled by someone on the third floor...gosh.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

quite cool, really:

Friday, November 07, 2008


Saturday, November 01, 2008

holy shit vodafone nz is rubbish!

firstly, they acctually have the balls to charge you a dollar to speak to a customer representative when you call their freephone number. WHAT THE HELL. >
secondly, if you then try to contact them by email (which i guess is llike everyone cause who wants to pay a fucking dollar to tell someonee about something that is ostentiably their fault), there is a 10 WORKING DAY turnaround. that's disgusting

and thirdly, i wouldnt have to call them in the first place if by topping up online it show me errors on the page but actually go through with it, adding $40 to my account when I only want $20. bastards!


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ministry of Social Development: 1    Henry: 0

Okay. So last year, I got a student allowance. And well, I forgot to tell them that I got a (new) job at Borders. But that's not really important, because

the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and the Inland Revenue Department )IRD) regularly undertake information matching programmes under the provisions of the Privacy Act a recent matching exercise you were identified as working and r eceiving Student Allowance...etc etc so basically:

I owe the Ministry of Social Development $2514.90.

They have also helpfully told me that "this debt must be repaid". (which you know, if it didn't, it would be nice but why else would they send a letter)

So yeah. The worst thing is, I've also had to pay tax on that $2500 back to the IRD, and I don't know if I'll be able to get back 19.5% or whatever tax is off that.

Moral of the story kids: don't cheat the system :( now i have to un-develop myself to the tune of 2500 ;_;


also Arrrrrrroooonnnnn is reviewing music now. i dunno how long he'll keep it up but you should look at it!!!!! yeah :D

Sunday, October 26, 2008

phantom of the opera was very good!!

the sets were -amazing----

the singing was a little bit too opera-for me thougggg

and the medleys and multi-part songs like Prima donna suffered from the opera-style along with the singers at full blast trying to outdo each other, making it all a big wash of unintelligible song

but yeah. the 2nd half was amazing, and even though we only got understudy phantom, he was still pretty good.


it was good!! although yeah we were in the circle, and some of the bits on stage were stupid cause we couldnt see them cause they were up high above these suspended things and all you see are feet and they're all singing like "the phaaaantom of the operaaaa" and you're like "huh i see legs"

Friday, October 24, 2008

QWETLKJAWEKTJLBM >!@!!%@%#!@*(!@#%(*%#@!

HP: declined
Datacom: declined
TTC: fell through
Provoke: hasnt gotten back
ECN: never responded
Microsoft: not even hiring, auto-responder
Google: has no NZ office

!@#%*(!%AGJKJAKSGDGSDAJKL aaarggh im so stressed out


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"It's like a really bad disney movie"


Also, dont watch Untracable. It's unforgivable that someone made it.

It's....unwatchable. >.>

Seriously, its a thinly veiled socio-commentary on how the internet is evil, and tries to impress you with heaps of shallow technical jargon....the only good thing about it is Diane Lane's performance, which looks really impressive next to a cast of one dimensional stick figures and in a sea of wanna-be "Saw" set-ups.

2/10. And that's being nice.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Alright, so in Psych we were taught a bit about memory.

NZ post's $10,000 question thing is definitely related! It's interactive so instead of just people going oh my post code is 1010 over and over again, the cognitive layer makes itz so much memorablez with teh qute birdz + cat awwwwww

( if you dont have any idea what im talking aboout)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

lol got my test mark for Music182 back



Wednesday, September 17, 2008

So my bike. Strange noises? Yes.
Steve from the AUSMC (Auckland University Scooter and Motorcycle Club) used his excellent detective/mechanical skills to determine that unlike what everyone online thought, the problem wasn't with the chain at all (although it was very dirty and dry), but with the wheel bearings. It was actually quite bad, and making the wheel skew (where it's aligned properly, but it's not...if that makes sense). So yeah, I took it over to CycleTreads (i think thats what its called) on the north shore today and got it fixed up for $75, + chain cleaner and lube for 40 (but that should last me forever) there goes 110 dollars lol
but yeah, no more noise! yes!!! and also, it rides better again.
I'm still waiting on Lumley to get back to me with something so i can get my replacement helmet and gloves.and im still waiting for ifocus (please never buy anything from their midcity store) to get back to me about my external hard disk.and i still have to move my PR to my new passport (yes i know its been a year shush)
but...yeah. just thought id tell everyone that my bike is fixed again! YUZZZ

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

How is everyone? Hope you are all enjoying your mid semester breaks!

A lot has happened and I haven't really had the time to blog (oh noes)

My motorcycle has been repaired. They replaced a whole lot of stuff that I wasn't expecting them to, such as the exhaust, and the handlebars, tee hee. And also, they tuned the engine and it's strangely heaps more powerful and responsive...and it sounds heaps awesomer :D (by they, I mean Mt. Eden motorcycles, whom I thoroughly recommend over Haldanes at this point in time). There was a minor hiccup in that when I got it back, the right indicator light wasn't working but I just brought it back and they fixed it up no worries.

My computer died and then got fixed again. My Dell laptop, how fickle you has a lovely habit of just dying. But for some reason it finally decided to let me load Windows from CD and I was able to run Vista's random Startup Recovery program, and now it works again. Almost lost all my music, which would have been a massive pain in the ~!$*~!%$. As a side note to computer/tech issues, I also brought back the external hard disk i bought from iFocus Midcity due to the fact that it's still under the 1 year warranty, and it stopped working. The dude promised me I would get a call yesterday. And I didn't. So I went in today. And he looked surprised. And I totally don't understand a word that he's saying. And lastly, I recommend you never buy anything from iFocus Midcity, just because it seems like an afterthought in that it's not really a shop, but this one dude who can sell you some stuff if you ask for it and then yeah, non-existent customer service, although maybe i'm just being bitchy because I work at Borders and i expect good service.

I finally called Foodtown and asked for my real onecard. You should see my "temporary" onecard, with its frayed edges and general unkempt demeanor. The lady insisted that one was sent to me, but I never got it. She says one reason I may not have is because I didn't provide a street number. which I did. Although to be fair, a lot of people get really confused when I tell them it's 79-81 Wellesley St. What is that, anyway? I guess I could average it and say 80, and maybe the posties would guess right.

I am going to be 21 tomorrow. Holy crap. I am totally getting so old. But I don't really feel it. It will be good to go away for the weekend, especially if the weather stays as nice as it is at the moment, with the light breezes and warm sun. It was definitely fun getting back on my motorbike and riding it around (and yes, admittedly, I seem to have a knack for getting lost between my apartment and the corner of Boston and Mt Eden Rd...)....but yeah. I guess I should have a party, or something, but I really can't be bothered. The only reason people hold parties is to collect presents anyway, and let's face it, I'm far too poor to throw a party, with my dismal account balance of $40.

Okay, fine, I have savings, but I already have to pay IRD $600. Apparently, I don't pay enough tax. I agree with the Student Loan repayments (which is a result of me not putting in the correct tax code...), but I pay *heaps* of tax. Although, apparently, I earned $21,000 last year. Where did it all go? I have no idea.

Half a semester to go!!! Still no word back from The Testing Consultancy after i had to reschedule due to sickness. Man, I'm totally going to have to get my hair cut again lol. I had it nice and short and Spykey~~~

This post has been rather selfish, in that it's been all about me.

But then again, what else am I going to put on my blog?!

Have a good break everyone, post again in maybe a month. =D (eat lots of fruit and veges, regular exercise, relax)

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

So, how's about the weather, eh?

Seriously seriously bad weather recently. I'm sick of it! Bring on summer! (Kind of missing Malaysia, sans humidity...)

So yeah. How is everyone?

Last Saturday (during the ridiculous storm), I ignored the news and everyone who I spoke to on the previous night, and rode my motorcycle to work. This was fine. I finished my shift at 2pm, and while driving straight towards the roundabout off Carbine Road in Sylvia Park, a Toyota at a give way sign decided that it would be a good idea to drive. Unfortunately, that meant she didn't actually give way, and crashed into me.

(simple terms, I was driving straight and a car at a give way decided to turn into me)

So, as a result, I was hit, and me and my motorcycle suffered the following injuries:

  • Damaged wheel alignment
  • Broken right indicator (yes, this is the one I had just replaced to get my WoF)
  • Broken rev counter bracket
  • Damage to brake fluid container
  • Damage to headlight housing
  • Damage to rear indicator housing
  • Damaged wing mirrors

  • Scratched visor
  • Grazed knees

(At least, that's what I can ascertain as of now)

The car suffered a dent in the left front fender.

What is it like to be hit by a car? Well, luckily I wear riding gear and it was at a "low" speed (about 30 km/h) The driver of the other car was pretty panicked (as you should be, if you are ever unfortunate enough to hit a motorcyclist) but I guess in the grand scheme of things I was pretty lucky. The wind was a bit ridiculous anyway, and the odds that I'd have a far more serious collision later in my ride home (ie. on the motorway) were pretty high.

The police and security staff at Sylvia Park were excellent. They were at the scene of the collision literally within a minute, and the policeman handling the incident was thorough and knowledgable. I'm still pretty annoyed that I was hit (because I was planning on doing a lot of things back in East Auckland, but after being hit I didn't feel like doing anything). And you know, I had my lights on driving straight, and she was at a give way - she just didn't see me.

So yeah. In a motorcycle/car collision, the biker will always lose. I'm glad I was wearing my jacket, because my upper body was hardly damaged at all, but my pants afforded little protection. The helmet was useful too - very glad that the big gash is on the visor and not on my face. Please look out for motorcyclists when you're driving around, everyone! I know sometimes we do reckless things, but not me; I was totally following the rules, and bam. There I go off my bike. I tried to reach my horn but there wasn't that much time to think, by the time I saw her car colliding into me, I was already on my way down.

She has full liability (raymond, does that mean she has to pay for repairs regardless or? Im still a bit confused about this, and third party/first party insurance, etc etc etc) and her insurance company has not contacted me yet. I will probably annoy her tomorrow.


In other news, I've applied for a graduate at Provoke (, after attending the Careers Fair today. Pretty useful, it was. It sounds like a great place to work and I'd love to get the job, but I'm still on the lookout...

Monday, July 14, 2008

Alright, alright. Seeing my University results is really not as interesting as anyone can reasonably imagine results to be. A? So what, it's like one paper without an exam, one paper with a multi-choice exam, and another one with about 20 different choices in the exam itself and a multi-choice section. Bleh!

How is everyone doing? Apartment just went through a property inspection, and I'm pretty sure it passed, judging by the letter they sent after that said that everything was generally tidy and clean. There's nothing like a property inspection to spur you into cleaning the shit out of your apartment pronto; before and after shots of the bathroom vanity would be quite impressive if I had them! The landlord/rental manager becomes like your substitute parents (clean your room, if only once every 6 months).

I have no internet. People keep emailing me, expecting me to reply within a day or two. Is the internet worth a 20 minute walk? Maybe - well in this case, it was because there's not enough money in the flat account to pay the power bill so I have to float $100 into it to keep it alive!

My dad bought me boxers! I think this is because of the photo of the hideously ripped red ones. My other silky pair (the black ones) are getting that way, with a hole developing on the back just waiting to erupt in a fury of thready goodness.

Baking is quite fun. Chocolate cookies and vanilla cake-lets. (I say cake-lets because they're meant to be cookies but they turned out sort of like scones...cakes...)

How is work? The minute they found out I was on holiday, BAM, where BAM is the sound of work hours piling in and compressing into the space where I had free time, but not any more. I suppose I need the money.

My bike failed its WoF, due to the broken indicator cap. No biggie though, $11 to replace, which I'm going to get done on Wednesday. The rest of the things I got planned to do on the bike aren't cheap though (first service, wheel replacement, blah blah blah) - and I walked all the way to Uni only to forget my little Raboplus dongle-pass thing, so I don't have the money yet.

Pay day is Thursday. *&!@.

There's nothing like flatting to make you feel adult. You know? Like, wow. I have my own place. I pay bills. I am so super responsible. And there's nothing like flatting with another person to make you realise you're a right cunt (but Dennis covered that already). And when you chocolate gets on the floor and it gets smeared onto the carpet by a vacuum cleaner, somehow, just somehow, it isn't as funny as if you did it back at home.

I finished reading jPod recently (by Douglas Coupland). It's kind of...fourth-wall-destroying. I am not sure how to feel about it. On one hand, it's incredibly accurate and of-the-times, but I can't help thinking that in a hundred years nobody will understand his cultural references and technological spew. Before jPod, I read Middlesex (by Jeffery Euginedes), which was very good. A cross-generational tale of family and adventure and a coming of age story that is truly unique. And some of the random pages in jPod are too gimmicky. I want a book, not a collection of symbols!

Paperclippers, I haven't really been on a regular basis. There's always heaps of excuses (can you fault me? I work on Sunday, there is no direct route from Sylvia Park to Meadowlands by public transport, you guys start before I finish work, blah blah blah) but not enough apologies. Here's my apology, I'm sorry I haven't been able to spend as much time as I would like (and as I should) with family and friends. Although growing up doesn't mean growing apart, it certainly seems like it.

There's only one semester left, until I'm thrust into the world of post-graduates. No more procrastinating, the land of 9-5mondayfriday4weekspaidleave awaits. What sort of job??! Where's a fucking Sorting Hat when you need one?!

David is right about customer service though. I am totally stage 2/3. I can be really good, or a right lazy dick. I think the secret to getting what you want is asking nicely. Everyone's always "if you dont ask you dont get", but they forget to mention "if you ask like a dickhead the odds are you're going to get subpar". I feel really superior at work for some reason. I really shouldn't. I've been there too long, too many of the original "sort team" have left. I should cut the new employees a break, but it's hard for me to look beyond things that the old ones knew! I guess it's not their fault if they don't get the training though.

GTA IV is brilliance. When I first saw it, I didn't think it was great, graphically - but the sheer scope of the city is incredible, the amount of minute detail....and it's eerily beautiful from above in a helicopter. Even if you are trying to fly under all the bridges in the city....

The story is great. Alright, okay, so whats up with the bondage at the start? I don't know. Just ignore it, because the next 20 hours past it are gold. Characters that aren't flat, situations that don't seem ridiculous or farfetched, and a solid level of difficulty that won't having you bored, but won't have you flinging the controller against the wall after your 10th try at a mission.

I haven't worked out how to pay homeless people, or sleep with prostitutes. And the truth is, I don't really want to. What I really want to know is does Niko ever find what he's looking for? Can he keep Roman afloat in the cesspool of crime and bad relations?

Will Little Jacob be my friend for the entire game?!

Am I finally rasta enough to be gwan I and I, bloodclot?!

Okay. So I don't have much to say, apart from:

- enjoy the last week of the intersemester holidays if you are being given them
- sorry I haven't been as accessible as I should have been, but thems the breaks

Your missions for this week:

Eat at least one meal which you know is damn unhealthy, but you really want to have. (eg McDonalds. DO IT.)
Make a list of five words which you think need to appear more often in everyday conversation!

Okay. I'll stop now.

There you go Helen, there's what's happening with me.
2008 First Semester
BMBS MUSIC 184 Styles and Techniques in Pass A 15.00
BMBS MUSIC 244 Music from Modernism to the Pass A- 15.00
Present 1
BMBS PHYSICS 140 Digital Fundamentals Pass A+ 15.00
BMBS STATS 101 Introduction to Statistics Pass A+ 15.00

lol my best semester in terms of results. yeah yeah they;re all first year papers lol but nyaaaaaaa

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Indicator cap - $11
WOF- $40
Better front tyre - $75
First service- $160
the wet patch you get from riding in the rain - priceless


Sunday, July 06, 2008


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

man. what is up with the weather recently?! sunny thunderstorm mild rain drizzle sun thunder

sky's bruised black and blue dont know when its going to stop

and you know its awesome when you're riding your motorbike in the rain oh the danger oh

;_; and then it starts hailing on you...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

lol found this on Predict Weather - (note just because i put it up doesnt mean i fully agree with it)

The call to arms at the moment is that " we must stop climate change ". While we are at it we might also want to stop earthquakes, volcanoes and possibly the rotation of Earth, for all those contribute to the change of climate. Then there is the geographical location of countries, because distance from the equator largely determines seasonal temperature trends. As the poles slowly shift over thousands of years, countries find themselves at varying latitudes and thus experiencing more warmed, colder, drier or wetter seasons than in previous thousands of years. Using our state-of-art technology we need to be able to move the equatorial line as we require. This should be at the whim of the UN and Al Gore, because the contentment of polar bears and seal populations is vastly more important than the welfare of humans. We know this because there are currently lots of laws being drafted about species-conservation but no international recommendations of legislative measures for the protection of threatened members of our race, many facing extinction from colder winters.
We also need to change the movement of the sun through the Milky Way galaxy, because solar radiation cycles that cause ice ages are contributory to "climate change". The chemical composition of water might also be looked at, because at the moment the steam molecule is lighter than air and rises to form clouds but the cooler liquid H2O molecule is heavier than air and sinks as rain, in which amounts these contribute to climate. Then there is the shape and positioning of mountain ranges. We must relocate these. It is rather pointless tolerating the existence of deserts and oceans, all which contribute to "climate change", if no people are prepared to live and grow forests on them. Similarly, the ice caps serve no useful purpose except as freakish landscapes which block shipping and endanger kayakers. "Climate change" is affected by their continuing presence and international pressure must be organised to eliminate these barren regions. Anywhere that trees don't grow is a menace, because only trees can soak up CO2 which causes "climate change".
Farming, among other practices, is counter-productive to climate and must be halted to stop "climate change". Animals that belch are catapaulting the planet and solar system - because Mars and Venus are also heating up - towards a catastrophic end for the universe. Cows and sheep take up land that could be used for forests. Only the Green Party know the full extent of this, such is their advanced wisdom on the matter. Meat and dairy production must be stopped. Nor is eating vegetables an option either, as they need to be harvested, and that requires exercise which produces CO2. All engines, heaters and lights must be stopped, because they cause or contribute to "climate change". Nor can we burn candles(wax produces CO2), walk anywhere(puff out more CO2), or light fires(burning wood and coal produces CO2).
Fishing is ruinous to the climate because not only is it an industry that uses boats that have engines which burn fuel, but it also enables people to physically work, which produces CO2. And because it harms a species of dolphin that already is sensitive to "climate change", closing down fishing is an environmental necessity.
All of life produces and consumes carbon, in an endless cycle. As carbon contributes to "climate change" we must end life. Many measures are now in place to achieve this. Taxes are being introduced that are forcing people into homelessness and bankruptcy. The health service is grinding to a halt because it is unworkable, allowing many to die, and there is no effective police force left to prevent or adequately punish those who choose to murder. Those in charge of our transport are doing a fine job of eradicating life, with many dangerous corners now in place, especially near schools, designing cars that go ever faster on inadequate roads and a drinking culture that ensures plenty of driving errors. Larger loads on trucks are now being introduced that will increase the numbers of these accidents. Finally the world's seas, the sky, and the troposphere, through the loss and gain of carbon dioxide absorption and surface release of carbon dioxide, have also been found to affect "climate change" and therefore should be gotten rid of. We cannot tip the sea into the sea because that has already been done. Removal of the sky also poses problems. How to complete the task will no doubt occupy the creative minds of generations to come. If they can bring themselves to first stop crying. With laughter.

Friday, June 20, 2008

one more exam to go!

it's really hard to log in to computers in the IC when the letters k and i don't work. And also the other one I tried to log in to, with the letter "h" missing. can't type hcho without h.

hope everyone's exams are going well! woot

Sunday, June 08, 2008

hmmmm i shold change the links to the left to a blogroll....

or maybe theres no point

MAN ITS COLD TDOAY is it just me its so cold i can't even spell today without screwing up :( :(

anyway good luck 4 exams EVERYONE

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Finished reading "Watchmen".

Without a doubt, the best graphic novel I've ever read. Huge attention to detail, deep and complex it READ IT seriously seriously its good

Apparently ther's a movie for next year. Dunno how it will compare to the novel......rosarsch looks a little bit stupid and so does ozymandias....oh well.....


Friday, May 16, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

I want a pair of draggin jeans (google them)

but !@$*!@$ they are like 200-300 bucks :(
=Notes on a Motorcycle=

- U-turns are really not as easy as they look.
- Your motorcycle is *!@$* heavy!!
- Back into your parking spaces, you don't get a reverse gear, and pushing backwards against an incline is not fun.
- Cars are stupid and cannot handle the fact that you don't look like a car; consequently they "don't see you", so be prepared to stop, anytime, anywhere.
- If it's cold while you're standing, it isn't the smartest thing to brave 100 km/h winds.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

why is there an article on bearded women on wikipedia?

why are there people who decide to put pictures of their moustaches on the moustache page?

"ooh man what should i do today..... I KNOW I'll put my moustache on wikipedia"

lol I get the most random requests on Tutors Home. Nothing that's anything remotely close to what I want to tutor. I had someone ask:

hey Henry itz ****** here
im in AUT north shore....we had to do a group presentation...and we decided to do a movie. so i need help to put a music (as background music) in the movie and also wording between our play ....if you able to do it can you let me know plzz...or txt me on*******.

So I guess that translates to:

Hey Henry can you do our group presentation for us

Monday, April 28, 2008

Look William:

also, my washing machine is ****ing monstrous! Look what it did to my boxers!!!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

man i love motorcycleeeeeee        $8.70 to fill up hahahah

okay fine well, sure it doesn't go as far as a car on a full tank, but....NYAAARRRRRRR lol

i wonder if 8.70 / 100km is good value...
lol borders forgot to pay me in this pay-cycle...lollllll

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Auckland, city of homeless people, insane taxis and roadworks.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Oh yeah...

I won a 8 GB ipod Nano.

Monday, April 07, 2008

ashton kutcher is not funny

punked is not funny

Thursday, March 20, 2008

!@$* lol        the media is a pile of poo

Yesterday, they ran a news story on nightline on EASTER.

They were like, Easter is coming up. Easter is about resurrection etc etcc etc

now dont get me wrong, im not lambasting easter (that would be intolerance etc) but...


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Had my first assignment today, an in-class assignment (like a mini test, really...) for physics 140. oh. so. easy

done in like 15 minutes lol and i redid the entire thing just to make sure i didnt make any dumb mistakes like i did in the practice one on monday, and yeah im pretty confident on full marks

unlike the panicky first years who were sitting behind me going "omg whats a XNOR gate" (which was ironically in the test and really not that hard)

yay for easy papers! its good to ummmmmmm learn? maybe?     lol.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

lol I'm such a whore - bought everyone on "Friends for Sale" on Facebook. Ok, well, not everyone, but I own about like...10 people...and I'm in a bidding war for Jenny Zhao....yes....Sandie whoever you are, SHE IS MINEEEE MIOIIEEEIEIEONE

and Helen is mine too :3


LOL ok I was at work yesterday right, and this dude farted in my face lol

he was standing on one of those wheelie things to reach the upper shelves, and i was behind him doing some RPL (pulling books from shelves to be returned to distributor), and i turned round and he pulled the longest fart ever...needless to say it was a challenge not to throw up




this CRAZY as customer sent David (our GM) the most bizarre email in the world lol....basically it's supposed to be a complaint about the 10c bag charge, but the lady obviously has a couple of screws loose in her head, so its sort of like this long prose-poem thing which nobody can take seriously XD

she calls us peasants, and herself the "soon to be heir of King David"

lol! people....

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Woo im going to tutor someone with Compsci 111 hopefully! :D

Friday, February 29, 2008

two short reviews/musings

American Psycho (book)

There is only one thing I can say for certain about this book: it definitely deserves the R18 sticker on the front. Graphic, disturbing, violent, but's just good. Though I don't really like the last chapter, it's a darkly comic literary masterpiece that well, if you're serious about books, you will read at least once. And probably feel sick. But yeah. You'll read it.

The Club (pc)

well, apparently it is supposed to be like burnout with guns. Which i can sort of see why, with the visual styling and the combo system, etc - but the control scheme is really unresponsive and strange - there is no consistency to the mouse sensitivity and the guns don't fire when you click but rather after about a .5 second pause, enough to annoy. There is also no storyline to speak of. Is it worth playing? Yes, but not for very long, and not if you had to pay for it.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Yes, free internet. About time!!!
A stupid old man tried to haggle in Borders today.

He brought a book up with $27.00 on the sticker and said "I dont think that's worth 27.00 i think that's worth 20. will you give it to me for 20?"

i was like "no"

he was like "ask your manager"

he said no.

he just wouldnt stop, i dont care mr, if you think the book is small and "oh i dont think this book is worth 27" if you dont think its worth that dont buy it! simple! DF!%!@% dont come up to the counter and expect me to sympathize with your viewpoint

also: a lady complemented my shirt lol. its just the green one i have. she was all like "hey, nice shirt, lovely shade of green"


and oh yeah the weather destroyed this morning's train, so the train wasn't leaving, so what the train company did was call for taxis for the passengers. So i got a $47.00 taxi ride from Britomart to Sylvia park, for free.

Remember how a while ago, coke spilled from upstairs in Hoyts all over the most expensive section in the store? (art, photography, architech)

Well, today, Fanta syrup started leaking from the ceiling, and spilled onto the greeting cards.

And the managers came down from Hoyts etc etc and were like yeah ok cool

and then they left

and then another leak started

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sins of a Solar Empire.

Is a really brilliant game; hearkens back to the days of like, Master of Orion....but it's real time and pulls it off well. How does it do this? With an impressive scaled zoom, to selectable automation....and the battles look AWESOME.

Yeah. It's good.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Finished World in Conflict.

EXCELLENT game. Heaps of fun!! Yea.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Saturday, February 09, 2008

I am so sick of this plastic bag thing.

I had a lady come up to me with a plastic bag and return it, just like a book.

Yes. She walked up to the counter, handed me her receipt and said "I don't want to pay for this plastic bag, I didn't know I was charged for it".

At this point, I look around behind me to look at the extremely large sign that says "Plastic bags now cost 10c. Because they cost the environment a lot more". And also at the sign that is facing the lady, which is facing away from me, that says the same thing. And, also the one on the pillar. Yeah.

I gave her 10c.

If you are so fucking poor why are you buying stuff from Borders?

Just use your fucking Paperplus plastic bags or whatever, bring a trolley in, use our baskets, !@$*!@ just stop bitching about the 10c 

Thursday, February 07, 2008

You know how we are now charging 10c for plastic bags?

Apparently today, a lady bought about $100 worth of books, and then after she paid and everything asked for a bag and upon being told that they were now 10c, she proceeded to get all huffy and returned all $100 of her books.

Over 10c.

What a bitch.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Saw IV. Is good, and bad

the FBI agent (he is introduced early) is the worst actor in the world. Watch him in the interrogation rooms. Count how many times he flaps his arms. It's really frustrating.

some of the traps are really kool. i dont think anything has toppped the needle pit yet but there are some good ones in here.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Opera. Pretty good! Lots of cool things, like mouse gestures and speed dial built in, and the download manager is better than IE or Firefox, because it resumes. Yes. It's cause our internet crashes often. So. I'm using Opera now. Yay.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Went scalloping today at Clarke's Beach. Very relaxing activity, and its really a weird feeling to look all around you and be surrounded by water; but be standing at the same time. Scalloping is like fishing with your feet...although mostly we caught boring lame starfish. I think we went home with about 6 scallops lol which equates to very little for two people, but it was still an enjoyable experience. Plenty of other people at it too, but I don't think they fared any better than we did.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Today, Borders wins.

First of all, a customer phones in and wants to return his book from Whitcoulls and come in to buy a copy from Borders, a specialer bigger hard back version.

Secondly, a lady comes in with a piece of paper from PaperPlus's computerised store search (try it by the way, its pretty good, much more user-friendly than our system imho) and wants to find it from us, cause PaperPlus doesn't have it.s

by the way.

Eat Pray Love. I said it was a good book, didn't I?

Well, now that OPRAH says it's a good book, it just starts flying off the shelves...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Go on youtube and look up Derren Brown

apparently it's NLP

lol. that's why so many people want NLP books @ borders...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

omg i do believe, there is free internet at our apartment.

oh. oh yeah.


<3 call plus lol.

i really hope it's free.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Got the keys today and moved most of my stuff over to the apartment; still have to move clothes and other miscellany (like half of a computer desk, lol) but yeah. It's begun! Moving! Exciting and tiring. Exhausted.

I wanna go to paperclip this sunday but dont know if i can make it lolllll even though i promised helennnnnnnnnnn gerarararrrrr

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Cloverfield is excellent. It's like a cross between The Blair Witch Project, and The Host. Thoroughly recommended (though don't eat too much beforehand, you'll probably get motion sickness)
We did have a stirfry for dinner.

This morning was cereal for me, fruit (1x apple -_- EAT MORE FOR B'fast!!!) for Arron, then lunch we had Ham sandwiches again, and we're gonna have leftovers tonight from the stirfry! Yeah, we totally have enough food lol.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Someone from Breastscreening called today:

"Hi is Su Ling home"


"its Wilma calling from Breastscreen can I just confirm the address"

"She's actually dead, so she probably won't need it..."

"oh... i'm sorry"

"its ok!"

I guess I should have had more tact, but it was pretty darkly funny.


[$100 week, Day no.2]


We had scrambled eggs and sausages for breakfast with a bit of tomato sauce on the side.

5x eggs = $1.00
1/2 pkt sausages = $2.50

Total cost per person: $1.75


Kaiser Rolls and Ham.

4x Kaiser Rolls = $1.50
Ham = $1.00
Lettuce = $0.85

Total cost per person: $1.68


Planning to have a stirfry with rice for dinner.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

So, just did the shopping at Pak 'n Save in Sylvia Park. Realistically, in the city when we're at the apartment, we won't have the luxury of getting everything in one fell swoop like this, and it'll probably be from the Foodtown on Quay St...but I digress. (Can always take small things to and from work, anyway.) Here's the final list of things that we ended up buying:

All the meals for the week have been planned out (although to be fair, tonight is Paperclip and Arron is having dinner with his family so some of the planning is not really useful; but basically we know what we're having for the next week. At about $80, all of the required items had been covered, I then backtracked through the supermarket and picked up stuff that would either be useful (ie oyster sauce) or things that were unnecessary (but still nice to have).
So today's plan was:
Morning: Cereal/milk/toast/fruit
(none of which we had because we hadn't gone to buy anything...
Lunch: Ham sandwiches with lettuce
(which we didn't eat because Arron had to go to work before we finished shopping and I'm at home now eating leftovers from a stirfry...)
Dinner: Pasta with mince
(which probably only I will have, because Arron has dinner with his family. I have no money to go to dinner for with Paperclip.)
But yeah. Heaps of food, for $100. I think we'll make it. Even if like the other stuff runs out, we can live on potatoes and eggs. :D
The $100 food budget challenge.

$100. Two people. One week.

Can we do it? It starts today!

More details as we continue.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Is it wrong that my life is being held together by Windows Calendar? I've marked everything I'm doing for the next week on it, and if it were to disappear...

Damns you Bill's Gaetz!
Big Day Out.

Not too bad, not as good as last year just because of the lineup, but:

+ BATTLES. Oh man. It's just so cool to watch them play it live; their drummer is insane...


+ OPERATOR PLEASE. Very high energy and the drummer again, that kid is awesome lol.


+ KATE NASH. Very cute and very down to earth I thought. Crazy on the piano :P Probably the only person who can get away with just mashing on the piano and not having people go "wtf"


+ BJORK. It would have been awesome if I could see the stage better but yeah. Lavish set, great voice and LASERS


+ LCD SOUNDSYSTEM. Although I only knew one of the songs (the daft punk one), they were surprisingly good, very dancable (although at this stage I was extremely tired)


I did not watch Rage against the Machine. Rage against the Machine fans, as a generalization, are assholes. Would it have been worth it to fight against all the wankers to get a view? No. About as useful as people pushing forward when there's OBVIOUSLY no room.


Like even last year, Tool, wasn't as pushy or dick-like. Oh well.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Went into the city to look at apartments today. Saw three - originally had about six planned but, first one didn't respond at the gates (so couldn't get into the place; I hear Zest is really small and poo anyway), but yeah; really hard to pick because they are all good with different flaws.

First one was a small cosy $250 a week apartment on Nelson St; pluses are it's really private, has a (rather small) balcony and lots of light and room - minuses are that it's a very small space.

Second one was on Mount St, originally $280 but said it's negotiable and I think we're getting it for $260 - it's fully furnished and bigger than the Nelson St one, but the only problem with it is that it gets no natural sunlight. It has a balcony, that looks opposite to the building that was constructed next door. Lol. So yeah. It's fully furnished also unlike the Nelson St one, bed TV whiteware the works, so pretty much that one is ready to move in as it is...and it's ultra close to university.

And the last one we looked at was one on Wellesley St, a non-negotiable $270 p/w - this one was easily the largest one, although the door to the room was a bit busted, it comes with an air-conditioning unit. The problem with this one is the price, which doesn't seem like *that* much more but considering it's also unfurnished (with some whiteware incl. and miscellaneous items) it's still...yeah

We've decided to apply for the Mount St. one - if that fails we can always go for the Wellesley St one, which has only just started showing. It was basically a toss-up between the cheapest (but furthest and smallest), the closest (but no natural light) and a good allrounder (but most expensive).



Monday, January 14, 2008

>:( the courtyard one has been taken!!!

!@$*!@*$ garrrr and i really liked it.

well, i liked the idea of it, didnt actually see the apartment. still looking at another one tomorrow (lol it'll be the samae one we tried to get to before the new year and went there and she didnt turn up and coldn't get a hold of her)


i am so calling other places now

Friday, January 11, 2008

After five hours of wrangling, both last night (until 3am) and this morning, I've finally stopped my computer from BSOD'ing.
I only noticed after I ran some Windows Update stuff - which didn't agree with Vista, apparently, and started it in a BSOD loop (crash, restart, crash, restart)
But I managed to glean enough information to make an educated guess that there was something wrong with the driver for the HDD - reinstalling it seemed to have worked (well, at first the whole pc wouldn't even get up to the Vista loading screen, citing "no hard disk" found, but it's found it now I guess)
So yeah. Windows is updated now. And not crashing. And I think it's not doing that random "stalling" thing anymore.

Sideeffect; I've managed to destroy MediaDirect. Then again, considering I didn't even know it existed until today, it's really unimportant...all it does is let you run your PC without loading windows to play music and just loads another OS so why would you bother? Just go into Windows instead...
but yeah. That partition is taking about...13gb and it's hidden. One day I'll reclaim it (that requires work though and frankly my laptop is running fine now and I still have like 160gb free...dont wanna screw it up again...)
So yeah. Vista impressions? I say wait a couple more years. It's nice and pretty and stuff but lol that was a pain

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Amber Spyglass...not bad. Too many scenes of "oh look a pretty fantasy world" though; totally know they're on a ship don't need to show it sailing into the horizon for 5 minutes three times in 20 minutes.

I am Legend is pretty good. Arron says 28 days later is better which would be true if they were both just horror but i am legend has other things going for it as wellllll more soppy teary stuff; the book however sounds reallly cool as well, not so clean cut morally.

FINALLY viewing an apartment next tuesday, seems like a really goood one

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Real estate agents are so !@&@$! hard to track this particular one now told me to call her on Friday (yesterday) when I called her on Monday to arrange a time to view on Saturday (today) - and I've been trying to get through to her all day yesterday and up until now and all I can get is an answering machine...also left a message yesterday but haven't gotten anything yet...

Not going so well, this apartment crap....


At Borders at the moment, we've got 20% off all crime and thriller books. So I'm at info, and a guy comes over;

Guy: Hey, is there anything off Self Help books?

Me: No sorry, there's only a discount on romance and crime books.

Guy: You should be encouraging self help, not encouraging crime.

I lol'd in my head.

Friday, January 04, 2008

I served Rodney Hide the other day. He was buying a book.

That is all.