Can't believe channel news asia has this kind of ridiculous news. Entertain yourself.
Friday, 22 December 2006
Thursday, 21 December 2006
Monday, 18 December 2006
Life is made of trials and errors, think about it, if the consequences are not too nasty, try it, if it doesn't work, at least you'll know that it doesn't work. There are times to stop and re-examine, but mostly, push on.
Just got back from Hawaii. It's a beautiful place and I've definitely seen the spirit of Aloha. Many firsts, glad I went with a friend cos I'll never do many of those things on my own. I think that 19 and 20 are still a bit too young to travel alone.
Things that I've done:
- hiked into the craters of 2 volcanos,
- 6h hike in weather that can't decide between clearing up and sprinkling,
- snorkelled in a bay created by a collapsed volcano,
- watched naked people do fire dances,
- watched many hula dances,
- bummed on the beaches,
- watched a pro surf competition,
- took a 3h bus ride around half of Oahu island,
- saw many beautiful rainbows
- saw a sky full of stars
- shot a pistol, revolver and rifle
- been mistaken for a Japanese countless times
- been offered a beer by some random guy
Hawaii is definitely worth going. This trip wasn't very thoroughly planned, but ended up ok. Could be a lot more fruitful, or a day or 2 shorter, but it was fun. I need to loosen up and not get freaked out when things don't go as planned, just let things be, they might end up better than plans. Learn from the Hawaiians: Hang loose. Whatever it means.
Thursday, 7 December 2006
Finals are over. Another useless set of finals with my cramming for exams and forgetting them after that. I really should learn how to remember stuff in quarter systems. What do I remember of genetics? Nothing. What do I remember of MP3? Not much too. What do I remember of Montaigne? Quite a bit. What do I remember of the bible? Little. Wrote a christmas/ thank you card to my TA, thought it was quite lousily written, but I couldn't be bothered to save it. Since when am I this cynical?
More pictures of Sequoia. The really pretty ones
On top of the Baldie. The baldie is this huge piece of rock where no trees grow. Beautiful view though. Sea of clouds. Wanna jump in?
Everything turning red on sunset. It's the reddest sunset I've ever seen. I know that I have plenty of chances to see perfect sunsets but this is the first time I see everything turning red instead of golden. Maybe the air's different.
General Sherman tree. The biggest living thing on earth. Uncle Sherman here is THE biggest living thing by volume, it's not the oldest, not the tallest, but the biggest, cos it grows really fast and doesn't die. It survived fires and nowadays tourists. It's probably a kid around Jesus' time. Wise old tree.
Monday, 4 December 2006
There goes the class. What a terrible end to the year. He asked me how I did for the final, I said good, so what??? It's still a goner grade.
I'd better start looking at my kinemages if not I'll lose more As.
Saturday, 2 December 2006
"Once you have mastered the things the words will come freely" ~Horace
All I have is shadowy notions, no words.