Back from Academia
April 25, 2013 @ 7:06 pm (Permalink)
I think this is the longest I’ve gone without blogging. Holy cow.
School had completely taken over my life. I always thought undergrad was bad, but grad school is even more time consuming! Arghhh. Thank goodness this is the last week for spring semester. I will have a bit of a reprieve before starting my summer semester in mid-May.
I plan to enjoy this breather with a lot of gaming and other entertainment. I need it — no, I deserve it. This semester was just really brutal because one of the classes subject matter was far too difficult for me to comprehend. I did not like learning about budgeting, management, and other programming details. I’m just glad it’s all over!
Wake Me Up When December Ends
September 2, 2012 @ 11:03 am (Permalink)
For some reason I was shocked when I realised yesterday was September 1. That means it has been a year since I started my graduate school programme, it has been a year since my sinus surgery, and . . . well, it has been a year, and time is going way too bloody fast.
I am taking two classes this semester, and I am ready for this semester to end in December T_T; One good thing is that I will reach the halfway-mark after this semester. The strange thing is that I am still not used to being in a social science field; I am still wishing that I was doing an MA in English Literature or something. Eh, maybe in the future I’ll consider that. After I win the lottery or something.
One of my classes is requiring a class website to be made, and I offered space on my domain because using free webhost are so limiting. So we’ll see how this goes. Otherwise, I also got back into volunteering for my former high school band teacher and APUSH/AP Government teacher, so I will be really busy this semester. I will also try my hand at bar tending in December when classes ends :D Just so I can say I have experience in bar tending and hospitality.
I want December to hurry up. I’ll be so grateful for not having classes to worry about for a month!
March 22, 2012 @ 1:16 am (Permalink)
I don’t announce this a lot, but I have this thing for mafia/yakuza entertainment. To be specific, I love mafia movies and I love yakuza plot/characters in animes and mangas. I don’t know what about that sub-culture/lifestyle that attracts me, but it does. I just love it all — their clothes, their language, the violence, the danger . . .
Okay, I admit, I don’t want to be involved in a shoot-out or something, but I still love them in entertainment!
I watched Goodfellas for the first time the other day. That film opened up a can of worms for me. Now I am craving for more mafia films, and I am especially craving to re-watch Once Upon a Time in America, the most epic gangster movie ever made in my opinion. I love The Godfather 1 and 2, but OUTA is like a thousand times more epic for me.
Unfortunately OUTA is like 230 minutes long (it’s like the Lord of the Rings film meets The Godfather LOL), and I have a book review I need to do that’s due on the 26 — a book review where I’ve yet to even read the book. But I am really wanting to watch the movie instead.
Hrm. I clearly do not know my priorities.
March 10, 2012 @ 11:06 pm (Permalink)
All I want to do lately is to sleep. In the last week alone, I’ve been tired to the point where I ended up sleeping 12 hours or so by going to bed before midnight TWICE. Quite unusual for me, considering that my normal bedtime is usually 3am to 11am. Or some variation of that.
I know next week I’ll be snoozing real good since I am supposed to be working a 20-hour shift. That’s going to really mess me up, haha!
On a completely random note, I want to make shepherd’s pie . . . but I have these assignments I need to do. I find it amusing that I never get the urge to do schoolwork, but I get urges to do other stuff when I need to do schoolwork. I sure make things difficult for myself!
The Messy Workplace
January 24, 2012 @ 10:51 pm (Permalink)
Fear my messy desk! On the left-hand side, you can see a roll of soft toilet paper (which acts as my Kleenex) teetering on a pile of holiday cards from last month. Behind it is my magnetic white board with “origamis” all over it. And yes, my keyboard is sandwiched in between the house phone and my cellphone (why I have them is beyond me since nobody calls!). Then there’s my mouse and the three (out of four) textbooks I’ve been snoozing over . . . and several other items that really shouldn’t belong on a desk.
Okay, I honestly don’t think my desk is that messy, but combine that with this chair I am using as a table for my other documents and stuff, and the bookcase off to the right-hand side that’s filled with more crap . . . welcome to my workplace!
The things I do when I take a break from my studies . . . Oh, what a lame life of an online grad school student.