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June 06, 2005

the one I have been waiting to say for TWO YEARS

I never have to do Spanish EVER AGAIN.

May 31, 2005

the one where I am a diabolical blog whore; also if you are diet–obsessed you should read this

Writing about web page http://www.idlethink.com/archives/2005/06/oh_please.php

I don't normally double post, but this is too important to withhold from any reading populace I might have.

May 24, 2005

the one where the true nature of evil is revealed

This is how exams have TAKEN OVER MY LIFE: last night, I had a nightmare about not being able to find a seat in the library.

May 23, 2005

the one with the winning history exam essay formula

Did China gain anything from the world trade in luxury goods?
Yes, but also no.

Does an analysis based on centres and peripheries help us to explain the sources of divergence in paths of economic growth between East and West?
Yes, but also no.

Was China the prime mover behind trade in the early modern period?
Yes, but also no.

I am, like, so going to get a first.

May 18, 2005

the one I'm meant to do

Writing about Stealing another good idea from The random scribblings of a diseased imagination

I wouldn't do this on my main website (yes, I am unfaithful), but seeing as the baton has been passed, I shall accept dutifully.

Total volume of music files on my computer
1400 songs (exactly), 6.12GB. That's four days' worth of continuous music.

The last CD I bought was
I don't buy CDs. I am singlehandedly trying to disprove them.

Song playing right now
Fever Dream – Iron and Wine.

Five songs I listen to a lot, or that mean a lot to me
Girls of Wild Strawberries – Guided by Voices. Music for spinning crazily around in the arms of a significant other, kissing madly.
Thinking About You – Radiohead.
Time of Your Life – Greenday.
Wish you were Here – Pink Floyd
Dreaming of You – The Coral. A recent addition, but it makes the pavement disappear beneath my feet.

The five people I'm passing the baton onto
Five people who have done it.

And while I'm here, I might as well:

Last film I saw at the cinema
Hitchhiker's Guide. A snore fest interspersed with occasional commendable moments. The dolphin song was indeed hideous.

Last film I watched on DVD/Computer/TV etc.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Homophobes and those uncomfortable with unconventional sexuality should steer clear of this one, but highly recommended otherwise.

Films I am most looking forward to seeing
Johnny Depp, Tim Burton and Roald Dahl, rolled into one. Enough said, really.

Total Number of films I own
I come from Malaysia. We practically run the world's DVD piracy industry.

Five films that mean something to me
Amelie – There is a great deal of me in her, or vice versa.
Big Fish – Visual, fairytale magic. And of course, who I watched it with.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind – Epitomizes everything I've thought of love, and hoped of it.
Adaptation – Inspired my inner writer, who hovers uncertainly just under the surface.
In A Lonely Place – Jolted me into a far deeper understanding of my significant other than I would ever have achieved on my own, at a critical juncture in our relationship. That's all you'll get from me.

February 27, 2005

the one for the penultimate years

I have to get a JOB. Argh!

February 02, 2005

the one for future prospects (and prospectuses)

Writing about web page http://www.warwickboar.co.uk/boar/news/university_divided_over__million_gamble/

Warwick wants to set up a campus in Singapore.

I think it will be interesting to see how well Warwick's Student Union's policy on deregulating cannabis will go down with our local friendly authoritarian government in Singapore. In any case, I've already put in a proposal for the Singapore campus newspaper to be called Warwick SingaBoar, haha.

January 29, 2005

the one in which I vigorously deny that I am a blog whore

I've started up my other website again, so if I haven't written anything here for a while, check there. And vice versa.

January 25, 2005

the one that makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside

I love when Stagecoach bus drivers flash their headlights at each other when they drive past.

January 18, 2005

the one I wrote while holding Edward Munch down in his grave so he wouldn't turn in it

What do you mean there's no chocolate?

January 17, 2005

the one that just works on oh, so many levels

A naked flame is hot.

January 12, 2005

the one for the Brits

a delightful boy next to me, on his mobile phone, has just used the following phrase in eminent seriousness:

That'll be as much use as a chocolate teapot.

Gotta love the Brits.

January 11, 2005

the one in which I reveal that everything in my house was made in the Stone Age (Part III)

and what exactly is the logic behind having a hot tap and a cold tap, separately? I imagine people all over the world, every morning and every night, standing before their sinks as damned souls would stand before the maker on Judgement Day, quaking in trepidation as they ask themselves the harrowing question:

to freeze my hands solid with the cold tap, or incinerate with the hot?

I therefore believe that the hyperbolic bipolarism of bathroom taps is to blame for all radical and extremist thought and activity in the world today. Clearly.

the one in which I reveal that everything in my house was made in the Stone Age (Part II)

and I turn on my oven with a match.

the one in which I reveal that everything in my house was made in the Stone Age (Part I)

One of the taps in the bathroom in our house is a heinous liar. The one on the right is blue, and the one on the left is labelled 'Cold'.

January 10, 2005

the one in which I AM NEVER OUTPUNNED

Alan: oh oh oh
Alan: i came up with the WORST pun ever yesterday wen i was in my brothers car
Alan: we were driving past a funeral parlour…. and i said 'Theres an industry that will never die out' :)
me: har har
Alan: there was a deathly silence accompanying that pun ;)
me: bet there was a lot of uncomfortable coffin too
Alan: /sigh

January 09, 2005

the one that says it all

If I could afford it I'd live in hotels.

January 04, 2005

the one where I apologize for the extended absence

Apologies for the extended absence, as I've been busy a) being trapped in Scandinavian airports, due to botched transits and general human incompetence, and b) falling down snow-covered slopes on an implement bearing a disconcerting resemblance to an ironing board. I wish to emphasize the "falling" part, in respect of my deeply abused derriere.

But in other news, please watch this video, because laughter is good for the soul, and humans are becoming soulless enough as it is.

December 24, 2004


I don't know what else to do to it. And the policy is, once it's signed, it's finished.

There you have it. Warwick Blogs' very first Real-Time-Art.