All entries for September 2004
September 30, 2004
晚上6点多去参加了中国社团的迎新会。说实在的，在这里读本科的3年里都没有真正的去参加中国社团的活动。大学一年级参加过香港社团并且在春节大年夜去birmingham聚餐，这好像是我印象中唯一的一次社团活动吧...今年只是想说既然是新的开始，应该去认识一些新朋友吧...原来我们学校有那么那么多的中国学生，a huge Chinese population，也许有1000人？感觉上社团是比之前的成熟和有组织了，虽然组织人员全部都是新生，大一或者大二的居多，而且组织人员人数也差不多要20多人...说的上是学生会里屈指可数的巨大社团了吧！坐在一起的时候，突然有一种在国内大学里上课的感觉，不知道是好事还是坏事？
I went to the Chinese Society New Term Party this evening. In fact, I spent 3 years in Warwick and almost haven't taken part in any of the Chinese Society events. The only time I can remember is going to the Chinese New Year dinner party in Birmingham, which was organised by Hong Kong Society. So this year I think, well, postgraduate, it's a new start then. I really should know some new friends and be more sociable. I eventually know that there is a really huge Chinese population in Warwick currently. Maybe 1000? The Society itself is more organized and mature, thought most of the committee is in their 1st or 2nd year. Moreover, the number of people in the committee almost reaches 20, which means Chinese Society may be one of the largest societies in Wawick. When I was sitting among these people, I suddenly had this feeling that I was in a lecture room in China. Is this good news or bad news?
Just like what I expected, I met some new friends tonight. There were Parris, Carrie and of course some other people. I just need more time to remember their names. I feel that I am even closer to some of these new friends than to my old friends in undergraduate. Maybe from the very beginning of my university life, I just haven't built a healthy relationship with them. I had a lovely time tonight after all. I wish in the coming new academic year, I will mix in well and have a good time.
September 29, 2004
I received the Rowan knitting book "Big just got BIGGER" today. Rowan yarns are just sooooooooooo expensive that I have to ponder the expenses a lot before I can make a decision to make a scarf or so…
So finally I believe I will make a scarf and a hat, if and only if I've got the money.
They are both made of Rowan Big Wool and require JUMBO needles to knit them. (which means I have few chance to find them on Ebay) There are pompoms on both of them, so I hope they will match with each other. Here are the expenses:
The scarf: Tricky x 2 + Smooch x 1=20.25 + 15mm needle=5.50
The hat: Smooch x 1=6.75 + 10mm needle=3.15 + 12mm needle=5.50
See how expensive is that! Maybe I will wait till my birthday and try to convince my boyfriend to buy them for me…hoho!
BTW…I hope I can still use this blog after I graduate…
September 28, 2004
Happy Mid-autumn festival! 中秋节快乐！
I've got two small moon cakes remaining!
(Hehe..I am not complaining that I don't have enough moon cakes la! It surprises me that lots of people know about moon cake! cool!)
For anyone who don't know what this festival is about:
It is 15 of August today in Chinese calendar year and also the mid-day of autumn. The moon tonight is supposed to be quite big and round. In old times, the moon represents reunion, so today is the day when families get together. Another convention to celebrate mid-autumn festival is to eat moon cake, which also represents reunion, as its moon-liked shape.
I've also registered with the university Health Centre, so I guess there is no problem with my NHS then…
September 26, 2004
Writing about web page http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.asp?TopicID=734&AreaID=4847&LinkID=3922
Do you know wisdom tooth can also be called love tooth, which means it erupts when you fall in love with someone for the first time. But it really hurts and not at all as cute as it sounds…I've been taking antibiotics for 2 days and the swelling hasn't been better...nor it has been worse...so hopefully it will stop swelling in next few days so that I can go to the dentist and get it removed. It's just so hard for me to chaw and swallow food now...
BTW..it's lovely to have some comments to my entries…I'm so happy to read them!
September 25, 2004
Writing about web page http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/wisdomtooth/wteeth.htm
It starts after I arrived in the UK. The area around my lower left wisdom tooth becomes more and more swollen…I am planning to go to dental service next Monday or Tuesday after I've received the student id card.
I am totally confused with the NHS. Currently, I've got 2 NHS cards with 2 different NHS numbers on it and neither of them has the right address. I am also not sure if I have to register with the university health centre first to get a new NHS card or I should just call NHS to change my address.
Despite of all these confusions, I am ready to pay for my dental examination and hopefully can get a refund by claim. The thing I am worried about most is that if my face is going to swell so terribly that I won't have the courage to walk outside and face people…
September 24, 2004
On my way to Tesco, we took some pics of the surrounding area in Heronbank. In last few days, when we were on our bikes, we found the really beautifual view — blue sky, white clouds, green grass, some big trees and a row of small houses. It's like be in vacation everyday!
Oh! These birds are called heron? I thought they were wide geese…
September 23, 2004
Writing about web page http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/thesims2/index.html?q=the+sims+2
The sims 2 模拟人生2 终于是上市了...店里面卖34镑99，好贵...
The Sims 2 is finaly on the market…It is sold as 34.99 pounds… really expensive…
(Amazon is currently selling it for 27.99! Great! Thanks to She Bevan~ But still very expensive for me…still considering…)
I wanted to download it from BT, but always couldn't get connected…
Just now in Costcutter, I found a really interesting and creative advertisement of The Sims 2 in one of their magazines. These foreign people really can do things which we couldn't do…superb..
When I was in summer holiday, I already have planned to buy this knitting book, but I have to wait for a few days longer, coz the term just started, the post system maybe isn't quite normal yet. I am quite interested in knitting accessories, such as scarves and hats…Maybe I will get more opportunities to wear them..
这条织给震华 This one is for Isabel.
这条织给帆帆 This one is for Fanfan
这条给自己 This one is for myself
September 22, 2004
A new (or not?) function developed by our university, everyone can apply for a personal blog for FREE~
So here I am!
It's really hard to connect to the ftp service of my Chinese homepage,
so maybe I will use this one to write diary and stuff..
Most importantly, I would like this blog to be a knitting blog.
I hope it can last…