Thursday, October 30, 2008

Detour # 2

Thursday, October 30, 2008

While studying I find myself straying from the actual subject and reading about the most random things online. I was studying about landscape architecture and somehow felt urged to look up “The Coronation of Napoleon”, the painting by Jacques-Louis David. But none of the pictures online did the painting any justice, seeing in real life is a must, if only to study the exquisite details on the dresses of Josephine and her sisters in law. (The painting, which covers almost an entire wall, is housed in the Palace of Versailles)

It’s actually quite amazing how realistic these paintings are. In the national gallery in London I remember looking, no, staring at this one painting, the skin that was painted looked so, so realistic, as if, were you to touch it, you would actually feel its warmth and you would detect the faint pulse somewhere in that 2-dimensional world.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Today...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

...kind of sucked. I was planning on studying at least as much as I did yesterday, keep the momentum and all. But I guess yesterday I went all out and today it's like I was burned out so I couldn't even look at my notes. Didn't help that in the morning I realized that something was wrong with my email, that I was apparently spamming people and myself. its weird, all these old messages I sent to people were re-sent and also sent back to me(or so it seemed) I got freaked out and the only thing I could think of was changing my password, which didn't help. So I went and deleted ALL my emails, from like 3 years ago, ones which I have kept, archived, and starred. All, gone. I hope that does the trick but I'm still not sure. So far it seems fine, I mean, there's nothing for that virus/hacker to resend, is there?

Never thought that this would happen to me, but it just goes to show it can happen to anyone. So I went on this mission to de-register myself from sites which I registered but don't use/need. And one of them was this site called perfspot which I don't even remember registering for. It's some sort of networking site. Idiotically, I spent 20 minutes exploring the site looking for a "delete my account" link or button but there was none. There was no help page either. Only later when I clicked on suggestions was there a link to the help forum. I went there, and I found that many people had the same problem. They wanted to delete their accounts but didn't know how. And the admin never replied to these threads either. Google came to the rescue again, though, this time through yahoo answers. Apparently the only way to delete the account is to email them asking them to delete it for you, and giving your reasons. To me, that's enough of a reason to go ahead and terminate.


Praying that this problem will go away and never come back, and that my exams go well. No, not just well, excellently :)


oh, and please read my previous post, just in case. so far the subject of the spam is DEAR FRIEND, so delete that if you got it from me.


sorry!

if you get any weird messages from me, my google account somehow got hacked into or something. it wasn't me!


Friday, October 24, 2008

Detour...

Friday, October 24, 2008

Supposed to be studying but....episode 6 of heroes beckoned. oh well.

Anyone else thinks its really funny/weird that in the airport scenes there are like a ton of token minorities in the background? If you haven't seen it, you'll know what I mean when you do.

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My brother was a meanie to my other brother just now. He was upstairs while my other brother was downstairs.Upstairs brother pretended like there was an intruder/attacker. Made strangled noises and all other odd noises and shouted to downstairs brother to run away. Downstairs brother believed him (that there was an attacker), and was really worried. crept up the stairs with the biggest kitchen knife after calling upstairs brother over and over (who didn't reply). Upstairs brother burst out laughing, the kind of point-at-you and laugh your butt off hyena laugh. me and downstairs brother didn't find it funny at all. now upstairs brother if apologizing non-stop. downstairs brother, as is per normal, says nothing.

its mean to play on someone's emotions like that, and its not something to joke around with, that situation, if it were to occur.

its comforting to know downstairs brother wouldn't run away but try and save you if anything happened.

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despite exams, will be hopefully going out for dinner soon, with friends.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Roadtrip!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Imagine around 40 people all swarming your house all at once, all of a sudden. well, we did that 5 times yesterday! Once in Kajang, once in Putrajaya, twice in Klang, and finally in Shah Alam. It was Section 2's Raya Roadtrip, and what fun it was! no matter that we spent a whole lot of time on the scenic routes  aka getting lost and making sure all 7 cars in our convoy were on the right path, even if we somewhow always seemed to be the ones who peeled off and went our own (sometimes misguided) way :P. For 12 hours we traversed through Selangor, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and by the end of it, we were tired, sticky, sleepy, extremely FULL, and most of all, happy. Good times!

some pictures here


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Final Presentation day...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

...went OK, but I'm still pretty wary. It's one of those things where you're wondering if its too good to be true, because surely its not? the visiting and very enthusiastic assessor liked my design and even more shockingly he said i could be a good designing architect. this after I'd been having serious thoughts about changing courses (ok, i have those everyday, but...) i even considered going to my studio master and asking her if she honestly thought i could make it as an architect. i mean, supposedly they are have to be very confident and vocal, the Big Boss and Leader of the pack. i don't have any of those attributes and i know it.

anyhow, our group got quite good marks which will be moderated further since its kind of unfair. other groups didn't get such a generous assessors, and as a result their grades weren't that good, even though they had like, the cream of our studio's crop. by not good marks i mean really, not good. more than a few girls and guys had teary moments :'(

even though i only slept about 2 hours in the 3 days leading up to the presentation, i didn't want to do like i did last time and just die after the presentation because i learned the hard way that it would result in a splitting headache. so i met up with some friends for lunch, hung out in my dad's office for a while and then took a three hour nap on the floor. went to that dinner at 8, and I got home at 10. wanted to catch the re-run of the amazing race, which was at midnight, so i watched Dirty Jobs (love that show) and a re-run of House. finally went to sleep at 1 a.m.

oh at the dinner there was this group performing, i shan't mention their name because... its weird, but they sang an acapella Malay version of "Yesterday" by The Beatles. which made me go home and now i'm listening to some beatles songs also. there was this shop in one utama selling those music box things where you wind the wheel and the spool thing has dimples on it so that music will be played when it unwinds. there was one that played such a sweet tinkling version of "hey jude" which is one of my favourites, and i would've bought it if it wasn't for RM40!

Our studio might be going to our lecturer's house on friday, if the department lets her have the day off. this sem has been a good studio semester for me, if only becaus eof the great people that make up awesome section 2... its like i found a really happy working medium, and i wish we could all stick together but next sem we seem to have all chosen different sections :(

but before next sem are the finals. which i should be studying for now.




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