So here's one from the best-of-craiglist which more often than not
will always have something intersting to read.
2 Girls on Bus
Date: 2008-11-14, 2:15AM EST
When you got on the bus talking excessively loud I gave you the benefit of the doubt... I noticed you (the one with platinum blonde hair) had some anime keychains and laminated drawings on your backpack (I don't quite care for Deidara [from Naruto] but I did not mind the Light and L and Riuk [DeathNote]).
When I actually started listening to what you and your friend was talking about I was aghast and apalled! How could someone in their right mind, in this day and age, use the word "like" more than 150 times from Westboro to Bayview (I started counting)... I was sickened.
And when the girl, who got on at Tunnys Pasture, came on and proceeded to sit in the seat you weren't going to sit in and had to move your backpack out of the way to get to the seat, I thought that you and your friend did not need to stop your horrifying conversation and glare her.
And to make matters even more unbearable the topic of your conversation was religion! I believe the term you didn't know was Agnostic, even though you just tell people you're Atheist. And no English is not the most spoken language in the world... Your friend, in some stroke of non-retarded genius, was right about there being more people speaking Mandarin/Cantonese. To which you replied, "Well, like, that's like, because all those like, people, like started learning Mandarin, like, like a couple like, years ago." (Give or take several "likes")
I, dumbfounded, could only shake my head and shudder... and leave the bus very quickly, which the girl you glared at did also.
So, like, when you, like get on, like, a bus and like, your like, having a conversation like that, like with your, like friend. Please consider, like everyone else who, like, have to like, put up with your like, incessant chatter.Like like, you like kinda sound like slightly like brain damaged!
Yes, I do get some stuff from craiglist at times.
The report coincides with the publication by the human rights group Privacy International of figures that suggest Britain is the worst Western democracy at protecting individual privacy.
The two worst countries in the 36-nation survey are Malaysia and China, and Britain is one of the bottom five with "endemic surveillance".
Written in 2006 though. Wonders if it has gotten better...
So with the exams over and done with, I hurriedly finished up my reports...
Off to the sea!!!? 12:17 PM August 09, 2008 from twitterrific
..which were supposed to be sent in by the 18th August. Then again, how could I be a procrastinator if I couldn't find something that distracts me from my report.
haiyo..cant see the sunrise at Hitachi..so cloudy 04:58 AM August 10, 2008 from txt
Had fun at the sea tho. Too bad I didn't bring my camera to snap up some pics while over there.
Ibaraki is so nice and cool. So unlike Tokyo. 05:36 PM August 10, 2008 from twitterrific
Well, at least I know where to run off to when the summer heat becomes unbearable. Also, Ooarai's(大洗) outlet store is there for the shopaholics. Personally, I think it's pretty small when compared to the other outlet stores.
Got back home and my yet-to-be-written report awaited me. Gah!
He's turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he's miserable and depressed.
- David Frost
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
- e e cummings
So I laughed. Today's not wasted then eh?
Lol.Sorry can't help it. Here, I'm not talking about something personal, emotional etc etc but rather random pieces of my memory that I'd suddenly been reminded of.
Tanimura-san (my dad's foster dad when he was in Japan in his younger days) had been dutifully sending to our family a yearly calendar from Japan every year without fail. The calendar is a photo calendar of the scenic places in Japan. I would, when I was still young, stare at those pictures in wonderment. The beautiful pictures of Mt. Fuji and many other places in Japan all seemed so magical back than.
Something totally different now. I remember changing from IE to Opera wayyy back than. Main reason being that IE just plain suck and Opera was the fastest browser and still is. Firefox is still yet to come (twas the age of Mozilla back than). Anyway, what I had forgotten was that I had also liked Opera for another reason. Its RSS reader. A feature I don't remember seeing in other browsers of that time.
I forgot how my old room in M'sia looked like. Dammit.
Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?
Somewhat like facebook's status thingamajig. Simple thing actually but yet capable of doing many things. Have a try!
Oh, add me too if you happen to join it! :P
Too bad there's no photos of it to share it with you guys. Since a picture paints a thousand words, I'll try to describe it to you. Not in thousand words though. Too malas for that.
Come to think about it, I just feel plain lazy to describe it.
Now, that is not good at all because what I need the most now is the mood to study. With the exam hurtling towards me like a runaway train, I seriously have to buck up. As in, really hard.
Meh. Off to sleep(even now it is ridiculously hot).
One simple reason, each time an update goes up, you'll end up paying for it (yes, it's not free*).
So wait a bit for things to settle down. Your old phone will still faithfully serve you even though there is no "i" in front of it.
Patience after all, has its virtues.
Ignore all this if you plan to show off though.
If you're geeky enough, you'll know this guy : Chris Pirillo
*For the main updates so far.
PS: Argh... not all apps are still available on Japan!!!!
PSS: Though I have to admit I drooled a bit when I saw the iPhone 3G..
edit: iPhone gets free updates??
Or maybe it'll get hacked pretty soon enough which will then nullify the need for me to pay 1200yen to get the update.
Oh whatever. Back to my work. Tata!
Of course, those of you who are more technologically superior than me might look at me in scorn, themselves having more ways to be connected to, well, everything. I can't recall why I was so heck bent in having all the above montioned stuffs, but now it seems to have lost its appeal. I ask myself do I really have to know everything immediately? Heck, do I even need to know all that??
I'm bogged down by the information overload.
To the audiophiles out there who are internet savvy.
Most would have heard of last.fm. 'tis a wunneful site for you to show off how much music you listen to (basically). Of course there's also the finding new music, interacting with peeps who listens to the same stuff as you are.
But the gist is to brag how much music you listen to. At least that's how I use it. Hehe.. :P
Oooh... the chance for me to NOT socialize with real people just went up.
Oh what fun!
On the positive side, assuming I feel like it*, I could send in Twitter like posts whenever I like (wherever there is Wi-Fi**).
*Refer to blog title
** Tokyo = Hotspots everywhere :D