Monthly Archives: April 2006


I am a person, in my own right, but for some reason recently it feels that I have become simply an extension of other people, or groups.


What's up?

So Easter vacation’s just about over already. Some people have actually (gasp) asked what I’ve been doing these holidays, and I figure sometime in the future I might actually want to have something to remind myself, so here’re some recent highlights.

In week 2 of the holidays I left for a trip to Paris, Rome and Venice with some of the other York people. Details here and here, because I am Lazy. It was, well, the first trip I’ve been on with just girls (though I suspect most of them think of me as simply one of them… should I be worried?), and. Well. It’s different. I’ve never really sat down and talked about, uh, feelings and stuff while on a trip with guys, like the Spain one. But all in all I must say it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience, for both the people, and the sights covered.

Although I seem to be the only one who was amused by how you could find SPQR everywhere in Rome, even their dustbins and drain covers.

In week 4 I visited Brussels and Bruges (in Belgium, in case you were wondering), land of chocolate and beer, and very little besides (I guess that comic museum in Brussels would have been more interesting if only I’d understood the language). Bruges was really quite lovely though, and I rather enjoyed the idyllic pace we went through the trip in the realm of nothing-to-do. And I suppose as often is the case, the company makes all the difference.

16 April was Ailin’s 21st birthday. We had a murder mystery party – I was somewhat apprehensive since it was the first time I’d done anything of that sort (and forced to act a female, of all things, though apparently I simulate women very well), though it actually turned out really well. These York people, a lot of them are actually quite dramatic. And spontaneous. And funny. We had fun. And generated a lot of late night noise. And probably kept a lot of neighbours awake.

(The porter dropped in on us mid-game, in fact, to find out precisely what was going on, but he graciously let us continue despite the ruckus we were causing. Cool dude.)

And now I’m in London for a short visit, dropping in on many people who are studying. No one’s free to entertain me, so I’m blogging. School starts next week. Sigh. Yet another ten-week cycle culminating in essays and exams. Hope I didn’t screw up last term’s too much.


It seems of late I’ve been losing a grip on my emotional reflexes. I apologise, and endeavour to do better in the future.

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Aching back

Ow. Ow ow ow. After cycling back from Sainsbury’s with 20kg of groceries in a backpack, who needs the gym?

Crunchy Nut Nutty

I think I’ve found my true love.

Apple itch

Just a short while after I’d declared Apple products to be overpriced eye candy, Apple comes up with official dual-booting support for their Intel Macs. Also, it seems like you can run windows apps at near-native speed within OSX now.

Which means, my biggest gripe about the use of OSX – restriction of options – is now no longer valid.

That still leaves the high price tag to get around, but now I’m itching for a MacBook Pro of my own…