phone bill.

A rather boring day. Have yet to figure out how to complete the Math Portfolio on Series and Induction, but that can be sorted out tomorrow morning. I just hope somebody has found the proper solution to the last problem. School day was uneventful. Fell asleep during my Prep, finished The Great Gatsby, and stayed to myself for a while.

Upon getting home from school had a snack. My mom walked in with the mail, the phone bill for the November billing period. She opened it, gasped, and then handed it to me while I was in the middle of eating. Total bill for all outgoing calls to cellphone numbers was RM364.40, out of which RM362.20 were mine Add onto that 5% Government Tax and the phone bill rests at a grand total of RM380.

I ran through the list, made a note of all the times, and calculated how much time I had spent talking. 104,643 seconds = 1744 minutes 3 seconds = 29 hours 4 minutes 3 seconds. Great. Talk isn’t cheap; at least not to cellphones.

RM380 translates into $105.64 USD, so I’m looking at $3.64 USD per hour of talktime. At least it’s a little cheaper than calling directly from my cellphone to another cellphone on the same operator. Too bad calling using the landline leaves traces all over the place – the bill lists the time of each call, call duration, and the number dialled. Arrrgh.

My mom’s not really happy with the bill and she’s looking forward to showing it to my dad once he gets back from a conference in Brunei. Woohoo~

Uh. Happy happy all are we.

Listening to: Limp Bizkit – Behind Blue Eyes


Exams are coming up, and so is Winter Break. I’m worried because this year, I’ve done nothing at all. It’s already been 4 months into the school year and I haven’t absorbed a thing. I’ve thought of everything except for school.

What I’d give for some soundness of mind. Rewind. Looking through my old blog entries, I find that I’ve done all of this before. I’ve been living these months in repeat, not making any real progress forward. I don’t even know what I want anymore, and I don’t know what’s right.

Yeah. I don’t even know what I want for Christmas. Not like I’ll be getting much. If I end up getting stuck with a pathetically low budget, I’ll just buy computer parts. I can gain a couple of hours of amusement out of that. Then it’s back to routine and floundering about.

Remain calm. Everything will be alright.

A little music thing:

How many total songs? 2208 songs, 5 days+20:25:22, 10.27GB

Sort by Song Title
First: Audioslave – #1 Zero
Last: Cherry Poppin Daddies – Zoot Suit Riot

Sort by Time
First: Kill Bill (Volume One) – “Flip Sting” (SFX) (0:02)
Last: Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 in D Minor – Finale: Allegro Assai (23:37)

Sort by Album
First: Blur – 13
Last: Matchbox Twenty – Yourself Or Someone Like You

Top Ten Most Played Songs:
1. Goo Goo Dolls – Big Machine (55)
2. Switchfoot – Lonely Nation (35)
3. Gorillaz – Last Living Souls (34)
4. Goo Goo Dolls – Think About Me (32)
5. The Killers – Mr. Brightside (32)
6. Nobuo Uematsu – Opening (32)
7. Lostprophets – We Still Kill the Old Way (31)
8. Audioslave – Your Time Has Come (30)
9. Good Charlotte – Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (30)
10. 3 Doors Down – Be Like That (29)

Find “sex,” how many songs show up? 3

Find “death,” how many songs show up? 16

Find “love,” how many songs show up? 143

For some reason that doesn’t seem to be right.

Listening to: N.E.R.D. – Rock Star (Jason Nevins Remix Edit)