Yesterday [Sep. 19th, 2004|10:44 am]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M o o d | goodgood ]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M u s i c | Lostprophets – We Still Kill The Old Way ]

Yesterday, my whole family left the house around 10:30AM.  We rode the LRT to Ampang Park, where I was able to purchase a can of Zippo lighter fluid.  My Zippos haven’t had any fuel in them since we were in Beijing.  My mom and dad got a haircut, and my brother bought The Sims 2.  We headed out to 大同 (Royal China is its English name) for lunch.  Very good food, and they serve non-Halal food so we were able to get some pork.  We ate dim sun, bought some moon cakes, and hopped on the LRT once again.  My parents needed to purchase airplane tickets for my dad and my sister to get to the States.  We all went to the Putra World Trade Center, where they were holding the MATTA Fair.

That’s where the day went downhill.  We were stuck inside a cramped environment trying to purchase plane tickets.  Remember, this fair is all about travel and it’s a good way to buy cheap airplane tickets.  The power was down, so we couldn’t actually complete the transaction for the airplane tickets until an hour or so later.  There were a ton of people moving to and fro, and the A/C wasn’t working well.  Eventually, we secured 2 tickets for a flight to JFK, and two tickets for a flight to Shanghaiduring Spring Break.  Since I’ll be turning 16 before Spring Break, I won’t have to fly as an unaccompanied minor from now on. =D

On the way back, we stopped by KLCC.  My brother, Justin, decided that he wanted something to eat so he went to the Cinnabon.  I went with my dad to the Maxis Service Center to see if we could get my SIM card replaced.  After walking through the rain (without knowing that there was actually a path to reach the center without stepping foot outside of KLCC), we reached the service center.  I asked the only counter still open if they could help me replace my SIM card.  It turns out that the counter that performs the service closes at 1:30PM everyday, meaning we were about 4 hours late.

Upon returning home, we received some new furniture that we ordered last week.  We sent back the bookshelf/display case because it didn’t have pre-made holes to mount the shelves on.  We also received a large TV table.  Some touch-up work is required for the glass panels on the sides, so we’ll wait before putting in all of our audio and video equipment.

That sums up yesterday.  =)


Weekend! [Sep. 17th, 2004|08:47 pm]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M o o d | cheerfulcheerful ]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M u s i c | The Presidents Of The USA – Vestina ]

Good day, good day.  Once again, a little comic strip to look at =D

Now that that’s over, let’s go over what happened today.  I woke up bright and early at around 6AMand got to school a little late for XC practice (6:30AM).  We ran over to Ukay Heights today to do some hill training.  Boys were to do 5 runs of 90 seconds.  It sounds like nothing, but it really gets you tired fast.  We finished running, I got showered, and headed off to classes.  Classes today:

Web Page Authoring: Same ‘ol class.  I’m still trying to find “my style”, which has been taking from the start of the school year up to now.  It’s sometimes hard to figure out exactly what the teacher wants, but I try.  I’ve come up with my logo, but I’m having some difficulty figuring out just what to do with it speaking in terms of animations.  I have no Flash knowledge, so I have yet to learn.

Algebra 2A: Test day.  Simple test, though.  I’m sure I got close to a perfect score.  My Algebra 2A score is still up high, and I’m going to keep it that way.  It’s an easy class so far, shouldn’t be too bad.

French 3: Well, this is basically a repeated year, seeing that I took French 3 at the International School of Beijing (ISB).  It’s not that hard, but I need to work on it a little more.  Today we did some easy exercises, learning more about the grammer and reviewing passé composé for les verbes réfléchis.

AP US History: My favorite and most challenging course.  Today, we took a test on Chapter 8 of the book.  I missed 3 problems, earning an 80%.  It doesn’t mean too much because the grade will go up thanks to the mass of Extra-Credit work I’ve been completing.

Everything’s been going just fine.  I have no new music to listen to, so it’s the same albums over and over again for me.  Oh well.  In other news, we got a new Astro Smartcard.  I have no idea what it’ll do, but that’s peachy anyways! =S

KLCC tomorrow, and it’s my mom’s birthday too!


Doom 3

Doom 3 [Sep. 16th, 2004|07:56 pm]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M o o d | goodgood ]
[ .//C u r r e n t_M u s i c | The Presidents Of The USA – Shortwave ]

Jesus Christ, this is the scariest game I’ve ever touched.  I’ve spent about 15 minutes running around in the game after all Hell has broken loose in Mars City.  In the game, I was just talking to this Chinese guy when suddenly, a portal opens up.  Flaming skulls from Hell fly around the room, and I’m watching in pure horror as a flaming Hell skull enters the man, and passes right through him (remember Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within?)  Absolutly frightening.  Now, I’m just wondering what to do.  I’ve got my dinky little pistol drawn, and I step up to the Chinese guy to see what’s happened to him.  Suddenly, he lunges at me and bites.  I was so starttled that I couldn’t aim right, and ended up firing a few shots far from his head.  I played through a few more minutes of intense suspense before stopping.  Great graphics and all.  Dark and spooky.  It really makes you jump when enemies come popping out at you.  Of course, you don’t know what you’re shooting at half of the time.

Doom 3

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