|My goodness.||[Sep. 14th, 2004|11:55 am]|
Well, I was just looking through the Newgrounds.com forums when I stumbled across this. I just took a brief look at it, and it turns out that it’s a comic strip chock-full of Christian values that you can apply to your life to make you a better person. Funny. I won’t digress by talking about religion here, so that’s basically it.
|Work work work!||[Sep. 14th, 2004|07:39 pm]|
I’m currently working on my AP US History homework. I’ve got to finish up Chapter 10 Focus Questions and the packet for tomorrow’s class. Today, I completely forgot about my Honors Chemistry project! I assumed that it was due the next class, not today. Currently, I’m swimming in homework. It’s already 7:30PM, and I’ve just about completed my AP US History Focus Questions. However, I still have a few questions to finish up inside the packet. I should prioritize more. Definitely.
Now if I only knew how to make my user icon show up with every single comment or entry I make into my LiveJournal. How do I do this?
In other news, I accidentally killed my SIM card. I was playing around with my Nokia 8310 on the bus, trying to change the PIN2 code. It turns out that Maxis decided to give me some default code, and I wanted it gone. I like personalizing my stuff. Well, I kept trying to guess the default code. Sadly, I got locked out of my phone and it requested me for my PUK code. I guessed the PUK codeabout 7 times, when the phone just quit on me and showed one thing on the screen:
Alright, so now I’m mad. I called Maxis’ Customer Service line and asked them what I could do. My phone can’t make calls, I can’t check my phone book, and it’s permanently stuck displaying this dumb error message. They tell me that I guessed the PUK code incorrectly too many times, and the SIM card has killed itself. Well, what can I do? Go out to a Maxis Center and pay them 50RM. It’s not that much of a fee, but I’m not happy with it. Utter crap. They tell me that I can keep my old phone number, though. At least that makes things a little more convenient.
Now, I want to get either the Sony Ericsson K700i or the Sony Ericsson T630 for my new phone. Once my Nokia 8310 dies, I’m off to purchase one of those beasts. I love the Sony Ericsson T630. It comes in two nice colors, has a camera on the back, color screen, all the goodies I want. And it’s triband, unlike my Nokia 8310. Of course, I find that the Sony Ericsson K700 is much nicer. It’s more costly, too at 1400RM. The T630 costs 930RM. Both aren’t cheap, but they’re quality phones. I might go back to Beijing or Shanghai to purchase a K700.
It rained today, and it rained pretty hard. I’m going to keep working now. >:(
|[email protected] [Continued]||[Sep. 13th, 2004|05:37 pm]|
Alright, I need to figure out how to upload images. Is it possible to upload images onto the server itself, or do I have to link to an external image server? Please don’t be the latter. Please.
Back to my story:
Now, we try and get into this bar. I’ve already told her that I won’t do any drinking for the night. A guy comes around, asking for ID. Since I’m not drinking, I simply inform him that I won’t need an ID. Naturally, nobody has an ID. We walk out of the bar, Veronica calls one of her other friends, and we’re stuck waiting for about 15 minutes. Ivar and I are getting bored, and we want to go back home. Anything attractive about Veronica’s friends is instantly erased once they start puffing on their cigarettes. Smoking is not a turn-on for me, remember that. XD
Now, everyone’s just standing or sitting outside of this tattoo and piercing parlor. They’re just sitting there, smoking, and spitting all over the ground. I thought it was Singapore – isn’t spitting illegal or something?! Well, we eventually return home after doing absolutely nothing. We get back to the apartment, and watch Wasabi, a French movie. It was pretty funny. I also played a round of chess with Veronica’s 10 year old brother, Greg.
The next day, we wake up bright and early in the morning for the Cross Country race at SAS. Hopping onto the bus in front of the American Club at approximately 7:00AM, we get to the school in about half an hour. The 5km boys race starts at 9:15AM or so, so we’re covered. We get there, change into our supersexy running garb, and do some stretches. Singapore is much warmer than Kuala Lumpur..Just sitting down on the bleachers without the sun hitting me in the early morning, I sweat. Maybe I just sweat too easy, I don’t know. The girl’s race finishes fairly quickly, with the SAS girls practically raping our ISKL Cross-Country team.
Now, it’s time for the boy’s race. The girls just ran 3.2km, or 2 miles. Our race is 5km, or 3.125 miles. It’s not a very long distance, but it’s the standard. Everyone takes their places and gets ready to go. The foghorn sounds, and the runners are off! Everyone’s burning off energy at a rapid pace, trying to look good at the start and settle into a good position. Run run run…We run the course and finally finish. I finished 27/40, with a time of 22 minutes 30 seconds. It’s better than what I’ve done in the past, so I’m pretty happy about it. =D
Now, the rest of the day is for us to mess around with. We waste a lot of time, and we finally have a team lunch at around 12:00PM. We head over to this place near SAS, and I have KFC for the second time in two days. I love KFC, so I’m fine with the food. I ordered a Zinger Burger Meal, and I chose to upgrade the size of the fries and the Pepsi.
Afterwards, near 2PM, quite a lot of the Cross-Country guys head over to Orchard Road to take a look around. I was taking around about $100 Singaporean, but I barely used any of it. I was trying to pick up a copy of Doom 3 for the PC, but I couldn’t find one anywhere. Where the hell do you get games in Singapore? There were some nice cars around, and there just happened to be a modded car show on Orchard Road. I took a look there, and I went back later for some Mobil 1 freebies. There was a red Ferrari 360 Modena Spyder parked outside of the Hyatt. A crowd of people was gathered around the car, which is understandable. =O
I went through Far East Plaza with Mason (9th) and Ivar (12th). Blah blah blah, went back to the car show, and admired the cars. Mason went up on the stage in the center to try and win some freebies. Here’s what the contest of “skill” involved:
Basically, you have a balloon in your lap. Once the timer starts, the booth babe has to pump up and down on the balloon until it bursts. All very interesting. Mason lost because the booth babe didn’t really keep on going after failing to pop the balloon the first time. I have no pictures because I can’t be bothered to carry around a camera..
I was told to call my host familiy with my plan for the day, but it turns out that Maxis was dumb enough to automatically place call barring on all outgoing voice calls from my phone. I didn’t have the barring code, so I couldn’t do anything about it. Add onto that each minute you call costs about1RM, and calls are considered everytime the call connects to the number. Therefore, I could be listening to the message from Singapore’s STARHUB service telling me that call barring is on, and I’d be paying money to listen to the damn message. A load of crap, basically. Each SMS cost 1RM, so I didn’t touch my phone all that much throughout my stay in Singapore.
Finally, we met up with Veronica. I left with Veronica, Mason, Ivar, and James (9th grade) back to SAS to pick up our bags. We got them after commuting for about 30 minutes, then went back to the Orchard Road MRT station to deposit our bags at Veronica’s apartment. We went out for dinner at a place called Nooch. The food wasn’t that bad, it wasn’t expensive, and I liked it. Ivar didn’t eat anything because he claims he’s a picky eater. Instead, he walked over to Burger King and got himself a little burger. I ate some rice, the Japanese eel, some small fish eggs, and a Coke.
That’s basically it. Well, we went back to Orchard Road after eating up. Veronica led us over toIsetan, and she applied makeup for Mason. At the end, Mason had on red blush, black eyeliner, and blue eyeshadow. He looked like a cheap whore. XD Hilarious, hilarious. That was the end of the second night.
The next morning, we left back for Kuala Lumpur. This time, we got a bus with a working A/C unit. Thank God. The bus ride home wasn’t half bad, and my mom and dad picked me up. Swam in the pool in my backyard, slept, and did some homework today. Now I’m listening to my playlist:
That’s all for today. 88~
|[email protected]||[Sep. 13th, 2004|04:00 pm]|
Well, this is my first entry ever into my LiveJournal. I’m sure I’ll be posting much much more in the future. On Friday, September 10th, I left for Singapore for the Cross Country exchange at SAS. All the teams had individual busses for the trip. However, our bus had a problem with the A/C. As a result of this, I got barely any sleep throughout the entire ride. It was hell. The bus ride took somewhere between 4 and 5 hours, and we stopped twice. The first stop was somewhere 1.5 hours from school. I ate at KFC, which is always good. The second stop was at a Petronas gas station.
Arriving at SAS, I noticed immediately that the school’s campus was enormous compared to that of ISKL’s. The school had armed guards carrying H&K MP5s, the first time I’d ever seen the gun in real life. They’re pretty big guns, actually. They’re just a little smaller than rifles.
I roomed with Ivar, our host family was the Toth’s. The girl, Veronica, was a Sophomore and the family lived in an apartment very close to Orchard Road. We ate at the apartment on the first night, and we went out with Veronica sometime around 8PM.
More on this later, I need to work on homework for the time being.