April 25, 2004

Exam Time

Ok it's exam time, so it's time to get down to studying right? Err... more like doing some online quizzes.

What am I?

The Sonnet
Deliberate Gentle Love Dreamer (DGLDf)

Romantic, hopeful, and composed. You are the Sonnet. Get it? Composed?

Sonnets want Love and have high ideals about it. They're conscientious people, caring & careful. You yourself have deep convictions, and you devote a lot of thought to romance and what it should be. This will frighten away most potential mates, but that's okay, because you're very choosy with your affections anyway. You'd absolutely refuse to date someone dumber than you, for instance.

Lovers who share your idealized perspective, or who are at least willing to totally throw themselves into a relationship, will be very, very happy with you. And you with them. You're already selfless and compassionate, and with the right partner, there's no doubt you can be sensual, even adventurously so.

You probably have lots of female friends, and they have a special soft spot for you. Babies do, too, at the tippy-top of their baby skulls.

Your exact opposite:
Genghis Khunt (Random Brutal Sex Master)

ALWAYS AVOID: The 5-Night Stand, The False Messiah, The Hornivore, The Last Man on Earth

CONSIDER: The Loverboy

Posted by mich at 2:02 PM | dreams [0]

April 19, 2004

Is It Finally Over?

*Gasps* Wow, it is... unbelievable! It seemed like school would never end. Even after classes ended, I somehow found myself working day and night (literally) on an assignment for another week... I can't even begin to explain how wrong that was.

I guess coming back from PEY I expected that going back to school full-time was going to require a bit of an adjustment... but I definitely wasn't prepared for all the turmoil I encountered this year. I took some CS courses during PEY so I wasn't completely out of the academic groove of things, and I figured that getting those courses out of my way would lessen my burden this year. I only had 1.5 CS courses this year with the rest being art courses. Ironically, this year turned out to be the roughest one I'd ever had. I think I pulled more all-nighters this year than in all my other years combined... like, jeez, in just the last 3 weeks of school (and the 1 week of non-school) I saw the sun rise 6 times. On the flip side though, I had a surprisingly fun year. I met a bunch of new people and participated in CSSU events for the first time I've been at U of T. I'm not one to get invovled in student unions and stuff, but I'm actually going to be on the CSSU next year, which I totally didn't expect myself to be a part of. So... something to look forward to next school year!

Here are some important things I learned this year:
  • :: Art projects take up a LOT of time.
  • :: I'm a slow worker.
  • :: The CS program is a lot more social than Visual Studies.
  • :: Don't work with anyone who says they're looking for hard-working group members... 'cuz they're most likely lazy and want the rest of the group to do their work for them. *ahem "superstar"*
  • :: Planned all-nighters are useless. You might as well have gone to bed.
  • :: 1 night of no sleep + 4 hours of standing + nasty darkroom chemical fumes + no food = siiiiickness
  • :: If you want to make lots of money from a date auction, auction off anyone that's not in CS.
  • :: If it doesn't work, switch computers.

Posted by mich at 3:56 PM | dreams [2]

April 8, 2004

So You Want To Learn Japanese...

I just read this HILARIOUS essay about learning Japanese. Here's the opener:

You've eaten at a few Japanese restaurants, seen some anime, hosted an exchange student, and had a Japanese girlfriend. And now, somewhere in the back of your tiny brain, you think that Japanese would be a good language to learn. Hey, you could translate video games! Or Manga! Or even Anime! Pick up Japanese girls, impress your friends! Maybe you'll even go to Japan and become an anime artist! Yeah! Sounds like a great idea!

So you head down to the library, pick up some books with titles like "How To Teach Yourself Japanese In Just 5 Seconds A Day While Driving Your Car To And From The Post Office" and "Japanese For Complete And Total, Utter Fools Who Should Never Procreate". Hey, you already know a few words from your manga collection / girlfriend / anime. Excited and impressed with your new knowledge, you begin to think: "Hey. Maybe, just maybe, I could do this for a living! Or even major in Japanese! Great Idea, Right?

WRONG.

Source: The Foreigner

I was actually thinking of taking Japanese next year... maybe I should reconsider :P

Posted by mich at 11:08 PM | dreams [3]

April 3, 2004

I Say We Spring Forward a Month Instead of an Hour

Still one more week of school, then exams, and then JAPAN! I'm so excited about it, but I don't have too much time to do research and plan what we're going to do there. But I did take the time to list out a bunch of interesting links on the side that I've accumulated while reading up about it. Sushicam and Tokyo Boy are a couple of fun blogs I like to visit. Tokyo Boy's page is a moblog, which means he blogs from his mobile phone. How nifty is that? I actually set one up myself using Mfop2. I tried it out and it works great, but I won't be able to moblog while I'm in Japan because apparently the wireless network over there is far too advanced for the cell phones here. Dagnabbit, we're living in the stone age!

Posted by mich at 4:25 PM | dreams [4]