Friday, July 20, 2012

A HOLE lot of books

Lung Cancer and Book Sales

Just kidding

But seriously, this coughing needs to stop.

So, instead of talking about my coughing up blood together with my sputum - which is a mixture of saliva and phlegm; waiting for 2 hours for my doctor to arrive, undergo an x-ray and blood count and to collect my morning spit for three days, and be aware of a hole on my right lung, I'll talk about the 3 DAY BOOK SALE  at Fully Booked, a local bookstore. Or maybe international, but I don't really care.

Anyway, I actually had a list with me but most of them were either out of stock or priced exorbitantly even with the 20% discount. Although I blame me for not going on an earlier date and an earlier time. Sucks.
Here's the list of books (No particular order of preference):
  1. 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America by Albert Brooks
  2. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
  3. Eleven Minutes by Paolo Coelho
    • I don't know why I didn't bought this book even though I am a huge fan of Coelho's works...
  4. Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
  5. Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  7. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein
  8. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
yellow highlight - out of stock
light blue highlight - bought
I was really looking forward to get a hold of The Book Thief but the last copy was reserved by some *insert profanities such as fucking douche bag.
He doesn't deserve the insult...but THE LAST COPY?!?!? lasdjahldgslfhny
Luckily the other one that I wanted to buy - The Knife of Never Letting Go was still available!! Yey!

Plus I came across a work of Audrey Niffenegger, the author of The Time Traveler's Wife (which I really, really liked *tears) and Blindness (since I already finished Seeing) by Jose Saramago. Try reading Saramago's work, his style of writing is very odd and  interesting. 'Em long sentences and studded with commas.

I still need to finish Aleph though, i've been on the same page for 2 months. haha.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's the FLU


When ill, sleep until all is well

or take meds, inhalers, and every other drug you see that you think is okay

Hail, Ilong Ranger
Recently I've been attracting a lot of attention....from diseases. I've just recovered from food poisoning - I don't even know what I consumed that made me visit the toilet a couple of times a day - and now when I'm nearing the maximum limit of absences, I get the flu. As said by my aunt(who's a doctor), it might be because of my current low resistance - from recent recovery - against foreign entities invading my system.

Or maybe it's just colds coupled with a slight fever, but it still counts!

Decided on staying home for the day, I planned on finishing the plate due this morning before going to sleep last night so I wouldn't be lagging behind class. It was supposed to be a finalized version of one of our previous plate.
  • Lost the original
  • Technical pens clogged
  • Too tired to stay awake
Yep...cleaned my tech pens instead.

Oh, I also lost another plate due tomorrow. Wow, I'm sooo fucked unlucky.

Might as well redo everything, though I'll still try to find the other plate. It takes time tracing buildings and its surrounding entourage.

Saturday, July 7, 2012


Inactivity and 'Doodle Mind-boggling'

Sorry for my 2 month absence! I was out of the country and I was just too lazy to post any inspirational and boring posts. I didn't manage to go online while I was abroad because I was too engrossed with everything - mainly due to my first out-of-the-country trip! 
At Venice Beach!

Yes, I'm that skinny Asian neuter. No, I do not want to show my face. Yes, those are bikes.
Anyway I haven't gone through my photos of my trip, hence still not uploading it. It's been a while since I've updated my display picture for no one to see. loser alert

Now let me introduce you to this simple, cool, complex and addictive(opinion) flash game called Doodle God. It's also available for App download.

In this game you combine two elements to form a new element, until you reach the total number of elements which is 115. It took me 3 nights (not full 24 hour days) to finish this without using hints, since hints are for sissies.
...mind-boggling piece of flash game that makes you so frustrated you miss a meal of dinner.
Although I had to give it to the creator  you can't leave halfway through it. It's as if you need to finish it. Every time you manage to create a new element you know there's a new possibility of combining something with it. The elements were also interesting enough that sometimes logic doesn't apply.

I'd let the 1st one pass, but Worm+Swamp=Snake?!
I therefore conclude that logic is not applicable in real life.