itulah yang kucari...Listening to: Chintami Atmanegara - Dari Ujung Rambut Ke Ujung Kaki
HUZZAH! English 103 essay is D-O-N-E! Right on its due date! LOL. Now can I relax a bit...before getting into the vocabulary thang and a short compare and contrast essay for English 121 that's due Tuesday the 11th.
Alright, will blog more later, most probably from The Student Commons.
EDIT (05.31 PM): I'm not at The Student Commons. I'm in my room instead. Just thought I'd go home since I was knackered and my brand spanking new shoes, Pulp's blue Sari Nala, hurt no matter how many bandages I put on to cover the blisters. Plus my bag weighed me down. If you mostly travel on foot, NEVER carry more than five items in a sling bag. I'm leaving soon, however. I'll break my fast somewhere in town or at the Napianto home in St. Lukes.
I guess my feelings for Casey are returning. Yep, there's always one point where I think my current crush has turned me off, only to find out that I'm wrong soon after. This morning on the bus on my way to school, I was sleepy and almost dozed off when suddenly it hit me that I've met Jess, Casey's girlfriend. Not sure if the Jess I met on the bus a long time ago is Casey's Jess, but I have a strong feeling that she is. Jess, that mate of mine (sort of), is a second year undergraduate student in philosophy and she works for Craccum. Casey is a tutor for a stage three undergrad philosophy paper and a postgrad philosohy student. So that's the link. Wouldn't do me any harm if they really are dating or not. Anyway, I saw Casey having lunch at Slurp with a couple of mates from a distance. I didn't wave and call out his name let alone come to him to say hi. Would be pointless anyway. He's shaved off all his facial hair and he looked more gorgeous than ever! Oh, and he dressed well. Maybe Jess threatened to dump him if he kept dressing down?
I'm lovin' Craccum Forum's Last Supper skin! It's true that when it comes to parody, university students do it best...
FINAL EDIT (11.25 PM): I've just gotten home from hanging out at Borders' Gloria Jean's with Flavius, Lina, and...Casey. It wasn't intentional...I just ran into Lina at the cafe and I shamelessly invited myself to sit with her (the guys were away checking out DVD's at the time). About an hour later they got back and the three of them were ready to go, but I had a little chat (as always) with Flavius and Casey. Casey was perfectly at ease around me and he just laughed when I apologized for freaking him out at last week's poetry-reading. So...the question remains: Where was Jess? It's the second time that I bumped into Casey on a weekend and he was without Jess. Maybe they've made a pact that they only meet on weekdays? Oh, and the three of them are leaving for Singapore in two weeks. I sooo wanna join them (mostly because I miss Singapore...how many times have I said that in the blog?), but come to think of it I'd better stay behind. I've only hung out with them thrice and it already feels a bit weird to be the only Asian and undergrad. Plus, I'm possibly the youngest and definitely the shortest. Oh well.
I'm going to apply to KFC tomorrow, and after that Muffin Break and Pizza Hut, whichever comes first. If I don't get any of the jobs I'll go back to helping out my aunt at the restaurant, only more regularly. My English 121 mate Sally, who's also a waitress at a cafe near downtown Glassons, told me that even positions as a part-time barista or waiter/waitress need experiences. Therefore I can work at my aunt's restaurant during summer holidays and jot down that experience in my future CV or application forms. That's a surefire way to get a "bigger" job.
Friday, October 7, 2005, 07:36 a.m.
hm...Listening to: Charlotte Church - Call My Name
Exactly three months back, when I first arrived in Auckland, I thought, "Omigosh, this place is sooo foreign and I came here for school. I'll need to memorize bus routes, get to know my way around campus, maybe even learn to read a map...Oh, and how the hell will I cope with the cold? It's the peak of the winter!" I wish I could go tell the me three months ago not to worry. Not only would she know the city like she does her Jakarta home, she'd also survive an employment rejection and a bad nervous breakdown, even challenged herself to a movie audition. All in three months' time.
I don't see the point of this "Daylight Saving Time" at all. Maybe it's established to enable people to have more time to enjoy the sunlight? Well that seems to be most sensical explaination...
I'm lovin' my new body lotion, Avon's Sparkling Sugar. Sugary scents are my current fave.
I bought Charlotte Church's Voice of An Angel CD when it had just come out in early 2000, and everytime I look at the CD, it saddens me that now Charlotte is nowhere like that cute innocent laughing girl on the front cover. Recently in a magazine I saw a picture of Charlotte performing live somewhere, and she right away reminded me of Christina Agulera's appearance in the video Lady Marmalade. She's obviously jumped on the bandwagon of young stars proving they've come of age by showing their tits and bum to the world. Seriously, is there no way to prove your legal age other than dressing like a skank? Funny thing is these young ladies later complain that people pay attention to their mammaries and booty rather than to their talent. Well, they've got nobody else to blame but themselves...A little advice for young starlest on the rise: Once you've hit 18, follow the lead of Mischa Barton and Mandy Moore. Dress like a lady. Putting on a belt passed as a skirt and a barely-there top ain't gonna earn ya any respect.
Marhaban Ya Ramadan! Are you fasting? I am! LOL. Well I'm fasting half a day, and will do that for the rest of the holy month. Even though the fasting is 14 hours just like in Indonesia, but the weather is soo cold and windy nowadays and I walk the hilly Auckland roads most of the time, so I need more energy. Back in Indo I had a chaffeur driving me around so I never got too tired...
My former education counsellor Helda was funny. She poked me on MSN just to say hello and goodbye! LOL.
Helda: I'm off to a seminar. Will talk to you later. Take care.
And she went offline before I could either protest or say bye back!
Lili, yeah I guess Angela really has quit blogging since last year. Too bad aye! She's such a cheerful person (online and off), and really talented in design. She started blogging since 2001 (as far as I know...maybe even earlier), and the longest time she blogged regularly was December 2001 - June 2002. In late June 2002 she took a hiatus and for the next couple of years she only returned in mid-year. She hasn't blogged since July 2004. I miss her too.
Thursday, October 6, 2005, 06:34 p.m.
first ramadan entryListening to: Kanye West - Gold Digger
Happy Ramadan everyone! Well I'm not fasting today...Don't know WHEN EXATCLY Ramadhan stars here. NZ Muslim says it started yesterday, whereas FIANZ says it starts TOMORROW. They even have different prayer timetables. Oh well...I guess FIANZ is more reliable because NZ Muslim website is more about politics and converting people to Islam and there's NOT EVEN A MENTION of Ramadan anywhere on the website. You have to go to their prayer timetable to find out that Ramadan began on October 4. Plus, I've just realized that their calendar says 30 Shaban 1426. The FIANZ website, on the other hand, keeps people updated on the sighting of the Ramadan moon. Today it announces that the moon has just been sighted so Ramadan will begin tomorrow. Their calendar also shows that today is 30 Shaban. Oh the hassle of living in a non-Muslim country...*sigh*
I so will miss the Ramadan atmosphere at home. I'll miss fast-breaking with family and friends, running to sweat treats such as kolak and hot sugared tea at the sound of Azan. The Azan and the commercials on TV signaling fast-breaking time simultaneously. However, the upside is that since I'm here I'm rid of all those sucky yucky Ramadan soap operas.
I haven't been able to blog lately due to all three of my essays...I did revamp my FTVMS 101 essay and I was sooo relieved when it was finally done! As for my English 121 essay, it was actually just a draft for a peer review we did yesterday (the actual essay isn't due until October 21). However, you had to finish and type it in order to get a full peer review mark of five. I need that five desperately because it seems like English 121 is the only subject I can get a shimmering A for in the GPA. I'm working on my second English 103 essay at the moment, due Friday. Current word count: 364.
EDIT: I applied for a job at the downtown Westfield's Starbacks today! I filled in the application form and hopefully they'll contact me for an interview. Yep, Starbucks, KFC, Muffin Break, and Pizza Hut are currently recruiting. Ain't that rad? I'll sure apply to all of them! Starbucks done, three down...
I haven't seen Johnny is exactly two weeks. AUT students are on mid-semester break and as far as I know they'll be back to school next Monday. I wonder where he's spending his holidays...Current English 103 essay word count: 510 (as of 10.12 PM).
Wednesday, October 5, 2005, 07:16 a.m.