here it goes again

August 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm (ramblings) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Today’s the first day of university classes and considering the fact that these are the first lectures I’ve attended in almost 3 years, they were a kind jolt back to academic life. Not.

Considering the fact that engineering courses are among the more rigorous ones campus has to offer, I was hardly surprised at the lack of the mandatory introductory chit-chat that was so common during first lectures.

Oh well, at least the notes are all available online for printing and the mid-term test dates are already out – 6 weeks to the first trial by fire -_-”

Having applied for computer engineering with no prior computing background, there’s always a nagging feeling that I’ve knowingly gotten myself into the deeper end of the ditch but hopefully it will turn out that I’m wrong at the end of the 4 years ^^;

The timetable’s not been too kind to me so far – I’m stuck in school for effectively 4 and a half whole days a week, but luckily it’s only for one semester.

On the bright side, all the spare time can be used for studying. On the down side, there’s not much else that can be done in campus to kill 5 hours of time -_-”

On other non-academic matters, I’m now a proud 21 year old adult as of 08/08/08, although I don’t know what has changed drastically in my life. R21 movies perhaps?

No lavish presents for me, though I was pretty surprised and pleased that Via planned our spa trip to Batam and got me a Ronaldo Champions Legue jersey. Thanks dear :)

And last but not least, here’s to Tuesday classes that start at 2pm tomorrow. Hurray for sleep-ins!! XD

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losing eleven

July 3, 2008 at 1:57 am (ramblings, sports) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It’s probably the last weekend before I pack up my bags for Krabi and Bangkok for a nice holiday. The past few days have been real hectic though. Had my Econs exam last Friday and even though it was MCQ only, I don’t think I fared really well. Ah well, can’t do much but wait for the results to be released on 4th July. At least it’s one thing off my chest ^^;

Moving on to not so happy stuff – I got knocked out of the 2nd round of the Winning Eleven tournament I was taking part in yesterday. It was kind of an anti-climax since I was feeling pretty confident in the 2 weeks leading up to the competition but something just gave way I guess.

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Timeout

May 28, 2008 at 2:46 pm (anime, news, ramblings, sports, videos) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Seems like lots of stuff has happened since the last time I posted – namely cyclone Nargis in Myanmar followed by the devastating earthquake in China. Totally different responses by their respective governments too, but I’m gonna leave the political analysis to the newspapers for now.

For news closer to home, I’ve just ended my 3rd week of my Principle of Economics course (3 more weeks to exams and to Krabi!) while enjoying my weekly doses of anime with my picks being Kurenai, Code Geass and Macross Frontier for this season. And oh yeah, Manchester United won the Champions League in the early morning of May 22.

YEAH, WE WON!!!!!!! XD

Ok ok, so it’s like almost a week since the final so why the heck am I writing about it now? For one, I was too emotionally drained after the epic match to press the power button on my CPU so I went to bed. What a match. Both sides were soooo close, I almost felt the urge to pity John Terry. Almost.

Yeah, Chelsea fans would probably tear me a new one after seeing this video but it’s just as well I have no friends that support Chelski so far ^^; To be fair, Chelsea had their own share of injury problems at the start of the season before they started grinding out their routine wins which pushed Man Utd all the way in the title race. Their players are definite quality and their consistency is nothing to snuff at, but I can only say that in the end, the right team won.

Flowing attacking football that resulted in a superior goal difference? Check.

Unbeaten in Europe on the tougher road to the final? Check.

Enough said.

Of course, things could have played out very differently during the game with each side dominating either half and goal-line clearances as well as woodwork strikes were aplenty. On the other hand, I have the fortune of retrospect and I am satisfied that the team with the attacking ethos (Nou Camp aside) won the double ^^;

So now that the club football season is over, what’s left to do?

Well, wait impatiently for the next season while digesting all the latest transfer gossips of course. Hooray for tabloids and the Internet! lol

I think what Manyoo really needs now is a true striker – an out-and-out predator who bangs in the goals up front. Rooney and Tevez are class, but they play too deep to fulfill the van Nistelrooy role – whom I think was one of the better strikers in Man Utd’s long history. What I heard is that Luis Fabiano and Daniel Alves are being lined up as transfer targets, but then again everything transfer-related nowadays are to be taken with a pinch of salt. Only time will tell I guess.

Wow, thats a pretty long rant about soccer and Manchester United. It’s part of the withdrawal symptoms I guess ^^; And now to continue creating my Man Utd all-time best XI on Winning Eleven..

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torrential tardiness

March 6, 2008 at 12:40 pm (news, ramblings, sports, wtf?) (, , , , , , , )

I woke up to a very wet morning today, and for once it was still raining when I was trying to get to work on time.

For some unfathomable reason, it’s been raining every single day of the week since March started. For convenience sake, I’d put the blame on global warming because I’m too darn lazy to think of a logical reason while evading puddles of water on the way to the office.

To my credit, I got there only 5 minutes late. On the other hand, my colleague didn’t fare too well since his bus was moving as fast as an aging AC Milan player during their last night’s incredible loss at home to Arsenal in the Champions League.

But I digress.

At least he didn’t try to land a plane in town, since he would most likely be mistaken as Mas Selamat and shot down by the RSAF, unlike this fellow below :

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Man lands plane on golf course so son wouldn’t be late for tennis lesson

Police might arrest an Illinois man who landed his plane on a golf course so his son wouldn’t be late for a tennis lesson. Police came to the Marriott Resort Crane’s Landing Golf Course, at 10 Marriott Dr. in Lincolnshire, around 1:50 p.m. Saturday for a call that a plane had landed on the course.

Robert Kadera of Lake Villa and his 14-year-old son, Isaac, were standing outside the aircraft, a 1949 Piper Clipper, which was sitting in the middle of the golf course about 20 feet south of the retaining wall that separates the golf course from Route 22, police said.

Kadera said it was not an emergency landing, but rather, the boy was late for his tennis lesson at the Lincolnshire Club across the street from the golf course on Route 22, police said.

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I think he would have better luck if he tried a helicopter. Bummer.

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