June 9th, 2003

Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA

The Randomness of Yesteryear (And of Today)

There are writing moods, there are I Want to Do Nothing moods, there are Making Icon moods, there are I Just Want to Sleep Moods, and there are I Want to Do Nothing But Take Quizzes Moods.

Yes, that's my mood right now. *unholy smile*

And this is the Randomness of Yesteryear (or rather, Day):

The Infinite Teen Slang Dictionary.

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Also, this is hilarious. It is what you get when you try accessing Blogger. It has been this way for two days straight. If I didn't have an LJ, I'd be furious. Completely vindicates Those Who Kick Blogger. And this is what it is:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][TCP/IP Sockets]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.

//global.asa, line 15

I have never seen an error on the scale of that one. An online site-accessing error, that is.

history
You excel at History of Magic. You seem to have
the mind for history, while everyone else is
getting a little shut-eye you're alert and
taking notes.


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Might as well up the randomness quotient of this post. This is the poem from which I obtained the title of this post. In my opinion, there is one beautiful line in it, and it is, "Where are the snows of Yesteryear". I was first consciously aware of it when I read Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" - one of those plays I'd always heard about and had always wanted to know about. ^_^ That line was like that play was to me - likewise, I'd heard of it, but never knew more than its name. This poem, Ballard of the Ladies of Bygone Times, is by Francois Villion.

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I found this poem here.
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    It *was* James Marsters' "Let Me Rest in Peace". ^_^
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA

I Could Have Walked All Day

Woke up late for meeting today *weeps* Off to Orchard with Sway and Alex to watch Bruce Almighty! ^_^ Alex and I agreed that Jim Carrey is actually cute. Is just that he keeps making faces with that pretty face of his.

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Also, Lido has an aquarium set up to promote Finding Nemo. Said aquarium has no clown fish at all.

McDonalds also has static displays for Finding Nemo promotions, which, distressingly, are about fish caught up in nets. Looking quite dead. Hardly what Finding Nemo is all about.

Bro does not hold my views on Finding Nemo being a touching story about how the father clownfish goes through so much just to find his baby.

Went to Seoul Garden for lunch. Was there for an unbelievably long time. ^___^ And as always, when I hit SG, all I eat is beef and squid. Immensely unhealthy, yes. But as always, incredibly good. ^___^

Then from Takashimaya, we walked all the way to Fort Canning. Past the Somerset and Dhoby Gaut MRT stations.

Bought the Iced Chocolate Gelato at Dome. I miss the Dome at Orchard Library. That one had the most amazing cream of mushroom soup! :( And now it's replaced by that Gailieo Cafe that has a horrible salmon set. *makes face* Said horrible cafe is also at the National Library.

Sway had an interview at Cox Terrance, so the three of us climbed the Hill together. ^_^ Alex and I wandered about Fort Canning while the interview proceeded. There is an archaeological dig site at Fort Canning. It's been built up fairly well - with sturdy varnished wood planking and a well-lit and diagrammed display case for the artefacts they've unearthed. Pottery jars, glass bottles, glass beads, and the usual. Apparently, their glass beads were made by wrapping a thread of molten glass around a wire, then cutting the glass beads.

Sway led me to the music shop where I bought a Vertical Horizon CD! First time in my life - the Gramaphone staff recommended RadioHead - and the Music Junction staff recommended Coldplay. *laughter* Gramaphone didn't have it :( But MJ did! *beams*

Have disturbing habit of reading graffiti. Though I remember one I read in Melbourne:

"I'm not crazy. The walls just keep talking to me!"

Came back home to find parents watching The Mummy Returns. I would like to say:

Ardeth Bay (Leader of the Med-Jai) = Egypt's version of Aragorn.

Also, that I adore the lenses our modern cameras have. Right after that show, my parents flipped to "My Stepmother is An Alien" - yes, that show they've rerun countless times - and the difference was so marked. Our lenses and film now are so much brighter, the colours so much warmer.

Random Unrelated Comment: And those warm colours were why I liked Ally McBeal.
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    Was: "You're A God" - Vertical Horizon