Wednesday, 21 December 2011

A Peek Through the Keyhole

Konnichiwa!

I did start typing this (or at least open) using Microsoft's Windows Live Writer as I've always wanted to try the software but it's too late in the day to make an attempt. But it shall become a favourite! I just know it. Or you know, I shall use it here and there. If only they released one for Windows Phone...

...And speaking of Windows Phone, I have a new mobile! Yay etc. Nokia. And I'm back on Orange. Talk about nostalgia etc. And having used Apple-ness, an Android phone, my beloved (yes!) Palm Pre and now Windows, I have to say, Windows is surprisingly the best.

It's strange that many people continue to think Microsoft as a company that doesn't "get" design and user experience for ordinary folk like you and I when it simply isn't the case. Unlike the other types of phones I've had, it's not slow. Jees, why do some phones have to be more advanced than my laptop yet take me 5 minutes to send a text message! And I have a phone with a battery now. So yes, the main things have been covered in this comprehensive review of mine.

Hello! So I saw a strange indie film named Another Earth last week (yes, with Luke). And crikey, that was strange! And good. And damn the good/bad ending! But do watch, and avoid reading too much on it beforehand so as to avoid spoilers. Definitely one of the most interesting films I have seen this year.

University is in hibernation mode. I am home for this "holiday" i.e. revision season. Damnit. But hopefully the work will pay off for both you and I, you reader-person, you! Arrived home on Saturday after being picked up by the parents, woo. This saved the need to carry/damage my well-kept biology AND chemistry books.

However, before their arrival to the colder, darker location that is Newcastle, you may have noticed (if you visit their website that is...) that the Guardian had a telethon for various charities this weekend with maaaany of their writers answering calls, including the editor. And Zoe Williams, an excellent journalist/columnist, answered my call! Yammered away for a good 15 minutes, it was super-awesome to speak to such an excellent writer. You should have done the same! I was hoping for either her to answer or a certain football/sport writer...ahem!

Another film was watched! The third instalment of the Harold & Kumar series of films. Now, my brother and I said two weeks ago that we'd go see the film despite the decent reviews, indicating that it was good but nothing as good as the first (or even the second). My rating will increase over time but deary me, that was just bad: 2/10. One for the successful lambasting of the useless 3-D that is implemented in today's crappy films (3-D is utterly pointless, but you don't need me to tell you this). And another for the one joke that made me laugh. Yep. But still, go see it - it's much better than Tintin.

So we come to a close for this post. I'm glad we've examined my feelings and personal thoughts today. Maybe we'll look at something similar next time.



This song is AWESOME.


Sweet dreams.


Emad.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Five Stars

Konnichiwa!

Work, work, work, work and even more freaking work. Or bloody work. Because it is so painful blood starts pouring from all areas of the body. Argh!

So yes, university is going well. Kinda. These last two weeks (will) contain so much work. Mini-tests, assignments, learning logs and a stupid amount of structural chemistry which should quite frankly be banned! Ahem. Organic chemistry all the way, right? Just curly arrows! But it too is very difficult, pfft!

Nothing particularly interesting has happened recently apart from despising the political right even MORE. Who doesn't! They even hate themselves!

Speaking of politics, I saw Tom Watson MP on the ride home on Friday. I know, very cool for knowing who he is. But thanks to the old lady sat next to me who was half asleep, I could not approach him. How fun! Maybe next time.

Literally nothing dramatically interesting has happened recently.

I went home this past weekend and worked and had my nephew ruin clothes I was wearing with food. You know, the usual. At least we've moved on from urine. Boy that was fun.

And...just...yes. I saw a robin last week. That was fun. Also...

HOW COLD IS IT?! Oh God. So damn cold. Just horrible! 

OH. Should be getting my new phone soon! And it will be a Nokia! And on Orange! Just like the old days! How expensive is O2, SRSLY?

Anyhow, things have just been plodding along. Yawn. And I apologise for giving you that yawn! But yes, I shall update my blog when I make it all boyish by talking about nothing but my new phone when it - hopefully - arrives.

Listen to? Jesse McCartney - Beautiful Soul. Not my suggestion. I barely like this song...ahem.

Sweet dreams.

Emad.