Saturday, August 29, 2009

Update?

Wow, I haven't posted in a while. Mostly because there wasn't much to post about. Well, I guess there might have been, but...I don't know. Well, anyway.
1. Got a MacBook Pro, iPod touch, and scanner/copier/printer for $1099 after rebate
The MBP is pretty awesome, actually. I had been having major issues with my Dell (although I did fix the constant lag...my fan was clogged with dust), so I decided to switch to the other evil monopoly. (Wait, isn't that Google? Three monopolies in one market = ???) It starts up rather quickly, shuts down REALLY quickly, and takes up less memory. Also, I think Snow Leopard came out yesterday? I get the upgrade for $10. Hm. I should get that soon. I also installed Vista, but it makes my computer really hot, for some reason.
Maybe everyone else knew, but I didn't. Since when did iPods have internet??? I downloaded nifty apps and...stuff, and copied my music from my Nano to my Touch. One gripe: music on iPods are stored as hidden files, and it's very hard to access hidden files on Mac.
2. MIT!
I arrived yesterday (8/28). Woot, finally here. I'm in a temporary room right now, and I lucked outtt <3
But absolutely no guarantees for my permanent room to be a single. :( Oh well.
So far I haven't really done much at all...watched a movie, took a math test, took a "library tour," and just came back from some crazy party downstairs. I can still hear the music. Oh joy of joys. There probably isn't all that much to do yet since Orientation sort of hasn't started yet. It starts tomorrow with a convocation from the president of MIT, so I guess we'll see then.

Friday, August 14, 2009

DC, again.

So I'm going to be in DC (I know, again) with my family for about a week, so don't be expectin' any updates...yeah. I might get some pictures up later, you never know. So anyway, byeee

Monday, August 10, 2009

Spoof #3

The SSTT: Day 13985
SHI BAI. I woke up at 10 AM today then I went on the MRT to go to Ximending with Vicki! And then we had bubble tea and then SHI BAI'd at the stationery store and then we got hungry and went to a restaurant and then we had bubble tea and then we went to the stationery store and then we got hungry and went to a restaurant and then we went to the Taipei 101 with Chris! Then we had bubble tea and then we went to Ximending again and then I went home on the MRT.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Movies I've watched recently

*After I realized that my QWERTY typing was dying, I switched back. Hm. Dvorak is definitely, in my opinion, objectively better, though. You move your fingers around so much more in QWERTY.
So this summer, I've been watching a lot more movies than normal (then again, "normal" is like one a year).
First off,
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Going into it, I had very high expectations based on FB and early reviews of the movie. It was pretty good, but, as usual, they overemphasized love triangles and underemphasized action. =/ I like the actor playing Bellatrix Lestrange. Quite convincing. Though I liked the scene in the book when the Minister of Magic pays a visit to the Prime Minister. I thought that was a really cool part of the book, but eh. They had to shrink it somehow.

Star Wars IV, V, VI
My brother's obsessed with Star Wars Legos (yet cried when he saw Wall-E...) so this was a mandatory watch. In my opinion, IV was the best, but, all three of them being rather old, the special effects obviously seem dated. V was pretty good as well, fairly interesting and definitely darker than IV. But VI, hm. First off, I was confused as to when exactly Luke became a "fully-trained Jedi" or whatever...whut? The Jabba the Hutt part was realllly awkward to watch with my brother, especially when Leia...yeah, you know what. The random musical number was just like lol whut. And the Ewoks, and...just in general, I didn't like VI as I did the other two.

No Country For Old Men
Hmmm. I had heard a lot of positive reviews and acclaim for this movie, so I watched it. As previously stated, I don't watch a lot of movies, so this was also my first Coen brothers movie. (Incidentally, one of my friends is in their next movie, A Serious Man.) My first impression was that of OMG CAN'T UNDERSTAND TEXAN ACCENTS x.X I think the bloodshed shown in this film was a bit...excessive. Although Dark Knight was more bloody, I guess, all the killing in this movie was a lot more disturbing for me. Maybe because I was watching it alone past midnight. =/ I spent most of the film...confused. Why did Chigurh have this burning grudge against Llewelyn? Why does the wife look young enough to be Llewelyn's daughter? Why is Llewelyn so fixated on the money, anyway? I had to read the Wikipedia article later to really understand what was going on. I don't know...it just seemed a bit too...pretentious? artsy? ironic? for my taste.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
I watched this just today, actually. I was at Greenwood when Order of the Phoenix came out, so I never got to see it. I thought it was okay/pretty good. Standard Harry Potter. It did the job, and carried out what it set out to do. I liked Dolores Umbridge. xD

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fairy Tail

As per Enoch's recommendation, I started reading Fairy Tail two days ago, and I read all the chapters published to this date. Fairy Tail's a shonen manga (a la Bleach/Naruto) involving mages and a guild called...Fairy Tail. Well, it's pretty interesting, but sometimes annoyingly stereotypically shonen-y - like the rash main character who fights by charging up his emotions, fanservice, etc. Some scenes I thought were funny:

lawl whut...too many gigantic anime blades

holy crap it's like dragonball Z but with girls (two girls also do some fusion thing later)


















The one scene that actually made me lol. This manga is rather over the top. I mean, seriously? "Super Mage Giant Phantom MK II"? It's a building, if you couldn't tell. Except it casts spells and stuff. ...yeeaaah.