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I hope my flist have been well =)

Eh... I'm kind of on break at the moment, for 2 weeks (Though my first week is nearly gone) and now I have to start to work again =(

I'll talk more within the cuts, I'll try to keep things as short as possible ^^;

Uni Work
My poster presentation for my Personal Inquiry (Or individual research) went ok I guess, my tutor who was also my marking lecturer is quite nice to me as always - only that I dunno what he is talking about sometimes 8D; Though the other marker... well, he's ok, doesn't smile much and looks strict, but at least I can answer there questions i don't care.... (More like, it's over, I don't care how bad the mark is as long as I don't have to re-submit it during my last term)

As for the Pre-production assignment for my Masters project, I pulled out an all-nighter (it's been years I did an all-nighter) to finish typing the stuff up. Actually, it's the harvard referencing that kills, I don't mind it if it's the STANDARD harvard referencing, but nope, it's the uni's own individual one and that there's a lot they don't mention, like how do I refer to games or music composers etc.

I feel like I did not do that much for my pre-production in honest. I have no 3D tests done AND I have no textures done either, I have no base mesh, nothing done, I don't even have my typology done either. I only have a finalised idea of my character and piano and stool, and I have to draw them in T-poses later so I can model them that way. Before we left the lab, my programme lead said we've only got 12 weeks aka 3 months to do this. In fact, it's not even 12 weeks, it's 11 because the last week is a week of showreel. AND I don't even guarantee if we have classes or not, I hope we don't it'll be a waste of my time, I feel like I learn nothing useful, or maybe I do but I forgot them the next moment so what's the point?

Anyway, I hope I do well in this, as it will be my main thing to show to companies that I apply for in the future. (Speaking of companies, Frontier appeals to me the most, I actually hope I can work for them. there's no specific reason why, it's an intuation... ok I quite like their variations of projects and that not all UK games are gloomy, zombie shooting games.)

I have been quite stressed these few days even though I am on break, it's mostly because I know I've tons to do and have no idea of the whole process and how things work.

I also missed my schedule appointment with a specialist in the local hospital, because I wastoo stressed I think, I totally forgot about the appointment. It's not good and I know it. I got my GP to reassign it for me (I hope I don't have to wait for another 1~2 months again for this) so stressed...

Let's talk about happy stuff!

Kingdom Hearts - Birth by Sleep: ENGLISH release date
I heard it'll be released around the 7th of September or so, September anyway. It's no wonder, since Nomura wanted to add more stuff to th English version, it wil take that amount of time.

They say they'll release it the same time at Norther America & the EU. I doubt it, really doubt it, it's always a LIE (maybe not for those that lives in the US). I'll be lucky if I get it at the end of this year...
I wonder if we have to wait for another 2~3 years for KH3, they say it's started to progress but Nomura still plans to release two more games before KH3. 1 year for each game, yeah that's about the schedule alright if they're efficient.

Eyeshield 21
I read the whole manga within a day. Talks about American football, I like the strategies & how the main character matures. Awesome. Thanks to [ profile] koyar for the recommendation! (Though I actually do not think Sena and Tsuna are alike, they only thing that connects them are their wimpiness at the start and how they seem to always get a headache from their superiors... I think Sena got off a lot of things way more than tsuna does.)

I'm disappointed the anime doesn't talk about the Christmas ball match or the second match against the Americans as they did in the manga, it would be amusing.
The only thing worth seeing was to see how Irino Miyu voices as Sena, which I have to say I'm getting more and more impressed with his voice acting skills.

I still like the manga the best. Awesome!

Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (6th Anniversary)
I can't believe the manga is at its sixth anniversary.... I was quite pumped when they rumoured sensei would do 50 pages, but I guess it's a bit unrealistic within one week. Doing 15~18 pages is already a lot for a week, never mind 50. 50 is ideal for a month.

Anyway, I look forward to the ceremony and see how Tsuna stands up for himself and accepts his position for once. Go Tsuna!

Speaking of KHR, they're showing the 1st generation vongola giving out tests to Tsuna & Co. (Ah the wonders of Animation fillers....)
At least they're not entirely bad fillers for the moment like they do for POT towards the end of the series....

I don't remember if I have mentioned that I have pierced my earrings or not back during my Easter break - but I can now wear different earrings - yay!

Fly with Me (HK TV drama)
I quite like seeing Ada act:

[TXX] Fly With Me 飛女正傳

Airing: 14 april 2010 (Replacing: A Fistful of Stances)

Episodes: 25

Cast: Ada Choi, Moses Chan, Kenny Wong, Raymond Cho, Queenie Chu, Rachel Kan, Catherine Chau, Chan Hung Lit, Helen Ma etc.

LEUNG HAU-CHI (Choi Siu Fun, Ada), a career woman in her 30s, has all the attributes of a typical Hong Kong girl - fussy, arrogant and easily irritated by the sight of beautiful young ladies. She is desperate for love and has been eagerly waiting for the thrilling miracles of life. As CHI is plunged into misery and despair, something strange happens and leads to her abrupt transformation into a superwoman of charm and immense strength. Every time CHI mutates, she is equipped with extraordinary powers, through which she fights for justice and helps the weak, joyously exploring and experiencing a dazzling kaleidoscope of adventures. Along the way, she is happy to have met three nice men, namely the brave yet traditional policeman YEUNG HO-YIN (Wong Tak Bun), the good-natured gentleman turned nouveau-riche businessman TSU WING-FAI (Raymond Cho), and the super-talented genius KAN MING-HIN (Chan Ho, Moses). Fortuitously, HIN is in love with CHI in both her usual and mutated states, leaving her stranded on the horns of a dilemma.

It is always hard to be plain and perfect at the same time. Despite the extraordinary powers she has, CHI is unable to get out of the maze of love. How is CHI going to handle it all? What more perfect choice could there be for her?

The drama has ended and I watch it all - I guess I like comedy as usual. Uh, sometimes a bit cliche but it's alright. And correction, it's TWO men she falls in love with, the third one has a crush on her all those years yet she only sees him as a friend.
Anyway, if you're interested, registration to the forums are free, downloads too, but if you're lazy and don't wanna register I can always list the downloads for you....

I think I'll leave it around there, I forgot what else I can add. I really miss having the energy to socialise in LJ. I now always post one short sentences in Facebook just to let off steam, I can't really do that in LJ. Once I start typing in LJ, I spent my time pouring my thoughts out 8D;

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Date: 2010-05-27 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
All those work and projects +___+ But wish you good luck with them, especialy with future job applications ^^

The title "Fly with me" assisiates in my mind with the song to the MMORPG "Perfect World" XD

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Date: 2010-05-27 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! *huggles* I need luck and time...

Really? Speaking of MMORPG, when you said fly with Me I was thinking of that particular online game that you can have your characters fly. I've always wanted to try it, no time =)

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Date: 2010-05-27 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't have much time on PW too. Ah, I miss my Werefox T.T
But yeah, the ability to fly, jump like ninjas, large options in creating character's appearance (almost like in Sims 2 and 3) and romantic functions *eyebrows* are VERY appealing =)

Actually, besides PW i know only other game by the same company, where characters have ability to fly - Jade Dynasty. is it the game you wanted to try?

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Date: 2010-05-28 11:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lol! Romantic functions XD; I actually play the RPG kind so I don't see romantic situations much. I do find hilarious moments once in a while XD;

Jade Dynasty doesn't ring a bell. The one I recall was called 'Fly for fun' or something like 'Flyff'. Dunno what that online RPG does though.

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Date: 2010-05-29 11:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Werefox is one of the characters classes in Perfect World (my favourite))--
I just know that PW and Jade Dynasty (game based on some online chinese novel, Zhu Xian, or something of the sort) have the romantic functions, like male characters can embrace female characters or kiss them (in PW at least), or marry them. So far i'm not sure if this is possible in other games))

I've heard about Flyff, but never actually tried it.

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Date: 2010-05-28 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hi Windy! Good to see an entry from you as always!
Glad your poster went down fairly well.

It certainly sounds like you really need to consider a lot (with your practical and written). @_@ So they haven't given any indication on what needs to be included with your written?

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that you haven't gotten round to your production part of your project yet. ;o; I really hope you manage to get as much done as possible. Again, I really hope you are eating well now. The whole thing sounds stressful, but I really hope you don't come out of this feeling incredibly weak, physically and mentally. *hugs*

It's good that you still have some fun things to keep your spirits up! Ah... KH I haven't really gotten around to catching up with. ^^ I don't know, but I haven't found the enthusiasm to look at the series since the first KH... ^^;

Yes, you did mention piercing your ears. XD

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Date: 2010-05-28 12:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*huggles* Good to see you too! ^^
Thanks, I think the poster will be fine.

Well, they showed us what past students wrote, it's basically just a production diary of what you have done. In the past, people talk about what 'one' idea they had in mind and they go into detail thinking of poses, lighting, texture, man or woman in terms of looks, and do tests to see what gives best results or if you're doing some kind of effect you should do some tests to show you can achieve it. Well, they didn't say much to me, I know I could ask them, but I was the last person of the last group for the day, all they have in there minds is that they just want to have dinner (It was 7:15pm) by then. They wasted 2 hours on 4 people for the first group but for our group they tried to squeeze it within one hour =(

Well the actual production part starts in the next term, if you get a head start then that'll be great. Well, I think I eat ok, I just eat less. I've been eating salads lately and I just eat less more than usual, but I would say better than the previous weeks ^^; Thanks for the concern *huggles*
I don't physically feel unwell, just normally tired mentally.

Well, I won't be playing or looking much into KH until my project is over (Besides when this all ends I'll be packing up and moving back home until I find a job somewhere in England ^^; I'll probably still be busy until I settle down.)

Oh, ok XD;

How are you doing? I hope you're keeping well =) I miss our chats! T_T

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Date: 2010-05-28 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hug hug* *^^* Ah, good then!

Gee, that's not good. =| Maybe you can just get into the early group unannounced next time, when your tutors have more time for you and seem to be more awake. XD;

Ah, I see. Glad to hear that you are eating better then you did when I last read your LJ entry. So long as you are eating then I'm happy. ^^

I guess we are all pretty busy. It is hard to keep up with so many hobbies and loves. We'll, in my case it is.

I'm fine personally. Just have a lot to work on this past week and worried about other family members (just a few things, but nothing that can't be solved). I'm looking forward to taking a few days off next week. ^^
I miss our chats too.

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Date: 2010-05-28 04:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Gee, that's not good. =| Maybe you can just get into the early group unannounced next time, when your tutors have more time for you and seem to be more awake. XD;
Well, usually they're the ones that make the time and put you into a group. Unless I have a specific reason otherwise I doubt they'll let me change - I dunno =P


Haha, it's the same for me at the moment. At least you still produce fanwork from time to time - I sometimes don't think I do much fanstuff myself.

Oh good to hear you're doing well =) Hope family member things will be solved soon for you. I heard you're going to an Anime Expo? Have fun! ((Take pictures! XD; If you want to that is.))
*High fives* just 3 more months of this s*** ^^;

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Date: 2010-06-02 11:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, usually they're the ones that make the time and put you into a group. Unless I have a specific reason otherwise I doubt they'll let me change - I dunno =P
Same when I did illustration, but I knew that hardly that many people attend the morning group because everyone is rushing their work last minute and so a lot of people turn up in the afternoon. @_@
I just turn up for the morning, and if they ask I just say I wanted to attend the morning. No rule against it. =P


That is true. I hope you find some to draw, or at least are in the mood to produce some fanwork. *hugs* ^^

Thanks~! ^^ I went to the Expo, but didn't take any pics. ^^; Spent 4 hours there and only brought 3 little chibi Hetalia figures. XD; But I got to meet a few people, so it wasn't so bad. =)

When do you break, btw?

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Date: 2010-06-03 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LoL! that happens, in our case we just wait till our time comes while we also do last minute work at the same time ^^;
If you're prepared then it mornings are great =)

That is true. I hope you find some to draw, or at least are in the mood to produce some fanwork. *hugs* ^^
I have plenty of ideas but don't have time to draw. When I have time I go play video games 8D;

Glad you enjoyed yourself there ^^ Perhaps pictures on Chibi Hetalias instead? (Wow, they have Hetalia stuff there? Sorry i sound like a country pumpkin 8D; ) One day I will visit a convention! I long for that day TwT

Break? I'm on it at the moment but I'm back to school (work) next week officially. It'll run all the way to the end of August. If I'm lucky I shouldn't have classes (I really don't want anymore classes, they waste my time imo) I hope to work really work at the start of this month and try to cram all work done as much as possible so i won't freak out at the end of July~ mid August (since my submission date is 20th Aug)

It sucks that we still have to do presentations the first week of this term and sometime during the middle.

You want to meet up? I'm sure I can spare one day just for you =) Just let me know when ^^

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Date: 2010-06-04 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
XD Well, it looks like it's the same story at your side. Perhaps the same for all Uni's & colleges. =P

I have plenty of ideas but don't have time to draw. When I have time I go play video games 8D;
Ah~, I do the exact opposite! I hardly play any video games (or watch movies) nowadays and would rather produce art. (Much to my brother's frustration. I have a number of games I brought but haven't really touched.)

I'll take pics of the Hetalia merch I got soon then! ^^
Well, the large majority of merch you can buy at the London Expo was mostly Naruto and Hitman Reborn. XD They had interesting sections of the expo where you can play "Go" and have Yu-Gi-Oh card battles.

Ok. Presentation at the start of term, way to start it off with some stress. ^^;
I would feel incredibly guilty if I were to schedule a meeting during your study period... ._.;
There are 2 bank holidays in August, but I afraid that London Underground would take the opportunity to do maintenance (as they would often do) on those days.
Late July is a good time for me, as there isn’t much going on. Weekend, maybe? 24 or 25th?
OR, we can meet up at the next London Expo, which starts 30 - 31th October later this year.

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Date: 2010-06-06 10:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah~, I do the exact opposite! I hardly play any video games (or watch movies) nowadays and would rather produce art. (Much to my brother's frustration. I have a number of games I brought but haven't really touched.)
You're more productive than I am, which is good 8D; (Me on the otherhand, should draw more...)

Alrighty! No rush on that one =)
Ah~ they had Hitman Reborn~!!! I wish I went now...... @w@ I never knew it got popular over here in the UK.

Well, they sent me the timetable for next week and they didn't mention anything about presentations. I'll be fine without one really 8D;
Nah, because I tend to at least have one day off if I can afford it (Working 7 days a week is too tiring, I need at least one day off if I can, otherwise I'll grow tired and crazy from constant work.)

Besides, I'm hoping I could cram and do more now within this month and not panic towards the end of the next month either. (Especially since I have a hospital appointment rescheduled on the end of July)

Hmm, 24th July (Sat) would suit me fine, I prefer not to travel on Sunday as I tend to think not many services operate on Sundays. That's if it's ok with you =) And I usually have Saturdays off, because shops still open on that day and is more convenient than Sunday, where shops all close and you have nothing that can be done becuase of them, it's good to just use that day to work.

I'm not sure about the expo, because the thing is I have no idea where I will be and what I'll be doing after all of this, I figured it'll be better to see you when I still have a place to stay in this country 8D;

PS: Is that the Hong Kong icon?

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Date: 2010-06-07 12:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You're more productive than I am, which is good 8D; (Me on the otherhand, should draw more...)
That's how I feel when I play games and movies. After a couple of hours (especially if the movie is bad) I feel like I could have used my time better. ^^; It's much easier for me to avoid it instead.

Already posted the photo on my LJ~! ^^
Yep! Hitman Reborn seems to be pretty popular, or at least there was as much merch of it at the expo. XD

Ah, ok. XD;
That is true. You need to take some time out in the week to relax.
In that case, good luck with getting as much done this month! ^^ Let's hope nothing else will delay you.

I'm fine with 24th of July. =) I don't think I have anything scheduled for that day. If something does turn up, I'll let you know ahead of time. ^^

And that's fine about the Expo thing. ^^ perhaps some other time when things have calmed down for you.

Re PS: Yep, it's Hong Kong! *^^* Although he really hasn't gotten a proper introduction in the manga. He only appeared in one panel and in one drama CD. ^^;

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Date: 2010-06-11 09:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I rarely see bad movies, probably because I don't go and watch every single movie out there, I just look at what looks interesting, most of the time I like it.

I'm surprised it's popular in the UK, since not many people over here seems to know what it is when I talk about it =)

Thanks - I'm debating if I should work this saturday or not, even for a few hours - my presentation is pushed to next week and I really think it's a waste of time =(

Awesome! That'll be great as I can book my ticket early, where shall I meet you in London by then? (I expect myself to go there early since I'm still not that familiar with any station in London 8D; ) Let me know whenever you're free =)

Yeah, October won't be calm for me as I found out I have to come here again on the first week of October to present my showreel to companies and stuff =(

At least he appeared in Drama CD =) Would love to see him in manga one day (that's when I have time to see it 8D;)

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Date: 2010-06-11 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I dunno, I personally feel wary about a lot of movies that come out nowadays. There are movies that I would like to see and heard great things about, but I just couldn't be bothered. XD;

I'm surprised it's popular in the UK, since not many people over here seems to know what it is when I talk about it =)
Maybe It's more popular among more avid anime watchers and known to causal anime fans here.

If you feel it is necessary to work and you're in the mood to do it, then working for a while wouldn't hurt. If you're stressed up, then it's best to leave it until you're in a better state of mind.

Cool! Stratford Station would be pretty ideal. XD Though I wonder where you would be when you get into London, that way I can advise you on how to get here. Or I could just make it less troublesome and met up close to where you would be once you come into London.

Ah~, ok. Wow! Presenting a showreel to companies! At least you're given the opportunity to do this. Good luck!

In the latest volume of the manga Hong Kong does turn up on one panel, but it was over some kind of porn(?) art and China being very alarmed by it. XD; scanlation!:

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Date: 2010-06-13 09:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well I suppose I can understand, I personally won't go to see it alone (especially if buying it in DVD or Blu-ray is cheaper than going to cinemas) I only go see it with companions =)

Oh I see.... just need to realise who's in the boat that likes it =)

I didn't work yesterday, but I'll have to today, I at least got an idea for my new storyboard since a friend helped me out on Friday (I dunno if I should bother show it on Monday's presentation as it does not have music to go with it and I'll be annoyed if they tell me to change it again...)

Hmmm... I checked the timetables for it, how early do you want to meet up? The earliest I can be there is around 11:10am or so. I should be able to get to stratford station myself. Ah, but they mentioned they're doing maintenance on that day =_=; hopefully I won't get too caught up in it. I'll have to leave the station around 19:42 I think (By the time I get back it'll be around half 10 or so I think)

Yep, it'll be annoying to come back but it's all for finding a career! ^^; Thanks!

Oh! I think I know why - HK have a lot of porn with those '4-squared' screentone kind of things over them, perhaps HK is fmaous for producing a lot of these XD;

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Date: 2010-06-14 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I would be better to watch a movie with another person. At least you can discuss the movie afterwards. Or, if you're feeling particularly mean, riff (quietly) on a bad movie. XD;

I'm guessing quite a lot of ppl at the expo are KHR fans. XD

I'm glad to hear that someone helped you with your work. Oh man, you may as well be stubborn and keep with the idea if more time is going to be wasted with changing ideas. =/

11:10am is good with me. I just checked maintenance dates and realized Jubilee Line is closed down on that day. =/ At least Central line aren't having any problems so it's ok. Though I was hoping we could sightsee around Docklands (though the DLR would usually have weekend maintenance)
Oh well, I hope the travel here would be smooth enough. We'll exchange mobile numbers closer to the time. ^^

np! Job search has never been that easy. <---(Speaking from experience...)

Oh! I think I know why - HK have a lot of porn with those '4-squared' screentone kind of things over them, perhaps HK is fmaous for producing a lot of these XD;
Really? I have no idea what that is, but I guess they're aware of it in Japan to make a gag out of it. XD;;

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Date: 2010-06-14 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hahaha, yes that's the fun part of it XD;

Like I said, I'm surprised there are many KHR fans in the UK =]

Yeah, now today they said I should slightly change the concept of the piano - more work for me! 8D;

Eh? The Jubilee line is closed? (And there the national rail recommended me to use that line...) So I should take the central line when I arrive in London Waterloo then? Which ticket should I buy for the tube then? (They have different zones and I have no idea which...) What's the difference between peak and off-peak? Sorry for the questions @_@;
Also, if that's the case I expect I could arrive later than 11:10 (Perhaps around 11:30am or so depending if I find my way around the tube and if the maintenance doesn't slow me down x_X)

Oh yeah, I plan to take the 20:12 train, I'm able to make it back to my place anyway, so that'll give me a bit more time than 19:42 or so.
I have no suggestions of where to go sightseeing, anywhere nice is good =)

I can relate to that as I have tried it before 8D;

Well, just basically HK sells porns and the slang is something like '3-square' or '4-square' anotherwords it's censored. I guess HK was famous for the amount of porn they produce as they are part of China? ^^;

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Date: 2010-06-15 01:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, now today they said I should slightly change the concept of the piano - more work for me! 8D;
Oh no. @_@ There's just no pleasing them.

Yes, the jubilee line is ideal to take (as the train isn't always deep underground and humid like the Central line.) I'm hoping this wouldn't be the case, so I'll check again closer to the time, but plan an alternative route if the Jubilee line is down.

I'll tell you what. To make it less of a headache, I'll send you one of my spare oyster cards. I'll top it up with £20 first (should be enough, I think), so that would cover bus travel too if you get within the London zone. You can easily top up the card when you're here, if need be.

Peak is from 4:30am (or6:30am depending on what fare you're buying) to 9:30am, sort rush hour time in the morning. Any other time is Off-Peak time. Off-Peak time fares are considered cheaper then Peak, so my trips to work in the morning are more expensive then my trips home. ^^;

I figured that there maybe delays so it's good to keep your mobile with you and let me know if you're going to be late or if you made it to Stratford Station. ^^

Docklands is still one place that I like to show you around. Or I can show you around Stratford, which to be honest, isn't all that great asides you can see some construction work going on behind Stratford station for the Olympics.

Yeah, job searching is a pain. @_@

Hmm, I do remember watching a program with my mom on how HK use to be in the 60s and 70s and there was an influx of foreign porn movies shown in the cinemas and there were a crowd of school boys in the streets waiting to watch these movies. XD;

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Date: 2010-06-03 10:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
what platform will birth by sleep be released on?

how are you? miss you...

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Date: 2010-06-03 12:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
what platform will birth by sleep be released on?
PSP =) I know they had a custom PSP & DS for Kingdom Hearts; though only availabel in Japan for now as far as I know.

I'm doing ok, very busy and I am at work and shouldn't be on LJ 8D; Just another 3 months of hell and I should hopefully be done and have a job soon... *crosses her fingers* (BTW I'm on the first month of hell now)
I'm worried about a lot of things, mainly on my project and how to do it and whether or not be able to achieve it.

*huggles* miss you too, I hope yu're doing better than I am =)


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