Monthly Archives: May 2008

New Roommates, New Room, New Job, New Games etc.

I got the entry title down, but finding the urge to write this post is proving to be a lot of work.

gem’s been looking for new roommates. Hana moved in a few weeks ago. She goes to Concordia and is pretty cool. Mike moves out of my place in a week, and I’m moving into his room. Duncan wants me to move into his room same day so he can move into my old room. Hopefully I can, but I have a project to do that weekend too. I recently started a part-time job as a software development engineer at Meridian Link. It’s doing C# ASP.NET web development.
We’ve been Mario Kart Wii a lot. It’s very easy to approach for non-gamers, which is nice because it allows a lot of people to play. I played it quite a bit until I finished the GP, and I participated in both tournaments, but lately I’ve stopped playing it alone. We also got Wii Fit last week; it’s a lot better than I thought it would be. It’s fun and approachable by non-gamers, and it seems to actually be helping. I’ve been a bit sore at least =D
Jackie, gemma, and I started a book club. Surprisingly William joined too. Antonio suggested I read Old Man’s War, The Ghost Brigades, and The Last Colony by John Scalzi. gem read them after me, and she recommended them to Jackie. After that we decided to start a book club and have since read Brave New World and Neverwhere. We’re going to read Jonathan Livingston Seagull next.
I got a Pirate Nero tokidoki flash drive. It’s a Mimobot designer consumer electronics USB stick. I repaired my PSP a while ago and have lately been playing Azure Dreams as much as possible. I really love this game but never finished it.
In Classics we read selections from Iliad and Odyssey. We just finished reading Argonautika and are now reading the Aeneid. I really didn’t like the Argonautika very much. The Aeneid is very entertaining.

Speed Racer’s Car at Irvine Spectrum

The man who did the “original” voice of Speed Racer was there today too. Strange, I expected the original voice actor to be Japanese because the original voice acting was Japanese. I guess my definition of “original” is different. Still, it was cool.

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day everyone! I hope people celebrated Mother today by playing one of the games in the series! I set up an NES emulator on my PSP to play Earthbound Zero. Perhaps I’ll actually get through it, but I’m doubtful. Yay Mother!