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You stole my luck away
You stole my stock option
You stole my tomato
You stole my secret video
You stole my bandages and crutches
You stole my everything, ooh no! no!
Give me back, I'm a plaster caster!

:O

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Updates

Having officially run out of things 'to do' at work (shock horror - shouldn't I be 'working'?), and reading (probably) most of the articles on wikipedia (the random article button is awesome - learn some really interesting things), I've decided to update my blog.

Not sure why.

This week heralds a romantic visit to my other half - managed to get the wednesday and thursday shifts at work covered and so I can stay with her from wednesday til friday. She realises I've got the thursday shift covered but does not yet know I'll be arriving a day early. I hope I do not make it as obvious as she did when she did the same to me! That is not a complaint - I still appreciated the surprise and do not wish to sound unappreciative!

I've been getting excited recently about planning a trip to Japan in summer 2007, when my brother finishes his A Levels, as both incentive (spelling?) to do well and a reward regardless of whether he does or not. Prehaps I should issue a minimum number of UCAS points required? Anyway, with 2 more years of Japanese up my sleeve making a total of 3/4, I'll be more than equipped to handle the language barrier - more than I was last time. After living in Africa I thought that you couldn't possibly get anywhere more foreign, but Japan is definately the most foreign country I've been to, in a way totally different from Ghana. The stereotypical things the west tends to poke fun at (see Lost in Translation) really are genuine and so a lot of the time you wonder whether if what's happening really is. For example, the Japanese have a next to zero crime rate, to the point that you can leave your bike unlocked in the middle of Tokyo without fear of it being stolen. That is not to say that crime doesn't exist but it is the lowest in the world. On the other hand you are able to walk down the streets and be bombarded with obsurdly graphical images (hentai), and a lack of censorship. So on the one hand we have a set of morals way above our own, but on the other a set of morals way below our own - a seriously different way of living. It's strange that having only been there 2 weeks of my life I feel more in touch with Japan than with Ghana, having spent 2 years there. Very odd. Prehaps my love of Japan is leading up to a life lesson that you can't always have what you want - I know full well that my other half doesn't want to live there, not even for a short period, prehaps not even a holiday - and if I wasn't involved with her I would live out there. Having said that, it is no competition between the two and so I may be forced to live without Japan, something I'm finding hard to get my head around. I'm sure I can use my Japanese to other uses, such as translating anime or something. Maybe.

Who knows what the future holds. WHO NOES.

General Stuffs

Well I'm at work and it's not too bad, I'm struggling for things to do now that exams are over - had my last one this morning. Although it was easy I can't help thinking it was too easy - without wanting to sound conceited, they gave 'hints' to a lot of questions that I would not've given hints for if I was the one writing the exam! In fact, I would have made almost half the questions harder on that paper - but then maybe I should be thanking them, not critisising! I guess it's easy to get focused on the small and irritating things in life when it's the bigger things we've got to be grateful for... like having the money to go to university and afford accomodation.

So that's it, first year of Uni life over - 25% of the way to being a free man, only 3 years more to go! As long as the next years go as fast, I'll be fine - Uni life is ok but to be honest I'd rather be working and being self sufficient - I'm sure I'll appreciate this degree in the future though.

Best get back to 'work' I suppose!
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The First Post

I think 'The First Post' is an appropriate title for my first post here in my live journal. To be honest, I'm not completely sure why I'm starting to write an online journal, maybe I'm just aspiring to be more like my fellow english students.
The most plausible reason however is that I am currently at work, and consequently, bored out of my wits. I've check my 3D forums about 100 times, no new posts, made tea and hot chocolate, and attempted to reorganise this month as its going to be quite busy. Having previously signed myself up at work for lots of extra hours to make up for the time lost while I'll be at home, I've now realised I have left no time for something much more important. In the mad grab for money (induced by large loan build ups in the bank account) I had forgotten that it would make seeing my girlfriend very difficult indeed. Although she can still come and visit me it just is extra hassle for her and that is certainly not the aim of the game...I guess things will sort themselves out soon enough!
Next few days sees the 2nd half of my exams, 3 exams over 3 days, followed by lots of work at the weekend. I look forward to everything with anticipation.

It's strange, I didn't expect to be able to write this much and pour out my thoughts into 1's and 0's so easily - but it's proving quite simple.
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