Tuesday, April 13, 2004

i give up

no wonder i have no motivation to do my reading for East Asian Security -- i have come to the conclusion that either (a) everyone who writes about East Asia is a crazy kook, or (b) everyone i have been assigned to read this quarter re: the future of East Asian stability is a crazy kook. damn, if i weren't a crazy kook i could make a fortune writing reasonably well-written books about the next decade of East Asian politics.

but since i am so frustrated with Japan's National Security, i shall take the quiz that all my friends are taking:

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says.

(These subsidiaries often import) components from Japan and export finished products to other countries both (within Asia and beyond.)

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?

Nothing but air, unless my arm were about three feet longer, then it would be the foot of my nice full-sized, very comfy bed...

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?

erm. Cubs vs. Braves, friday night? we won, in the fifteenth inning, 2-1.

4. WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is.


5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?

3.55pm. i'm less kanchiong than i thought.

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

My crazy wall clock's random ticking noises, plus howling wind through our ventilation system.

7. When did you last step outside? what were you doing?

Coming home from Motet rehearsal about one and a half hours ago.

8. Before you came to this website, what did you look at?

Random blogs of friends.

9. What are you wearing?

boyfriend's old RI Prefectorial Board tshirt -smirk- the theft of which he protested earlier today but failed to stop; and bright pink-hearts-covered boxers from Gap.

10. Did you dream last night?

most definitely. weird dreams.

11. When did you last laugh?

on the way home from school with alex.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?

too much crap. ok let's see: wall clock which makes loud ticking noises from ikea (two bucks!); a series of photos in frames also from ikea -mostly of me and eunice and cecilia, but one of me and rachel from the day we got our scholarship thing from PM Goh; an old picture of alex and i from yonks ago; several poems by various people including Tsin Yen's One Winged Angel; postcards from italy from alex in the summer; a noticeboard with many outdated notices; a huge stop sign over the light switch; and a poster ying drew yonks ago for me of Roller Ram.
13. Seen anything weird lately?

all my friends are weird. :)

14. What do you think of this quiz?

it's a great waste of time i should spend reading Japan's National Security.

15. What is the last film you saw?

Ghost in the Shell at Doc, unfortunately dubbed instead of subbed. damn you, Doc Films. =p

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?

A house in New Zealand with my dream kitchen, and my perfect wall-to-ceiling bookshelf-covered, split level library. Think Henry Higgins's library in My Fair Lady. and a dog. a big dog.

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know.

oh good grief, let's not. =)

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

have fewer hungry, homeless people.

19. Do you like to dance?

yes :)

20. George Bush: is he a power-crazy nutcase or some one who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?

my view is terribly uncharitable: he's a power-hungry, greedy selfish nutcase who is preying on human fear to get what he wants.

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?

for some reason girls' names are harder. Megan, maybe.

21. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?

erm. Phillip. or Paul. or...the list goes on.

22. Would you ever consider living abroad?

Yeah. see my answer to post about becoming multimillionaire. =)


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