Wednesday, October 20, 2004

inspiration to work

what i really need is some inspiration to work, rather than procrastinate. yes, i did get most of the problem set due on thursday done today (albeit mostly in JapPol class this morning, as Silberman was going on at length about why factions exist), and yes, i did write another mediocre little ditty on the subject of misunderstood customs this time, for chinese class. but that's the extent to which i 'did work'.

instead of working, i baked banana walnut bread, which i am v proud of: it smells wonderful and tastes like banana bread, which makes me happy. (my first attempt at banana nut muffins didn't produce anything remotely resembling banana nut muffins!) i also made dinner, watched two episodes of The Simpsons (yay!), and now am doing laundry and bumming around.

oh, but i really want to note my displeasure at the new Straits Times Online site, which now requires logins to read. now, it's not like it was a wonderful site to start with, but hey, at least i could get singapore news as long as i didn't want it to be more than three days old. (and these days i am not getting the STWeekly, which i used to get -the int'l edition) now i have to log in to read news that i really don't have a burning desire to keep up with, at a newspaper i have little to no respect for. yeah, the odds that i'm going to do that on a regular basis are Real High there.

i guess i'll have to rely on my parents to keep me informed as to whether i will have a country to return to in a few months' time. meanwhile i shall read the NYTimes ferociously while i can get it delivered to my doorstep. (though i am afeared that this will make me more miserable to return to the ST...)

2 Comments:

At 3:32 PM, October 21, 2004, Blogger Readymade said...

You're not missing all that much, actually. Have you seen the newly-designed ST? As I recall, it wasn't very long ago that it was resigned. Perhaps it's to reflect the increasingly tabloid-like content within...

 
At 9:07 AM, October 26, 2004, Blogger J. said...

no kidding. the difference between the ST and the New Paper grows smaller with every 'redesign'...

 

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