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[17 Jun 2007|04:41pm]
I have arrived safe and sound in Singapore!

I made a very wise decision not to chat to the guy next to me on the flight until 10 minutes before it landed.

We're staying in a huge complex on at the National university of Singapore (for 6 weeks). I brought a crotched blanket nana made me, and should find some stuff to stick on the walls. I have a cosy, hot, tiny, concrete-y room.

I've been so sleep deprived lately! I've been going quite mad, and it was so disorienting when I got here, but luckily we've had 3 days off to get through mountains of bureaucracy and have slightly awkward piss-ups and sleep and eat and study.

It was boiling hot this morning, and now it's storming, which is fun.

Boring post but, yay! Different hemisphere!
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[08 Jun 2007|12:12am]


Paint! Look how much fun it looks like it will be
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[06 Jun 2007|12:56am]
According to an old textbook my brother read today, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD (ooh that's a good acronym)), where you get sad in winter, occasionally works the opposite way.

See it's not biologically unfeasible for me to love winter and darkness (I'll biologically unfeasible you, Mr Wordy Accuser)

I should open a resort on an Antarctic island. Activities will include
* Plenty of time spent under blankets and doonas.
* Reading big books, writing long letters
* Watching 8-part mini serieses
* Sleeping off colds
* Making each other cups of tea and porridge and pieces of toast
* Crocheting
* A competition at dinner time for the most outrageous but warm outfit
* Rugging up in thermals and quilted coats and tea cosies and bringing a sleeping bag and going to look at the stars.
* Skiing and sledding
* Patting Saint Bernards and Huskies
* Snow men, snow balls, trying to paint a scene of the snow, being snowed on.
* Showering about once a week, then getting dressed in front of the heater, then lying down in front of it to dry your hair.

In the opposite direction, I'm going to Singapore next Wednesday!!! For uni, on a mini-exchange thing, they pay my airfare and stuff, it's a sweet deal. I am more than happy and excited, I am so RELIEVED. I have been going a bit stir-crazy lately. yay!
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The adventures of the crazy nana and crazy dog part 2 [04 Jun 2007|12:48pm]
Nana calls me and says "Look at the idiot. Hold the gate and I'll pull her legs."



We ended up getting her out by lifting her up and sliding her through the slightly wider bit.
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[14 May 2007|12:59pm]
ai, ai, ai... I've been waiting at the computer 3 hours and counting to buy tickets to a music festival, for two hours I had to push the button every 1 minute to refresh (an allegory about religion? (That was a reference to Lost, I am getting exceedingly lame)).

Look what I stumbled across:


"This tiny grassy stretch is beside West Street, Naremburn. Before the sign went up, it would have been interesting if the car drivers, golfers, dog-walkers, motor-cyclists, pilots, shooters, riders and arsonists all turned up at the same time!"

http://www.walksydneystreets.net/

He wanders through every suburb in Sydney and is mildly amused, what a champion!
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[02 May 2007|12:20pm]


Best headline in ages, I love it when headlines are wise (and, in this case, friendly and caring).
Good article, too, about how the police commissioner says police officers need to acknowledge their depression...

(I also love it when they're lamely grandiose about Kevin Rudd "Super-popular opposition leader")
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Life imitates sitcom [01 May 2007|11:38pm]
My life mirrored a sitcom plot today, I wish that happened more often!

For a pointless filler subject at uni, we had to interview a scientist and they’re going to put our interviews on a website (my name on the internet! So far I've failed at life as measured by googling). They sent us a convoluted email saying, as I understood it, that we had to supply the most interesting quote of our scientist. My guy was a crime statistician. There was only one quote I could remember. Turns out, though, that what we were actually meant to do is supply a quote about what we thought was the most interesting thing from the course, and it’s going to appear as a pop-up on our name in the credits. So it’ll go something like:

Maddie J.

“I learnt that organisational skills are important. And fun!”

Maddie K.

“I believe that anyone is capable of murder, given the right circumstances.”
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Happy Capril! [27 Apr 2007|04:31pm]
Nana takes the dog for a walk every single day. They've both been quite put out by the recent rain. To solve this Nana has made Motley a cape (out of some bubble rap she found).

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[23 Apr 2007|03:53pm]


My ideal job when I was younger was to be a news reader. How vain! people staring at me while I pretend to be smart. But that's not my point, after that for ages I thought designing greeting cards would be such a great job, and I still like the idea of making those kinds of things.
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[07 Apr 2007|11:19pm]
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[04 Apr 2007|05:24pm]


For my elective I take at the College of Fine Arts (stupid, but I feel so cool going there!), we were given this (slightly bizarre) still life.
I never usually paint because it feels so grand, and so my trivial stuff seems really kitschy. That said I'm pretty pleased with this.
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[02 Apr 2007|11:26pm]
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