Thursday, June 01, 2006 | 01:04
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SWOT VAC had officially begun four days ago but it would be almost a week for me from tomorrow as I had ended all my classes or lectures or tutorials that I was obligated to attend last Thursday.

It's been going fairly alright and interesting on my part. Did some soul searching, started on a new book, revised most of the lectures that I had neglected and had been intending to do so for some time, watched a movie, randomly joined study groups in the library and dining hall, and indulged in some dodgy gossiping and secret-revealing conversations.

Though not as scandalous or vivacious as it may sound, it was indeed a refreshing change from the constant and monotonous subject discussion of CAPM, Calls and Puts, Imputation Credit, WACC, and a multitude of other various Finance abbreviations being thrown around. It's come to that point where I actually feel really comfortable talking about my crushes; past, present and possibly future ones, without actually blushing to the limit where my cheeks actually feel hot to the touch. I finally got the courage to talk about my latest most embarrassing and traumatising dream to date, revealed my secret crush of the past two or three months, but have not admitted to the fact that I may or may not like this specific other guy because I'm not sure if he does anymore. And I'm pretty certain that he has moved on.

Nothing new there.

So moving on to the next topic of the general public's interest. X-Men 3. Watched it on Tuesday night at Hoyts at Melbourne Central with a group of people which consisted of a ratio of 2:3 girls to guys. It was my first cinema watching outing in the land down under and I was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable and cool the place was. The popcorn salty no doubt but it was a relatively more relaxing atmosphere as compared to back home where there'd be screaming kids along the aisles and handphones ringing incessantly throughout the movie. I don't think there was even an advertisment reminding us to switch our handphones off or put it on silent mode and I managed to get through the movie smoothly with no jarring ringing interruptions in my ears. Except for an ex IH-er who's apparently a fervent Wolverine fan who randomly hooted at Halle Berry everytime she appeared and held those disposable wooden chopsticks between his fingers ala Wolverine with his claws extende, and waved them in the air whenever Logan killed an enemy or generally did or said something cool.

I generally thought that the third installment of the X-Men franchise could have been a lot better considering that there was so much they could do with the abundance of character development; new and old, in the movie. I morosely lament the omission of what could have been an awesome cameo appearance of Gambit but it probably was for the best anyway because he wouldn't really have much to do in the movie as like the rest of the cast except for Logan, Ororo, and Hank McCoy. I don't want to spoil the movie for the ones who have not had the chance to watch it yet but do listen to everyone else. Stay for after the credits. It isn't that big of a deal to me but it does hint at a rather forthcoming idea.

The movie outing was probably the biggest thing to happen to me or here since I've arrived and done anything else outside of IH. That's how much my life has descended into the doldrums with the impending doom of the exams looming over my head. Stress levels high and rising with every passing day. Getting free chocolates at breakfast this week helps boost one's enthusiasm a bit but it just doesn't helps you dig your way through to getting an average of H1 does it? Maybe. We hope so.

Pancakes for breakfast at 9 later. Hoorah.
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