Tried Wasabi Ginger ice cream today at Cold Stone. It’s as bad as it sounds.
Here is the last post of what may very well be my last summer vacation (from school at least), ever. At the very least, it’s the last post of summer vacation 2005. It’s about 3:30AM, and I have a meeting at 10. Yeah, a meeting before classes even start. Yay. Anywho, I feel like this is the first time (maybe in my life) that I haven’t prepared for a new semester of classes. When you’re in elementary school, you have all your school supplies and crap packed in your bookbag, ready to go. Then you end up doing pretty much the same thing in middle school, although by then you also have a folder with papers and stuff. Then in high school, you don’t care quite as much but there’s always the binder of papers, and you care about who you’re going to see and talk to at school. College starts, and you have to actually get your books on your own, make it to class (after finding the building) and all that jazz. Usually, I’m pretty prepared, have books, etc by the start of classes. Well, this year, for some reason or another, I’ve done pretty much NOTHING. I haven’t gone to the bookstore to buy any books, I haven’t dug my bookbag from my room, I haven’t emptied out the papers in my binder from last spring, haven’t put pens or pencils in my bag. Heck, the most I’ve done was print out a syllabi and some Powerpoint slides from OnCourse about an hour ago.
There was no reason for that entire first paragraph, just pointing out that I don’t care about classes right now. Maybe it’s not that, just that I don’t care about preparing anymore. Textbook-wise, I’m going to wait until tomorrow night or Tuesday night to decide 1) if I really even need to buy the books, 2) if I should get them here in town or online. I’ve never actually bought textbooks online, but checking out Half.com the other day, it looks like I can get a lot of those big textbooks for much cheaper than the used ones at TIS or the IU Bookstore. Only problem with buying them online is that I think they’re cheaper versions (called “International”), and also it would probably take over a week to get delivered. Not like I ever really read my textbooks anyway.
In other blog news (nothing of importance), I’ve been watching this Japanese drama show lately (thanks to BitTorrent, of course), called Densha Otoko (電車男). It’s pretty sweet, although definitely pretty cheesy at times. It started broadcasting in July while I was there, but I never really have time to watch shows regularly in Japan. Plus this way I can download a bunch and watch them in a row. This show is an interesting story in itself. Apparently, a year or two ago on this huge Japanese BBS called 2ch, there were posts from a huge dork that saved a girl on a train, and the two ended up falling in love and getting together or somat. The “actual” posts from the BBS, which documented this story of them meeting and getting together, posted by the guy himself, was printed into a book, which became a best-seller in Japan. Now there is this TV show, a movie, comics, etc based on this story. Some people say this is all fake, and some that it really is a true story. Whatever, it doesn’t matter, it’s a cool show. Also, Misaki Ito plays the chick, and she is like the hottest girl I have ever seen. So that’s one of the Japanese shows I’ve been watching lately. And since I haven’t posted any pictures in my blog in a while, here is some stuff from Densha Otoko:
And to wrap up this post and this summer vacation up, I leave you with an image of the funniest sight all week: Nick Roberts showing up in my apartment when everyone is over, wearing a huge leather coat with a fur collar and cuffs. Nick truly is a man of style (what kind, I do not know). Laugh, and enjoy the fall everyone. I’m going to bed. Back to being a hard working student!
Just posting a quick note to show Alicia that I am a better (and more recent Blogger). I am awesome.
Wednesday was the “official” opening of the dorms here at IU, meaning one thing and one thing only: freshmen coming to campus by the masses. I went to IUSTV on Wednesday afternoon and every parking space on campus must have been taken up. It was nuts. And starting then (probably until next week), there are multiple groups of new kids walking all over the place. In the daytimes, you see them at the dorms, moving their junk in by the cartload, with their parents minivans blocking not only the circle driveways, but every road even remotely close to a dorm or campus apartments. Then you have these kids and their parents walking around in 3-person cells trying to figure out where everything is. Where is the library, where is the cafeteria, where is the phone booth, all kinds of stupid stuff like that. Then, anytime after 6PM when you drive through campus (or anywhere surrounding the area) you see the kiddies separated from their parents, now walking in packs. I drove down 3rd Street last night around 11:30 and saw at least 6 or 7 groups of freshmen walking towards Kirkwood. Seriously, it was like there is some kind of big magnet drawing the Freshmen to something on the west side of town. Look, kids. You can’t get into bars if you’re not 21. You don’t know where anything is. We know that you’re new. Stop crowding up the roads when I need to park to get to IUSTV. Yarg.
On less of a rant, I’ve realized after seeing the new kids walk around (and of course I laugh an evil laugh when I see people lost or wandering), how far and awesome I have become in the past few years. True, I was a freshman at one point. Now I’m a senior; from one end of the spectrum to the other, I am pretty much at the “King Level” of being on campus. Senior year is going to be mega sweet, just like senior year in high school was the best time ever there. I’m the boss of IUSTV now. They’re making me a new studio and office in Read that will be done in about a month. I’m going to have a pretty easy class load, meaning I get to do fun stuff at IUSTV. I know Bloomington and IU like the back of my hand. It is here for my convenience. Outside of that, I have about one year (a little less) to figure out what I’m going to do in May/June/July when I am done with school, have two degrees, and am going to need to find a way to support myself. Yes, fans, it’s time for Anthony Leong to start looking for a job. That’s going to be a lot of fun. And no, I don’t know if I’m going to work in TV or whatnot, and no, I don’t know if I’m going to work in America or in Japan. Honestly, there are so many things that I would like to do, as long as I find a decent job that remotely interests me and pays decent money, I don’t care where or what I am doing.
There really wasn’t much point to this post either, except to tell how bad parking is on campus, and also to say that I am awesome and senior year is going to be great. Also, if you have any leads or connections to help me land a sweet job, let me know!
Just one more week. That is ridiculous. In one more week, it will be the night before classes start for the semester. I guess that I’ve done a lot this summer (gone home, went to Japan, met lots of people, moved into a new apartment, started back on IUSTV stuff), but there’s no way I’m ready to go back to school. I’m too lazy for that. I have the rest of this week to enjoy what little I have left of summer (throw a few meetings and stuff into that also).