Floyd the Barber Part II

Went and got myself a haircut today at the Monash Hair Salon in the campus center. I had it
trimmed really short on the sides and back. The hairdresser was an intern I think. She forgot to
put the hair guard on before cutting my hair. It’s that heavy black flap that avoids tiny hairs
from going down your collar. Only remembered when another hairdresser pointed it out. I didn’t
notice myself. The haircut was okay but she’s too chatty for my liking. I was not in the mood to
talk coz I’m in a hurry to get to Caulfield to hand in my assignments. It cost A$18 so it’s
definitely an intern. Usually it costs A$25 to get a haircut. I grabbed a pizza from the pizza
place after that. I’m not really a big fan of pizza, but the other shops were closed. I had a slice
of University Volcano, which I heard was slightly spicy. Now I can take very hot food, but this was
on an empty stomach and I think the person preparing it dropped chili flakes on the pizza coz it
was saturated with it! Made me feel queasy for about two hours. πŸ™‚ Anyway, I also bleached my hair
today. Got the fudge speed2 bleach. I like
fudge, coz I still remember the large poster they had in
Christchurch back in ’96.

Contents of the box: One 25ml bleach base, one 25ml booster, one 2.5ml bleach base, one 2.5ml
booster, one 55ml developer liquid, one sachet shampoo, one sachet conditioner, one brush, one pair
of gloves, one manual. The 2.5ml small packets is for the strand and skin test, which I never

Anyway, the end result was this:

I only left it on for 15 minutes coz I was in a hurry. It turned out to be a semi disaster. πŸ™‚
The picture is taken using my webcam so the coloring nuances cannot be seen. Its lighter than what
it seems to be with some patches of ultra light colors. Kinda horrible, but I don’t want to recolor
it, so it’ll have to stay.

Days till I get my digital camera: 1

McCain Roast Turkey Dinner

Food always helps me sleep. Eating a meal before sleeping always makes me feel sleepy so I had
one of those TV dinners. It’s a McCain’s Roast Turkey Dinner. The price is A$4.90, pretty much
standard for full serve frozen meals here.

The front packaging. The sidebar says “Roasted Turkey in a rich country-style gravy with
traditional cranberry sauce served with roast potatoes, carrots and peas”.

The back of the package. It says to heat the meal for 6-7 minutes. I put it for 6:30 on high

This is what the actual meal looks like. Pretty jumbled up but still presentable and slightly
promising. The colors are there instead of the washed out colors of most frozen meals.

The cooked meal. The turkey is covered by the gravy. Calling it a turkey is an exaggeration.
It’s nothing more than two (thinly!) sliced pieces of deli meat. The shape of the meat is the same
circle slice of deli meat. The sauce is pretty good though, much better than the gravy the halls
dining hall dishes out. The cranberry sauce is very nice as well, but tastes a bit too much like
strawberry jam. The potatoes kept well even after being frozen and tasted like a cross between
boiled and baked potatoes. The carrots tasted as it should. Overall, it’s a pretty okay meal. The
things that ruined it a bit was the deli meat turkey and the small portion. The gravy was good
though, and that’s the most important thing. I’m feeling sleepy now. Nite people. πŸ™‚

Days till I get my digital camera: 1

No sleep for the wicked

I can’t go to sleep. My fears about failing is keeping me awake at night. Jesus Christ bananas.
I feel that if I don’t get up and study, I’ll fail for sure, and I’ll regret not cutting back on
sleep and studying instead. Then I go into full out panic mode and entertain very weird thoughts
which I will share with no one. I wonder why the thought of failing makes me feel so bad and
depressed and desperate. What a guilt trip. Hmm…I need to chill out for a while and try again 30
minutes later. Get things in focus. *breath in* *breath out* *breath in*

Days till I get my digital camera: 1

This is not good

This is my Java Unit Test. I got 5 out of 20. 3.0 for Part A, 2.0 for Part B and a total of 5.0.
Since this is worth 10 marks towards the final result, this means I got 2.5/10. That comes to 3
“real marks” after rounding up. Not a very good number by anyone’s book. I did notice that the
marks had been liquid papered due to a calculation error(?). It used to be 3.5 for A and 3.0 for B.
That gives 6.5 as the total, which is 4 real marks after rounding up. If I fail by one mark I’m
going to think about this paper.

Days till I get my digital camera: 2

If anyone noticed a numbering discrepancy, its coz I counted Saturday (the day I get my digicam)
as one day too, which isn’t quite right. Thus, I’ve cut the days by 1.

Hitting the slopes

Went to check my pigeon hole after I got back from classes today and found a card from my
girlfriend (you’re the best, dear), my Optus bill (Hmph…) and a brochure from Mt Buller. Winterfest is from 7/6/02 – 27/6/02 but I’ll be
back home then, so I’ll probably go after I come back here during the second semester. Christmas
Week (29/7/02 – 2/8/02) is the best time to go. There will be heaps of people during that time
though, so be prepared to queue for the ski lifts. Ah…I’m looking forward to it already.

Place your hands here

Days till I get my digital camera: 3


Bloody 9:30 AM fire drills…the alarm just went on and on and on and on. Beep! Evacuate the
building! Beep! Evacuate the building! Beep! Evacuate the building! Beep! Fucking hell
(me) Beep! For fucks sake! (neighbor) Beep! Oh, shut up! (another neighbor) Beep!
Fire drill people, get up get up. (overenthusiastic resident advisor) Beep! Only a handful
of people actually walked down to the designated area. I sure didn’t, I was taking a nap, so I just
stuffed my ears with my pillow and tried to ignore the irritating alarm. Besides, if it were real,
the message would have been – Beep! This is not a fire drill! Beep! Heh…happened last semester
when Richardson Hall (the one closest to us) got smoke logged. Why do they schedule the fire drills
in the morning anyway? It just irritates everybody.

Days till I get my digital camera: 4

Like a chicken with it’s head chopped off

I’m feeling rather pan because I’ve got heaps of assignments due and finals are on the 10th
of July and I’ve been really slack this semester. Arrrrgggggghhhhhh *runs around in circles* It
will feel good when all this is over and I pass all my subjects. It will be better if I get credits
coz pass doesn’t look really good on paper. Well…going to head off to the library later to borrow
some more books. I feel that I need to study every second of the day now if I hope to pass all my
subjects. I’m not worried about Unix Programming, Systems Design and Documents Imaging, but Java
and C++ is giving me a bit of trouble. Hmph. Oh well, at least I slept from 4 pm till 2 am last
night, so I’m all ready to hit the books. Libraries are mysterious places, don’t you think. Every
time I walk into a library, I feel like something weird and mystical is going to happen. Like
behind every shelf of books there is a time portal all ready to transport an unsuspecting library
goer to the 14th century. I did discuss this issue with my friend and he said that it’s probably
coz I don’t go to libraries much. It seems that the mysterious-ness disappears after you go to
libraries for a while. Hmm…must be something about the smell of old books. Possibilities!

The books I checked out from the library the day before. Lugging them back was no mean feat, I
tell you.

Days till I get my digital camera: 4

Sleep deprived

Just came back from a tiring day at school. I didn’t sleep last night to finish my Unix
programming assignment and I had to leave for a 10 am class. It’s just my luck that the tutor told
us it was okay to pass it up before Friday at 4 pm. I stayed up to finish my Documents and Imaging
Systems assignment earlier in this semester and the submission date was postponed as well due to
the lecturer leaving for Brisbane for a seminar. And the same thing happened with my Database
Systems assignment last semester. I wish that the assignments that get postponed are the ones I’m
having trouble with as opposed to the ones I’ve finished. Oh well, at least I have a bit of time to
add some features. Anyway, I saw that Chocfest 2002 (Melbourne Chocolate Festival) is being
held this weekend. I might drop by since I’m heading to Flemington this Saturday anyway.

Today is a rainy day, which makes the ground muddy. People like me shouldn’t wear light colored
clothes on a rainy day. That’s coz I track mud all over my pants. I saw several people wearing
white pants which weren’t stained with splashes of mud, so I’m force to conclude that there must be
something wrong with the way I walk. On a side note, Unix is the only thing I know of that can
reduce a grown man to tears. Manly tears, that is. πŸ˜‰

Off to the washing machine you go.


I happened to chance upon a loaf of bread that has been uneaten for about a month behind my desk
when I dropped my wallet. I knew I bought a loaf of bread some time ago and didn’t finish it, but I
haven’t seen it around so I assumed I chucked it away after the use by date has gone by. Apparently
not. It fell down the back of my desk and sat there unnoticed until today.

Pretty innocent looking from afar

A closer look through the packaging reveals that something is not quite right. Holding my
breath, I removed the air tight tag on top:

A peek through the top of the bread packaging. It didn’t smell bad at all. I could only detect a
slight cheesy smell but I didn’t breath in deeply anyway. Didn’t want the spores to get into my
nose and lodge inside my brain and slowly mutate me into a cauliflower. Pretty intricate flora
designs can be seen here. Some greenish stuff, some whitish stuff and some blackish stuff. A work
of art by nature.

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