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Friday, June 27, 2008

A Minor Logizomechanophobia Maybe?

So a few months ago, I thought I'd start blogging mainly because I miss those days where I'd spend around 2 hours every other day to write in my diary. I used to be very diligent about it. I think i stopped because I kinda knew that my mom and sisters were reading it (cause my mom and I read my sisters' lol). Yeah my family is like that but I don't mind I think it's funny. And it's not like I wrote about things that would make her go through the roof or anything.

Anyway, my attempt failed because of one reason:

I HATE using laptops/computers.

Ok maybe I should rephrase that. I hate using laptops/computers for stuffs that I'm not familiar with or require a certain level of skills. Examples;

1. Accounting softwares, Microsoft Office softwares other than words, and the likes.

2. Facebook.

God i hated it when I had to use MYOB (an accounting software) for one of my diploma subjects. It was so frickin confusing. I never actually knew what i was doing because I simply memorised what I needed to know. Ditto for Excel. Last semester some of my Quantitative Methods 2 tutorials required extensive calculations that would only take 5 seconds with Excel but I did most of them manually, and spent at least an hour.

When I first arrived in Melbourne, i found out that the locals have no idea what friendster is. Facebook was all the rage. So I jumped on the bandwagon but fell off completely after like 2 weeks. It was just too complicated! What's the difference between the wall, superwall and funwall? What are groupies? Why do I have a few? And not to mention being bombarded with application invitations. Gila annoying. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels that way on that. I added a few applications and then later found out I had no idea of it's purpose or how to use it etc. Nadri added some random applications as well because he likes to think that he co-owns all of my accounts. So after a while, I got bored of trying to figure them all out thus I Facebook was abandoned. I log on only once every 2 months, tops. (I'm sorry to all those people who added me, I promise if I ever decide to activate my facebook, I'll approve asap)

My point is, I only use computers when it's straightforward like checking emails, ogling handbags and shoes, youtube-ing, Friendster-ing etc.

I found blogger to be not so straightforward. Which explains why I only have one bloody entry since i joined 5 months ago. I have no idea what html/feed is or how to do banners etc. I know that I can just not worry about all those things but I don't want a bland-looking blog! So now, since I'm on a one month winter break, I've decided that I want to figure this thing out and start blogging regularly.

*fingers crossed*

Friday, February 1, 2008

living outside the box

We finally moved. I was quite worried we couldn't get a new place in time before we have to vacate D1. I tell you, finding a decent apartment for 2 in this part of Melbourne is a pain in the ass. Well, the fact that we're both choosy doesn't help either. But since time was running out, we decided to accept the first approved application. Luckily, it was this apartment on Swanston. The one I wanted. It has a bedroom, a decent kitchen and a living space with a study area. I just wish that it has a balcony. Still, at $1400 per month and only a few minutes walk to uni and the city, I'd say its a steal. Besides I couldnt wait to get out of D1. A friend said, and i quote "macam duduk dalam kotak". We didn't even have enough space to store our luggage (ok, MY luggage) so we just left them lying around in the middle of the room, which practically covered the whole damn floor. It was driving me up the wall. So yeah, im lovin this new place. We haven't finished unpacking yet so it's a bit cluttered. Plus we need another wardrobe. The one in the room cant even fit half of my clothes. The landlord must be a guy.

Alrighty, Im gonna watch Breakfast at Tiffanys and then call it a day. Will post up pictures soon.