Thursday, 23 August 2007

My first post

So here is my long-promised and short-planned blog. Now that I've started I've realised I didn't plan at all what I was going to say. The blog gives no indication of the pauses for thought I make between sentences. My life slips through my fingers as I try vainly to record it in this text...

It would all have started a day earlier were I not recovering from the shock of packing up and moving out of Claycroft on Tuesday. The day began well with a relaxed breakfast in the half-empty flat around 9am. The day before I had confidently told my parents that all would be done by 3pm, and that we would be back with them in time for dinner. We eventually pulled out of the university campus at 10:30 that evening. Jin had earlier vetoed my suggestion of getting away quickly by indiscriminately throwing everything away, but instead she arranged for us to deliver a car load of kitchen utensils, food and miscellanea to the newly arrived students at Westwood. They accepted our 'gift' with such joy that I can grudgingly accept that her way was the better. In the latter stages of the day our sanity was kept intact with the help of Hema's "could it get any better" CD mix (a fitting title...), but at half past eight the stereo was loaded into the car and even that small mercy was taken from us. The last two hours were spent cleaning the flat and were conducted in a half-awake state of tired misery, which I have no desire to review further in my mind.

Well, two days later and maybe things weren't quite as bad as I made out. I am writing this post on the shiny new laptop I bought yesterday, and today I went to see the dentist, so at least I should make it to Korea with a blogging capability and a good set of teeth.

Days to go: 35

10 comments:

Adam said...

You are a strange man Mark. Make Me Tea!

Adam.

Ant said...

The old "Could it get any better" mix... Always there when you need it!

Sanha said...

I will have to move out and to help Nun move out of her flate as well. Just think of it make me scare. By the way, we bought Mint a lovely chocolate fountain for her B-day. It's too bad that you leave Warwick just a few day before her B-day. Otherwise I am sure that we would have someone to help finishing the chocolate last night.

mark said...

Damn you Pie! Why did you have to tell me about the chocolate fountain? That is just cruel. Wish Min happy birthday from me!

Reemoz said...

That's a funny post, really it is. I didn't think there'd be some Korean dude out there with the same 'occupation' as mine. I'm employed now by the way =)so now we're different.

Amoeba said...
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Amoeba said...

am moving out from my shady old house at KL end of this week. I suppose moving the "entire house" is much complicated than just moving "one tiny room" at claycroft. you should come and see how much stuff I have accumulated over the years. Apparently I have more than 10 pairs of shoes lying there.

peachy said...

shit i can't read.

Hems said...

Finally found the way to your blog, on the way i created one too...looking forward to reading your entries and am glad my c.d is being listened to and not just gathering dust, lol....

Ka Ho said...

Good job, are these going to be monthly entries? =P