Since last week I’ve been waking up at horrendous hours (i.e. 11am-pm) and sleeping similarly as well (2-5am). My routine begins with waking up, getting some breakfast and perhaps read some stuff online. Would probably waste an hour or so.
Then for the next 8-10 hours I stare at the computer screen, clicking and typing away with the occasional break. My shoulders are sore, my wrists feel a bit cramped, and my eyes feeling lifeless. I have a slight pulsating headache as well.
I can’t remember the last time I talked to my friends (I do, but its a figure of speech) and went out to get some fresh air and sunlight. This is what it’s going to be like for the next 7+ days. It’s kind of depressing.
Almost finished coding. Now I’m in the debugging and testing stage. Not looking forward to writing up my entire thesis.
I’ve been a fan of the Harry Potter series since I was like 13 or 14, before the movies came out and spoilt it. Now another recent news has spoilt my enjoyment of the book: JK Rowling announcing that Dumbledore is a gay character.
What a load of bull. I can’t believe JK Rowling is subtly instilling gay content into children’s literature. Well that is how it started anyway, a children’s literature.
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell welcomed the news about Dumbledore and said: “It’s good that children’s literature includes the reality of gay people, since we exist in every society.
“But I am disappointed that she did not make Dumbledore’s sexuality explicit in the Harry Potter book. Making it obvious would have sent a much more powerful message of understanding and acceptance.”
I’m not a gay hater or anything as they are still equally human beings which God created, but I disagree with the notion of accepting the practice of homosexuality. Does it mean that we have to accept the practice of rapists and murderers even though they exist in our society?
God made Adam and Eve, not Steve. The male and the female organ was intelligently made to fit together, thus procreation. I don’t think crossing swords would cut it.
She said she regarded her novels as a “prolonged argument for tolerance” and urged her fans to “question authority”.
JK Rowling has definitely kept this quiet till the end to boost her book sales. If she was really sincere in her quest to urge her fans to “question authority”, she would’ve revealed this a long time ago.
I’m pretty sure parents would not have allowed their children to read the book knowing this much sooner. A very disappointing end to the Harry Potter literature.
Argh! Just spent another couple of hours adding del.icio.us, digg and facebook bookmarks onto my posts. Also added a digg button at the top of my page. Colour looks ugly but I couldn’t be bothered to change it atm.
I think China has blocked my ability to check blogspot blogs. Can’t seem to be able to view any of my usual blog stops while I’m here. Not even my own!
Anyways, the show is over and we’ve finally got some rest. About to spend a day in Shanghai shopping and exploring the city, taking the usual touristy move. Will be flying back to Sydney tonight and arriving Monday morning.
Its kind of disappointing but I haven’t been able to grab hold onto some local Shanghainese food. Been hotel and catered food so far! Urgh, how I hate it.
More to come when I get back and can actually view my own blog. I’m not even sure if this one will get through. Perhaps China will intercept it. Perhaps.
Over and out.