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20 August 2008 @ 10:49 pm
Gah, I am so damn tired! My uni timetable is messing up my whole system, what with all my night classes where I'm not getting home until at least 10:30pm.

Plus on top of all that, I'm working 5 days this week, which doesn't really sound like a lot, but when I work then have to go straight to class day after day, I feel like I'm going to collapse =( Unless we hire someone else at work, I'm going to have to say I'm unavailable a few more days, becauseI won't be able to keep up the workload. Bahh...

Uni is going pretty well at the moment, my classes have gotten a bit more interesting now. My Greek Lit teacher is such a fanboy! ^_^ He's awesome.
This really hot guy is in 3 of my classes and when he announced that he was from Finland I think I had a heart attack ^^ He's awesome though, really nice.

Ok, enough for now, I'm going to bed before my head reaches the keyboard. Goodnight all!
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I am: exhaustedexhausted
What's On: Prologue - Anastasia
09 August 2008 @ 10:44 pm
So I didn't quite die, I just didn't have the time to do a proper update, then when I did, I couldn't quite be bothered...There's the Kate we all know!

That and I was trying to avoid Breaking Dawn spoilers. So I suppose a very quick run-down of the past few months is in order...

I managed to trudge my way through all the asessments I had last semester and actually did quite well; a Credit for Feminism and Film Theory, another Credit for Film Theory and a Distinction for European Cinema. ^_^ I managed to pull a distinction for my 6000 word essay which I was very pleased about =D

Then I had about 2 months semester break where I did absolutly nothing productive. Well, I did work more but sadly I didn't write much more of all the fics I have waiting to be updated. Yeah, I hated me too =( Though I did catch up on heaps more movies, mostly Alfred Hitchcock ones.

Then spent a few days with my family in the country visiting my grandmother which was....trying but hey, I saw camels! And drove some more. We came back and I began the oh so grueling task of cleaning out my wardrobe which is now suprisingly still clean. It also turned out to be quite fruitful, I found clothes I've never warn and shoes I haven't seen in at least a year or so ^_^

And to end the holidays, some old high school friends and I met up for dinner which was great fun, just catching up and all =D

I started uni again on the 28th July. I'm doing 5 subjects this semester, which I'm fairly worried about in terms of work load and asessments, plus work and everything =/ But I'll find a way to cope...
Though I thought this semester was going to be great and it is not meeting many of my expectations, especially Novel into Film. So many English majors, which is not in itself a major problem, all of them just think they are God's gift to the world and are book snobs. Suck it up, there is more to novels than just Hemingway and all. Oh wells, 11 weeks left...Not a good sign that I'm already counting down...

And Breaking Dawn! NO SPOILERS, I promise. I've heard people say they didn't like it? Why? I enjoyed it! Maybe because I didn't have any expectations for it...but it wasn't as bad as some people make out. Great one liners as usual =D

Annnd I think that is all for nows, hope you're all well, and I apologise for not commenting on anyones posts =)
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I am: happyhappy
What's On: Two For My Seconds - Operator Please
30 May 2008 @ 05:32 pm
Stolen from ooosk

Verdict - I'm most like Belle. =D Awesome, Beauty and the Beast is one of my fave Disney movies ^_^ I feel like watching it now...

Speaking of Disney movies and princesses, I've been doing some research for my Feminism essay in which I am going to be discussing Disney movies and female protagonists and how stereotypes change, etc, and my God, there are so many people, mainly mothers, out there who refuse to let their daughter's watch most of the Disney movies! They say that they are not an accurate representation of women today, showing them in the home, having the Prince save them, etc.

Ok, sure, things are not really like that now, but honestly. I grew up with all the Disney movies, and I mean all, and I didn't start thinking that women belong in the home! They're just movies, for fun, there's no need to make everything so damn political.

PS Disney Nazi mothers - I also had a million Barbies and dolls, and I don't have any body issues, or start thinking that Barbie was how women are expected to look. I mean, have you see Barbie, no-one looks like that. She just had awesome clothes, shoes and horses. That is all.
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I am: tiredtired
What's On: Mai - Josh Groban
21 May 2008 @ 09:12 pm
Gah! You know your week is going to suck when:

Some guy goes into the back room at your work, and steals your wallet and iPod. Oh, yes. Jackass. I was at work on Monday and Jen and I saw a shifty guy walk in. Next thing we know, Jen goes to go on her lunch break only to find her wallet missing and she tells me to check my bag and mines gone as well, plus my iPod. 

Long story short, my wallet and, student ID's and my licence were found in an alleyway about 10 minutes later thanks to some wonderful, wonderful person, but of course, some cash I had and my keycard were missing. But he also took my old movie ticket stubs, a gift card I had, my uni Acess card (lol, loser, how are you going to use that) and a photo I had of Farrha, Kate and I on my 20th. 

But my iPod =(!! It was less than 4 months old and I had just put like...200 more songs on it last week. But I'm seriously praying that the store's insurance will cover it. *crosses fingers* So if anyone sees me humming randomly to myself on the train or anything...at least you know why ^_^

I'm getting some more shifts at work becuase one of the owners decided to also do some work at his old job, a chemical engineer. All enquiries stopped at the word 'chemical'. So yes, more money which is good, especially in my poor state. 

Though I don't know how badly I wants more shifts when you get customers like the one that came in today:

"I'm looking for something for a 3 year old, a little girl, but nothing too expensive."
"Alright then, well this table would probably be your best bet, everything is up to 50% off."
"Hmm... I don't really want to get her a book..."

So...you came into a bookstore why?

Honestly, some people really need to...not have children! Then she went on to argue with me over the pricing for a book. I'm not changing the price; it's already been discounted. You don't want it, there's the door.

God help us all. Annnd end rant!post.
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I am: coldcold
What's On: Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) - Pink Floyd
08 May 2008 @ 10:11 pm
Honestly, this is one of those weeks where you wonder what of Earth you've done to make God hate you so much, and that you just want to be over.

Starting last Friday and still going, I feel as though I should have stayed in bed for the week, just reading and listening to music. The week included events such as my shoes literally cutting into the back of me heel (it looked like I had got a razor blade and run it across my foot. So gross, so sore), getting sick just as the weekend started, having an assessment to do regardless, go all the way into uni just to hand in said assessment, then back to work for the day, stupid customers at work and more which I cannot quite frankly be bothered going into.

Nyeh. I hate feeling so emo.

Nightwish's Master Passion Greed and Romanticide = very good songs for when you're angry. 

But my dad, knowing how crap my week has been and how bad I've been feeling gave me the 2008 version of Nightwish's Oceanborn. I love you, daddy =D

And an eternal thank you to shantiland  toujours_pur_bl for everything you've done to cheer me on and cheer me up. I feel much better *hugs*

PS - Leona Lewis's album Spirit is really good!
I am: blahblah
What's On: Better In Time - Leona Lewis
30 April 2008 @ 10:39 pm
Wow, April is almost over. The whole month year seems to be going by so quickly =/

And I'd best be off. I have a film analysis to do for next week and I still have to pick the movie =P Take care!

I am: coldcold
What's On: Ready To Fly - Amy Pearson
26 April 2008 @ 12:47 am
stolen from verou

Seven songs:

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring autumn. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

In no particular order:

1. Beauty of the Beast - Nightwish
2. Running Just To Catch Myself - Mark Schultz
3. Love You Much Better - The Hush Sound
4. Safeguard to Paradise - Epica
5. Dark Chest Of Wonders - Nightwish
6. Ghost Love Score - Nightwish
7. Sunchyme  - Dario G

A proper post will follow in a few days. Hope you're all well!
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I am: exhaustedexhausted
What's On: Ghost Love Score - Nightwish
10 April 2008 @ 09:09 pm

So I officially graduated last night! I now have a peice of paper saying I have in fact done my Bachelor of Arts.

Annnd that was pretty much it for the ceremony. I shall post the photos and everything once I've taken them off my camera and organised them all. Afterwards my family took me out to dinner at a chinese resturant in the city. I sucessfuly used chopsticks for the entire meal, which by the way, was delicious. My brother got the oddest fortune in his cookie though:

"Promises are like babies.
Easy to make; hard to deliver."

...Well, gee. Alright.^^

And I think I'm more or less finished this film review. But 500 words is so very, very little space to write in. I'm already at 600 and I still have to conclude it all. It's awkward making a proper argument with examples in such a limited word frame. Eh.

I am: sleepysleepy
What's On: Psycho
06 April 2008 @ 11:46 pm

Even though I had already bought a dress for graduation about a week or so ago, I wasn't too sure that is the one I really wanted to wear. So I found another one which is absolutley beautiful! I'm in love with it! And a bonus is I can wear it to the Michael Buble concert in June. With my fedora hat, I will look just jazzy enough. Oooh and maybe stockings to go with it =D

It has a pink silky layer, then a soft, black meshy type of material over the top, and a pink sash around the waist which ties in a bow. I can't wait to wear it this Wednesday! With my silver heels, the grad cap and gown, it's going to look amazing. I am so modest ^^ Pics will most likley follow at some point. 

And I have to do a movie review for Film Theory due this coming Friday. 500 words, we pick any moviewe want, so I picked Psycho, Hitchcock's version. Pure brilliance! I haven't watched it in ages, amazing use of lighting, dialogue is genius. So it's been hard to watch this movie and remember to look at the cinematography and not get a bowl of popcorn out ^^

And man, winter-ish weather came on quickly! A few weeks ago we were still having hot, summer weather. And now I'm wearing scarves, boots, and sweaters. Ah well. I need more winter hats...

I am: tiredtired
What's On: Beauty Of The Beast - Nightwish
31 March 2008 @ 10:01 pm
Ok, so I neglected LJ for...a month. So I shall do an update now. Of the last month.

Annnd I think that is it for now. I'd better go get some stuff ready for tomorrow. Take care all!

I am: coldcold
What's On: FantasMic - Nightwish