Happy birthday to me!
Today is my 19th birthday, yay!
My sister went on a school trip yesterday, on Sunday, so I got a birthday present from her on Saturday. She “gave” me two movie DVDs (Which I ordered, and my mother paid for. ), Flags Of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima. Both are war dramas directed by Clint Eastwood, both depicting the Battle of Iwo Jima, fought between the United States of America and Imperial Japan during the pacific campaign of World War II. FOOF show the American perspective, and LFIJ show the Japanese perspective through the eyes of the Japanese soldiers. I personally like Letters From Iwo Jima the best, and ironically it had the lower budget! Just goes to show you that bigger budgets don’t necessarily make for a better movie.
This morning I also got some presents from my mother, which included some new clothes! Three cool shirts, The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi (A Japanese samurai warrior) and some cash!
It’s all good stuff, and will certainly be useful, especially since I need to renew my domains and web hosting next month, which is gonna run up considering that I have like five domains.
I was just looking around thinkgeek.com, and ran across this t-shirt, and a moment of “I NEED THAT!”
According to ThinkGeek’s product description, the text on the t-shirt is “best translated as “Now accepting applications for Japanese girlfriends.”". Funny stuff! And hey, if you look under the “Action shots” on the product page for that t-shirt, you can see that it does work: http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/japanese/74a3/action/.
Right at this moment, I am sittin in a German class at school, and I didn’t got a minute of sleep last night. Now, that is of course my own doing entirely, but you know, once you start working on something, you can’t stop until it’s done, right?
Been working quite a lot on doing some research for an article on FreeBSD jails, that I have been promising some friends for months. The problem is that I am just so damn lazy, and can never pull myself together to get anything done, even though I want to get it done.
Anyway, back to me in the German class. If it wasn’t because I have some Pepsi cola with me right now, which does contain some caffeine, I would be feeling like a zombie right now! Because German is probably the class I cannot stand. No offense to any Germans or German-speakers, peace everyone. The problem is just that I don’t really need German, but it’s a require for entering into the Higher Preparatory Examination, and from then on, I don’t have to take classes on it any further. So why the fuck be forced to “learn” this shit in the first place!!! I put learn in quotes, because you don’t really learn to speak German, because of the level, you just learn to say a bunch of standardized sentences. And another problem is that I have litterally zero interest in learning German. I believe that to be able to master a language, you have to have at least a little bit if personal interest in that language, if you don’t you’re just gonna see it as an obstacle to your everyday life. I am personally very interested in learning Japanese, so why couldn’t I just do a self-study course on Japanese instead of taking classes on German? For the universe’s sake, there’s over 150 million people that speak Japanese!!!
Ugh, frustrating! ARRGGGG!!! As the pirates would say!
Just a random rant live from my German class!
Again, I mean no offense to any German people! You guys are awesome! Please keep up the good work you go on using GNU/Linux! Denmark ought to pay attention!