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What The Hell Was I Thinking?!

Why did I think that I could do Script Frenzy? It starts tomorrow and I have no idea where to start! I haven’t done any of the worksheets, developed any of my characters and the non-existent plot.

Writing a script isn’t like writing a novel, where you can bullshit your way through and pad your words with poems and lyrics. Fifty thousand words is a snap actually. I’m not sure if I can actually do a hundred page script.

Screen play vs stage play vs tv script.

ARGH! I don’t know why I signed up for it.

I foresee coffee by the gallons that will be drunk.


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Family That I Don’t Mind Spending Time With

My cousins and my siblings and I are close as we spent a lot of time together growing up when they came to visit the grandparents. It was fun having playmates roughly around the same age, to interact and fight with. As we grew older, most of us and especially me, started to drift away from the younger cousins because as a teenager, you didn’t want to hang around kids and play kiddy games right? It just wouldn’t be cool.

In recent years, as each of the younger cousins entered their teens and twenties, I found it easy once again, to get along with them. May be it’s just me finally looking past their childishness or just them maturing, what ever it is, I felt like it was back to the good old days, talking and laughing about everything and nothing. It was too bad that due to the demands of life, we couldn’t get together more often.

So today, when my cousins and I got together and had some free time, we went down for coffee and some catching up. It’s been a really long while since the last time we did something like that. So over our respective drinks and a muffin, we talked, laughed and just enjoyed each other’s company. It was fun, so I hope that we get to do that again sometime soon.

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Music, Because I Needed It

The humid weather and the multitude of guests in the house made me feel a little crabby and not really sociable (not that I normally am sociable in the first place). So music was a nice way to relax. Here’s some of the songs I’ve been listening to:

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Is Borders Going Under?

Nooo! Tell me it isn’t so!

According to this, it seems that Borders is under some financial difficulties and may be selling out (via).

I hope that what ever happens, they won’t be closing down the Borders. As it is, I don’t think there’s enough book stores.

It’s not like we have a Barnes & Nobles here. There was a Dymocks outlet at City Link back in the day but that closed to give way to MPH. Even then, the size of the store shrank. I know that there’s always Kinokuniya but I need a variety of book stores because I find that each book store specialises in different genres of books and to be limited to just a few genres just makes my brain explode.

I have an addiction for book buying and I can never get enough of them. So, anyone has any suggestions where I can get good (new) books and new releases, other than the places I’ve mentioned?

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Tech Envy, I Have It

I’m not much of a tech geek but that doesn’t stop me from lusting after wanting the latest tech things that people have. I really, really want the following:

1. ASUS eee PC: I guess this goes without saying since I’ve been saying how much I want this for a long, long time.

2. Wii: Ever since I tried this out at a work event, I’ve been wanting to get it. I’ve heard that they have Guitar Hero for Wii too. I’ve never tried the Guitar Hero but I heard it was fun. I also like how interactive it is.

3. Xbox: I want it just because almost everyone I know has it. Also, Guitar Hero!!

The funny thing is that, I’m not even a serious gamer. I can barely play the games that involve you to shoot someone, without panicking. Actually, I can barely play any game without panicking and I want to get a game console player thing.

However, I won’t turn you down if you want to get me either of the things above. *wink wink*

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Me = Scriptwriter?

It’s not November yet but the people at The Office of Letters and Light have come up with Script Frenzy, and I, like the insane writer wannabe, I signed up for it.

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Unlike NaNoWriMo, where you write fifty thousand words in thirty days, in Script Frenzy, you write a hundred page script in thirty days. Sounds easy? Well, it would be easy if you had a plot, scene and at least a semblance of an idea of what to write; which I have none. All I have is one character and that’s it.

Oh well, I’ll just wing it (like I normally do). Wish me luck.

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How Was Your Weekend?

Mine was great actually. This weekend had been one of the best weekend I’ve had in a long time.

I had my well-deserved break from my family and it’s recharged my batteries somewhat.

Yesterday, I went for tea and spend some time among the book stacks at Kinokuniya. It was nice and relaxing. I even found a few books that I added to me to-read list once I’ve actually cleared my current pile and found space to store all my other books. So that might take a while. Also, I welcome book vouchers as presents. *hint hint*

Then today, I cooked again, seeing that it’s my learn-to-cook-something-new day. For a first attempt, my mother said that it was good and for the first time, she actually said that my cooking was delicious, so that was an achievement all on it’s own. The ondeh-ondeh I made was not as green as I wanted it to be but that’s okay. I still preferred the one my grandmother made with glutinous rice flour but I did a variation with what ever I had at hand.

Anyway, I hope that the long weekend would have recharged my batteries enough to help go through another week at work. Let’s hope that it’ll be a good week.

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