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No Update

Posted on: March 28, 2008

I know I owe lots of blog posts 😦 But I haven’t got any time to do almost anything these past few weeks. As I’ve talked on my previous post, I applied for a second job, and I got it. So now, I have 2 part time jobs, and it’s just like having a full time job. And one of the job requires me to work during weekend, so I lose 2 days where I used to have spare time to update my websites and blogs.

Another thing that I talked about is going to school again, and yes, I got accepted at this small university. I’m taking 4 classes, and all of them are evening ones. So, basically during weekdays, I hardly have time to do anything else. And on weekend, I still have to go to work, so I barely have time to do anything else….

I don’t know if those decision in taking 2nd job and going to school again are too much for me. I guess I have to continue for at least a quarter and see how far I can take this cramped lifestyle.

I’m encountering problems whenever I try to go to my other blog. It keeps giving me this message:

Forbidden

You don’t have permission to access / on this server.Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

Not only I can’t view my blog, but I can’t go to the blog homepage, so I can’t update anything.

It’s been few days already…

Anxious

Posted on: March 13, 2008

These days I’ve been so anxious about a lot of things. There are a couple of things that I’m really hoping for…

First, a new job. Currently, I have a part-time job, the pay isn’t so bad, but the hour is not a lot. So, I’ve been looking around for another part-time job. Today, I had an interview, and it seemed to go pretty well. I also had another interview last week, but I haven’t heard anything until now. So, I’m really anxious in getting this job, the pay is lower than what I earn now, but the job is easy and they can give me up to 20 hours, which is very nice.

I can use some extra money, but the time that I’m going to spend working will take out some time that I usually use to write on my blog, update my website, Digg, Stumble, and play online games.

Speaking of online games, that’s my 2nd thing that I’m anxious about. I found a game, and I’m dying to play. But then, I have to wait some time until my account can be activated. While waiting, I’ve been doing some research on what character to play, how I’m going to play, and stuff. I’ve even thought of several names for my characters! I really can’t stop thinking about the game that I haven’t been able to sleep well these few days. (Yes, it really happens; I’m not exaggerating.) I really can’t wait to play!

The last thing that I’m anxious about is courses that I’m planning to take. I have been thinking to get a college degree for quite some time. I’ve taken some courses on and off, and I think some of the credits can be used towards my degree. This time, I want to enroll permanently and take some courses every quarter. So, I’ve been talking to several colleges, but I’m having trouble with some paperwork (transcripts and stuff). Also, I’m not really sure what degree I want to take, but tomorrow, I’m going to have a meeting with the Dean, and hopefully he can help me sort things out.

I love Dumb & Dumber movie, but what I’m about to write has nothing to do with the movie. But the title express my frustration that I’m feeling right now.

Well, it started with my (great) idea to make a Flash Game few days ago. I wanted to make a Naruto game (I’m quite a big fan of anime & manga). So, I started to collect some pictures, corp them using Photoshop and such. Then I started to make a simple “prototype” game on Flash, and I got stuck.

I know I can could make Flash. I took a class on that a year ago. I learned Flash 8 and ActionScript 2.0; in that class, I successfully made several games. Even for my final project, the teacher thought my plan was too ambitious, but I nailed it. So, I was pretty confident that I could make my Naruto game idea came true…

When I started to write the code, my mind didn’t go totally blank I could scrap my memory and remember some basic functions. But I got a syntax error. So I fetched my “textbook” (it’s actually a Reader writen by my professor) and look for the function lists. I fixed things, but I still got syntax error!

Frustrated, I opened my old projects, and compare to see what I did wrong. Nothing seemed wrong; I converted the symbol into movie clip, I used the correct function and such, but I still couldn’t figure out and get rid off the error.

So, I decided to give it up. I think all my knowlegde about Flash have leaked out off my brain during the past year. When I looked at my projects, I thought how on earth did I make this? I know that if you don’t use what you learn, you’ll forget and lose it eventually; but it doesn’t stop me from feeling that I’m getting dumber each second….

I wonder if anyone out there have felt the same way…

Well, apparently my niece has posted up my idea of going to Knotts Berry Farm on her blog, so I guess I’m going there during her spring break vacation. Yes, it was originally my idea, not because I’m a fan of roller coaster or something, but I’m in a “jam hunt.”

I love Knotts jams, and my absolute favorite one is Concord Grape Jelly. Never heard of it? Well, it might be because they don’t produce it on jars and don’t distribute it to supermarkets. And that what ticks me off, I really like it but I’m frustrated because I can’t buy it anywhere 😦 The only times that I can get my hands on it is when I go to Denny’s (you know, the diner). Denny’s always have Knott’s strawberry and concord grape jelly jams for toasts. That’s the only place where I can enjoy the my favorite Knotts’ Concord Grape Jelly. I’ve tried other brands’ Grape jelly jams, but I don’t like them. They’re not as sweet as the Knott’s one.

So then I thought, maybe in Knotts Berry Farm, I can find Concord Grape Jelly in a jar or something, and I can stock them up 😀 So then, when I spoke with my niece, I told her that I’m going to Knotts Berry Farm and she got so excited to go. Well, I guess it never hurts to bring family in jam hunt.

Whether or not I can find the jam or not, it still worth trying and going because of all the fun waiting for us there. Oh, I also need to ask my boss if I can get a long weekend. I haven’t set a date for the trip yet.

Anyway, wish me luck on my jam hunt. And if any of you know where I can get Knotts Concord Grape Jelly, please please please let me know. I’ll owe you one!


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