Posts Tagged ‘Life’
Vacation is sure fun, but there’s a draw back: my sleep hour is so messed up right now. During my vacation, we usually woke up really late in the afternoon, and slept really late in dawn. When we were on the road, we took turns in driving, so some of us only got sleep of 2x 3 hours instead of 6 hours straight. It was really tiring.
I think I’m having a jet lag (or road lag? 😕) now. Yesterday was my first day coming back to work and I was so sleepy. Luckily my boss was pretty understanding, and I got my paycheck that I’m suppossed to get early this month, yay. That’s all that I have to post today. I have to catch up with my sleep and with few tv shows that I missed. A friend has recorded some of the amazing race ep 1 and 2 for me on DVR, I’ll stop by his house tomorrow to watch it.
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.
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…