18 août 2007

Parting

Remembering There are threads of old sound heard over and overphrases of Shakespeare or Mozart the slenderwands of the auroras playing out from theminto dark time the passing of a fewmigrants high in the night far from the ancient flocksfar from the rest of the words far from the instruments W.S. Merwin Farewell Farerewell to thee! but not farewellTo all my fondest thoughts of thee:       Within my heart they still shall dwell;       And they shall cheer and comfort me. ... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2007

flush hour

        Here I am at the multimedia centre, sitting in front of a documentary on the history of japanese cinema with Wyatt. Back in the fifties, even onscreen kissing wasn’t allowed. Sex was an extremely personal affair. We’ve finally planned to have a nice dinner out tonight, mostly because Florence is leaving tomorrow.  I’ve tested my courses, most of themare really intense. Particularly that Energy systems analysis course, it is complicated, fast, has loads of formulas,... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2007

VLOG @ national day

Last Thursday was national day, the day that celebrates Singapore's independance from Malaysia. Singaporeans being their patriotic selves, anticipate this day with unquenched anxiety all year, so when the moment finally comes the entire population heads for the marina to admire the military parade and enjoy fireworks. Enjoy great filmwork by M. Loïc Tous.     As for us,  we went to see a singaporean movie, "881", a musical about two girls (the papaya sisters: big papaya and little papaya) who want... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2007

FAST FOOD NATION

        Before and after arriving here, I have been many times encouraged to by proud locals to try out the local cuisine. We’re supposed to be really excited about it because this is such a “multi-ethnical” place, with such a wide variety of foodstuffs. These are both facts. However the reason why Singaporeans are so loud about their food is not always (unfortunately) because of it’s quality. The food is nice, not extraordinary. The actual reason for food to be such a self-praised brag, braggadocio,... [Lire la suite]
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13 août 2007

Short Message Service

The gang and I have been exercising our thumb muscles lately. So I thought I might let you imagine what these  last few days have been like through  extracts of  my sms inbox.                 A clementi tu prend le 183 ou le 96 pui le a1 ou a2 ! A tte !  Did u not have to take the exam today ? Andrew.  I started taking lvl 4 but there were too many kanji I didn’t knoso I took 3 which was pretty easy  Thomas? Jsuis pa sur ke c... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2007

VLOG

Hope everybody's enjoying what I'm uploading these days. Here are a few videos taken with my phone (hence the crappy quality) and camera. One is my arrival in Singapore, another is Wyatt, Andrew and Myself testing these weird vibrating machines at vivo city mall, lastly, Camilo nos hace visitar el campus. Video-0009Uploaded by erselius Video-0006Uploaded by erselius Visita del campusUploaded by erselius
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09 août 2007

Facebook Rocks

Special thanks to Andrew Chan for taking and posting these pictures, especially since I don't usually take pictures of myself.   Me eating seaweed This girl, (god forbid) likes Hooters Wyatt and I deep in conversation The Dudes (Pete, Loïc, the dude, Andrew and Wyatt)
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08 août 2007

2007 : a Singapore Odyssey

 Sleep. Deep dreamless sleep. Finally. I discarded all administrative business early on Monday, I signed up   at 9, and received an answer one hour later. I have to attend five modules   this semester, which is supposed to be very heavy. We'll find out soon enough.   It's a shame since I really would like to follow Chinese and Japanese   courses. I've signed up for those too though, and even have a test coming up   on Friday. Unfortunately, it’s most likely I won’t have the time to attend language... [Lire la suite]
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08 août 2007

Most of the time

   Quiero que   sepas   una cosa.     Tú sabes cómo es esto:   si miro   la luna de cristal, la rama roja   del lento otoño en mi ventana,   si toco   junto al fuego   la impalpable ceniza   o el arrugado cuerpo de la leña,   todo me lleva a ti,   como si todo lo que existe:   aromas, luz, metales,   fueran pequeños barcos que navegan   hacia las islas tuyas que me aguardan.     Ahora bien,  ... [Lire la suite]
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06 août 2007

to kill a mockingturd

It's early. These last few days have been eventful.I got up early on Friday to get to NUS by 9 am, but I was jetlagged and couldn't sleep Thursday night; so I was stuck in limbo all day. The meeting at NUS was crap, I wasn't in the mood for cheering and integrating, and the information given wasn't new. I was bored to the bone. The only compensation I got was a flashy orange bag. When things got to their worse, a group of foreign students lead by a Singaporean... [Lire la suite]
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