the open window// beast

I’ll be uploading more photos soon, but have a safe and fun Reading Week! (Despite that “Reading Week” is implied to be a study period…no one treats it as such.)

The Club That Really Likes Anime is hosting a cosplay cafe! I wonder what people will dress up as…I’ll be there to take photos. ^_^

A wild beast appears!?!


thumbtacks and nails

Viral marketing at it’s best: cute, bubbly, generic; clever use of fonts that you’d think would never have a place in graphic design. Feds is giving away free bubble tea samples through the week before the grand opening of Campus Bubble, the UW on-campus bubble tea place. I’ll be at work when that happens, but I’m sure it’ll be very popular! Anyone interested in trying it with me? Or perhaps I’ll just go myself…

Mathematics 3 is opening tomorrow. I’ll be attending the grand opening as staff, not quite sure what to expect. It is, after all, the opening of a new building.

I’ll post some graphics next time. Er, this arrived in the mail today.

If you’re on campus this term, please consider playing Humans vs. Zombies! It’ll be an interesting experiment in strategy, communication, speed, and social dynamics. I’ll explain what I mean in later post. Essay time!

the flavour of chaucer

Co-op 101: own nice clothes before your first co-op interview. Or, alternatively, own nice clothes and learn to iron them in a manner that doesn’t increase the number of wrinkles before coming to university.

This week’s topic was Chaucer and middle english…how far the language has come, as it flows from the lips of people drifting across the continent. Fight, farm, free; noun, verb, syllable.

It’s been an interesting week at work, lots of events and learning how to act “properly.”  There were some moments where I felt like I was treated like an equal, instead of “just” the co-op student, and then there were moments of having to stay out of the way because important people were coming. The work is fairly engaging, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to go about working on projects in my free time, but that kills my relaxing time by a lot. XD

One more week until 24-Hour Comics Day! I really should get some sleep before then.

CTRL-A is starting up for another term~ Also, the Word on the Street festival is this weekend! It’s the third year that I’ll have a chance to go to it here in Waterloo…although there’s not usually anything specific I look for there, it’s a good place to talk to people. I always say that I like the Toronto one better since I’ve been going year after year before university, but the one in Kitchener, like the rest of Kitchener, has character. Nothing like a festival dedicated to literature and books.

Alright, until next time! Hopefully it’ll a hobby-based post, and not just about work/school, haha.

devil in disguise

Never was very good at picking gifts. Either I’m not very good at paying attention to the details that people give out, or you’re always trying to figure out if the other person might be offended if you gave them said gift, or you’re trying to figure out if they “already have enough,” and therefore, gift-giving would just end in some kind of sad farce attempt to show that you care. There’s more than a few social situations I never learned how to deal with, and I suppose this is one of them I’ll just keep crashing into.

I know they say “it’s the thought that counts,” but at the same time, I’m not so sure. I guess everyone likes presents to certain degree…?

So, I ended up deciding to keep this one to myself, since the only option was to take strange photos of it, and save it as a joke present for later date. XD Anyone that comes up with a good caption for one of the following photos gets to keep it! O_Od

It reads! On the topic of presents, this one arrived under the door of my office.