This Weekend…(November 12&13)

Saturday

Today I went to have new glasses made, as well as get my eyes checked. My area has lots of specialist glass shops (almost an over saturation). We went to the glasses shop that my parents went to as young adults and have built up a solid relationship with.

They immediately deduced that I had again, broke my glasses through basketball. They offered to give me a temporary hinge for my lenses as the prepared me new ones. I then went for a quick vision test to see how badly my vision has worsened since the last time I had them checked (about a year ago). My eyesight was 25 degrees higher (not too much of an increase compared with last time). More worrying was my glare, or that’s how my mom translated it. It was now 75, with the real problems starting at 100 degrees. To avoid it, he said to not use screens, read books or watch TV in the dark. Health can be depressing sometimes.

Miraculously my lens fit exactly into a spare frame they had. Very lucky considering that my lenses were shaved to fit my last frame.

The rest of the day was spent preparing for and watching from and returning from the UFC fight.

UFC Macau Banner

Sunday

Today was a lazy Sunday. An unvoiced unanimous decision by the whole family to sit at home and do nothing. I toke the chance to do some work, start using my mole skine and mess around with my DSLR. I’ve learned to zoom better and how to use monochrome. One of my favorite shots from my expedition around the room.

D-50C Loto Monochrome

Dat focus

I also started something called Shave Sunday, and Scrub Sunday. I know it sounds silly but it reminds me and motivates me to try to have a “clean” start to the week :).

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My Great Day out

Today I woke late at around 12. I was still in a haze from yesterday’s gaming marathon. I decided to stay in bed awhile longer listening to Mylo Xyloto again while reading some articles on Pulse (Man, I love pulse).

Shortly after lunch Joao and Joel called me to meet up them. Before I could go out though, they decided to barge into my place and proceeded to eat all my food.

We then proceeded to the Macau Car Expo 2012 held at the Venetian. My parents couldn’t go and had given me four tickets to use.

I didn’t think to bring my DSLR, but luckily I brought my compact. Here are some of my favorite cars from the show:

Mitsuoka Green Vintage Car

Green and Vintage, What more could you want?

Bugatto Veyron

My favorite car from the expo. A beautiful blue, love the metal the used and a kick ass spoiler that comes up when you break.

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Full Steam Ahead! The Third Week of School

Monday

Joel and I went to our favorite clothing store: Pull and Bear. It’s the type of store that holds a careful balance between quality and affordability. It’s the type of store where shirts go to 39 Mop (5usd), and once word gets out all my classmates flock in. I spent my birthday money to help equip myself for the harsh winter months ahead. A trench-like jacket, a sweater and another hoodie to add to my ever-growing collection. (I have a thing for hoodies in all shapes and forms). Continue reading

Day 58: Goodbye Old Friend

I came home from the date. I was exhausted in body and in wallet. My body started relax and prepare for a night of sleep. My mom was thanked for sponsoring me and I wandered over to my computer. “Dude come over, we are having a sleepover.” I had to look twice to make sure. I love my mom for being so considerate. After all off that stuff back to back she left me go. I was at home for about 2 minutes.

In Macau, normal buses stop at midnight which are then replaced by Night buses. The problem was, I didn’t know how to use the night buses. I had to sprint a hill to get to the bus stop in time. Thankfully I made it for the last round of buses. I arrived at Joel’s house sweaty and out of breath.

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Day 53: Back to the trade

Ah back to blogging! It’s been a solid half a week without using a computer so it will take some time to get out of writer’s block. O well, no use complaining let’s go straight in.

Today is the last day of what I call “The Great Ta-ta drought.” Our helper will be back on Monday to patch us up. On a side note my cockroach house has accumulated many guests over the past few days (fewer then I hoped) but it’s still a fair catch. At least we are combating them somehow, damn vermin.

Breakfast was at the normal cafe. For some reason I paid more attention to today’s bible preaching. I don’t know if it was a good speaker, or that I read the english version beforehand but it’s worthy of note. Today we played a game which was basically church monopoly. First one to build 10 churches wins. There were special event cards like temptation, blessings and justice. surprisingly fun. I minor annoyance is Annie (a girl in my class) is getting a bit clingy. She didn’t leave when we stayed (she could have left) and to makes matters worse my mom decided to drive her home and have lunch with her.

Then I went to meet up with Joel at his house with Joao. I haven’t seen Joao for the entire summer and it was good seeing him again :). The gang was finally getting back together. We headed to the back streets of Central Macau for a cheap haircut at Smart Saloon. It’s run by men with an alternative lifestyle (nothing against them btw). When it was my turn I toke some time to talk to my dresser. He told me some hair tips and explained he was using a thin comb to well.. thin out my front bang. He then proceeded to gel it, making me look emo and a slight shade of cool. It was only temporary, since I have no how to clay hair.

We then met up with Joel’s sister Lyka and looked at some of the local shops. Some attractive stuff, but none of us had money to drop. On the way to the bus a prostitute whispered at Joao calling him to follow her. So there was that..

The Real reason we went out today was to greet our friend Liam who was coming back. He was in South Africa the entire summer. Joao in his infinite wisdom only brought enough money for the haircut so we were of to his house to get some money.

We spent a few good hours in Joao’s house watching youtube on his Tv and testing out his speakers (if you remember I helped him pick a while back). We made multiple calls to Liam’s house but to no avail. I was also lucky enough to ask Lyka about the girl I met before (same school). She told me somethings that weren’t too flattering but I’ll i guess I’ll have to judge for myself.We didn’t even know what time he was coming back. Eventually our hunger drove us from our chill spot. Joao didn’t get any money.

We then waited at McDonald’s even longer, waiting for a call from his house phone. After finishing our food we finally decided to go to Venetian. Venetian is always a nice place to kill an afternoon. We look at clothes we can’t buy, check out shoes etc. I was also fortunate enough to be wearing my swatch, and had it adjusted to fit even my skinny wrist. It was completely free and the guy was really nice about it! Yay swatch watch!

When we finally left and were making our way into Taipa we ran into Marilda! She decided to part ways with her parents and have dinner with us. It was already late so we ended having McDonald…again. We called one last time; still not home. Well this was a disappointment. After Mcdonalds we all just went home.

I made the mistake of not bringing my camera for anything, but today I decided not to bring my bag so no photos for this one (please don’t be mad!). I also made the mistake of playing one game of League of Legends with Joel which really dragged out the night. Liam finally called Joel at around 11.

Tomorrow I’m going swimming with Lyka early in the morning and then meeting Liam for some dance stuff. Goodnight 🙂

End of day 8 (八)

I’m writing this on my netbook, on the verge of falling asleep. I must make it a habit of blogging earlier were I am in a better state. Nonetheless, here it is. Better late then never.

After playing Killing Floor with Pancake boobs, I went off to Taipa to film with Miguel today. We had tons of fun today, getting a lot of scenes filmed. Our day was full of mishaps, which I named the Troubles of an amateur film crew. Wanting to film a scene of me getting of the bus, Miguel positioned himself to get a clear shot of me getting off from within the bus. However due to miscommunication, i failed to move at all and we both rushed to get off at our stop. Next we needed to plan how to get scenes of a bustling community. We settled on a nearby park were we spent the next hour walking next to old people, me pretending to feed Karp and me getting stares for holding an orange (integral to our project). Afterwards we used a nearby building to simulate me going home. First the scene with me going in. Miguel got in the lift first, and I was to press open as it was about to close. Suffice to say, I failed again, and Miguel ended up going up 5 floors. We encountered a similar problem when we needed a scene of me getting out of the elevator. The lift got called down twice which caused me to desperately try to punch the closet floors button and walk the stairs to get back to him.

We also had a scene on the roof where I took lots of photos and videos. There was too many to sort through so I shall post them tomorrow (please don’t be mad :3). We then had a dinner at a nice dinner known as “Brick’s Burger”. I will also include the image of my meal later.

I’m really tired now, and my eyes are shrinking from the strain. (anymore and they will disappear). I’m of to read awhile, then sleep.

P.s  As I’m writing this the steam summer sale has just started. Go quick and get some great games to pass the summer!

Good Morning, Afternoon and Evening!

Thanks for reading!

– William

My First day of Summer at the Palace of Asia

I spent my first of Summer with my cousins that were visiting from the States in the Galaxy resort.

The first thing we did was eat at a buffet called “Festiva.” Festiva was one of the best, if not the best buffet I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating in. It had a lush open space, filed to the brim with exotic food. They a wide range of food ranging from Indian Butter Chicken to Japanese Soy sauce soaked bean curd. I particularly enjoyed the premium Italian pastas as well as the good service. To find out more see: http://snipurl.com/247a6j0

Next me and my cousins went for a swim in the indoor pool (not the best idea after a meal) in the sister resort Banyan Tree. It had a really nice heated section with cascading water. For an idea for how it looks like see: http://snipurl.com/247a69c

The fun did not stop there however, as we went across the streets to go to the indoor playground aptly named: The Qube.

The entire group finished off the day with dinner at a friends.

That ends today’s blog. Hopefully i will be able to blog more and with more quality in the feature. (its midnight here, and I’ve already written this article before losing it.)