Saturday, 19 January 2008

Oohh pretty...

OK, well I havn't been here for a while. I kind of forgot about it, and no one reads it anyway, so I don't have much incentive to update this. But I think I should, so here is a nice pictures I took.

I have a slight new interest in photography which seems quite fun. Think my creative juices are being stirred by one person..

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Job searching

I hate looking for jobs. So much is based on things that are just silly. This is bugging me at the moment, because I severely need a job. Yes, I have applied to nearly every place that is advertised, but for some reason this city doesn't want me.

I need money for 2 reasons: as I am going to Japan and France next year as part of my course, and secondly to LIVE (i.e. buy food).

For a lot of jobs, 'experience is necessary'. How can you get experience if every job needs experience? Catch 22 methinks.

Getting a job around Christmastime is always stressful. Argh, it just annoys me.

At this rate, I'm going to need a fairly highly paid job to do every day of the summer!


Friday, 30 November 2007

Homophobia is Gay

This thursday (29th Nov) I went on the 'Homophobia is Gay' bar crawl. This is an event run jointly by both the LGBTQ and Libdem society. I went on it last year and it was good. This year was good too but there was one small hiccup that is bugging me.

The bar crawl started at the university bar and then recommenced in town, so to get there you have to take the bus. I was with a small group of us, and we got on the bus and sat on the to deck. Near the back was a group of 4 young white guys (i.e. chavs).

When these guys were going to get off the bus, obviously they went down the stairs. And while doing so shouted "gays!" which, of course, was to the dissapproval of the group. One girl said something back, I can't remember what, but a couple more not so witty insults were thrown by one of these guys until (when the bus was stopped for them to get off) he came halfway up the stairs, leaned over the side and spat at her, then ran off the bus with his 'pals'.

This is a blatant homophobic hate crime. I want him to be held responsible, but have no idea what could possibly be done apart from a feeble complaint to the police?
I don't see how he could be caught, unless I knew maybe the registration number of the bus we were on, which is a definate no.

Homophobia is gay. It's disgusting that people do things like this guy nowadays.


Sunday, 18 November 2007


It has been cold up here in Birmingham for the last couple of weeks. And today we finally have snow!

Although I was too studious to go out and see for myself - I had to do work for uni!

Well it has stopped snowing now, but it had been goin for hours. Here are some pictures

View of Courtyard from bedroom window
View on the junction outside (from ktichen window)

View of MacDonald's from ktichen window :P

Friday, 9 November 2007


This week in my japanese classes we have been learning new structures and things, and have been doing an excercise to say what we possibly will be doing in 1 years time, 5 years time, 10, 25, 30 etc. It was quite a humbling experience, as I've never really thought about it like that before, never even thought anything ast getting my degree. It was also a bit scary because you never know what unexpected things will happen to either yourself or other people which would influence you.

So, I thought I would blog a small bit about the kind of things I want to do.

Starting off in short term, by the time I graduate I want to be near-fluent in my languages. I realise that it's going to be a lot of work, but I know that if I honestly put my mind to it then I can do it. After uni though I have 2 trains of thought really. The first is to get a career. Pretty self-explanatory. The second is to either do a post-grad degree or maybe go take a 'gap year' and travel for a bit.

By the time I'm 30 there are yet again 2 options I would like to do.
1) I definately want to have an at least half-decent (in both enjoyment and pay) job. But doing what, I don't know. Hopefully I will have also found someone to begin to settle down with by then, and maybe start thinking about kids. I really would like to be a dad, I think I'd do a pretty good job! And I like having someone to fuss over.
2) I would like to live abroad. I was thinking possibly Japan, or Quebec maybe, or even just in Europe. I don't know exactly when, but I do really want to live abroad for some period of my life.

A pretty big fear for me is that I will be lonely in my life. I don't mean from friends and family, but a partner. I want to think that I would have someone there to share my experiences with, I don't even mind if there is more than 1 person!

So I guess all in all, I'm not 100% on what I want to achieve. I'm not sure if anyone is really. Who knows, I might get interested in a certain profession, or get hooked on supporting a cause.

The future is scary. But the possibilities are endless, and that's what makes it fascinating.