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Noodle night

One of the wonderful things about Graduate House is that the Graduate House Council organizes a lot of social events. Tonight I enjoyed a free Singaporean noodle dinner in the common room. As food goes, it wasn't bad. I was there mainly for the conversation, though, and I wasn't disappointed. =D I had tons of fun chatting with Keynan(sp?) and Elizabeth (both Emily's suitemates). Andrew joined us too - he's the English major I played Scrabble with once. Stefan dropped by to tell me about the vegetarian cooking classes he found, but the only nearby one focuses on Indian cooking, and I'd rather have something more general.

Emily was impressed with my outfit. "You have legs today," she said. I had decided to wear The Miniskirt today because I just find it _so_ much fun to shop for computer stuff all dressed up. It confuses salespeople, particularly when I ask for Linux-supported wireless cards. ;)

Anyway, Emily told me that she almost always saw me in very pretty skirts, but this was the first time she saw me with a skirt that short. (Yes, yes, thank you Kathy for getting me a skirt I'd never have dared get myself. Come to think of it, where _are_ those barkada pics? Hmm...)

After most people finished dinner and left, I played billiards with Stairos (sp?) and Tarun. I'm still not very consistent in billiards, but I managed to sink a few good shots. After Tarun left, Stairos and I played table tennis. He likes smashing, and whenever he does that I tease him about being such a bully. I'm happy to report that I managed to make contact with the ball a couple of times - probably more by accident than reflex. Lusine joined us and we practiced for a while.

I'm not very good at table tennis yet, but I find it a lot of fun. My coordination used to be absolutely terrible, but after a while I realized that I didn't have to be able to think about how to intercept the ball, I just had to actually do it. For some strange reason, playing table tennis makes me feel like a character in a Japanese animation.

And yes, I did manage to get some writing done. Not much, though. I'll have to wake up early tomorrow to do some more work on it before the cooking workshop...

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Random Japanese sentence: テーブルに猫の足跡が付いている。 There are footprints of a cat on the table. Teiboru ni neko no sokuseki ga tsuite iru.

Irish party

Graduate House held an early celebration of St. Patrick's Day. It was tons of fun watching stepdancers in person! =) Way cool. I got to talk to lots of other people, too. I like the way Graduate House organizes all these events for the residents. I should drag Calum to more of these events. He likes shooting events, but it's hard to take pictures at something unless you know someone connected to it. =)

After the party, Steve, Mike, Calum and I headed out to Mel's Diner for a late-night snack. We had a lot of fun talking about different things. Afterwards, Steve and Mike played chess with me. We were all almost falling asleep at the table, but we managed to play a good game.

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Random Japanese sentence:

「おまえはどうして、百匹のねこ、千匹のねこ、百万匹、一億、一兆匹のねこといっしょに、食べられてしまわなかったのだね。?」 How does it happen that you were not eaten up with all those hundreds and trillions of cats?