Monthly Archives: February 2004

More Gosu Than You

It’s always funny when some­one tries to play a mind game on me. For some rea­son they never work, so I really don’t mind them.

The secret, often con­fused with apa­thy, is actu­ally the will­ing­ness to sac­ri­fice every­thing, or the accep­tance of such. Unless one is pre­pared to give up every­thing, there are no guar­an­tees about what will hap­pen. When one accepts the fact that they may lose a rela­tion­ship, then one has noth­ing to lose.

It’s this power, this weight, that guar­an­tees a vic­tory. Bluffing such a thing is unpre­dictable and gen­er­ally not rec­om­mended. Of course, know­ing the oppo­nent inside and out is an advan­tage. It’s like see­ing his or her hand in a card game, and some­times, this is enough to win if one is unable to pay a high a price as a relationship.

Such a strat­egy may leave one with few friends, but who’s a friend who plays mind games?

Love Them Or Leave Them

I have a love/hate rela­tion­ship with Hong Kong films. I’m glad that OMNI 2 has become an eth­ni­cally diverse chan­nel, but every time a Hong Kong movie comes on, I’m not sure whether or not I should make some pop­corn or put an axe through the TV.

I love the movies because they remind me of every sin­gle thing about Hong Kong that has so poignantly affected me (and I feel smart when I get the jokes).

I hate the movies because 90% of them end up being crap like Love Undercover 2: Love Mission. It’s all a reminder of the sad state of affairs that Hong Kong pop­u­lar cul­ture is in right now.

As Long As I Pass

I can’t study with­out rewards. This may pos­si­bly be the fault of my par­ents, telling me from an early age that I’d earn some­thing for every spelling test I got per­fect. I told some of my class­mates at the time, who would earn noth­ing but the pal­try praise of their par­ents, and they rather pre­co­ciously told me that such a sys­tem was unhealthy. Of course, I was too young to under­stand such things at the time, and now I find myself unable to be moti­vated to study with­out think­ing that I’ll get to do some­thing fun as a break.

I’ve been try­ing to study for my account­ing mid-term all week, and couldn’t actu­ally get started until I knew that there was some­thing enter­tain­ing I could do. At first it was play­ing Chrono Cross, but my emu­la­tor was just too buggy. Then it was try­ing to make a new back­ground, but it ended up being too much think­ing for a break. I moved onto Uru, and I’ve been play­ing it ever since. I have to admit that there are worlds that com­pletely take my breath away. It’s one of the few games that really make me appre­ci­ate a high-end GPU. I wish I could be play­ing with Trolley, but I rather like being able to solve the puz­zles by myself. I’m always, always, ALWAYS the slow­est one in fig­ur­ing things out, and never the one who gets the answer if I’m play­ing in a group.

A Cat With No Worries

Dolly always likes to have her own chair. She gets so involved with her sleep­ing that she gets into all sorts of posi­tions with­out open­ing her eyes. Sometimes I catch her rolling her fat ass right off the chair, then give a shake of her head when she real­izes what just happened.