Monday, 2 December 2013
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Lately, I've been working quite hard. It's coming up to the end of term which means that I have to mark students' essays at school before moving on to teach a company class. My family in Tokyo celebrated my birthday on Saturday because it is my only day off close to my birthday.
Thursday, 7 November 2013
Friday, 4 October 2013
Books Read: Roddy Doyle - The Snapper
Saturday, 31 August 2013
Books Read and Finished: Roddy Doyle - The Commitments
Thursday, 1 August 2013
Libraries are wonderful things. Frustrating when you take too many books out at a time and have to return them unfinished, but great to find books you probably wouldn't read if you were in a book shop.
This is the case with the Isherwood. The reason I have never picked up an Isherwood book is because I have never seen an Isherwood book in the wild. This is why I have to thank Tom Ford, a millionaire fashion and film director, for making a film and bringing this book to the attention of the publishing house who should have actually publicised this book way before now. It is amazing, nihilistic, charming and possibly, maybe, one of the best books I have ever read in my life.
Not only is A Single Man witty and charming and curmudgeonly, it does give a small amount of optimism and these days that is an important thing.
Next month: A vow of manga. I figure I can catch up with a few manga each month. I just have to find some I like rather than some I think I *should* like.
However, I started reading Fly, Daddy, Fly the other day and it is rather good.
Friday, 12 July 2013
Between the ages of nineteen and thirty four, I had not visited a dentist. I had gingivitis, untold amounts of plaque and just generally bad oral health. It was sort of a phobia.
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Manga read: Saori Oguri - Da-rin Wa Gaikokujin: Inside Darling's Brain
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Books Read: E.M. Forster - Howard's End
Kazuki Kaneshiro - GO (Japanese)
Monday, 27 May 2013
Wow, it's becoming "Adventures in Computing with a Crap Laptop" here.
Anyway, I found out at 11 o'clock last night that there is a bug in Brasero for Ubuntu which prevents the computer from burning CDs properly.
So, by midnight I finished all the work I needed to do. Thanks to a post on a forum, I found out that k3b is the program I needed to replace Brasero.