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Grrr...I think I've spent waaaaay too much time playing games when I should be focusing on my essays instead. But after playing Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 4, I can definitely say one thing: Captain Price is definitely my favourite character from the series. (Oh, and yeah, having that fantastic moustache/beard of his a definite bonus.) Probably I would have to rate Agent 47 (from the Hitman series) and Captain Price as my favourite video game characters so far if I had to make a choice...

Right, that was random...what else can I post up here? Oh...right, it was the prize-giving presentation last Wednesday (and believe it or not, I actually managed to wear that 'Snape' coat of mine seeing that I didn't have and didn't want to wear a suit jacket thing on that cold evening...[livejournal.com profile] enserric will be so proud, lol). Expectedly, I was the only foreigner on the list (that meaning not Cantonese or Chinese) but I was surprised that Jade or Joey didn't get anything since I expected them to be the top of their classes like they were at SIS. Argh but I had to wear heels (first time since graduation last May, believe it or not!) and my god...they were nearly the end of me. They also caused a little bit of embarrassment for me when I was on my way to prepare to go onstage (by going around the hall) and I spotted Mr Wray silently giving me his congratulations. Either I was startled by seeing him or the floor was slippery and I nearly slipped in front of him, causing him to look quite concerned...-____- Fortunately though, I didn't fall over and continued to go round the hall though of course, inwardly chastising myself for looking such a fool...yes, I am such a graceful creature, I know.

The ceremony was a joke...the certificate which was awarded to us onstage wasn't actually the real one (WTF? Even SIS gave the real one onstage) and later we were asked to give in the fake one for our real one half an hour after the ceremony. *rolls eyes* The guest of honour awarded the certificates and not the vice-chancellor who was supposed to give them out as well. Gah, once again, I'm expecting too much from this university. But I did manage to take a photo with Mr Wray afterwards (he's leaving SIS after this school year and heading to Canada, btw...and so I thought it would be a good time to give him a farewell present and card last Wednesday.) My mum and I promised to see him again at the SIS fair this coming Friday so that's one thing to look forward to this week, I suppose. And damn, I still need to pick up my A-level certificates...has everyone collected them already though? I hope they aren't going to throw them away! (Idiotic thought, I know, but it's possible)

I guess I better get back to writing my essay which is due tomorrow...*sighs*
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I can't believe my mum persuaded Mr WRAY to come to the prize giving ceremony...OTZ...

But what's done is done and he's coming all the same...she tried getting Mrs Mathieson and Mr Campion to come as well but they surprisingly don't remember me even though it's only been a year since I left! Too many students to deal with, I guess, even in that short space of time.

I feel immensely sleepy for some reason...gah, can we have Reading Week NOW so I can have a valid reason to laze around?
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It was raining...no, correction, pouring today and this was not the best of weather suitable for an Awards Ceremony but everyone managed to come through fortunately. Had to wear those very painful heels I wore for graduation but thankfully I didn't get any blisters this time (maybe my feet got used to it or something after the complete agony I put them in last time, lol). Mr Wray was amusing when he gave me my two awards and said as he was shaking my hand: 'Congratulations again, Christy.' Lol, well, he has seen me during each and every Awards Ceremony since Year 10 so I guess he'll be used to me by now...XD. Grr...but our camera broke. Thankfully it broke after the ceremony had finished. Well, specifically the camera isn't broken but the screen is messed up for some reason...the screen flickers like crazy, with the top quarter of the image now randomly transferred to the bottom of the screen so that the picture is seemingly split in the near middle when it's turned on and then for some unknown reason, the screen fades away into random whiteness...WTF...and my mum swears that she didn't drop it. I believe her since she's not known to be a klutz like I am...XD...but it's soooo weird. And the warranty's finished...better and better, lol. Anyways, we need a new camera anyway...but it's still not nice to have something broken.

Gah, still need to revise A LOT. But my mum keeps on dragging me to places because she needs me to help her out and I never find enough time to revise productively (or I get distracted and not do any work...=/) and then I have every Saturday filled in from about 2.30 to 5 due to my teaching that Year 8...grr...must wake up earlier and find time to revise. Also note to self that this coming week MUST be used FULLY for revision (or I am v.v.v. screwed.)

But this Saturday, i.e. tomorrow, I'll gladly put down my books and take the opportunity of immersing myself in Shakespeare and classical music. at the HK Cultural Centre in TST. Samuel West, a British actor who has starred in films like Howards End (with Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson), Notting Hill and The Phantom of the Opera is joining forces with the HK Philharmonic on the 30th/31st May to give a rendition of Shakespeare's Henry V interspersed with the film music from Laurence Olivier's film of the same name made in 1944. Basically, he'll recite famous parts of the play, narrating us through it while the music provides the backdrop and musical scenery, both his voice and the music combined to make us imagine the scenes themselves unfolding before us. I've heard of this sort of thing before with Christopher Plummer (Captain von Trapp in The Sound of Music) on internet links and recordings but never live so this is going to be a real treat. So excited. =)

See here:
http://www.hkpo.com/eng/concerts_and_ticket/concerts/concertdetail.jsp?id=63

And then I seriously have to get back to revising....

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