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3 months of preperation, over in 4 days. Obviously, the camp passed by way too fast, even for the Facis who only slept roughly 10/72 hours, for us to fully appreciate it. There’re honestly so many learning points all of us, Facis and campers alike, but that’s for another time.

I just slept for 15 hours straight, something I’ve never done before in my life. Hardly surprising considering how I only slept for ONE hour last night, also a first for me.

I don’t really know if I wanna go through the entire CLIC camp from day 1 to 4, partly cuz I’m too lazy right now. Let me just say that being a Faci is SO different from being a camper.

And boy oh boy do I miss CLIC, all the joy and laughter. Acting during harper’s night, setting up bash night under the night sky (uber cool!!!) and station games. Of course doing a DISC test again and learning I’ve become a really high I (apparently) compared to an SIC as I was in the past was pretty cool as well.

Combat skirmish was pretty epic, or at least it sounded pretty epic. We all carried guns that weighed 3-5kg, that had red dot sights on them FYI, and wore vests with sensors on them that created a field around our torsos and head. After which, we just ran around killing as many people as we could 😛 Guns gave off sounds everytime you shot them, your vest would give of a sound everytime you lost a life. Sounds cool huh? If only the guns weren’t like pea shooters, practically impossible to kill anyone… People. Just. Wouldn’t. Die.

Seriously though, I hope all the campers took away something from this camp. I was quite surprised when several other campers from other groups knew my name (I didn’t know many other facis’ names last year :(), but satisfying none the less.

But of course, a big shout out and thanks to my group : Group 8, Hotdawgs! It’s hard for me to have wished for a better group. Thanks loads for everything guys. You’ve really made my journey as being a CLIC faci a truly memorable one, I hope it’s been the same for you as well.

Of course, I have a couple more thousand things to say about CLIC and to Hotdawgs, but I’ll keep this blog post short. Even if I knew where to start from, I probably wouldn’t know where to end. Let me just say that the hana tattoo of a hotdog on the back of my right hand is still completely visible, and I really hope it’ll stay there for as long as possible. Not to mention I feel weird not wearing our group’s identity when I step out of the house now. I’ve grown so accustomed to it…


Thanks for everything guys. Rock on. 😛

P.S: Hi, my name is Joe, and I work. In. A chocolate factory!
P.P.S: Black sheep baba black sheep baba white sheep, white sheep


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I know I haven’t blogged in AGES… I think this is the longest hiatus I’ve ever taken from blogging. I just completely lost the mood to blog for a really long period of time for some strange reason. But now that the holidays are here again I guess I’m back to being bored again, hence turning to blogs to rant.

Anyway, the primary reason why I decided to blog all of a sudden now is because I just invested 17 bucks in a laptop cooler from Popular. I should have known better seriously, when normal prices are around 30 – 50 bucks. Now I’ve got a crappy cooler which barely cools the laptop in the first place, but not only that, is making a ton of noise. No not just loud whirring noises from the fans, I’m used to that. It seems like there’s something INSIDE the cooler that makes the fan keep clacking away, which is REALLY bloody annoying.

Anyway, so much stuff has happened between the last time I blogged and now that I won’t even bother filling in the details. However, I am a CLIC Facilitator now, and CLIC is just 5 days away. Whoopdedoo!

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Well, so the school term started again last week and it’s getting quite annoying for me. I don’t exactly know WHY it’s annoying, I just FIND it annoying. Make sense? Yeah… didn’t think so either.

That doesn’t actually mean I’ve got a ton load of schoolwork to do, it’s just that I have… err… a lot of school-related-stuff to do. And it’s not that I’m getting overwhelmed by the amount of work I have to do, the work I have to do is just… annoying the hell out of me.

Ok considering how anyone can read this, I probably shouldn’t go into details, and besides, I’m too lazy to, and besides I wouldn’t know where to start from, and besides even if I did know where to start from I wouldn’t know where to start explaining it from, and even if I did know where to start explaining it from I wouldn’t know how to explain it….

You get my point: I’m annoyed.

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Well, I just officially became a writer over at Darkzero.co.uk, but it’s a non-paying “gig”, but still a pretty fun experience to be part of a game site. I mean I’d love to belong to any blog network, but seeing as how games is probably the area I’m most familiar with and thus the area in which I can talk the most cock about, it’s a pretty suitable thing for me to do to pass time.

Well, now it means I’m writing on 4 different sites.

  1. This blog
  2. My other personal blog, link is on the right sidebar
  3. College blog
  4. DarkZero

Somehow I’m barely managing, but my other personal blog even managed to break through the 4 million mark on alexa.com 🙂 Which means my site is now the 3,601,154 most frequently visited site on the internet 🙂 Not bad for a personal blog that receives no advertising whatsoever after just a few short months. My visitor spike after getting featured on the front page of N4G definitely helped 🙂

Alas, school starts tomorrow and we’ll see how good I am at juggling so much stuff to do. Well, for the first time in years ever I’m not dreading going back to school that much.

We’ll see how it goes 🙂

Oh and went out with Excelerate Clic group today, finally after almost a year, we managed to use our Jack’s place voucher and spent 2 bucks on a meal at Jack’s place. Ha. Cheer competition we went to watch for awhile after that near Zouk was pretty cool as well.

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Well, sure it’s the holis, doesn’t mean I’m back to blogging just yet. I’ve been busy with something much more important: card magic 🙂 Haha

Those who know me know that I enter and exit this phase quite a lot. ie. I’ll get really into cards and spend every waking second with a deck in my hands, but yet a day later I’ll throw these aside and head on to do other stuff.

Unfortunately, now that it’s the holis and I’ve finally got spare time, I’m back to card magic again. Really struggling now, after months of not practising, but it’s still really fun 🙂 Also, this is the first time I’ve bothered to research more into magic, and I’ve learned quite a bit, though everything I play around with is just for fun.

I have come to respect magicians though. It’s undoubtedly one of the toughest jobs in the world. You practise and practise and practise, sometimes even for years, just to get one trick or routine right. However, it’s the job with the greatest hard work to satisfaction ratio, because the satisfaction of watching peoples’ eyes widen in shock and awe, asking you how the hell you did it and begging you to do it again, is all the reward a professional magician needs.

For me, it’s my only reward.

More rant about the same topic here: http://akaspvn.com/2009/03/my-obsession-with-card-tricks/

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HOORAY, CTs are finally over. I’m not expecting to do very well, but never really aimed for that in the first place either 😛

Anyway, I came back last night to horrendous news about Apple’s latest product: the new iPod Shuffle.

When I saw the news story title, I thought it was an Onion article (ie. parody, a joke, not real)

Seriously, NO CONTROLS ON THE MP3 PLAYER? The lack of that feature alone makes the iPod Shuffle more inferior to every single other MP3 player EVER INVENTED.

For the full story of my rant, click here to go to my other blog: http://akaspvn.com/2009/03/stupid-stupid-stupid-stupid-apple-ipod-shuffle/

For more information about this monstrosity, go here: http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle/

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CTs suck

Common tests are sucking the life out of me for now, thankfully one last paper tomorrow in the afternoon and I’m finally done with them. Then it’s like straight back to work, got tons of other stuff to do besides school homework 😦 sigh.

My march holis are gone.

Ah wells, nitez now.

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