2002 Movies Toronto


i am afraid i am turning into an insomniac. for the past two months i’ve been falling asleep due to sheer exhaustion. i’d be on the computer, reading a novel, or working on an assignment till the wee hours of the morning. and then, when the eyelids refuse to keep blinking, i’d reach up and turn off the lamp and drift off to dreamland. but now, here in toronto, i have virtually nothing to do. no assignments, no internet, only novels and a seemingly infinite supply of seconds. if only this monitor had been able to go above 800×600 and cover the entire screen horizontally, i’d be making sometihng.

a lame excuse maybe ? not really. i had to watch all 12 episodes of Geat Teacher Onizuka on this thing and unfortunately this machine cannot play DivX above 320×200 resolution !! ah the pain….

it’s 1:31 right now. today will be my last day in TO. i take VIARail back to OTT on the 3rd. it leaves in the afternoon and takes about 5 hours to reach ottawa. the service is really good. during the trip here they kept bringing food all the time. first some fruits, then breakfast, then beverages, and finally some chips/peanuts. my first experience as a First Class passenger.

the WinterTerm starts from 3rd january too. i have not yet selected my fifth and sixth course for this term. have to pick some electives because anything else will be a huge burden on top of the ine math and three compSci courses. maybe psychology ? or another religion course ? we’ll see.

yahooGames :: bine + snot = i lost (gah)

saw Lord of the Rings yesterday with thrawn. what a wonderful depiction of the Tolkein universe. i think this is the first time a movie has lived upto to the novel. i found only two objections in all 178 minutes of it : the episode where Frodo offers Galadriel the Ring was weird.. plain weird, and second, they did not show Galadriel give the Fellowship the famous Elven Cloaks. i wanted to see what they look like. other than these two complaints, the movie was flawless. the orc in the Mines of Moria, the Shire, the RingWraiths, the fellowship [Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas, Gimly, Gandalf, Merry, Pippin, Sam, and Frodo], Mordor and the Mount of Doom, everything was perfect. i have to start reading The Two Towers now. the second installment in the trilogy comes out in December 2001… sooo far away :(

have to take pics of the house from outside tomorrow. naraku’s AGFA cam works perfectly in the morning when there’s enough light around. also, have to goto CanotekDrive to take a snap of that hillarious company logo.

Alfred Bester’s The Demolished Man is a very interesting novel. it must be spectacular being a telepath. imagine having a perfect understanding between yourself and someone else…… you and the one

i’m going to miss all when i go back.


1998 Movies

Writing in the dark

Have you ever written in the dark before ? It feels really weird. Right now I can just see my hands moving on a white sheet. I can barely see the dark shapes that I am making on the face of this page.

Anyway, paa came in the room at 1 AM and told me to go to sleep. I said sure. Turned off the computer and then went to bed. And now it is 2:16 AM and I still haven’t fallen asleep. So, I said, “what the heck, let’s start writing again”. And that’s what this is.

So, how was today ? Pretty good I should say. I woke up at around 2. Maa and Paa were worried that we haven’t been able to spend time together lately. They went to Montreal about 3 days ago and came back late at night. The next day they went to Toronto. They spent the night there. Came back and then immediately went to Shaheen family’s house. I have started to dislike them now for oh-so-many reasons.

Anyhow, I got up and Paa, Maa left to meet Mr. Shaheen again. Shekhar called and we decided to go watch a movie. Today was Saturday so the ticket was for $6.50. He arrived at 3:50 PM and I told him about my new record of staying online: 12 hours and 38 minutes.

We called Tanvir and asked him if he wanted to join and said sure. So, we left to go to Merivale Mall and bought OC Transpo bus tickets. 10 tickets for 7 dollars and 50 cents.

On to South Keys cinema via Bus #176. Bought the tickets and then popcorn. We watched There’s Something About Mary. It was hilarious. So damn funny. “We have a bleeder”, “Is that hair gel?” After that, we sneaked into Ever After: A Cinderella Story. Tanvir wanted to watch that and so did I. Drew Barrymore was awesome in the movie.

Got home around 10:30. Then I drove and took Shekhar to his house: 20 Drewberry Crescent.

Dinner was koftay (meatballs). Read a little bit of I, Asimov. Thrawn played Quake. Then I went on ICQ at 12:45. Paa told me to go to bed at 1. Now, I’m just lying here.

Listened to Re-United after a long time. Wow, its 2:26 AM now.

God, when am I going to sleep. Skid is visiting from Toronto on the 23rd. Together again after 2 years.

School will be starting soon as well.

Okay, later.