Hoy there folks!! the first post of 2009, and it is on Easter Friday 🙂 NZ loves their bunnies 😛

to sum the things that have happened since the New Year

JAN – We as a Family went for a Holiday to a small town called Napier, on the east coast of the South Island. It was a lovely place, beautiful buildings, lovely warm weather and windy beaches. It is also known as the Art Deco capital of the world, being rebuilt in the 30’s after a massive earthquake hit it. One could say it was out of this tragedy, the bedrock of the fortunes of the East Coasters were laid.

FEB – Well, much of the same, cleaning, daily stuff, and the real focus was on applying for my master’s in engineering at the University of Waikato, talked to a couple of lecturers and kept mulling over it. :)for a whole month. Discovered YMO at the same time too.

MAR- Finally chose a subject, got the application done.. .and would be an official student on the 1st of APR. I continued to spend the rest of the month , researching the topics i needed to go through, and go for grad seminars.I also made a choice to begin the next month studying various things – Japanese ( not much progress though), german ( ich ein bin Munster), learning the Guitar ( bloody hard when you have fingers that are thicker and longer than most), blogging 😆 ( as a good place to begin my time line planning), drawing ( you know what it is, think my usual sketches), learning Solidworks (might be vital for my course), and finaly, doing some online learning through IMechE. That is something  i would implore my coursemates and fellow IMechE members to do, that is make full use of all the facilities they have provided online. Some topics may be a little dated but the up to date topics would be available online.

Finally APR – Ten days into April, I have decided on my literature review component, tentatively called ” A Literature review of Natural fibre reinforced composite plastics, their properties,  and their potential practical applications”. The main Purpose of these fibres are to replace glass in Glass fibre plastics, reducing the impact on the environment on rpoduction, use and ath the endstage of the products life cycle.

Obviously along the way, I have watched many anime series( Maria +Holic, Minami-ke Okaeri, Asu no Yoichi, ToraDora, Shugo Chara, xxxHolic Kei, Zoku Sayonara Zetusbou Sensei, Kanokon, Kyou no Go no ni – basically series that i didn’t have time to watch while still in Malaysia). Picking up a few this season, K-on ( I LOVE MIO!!!!!), Hayate no Gotoku 2, Natsu no Arashi ( i am disappointed with the quality though), Tayutama, Kiniro no Corda ~second Passo~(enjoyed the 1st season though 🙂), Polyphonica, Hatsukoi Gentei ( but its worrying, the story). Anything else is either lame, disturbing or just simply crass…

Oh well, the schedule is is full, as you can Imagine, I do hope to put aside some time for blogging and my poetry ( of which i have done little). and yes, spam on people’s blogs with a cbox 🙂 .

Until the next time people!


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