Poagao's Journal

Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Sep 30 2001

It turns out that the Source cancelled it’s "Churc…

It turns out that the Source cancelled it’s “Churchgoers” party in favor of their Full Moon party today, so I didn’t bother. Brett called me a disfunctional homosexual at their party last night, but I really cannot see the point in dancing all the time. Instead I stayed home and edited most of the day. I don’t know how many times I should go through the entire book; I suspect that knowing when to stop editing will be difficult.

Rain, rain, and more rain. People are setting off firecrackers, and the smell of traditional barbeques is everywhere. All around town families are gathered around little disposable grills where they are cooking strips of meat and corn as they peer up at the sky, looking to catch a glimpse of the full moon. If one sees the full moon, it means good luck, but the chances aren’t very good as it’s been cloudy. Earlier this evening I looked up and saw the moon peeking through a small gap in the clouds, just before it vanished. The weather is cooling off, and the breeze is quite refreshing. Now I could use a little sunshine. The mosquitos are terrible, no doubt breeding extra fast due to all of the standing water after the flooding.

I bought the Akira DVD, but I can’t stand the goofy English voiceovers. I’d rather listen to Japanese I don’t understand than a bunch of really badly-written and terribly performed voiceovers. It’s still a great movie, though, one of the few ‘anime’ features I can really get into. Kaneda’s motorcycle kicks major ass.

Whenever I’ve searched for anything on Google or on several Yahoo! sites for the past couple of weeks, I either got a 404 or, if I could get through and actually search for something, I get this:

“You are not authorized to view this page. You might not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied.

If you believe you should be able to view this directory or page, please try to contact the Web site by using any e-mail address or phone number that may be listed on the www.google.com home page. HTTP Error 403 – Forbidden”

This sucks because I had come to rely on google for just about all of my searching needs. Now I have to find something else.

Anyway, tomorrow is Monday, and I’m off. It’s a great feeling, far better than having Friday off, since Friday is almost the weekend, while Monday is the beginning of a new week, the perfect day to miss. Of course, I’ll probably spend most of the day editing, but later on Kirk, Victor and I are going out for dinner and maybe tea at a teahouse located near Kirk’s apartment, in a one-story Japanese-era wooden house that creaks in the wind and smells old. Such houses are becoming rare these days as they require a lot of maintenance, and the temptation to sell the land to real estate developers is enormous. Still, if I had my choice, I think I would prefer to live in one of those old houses, if it were in good shape and had a yard, than in a large, modern apartment building. Hopefully there’s enough people out there with a similar take on the situation to help preserve at least some of the Japanese structures.

posted by Poagao at 5:54 pm  

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