Worlds Apart


Long days and Green Men

I have had a long long day. Went in to Valletta at 8 this morning to get my passport done, then Uni to help finish off anatomy project since it's due today. Thanks Chris and Claire for letting me leave early :) Submitted my physio essay yesterday for reviewing, now I hope I won't have to change or add anything... Want to do pharma assignment on Sunday so next week I can start studying hard... I'm so busy at the moment it's not even funny, apologies to everyone if I'm nervous at times... ajma...

Off to Mass in Zebbug tonight, then prob Dubliner's after. I know it's Duluri but I really need a drink tonight, just one of those days.

Wanted to share this, Edward Norton as the Hulk! Maybe this time it'll be good...


Not of this world

Hey everyone. Since my last blog I've almost finished my physio project, hopefully will get it done today :) Anyways, I want to talk about yesterday...

Last night I wasn't in the mood for staying at home working on the project, so I decided to go to the mass meeting at the fosos with Simon, Lara, Angie and Sarah. It was quite fun, though I think the others thought I wasn't really enjoying it... actually I was taking it in for most of the time, I hadn't been to a mass meeting since I was little. Met a few people there like Brian, Doreen and Daniel, as well as Bianca, Andrea and co. Also saw Max, Danila and Emma, hadn't seen them in yeeeaaaarrsss! Insomma, waited aaages for Gonzi to come out, and once he did, waited ages for him to give it a rest. PN good, Sant bad, we know, we know. Jumped around like idiots a lot, espeically in the rain at the party after... which turned into more of a rave...

Now, I don't want to put down mass meetings or anything, but I reflected on something this morning. Thing is last night I felt weird being there, cause I've gotten so used to cheering and shouting and jumping for one thing - God. It was really strange to be there and seeing so many people going crazy for a guy in a suit... Don't get me wrong, I like Gonzi just as much as the next nationalist, and I know the party's done/doing a lot of good for the country. But still, cheering, jumping, shouting and all that still felt kind of.. empty. I remarked about it to Simon and he just said it's a bit of fun for it's own sake. I know that, and I'm not saying it's wrong. I just found myself wishing I could see people acting this way for God, becuase HE is who is worth our praise! It's so strange how people can get fanatical about political parties, even turning it into idolatry, and then be so indifferent to God. It shows the Devil's got his hands around thing Earth, and it's so sad...

I felt really out of place at one point, and I do kinda now, looking back on it. And you know what? I thank God for that. If you feel out of place on this Earth then that shows that you are searching for a home that is not of this Earth, and that is precisely how I feel, praise God! It may sound strange, but I hope all of you feel that way too, or come to, cause if you have met Jesus, if you've given your life to Him, you are not of this Earth.


Colour me black and yellow

Waaaaaaah I've been busy lately, or more accurately, am in a general state of busy-ness that should last for the next 3 months or so. Reasons for this aaaaaare:

1. Projects. I hate projects. I hate research even more. My anatomy project is due next week and my physio project is due by the end of the month. I am attempting to get both finished by friday this week. Then next week hopefully I'll start and finish my pharmacology project which is also due by the end of the month, which by the way, is about some kind of laxative. I hate projects. When I actually do finish these I have to start studying seriously for my finals which begin last week of May. Oh joy.

2. The boys and I are finally getting down to working on our own material. I'm very very very happy about this, and I'm liking what's coming out a lot, praise God. A lot more developments are on the horizon but I won't discuss those as yet seeing as everything is still in its early stages and nothing is definite as yet, the point being we've had to step up our schedule considerably and that means more time rehearsing and writing. More updates later on, but let's say God is very faithful. VERY faithful :D

3. Got a few other odds and ends that are gonna keep me occupied, like filming for 4given, weekend retreats, going abroad with Mike to Prague in April for the RELaY conference, and possibly other things that I can't recall at this point in time. Oh yeah, Resident Evil 5 comes out at the end of the month and Metal Gear Solid 4 on June 12th... I need to make time or sleep less...

So yeah, busy. I kind of really want to know my exam dates (I only know 3 out of 8 so far) cause my uncle's going up to some festival in England (or maybe Scotland, I don't remember) for a weekend in June and he's gonna watch Delirious? and David Crowder Band live in concert, so naturally I want to go. My mom told me if I was interested she's pay for me to go up, so naturally I really want to go. Thing is my finals are in June so basically I'm kind of screwed over... ah well...

Election week this week, my first time voting. I'm not exactly excited or particularly interested, though for the first time I found myself learning certain things about politics and the way things are going. Jen's dad (the legend himself) and the whole scenario with Sant that's going on at the moment is particularly amusing. I just really hope we come up, and I'm taking a positive attitude about it. Plus I really wanna go car-cading on Sunday XD

Last note: I finished Uncharted: Drake's fortune a couple of weeks ago and COD4 this afternoon. Both very very good games, thanks Mike :)


Ready Now

Heyo, got a busy weekend coming up - Behavioural sciences weekend from this afternoon till Saturday afternoon, dvd night thing at community on Sat evening, going to Qrendi at 8 in the morning on Sunday to animate the mass, and got a lovely dvd/meal at Dan's place Sunday night. Tis lovely indeed!

Life at the moment feels pretty weird I gotta say. As far as everyday life goes, I think I've gotten used to being single again now and I'm pretty free, enjoying the little everyday things and even uni isn't getting me down anymore.... though I know I still have loads of work to do but I can fret about that later. Spiritually I feel like I'm going through a renewal, coming out of that stale feeling I experienced. It's that feeling that propelled me to start listening to 'normal' music for example, which was nice for the time, but now I feel I'm being called back... I'm going deeper and I want to go deeper. It's a great feeling, and rather exciting too. I think it has a lot to do with all the stuff that's happening collectively in the group (you know who you are ;P). In short, it feels strange cause at the moment my life has a lot of things on the horizon, a lot of change and renewal... I don't know if you get what I mean but lets just say spring this year is really going to mean new life for me :D Meh, I've got a whole weekend of this intrapersonal stuff and i'm already babbling about my feelings...

Yesterday I discovered the 'Desperation Band'. I love them, I really do, that perfect passionate feeling of praise and worship, it really gets me lost in the moment...


It's THAT day of the year

Out XD

Missing the Feeling of...

....arrr... roll on the summer...


When nature calls

Ajma ajma. Just spent a couple o hours writing a bit of my physio essay. It's taking longer than I'd like to get done, but it's interesting enough and i'm actually learning from it. That actually extends to the whole of my course at the moment, not getting as much work done as i'd like (where do the hours go?) but i'm really enjoying it. Blamf.

After much deliberation due to the weather (don't give me that 'you're a pussy' stuff sim, the weather was awful on friday, and setting up in the dark would have taken aaaages), we did go camping after all. Met in Rabat bright an early at 8 on Sat morning and headed just outside Buskett for the day, night and following morning. Was lots of fun, spent most of our time cooking, eating, drinking beer (repeated these steps several times), climbing stuff and shooting stuff with mike's airgun. Big thanks to Jonni who's camping know-how proved invaluable and to Miggy for all the excellent food :D Cooki
ng and then eating pasta outside in the rain on Sat night was something i found particularly fun hehe. I'll def be up for it again :)

After a good wash and change of clothes went to watch National Treasure Sunday evening, the film was... well what you'd expect it to be, and the company was brilliant, even if Jen and Chris did start to sabotage my car when we stopped for petrol ;P

Damn it's cold all of a sudden
, been one of the few genuinely winter-ish days today. Looking forward to having a good weekend at Dubliner's at the moment, woo!

Edit: Simon's posted a video he made of the camping trip. It's pretty funny, though I still don't really know why i'm "The Posh"... Anyways thought i'd tell you about it, maybe he'll stop SPAMMING MY BLOG that way... XD


Jump on it

Why won't Blogger ever remember my username and password?! It's little annoying things like this that are responsible for upsetting people's days.... and killing penguins... not sure how but fairly certain it's true....

Community weekend was a blast, was a great experience and loads of fun. Though can't say i expected any less. I want photos guys!! :D

I've had a really looooong day. Woke up early, watched Al Murray on youtube in a lecture hall, wandered around Mater Dei looking for another lecture hall (which was HUGE, HUGE!!), went to another lecture all the way back at Uni, went to Mass, went to library, went to gym, hurr. I'm rather thoroughly knackered now, so of course i need to post something like this:


Art rant

Mornin'. Blogging so close to a previous entry isn't my usual thing, but I want to post something that I really like, though I think only Simon will really appreciate :P

Ian from three panel soul (and the late machall) recently did a pic for genericon. He's posted a video of him doing all the post-inking work on it. It's about 20 min long so unless you're really into this thing i think you'll lose interest fast. The fact that there's no commentary is a shame, would have learnt a lot more from it, but damn does it take a lot of work to make these things. This vid showed me, at least, how much artistic knowledge it takes, both in colour and light.

Though I think I've sussed out Ian's method to his style:
1. Keep designs simple and expressive
2. Have a good knowledge of colour (you'll need it for base colouring)
3. Go friggin nuts with the shading
4. Make final touches that I can't even conceive

Anyways, back to braincells for the day, got me last exam tomorrow morning, have no idea how it's going to go... weekend starts tomorrow though :D


Buttmonkeys I'm bored

Had an 'off' day today, I'm going to rant about it, because that's what you do when you have reached the end of an 'off' day.

Ok first of all, went to Mark's birthday meal last night at Hard Rock, was good fun. What was particularly amusing was watching a bunch of foreign guys dance at an empty koyote after. By their dancing it looked like they'd been snorting engine grease all day... And Mark, I don't want to imagine the hangover you had this morning ;P

Anyway, long story short, I got in at around 2 30 last night. At 7 45 this morning the bell rang... electricity meter guy.... of course I had to go open for him. After that I did the logical thing and went back to bed for 2 hours. When I got up at 10, the maid had arrived and the whole second floor looked like a warzone. I hate it when that happens. Do you ever wake up with that feeling that everything is severely messed up, especially since you can't take a piss in your own damn bathroom? Yeah, I had that today...

Went to gym with Mike, came home, had lunch. Then I started reading neuroscience... and well that is basically it. Meh. Been sitting here all day and the lack of anything interesting to do is knawing at my brain. Ok, time to stop being emo now.



I'd like to kick off by paying my respects to Heath Ledger, he really was a brilliant actor and it's a shame to have to lose him so early in his career. I know it's his performance that'll make his last film so spectacular. May he rest in peace.

It's a beautiful day outside, really feel like enjoying it. Had a great night last night, thanks to everyone who was there, was brilliant :D Also was really nice to go to the y4j mass, it's been a while since i went and you guys are doing a really good job. Keep growing and going deeper ;)

Main reason for today's blog is:

Click on it, bookmark it, visit it every single day. After so long the community website is finally up and running, and to be honest I'm very impressed with it, I never thought it'd be something of such high quality. Woo!

Been listening to a lot of snow patrol lately, in particular "Run" and "Chocolate". I really love their sound, some beautiful melodies.

Anyways, 2 'exams' next week then it's off to the community weekend. Really looking forward to it, eh guys? ;P


Edit: Ok so the link isn't working, whatever, just copy-paste, you know the drill. Hurr...

Bars and guitars

I want to talk about 2 things today:

Subject A
I've been actually going out for the past couple of weekends, which, as most of you know, is not normal for me (because everyone knows that paceville is nothing but evil and trickery. I'm sorry Dez, it is ;P). Now, I don't know if this sudden
urge to go out and meet people is a by-product of being single again, though it probably is, but I enjoyed myself. To be honest, i still hate paceville, but i have discovered somewhere I really love, Dubliner's. I went out there last Friday to have some drinks with the guys after community... nuff said about that.... and I went there on Saturday and found out my second cousin works there. This is funny, because i never knew of his existence before then. This friday I'm going to meet chris and some others there after the Healing Service. In short, I like this place, it is fun :D

Subject B
I've started studying for my exams last week and things aren't going too badly. I have the exam next Tuesday and while I don't exactly think i'm going to be impressing anyone, I'm not really bothered. Thing is, i've been getting a rather big creative streak recently. I swear, I can't put my guitar down. This i spose is a good thing... though it's coming at some expense of my study time as while reading i'll get up and go write something... and then play it for a while... and then look up a song on youtube... and repeat basically. I don't really know what I want to say with this... it's just... there. *shrugs*

Last note, I really want to watch this film.

Last note #2: Muffin!!


Everyone's doing it

Hey, short blog. Studies been going well, I skived pathology to go study in the library today, woo! Rebel nerdism is me!!

I think only former y4j-goers will understand what i'm on about, but if we ever play this song at community, everyone has to sing it like this:

David Crowder band... makes my heartbox fuzz....


Crunch time

Tonight is the last night of Christmas holidays... woo.... Now, in approximately 5 months I have to sit for my pre-med finals, and considering during the past 3 months i've done pretty close to 'jack all', this is not going to be a very 'laid back' period of time. Yeah... I don't know how this is going to reflect on the blogs, could go back to a random one once in a while, or they might just continue as they have, we'll see.

Though, from now until summer, I have resolved to do the following:
1. Study, a lot, and pass my finals...
2. Go to the gym, at least twice a week.
3. Make time, both with the guys and alone, to develop our music.

Whether or not i actual keep these up is, well... *shrugs*

Oh, by the way, big props to Rob for the concert on Thursday (though i doubt he'll ever read this imma nsomma). It was fantastic, really was. Congrats to Dez and Lu for the dancing, and to the y4j guys for helping out, was a really good night. Made me decide to go ahead and buy some in-ear monitors, they really should come in handy. Oh, and one day we will get to go to a studio and record an album, so help us God. I've always dreamed of it.

Last, but not least, Dru.... you're old now!! Ha!!!! Happy 20th Birthday dude ;P


"In your dreams"

I've been feeling really sociable lately, ever since Christmas. I don't consider my usual self as anti-social, but lately i've been wanting to go out more and going on msn and stuff when i'm at home.... maybe it's cause i've got more time on my hands...i really should study....

Went to Valletta with Mike, Van, Lu and Sar today. We wanted to do some shopping since the sales are on but well, it was packed. And everythin
g came in 2 sizes, large or XXXXXXXXXXXXXL... so i came home with one shirt. Ah well, it's a nice shirt XD

In other news, come drool with me...
Gibson Vegas high roller... you might not like the styling but if you want the tone in songs like "Best of you", you need one of these babies... and a baby it is...

Kudos to Kai for linking me up to tales of mere exitence, friggin great stuff: