Sunday, May 28, 2006


Pattern (n):
1. A model or original used as an archetype.
2. A person or thing considered worthy of imitation.
3. A plan, diagram, or model to be followed in making things: a dress pattern.
4. A representative sample; a specimen.
5. An artistic or decorative design: a paisley pattern.
6. A design of natural or accidental origin: patterns of bird formations.
7. A consistent, characteristic form, style, or method, as:
A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group: one's pattern of behavior.

I love finding patterns (definition 2 and 7 above, in bold) in people. I find it rather humorous (and hilarious at times) when someone recognizes someone else's pattern and does an imitation of it. I don't exactly understand why it's so funny but I guess it's roughly because a) The person who is being imitated (the patternee) does not realize he/she has that pattern until the person who does the imitating (the patterner) points it out, usually in a humiliating, exaggerated fashion; b) it's good to feel validated by the fact that you are not the only one who has noticed a certain pattern in someone, and c) I am, and whoever that feels the same way as I do, is one bored motherfucker who likes to bitch about others.

So let us establish the act of finding and imitating somebody else's behavioural pattern as patterning. Now I want you all to get out there and do some patterning. The closer you are to the person the better; it'll just make things funnier.

Here are some that we've found so far:
  • When visiting Campbell esate, one can be assured to be greeted by half-naked Campbell at the door who has just 'taken a shower' and 'did not have enough time to put a shirt on'. This is often followed by Cam asking you what the hell you're doing there.
  • Alex always begins his dances with a firm clap/hand grasp, followed by index fingers pointed at the ceiling. Always.
  • Michael never states what he wants to do; instead he asks a really really suggestive question, such as: 'you know what we should do?'. You must answer this question with a question of your own, 'what?', as otherwise you will not know what the hell you should be doing.
  • Josh finds it necessary to let everyone in his vicinity know that he has just farted. Rather than giving a warning, he says this only seconds before his bodily fumes inevitably enters the nostrils of whoever happens to be near him at the time. On the same topic, Josh will never fart away from you- infact, he will lift a side of his arse so he can fart AT you more accurately.
  • Kyle will tell you an outrageous story that will make you ask 'really?' in disbelief. Which he says 'No' in reponse, followed by a cheeky smile, a clap, and a burst of haha. Further confirming the general consensus that he shouldn't be trusted.

Feel free to add onto the list.

It's funny how I notice the smallest things about others but I am yet to find a pattern in myself. I think it could be a strong act of denial.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


I think we've all matured a bit since we graduated high school. I mean, intellectually we're still pretty much 12 year olds, but I think physically we've changed, some more than others.

So what greater way to study for upcoming exams than to waste time by making a cool comparatively analytic photographic collage of my mates (and myself) like below:

The left-side picture of each person was taken on the last day of school, and on right-side is the most recent and decent photo I could find of them. So there are about a good 1.5 ~ 1.7 years bewteen the two photos of the person.

It's interesting how some of us have matured/gotten older/changed more than others. Kyle and Josh in particular, have lost their baby-ish aura about them. Nick has managed to equip himself with very well-toned body, and I don't think I'm too far behind! A few of us haven't changed all that much; Alex and Michael, would fall into that category, and Ben and Cam don't seem too keen on changing, either.

So is it good that we're all changing?

Well to be honest I don't really care. Teehee.

*Don't be a cock and get paranoid about why you're not on top of the collage. I've done it in alphabetical order from left to right. Also I like Alex. And if you're close to the bottom, I don't like you.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Cruise party night photos.

I obtained the photos of the night thanks to the CD-burning efforts by Cam (Thanks Cam!). So here they are.

So it began like this - in front of Docklands Nandos, Edie as a jockey, me as a snowboarder and Alex suited up (Seth Cohen style).

Dhruv, Josh (who decided he'd go as an 80's skier) and Cam

I'm about to rest my beer on Cam's head here.

Cool hippy pants that Cam's mum decided to make for him in year 10, I believe.

I really had no idea what they were supposed to be at first. Mad scientists? What kind of stupid fancy dress is that?

I found that using my teeth to hold my cup while taking photos is very useful.

This one's for you Joshy ;)

Tripped out shot of Kyle and me.

We tried again.

Tea-bagging experience.

Cam looks disgusted. Well justified.

Edie, Alex, Kyle & Tiff.

Just Smile and nod, Josh. She'll eventually disappear. Or close your eyes. Like me.

Alex was still having fun while I was attempting to catch some Z's.

A night does not truly end until we end up at Maccas. And we did.

So there it is. It was an interesting night, and there are some more 'interesting' photos, but not many of which are appropriate enough to be uploaded here.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Booze Cruise!

Photos of the night (10/05/06) will be updated when Cam decides to get off his arse and gives them to me.

It was an interesting night.

I could write about it, but why bother when pictures (which I am yet to acquire) tell million pixelled-stories.

So why did I post?

For attention.
This one's from the Science Students' Society website. (

Snow kid at the bar, posing while his beer is being poured.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

My Personality.

Stability results were high which suggests you are very relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic..
Orderliness results were medium which suggests you are moderately organized, hard working, and reliable while still remaining flexible, efficient, and fun.
Extraversion results were moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity.
Me? Vain? noooooo...

Friday, May 05, 2006

Thursday night shenanigans.

Went out to Puggs in Carlton last night (Thursday). Highlight: going home.

Me going for a nibble on Kyle's finger

Some of the gang:- Ben, Kath, half a Liz, Alex, Kyle (From left)

Dreamy (droopy? dreary?) Eyes Josh made a brief appearance for some newspaper reading and a game of Bartoc as well.

I hate using flash. It brings out the ugly in people.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


I don't understand the point of it.


Brotherly tea-drinking.

Monday, May 01, 2006