6. Buying a new laptop - this is the first post brought to you by my new laptop, whose name is currently undecided, but I'm still getting to know her. Unfortunately Emily Jemima II, an EeePC 900HA who's been my faithful companion for around 3 and a half years, has decided that her right-hand keys (delete/backspace/enter/right arrow key) no longer do anything, plus she's getting a bit slow in her old age.
I took the chance to go to Comex last weekend since it's the biggest computer expo of the year, or so they say (holy shit all the technology. hnnnnnnnnng.) and get a new laptop - I'd budgeted for this since the start of the year, so I knew what my price range was (about $1000) and what I was looking for (something under 11" if I could get one with decent specs, otherwise a 'portable laptop') and ended up with an Asus K46CM (i.e. shiny) although was VERY tempted by the purple EeePCs.
8. More shopping - I headed back to Orchard and went to Ngee Ann City, mainly to go to the bigger Kinokuniya branch (which was a little bit like being in my happy place except for the lack of couches to sit on and read) and pick up some magazines for people in NZ.
9. Eating More of the Things.
Kedong juice - an unusual taste, but really nice.
Duck and barbecue pork rice with chilli sauce...
Seaweed snacks. These have been breakfast for the last two days :P
10. Clubbing! Raymond invited me out to Zouk to see DJ Shogun play. Whilst this sounds impressive, I don't really listen to trance so had no idea what it was going to be like.
DJ Shogun - headlining act for the night.
It was AWESOME though - the vibe was great, unlike Wellington where you often need to drink to tolerate the ipod DJing/repeated songs/other people. Apparently Zouk is one of the best clubs in the world, and I'm inclined to believe it. So. Awesome. We were out until 4ish, when DJ Shogun finished his set.
Cover charge was $28 including 2 drinks. I got bought something gross called a 'Graveyard' which is beer-based and doesn't appear to have any soft drink in it, and is therefore disgusting. Give me gummy bear cocktails any day.
11. Making Friends.
And Alexandra Hospital Scenery.