3 weeks ago
You know the feeling when you've written your first journal entry at RT some few years (or maybe months) ago? That's how I feel right now. I feel like I'm in a completely new place but with the functions of the old site and more. The biggest bonus for me is the mobile function so now I can watch RT content while waiting to get home on the train/bus. Let me tell you I live a bit far from town I can literally finish a whole podcast by the time I get to where I am suppose to be. So with that said I'm still trying to roam around the new site but it's easier on my phone than it is on my desktop for some weird reason. I tried watching the podcast on my desktop & laptop and it took ages to load, but I open it up on my phone I did not even need to wait. There still a few issues I've notice but I think the Tech Team has already been notified reading from the community journals. My only issue is probably the feeling of how new the RT site is but I'll probably get use to it overtime..... That's really all for now I guess so goodnight dear friends
I have a lot of criticism for the site at the moment so I think it's better for me to keep quiet as things move along.... This journal really came back to haunt me
1 month ago
Just a quick observation these past few months. As you may or may not know I always have problems sparking a discussion or even worst keeping a conversation going to the people I have interest in establishing social connections. I always thought there's just nothing else to talk about (awkward silence sets in) after I converse with new people and so they pull out their phones and into the abyss my essential connection goes.
But recently I've actually been very successful meeting new people which is a first in my 2.5years at Uni. I noticed that by relentlessly asking questions about them I will try to find something in common until I hit a jackpot. Apparently if you ask the right questions people love to talk about themselves. The conundrum is that I always wanted everyone to be direct and concise. So I end up missing details that could have potentially expanded a conversation. Also I observed I need to tone down my aggressive stance that forces people to get to the point I want.
Next I always expected people to be as smart or better than me, which leads to a bit of a disappointing outcome on my part if my expectations are not met. You'll be amazed that I kept that assumption until someone pointed it to me that it's severely flawed. I always stuck to my "I have everything to gain nothing to lose" attitude, which I use to learn from people I perceive to be smarter than me. Probably not the best idea to stick to, nevertheless I should not be setting preconceived bars on people I have not even met.
So with those changes in mind I actually managed to have a more sustainable friendships with new people around me and I hope to improve it further in the coming months/years ahead. So if you have any feedback on how you go about meeting new people I'm more than willing to listen......
3 months ago
I've been fairly quiet lately, to be honest I was super busy at school these past few days. But this morning while checking my e-mail I received a letter from Montreal. They've selected me to study at their beloved institution this Fall. I never thought it was going to happen and this project was such a long shot in the beginning I pretty much expected it to fail a few months ago. Although I wasn't going to quit at something I wanted to do since I got out of high school, and I came too far to back down now.
So I broke the planning down in a few pieces. Firstly I had to find some money, so I was forced to leave the comfortable job I had. Along with the many friends I made there since I started high school. They pretty much treated me as family cause it was a small supermarket and everybody knew everyone even some of frequent customers. But the shifts numbers was too low so I was forced to work somewhere else. If you followed my previous journals, I used to be a photo developer within a corporate discount store. The pay there was high and the shift numbers was overwhelming, so I worked and worked until I had enough. Both the customers and staff really ummm.... well let's just say there's always some disputes almost everyday. Well anyways after a year I left the job cause it took a dent on my GPA, I was working even during the exam period. Also I had the money I needed and pretty much just spent a portion of my earnings on food. So since end of last year I managed to recover my GPA to an outstanding level. I was actually shocked, I never thought I'll average at 90+% in 3 subjects. Usually I only get 70%-75% so leaving my work to go study did pay off.
Lastly I derive my optimism from you community! 3years we've been together but I'm still a bit reluctant to open up my profile. Although once I start at Montreal in August, I'll try and take as many photos as possible and post my best ones up here. Also I'll make more of an effort to game with you guys in the following months ahead. I would like to thank all my friends here at Roosterteeth for your support and now that my project draws to an end, I'll try and see if I can meet a few of you guys before my secret Canadian ski trip during the holiday period. I always wanted to see snow and snowboard. 3years I've been here and to more years to come. I'll try and publish my exchange-to do list in a few days, which includes but not limited to, going to a hockey game, learning to ice skate and ridding interstate trains. I like trains!
8 months ago
So exactly this time yesterday I woke up, to Matt's Journal then a few minutes later I scrolled up to see Burnie's Journal. To be honest I was so stunned that our beloved community has now been acquired, so for the next 12hours of yesterday I closed all the RT tabs which was the first time in 2 years. Pondered why RT will give up it's independence to be part of a Majority stake firm and planned my exit strategy from RT . But I knew I'll never be able to resist going back and I should investigate further why the acquisition was necessary.
So instead of studying, I realized after talking to the community and reading the mixed reactions of people's journals that you can call Matt and Burnie anything you want, internet personalities, producers, content creators. It still doesn't hide the fact they are managers in a privately owned company,which their main objective is to secure the interest of their respective stakeholders and meet certain set goals. It's not all that bad, however they could have handled it a bit better but then again it was 7am in the morning when I read the news hahaha..
We may not know what these goals and objectives are or for that matter the true intention of this acquisition. However for now at least, everything will remain the same and I have full confidence in Matt & Burnie's leadership. The only thing that has changed is that RT is no longer fully independent, suffice to say the world is constantly changing and we will be forced to adapt one way or the other. Independence was a concept I valued the most but this shows even those who are truly independent may need assistance from time to time.
For now I'll like to see what happens in the medium term and after deciding to almost rip out the Churchism and Grifism posters yesterday, I think they'll stay in my wall posted proudly for more years to come. So let's give this new "partnership" a chance and see what new RT content will be produced in the future. I am cautiously optimistic there will be benefits from this "partnership" with Fullscreen.
1 year ago
So I'm after a few philosophical answers to philosophical questions again. I don't really know why maybe I'm going insane I just don't know it yet.
1 year ago
2years we've been together community! It's funny how time flies and I sometimes wish it would slow down for a bit. I'm still surprised I stuck around this long, I usually have a limited attention span. It's just very nice to have a small corner of the internet to listen, smile and laugh with you.
1 year ago
So had nothing better to do in the last little while (3months break). While searching I found a 3DS from an old box back when I moved houses last year. Forgot I had it, to my luck I bought Pokemon X and played it since last week.
Then me being crazy, I went to school on my day off and ran around with my 3DS to see who I can pass by! (you'll see how stupid this gets in a moment cause I thought it was similar to street pass) So sadly no luck but I didn't give up! for the whole week I went with my 3DS at work, ran around passing people on the train station, walking around the city for the whole day and even going to a crowded mall (I don't like crowded places) .
Still no luck! no passerby until I looked it up and apparently it was an online feature on Pokemon X and has nothing to do with passing people around or near you..... So all that work for nothing made me kinda super sad but was kinda fun.... If only it was a pass by someone feature I could have gotten at least a person playing pokemon who probably carries his/her 3DS around like me that week.
1 year ago
'“ Name: Gabriel
'“ Birthday: 21 December
'“ Nickname: Gab.... But people make variations of that
'“ Eye Color: Dark Brown (no such thing as black eyes)
'“ Hair Color: Black
'“ Nationality: Australian (Australasian to be precise)
'“ Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius (who believes in this stuff?)
'“ height: 5"9
'“ Your weaknesses: Meeting new people. I like to only be surrounded by a small circle of friends.
'“ Your fear: Failing my Plans
'“ Your perfect pizza: Hawaiian!
'“ Goal you'd like to achieve: A lot, but right now is to Study in Canada..(Blogger for more info)
'“ Your best physical feature: Probably my hair! Loved my spiky hair....
'“ Favorite color :Red
'“ Favorite food: Spring Roll (but the mix veg with mince pork version)
'“ Favorite Number: 75
This Or That...
'“ Pepsi or Coke: Pepsi
'“ McDonald's or Burger King: McDonalds all the way
'“ Adidas or Nike: Puma
'“ Chocolate or Vanilla: both
'“ Cappuccino or coffee: Coffee from the Blue Mountains of Jamaica
'“ Xbox or Playstation consoles? : Peasants! PC all the way..... But I do have an Xbox 360
'“ Smoke: No
'“ Curse: I try not to anymore by using Fudge(Fuck) and Cheese (shit)
'“ Sing: NEVER!
'“ Dance: Bro Let's DDR!
'“ Take a shower everyday: Yes and all of you better! I don't like fitly people
'“ Have a crush: Previously but I try not to
'“ Want to get married: No Idea I'm a dreamer my plans come first!
'“ Get motion sickness: No
'“ Think you're attractive: With my spiky hair but once it gets long I look like a slob
'“ Get along with your parents: Most of the time
Have you ever...
- Flashed anyone: No
'“ Been beaten up: Kinda
'“ Shoplifted: No
'“ Eaten Sushi: I eat anything!
'“ Been on stage: Yes! I used to be a public speaker (Still I am. just haven't had the opportunity again)
'“ Made homemade cookies:Yes
'“ Gone Skinny dipping:No Idea
'“ Stolen anything:No
In the opposite sex...
'“ Best eye color: dark brown
'“ Best hair color: any
'“ Short hair or long hair: probably long
'“ What's your type: Intelligent, Direct, Cute, Easy to get along with
'“ Do you have a girlfriend?: No
'“ Does anyone like you?: Yes but I don't chase unrealistic dreams
'“ Have you ever kissed anyone?: Yes
'“ Hugged anyone in the past week?: Yes
If you want more detailed info about me click my Blogger Link on my profile!
1 year ago
So it's been a turbulent year but I stuck with you guys for most of it. Especially in sponsor chat when it's mostly dead around early morning to midday in North America. It's always nice talking to New and Old Chatting members. I hope we continue to do so in 2014! So dear reader thank you for sticking with me.... Also something small to end the year instead of me abusing the Journals again with walls of text. It's how I discovered RoosterTeeth almost the same time in 2011. Community and Friends Now go ahead click it I know you want to!
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