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As it’s the new year I thought I might as well do the ONE blog post that seems to be always constant (as I feel I ought to update it at least once a year so why not at the start?) being the new year thing! There will also be Christmas as well, I guess. So here goes!

I’ll start with Christmas, Christmas has come and gone already and it was an interesting one… and when I say interesting I mean exactly the same as every other one. As I’d already been home in Suffolk for a week I’d already gotten tired of being around my family, but that’s just natural. Anyway, Christmas day had “everyone” wake up at about 10:30am… I say “everyone” as my brother woke up at about lunch time, so we went straight to that. My grandparents weren’t here this time so it was smaller and… I guess LESS stressful than most years. We eventually opened some presents:

That’s a blurry photo of most the things I got for Christmas:

  • Captain America on DVD
  • X-men: First Class on DVD
  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood on Xbox 360
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution on Xbox 360
  • Batman: Arkham City on Xbox 360
  • Disgaea DS… on DS
  • Some Mittens
  • An Ugly-ish Jumper
  • Some PJ bottoms
  • The Rogue (hardback) by Trudi Canavan
  • Atomic Robo Vol 5
  • Two boxes of Winegums
  • A box of Lindor
  • Some Mr Happy Bath stuff
  • Some Ted Baker Bath stuff
  • Some Mango and Lime Curd
  • A chocolate Reindeer (santa)
  • Some Chocolate animal biscuits (santa)
  • Some Haribo Star gummies (santa)

The day after Xmas we went to My Grandparents house for the day, so that’s like 3 hours in the car either way…. fun. The day after I slept until 2:40pm….

Quick Gaming blar – Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood is TOO easy…. The combat you just use the hidden blade and kill EVERYTHING. It feels like I haven’t actually had to make an assassination for a while yet (like story-wise where they normally make it more difficult in a little area and you’ve got to sneak around instead of just normal jump off roof and kill) then there’s the crossbow which is as strong as the gun (in that it kills the big heavily armoured guys in one bolt) yet also silent. Then worse still is your little Brotherhood of Assassins…. Just walking down the street they do most the killing of the guards… I’m just left to loot the bodies :S I’m only into maybe the 5th sequence but that’s because I know own every building I can at this point….

Deus Ex: Human Revolution – I didn’t get to play a lot of this before going back to Uni, but I have liked what I’ve played. I obviously cranked it to the hardest difficulty straight off and then am playing pacifist as well as making it so there are no alarms going off ever, just to make it a fun challenge. The sneaking in the game does feel very legit (more so than Assassin’s Creed). Sneaking around and monitoring the guard’s movements and then trying to hide the bodies in places where they wont be seen! It’s all so tense! (No infinitely large haystacks here!) Although I must the hacking has now become a joke now that I have the 3 Augments that decrease detection rate, but not getting spotted WHILE hacking is another challenge xD I’ve NEVER used a code I found yet… I always hack, but I’m fun like that.

Gaming blar over!

Now for the quick year review where I just make a quick comment (or a long one) on various things that have happened in my life, but hey, It’s legit as I haven’t written many blogs this year! 😀

So I finished Sixth form! That was pretty neat… stressful as well, mostly waiting for offers from Universities… I didn’t do as much revision as I should have for my exams it was the normal last night cramming sort of thing except for Maths. I guess you could also include Chemistry as well but then I only did papers in lessons as we had nothing else to do and I didn’t do many as I just chatted. Maths was, again, only doing papers in class and stuff as we basically had NOTHING else to do and I still had to go to lessons and it was the sort of lesson where talking through it and not doing anything was frowned upon. Biology, on the other hand, we finished the course in the last week of our time there…. and I’d already had a Biology retake before then (which I didn’t revise for). I got AAB so I got into King’s College London where I’m currently at studying Biochemistry.

I turned 18 in 2011, which I also just forgot as it wasn’t a big thing. I mean, not even my family remembered and I didn’t have a party (no friends to invite) so it wasn’t the biggest part of my life.

I went to Reading Festival, which was pretty amazing! I met some people from Twitter (although not as many as I hoped or as often either) and to say it was my first experience of live gigs… it was pretty amazing! 😀 I’m still sort of shocked that I went by myself (on the trains and stuff) which freaked a few people out at Sixth Form.

So September came around and I was bored out of my skull… I’d basically already cast off my secondary school life as it wasn’t exactly great and I was greatly looking forward to University! So it eventually came to the point where I was by myself in my room in halls not knowing what to do. I guess the first term has been okay (as long as you don’t look at my arms), I’ve made some close friends and then have also made a bunch of others. Again there’s not really one SOLID group, it’s lots of people from groups I was in but it’s still cool. I’m happy with the people I’ve befriended… which makes me sound like a bit of an emotional so and so… :S Which I’m not…. ugh, emotions. Lame. Am I right?

The actual learning part of Uni is pretty intense… it’s only now that I’m not doing ANY revision AT ALL when I should be for my exams starting on the 9th that I realise I should probably focus a bit more :S I joined Fencing as well! Made a few friends there… I guess?

I believe the expression I’d use to describe the first term would be “socially confusing” I would have said “Confusing” but that could be mistaken for me not understanding the course material and looking over the main reason for the word “Confusing”… I mean…. GAH!

I don’t want to go back to old habits of just moaning for ever and ever about everything and I’ve really tried to not do that…. I’ve slipped once or twice but I’m getting better and better at bottling up everything that’s wrong and just telling everyone I’m fine. As well as hopefully taking on other people’s problems as well… I mean, although you may not think it (what with the blog posts showing me being a bit of an arse when people are getting up in arms) I just want to help people. Not ALL the people, the people I actually care about yeah. As well as friendly strangers. People I’ve known for a bit and I’ve just grown tired of, I will not listen to their problems and care… I’ll barely even listen. But listening is fun as it fills me with guilt (oops, did I type that? It’s cool, no one will read this far down anyway).

I must say I do hate New Years…. as it’s just that sort of time where you reflect on the year and you realise how bad it’s been and then you realise that the coming year will probably be equally as bad as well…. same with Birthdays… I’ve come to hate my birthday as I basically realise I’ve not made a positive difference to anyone’s life or to the world around me in the X amount of years I’ve been alive while at the same time I’ve probably made A LOT of people feel bad. Then there’s also all the stuff I haven’t done either that 12 year old kids are doing these days…. (I am pathetic…) WAIT NO! Ignore me, I’m bottling that up…. sorry.

So yeah, yesterday I went to see the fireworks with some friends, it was pretty sweet! We ended up waiting around in a big crowd of jostling drunks for like… hours! It also rained but it was really heavy rain at times so that made up for it! (gosh I love heavy rain). Then I got to count down with everyone in London and then KABLAMO! Fireworks! They were pretty amazing fireworks as well. I swear at some points it seemed like they just threw some flashbangs up in the air :S Suddenly the music changed to people talking about the Olympics and then saying London and everyone cheered…. I then remembered, the London 2012 Olympics are THIS year…. 😦 That will not be fun….

Resolutions? I know I normally review my resolutions from last year and say how they went, but I’m fairly sure I failed a lot of them so I don’t want to carry them on again, for some that’d be like… 4 years in a row or something, so instead I’m coming up with a new resolution:

To not make any resolutions.

Oooh, paradoxical!

Oh yeah, over the Christmas break I managed to increase my song count from 4926 to 6988 songs (I can’t download torrents in Halls (well I can, just not the .torrent file) so I have to do it all elsewhere) which is pretty rad 😀

Blimey! What the hell happened there?! I don’t know, what did happen there, I’ll tell you what happened there, oh really what? NOTHING!

I must warn you now, I’m putting on a happy face but really… it’s a sad face.

Okay, so I forgot what’s happened in my life, mostly because I can’t remember when I last wrote to you all (or even wrote my story… I should do more of that…)

SOOOOOOOOOo… something had happened… then suddenly EXAMS were over… I was going to put a picture of how much a year’s work looks like…. but I can’t be bothered to plug my camera back in, OH HELL!

So yeah, that is my whole year of work… minus one or two text books or something, fun fun fun.

I must also say that right now I seem to be slightly swaying with just plain tiredness… so yeah… don’t expect it to be one of my normal works of art.

So yeah, nothing of interest happened in my life that I can remember not writing about, the problem is… I end up writing about things somewhere else… so I think I’ve already written them when it turns out I may not have said anything for a few months…

So, last week we were told about this thing called Peer Mentoring… although I still say Peer Minotauring… sounds better in my opinion… anywho, I submitted my name forward… Obviously thinking I wouldn’t get in… I WAS CORRECT! This morning I got a letter “personalised” to me, so they just had the same letter but just Mailing listed it… Sadly, James Webster AND Luke Townend got in… it’s like, WTF?!  Luke seems like he hates children.

Anywho, on the Friday last week it was the Nottingham open day. I SWEAR I’ve written about this…. Oh well, it could be telling people over and over.. So yeah, the campus is VERY VERY beautiful. Like really so. Sadly, Biochem has no specific spot… so they’re just moved around between the Chemistry block, the bio block and the Hospital (aka Medicine block) it was a pretty good open day, although, the campus is soooo FREAKING large, it’s tiresome. I did bump into Chloé Williams on the day which was nice, when I say bumped into I mean that she tapped me on the back and waved at me. Sadly I couldn’t stop to chat, due to being in some sort of tour or something, which was DIRE… ah well.

Afterwards I got to have fun at my grandparents house for the afternoon… my Granddad had SOMETHING wrong with him so was quite drugged up… but my granddad is a crafty old man, so was HEAVILY over playing everything but sadly also sometimes not actually with it mentally… so old… I was glad that I got to go home early, cause I wouldn’t be able to stand being in the same room as my grandparents and my mother, they don’t get on well (her parents, her problem is how my dad thought).

Weekend was me being a lazy bum and probably playing Mass Effect once or twice… Monday and Tuesday were just school days where, mostly on Tuesday I socialised with different people (like the trip to Fram with Ben, or the afternoon with Chloé and Eliza).

Yesterday was the UCL open day… so it was driving to ipswich, train to london, london underground, campus, walking, etc etc… the Open day was pretty good, it was nice and compact (due to it being quite central in the city) and the good thing is the hospital is just down the road so if you do get stabbed, or cut yourself in accommodation or something, it isn’t long until you get to a hospital so you wont die 😀

I did see Max and chatted with him, I was texting with him. My most impressive feat of the day was when I was texting Max whilst walking through a very crowded room… I wasn’t looking ahead of me, more of looking at my phone, but my peripheral vision was enough for me to know where and when to weave…

After the Open day my dad and I had a good… 4 hours or so to burn until we got our train home… So we went to two comic book shops as well the Forbidden Planet shop… all of which were cool. Then I was sort of dragged to a shop called Kall Kwik. WHAT DOES IT SELL?! Paper… There were like 24 folders (all labled like “French ____ paper” or “Recycled”) and gawsh was there a lot of paper… he didn’t even buy any paper… some of the people in there… well imagine the sort of people you’d see in a comic book shop, but replace the word comics with paper….

Whilst in the london Underground I did have this in my head:

The trains were running though…. oh well… there were some dicks on the underground, to the point my head was virtually sticking out the door… cause some DOUCHE wouldn’t move his big bag on wheels further into the FUCKING train… (I hate those bags)

So, then to burn more time we sat in front of The Tower of London… for HOURS in the sun (two-ish) I mean, you’ve heard of Rick rolling… now it’s Chris Rolling… I must’ve appeared in like 20 odd pictures or more of The Tower of London ALONE! I must’ve appeared all over the internet!!!! AHHHH!

By the end of teh day someone could’ve sawn my feet off with a rusty blunt saw blade… I wouldn’t have noticed a single thing…

Today I went into Fram again with Ben… other than that is was mostly annoying Amber as she sat leaning over me to try and see what was on Ben’s laptop screen (AWKWARD!) and some other people of that group, whilst making a lot of the other ones laugh…

I’m crazy in how I’m now going to go sleep… I’m so tired from the week… I could fall over dead and I wouldn’t even notice…. and yes, I did mean “I”…

The main reason I wrote this blog was because I suddenly had 21 views today… and 1 was from the google search “Christopher Smedley Mozzilo” I was worried…. It made me feel like I’d done something wrong… AGAIN!