What the hell is this @bowei006
Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong
Having a decent bicycle is always a good thing
I bought mine two years ago for 600€ and it still rolls like a champ.
I usually ride it to university, which is a 14km ride through the city.
I have a pretty good bicycle, actually. And while I may want a better one, it's actually good enough. :P
It's mainly for city rides though, since it has a rather heavy frame (low top speed) but really fast switching gears (insane acceleration at traffic lights). If I'd be biking from home to uni it'd be 90% through 'the country' (flat as hell farmland without trees in sight).
I'm probably just going to try it next week. Right now I do 20km per day, so 40km shouldn't be too bad. Biggest disadvantage is that I won't be able to get my tranquil half an hour of reading in the train per day. I love doing that.
Originally Posted by TwinQY
Do the bike. My commute has changed to where I'm on transit more often than not, but biking was just this sort of pleasure that always kept me going throughout the day, great to have an excuse for it. In fact I'm thinking of compromising - eyeing one of those foldable bikes. I know Tern had split from Dahon and they're getting quite the good rep. Only thing in the budget would be this
though. And even then that's pushing it. Depends on the bike but maintenance shouldn't be too costly.
When I'm taking a shortcut, off of the busy streets, into the alleys, the experience of biking with some nice music playing out the IEMs - you can't ask for more in life, really. Cept for some nice Quiznos.
Ah, the train - i.e. the alotted schoolwork-finishing timeslot. The lazy and the procrastinating will get the jist of what I'm saying.
Pupa - it sort of plays on sheer shock value beforehand but really goes into it beyond the first 2 chapters. The thing is that if you've read it, you'll realize how promising it is on the animation front if they do well. Not totally artsy - a bit of shounen....think Alive the Final Evolution. But once you get pass the shock value it makes for an nice story. Nothing jaw-dropping, but keeping with current standards it's among the better reads.
If you were in the Netherlands you'd just have several bikes parked at various train stations. Most people have at least two bikes here. I use one for house - station commute and another one for station - uni commute. And if I don't feel like biking there is in my uni's city the most awesome thing: three compartment 25m long busses.
I'm only in the train for 14 minutes, and it's always kinda cramped up, so there's no way I'd be able to do homework in there :P
Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong
I hate all of you anime-club persons.
Why does my stupid tiny university does not have one? :'(
Half of the people here are studying computer science in some way and there are enough nerds/geeks here to fill ten anime clubs!
Stupid anti-social, cellar-dwelling otaku scum just set a friggin club up already!
Well, almost everyone studying computer science, mathematics or physics here at my university has virtually no interest in anime and Japanese culture. Most people I know who are interested don't even study at university but rather at college or do lower tertiary profession specific training. (in the Netherlands there are three levels of tertiary education: 'scientific education' (university), 'higher tertiary profession specific training' or 'lower tertiary profession specific training')
Technically my university doesn't have an anime club either. But it's just that there exists one at my university of which the majority of the members do not study at my university. Plus it's not allowed affiliation with my university until it has reached 100 members.