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Dude, you're an ART student!

Wait a rec is an art student with 99.85 atar? He survived the wrath of Asian Parents? eek.gif

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I like the deep end of Evangelion. It's the awful characterisation and storytelling in 3.0 that appalls me.

 

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Can confirm. Isolated Island, everything closes at 5:30

 

*swears profusely about the closing times*

 

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Wait a rec is an art student with 99.85 atar? He survived the wrath of Asian Parents? eek.gif

 

Coming out to my parents as an art student was a pretty small speedbump in the grand scheme of things. Not that I'm saying that it was a great choice, but I do feel like people need to do things they are passionate about, which in my case was not law or medicine.

 

I considered doing psychology or sociology as well. Had I known what economics was (I always thought economics was like finance in high school and did not know anything about behavioural economics) I might have done that too. The stuff that I am looking at now is a kind of combination of it all now though.

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I've never understood the retiring to a remote island thing. Wouldn't it be boring to be cut off from the world? I mean I appreciate a nice alone moment but not when it's the default.


You have to understand I'm nose deep in shoulder to shoulder people and bumper to bumper traffic and sometimes I can't help but think what it would be like to just be by myself in a nice small house away from all that free to do my hobbies at my leisure and not have to worry about the rat race anymore. As is, if my health holds out it wouldn't surprise me if upon retirement I chose cabin life away from the city a short drive away from some small village someplace in far eastern Canada or far west along the edge of the Alberta/BC mountain ranges or maybe even in scenic rural USA. When I'm old I really don't think it's a healthy environment to spend my last few years on earth in some noisy and grungy industrial city being ignored because I'm old. Who knows, you can never tell what the future has in store. The dessert island comment, it would just be nice to be able to enjoy some quiet away from everything, that's all.

 

@Coq

It's good to see you back buddy. Sorry if I haven't been to talkative lately I've had a rather hard time keeping up with everyone on this thread the last few days. I need a vacation.

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When I'm old I really don't think it's a healthy environment to spend my last few years on earth in some noisy and grungy industrial city being ignored because I'm old. 

 

Well, don't do that thing that most people do when they retire, which is to spend the first year travelling and having fun and the next four years sitting on a couch watching TV. (People generally die after the fifth year). 

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Well, don't do that thing that most people do when they retire, which is to spend the first year travelling and having fun and the next four years sitting on a couch watching TV. (People generally die after the fifth year). 


Thing of it is, and I do not know if this applies in your end of the world, in NA retirement planning consists of financial planning and thats about it. Most people here retire without any form of lifestyle plan and wither and die because life no longer has a focus or purpose.

 

 We really need to get our heads around the fact that retiring wealthy means little if you only get 4 or 5 years out of it.

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Coming out to my parents as an art student was a pretty small speedbump in the grand scheme of things. Not that I'm saying that it was a great choice, but I do feel like people need to do things they are passionate about, which in my case was not law or medicine.

 

I considered doing psychology or sociology as well. Had I known what economics was (I always thought economics was like finance in high school and did not know anything about behavioural economics) I might have done that too. The stuff that I am looking at now is a kind of combination of it all now though.

What arts degree do you take? You don't have to answer if you think its too personal ^^

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Well, don't do that thing that most people do when they retire, which is to spend the first year travelling and having fun and the next four years sitting on a couch watching TV. (People generally die after the fifth year). 


The plan is to stay active and enjoy my little hobbies. I mean active as in swimming, walking, biking, and bowling. I can't do 3/4 of that now because my days are 12 hours long but when I retire I can. It'll be nice to get up have breakfast go for an hour walk then go home get changed pack a bag slowly wander to the pool have a 30 minute swim then walk to the park and have a picnic and read a little. Go home watch a couple of shows do some odds and ends have dinner then maybe go for a nice relaxing 45 minute bike ride then get home and have a 2 or 3 hour music listening session on my gear. I'm retired, there's no pressure to be anywhere and I can do what I want with my time. I hope I can one day do that.

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lee, there's a 1p2 w/uBer on it's way to me soon!  smile.gif  Thought you might want to know.

 

Nice so you are on the tour?

 

Oh no, I'm covering it for one of the places I write for.  smile.gif

 

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I highly doubt it, as I just don't think it will ship in time.  frown.gif

 

Or are you borrowing from John? :)  Never mind you just answered my question :P. I was just speaking with John a couple days ago. Aren't you both going to the meet together? If so can't he bring his 1Plus2 for others to try? I thought he was going to do this anyways.

 

Oh that's right!  I forgot all about that!  EveTan, there will be a 1plus2 there for audition after all!  smile.gif

 

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I'm tired, why can't I win the lottery and retire to a nice remote island

 

I've never understood the retiring to a remote island thing. Wouldn't it be boring to be cut off from the world? I mean I appreciate a nice alone moment but not when it's the default.

 

You think that because you only hang out with people you like.  tongue.gif

 

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Dude, you're an ART student!

 

Wait a rec is an art student with 99.85 atar? He survived the wrath of Asian Parents? eek.gif

 

Well, survived is a strong word...

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You think that because you only hang out with people you like.  tongue.gif

+1

You speak like a soothsayer

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+1

You speak like a soothsayer


lol the truth shall set you free. Say it brotha!

 

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I like the deep end of Evangelion. It's the awful characterisation and storytelling in 3.0 that appalls me.

 

 

*swears profusely about the closing times*

 

 

Coming out to my parents as an art student was a pretty small speedbump in the grand scheme of things. Not that I'm saying that it was a great choice, but I do feel like people need to do things they are passionate about, which in my case was not law or medicine.

 

I considered doing psychology or sociology as well. Had I known what economics was (I always thought economics was like finance in high school and did not know anything about behavioural economics) I might have done that too. The stuff that I am looking at now is a kind of combination of it all now though.

Hi fives!

 

I'm applying to art college as well.

Right now, this summer is the stressful summer where I have to make my portfolio :(

Cheers!

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Oh no, I'm covering it for one of the places I write for.  smile.gif

 

 

Oh that's right!  I forgot all about that!  EveTan, there will be a 1plus2 there for audition after all!  smile.gif

 

 

 

Thanks! 
I'll be there as "the one with the Kaedes"
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You have to understand I'm nose deep in shoulder to shoulder people and bumper to bumper traffic and sometimes I can't help but think what it would be like to just be by myself in a nice small house away from all that free to do my hobbies at my leisure and not have to worry about the rat race anymore. As is, if my health holds out it wouldn't surprise me if upon retirement I chose cabin life away from the city a short drive away from some small village someplace in far eastern Canada or far west along the edge of the Alberta/BC mountain ranges or maybe even in scenic rural USA. When I'm old I really don't think it's a healthy environment to spend my last few years on earth in some noisy and grungy industrial city being ignored because I'm old. Who knows, you can never tell what the future has in store. The dessert island comment, it would just be nice to be able to enjoy some quiet away from everything, that's all.

 

@Coq

It's good to see you back buddy. Sorry if I haven't been to talkative lately I've had a rather hard time keeping up with everyone on this thread the last few days. I need a vacation.


I can see both perspectives really.  I grew up in rural Wyoming, and we also had a cabin at the top of the mountain to "get away". No, I'm not kidding.

 

Now I live in a suburb of Denver, which is pretty mellow as far as cities go, but where everybody drives fast.  Denver is also super active physically; people seem to always be doing something here.

 

I do appreciate things being open late.  I also really like having decent restaurants to go to.  I can go for Japanese, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Ethiopian, or just Boulder/Berkeley style breakfast places where lots of stuff is made with avocado.  In rural places you'll typically get homestyle greasy spoon coffee shops, small town Chinese food, and mediocre Mexican food.  There are exceptions, but not nearly the variety of a larger city.

 

My long term plan is to build a house in the country, but probably 30 miles or so from a city, like outer suburbia.  I've also pondered moving to Hilo, which is my favorite town in Hawaii.

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As you all can tell I'm burned out tonight. My release, getting lost in the music. Fortunately, today I received 6 new CD's in the mail. Three of the CD's are from Anathema. I decided to toss those aside and save them for another day when I'm more in the mood. Instead, I decided to chill to the other 3 CD's which is mellower sounding music from back in the day when I was a kid growing up. We got some Sting, The Police and Fleetwood Mac getting my attention tonight. All the CD's are greatest hits CD's and I've been meaning to grab them for awhile now. It's nice to have a means of temporarily escaping.

 

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DigiFreak, hey buddy. Sounds like you could use a vacation. Have you had yours yet?
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