What have you been doing 大卫?

October 22, 2013 at 12:07 am

Evening All,


Apologies for the delay.. I’m aware that it’s been nearly 5 days (or 120 hours) depending on which way you want to look at it since my last post. Either way.. it’s late. You’ve been a slack cunt, and the blogosphere is not roligt. I’m also aware that I broke my promise r.e. another blog post.. so sorry about that. SORRY LINA.

Apart from that, let’s get over the fact that this is essentially YOUR diary, and you’ve been busy anyway. So get the hell off my back. Some people.

I started writing this post, and clicked on a video Arcade Fire posted on FB. It’s on in the background for the second time; I like it. I’ve tried not to listen to any of their promo for the next album – as an #ArcadeFireist I’ve tried to take a purist’s approach to the new album – waiting for the proper album to land (320kbps fyi) and to listen from track one to thirteen. No shuffle. Maybe headphones, maybe just my good speakers. Very few albums get that treatment fyi. But… curiosity got the better of me. I like it, and the video as well.

Looking forwards to listening to the album very soon. :ninja: (tomorrow? depends on the delicate computer sitch- I don’t want to upset the eco-system, explanation follows)


Anyway, here’s an update on my life over the past 5 days:

On Thursday morning I DID manage to get up for a swim early doors, which was lovely. Blogging is a good way to put a bit more pressure on me to actually get my fanny out of the bed in the morning, so I’m going to call it in for tomorrow AM as well.

7AM Alarm, Swim & Gym, Breakfast /Shit hot Coffee, 9AM Chinese Characters, Homework in by 12:00 please. On my desk. Kenneths Däck.


To be honest, the last few days have just been a blur of Chinese. Lots of homework, even a fair amount of extra-curricular (copying vocab from Tianjin into my book, pinyining 北京欢迎你.. you can tell I’m avoiding doing other things.)

As I mentioned before, my external hard-drive is fooked. I got a program called DiskWarrior, which after running for 48h in the background managed to allow me to transfer over approx 400GB of data before fucking off again. The only thing I really wanted to save was my China pictures – fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how much you like me) I copied over the wrong pictures and the HD died again by the time I realised. I therefore started the progress again on Sunday afternoon and fingers crossed it will be finished on Tuesday afternoon after another 48h.

DiskWarrior lolz

DiskWarrior lolz

Although tbh I’m not holding my breath. I’m feeling pretty zen like about the whole thing anyway – I have got plenty of phone pictures, uploaded some to fb and have plenty of other memories. You win some, and you lose some. And you realise the hard way that it is worth having a more recent backup than 6 months prior, because despite your HardDrive being in mint condition and 8 months old, WesternDigital can’t be fucking trusted.


On Saturday I went to watch Cambridge United with Ashley. Out of a prospective 5 of us, only me and Ashley made it (thanks to football snobbery, work, and pussy-whipping…). Anyway. Me and Ashley are a bloody good pair, and it was a nice day.

After a short walk towards the Grafton Centre side of Cambridge we decided to grab a couple of pints in The Snug and talk each others ears off. Classic scenes.

Thoroughly drunk, we tried Tesco for a beer for the road, but they didn’t stock them. (Cheers anti-social behaviour, and Cambridge’s homeless population).

We then walked for approx 20 mins across the city, past some cows, through a field and arrived at the stadium. We paid £15 on the gate (bit much for Conference football, innit?) and made our way into the Newmarket Road Standing Section (North Stand).

Cambridge vs. Salisbury (2:0)

Cambridge vs. Salisbury (2:0)

The game wasn’t awful, and Cambridge won 2-0 against Salisbury who were 4th in the table. Cambridge remain unbeaten and 6 points top of the league – it would be really nice to see them back in the football league after a few years. Something worth noting, is there was a female referee (who was hit and miss to be fair) – but rest assured that sexism is alive and well in the Cambridge United stands. #PCGoneMad

After the match we went to The Free Press Pub which is a really nice independent (or if it’s not I’m surprised) pub, selling ‘hipster beer’ as I like to call it – i.e. lovely (foreign) beer you haven’t heard of before, at a slightly higher price than The Dolphin. I’d probably get a mouthful of abuse from my Melbourn pals for getting ideas above my station, and appreciating the finer things in life. Either way, it was right up my alley.



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Afterwards I got the train back to Melbourn, via the Fish and Chip shop (I always want to say obrigado when I get my order, but don’t have the cojones to do so) and had a relaxed evening.


The rest of the time has pretty much been Chinese. Hopefully tomorrow PM I will make some strides towards work /business sitch which I will divulge in more details later. Writing and typing has resulted in my thumb becoming uncooperative.


Anyway, Talk later (tomorrow?),


Davis x


I’ve been listening to múm’s latest album ‘Smilewound’ a lot today. I like it a lot. I can’t really find the song I like most on YT, or a CD version of the song below. Anyway, I think you get the gist of it. It’s a very dreamy, easy to listen to, yet complex albun. Bon Appétit. x